Category: Local News

TCRA Bans Radio 5FM, Frees Magic FM.

TCRA Bans Radio 5FM, Frees Magic FM.

TCRA’s Content Committee has banned Radio 5FM Arusha for three month and imposed a fine of 5.0m/-for airing seditious content. Reading the judgment, the committees Vice- Chairperson, Mr Joseph Mapunda said the radio has been banned effective today. The committee said after three months ban the radio will be under close supervision for one year. [&hellip

Mrema Calls On Clerics To Help Convicts On Fines.

Mrema Calls On Clerics To Help Convicts On Fines.

Parole Board Chairman Mr Augustine Mrema has urged religious leaders to establish a fund in which the faithful could contribute money to save convicts compelled to go to jail for failure to meet fine payment options. He made the call in Dar es Salaam yesterday when he congratulated Reverend Getrude Rwakatare of the Mountain of [&hellip

Govt Devoted To End Ongoing Killings In Land Conflict Areas.

Govt Devoted To End Ongoing Killings In Land Conflict Areas.

Home Affairs Minister Mwigulu Nchemba has warned of stern legal actions against perpetrators of extrajudicial killings in areas with land conflicts pitting farmers on one hand and livestock keepers on the other. “There are no farms or herds of livestock that are worth the lives of human beings; the government will take actions on people [&hellip

BoT State Of The Economy Report Viewed Favourably.

BoT State Of The Economy Report Viewed Favourably.

The state of the economy presented by Central Bank Governor, Professor Benno Ndulu, in Dar es Salaam on Wednesday has met with positive reaction from the public with analysts projecting a bright future for the country. “The economic indicators are true and there is a bright future of the country’s economy,” a senior lecturer from [&hellip

Several Tanzanian Drivers, Trucks Kidnapped In Congo.

Several Tanzanian Drivers, Trucks Kidnapped In Congo.

Several Tanzanian truck drivers and eight trucks have been kidnapped in Namoyo, South Kivu, Congo DR the government confirmed. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the kidnappers are demanding a ransom of 4,000 US dollars (over 8m/-) per driver and payment should be settled in the next 24 hours. The Ministry Spokesperson, Ms Mindi Kasiga, [&hellip

PM Directs Local Governments To Hasten Road, Street Naming.

PM Directs Local Governments To Hasten Road, Street Naming.

The Prime Minister, Mr Kassim Majaliwa, has directed local authorities in the country to fast-track naming of roads and streets in their respective areas as part of implementation of the national homes’ address and post code system. Mr Majaliwa as well instructed that responsible government institutions should give a priority to Dodoma Municipal Council and [&hellip

Dr Dau New Envoy To Malaysia.

Dr Dau New Envoy To Malaysia.

President John Magufuli today swore in Dr Ramadhani Dau, former chief of the National Social Security Fund (NSSF), to become the new ambassador to Malaysia. The swearing-in of Dr Dau at the State House in Dar es Salaam came after about seven months passed since President Magufuli appointed him to the ambassadorial position. Dr Dau [&hellip

State Institutions Donates 800m/- For Quake Survivors.

State Institutions Donates 800m/- For Quake Survivors.

State owned institutions have raised over 800m/- for Kagera earthquake survivors at a fundraising event called by Treasury Registrar, Lawrence Mafuru. The event was held at Nyerere International Convention Center in Dar es Salaam. At the event, Tanzania Standard Newspaper—the publisher of ‘Daily News’, ‘HabariLeo’ and ‘SpotiLeo’—and Tanzania Broadcasting Corporation donated 5m/- each

Big Quake Fundraiser Response.

Big Quake Fundraiser Response.

A number of diplomatic missions, business groups and individuals yesterday provided and pledged emergency relief aid, including cash donations, to assist victims of last Saturday’s earthquake in Kagera Region. The tremor, never experienced in such magnitude in recent times, hit the Lake Victoria-side municipality of Bukoba, leaving 17people dead and 253 injured. According to a [&hellip

Dodoma On Course To Attaining City Status.

Dodoma On Course To Attaining City Status.

Plans are underway to upgrade the status of the designated capital of Dodoma from Municipality to City council in line with preparations by the government to shift the capital city from Dar es Salaam, the National Assembly was told yesterday. The Minister of State in President’s Office (Regional Administration and Local Governments), Mr George Simbachawene, [&hellip