On Wednesday, 08/03/2023, US. Ambassador to Tanzania, Michael Battle paid an official visit to the headquarters of The National Muslim Council of Tanzania (BAKWATA) at Kinondoni, Dar es Salaam. In his official statement, Mufti’s Secretary, Harith Nkusa revealed that the ambassador had a talk with Mufti.
Earlier this February 2023, the President of the United Republic of Tanzania Samia Suluhu Hassan said that her government is investigating offshore bank account in China where money collected from plea bargain stashed away. She confirmed that much of that money which was collected by the Director of Public Prosecution’s office has no trace. (The […]
On 16/12/2022, the High Court of United Republic of Tanzania, the Corruption and Economic Crimes Division at Songea, South of Tanzania (sub registry) sentenced six Muslims including an elderly of 73 years old to 50 years in prison after “convicting” them of terrorism and plotting to overthrow the government.
50% of Kenyans have described 2022 as the worst year. According to the latest report by research firm Infotrak, the prevailing high cost of living, unemployment and access to healthcare services, have been ranked among the leading issues of concern for Kenyans. Infotrak CEO Angela Ambitho also says that compared to last year, when a […]
Cigarettes and Vape are becoming a significant problem amongst the youth. There is a rising trend on college campuses, encouraging new students to adopt the habit and possibly develop a lifelong addiction. “Between 2017 and 2019, the 30-day prevalence of vaping nicotine increased from 6% to 22% among college students and from 8% to 18% […]
There is confusion among many Kenyans as to whether it was wise for the government to lift the ban on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO). For a country that is annually plagued by food insecurity occasioned by among other factors, drought which has exposed millions of Kenyans to hunger each year, the myth held by many […]
On Monday, 19/09/2022 Tanzania joined other African countries to implement the Protocol to the AU Convention on the Prevention and Combating of Terrorism. After endorsing the resolution for ratification of the protocol, the Minister for Home Affairs, Engineer Hamad Yusuph Masauni said that Tanzania stands a greater chance to gain several benefits, including intensifying defence […]
On the 5th of October 2022, the BBC reported that Somalia is facing a famine resulting from the worst drought in 40 years. The story of one Muslim sister is revealed by reporters, that of Fatima Omar who buried one son from starvation and she had already buried her 3-year-old daughter who died whilst she […]
The Hunger Hotspots- FAO –WFP early warnings on acute food insecurity’s report issued by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) calls for urgent humanitarian action to save lives and livelihoods and prevent famine in hotspot countries where acute food insecurity is expected to worsen […]
In 2008 the ongoing war between Ethiopia and Eritrea officially ended. However, the instability of the region fueled by nationalistic ideologies has caused the Ethiopian government to enter into conflict dynamics with neighbouring Tigray. Thousands have been killed with many displaced as refugees in the recent conflicts. With drought ravaging the entire Horn of Africa, […]
After the IEBC declaring the Deputy President Dr. William Ruto as the President elect, a US delegate led by the Senator Chris Coons visited the country soon after. Senator Chris Coons was instrumental to the handshake of 2018 between the President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.
Details: France’s Macron asks Algeria to Look Beyond “Painful Common Past” US has made Sri Lanka a Source of Conflict between China and India France’s Macron asks Algeria to Look Beyond “Painful Common Past” This week French President Emmanuel Macron began a three-day visit to its former colony Algeria, characterising France’s brutal occupation of Algeria […]
On Monday 25/08/2022, residents in the eastern town of Beni in the Democratic Republic of Congo stormed the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (UN-MONUSCO) offices protesting the UN mission’s failure to protect their lives.
With just few days to the August 9 polls, some Muslims leaders along with Government Scholars in the country have urged Muslims to diligently assess and vet candidates contesting for different seats to make informed choices. Twisting the meaning of the ayat and misapplying the jurisprudence principles such as ‘lesser evil’ have been the norm […]
Uganda has announced the discovery of a gold deposit of 31 million tonnes, with extractable pure gold estimated to gross 320,000 tonnes. President Museveni confirmed it in his speech addressing the nation. The deposit is estimated to be worth more than $12 trillion.
Tunisia is witnessing crisis situations at all levels, at the forefront of which is the political situation, which is the reason for the suffering of our people today in Tunisia. Successive governments and a class of pseudo-politicians, male and female politicians who do not have a clear vision or program for change, their goal is […]
The race for Kenya’s next president has intensified, with presidential candidates that have been cleared by the country’s electoral body launching manifestos to win more votes of the Aug.9 general election. Raila Odinga who is running the Presidency at the fifth time has unveiled his party’s manifesto early June which is basically on of a […]
Recently Tanzania through the Ministry of Labor, Youth, Employment and the Disabled, announced new Pension Benefit Code for retirees which will start operating in July 2022. Comment: Introduction of the new code is the result of agreement between the government, social security sector stakeholders including the Trade Union Confederation (TUCTA) and the Tanzania Employers’ Union […]
Somali President, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, on Thursday took the mantle of power for the second time, vowing to reconcile his country’s divided political groups, as well as relations with neighbours following years of bickering. Mr. Mohamud, who took over from Mr. Mohamed Farmaajo, said his country will remain neutral in the international space, while befriending […]
Headlines: Tunisia’s New Constitution to Remove Reference to Islam Pakistan needs $41bn in next 12 months Imran Khan: Pakistan May Break-up
Ethiopian authorities have detained at least 19 journalists over the last week in what activists said was a “shocking and unprecedented” new crackdown on the press and independent media organisations. The latest wave of arrests began on May 19 when authorities detained at least 11 journalists and media workers in Amhara region and in the […]
On May 08 May 2022, the President of the United Republic of Tanzania Samia Suluhu Hassan launched the Royal Tour Film at Dar es Salaam, following the initial launch in New York on April 18, Los Angeles on April 21, Arusha on April 28, and Zanzibar on May 07.
Kenya: Mandera County leads with the highest fertility rate of 8, followed by Marsabit County at 7, Wajir at 6.7, Turkana at 6.4, West Pokot at 5.6, Samburu at 4.9 percent. On the other hand, Nairobi County leads with the lowest fertility rate of 2.5, followed by Nyamira, Kirinyaga and Kiambu Counties all three each […]
The ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine seems to divide Africa as which party should Africa support and why? Many of the African leaders have decided to remain neutral while few have openly showed their side. Despite countries stances, the African Union (AU) condemned Moscow’s invasion and called for an “immediate ceasefire.” President Macky Sall […]
It has been a week of crises in East Africa, characterised by shortages of fuel and rising prices of consumer goods, as the region continued to shake off Covid-19 blues to revive state economies. Many areas have recently experienced biting fuel shortages and, where the commodity is available, the price has risen to prohibitive levels.
Headlines: • Britain Plans to Send Migrants to Rwanda under Tougher Asylum Policy • Pakistan to Seek Deepening of ‘Important’ Ties with US • Pakistan to Name Miftah Ismail as Finance Chief before IMF Talks Britain Plans to Send Migrants to Rwanda Under Tougher Asylum Policy Britain could send tens of thousands of asylum seekers […]
The Supreme Court has sounded the death knell for the Building Bridges Initiative but opened a window for the handshake brigade to initiate fresh constitutional amendments. In the landmark ruling, the seven-judge bench on Thursday 31st March, 2022, overturned five of the seven grounds the Court of Appeal had used to annul the BBI-driven law change. Among […]
Kenya is Sh1 trillion shy of hitting the Sh9.1 trillion debt ceiling. The latest National Treasury debt registry shows the country’s gross public debt stood at Sh8.2 trillion by last December. Total external loan was Sh4.174 trillion with multilateral loans standing at Sh1.782 trillion, commercial Sh1.208 trillion and bilateral Sh1.17 trillion. Kenya might have to […]
Media outlets report an ongoing hot national debate on issue of conservation of Ngorongoro Crater by which was discussed in Parliament and President Samia Suluhu Hassan has issued instructions to Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa to resolve problems of Crater facing the conservation authority vs. pastoralists.
American President Joe Biden on Wednesday, 9 February 2022 issued a statement entitled, “Statement by President Biden on the Introduction of the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization Act of 2022.” He ended his statement by saying that, “Combatting domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking should not be a Democratic issue or Republican issue. […]