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Govt plans three zeros to phase-out HIV and Aids

Govt plans three zeros to phase-out HIV and Aids

Prime Minister, Mizengo Pinda The government is planning a five-year national programme geared to completely phase-out new HIV infections, eradicate HIV-related deaths, as well as stigma. Tabling the 2013/14 budget estimates here yesterday, Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda said that the new plan is to start its implementation this year. “I believe we’ll win this war [&hellip

Deadline for new driving licenses moved to April 30

Deadline for new driving licenses moved to April 30

Traffic Police Commander Mohamed Mpinga briefs journalists in Dar es Salaam. Police in collaboration with the Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) yesterday announced extending the deadline for drivers who are yet to change their old driving licenses, urging them to do so before April 30, this year. Speaking in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Traffic Police Commander [&hellip

Talks at high level on British visa issuance

Talks at high level on British visa issuance

Lazaro Nyalandu, Natural Resources and Tourism deputy minister High level talks are going on between the Tanzanian government and that of Britain on possibilities of issuing visas in Dar es Salaam instead of Nairobi. The talks are also about possibilities of refunding travelers to the UK who fail to obtain visas from the British High [&hellip

‘Appetite control could be rewired’

‘Appetite control could be rewired’

Scientists have identified a group of brain cells which have the power to control appetite and could be a major cause of eating disorders such as obesity. In experiments in rodents, cells called tanycytes were found to produce neurons which specifically regulate appetite. The University of East Anglia researchers say their find means appetite is [&hellip

Barca and PSG praise Messi

Barca and PSG praise Messi

Substitute Lionel Messi was integral to Barcelona’s Champions League win over Paris-St Germain Barcelona’s Champions League win over Paris-St Germain, according to both his team-mates and opponents. Messi came on after 62 minutes and helped set up Pedro’s goal as Barca drew 1-1 to advance on away goals. “It doesn’t matter if he’s a little [&hellip

British bosses enjoy ‘bonus boom’

British bosses enjoy ‘bonus boom’

British bosses have seen their pay packets surge over the past year on the back of a bonus bonanza, local media reported. A recent survey by the Chartered Institute of Management shows that chief executives (CEOs) enjoyed a 15.8 percent increase in their salaries in the past year, largely made up of bonuses. According to [&hellip

North Korea close to dangerous line: US

North Korea close to dangerous line: US

US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (L) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey address a press conference on April 10, 2013. US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has said that North Korea is ‘skating very close to a dangerous line’ as tensions remain high on the Korean Peninsula. Hagel told [&hellip

US spy agencies see cuts in 2014 budget

US spy agencies see cuts in 2014 budget

President Barack Obama has proposed a $4.4-billion cut to the funding for the CIA and other US intelligence agencies in his fiscal 2014 budget request. The proposed budget, unveiled on Wednesday, showed that Obama is seeking $48.2 billion for US spy agencies, an eight percent drop from the president’s $52.6-billion request for fiscal 2013, AFP [&hellip

6.1-magnitude quake rattles N Philippines

6.1-magnitude quake rattles N Philippines

The Philippines sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire, which is an area with intense seismic and volcanic activity caused by friction between shifting tectonic plates. A 6.1 magnitude earthquake has struck the Batan Islands region in the northern Philippines, but there have been no immediate reports of damage or casualties and no tsunami warning [&hellip

Horsemeat scandal hits Netherlands

Horsemeat scandal hits Netherlands

Dutch authorities say that some 50,000 tons of meat sold as beef by two Dutch wholesalers across Europe may contain horsemeat. The Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) said in a statement on Wednesday that the meat sold by Wiljo Import-Export and Willy Selten Meat Wholesalers is being recalled because its exact source [&hellip