Category: Local News

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

NMB now offers Bodaboda loans

NMB now offers Bodaboda loans

NMB Bank has partnered with three automobile companies to help Tanzanian youth acquire motorbikes and tricycles, commonly known as bodaboda and bajaji respectively. The move by the bank with the widest branch network in the country is in line with NMB’s commitment of bringing financial services that directly impact the lives of its customers and [&hellip

EAC moves to ease payments system

EAC moves to ease payments system

EAC Secretary General Dr Richard Sezibera Transactions within the East African Community states are set to become faster and  easier following the launch of the EAC Payment and Settlement Systems Project (EAC-PSSIP). The project was launched here yesterday by the EAC Secretariat and the African Development Bank (AfDB). The major objective of the project is [&hellip

Former PM Sumaye graces book launch

Former PM Sumaye graces book launch

Tanzanian authors have been encourage to step up their book writing efforts as an encouraging force to the youth but also as key educational tools in socio-economic and political spheres. The call was made at the  weekend in Mwanza by Former Prime Minister Frederick Sumaye who attended the launch of ‘Enjoy marriage’ a relation counseling [&hellip

Modern equipment speeds up collection of biometrics in Isles

Modern equipment speeds up collection of biometrics in Isles

The ongoing collection of biometric information in Zanzibar is soon to be concluded thanks to the use of modernized equipment the National Identification Authority. NIDA Public Relations Officer Thomas William told The Guardian that the exercise is scheduled for six weeks and will be completed in time reaching both Zanzibar and Pemba Islands. He explained [&hellip