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US volunteers to start working in education sector

The United States Chargé d'Affaires, Dr Inmi Patterson swore-in 57 Peace Corps Volunteers, who are to start their two years of service in the country.

Sh15.8bn water project launched in Longido

Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa on Friday September 21 laid the foundation stone for the construction of a Sh15.8 billion water project in Longido District, Arusha Region, to serve at least 26,000 people.

Kenya's repeat election date changed

Kenya's electoral commission has changed the date for repeat presidential election occasioned by Supreme Court's nullification of President Kenyatta's re-election.

How the audit committee can help maximise the value of internal audit

As audit committees face a wider range of business risks and increased expectations from stakeholders, many audit committees are turning to a particular resource—the internal audit function.

Anti-competitive practices impede EA trade- official

Anti-competitive practices such as cartels are blamed for impeding trade and flow of investments into the East African Community bloc, according to the secretary general Liberat Mfumukeko.

CJ challenges security organs to install CCTV cameras following Lissu's vicious assault

Chief Justice , Prof Ibrahimu Juma, has challenged security organs to strengthen security by installing CCTV cameras in streets following the vicious assault on Tanganyika Law Society President Tundu Lissu admitted to a Nairobi hospital.

Govt ready to fund Lissu's treatment abroad: minister

Minister of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children Ummy Mwalimu has said the government is ready to pay for the treatment of Singida East MP Tundu Lissu abroad.

Security tightens as doctors bar visitors from seeing Lissu

Doctors attending to Singida East MP Tundu Lissu at the Agha Khan Hospital in Nairobi have barred visitors with no special permission from entering the room in which he's receiving treatment.

Invest more in renewable energy, govt told

Stakeholders have called on the government to invest more in sustainable energy as a way of achieving its industrialisation drive.

IMF now faults region's budget preparation

The International Monetary Fund has faulted the budget-making process in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda terming it narrow and formalistic without any connection with future targets, resulting in unreliable estimates.

Sh80m children's protection project launched in Bahi

The Organisation Msichana Initiatives Project Voice of the Community has launched a Sh80 million six-month project on children's protection in Bahi District.

Tanzania needs to invest more to achieve middle-income status, argues expert

Investment in universal access to family planning, education, agriculture, health and economic reforms are essential drivers towards achieving Tanzania's middle income status vision.

Azam voted Tanzania's best in value for money in 2017/18 best buy award survey

Consumers in Tanzania have voted Azam as the best in value for money in several categories of the Zurich-based International Certification Association GmbH Best Buy Award 2017/18.

36 held over causing Jangwani chaos

At least 36 people are held by the police for allegedly causing chaos in Jangwani on Thursday September 21.

Japan PM says time for North Korea dialogue is over

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday declared the time for dialogue with North Korea to be over and rallied behind a US warning that "all options" are on the table.

Facebook bans 'dangerous' Rohingya militant group

Facebook said it has banned a Rohingya militant group from its site, designating it a 'dangerous organisation' as information on the deepening crisis is muddied by claims, counter-claims and hate speech on social media.

New cereals board directed to reassess NMC properties

The Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Dr Charles Tizeba, has launched the country's new cereals and other produce board of directors and has directed its members to reassess all the properties of the defunct National Milling Corporation .

Brazil court opens door for Congress to vote on Temer trial

A corruption trial against Brazilian President Michel Temer moved one step closer Wednesday when the Supreme Court rejected a last-ditch attempt to have the case suspended.

Anti-migrant, anti-Muslim, anti-Merkel: Germany's AfD

The Alternative for Germany , which rails against immigration and Islam, is set to become the country's first hard-right nationalist party to clear the five-percent hurdle and enter parliament in the post-war era.

Abbas at UN calls for end to 'apartheid' for Palestinians

Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas called Wednesday  for an end to the "apartheid" that he said Israel had imposed on the Palestinians.

CORPORATE SUFI: Understanding the magic of purpose

You were born into this world for a reason. You are here for a nobler purpose than just to eat, sleep, produce offspring, and die.

MANAGING TAX RISKS: How do you pay your employees?

There are various ways employees can be remunerated for the employment services they offer to their employers.

YOUR BUSINESS IS OUR BUSINESS: 'To enjoy Mt Kilimanjaro, come to Tanzania...'

During a training course in Holland in 1968, I was staggered by the poor geographical knowledge among the natives.

Halotel Tanzania now targets to connect over 100 villages

Halotel targets to cover more than 100 villages situated near the country's borders with communication network after signing an agreement with the Universal Communication Services Access Fund .

Last respects paid to 13 crash victims

Hundreds of mourners on Wednesday were overcame with grief as they attended the Requiem Mass for the repose of the souls of 13 Tanzanians who perished in a road accident in Masaka, Uganda.

All you need to know about the African Union's money

But what do we know about the AU, the body that strives to promote the peace, security, and solidarity of its 54 members states?

THINKING ALOUD : Needed urgently: A rethink of Dar's garbage problem

When I walk on the streets of Dar es Salaam I see heaps of uncollected garbage, accumulation of dirty water and an unbearable stench and I ask myself: why shouldn't there be no cholera? The city council is perhaps trying to do a good job of keeping the city clean, but to a visitor the city remains ...

Let's not drop the open government momentum

Reports that Tanzania has pulled out of the Open Government Partnership could not have come at a worst time. The news is surprising as it is unfortunate, coming when world leaders are meeting in New York for a roundtable on various global development challenges.

Govt spends Sh57bn to build two Kyela bridges

The government has spent Sh56.9 billion on the construction of Mbaka and Lufilo bridges, which link Kikusya Village and Matema Road in Kyela District. The road, which has been constructed at a tarmac level, is 34.6km.

Public awareness on CAG reports increases: official

Public awareness on follow-ups on reports of the Controller and Auditor General has increased, it has been said.

Tanzanite dealers praise Magufuli's wall directive

Tanzanite dealers have welcomed President John Magufuli's array of measures to streamline the mining and export of the rare gemstone.

Lissu's US trip now awaits medic's nod

Doctors at the Nairobi Hospital will determine whether Singida East Member of Parliament Tundu Lissu is stable enough to be transferred to the United States for further treatment.

Bunge fails to grill Kubenea

The Parliamentary Privileges, Ethics and Powers Committee on Wednesday failed to grill Ubungo MP Saed Kubenea after he appeared before the committee, while sick.

Rita deregisters more than 230 board of trustees

Registration, Insolvency and Trusteeship Agency on Wednesday September 20 deregistered 238 board of trustee for irregularities.

Martin Schulz, luckless challenger 'shadow-boxing' Merkel

A high-school dropout who grafted his way into the EU corridors of power, Germany's Martin Schulz is used to battling the odds. But taking on Angela Merkel may be his most unenviable challenge yet.

Open Government is a catalyst for trust

Despite being billed as a commercial disaster' when it launched, the Concorde soon became the global symbol of audacity. Born in the late 1960s, it captured a universal spirit of renewed hope following several devastating world wars.

Merkel soup, beer and nudism: When Germany's election got weird

Boring? What's boring? The punters may have already placed firm bets on Chancellor Angela Merkel to win her fourth term on Sunday, but Germany's general election is still turning up surprises.

Israel's Netanyahu vows to fight 'Iranian curtain'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Tuesday to fight an "Iranian curtain" descending on the Middle East, pledging to prevent Tehran from ever establishing a permanent foothold in Syria.

21 schoolchildren among nearly 250 dead in powerful Mexico quake

At least 248 people were killed when a powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck Mexico on Tuesday, including 21 children crushed beneath an elementary school that was reduced to rubble.

Vodacom Tanzania to distribute Sh6bn to M-Pesa users

Users of Vodacom Tanzania's M-Pesa will share Sh6 billion that the mobile operator is distributing as a bonus during the second quarter.

Britain to promise 20 billion euros in Brexit bill: FT

British Prime Minister Theresa May will promise to pay a Brexit divorce bill of at least 20 billion euros , according to officials cited by the Financial Times.

Airbus opens first plane-completion centre in China

Airbus on Wednesday inaugurated its first completion centre for large aircraft in China, a new asset for the European manufacturer in heated competition with American rival Boeing.

UK MPs in Bahi to inspect education project

A delegation of four UK Parliamentarians and officials visited Bahi District to inspect the implementation of Education Quality Improvement Programme on Wednesday, September 20.

United Bank for Africa launches 24hr service centre

United Bank for Africa Tanzania Limited has established a customer centre dubbed Customer Fulfilment Centre , which will provide financial and business information for 24 hours.

Immigration questions Tanzanian human rights activist over citizenship

Tanzania Human Rights Defenders Coalition national coordinator Onesmo Olengurumwa has once again been interrogated by officers from the Immigration department over his citizenship.

TCRA reminds public to be carefully with security details

The Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority has warned the public to be careful when revealing their passwords and personal details to unknown network' agents to avoid hackers invasion and control of their privacy.

JPM directs fencing of Mirerani Tanzanite mine

President John Magufuli has directed the Tanzania People's Defence Forces  to build a wall perimeter around the Mirerani Tanzanite Mine in Simanjiro District, Manyara Region.

Tanzania to be center of African liberation heritage

Tanzania has been selected to be the center of African Liberation Heritage Programme that seeks to celebrate African's recent past in which Africans were the main agents of liberation and achieved their freedom through struggle and sacrifice.

Over 80 school girls impregnated in Bunda District

About 88 girls from secondary and primary schools have been impregnated since October last year.

Ecobank Tanzania unveils two digital payment systems

Ecobank Tanzania has unveiled two digital payment solutions on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 aimed at easing retail payment.