Sunday 25 February 2018
(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...
(24 Tanzania 05/10/13)
…as the two regional economic communities jointly celebrate EU Day in Arusha. East African Community Secretariat, Arusha, 10 May 2013: The East African Community and the European Union (EU) today at the EAC headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania signed a Financing Agreement of 16 million euros for the construction of a power interconnector between Burundi and Rwanda. The signing of the agreement was preceded by a roundtable discussion, also held at the EAC headquarters, on the theme: “Regional integration as a tool for the promotion of personal freedoms. Perspectives from the EAC and the EU“, organized in commemoration of the EU Day. Amb. Filiberto Sebregondi, the EU Ambassador to the United Republic of Tanzania and to the EAC, and Dr. Enos...
(24 Tanzania 05/10/13)
Malnutrition continues to affect millions of people in Tanzania, particularly children, leading to widespread diseases and poor physical and mental development, the Permanent Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), Mr Peniel Lyimo has said. “It is important to understand consequences including adverse effects on the child’s physical and mental development from conception until it reaches the age of two. These effects are irreversible,” he said. Mr Lyimo, who is also acting as Chief Secretary, said this in Dar es Salaam while briefing journalists on the state of nutrition in the country and the government’s plans to address the matter. He said the situation has contributed to reduced capacity in improving the learning ability, innovation and led to increased poverty...
(24 Tanzania 05/10/13)
The government has finally reached an agreement for taking 50 per cent stake in TanzaniteOne, after marathon negotiations that took almost a year. The talks took long as the government was striving to establish the best modalities for acquisition of 50 per cent shareholding in the largest tanzanite mining firm in the world in line with the new Mining Act of 2010. The Minister for Energy and Minerals, Prof Sospeter Muhongo, told the ‘Daily News’ that the deal has already been concluded and it was no longer news. “We have reached an agreement on shareholding takeover,” Prof Muhongo said. Under the deal, the State Mining Corporation (STAMICO) would be the caretaker of the 50 per cent shares for the government...
(Ipp media 05/10/13)
The Tanzania Electric Supply Company (Tanesco) has confirmed that it has received 3,000 poles from some of the companies it awarded tenders. This will enable customers who had applied for power since January this year to be connected and get power. The development comes after the state power utility issued a 40-day ultimatum last month to two local companies, Mufindi Wood Poles and Engineering Solutions Construction Company Limited, the firms contracted to supply electric poles, to do the job or else they would have their contracts terminated. Tanesco Acting Executive Director Felchesmi Mramba told journalists in Dar es salaam yesterday that the Company has received more than 3,000 electric poles from local companies including Sao Hill, Mufindi Wood Poles and...
(The Citizen 05/08/13)
“We are happy to represent Tanzania in Africa at such a prestigious awards….our submission had also cited retail banking accomplishments at the Exim Bank affiliates in Comoros and Djibouti and that may also have played a role,” he said. Dar es Salaam. Exim Bank, Tanzania’s sixth largest bank by total assets and deposits, has been shortlisted for the “Best Retail Bank in Africa” in African Banker Awards 2013. Other banks shortlisted for the same category include Morocco’s Banque Centrale Populaire, Rwanda’s Compagnie Generale de Banque Ltd, Burkina Faso’s Coris Bank and Togo’s Ecobank Transnational. African Banker Awards is one of the biggest landmark annual events that recognises and celebrates the achievements of Africa’s banking and financial sector. A statement issued...

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