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Tanzania withdraws from UN refugee programme

Tanzania has announced its withdrawal of United Nation’s “Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework” citing security reasons and lack of funds. Tanzania has long been considered as safe haven for refugees, particularly from conflict hit Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Burundi. Background Earlier in January 2018, Tanzania had informed United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) ..

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John Magufuli elected as President of Tanzania

John Pombe Magufuli of ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party has won the 2015 Tanzanian Presidential election. With this victory he became fifth President of Tanzania since its independence from United Kingdom in 1961. John Magufuli won this Presidential election by securing 58.46 per cent of the total votes and defeated Edward Lowassa of opposition ..

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India, Tanzania ink agreements for cooperation in various fields

India and Tanzania have inked various agreements including for cooperation in the field of statistics, hydrography, agricultural science and tourism. These agreements were signed in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his counter Tanzanian President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete in New Delhi. Apart from signing these agreements both nations also agreed to set up a ..

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RTS,S: World's first vaccine against Malaria to hit markets soon

The world’s first malaria vaccine— RTS,S created by pharma company GSK, is expected to hit the markets by 2015. GSK has submitted a regulatory application to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for its malaria vaccine candidate, RTS,S. Application of RTS,S: The vaccine will be uses exclusively against the Plasmodium falciparum malaria parasite, which is widespread ..

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Forbes’s 2014 billionaires list: Bill Gates reclaims title as world’s richest person

Microsoft Co-founder, Mr. Bill Gates regained the title of the world’s richest person in the Forbes 2014 billionaire list. Mr. Gates has topped the list for 15 of the last 20 years, with a net worth of $76 billion and Mexico’s telecommunications mogul Mr. Carlos Slim Helu is at second place. As per the Forbes’ ..

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India re-elected to ICAO Council

India has been re-elected to the new Council of International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) as one of the states making the largest contribution in facilitating global air navigation. The elections were held at the 38th session of the Assembly of ICAO in Montreal. What is ICAO? International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Estblished: 1944, as a specialized ..

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