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Tanzania set to register four million new voters for next general elections

Tanzania’s state-owned National Electoral Commission (NEC) will soon embark on an exercise to update its biometric voter registrar (BVR) in which about four million new voters will be registered, a senior official told the National Assembly on Thursday. Anthony Mavunde, the Deputy Minister...

Friday, February 1, 2019, 12:00 AM

John Malkovich to play disgraced movie mogul in new Mamet play

Actor John Malkovich will take the starring role in a new play by Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet about a disgraced Hollywood studio head, a story he said was written partly in reaction to the scandal engulfing film producer Harvey Weinstein. Speaking to BBC Radio this week, Malkovich described...

Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 10:32 PM

Diamond platnumz wants upcoming wedding declared a public holiday

Tanzanian music star, Diamond Platnumz who is getting ready for his upcoming wedding to his Kenyan model girlfriend, Tanasha Donna Barbieri has disclosed how he wants their wedding to be. According to the singer who is one of Africa’s most successful music acts, he wants his wedding day...

Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 10:30 PM

U.S., China face deep trade, IP differences in high-level talks

The United States and China launch a critical round of trade talks on Wednesday amid deep differences over Washington’s demands for structural economic reforms from Beijing that will make it difficult to reach a deal before a March 2 U.S. tariff hike. The two sides will meet next door to the...

Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 10:20 PM

Meatless meals: The benefits of eating less meat

You can eat healthfully without spending a lot. One way to achieve healthy savings is to serve meat less often. It can be challenging to serve healthy meals when you’re trying to save money. Consider serving budget-friendly meatless meals once or twice a week. Meatless meals are built...

Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 9:03 PM

R&B star James Ingram is dead

James Ingram, the soulful, smooth voice behind R&B hits like “Just Once” and “I Don’t Have The Heart,” has died at the age of 66. Ingram’s longtime friend and creative partner, Debbie Allen, confirmed the news of his passing to CNN on Tuesday. “I have...

Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 11:46 AM

35-day govt shutdown costs U.S. economy $11B: budget office

The record-long federal government shutdown cost the U.S. economy approximately $11B, a report from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has said . The five-week partial shutdown reduced real gross domestic product (GDP) in the fourth quarter of 2018 by $3B , or 0.1 per cent, and could lower GDP...

Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 12:00 AM

Why French companies are exploring East Africa

With its fast-expanding economies and business-friendly governments, the East African region is becoming an Eldorado for French companies in search of expansion.  For decades, French commercial interest in Africa has been characterised by a special relationship known as ‘la...

Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 12:09 AM

Why mobile phones expose you always

If you thought turning off your location settings on social media or mobile phone will help you run away from an online advertisement or being tracked, you are wrong. According to privacy guidelines on Facebook and Twitter websites, you will still be served with ads despite turning on all privacy...

Sunday, January 27, 2019, 12:30 AM

Oceans are warming faster than scientists had predicted

The oceans are warming faster than climate reports have suggested, according to a new synthesis of temperature observations published this week. The most recent report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change made what turned out to be a very conservative estimate of rise...

Sunday, January 27, 2019, 12:28 AM

How to help tweens and teens manage social conflict

A middle school girl scrolling through Instagram discovers that she’s been left out of a friend’s party. She becomes understandably upset and looks to her parents for advice. Situations like this may be common, but that doesn’t mean that the adults will always know just what to...

Sunday, January 27, 2019, 12:27 AM

High-fiber diet linked to lower risk of death and chronic diseases

People who eat diets that are high in fiber have lower risk of death and chronic diseases such as stroke or cancer compared with people with low fiber intake, a new analysis found. Dietary fiber includes plant-based carbohydrates such as whole-grain cereal, seeds and some legumes. Fiber’s...

Sunday, January 27, 2019, 12:21 AM

Explosion injures one outside a restaurant in Nairobi

An explosive device went off outside a cinema in a busy part of the capital, injuring one person late on Saturday, a police officer said. The person wounded in the explosion in Nairobi was a handcart pusher and had been given a small piece of luggage by an unknown person who fled, the official...

Saturday, January 26, 2019, 11:55 PM

Mercedes-Benz seeks to drive business through China auto suppliers

Daimler AG will deepen partnerships with Chinese auto suppliers since they often lead United States and European rivals in key technologies for electric cars and connected vehicles, Mercedes-Benz executive Wilko Stark said. Stark, who is currently head of Procurement and Supplier Quality at...

Saturday, January 26, 2019, 12:36 AM

Could Huawei be the next smartphone dominant brand?

Huawei technologies this week, announced that it could become the world’s biggest-selling smartphone vendor this year even without the U.S. market and as global scrutiny of the firm intensifies. The bullish forecast contrasts with those of market-leader Samsung and other rivals such as Apple...

Saturday, January 26, 2019, 12:36 AM

Mtukudzi declared Zimbabwean hero

International music icon Dr Oliver Mtukudzi was on Thursday declared a national hero, becoming Zimbabwe’s first musician to be accorded such status. President Mnangagwa announced Dr Mtukudzi’s hero status at the superstar’s home in Norton. Dr Mtukudzi passed on at the Avenues...

Saturday, January 26, 2019, 12:36 AM

Hardline Italian minister faces trial over blocked migrants

A special tribunal has recommended that Interior Minister Matteo Salvini face trial for refusing to let 150 migrants disembark last year from a rescue ship docked in Sicily, the far-right leader said on Thursday. The court, which reviews investigations involving government ministers, overturned a...

Friday, January 25, 2019, 12:31 AM

South Sudan peace monitors calls for unification of armed forces

UBA –South Sudan peace monitors on Wednesday called for unification of armed forces as implementation of the revitalized peace agreement which was inked in September last year, enters crucial period. Augostino Njoroge, Interim Chairperson of the reconstituted Joint Monitoring and Evaluation...

Friday, January 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

New Congo president Tshisekedi calls for unity

Felix Tshisekedi called for national reconciliation on Thursday as he became Democratic Republic of Congo’s president, succeeding Joseph Kabila in Congo’s first transfer of power via an election in 59 years of independence. “We want to build a strong Congo, turned toward its...

Friday, January 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

Kim says 'believes in' Trump ahead of second summit

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has praised US President Donald Trump and expressed satisfaction over the progress of talks between the two countries about a second summit, according to state media in Pyongyang. Kim said he would trust Trump's approach, the North's official KCNA news...

Thursday, January 24, 2019, 8:31 AM

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