Time to rub up in CAF leagues
GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY | 25th Jan 15
There is every indicator that the referendum process set for April 30 this year will not meet the required standards and possibly it won’t amuse development partners who have been financially supporting this county.
THE GUARDIAN | 24th Jan 15
South Sudan - the youngest nation in Africa - took a big step towards peace and national reconciliation on Wednesday by signing a peace accord that is intended to end hostilities between the warring factions of a hitherto united nationalist movement in the oil rich state.
THE GUARDIAN | 23rd Jan 15
Dar es Salaam is a rapidly growing city. It’s the third fastest growing city in Africa—and one of the fastest in the world and it has reached its tipping point.
THE GUARDIAN | 22nd Jan 15
Female genital mutilation (FGM) continues unabated in Tanzania. It is time now the Parliament enacted a law making the practice illegal. The ritual, normally held in many regions in the country, Mara Region , in particular, involves cutting off of a girl's clitoris as a rite of passage.
THE GUARDIAN | 21st Jan 15
It is estimated that Tanzania’s population was 50,757,459 by October last year. Of this figure women are a bit more than their male counterparts. Yet when young people as a whole are taken into account their number and that of women make a very important segment of the Tanzania population.
THE GUARDIAN | 20th Jan 15
As Tanzania strives for economic recovery, a key focus area must be a transformation of the manufacturing sector. Innumerable and diverse measures and actions are a prerequisite for any substantive economic recovery, policies in respect of the agricultural, mining, commercial, tourism, financial and services sectors.
THE GUARDIAN | 19th Jan 15
If Tanzania’s long-running failure to win a FIFA World Cup berth has been solely due to financial constraints, this time the hurdle has been cleared. Should the recent FIFA donation to the tune of over 1.
GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY | 18th Jan 15
This week the Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) through its prosecutors began taking to court individuals believed to have dishonestly received money from Tegeta Escrow Account.
THE GUARDIAN | 17th Jan 15
For years now Dar es Salaam region and its environs has been facing acute shortage of water with no end in sight despite numerous promises by the government. The government has at different occasions bragged that come 2015 water shortage in Dar es Salaam city and its surroundings will be history, thanks to multiple water projects the government promised that it would implement.
THE GUARDIAN | 16th Jan 15
A new education policy is around the corner. On Wednesday the government announced the introduction of a new education policy after years of sifting and sorting on matters concerning suitable education policy for Tanzania.
THE GUARDIAN | 15th Jan 15
In yesterday’s issue of this paper, Finance deputy minister Mwigulu Nchemba underscored the need for the government to prosecute public officials involved in corruption and confiscate their property.
THE GUARDIAN | 14th Jan 15
If ever there was a time when Tanzanians needed peace and harmony most, this year is it. This is because the country is expected to hold yet another General Election – in October – in circumstances that are unique in more senses than one.
THE GUARDIAN | 13th Jan 15
Meat retail business in some parts of Tanzania is experiencing a number of challenges, with both butchers and consumers expressing dissatisfaction with the way things are going. For instance, some meat consumers in Dar es Salaam believe they are systematically cheated by butchers through the use of rigged weighing scales, paying the price of a kilogramme of meat but ending up being ripped off as they walk home with a lighter “load”.
THE GUARDIAN | 12th Jan 15
Tanzania will attempt again to make its presence felt in continental soccer tournaments this year, with two teams competing in the CAF Champions League and as many in the Confederation Cup.
GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY | 11th Jan 15
Intermittent feelings that local governments (specifically the Prime Minister’s Office Regional Administration and Local Governments) are not the right public agencies to oversee the welfare of teachers and the profession as a whole in the country were beefed up in an auspicious event on Friday.
THE GUARDIAN | 10th Jan 15
Late October this year eligible Tanzanian voters will participate in the country’s fifth multiparty general elections by electing the new president, members of Parliament (MPs) and ward councilors.
THE GUARDIAN | 9th Jan 15
More than 200 farmers in Gairo District, Morogoro Region are reportedly up in arms against National Food Reserve Agency which has yet to pay them for the maize they have sold. The farmers are threatening to take the law into their hands by breaking the maize warehouse and taking back their maize if their money is not paid timely.
THE GUARDIAN | 8th Jan 15
For a number of years now Tanzania has been infamous for the killing of people with albinism. This problem has mostly taken root in the Lake zone regions of Mwanza, Geita, Shinyanga and Mara.
THE GUARDIAN | 7th Jan 15
For years, malnutrition among children under five years of age has been rampant in many parts of Tanzania, especially in low and medium income families and mostly in rural areas despite efforts by key players including the government through the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare as well as Non-Governmental Organisations.
THE GUARDIAN | 6th Jan 15
On Sunday Water deputy minister Amos Makalla ordered the transfer of two Dar es Salaam Water and Sewerage Corporation (DAWASCO) sub-division managers with immediate effect over allegations of abuse of office and embezzlement of public funds.
THE GUARDIAN | 5th Jan 15
Volleyball stakeholders in Tanzania should open this season in an impressive fashion, as the country is scheduled to host the Africa Zone Five Beach Volleyball Championship early next month.
GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY | 4th Jan 15
Various neighbourhoods in the city of Dar es Salaam, those fairly close to the central business districts, were victims of a massive rampage of the ‘panya road’ marauders, a loose brotherhood of petty criminals who find unity in strength, wielding machetes and terrorizing whole streets.
THE GUARDIAN | 3rd Jan 15
Positive reports have been gleaned from interim reports of the National Elections Commission (NEC) on the manner in which it is gearing up for nationwide biometric voter registration, with a rather congested voting calendar this year.
THE GUARDIAN | 2nd Jan 15
The order by Transport Minister Dr Harrison Mwakyembe on Tuesday to arrest six Tanzania Railway Limited (TRL) ticket examiners over fraud allegations is a laudable move but has also to snoop on its leadership who the ordinary workers have alleged are also involved in sabotaging the coffers of the railway firm.
THE GUARDIAN | 1st Jan 15
We have just entered a new year, 2015, and it is understandable if we should be anxious – or eager – to see what is in store for us in our individual capacities as well as for our families, immediate communities, nation and the larger world.
THE GUARDIAN | 31st Dec 14
Marine transport is a major means of travel for millions of people living in, or moving around, the Lake Victoria zone regions. Most have for decades heavily depended on MV Victoria, a Tanzanian passenger ship that also used to call at Kenyan and Ugandan ports in the heyday of the first-phase East African Community that collapsed in 1977.
THE GUARDIAN | 30th Dec 14
In November and December Tanzania normally experiences short rains, with the long and much heavier ones falling from around March. However, owing in part to climatic changes, there were little rains last month in some parts of the country.
THE GUARDIAN | 29th Dec 14
As the world bids the 2014 sporting year farewell, sports enthusiasts must critically reflect on what was largely a season with more disappointments than achievements. Arguably the biggest disappointment Tanzania witnessed is the failure to win medals in the Commonwealth Games held in Glasgow, Scotland, from July 23 to August 3.
GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY | 28th Dec 14
Twin features in rising cash crimes in the country call for thought, and no authorities have any ready answers for the malady, first being false cards inserted into automatic teller machines (ATM) and defrauding clients, and finally banks which have to reimburse the stolen cash, of millions of shillings virtually each passing day.
THE GUARDIAN | 27th Dec 14
Religious leaders on Thursday came out in unison calling upon authorities to throw their weight into fully waging war against corruption. As they delivered Christmas sermons to their congregations the clerics called on President Jakaya Kikwete to be ‘bolder’ and observe the law in dealing with officials bent on violating leadership ethics.
THE GUARDIAN | 26th Dec 14
The festive season has just set in, yet again, and it is everybody’s wish and prayer that it will be without event and all of us will usher in the New Year in one piece. Whatever we do or plan to do during the period, we must what most we can to uphold the spirit of peace, solidarity and kindness and therefore enter the New Year with a positive attitude.
THE GUARDIAN | 25th Dec 14
Christmas Day is here yet again - and it will be prayers for peace and love followed mostly by family reunions in many parts of the world. New decorations will emerge in urban streets and many houses will be adorned festive lights to match, as children eagerly wait for presents from their parents and other loved ones.
THE GUARDIAN | 24th Dec 14
President Jakaya Kikwete on Monday gave his eagerly awaited stand on the Tegeta escrow account scandal that saw the misappropriation of billions of shillings involving, among others, high-ranking public officials who either personally benefited through hefty payments or facilitated the dubious transactions.
THE GUARDIAN | 23rd Dec 14
Whenever there are scandals such as misappropriation of public funds, poor performance by state-run institutions or mishandling of development projects, there are always calls for accountability by leaders.
THE GUARDIAN | 22nd Dec 14
Efforts by the Boxing Federation of Tanzania (BFT) to develop amateur boxing received a momentous boost early this week when a mobile telephone company handed over to the body a well-equipped modern boxing ring.
GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY | 21st Dec 14
Many African countries have in the past year been celebrating surreptitious economic growth in their statistical reference manuals and official economic propaganda after rebasing that is, adopting a more recent base year in projecting and evaluating growth presently and recently.
THE GUARDIAN | 20th Dec 14
Last Sunday eligible Tanzanian voters took part in local government elections to elect civic leaders, close to ten months before the general elections slated for this coming year. They were elections that everyone thought would be smoothly held, considering the fact that it has been known for several months that the polls would be held this month.
THE GUARDIAN | 19th Dec 14
For a country to have abundant reserves of oil but run without big enough numbers of the right personnel to serve the industry would be, at best, terribly risky. Earlier this week the Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) proudly announced, perhaps understandably, that the country is likely to stumble on abundant oil reserves soon following completion of the first stage of the survey in Lake Tanganyika waters.
THE GUARDIAN | 18th Dec 14
Only years ago, Tanzania was critically short of public secondary schools. In fact, in some districts in upcountry regions there were no more than two secondary schools. In most of these schools there was a serious shortage of teachers as well as basic needs such as classrooms, equipment and facilities like science laboratories, lab apparatus and libraries adequately stocked with the relevant books and other publications or material.
THE GUARDIAN | 17th Dec 14
It is still widely suggested that agriculture is the backbone of Tanzania’s economy, even as more than 70 per cent of the population depends on the sector chiefly for survival and little else.
THE GUARDIAN | 16th Dec 14
It is undisputable that in democratic states, elections are the core ingredients of their existence, unlike in countries following the autocratic rule. Tanzania, that before independence followed the colonial British type of multi-party democracy, adopted single party rule for decades since independence in 1961.
THE GUARDIAN | 15th Dec 14
Darts is one of sports disciplines that have lately made encouraging progress, thanks to stakeholders’ diligence in promoting it. The game’s followers have been busy soliciting support to ensure competitions were organised on regular basis both at the club and national levels, and the efforts are slowly but surely paying off.
GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY | 14th Dec 14
Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner Said Meck Sadick has directed the three municipal councils, and especially Ilala municipality which has overall control of the city centre, to cease operations of three auction marts.
THE GUARDIAN | 13th Dec 14
Tanzanians woke up to what can be described as a shocking news yesterday following reports that the US government put on hold the signing of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) compact with Dar es Salaam pending government’s response on the Tegeta escrow scandal.
THE GUARDIAN | 12th Dec 14
Democracy, according to Abraham Lincoln, is government of the people, by the people, for the people. And one of its important tenets is the election, meaning that a country’s rulers have to get the legitimacy of ruling the people through an election.
THE GUARDIAN | 11th Dec 14
The festive season is fast approaching, and people across the globe are looking forward to celebrating Christmas and the New Year. This is also the time Tanzanians have just marked 53 years of Tanganyika’s independence, when the last governor of what is now mainland Tanzania handed over the reins of power to Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere.
THE GUARDIAN | 10th Dec 14
A national policy framework was proposed some years ago, with a view to enhancing social security systems and safeguarding children, people with disabilities and people belonging to other vulnerable groups.
THE GUARDIAN | 9th Dec 14
Anyone believing that Tanzania has not made any meaningful economic strides since Tanganyika’s Independence in 1961 is neither fair nor honest. Similarly, anyone giving the country a 100 per cent pass mark on that score is not being realistic.
THE GUARDIAN | 8th Dec 14
An important step towards the promotion of soccer in Tanzania will be witnessed in Mwanza on December 30, with the kicking off of the inaugural national Under-12 soccer tournament. The event, which is organised by Tanzania Football Federation (TFF), is meant to help promote soccer talent right from the grassroots across the country and will involve all regions.
GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY | 7th Dec 14
Next Sunday Tanzanians who are eligible to vote are going to polling stations to elect their local leaders who will lead them for the next five years. Local polls are essential for the country given the fact that development programmes are basically implemented at grassroots level in coordination with these local leaders, being replaced and renewed next Sunday.
THE GUARDIAN | 6th Dec 14
Plenty of debate is expected not just in Kenya and East Africa but among stakeholders of the International Criminal Court on the freeing from ICC tentacles of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, facing charges of crimes against humanity in relation to the violence following the disputes election results for the presidency, as President Mwai Kibaki was seeking a second term late 2007.
THE GUARDIAN | 5th Dec 14
With post harvest losses claiming over 40 per cent of Tanzania’s annual national production of cereals and the fact that the national food reserve stores are currently saturated, the launching of a project to test three innovative storage technologies to help the county’s smallholder farmers reduce post-harvest losses is very much welcome.
THE GUARDIAN | 4th Dec 14
Anyone who has been keeping an eye on Tanzanian politics over the past few decades is very much aware of the severity of grand corruption scandals this developing nation has endured over the years.
THE GUARDIAN | 3rd Dec 14
Events happening in the cotton producing areas of the Lake Victoria zone show more work is need to be done to instill production stability in this crucial sector. Private efforts alone – that have of late involved contract farming and buying agencies which peg supper profit at the end of their businesses will not in any way help stabilise this sector.
THE GUARDIAN | 2nd Dec 14
As the world marks the World AIDS Day (Dec1) it is heart wrenching to learn that pregnant women living with HIV/AIDS are less likely to get treatment care than other adults. The report from Amref Health Africa-Tanzania also says treatment coverage among children living with HIV in 2012 was less than half that of adults.
THE GUARDIAN | 1st Dec 14
Tanzania’s Under-19 women cricketers will have the chance to defend the country’s pride when they feature in this year’s Africa Cricket Association (ACA) U-19 Trophy tournament in Dar es Salaam later this week.
THE GUARDIAN | 29th Nov 14
Tanzania is currently passing through a bumpy stretch when it comes to issues of good governance and public accountability. It is during this period when development partners have made a firm stand that they will not release over Sh900 billion meant to support the country’s 2014/15 budget until the government ‘clears the air’ with regard to the withdrawal of Sh320 billion from the Tegeta Escrow account that was being administered by the Bank of Tanzania.
THE GUARDIAN | 28th Nov 14
The argument put forward by the Deputy Minister of State in the Vice President’s Office, Ummy Mwalimu in Parliament this week to the effect that more than 1.8 billion trees have been planted in the past 16 years and therefore deserves merit is to say the least unimpressive.
THE GUARDIAN | 27th Nov 14
After a long slumber, the Association of Local Authorities of Tanzania (ALAT), has this week come up with a big surprise for urban residents across the country. In a statement issued by its chairman, Dr Didas Masaburi, the association said it plans to introduce mayoral competition awards for its city and municipal heads.
THE GUARDIAN | 26th Nov 14
Last week we published in one of our editions a sad story about the Tanga Economic Corridor Limited project which some of its investors say they cannot see light at the end of the tunnel while its construction period is almost coming to an end.
THE GUARDIAN | 25th Nov 14
Half a century down the road and a survey shows the curse of the nation still remains, poverty, ignorance and disease, in that order. When the founding father proclaimed the plight over 50 years ago, the nation was at the infancy of independence, still shaking off the colonial socio-development shackles but even today, when it comes to poverty, the average living standards of a Tanzanian, measured in terms of food shelter and clothing, leaves much to be desired.
THE GUARDIAN | 24th Nov 14
Volleyball lovers in Tanzania have every reason to applaud efforts by the Tanzania Amateur Volleyball Association (Tava) to revive the sport.\ The most noticeable effort is that of establishing a grassroots development programme in schools, under which the association has been organising national Level One volleyball coaching courses to primary and secondary schools teachers, who are then tasked with training youngsters in their respective schools.
GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY | 23rd Nov 14
Top level appeals for increased efficiency in revenue collection on the basis of synchronizing and harmonizing the numerous taxes levied on taxpayers, so as to promote compliance in most quarters have lately been heard.
THE GUARDIAN | 22nd Nov 14
Parliament is trying to strike a balance between government accountability and independence of the judiciary, in case that will provide further clarification as to how the constitution operates, ahead of ratification of the new constitution expected for the second quarter of next year.
THE GUARDIAN | 20th Nov 14
Emergency response service for the people has largely remained an ideology in the policy makers’ documents shelved away in some government office. On the ground, should one fell sick in the dead of the night or burglars broke into someone’s house, who would you call? What mandate do they have and how fast would they respond? Would you call the hospital and the police? For most Tanzanians, one would wake up to the rude realisation that, most public hospitals do not have medicines at the moment or beds, let alone the capacity to send out an ambulance to a slum area.
THE GUARDIAN | 19th Nov 14
Chances of college or university students securing funds from the Higher Education Students’ Loan Board (HESLB) have become increasingly remote in recent years, while the number of those eligible keeps ballooning.
THE GUARDIAN | 18th Nov 14
Since President Jakaya Kikwete took office in late 2005, Tanzania’s energy sector has been associated with corruption scandals, including misappropriation of public funds, and often blamed for the poor performance of the sector.
THE GUARDIAN | 17th Nov 14
Efforts to revive and later gradually promote hockey in Tanzania are widely expected to make an important step forward at the end of this month. Come that time, the country’s women hockey club – popularly known as Twende (literally, let’s get going) – will be taking part in the Africa Hockey Club Championship in the Zimbabwean city of Bulawayo.
GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY | 16th Nov 14
Vice President Dr Mohamed Gharib Bilal on Friday evening met with a number of senior media personnel, mostly managing editors of various media outlets and institutions to have a frank discussion on the state of media concerns on governance in particular.
THE GUARDIAN | 15th Nov 14
Not a week passes without something being heard about simmering or volatile situations where farmers are clashing with livestock keepers, with some incidents involving individuals often becoming the flash point for wider clashes.
THE GUARDIAN | 14th Nov 14
Of late, there has been a tug-of-war between cotton farmers in Shinyanga Region represented by their councillors and the government over the price of cotton seeds. Reports say that cotton farmers complain that the present price of seeds at 500/- a kg is ostensibly too high.
THE GUARDIAN | 13th Nov 14
The health sector in most of Africa has been struggling for years, the major problems including shortage of skilled personnel, equipment and supplies, especially in rural areas contributing a great deal to impeding the sector.
THE GUARDIAN | 10th Nov 14
It is not the first or second time we have witnessed the Council of East and Central Africa Football Associations – CECAFA – making spirited efforts at eleventh hour to search for tournament hosts.
GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY | 9th Nov 14
Parliamentarians have this week been pillorying the government for sleeping on the job as hospital drugs ran out, and the Medical Stores Department says it can’t procure and distribute drugs without having been paid by the relevant authorities.
THE GUARDIAN | 8th Nov 14
China has been making headlines of late in the international media following reports that its diplomatic and military officials who travelled to the East African region last year engaged in a buying spree of ivory, prompting its prices to skyrocket.
THE GUARDIAN | 7th Nov 14
Most farmers in Tanzania sweat and toil for several months before the time comes for them to harvest crops for sale, often in far-off and unreliable markets. In between, they are at the mercy of the weather and other natural phenomena, highly unpredictable these days.
THE GUARDIAN | 6th Nov 14
For decades, activists, politicians and the larger Tanzanian public have had the dream of obtaining a new Constitution, one that would address the shortcomings of the 1977 one that is in use up till now.
THE GUARDIAN | 5th Nov 14
There are parts of Tanzania where trees, which make forest cover, have been felled so vigorously and for so long that they have turn into desert – and more are fast moving towards the same worrisome direction.
THE GUARDIAN | 4th Nov 14
Sunday evening’s assault on former Prime Minister Joseph Sinde Warioba at a democracy symposium in Dar es Salaam was, to say the least, a most disgraceful and detestable act that has indelibly stained the good name of Tanzanians as a peace-loving people.
THE GUARDIAN | 3rd Nov 14
Few people do not know what soccer is. Many may fumble if asked to explain any other sports and games, but not soccer. The problem might relate to the importance of this hugely popular game, but few other aspects.
THE GUARDIAN | 1st Nov 14
Most often Tanzanians are branded as people who tend to complain or lament whenever things don’t move in the right direction. Not only this habit exists among ordinary people but also faces the top brass of the government, including the president and the prime minister.
THE GUARDIAN | 31st Oct 14
The quest for corporate sponsorship by most of our soccer clubs, especially those featuring in the Mainland premiership, is in high gear. The great demand for decent sponsorship by sports clubs and organisations is explained by the need to offset ever-rising running costs.
THE GUARDIAN | 30th Oct 14
Just how do people with disability such as impaired vision or hearing cross a road in any busy urban area in Tanzania or elsewhere? They do not, because it is suicidal, unless some Good Samaritans walk them across against the honking of motorists often claiming sole proprietorship of the roads.
THE GUARDIAN | 29th Oct 14
Many public hospitals are seriously short of the expertise and financial and other resources they need to run smoothly and effectively. Some can hardly do without tax breaks or support from well-wishers, including in the form of local and foreign institutions’ corporate social responsibility.
THE GUARDIAN | 28th Oct 14
Many a time, there has been need for the government to pull down structures or take over some portion of land from individuals for development projects. This has occurred in such cases as expansion of roads and airports or construction of buildings meant for providing social services like schools or health centres, to mention but two of them.
THE GUARDIAN | 27th Oct 14
It's high time the National Arts Council – Basata – worked a lot more closely with other relevant authorities towards ending the raging controversy over newly crowned Miss Tanzania Sitti Mtemvu.
GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY | 26th Oct 14
Another gesture of signing multimillion dollar agreements with China has taken place, at the occasion of an official visit of President Jakaya Kikwete in that country, which may have had airs of a farewell visit.
THE GUARDIAN | 25th Oct 14
Dar es Salaam residents on Thursday woke up to the shocking news about the robbery carried out at Stanbic Bank’s Myfair Plaza branch in which over Sh1 billion is reported to have been grabbed at gun point.
THE GUARDIAN | 24th Oct 14
The government’s decision to stop hiring secondary school certificate holders for teaching posts is welcomed, albeit reservations. On one hand it is commendable for the nation to aspire for an improved education system rooted on well trained teachers who are versatile and professional capable of handling the challenges of the fast developing modern world.
THE GUARDIAN | 23rd Oct 14
The Connected Farmers Alliance (CFA) has announced plans to create a mobile network enabled supply chain aimed at improving the productivity of low income, smallholder farmers in the country.
THE GUARDIAN | 22nd Oct 14
A series of photos capturing moments of terror faced by Nairobi’s Westgate shoppers won this year's CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards and the Kenyan photojournalist who took them, Joseph Mathenge, expressed deep emotions recollecting the terrifying ordeal.
THE GUARDIAN | 21st Oct 14
Tanzania has so far been spared the outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) that continues to wreak havoc across West African of countries since it erupted in December 2013. However, if the country is to remain safe, it is vital that any suspected symptoms be reported with immediate effect.
NIPASHE | 21st Oct 14
Kuna taarifa kuwa baadhi ya shule za msingi nchini ziko katika tishio la kukumbwa na maradhi yatokanayo na uchafu kufuatia walimu na wanafunzi wake kujisaidia vichakani kwa sababu ya kukosekana kwa vyoo.
THE GUARDIAN | 20th Oct 14
Tennis is one of the minority sports in Tanzania in that not many people happen to access the few available courts, most of them in urban areas. The reason behind the limited popularity of the game is based on the fact that the infrastructure to support it is too poor and inadequate to meet demands of players.
GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY | 19th Oct 14
Members of the East African Community (EAC) are pooling resources and synergies together to contribute to a massive effort being organized around the world to fight the still rampaging Ebola epidemic, whose cost in lost lives is in four thousand people and counting.
THE GUARDIAN | 18th Oct 14
A Measure of disbelief could be gleaned from anyone who met veteran sympathisants of the Palestinian cause in Dar es Salaam at midweek, where joy mingled with quiet despair as it was announced that the UK legislature has passed a resolution to recognize the Palestine National Authority as an independent state.
THE GUARDIAN | 17th Oct 14
Ever heard of the irony of a man dying of thirst yet he lives on an island surrounded by fresh water? That is the plight of more than 80 per cent of the country that lives in rural areas, the most under served and impoverished societies in the country most of whom are farmers.
THE GUARDIAN | 15th Oct 14
Tanzanians yesterday commemorated the 15th anniversary of the death of the Father of the Nation, Julius Kambarage Nyerere, fondly referred to by Kiswahili name of Mwalimu. Translated into English, the word means a and no better word could be found to apply to him.
THE GUARDIAN | 14th Oct 14
The commercial port city of Dar es Salaam is endowed, as is most of the rest of the coast line, with numerous historical sites, buildings and artifacts that date as far back as the Portuguese and Arab rule of the East African coast.