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Burundi Refugee Naturalisation Under Process.

Burundi Refugee Naturalisation Under Process.

  The  government is finalising physical verification of Burundi refugees before naturalising them, the Deputy Minister for Home Affairs, Mr Hamad Yusuf Masauni, told the National Assembly here. He was responding to a basic question by Mr Richard Mbogo (Nsimbo-CCM), when he added that the government was conducting the exercise jointly with the United Nations [&hellip

Total Ban Imposed On Plastic Bags, Says Makamba.

Total Ban Imposed On Plastic Bags, Says Makamba.

    The government has imposed total ban on the use of plastic bags by January next year, the Minister of State in the Vice-President’s Office (Union Affairs and Environment), Mr January Makamba, told the National Assembly here yesterday. He was answering a supplementary question by Edward Mwalongo (Njombe Urban-CCM) who wanted to know when [&hellip

Dar City Director Gets Marching Orders Over Dubious Deals.

Dar City Director Gets Marching Orders Over Dubious Deals.

    Finally, the seemingly ‘untouchable’ Dar es Salaam City Council Director Wilson Kabwe has been suspended over inking fraudulent deals that have denied the government billions of shillings. President John Magufuli announced the suspension during the official launching of the multi-billion shilling Kigamboni Bridge, following a sickening report divulged to him by the Regional [&hellip

Classy Kigamboni Bridge Opened.

Classy Kigamboni Bridge Opened.

    President  John Pombe Magufuli officially launched the Kigamboni Bridge on Tuesday, proposing it to be named Nyerere Bridge while saying the bridge will open trade and investment opportunities and boost economic growth in the country. The bridge is the longest in East Africa while Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Nyerere is the founding Father of [&hellip

Ethiopia Attack: 200 People Dead, 100 Children Missing.

Ethiopia Attack: 200 People Dead, 100 Children Missing.

    The death toll from a raid carried out by attackers from South Sudan in western Ethiopia has risen to 208 people, an Ethiopian official said, adding that 108 children were kidnapped.   By Sunday afternoon, the number had risen to “208 dead and 75 people wounded” from a figure of 140 a day [&hellip

Machar To Be Accompanied To Juba By Hundreds Of Officials.

Machar To Be Accompanied To Juba By Hundreds Of Officials.

  South Sudan’s first vice president designate, Riek Machar, will be accompanied to the national capital, Juba, by hundreds of officials and staff members of the armed opposition faction of the SPLM-IO, his media official has said. The top opposition leader skipped his scheduled return to Juba on Monday, 18 April, due to “logistical challenges.” [&hellip

Azam FC Out To Make History In Tunis.

Azam FC Out To Make History In Tunis.

    Tanzanian  envoys Azam FC will be vying for a place in the final qualifying round of the CAF Confederation Cup for the first time in their history as they play Esperance of Tunisia in the return leg today. Stewart Hall’s charges took 2-1 lead from the first leg and would make history if [&hellip

NEEC, ILO Work On Plan To Solve Youth Unemployment.

NEEC, ILO Work On Plan To Solve Youth Unemployment.

    The National Economic Empowerment Council (NEEC) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) has embarked on a business plan competition to facilitate unraveling the problem of unemployment to young people. NEEC Executive Secretary Ms Beng’i Issa told a press conference in Dar es Salaam that the council and ILO would offer 150m/- to ten [&hellip

Chikawe Named Ambassador To Japan.

Chikawe Named Ambassador To Japan.

    President  John Magufuli has appointed former cabinet minister Mathias Chikawe, the country’s new Ambassador to Japan. A statement issued by the Directorate of Presidential Communications in Dar es Salaam quoted Chief Secretary (CS), Ambassador John Kijazi, as saying the appointment is effective April 13, 2016.   Before his new appointment, Mr Chikawe served [&hellip

Bunge Begins Session On Tuesday, Broadcasts Under Control.

Bunge Begins Session On Tuesday, Broadcasts Under Control.

    Parliament  begins its session here on Tuesday by controlling broadcasts of its sessions using Clean Feed programme before being aired by other radio and television stations It also begins using a biometric system to identify all persons in order to enhance security. National Assembly Deputy Speaker, Dr Tulia Ackson, visited the debating chamber [&hellip