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Sensitive jobs strictly for locals.

Sensitive jobs strictly for locals.

The government has ruled out the likelihood of foreigners being employed in sensitive areas like airports, ports and borders, with Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa stressing that only Tanzanians would be given the first priority even in all sectors. Speaking in Parliament here yesterday, he said the government was addressing the employment question rationally, by giving [&hellip

North Korea threatens not to resume talks with South.

North Korea threatens not to resume talks with South.

North Korea has threatened not to resume talks with South Korea unless issues leading to the suspension of a high-level meeting this week are resolved. Chairman of North Korea’s Committee for the Peaceful Reunification Ri Son Gwon made the statement on Thursday. He also slammed the recent joint military drill between South Korea and the [&hellip

‘Women’s role vital in industrial agenda’.

‘Women’s role vital in industrial agenda’.

Agriculture has been termed an entry point for women to the fourth industrial revolution and a critical input into the economic growth of Africa, via agro-processing manufacturing industries. The Minister for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Ms Ummy Mwalimu, made the remarks on behalf of the Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan at the [&hellip

President: Settle Suma JKT’s 38bn/- debt fast.

President: Settle Suma JKT’s 38bn/- debt fast.

President John Magufuli has issued a one-month ultimatum to all public and private Institutions to pay an outstanding debt amounting to 38bn/- they owe Suma JKT, a military institution within the National Service. The money represents debts by private and public institutions that purchased tractors from Suma JKT for executing various agricultural projects. In the [&hellip

Work, loathe begging, Chaka tells Africans.

Work, loathe begging, Chaka tells Africans.

Renowned South Africa based musician Yvonne ChakaChaka yesterday challenged Africans to work together, do things by themselves and stop begging if they have to achieve their development goals. The entrepreneur and humanitarian threw the challenge in Dar es Salaam ahead of the African Reconnect Conference, which is scheduled for today at the APC Hotel and [&hellip

Tanzanite bows to govt pressure.

Tanzanite bows to govt pressure.

Tanzanite One Mining Company has agreed to compensate and pay all taxes it owes the government, conceding some malpractices in its operations in the country. Chairman of President John Magufuli formed negotiation committee Prof Palamagamba Kabudi and Director of Tanzanite One Faisal Juma signed the payment agreement in Dar es Salaam yesterday. In his post-signing [&hellip

Palestine will finally be freed from enemies: Ayatollah Khamenei.

Palestine will finally be freed from enemies: Ayatollah Khamenei.

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says Palestine will finally be freed from the clutches of enemies and that Jerusalem al-Quds will be the capital of Palestinian state despite US attempts to distort this reality. Ayatollah Khamenei was speaking on Thursday at a meeting with Qur’an reciters in Tehran, which marked the [&hellip

Burundi votes on referendum that could extend president’s term.

Burundi votes on referendum that could extend president’s term.

Burundians are voting in a constitutional referendum that if passed could see President Pierre Nkurunziza’s stay in power extended until 2034. If Thursday’s referendum vote is passed, the constitution will be amended to extend the president’s term from five to seven years. The changes will also allow President Nkurunziza to stand for two more terms [&hellip

WHO to deploy 4,000 vaccines in DR Congo Ebola response.

WHO to deploy 4,000 vaccines in DR Congo Ebola response.

The global health outfit, World Health Organisation (WHO) says it has obtained 4,000 doses of Ebola vaccine and is preparing for deployment in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). WHO’s Africa director, Matshidiso Moeti, told Reuters on Sunday: “We’re working on the deployment of these materials, especially readying the cold chain. The start date of [&hellip

UN extends backing for African Union Mission in Somalia, Amisom.

UN extends backing for African Union Mission in Somalia, Amisom.

A UN-backed peacekeeping mission in Somalia, which faces attacks by an Al-Qaeda affiliate, received unanimous Security Council backing Tuesday until July 31. The African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom), with about 21,600 troops, operates with the approval of the UN and relies on international funding. By extending Amisom’s mandate to the end of July, the [&hellip