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Greeks protest broadcaster closure

Greeks protest broadcaster closure

Thousands of demonstrators gather outside the Greek public television and radio broadcaster ERT headquarters in Athens, June 11, 2013. Thousands of people have gathered outside the headquarters of the national broadcaster ERT in the Greek capital, Athens, in protest at a government decision to shut down the country’s main media outlet, Press TV reports. Protesters [&hellip

3 US wildfires raging in Colorado

3 US wildfires raging in Colorado

US wildfires burning at Rocky Mountain National Park Royal in the southwestern state of Colorado A third fire, reportedly ignited by lightning, was also burning further north in Rocky Mountain National Park, generating large plumes of smoke in the park’s western end.” Firefighters in US state of Colorado are battling three wildfires amid hot and [&hellip

UK begins heavy-handed G8 policing

UK begins heavy-handed G8 policing

Dozens of anti-capitalist protesters are being interrogated by the British police after riot police heavy-handedly stormed two buildings in London occupied by anti-capitalists and clashed with protesters on the streets of the capital London. The protests were called by Stop G8 campaigners across London as a “show of anger” at capitalism ahead of next week’s [&hellip

‘Mandela in critical but stable condition’

‘Mandela in critical but stable condition’

  Former South African President and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela is reportedly still in a critical but stable condition in hospital, receiving intensive care for recurrence of lung infection. The 94-year-old African hero was transferred to a hospital in Pretoria, a city in the northern Gauteng Province, South Africa, on June 8, as his lung [&hellip

‘9 ‘planning to kill Maduro’ nabbed’

‘9 ‘planning to kill Maduro’ nabbed’

Caracas says it has detained a number of foreign criminals who were allegedly planning to assassinate Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Venezuelan Interior Minister Miguel Rodriguez said on Monday that two groups, including nine Colombian paramilitaries, were arrested over the weekend in the country’s northwest, before they were able to reach the capital, Caracas. “This may [&hellip

‘Clashes in S Sudan displace thousands’

‘Clashes in S Sudan displace thousands’

Refugees from South Kordofan gather in the shade of trees at dusk at the Yida Refugee Camp in South Sudan. The United Nations Refugee Agency says fighting in South Sudan’s Jonglei State has displaced tens of thousands of people. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) also said in a Tuesday statement that “In [&hellip

Stars return home quietly

Stars return home quietly

Taifa Stars players arrive at Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam after playing a World Cup qualifier match against Morocco at the weekend. Tanzania national soccer team, Taifa Stars, arrived in Dar es Salaam yesterday after a long-haul trip to Morocco where they lost by 2-1 during day four of the World Cup [&hellip

Obama’s visit to deepen Africa ties

Obama’s visit to deepen Africa ties

US Ambassador to Tanzania, Alfonso Lenhardt The United States Embassy in Tanzania has described President Barack Obama’s visit to the country, as aimed at demonstrating the importance US attached to deepening ties with Africa. Speaking to journalists yesterday in Dar es Salaam at the news conference US Ambassador to Tanzania Alfonso Lenhardt the visit will [&hellip

TCRA orders Star TV to restore channels

TCRA orders Star TV to restore channels

TCRA Director General, Prof John Nkoma The Tanzania Regulatory Authority (TCRA) has issued a compliance order to Star Television and Star Media to restore TV channels which were withdrawn by the multiplex operator, saying the move violated the Digital Broadcasting Regulations and license orders. The order came three days after Star TV; one of the [&hellip

Insurance package to cover oil, gas projects

Insurance package to cover oil, gas projects

TAN-RE Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Rajab Kakusa (Right) Tanzania National Reinsurance Corporation Limited (TAN-RE) in collaboration with other Insurance Companies in the country has agreed to set up an ‘Insurance Pool’, to cover risks that might occur in oil and gas extraction that the country is expecting to start soon. This is in response to [&hellip