Category: Local News

Ukawa Invites Lowassa to Join Four-Party Coalition.

Ukawa Invites Lowassa to Join Four-Party Coalition.

  THE Coalition of Four Opposition Parties, Ukawa, on Monday officially invited former Prime Minister, Mr Edward Lowassa, to join them ahead of the general elections in October. In what appeared like a green light from the outfit to Mr Lowassa to vie for the presidency on its ticket, national chairpersons of all political parties [&hellip

Ikulu Trashes Reports on Kikwete Salary.

Ikulu Trashes Reports on Kikwete Salary.

    THE State House has refuted reports published in a local daily that President Jakaya Kikwete is among five highly- paid African heads of state. A statement issued by the Directorate of Presidential Communications in Dar es Salaam described the reports as ‘unfounded and pure trash.’ It referred to a story that appeared on [&hellip

Act-Wazalendo to Go it Alone in Polls, Zitto Says.

Act-Wazalendo to Go it Alone in Polls, Zitto Says.

    Dar es Salaam. Opposition ACT-Wazalendo yesterday declared it will go into the October General Election alone, thus ending any chance that the party will join the coalition Ukawa that brings together other main opposition parties. The party led by former Kigoma North MP, Zitto Kabwe, was born out of political differences with Chadema, [&hellip

Kikwete visits Australia.

Kikwete visits Australia.

    President  Jakaya Kikwete has started a four-day state visit of Australia at the invitation of the current Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia and former Chief of Defence Forces (Rtd), General Sir Peter Cosgrove. The president, who visited Australia the last time in 2011 to attend the Summit for the Commonwealth Heads [&hellip

Dar residents urge NEC to deploy more BVR kits.

Dar residents urge NEC to deploy more BVR kits.

  VARIOUS residents in Dar es Salaam have reiterated the need for the National Electoral Commission (NEC) to deploy more Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) kits as soon as possible in order to enable everybody acquire voter cards on time. Speaking at several registration centres, the residents cited lack of enough machines as the main challenge [&hellip

Ex- TBS Boss Jailed for Three years term

Ex- TBS Boss Jailed for Three years term

    The Kisutu Resident Magistrate’s Court convicted Former Tanzania Bureau of Standard (TBS) director general Charles Ekelege on three counts, each of which carried a one-year jail sentence. Ekelege was charged with office’s abuse that lead to loss of over 70.2 m/- to the government. The Kisutu Resident Magistrate found him guilty in three [&hellip

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