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Iraq retakes key Ramadi-Baghdad road

Iraq retakes key Ramadi-Baghdad road

​Iraqi forces have recaptured several areas from Deash, including a strategic road that connects the western city of Ramadi to a military base in the capital Baghdad. The Iraqi army said in a statement on Tuesday that the forces “managed to open the road from Ramadi to Baghdad, which passes through al-Khaldiya” to the army [&hellip

Nigerians slam rise in electricity prices

Nigerians slam rise in electricity prices

​Thousands of Nigerian workers have taken to the streets in the country’s capital to express their anger at a 45-percent increase in electricity prices. The tariff hike in electricity prices, which came into effect on February 1, prompted some 3,000 Nigerian workers to stage a protest in the capital, Abuja, on Monday. The protesters slammed [&hellip

Zika Virus Arrives In China From Venezuela; Carrier Is Now Quarantined.

Zika Virus Arrives In China From Venezuela; Carrier Is Now Quarantined.

    The first case of Zika virus has come to China, confirmed the Chinese health authorities Wednesday. A 34-year-old man from Jiangxi Province’s Ganxian County was confirmed to be positive of the virus after his travel to Venezuela. The National Health and Family Planning Commission of China said in a statement, said Yonhap News. [&hellip

Total War Declared Against Tax Evasion.

Total War Declared Against Tax Evasion.

      The government yesterday declared total war against tax evasion, reaffirming its resolve to collect all liable taxes to finance service provision to the citizens. Finance and Planning Minister Philip Mpango asked the business community, including traders and investors, in a meeting in Dar es Salaam yesterday, to adhere to the laws, rules [&hellip

UDSM to Boost Status as Premier Learning Centre.

UDSM to Boost Status as Premier Learning Centre.

      New  University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) Chancellor, former President Jakaya Kikwete has promised to work on challenges facing the higher learning institution, noting that it should continue to be the premier production line for future leaders. Mr Kikwete told UDSM staff in Dar es Salaam that addressing the challenges facing the [&hellip

Judicial Infrastructure To Get Hefty Facelift.

Judicial Infrastructure To Get Hefty Facelift.

    The Chief Justice, Mr Mohamed Chande Othman, has said the 12.3bn/- injected to the Judiciary for the financial year 2015/2016 will improve infrastructure at the courts and revive construction projects which will extend judicial services closer to the people. Justice Othman said this in Dar es Salaam yesterday while extending his recognition to [&hellip

21 Pupils Ejected Over ‘Yeboyebo.

21 Pupils Ejected Over ‘Yeboyebo.

    About 21 pupils from Kilambo cha Mkolechi Primary School along the shore of Lake Tanganyika at Kala Ward in Nkasi District, Rukwa region have been suspended indefinitely to attend classes for wearing sandals popularly known here as ‘yeboyebo”. Their ‘yeboyebo’ were also burned by fire at the school ground according to written directives [&hellip

US to aid South Korean missile defense

US to aid South Korean missile defense

​Washington has said it is prepared to discuss a new defense system with Seoul. The announcement comes amid new concerns over North Korea’s growing assertiveness on the world stage. The Pentagon said on Monday it would hold talks with Seoul on a new missile defense system following North Korea’s rocket launch this weekend. The US [&hellip

French MPs debate change to constiution

French MPs debate change to constiution

​French lawmakers are to start debating constitutional changes that would allow Paris to strip convicted French-born terrorists of citizenship and make it easier to enforce emergency measures. French President Francois Hollande called for the measures to be written into the constitution after terror attacks in and around Paris on November 13, 2015. In the wake [&hellip

Messi set for kidney tests

Messi set for kidney tests

​Barcelona have confirmed Lionel Messi is to undergo medical tests to assess a recurrence of kidney problems. Messi missed the Club World Cup semi-final in December due to a renal colic, an abdominal ailment often related to the presence of kidney stones within renal ducts. Barcelona says in a statement Monday that the tests to [&hellip