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Sh370m loss lands 3 in court

Three people have been arraigned at the Kisutu Resident Magistrates' Court, facing six charges of economic sabotage, including causing a loss of Sh370 million to the Tanzania Communication Regulatory Authority .

Bridegroom, 11 others killed in car crash

At least 12 people, including a bridegroom, are reported dead and 22 others, including a bride, severely injured after two vehicles crashed at Ighuka Village in Ikungi District.

Explaining failed Lugumi property auction

A liquidity crunch and tax crackdown fears are being sighted as reasons why no buyers have so far been found to purchase real estate properties belonging to businessman Said Lugumi.

Least developed countries need Sh89trn for power security

The Least Developed Countries , which include Tanzania, require a total of $40 billion per year to achieve sustainable access to power to all, a new report reveals.

Govt to enact organ transplant law, says minister

Minister of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children Ummy Mwalimu has said the government plans to enact an organ transplant law and warned people not to sell their organs.

Institute conducts research on how to prepare Tanzanians for industrialisation

The Institute of Social Work said on November 24, 2017 it was conducting research on how to prepare Tanzanians psychologically for industrialisation, especially those in special groups so that they could fully participate.

Exim Bank donates 40 beds, mattresses to Dodoma general hospital

Exim Bank Tanzania has donated 40 beds and 40 mattresses to the Dodoma General Referral Hospital's maternal ward to supplement government efforts to improve health service delivery at the designated capital metropolis.

Only 13pc of villages under land use plans, says govt

The government said on November 24, that only 1,731 villages out of 12,545 villages, which is equivalent to 13 per cent, have village land use plans .

Mnangagwa sworn in as Zimbabwe president

Emmerson Mnangagwa was sworn in as Zimbabwe's president on Friday, marking the final chapter of a political drama that toppled his predecessor Robert Mugabe after a military takeover.

BoT settles over 260,000 complaints

The Bank of Tanzania has revealed that it has so far settled 268,325 complaints out of 274,044 barely two years since the establishment of the resolution desk.

A CHAT FROM LONDON: Bhang and the scent of this dreadful drug

I was seated in a London bus, yes; these world famous London red double decker ones. Most youths usually trot upstairs. Downstairs are mainly mothers with babies.

Bureaucratic bungling should not be allowed

The hurdles that some of the country's major beverage companies revealed Wednesday that they faced in clearing their sugar consignments at the Dar es Salaam Port do not augur well for business.

LOVE LETTERS TO TANZANIA: Why diversity in the workplace matters

Generally, economists refer to a workplace culture as diverse' if it includes male and female employees of various ages and from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds, cultures, beliefs and races.

Tanzania makes great strides in fighting income insecurity

Rural poverty in Tanzania continues to ascend the ladder of income insecurity, climate volatility, commodity price fluctuations and disasters, the Executive Director of the African Institute for Development Initiative, Prof Pascal Mihayo revealed here on Thursday.

Magufuli sends his condolences to Sykes family

President John Magufuli on Thursday, November 23, sent his condolence message to the family of Kleist Sykes, who passed away on Wednesday at the Aga Khan Hospital in Dar es Salaam where he was receiving treatment.

Training institute researches on how best Tanzania can industrialise by 2025

The Local Government Training Institute , through its own sources, has conducted different eight researches based on how best Tanzania can industrialise the economy by 2025.

President sends his condolences following the death of Songea legislator

President John Magufuli has sent his condolences to the speaker of the National Assembly, Job Ndugai, following the death of Songea Urban Member of Parliament Mr Leonidas Gama.

New terms for Lugumi auction

The auction of the assets of prominent businessman Said Lugumi will be repeated today with Yono Auction Mart & Co Ltd setting new conditions, including paying Sh2 million as participation fee.

MCL's state-of-the-art digital studio unveiled

Mwananchi Communications Limited has launched its digital studio for online broadcasting services.

Bagamoyo port project now revived

Tanzania is finalising negotiations with China and Oman over the construction of Bagamoyo Special Economic Zone and the $10 billion Bagamoyo Port, a minister has said.

Job cuts loom ahead of pension funds merger

Job cuts look imminent in the social security sector following the drafting of a bill that seeks to merge four funds into one.

Lissu set for overseas trip

Plans to take Singida East MP Tundu Lissu overseas for further treatment are being finalised, it was revealed on Thursday.

Government intervenes in industrial sugar controversy

Progress has been made in efforts to clear thousands of tonnes of industrial sugar held up at Dar es Salaam Port for two weeks, The Citizen has learnt.

Top TZ, Kenya players renew rivalry in Dar

Five titles will be up for grabs during this year's BQ Open tennis tournament, which roars into life tomorrow at the Dar es Salaam Gymkhana Club.

EA glory in sight for TZ driver

Tanzania's Jayant Shah was among drivers who went over the ramp when the eighth edition of the East African Safari Rally was flagged off here on Thursday.

President Magufuli appoints Dr Slaa new ambassador

President John Magufuli has appointed former Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo Secretary General Dr Wilbroad Slaa a new ambassador.

Sauti Sol and Patorankin release Melanin

Kenyan boy band Sauti Sol has released a new featuring Nigeria's Patoranking titled Melanin The song which was co-written by the talented Kenyan songwriter and singer Nviiri The Storyteller and produced by Sauti Sol becomes the first single off of Sauti Sol's upcoming music project titled African ...

Keiffer going places with photography

Shawn Kieffer is a Tanzanian photographer based in Cape Town South Africa who has almost seen it all.

It is Tigo Fiesta finale and it's local

The Tigo Fiesta festival has reached the home stretch with the final concert set for Leaders' Club on Saturday night and for the first time in the 16-year history it is going to be an all local act.

Malaika to perform in London

Tanzanian artiste Queen Malaika has been quiet for some time now and word has it that she is in London working on some musical project.

Lady Jaydee lands mega deal in Kenya

Three months after Lady Jaydee left Rockstar 4000, the veteran Bongo Flava musician has reportedly signed a multi-million shillings album deal with Pan African music Power House, Taurus Musik based in Nairobi.

BRT facility to feed off part of Sh660bn metro funding

The government has said it will use part of Dar es Salaam Metropolitan Projects funds to improve Jangwani parking area instead of acquiring land to be used as a parking area by the Bus Rapid Transit

Shilling gains ground against the US dollar

Importers of goods and services are sighing in relief following a slight appreciation in value of the Tanzanian shilling against the US dollar.

Food prices stabilise at Kariakoo market

Wholesale and retail prices for assorted food items at the central Kariakoo market in Dar es Salaam remained stable during the week to November 22 this year, compared with prices during the week that ended on November 15.

Replace 2 poll officials, Chadema urges NEC

Chadema in the Coast Zone has tendered a letter to the National Electoral Commission , demanding that a returning officer in Ubungo District and assistant returning officer from Saranga Ward be replaced. Addressing a press conference yesterday, Chadema Coast Zone secretary Casmir Mabina said they ...

Tanzania contestant at Miss Universe asks for more votes

As the final event expected on Sunday this week, Tanzanian contestant Lilian Erika has asked Tanzanians to continue voting to increase her chance of being crowned as the 66th Miss Universe Pageant.

Corruption trend in Tanzania declining, new study shows

Five out of six citizens, which is equivalent to 85 per cent, think corruption has declined in the country than was the case five years ago, a new study by Twaweza shows.

Time Tanzania embraced research to industrialise its economy, Pinda advises

Former Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda has advised the government to invest more in research via institutions of higher learning in a bid to speed up its industrialization drive.

TPB, Multichoice sign decoder loan deal

Tanzania Postal Bank and Multichoice on November 22, 2017 signed a Memorandum of Understanding to enable its customers to access a loan of Sh99,600 for purchasing a decoder.

Tanzania imports 2,000 tonnes of mackerel fish annually, says deputy minister

Tanzania imports 2,000 tonnes of mackerel fish annually, according to deputy minister of Livestock and Fisheries Abdallah Ulega.

Use of Sh500 notes to end

The use of Sh500 notes will come to an end soon. The Bank of Tanzania says it is conducting the final collections from banks for destruction.

I've no plan to return to CCM: Lowassa

Former Prime Minister and Chadema Central Committee member, Mr Edward Lowassa said he has no plan of returning to Chama cha Mapinduzi , refuting reports circulating in the social media.

No president can be good leader forever, says Mogae

On Monday, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation unveiled the 2017 Ibrahim Index of African Governance , showing the performance of various African states in the four categories of governance: safety and rule of law; participation and human rights, sustainable economic opportunity and human development.

Israeli envoy lauds strong ties

When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu embarked on his first trip as premier to Africa, on his main agenda was a fresh bid to seek new trade partners. The trip came following the approval by Israel's cabinet, of a proposal to open offices of Israel's Agency for International Development in ...

Uhuru basks in court ruling, as Raila digs in

Opposition leader Raila Odinga on Monday claimed the Supreme Court upheld President Uhuru Kenyatta's election victory under duress even as plans to swear in the Jubilee leader next Tuesday started in earnest.

How Mugabe and Dos Santos failed

When Robert Mugabe, as leader of the Zimbabwean African National Union-Patriotic Front , became ruler of Zimbabwe at independence in April 1980, José Eduardo dos Santos was already President of Angola. He had succeeded to that position after the death of Agostinho Neto in September 1979.

Zimbabwe awaits new leader after Mugabe's shock exit

Zimbabweans waited Wednesday to discover when their new leader would be appointed after president Robert Mugabe's resignation brought a sudden end to a 37-year reign of authoritarian rule.

We'll compensate you, govt tells Chemba villagers

The government has promised residents of two villages in Chemba, Dodoma, that it will compensate them for their land that will be taken to construct a dam.

Cross-listed shares show mixed trend

Prices of Kenyan cross-listed companies showed a mixed trend last week at the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange .

We won't deal with value of shilling: NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics has removed the currency purchasing power parity element on its monthly Consumer Price Index reports.