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Mkapa’s autobiography has set the right precedent but how I wished for more.....

Former President Benjamin Mkapa has written his autobiography and has clearly tried to be true to his conscience.

Rural students feel pinch of digital divide amid Covid-19

When the government directed closure of schools in March in efforts to halt the spread of the deadly coronavirus, many learning institutions shifted to online learning through television, radio and other online platforms.
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Rural students feel pinch of digital divide amid Covid-19

When the government directed closure of schools in March in efforts to halt the spread of the deadly coronavirus, many learning institutions shifted to online learning through television, radio and other online platforms.

WHO reports record single-day surge in global COVID-19 cases

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday reported 212,326 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, the highest single-day increase since COVID-19 broke out.
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WHO reports record single-day surge in global COVID-19 cases

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday reported 212,326 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, the highest single-day increase since COVID-19 broke out.

Meet team Marcus Rashford: He has signed with Jay Z’s Roc Nation agency

Marcus Rashford's tie-up with the Roc Nation sports agency is taking the Manchester United striker's profile to another level.
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Meet team Marcus Rashford: He has signed with Jay Z’s Roc Nation agency

Marcus Rashford's tie-up with the Roc Nation sports agency is taking the Manchester United striker's profile to another level.

Tanzanian boxer to lock horns with Congolese opponent

A Tanzanian professional boxer, who came to prominence in recent times, Hassan Mwakinyo, will be among boxers lined up to take part in an international programme scheduled to take place in Dar es Salaam on August 8, this year.
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Tanzanian boxer to lock horns with Congolese opponent

A Tanzanian professional boxer, who came to prominence in recent times, Hassan Mwakinyo, will be among boxers lined up to take part in an international programme scheduled to take place in Dar es Salaam on August 8, this year.

Malawi president Chakwera and his Kenyan connection

Malawi’s new president Lazarus Chakwera is not a stranger in Kenya. In his distinguished academic life, the former Superintendent (Bishop) of the Assemblies of God of Malawi taught at the church’s Global University, which is domiciled at the Buru Buru-bas
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Malawi president Chakwera and his Kenyan connection

Malawi’s new president Lazarus Chakwera is not a stranger in Kenya. In his distinguished academic life, the former Superintendent (Bishop) of the Assemblies of God of Malawi taught at the church’s Global University, which is domiciled at the Buru Buru-based East African School of Theology (EAST).

Kanye West to challenge Trump in US poll

Kanye West, the entertainment mogul who urges listeners in one song to «reach for the stars, so if you fall, you land on a cloud,» announced Saturday he is challenging Donald Trump for the US presidency in 2020.
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Kanye West to challenge Trump in US poll

Kanye West, the entertainment mogul who urges listeners in one song to «reach for the stars, so if you fall, you land on a cloud,» announced Saturday he is challenging Donald Trump for the US presidency in 2020.

What middle income economy status means for Tanzania

Tanzania aimed at attaining middle income status by the year 2025. On  July 1, 2020, the World Bank graduated the country from low to lower-middle income status.
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What middle income economy status means for Tanzania

Tanzania aimed at attaining middle income status by the year 2025. On  July 1, 2020, the World Bank graduated the country from low to lower-middle income status.

Population growth and the journey to upper-middle-income economy

If there were a day in our lifetime on which Mwalimu Julius Nyerere would return  even for just a few hours  it should have been July 1, 2020.
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Population growth and the journey to upper-middle-income economy

If there were a day in our lifetime on which Mwalimu Julius Nyerere would return  even for just a few hours  it should have been July 1, 2020.

Kenya Airways begins job cuts amid nationalization, virus losses

Kenya Airways has started a three-month round of job cuts as lawmakers debate a bill to nationalize the carrier and its losses mount due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic,
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Kenya Airways begins job cuts amid nationalization, virus losses

Kenya Airways has started a three-month round of job cuts as lawmakers debate a bill to nationalize the carrier and its losses mount due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic,

Andengenye makes a comeback as Magufuli appoints new Regional and District Commissioners

Former commissioner general of the Fire and Rescue Force Thobias Andengenye was among nine regional and district commissioners appointed by President John Magufuli yesterday.
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Andengenye makes a comeback as Magufuli appoints new Regional and District Commissioners

Former commissioner general of the Fire and Rescue Force Thobias Andengenye was among nine regional and district commissioners appointed by President John Magufuli yesterday.

Seven injured in car bombing at Mogadishu port

At least seven people were wounded on Saturday as police shot a suicide car bomber at a checkpoint outside the port in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, police and witnesses said
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Seven injured in car bombing at Mogadishu port

At least seven people were wounded on Saturday as police shot a suicide car bomber at a checkpoint outside the port in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, police and witnesses said

WHO urges African countries resuming air travel to take safety measures seriously

The World Health Organization called on African countries Thursday to take comprehensive safety measures to “mitigate a surge” in COVID-19 cases, as nations resume air travel.
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WHO urges African countries resuming air travel to take safety measures seriously

The World Health Organization called on African countries Thursday to take comprehensive safety measures to “mitigate a surge” in COVID-19 cases, as nations resume air travel.

NEC picks 245 organisations for voter education

The National Electoral Commission (Nec) has released names of 245 organisations that would provide civic education for the October General Election, raising concern from some activists who say key and experienced organisations have been left out.
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NEC picks 245 organisations for voter education

The National Electoral Commission (Nec) has released names of 245 organisations that would provide civic education for the October General Election, raising concern from some activists who say key and experienced organisations have been left out.

Mpango: This is why the newly attained status matters

Tanzania can now employ new options in its effort to source funds to implement its development projects, thanks to its graduation from a least developed country (LDC) to a lower middle income country (LMIC) status.
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Mpango: This is why the newly attained status matters

Tanzania can now employ new options in its effort to source funds to implement its development projects, thanks to its graduation from a least developed country (LDC) to a lower middle income country (LMIC) status.

Rwanda brands French probe into plane crash that sparked genocide a 'farce'

Rwanda on Friday branded a French investigation into the plane crash that sparked the country's 1994 genocide a «complete farce», after appeals judges in Paris rejected a request to reopen the investigation.
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Rwanda brands French probe into plane crash that sparked genocide a 'farce'

Rwanda on Friday branded a French investigation into the plane crash that sparked the country's 1994 genocide a «complete farce», after appeals judges in Paris rejected a request to reopen the investigation.

Israeli mining magnate dodged US sanctions in DRC deals: report

Israeli mining magnate Dan Gertler used a global money laundering network to get around US sanctions and extract further mineral wealth from DR Congo, an investigation by two rights organisations found Thursday.
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Israeli mining magnate dodged US sanctions in DRC deals: report

Israeli mining magnate Dan Gertler used a global money laundering network to get around US sanctions and extract further mineral wealth from DR Congo, an investigation by two rights organisations found Thursday.

Francis Nanai leaves Mwananchi Communications Limited (MCL)

Mwananchi Communications Limited’s managing director, Mr Francis Nanai, is to leave the media company. Mr Nanai who has been at the helm of MCL since August 2013, will step down effective Thursday, July 2, 2020.
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Francis Nanai leaves Mwananchi Communications Limited (MCL)

Mwananchi Communications Limited’s managing director, Mr Francis Nanai, is to leave the media company. Mr Nanai who has been at the helm of MCL since August 2013, will step down effective Thursday, July 2, 2020.

Aga Khan, AFD ink Sh700m infectious malady control bid

The Aga Khan Health Services in Tanzania and the French Development Agency (AFD) yesterday signed a €300,000 grant - roughly equivalent to over Sh700 million - to establish infectious diseases units in Dar es Salam and Mwanza.
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Aga Khan, AFD ink Sh700m infectious malady control bid

The Aga Khan Health Services in Tanzania and the French Development Agency (AFD) yesterday signed a €300,000 grant - roughly equivalent to over Sh700 million - to establish infectious diseases units in Dar es Salam and Mwanza.

Report: Tanzania ranking on budget transparency on the decline

Tanzania can improve its ranking in budget transparency by timely publishing information on its budget processes, a new report suggests.
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Report: Tanzania ranking on budget transparency on the decline

Tanzania can improve its ranking in budget transparency by timely publishing information on its budget processes, a new report suggests.

Zitto: We will participate in 2020 General Elections under protest

ACT-Wazalendo leader Zitto Kabwe has said his party will participate in the forthcoming general election under protest due to absence of an independent election commission.
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Zitto: We will participate in 2020 General Elections under protest

ACT-Wazalendo leader Zitto Kabwe has said his party will participate in the forthcoming general election under protest due to absence of an independent election commission.

Russian voters back Putin reforms with big majority win

Russians have overwhelmingly backed constitutional reforms that will allow President Vladimir Putin to extend his rule, the Central Elections Commission said Thursday.
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Russian voters back Putin reforms with big majority win

Russians have overwhelmingly backed constitutional reforms that will allow President Vladimir Putin to extend his rule, the Central Elections Commission said Thursday.

China warns Britain about Hong Kong citizenship plan

London. China warned Britain on Thursday it could retaliate with «corresponding measures» for London's decision to extend a broader path to citizenship for the residents of Hong Kong.
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China warns Britain about Hong Kong citizenship plan

London. China warned Britain on Thursday it could retaliate with «corresponding measures» for London's decision to extend a broader path to citizenship for the residents of Hong Kong.

Bishop Gwajima, Prof Kitila, eye Dar constituencies

 One day after CCM secretary general Bashiru Ally blew the whistle allowing members aspiring for the parliamentary and councilor positions across the country to pick forms, Bishop Josephat Gwajima and Prof Kitila Mkumbo yesterday visited party’s Kinondoni
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Bishop Gwajima, Prof Kitila, eye Dar constituencies

 One day after CCM secretary general Bashiru Ally blew the whistle allowing members aspiring for the parliamentary and councilor positions across the country to pick forms, Bishop Josephat Gwajima and Prof Kitila Mkumbo yesterday visited party’s Kinondoni district offices.

Nigeria reopens secondary schools, airports for domestic flights

Nigeria is reopening schools for the graduating class on the advice of a task force that students get help in preparing for examinations.
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Nigeria reopens secondary schools, airports for domestic flights

Nigeria is reopening schools for the graduating class on the advice of a task force that students get help in preparing for examinations.

Tools and tips used to tape conversations

The genie of mobile technology is out of the bottle and with it comes perils and profits. In recent days, incidents of call recordings involving newsmakers have rippled social media waters. Some of the recordings carry sensitive and confidential information.
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Tools and tips used to tape conversations

The genie of mobile technology is out of the bottle and with it comes perils and profits. In recent days, incidents of call recordings involving newsmakers have rippled social media waters. Some of the recordings carry sensitive and confidential information.

President Magufuli applauds Malawi’s newly elected leader

President John Magufuli on Wednesday July 1 congratulated Malawi's opposition leader Dr Lazarus Chakwera who won the country's rerun presidential vote this week.
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President Magufuli applauds Malawi’s newly elected leader

President John Magufuli on Wednesday July 1 congratulated Malawi's opposition leader Dr Lazarus Chakwera who won the country's rerun presidential vote this week.

Doubts on origins of World War II

It is a common trait in mankind to apply to ourselves a generosity of interpretation which we do not extend to others. We find proofs of wickedness, using evidence that we would not use against our own. We play down the sins of ourselves, our own country and
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Doubts on origins of World War II

It is a common trait in mankind to apply to ourselves a generosity of interpretation which we do not extend to others. We find proofs of wickedness, using evidence that we would not use against our own. We play down the sins of ourselves, our own country and our leaders, past and present.

Understanding childhood influences on leadership

When I was a child I talked like a child, I thought like child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man I put the ways of childhood behind me,” or so St Paul told us when he wrote his first letter to the Corinthians in late 56 AD. By these words did th
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Understanding childhood influences on leadership

When I was a child I talked like a child, I thought like child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man I put the ways of childhood behind me,” or so St Paul told us when he wrote his first letter to the Corinthians in late 56 AD. By these words did the great Apostle intend to insinuate that we completely shed off our childhood when we become of age?

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