Kathleen Bomani in CNN's African Voices: World War I in Africa

Togolese men are recruited into the army in German-controlled Togoland, circa 1914.
Togolese men are recruited into the army in German-controlled Togoland, circa 1914.
Article Special to CNN by Kathleen Bomani 

(CNN) -- A hundred years ago on this day, on August 8th, 1914, the British HMS Asteria and Pegasus protected cruisers bombed Dar-es-Salaam, then the capital of German East Africa, bringing the European so-called "war to end all wars" to the eastern African shores. The day before, Anglo-French forces constituted of Ghanaian, Nigerian, Sierra Leonean, Gambian and Beninese troops had invaded German Togoland in West Africa.

Among World War I campaigns, the East African one was the longest of all: as the armistice was being signed in Europe on November, 11th 1918, the last of the German forces were still fighting their British counterparts. Indeed the general who led them only surrendered two weeks later, on November, 25th 1918.

But who knows any of this, whether in America, in Europe or indeed in Africa? As the world

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Rais Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete na Mama Salma Kikwete wakitembelea Maktaba ya Kirais ya Rais Bush (Bush Presidential Library) na kujionea nafasi kubwa iliyotolewa kwa Tanzania na zawadi ambazo Rais Bush alizipata katika ziara yake rasmi ya Tanzania wakati akiwa Rais wa Marekani. Maktaba hiyo ya kuvutia inaendeshwa kwa teknolojia ya kisasa kabisa ya habari na mawasiliano.

Rais Kikwete alikuwa amesimama mjini Dallas kwa muda akiwa njiani kutoka Washington D.C.,

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Kikosi cha Simba kilichopigwa 3-2 na Yanga.

Mechi ya wabunge mashabiki wa Simba na Yanga iliyopigwa katika Uwanja wa Taifa jijini Dar es Salaam kwenye Tamasha la Usiku wa Matumaini 2014 imemalizika kwa Yanga kuibuka na ushindi wa mabao 3-2. Wafungaji Simba: Maji Marefu na Yusuf Gogo. Yanga: Idrissa Kitwana, Ahmed Ngwali na Mark Tanda.

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The houses on a prime plot not very far from the beach, were flattened on orders from the ministry of Lands and Human Settlement Development. Permanent Secretary Alphayo Kidata confirmed in a telephone interview that he had ordered the demolition because the disputed plot was grabbed and

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Canadian drugmaker Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp. said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration modified a hold recently placed on the company's drug after safety issues emerged in human testing.

The company has a $140 million contract with the U.S. government to develop its drug, TKM-Ebola, which targets the genetic material of Ebola. But last month the FDA halted a small study of the injection in adults to request additional safety information.

Tekmira said Thursday the agency "verbally confirmed" changes to the hold that may allow the

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Edward Snowden.(AFP Photo / Frederick Florin)

Speaking to reporters in Moscow on Thursday, Edward Snowden's attorney, Anatoly Kucherena, said the former US NSA contractor is to remain in Russia for at least three more years after his application had been approved Aug. 1, 2014.

Russia Today reports Kucherena told reporters that Snowden had not asked for political asylum and he would not be able to apply for Russian citizenship: "He will be able to travel freely within the country and go abroad," "He'll be able to stay abroad for not longer than three months." --  RT quotes Kucherena as saying.

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Magreth Kinabo, Habari Maelezo via Tz Gov - Baraza la Vyama vya Siasa Tanzania limesema kwamba kongamano la kujadili chakato wa kutunga Katiba mpya na changamoto zake lililopangwa kufanyika Agosti 9 na 10 mwaka huu limesogezwa mbele, hivyo litatangaza tarehe ya kufanyika.

Kauli hiyo imetolewa leo na Mwenyekiti wa baraza hilo, Peter Mziray katika taarifa yake aliyoitoa kwa vyombo vya habari mjini Dodoma.
“Kutokana na uzito wa kongamano hilo na kazi kubwa ya maandalizi yake, inayotokana na uwingi na uzito wa wageni waalikwa, kongamano hilo halitafanyika siku ya tarehe 9 na 10 Agosti, mwaka 2014 kama lilivyopangwa awali. Hivyo basi tarehe ya kufayika kongamano hilo imepelekwa mbele na baraza litatangaza,” 
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Bongo Fleva 1:0 Bongo Movies - Night of Hope 2014/Usiku wa Matumaini

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Kikosi cha timu ya Bongo Fleva kimeibuka kidedea katika mtanange wao dhidi ya Bongo Movies kwenye Tamasha la Usiku wa Matumanini 2014 ndani ya Uwanja wa Taifa jijini Dar es Salaam. Mfungaji wa bao pekee la Bongo Fleva ni mwanamuziki Ali Kiba.


Nyomi ndani ya Uwanja wa Taifa ikifuatilia mechi hiyo.