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Nigeria army warns Boko Haram

Nigeria army warns Boko Haram

Nigeria’s chief of army staff has called on Boko Haram members to embrace negotiations or get crushed by the military. Lieutenant General Kenneth Minimah said on Wednesday that the “dialogue table is still open, else the national power is available to the armed forces to crush” Boko Haram activities. The warning came after an unscheduled [&hellip

Strengthen labour law compliance, govt urged

Strengthen labour law compliance, govt urged

LHRC Lawyer and Researcher, Clarence Kipobota The government has been advised to strengthen labour law enforcement mechanisms to ensure companies comply with international and national labour standards. The call follows observations in the Human Rights and Business Report in Tanzania that at least 80 percent of workers in companies do not have written contracts. According [&hellip

Sales agents accused of over-pricing EFDs

Sales agents accused of over-pricing EFDs

Chunya District Commissioner, Deodatus Kinawilo Agents authorised to sell Electronic Fiscal Devices (EFDs) in the country have been accused of over pricing the devices and as a result occasioning the continued resistance by traders to adopt their use and that way causing major revenue losses to the government. Along with that claim is the allegation [&hellip

Police intensify fight against bodaboda law violations

Police intensify fight against bodaboda law violations

Head of traffic Police for Tanga Region, Abdi Isango Traffic Police in Tanga Region have launched a crackdown on bodaboda drivers who are said to be the leading cause of accidents in the region. In this crackdown, police are arresting and taking to court all suspects as opposed to the previous system where the suspect [&hellip

Persie inspires United fightback

Persie inspires United fightback

Robin van Persie netted a hat-trick as Manchester United overturned a two-goal first-leg deficit to reach the Champions League quarter-finals with a 3-0 win over Olympiakos. Van Persie converted a first-half penalty and scored on the brink of half-time before he struck the final goal with a free-kick just after the restart. The Theatre of [&hellip

Taiwan protesters occupy parliament

Taiwan protesters occupy parliament

Some 200 students and activists have occupied Taiwan’s parliament to thwart government’s efforts to approve a trade pact with China. The protesters stormed the parliament late Tuesday and took over the main chamber. They barricaded the parliament’s entrance and blocked hundreds of policemen trying to enter the building early Wednesday to end the occupation. The [&hellip

Takfiris carry out mass murders in Syria

Takfiris carry out mass murders in Syria

Al-Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) carried out “mass executions” in Syria in January, the United Nations says. According to a report by the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria on Tuesday, the Takfiris “conducted mass executions of detainees, thereby perpetrating war crimes.” The commission said it had documented some mass execution [&hellip

Sleep problems may trigger Alzheimer’s

Sleep problems may trigger Alzheimer’s

Individuals with chronic sleep disruptions could face an earlier onset of the Alzheimer’s disease, a study shows. The researchers, from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, have published the results of their pre-clinical study in the journal Neurobiology of Aging. As a start, the team focused on longitudinal studies that showed individuals who reported chronic sleep [&hellip

Texas gets new drugs for execution

Texas gets new drugs for execution

The US state of Texas has obtained a new batch of the drugs the authorities use to execute prisoners, with officials refusing to reveal where they bought the lethal drugs. Texas, which has the highest rate of execution in the US, will run out of the lethal drugs it uses for executing inmates at the [&hellip

China working on thorium-fuelled plant

China working on thorium-fuelled plant

China is reportedly investing on a new nuclear power plant using the radioactive element thorium instead of uranium in an attempt to reduce fossil fuel consumption and cut air pollution. A report said on Wednesday that Beijing has set a 15-year deadline to build the world’s first thorium-fuelled facility. It added that a team of [&hellip