Category: Local News

Chaumma to Cut Power Tariffs, Build Industries.

Chaumma to Cut Power Tariffs, Build Industries.

      Chama  Cha Ukombozi (CHAUMMA) on Wednesday launched its election campaigns in Dar es Salaam with its Union presidential aspirant Mr Hashimu Rungwe promising to lower electricity tariffs to make them affordable to all citizens. Unveiling his party’s Election Manifesto at the Manzese-Bakhresa ground, Mr Rungwe assured voters if elected he would reduce [&hellip

Magufuli: Nipeni Kura, Amini Sitowaangusha.

Magufuli: Nipeni Kura, Amini Sitowaangusha.

    Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) Union presidential candidate, Dr John Magufuli, yesterday pledged massive investments in port, rail and road networks in Mtwara and Lindi to transform the regions into economic hubs serving neighbouring countries. He told a campaign rally at the Lawi Nangwanda Sijaona Stadium in Mtwara Municipality that owing to the discovery [&hellip

Selander Bridge For Massive Expansion.

Selander Bridge For Massive Expansion.

  The  government has signed 91.032 million US dollars (154.39bn/-) loan agreement with South Korean based Exim Bank to construct a flyover at Selander Bridge in Dar es Salaam and seven kilometre road to connect the central business district region and Msasani. Minister for Finance Ms Saada Mkuya Salum, said in the city yesterday that [&hellip

Six Clerics Held in DRC Freed.

Six Clerics Held in DRC Freed.

    The  six Muslim preachers from Tanzania kidnapped by an armed group in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), have been released following efforts by the two concerned governments. The development comes one day after President Jakaya Kikwete and DRC President Joseph Kabila held brief talks at the Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA) in [&hellip

Heavy Rains Seen as El Nino Looms Large.

Heavy Rains Seen as El Nino Looms Large.

    The Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA) has warned of possible heavy rains in the coming months in many parts of the country due to the anticipated El Nino phenomenon effect. There is increasing warming over the Equatorial Pacific Ocean, which is mostly likely to persist through the October to December 2015 rainy season, indicating [&hellip

Slaa Slams Chadema on Lowassa.

Slaa Slams Chadema on Lowassa.

  Chadema  has lost credibility and public trust for accepting former Prime Minister Edward Lowassa who has incessantly been implicated in various corrupt practices, the opposition party’s former Secretary General, Dr Willibrod Slaa, charged in Dar es Salaam. Addressing reporters after weeks of “going underground’’ , Dr Slaa alleged that the party for which he [&hellip

Armed Forces Perform Colourful ‘Bye’ For Kikwete.

Armed Forces Perform Colourful ‘Bye’ For Kikwete.

  Defence  and security forces on Tuesday bid farewell to their Commander-in-Chief, President Jakaya Kikwete, as he edges closer to retirement. It was a colourful farewell parade for President Kikwete at the Uhuru Grounds in Dar es Salaam that started at around 10:00am and lasted for over three hours. The event was also attended by [&hellip

Govt Allays Fears as Cyber Act Takes Effect.

Govt Allays Fears as Cyber Act Takes Effect.

      AS  the widely contested Cyber crimes Act, 2015 and Electronic Transaction Act, 2015 become effective today, the government has allayed fears over infringing people’s freedom of opinion and expression as the laws aimed at protecting them against those who misuse the networks. Minister for Communication, Science and Technology, Prof Makame Mbarawa, told [&hellip

Police Apprehend 38 Terror Suspects in Dar, Coast.

Police Apprehend 38 Terror Suspects in Dar, Coast.

Police  in Dar es Salaam have detained 38 people in an anti-terror crackdown aimed at eliminating criminals elements from the country’s commercial city and Coast Region, linked with recent police posts raids and terror attacks. The suspects, according to police, were also found in possession of one bomb, 10 guns including two Sub-machine guns (SMGs), [&hellip

133bn/- ATCL Debt on State Pay Plan.

133bn/- ATCL Debt on State Pay Plan.

    IN a move to revive operations of the national airline, Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL), the government is finalising mechanisms to absorb at least 133bn/- accumulated debts, for the company to have a clean balance sheet. The massive debt was cited as a major reason that past efforts to privatize the airline failed, [&hellip