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Call for independent probe of Sheikh Ponda shooting

Call for independent probe of Sheikh Ponda shooting

Members of the Council of Islamic Organisations have urged the government to form an independent commission to probe the shooting of the council’s Secretary Sheikh Ponda Isa Ponda in Morogoro recently. They made the call yesterday at a public rally in Dar es Salaam, where they also demanded the resignation of the Minister for Home [&hellip

Dr Mengi voted TPSF Board chairperson

Dr Mengi voted TPSF Board chairperson

The outgoing Board Chairperson for Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF), Esther Mkwizu, congratulates the new Chairperson, Dr Reginald Mengi after he was elected over the weekend. Renowned entrepreneur Dr Reginald Mengi has been elected the new Chairperson of Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF) Board of Directors for the next two years. The outcome was welcomed [&hellip

Mourinho: Focus on Chelsea

Mourinho: Focus on Chelsea

Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho has called on the club’s fans to focus on supporting the team after a rousing reception on his return to Stamford Bridge. The Portuguese boss accepted the plaudits of the supporters before, during and after Sunday’s routine 2-0 victory over Hull City, but now feels the players should be given more [&hellip

Arsenal fans turn on Wenger

Arsenal fans turn on Wenger

A group of disgruntled Arsenal fans have told the club’s board that it would be ‘inappropriate’ to offer Arsene Wenger a new contract. Wenger’s current contract expires at the end of the season but the Arsenal Supporters Trust (AST) wants any talks to be put on hold. Fans are furious with the Frenchman’s recruitment policy [&hellip

Coffee, tea may keep liver healthy

Coffee, tea may keep liver healthy

A new research carried out by an international team suggests that regular consumption of coffee and tea can reduce fatty liver in people with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Headed by Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School and the Duke University of Medicine, the study demonstrates that daily consumption of four cups of coffee or tea shares [&hellip

Floods in China leave many dead

Floods in China leave many dead

At least 91 people have died and 111 are missing after days of torrential rain and floods in north-east and southern China, state media report. More than 840,000 people have been evacuated from Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning and Guangdong provinces. Almost eight million people are thought to be affected by the floods. China’s Xinhua news agency [&hellip

‘CIA involved with JFK assassin’

‘CIA involved with JFK assassin’

Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin of former president John F. Kennedy, had been under the CIA’s control, says James Petras, a retired professor at Binghamton University. “The CIA was involved for substantial period of time with the reputed assassin Oswald. The records have turned up that Oswald had been under the control of CIA [&hellip

20 die in Indian train accident

20 die in Indian train accident

File photo shows the remains of the Bangalore-bound Hampi Express after it collided with a stationary goods train near Penneconda town in Ananthpur District, Bangalore, India. Twenty people have lost their lives in a train incident at a remote station in the Indian state of Bihar, officials say. The incident happened during the early hours [&hellip

DNA test for Switzerland asylum-seekers

DNA test for Switzerland asylum-seekers

Certain Swiss Cantons are demanding systematic DNA tests on asylum-seekers who seek to be reunited with family members living in Switzerland. Iris Rivas, head of migration services in the canton of Bern, said that the reason for DNA tests are that official papers from several countries are easily forged, Swiss newspaper Schweiz Am Sonntag reported [&hellip

Child rearing costs UK families £148k

Child rearing costs UK families £148k

The cost of raising a child in Britain has hit £148,000 showing a 4-percent year-on-year increase, new research shows. The charity Child Poverty Action Group says a minimum £148,000 needs to be spent per family to bring a child up to the age of 18, which has risen by almost £6,000 over the last year. [&hellip