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Dar braces for power crisis after fire at plant

Dar braces for power crisis after fire at plant

Firemen fight to put out a blaze in a section of the power generation plant at Ubungo in Dar es Salaam. Many areas of Dar es Salaam will experience continuous power blackouts for a week or two following fire that damaged one the power plants at Ubungo on Thursday morning. In a statement to the [&hellip

Nchimbi strips 4 senior police officers of titles

Nchimbi strips 4 senior police officers of titles

Home Affairs minister Dr Emmanuel Nchimbi, has stripped four senior police officers of their titles for failing to supervise subordinates, leading the latter to engage in criminal activities. Nchimbi named the four at a press conference in Dar es Salaam yesterday as Ramadhani Giro who was the Chief Commander of the Field Force Unit in [&hellip

‘Fake’ traffic officer appears in court

‘Fake’ traffic officer appears in court

James Hassan (45) a resident of Kimara who was arrested last week at Tabata Kinyerezi in Dar es Salaam, for posing as a traffic officer, yesterday appeared before Ilala district court charged with two counts. In the first count the prosecution led by State Attorney Nasoto Katuga alleged that on August 14 this year at [&hellip

Mwakyembe orders checkpoint cutback

Mwakyembe orders checkpoint cutback

Transport minister Dr Harrison Mwakyembe has ordered the reduction of unnecessary checkpoints across the country, saying they were slowing down movement of goods and adding to cost of doing business. The move comes following outcry by truck owners, demanding that government through the ministry of Transport reduce the number of checkpoints which have slowed deliveries. [&hellip

Qur’anic Reflections 1434 AH – Week 2

Qur’anic Reflections 1434 AH – Week 2

Qur’anic Reflections 1434 AH – Week 2 Yā ayyuhal-ladhīna āmanū-jtanibū kathīram-minaz-zanni inna ba‘daz-zanni ithm يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اجْتَنِبُوا كَثِيرًا مِنَ الظَّنِّ إِنَّ بَعْضَ الظَّنِّ إِثْمٌ O you who believe! Avoid much suspicion. Indeed some suspicions are sins. (Sūratul Hujurāt, No. 49, Āyat 12) Suspicions, or negative assumptions, are deadly in relationships. Assumptions, both positive [&hellip

Qur’anic Reflections 1434 AH – Week 1

Qur’anic Reflections 1434 AH – Week 1

Qur’anic Reflections 1434 AH- Week 1 إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَذُو فَضْلٍ عَلَى النَّاسِ وَلَٰكِنَّ أَكْثَرَ النَّاسِ لَا يَشْكُرُونَ Innallāha ladhū fadlin ‘alan-nāsi walākinna aktaharan-nāsi lā yashkurūn Allah is full of grace to mankind, but most people are not grateful. (Sūrat Ghāfir, No.40, Āyat 61) Ingratitude to Allah is a common quality among mankind. But that does [&hellip

Desktop 3D scanner goes on sale

Desktop 3D scanner goes on sale

A desktop device that can quickly scan objects so they can be replicated using a 3D printer has gone on sale. The Makerbot Digitizer, which costs $1,400 (£900), will be shipped to the first buyers in October. Demand for the machine appeared to overload the company’s store when it went on sale on Thursday evening. [&hellip

Snowden: UK has Mideast spy post

Snowden: UK has Mideast spy post

The latest documents leaked by the US National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden has revealed that the UK is running a secret spying center in the Middle East. Britain runs the secret snooping station in the Middle East to intercept huge numbers of emails, telephone calls and web traffic for the United States and [&hellip

Bahrainis to stage fresh protest rallies

Bahrainis to stage fresh protest rallies

Bahrain’s main opposition group al-Wefaq says anti-regime demonstrators are to stage fresh protest rallies across the Persian Gulf state on Friday. Al-Wefaq said in a statement issued on Thursday that all the major opposition parties in Bahrain are set to take part in the protests, which are planned to be held later in the day. [&hellip

Official concerned on UK press freedom

Official concerned on UK press freedom

Europe’s top justice official has expressed worries about press freedom in the UK after British authorities’ crackdown on the daily Guardian over its revelations of US spying programs based on leaks by Edward Snowden. “I fully share [Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjorn] Jagland’s concerns [over the issue],” Viviane Reding, the EU’s commissioner in charge [&hellip