Tanzania to mark 50 years of milestone discovery of origin of man

DAR ES SALAAM - Tanzania is set to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the milestone discovery of the skull of the oldest man in the world that was made by Africa’s famous archaeologists, Dr. Louis Leakey and his wife Mary, in the excavation area of Olduvai inside Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority (NCAA).

Celebrations and a conference that will take place in mid-August of this year will attract famous historians, archaeologists, and natural history scientists from all over the world to visit the excavation site at Olduvai Gorge where the Leakeys discovered the skull believed to be of the earliest man on earth, dated over 1.75 million years ago.

Read the whole artile here: http://www.eturbonews.com/10640/tanzania-mark-50-years-milestone-discovery-origin-man

Financial Services Volunteers Corps - Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

This position will be based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and may begin as early as October 15, 2009. Please note that this position has not yet been funded.

Note by: Successful candidates will meet the following criteria:
  • Minimum of 10 years' professional experience in one or more of the following areas:
  • Credit Risk Management, with a strong focus on financial and investment analysis credit analysis, loan product development, and risk assessment techniques;
  • Strategic planning and program development specialist with strong knowledge of MSME development and entrepreneurship development; and/
  • SME Finance, with a demonstrated focus on innovative products relevant to SMEs, including guarantees, bonds, equity/debt financing options, venture capital, and other financing products and delivery mechanisms relevant to SMEs;
  • Strong knowledge of Agricultural Lending and Financing;
  • Regional knowledge of and/or working experience in East Africa is an asset; and
  • Fluency in English is required, Swahili is a plus.
Subject to a successful bid, this position will be competitive in salary and benefits.

Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter by email to Sherr Lo at [email protected] or by fax to +1212.771.1462. Please indicate in the subject line: Resident Advisor-Tanzania. No phone calls please. Application deadline, close of business: Thursday, August 6, 2009.

Full details for this job can be obtained from this site: http://www.devex.com/jobs/jul2009-financial-services-volunteers-corps-consultant

Programme Management Officer with UN-Habitat, Nairobi, Kenya

For this job you need to have the following QUALIFICATIONS

Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in Finance and Accounts, Business Administration, or another field deemed relevant to Programme Management/Finance - related discipline and/or certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA) or equivalent is most desirable.

Work Experience
A minimum of seven years of relevant working experience, of which at least three with an international organization. Thorough knowledge of project management and practices and procedures in accounting and budgeting.

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is essential. Knowledge of a second official UN language is an advantage.

Other Skills
Good computer skills (word processing, spreadsheets and other statistical applications).

How to apply

All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement. Because applications submitted by United Nations (UN) staff members are considered first, provided the eligibility requirements set out in ST/AI/2006/3 are met and the application is submitted in a timely fashion, staff members should apply within 15-day or 30-day mark.

Online applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please go to “My UN” page and check the status of your application by clicking on “View Application History”, and resubmit the application, if necessary.

To start the application process, applicants are required to register by opening a "My UN" account. Go to Login, and Register as a User. Fill in the form and choose a User Name and Password.

After opening the account, applicants may apply for vacancies using the Personal History Profile (PHP) provided. Once the PHP has been completed for a particular vacancy, it can be saved and used for future applications. The PHP may be up-dated, when necessary, for future applications.

In completing the PHP, please note that all fields marked with an asterisk must be completed.

UN staff members must submit scanned copies of their two latest Performance Appraisal System (PAS) reports at the time of application to the appropriate Human Resources Office (HRO)/Personnel Office (PO) to the email address below, clearly indicating the vacancy announcement number. In case you have no access to the digitizing equipment, please submit hard copies of the two latest PAS reposts to the relevant HRO/PO via fax.
E-mail: [email protected]

Fax: 254-20-762-4212

For full details about this job, please visit the UN site at: http://tinyurl.com/m5jqmn

Call for nomination: The AU Scientific Awards Competition

The AU Continental Award
The AU Continental Award is open to both outstanding  African Scientists.

The Commission of the African Union is committed to support the use and development of science in Africa and has initiated with its key development partners the AU Continental Scientific Award open to ALL outstanding male and female African Scientists. The objective of this programme is to award Cash Prizes and Recognition Certificates to excelling African researchers for their achievements in Earth and Life Sciences, and Basic, Science, Technology and Innovation sectors. This award programme is being implemented by the AU Commission through the Department of Human Resources, Science and Technology.

Two prizes each of 100,000 USD will be given to successful candidates.

Applications should be sent to the AU Commission on or before the deadline date, 9 September 2009 either as hardcopies or electronically (For electronic copies please ensure authenticity of all documents): please do not hesitate to contact:

H.E. Prof. J.P. Ezin
Commissioner for Human resources,
Science and Technology
AU Continental Scientific Awards
African Union Commission
P.O. Box 3243
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Fax: +251 115 517 844
email: [email protected]
website: www.africa-union.org

  1. AU - Scientific Awards Brochure.pdf
  2. AU Continental Scientific Awards Application Form-2009.doc
Source: AU Continental Scientific Award - AU HOME

Leadership and Advocacy for Women in Africa (LAWA) Fellowship Program

Georgetown University Law Center
Leadership and Advocacy for Women in Africa (LAWA) Fellowship Program
Application for 2010-2011 Fellowship Year 

Application deadline is: Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Use this link to download the application form the original info site:

The Leadership and Advocacy for Women in Africa (LAWA) Fellowship Program was founded in 1993 at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., in order to train women's human rights lawyers from Africa who are committed to returning home to their countries in order to advance the status of women and girls in their own countries throughout their careers. Over 50 women's human rights advocates from Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe have participated in the LAWA Program, and we hope to include Fellows from additional countries in the future.

The entire LAWA Fellowship Program is approximately 14 months long (from July of the first year through August of the following year), after which the LAWA Fellows return home to continue advocating for women's rights in their own countries. The LAWA Program starts in July, when the Fellows attend the Georgetown Law Center'sFoundations of American Law and Legal Education course. From August through May, the LAWA Fellows earn a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree at Georgetown with an emphasis on international women's human rights and complete a major graduate paperon a significant women's rights issue in their home countries. After graduation, the LAWA Fellows then have an opportunity to engage in challenging work assignments for several months at various public interest organizations to learn about different advocacy strategies to advance women’s human rights, before returning home to continue advancing women's human rights in their own countries.

Throughout their time in Washington, D.C., the LAWA Fellows also participate in bi-weekly seminars and professional development training with their American counterparts in the Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program, where they discuss key women's rights issues with prominent government and public interest leaders. They attend related events, such as Supreme Court and Congressional briefings on significant women's rights issues. The relationships that the LAWA attorneys build with their American contacts and government leaders, together with their legal training and enhanced computer research and technology skills, provide the ability to draw upon vastly expanded legal networks and resources upon their return to Africa.

The results of the LAWA Program have been extremely compelling and rewarding. Upon completion of their Program, our LAWA Alumnae have returned home to assume prominent leadership positions enabling them to focus on women's rights issues in non-governmental organizations, government agencies, law schools, courts, legislatures, and private firms. They have formed their own non-governmental organizations, such as the Women's Legal Assistance Center in Tanzania and Legal Advocacy for Women in Uganda (LAW-Uganda) to promote women's human rights in their countries (e.g., by bringing impact litigation under their countries' statutes, constitutions, and the human rights treaties that their countries have ratified). The LAWA alums also retain and build upon the relationships they have developed during their time in Washington, D.C. For example, many subsequently work in partnership with the International Women's Human Rights Clinic at the Georgetown University Law Center to draft new legislation and to bring test cases before their courts.

The LAWA Program helps defray the costs for women's rights attorneys from Africa who would not otherwise be able to afford a Master of Laws degree focusing on international women's human rights and the additional leadership training. The LAWA Fellowship provides the tuition for the Foundations of American Law and Legal Education Course (a U.S. $2,200 benefit) and for the LL.M. degree (a U.S. $42,065 benefit) at the Georgetown University Law Center, as well as professional development training. Candidates who are admitted to the LAWA Program must be prepared to cover the costs of all additional expenses (such as their visas, travel, housing, utilities, food, clothing, health insurance, books, etc.), and must be able to demonstrate to the U.S. Embassy for visa purposes that they have the funds available to cover those expenses (approximately $25,000). Due to the intensity of the LAWA Program and academic studies, LAWA Fellows are not permitted to work throughout the academic portion of the program. They must also affirm that they will return home after the LAWA Fellowship and continue to promote women's human rights in their countries throughout their careers.

Info source: http://www.law.georgetown.edu/wlppfp/index.html

Two Americans among passengers killed in MVA in N. Tanzania

News update following the motor vehicle accident (MVA) that occurred in Korogwe, Northern Tanzania in July 26 in which 30+ people were killed says:
Two Americans were among the passengers killed in a road accident when a bus crashed into a truck in northeastern Tanzania on Sunday afternoon, local media reported on Tuesday.

One of the dead Americans has been identified as Kathryin Baxter, holder of passport number 089355273 issued in New Orleans, the United States, in December 2000. But the other dead American has not been identified.
Source: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english 

Similar news was also reported in the MaineToday website:
A top student of the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine has been killed in a bus accident in Tanzania, according to a press release issued by the school this morning.

Kathryn Brooke Baxter, 32, who went by the name Brooke, died July 26.

She recently completed her first year as a medical student, said UNE spokeswoman Kathleen Taggersell. Baxter was in Kenya this summer conducting research on prenatal services for expectant mothers co-infected with HIV and malaria. The trip was funding by a UNE Student Government Association Carman Pettapiece Student Research grant.

"A recent resident of Philadelphia, PA., she graduated from New Hope-Solebury Jr/Sr. High School in New Hope, PA. She attended the Univ. of Florida at Gainesville, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology and African Studies in 2000," Taggersell said in the press release. "Her undergraduate education included an independent living experience in a rural farming community in northern Tanzania."

"Brooke received her Master in Public Health from Tulane University in 2002, and studied at the World Health Organization Centre for International Health Economics at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok.

"From 2003-2007, Brooke continued post-baccalaureate pre-health studies at the University of Pennsylvania, Villanova University and Temple University. During this time Brooke was involved with significant research, advocacy, and education initiatives for numerous global health issues, such as HIV/AIDs. She was committed to raising public awareness and changing lives through her hands-on dedication to important international issues."

"Brooke received the F. Edward Hébert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program through the U.S. Army and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the US Army Medical Corp. She was studying at the UNE College of Osteopathic Medicine on this scholarship, in the Class of 2013."

Baxter is survived by her parents, Ret. U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Harry and Jeanne Baxter, two sisters and two brothers-in-law.
Info source: http://updates.mainetoday.com/updates/une-med-student-dies-in-tanzania

May their souls rest in eternal peace.

Ujumbe wa uchungu toka kwa G.S - Sheria ichukue mkondo wake.

Ni mambo kadhaa yanatendeka katika nchi hii ambayo yanawaudhi watu wengi na kusababisha kukata tamaa pamoja na kujichukulia sheria mkononi. Tunayaona kila leo yakitendeka mitaani au maeneo ya kazi, kwa wazi wazi au kificho. Jana hapa imeripotiwa habari ambayo Mheshimiwa Mbunge amewapa sentensi moja wabunge wenzie kuwa, 'tumechoka.... uvumilivu wetu utafika kikomo', mi nikaongeza kwa kusema, bora Mheshimiwa huyu kawafahamisha wenzie, muda unakwenda kwa kasi ya ajabu, nadhani wanajua kuhesabu majira na nyakati. Juzi G.S. aliandika kwa uchungu kuhusu habari ya Walimu wa Tanzania (ilitokana na kile kisa cha mtoto kuchapwa kinyama). Ni hali ambayo ameipitia binafsi kwa hivyo anajua anachokizungumza. Hali hii inafanana kabisa na hali iliyopo katika 'baadhi' ya kada mbali mbali za kazi. Alichokisema yeye kinawakilisha mawazo ya walio wengi. Ndipo nilipomwomba kutumia ujumbe wake kwa ajili ya kuwafikia wasomaji wa blogu na alikubali. Hivi ndivyo anavosema:
Hapa sheria ichukue mkondo wake, ndiyo maana sheria hizi zipo sio kuzuia ualifu bali kuwafanya watu waogope kukosa kwa sababu ya mvua kadhaa. Kwa nini mzazi anamchapa mwanae? Naomba tuwaze kwa mtizamo wa Ukristo na pia kama waathirika wa kuchapwa (mf. MM Sr) Kwa wanamahesabu mvua kadhaa ~viboko alivyochapwa huyu mtoto (ingawa alikosea tu mahali pa kuchapa). Zote ni adhabu tuuu.



Mwalimu Mwalimu, mwalimu wa tz.


Mwalimu wa tz tena kule kijiji,

“Mtendakazi anahitaji kupata ujira wake”

1) Anaanza kazi kwa madeni, atalipwa sallary baada ya mwaka mmoja na zaidi.

2) Atakuwa anaishi nyumba ya kuombewa pale kijijini kwani hana pesa ya kulipa pango.

3) Hivi atakuwa anakula nini, analala wapi, anavaa nini?

4) Ila hiyo nyumba aliyoombewa kuishi kwa mkopo hadi apate mshahara ili alipe pango ni nyumba au tembe, pagale, full suit, mbavu za mmbwa?

5) Hapa kijiji hana source nyingine ya income, yeye na chaki, chaki na yeye, Scheme of work, lesson plan, lesson notes, teaching aids n.k. kwa madarasa yote saba mwl mmoja au wawili.

6) Akiwa anajiandaa ku-settle ghafla vile viatu vyake vya college vinaanza kuchakaa kwa kukosa kiwi, hivyo vidole vinaanza kutafuta uhuru, nadhani kitaanza kidole kikubwa cha mguu, ataenda kwa fundi viatu atambembeleza weee amshikie shikie tu atamlipa mwezi ujao kwani alidanganywa hivyo wa wana si hasa kuwa ni lazima walipwe pesa ya kujikimu na malimbikizo ya mshahara wao mwezi ujao. Wapi?

7) Mtaa mzima wanafahamu mwalimu analalia kirago, hata wale watoto anaowafundisha wanajua hilo, hamna hata kigoda ndani, hapo kuna adabu?

8) Du! nimemkumbuka mwalimu wangu mmoja, mvua ikinyesha vidole vilishatafuta uhuru na mvua ikinyesha basi taabu tupu, anapotembea darasani akikagua kazi za wnfz, kiatu kinatema maji maji tu. Maskini mwl!!!! Afanyeje? Si mlimtuma bwana akajenge taifa la kesho kama mnavyosema?

9) Ghafla baada ya miaka kadhaa, Wizara imeota ameanza kulipa mshahara, ila pesa ya kujikimu(kumwezesha kuanza maisha) bado. Si wanadhani hajaanza maisha? Hayo anayoishi miasha nayo? Wenye maisha njoo bongo-Osyterbay huko na Ma-STK, STH+ full kiyoyozi, watoto wao wanasoma hizo shule zinazochapa hizo? Uwachape hujipendi? Wengine wako nchi za watu wanapata elimu, au shule zile za kirengesa n.k. Tuache hizo nanii, tunazaliwa sawa, tunakufa sawa ila hapa katikati madaraja kibao, makabaila, mabepari, magabachori, wakoloni, matawi ya juu, na walalahoi n.k. Hawa wote walifundishwa shule zile zile za mchonga al- maarufu mwalimu. Tuendelea kumwangalia mwl wetu anaeambiwa sheria ichukuwe mkondo wake.

10) Anaanza kupiga mahesabu kuufuata mshahara, baada ya kutembea Km kadhaa kwa mguu anatakiwa alipe nauli 1/3 ya sallary, aondoe pesa ya guest n.k. Anabakiwa na pesa za madafu ngapi kwenye hiyo sallary ya $112?

Akirudi kijiji kila mwenye kibanda(kwani kijiji kuna maduka?)anamdai. Unaona mtihani mkubwa hapo, aanze kumgawia nani? staff wenzake, mwenye pagale, wauza vibanda, anunue godoro, au sufuria, du! NAOMBA WATAALAM WA OFISI YA RAIS MIPANGO WAMWAMBIE ABUDGET VIPI.

11) Kwa mantiki hiyo hatakaa amalize madeni, kwani hiyo pesa ya mshahara hata matumizi ya mwezi tu, haitoshi.

12) Kama Mwl huyu ana huruma kweli atakutana na mambo ya ajabu huko shule wapo watoto yatima na masikini hawana kalamu, daftari, anakuja shule tangu alipokula chakula cha shule(kama kipo)jana yake, hakijaingia kitu kingine mdomoni, huruma ya mwalimu anaweza akaanza kugawa umasikini wake kuanza kutoa msaada (kama upo). Au huelewi kuwa hata angefundisha vipi hayo mahitaji ya msingi lazima yawe yametimizwa kwanza. Unamkumbuka Erickson?

13) Sijaanza kukumwambia habari ya workload yake, we unadhani kuna mwanadamu anapenda shida? Nani atakubali kwenda huko? Nani? Nakuuliza wewe utaenda ukabidhiwe shule yenye madarasa 7 na mwl 1 au 2. Utaenda? Anaanza na wale wa darasa la kwanza, inabidi ajifunze kilugha kwanza, kwani wanajua kiswahili hawa? Kama kwao alikuwa last born, na hajajifunza kumlea mdogo wako ataanza kujifunza hapa, mara mwingine kajisaidia haja great & small na mwingine zote, mwingine makmasi, mwingine, kamfinya mwenzake, ili mradi vurugu tupu. Akitoka hapo aende darasa la 2,3,4,5,6,7,8 n.k. Mi sijui atafundisha somo gani hapo, anyway hata akibuni mtaala wake mwenyewe ayachanganye yote its ok. Kwani afuate mtaala wa tz yuko tz yeye?

14) Ghafla kaja mkuu wa Wilaya baada ya kulalamikiwa na wazazi, njiani kachuma fimbo kadhaa za kuwageuzia kibao hao jamaa wanaoichezea serikali(Inatisha!!!!). Ghafla mwl anapewa order lala chini, nimesema lala chini, kwani yeye si yuko juu ya sheria Bwana. Afande linda usalama wa raia hapa, kung’uta kadhaa hapo. Du! Teacher teacher pole sana pole sana. Wala hakuna atakaekusupport kwamba huyu Mkuu wa Wilaya achukuliwe sheria. Lakini ole wako baada ya frustration zote hizo umchape mwf? Wataamka na makelele- sheria ichukue mkondo wake, sheria ichukue mkondo wake. Du! Haswa ikiwa uliyemchapa ni binti mara watetezi wa haki za wanawake, watoto, wnfz watajitokeza wamepata kazi hapo, waandisha wa habari nao wamepata yakuandika. Tuandike tufanye kazi za utetezi jamani, ila tutafute mizizi ya mchongoma huu ili tuung’oe, watoto waliobaki shuleni hawataonewa, tukishang’oa mizizi ya hili lijitu linalofrustrate mwl wetu.

15) Wale waalimu ambao hawajafikia level ya mwenzetu, nawapa hongera kwa uvumilivu, ila tuungane wote kumng’oa huyu anaetufrustrate. Yale tuliyofundishwa chuoni Saikolojia ya makuzi, malezi n.k, ushauri nasaa n.k. tujaribu kuyakumbuka ingawa hawataki tuyakumbuke. Najua iko siku atatoka mmoja wa hao tuliowapenga makamasi na kuzoa haja zao great kule darasani akatukumbuka. “Yote haya yanamwisho” by Rashid in Kuli, au unataka niwaambie waalimu waendelee na mgomo? Hata nikiwaambia hawatasikia acha kunielewa, si wanaogopa mkuu wa wilaya kuwachapa kiboko.

16) Unawakumbuka wale uliosoma nao O-Level na wakaenda ualimu kijiji, wako je sasa hivi? Wengine wakikuona wanakimbia, kwani wao watanzania? Si unaweza ukaita mgambo wa jiji kukamata hawa wazururaji kwa walivyovaa? Si unaweza kuwapeleka kwa mkuu wa wilaya? We unadhani mwl anapochapa anapenda kuchapa yeye? We unadhani anapenda kuchapwa yeye? Kamuulize.

Yanaanza kutoka machozi sitaki na wala siwezi kuendelea.


Nilikuwa nafikiri tu, ila tusianze kuzungunza baada ya tatizo kutokea, kama wasomi tuone tatizo kabla halijawa tatizo, tulidhoofishe kama sio kuliangamiza mizizi yake. Huyu anaweza kuchukuliwa sheria akafukuzwa kazi kwa kuwa amesha-disqualify kuwa mlezi, kisha akafungwa, lakini hawa walimu wengine jamii inaowalelea/ kuwaandaa ili wachanganyikiwe watafanya nini? Yumkini mimi na wewe tusipochukua hatua leo wanaweza kuleta madhara makubwa zaidi kesho. Shikamoo mwl.


Picha: Mkutano Mkuu wa CCM Tawi la London 26-07-2009

Habari na picha zimeletwa na M.O toka London.

Na Mwandishi wetu.
Takribani wanachama Mia Tano wa CCM Nchini Uingereza wahudhuria Mkutano Mkuu wa Tawi jijini Reading UK uliofunguliwa na mjumbe wa Kamati Kuu ya CCM Taifa na Mhazini Mkuu wa CCM Taifa Mhe.Amos G. Makalla.
Pamoja naye toka Tanzania ni Mshauri Mkuu wa Siasa wa Mwenyekiti wa CCM Taifa
Mhe.Rajabu Luhwavi.

Katibu wa Tawi Bi Suzani Mzee aliwakilisha Taarifa ya maendeleo ya CCM UK na Mwenyekiti wa CCM UK Nd. Maina Owino alimkaribisha Mhe. Amos Makalla kufungua rasmi Mkutano huo Mkuu.
Mhe. Makalla alisema kazi ya ujenzi wa Chama na Taifa la Tanzania ni letu wote na lazima wote kwa usawa bila ubaguzi tuvune matunda ya Uhuru wetu

Viongozi hao wa kitaifa waliwataka Watanzania kuongeza juhudi za makusudi kuitangaza Tanzania kwa mema na pia Kutosita kutoa ushauri juu ya mambo mbalimbali ili kuboresha utawala bora na maadili mema ya uwajibikaji.

Aidha wote wamewataka Watanzania wanaoishi Ughaibuni wasikae kimya na watoe taarifa katika vyombo husika pale wanapo ona hawajatendewa haki kwa mujibu wa sheria za Tanzania mara warudipo nyumbani.

Watanzania wengi walihamasika na kuendelea kujiunga na CCM siku hiyo ya Jumapili 26/07/2009.


Mkutano Mkuu wa CCM Tawi la London 26-07-2009

Habari hii imeletwa na M.O wa Uingereza:

Wana CCM wa matawi ya nje ya nchi wametakiwa kuitangaza Tanzania kwa mema ikiwemo fursa mbalimbali zilizoko Tanzania. Hayo yanmesemwa jana nchini Uingereza na Katibu wa NEC Uchumi na fedha Amos Makala wakati akifungua Mkutano Mkuu wa CCM Tawi la London Uingereza ulihudhuriwa na mamia ya WanaCCM waishio Uingereza.

Amewataka wana CCM kufanya kazi hii kwa sababu kubwa mbili;
kwanza wana CCM kama Watanzania
Pili Wana CCM kama wadau wa serikali yao ya CCM iliyoko madarakani.

Amewataka wana CCM waishio nje ya nchi kushirikiana na serikali yao kuendelea kushawishi uwekezaji, watalii kuja Tanzania huku wakiwahakikishia sifa kuu ya Tanzania ya amani na utulivu.

Adha Makalla amewabeza Watanzania wengine aishio nje ya nchi ambao wamekuwa siyo wazalendo ambao siku zote wamekuwa wakibeza maendeleo mazuri ya CCM na sifa nzuri ya Tanzania.

"Nasema makada wa CCM fanyeni kazi hii kwa nguvu kubwa na wapuuzeni hao wapika majugu na fitina kwa maslahi yao binafsi"

Kuhusu hali ya kisiasa Makala amewahakikishia wana CCM waishio nje ya nchi kwamba Tanzania ni shwari na hivi sasa vyama vya siasa vinajipanga kwa uchaguzi wa serikali za mitaa mwaka huu na uchaguzi Mkuu mwakani.
Na amewahakikishia wana CCM wa Tawi la London kwamba CCM imejipanga vizuri na itashinda chaguzi zote kwa kishindo.
Amesema utekelezaji wa Ilani wa uchaguzi mwaka 2005 ndiyo kipimo kwa CCM kuendelea kuungwa mkono na imejirihirisha kwa serikali ya awamu ya nne kuendelea kwa kasi kuwaletea Watanzania maendeleo.

Aidha kwa upande mwngine, wana CCM Tawi la London walipenda kujua Chama inashughulikiaje kero za Muungano na ufisadi. Kuhusu Muungano Makala aliwaambia Chama cha Mapinduzi kinaendelea kuamini kwamba muundo wa muungano wa serikali mbili ndiyo unaofaa na kwamba kero zilizopo zitashughulikiwa pasipo kuathiri muungano wetu na CCM itahakikisha Muungano huu inadumishwa.

Kuhusu ufisadi amewaambia kwamba serikali ya CCM imechukua hatua mbalimbali kuwafikisa mahakamani watuhumiwa wa makosa ya matumizi mabaya ya fedha za Umma na madaraka ya umma. Amesema ni mahakama pekee ndiyo itakayotoa hukumu na kuwasihi Watanzania kuheshimu Mahakama.

"Wapo watu nyumbani ambao wakati serikali ikichukua hatua hizi wameonekana kutoridhishwa. Wao ndo wamekuwa polisi, waendesha mashtaka na majaji. Kwa hiyo ningewaomba kwamba tuendelee kuheshimu mahakama. Serikali ya awamu ya nne ina dhamira ya dhati kupambana na ufisadi na matumizi mabaya ya fedha za Umma. Dhamira hii imejirihirisha kutokana na jitihada za makusudi za Raisi Kikwete kuiongezea uwezo taasisi ya kupambana na rushwa.

Mwisho Makala aliwataka Watanzania na Makada wote waishio nje ya nchi kuendelea kushirikiana na serikali yao kuleta maendeleo ikiwepo na wenyewe Watanzania hao kuwekeza nyumbani.

PhD & Postdoctoral Positions - Germany

Host-Parasite Coevolution – Rapid Reciprocal Adaptation and its Genetic Basis

Starts in October 2009

Research areas: Evolutionary Biology, Parasitology, Genomics, Immunology, Bioinformatics, and more

The priority program offers cutting edge, cross-disciplinary research. Host-parasite coevolution is used as a powerful and versatile model for analysing the causes and processes of evolutionary adaptation across scales (from genomes to ecosystems). The program is funded by the German Science Foundation, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG, across various locations in Germany: Berlin, Bonn, Gießen, Halle, Hamburg, Heidelberg, Kiel, Köln, Leipzig, München, Münster, Osnabrück, Plön, Regensburg

We invite applications from highly qualified candidates of any nationality. Women are especially encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to disabled applicants in case of equivalent qualification.

The application deadline is August 15, 2009.

Detailed information on the various projects and application procedures can be found at: http://ieb.uni-muenster.de/spp/jobs