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THE GUARDIAN | 2nd Jul 15
Come October General Elections as Tanzanians we should prove the prophets of doom wrong by going to conduct one of the most peaceful elections in the history of Africa.
THE GUARDIAN | 1st Jul 15
Maize has for long been the staple food of most Tanzanians, who have grown it merely for their subsistence. Rarely had they thought of growing the crop on a large scale to satisfy their food requirements and for sale.
THE GUARDIAN | 30th Jun 15
The pen has been made mightier with the advent of instant mass texting technology that allows one to write a message and send it to multiple recipients across a given region and in this case across the country.
THE GUARDIAN | 29th Jun 15
The countdown to the General Election, the fifth since the reintroduction of multiparty politics, is well under way. October 25 has been given as Polling Day. Several political parties with permanent registration and therefore eligible to field candidates in parliamentary and presidential polls have long started lining themselves up for the all-important races.
GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY | 28th Jun 15
On Friday President Jakaya Kikwete promised the nation that he would form an independent agency to coordinate the war on Prevention and Control of Substance Abuse and Drug Trafficking.
THE GUARDIAN | 27th Jun 15
Election times are here again. This is the moment when politicians are being heard making promises, some of which sound like someone trying to build castles in the air. It is the moment when voters are being fooled with completely unimplementable promises just like a child seated beside a kitchen waiting for food while in real sense what is being cooked in the kitchen is not food but stones.
THE GUARDIAN | 26th Jun 15
In its 2014 human rights and business report released on Wednesday, the Legal and Human Rights Centre (LHRC) revealed what seems to be an unknown secret thwarting the welfare of employees in the country’s private sector.
THE GUARDIAN | 25th Jun 15
The last decade or so has been characterised by exponential growth in infrastructure. Similarly, the telecom industry has been booming in Tanzania during the last few years such that many areas have now become interconnected and millions have accessed one or more services from this industry.
THE GUARDIAN | 24th Jun 15
The collection of revenue from water bills has for a long time been a problem for water authorities in the country. The problem has been serious for bills on water used by both individuals and public institutions.
THE GUARDIAN | 23rd Jun 15
What does 4G internet speed have to do with a farmer on the isolated remote slopes of the Usambara Mountains? Few have the relation at their fingertips and it is this service relation gap that must be bridged if we are to modernise the agriculture sector and save farmers from hand hoe backbreaking time old farming methods.
THE GUARDIAN | 22nd Jun 15
A massive number of Tanzanian soccer fans are perplexed over who should actually shoulder the blame for their national team’s mediocre show in international championships – and even friendly matches.
GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY | 21st Jun 15
We read with disbelief news that surfaced on Friday that said Dar es Salaam Water and Sewerage Corporation (DAWASCO) had proposed a hike in water charges from the current Sh1, 098 per 1000 litres to Sh2,631 while Dar es Salaam Water and Sewerage system (DAWASA) wanted the fee to rise from Sh 275 per 1000 litres to Sh561 effective 2016/2017 financial year.
THE GUARDIAN | 20th Jun 15
Last week The Guardian on Sunday newspaper published a story in which rights groups ‘accused’ presidential aspirants of corruption. The groups questioned the legitimacy of sources of funds and the extravagant spending displayed by some CCM cadres seeking presidential nomination.
THE GUARDIAN | 19th Jun 15
A key element of a democratic state is the upholding of the charter of human rights that calls for among other rights and freedoms, the freedom to worship. In this regard, with its ‘fruit bowl’ mix of religions, Tanzania is an outstanding example of peaceful coexistence of many regions and their numerous sects.
THE GUARDIAN | 18th Jun 15
Having borne the effects of the global credit crunch better than most continents, it is a wonder that Africa still remains dwarfed in terms of tangible economic growth. While most of the countries have continued to record an average growth of five per cent in the gross domestic product, it remains to be seen how this growth has impacted citizens, especially in resolving issues of poverty, education and unemployment.
THE GUARDIAN | 17th Jun 15
Yet another motor accident has taken away the lives of 24 innocent people and left 34 others injured in Iringa Region. In the latest accident of this magnitude, a Scania semi-trailer and a Coaster minibus were involved in a head-on collision last Sunday evening.
THE GUARDIAN | 16th Jun 15
The government has considerably increased levy charges on petroleum products including kerosene, the main alternative to charcoal use for many Tanzanians. Tabling the government budget estimates for the year 2015/2016 late last week, Finance Minister Saada Mkuya said the levy for diesel per litre has increased from 50/- to 100/-, petrol from 50/- to 100/- and kerosene from 50 /- to 150/- per litre.
THE GUARDIAN | 15th Jun 15
The ongoing conflict between Simba Sports Club and their player, Ramadhan Singano, reflects poor awareness of the meaning of contract for both sides. It is most unfortunate that Tanzania football players happen to make contracts without going into the details! Most rush into signing the papers only with a view of getting money while completely overlooking the fundamentals of their agreement as stipulated in the contracts.
GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY | 14th Jun 15
Yesterday’s edition of The Guardian Newspaper carried photographs of people with albinism (PWAs) who lost their limbs from attacks by unknown individuals. The photos were made available to the newspaper by Under The Same Sun(UTSS), a charitable non-governmental organisation that promotes the wellbeing of persons with albinism (PWA) via education and advocacy.
THE GUARDIAN | 13th Jun 15
This week, the government passed the 2015/16 financial budget of Sh22.4 trillion prioritising education, infrastructure, health and agriculture sectors but people are questioning whether such priorities will be achieved.
THE GUARDIAN | 12th Jun 15
With tears of wailing employees yet to dry, crying for a single digit Pay As You Earn (PAYE) the government has made a gesture of good faith lowering PAYE down by 1 per cent. As expected, speculations are already running wild that the lowering of the PAYE that has year on year burdened the salary collecting work force, is motivated by political interest given the fact that is an election year.
THE GUARDIAN | 11th Jun 15
The Capital Markets and Securities Authority (CMSA) is a Government Agency established to promote and regulate securities business in the country. It was established under Capital Markets and Securities Act, 1994.
THE GUARDIAN | 10th Jun 15
From time immemorial, ownership of land in most parts of Tanzania has been traditional. The practice has often been to pass on village plots from fathers to their children, mainly sons, other family members.
THE GUARDIAN | 9th Jun 15
We might blame it on coincidence but election years’ have a way of digging up scandals and conspiracies, so far, this year has seen one major graft scam unveiled and several others rumoured but not solved.
THE GUARDIAN | 8th Jun 15
The Mainland premier soccer league ended almost a month ago, and both players and club officials are now focusing on the new season. This is ideal time for players as well as club officials and members to weigh on how best they can plan to improve performance in the next premiership season.
GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY | 7th Jun 15
We read with shock and disbelief news from Dodoma on Friday that had it plain and clear that CCM leaders have banned presidential hopefuls from participating in political debates organised by various institutions.
THE GUARDIAN | 6th Jun 15
Once again news resurfaced on Tuesday this week, stating that the country suffered a loss of about two million litres of petroleum during discharging at the Single Point Mooring ( SPM) when two most recent vessels offloaded fuel imported through Bulk Procurement System( BPS).
THE GUARDIAN | 5th Jun 15
Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)…a mouth full indeed, in Kenya they call them, Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) another tongue twister. MSEs are Kenya’s informal sector dubbed Jua Kali (Scorching Sun) and as the name suggests, they work in the mercy of the elements, be it tropical rains or the equatorial sun.
THE GUARDIAN | 4th Jun 15
The Book Development Council of Tanzania was established under the laws of Tanzania as non-profit making organisation to coordinate and stimulate the activities of public and private sector agencies in the book industry of Tanzania so that more and better books of all kinds may be made available to the readers of all ages throughout the country.
THE GUARDIAN | 3rd Jun 15
The scarcity of water in Dar es Salaam is among the thorniest problems that the residents have been facing year in and year out. It has eluded solution from the first phase government to the present one about to end its term, come next October 25 when the country will hold its General Election.
THE GUARDIAN | 2nd Jun 15
Over the last few weeks, as will be the case in the coming months, many politicians have aired grand ideas of what they plan to do should they be elected President come October 25. In their bid to woo party and public votes, their pledges range from ridding the nation of hand hoes to a donor free national budget, from better education to universal healthcare.
THE GUARDIAN | 1st Jun 15
Organisers of sports and entertainment activities have traditionally depended on gate collections as their major source of funding and, indeed, very survival. Contributions by fans have been neither all that reliable nor substantial enough to facilitate the holding of sports and entertainment events at some profit.
GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY | 31st May 15
Thursday this week some daily newspapers reported that a good number of residents of Mitole Ward in Lindi Region were facing an acute shortage of food, forcing them to try and subsist on some natural materials in the bush, like wild fruits and roots.
THE GUARDIAN | 30th May 15
The whistle has been blown; everyone wants to be the next president of this nation which is currently facing a number of challenges, ranging from theft, embezzlement and misappropriation of public resources to poor provision of social services.
THE GUARDIAN | 29th May 15
On Tuesday this week, President Jakaya Kikwete made a vow he has never made during his ten-year tenure of presidency concerning the plight of teachers in the country. He has promised to resolve the teachers’ grievances before the October General Elections once and for all.
THE GUARDIAN | 28th May 15
As we wait for the referendum date on the proposed constitution to be set, it is worth noting that, 224 years ago on December 15, 1791, the US made its first amendment to its constitution and the amendment was on freedom of expression, one of ten amendments that constitute the Bill of Rights.
THE GUARDIAN | 27th May 15
Former American President Abraham Lincoln described democracy as the government of the people, by the people and for the people. Since his time the world has seen all sorts of government administrations, some following his ideas and other completely opposed to them.
THE GUARDIAN | 26th May 15
In the complex socio-economic lives that we lead, most operations are done on the basis of trust. We trust that the sky will remain blue and the sun will rise from the east and as long as things remain in the order we expect them to, all is well under the sun.
THE GUARDIAN | 25th May 15
All the blame with respect to Taifa Stars’ bizarre performance in the ongoing Council of Southern Africa Football Association (COSAFA) tournament in South Africa is directed at Tanzania’s national soccer team’s head coach, Mart Nooij.
GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY | 24th May 15
Early exit of the national soccer side, Taifa Stars, from the Southern African regional championship, famously known as Cosafa Cup, indicates that Tanzania soccer is still below overage.
THE GUARDIAN | 23rd May 15
For years now developing countries, Tanzania inclusive, have been relying on foreign aid as one of the sources of funds to run their governments apart from internally generated revenue.
THE GUARDIAN | 22nd May 15
The decision by the Weights and Measures Agency (WMA) to start verifying the calibration of electricity meters in the country is long overdue. Amid cries from consumers countrywide complaining that TANESCO is overcharging them, the exercise will clear doubts over the allegations or would uncover what seems to be a long time technological ‘theft’.
THE GUARDIAN | 21st May 15
There is an important event, you want to clad your favourite jacket, you can’t find it. So you ask your better half, kids and maid, and none has a clue. Then you begin to scold everyone for presumed carelessness.
THE GUARDIAN | 20th May 15
For several weeks now there has been turmoil in Burundi, one of the five member countries of the East African Community (EAC) and the African Unity (AU) that has 54 countries as its members.
THE GUARDIAN | 19th May 15
Each year Tanzania’s parliament sits in a marathon Budget session to debate the following year’s budget estimates, as it is doing now. After a month or so of haggling with figures, finally our legislators come out with the blueprint of the following year’s estimates of revenue and expenditure.
THE GUARDIAN | 18th May 15
With the Confederation of Southern Africa Football Association (COSAFA) tournament under way in South Africa, we wish the Tanzania national soccer team – Taifa Stars – all the best.
GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY | 17th May 15
Leaders in the Great Lakes Region are waiting for the next move from Burundi president Pierre Nkurunziza, how he is going to handle the sentiments around the failed uprising and coup attempt against his regime, and how he will respond to democratic demands.
THE GUARDIAN | 16th May 15
Recently a robbery incident occurred along Sam Nujoma Road in Dar es Salaam whereby armed robbers who were on a motorbike robbed an identified man of his money whose amount could not immediately be established.
THE GUARDIAN | 15th May 15
Reports that the Burundi military attempted a coup d’etat against that country’s President Pierre Nkurunziza is to say the least contemptible. It is more so when Heads of State of the East African Community including Nkurunziza himself were in the country to discuss on the deteriorating situation in Burundi and if possible find the everlasting solution to the war beleaguered the country.
THE GUARDIAN | 14th May 15
Counterfeit and substandard industrial products are still posing serious threats to the country's economy and human health despite efforts by the state and non-state organs to contain the vice.
THE GUARDIAN | 13th May 15
It is well known that Tanzania has vast deposits of various minerals. As a matter of fact this ‘secret’, for lack of a better word, was known even during the first phase of Mwalimu Julius Nyerere.
THE GUARDIAN | 12th May 15
This is the education week, this year’s theme is ‘Education is the right of every child for the development of the nation.’ Well said, however, if quality education is a right, let’s agree, government schools, both primary and secondary, are in stack violation of this basic right.
THE GUARDIAN | 7th May 15
May 25 is Africa Day. On this day, many African countries celebrate the hard-fought achievement of their freedom from European colonial powers but sadly enough the day is marked as a national holiday in only five African states.
THE GUARDIAN | 6th May 15
What is happening in our neighbouring country, Burundi, should raise concern and anxiety to our country as well. This is partly because Tanzania and Burundi have a long history binding them from the days when they were both part of the Germn East Africa.
THE GUARDIAN | 5th May 15
It is beyond comprehension that even some of the very basics of life are now not guarantee. On the contrary, we kick the very cow whose milk we heavily rely on; even worse we slaughter the goose laying golden eggs.
THE GUARDIAN | 4th May 15
TheMainland premier soccer league is just about to come to an end, and clubs must be looking forward to strengthening their squads in preparation for the new season. History shows the poaching of players as easily the option of choice for most relatively well-to-do clubs in the league.
GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY | 3rd May 15
May Day was a bad day for job seekers across the country and probably anyone seeking to secure a job opportunity in the civil service. It was a bad day because the Head of State, President Jakaya Kikwete issued an announcement in Mwanza stating that persons nursing hopes for civil service ought to have other ideas.
THE GUARDIAN | 2nd May 15
As the general elections date approaches the heat is rising with political stakeholders throwing punches at the National Electoral Commission (NEC) for its failure to have things done in the right way.
THE GUARDIAN | 1st May 15
A memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the Tanzanian and Kenyan governments through their respective forest agencies was signed in this week. The MOU which spells out a five-year plan focuses on trans-boundary collaboration around law enforcement to reduce illegal trade in forest resources such as timber and charcoal.
THE GUARDIAN | 30th Apr 15
The recent news that over 320m/- has been secured to support reproductive health services in and around the Lake Tanganyika region is heartening. This is because the relief comes amidst bad reports that up to 25 per cent of the children born in the region die before they even reach five years of age.
THE GUARDIAN | 29th Apr 15
‘’Chaotic’’ was how to describe the situation in Dar es Salaam as hundreds of travellers were stranded for about three hours at the Ubungo Bus Terminal (UBT) on October 8, last year.
THE GUARDIAN | 28th Apr 15
Numerous job seekers out there lament the hardships of securing employment and the related hustles, worst of which is the back and forth fruitless matches in and out of offices. Dressed in their Sunday best, the graduates go upstairs and down elevators, through corridors and sit in boring waiting rooms; the search for employment is an odious task not meant for the faint hearted.
THE GUARDIAN | 27th Apr 15
With the current Mainland premier soccer league season coming to an end early next month, teams and players must be pondering their next moves with regard to quality signings and landing greener pastures, respectively.
GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY | 26th Apr 15
Election years are usually good for the journalism profession, as they get paid for various consultancy assignments. This includes brushing up the image of an election contestant at a moment’s notice, or blackening the face of another to full public glare for a day or two.
THE GUARDIAN | 25th Apr 15
Once again pension funds are on the spotlight and very unfortunately the subject surrounding them is again likely to trigger a tug of war with both pensioners and those who will not have reached retirement age by the time they claim their terminal benefits.
THE GUARDIAN | 24th Apr 15
When the public does not participate in the political process, it abandons its responsibility and foregoes its Constitutional right. These rights were on the larger part fought for and blood was shed for the nation to govern itself and to do so democratically.
THE GUARDIAN | 23rd Apr 15
Xenophobia can simply be defined an unreasonable fear or hatred of foreigners or strangers or of that which is foreign or strange. So far six people have been killed in the new spate of xenophobic attacks in the Rainbow nation that started in KwaZulu Natal's largest city of Durban and those targeted in the attacks are African immigrants.
THE GUARDIAN | 22nd Apr 15
Disasters, by their nature, are occurrences that may strike anywhere and at any time. Tanzania has had its share of disasters that have hit various parts of the country. Close to memory have been five people from the same family who lost their lives on the spot in Manungu Village, Kahama, Shinyanga Region, last month.
THE GUARDIAN | 21st Apr 15
We have been taken aback, just as many other Tanzanians have, by the recent directive from Home Affairs minister Mathias Chikawe that he would deregister all religious institutions whose leaders engage in politics.
THE GUARDIAN | 20th Apr 15
Despite “squandering” their narrow advantage in Saturday’s encounter in Dar es Salaam with visiting Etoile du Sahel of Tunisia, Young Africans can still overturns the tables in the return leg away in Tunis a fortnight or so from now.
GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY | 19th Apr 15
South Africa, a country with the largest economy after Nigeria, has indeed turned out to be a place of shame, violence and discontent as attacks on black foreigners continue to ravage in various cities.
THE GUARDIAN | 18th Apr 15
Once again Tanzanians on Wednesday woke up to the shocking news in relation to terrorism after police on Tuesday arrested ten individuals in Kilombero District, Morogoro Region suspected to have links with a terror group of Al-Shabaab.
THE GUARDIAN | 17th Apr 15
What do we – today’s generation of Tanzanians – plan, expect or hope to leave those to come after us with on the ethical conduct and practice plane when we pass on? Do we see any promise of future generations behaving or living any more ethically than us? And do we really care which way the winds is blowing now or will be blowing when we are gone? In asking these questions we have in mind those in high-profile positions of power, authority or influence and those commonly looked to for leadership or guidance at the household level or in the wider sphere.
THE GUARDIAN | 16th Apr 15
What is the fate of Kampala University in Dar es Salaam? What will happen to the students of the university who have not yet completed their courses? In yesterday’s edition of this paper we carried one of our front page stories about the plight of 5000 students at Kampala International University’s (KIU) Dar es Salaam campus who had boycotted classes demanding the administration to give them clarifications on unregistered causes that they were pursuing.
THE GUARDIAN | 15th Apr 15
The rigmarole to which Tanzanians are being treated in the saga about closure of several public boarding schools because of food shortage is surprising indeed. As reported in our paper yesterday, more of the schools have been closed because their food suppliers have not been paid their dues for a long time.
THE GUARDIAN | 14th Apr 15
Of late country has witnessed horrendous, unbelievable and shocking road accidents. This month alone, 34 people had been killed and scores of others seriously injured. These grisly accidents according to police they are caused by speeding and careless overtaking by the bus drivers.
THE GUARDIAN | 13th Apr 15
The All Africa Games – or the African Olympics, if you will – are just around the corner but we are not sure how prepared are our athletes to compete in the continent’s prestigious event.
GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY | 12th Apr 15
Friday afternoon was a test case of how the country is governed, when the Minister for Labour and Employment, Gaudentia Kabaka, rectified shoddy regulations that led to a countrywide strike by bus drivers, that from hindsight had no reason to have occurred in the first place.
THE GUARDIAN | 11th Apr 15
Several times police in Kilimanjaro Region have arrested children confined in houses where they are believed to be undergoing special training. Very unfortunately police have never come out clear to tell the public the kind of training individuals recruiting these children have been offering nor who are the godfathers sponsoring it.
THE GUARDIAN | 10th Apr 15
Africa has 52 cities with populations of one million or higher – the same number as for Europe. Dar es Salaam which is the largest city in Tanzania and the country’s trading hub has a population of five million people.
THE GUARDIAN | 9th Apr 15
Skin asthma is an inflammatory skin disorder, which causes blisters resulting in scaly skin, itchy rashes and dry thick patches on the skin. If untreated, doctors say it quickly turns into skin cancer.
THE GUARDIAN | 8th Apr 15
For most families in Tanzania and Africa as a whole firewood is the common means of getting energy in the homes, mainly for cooking food. In some cases it is used to get hot water for bathing, especially for babies and children.
THE GUARDIAN | 7th Apr 15
Trojans had a phrase for it: Beware of Greeks bearing gifts. The warning, so Homer’s Iliad informs us, was ignored with dire consequences. The curious Trojans took the giant wooden horse abandoned outside their city inside the walls of the Troy, walls that for 10 years the besieging Greek army had been unable to penetrate.
THE GUARDIAN | 6th Apr 15
It has been a happy and generally rewarding Easter weekend for sports lovers, what with Young Africans Sports Club (Yanga) having managed to stay in contention for CAF Confederation Cup league honours.
THE GUARDIAN | 5th Apr 15
The National Electoral Commission (NEC) has finally announced postponement of the referendum on the proposed new constitution which had earlier been scheduled for April 30. The referendum will now be held on a date to be announced by NEC upon completion of voters registration.
THE GUARDIAN | 4th Apr 15
Kenya, an East African member state, is once again grieving over the death of over 140 students after gunmen suspected to be Al-Shabaab militants attacked a university in Garissa on Thursday morning.
THE GUARDIAN | 3rd Apr 15
At last traders resumed conducting businesses on Wednesday after almost a week of closure to protest the use of Electronic Fiscal Devices (EFDs). They were also protesting against the court action to put behind bars their embattled leader, Johnson Minja.
THE GUARDIAN | 2nd Apr 15
The commercial port city of Dar es Salaam and most of the rest of the Tanzanian coastline is well endowed with numerous historical sites and artifacts that date as far back as the era of the Portuguese and Ottoman rule on the East African coast.
THE GUARDIAN | 1st Apr 15
Today is the worlds April fool’s Day, the one day in which the world has a verbal legal agreement allowing us to make fools of each other. Ahead of this year’s fool’s day, the government on Monday announced yet another major gas discovery offshore Tanzania.
THE GUARDIAN | 31st Mar 15
Introduction of motor cycle taxis in Tanzania several years ago has been both a blessing and a liability. These taxis, commonly called boda boda (because they were originally used to ferry passengers across Ugandan/Kenyan borders) can be found all over this country’s rural and urban areas.
THE GUARDIAN | 30th Mar 15
Tanzania’s national women’s soccer team, Twiga Stars, would be well advised to avoid complacency during their return leg qualifier tie of the African Women Championship against their Zambian counterparts in Dar es Salaam this weekend.
GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY | 29th Mar 15
A Tragic melodrama is in the course of being enacted in the city of Dar es Salaam physically and mentally or sentimentally spreading to the far outreaches of the country. It is the feud involving Bishop Josephat Gwajima of the Glory of Christ Church, who released an audio and video clip played around the country and massively in the social media, trenchantly taking apart the Catholic Archbishop of Dar es Salaam, Polycarp Cardinal Pengo.
THE GUARDIAN | 28th Mar 15
At last the Parliament this week passed the Drugs Control and Enforcement Bill 2014 with imposition of heavy penalty to high profile individuals convicted by the court for involvement in high drugs trafficking.
THE GUARDIAN | 27th Mar 15
An appeal was made on Monday by the Namibian High Commissioner to Tanzania, Dr Japhet Isaak, during his country’s 25th Independence Day in Dar es Salaam. The passionate plea was for African countries to ensure that political freedom has sustainable economic development for their people because “human beings do not eat democracy.
THE GUARDIAN | 26th Mar 15
How does a person with vision or hearing imparity cross a road in Dar es Salaam or any of the country’s cities? They do not, because it is suicidal, short of a Good Samaritan walking them across against the honking motorists who claim sole proprietorship of the roads.
THE GUARDIAN | 25th Mar 15
For many Tanzanians, especially in rural areas who comprise over three quarters of the population, rainfall is a blessing because with it they are assured of getting bountiful harvests from their farms.
THE GUARDIAN | 24th Mar 15
What was the reason behind 17 children between the ages of 2 and 16 being found in the house of a Moshi businessman? Was this place a registered orphanage or a care home? Was this businessman qualified to look after vulnerable kids? The businessman, while feeding the children, was also feeding them something else.
THE GUARDIAN | 20th Mar 15
Oikocredit, an international co-operative financial institution last year disbursed 10 billion/- to 12 Savings and Credit Co-operative Societies (Saccos) in Tanzania. The micro-finance institutions would subsequently loan out the money to small entrepreneurs to help them expand, formalise and modernise their businesses.
THE GUARDIAN | 19th Mar 15
News emanating from National Assembly in Dodoma on Tuesday that Tanzania is third to Ethiopia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) among African countries most hit by malnutrition is bad news indeed.
THE GUARDIAN | 18th Mar 15
Of late there have been several incidences of fire outbreaks in this country’s educational institutions. Several of these have involved dormitories of secondary schools. The latest was that which took place at the Mabibo hostel of the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) over the weekend.