Kenya-British American Tobacco (BAT) Tactics To Undermine Tobacco Control Regulation..

Kenya-British American Tobacco (BAT)  Tactics To Undermine  Tobacco Control Regulation..

  Kenya has the highest recorded smoking prevalence in Sub-Saharan Africa, and ten percent of 13-15-year-olds smoke. Since Kenya’s ratification of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) in 2004, the Ministry of Health has been advocating for legislation that decrease the prevalence of smoking.   Kenya’s efforts to try and introduce tobacco control legislation that regulates the marketing and sale of tobacco products has been resisted by British American Tobacco (BAT) and other tobacco…

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25 Killed And 100 Injured In Saudi Arabia Hospital Fire

25 Killed And 100 Injured In Saudi Arabia Hospital Fire

A hospital blaze that broke out in a a southern Saudi Arabia Hospital, starting in the intensive care unit resulted in at least 25 people deaths  and 100 people injured.  The devastating fire  in the intensive care and maternity departments of the Jazan General Hospital was later brought under control, and the injured were transferred for treatment at private and general hospitals in the area. By Sibusiso Ngwenya photo- theguardian

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Bethlehem Christmas Decorations And Lights Subdued Because Of West Bank Violence

Bethlehem Christmas Decorations And Lights Subdued Because Of West Bank Violence

The  biblical birthplace of Jesus, Bethlehem is a prime destination for Christian pilgrims-particularly over Christmas. But  recent violence between Palestinians and Israeli’s has led to a decline in bookings and cast a pall over celebrations. West Bank has been shaken by violent clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli security forces this year. Bethlehem has seen its own share of unrest, and local officials fear this may have turned visitors away. With Christmas around the corner, the…

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‘Islamic State Of Somalia Bans Christmas Celebrations: ‘Because They Are Contrary To Our Culture’

‘Islamic State Of Somalia Bans Christmas Celebrations: ‘Because They Are Contrary To Our Culture’

Islamic nation of Somalia follows Sultan of Brunei’s example and bans Christmas celebrations because ‘they are contrary to our culture’ Security forces primed to break-up festivities in the capital Mogadishu Feared Christian events may provoke attacks by Al Shabaab terror group Sultan of Brunei has threatened to jail Muslims who celebrate Christmas President of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has banned Christmas celebrations because they ‘contrary to Islamic culture’ Somalia has banned Christmas and New Year…

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Sultan Of Brunei Bans Christmas ‘Because It Could Damage Muslim Faith’

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah  Photo: EPA Tiny conservative nation on Borneo warns citizens that putting up festive decorations or singing carols could threaten the country’s Muslim Faith.  Brunei has banned public celebrations of Christmas, warning that putting up festive decorations or singing carols could threaten the country’s Muslim faith. The conservative Islamic country on the island of Borneo allows non-Muslims to celebrate Christmas, but only within their communities, and they must first alert the authorities. At…

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People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Road Safety Warning To Errant Motorists Over The Festive Season,

People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Road Safety Warning To Errant Motorists Over The Festive Season,

Cognisant of the Festive Season that is upon us, and mindful of the escalating number of accidents that have befallen our nation during past Festive seasons, the majority of these accidents mainly due to human negligence,  the PDP would like to send a safety message straight to the public transport operators that: 1. The public transporters must exercise extreme moral restraint and extreme caution when it relates to transporting the public from one point to another….

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Mugabe And His Brutal Security Forces, Continuously Subvert The People’s Will

Mugabe And His Brutal Security Forces,  Continuously Subvert The People’s Will

The liberation struggle mantra,  In a true democracy, people have a right to democracy and freely express their will through the ballot, without fear or favor. In the despot led Zimbabwe , line we the people, are the greatest victims of our own opposition ideologies.   It is right to say that there is a fine line between ballot and bullet when a people have been pushed back against a solid wall and have no…

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Hwange Boy (16) Offers Court US$50 To Marry Pregnant Girlfriend (13)

Hwange Boy (16)  Offers Court US$50 To Marry Pregnant Girlfriend (13)

A teenage boy surprised a court when he produced US$50 saying he had saved the money to pay lobola for his heavily pregnant 13-year-old sweetheart. The school dropout aged 16 years from Siamele Village under Chief Shana in Jambezi, Hwange district had been dragged to court charged with three counts of raping the girl from neighbouring BH5 Mazhange village. “May the court be lenient with me. I intend to be a responsible husband and I’ve…

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‘7 Family members, Kidnap Maboleni , Sgt Officer, Assault Assistant Inspector At Gweru Maboleni, Station’

‘7 Family members, Kidnap Maboleni , Sgt Officer, Assault Assistant Inspector At Gweru Maboleni, Station’

SEVEN family members including a 14-year-old girl, from Lower Gweru allegedly assaulted and kidnapped a police officer from a police station and later beat up the officer’s superior, tearing his uniform in the process. The seven allegedly stormed Maboleni Police Station in Lower Gweru demanding to know the whereabouts of their 19-year-old relative who allegedly disappeared while in police custody. They allegedly ganged up on a police officer that they found at the charge office,…

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Mnangagwa& Mphoko To Share Acting Presidency Of Zimbabwe Interchangeably,Whilst Mugabe Goes On Annual Leave

Mnangagwa& Mphoko To Share Acting Presidency Of Zimbabwe Interchangeably,Whilst Mugabe Goes On Annual Leave

  In typical ‘Animal Farm circus style’, President Mugabe will shortly  take his annual leave from incessant Globe trotting soon. Zimbabwe being the circus that it has now descended into, under the auspices of Mugabe, Zim1 family, Zanu PF stalwarts and securocrats will see an unprecedented development where, according to information received by www.newzimbabwevision.com , both Vice-Presidents Emmerson Mnangagwa and Phelekezela Mphoko will  joint ly act  as Zimbabwe’s Presidents , in the absence of  the despot President…

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