Health

Thousands of children abused as laborers in tanzania’s mines

Thousands of children abused as laborers in tanzania's mines

Children working in small-scale mines were often forced to work shifts of up to 24 hours in low-lying and unstable pits. In addition to cutting and drilling, their tasks also included transporting heavy bags of ore out of the unsecured tunnels. In addition, girls were subjected to sexual harassment and were urged to prostitute themselves.

For the 96-page report, HRW interviewed 200 workers in eleven mines, including 61 children. They are active in the regions of geita, shinyanga and mbeya. "Tanzanian boys and girls are lured into the small-scale mines with the hope of a better life, but then find themselves in a hopeless cycle of danger and despair," says HRW expert janine morna. Often it is orphans who are most in need.

The children risked not only injuries from collapsing shafts, but also long-term health consequences from constantly breathing in dust and toxic mercury and carrying the heaviest loads. "On paper, tanzania has strict laws that prohibit child labor. But the government has done far too little to enforce them," explained morna.

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20 Killed in car bomb attack in cairo

20 killed in car bomb attack in cairo

In a serious terrorist attack in downtown cairo, an assassin used a car bomb to kill at least 20 people and injure 47 others.

His vehicle, loaded with explosives, collided with three vehicles and exploded, according to the interior ministry. Egypt’s president abdel fattah al-sisi spoke of a "cowardly act of terrorism" on twitter. After preliminary investigations, the government held the islamist terrorist group hasm responsible for the attack.

The perpetrator was a ghost driver on monday night on the fast corniche road, which runs along the nile through cairo’s city center. Near the NCI cancer research institute, his car collided with three cars, resulting in an explosion. According to eyewitnesses, the force of the explosion broke several windows in the clinic. Photos showed several cars in flames, the building itself was reportedly not damaged.

Health

Ministry of health plans aid for dentists

Ministry of health plans aid for dentists

According to a media report, the federal ministry of health now wants to provide financial support for therapists and dentists in the corona crisis.

The reason for this is a collapse in the number of patients, the editorial network germany reported, citing a new ministry decree. The aid is expected to come into effect next week and will supplement already agreed support measures for hospitals and doctors in private practice. According to the report, the new aid amounts to around 730 million euros.

Meanwhile, german president frank-walter steinmeier plans to address the current situation in the corona pandemic in a televised speech on saturday. It is the first time that a federal president addresses a current event in this form. Normally he holds such speeches only every year at christmas. According to the federal prasidial office, the speech will be broadcast on ARD and ZDF following the main evening news broadcasts. Steinmeier had recently appealed several times in video messages for cohesion and patience in the face of the imposed restrictions.

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Amnesty group kulmbach remembers human rights

amnesty group kulmbach remembers human rights

Amnesty international commemorates the adoption of human rights at the cineplex kulmbach. Exactly 70 years ago, in 1948, the members of the united nations proclaimed the universal declaration of human rights. The exhibition is open until 31. December to see. In addition, amnesty started its letter marathon campaign.

The spokesman of the kulmbach group of amnesty international, hans-georg friedmann, held up two posters at the opening of the human rights exhibition. On both of them there are women. Women who are committed to the general public and whose initiatives have not remained without consequences for them personally.

Nawal benaissa from morocco protested peacefully for more social justice. This has earned her 80 000 followers on facebook. But the moroccan authorities have been harassing them ever since. She was arrested four times in four months and was sentenced to a custodial sentence and a fine. People from all over the world are now collecting signatures to strengthen the activist’s fight.

Music

Community choir sings in the basilica vierzehnheiligen

The annual general meeting of the itzgrund singing group was held in style at the 64th annual general meeting. Year since its founding initiated. The deputies of the ten member choruses were buried this year in the hall of the schramm inn by the mannergesangverein neuses an den eichen (conducted by wilfried steinert) with five melodic chorus movements. The male voice choir is the only one of the eight male voices left in the group. However, as the choirmaster emphasized, they are still happy to accept participants who enjoy singing.

The pit of mayor udo siegel and the municipality of grobheirath brought over the third mayor gabriele moslein-treiber. She loves music, said moslein-treiber, and is always happy to get involved – whether with her voice or her instrument. In many areas, everything is easier with music and, moreover, making music challenges the village communities. She thanked the singers for their commitment and cultural enrichment of the region.

At the meeting, the newly installed deputy choir director of the coburg-kronach-lichtenfels choir district, pia hempfling, took the opportunity to introduce herself shortly before the district meeting tomorrow, sunday (10 a.M.). March) from 13.30 o'clock in the multipurpose hall gestungshausen in the sounding itzgrund to present. The social pedagogue from the kulmbach district appealed to those present to keep mentally fit by singing for as long as possible. "And age should not play a role – as long as you have fun and enjoy it!", said hempfling.

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German national debt continues to rise

German national debt continues to rise

Despite a booming economy and record tax revenues, however, the state’s debt continued to rise over the year as a whole. After all – at the end of the year the number was slightly down. In the fourth quarter, public sector debt fell by 5.7 billion euros, or 0.3 percent, compared with the previous quarter. "The positive trend in the fourth quarter of 2011 can be attributed solely to the federal government," the statisticians explained. The latter reduced its debt to 31. December compared to 30. September by 0.8 percent, or 11.0 billion euros, to 1277.8 billion euros.

For the states and municipalities, on the other hand, the debt level increased. Countries were 613.4 billion euros in debt – up 0.7 percent, or 4.1 billion euros. Local government debt increased by 0.9 percent, or 1.1 billion euros, to 129.9 billion euros.

"Even though the debt level fell in the fourth quarter, it is still above the level of the first quarter," statisticians reported. At that time, the public budget had a debt of 1999.7 billion euros.

Leaders

Vietnam veteran chuck hagel confirmed as new pentagon chief

Vietnam veteran chuck hagel confirmed as new pentagon chief

After weeks of debate, republican ex-senator chuck hagel took office as the new u.S. Secretary of defense on wednesday. He said he wants to continue working to ensure the U.S. Is a "force for good" in the world.

He said this in a speech to his staff in washington. He wants to renew old alliances and create new ones, said hagel, who is considered diplomatic. "We can’t tell the world what to do, we have to engage with it."The 66-year-old was named the new head of the pentagon on tuesday evening by a vote of 58 to 41. This is the most concise endorsement of a U.S. Defense secretary since the inauguration of the post in the 1940s.

After the long tug-of-war over the personnel matter, hagel’s predecessors and president barack obama tried to smooth the waves in reactions to the senate vote. Retiring defense secretary leon panetta said he was pleased that obama had chosen "such an outstanding leader" as his successor. Obama said hagel, with his past as a vietnam veteran and his experience in politics, is "the secretary of defense our nation needs and the leader our troops deserve".

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Police take action against suspected is supporters

Police take action against suspected is supporters

Fearing a terrorist attack, police in north rhine-westphalia and baden-wurttemberg took action against a suspected cell of the terrorist militia islamic state (IS).

Officers searched properties in ten cities in north rhine-westphalia and ulm on friday and saturday. The search was for explosives and weapons, as the lead prosecutor general’s office in dusseldorf announced on saturday. Eleven men between the ages of 22 and 35 were temporarily detained, mostly tajiks, but also a german national and a turk. The suspicion: they are supposed to have something to do with the preparation of a terrorist attack. Their release was ordered after no weapons or explosives were found.

A neighbor watched as six civilian police in balaclavas arrested a suspect in essen, germany. "They blindfolded him," she told me the day after. At first, she thought it was a movie scene, but then more and more officers arrived.

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The people of rugendorf have to pay more for waste water

The people of rugendorf have to pay more for waste water

In its last meeting of the year, the council decided on monday evening to increase the sewerage fee, to prepare the move of the meeting room to the youth center and to approve purchases for the fire department.

Wastewater charges in the main town and losau will increase by 1.15 euros per cubic meter from 1. January to then 3.18 euros. The accounts for the past four years showed a shortfall of about 175000 euro, with an average water consumption of about 37 500 cubic meters per year. Unforeseeable costs were incurred for the disposal of clear sludge (100,000 euros), due to the departure of one employee and the training of another, as well as the replacement of pumps and pipes. The new fees are initially valid until 2023. The water price remains unchanged for the time being.

Already at the end of 2017, the municipal council had decided in principle to make its current meeting room in the town hall below the municipal office and the wedding room available to the fire department in the future as a training and recreation room. Until now, this project was postponed, but now the fire department has asked to implement the plan in a timely manner.

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Minister of the interior in kiel calls for urban planning against terror

Minister of the interior in kiel calls for urban planning against terror

According to schleswig-holstein’s interior minister hans-joachim grote (CDU), german cities should also use clever urban planning to contain terror risks.

"At least since breitscheidplatz, everyone knows that public festivals are endangered by a new kind of weapon, by the car, by the truck," the chairman of the conference of interior ministers told the german press agency. The towns should therefore be motivated to secure their squares – "with a town wall or a town rampart, perhaps also with the type of building around the square," says grote.

The rough municipal associations think little of his idea, bavaria’s construction minister hans reichhart (CSU) even called it "scaremongering. "We can’t wall up our squares and surround ourselves with a wall again like in the middle ages – that absolutely does not correspond to our liberal ideals of public space," reichhart told the german press agency in munich. The police take care of security.