Wednesday 22 November 2017
(Ipp media 05/15/13)
Media stakeholders yesterday called for the restructuring of the police force to minimise violence by some of its members against innocent citizens. They said the legislation under which the force was founded is both colonial and undermines people’s freedom. “The force is still using colonial laws which are based on protecting rulers, leading to the undermining of the people’s rights of freedom,” said media guru Jenerali Ulimwengu. He said this in Dar es Salaam when delivering a keynote address at a Media Council of Tanzania meeting discussing police violence against civilians. He gave the example of the National Service which was created in 1963 during the Mwalimu Julius Nyerere era but was later restructured and merged with the Tanzania People’s...
(Ipp media 05/15/13)
Save the Children’s Annual State of the World Mothers report released this month, has ranked Tanzania 10th among countries with the highest number of first day deaths in the world and third in Africa, only below Nigeria and DRC but in East Africa, she has the highest number of children who die a day after birth. Health Programme Advisor with the NGO Dr Stephen Ayella, noted, “Tanzania has made important policy changes to improve its readiness to expand newborn health support. However, according to the report, 17,000 babies die on their first day of life, with a figure of 48,100 newborn deaths per year, thus placing Tanzania in the top 10 countries with highest newborn deaths”. So focus and concerted...
(The Citizen 05/15/13)
Dar es Salaam. The government is still on the spotlight over massive failure in last year’s Form Four examinations, even as the State burns the midnight oil to release revised results after nullifying them and ordering the National Examination Council of Tanzania (Necta) to standardise them using the 2011 rating system. A lobby group conducted a countrywide survey, which involved parents, barely a month after the results were released, and concluded in its findings that the government and teachers were to blame. Announcing research findings in Dar es Salaam yesterday, Twaweza researcher Elvis Mushi said the survey - conducted from March 14 to April 3 this year - involved 2,000 respondents (parents) from across the country. According to him, the...
(Ipp media 05/14/13)
A total of 2,500 farmers engaged in sesame and sorghum production in eleven wards of Kilwa and Lindi District wards have trained to shift from traditional to modern commercial farming to boost their economic fortunes. The wards are Miteja, Kinyumbi, Mingumbi, Tingi, Chumo in Kilwa District and Mchinga, Kilangala, Milola, Kilolambani, Rutamba, Nang’aloin Lindi region. Institutional Coordinator of the Amsha Institute of Rural Entrepreneurs East Africa, Omari Mwaimu told the Guardian over the weekend that the training was offered in 2010 and 2011 by Naliendele Agricultural Research Institute with the support from Amsha Institute. “The number is very small because we don’t have enough funds to support more farmers,” he said noting that they normally depend on member’s fees to...
(Voice of America 05/14/13)
UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations Security Council pointed Monday to the connection between terrorism in Africa and organized crime, and called for a strengthened global response. The 15-member Security Council unanimously adopted a statement declaring its deep concern for what it calls the increasing violence perpetrated by armed groups, the number of which, it said, are growing in several regions and sub-regions of Africa. The council approved the statement during a discussion of the fight against terrorism in Africa. In expressing its concern about the connection between terrorism and transnational organized crime, and with illicit activities such as drugs, arms and human trafficking, the Security Council urged enhanced coordination to strengthen a global response. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told...
(Ipp media 05/14/13)
Four suspects -- three Emirati and a Saudi -- who were linked to the May 5 bombing of a church in Arusha were yesterday freed after investigations found that they weren’t involved in the incident. The freed persons are Abdul Aziz Mubarak (30), Fouad Saleem Ahmed and Saeed Abdulla Saad (28) all from the UAE and Saeed Mohseens (29) from Saudi Arabia. Arusha Regional Police Commander Liberatus Sabas confirmed to reporters here that the release of the foreigners followed thorough investigations conducted by security organs in collaboration with investigators from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Interpol. “When the file of the suspects reached the office of the Director of Prosecutions in Arusha, it was directed that they should...
(Voice of America 05/14/13)
Authorities in Tanzania have charged a local man for a church bombing, while releasing four Middle Eastern men who were arrested after the attack. The police chief in the city of Arusha says the Middle Eastern men -- three from the United Arab Emirates and one from Saudi Arabia -- were freed after an investigation showed they had no connection with the bombing. All four have left Tanzania. Meanwhile, a Tanzanian man, 20-year-old Victor Ambrose, has been charged with murder in connection with the May 5 bombing of a Catholic church in Arusha. The attack on the newly-built church killed three people and injured 60 others. Authorities have not identified a motive for the attack, and no group has claimed...
(In2 East Africa 05/13/13)
Retired President Benjamin William Mkapa has argued Inter Action Council European members to press on their governments to ensure that the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) they are negotiating with African countries do not threaten the development aspirations of Africa. Retired President Benjamin William Mkapa. Participating in the debate on the economic situation in the present state of the world in Manama, the Kingdom of Bahrain, President Mkapa said the European Union (EU) proposals seriously impede the development path of the African countries. In particular, they would lead to the de-industrialization, stop the value addition on their primary goods exports and deny them market success, while by insisting on removal of import tariffs and export taxes, deny government revenue for effective...
(Tanzania Daily News 05/13/13)
The suspects arrested in connection with the bombing incident at a church in Arusha about a week ago will soon appear in court to face related charges, it has been learnt. The Director of Public Prosecutions, Dr Eliezer Feleshi, told the ‘Daily News’ in Dar es Salaam that his office has already received the case file from the police and they were still working on it. An explosive device was thrown into the compound of the Roman Catholic Church at Olasiti in the city, killing three people and injuring dozens of worshippers.“It is true that the file of the case was sent to my office. We are presently scrutinizing what is contained therein and see whether there is any prima...
(Ipp media 05/13/13)
Contractors registration Board (CRB) has organized a two-day conference and exhibitions later on this month that would discuss various issues relating to the challenges and development of the industry. According to the Registrar, Boniface Muhegi, the conference and construction technology product services and exhibitions will be held in Dar es Salaam effectively from March 23. In this consultative meeting, the Board will present what has been achieved in the last 15 years and will identify the challenges it and the contracting industry in Tanzania as a whole, he said. The stakeholders will discuss the achievements and the challenges and chart out overcome them for a better performance and sustainability of the contraction industry. This year’s meeting bears the theme: 15...
(Tanzania Daily News 05/13/13)
Tanzania is hosting a three-day Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions (SACAU) Regional Conference set to start on Monday in Dar es Salaam. The conference under the theme “Financing African Agriculture” is being organised by Agricultural Council of Tanzania (ACT) in collaboration with SACAU. ACT Executive Director, Ms Janet Bitegeko, told reporters in city the conference has attracted about 200 participants from 14 Southern Africa Development Cooperation (SADC) countries and some representatives from regional agriculture organisations from other parts of Africa. “Preparations for the big conference we are hosting for the first time in the country will, among other things, update farmer leaders on the SADC/ COMESA/EAC tripartite agreement,” she said, adding that rationale and architecture will be presented and...
(Ipp media 05/13/13)
A new food and nutrition policy is on the cards to fight malnutrition in the country, it has been disclosed. “The process of drafting the policy has reached an advanced stage,” Acting Managing Director of the Tanzania Food and Nutrition Centre (TFNC) Dr Faith Magambo told this paper at the weekend. “The document is in the hands of my institution for translation. We need the policy to be written in English and Kiswahili to enable actors and stakeholders contribute their views for improvement,” she explained. Dr Magambo said the crafting of the national food and nutrition policy has taken long because of delays in reviewing the TFNC Act, 1973. “So many things have changed. We’re also waiting for approval of...
(24 Tanzania 05/13/13)
Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda has said they are working with stakeholders to tighten the copyright law that would check piracy of artistes’ work. Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda. He was speaking here on Sunday when receiving a procession of local artistes at Nyerere Square where Clouds Media Group launched a new programme called ‘Twenzetu, made in Tanzania’ that sensitizes Tanzanians to support local artistes through buying and using their original work. He paid tribute to the initiative, noting that art was one way of creating employment and asked them to go for the opportunity “We will also work on the issue of stickers through liasing with BASATA and COSATA,” he said. The premier said he would also join them in the...
(Ipp media 05/13/13)
Most of us know someone who lost their life giving birth, or who died from pregnancy-related complications. A friend of mine lost his wife last year while giving birth at the Muhimbili National Hospital. I used to think that in Dar es Salaam, maternal deaths only occurred to women who can not afford to pay for specialised care. Muhimbili hospital offers private services in its fast track unit and this is where my friend’s wife was attending clinic. I just could not understand how she could die giving birth, given that she was receiving care in the hospital’s private unit with all specialists at her disposal. The couple had chosen Muhimbili given that it is the country’s major hospital and...
(The Citizen 05/13/13)
The licensing that was to be done in September last year, but delayed due to deficiency in policies, will now be launched in October during the second Tanzania Oil and Gas Conference to be held in the city. The Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) has announced the fourth round of exploration in the Indian Ocean and North Lake Tanganyika deep offshore oil blocks to firms wishing to explore for oil and more gas in the country. The licensing that was to be done in September last year, but delayed due to deficiency in policies, will now be launched in October during the second Tanzania Oil and Gas Conference to be held in the city. The licensing was delayed last year...
(In2 East Africa 05/13/13)
The heads of state and governments of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) have welcomed deployment of the Intervention Brigade (IB) in the Eastern DRC under the auspices of MONUSCO. A Communique of the meeting held in Cape Town, South Africa on Friday said the SADC committee on politics, defence and security (Troika) summit received a progress report on the deployment of the Intervention Brigade in the Eastern DRC. “The summit welcomed the adoption of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 2098 of 28 March, 2013 which provides the mandate for the deployment of the Intervention Brigade (IB) in the Eastern DRC under the auspices of MONUSCO,” reads the communique in part. It said the summit noted with appreciation...
(The Citizen 05/13/13)
In February, TTB signed an agreement with South African tourism promoter Witch & Wizard Creative to establish the Swahili Tourism Fair born, which is meant to boost tourist arrivals in Tanzania. Arusha. The Tanzania Association of Tour Operators (Tato) is at loggerheads with the Tanzania Tourist Board over tourism promotion in the country. At the centre of the controversy is TTB’s decision to partner with a South African firm in establishing a new tourism fair. Tato argues that a partnership with South Africans on tourism promotion could weaken the now well established 13-year-old Karibu Travel and Tourism Fair and adversely affect tourism and investment inflows. Karibu is the second largest tourism fair in Africa after Indaba, hosted by South Africa,...
(The Citizen 05/13/13)
Arusha. The CRDB Bank is exploring the possibility of opening a branch in Nairobi after successful operations of its first-ever foreign branch established in Bujumbura, Burundi, last year, it was announced here on Saturday. The managing director, Dr Charles Kimei, told the bank’s annual general meeting that the Kenyan capital has a potential to be tapped given the big number of Tanzanian business community based in the neighbouring country. “There are many Tanzanians engaged in businesses in Nairobi and various other parts of Kenya,” he said when he briefed shareholders, clients and staff on the expansion plans that are underway. However, he noted that the bank would have to be prepared for stiff competition in the Kenyan market. Being the...
(Swazi Observer 05/13/13)
SWAZILAND Tourism Authority Board Chairman Zacharia Dlamini has urged politicians within the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to speed up the process of introducing a UNIVISA for tourists’ easy access to the region. Dlamini was speaking during an interview at the Tourism Indaba held in Durban, South Africa. He said the status quo was frustrating and resulted in potential tourists not visiting some countries in the region. He said as players in the hospitality industry they felt the effects of the visa problem. “One can just appeal to the region’s governments to give the issue the attention it deserves because our efforts to promote our countries at such forums are dealt a huge blow by this problem,” he said. Dlamini...
(Reuters (Eng) 05/10/13)
Africa's economic development is being held back by a "hemorrhage" of illicit financial flows, which may be getting worse, the African Development Bank said on Friday, calling for reforms to stem the losses. A draft report to be presented at the AfDB's annual meeting in Morocco later this month shows net resource outflows from Africa totaling up to $1.4 trillion over the 30-year period to 2009, far exceeding inflows to the continent. Illicit financial flows were "the main driving force" behind $1.2-1.3 trillion of the three-decade net drain, it said. This is about four times Africa's current external debt and almost equivalent to its current GDP. "The trend is continuing, it could even be increasing," AfDB Chief Economist Mthuli Ncube...

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