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4 foreigners abducted in Nigeria freed

4 foreigners abducted in Nigeria freed

Nigerian militants in the Niger Delta Four foreigners, including three Italians, who had been abducted by pirates off the coast of Nigeria, have been released, police say. “I can confirm that the kidnapped victims have been released. We got the information this morning that the victims have been freed by their captors,” said Fidelis Odunna, [&hellip

Hamas, Fatah agree to apply unity deal

Hamas, Fatah agree to apply unity deal

Acting Palestinian Authority chief Mahmud Abbas (R) shaking hands with Hamas exiled leader Khaled Meshaal (L) during a meeting in Cairo. The leaders of rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah have reached agreement to work towards implementing a unity deal, they signed two years ago. The development came as the acting Palestinian Authority (PA) Chief, [&hellip

Simba off to Oman

Simba off to Oman

Simba SC secretary general, Evodius Mtawala Premier league defending champions Simba SC left  the country  for two weeks training camp in Oman. Speaking in Dar es Salaam, Simba SC secretary general Evodius Mtawala revealed that fourteen players boarded the Muscat-bound flight to prepare for the second round of the Mainland Premier League and other international [&hellip

Minister tells off treasurer for `lying to` public servants

Minister tells off treasurer for `lying to` public servants

Minister of State, Prime Minister’s Office Regional Administration and Local Government Hawa Ghasia has faulted the excuse given by the Mbarali district council treasurer Rajab Ngallawa regarding the delay of workers’ salaries, attributing the delay to the electronic system of management of public funds known as (Epicor). According to the Minister who visited Mbarali district [&hellip

‘US Labor secretary steps down’

‘US Labor secretary steps down’

  US Labor Secretary Hilda Solis has resigned from her post, the White House has announced. In a letter sent to department employees on Wednesday, Secretary Solis said she made the decision to leave the administration of President Barack Obama and “begin a new future” after discussing it with her family and close friends. “Leaving [&hellip

Switzerland train collision injures 30

Switzerland train collision injures 30

The site of a train accident in Switzerland Thirty people have been injured in an incident where two passenger trains collided at a train station in northern Switzerland. A local police spokeswoman in the city of Schaffhouse said on Thursday, “There are injuries. We are not commenting on the number or severity of the injuries.” [&hellip

UK still has 13,000 Monochrome TVs

UK still has 13,000 Monochrome TVs

More than 13,000 households across the UK are still using black-and-white television sets, according to the TV Licensing authority. London had the highest number of monochrome licences, at 2,715, followed by Birmingham and Manchester, it said. The number of licences issued each year has dwindled from 212,000 in 2000. A total of 13,202 monochrome licences [&hellip

Taifa Stars ready for Ethiopia trip

Taifa Stars ready for Ethiopia trip

Boniface Wambura The national football team (Taifa Stars) are expected to leave today for Addis Ababa for Friday international friendly match against the host side Ethiopia. According to the Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) media officer, Boniface Wambura, the match is very important for the national team preparations ahead of the 2014 World Cup Africa qualifiers. [&hellip

Ministry increases land ownership fees

Ministry increases land ownership fees

Abraham Nyantori The Ministry of Land, Housing and Settlement has hiked fees related to land ownership in the country to be effective from the July 1, this year. The ministry’s Chief Communication Officer Abraham Nyantori told The Guardian that the ministry had not adjusted land ownership fees since 2004 but the implementation of the new [&hellip

Bagamayo residents for 10.4bn/-compensation

Bagamayo residents for 10.4bn/-compensation

EPZA Director General, Adelhelm Meru The export Processing Zones Authority (EPZA) is set 10.4bn/- for the second phase of compensation to 592 Bagamoyo residents who are to vacate the area earmarked for the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) project due to start on Monday. EPZA Director General Adelhelm Meru announced the compensation plans yesterday and made [&hellip