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Chaumma to Cut Power Tariffs, Build Industries.

Chaumma to Cut Power Tariffs, Build Industries.

      Chama  Cha Ukombozi (CHAUMMA) on Wednesday launched its election campaigns in Dar es Salaam with its Union presidential aspirant Mr Hashimu Rungwe promising to lower electricity tariffs to make them affordable to all citizens. Unveiling his party’s Election Manifesto at the Manzese-Bakhresa ground, Mr Rungwe assured voters if elected he would reduce [&hellip

Twiga Stars, Swimmers Leave For All-Africa Games on Thursday.

Twiga Stars, Swimmers Leave For All-Africa Games on Thursday.

  The  government has confirmed that the national women soccer team, Twiga Stars and swimmers will depart today for Brazzaville, Congo, for the 11th edition of the All-Africa Games opening on Friday through September 19. Both teams failed to jet off to Brazzaville as planned on Tuesday due to financial constraints, but the government said [&hellip

Oliseh Wary of Taifa Stars Threat.

Oliseh Wary of Taifa Stars Threat.

  Nigeria’s Super Eagles head coach Sunday Oliseh has revealed that he has watched Taifa Stars’ tapes but expects they will be different when the two sides face off at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam on Saturday. Taifa Stars host the West African powerhouse, Nigeria, in a much-awaited Group G encounter as the [&hellip

Ugandan Bodies Flown Home After Somalia Al-Shabab Attack.

Ugandan Bodies Flown Home After Somalia Al-Shabab Attack.

  The bodies of 10 Ugandan soldiers killed in Somalia by militant Islamist group al-Shabab have been flown back home. The attack was a “game changer”, and al-Shabab should expect an “appropriate response”, said an army spokesman. Twelve Ugandan soldiers were killed in Tuesday’s raid on an African Union (AU) base in southern Somalia. Al-Shabab [&hellip

Liberia Declared Free of Ebola, Again: WHO.

Liberia Declared Free of Ebola, Again: WHO.

The World Health Organization on Thursday announced that Liberia, recently ravaged by Ebola, was free of the virus, 42 days after the last confirmed case passed a second negative test. “WHO declares Liberia free of Ebola virus transmission in the human population,” the UN health agency said in a statement. The WHO, which had previously [&hellip

Uganda: 12 Soldiers Killed in Somalia Attack.

Uganda: 12 Soldiers Killed in Somalia Attack.

  A Ugandan military spokesman says 12 Ugandan soldiers were killed in an attack Tuesday by Islamic extremists on an African Union base in Somalia. Lt. Col. Paddy Ankunda said Thursday that all soldiers were accounted for and that none was captured. He said 10 of the bodies will be flown back home Thursday. Al-Shabab claimed [&hellip

Magufuli: Nipeni Kura, Amini Sitowaangusha.

Magufuli: Nipeni Kura, Amini Sitowaangusha.

    Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) Union presidential candidate, Dr John Magufuli, yesterday pledged massive investments in port, rail and road networks in Mtwara and Lindi to transform the regions into economic hubs serving neighbouring countries. He told a campaign rally at the Lawi Nangwanda Sijaona Stadium in Mtwara Municipality that owing to the discovery [&hellip

Selander Bridge For Massive Expansion.

Selander Bridge For Massive Expansion.

  The  government has signed 91.032 million US dollars (154.39bn/-) loan agreement with South Korean based Exim Bank to construct a flyover at Selander Bridge in Dar es Salaam and seven kilometre road to connect the central business district region and Msasani. Minister for Finance Ms Saada Mkuya Salum, said in the city yesterday that [&hellip

Six Clerics Held in DRC Freed.

Six Clerics Held in DRC Freed.

    The  six Muslim preachers from Tanzania kidnapped by an armed group in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), have been released following efforts by the two concerned governments. The development comes one day after President Jakaya Kikwete and DRC President Joseph Kabila held brief talks at the Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA) in [&hellip

Heavy Rains Seen as El Nino Looms Large.

Heavy Rains Seen as El Nino Looms Large.

    The Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA) has warned of possible heavy rains in the coming months in many parts of the country due to the anticipated El Nino phenomenon effect. There is increasing warming over the Equatorial Pacific Ocean, which is mostly likely to persist through the October to December 2015 rainy season, indicating [&hellip