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Mahiga Underscores Warm Relations As He Receives Namibia, DRC Envoys.

Mahiga Underscores Warm Relations As He Receives Namibia, DRC Envoys.

      The Minister for Foreign Affairs, East Africa, Regional and International Cooperation, Dr Augustine Mahiga, received in Dar es Salaam yesterday credential letters of two designate ambassadors from Namibia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). During a meeting with the designate envoy of DRC, Jean Pierre Tshampanga, the minister pointed to the [&hellip

Mramba, Yona Get Brooms For Community Service.

Mramba, Yona Get Brooms For Community Service.

    Former senior cabinet ministers Basil Mramba and Daniel Yona were yesterday given brooms and other cleaning tools to begin their community service punishment for abuse of public office, marking a new milestone in their gradual fall from grace.   The duo, who were convicted last year of irregularly handling a gold auditing contract [&hellip

Makonda Testifies Against Kubenea in Dar Court.

Makonda Testifies Against Kubenea in Dar Court.

The Kinondoni District Commissioner, Mr Paul Makonda yesterday appeared at the Kisutu Resident Magistrate’s court where he testified in a case that he had exchanged sour words with the Ubungo Constituency Member of Parliament, Saed Kubenea. The DC strongly refuted the allegations as he was giving the evidence as the first prosecution witness in the [&hellip

Fear Of Cholera, Floods as Burundi Refugees Pack Tanzania Camps.

Fear Of Cholera, Floods as Burundi Refugees Pack Tanzania Camps.

      Heavy rains, flooding and a spike in new arrivals could threaten the lives of over 110,000 Burundian refugees in overcrowded camps in Tanzania, six aid agencies said on Monday, amid warnings of rising political tension in Burundi.   Life-threatening malaria and diarrhoea have been spreading in Nyarugusu, the world’s third largest refugee [&hellip

Civilians Fleeing Darfur Violence Face Dire Conditions, UN says.

Civilians Fleeing Darfur Violence Face Dire Conditions, UN says.

      Tens of thousands of civilians fleeing weeks of clashes between troops and rebels in Darfur’s Jebel Marra area face “dire” humanitarian circumstances, the United Nations has said.   Fighting in the Jebel Marra has flared between forces loyal to president Omar al-Bashir, wanted on war crimes charges relating to the Darfur conflict, [&hellip

More Efforts Needed to Combat FGM.

More Efforts Needed to Combat FGM.

    Deliberate  efforts have been taken by the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, the Elderly and Children in collaboration with various stakeholders to improve various planning and strategies to eliminate Female Genital Mutilation in order to make Tanzanians aware of the vice. The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health who read a [&hellip

Taiwan Earthquake: Woman Rescued From Under Husband’s Body.

Taiwan Earthquake: Woman Rescued From Under Husband’s Body.

        Two people have been pulled alive from the ruins of an apartment building two days after it collapsed in a powerful earthquake in Tainan City in Taiwan. The first was a woman who officials said was found lying underneath the body of her husband. Their two-year-old son was found dead nearby. [&hellip

Merkel to Ankara for high-level talks

Merkel to Ankara for high-level talks

​German Chancellor Merkel travels to Turkey to discuss new measures to manage the refugee influx into the EU. The meetings come as tens of thousands of refugees are hoping for asylum along the Turkish-Syrian border. Merkel will hold talks with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the capital Ankara, [&hellip

UNSC condemns N Korea rocket launch

UNSC condemns N Korea rocket launch

​The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has strongly condemned North Korea for its latest launch of a long-range rocket. The 15-nation council in a statement on Sunday reiterated that it would soon adopt a sanctions resolution “in response to these dangerous and serious violations.” The statement was backed by all council members during an emergency [&hellip

Terry: No dialogue with club

Terry: No dialogue with club

​John Terry insists he wants to remain at Chelsea but says there still has been no discussions with the club’s management over a new deal. The former England skipper announced after Chelsea’s 5-1 FA Cup win over MK Dons last Sunday that the club were not planning to renew his contract and that he was likely to [&hellip