News Before It's News
About us | Ocnus? |

Front Page 
 Dark Side
 Defence & Arms
 Light Side

Africa Last Updated: May 24, 2013 - 9:48:45 AM

By MISNA 24/5/13
May 24, 2013 - 9:47:54 AM

Email this article
 Printer friendly page

Residents rioted in Mtwara, in southern Tanzania, after a government announcement of the construction of a gas pipeline, resulting in one dead, 90 arrests and the torching of various government party offices.

“Chaos hits Mtwara after gas project confirmation”, headlines The Citizen newspaper. Based on a reconstruction by the paper, the chaos erupted with clashes between protesters and soldiers, attacks against state TV and government party offices after the minister for Energy and Minerals, announced in Parliament that construction of the Mtwara-Dar es Salaam gas pipeline would continue according to plan. The pipeline will consent the transport of methane gas from offshore plants in southern Tanzania to the nation’s economic capital.

The protest broke out over fears that the Mtwara region, among the least developed of the nation, only minimally benefits from the gas production proceeds. In January, at least seven people were killed in protests over the construction of the pipeline.

Source:Ocnus.net 2013

Top of Page

Latest Headlines
Jihadists launch assaults on UN, Malian forces in northern Mali
Tension, Anxiety In Senate As Saraki Keeps Date With Destiny
Nigerian Army Asks Anti-Corruption Agency To Investigate 12 Officers, Indicted Ones To Face Court Martial
Let's Go Take Back Our Country
Gbagbo: why ICC impartiality is questioned
Zuma is incapable of leading SA
Moeletsi Mbeki: Zuma won't fall - he will serve out full term until 2019
Ghanaian electricity, water tariffs drive inflation
Les elements qui derangent Ouattara et Paris dans le documentaire de Canal+
Africans Live On A Continent Owned by Europeans!