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Police release Lowassa on bail, to report next Thursday

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Police release Lowassa on bail, to report next Thursday

- Dar es Salaam. Police have released on bail the former Prime Minister, Mr Edward Lowassa, after questioning him for four hours at Police headquarters today. Mr Lowassa reported at Police headquarters at around 10am today following a summon he received yesterday from the director of Criminal Investigations (DCI). Mr Lowassa, who is also Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (Chadema Central Committee member, left Police headquarter building at around 2

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TEEN MOTHERS EDUCATION: Kwimba school gives teen mothers another chance

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TEEN MOTHERS EDUCATION: Kwimba school gives teen mothers another chance

- Kwimba. The schoolgirls chatter, compare homework and shuffle to class just like other teens, but there is something, which make them different. Most of them became pregnant and were offered a chance to continue with their education at Archbishop Mayala Secondary School in Ibindo village, Ngundu ward in Kwimba District. The school was established in 2010 by Rev Fr Ibrahim Ngassa under Nyambiti Parish to offer a second chance to schoolgirls who dropped out due to pregnancy

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Tags: Motherhood |  Children |  Teenagers |  Teen moms | 
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Magarini residents hold protests against Tanzanian tycoon accused of landgrabbing

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Magarini residents hold protests against Tanzanian tycoon accused of landgrabbing

- Three hundred families in Kapupuni village, Magarini constituency, yesterday held protests against Tanzanian tycoon Nassir Issa, whom they accuse of grabbing 1,000 acres. Carrying twigs and singing songs demanding justice, the residents said the tycoon is using his wealth to influence top government officials to protect him. The residents claim they have lived on the disputed land for 100 years. Resident Maurice Nyiro, 78, said the tycoon first appeared in the area in 2013 and no one can trace his family roots

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Ugandan driver on the run after Kampala bus accident

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Ugandan driver on the run after Kampala bus accident

- Bundibugyo. At least nine people were injured in a road accident on Monday morning when a driver of the Link bus failed to control it and rolled several times at Chabhi village located between Nyahuka Trading Centre and Bundibugyo Town Council. The Kampala-bound bus Reg. No. UAQ 240 was enroute to Kampala. The head of traffic police in Bundibugyo, Mr David Habarurema said preliminary investigations indicate that the accident was caused by reckless driving

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Diamond Platinumz Reveals His Insecurities On Social Media - Capital Campus

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Diamond Platinumz Reveals His Insecurities On Social Media - Capital Campus

- Tanzanian Bongo star Diaond Platinumz recently let the world know just what he thought of his wife Zari. In a recent interview on Tanzanian radio, Platinumz shared deep regret for his recent posts on social media. According to an interview shared on Youtube, King of Bongo Flava Diamond went on to Instagram to share his thoughts on a picture that made its rounds on the internet

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Tags: Social media | 
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MARKET DATA REVIEW: On becoming knowledgeable investor

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MARKET DATA REVIEW: On becoming knowledgeable investor

- Investing in shares in an educated way will give you a great start and an important foundation on your path to financial literacy, economic empowerment and prosperity that comes by one becoming an integral part of the economic growth and development – by you becoming an owner or a shareholder of companies in sectors whose contribution to the economic growth and development is significant

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What Seif should do ‘to remain relevant’

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What Seif should do ‘to remain relevant’

- Dar es Salaam. While the Registrar of Political Parties office acknowledged its involvement in registering the Civic United Front (CUF) board of trustees with the Registration of Insolvency and Trusteeship Agency (Rita), independent political commentators have outlined options to be followed by Secretary General Maalim Seif Shariff Hamad’s faction in order to remain in the country’s political arena. Last week, Prof Ibrahim Lipumba’s faction announced to have its supporters registered as members of the board of trustees and Rita has confirmed that

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Controversy rages over naming of city street after Kenyan footballer

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Controversy rages over naming of city street after Kenyan footballer

- Dar es Salaam. Councillors in the Ubungo Municipality are next week expected to give their stand on the decision to name the erstwhile Ubungo National Housing Corporation (NHC) Street after the Kenya national team (Harambee Stars) captain and the English Premier League team, Tottenham Hotspur, midfielder Victor Wanyama. Recently, Ubungo Municipality changed the NHC Street to V. Wanyama in a move to honour the Kenyan international player who accepted an invitation to attend a Ndondo Cup football tournament at the Kinesi grounds

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Govt views on teen mums ‘not at par with findings’

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Govt views on teen mums ‘not at par with findings’

- Dar es Salaam. The recent statement made by President John Magufuli on the government’s stand concerning teenage mothers’ return to school is contrary to what most wananchi want, The Citizen has learnt. According to a Twaweza 2016 report dubbed ‘Reality Check: Citizens’ views on education in a fee free era’, 62 per cent of wananchi prefer that girls be allowed to resume school after giving birth

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Refugees are not political resources and this is why

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Refugees are not political resources and this is why

- Academics and policymakers alike have begun to push back, in earnest, against popular conceptions of refugees as a burden on their receiving societies. While these conceptions certainly ought to be challenged, we must be careful not to overlook refugees’ voices – and our own obligations – in the process. In a provocative article in The Guardian on Sunday, Professor Alexander Betts (director of the Refugee Studies Centre at Oxford University) argued that a view of refugees as potential economic contributors to their receiving societies must be complemented by a more radical “rethinking of the role of refugees in society”, one that sees refugees as political resources for reshaping regimes in their countries of origin

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Tags: Social Issues |  Refugees | 
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Sweet potato growers hope to boost output

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Sweet potato growers hope to boost output

- Arusha. Instead of relying on planting the cut pieces from the traditional matured plants or diseased seeds, sweet potato growers now have a solution to their low yield woes. Tissue culture technology can produce millions of clean seeds from high yielding varieties. These emerged during field day demonstrations for the farmers conducted here by an agribusiness innovation group geared to transform potato productivity in Tanzania

Categories: Farming | 
Tags: Farmers |  Horticulture |  Crops |  Sweet potatoes | 
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Former prime minister Edward Lowassa summoned by police over uknown reasons

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Former prime minister Edward Lowassa summoned by police over uknown reasons

- Dar es Salaam. The government Monday summons former Prime Minister, Mr Edward Lowasa, to appear before the Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) over unspecified reasons. The former PM who is now a key opposition figure will be required to record a statement tomorrow, Tuesday June 27 at 10am. Mr Lowassa confirms he has been summoned but did not know why. The Opposition party Chadema spokesperson Tumaini Makene also confirmed the news

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Tags: Government |  Prime Minister | 
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Wadau waiuma sikio Takukuru suala la rushwa uchaguzi wa TFF

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Wadau waiuma sikio Takukuru suala la rushwa uchaguzi wa TFF

- Historia ya chaguzi mbalimbali kutawaliwa na rushwa imewapa hofu wadau wa soka nchini na kuiomba taasisi ya kuzuia na kupambana na rushwa (Takukuru) kuziba mianya ya wagombea rushwa katika mchakato wa uchaguzi mkuu wa shirikisho la soka Tanzania (TFF) utakaofanyika Agosti 12, mkoani Dodoma. Wakizungumza kwa nyakati tofauti na gazeti hili jana juu ya uchaguzi huo ambao utahusisha wagombea wa nafasi ya Urais, Umakamu wa Rais na wajumbe wa kamati ya utendaji ya TFF, wadau hao walisema kuwa mbinu pekee ya kupata viongozi bora ni kudhibiti rushwa kwenye uchaguzi huo

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Victor Wanyama has a street named after him in Tanzania - but it barely lasts 24hrs

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Victor Wanyama has a street named after him in Tanzania - but it barely lasts 24hrs

- Spurs' midfield general Victor Wanyama enjoyed an outstanding debut season at White Hart Lane during 2016/17. Unfortunately for the Kenyan, however, he didn't have anything to show for it at the end. Until this weekend, that is. Because during Wanyama’s summer trip to Tanzania, he was to follow suit of some great footballing figures: Sir Matt Busby, Bobby Moore and Alessandro Del Piero among others

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Indian PM brims with optimism in first Trump meeting

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Indian PM brims with optimism in first Trump meeting

- Washington. India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed the increasing "convergence" of US-Indian interests and values, as he prepared for his first face-to-face meeting Monday with President Donald Trump. Modi brimmed with optimism about the future of trade and diplomatic relations between the world's two largest democracies in an opinion piece appearing in Monday's Wall Street Journal. Following a visit to the United States one year ago, when he addressed a joint session of the US Congress, Modi wrote that he returns "confident in the growing convergence between our two nations

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Joy as 8 babies are born at Muhimbili on Eid Day

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Joy as 8 babies are born at Muhimbili on Eid Day

- Dar es Salaam. As Muslims in Tanzania and the community celebrates Eid el Fitr to mark the end of Ramadan, eight babies were born last night at Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH). Speaking to The Citizen on a telephone interview, MNH nursing officer Ms Janeth Mwambona said there were four girls and four boys. According to her, the new babies were born on Monday between midnight and 11 am

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  • TEEN MOTHERS EDUCATION: What JPM ban portend for girls
    TEEN MOTHERS EDUCATION: What JPM ban portend for girls

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    School girls who become pregnant will not be allowed back into public schools after giving birth, President John Magufuli said last week.In recent month, the government has been under pressure from some MP’s and activists to let teen mothers resume their studies after giving birth. During debate on the 2017/18 budget estimates of the Ministry of Education, Science,Technology and Vocational Training in Parliament last month, the Social Services committee and the Opposition urged the government to allow teen mothers back to school

     

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  • Zanzibar’s Shein urges on protection of natural gas on Eid Day
    Zanzibar’s Shein urges on protection of natural gas on Eid Day

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    Zanzibar. The President of Zanzibar, Dr Ali Mohamed Shein, who is also the Chairman of the Revolutionary Council of Zanzibar, has insisted that great care was needed in preparing, overseeing and following-up mineral and natural gas contracts to avoid unprofessionalism, saying the resources belong to all Zanzibaris. Alhaj Dr Shein made the statement today in a speech he gave in the Eid-el-Fitr Baraza that took place at the House of Representatives’ former hall at Kikwajuni in Zanzibar Town

     

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Health

  • Six children hospitalised after Eid stampede
    Six children hospitalised after Eid stampede

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    Handeni. Seven children, who were injured in a stampede at Hill Town Hotel during Eid celebrations yesterday, were rushed to Handeni District Hospital, where six were admitted. Chief Medical officer at the hospital, Dr Credianus Mgimba, said the seven children were brought at the health facility after the stampede and one of them was allowed to go home after treatment. He said one of the admitted children is in bad condition

     

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Family & Parenting

  • TEEN MOTHERS EDUCATION: What JPM ban portend for girls
    TEEN MOTHERS EDUCATION: What JPM ban portend for girls

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    School girls who become pregnant will not be allowed back into public schools after giving birth, President John Magufuli said last week.In recent month, the government has been under pressure from some MP’s and activists to let teen mothers resume their studies after giving birth. During debate on the 2017/18 budget estimates of the Ministry of Education, Science,Technology and Vocational Training in Parliament last month, the Social Services committee and the Opposition urged the government to allow teen mothers back to school

     

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    Tags: Motherhood |  Children |  Teenagers |  Birth |  Teen moms | 
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Society & Culture

  • Ugandan driver on the run after Kampala bus accident
    Ugandan driver on the run after Kampala bus accident

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    Bundibugyo. At least nine people were injured in a road accident on Monday morning when a driver of the Link bus failed to control it and rolled several times at Chabhi village located between Nyahuka Trading Centre and Bundibugyo Town Council. The Kampala-bound bus Reg. No. UAQ 240 was enroute to Kampala. The head of traffic police in Bundibugyo, Mr David Habarurema said preliminary investigations indicate that the accident was caused by reckless driving

     

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Travel & Recreation

  • Tanzania set to promote attractions in southern tourist circuit
    Tanzania set to promote attractions in southern tourist circuit

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    Dodoma. The Tanzanian government is conducting a campaign to identify and promote tourist attractions located in the country’s Southern Circuit, Natural Resources and Tourism deputy minister Ramo Makani tells Parliament on Thursday. Mr Makani revealed also that the Tanzanian government has also directed all district executive directors to identify tourists’ attractions in their areas of jurisdiction so that these would be promoted

     

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Law & Crime

  • Police release Lowassa on bail, to report next Thursday
    Police release Lowassa on bail, to report next Thursday

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    Dar es Salaam. Police have released on bail the former Prime Minister, Mr Edward Lowassa, after questioning him for four hours at Police headquarters today. Mr Lowassa reported at Police headquarters at around 10am today following a summon he received yesterday from the director of Criminal Investigations (DCI). Mr Lowassa, who is also Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (Chadema Central Committee member, left Police headquarter building at around 2

     

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