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Uhuru marathon attracts president

Uhuru marathon attracts president

President Jakaya Kikwete will be among competitors in Uhuru marathon expected to e staged in Dares Salaam on December 8, the event’s organizers have confirmed. The event’s coordinator Innocent Melleck said President Kikwete will be given registration form number one before the Speaker of National Assembly Anne Makinda gets the second. Kikwete like most of [&hellip

Ruling in Babu Seya`s case postponed

Ruling in Babu Seya`s case postponed

Court of Appeal yesterday adjourned the highly anticipated ruling of ‘Babu Seya and his son for a future date yet to be set. The two Congolese musicians Nguza Viking, alias Babu Seya and his son, Johnson Nguza, alias Papii Kocha, were  sentenced to life imprisonment for raping minors but their defence advocate, Mabere Marando is [&hellip

Woman shot by police in Arusha

Woman shot by police in Arusha

Arusha Regional Police Commander, Liberatus Sabas Arusha  resident Vailet Mathias is nursing injuries in hospital after being shot by a police officer yesterday afternoon. The incident occurred at around 1pm, at the CRDB Bank offices in Arusha located close to the Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) offices right in the heart of the city. Eyewitnesses say [&hellip

Sitta: We`re monitoring EAC situation

Sitta: We`re monitoring EAC situation

Tanzania’s decision to remain a member of the East African Community (EAC) or quit will depend on the resolutions of the Council of Ministers meeting scheduled for mid-next month in Arusha. This was announced by the East African Cooperation Minister Samwel Sitta in the National Assembly here yesterday, who said that the government had instructed [&hellip

Serious water shortage encroaches on Tanzania

Serious water shortage encroaches on Tanzania

Vice President Dr Mohammed Gharib Bilal Tanzania is one of 18 African countries that are expected to experience a serious shortage of water by 2025 due to failure to protect water sources. The situation has rendered a number of countries unable to meet their water requirements for domestic use, sanitation, industry and agriculture. Close to [&hellip

Kenya doping inquiry faces censure

Kenya doping inquiry faces censure

Kenya faces censure from the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) for failing to carry out a full inquiry into the alarming surge in the number of their athletes caught taking banned drugs. Since January 2012, 17 Kenyan athletes have been suspended for using performance-enhancing drugs compared with only two between 2010 and 2012. The issue is [&hellip

Earth-sized ‘lava world’ discovered

Earth-sized ‘lava world’ discovered

The small hot planet orbiting a star 700 light years away has the same size and rocky composition as the Earth. Kepler 78b is the smallest exoplanet whose mass and size are known. It is just 1.2 times bigger than Earth, 1.7 times more massive, and has an almost identical density. Scientists believe that, like [&hellip

Deadly commuter crash in Kenya

Deadly commuter crash in Kenya

At least eleven people were killed and 34 wounded in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, when a passenger train smashed into a bus, the Kenyan Red Cross has said. Nairobi police chief Benson Kibui said the bus crossed the railway line as the train came at high speed. The emergency services took the wounded to hospital as [&hellip

Somali pirates convicted in Spain

Somali pirates convicted in Spain

Six Somali men have been convicted of piracy by a Spanish court after they attempted to board a Spanish warship off the Somali coast in January 2012. One of the men was sentenced to 12-and-a-half years in prison, while the other five received eight years in jail each. During their trial in Madrid, all six [&hellip

Bodies of migrants found in Niger

Bodies of migrants found in Niger

More than 85 migrants have died of thirst in a desert in northern Niger just a few kilometers from the Algerian border. Nigerien security sources said that the corpses of seven men, 32 women and 48 children were found in the Sahara on Wednesday. They said the immigrants, who were trying to reach Algeria, had [&hellip