Category: Local News

Mbowe Gets High Court Brief ‘Breather’ For Now.

Mbowe Gets High Court Brief ‘Breather’ For Now.

The High Court in Dar es Salaam has temporarily restrained the arrest of Chadema National Chairman, Freeman Mbowe pending hearing of his application tomorrow. The order was granted by a panel which was led by Judge Sekieti Kihiyo, Judge Lugano Mwandambo and Judge Pelagia Kaday. But the court allowed the police to carry on with [&hellip

Ban On ‘Viroba’ To Help State Control Rampant Tax Evasion.

Ban On ‘Viroba’ To Help State Control Rampant Tax Evasion.

Production and packaging of alcoholic drinks in plastic sachets, viroba, are reportedly denying the government a whopping 600bn/- in revenues, annually, due to tax evasion. Minister of State in Vice- President’s Office, Union Affairs and Environment, January Makamba, addressing reporters in Dar es Salaam yesterday, said the government has formed a national task-force to enforce [&hellip

Morogoro Police Hold 66 Narcotic Drugs Suspects.

Morogoro Police Hold 66 Narcotic Drugs Suspects.

Police in Morogoro Region are holding 66 people over alleged involvement in narcotic drugs. In the ongoing crackdown against illicit drugs trade and abuse, the police said they nabbed the suspects who were in possession of heroin, khat and 39 bags of marijuana. The Regional Police Commander (RPC), Mr Ulrich Matei, revealed this yesterday while [&hellip

Tanzanian Main Opposition Chief Freeman Mbowe Arrested.

Tanzanian Main Opposition Chief Freeman Mbowe Arrested.

Tanzanian main opposition Chadema Party National Chairman, Freeman Mbowe was Monday arrested in Dar es Salaam for snubbing a police summon. Mbowe had been directed by the Dar es Salaam Special Zone Commander, Simon Siro, to report to the Central Police Station within 48 hours. The Leader of Official Opposition in Parliament was wanted by [&hellip

Raza Upbeat Over War On Narcotics.

Raza Upbeat Over War On Narcotics.

Uzini Member of Parliament Mohammed Raza has urged members of the public to join hands with the government in the war on narcotic drugs, saying collective efforts are vital to thwart the illegal trade. The politician-cum-businessman told a press conference in Dar es Salaam yesterday that with the willingness demonstrated by the government the war [&hellip

PM Denounces Deceptive Labels.

PM Denounces Deceptive Labels.

Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa yesterday denounced the labelling of Minjingu fertilizer as foreign manufactured, directing the plant management to immediately write an apology letter to President John Magufuli. He ordered the manufacturers to forthwith start tagging the farm inputs as Tanzanian. The Premier also directed the Minjingu Mines and Fertilizers to boost daily production of [&hellip

Government Set To Ban ‘Viroba’ Next Month.

Government Set To Ban ‘Viroba’ Next Month.

Consumers of liquor packed in plastic sachet popularly known in Kiswahili as ‘viroba’ have until the end of this month to enjoy their drink as the Prime Minister, Mr Kassim Majaliwa, declared on Thursday evening that the government will issue a total ban on the drink beginning March 1, 2017. “We had a comprehensive and [&hellip

More Deportees Received.

More Deportees Received.

Tanzanian deportees from Mozambique have increased to 193, Mtwara Regional Immigration Officer Rose Mhagama said here yesterday. The troubled Tanzanians were seen entering the country from the Southern African state, through Kilambo village in Mtwara district. Ms Mhagama said the first batch of 58 expelled Tanzanians arrived in the country in the past three days [&hellip

Manji Arraigned On Drug Abuse, Bailed Ou.

Manji Arraigned On Drug Abuse, Bailed Ou.

Dar es salaam-based business magnet Yusuf Manji appeared before the Kisutu Resident Magistrate’s Court in the city yesterday, accused of abusing drugs. Before Principal Resident Magistrate Cyprian Mkeha, the accused denied the charge and was released on bail after the prosecution bench, led by Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions Oswald Tibabyekomya raised no objection to [&hellip

Diplomacy: Govt Counsels Deportees.

Diplomacy: Govt Counsels Deportees.

At the count of 132, stories of torture and use of excessive force among Tanzanians being deported from Mozambique are gaining currency and the government has pledged full investigations into their claims. Speaking to journalists in Dar es Salaam yesterday, the Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation, Dr Suzan [&hellip