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Some Dar roads to be closed today

Some Dar roads to be closed today

Said Meck Sadick, Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner For security reasons several city roads will be temporarily closed today and tomorrow as Obama’s much awaited entourage drives through the city. Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner Said Meck Sadick has apologised ahead of time and called on city residents to exercise patience and tolerance in the [&hellip

JK: Africa needs more science, technology

JK: Africa needs more science, technology

  President Jakaya Kikwete has said that for Africa to improve, it must set up more science and technology institutions, affirming government plans to reform the nation’s universities. The president was speaking over the weekend in Dar es Salaam during the ongoing four-day Smart Partnership Dialogue where several African heads of state are in dialogue [&hellip

Brazil stun Spain in Confed final

Brazil stun Spain in Confed final

Brazil have won the Confederations Cup after thrashing world and European champions Spain 3-0 in a one-sided final at a raucous Maracana Stadium. Fred scored twice and Neymar once for the rampant hosts while the stunned Spaniards endured a miserable night, missing a penalty and finishing with 10 men. The final got off to an [&hellip

Robot footballers on the pitch

Robot footballers on the pitch

More than 1,000 robots have rolled onto a football pitch in the Netherlands to show off their sporting skills. The machines might not be able to bend the ball like Beckham, their attacks lack the pace of a Barcelona charge and they struggle to stay on their feet as much as some professional players do. [&hellip

Oil tanker explosion kills 33 in Uganda

Oil tanker explosion kills 33 in Uganda

Ugandan police inspect a mangled car in Uganda capital Kampala, after a car crashed into a moving gas tanker sparking a fire. At least 33 people have died and 10 others injured in an oil tanker blast in the Ugandan capital Kampala, Ugandan police said. The explosion happened late Saturday, after the tanker collided with [&hellip

UK gov’t indifferent toward Islamophobia

UK gov’t indifferent toward Islamophobia

A senior adviser to the British government says officials are beset with “lack of political will” to tackle escalating Islamophobic attacks. The official, who requested anonymity, told The Independent that attempts to “tackle this issue – even before Woolwich – struggled to attract buy-in”, pointing to the Communities and Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles as [&hellip

US agency’s stings have left 7 dead

US agency’s stings have left 7 dead

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (AFT) has stoked controversy in the United States as the agency’s nationwide sting operations to catch criminals have left at least seven people dead. In what has become a common staple of the AFT’s crime fighting arsenal, agents entice would-be suspects to rob nonexistent drug “stash houses” filled [&hellip

19 firefighters killed in Arizona fire

19 firefighters killed in Arizona fire

At least nineteen firefighters have been killed while battling a massive wildfire in Yarnell Hill in Arizona, according to local officials. “It has been confirmed that 19 wild-land firefighters have lost their lives on the Yarnell Hill fire Arizona,” the U.S. Wildland Fire Aviation service said in a Facebook post. Members of elite “hot shot” [&hellip

Several Iranian channels taken off air

Several Iranian channels taken off air

Several international satellite providers, including Eutelsat and Intelsat, have stopped the broadcast of a number of Iranian channels as part of the escalating campaign against free speech. Press TV is also among the targeted channels. Other channels include iFilm, which is purely an entertainment television network. Intelsat has admitted that it pulled the plug on [&hellip

Seven killed in Egypt clashes

Seven killed in Egypt clashes

At least seven people have been killed in clashes between supporters and opponents of Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi, security and medical sources say. Five people were killed on Sunday in towns south of the capital Cairo, one each in Beni Suef and Fayoum and three in Assiut. Medical sources said two more people lost their [&hellip