Mkapa ulisahau kuwa 'ndugu wakigombana, shika jembe ukalime..."

"...wakipatana, chukua kapu ukavune!' Hakika dunia ya sasa imekuwa si ile ya kale. Siku hizi mtu anaumia barabarani na watu wanapita mbali kabisa kuleee, kwa kuogofya kusaidia na baadaye walundikiwe kesi isiyo kichwa wala mguu. Ah!

MWAKA WA BALAA: Mkapa abebeshwa msalaba Kenya - ndivyo kilivyoandikwa kichwa cha habari ambapo sehemu ya nakala ya gazeti la Majira inayopatikana kwenye mtandao inasomeka hivi:
"Kwa mujibu wa gazeti la The Nation la mwishoni mwa wiki iliyopita, Wakenya wamekasirishwa na hatua ya aliyekuwa Katibu Mkuu wa Umoja wa Mataifa Bw. Koffi Annan na timu yake akiwemo, Bw. Mkapa, kukabidhi orodha ya siri majina ya watu wanaodaiwa kuhusika kwenye machafuko ya uchaguzi mkuu uliopita nchini humo.

Imedaiwa kwamba Bw. Annan hakufanya maamuzi hayo peke yake bali kabla ya kufikia uamuzi huo mzito, aliishirikisha timu iliyofanya kazi ya usuluhishi wa mgogoro huo, akiwemo Rais Mkapa na mke wa Rais wa zamani wa Afrika Kusini, Bi. Graca Machel na kwa pamoja wakaafika kukabidhi majina hayo ICC.

Uamuzi wa Bw. Annan kupeleka majina hayo ICC umewashangaza wakenya wengi na hata kuikasirisha Serikali ya nchi hiyo.

Vyama vikuu nchini humo vya Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) na kile cha National Unity, nia yao ilikuwa kumaliza tatizo hilo bila kutolewa adhabu kwa wahusika.".
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Whitney Houston's new album "I Look To You"

National Humanities Center Residential Fellowships 2010 – 2011 in North Carolina, USA

National Humanities Center Residential Fellowships 2010 – 2011

Purpose and Nature of Fellowships:
The National Humanities Center offers 40 residential fellowships for advanced study in the humanities during the academic year, September 2010 through May 2011. Applicants must hold doctorate or equivalent scholarly credentials. Young scholars as well as senior scholars are encouraged to apply, but they must have a record of publication, and new Ph.D.s should be aware that the Center does not support the revision of a doctoral dissertation. In addition to scholars from all fields of the humanities, the Center accepts individuals from the natural and social sciences, the arts, the professions, and public life who are engaged in humanistic projects. The Center is also international and gladly accepts applications from scholars outside the United States.

Areas of Special Interest:
Most of the Center’s fellowships are unrestricted. Several, however, are designated for particular areas of research. These include environmental studies and history; English literature; art history; French history, literature, or culture; Asian Studies; and theology.
ACLS Burkhardt Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars
The National Humanities Center is a participating institution in the Frederick Burkhardt Fellowship Program of the American Council of Learned Societies. Application must be made directly to the ACLS by October 1. Further information is available on the ACLS website. Applications must be submitted through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system (OFA) or through the Fellowship and Grant Programs section of the ACLS website.

Stipends:
Fellowships are individually determined, the amount depending upon the needs of the Fellow and the Center’s ability to meet them. The Center seeks to provide at least half salary and also covers travel expenses to and from North Carolina for Fellows and their dependents.

Facilities and Services:
Located in the Research Triangle Park of North Carolina, near Chapel Hill, Durham, and Raleigh, the Center provides an environment for individual research and the exchange of ideas. Its building includes private studies for Fellows, conference rooms, a central commons for dining, lounges, reading areas, a reference library, and a Fellows’ workroom. The Center’s noted library service delivers books and research materials to Fellows, and support for information technology and editorial assistance are also provided. The Center locates housing for Fellows in the neighboring communities.

Support:
Fellowships are supported by the Center’s own endowment, private foundation grants, alumni contributions, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Deadline and Application Procedures
Applicants submit the Center’s form, supported by a curriculum vitae, a 1000-word project proposal, and three letters of recommendation. You may request application material from Fellowship Program, National Humanities Center, Post Office Box 12256, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709-2256, or obtain the form and instructions from the Center’s website. Applications and letters of recommendation must be postmarked by October 15, 2009.

Application Form: http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/fellowships/appform.pdf
Financial Form: http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/fellowships/finaform.pdf

Complete application instructions and forms are available from this website. Applicants must submit the Center’s application and financial forms (which may be filled in and printed from this site) supported by a curriculum vitae, a 1,000-word project proposal, a one-page tentative outline of chapters, a short bibliography, and three letters of recommendation. Applications and letters of recommendation must be postmarked by October 15, 2009.

To have application materials mailed to you, please write to:
Fellowship Program
National Humanities Center
7 Alexander Drive
P.O. Box 12256
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2256

Phone: (919) 549-0661

Email: nhc[at]nationalhumanitiescenter.org
Link: http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/fellowships/appltoc.htm

...siyo kila mtu aje mbugani kujenga hoteli - J.Kikwete

Habari kutoka gazeti tando la Mwananchi
RAIS Jakaya Kikwete amepinga hoja ya aliyekuwa Waziri Mkuu Edward Lowasa aliyoitoa bungeni enzi za uongozi wake ya kutaka zijengwe hoteli nyingi maeneo ya hifadhi za taifa. Badala yake Rais Kikwete ameiagiza Wizara ya Maliasili na Utalii kuhakikisha kuwa inadhibiti ujenzi holela wa hoteli katika maeneo ya mbuga za wanyama.

Akizungumza wakaki wa uzinduzi wa hoteli ya kitalii ya Bilila Kempinski yenye hadhi ya nyota tano katika mbuga ya wanyama ya Serengeti, Rais Kikwete alisema kama kutakuwepo na ujenzi holela wa hotel katika mbuga baadaye kunaweza kuleta athari kwa wanyama. “Tunahitaji hoteli nzuri za kitalii zenye sifa na siyo kila mtu aje mbugani kujenga hoteli. Haitaleta maana yeyote, hivyo nawagiza ninyi TANAPA (Shirika la Hifadhi la Taifa) na wizara husika kusimamia vyema jambo hili,” alisema Kikwete.

Mwaka 2007, Lowasa aliwahi kulieleza bunge kuwa serikali inakusudia kuanza kujenga hoteli kwa wingi katika maeneo ya mbugani kwa lengo la kuvutia watalii kutokana na ukosefu wa hoteli zenye hadhi nchini. Alisema sekta ya utalii ni eneo muhimu katika ukuaji wa uchumi hapa nchini kwani katika kipindi cha mwaka 2007/2008 sekta hiyo iliweza kuchangia pato la taifa kwa asilimia 17.2 na kuingiza fedha za kigeni kwa asilimia 25, jambo ambalo halikuwahi kutokea huko nyuma.

Alisema kukamilika kwa hotel hiyo ni sehemu ya kutangaza utalii katika mbuga ya Serengeti nje ya nchi, hivyo ni vema wamiliki na wafanyakazi katika hotel hiyo wakafanya kazi kwa uaminifu ili kuvutia zaidi wawekezaji. “Tutapokea watalii wengi katika hoteli hii, lakini hata sisi tumepata ajira kutokana na kukamilika kwa hoteli hii, msiiharibu, ipendeni ili nayo iendelee kuwalea,” alisema Rais Kikwete.

Alisema hivi sasa Serikali ipo katika mchakato wa kupunguza kiwango cha malipo kwa hati ya kusafiria kwa watalii kutoka asilimia 100 hadi kufikia 50 kwa mtalii mmoja, lengo likiwa ni kuondoa vikwanzo vinavyosababisha kupungua kwa watalii nchini hasa katika kipuindi hiki cha kuyumba kwa uchumi duniani.

Taarifa na Fomu ya kusajili simu yako toka TCRA

Ili kujipatia nakala ya Tangazo na Fomu, bofya hapa kuipakua  (pdf) kutoka TCRA
JAMHURI YA MUUNGANO WA TANZANIA
MAMLAKA YA MAWASILIANO TANZANIA

TAARIFA KWA UMMA
USAJILI WA SIMU ZA MKONONI

Mamlaka ya Mawasiliano Tanzania inawajulisha wananchi kuwa kuanzia tarehe 1 Julai 2009 makampuni yote ya simu za mikononi yataanza kusajili wateja wao waliopo na wapya ili kuhakiki umiliki wa namba za simu wanazozitumia. Zoezi hili litaendelea kwa miezi sita hadi tarehe 31 Desemba 2009.

Mamlaka ya Mawasiliano Tanzania inawahimiza wananchi kufahamu na kuzingatia mambo yafuatayo ambavo yametayarishwa kwa mfumo wa maswali na majibu.

1. Swali: Kwa nini usajili namba ya simu?
Jibu: Kwa ajili ya kukulinda wewe na namba yako dhidhi ya matumizi mabaya ya simu.

2. Swali: Kitambulisho cha aina gani kitahitajika wakati wa usajili?
Jibu: Ili uweze kusajiliwa unahitaji kufika kwenye ofisi ya kampuni yako ya simu au wakala wake na moja ya vitambulisho vifuatavyo ambapo utawapatia kivuli chake:-

(i) Kitambulisho cha mpiga kura
(ii) Pasipoti
(iii) Kitambulisho cha mfuko wa pensheni
(iv) Leseni ya udereva
(v) Kitambulisho cha SACCOS
(vi) Kitambulisho cha benki
(vii) Kitambulisho cha ajira pamoja na barua ya mwajiri
(viii) Kitambulisho cha chuo cha elimu ya juu
(ix) Kitambulisho cha uanachama kwenye kilabu
(x) Barua ya serikali za mitaa ikiwa na picha, sahihi na muhuri

3. Swali: Nisipojisajili ifikapo tarehe 31Desemba, 2009 nini kitatokea?
Jibu: Namba yako itafungwa ili usiweze kuitumia kwenye mtandao wa simu nchini Tanzania.

4. Swali: Nani na wapi ninaweza kusajili namba yangu ya simu?
Jibu: Unaweza kusajiliwa na kampuni yako ya simu za mkononi au mawakala wao waliopo sehemu mbali mbali nchini.

5. Swali: namba ngapi za simu (simcard) ambazo ninaweza/ninaruhusiwa kusajili?
Jibu: Idadi yoyote kadri utakavyo.

7. Swali: Kuna uhakika gani wa usiri wa taarifa zangu nitakazotoa kwa kampuni ya simu za mkononi au wakala wao?
Jibu: Kampuni zote za simu nchini zinawajibika kwa mujibu wa sheria, kutunza taarifa za wateja wao ikiwa ni pamoja na taarifa za matumizi.

8. Swali: Taarifa zipi zinahitajika wakati wa usajili?
Jibu: Tafadhali angalia mfaano wa fomuya usajili hapo chini:-

Imetolewa na
Mkurugenzi Mkuu
Mamlaka ya Mawasiliano Tanzania (TCRA)

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Norway's Progress Party to send all asylum seekers to Africa particularly Tanzania

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The Progress Party of Norway suggest that a Norwegian asylum should be established in Africa. The scheme would initially apply to all asylum seekers.

The party’s immigration policy spokesman, Per-Willy Amundsen, says the African asylum center is needed to meet the record high influx of asylum seekers to Norway.

All applicants shall upon arrival in Norway, be flown to the center in Africa. Amundsen told VG that he can foresee exceptions, but that the system initially will apply to all.

”We believe the Ministry of Foreign Affairs should contact the authorities in African countries, which currently receive Norwegian aid, with a proposal to reaching an agreement to establish asylum in these countries," said Amundsen.

He mentions the countries that receive direct aid from Norway, including Uganda and Tanzania.

“Tanzania is particularly suitable well because it receives much of the direct support, right into the state budget. At the same time, it is a relatively stable country,” says Amundsen.

He expects that this will mean that many asylum seekers will not to come to Norway.

”This concerns applicants who do not have requirements for asylum. We believe that only 10 percent of asylum seekers are entitled to be in Norway based on a strict interpretation of the UN refugee convention. There is very welcome, " he adds.

The Party leader, Siv Jensen, supports the proposal.
”I think this is a very good idea, as we will try to do everything to get it accomplished," says Jensen.

Per-Willy Amundsen emphasizes that the standard for asylum reception centers in African countries must be same as the current Norwegian receiving centers

Project Director Family Health International - Botswana

Organization(s):Family Health InternationalCountry/Region:
BotswanaApply by:09 September 2009
Reference No:IN0951
Please use company website to apply https://recruiting.fhi.org

DESCRIPTION
Family Health International (FHI) is dedicated to improving lives, knowledge, and understanding worldwide through a highly diversified program of research, education, and services in HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment, reproductive health, and infectious diseases. We are seeking qualified candidates for the following position: Project Director (Botswana)


Position Description:
Provides leadership and direction and overall management of the FHI-led Basha Lesedi Project (BLP), a youth HIV Prevention intervention targeting 10-17 year olds and their parent/guardians and other key adults in the community. The Project Director (PD) will manage development of and monitor work plans and budgets; ensure appropriate program monitoring and accurate financial and programmatic reporting to HQ and other donors as required, and will work closely with the FHI Technical Advisor to ensure appropriate levels of technical assistance in program operations and coordinate partner efforts in program implementation. The PD will assist in resource development and proposal development, as required, including positioning of the BLP for continuation and expansion. The PD will represent the project and FHI in local and national forums.

Minimum Requirements:
BS/BA and 9-11 years relevant experience with international development programs; or MS/MA in public health or related field and 7-9 years relevant experience; or PhD/MD or equivalent degree and 5-7 years relevant experience. 3-5 years of supervisory experience required. English and Setswana language skills required. * This is not an expatriate position. No expatriate benefits or allowances provided.

Requisition Number: IN0951
FHI has a competitive compensation package. Interested candidates may register online through FHI's Global Staffing Database at https://recruiting.fhi.org/ or through the International Employment section athttp://www.fhi.org/. Please submit CV/resume and cover letter including salary requirements. Please specify source in your application. AA/EOE/M/F/V/D

Project Director, HIV/TB Program with FHI - Uganda

Organization(s):Family Health InternationalCountry/Region:
UgandaApply by:09 September 2009
Reference No:IN0953
Please use company website to apply https://recruiting.fhi.org

DESCRIPTION
Family Health International (FHI) is dedicated to improving lives, knowledge, and understanding worldwide through a highly diversified program of research, education, and services in HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment, reproductive health, and infectious diseases. We are seeking qualified candidates for the following position:  Project Director, HIV/TB Program (Uganda)

Position Description:
The Project Director will be responsible for overall project management. S/he will provide technical leadership of a multi-dimensional team that will design and implement various activities for the HIV/TB program in one region of Uganda, in collaboration with consortium partners, the Ministry of Health, local communities and organizations and other stakeholders. S/he will work on M&E of the project as well as policy strengthening and implementation.

Minimum Requirements:
BS/BA and 9-11 years relevant experience with international development programs; Or MS/MA in public health or related field and 7-9 years relevant experiences. 10+ years experience developing and implementing large-scale complex public health projects and budgets with multiple partners required. Experience working in developing countries or Uganda and with the Ministry of Health will be a distinct advantage. Experience in HIV/TB preferred. * Offer is contingent upon awarded proposal.

Requisition Number: IN0953

FHI has a competitive compensation package. Interested candidates may register online through FHI's Global Staffing Database at https://recruiting.fhi.org/ or through the International Employment section a thttp://www.fhi.org/. Please submit CV/resume and cover letter including salary requirements. Please specify source in your application. AA/EOE/M/F/V/D

Funny: Four Worms and a lesson to be learned


A minister decided that a visual demonstration would add emphasis to his Sunday sermon. Four worms were placed into four separate jars.

The first worm was put into a container of alcohol.
The second worm was put into a container of cigarette smoke.
The third worm was put into a container of chocolate syrup.
The fourth worm was put into a container of good clean soil.

At the conclusion of the sermon, the Minister reported the following results:
The first worm in alcohol - Dead.
The second worm in cigarette smoke - Dead
Third worm in chocolate syrup - Dead
Fourth worm in good clean soil - Alive.

So the Minister asked the congregation - What did you learn from this demonstration?
Maxine was sitting in the back, quickly raised her hand and said, 'As long as you drink, smoke and eat chocolate, you won't have worms!'

That pretty much ended the service.