Turkmenistan, Georgia hold meeting on consular issues

By Trend Turkmen-Georgian consultations were held in Tbilisi, Trend reports referring to the Turkmen Foreign Ministry November 1. The parties discussed in detail a number of consular issues of mutual interest, the legal provisions for staying of Turkmen citizens in Georgia and Georgian citizens in Turkmenistan, issues related to Turkmen…

Queries as Twaweza press meeting dropped

By Khalifa SaidDar es Salaam. Regional advocacy organisation, Twaweza, was yesterday forced to cancel a press conference that was aimed at presenting people’s views on media freedom.This was ahead of today’s commemoration of the United Nations International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists.This year’s commemoration is focused on…

Chinese group buys Thomas Cook brand for £11m

Thomas Cook's demise in September sparked 22,000 job losses worldwide and triggered Britain's biggest repatriation since World War II, with the government paying to fly home 140,000 tourists. (AFP photo) BEIJING: Chinese conglomerate Fosun has snapped up the Thomas Cook brand for £11 million ($14.2 million), weeks after the renowned…

Magufuli in fresh order on cashew farmers pay

By Louis Kolumbia @Collouis1999Dar es Salaam. For the umpteenth time, President John Magufuli yesterday instructed government institutions to release pending payment to cashewnut farmers for last year’s season.In his recent tour of the Southern region, the Head of State gave similar instructions.It was not made clear why his orders had…