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No immunity granted to US forces: Iraq

No immunity granted to US forces: Iraq

Baghdad has not agreed to grant immunity from local prosecution to US forces that are being deployed to Iraq, which is fighting against Takfiri militants, reports say. According to Iraqi local media reports, a government source on Tuesday rejected the claims after reports from the Pentagon said Iraq had assured Washington that US forces would [&hellip

Zanzibar hit by bomb blast

Zanzibar hit by bomb blast

A bomb explosion near a mosque on Tanzania’s Indian Ocean island of Zanzibar has left at least one person dead and several others injured. The incident coincided with the opening of Zanzibar’s International Film Festival, which has attracted foreign tourists and visitors. Police officials said the blast occurred in the Daranjani commercial district of Stone Town, [&hellip

Act on corrupt public servants, says minister

Act on corrupt public servants, says minister

Government leaders have been challenged to act on the recommendations given by the integrity committees in order to bring to justice all public servants involved in corruption.  The challenge was thrown by the minister in the President’s Office (Good Governance), George Mkuchika when speaking at a regional consultative meeting here yesterday. He said if used [&hellip

Aga Khan to open 30 outreach centres throughout Tanzania

Aga Khan to open 30 outreach centres throughout Tanzania

In a bid to support government efforts in improving health and sending services close to wananchi, the Aga Khan Health Service Tanzania (AKHST) plans to open over 30 outreach centres and as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations, the hospital will set up free camps for cancer screening, diabetes, blood pressure and kidney ailments. The [&hellip

JK congratulates Queen of Denmark

JK congratulates Queen of Denmark

President Jakaya Kikwete has congratulated Queen Margrethe II of Denmark who turned 74 yesterday. In a statement from the Directorate of Presidential Communication circulated to the media yesterday, the president described relations between Tanzania and Denmark as excellent. “It is my pleasure on behalf of the people and the government of the United Republic of [&hellip

TMA: Pemba, Tanga set for heavy rains this week

TMA: Pemba, Tanga set for heavy rains this week

Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA) has issued an alert for heavy rains in the next two days in Pemba Island and Tanga Region. However Dar es Salaam and Coast regions will only experience normal rains, according to agency. According to TMA, Tanga and Pemba are currently in the rain season but will experience heavy rains on [&hellip

Adverse weather conditions affect fish market, prices up

Adverse weather conditions affect fish market, prices up

The ongoing flood in Dar es Salaam and Coast regions as well as other parts of the country is reported to be affecting the supply of fish at the international fish market at Ferry, Dar es Salaam. Because of bad weather, fishermen cannot venture far out to sea as a result the catchment is small [&hellip

Customers to pay for car fuel using M-Pesa

Customers to pay for car fuel using M-Pesa

Vodacom Tanzania and Total Tanzania Limited have launched a partnership which will enable motorists to refuel their vehicles and pay via M-Pesa. Speaking at the launch yesterday in Dar es Salaam Vodacom Tanzania External Affairs Manager, Salum Mwalim said the service will benefit Tanzanians as they will no longer need to carry a lot of [&hellip

Mengi cautions youth against waiting for govt employment

Mengi cautions youth against waiting for govt employment

IPP Executive Chairman, Dr Reginald Mengi, has called upon the youth to be part of solutions for socio-economic development and to utilize existing opportunities instead of waiting for the government to offer them employment. He said unemployment is a global challenge, but each country should make sure that it finds its own means and ways [&hellip

JK asks private sector to fund Central Corridor rehabilitation

JK asks private sector to fund Central Corridor rehabilitation

Tanzania has continued to fulfill her regional responsibilities by ensuring that the central corridor railways and roads are operational to serve its landlocked neighbours, President Jakaya Kikwete has said. Speaking during the World Economic Forum Alignment Meeting on Development of the Central Corridor in Dar es Salaam yesterday, Kikwete said the government has implemented a [&hellip