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Parents go into hiding over teenage marriages.

Parents go into hiding over teenage marriages.

Police in Rukwa region have embarked on extensive hunt for Matembezi Mugo and his wife over allegations of marrying off their two teenagers to a 75-year old husband. The husband, Mtokambali Chele has married the two sisters, aged 14 and 16 years. Both, Mugo and Chele are pastoralists in Swaila village in Nkasi district. Rukwa [&hellip

Human Rights Solidarity documents Libya criminal, political violence cases in 2017.

Human Rights Solidarity documents Libya criminal, political violence cases in 2017.

Libyan Human Rights Solidarity (HRS) issued a report Saturday documenting kidnap and murder cases of political and criminal backgrounds during 2017, based on official and media reports. The HRS said the statistics doesn’t include casualties of armed clashes. 744 violence victims across Libya; 78% of whom were civilians. Abductions reached 58% compared to other crimes, [&hellip

President Khama accuses the US government of encouraging elephant poaching.

President Khama accuses the US government of encouraging elephant poaching.

Botswana’s President Ian Khama on Friday accused the US government of encouraging elephant poaching following its recent decision to reverse a ban on imports of sport-hunted trophies. Khama was speaking at an African elephant conservation conference in Botswana. “I want to take this moment to condemn in the strongest possible terms, the decision taken by… [&hellip

UN backs ‘free, fair, credible’ July elections in Zimbabwe.

UN backs ‘free, fair, credible’ July elections in Zimbabwe.

The United Nations has voiced its support for a plan to hold elections in Zimbabwe in July. The elections, which have not yet received a specific date, will be the first big test for President Emmerson Mnangagwa who became Zimbabwe’s president in November after the military ousted Robert Mugabe, 93, who ruled for 37 years. [&hellip

Ethiopia accuses Eritrea of trying to destabilise its security.

Ethiopia accuses Eritrea of trying to destabilise its security.

Ethiopia has accused neighbouring Eritrea of attempting to destabilise its security by supporting “destructive” groups while the country continues to be under a state of emergency. According to Ethiopian state television, the country’s emergency council managed to capture weapons from “destructive” groups trying to smuggle the arms into the country from across the border. Asmara [&hellip

Burundi’s controversial referendum set for May 17.

Burundi’s controversial referendum set for May 17.

Burundi’s president, Pierre Nkurunziza, has set May 17 as the referendum date for a controversial constitutional reform, according to a presidential decree signed on Sunday March 18. The election could allow President Nkurunziza, 54, who has been in office since 2005, to remain in power until 2034. The decree specifies that the reform will be [&hellip

Finland is the happiest country in the world, says UN report.

Finland is the happiest country in the world, says UN report.

Finland has overtaken Norway to become the happiest nation on earth, according to a UN report. The 2018 World Happiness Report also charts the steady decline of the US as the world’s largest economy grapples with a crisis of obesity, substance abuse and depression. The study reveals the US has slipped to 18th place, five [&hellip

Market galore for tobacco.

Market galore for tobacco.

President John Magufuli has assured tobacco farmers of reliable market and reasonable prices for their produce, thanks to the inauguration of a third cigarette making factory at an investment of 65bn/- in Morogoro by Philip Morris Tanzania (PMT), through a manufacturing agreement with Mansoor Industries Limited. PMT is a subsidiary of Philip Morris International (PMI), [&hellip

Wambura ‘dragged’ in forgery scandal.

Wambura ‘dragged’ in forgery scandal.

The Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) Vice- President c is facing forgery and ethics violation allegations. In their official accusation, the TFF Secretariat accused Wambura of three charges, all dragging him to face the federation’s Ethics Committee. According to a statement released yesterday by the federation’s Media and Communication Officer, Clifford Ndimbo, Wambura was due to [&hellip

TSN launches business forum in Island today.

TSN launches business forum in Island today.

The business community in Zanzibar is today expected to converge at the former chamber of the House of Representatives to attend the Tanzania Standard Newspaper(s) Limited (TSN) business forum. The forum, which has been organised in the Isles by the State owned media house in collaboration with the office of the second Vice President, Zanzibar [&hellip