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Set aside areas for urban farming, govt advised

Set aside areas for urban farming, govt advised

Prof Alphonce Kyessi of Ardhi University The government has been advised to designate special areas in cities and towns where people can be given legal rights to engage in farming activities. Under the arrangement people would be free to establish and sustain agricultural ventures within the areas for urban greening and beautification. Speaking at a [&hellip

Phone firms defy TCRA order on uniform interconnection charges

Phone firms defy TCRA order on uniform interconnection charges

Question have been raised as to the ability of the Tanzania Communication Regulatory Authority (TCRA) to enforce its mandate following an outright defiance of mobile phone service providers after they refused to observe a set deadline to lower the interconnection charges by Friday. According to a survey done by The Guardian, mobile phone operators were, [&hellip

Agency chosen seat of Africa’s fish technology, safety network

Agency chosen seat of Africa’s fish technology, safety network

Deputy Minister for Livestock Development and Fisheries,Benedict Ole-Nangoro The Fisheries Education and Training Agency (FETA) has been picked as the secretariat headquarters of Africa Network on Fish Technology and Safety. Yahya Mgawe, Chief Executive for FETA has requested the Tanzanian government to accredit it to be an internationally recognized trainer on maritime fisheries. “At this [&hellip

Video Games can be good for Kids

Video Games can be good for Kids

Video games are often accused of having a bad effect on children, but a study involving those with dyslexia finds the reverse. Playing video games for just a few hours could do more for dyslexic children’s reading skills than a whole year of traditional teaching, according to new research. Children who played the Wii action [&hellip

Pakistan bomb blast kills 45 Shias

Pakistan bomb blast kills 45 Shias

Pakistanis protesting against Shia killings in the northern town of Gilgit At least 45 people have been killed and 150 others injured in a bomb explosion in a Shia neighborhood of Pakistan’s port city of Karachi. Reports say the blast, which took place in a Shia neighborhood of Abbas town on Sunday, also caused a [&hellip

‘CIA killed 9/11 author in black ops hit’

‘CIA killed 9/11 author in black ops hit’

File photo shows Philip Marshall (C) with his children Alex (R) and Macaila Marshall. A former US National Security Agency officer says the 9/11 investigative author Philip Marshall and his children were killed in a “black ops hit” by the CIA, dismissing the suicide hypothesis Wayne Madsen said in a show organized by Kevin Barrett, [&hellip

‘50 fighters killed in northern Mali’

‘50 fighters killed in northern Mali’

File photo shows French soldiers leaving a hangar at the Malian army air base in Bamako. At least 50 local fighters have been killed in heavy fighting in northern Mali as the French-led war in the African country goes on. An unnamed Malian military source said that the fighters had been killed in clashes since [&hellip

Flooding kills 8 in Ecuador

Flooding kills 8 in Ecuador

A woman uses a boat in a flooded street to reach her home along Ecuador’s coast   At least eight people, including a child, have been killed by flooding in southwestern Ecuador following several hours of heavy rains, officials say. “Unfortunately, there have been eight victims so far as a result of the flooding,” Viviana [&hellip

Sanctions against Iran will gradually ease from today: Salehi

Sanctions against Iran will gradually ease from today: Salehi

Sanctions against Iran will gradually ease from today: Salehi Iran’s Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi Sun Mar 3, 2013 8:40AM GMT With the measures adopted by the [Iranian] diplomatic apparatus, from today we will witness the gradual removal of the sanctions.” Iran’s Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi   Iran’s Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi has [&hellip

Dar`s rent nightmare

Dar`s rent nightmare

Dar`s rent nightmare BY EMMANUEL ONYANGO 3rd March 2013   Why the city is overtaking Nairobi, Johannesburg and Kampala   Tanzania runs a housing deficit estimated at 3 million units valued at $180 billion   The current annual demand for houses in urban areas is 200,000 units Minister for Land and Human settlements Development, Prof Anna Tibaijuka Living [&hellip