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East Africa's bourses losing investors to PE firms

East African stockmarkets are gearing up for stiff competition from private equity investments this year, with analysts saying it will make matters worse for the already struggling exchanges.
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East Africa's bourses losing investors to PE firms

East African stockmarkets are gearing up for stiff competition from private equity investments this year, with analysts saying it will make matters worse for the already struggling exchanges.

Sudanese authorities arrest 28 journalists

Sudanese authorities on Monday arrested 28 journalists as they attempted to deliver a petition protesting media censorship and repeated seizure of print-runs of a local publication to the national security and intelligence service, media watchdog confirmed.
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Sudanese authorities arrest 28 journalists

Sudanese authorities on Monday arrested 28 journalists as they attempted to deliver a petition protesting media censorship and repeated seizure of print-runs of a local publication to the national security and intelligence service, media watchdog confirmed.

India's Bharti Airtel in talks to buy Telkom Kenya - sources

India’s Bharti Airtel is in talks to buy Telkom Kenya, the country’s smallest telecoms operator, to create a stronger challenger to market leader Safaricom, three industry sources told Reuters on Monday.
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India's Bharti Airtel in talks to buy Telkom Kenya - sources

India’s Bharti Airtel is in talks to buy Telkom Kenya, the country’s smallest telecoms operator, to create a stronger challenger to market leader Safaricom, three industry sources told Reuters on Monday.

OPINION: Private schools are misunderstood

Last week, Mwita Waitara, Deputy Minister of State in the President’s Office, Regional Administration and Local Government, gave a directive forbidding private schools from sending home or discontinuing students whose parents or guardians have failed to pa
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OPINION: Private schools are misunderstood

Last week, Mwita Waitara, Deputy Minister of State in the President’s Office, Regional Administration and Local Government, gave a directive forbidding private schools from sending home or discontinuing students whose parents or guardians have failed to pay school fees.

Sudan protests 'will not change government': Bashir

Defiant Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir said Monday that ongoing protests will not lead to a change in government, as he addressed a rally of cheering supporters in war-torn Darfur.
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Sudan protests 'will not change government': Bashir

Defiant Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir said Monday that ongoing protests will not lead to a change in government, as he addressed a rally of cheering supporters in war-torn Darfur.

Martin Fayulu: Kabila’s fiery adversary

Kinshasa. Much responsibility for shaping DR Congo’s post-election future now lies with a former oil executive who made a stellar rise from political obscurity.
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Martin Fayulu: Kabila’s fiery adversary

Kinshasa. Much responsibility for shaping DR Congo’s post-election future now lies with a former oil executive who made a stellar rise from political obscurity.

Torching of houses forces families to live under trees

In late September last year, 22 families of 260 people in Babati District had their homes set alight, forcing them into precarious conditions
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Torching of houses forces families to live under trees

In late September last year, 22 families of 260 people in Babati District had their homes set alight, forcing them into precarious conditions

Shein: We’re proud of our achievements in 55 years

Dar es Salaam. Zanzibar has made huge progress in socioeconomic development during the 55 years since the overthrow of the sultan’s rule, President Ali Mohamed Shein said.
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Shein: We’re proud of our achievements in 55 years

Dar es Salaam. Zanzibar has made huge progress in socioeconomic development during the 55 years since the overthrow of the sultan’s rule, President Ali Mohamed Shein said.

How minerals minister can survive sack: experts

Dar es Salaam. Extractive industry experts are of the conviction that the Minerals docket is marred with deep-rooted challenges that will continue to deny the country its fair share from the exploitation of its mineral resources.
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How minerals minister can survive sack: experts

Dar es Salaam. Extractive industry experts are of the conviction that the Minerals docket is marred with deep-rooted challenges that will continue to deny the country its fair share from the exploitation of its mineral resources.

DR Congo presidential runner-up appeals against result: lawyer

Martin Fayulu, who came second in DR Congo's presidential election, has appealed to the Constitutional Court to annul the provisional result which awarded victory to his opposition rival Felix Tshisekedi, his lawyer said Saturday.
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DR Congo presidential runner-up appeals against result: lawyer

Martin Fayulu, who came second in DR Congo's presidential election, has appealed to the Constitutional Court to annul the provisional result which awarded victory to his opposition rival Felix Tshisekedi, his lawyer said Saturday.

New Bill gives Registrar of Political Parties more powers than President: forum

A new Bill grants the Registrar of Political Parties more powers than the President of the United Republic of Tanzania, a gathering has been told.
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New Bill gives Registrar of Political Parties more powers than President: forum

A new Bill grants the Registrar of Political Parties more powers than the President of the United Republic of Tanzania, a gathering has been told.

Reminded of my dangerous sojourn in Mbeya many, many years

So, here I was, in Mbeya City. That was last week. The last time I was here was 44 years ago. Then, I was a second year student at the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM).
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Reminded of my dangerous sojourn in Mbeya many, many years

So, here I was, in Mbeya City. That was last week. The last time I was here was 44 years ago. Then, I was a second year student at the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM).

Anthrax outbreak in Songwe confirmed

The Ministry of Health has confirmed that four people who died in Nzoka Village, Momba District met their fate after eating meat suspected to have been contaminated with highly infectious bacteria that cause anthrax.
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Anthrax outbreak in Songwe confirmed

The Ministry of Health has confirmed that four people who died in Nzoka Village, Momba District met their fate after eating meat suspected to have been contaminated with highly infectious bacteria that cause anthrax.

DR Congo divided over opposition chief's election

With DR Congo still reeling from the disputed victory of opposition challenger Felix Tshisekedi, the nation's attention turned Friday to the results of the legislative elections to see who will control parliament for the next five years.
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DR Congo divided over opposition chief's election

With DR Congo still reeling from the disputed victory of opposition challenger Felix Tshisekedi, the nation's attention turned Friday to the results of the legislative elections to see who will control parliament for the next five years.

Here are some smart women goals for 2019

Thank God, we have already sailed through 2018. As we have begun the journey to cross the New Year 2019, there are some targets that we individually set during the last year but we failed to achieve due to one reason or another.
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Here are some smart women goals for 2019

Thank God, we have already sailed through 2018. As we have begun the journey to cross the New Year 2019, there are some targets that we individually set during the last year but we failed to achieve due to one reason or another.

Lady Jay Dee to promote local designs

The legendary Bongo Flava musician, through her Instagram page offered an opportunity to fashion designer and other creatives to provide outfits and accessories for her next song which was scheduled to be shot in South Africa on January 10 (yesterday).
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Lady Jay Dee to promote local designs

The legendary Bongo Flava musician, through her Instagram page offered an opportunity to fashion designer and other creatives to provide outfits and accessories for her next song which was scheduled to be shot in South Africa on January 10 (yesterday).

President rules out protecting inefficient ATCL

President John Magufuli has ruled out the possibility that the government will protect Air Tanzania Limited (ATCL) even if it makes losses as it was the case with the defunct Air Tanzania.
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President rules out protecting inefficient ATCL

President John Magufuli has ruled out the possibility that the government will protect Air Tanzania Limited (ATCL) even if it makes losses as it was the case with the defunct Air Tanzania.

Foreigners give Sh3.9bn lift to DSE

Foreign investors transacted Sh3.9 billion worth of Tanzania Breweries Limited (TBL) shares on Tuesday this week, making it the first billion mark transaction to be recorded since the start of the year.
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Foreigners give Sh3.9bn lift to DSE

Foreign investors transacted Sh3.9 billion worth of Tanzania Breweries Limited (TBL) shares on Tuesday this week, making it the first billion mark transaction to be recorded since the start of the year.

Kilombero embarks on study before rolling out key project

Kilombero Sugar Company (KSC) is conducting a comprehensive study before it rolls out its factory expansion project, the company said on Wednesday.
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Kilombero embarks on study before rolling out key project

Kilombero Sugar Company (KSC) is conducting a comprehensive study before it rolls out its factory expansion project, the company said on Wednesday.

PanAfrican Energy strikes gas deal with TPDC, Tanesco

PanAfrican Energy Tanzania (Paet) has signed a short-term sales agreement with the Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) and the Tanzania Electric Supply Company (Tanesco) for immediate supply of gas to the latter.
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PanAfrican Energy strikes gas deal with TPDC, Tanesco

PanAfrican Energy Tanzania (Paet) has signed a short-term sales agreement with the Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) and the Tanzania Electric Supply Company (Tanesco) for immediate supply of gas to the latter.

Maritime Institute to build Sh7bn college in Mkuranga

Tanzania will soon start to produce more experts on oil and gas, mainly Safety and Saviour professions, after the Dar es Salaam Maritime Institute (DMI) announced a plan to construct an offshore Safety and Saviour technical college in Mkuranga District.
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Maritime Institute to build Sh7bn college in Mkuranga

Tanzania will soon start to produce more experts on oil and gas, mainly Safety and Saviour professions, after the Dar es Salaam Maritime Institute (DMI) announced a plan to construct an offshore Safety and Saviour technical college in Mkuranga District.

NBS develops SDG goal tracking portal

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) is developing a Data portal dubbed “Goal tracking portal,” which is tracking Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), updating status of key indicators, data gaps and new innovations.
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NBS develops SDG goal tracking portal

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) is developing a Data portal dubbed “Goal tracking portal,” which is tracking Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), updating status of key indicators, data gaps and new innovations.

School faces acute shortage of teachers

It has emerged that KilimangwidoPrimary School inBweniWard, Pangani District, has only two teachers who are forced to teach pupils from Pre-class to Standard Seven.
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School faces acute shortage of teachers

It has emerged that KilimangwidoPrimary School inBweniWard, Pangani District, has only two teachers who are forced to teach pupils from Pre-class to Standard Seven.

Tarura challenged over contracts

The Lindi Regional Administration has directed the Tanzania Rural and Urban Roads Agency (Tarura) to stop signing contracts with sub-contractors through corrupt means and favoritism.
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Tarura challenged over contracts

The Lindi Regional Administration has directed the Tanzania Rural and Urban Roads Agency (Tarura) to stop signing contracts with sub-contractors through corrupt means and favoritism.

Apologise for damaging CAG reputation, Ndugai advised

Civic United Front secretary general Seif Shariff Hamad has advised Parliamentary Speaker Job Ndugai to apologise for ordering Controller and Auditor General (CAG) Mussa Assad on Monday to appear before the House’s Privileges, Ethics and Powers Committee o
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Apologise for damaging CAG reputation, Ndugai advised

Civic United Front secretary general Seif Shariff Hamad has advised Parliamentary Speaker Job Ndugai to apologise for ordering Controller and Auditor General (CAG) Mussa Assad on Monday to appear before the House’s Privileges, Ethics and Powers Committee on his own volition on January 21 2019, or be brought before it in handcuffs.

Revealed: Why mineral ministers keep changing

President John Magufuli yesterday explained why he has changed ministers responsible for minerals three times in three years citing his deep dissatisfaction with the share the country gets from exploitation of its abundant minerals like gold.
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Revealed: Why mineral ministers keep changing

President John Magufuli yesterday explained why he has changed ministers responsible for minerals three times in three years citing his deep dissatisfaction with the share the country gets from exploitation of its abundant minerals like gold.