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Extreme weather increasing level of toxins in food

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By   2 months ago

By Kagondu Njagi As they struggle to deal with more extreme weather, a range of food crops are generating more of chemical compounds that can cause health problems for people and livestock who eat them, scientists have warned. A new report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) says that crops such as wheat and […]

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TBL appeals to Govt to lower taxes on booze

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By   2 months ago

By Harrieth Mandari HIGH prices of beer and other beverages has been a challenge to breweries in general because they reduce the number of customers who turn to other cheaper drinks, the Tanzania Breweries Group Managing Director, Roberto Jarrin has disclosed. He was briefing journalists in Dar es Salaam recently about TBL’s business trend for […]

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Uongozi wants media to digest information on SDGs for people

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By   2 months ago

  BY JAMILA SHEMNI MEDIA practitioners in the country have been urged to be keen when reporting issues on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) so that the people are well informed and work towards achieving the goals. Building on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the goals include new areas such as economic inequality, […]

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European Union breathes fire on Tanzania

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By   2 months ago

By Sidi Mgumia What was planned as a briefing by EU Electoral Observation mission became a tuition and admonishment on good governance. The mission head when talking to media argued in disrepute the local political scene that deny democracy practices and advanced the question of enacting a new Constitution. The Mission said EU had cut […]

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Kikwete begins UDSM Chancellorship with a bang

By   2 months ago

Wins $41m Chinese financing Obtains 10bn/- Dr Magufuli’s support By Damian Justin CHINA continues to be a truly development partner to Tanzania following a donation of USD 41m, equivalent to 90bn/- which will facilitate construction of state of art library at the prestigious University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM). The new facility will have a […]

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Kolimba tables USD100m budget for EALA

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By   2 months ago

EANA, Arusha The Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and East African Co-operation, Dr Susan Kolimba has tables a USD101, 374,589 Budget for the East African Legislative Assembly for 2016/17 financial year. Dr Kolimba read the Budget on behalf of the substantive Minister and Chair of the EAC Council of Ministers, Dr Augustine Mahiga. The 2016/2017 […]

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Tanzania holds International Festival of Language and Culture

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By   2 months ago

BY JOSEPH LINO, Tanzania will host the 14th International Festival of Language and Culture (IFLC) to promote culture and customs from different nations around the world. IFLC sprouts seeds of hope, in celebration of rich diversity and intercultural dialogue, with its 14th annual language and culture festival The festival has been targeted to promote African […]

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Canara Bank new entrant in Tanzania market

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By   2 months ago

By Harrieth Mandari, THE Government has been congratulated for creating good environment for investors which is beneficial to both investors and the economic growth of Tanzania. The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the newly launched bank, Canara Bank (Tanzania) Ltd Rakesh Sharma, said is one of the major national banks in India. […]

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Lottery Game expected to create millionaires

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By   2 months ago

By Harrieth Mandari, CUSTOMER care service providers in Tanzania have been reminded to create a friendly environment for their customers so as to change the notion that Tanzanians are lazy and irresponsive to customers. This was stated by the Director General of Gaming Board of Tanzania, Tarimba Abbas when officially launching the National Lottery last […]

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China ready and willing to finance Tanzania industrialization drive

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By   2 months ago

* Bagamoyo port development begins in August By Shermarx Ngahemera, Cheerio Tanzanians on industrialization agenda! The financial storm is over as the Chinese are committed to assisting the country to realize its dream of industrialization. Their ambassador in the country Dr Lu Youqing has underscored the importance of Tanzania adopting the industrialization drive and assured […]

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    Kalonzo tells Kiraithe to say sorry to Tanzania, S. Sudan

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    By   2 months ago

      BY STAFF REPORTER Kenya’s Cord Co-Principal Kalonzo Musyoka last week told Government Spokesperson, Erick Kiraithe to apologise to two countries he claimed were funding opposition activities. Kalonzo said Kiraithe’s statement only works to fuel divisions in East Africa. The Wiper Party leader spoke as he addressed opposition supporters on phone from Beijing China where […]

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    ILO boss calls on global transformative change

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    By   2 months ago

    By Sidi Mgumia The Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Guy Ryder, has told delegates that they must assume the responsibilities of the ILO’s social justice mandate if the benefits of transformative change at work are to be realized. “Inequality, marginalization and division are not phenomena to which the world of work must react […]

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    European Union breathes fire on Tanzania

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    By   2 months ago

    By Sidi Mgumia What was planned as a briefing by EU Electoral Observation mission became a tuition and admonishment on good governance. The mission head when talking to media argued in disrepute the local political scene that deny democracy practices and advanced the question of enacting a new Constitution. The Mission said EU had cut […]

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    EAC Sec Gen briefs Germany envoy on Burundi, S. Sudan situation

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    By   2 months ago

    BY HARRIET MANDARI The Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United Republic of Tanzania, and also accredited to the EAC bloc, Egon Kochanke, last week paid a courtesy call to Liberat Mfumukeko, the Secretary General of the East African Community. The two discussed a wide range of issues geared towards deepening cooperation […]

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    Pizza Hut marks entry to Tanzania with product delivery to Mt Kili

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    By   2 months ago

    By Harrieth Mandari IN recognition of its entering Tanzania as its 100th country, Pizza Hut, a division of Yum! Brands – the worlds’ largest Pizza restaurant company marked the milestone with special Pizza delivery to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. The delivery set the Guinness world records title achievement for the highest altitude […]

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    European market demands more avocados  

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    By   3 months ago

      By Harrieth Mandari THE European market has been described as the major buyers of avocado fruits and small-scale growers in Rungwe District, Mbeya Region have been urged to produce quality products from their farms, to meet the high market demand. In the past year 2014/15, Rungwe exported 500 tons of avocados to the European […]

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    Aga Khan University studies maternal-child death reduction

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    By   3 months ago

    BY JAMILA SHEMNI IN a move to accelerate improvement in maternal and child health, the Aga Khan University has launched a case study in Kenya as one of the most detailed analyses to date of Kenya’s progress in reducing maternal and child deaths. As part of the initiatives to attain sustainable development goals by 2030, […]

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    World Bank strengthens alliance with AGRA

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    By   3 months ago

    By Harrieth Mandari In a new push to catalyze growth in Sub-Saharan Africa’s agriculture and food sectors, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and World Bank Agriculture Global Practice last week end signed a letter of intent to strengthen cooperation, share information, and deepen collaboration including jointly developing a strategic portfolio of […]

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    Industrialization agenda, starts on wrong footing

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    By   3 months ago

    Which approach – Dr Kigoda’s or Dr Magufuli’s    By Shermarx Ngahemera There is reigning confusion at the Ministry of Industry and Trade on the guiding principles of Industrialization following lack of focus and direction and increased politicization of the process. The experts have not been given chance to deliberate on the issue and the […]

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    Tanzania-Russia agree on economic co-operation

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    By   3 months ago

      By Justin Damian Tanzania has officially opened the door for economic cooperation with Russia following a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the two countries at the weekend following a two-day successful Russian-Africa Forum held in Dar-es Salaam. Under the MoU, the two states will cooperate on various areas such transportation, energy agriculture and […]

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      Suppressing ‘truth’ for political high ground

      Fracas in Parliament following Nape Nnauye announcement of cessation of live broadcasts.

      By   2 months ago

      BY HILAL K SUED “If you can’t convince them, confuse them,” said Harry S Truman, US 33rd president. That is always the game for politicians in their quests for power. But so long as violence can be avoided, then let their ambitions be attained. It is part of the tradition from the expression “all is […]

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      Bunge-Govt camaraderie is not for national interest

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      By   2 months ago

      BY HILAL K. SUED The fracas that erupted in the National Assembly in Dodoma two weeks ago again brought the debating chamber to the scrutiny of the public eye. This time it was over gender slur from a CCM MP directed to opposition lady MPs (Special Seats MPs). But compared to other fracases in the […]

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      Let’s hope the new railway will now be built

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      By   3 months ago

      BY HILAL K. SUED So it’s becoming a reality at long last! The Chinese will pump in excess of USD 6.8bn for the construction of the much hyped Tanzania’s Standard Gauge railway along the Central Corridor, effectively replacing the century old, German built Central Line. This follows talks held between China’s Ambassador to Tanzania Dr. […]

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      Time to act tough on swindlers of taxpayers’ money

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      By   3 months ago

      HILAL K SUED For almost the whole of last week big headlines the country’s mainstream newspapers were about the characteristic grim side in the establishment – how a handful of influential people are stealing wananchi’s money left, right and centre, depriving them of quality basic social services – education, health and water, and no one […]

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      War against graft: Talk versus sincerity

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      By   3 months ago

      BY HILAL K. SUED Alla Nazimova, the 20th Century Russian-American film and theatre actress, screenwriter and film producer once said: “Sincerity and the correct use of the voice (i.e. speech) are the greatest things in the art of acting.” It’s also great even in the art of politicking, I would add – minus sincerity of […]

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      Magufuli ‘Hapa Kazi Tu’ catchphrase is working wonders

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      By   3 months ago

      BY HILAL K SUED President John Magufuli’s ‘HAPA KAZI TU’ catchphrase for hard work and accountability within his administration is working wonders – it is bringing up a new breed of officials, and transforming the old ones into comedians. I am not sure if JPM had in mind that sort of behavior expected from the […]

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      Time to learn lesson in earnest?

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      By   4 months ago

      BY HILAL K. SUED Compared to his predecessor at the foreign portfolio, Dr Augustine Mahiga is less blustering in his dealings with the members of the diplomatic corps. His language tone is more appeasing if not conciliatory, even though the message delivered to his recipients more thought invoking than challenging. That is how Dr Mahiga […]

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      John Magufuli wins double at EA Summit

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      By   5 months ago

      Museveni mindful of the basics, underscores no winners Kenyatta wants greater trade facilitation By Shermarx Ngahemera Ultimately the 17TH EA Summit took place last Wednesday in Arusha at the luxurious Ngurdoto Lodge with very startling results to the five member states. It was President John Magufuli’s derby on international politics and by all inclinations, he […]

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      Lowassa, Magufuli sing same chorus -Change

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      By   10 months ago

      Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (CHADEMA) which has filed Edward Lowassa as its presidential candidate in the October 25 polls in agreement with the Civic United Front (CUF), the National Council for Constitutional Reforms (NCCRMageuzi) and the National League for Democracy (NDL), has been a crowd puller whenever he goes to the extent that it […]

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      Opinion polls – even fi ction has to make sense

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      By   10 months ago

      One thing that blights pollsters all over the world is their penchant quest to be believed. To them it becomes a useless pursuit if their findings get punched with holes or dismissed as warped propaganda to serve particular interests. For even fiction must follow some rules. Mark Twain, the American novelist said of the difference […]

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        Society blamed for academic certificates fraud  

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        By   2 months ago

        By Tobias Nsungwe Debate on sugar scarcity across the country has refused to stop. Despite Government’s intervention, the commodity is still scarce and selling at varying exorbitant prices. The sugar politics emerged soon after authorities issued instructions to control sugar import permits with the aim of protecting local sugar growers. However, the Government must have […]

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        What differentiates Mrema’s ordeal with Kitwanga expulsion

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        By   2 months ago

        By Tobias Nsungwe, Everyday strange and unbelievable things emerge which remind us that moral decay is on the rise in our society. People cry for justice others are busy stepping on the rights of innocent people; including widows and orphans. The level of moral decay is very alarming in our nation. We have rapists, thieves, […]

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        Choice for the next AU chairperson is too crucial to get wrong

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        By   2 months ago

        By Abdul Mohammed This June, the African Union (AU) is set to make a huge decision that could shape the fate of the organisation and the whole African continent for years to come.  At the Assembly of Heads of State and Government to be held in Rwanda’s capital Kigali next month, the AU will choose its […]

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        Mbeki: Zuma is disregarding the Constitution

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        By   2 months ago

        By Fose Segodi Former South Africa president Thabo Mbeki has pleaded with the current ANC leadership to go back to basics to ensure they carry out the mandate given to them by the electorate and improve the lives of millions of South Africans. Speaking during a panel discussion at an event celebrating the adoption of […]

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        Gender slurs not acceptable in the august House

        Tanzanian MP Anna Margareth Abdallah

        By   2 months ago

        By Tobias Nsungwe Moral decay in our society is a problem which is spreading like wild fire. Our kids and even adults are imaginable things not common to human being said to be passing on the civilization stage. There is deficiency of morals among children, adults and even leaders who were otherwise expected to act […]

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        Attempts to restore Arusha Declaration justifiable

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        By   3 months ago

        By Tobias Nsungwe There are two sentences which President John Magufuli frequently makes. ‘Pray for me’ and Iam the president’ However, being the president, Head of Government and the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces do not warrant him to act and decide on everything. There are some limitations. That is why we have […]

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        Mayoral defeat no reason for CCM to act counterproductively

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        By   4 months ago

        By Tobias Nsungwe People are keen to see whether picking a mayor from the opposition coalition will bring any significant achievements to Dar es Salaam City Council and its citizens. As the mayoral election debacle dust continues to settle steadily, now another debate has emerged! Who is the Dar’s top boss? This is triggered by […]

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        Anxiety, uncertainty grips the nation

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        By   5 months ago

        By Balinagwe Mwambungu It is a fact that when the leadership faces uncertainty, the whole country faces disquiet. Although one can still think that all is well as people are going about with their routine work, there is underlying fear of ‘kutumbua majipu’. The phrase has been coined by President John Magufuli as his strategy […]

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        Burkina Faso: Th e Old Guard vs Th e People, Round 2

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        By   10 months ago

        In late October 2014, the Burkinabé people took to the street to protest former President Blaise Compaoré’s attempt to amend the constitution and extend his 27 years in office. The world stood still, Africa stood proud, and the Burkinabé people’s will prevailed by virtue of it being greater than the arrogance of those in power. […]

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        CCM big politicians slur Edward Lowassa, commoners pity him

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        By   10 months ago

        We are about to close the curtains as election campaigns take final stages. Now the election fever is constantly brightened and is expected to remain so until October 25, when Tanzanians decide through a ballot box. According to records from the National Electoral Commission (NEC), the number of registered voters this year is around 23.7 […]

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          Van Gaal got what he deserved, says Gullit

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          By   2 months ago

          MANCHESTER, England MANCHESTER United were right to sack Louis van Gaal after the club failed to qualify for next season’s Champions League, according to his fellow Dutchman Ruud Gullit. Van Gaal, who guided his side to a fifth-place finish in the Premier League this season, lost his job two days after United ended a three-year […]

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          Stars in search of convincing victory

          Charles Boniface Mkwassa

          By   2 months ago

          By Staff Reporter, NATIONAL soccer team, Taifa Stars, will be hosting Egypt this coming weekend at the 60,000-seater National Stadium in Dar es Salaam hoping to stun the continent. Taifa Stars slim chances of playing in next year’s African Cup of Nations to be held in Gabon will be determined in this weekend’s game. Victory […]

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          Terry’s captaincy biggest asset for Conte’s new Chelsea

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          By   2 months ago

          LONDON, England OF all the declarations made recently, it was the words of Marina Granovskaia that determined the wisdom of John Terry’s contract extension with Chelsea. “(We) believe he will be an important figure in the dressing room and on the pitch,” the Chelsea director said in a club statement that confirmed Terry had put […]

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          Bolt: Positive Beijing retests ‘bad news’ for sport

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          By   2 months ago

          PRAGUE, Czech USAIN Bolt called it ‘really bad news’ for sport after the announcement that 31 athletes were caught doping in retests from the 2008 Beijing Olympics. “It’s rough. It’s rough in the sport,” the Jamaican great said last Wednesday. “Something that’s been tarnishing the sport for years.” Bolt was speaking a day after the […]

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          Juventus keeper picks his favourite for Champions League final

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          By   2 months ago

          TURIN, Italy ATLETICO Madrid will play against Real Madrid in the Champions League final and Los Colchoneros can count on the support of Gianluigi Buffon as they prepare to avenge their 4-1 defeat two years ago. Under the coaching of Diego Simeone the Rojiblancos have reached their second final in three years and Buffon is […]

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          No local players as foreigners dominate Golden Boot race

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          By   2 months ago

          By Staff Reporter MAINLAND Soccer Premier League 2015/16 season reached its climax last weekend with Yanga retaining the trophy apparently with three games to spare and they did it without even having to take the team to the pitch. Yanga bitter rivals Simba had the opportunity to delay the celebration but surprisingly lost 0-1 to […]

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          NBA makes new play in Africa in pursuit of fans

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          By   3 months ago

          From Gerald Imray AP Sports Writer The NBA announced Thursday that it has a new multiyear deal with Econet Media to show live games and other NBA programs on Econet’s pay TV, Internet and mobile platforms in sub-Saharan Africa from the 2016-17 season. The deal makes Econet the NBA’s official broadcaster in sub-Saharan Africa and will […]

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          ITF president says hearing scheduled in Sharapova case

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          By   3 months ago

          LAUSANNE, Switzerland A DISCIPLINARY hearing has been scheduled in Maria Sharapova’s doping case, with a ruling possible before Wimbledon starts. International Tennis Federation president David Haggerty said Wednesday that its doping cases typically take ‘two to three months’ to process. That could deliver a verdict in June. Haggerty said he has not been told details […]

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          Icardi open to Inter exit

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          By   3 months ago

          MILAN, Italy MAURO Icardi has suggested he could leave Inter at the end of the season if the right offer comes in for his services. The prolific attacker has been linked with clubs such as Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal in recent weeks, but had been adamant that he is happy to stay at San […]

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          ‘Klopp formula starting to work magic for Liverpool’

          LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 28:  Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool encourages his team during the Capital One Cup Fourth Round match between Liverpool and AFC Bournemouth at Anfield on October 28, 2015 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)

          By   3 months ago

          MANAGER Juergen Klopp’s preferred style of play has become second nature to Liverpool’s players who took time to get used to the German’s tactics, midfielder James Milner has said. After initially struggling under Klopp, who replaced Brendan Rodgers in October, Liverpool have now lost only once in their last 15 games prior to Wednesday’s 4-0 […]

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            Education View All →

            Kikwete begins UDSM Chancellorship with a bang

            By   2 months ago

            Wins $41m Chinese financing Obtains 10bn/- Dr Magufuli’s support By Damian Justin CHINA continues to be a truly development partner to Tanzania following a donation of USD 41m, equivalent to 90bn/- which will facilitate construction of state of art library at the prestigious University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM). The new facility will have a […]

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            Sharpest global PC decline yet

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            By   10 months ago

            The latest market insights from global technology research and consulting firm International Data Corporation (IDC) show that overall PC shipments for the quarter fell to 3.3-million units. Desktops were down 21.2% year on year to 1.4-million units, while the notebook segment declined 28.6% to total 1.9-million units. “Two of the biggest declines were seen in […]

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            US universities lead in innovation, Asia a rising power

            By   10 months ago

            US universities lead the world in scientific innovation but face strong competition from Asian rivals with close ties to industry, according to a detailed analysis of academic papers and patent filings. The inaugural Reuters Top 100 survey, published on Wednesday, places Stanford University in top spot, reflecting its position as a crucible for new ideas […]

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              Diddy’s TV network earns him Forbes’ highest-paid rap stars

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              By   10 months ago

              RAPPER Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs led Forbes’ list of the world’s highest paid stars in hip hop music, edging out Jay Z and Drake for the top spot. Harlem native Combs, 45, made an estimated $60 million (more than Sh120 billion) between June 2014 and June 2015 according to Forbes’ calculations, from investments outside of […]

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              The Game shuts down Khloe Kardashian dating rumours

              By   10 months ago

              THE Game addressed his dating rumours with Khloe Kardashian on ‘The Wendy Williams Show’. The 35-year-old rapper was previously seen partying with the ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ star on a number of occasions after her split from Lamar Odom. When Wendy Williams asked The Game if he was hooking up with Khloe, he replied, […]

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              Cartoonists want their projects appreciated

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              By   10 months ago

              THE 10-day Cartoons Festival dubbed Domocrazy which reaches its climax on Wednesday in Dar es Salaam has appealed to National Arts Council (BASATA) as well as Ministry of Youth, Culture and Sports to appreciate their projects. They claim that while the two bodies seem to forget them, they nonetheless have their works appreciated by foreigners. […]

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                Tanzania has potential for orange-fleshed sweet potato cultivation

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                By   3 months ago

                BY JOSEPH LINO Tanzania has a high potential for favourable cultivation of improved orange-fleshed sweet potato (OFSP) as one of the ways of reducing vitamin A deficiencies in poor households. Tanzania is a major producer of sweet potato mostly for human consumption but mostly are poor nutrient and white fleshed varieties which cannot benefit the […]

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                Tanzania to rake in $300m from cassava exports to China annually

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                By   3 months ago

                BY STAFF REPORTER Tanzania, the fifth biggest producer of cassava in Africa, is set to export 2.0 million tonnes of the crop to China annually, raking in 300 million US dollars a year. The export will change the current status where Africa, despite being the major producer of cassava in the world, has insignificant share […]

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                ESRF wants businesses into fish farming

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                By   3 months ago

                BY JAMILA SHEMNI In order to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which is the agenda for 2030, the Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF) seeks ways of empowering small and medium entrepreneurs in promoting agriculture, especially fish farming. The new SDGs goals will address the interconnected elements of sustainable development including economic growth, social […]

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                Tanzania reinforces position as regional farm inputs hub

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                By   10 months ago

                President Jakaya Kikwete last week launched another landmark for agriculture development by assuring farmers of adequate and availability of fertilizers in the country and beyond. The president operationalised the fertilizer terminal at the Dar es Salaam Port that will serve the importation of fertilizers with holding capacity of more than 45,000 tons at any particular […]

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                  Business Innovation, increased investment key to telecom industry growth-Tigo GM

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                  By   2 months ago

                      By  Justin Damian The mobile telecommunications industry in Tanzania has grown in leaps and bounds in recent years with a resultant cutthroat competition among the major players. Tigo Tanzania stands out from the pack with a growth rate of 42 per cent, the highest in the sector, according to the latest available statistics […]

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                  Sugar bickering for the coming four years

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                  By   3 months ago

                  BY JAMILA SHEMNI In a reverse direction, the Government has rescinded its sugar import ban following increased shortfall of more than 100,000 tones. It is a tradition that annually midway, the sweetener has to be imported to supplement the inherent shortfall. Without revealing the name of the importer, but assumingly it must be the Sugar […]

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                  STAMICO revels in successes

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                  By   3 months ago

                  By Staff Writer THE State Mining Corporation (STAMICO) have released its achievements and challenges achieved during the past ten years whereby it says there have been an increase of revenue collected from subsidiary business companies from 281m/- from  2013/14 to 3.17bn/-  without deduction reaching 2014/15 fiscal year Beginning of gold production from STAMIGOLD, a subsidiary […]

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                  Treasury Single Account was needed to control National Debt

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                  By   4 months ago

                  By Shermarx Ngahemera According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Fiscal Affairs Department, Treasury Single Account (TSA) is defined as a unified structure of government bank accounts enabling consolidation and optimum utilization of government cash resources. It separates transaction-level control from overall cash management. In other words, a TSA is a bank account or a […]

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                  Barclays Tanzania not shutting down

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                  By   5 months ago

                  By Harrieth Mandari BARCLAYS Africa Group Limited last week announced a 10 percent increase in headline earnings for the year ended December 31, last year, delivering a solid performance underpinned by a three year strategy implemented in 2014. However, the Bank of Tanzania has said its parent company is not pulling out of Tanzania and […]

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                  SOTH AFRICA: ANC to crack down on internal ill discipline

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                  By   10 months ago

                  The ANC, faced with a credibility crisis ahead of next year’s local government elections, has given its integrity committee more powers to discipline members who bring the party into disrepute. The party also wants its members to desist from making pronouncements on the names of preferred candidates to succeed President Jacob Zuma as ANC president […]

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                  Th rives for exemplary performance

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                  By   10 months ago

                  FIFTEEN years after it opened its doors for business on the slopes of the world-famous Mount Kilimanjaro, the Mwanga Community Bank Limited (MCBL) – ‘Light for your Development” reported profit-before-tax in 2014 amounted to SH200.5 million, compared with the profit-before-tax of SH67.5 million which was made in 2013: equivalent to an increase amounting to SH133 […]

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                  Fiji to host 2017 triennia UN Summit on oceans and seas

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                  By   10 months ago

                  The island nation is also continuing its engagement efforts by seeking membership of the UN Human Rights Council by 2017, Fiji Minister for Foreign Affairs Ratu Inoke Kubuabola disclosed this in Parliament last week. He said: “Fiji is a founding member of the Ambassadorial Group of Friends of Oceans and Seas, and we are a […]

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                  Oman seeks to revive seafaring spirit

                  By   10 months ago

                  Despite popular belief, the ancient Silk Road was never one single highway. Rather, it was a vast web of interconnected trade routes traversing land and sea. Taking pride of place as the maritime hub at the center of this vibrant network were the picturesque coastlines of the Sultanate of Oman. Centuries ago, ships from the […]

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                  India, US to launch ocean dialogue

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                  By   10 months ago

                  India and the US have decided to launch an Ocean Dialogue, which Secretary of State John Kerry said, is aimed at promoting sustainable development of blue economy. “We are launching a promising new Ocean Dialogue – in order to promote the sustainable – and I emphasise sustainable – development of the blue economy, as we […]

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                    Zanzibar oil, gas win cools political heat

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                    By   10 months ago

                    Zanzibar will start issuing oil and gas exploration licences following a law amendment that gives the island autonomy in natural resource management. President Jakaya Kikwete assented to the Petroleum Act 2015 in July but regulations to operationalise the law are likely to be in place next year. Control of natural resources is a hot campaign […]

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                    CUF vows to transform Z’bar

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                    By   10 months ago

                    SEIF Shariff Hamad, Isles CUF presidential candidate said that he has workable plans to transform Zanzibar into a vibrant economic and business centre if elected to become the eighth president of the archipelago. “We have good plans and fortunately Zanzibar has enough resources to achieve our goals. The available resources are still underutilised,” said Hamad […]

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                    Z’bar to get another university soon –Dr Shein

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                    By   10 months ago

                    Zanzibar President Dr Ali Mohamed Shein has promised to open another university if he is re-elected president of Zanzibar in October, this year. Dr Shein, the Isles presidential candidate under CCM ticket said this as he was addressing a campaign rally at his home village of Chokocho in South Pemba, Dr Shein said better future […]

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