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Kerry says UN must act on Syria next week

Kerry says UN must act on Syria next week

  US Secretary of State John Kerry says the United Nations Security Council must be prepared to act on Syria’s chemical weapons program next week. “Now the test comes. The Security Council must be prepared to act next week. It is vital for the international community to stand up and speak out,” Kerry said in [&hellip

Iran ready to broker talks between Syrian government, opposition: Rouhani

Iran ready to broker talks between Syrian government, opposition: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says that the Islamic Republic of Iran is ready to facilitate talks between the Syrian government and opposition. “…I announce my government’s readiness to help facilitate dialogue between the Syrian government and the opposition,” read the Iranian president’s remarks, which were published in an op-ed in The Washington Post on Thursday. [&hellip

Several wounded, one dead in Chicago shooting

Several wounded, one dead in Chicago shooting

                    Twelve people were shot at a basketball court in Chicago on Sept. 19, 2013. Several people have been shot in a shooting incident in a park in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood. Authorities say at least 12 people, including a 3-year-old child, were shot in the incident on Thursday night. Four of the [&hellip

Big Results Now gets 146.6bn/- pledge

Big Results Now gets 146.6bn/- pledge

                                                                          Professor Adolf Mkenda Government’s Big Result Now (BRN) programme has received 146.6bn/- to support its implementation. The funds come from development partners who made their commitment through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed last week. A press statement availed to The Guardian yesterday by the President’s Delivery Bureau, Department of International Development and United [&hellip

Govt: Power decentralisation key to hasten country’s development

Govt: Power decentralisation key to hasten country’s development

                                                                      Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda The Government has said it is confident that decentralisation of powers to local government authorities will demonstrate people’s determination to hasten the development agenda in the country. Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda made the remarks yesterday after opening the “SULGO market” organized by the Germany based corporation (GIZ). He said that [&hellip

Tanzania’s optic fibre network attracts neighbouring countries

Tanzania’s optic fibre network attracts neighbouring countries

                                                            National ICT Broadband Backbone (NICTBB) The national fibre optic cable network also termed as the National ICT Broadband Backbone (NICTBB) continues to attract neighbouring countries such as Mozambique and Uganda which are now in talks with Tanzania on being connected while some Kenyan companies are about to sign agreements to utilise the cable network. [&hellip

Govt prepares policies to regulate the internet

Govt prepares policies to regulate the internet

                                                        International Telecommunication Union (ITU) In efforts to increase security for internet users and apprehend culprits, the government said yesterday that it is at an advanced stage of drawing up three policies to regulate the internet industry. This was disclosed by Dr Ally Simba, Director of ICTs in the Ministry of Science, Communication and Technology [&hellip

Poor preparations key factor behind student mass failures

Poor preparations key factor behind student mass failures

                                                                                   Primary Students It has been revealed that the current poor academic performance by students in most secondary schools across the country is due to poor preparations in primary schools. Commenting on the dismal performance recorded in Pangani district last year, Emmanuel Mlelwa, District’s Education Officer (DEO) told journalists at the press conference here over [&hellip

EU plans sanctions against Croatia over extradition law

EU plans sanctions against Croatia over extradition law

                                                      File photo shows the flags of the EU and Croatia. The European Union has taken a step closer to impose financial sanction on its newest member Croatia, as Zagreb has failed to make its extradition laws comply with the Union’s legislation. The European Commission said on Wednesday that Croatia has two weeks to amend [&hellip

Possible US war on Syria to last a decade, Gordon Duff says

Possible US war on Syria to last a decade, Gordon Duff says

The war rhetoric against Syria intensified after foreign-backed opposition forces accused the government of President Bashar al-Assad of launching a chemical attack on militant strongholds in If the United States falls into Israel’s trap and starts a war against Syria, the conflict is likely to last for more than a decade, a US political commentator [&hellip