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So, how did Ebola virus spread away from its normal home range?

Flying bat (image: cmns.umd.edu)

NPR spoke to disease ecologist Peter Daszak, who says scientists don't know for sure. But they have a top theory: The virus spread through bats.

Many signs point to bats as the main source of Ebola. Scientists have found Ebola antibodies in bat species that are widespread throughout Africa. The virus infects and replicates inside bats, but it doesn't kill the animals. So bats can easily spread Ebola.

And bats get around. Some can migrate hundreds, even thousands of miles.

"Bats don't need a passport to cross borders," says Daszak, who is the president of the conservation

Mwenyekiti, Rais Kikwete aongoza Kikao cha KK ya HK ya CCM-Taifa

Mwenyekiti wa CCM Taifa ,Rais Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete akiaga baada ya kuongoza kikao cha Kamati Kuu ya Halmashauri Kuu ya CCM Taifa kwenye ukumbi wa NEC, Makao Makuu ya CCM Dodoma Agosti 9, 2014

"Alipata urais sababu tu watu wa Bara walimtaka" - Stori ya Mansour Y. Himid

MANSOUR Yusuf Himid (47) ndiyo habari kuu ya Zanzibar hivi sasa. Hata hivyo, miaka miwili iliyopita, hali ilikuwa tofauti baada ya kutolewa kwa ripoti ya Kamati Teule ya Baraza la Wawakilishi kuhusu masuala ya ardhi.

Kamati hiyo ilibaini ufisadi mkubwa katika sekta ya ardhi Visiwani humo, huku jina la Himid pamoja na familia ya rais mstaafu wa Zanzibar, Amani Karume, vikiwa vimetanda.

Pamoja na mambo mengine, kamati hiyo teule ilibaini kwamba wakati Himid akiwa Waziri wa Ardhi, familia ya Karume ilipata ardhi katika maeneo nyeti pasipo kufuata sheria.

“Kumekuwapo uvamizi wa fukwe na uharibifu wa mazingira kwenye hoteli inayopakana na Chuo cha

Rais Kikwete awafariji wafiwa wa marehemu Jaji Lewis Makame

Rais Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete na Mkewe Mama Salma Kikwete wakiwafariji wafiwa walipokwenda kutoa pole nyumbani kwa aliyekuwa Mwenyekiti wa Kwanza wa Tume ya Taifa ya Uchaguzi Jaji Mstaafu, Mheshimiwa Lewis Makame Masaki jijini Dar es salaam aliyefariki  katika Hospitali ya AMI Trauma Centre Jijini Dar es Salaam tarehe 18 Agosti, 2014.
Rais Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete na Mkewe Mama Salma Kikwete wakiwafariji wafiwa walipokwenda kutoa pole nyumbani kwa aliyekuwa Mwenyekiti wa Kwanza wa Tume ya Taifa ya Uchaguzi Jaji Mstaafu, Mheshimiwa Lewis Makame huko Masaki jijini Dar es salaam aliyefariki katika Hospitali ya AMI Trauma Centre Jijini Dar es Salaam tarehe 19 Agosti, 2014. (picha: Ikulu).

Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania, Mheshimiwa Dkt. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete amemtumia Salamu za Rambirambi Mwenyekiti wa Tume ya Taifa ya Uchaguzi, National Electoral Commission (NEC) kufuatia taarifa za kifo cha aliyekuwa Mwenyekiti wa Kwanza wa Tume hiyo, Jaji Mstaafu, Mheshimiwa Lewis Makame kilichotokea katika Hospitali ya AMI Trauma Centre Jijini Dar es Salaam tarehe 18 Agosti, 2014.

“Nimepokea kwa masikitiko makubwa taarifa za kifo cha Jaji Mstaafu wa Mahakama ya Rufaa Tanzania na Mwenyekiti wa Kwanza wa Tume ya Taifa ya Uchaguzi (NEC) chini ya Mfumo wa

Pope Francis's 3 family members die in a traffic accident in Argentina

Three of Pope Francis' family members have died in a traffic accident in Argentina. 

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has learnt of the tragic death of three of his relatives in a traffic accident in Argentina and is "profoundly saddened." The Director of the Holy See’s Press Office, Father Federico Lombardi said the Pope had received news of the tragic accident and asks that "all those who share in his grief join with him in prayer." The victims were the wife of the Pope’s nephew and her two young children aged 2 years and eight months. His nephew, Emanuel Horacio Bergoglio, was seriously injured in the accident. (From archive of Vatican Radio)

NBC News, citing police in Cordoba, reports that the accident involved a cargo truck and a Chevy Spin and "The Chevy driver — Francis' 35-year-old nephew, Emanuel Bergoglio — was in intensive care in an induced coma after suffering a variety of injuries including liver trauma and a fractured femur, according to police. Bergoglio's wife, 36-year-old Carmona Valeria, and their eight-month-old son Jose died at the scene. Bergoglio's two-year-old, Antonio, later died at the hospital, police added."

Ajali nyingine ya mabasi yachukua uhai wa zaidi ya watu kumi


Watu wapatao 16 hivi wameripotiwa kupoteza maisha huku zaidi ya 70 wakiachwa na majeraha mbalimbali baada ya basi la Sabena lenye namba za usajili T 110 ARV likitokea Mbeya kwenda Mwanza na basi la AM Dreamline lenye namba za usajili T 803 ATN lililokuwa linatoka Mwanza kuelekea Mpanda kugongana uso kwa uso katika maeneo ya Mlogolo takribani kilometa 4 to wilaya ya Sikonge.

Majeruhi waliwahishwa katika hospitali ya Mission ya wilayani Sikonge kwa matibabu zaidi.

Taarifa zinadai kuwa dereva wa basi la Sabena aliyefahamika kwa jina la James Kombe amepoteza maisha baada ya kukatika mwili na kufa papo hapo na kuwa jitihada za kutafuta kiwiliwili chake zilikuwa zikifanyika baada ya kupondeka vibaya.

Mashuhuda wa ajali hiyo wamedai kuwa chanzo cha ajali hiyo ni madereva hao kuwa wasaidizi (day-worker).

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PhD Scholarship at SUA for qualified Tanzanian candidates

SOKOINE UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE

DIRECTORATE OF RESEARCH AND POSTGRADUATE STUDIES

PhD SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY UNDER ‘FEED THE FUTURE POULTRY GENOMICS PROJECT’


Applications are invited from suitably qualified Tanzanian candidates to pursue PhD degree at the Sokoine University of Agriculture under the following theme.

Poultry Genomics and Innate Resistance of chickens to Disease with special focus on Newcastle Disease.

Qualifications
A good Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine degree and MSc in Molecular Biology, Genetics,

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