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Netanyahu, Putin to meet over Syria conflict

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will travel to Russia on Wednesday for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, mainly focussing on the war in Syria, his office said late Saturday.

Karia: Transparency, integrity important

The Tanzania Football Federation recently elected its new leaders to serve in the next four years.

Pandya: I'm confident of winning motor rally

Famous driver Dharam Pandya has not lost hope of clinching this year's National Rally Championship title despite his rival Gerald Miller, of Arusha, having more points.

Hoteliers bemoan bad business climate

Unfriendly business environment and huge skills gap are two persistent drawbacks that curtail the growth of tourism industry, the Hotels Association of Tanzania has warned.

Young people are changing planet, just give them the chance

It is important that we discuss about young people and their place in society.

Sombre mood as Karatu bus crash survivors visit school

Emotions were high among pupils and teachers of Lucky Vincent Primary School yesterday when they were joined by the three survivors of the bus crash that killed 29 pupils, two teachers and a driver on May 6 this year.

Govt admits plane seized in Canada, blames opposition

The government yesterday admitted that its new commercial aircraft Bombardier Q400, which was expected to arrive in the country last month, has been seized in Canada but shifted the blame on the opposition accusing it of sabotaging delivery of the plane.

STRAIGHT TALK : Mourning Lotter, great fighter of jumbo poaching

I will probably sound angry or disappointed as I pen down this article. But I believe most of my readers will agree with me on the concern I wish to raise and address today.

CROSS ROADS :To achieve economic growth, we must run!

The other day one @Benji_Fernandes tweeted that it takes him 20-35 minutes to register a sim card in Tanzania. The same amount of time he would spend to register a business in the United States of America.

Invest in irrigation to ensure food security

As climate change is taking its toll globally, challenges abound including those on environment and food security. With Tanzania's population growing at 3.1 per cent annually and expected to reach 134 million by 2050, up from 50 million this year, one may be tempted to jump to conclusions of ...

Grace Mugabe: Queen of drama

The 52 year old Grace Mugabe is no stranger to controversy and drama. The Zimbabwean First Lady's love affair with President Robert Mugabe which started when both of them were still married and their eventual marriage in 1996 was materials fit enough for rousing telenovela.

Only truly human way to make real our sexuality

Too often, we get caught up in the wrongness of the unreality without focusing on letting the reality, which is sexuality, speak for itself. It's time to get back to basics—time to re-set the high bar of God's plan as a high bar rather than as one mere flavour' of sexual identity,' or ...

Inside the elite team risking their lives to save elephants

On Wednesday, South Africa national Wayne Lotter, who lived and worked in Tanzania for many years, was shot dead at Masaki in Dar es Salaam.

Court temporarily spares 286 houses

Residents whose 286 houses face demolition along Morogoro Road won a relief on Friday after the High Court ordered that the houses should remain untouched pending a court hearing.

Social services paralysed along Morogoro Road

Social services have been paralysed along Morogoro Road in Dar es Salaam following the demolition of houses built within the 121.5-metre road reserve.

Why number of divorces has doubled in Tanzania

It is always the dream of most married couples to live happily together until death does them apart.

OPINION: Congrats Kenyatta, but it isn't yet Uhuru

Damacline Marube, a Kenyan woman who lives in Nairobi's Mathare Valley slum, lost her daughter last Friday. The little girl, nine years old, or perhaps younger, was felled by a bullet in her chest. Her killer was almost certainly a Kenya police officer, charged with bringing peace and order in a ...

NYERERE LEGACY: Karibu to my Bongoland new tribes!

 I do recall narrating this episode somewhere else. However, with the current political develop-ments in this part of Africa, I feel there is need to bring it to light for the benefit of us all.

DEAR DIARY: Who wants to learn manners?

There was news earlier in the week of Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe hitting a young woman with extension cable. Grace was reportedly annoyed after finding the young woman in company of her sons.

What being a millenial mom really means

I recently found out that I am what society calls a 'Millennial Mom'.

Women should forgive men for poor memory

No matter how many times I have unstrapped my woman's bra, I still have no inkling what bra colour my woman prefers. Ideally, a man is supposed to know the wife's shoe size, dress colour and design preferences and keep tabs of her birthday. A caring' man in the eyes of most should go further take ...

Kagera Sugar clash with Olympic Star in friendly

Kagera Sugar will open the new season with a date against Mbao

Mayweather unfazed by 'dirty' McGregor

Los Angeles. Floyd Mayweather has accused Conor McGregor of fighting dirty' in training but is confident of a clean battle when the two men meet in their August 26 superfight. Mayweather told reporters on a conference call on Thursday he believed mixed martial arts star McGregor had used illegal ...

Yanga given ultimatum to pay debt

The team want to pay the rent through a deduction of 25 per cent in gate collections

Dodoma to have modern investment centre

Plans are underway to construct a modern business and investment information centre here, a source has said.

400,000 rural people to benefit from Sh10bn telecoms project

Thirteen million more Tanzanians targeted for internet connection

ARCA stresses on why Govts must invest more in research

It's high time the African governments took research seriously in a bid to improve socio-economic developments of their respective countries.

Loans board should revise guidelines

Higher education students loan board was established under Act no 9 of 2004 and was in operation in July 2005.

Bus crash pupils back from US

They flew back in the same aircraft that took them to the US along with their mothers, a doctor and a nurse

Why TZ plane is yet to arrive in the country

Singida East MP on Chadema ticket Tundu Lissu has said the government's commercial aircraft Bombardier Q400 which was scheduled to land into the country in July this year has been seized in Canada.

How anti-poaching hero was shot dead

Details have emerged on how an anti-poaching campaigner was gunned down in Dar es Salaam, to send conservationists into shock over the killing of one of its prominent members.

Ensure equity in access to study loans: stakeholders

The Constitution of the United Republic of Tanzania assures every citizen the right to an education

Trust donates 900 textbooks to school

The Hassan Maajar Trust has marked its sixth anniversary by partnering with Radar Education to refurbish a library at Majimatitu Primary School in Dar es Salaam.

Asensio stars as Real crush Barca to win Super Cup

 Real Madrid shrugged off the absence of the suspended Cristiano Ronaldo to cruise past rivals Barcelona 2-0 in the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup to cap a 5-1 aggregate win.

Tazara, Zambia Railways sign deal to ply on each other's line

The Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority is currently undergoing a massive transformation process as it seeks to tweak its operational efficiency, the company has said.

TPSF chief: Business climate will improve

The private sector is convinced that the government's measures to improve the business climate will soon yield positive results, the Tanzania Private Sector Foundation has said.

JKT honors Simbu for bronze win

The National Service has pledged to double its efforts in the sports in order to nurture more talented athletes like top distance runner Alphonce Simbu who won bronze medal in the World Athletics Championships in London last week.

Kenya's Dar-bound golf squad unveiled

 Kenya Golf Union has unveiled its final squad selected for next week's Africa Region four championship to be played at the par-71 Dar es Salaam Gymkhana Club course.

VETA partners with Germany in a Euro 900,000 project

The Vocational Education and Training Authority , has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the West German Chamber of Crafts and Skilled Trades Council for implementing a project worth 900,000 Euros.

Six people arrested in connection with 360 kg of ivory in Dar

 Police are holding six people in connection with 28 elephant tusks weighing 360 kilograms which were seized at a warehouse in Mbezi Beach, Dar es Salaam. 

Sumatra distances itself from new penalties circulating online

The Surface and Marine Transport Regulatory Authority has refuted existence of penalties that are doing rounds on various social media platforms.

Five telecommunication firms, UCSAF ink rural communication deal

 Five telecommunication companies have signed contracts with the Universal Communications Service Access Fund that will see the former extending their services to 154 villages across the country.

Lissu: Govt-owned aircraft is held in Canada

Singida East MpTunduLissu has said the government owned commercial aircraft, Bombardier Q400, which was expected to be delivered to Air Tanzania Company Limited in July this year has been seized in Canada.

Maghembe to launch Rock City Marathon

 The minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, Prof Jumanne Maghembe this weekend is expected to launch the official registration of the Rock City Marathon 2017.

Serengeti Boys trio set to join Etoile du Sahel

Three national U-17 soccer team players have left the country for Tunisia where they will have trials at Etoile du Sahel, which features in the premier ship.

ANC ousts rebel lawmaker from House committee

South Africa's ruling African National Congress has ejected defiant legislator MakhosiKhoza from her position as chairperson of the parliamentary public service and administration portfolio committee.

Tears of joy as Karatu school accident survivors join hundreds of pupils

Emotions were high as hundreds of pupils, accompanied by the Kilimanjaro Regional Commissioner Anna Mgwira teamed to receive three survivors of the Karatu School bus accident that occurred in May.


  When Chika-ya first performed at the Karibu Music Festival in Bagamoyo two years ago many in atten-dance unanimously agreed that she had what it takes to make the big break.Her vocal range, stage man-agement and above all how she strummed the guitar kept the audience wanting for more, and that ...

Joy as Karatu school accident survivors touch down at Kilimanjaro airport

 Samaritan Purse Aircraft carrying three survivors of the Karatu School bus accident touched down at Kilimanjaro International Airport at 9:30 am East Africa Local time.

King Majuto calls it a day at 69

Veteran entertainer Amir Athuman aka King Majuto has finally decided to call it a day after 30 years in the entertainment industry.