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FIFA backs EU calls on Qatar workers

FIFA backs EU calls on Qatar workers

FIFA President Joseph Blatter has backed calls from the EU Parliament condemning the exploitation of migrant workers in Qatar, but he also said Europe bears responsibility for the working conditions at the 2022 World Cup sites. Blatter said on Friday that there is a need to investigate what has happened in Qatar regarding the alleged [&hellip

EU reminds countries of targets

EU reminds countries of targets

The European Union has called on five eurozone countries to comply with the budget deficit and debt targets in national spending plans in 2014. On Friday, EU foreign ministers and the European Commission said five nations, which also includes Finland, Luxembourg and Malta, must make changes to their budgets to avoid to prevent the eurozone [&hellip

China sends hospital ship to Philippines

China sends hospital ship to Philippines

China has dispatched a state-of-the-art hospital ship to the Philippines to help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. The Peace Ark, which is a 300-bed floating navy medical facility, left an army base on Zhoushan Island, off the eastern province of Zhejiang, on Thursday. “With our efforts, we will make great contributions to the relationship between [&hellip

Kerry: Deal not to address enrichment

Kerry: Deal not to address enrichment

US Secretary of State John Kerry said that the issue of whether the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany, the P5 +1, will agree to uranium enrichment inside Iran will not be decided in an interim deal under discussion in Geneva. The top US diplomat said Wednesday that a preliminary nuclear [&hellip

France says might up CAR troops

France says might up CAR troops

France says it expects the United Nations to give Paris permission to intervene in the Central African Republic (CAR), saying it might increase its troop presence in the African country to 1,200. On Thursday, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius described the CAR as a country “on the verge of genocide,” saying “France, CAR’s neighbours and [&hellip

Poulsen unveils Stars line-up for Challenge

Poulsen unveils Stars line-up for Challenge

Kilimanjaro Stars head coach Kim Poulsen  unveiled a squad of 23 players who will board a flight to Nairobi for this year’s edition of Council of East and Central Africa Football Associations’ (CECAFA) Challenge Cup tournament. Kilimanjaro Stars, winners in 2010 when Jan Poulsen was at the helm, is lined up against Zambia, Somalia and [&hellip

Tanzania to pioneer climate change adaptation scheme

Tanzania to pioneer climate change adaptation scheme

Michel Jarraud, Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization Tanzania has been selected to pioneer a Climate Services Adaptation Programme with US$10 million set aside for the purpose, WMO Secretary-General, Michel Jarraud told President Jakaya Kikwete at a meeting in Warsaw, Poland where the COP 19 is being held. Malawi will also take part in the [&hellip

China sends principal delegation to Tanzania

China sends principal delegation to Tanzania

The Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries has organised a 71-member delegation to visit the country and attend the China-Tanzania Governors and Mayors Dialogue slated for November 25 in Dar es Salaam. The delegation will visit the country at the invitation of the Minister of State Prime Minister’s Office-Regional Administrative and Local Government [&hellip

Kariakoo shops reopen

Kariakoo shops reopen

Kariakoo traders have adhered to the Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner Meck Sadiki’s bid to resume business as early yesterday morning saw the busy area abuzz with traders marking the end of their two days protest against the use of Electronic Fiscal Devices (EFDs) . They have however made it clear that even though they [&hellip

‘Power rationing eased’

‘Power rationing eased’

Felchemi Mramba, Tanesco Acting Managing Director Tanzania Electric Supply Company has eased power rationing following improved gas supplies at Songo Songo to generating plants in Dar es Salaam. Felchemi Mramba the company’s Acting Managing Director told journalists in Dar es Salaam yesterday that 85 per cent of the maintenance work on the gas wells in [&hellip