Tanzania to buy mobile heavy-duty scanners to ease congestion at Dar & Tanga ports

Harry Kitilya, Commissioner General of the Tanzania Revenue Authority, said last week that the government wants to speed up clearing of containers at the two ports. He said TRA has already floated a tender for supply of scanners with higher capacity -- scanning up to 400 containers a day. Now ships with a capacity of 1,000 containers will be loaded and offloaded in two days, instead of five.

Tiscan Tanzania Ltd, a member of the Cotecna Group, has launched online services for clearing and forwarding agents to ease congestion at Dar port. Tiscan deals with destination inspection and container X-ray scanning services for imports into Tanzania. The company's deputy operations manager, Issa Jaye, said that agents and importers are now able to process their transactions from the comfort of their offices. The Tanzania Revenue Authority partnered with Tiscan to ease Customs documentation procedures. The services offered by Tiscan include commercial inspection, destination inspection, pre-shipment inspection, government services, risk management and container scanning. Tiscan Tanzania Ltd is registered in the country and is a member of the Cotecna Group of Switzerland.

The earlier pre-shipment inspection system formed a long chain of bureaucracy. Under this programme, Customs declaration is performed in Tanzania. Selected consignments requiring physical verification are inspected upon arrival in the country. X-ray scanning was initially done on imported containerised cargo. Scanners have been installed at KICD, JKNIA and other selected stations.

Excise duty is levied on seven items, each at its own rate. The items are beer, soft drinks, cigarettes, salon and station wagon cars with engine capacity exceeding 2000cc, plastic shopping bags, wine, mineral water and spirits, and petroleum products.

News source: http://Allafrica.com

PHOTO: The effects of Typhoon Ketsana in the Phillippines, Vietnam and Cambodia

Boston.com - The Big Picture has collected a total of 36 photos showing the effects of Typhoon Ketsana (known in the Phillippines as "Ondoy"), some photos are seen below.
According to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), Ketsana dropped 455 mm (17.9 in) of rain on Metro Manila in a span of 24 hours on Saturday - the most in 42 years. A month's worth of rainfall in a single day washed away homes and flooded large areas, stranding thousands on rooftops in the city and elsewhere. Ketsana later crossed over to Vietnam and Cambodia, where it is still active. Over 360 people are known to have been killed, and damage estimates are reaching $100 million. Unfortunately, another tropical storm may be headed toward the southern Philippines on Wednesday but is still 1,000 km (600 mi) off the coast. Here is a selection of photographs from the affected areas over the past week.
A complete list of photos is available at: http://boston.com/bigpicture/2009/09/typhoon_ketsana_ondoy.html

Residents wait for rescuers at a building during flooding caused by Typhoon Ketsana in Cainta Rizal, east of Manila September 27, 2009. (REUTERS/Erik de Castro)

Residents stand on electric wires to stay on high ground while others wade in neck-deep flood waters caused by Typhoon Ketsana in Cainta Rizal, east of Manila September 27, 2009. (REUTERS/Erik de Castro)

A Filipino resident trapped by floods brought by tropical storm Ketsana evacuates to higher ground with his pet dogs in Marikina city, east of the Philippine capital Manila, on September 27, 2009. (JAY DIRECTO/AFP/Getty Images)

An aerial picture shows houses destroyed by flooding brought by tropical storm Ketsana in Marikina City, east of the Philippine capital Manila on September 27, 2009. (NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Motorists drive by vehicles lined up along a road after flash floods caused by Typhoon Ketsana hit Provident Village in Marikina City, Metro Manila September 27, 2009. (REUTERS/John Javellana)

A Philippine Airforce aerial shot shows residents standing on a rooftop to escape the floodwaters caused by continuous rains brought on by Typhoon Ketsana in Marikina city, metro Manila September 27, 2009. (REUTERS/Rey Bruna/Philippines Airforce/Handout)

A man lays out blankets and clothing to dry on a rooftop in the town of Angono just east of Manila on September 29, 2009 still covered with floodwaters three days after tropical storm Ketsana hit the country. (JAY DIRECTO/AFP/Getty Images)

This aerial photograph shows the town of Angono just east of Manila on September 29, 2009. (JAY DIRECTO/AFP/Getty Images)

An aerial view of a flooded area caused by Typhoon Ketsana is seen from an airplane in Vietnam's central city of Danang September 30, 2009. (REUTERS/Kham)

Tanzania coal deposit up 18%

News reported on Reuters.com
Australian Atomic Resources said the estimated size of a Tanzanian coal deposit in which it has an interest through its subsidiary Pacific Corporation East Africa had been increased 18 percent to 212 million tonnes. Pacific Corporation and state-run National Development Corporation have a joint venture in local-based Tancoal Energy to develop the Ngaka coal deposit in southwestern Tanzania.Tancoal Energy plans to use the coal to drive a 400 megawatt (MW) power plant it is aiming to build by 2012.
Atomic Resources said the coal was also suitable for industrial use in cement and fertiliser manufacturing. The firm also has concessions to explore two other coal fields near Ngaka, and is exploring for uranium in the east African country. Investor interest in Tanzanian coal has grown this year. In August, the government said China was giving it a $400 million loan for a 200 MW power project using coal from Kiwira mine.

PhD vacancy at MUHAS - Tanzania


The Department of Internal Medicine – MUHAS announce PhD vacancy in Epidemiological Survey of
Epilepsy and Neurocysticercosis in Kinondoni District, Dar es Salaam.

The project is funded by the Germany Research Foundation.

Applicants must posses Medical Doctor Degree, however M.Med in Internal Medicine or Paediatrics
or its equivalent will be an added advantage.

Candidates to be considered must provide:-
1.Up-to-date detailed curriculum vitae.
2.Their Undergraduate Academic Transcripts.
3.Two names of referees one of whom must be an academic professional.

Submit applications to:
The Director,
Postgraduate Studies,
Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences,
Box 65001,
Dar Es Salaam,

Further enquiries should be directed to:
Prof. W. Matuja, Internal Medicine Department, MUHAS.

Mobile: +255-784-784110

Email: [email protected] OR [email protected]

CLOSING DATE 31st October 2009

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Habari kwa mujibu wa gazeti tando la Dar

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Another Online Banking Threat - Trojan Steals Your Money Silently

It has been overly emphasized by banks that one should exercise great caution in order to protect themselves against online robbery whenever they operate an online account . As online crime continue to grow, customers need to stay informed and take measures to keep safe at all time.

PCMag writes that there is a new form of online money stealing which operate in such a way that customers, banks and governement are at risk.
Read it at http://blogs.pcmag.com/securitywatch

The post is based on Finja's Cybercrime Intelligence Report.

In general, PCMag reminds online banking customers to exercise the following measures that could help them minimize the chance of getting robbed, these are: 
  • run as a less-privileged user.
  • don't click on unsolicited links.
  • run anti-malware.
  • keep your operating system and applications patched.

New tactic: Storing Bombs Inside Bodies

it's works just the same way drugs are smuggled inside body cavities.
Security officials are concerned over a tactic newly employed by al Qaeda.  Sheila MacVicar reports suicide bombers are now storing explosives inside their bodies in order to avoid detection.

Text version of this news video is also available at CBS via: http://cbsnews.com/stories/2009/09/28/eveningnews