Category: Local News

10 Dar residents perish after consuming suspicious liquor.

10 Dar residents perish after consuming suspicious liquor.

Ten residents of Kimara Stop-over in the Ubungo District in Dar es Salaam Region reportedly died after consuming a locally processed illicit liquor on Wednesday morning. Speaking at a media briefing session, the Dar es Salaam Special Zone Police Commander, Mr Lazaro Mambosasa, said the incident occurred early at around 10:00hrs in the morning. He [&hellip

Lorry overturns, kills 15 passengers.

Lorry overturns, kills 15 passengers.

At least 15 people died and nine others sustained serious injuries after a lorry they were travelling in veered off the road and overturned. The accident that involved a Fuso Lorry from Sumbawanga Town to Wampembe village along Lake Tanganyika’s shoreline in Rukwa Region’s Nkasi District is described as the most horrific in the region. [&hellip

‘Modern Ideas Critical For Industrial Agenda’

‘Modern Ideas Critical For Industrial Agenda’

Information, Culture, Arts and Sports Minister Harrison Mwakyembe, yesterday told the Shinyanga regional administration to embrace modern ideas of coordinating businesses and investment that would cater for needs of industrialization. “You need to assess yourselves; the way you exploit opportunities… We need to assess where we are coming from, where are we and where are [&hellip

JPM Freezes Councillors’ Stipends.

JPM Freezes Councillors’ Stipends.

President John Magufuli yesterday categorically turned down a request by councillors to raise their sitting allowances from the current 350,000/- to 800,000/-, saying it was not the right time to do so. President Magufuli said it was unfair to increase their allowances at a time when their voters are in dire need of health services, [&hellip

Kubenea, Kabwe In Hot Water Over Utterances.

Kubenea, Kabwe In Hot Water Over Utterances.

Speaker of the National Assembly, Job Ndugai (pictured) has summoned Ubungo and Kigoma Urban legislators Saed Kubenea (Chadema) and Zitto Kabwe (ACT-Wazalendo), respectively, to appear before the Parliamentary Privileges, Ethics and Powers Committee over utterances they made against the head of the House. The Ubungo legislator is accused of branding Mr Ndugai a liar regarding [&hellip

​JPM: Purge All Corrupt Elements.

​JPM: Purge All Corrupt Elements.

President John Magufuli yesterday tasked the newly appointed Chief Justice (CJ), Prof Ibrahim Juma, to tighten all loopholes for bribes within the judiciary. Dr Magufuli, in the same vein, asked the judiciary, police, Prevention and Combatting of Corruption Bureau (PCCB), Tanzania Prison Service (TPS) and the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to [&hellip

​State ‘In Hot Pursuit’ Of Dubious Mineral Dealers.

​State ‘In Hot Pursuit’ Of Dubious Mineral Dealers.

State Organs are hot on the heels of both former and current officers involved in the monitoring and sanctioning of diamond deals as directed by the Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr Phillip Mpango, following the undervalued diamond impounded at the Julius Nyerere International Airport en route to Belgium from Mwadui Diamond Mine. The diamond, [&hellip

Tanzania’s Magufuli Confirms New Chief Justice.

Tanzania’s Magufuli Confirms New Chief Justice.

Tanzanian president John Pombe Magufuli has appointed a new chief justice, Ibrahim Hamis Juma. Professor Juma has been the country’s acting chief justice since January. The 59 year old will be sworn in on Monday, a statement released by Gerson Msigwa, the director of presidential communications said on Sunday. Professor Juma served as a high [&hellip

Police Force summons Chadema SG, Lissu’s driver over shooting incident.

Police Force summons Chadema SG, Lissu’s driver over shooting incident.

The Police in Dodoma have summoned Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (Chadema) Secretary General (SG), Dr Vicent Mashinji to appear before the force for questioning. Apparently, the opposition leader is wanted alongside Tundu Lissu’s private driver Mr Adam Simon to help the police with information regarding Thursday attack on Singida-East MP. Dodoma Regional Police Commander [&hellip

Simbachawene Throws In The Towel.

Simbachawene Throws In The Towel.

Minister of State, President’s Office (Regional Administration and Local Government) George Simbachawene has stepped down after being named in a minerals report for signing dubious Tanzanite mining contracts when he served in the minerals portfolio. Announcing the resignation during a press conference, the Minister pointed out that he has decided resign to give room for [&hellip