Category: Local News

Airtel ticket winners depart for UK today

Airtel ticket winners depart for UK today

Thirteen Tanzanians who won tickets in the second batch of Airtel’s ‘Mimi ni Bingwa’ promotion are expected to leave for the UK today. The cellular network provider yesterday announced that the winners together with their partners will watch tomorrow’s English Premier League (EPL) match between Manchester United and Liverpool to be played at Old Trafford [&hellip

Kidney-related complications on rise in Tanzania

Kidney-related complications on rise in Tanzania

At least 1500 people get kidney infections every year in Tanzania and at least 10 patients are diagnosed with the ailment at the Muhimbili National Hospital every week, Dr Onesmo Kisanga President of Nephrology Society of Tanzania has reported. Speaking with the Guardian on the World Kidney Day observed every March 13, Dr Kisanga said [&hellip

Power cuts make Tanga factory owners threaten to close plants

Power cuts make Tanga factory owners threaten to close plants

Tanga Regional Commissioner, Chiku Gallawa Factory owners in Tanga Region have threatened to shut down their plants should the government fail to take what they have described as ‘quick and necessary measures’ to end the frequent power outages that plague the region. It is reported that the frequent and unannounced power cuts have lead to [&hellip

CA’s Chair is Samwel Sitta

CA’s Chair is Samwel Sitta

Constituent Assembly members yesterday elected Samwel Sitta as the Constituent Assembly chairman who will now preside over the House towards writing of the new constitution. He emerged the winner after scoring 487 out of the votes cast. His rival Hashim Rungwe got 69 votes. Announcing the election results, Returning Officer, Dr Thomas Kashilila said a [&hellip

Activist, family in hiding after gun-point threat

Activist, family in hiding after gun-point threat

THRD National Coordinator, Onesmo Olengurumwa One journalist and his family have fled their residence after armed men stormed the residence and at gun point threatened to kill him and his family should he continue with his investigative work. Putting a stop to his inquiry into the illicit trade of government trophies in the country, it [&hellip

12 Dar officials now face murder charges

12 Dar officials now face murder charges

Former Ilala Municipal Executive Director Gabriel Fuime The 11 people accused of manslaughter following the March 2013 collapse of a 14-storey building in Dar es Salaam in which 27 people were killed were  yesterday charged with murder. The prosecution also joined their case with that of the former Ilala Municipal Executive Director Gabriel Fuime (61), who [&hellip

Telecom firms warned over illegal sales tactics

Telecom firms warned over illegal sales tactics

TFC Chairman Prof Jamidu Katima Ahead of the World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD), telecommunication service providers are warned to abscond irresponsible and illegal sales tactics like imposing hidden charges and terms and conditions as well as outright charging for services not provided. The call comes from the Tanzania Consumer Forum (TCF) which has challenged telecommunication [&hellip

Police launch operation to rid Dar city centre of bodabodas

Police launch operation to rid Dar city centre of bodabodas

While Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office (Investment and Empowerment), Dr Mary Nagu, inaugurated an NMB backed project to issue Bodaboda (motorbikes) purchase loans to youth across the country, National Traffic Commander, Mohamed Mpinga, announced a police operation to stop bodabodas from entering the Dar es Salaam city center. He said traffic police [&hellip

Belgium extends 40bn/-for Kigoma, Dar projects

Belgium extends 40bn/-for Kigoma, Dar projects

Tanzania Finance Ministry Permanent Secretary, Dr Servacius Likwelile. Kingdom of Belgium and the Union government of Tanzania have signed a new bilateral development cooperation programme in the tune of Euro 20 million (40bn/-) to support water and agricultural sectors in the country. The agreement was signed yesterday in Dar es Salaam by the Director General [&hellip

Anti-poaching campaign gets boost

Anti-poaching campaign gets boost

In a move meant to support the anti-poaching campaign in Tanzania, Germany has donated 11 vehicles to expand surveillance and security in national parks and game reserves. The vehicles were handed over to President Jakaya Kikwete yesterday at the State House in Dar es Salaam by Africa Director for Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS) Robert Muir [&hellip