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Obama launches Power Africa initiative

Obama launches Power Africa initiative

United States President Barack Obama will today launch a major power project that is expected to make a big difference to the energy supply grid of the country, particularly on the port and commercial city of Dar es Salaam. Speaking yesterday at a press conference in Dar es Salaam, President Obama, on a state visit, [&hellip

Yahoo to shut down AltaVista

Yahoo to shut down AltaVista

Pioneering search engine AltaVista is due to be shut down on 8 July. AltaVista was one of the first search engines to index significant amounts of web content and proved hugely popular before Google debuted. Current owner Yahoo  announced its demise in a blogspot that detailed the latest round of products and services it plans [&hellip

Lethal Arizona wildfire rages on

Lethal Arizona wildfire rages on

The dead firefighters were identified as members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots crew, shown here in an undated photo A deadly wildfire raging in Arizona remains uncontained, as the 19 elite firefighters killed by the blaze were identified and mourned. The bodies of the men, aged 21-43, received an honour guard on Monday as they [&hellip

G8 summit cost British taxpayers £80m

G8 summit cost British taxpayers £80m

Last month’s G8 summit in Northern Ireland has cost British taxpayer a dear £80 million Northern Irish Foreign Minister Sammy Wilson says. Wilson told the Northern Irish Assembly that £75 million of the G8 bill went to providing security to the summit held on June 17 and 18 in Fermanagh district. He added that London [&hellip

Families of abducted Lebanese protest

Families of abducted Lebanese protest

The families of the Lebanese nationals kidnapped by the foreign-backed militants in Syria have demonstrated in Lebanon’s capital Beirut. The protesters gathered outside the governmental palace to demand the release of the abductees who include a group of pilgrims and some bishops. Eleven Lebanese nationals were abducted in May 2012 along the Turkey-Syria border on [&hellip

Russian forces to secure US mass events

Russian forces to secure US mass events

Russian forces will provide security at mass events in the United States as part of an emergency situations agreement between Russian and U.S. officials last week. According to an agreement reached at a meeting on June 25 at the 17th Joint U.S.-Russia Cooperation Committee on Emergency Situations, the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry and the U.S. [&hellip

’70 cyber attacks hit UK each month’

’70 cyber attacks hit UK each month’

Britain is being targeted by around 70 complicated cyber attacks on government or industry networks with espionage purposes every month, a top British spy says. Ian Lobban, director of the Government Communications Headquarters that is behind an international fallout with Britain over its tapping of global communications, said hackers based in other countries have been [&hellip

Nearly 300 Afghan police killed in month

Nearly 300 Afghan police killed in month

File photo shows Afghan National Police (ANP) stand during a graduation ceremony at a police training center in Herat on December 20, 2012. Some 300 Afghan police officers have lost their lives in attacks carried out across the war-torn country in the span of about a month. According to a statement released by the country’s [&hellip

Bayi: Plenty to do in athletics

Bayi: Plenty to do in athletics

Tanzania Olympic Committee secretary general Filbert Bayi says the country has plenty to in athletics before excelling at high-profile international stages. The former World record holder for 1,500 metres race Bayi released the comments after watching the just ended East and Central Africa youth athletics championship held in Arusha. He sounded pessimistic over the country’s [&hellip

Judges advised to discourage jury from death penalty rulings

Judges advised to discourage jury from death penalty rulings

While Tanzania has opted to keep the death penalty in its new constitution the World Congress Against the Death Penalty has called upon Judges in countries whose books still retain the capital punishment to use their discretionary power to individualise sentences and discourage juries not to condemn to death. The call is part of the [&hellip