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Loans issuance up as measures start to bear fruit

Measures taken by the government through the Bank of Tanzania (BoT) to boost liquidity in the economy have started to show positive results, with lenders stepping up the issuance of loans.
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Loans issuance up as measures start to bear fruit

Measures taken by the government through the Bank of Tanzania (BoT) to boost liquidity in the economy have started to show positive results, with lenders stepping up the issuance of loans.

Poverty, crime dominate Bunge debate

Poverty, crime and a new constitution dominated Parliament as MPs clung to their political leanings in castigating or defending the way the government was handling matters.
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Poverty, crime dominate Bunge debate

Poverty, crime and a new constitution dominated Parliament as MPs clung to their political leanings in castigating or defending the way the government was handling matters.

Doctor, four nurses suspended in Mwanza over infant’s death

Nyamagani district authorities crack the whip against negligent medical officers following the death of an infant at a local hospital 
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Doctor, four nurses suspended in Mwanza over infant’s death

Nyamagani district authorities crack the whip against negligent medical officers following the death of an infant at a local hospital 

Precision Air, Twiga counters top movers at stock exchange

Precision Air Tanzania (PAL) and Tanzania Portland Cement Company (TPCC) emerged top movers during the first day of trading this week at the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE).
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Precision Air, Twiga counters top movers at stock exchange

Precision Air Tanzania (PAL) and Tanzania Portland Cement Company (TPCC) emerged top movers during the first day of trading this week at the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE).

Fastjet in move to become fully Tanzanian owned airline

Fastjet Tanzania has appointed Mr Lawrence Masha as its first executive chairman with effect from Tuesday, November 6, 2018, with the hope that his vast experience will have multiplier effect to the airline.
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Fastjet in move to become fully Tanzanian owned airline

Fastjet Tanzania has appointed Mr Lawrence Masha as its first executive chairman with effect from Tuesday, November 6, 2018, with the hope that his vast experience will have multiplier effect to the airline.

Government to increase spending by 3.2 pc in coming fiscal year

The government plans to increase its expenditure by 3.2 per cent in the 2019/20 financial year compared to the current financial year.
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Government to increase spending by 3.2 pc in coming fiscal year

The government plans to increase its expenditure by 3.2 per cent in the 2019/20 financial year compared to the current financial year.

Man commits suicide in protest against parents’ pressure to get married

A 26-year-old man has killed himself in attempt to ‘escape’ from his parents’ demands to get married, police have said.
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Man commits suicide in protest against parents’ pressure to get married

A 26-year-old man has killed himself in attempt to ‘escape’ from his parents’ demands to get married, police have said.

OPINION: Five reasons why Trump’s sanctions on Iran will fail

The latest round of economic sanctions on Iran, which went into effect on November 5, mainly target the country’s oil and gas industries.
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OPINION: Five reasons why Trump’s sanctions on Iran will fail

The latest round of economic sanctions on Iran, which went into effect on November 5, mainly target the country’s oil and gas industries.

OPINION: Innovations bridging the urban-rural divide

It’s sometimes hard to believe that the Internet is only 25- years- old. This change in the way we all live now affects all our lives, to the point where many roles and tasks simply would not happen without it.
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OPINION: Innovations bridging the urban-rural divide

It’s sometimes hard to believe that the Internet is only 25- years- old. This change in the way we all live now affects all our lives, to the point where many roles and tasks simply would not happen without it.

OPINION: Khashoggi crisis may tip Middle East power balance

The murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi (pictured) could alter the power dynamic in the Middle East by strengthening Turkey’s influence at Saudi Arabia’s expense as they compete for leadership of the Islamic world, analysts say.
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OPINION: Khashoggi crisis may tip Middle East power balance

The murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi (pictured) could alter the power dynamic in the Middle East by strengthening Turkey’s influence at Saudi Arabia’s expense as they compete for leadership of the Islamic world, analysts say.

79 pupils kidnapped in restive anglophone Cameroon

Seventy-nine pupils were kidnapped on Monday in an English-speaking region of Cameroon where separatists are fighting an armed campaign for independence, a government source said.
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79 pupils kidnapped in restive anglophone Cameroon

Seventy-nine pupils were kidnapped on Monday in an English-speaking region of Cameroon where separatists are fighting an armed campaign for independence, a government source said.

Lifetime Memories in Kisumu, Kenya

The fascinating Lake Victoria peripherals, flanked by the warm waters rich in aquatic life and the spirit of the Luo community reflected through the friendly smiles of the locals, make Kisumu a must-go place for a holiday. My first time in Kisumu courtesy of
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Lifetime Memories in Kisumu, Kenya

The fascinating Lake Victoria peripherals, flanked by the warm waters rich in aquatic life and the spirit of the Luo community reflected through the friendly smiles of the locals, make Kisumu a must-go place for a holiday. My first time in Kisumu courtesy of the Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) was not short of excitement. At the Grand Royal Swiss Hotel, on arrival, we were offered a glass of fresh juice and were entertained by a Luo traditional dance. The talents of the artists and performers captivated the senses of the visitors, frenzy women and men dancing in matching steps and styles. A young woman came forward to me breaking away from the traditional dance group, bowed, offered a handshake and invited me to dance. This was an extraordinary welcome for me, as a first-time visitor to Kisumu! From the traditional dance, I noticed that a timeless favourite of the locals is how keenly they are interested in introducing their wealth of culture to the visitors in a fun and celebratory mood. Kisumu is a food basket of Nyanza Region, according to Richard Okello a manager at the Grand Royal Swiss Hotel, famed for millet, maize, sugarcane, rice, cotton, cassava, groundnuts and sorghum. Kisumu is a corrupted translation from Kisumo which means a place where people went to get food supplies. So until today, Kisumu remains a hub of the Nyanza region for fishing, agricultural products and tourism. The next day we drove to visit Mama Sarah Obama in Kogelo. The Village now holds an international limelight on the world tourism map. On arrival, we were briefed and taken around the homestead by Ms Marsat Onyango, one of the family members. The history and transformation of the now popular village started since Obama’s victory in 2008 in the US presidential elections. Mama Sarah Obama, who is now aged 96 hosted us in a small house where Barack Obama, the former US president was served traditional vegetables and sat on a traditional stool in 2006. Now the house is a glistening bungalow with prestigious sofa sets and a flat TV screen. From Kogelo we drove to Kit Mikayi to familiarise ourselves with the Luo traditional history. Kit Mikayi is a rock formation which is 70 metres high and consists of three large stones laying on top of one another among many others. Locally Kit Mikayi means ‘‘stones of the first wife’’. Kit Mikayi is a cultural and heritage site which holds a special place in the Luo tradition visited repeatedly for religious beliefs by the locals and considered as a sacred place. The hiking took us through bushy rocks, in it we saw the caves where religious members come for prayers and offering sacrifices. Later, a female traditional dancer performed various songs which represent the spiritual significance connected to the site. From wonder to excitement, that’s how it is with Kisumu Cultural Museums, which was our first stop the following day. We were received and guided on a tour by David Okello. The Museum has a real treat for history lovers as well as an educational institution, allowing visitors to be inspired. The striking features of the museum, include a diverse collection of flora and fauna species. The traditional Luo homestead and other traditional Luo artefacts add flavour to the visit here. Impala sanctuary was our last site in Kisumu. It is a serene park found on the shores of Lake Victoria. On game viewing, we found the wild animals either grazing, sleeping or trotting. Lion, leopard and cheetah are caged to prevent them from preying on the wandering Zebras Impalas Buffalo and Hippo. The most admirable animal in the park is the Impala. The sanctuary is also a birdwatcher’s paradise. We had our tilapia lunch at the Lake view restaurant which is connected by a wooden bridge from the Impala Eco-lodge. E-mail: elisha.mayallah@gmail.com

When eye problems come with age

Early last month, Tanzania joined the rest of the world in marking the International Day of Older Persons with the theme “celebrating older human rights champions.”
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When eye problems come with age

Early last month, Tanzania joined the rest of the world in marking the International Day of Older Persons with the theme “celebrating older human rights champions.”

Dar es Salaam RC Paul Makonda in Church weeping drama over backfiring gay crackdown plot

The Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner, Mr Paul Makonda, seems to be customising the habit of weeping in the church whenever he appears to be under pressure of some sorts.
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Dar es Salaam RC Paul Makonda in Church weeping drama over backfiring gay crackdown plot

The Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner, Mr Paul Makonda, seems to be customising the habit of weeping in the church whenever he appears to be under pressure of some sorts.

Jubilee sets aside Sh200m for boosting community support

Jubilee Insurance has earmarked Sh200 million for scaling up its investment in corporate social responsibility, as part of celebrations to mark 80 years in business.
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Jubilee sets aside Sh200m for boosting community support

Jubilee Insurance has earmarked Sh200 million for scaling up its investment in corporate social responsibility, as part of celebrations to mark 80 years in business.

Beyond a free bed-net

Welcome to Kigoma, a region with the highest prevalence of malaria among children under the age of 5 and women in the country, yet, one of the places highly prioritised for distribution of free bed nets by the government and donors.
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Beyond a free bed-net

Welcome to Kigoma, a region with the highest prevalence of malaria among children under the age of 5 and women in the country, yet, one of the places highly prioritised for distribution of free bed nets by the government and donors.

RC allays fears over sluggish start of Lindi cashew auction

Dar es Salaam. The first cashew nut auction in Lindi Region organised by Lindi Mwambao yesterday saw 200 tonnes traded out of 6,600 tonnes offered for sale.
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RC allays fears over sluggish start of Lindi cashew auction

Dar es Salaam. The first cashew nut auction in Lindi Region organised by Lindi Mwambao yesterday saw 200 tonnes traded out of 6,600 tonnes offered for sale.

Parents, guardians wish good luck to Form Four students in final exams

Dodoma. A majority of Christian faithful gathered at St John Anglican Church, located at Nhakawanda Street in the capital Dodoma, to seek God’s blessings on behalf of Four Four students who are expected to commence their final examinations tomorrow.
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Parents, guardians wish good luck to Form Four students in final exams

Dodoma. A majority of Christian faithful gathered at St John Anglican Church, located at Nhakawanda Street in the capital Dodoma, to seek God’s blessings on behalf of Four Four students who are expected to commence their final examinations tomorrow.

Chariots of death

Dodoma/Dar. It was just after midnight yesterday when yet another deadly road accident involving government vehicles reared its ugly head, becoming the fifth in a series of similar tragedies that have shocked the nation in the last five months.
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Chariots of death

Dodoma/Dar. It was just after midnight yesterday when yet another deadly road accident involving government vehicles reared its ugly head, becoming the fifth in a series of similar tragedies that have shocked the nation in the last five months.

Why do men have poor memory span?

No matter how many times I have unstrapped my woman’s bra, I still have no inkling what bra colour she prefers, and to make matters worse, I do not know the cup size she wears.
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Why do men have poor memory span?

No matter how many times I have unstrapped my woman’s bra, I still have no inkling what bra colour she prefers, and to make matters worse, I do not know the cup size she wears.

Fatema Dewji crafting her own narrative

Being recognized for your greatness never comes easy for a woman. It is even harder when you’re under a cloud of a more reputable and recognizable family name.
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Fatema Dewji crafting her own narrative

Being recognized for your greatness never comes easy for a woman. It is even harder when you’re under a cloud of a more reputable and recognizable family name.

OPINION: Can the US handle new little tribal bloodfest reassembling in its midst?

I visit Pittsburgh infrequently, my last visit there was in 2017 two years ago. Our host is a university professor at Carnegie Mellon, an American born in Uganda, who scaled professional heights to the American Academy of Sciences.
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OPINION: Can the US handle new little tribal bloodfest reassembling in its midst?

I visit Pittsburgh infrequently, my last visit there was in 2017 two years ago. Our host is a university professor at Carnegie Mellon, an American born in Uganda, who scaled professional heights to the American Academy of Sciences.

EDITORIAL: End dearth of classrooms

Since political independence in 1961, successive governments have prioritised education for Tanzania’s rather large young population. This is understandable as the country forges ahead to the semi-industrialised, middle-income economy envisaged in the Natio
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EDITORIAL: End dearth of classrooms

Since political independence in 1961, successive governments have prioritised education for Tanzania’s rather large young population. This is understandable as the country forges ahead to the semi-industrialised, middle-income economy envisaged in the National Development Vision 2025.

Govt moves to delist NIC from planned privatization

The government has embarked on plans to de-list the National Insurance Cooperation (NIC) from public institutions that were set to be privatized.
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Govt moves to delist NIC from planned privatization

The government has embarked on plans to de-list the National Insurance Cooperation (NIC) from public institutions that were set to be privatized.

Celtics hand Bucks first loss of NBA season

The Boston Celtics drained a franchise record 24 three pointers en route to knocking off the last undefeated team in the NBA on Thursday with a 117-113 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.
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Celtics hand Bucks first loss of NBA season

The Boston Celtics drained a franchise record 24 three pointers en route to knocking off the last undefeated team in the NBA on Thursday with a 117-113 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.

Warioba digs in on need for new constitution

Former Prime Minister Joseph Warioba yesterday reiterated calls for a new constitution saying there will be no avoiding it if Tanzania is to chart a new course for future generations.
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Warioba digs in on need for new constitution

Former Prime Minister Joseph Warioba yesterday reiterated calls for a new constitution saying there will be no avoiding it if Tanzania is to chart a new course for future generations.

Zitto urges action against ‘harassment’

Bailed opposition ACT Wazalendo leader Zitto Kabwe yesterday made a rallying call against what he said was the continued “harassment” of dissenting voices, just after his release at the Kisutu Resident Magistrate’s Court in Dar es Salaam.
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Zitto urges action against ‘harassment’

Bailed opposition ACT Wazalendo leader Zitto Kabwe yesterday made a rallying call against what he said was the continued “harassment” of dissenting voices, just after his release at the Kisutu Resident Magistrate’s Court in Dar es Salaam.