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Bahrainis to stage fresh protest rallies

Bahrainis to stage fresh protest rallies

Bahrain’s main opposition group al-Wefaq says anti-regime demonstrators are to stage fresh protest rallies across the Persian Gulf state on Friday. Al-Wefaq said in a statement issued on Thursday that all the major opposition parties in Bahrain are set to take part in the protests, which are planned to be held later in the day. [&hellip

Official concerned on UK press freedom

Official concerned on UK press freedom

Europe’s top justice official has expressed worries about press freedom in the UK after British authorities’ crackdown on the daily Guardian over its revelations of US spying programs based on leaks by Edward Snowden. “I fully share [Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjorn] Jagland’s concerns [over the issue],” Viviane Reding, the EU’s commissioner in charge [&hellip

‘Somalia detains 3 over Mogadishu attack’

‘Somalia detains 3 over Mogadishu attack’

Somalia says it has detained three people in connection with an attack in Somali capital Mogadishu, in which a Swedish politician was injured and two other men were killed. “So far three people who are confirmed to have been involved in that failed operation, which was a kidnap attempt, have been captured and detained for [&hellip

‘Germany fails in migrant murders probe’

‘Germany fails in migrant murders probe’

Sebastian Edathy, chairman of parliamentary investigation panel, submits a report on the death of Turkish migrants in Berlin, on August 22, 2013. Germany’s security and investigative agencies have “undoubtedly failed and grossly trivialized” in the case of a murder spree targeting mostly Turkish migrants, a report finds. German security services and domestic intelligence have for [&hellip

Zimbabwe’s President Mugabe sworn in

Zimbabwe’s President Mugabe sworn in

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has taken the oath of office in a ceremony attended by thousands of his supporters at a sports stadium in the capital Harare. Mugabe along with his wife arrived on Thursday in an open-top vehicle at the stadium. They waved their fists at the crowd before the national anthem was played. [&hellip

Venezuela to step up anti-crime efforts

Venezuela to step up anti-crime efforts

Venezuela plans to install 30,000 surveillance cameras as part of its efforts to crack down on widespread crime across the country, officials say. Venezuelan Interior Minister Miguel Rodriguez said on Wednesday, “The goal is the installation of 30,000 security cameras nationwide, as well as other types of sensors that allow the collection of information in [&hellip

24 named for World Cup qualify against Gambia

24 named for World Cup qualify against Gambia

National football team head coach Kim Poulsen has revealed 24 players to prepare for the 2014 World Cup qualification game against Gambia to be played away on September 7. The players are expected to report for camping on August 29 at Accommondia Hotel in Dar es Salaam. The national team, popularly known as Taifa Stars, [&hellip

JK shuffles permanent secretaries

JK shuffles permanent secretaries

President Jakaya Kikwete has made a number of changes in the government’s top line-up, appointing new permanent secretaries, transferring some and retiring others. Announcing the new line-up yesterday Chief Secretary Ambassador Ombeni Sefue said Dr Florens Turuka shifts from Communication, Science and Technology ministry to the Prime Minister’s Office while Industry and Trade ministry’s PS [&hellip

Makinda urges youths to forge political links

Makinda urges youths to forge political links

Speaker of the Tanzania National Parliament Anne Makinda has urged youths dedicated to leadership to be confident and create networks with other politicians from within and outside the country. Speaking in Dar es Salaam on Tuesday before the departure of two youths heading to Malawi to represent the country in a Commonwealth African States Youth [&hellip

Bulgarian charged with 14m/- theft from banks

Bulgarian charged with 14m/- theft from banks

A Bulgarian, Toodor Peev Peev on the day when he was arrested by security at ATM Bank of Africa (BOA). A Bulgarian, Toodor Peev Peev (38), appeared before the Kisutu Resident Magistrate’s Court in Dar es Salaam where he was charged with 20 counts of stealing more than 14m/- from Tanzania Postal Bank (TPB) and [&hellip