Category: Local News

Dar es Salaam Cholera Death toll Rises to Four.

Dar es Salaam Cholera Death toll Rises to Four.

    Dar es Salaam. At least four people have died of cholera in Dar es Salaam since the disease resurfaced in the city last weekend. Twenty-six people had been hospitalised in Kinondoni District by midday yesterday with excessive diarrhoea and vomiting, up from six patients reported on Sunday. Health authorities in Kinondoni Municipality were working to establish the [&hellip

Kikwete Assures SADC of Fair Polls.

Kikwete Assures SADC of Fair Polls.

  President  Jakaya Kikwete has assured SADC Heads of State and Government of peaceful and fair elections in Tanzania in October. In his farewell speech at the closure of the 35th summit, President Kikwete affirmed that he would do all in his power to achieve that end. He was bidding farewell to his counterparts as [&hellip

CCM Unveils 2015 ‘Winning Team’.

CCM Unveils 2015 ‘Winning Team’.

    CCM has unveiled its campaign committee comprising 32 members and led by its Secretary General, Mr Abdulrahman Kinana. It has also endorsed two candidates to vie for the Singida East and Kiteto parliamentary seats. Addressing a news conference in Dar es Salaam at which he reiterated that the ruling party will win by [&hellip

Two Die as Cholera Recurs in Dar.

Two Die as Cholera Recurs in Dar.

  AN urgent call for preventive measures has been sounded by authorities in Dar es Salaam, both region and city, following confirmed outbreak of the deadly cholera epidemic, which has so far claimed the lives of two people in Kinondoni Municipality. According to the Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner (RC), Saidi Meck Sadiki, a total [&hellip

TFDA Orders 36 Products Off Market.

TFDA Orders 36 Products Off Market.

  The Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority (TFDA) has revoked the registration of 31 products ordering them off the market, following a routine surveillance which found 36 creams, lotions and gels with banned ingredients in form of steroids. Speaking during a press conference at the organisation’s premises, the TFDA Director General, Mr Hiiti Silo, said [&hellip

Party Delays to Name Its Presidential Aspirant.

Party Delays to Name Its Presidential Aspirant.

  IT was all drama on Monday when a number of people, claiming to be members of the ACT-Wazalendo party, demonstrated to the party’s headquarters in Dar es Salaam demanding Prof Kitila Mkumbo be nominated as the presidential candidate. Earlier on Monday, ACT-Wazalendo Secretary General, Mr Samson Mwigamba, collected the presidential candidate forms at the [&hellip

Dar Disqualifies Yusuf Manji.

Dar Disqualifies Yusuf Manji.

  Chama  Cha Mapinduzi in Dar es Salaam region announced names of candidates for councillorship in its ten constituencies. The ruling party also disqualified two candidates — businessman Mr Yusuf Manji and Mr Abuu Juma who was a long-serving councillor for Jangwani ward. The secretary of the Publicity and Ideology department, Mr Juma Simba, disclosed [&hellip

Kingunge Stripped of Top UVCCM Post.

Kingunge Stripped of Top UVCCM Post.

  Veteran  politician and CCM cadre Kingunge Ngombale-Mwiru has been removed from his post as national commander of the party’s youth wing, UVCCM; it was announced in Dar es Salaam. During the youth wing’s council meeting held in Dar es Salaam on Saturday, the young wing decided to drive out Mr Ngombale-Mwiru, popularly known as [&hellip

US Flag Raised Over Reopened Cuba Embassy in Havana.

US Flag Raised Over Reopened Cuba Embassy in Havana.

  The US has reopened its embassy in Cuba more than 54 years after it was closed, in a symbolic step signalling the warming of ties between both countries. John Kerry, the first US Secretary of State to visit Cuba in 70 years, presided over the ceremony in Havana. The US flag was presented by [&hellip

Nnauye Refutes Claims on Magufuli Pledges.

Nnauye Refutes Claims on Magufuli Pledges.

  Chama  Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) has described as false, malicious and irresponsible recent media reports that its presidential candidate promised to give out laptops to all teachers in the country and there were no new promises as party manifesto was endorsed on Thursday. It is claimed that the presidential candidate also promised that 50m/- would [&hellip