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​JPM: Privatisation Was Wrong.

​JPM: Privatisation Was Wrong.

President John Magufuli has faulted the privatization policy adopted by Tanzania, saying it had failed the nation completely. Addressing Itigi residents in Manyoni District, Singida Region yesterday on his last day of a marathon working tour of Kagera, Kigoma, Tabora and Singida regions, Dr Magufuli said by privatizing its own firms, the government had effectively [&hellip

Ndugai Keeps Mum On Expelled CUF Legislators.

Ndugai Keeps Mum On Expelled CUF Legislators.

National Assembly Speaker Job Ndugai has remained silent over the fate of embattled Civic United Front (CUF) legislators, saying he was still contemplating the appropriate move. “The decision to expel members is subject to internal rules of political parties because each party has own procedures,” a statement from the Speaker’s office here yesterday said of [&hellip

​TCU Bans 19 Varsities From Taking ‘Freshers’ Into 2017/18 Courses.

​TCU Bans 19 Varsities From Taking ‘Freshers’ Into 2017/18 Courses.

The Commission for Universities has banned 19 colleges and universities from admitting students to any degree courses during the 2017/18 academic year after reports uncovered some shortcomings on their part. The TCU has also stopped the admission of students to 75 Bachelors degree programmes in 2017/18 from 22 varsities and colleges, including the Universities of [&hellip

​New Law To Plug Cyber-Crime.

​New Law To Plug Cyber-Crime.

Days are numbered for cybercriminals as the government works on a new law to give enforcement ‘teeth’ against communication intruders, block ill information dissemination and to facilitate use of ‘cyber evidence’ in courts of law. The law to be known as the Personal Data Protection Act will be ready in a year’s time from now [&hellip

​JPM: Exits Tabora, Enters Singida Today.

​JPM: Exits Tabora, Enters Singida Today.

President John Magufuli is expected to arrive in Singida Region this morning for a one day official visit. Briefing journalists here yesterday on the President’s visit, Singida Regional Commissioner (RC) Dr Rehema Nchimbi said the president is scheduled to officially inaugurate the 89.3 km Manyoni – Itigi –Chaya tarmac road. She said the inauguration ceremony [&hellip

Amnesty Calls On Saudi Arabia To Halt Execution Of 14 Dissenters.

Amnesty Calls On Saudi Arabia To Halt Execution Of 14 Dissenters.

Human rights group Amnesty International has called on Saudi Arabia to halt the executions of 14 individuals who were sentenced to death following a “grossly unfair mass trial” as part of the kingdom’s “bloody execution spree.” “By confirming these sentences Saudi Arabia’s authorities have displayed their ruthless commitment to the use of the death penalty [&hellip

​Libya Rescues Some 278 Refugees Off Western Shores.

​Libya Rescues Some 278 Refugees Off Western Shores.

Some 278 refugees have been rescued by the Libyan coastguard off the country’s western shores in the Mediterranean Sea. The spokesman of Libyan naval forces, Ayoub Qaseed, said Monday that rescue operations took place off the shores of Zawiya and Sabratha, two towns west of the capital Tripoli. He said 128 people had been rescued [&hellip

​Dar Dismisses Nairobi Claims On Elections.

​Dar Dismisses Nairobi Claims On Elections.

The government yesterday dismissed as baseless and malicious allegations that Tanzania is interfering with Kenya imminent general election. The Minister for Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation, Dr Augustine Mahiga, speaking to reporters in Dar es Salaam, said all the ballots for casting and counting votes are in the hands of Kenyans themselves. “What we [&hellip

​Lissu Remanded After Bail Application Flops.

​Lissu Remanded After Bail Application Flops.

The Kisutu Resident Magistrate’s Court yesterday sent the opposition Member of Parliament (MP) for Singida East Constituency Tundu Lissu to remand until Thursday to await an objection to bail by the prosecution in relation to the new sedition case that he is facing. Principal Resident Magistrate Wilbard Mashauri will deliver his ruling on the matter [&hellip

​Bombers Attack Two Camps In Northeast Nigeria, kill 8.

​Bombers Attack Two Camps In Northeast Nigeria, kill 8.

A civilian self-defense group says at least eight people are dead after female bombers attacked two displaced persons camps in northeastern Nigeria’s main city. Spokesman Bello Danbatta tells The Associated Press that the attack started late Sunday night in Maiduguri and left another 15 people wounded. The Nigeria-based extremist group Boko Haram often targets the [&hellip