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Magufuli Dissolves Parliament Ahead of October Elections

Advertisements Ahead of the elections due in October, Tanzania’s parliament has been dissolved according to constitution. President John Magufuli has also pledged a free and fair in the country. Magufuli, who took office in 2015 urged all political parties to “avoid insults and violence” while campaigning. The constitution requires that the 393-seat legislature be dissolved […]

Emirates to Resume Flights Based on Government Approval

Advertisements Middle East mega carrier, Emirates Airlines, has said it is ready to resume operations to Nigeria. The airline states that it is waiting for a directive to that effect given by the Federal Government. The Regional Manager, West Africa, Afzal Parambil, said once the approval was given the airline was ready to serve the […]

Mastercard Foundation Commits to help SMEs Respond to Covid-19 in Ethiopia

Advertisements The Mastercard Foundation has announced a partnership with a consortium of 11 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Ethiopia. The purpose of the partnership is to repurpose their factories to manufacture personal protective equipment in the fight against Covid-19. Mastercard Foundation will commit more than USD 3.2 million from the Foundation’s Covid-19 Recovery and Resilience […]

UN Peacekeeping Mission attacked in Mali

Advertisements The UN peacekeeping mission in Mali has confirmed that two of its soldiers were killed in an attack on their convoy in the country’s north. A logistical convoy of the UN peacekeeping mission travelling between the towns of Tessalit and Gao was attacked on Saturday evening. According to a statement from the mission also […]

Moderna to test coronavirus vaccine on 30,000 people

Advertisements Moderna is set to test the coronavirus vaccine. The Pharmaceutical company announced on Thursday that it is on track to begin the final-stage clinical trial of its vaccine for the novel coronavirus by July. Moderna was the first company to begin human clinical trials of its vaccine candidate in the U.S. The last stage […]

Vital Kamerhe to get 20-year Jail term in Embezzlement Case

Advertisements Prosecutors in the DRC are seeking a 20-year prison sentence for Vital Kamerhe, President Felix Tshisekedi’s chief of staff. Kamerhe is currently on trial for his alleged role in the embezzlement of more than $50m of public funds The prosecution on Thursday also asked that Kamerhe be disqualified from holding public office for 10 years after completing […]