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Venezuela wraps up election campaign

Venezuela wraps up election campaign

Acting Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro delivers a speech during a campaign rally in Caracas, April 5, 2013. Opinion polls indicate that Nicolas Maduro has a lead over Henrique Capriles by more than 10 percentage points. Campaigning has ended in Venezuela ahead of the upcoming presidential election that will choose a successor to the country’s late [&hellip

US Senate opens gun control debate

US Senate opens gun control debate

Family members of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting listen to Sen. Christopher Murphy as he reads names of the victims, Capitol Hill, Washington DC, April 11, 2013. The US Senate has voted to begin debating a new gun control bill, the first major push for gun regulations in nearly two decades, [&hellip

‘Cost of Cyprus bailout swells to $30bn’

‘Cost of Cyprus bailout swells to $30bn’

The cost of the bailout for Cyprus has swollen to 23 billion euros (30 billion US dollars), with most of the burden on the shoulders of the crisis-hit nation, leaked updated plans for the rescue show. The draft document says the country will have to find 13 billion euros (17 billion US dollars) to contribute [&hellip

36 die in three weeks of Kenya flooding

36 die in three weeks of Kenya flooding

At least 32 people have died and over 2,000 families have been displaced by flash floods caused by heavy rains in Kenya. Andrew Mondoh, the second-in-command at the Special Programs Ministry, said on Thursday that heavy rains have led to “the loss of 36 lives… property and infrastructure” and the flooding has displaced “2,393 households”.“The [&hellip

Lyon, Azam in crucial tie

Lyon, Azam in crucial tie

Submerged deep into the relegation pool for long spell during the Mainland premiership season, African Lyon encounter one of the hottest title contenders, Azam in their return leg tie to be played at the latter’s backyard of Chamazi this afternoon. Victory for either side is important with Lyon needing to escape relegation while Azam focus [&hellip

National Assembly amends House standing orders

National Assembly amends House standing orders

Bunge has taken its constitutional role as the government’s watchdog and went on to amend some of its standing orders in an effort to sharpen its ‘teeth’ and affect its bite. Moving a parliamentary motion on the amendment of parliamentary standing orders, Job Ndugai, the National Assembly, deputy speaker, said the move is meant to [&hellip

Govt plans three zeros to phase-out HIV and Aids

Govt plans three zeros to phase-out HIV and Aids

Prime Minister, Mizengo Pinda The government is planning a five-year national programme geared to completely phase-out new HIV infections, eradicate HIV-related deaths, as well as stigma. Tabling the 2013/14 budget estimates here yesterday, Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda said that the new plan is to start its implementation this year. “I believe we’ll win this war [&hellip

Deadline for new driving licenses moved to April 30

Deadline for new driving licenses moved to April 30

Traffic Police Commander Mohamed Mpinga briefs journalists in Dar es Salaam. Police in collaboration with the Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) yesterday announced extending the deadline for drivers who are yet to change their old driving licenses, urging them to do so before April 30, this year. Speaking in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Traffic Police Commander [&hellip

Talks at high level on British visa issuance

Talks at high level on British visa issuance

Lazaro Nyalandu, Natural Resources and Tourism deputy minister High level talks are going on between the Tanzanian government and that of Britain on possibilities of issuing visas in Dar es Salaam instead of Nairobi. The talks are also about possibilities of refunding travelers to the UK who fail to obtain visas from the British High [&hellip

‘Appetite control could be rewired’

‘Appetite control could be rewired’

Scientists have identified a group of brain cells which have the power to control appetite and could be a major cause of eating disorders such as obesity. In experiments in rodents, cells called tanycytes were found to produce neurons which specifically regulate appetite. The University of East Anglia researchers say their find means appetite is [&hellip