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Farmers bank to revolutionise agriculture?

Farmers bank to revolutionise agriculture?

Dar es Salaam: The government has said it will facilitate Tanzania Agricultural Development Bank to provide agriculture input loans to farmers in a bid to transform the agricultural sector.

Cyclone hits Kagera, leaves two dead

Two dead, 411 homeless as cyclone hits Kagera region

Two people were killed, 31 admitted in hospitals and more than 411 left homeless following a tropical cyclone in the Lake Zone region. The most affected region was Goziba Island near Lake Victoria in Kagera region.

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No retirement for Sejusa - army

No retirement for Sejusa - army

The retirement of Gen David Sejusa from the army has hit a snag after the UPDF Chief of Legal Services (CLS) said President Museveni has never instructed him to start the process of retiring the agitated general.

Kenya gives Sh90m for African court

Kenya gives Sh90m for African court

Kenya on Saturday evening pledged to contribute $1 million (Sh90 million) towards the establishment of the African Court of Justice and Human Rights, the continents version of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

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UN backs Africa force to fight Boko Haram

The UN Security Council urged central African countries on Monday to step up plans for a multinational force to fight Boko Haram, in its first overall response to the threat posed by the Nigerian jihadists.

IMF cuts 2015-2016 world growth forecast

The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday sharply cut its 2015-2016 world growth forecast of only six months ago, saying lower oil prices did not offset pervasive weaknesses around the globe.

'Unskilled labour force causing accidents'

Lack of professionalism and expertise in transportation sector are the source of accidents in the country, players say.

Li Ka-shing set to buy UK's O2 for $15.4bn

Asia's richest person Li Ka-shing is in talks to buy Britain's second-largest mobile provider O2 for up to £10.25bn ($15.4bn) from Spain's Telefonica.

Indian minister calls on President Kagame

India's Minister for Small and Medium Enterprises, Kalraj Mshra, yesterday paid a courtesy call on President Paul Kagame.

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West Ham football club sponsor and currency broker Alpari has shut its UK arm following the Swiss National Bank's decision to end its capping of the Swiss franc against the euro.

Samsung sells first Tizen phones

Samsung's first smartphones to be powered by its Tizen operating system have gone on sale.

Blackberry shares soar on report

A report that Korean smartphone giant Samsung had offered to buy struggling rival BlackBerry for as much as $7.5bn (£4.92bn) saw the Canadian firm's shares rise 30% in US trade.

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Weak global economy dampens EAC oil hopes

The World Bank says in its 2015 global economic prospect report that several low-income countries, including those in East Africa, may graduate to middle-income status on the back of substantial oil and gas discoveries.

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