Category: Local News

Govt Refutes Reports on VP’s Stance on CCM.

Govt Refutes Reports on VP’s Stance on CCM.

  The Vice-President’s Office has refuted social media reports that Dr Mohamed Gharib Bilal will conduct a press conference to explain his stand on Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM). A statement issued in Dar es Salaam by the Vice-President’s Press Secretary, Mr Boniface Makene, said the news, which was circulating in the social media, was not [&hellip

Lowassa to Collect Presidential Forms on Monday.

Lowassa to Collect Presidential Forms on Monday.

  Coalition of Defenders of People’s Constitution (Ukawa) presidential candidate, Mr Edward Lowassa, will pick presidential nomination forms today from the National Electoral Commission (NEC) in Dar es Salaam, it was disclosed. Mr Lowassa and his Ukawa followers will be at the NEC offices at 9 am, Chadema Acting Secretary General, Mr Salum Mwalimu, said. [&hellip

Kikwete Urges Proper Compensation For Land.

Kikwete Urges Proper Compensation For Land.

    President Jakaya Kikwete has warned government officials against the trend of acquiring land and other properties from the people to pave way for implementation of various development projects without paying compensation. “I have said this before and I am saying it again that it is a shame for the government to do this [&hellip

Lipumba Resigns From CUF Leadership.

Lipumba Resigns From CUF Leadership.

    The coalition of main opposition parties (UKAWA) yesterday suffered a big blow, after Civic United Front (CUF) National Chairman, Professor Ibrahim Lipumba, resigned from the leadership of his party. Prof Lipumba accused the co-leaders of the coalition of “deviating from its original principles and embracing people who were a few months ago fiercely [&hellip

Lipumba Resigns as CUF Chairman.

Lipumba Resigns as CUF Chairman.

  The Civic United Front (CUF) national chairman Prof Ibrahim Lipumba has stepped down from the position in a move that has left many questions than answers Prof Lipumba announced in Dar es Salaam at a press conference that he was leaving the chairmanship to become an ordinary CUF member and also find time to [&hellip

Tanzania President Signs Hydrocarbon Law as His Term Winds Down.

Tanzania President Signs Hydrocarbon Law as His Term Winds Down.

    DAR ES SALAAM:Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete signed into law on Tuesday legislation aimed at putting in place a legal and regulatory framework to govern its hydrocarbons industry, his press service said. East Africa has become a new oil and gas frontier after a string of discoveries that producers hope to exploit to supply [&hellip

CJ Welcomes Appointment of More High Court Judges.

CJ Welcomes Appointment of More High Court Judges.

Appointment of new judges and setting annual targets for disposal of cases are among factors that led to significant reduction of matters that were piled up in courts, Chief Justice Mohamed Chande Othman, said. The CJ made the remarks in Dar es Salaam after a ceremony to swear-in new judges by President Jakaya Kikwete at [&hellip

Lipumba Mum on UKAWA’s Choice of Presidential Candidate.

Lipumba Mum on UKAWA’s Choice of Presidential Candidate.

    Civic United Front (CUF) National Chairman, Prof Ibrahim Lipumba, has remained reluctant to declare his position on nomination of former premier, Mr Edward Lowassa, to run for union president in the forthcoming general election under the ticket of the opposition coalition – UKAWA. Over 200 CUF supporters gathered at the CUF headquarters in [&hellip

Chadema: We’re Moving on Without Slaa.

Chadema: We’re Moving on Without Slaa.

  Dar es Salaam. It’s now official. Dr Willibrod Slaa has parted company with Chadema. Chadema chairman Freeman Mbowe said yesterday that the party was prepared to move on without its hitherto secretary-general. He said Dr Slaa did not agree with the decision to let former Prime Minister Edward Lowassa join Chadema, whose national convention is [&hellip

Makongoro Mahanga Defects After Defeat.

Makongoro Mahanga Defects After Defeat.

    The Deputy Minister for Labour and Employment, Dr Milton Makongoro Mahanga, has officially left the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) after he was defeated in the preliminaries. He declared his intention to cross over to the main opposition, Chama Cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (Chadema) effective on Sunday. “After extended hours of consultation with [&hellip