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    Facebook to shutdown WhatsApp chat forcing users to download Messenger app

Facebook to shutdown WhatsApp chat forcing users to download Messenger app

Mobile users who have gotten used to chatting with their friends via Facebook will soon have to make sure they've downloaded the social-media giant's app designed specifically for that. Facebook has begun notifying mobile users that they'll no longer be able to text via its core app. Instead, they'll need to [...]

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    Pope urges ‘sexual responsibility’ against AIDS

Pope urges ‘sexual responsibility’ against AIDS

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has called for fidelity and chastity to be used to fight the AIDS virus in Africa, in an address to visiting Tanzanian bishops that -- in line with Catholic doctrine -- did not mention the use of condoms. Francis thanked medical personnel working for the Catholic [...]

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    1994-2014: Rwanda’s tremendous journey

1994-2014: Rwanda’s tremendous journey

In the past two decades Rwanda has transformed itself from a society viewed internationally as a place of horror to one which is greatly admired. Even had modern Rwanda not emerged from such a dark past its recent achievements would be a beacon for the African continent. I will return to them [...]

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Activists intensify efforts to end child marriages

As the debate rages on and social and human rights activists exert more pressure to increase the marriage age to 18, a new alliance has been formed towards strengthening efforts [...]

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African Life posts impressive results

African Life Assurance continued to post outstanding financial results in 2013. African Life currently commands a 54 per cent market share of life assurance business in Tanzania. According to the firm’s [...]

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Former president touts EA cross-border investment

  Former president touts EA cross-border investment

Former President Ali Hassan Mwinyi has welcomed increased cross-border investment among East African countries, especially in delivery of financial services. Mr Mwinyi said this in Dar es Salaam, when officiating at [...]

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Preps for Rwanda film festival in high gear

  Preps for Rwanda film festival in high gear

What began as an idea in 2005, has today transformed into a Rwandan tradition. The Rwanda Film Festival, code-named “Hillywood” from the country’s “land of a thousand hills” brand, is [...]

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The Police force must reflect the character, ideology and aspirations of their nations

  The Police force must reflect the character, ideology and aspirations of their nations

President Kagame this morning officiated the opening of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Sub-Saharan Africa Executive Policing Conference. Held under the theme, “Contemporary Policing for a Safer World”, [...]

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Despite climate change, Africa can feed Africa

  Despite climate change, Africa can feed Africa

Climate change comes with never-before-experienced impacts. For example, crop yields and growing seasons will decrease even as changing rain patterns will worsen people’s access to water. Yet Africa’s population is projected [...]

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