Category: Local News

Govt files fresh charges against fishing convicts

Govt files fresh charges against fishing convicts

Two Chinese nationals, Tsu Chin Tai and Zhao Hanqueing who were freed last week on a case involving illegal fishing in Tanzania’s exclusive economic zone yesterday appeared at the Kisutu Resident Magistrate’s Court charged with three counts. The accused were earlier convicted of illegal fishing and sentenced to ten years imprisonment or a fine of [&hellip

Six arrested in major elephant tusk haul

Six arrested in major elephant tusk haul

Six people who are suspected to be poachers have been arrested at Kiyombo Village of Manyoni District, Singida Region in connection with a consignment of 55 elephant tusks weighing 170 kilogrammes. The tusks were extracted from 26 innocent elephants, killed by people who are suspected to be poachers on Monday morning. Briefing reporters in Arusha, [&hellip

Truck owners urge govt to curb theft of transit goods

Truck owners urge govt to curb theft of transit goods

Theft of copper from the Democratic Republic of Congo while on transit in Tanzania is on the rise according to the Tanzania Truck Owners Association (TATOA). The truck owners who haul the mineral for shipment through the Dar es Salaam Port, say most of the thefts occur on the country’s roads, and have urged the [&hellip

Daladala owners have three weeks to register with DART

Daladala owners have three weeks to register with DART

Owners of commuter buses popularly known as ‘daladala’ have been given three weeks to register with the Dar es Salaam Rapid Bus Transit (DART) before the 21 April deadline when registration closes. DART Engineer John Shauri issued the directive during a press briefing over the weekend in Dar es Salaam. “Daladala owners are to register [&hellip

BoT praises IMF for economic support

BoT praises IMF for economic support

The Bank of Tanzania (BoT) has commended efforts made by the Bretton Woods’ institute in empowering African nations on best practices in managing public finances. Bank’s Deputy Governor, Juma Reli, made the remarks in Arusha over the weekend when addressing the 16th Steering Committee of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Regional Technical Assistance Centre for [&hellip

13 new investors receive EPZA licensing certificates

13 new investors receive EPZA licensing certificates

At least 13 new investors, both local and foreign, have been issued with operation licenses by the Export Processing Zone Authority (EPZA) which is working to speed up issuance of licensing. Acknowledging that the over a dozen licenses have been issued only five months after at least six others were granted, EPZA officials say the [&hellip

Kilosa flood victims face more challenges

Kilosa flood victims face more challenges

 TRCS President,Dr George Nangale. Hundreds of flood victims living in temporary camps at Magole and Mateteni area in Kilosa District continue to experience various challenge as heavy downpour persists in the area. Recent heavy rains have destroyed some of the tents and houses, exposing the victims to vulnerable situation The Guardian learnt this week after [&hellip

EALA wants war on poaching heightened

EALA wants war on poaching heightened

Tanzanian EALA member Shyrose Bhanji Members of the East African Legislative Assembly on Thursday called on Partner States to heighten the war against wildlife poaching, saying the sector is on the verge of extinction. Kenyan EALA member Abubakr Ogle said that wildlife in the region were in danger of extinction. “Only last week, two precious [&hellip

Police arrest city trader with 120m/- tusks

Police arrest city trader with 120m/- tusks

Wildlife officers in Kilombero District have arrested Dar es Salaam businessman Sudi Nyumbi with 14 pieces of ivory at Kidatu checking point and four other elephant tusks at Kitindiuka village all valued Tsh 120,000,000. Speaking to The Guardian on Thursday, Madaraka Amani, wildlife officer in Kilombero District said that they managed to detain the elephant [&hellip

High Court set free Chinese fishermen

High Court set free Chinese fishermen

Livestock Development and Fisheries Minister, Dr Titus Kamani Two Chinese, Tsu Chin Tai and Zhao Hanqueing who were convicted of illegal fishing in the exclusive economic zone of Tanzania and sentenced to 20 years imprisonment, yesterday won their appeal at the Court of Appeal. The two foreigners won the appeal after the court ruled that [&hellip