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Azory’s parents appeal to Magufuli for probe

Parents of Mwananchi Communications Limited (MCL) journalist, Mr Azory Gwanda, who has been missing since November 2017, say they were going through untold agony for being in the dark about the whereabouts of their son, they say was a bread winner.
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Azory’s parents appeal to Magufuli for probe

Parents of Mwananchi Communications Limited (MCL) journalist, Mr Azory Gwanda, who has been missing since November 2017, say they were going through untold agony for being in the dark about the whereabouts of their son, they say was a bread winner.

Tanzania opposition demand reform of electoral body

Dar es Salaam. An alliance of opposition parties in Tanzania on Wednesday, May 22 called for the creation of an «independent» electoral commission, with local elections due in October and a presidential poll next year.
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Tanzania opposition demand reform of electoral body

Dar es Salaam. An alliance of opposition parties in Tanzania on Wednesday, May 22 called for the creation of an «independent» electoral commission, with local elections due in October and a presidential poll next year.

Kikwete’s take on three issues stalling Africa’s development

Dar es Salaam. Former President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete has named good governance as one of the ‘three pertinent issues’ that most African countries are grappling with, the others being continental unity and poverty eradication.
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Kikwete’s take on three issues stalling Africa’s development

Dar es Salaam. Former President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete has named good governance as one of the ‘three pertinent issues’ that most African countries are grappling with, the others being continental unity and poverty eradication.

TTCL reveals why it needs Sh1.7 trillion

Dar es Salaam. State-owned telco, Tanzania Telecommunications Corporation (TTCL), needs Sh1.77 trillion in capital injection to fund its ambitious five-year strategic plan that would see it increase its share of the telecommunications market.
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TTCL reveals why it needs Sh1.7 trillion

Dar es Salaam. State-owned telco, Tanzania Telecommunications Corporation (TTCL), needs Sh1.77 trillion in capital injection to fund its ambitious five-year strategic plan that would see it increase its share of the telecommunications market.

MP calls for legalisation of marijuana farming

Dodoma. The rush by several countries around the World to legalise the use of marijuana, either for medical or recreational purposes has attracted the interest of a Tanzanian lawmaker.
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MP calls for legalisation of marijuana farming

Dodoma. The rush by several countries around the World to legalise the use of marijuana, either for medical or recreational purposes has attracted the interest of a Tanzanian lawmaker.

Cashew nuts still hot topic in Parliament

Dodoma. The debate on cashew nuts took centre stage in Parliament yesterday, with lawmakers saying the government’s move to buy the crop was riddled with shortfalls.
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Cashew nuts still hot topic in Parliament

Dodoma. The debate on cashew nuts took centre stage in Parliament yesterday, with lawmakers saying the government’s move to buy the crop was riddled with shortfalls.

Why bad loans are going down

Dar es Salaam. Commercial banks had charged off loans amounting to Sh43.346 billion until the end of March 2019 in compliance with the regulator’s directives on reducing nonperforming loans (NPLs).
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Why bad loans are going down

Dar es Salaam. Commercial banks had charged off loans amounting to Sh43.346 billion until the end of March 2019 in compliance with the regulator’s directives on reducing nonperforming loans (NPLs).

Govt to redraft stalled Sagcot scheme

Dar es Salaam. The government now says it will draft afresh the stalled Sh100 billion grant scheme for medium and small-scale farmers under the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (Sagcot).
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Govt to redraft stalled Sagcot scheme

Dar es Salaam. The government now says it will draft afresh the stalled Sh100 billion grant scheme for medium and small-scale farmers under the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (Sagcot).

Tanzania faces rise of non-communicable diseases

Tanzania is facing an increase of deaths related to non-communicable diseases (NCDs), after the new report revealing the doubling number over the last three decades.
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Tanzania faces rise of non-communicable diseases

Tanzania is facing an increase of deaths related to non-communicable diseases (NCDs), after the new report revealing the doubling number over the last three decades.

Heading TRC for Hussein the Uswaz wag and family

Hussein the Uswaz wag has literally taken a dive into the bottle and this is killing his marriage to Aisha. The man has been seduced by the subtle glitz and glamour of cockroach-coloured bottles and women of varying degrees of ugliness and moral constitution
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Heading TRC for Hussein the Uswaz wag and family

Hussein the Uswaz wag has literally taken a dive into the bottle and this is killing his marriage to Aisha. The man has been seduced by the subtle glitz and glamour of cockroach-coloured bottles and women of varying degrees of ugliness and moral constitution that he has ran away from Aisha, his legally married woman. He adores devils inventions so much so that one can only pity him – he acts like the devil’s personal assistant.

Can roads/buildings at flood-prone Jangwani be elevated?

Morogoro Road in Dar es Salaam is a major gateway to Tanzania’s defacto business capital. It’s a major infrastructure of national importance. No wonder the Roads Act (2007) recognizes it - as part of TANZAM Highway and Central Corridor. We are talking abo
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Can roads/buildings at flood-prone Jangwani be elevated?

Morogoro Road in Dar es Salaam is a major gateway to Tanzania’s defacto business capital. It’s a major infrastructure of national importance. No wonder the Roads Act (2007) recognizes it - as part of TANZAM Highway and Central Corridor. We are talking about the road connecting the city and Dar es Salaam Port to our very important trading nations, some of which are landlocked.

One person dies, 15 others injured in a crash involving a Bus and a truck in Iringa

Dar es Salaam. One person has been confirmed dead, 15 others injured in a road accident involving a New Force bus and a truck in Mafinga- Nyololo area in Iringa Region.
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One person dies, 15 others injured in a crash involving a Bus and a truck in Iringa

Dar es Salaam. One person has been confirmed dead, 15 others injured in a road accident involving a New Force bus and a truck in Mafinga- Nyololo area in Iringa Region.

Sudan protesters tear down roadblocks, want army to resume talks

Hundreds of demonstrators worked through the night into Friday clearing away bricks and debris, after military rulers demanded that roadblocks which have paralysed parts of Khartoum must be dismantled before talks on a new transitional body can resume.
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Sudan protesters tear down roadblocks, want army to resume talks

Hundreds of demonstrators worked through the night into Friday clearing away bricks and debris, after military rulers demanded that roadblocks which have paralysed parts of Khartoum must be dismantled before talks on a new transitional body can resume.

Government issues new directive on plastic bags

Government has issued new directives regarding manufacturers who will still be in possession of plastic bags after the June 1 deadline, saying they will have to get special clearance from the Vice President’s office to be able to sell abroad.
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Government issues new directive on plastic bags

Government has issued new directives regarding manufacturers who will still be in possession of plastic bags after the June 1 deadline, saying they will have to get special clearance from the Vice President’s office to be able to sell abroad.

Allegri and Juventus in surprise split at end of season

Coach Massimiliano Allegri will leave Serie A champions Juventus at the end of the season after guiding them to five straight Italian titles, the club said on Friday.
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Allegri and Juventus in surprise split at end of season

Coach Massimiliano Allegri will leave Serie A champions Juventus at the end of the season after guiding them to five straight Italian titles, the club said on Friday.

Taiwan becomes first Asian country to approve same-sex marriage

Taiwan's parliament legalised same-sex marriage on Friday in a landmark first for Asia as the government survived a last-minute attempt by conservatives to pass watered-down legislation.
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Taiwan becomes first Asian country to approve same-sex marriage

Taiwan's parliament legalised same-sex marriage on Friday in a landmark first for Asia as the government survived a last-minute attempt by conservatives to pass watered-down legislation.

President Magufuli reads the riot act to his appointees at State House meeting

President John Magufuli has called upon top regional and district government officials to work together through building partnerships and good relations amongst them to simplify the implementation of their responsibilities.
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President Magufuli reads the riot act to his appointees at State House meeting

President John Magufuli has called upon top regional and district government officials to work together through building partnerships and good relations amongst them to simplify the implementation of their responsibilities.

South African woman conquers Everest summit

A South African business executive reached the top of Mount Everest on Thursday in what is believed to be the first summit of the world's highest mountain by a black African woman.
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South African woman conquers Everest summit

A South African business executive reached the top of Mount Everest on Thursday in what is believed to be the first summit of the world's highest mountain by a black African woman.

Tanzania: Government to build cancer facility in Mbeya

The government is planning to build a cancer hospital in Mbeya in Region to reduce the number of patients who travel distances to seek cancer treatment at the Ocean Road Cancer Institute (ORCI) in Dar es Salaam.
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Tanzania: Government to build cancer facility in Mbeya

The government is planning to build a cancer hospital in Mbeya in Region to reduce the number of patients who travel distances to seek cancer treatment at the Ocean Road Cancer Institute (ORCI) in Dar es Salaam.

Suma JKT has collected Sh2.69 billion from defaulters

Ministries and various government institutions have repaid some Sh2.69 billion as part of the money that they owed the economic wing of the National Service, Suma JKT for security services rendered.  
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Suma JKT has collected Sh2.69 billion from defaulters

Ministries and various government institutions have repaid some Sh2.69 billion as part of the money that they owed the economic wing of the National Service, Suma JKT for security services rendered.  

Kidnappers demand $1.5 million for Cuban doctors taken in Kenya

Nairobi. Gunmen who kidnapped two Cuban doctors in northeastern Kenya and whisked them to Somalia have demanded $1.5 million (1.35 million euros) for their release, police and government sources said Thursday.
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Kidnappers demand $1.5 million for Cuban doctors taken in Kenya

Nairobi. Gunmen who kidnapped two Cuban doctors in northeastern Kenya and whisked them to Somalia have demanded $1.5 million (1.35 million euros) for their release, police and government sources said Thursday.

Magufuli sacks executive directors for Mbozi, Uyui districts

President John Magufuli has revoked the appointment of Mbozi and Uyui District Executive Directors (DEDs) Mr Adelius Makwega and Ms Hadija Makuwani respectively.
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Magufuli sacks executive directors for Mbozi, Uyui districts

President John Magufuli has revoked the appointment of Mbozi and Uyui District Executive Directors (DEDs) Mr Adelius Makwega and Ms Hadija Makuwani respectively.

Agriculture loans rose 46pc in March, BoT report shows

Banks’ confidences in the agriculture sector has continued to improve following a sharp increase in lending, which is good news to farmers and agro-processors.
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Agriculture loans rose 46pc in March, BoT report shows

Banks’ confidences in the agriculture sector has continued to improve following a sharp increase in lending, which is good news to farmers and agro-processors.

Tanzania LNG exports may start in at least eight years

With delayed negotiations over the construction of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant, Tanzania has at least eight years from now to start exporting the resources.
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Tanzania LNG exports may start in at least eight years

With delayed negotiations over the construction of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant, Tanzania has at least eight years from now to start exporting the resources.

Paul Makonda and the proverbial power of the tongue

The Holly Bible, in Proverbs 18:21 (LEB) says “Death and life [are] in the {power} of the tongue, and those who love her will eat of her fruit.”
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Paul Makonda and the proverbial power of the tongue

The Holly Bible, in Proverbs 18:21 (LEB) says “Death and life [are] in the {power} of the tongue, and those who love her will eat of her fruit.”

Modi lookalike hits Indian campaign trail

His white beard neatly trimmed and a sleeveless jacket thrown over his traditional Indian shirt, Abhinandan Pathak turns heads thanks to an uncanny resemblance to the country’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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Modi lookalike hits Indian campaign trail

His white beard neatly trimmed and a sleeveless jacket thrown over his traditional Indian shirt, Abhinandan Pathak turns heads thanks to an uncanny resemblance to the country’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Opinion: The Sudanese army deserves a pat on the shoulder

Sudanese army rulers and protest leaders on Wednesday  agreed on a three-year transition period for transferring power to a full civilian administration.
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Opinion: The Sudanese army deserves a pat on the shoulder

Sudanese army rulers and protest leaders on Wednesday  agreed on a three-year transition period for transferring power to a full civilian administration.