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TMA gives details of weather forecast for the country

TMA gives details of weather forecast for the country

Dr Agnes Kijazi, TMA Director General Short rains are yet to come, the Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA) has said, attributing the downpour in Dar es Salaam on Monday to the horizontal transfer of moisture (advection) from the sea coupled with convergence over the entire coast. TMA Director General Dr Agnes Kijazi told The Guardian yesterday [&hellip

Govt threatens more penalties against banned newspapers

Govt threatens more penalties against banned newspapers

Director of Information services, Assah Mwambene Despite pressure from human rights activists and the public, the government yesterday threatened to take further measures against the newspapers it suspended on Friday. A statement circulated to the media yesterday said that the banned papers –‘Mwananchi’ and ‘Mtanzania’ –have started contravening Government Notice No.333 of September 27, 2013 [&hellip

Wenger: An Ozil masterclass

Wenger: An Ozil masterclass

Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal – and Mesut Ozil in particular – put in an ‘outstanding’ display as they overcame Napoli 2-0 in the UEFA Champions League. The Gunners have been in fine form of late, collecting a 10th straight success in midweek, but knew they were coming up against a side that has made an [&hellip

Moyes still searching for right blend

Moyes still searching for right blend

Manchester United boss David Moyes says he is still searching for the right balance after Shakhtar Donetsk coach Mircea Lucescu suggested rotation was to blame for the Red Devils’ poor form. United face Shakhtar in the Champions League on Wednesday after Saturday’s 2-1 defeat by West Brom signalled their worst league start in 24 years. [&hellip

Obamacare launches amid shutdown

Obamacare launches amid shutdown

Amid a partial US government shutdown, a central provision of President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform law, known as Obamacare, went into effect on Tuesday. Millions of uninsured Americans seeking health insurance showed up at healthcare centers and logged onto government websites Tuesday to get a look at various insurance plans. Obama’s Affordable Care Act is [&hellip

Italian PM faces vote of confidence

Italian PM faces vote of confidence

Italy’s Prime Minister Enrico Letta (R) sits next to Interior Minister Angelino Alfano during a vote session at the Senate in Rome. The political instability in Italy comes at a time when the eurozone’s third-largest economy is struggling to meet a public deficit target of 2.9 percent for 2013, which is below the EU-mandated 3 [&hellip

ICC issues warrant against Gbagbo aide

ICC issues warrant against Gbagbo aide

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has issued an arrest warrant against Ivorian ex-minister Charles Ble Goude over allegations of crimes against humanity. The Hague on Tuesday made public the arrest warrant for Ble Goude, for alleged crimes during the violence that erupted following disputed elections in Ivory Coast in 2010. Nearly 3,000 were killed in [&hellip

3 Thai soldiers killed in bomb attack

3 Thai soldiers killed in bomb attack

At least three soldiers have been killed and four others injured in a bomb explosion in Thailand’s Yala Province. The bomb attack took place on Wednesday, in the southern Yala Province’s Krong Pinang district. Three civilians are among those injured. Police officials say the explosion went off near the Ban Sa-ai school, while a security [&hellip

Putin nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Putin nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Russian President Vladimir Putin has been singled out for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize, with claims that he is more deserving of the award than US President Barack Obama. The International Academy of Spiritual Unity of the Peoples of the World announced Tuesday that it had written to the Nobel Prize committee, backing Putin for [&hellip

Ilala mayor opts for talent search

Ilala mayor opts for talent search

Ilala mayor, Jerry Slaa The Ilala Municipal Council has embarked on sports talent search program in schools within the district. The Municipal’s mayor Jerry Slaa said the program named as ‘Mnazimkinda festival’ is aimed at promoting school attendance, ability to read and write among pupils of the district. Slaa said the program will be launched [&hellip