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42 African migrants drown in Yemen

42 African migrants drown in Yemen

Forty-two African migrants have drowned on Yemen’s southern coast, according to the Yemeni Defense Ministry. The incident took place late on Sunday when the migrants’ boat “overturned off the coast of Beer Ali,” in the southern Shabwa province, the ministry said in a brief statement, AFP reported. The statement further said that a Yemeni naval [&hellip

Libya rebels warn government of ‘war’

Libya rebels warn government of ‘war’

Militants in eastern Libya have warned the government against any attacks on a North Korean oil tanker loading crude at a terminal under their control. On Sunday, Abd-Rabbo al-Barassi, the head of the self-declared rebel movement, warned against harming the tanker, saying such a move would be a “declaration of war,” Reuters reported. The ship, [&hellip

Hunger strike continues at US prison

Hunger strike continues at US prison

Hundreds of detainees at an immigration detention center in the US state of Washington are still on a hunger strike in protest against “ongoing deportations” and “inhumane conditions” at the center. The hunger strike at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma started on Friday. According to the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Department, at [&hellip

15 Muslim Brotherhood members jailed

15 Muslim Brotherhood members jailed

An Egyptian court has sentenced 15 members of the Muslim Brotherhood movement to prison as the military-backed government in Cairo steps up its crackdown on dissent. The court handed down jail terms of over two years to the members of the banned group on Saturday. The convicts included the former governor of the Nile delta [&hellip

Half of piped water lost on the way – ministry

Half of piped water lost on the way – ministry

Continuous woes of city residents over water shortage apart, many people suffer the pains of drinking tap water that is actually unsafe water, a top level ministerial official has admitted. Engineer Bashir Mrindoko, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Water had lately said that in Dar es Salaam alone, loss of water stands at [&hellip

TFDA closes 34 illegal meat shops in Dar

TFDA closes 34 illegal meat shops in Dar

TFDA Public Relations Officer,Gaudensia Simwanza. Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority (TFDA) this week ordered 34 meat shops in Dar es Salaam to stop business for operating contrary to rules and regulations. Last month the authority conducted a survey and realised that most meat shops in the city were operated in poor environment, being a threat [&hellip

Chinese & Tanzanian firms in joint mineral exploration pact

Chinese & Tanzanian firms in joint mineral exploration pact

A Tanzanian firm, N.I.T Geological Exploration Co. has entered a joint venture relationship with a Chinese company to conduct mineral exploration in the country, at a ceremony in Beijing. Information that has reached this newspaper from China affirms that N.I.T Geological Exploration recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Hainan International Resources Group to [&hellip

Former ambassadors` experience working on Tanzania`s Constituent Assembly

Former ambassadors` experience working on Tanzania`s Constituent Assembly

Many people will be remembered for their contribution in the making of the new constitution. But others who are behind the scenes may not be known to the public. Costa Mahalu is one of them. A former Tanzanian Ambassador to Italy, Mahalu has been chairman of the Technical Committee charged with making Standing Orders that [&hellip

Immune upgrade gives ‘HIV shielding’

Immune upgrade gives ‘HIV shielding’

Doctors have used gene therapy to upgrade the immune system of 12 patients with HIV to help shield them from the virus’s onslaught. It raises the prospect of patients no longer needing to take daily medication to control their infection. The patients’ white blood cells were taken out of the body, given HIV resistance and [&hellip

Europe stocks fall after Russia’s threat

Europe stocks fall after Russia’s threat

European stocks decline after Moscow threatens Kiev to cut off its gas supply to Europe, amid tensions over the fate of Ukraine’s Crimea region. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index plunged 1.3 percent to 333.06 on Friday. That is a fall of 1.5 percent this week. European equities fell 2.3 percent on March 3 after Russia’s [&hellip