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Kenya`s presidential debate hailed as mature

Kenya`s presidential debate hailed as mature

Tanzanias who watched Kenya’s first ever and much awaited American-style presidential debate on Monday, praised it for the way the candidates conducted themselves, calling for the same civility to prevail during the polls. In the debate moderated by Julie Gichuru and Linus Kaikai all candidates focused on issues rather than personalities, explaining  what they would [&hellip

TFDA short of lab equipment

TFDA short of lab equipment

TFDA director general, Hiiti Sillo Despite efforts made by the Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority (TFDA) in protecting public health in the country, the authority is facing inadequacy of laboratory equipment something that hinders it from executing its duties effectively, it has been revealed. According to TFDA’s director General Hiiti Sillo, the laboratory equipment the [&hellip

US Embassy to build toilets for Kipawa primary schools

US Embassy to build toilets for Kipawa primary schools

US Embassy in Tanzania through the American people is set to construct modern toilets to improve sanitation and hygiene in all primary schools in Kipawa ward, Dar es Salaam Region. Kipawa Ward councillor Bonnah Kaluwa told The Guardian in Dar es Salaam yesterday that the American Embassy is supporting the efforts being made by the [&hellip

JK: Geita religious fight a shame

JK: Geita religious fight a shame

Just a day after the brutal murder of the TAG Church pastor Mathayo Machila (45) in Geita region, President Jakaya Kikwete has said the government will act resolutely against those fanning religious conflict and those involved in the killings. He gave the statement, yesterday, in Dodoma when introducing the new members of the ruling party’s [&hellip

Zinc ‘keeps immune system in check’

Zinc ‘keeps immune system in check’

Researchers say they have gained a key insight into how zinc helps the immune system fight infection. A study shows that zinc stops the immune system from spiralling out of control, as happens when people develop sepsis. The researchers say the findings could also explain why taking zinc supplements at the start of a cold [&hellip

Militants killed in Thailand attack

Militants killed in Thailand attack

Thailand’s military says its troops have killed at least 17 militants who stormed a base in the violence-hit south of the country. The attack took place early on Wednesday in Narathiwat province, near the border with Malaysia. No military casualties were reported in the attack, which the Thai army said had involved dozens of militants. [&hellip

34k troops to withdraw from Afghan war: Obama

34k troops to withdraw from Afghan war: Obama

US President Barack Obama is expected to announce in his upcoming State of the Union Address that 34,000 US troops will be withdrawn from Afghanistan within a year, according to a White House official. Obama plans to deliver his State of the Union Address at 9:00 p.m. Eastern time (0400 GMT) on Tuesday, an administration [&hellip

Cop killer surrounded by SWAT police

Cop killer surrounded by SWAT police

A former Los Angeles police officer accused of three murders has been surrounded by police inside a mountain cabin after shooting deputies during a fierce gunfight, reports say. On Tuesday evening, Christopher Dorner exchanged fire with police in the US state of California’s Big Bear Lake area, injuring two officers. One of the injured later [&hellip

UK Barclays to cut 3,700 jobs

UK Barclays to cut 3,700 jobs

Barclays, the third largest bank in Britain, is to cut at least 3,700 jobs as part of chief executive Antony Jenkins’ plan to overhaul the bank’s culture and reduce annual costs by £1.7 billion. Seeking to rebuild its reputation and boost profitability after a series of scandals, Barclays said it would shed 1,800 posts from [&hellip

Lightning injures 9 in South Africa

Lightning injures 9 in South Africa

File photo shows an electric storm in South Africa. Lightning has injured nine teenagers in a school in South Africa, paramedics say. The school boys were struck by the lightning as they were playing cricket at the King Edward High School in Johannesburg on Tuesday, AFP reported. Netcare 911 spokeswoman Santi Steinmann stated the all [&hellip