Sunday, August 18, 2019

Simba SC celebrating Champions with MO Dewji after scoring Azam FC

Tanzania's Premier League champions Simba SC today were at the Dar es Salaam National Stadium to play their Social Security match against Azam FC, who are the FA Cup champions. Social against Azam FC by scoring 4-2.

Samatta continues when Genk ends up beating someone

The Belgian KRC Genk Club, played by Tanzanian Samwana Samatta, after a bad start in the country's Premier League.

Genk, who has lost two of the four games I played today, has emerged victorious.

Genk's victory was punctuated by a hat trick by Prince Samatta who scored three goals in the 53rd, 66th and 86th minutes, after Paintsil scored the first goal in the 21st minute, Samatta also being declared the best player of the match.

TOP News Government announces sale of crocodiles and hippos

Minister of Natural Resources and Tourism, Dr Kigwangala said the government would start selling 10 percent of crocodiles abroad because of what he said there has been a massive increase in wildlife.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Yemeni official: UAE won in Aden, Saudi silent over 'slaughter'

Interior minister acknowledges defeat to UAE-backed southern separatists, accuses Riyadh of not protecting its allies.

The interior minister of Yemen's internationally recognised government has said the United Arab Emirates won in the southern port city of Aden, a day after UAE-backed southern separatists took control of all government military camps and the presidential palace.
In a Twitter post published on his official account on Sunday, Ahmed al-Mayssari said: "We acknowledge defeat and congratulate the UAE on its victory … but this will not be our last battle."
He also blamed the Yemeni government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and ally Saudi Arabia for remaining "silent" about the developments that had unravelled in Aden over the past few days.
On Saturday, the Security Belt - a militia aligned with the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) which seeks the secession of the south - took effective control of various parts of Aden.
The city is the temporary seat of Hadi's government after the Houthi rebel movement seized the capital, Sanaa, in late 2014, prompting a military intervention the following year by a Saudi-UAE-led coalition in support of the president's forces and stop the rebels' southern advance.
But this week's deadly clashes between the UAE-backed separatists and the government troops highlighted a rift fracturing the alliance, threatening to open a new front in Yemen's five-year-war that has killed tens of thousands of people and pushed the impoverished country to the brink of famine.
The infighting began on Wednesday when forces loyal to the STC attempted to break into the presidential palace in Aden after a call from former Cabinet Minister Hani Bin Braik, who serves as the council's deputy head, to "topple" Hadi's government. 

Saudi king, Hadi meet

According to al-Mayssari, around 400 armoured vehicles provided by the UAE launched attacks against his forces in Aden.
In his series of tweets, al-Mayssari said he viewed the Yemeni presidential office's silence regarding the latest events with "suspicion" and described the lack of reaction as inadequate.
"We condemn and we are surprised by its (Saudi Arabia's) silence for four days, while our partner in the coalition is slaughtering us," he said in a video posted online. "We will meet you soon on the ground."
Hadi, who was swept from power in 2014 when Houthi rebels overran Yemen's capital, Sanaa, is currently based in Saudi Arabia 's capital, Riyadh.
Officials with his government accused the STC of staging a coup, and said they held the council and the UAE "fully responsible".
Saudi's King Salman met Hadi and members of his cabinet on Sunday, Saudi Arabia's state news agency SPA reported.
The two discussed "the latest developments in the region, particularly in Yemen," the statement said, without adding more details.
It was only shortly after separatists announced their forces had seized the palace on Saturday night that the Saudi-led coalition called for an immediate ceasefire.
"[The coalition] asserts that it will use military force against anyone who violates it [ceasefire]," Saudi Arabia's state news agency SPA quoted a spokesman as saying.
The coalition had also called on all military groups to immediately return to their positions and retreat from areas that have been seized over the past few days.
The violence has so far killed up to 40 people and injured 260 others, the United Nations said on Sunday.
"It is heart-breaking that during Eid al-Adha (the Muslim holiday) families are mourning the death of their loved ones instead of celebrating together in peace," said Lise Grande, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen.
The last few days of clashes had taken place in predominantly civilian neighbourhoods, leaving many trapped without access to hospitals, clinics, or markets.
Writing on Twitter to mark Eid al-Adha on Sunday, Brik, the STC vice president, said while the council remained committed to the coalition it would "not negotiate under duress".
It had earlier agreed to the truce.
Al Jazeera's Mohammed al-Attab, reporting from Sanaa, said people in the south were expecting Saudi Arabia to declare another "decisive military campaign against the separatists … similar to the one launched against the Houthis in the north".
Despite its jets monitoring the area for advancements, al-Attab noted the separatists have already taken control of all the military camps.
"Observers say Saudi is turning a blind eye to what's happening," he added.
"The STC seems to have the upper hand on the ground, especially with the UAE loading hundreds of armoured vehicles and weaponry."
The UAE, which announced recently the beginning of a troop withdrawal from Yemen, has armed and trained an estimated 90,000 allied fighters in the south.
In a statement on Friday, International Crisis Group warned that the clashes in Aden "threaten to tip southern Yemen into a civil war within a civil war".
Such a conflict would deepen what is already the world's worst humanitarian crisis and make a national political settlement harder to achieve. In the past, half-measures helped de-escalate simmering tensions in the south; today's circumstances require robust diplomatic intervention from the UN, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to avoid the worst and help forge a durable solution.

StarBoyTv.Com__Tanzania mourns 64 killed in fuel tanker explosion

Mourning is under way in Tanzania for the 64 people who died when a fuel tanker exploded on Saturday.
Pictures posted online show flaming wreckage scattered over a wide area and charred bodies lying on the ground.
People were trying to recover fuel from the vehicle, which had overturned on a major road, when it exploded.
The incident occurred in Morogoro region, about 200 km (124 miles) west of the port city of Dar es Salaam, the country's commercial capital.
The city of Morogoro is on a major route for transporting cargo and fuel from the port.

Some of the 70 people who were injured with serious burns were airlifted to Tanzania's biggest hospital, Muhimbili, in Dar es Salaam, while others were taken there in a convoy of ambulances.
Most of those who were killed were burned beyond recognition.
The burials are due to start later on Sunday, labour minister Jenister Mhagama said.
"The situation is really bad. Many people died here, even those who were not stealing fuel because this is a busy place," said eyewitness Daniel Ngogo, quoted by Reuters news agency.
Local Police Chief Willbrod Mtafungwa said many of those killed were motorbike taxi drivers.
President John Magufuli has declared the three days of mourning and pleaded for people to stop risking their lives by stealing petrol.
"There are vehicles that carry dangerous fuel oil, as in this case in Morogoro, there are others that carry toxic chemicals or explosives, let's stop this practice, please," AFP news agency quotes him as saying.
Correspondents say disasters like this have happened all too frequently in parts of Africa where some people are willing to take huge risks to remove fuel from tankers and pipelines.
Last month at least 45 people were killed when a crashed fuel tanker exploded in Nigeria's northern Benue state.
Nearly 80 people died in May in a similar incident near the airport of Niger's capital Niamey.
Occasionally such disasters have led to a much higher death toll. In 2010 292 people were killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and five years later 203 died in South Sudan.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

StarBoy Tv..North Korea 'fires two short-range missiles' in latest launch

It was the fifth round of test launches in two weeks to protest US-South Korea joint military drills, Seoul says.

North Korea has fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea, according to South Korea's military, the latest in a series of launches to protest US-South Korea joint military drills. 

Defence officials in Seoul said the missiles were fired early on Saturday from near North Korea's northeastern city of Hamhung, flying 400km at a height of about 48km before splashing down in the sea between the Korean Peninsula and Japan.
"Our military is monitoring the situation in case of additional launches while maintaining a readiness posture," South Korean military's joint chiefs of staff said in a statement.
A US official said at least one projectile was launched and that it appeared to be similar to previous short-range missiles fired by Pyongyang.
It was the fifth round of launches in two weeks, with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un labelling them a "solemn warning" over the joint military exercises that began on Monday.
Seoul's presidential office said the tests were likely aimed at verifying the reliability of the North's newly developed weapons and also demonstrating displeasure over the allied drills.
North Korea did not immediately comment on the latest launches.
Saturday's tests came a few hours after US President Donald Trump said he had received a "very beautiful letter" from Kim and reiterated that he wasn't bothered by the recent flurry of short-range weapons launched. 
"I'll say it again. There have been no nuclear tests. The missile tests have all been short-range. No ballistic missile tests. No long-range missiles," Trump told reporters on Friday. 

Stalled talks

North Korea's recent tests have dampened the optimism that followed the third and latest meeting between Trump and Kim on June 30 at the inter-Korean border.
The leaders agreed to resume working-level nuclear talks, but there have been no known meetings between the two sides since then.
So far, North Korea has stuck by its unilateral suspension of nuclear and long-range missile tests, which came during its diplomatic outreach to Washington last year.
Kim has said the latest weapons tests were a response to US-South Korean military drills being held this month.
Trump said he agreed with Kim's opposition to the war games - albeit for financial rather than military reasons.
"He wasn't happy with the war games. I've never liked it either. I've never been a fan. And you know why? I don't like paying for it," Trump said. 
Experts say Trump downplaying North Korea's launches has allowed the country more room to intensify its testing activity while it seeks to build leverage ahead of negotiations.
"The North is up to humiliate the US president," said Gordon Chang, author of Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes On the World. 
"This is the first stage of an escalatory cycle. The North Koreans will continue up that stage, and when they do it will be much more difficult in the later parts of the cycle to stop it and certainly much more dangerous," he told Al Jazeera.
"Trump needs to change his policies and pose some costs on North Korea for violating these UN Security Council resolutions on missile launches." 
UN resolutions prohibit North Korea from launching ballistic missiles, whether short-, medium- or long-range.

StarBoyTv.....Libyan government agrees to UN-backed Eid al-Adha ceasefire

The Libyan government has been fighting General Khalifa Haftar, who has not yet responded to the call for a ceasefire.

The internationally recognised Libyan government (GNA) has accepted an offer by the United Nations for a ceasefire during the Eid al-Adha religious holiday.
The Libyan government has been fighting the Libya National Army (LNA), led by renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar for months, displacing more than 100,000 people.
The LNA has not yet responded to the UN's call for a ceasefire.
According to a statement put out by the Libyan government, the temporary halt in fighting would include ground battles as well as air attacks.
The UN mission in Libya (UNSMIL) will be responsible for monitoring any violations, the Tripoli government said.
The fighting between the government and Haftar's troops began in April, when they attacked the capital of Tripoli in a surprise attack. 
The supporters of Haftar say they are trying to free Tripoli from militias which they blame for destabilising Libya since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi in a NATO-backed uprising in 2011. Haftar had participated in the revolt against Gaddafi.
So far, the LNA has only been able to conquer some suburbs in the south of the city.
Haftar's critics accuse him of trying to seize power through force and deepening a conflict between factions based in the east and west of the sprawling North African country.
His offensive has upended UN-led plans to stabilise Libya after years of conflict that have left the oil-rich nation divided and caused living standards to plummet.
The battle for Tripoli has killed hundreds of people, including combatants and civilians, according to the World Health Organization.
Western powers have become increasingly concerned about the conflict as it risks disrupting oil production and prompting more migrants to leave for Italy and other parts of Europe by boat.

StarBoyTv...Making money war: Will Trump 'manipulate' the overvalued dollar?

The White House is seeking the best way to stimulate the US economy and win the escalating trade fight with China.

United States President Donald Trump loves competition. He constantly talks about being bigger, stronger and tougher than opponents. And he wants to "Make America Great Again".
But Trump is begging for a weaker dollar. Less powerful. Not as valuable as foreign currencies. 
When the dollar is down, the US economy sees some benefits - as American goods are less expensive to buy abroad. Higher exports can boost production at firms domestically and create more jobs - both of which are political rocket fuel for a president seeking re-election in 2020.
Trump believes the US should match efforts by other countries to increase their own exports by weakening their currencies. 
This week, after Beijing let the yuan slide below the seven-per-dollar-mark, the US Treasury Department labeled China a currency "manipulator" - accusing it of weakening the yuan to gain an unfair trade advantage.
The Treasury said the People's Bank of China exercises too much control over exchange rates. Markets tanked, fearing the US-China trade war may be shifting gears into a currency war.
The tension sparked renewed speculation that Trump might order sales of the US dollar, which is near a multi-decade high. 
The International Monetary Fund says the US dollar is about six percent stronger than implied by economic fundamentals.
Yet on Friday, Trump said he had no plans for direct intervention to weaken the dollar.
"We have the safest currency in the world," Trump told White House reporters as he was heading to a fundraiser in the Hamptons seaside resort area east of New York City. "We have the standard of the world."
But the almighty dollar could lose value in a few different scenarios. 

'Timing is wrong'

Stan Shipley, a macro research analyst at Evercore ISI, told Al Jazeera that currency meddling would be "irresponsible" because it could invite retaliatory measures from other countries and endanger the dollar's status, sparking more turmoil in the markets.
"This isn't 2017 and 2018, when the economy was in pretty good shape here and abroad," Shipley told Al Jazeera.