Police seize £900,000 from Walsall conman Mponjoli Malakasuka (Tanzanian)


WEST Midlands Police is driving home the message that crime does not pay after confiscating £1.4 million from criminals...

Det Chief Insp Simon Wallis, head of the force’s economic crime team, said: “This money has been taken from those who think crime is an easy way to make money. “On many of these occasions through financial investigation and the confiscation process we are able to trace monies and give them back to victims. In cases where money is transferred abroad, it still is able to be retrieved. Crime does not pay. We will investigate those involved in criminality to ensure that they do not enjoy their ill gotten gains.”

Among the success stories for the police is the near £900,000 seized from Walsall conman Mponjoli Malakasuka, who had been stealing and exporting high powered luxury cars.

Malakasuka, aged 36, from the Yew Tree estate, was ordered to pay back the money in one month or face an additional four years in jail. He was originally sentenced to three-and-a-half years in July 2008 for conspiracy to steal.

Malakasuka had used a variety of sophisticated methods to steal prestige vehicles which he then exported out of the UK to Tanzania and Kenya. The cars were stolen both through car key burglaries and a variety of identity fraud and fake hire purchase agreements. The cars included Mercedes Benz S320 CDi and Porsche Cayenne cars. In all over £300,000-worth of vehicles were stolen.  At the time of his arrest police discovered Malakasuka to be living a life of luxury in his four-bed house. At his address were pictures of luxury houses in Tanzania into which officers believed he had invested his fraudulent cash.

The court accepted the houses in Tanzania were proceeds of his criminality. Financial investigators were also able to show thousands of pounds passing through in excess of 70 bank accounts in the UK and Tanzania including one account which alone had £350,000. Det Sgt Jonathan Jones, who led the investigation for the Economic Crime Team, said: “This has been a great investigation, as not only have we stopped fraud and theft, but we have now recovered the profit that this man made from his criminality.”


Read the full story at: birminghammail.net/news/top-stories/2009/10/12

Yah. Hotuba za Mwalimu: Leo ntasema tu, mlochukia mjue nami pia sijafurahishwa kwa kauli zenu

Jambo la kushangaza sana kwa jinsi tunavyopenda kushikilia heshima za uongo na adabu za woga.

Mwaka ulopita, na kisha juzi na jana nilitoa linki zenye hotuba za Marehemu muasisi wa Taifa la Tanzania, hayati Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere. Nilipokea maoni ya watu mbalimbali walioonesha furaha yao kwa kuweza kumsikiza tena marehemu Mwalimu kwa kauli zake alizokuwa akizitoa katika mihadhara  na kwa kuhutubia. Hotuba hizi zinaturejeza kuwaza na kufikiri juu ya mustakabali (maisha ya sasa na mbeleni) wa nchi na Taifa letu. Ama kwa hakika Mwalimu alisema mambo ambayo kwa wakati ule alioyasema, alionekana kana kwamba ni mtu mkali na anayekaripia tu, na kwa hivyo kila alichosema alionekana kama vile aliwazuia watu fulani kutekeleza azma na nia zao wanazozijua wao wenyewe ( ama kwa uzuri au kwa ubaya, wanajua wao) kuhusu nchi yetu kwa ujumla wa rasilimali zake na watu wake.

Kinachonishangaza, ni kwa jinsi ambavyo mtu anadiriki kunitumia ujumbe kuwa hizi hotuba hazikupaswa kuwekwa hewani bure bure hivi ili watu wazisikize na kuziona!
Ama? 
Ati kwa sababu ya hati, sijui haki, (ama vyote) miliki. Inanishangaza sana kuwa mtu au watu wenye akili timamu wanaweza kufanya hotuba za Marehemu Mwalimu mtaji na mradi wa kuzalisha fedha.
Ndiyo ninashangazwa kwa kuwa, katika hali tuliyo nayo nchini sasa hivi, nilitarajia tuwe na umoja na tuungane katika kusikiliza hotuba hizi na kujifunza kuhusu yale yanayotufaa na kuacha yale tusiyoyaona yanatufaa. Nina imani kuwa, mwenyewe marehemu Mwalimu aliongea hivi wazi wazi kwa madhumuni ya kufikisha ujumbe kwa wananchi. Sasa ninyi mnaokatazia hotuba zake, hata kwa sisi tuliozipata kwa njia tunazoziua sisi, mna lengo gani hasa? Nikufahamuni vipi ajenda zenu?

Kuzuia kauli za Mwalimu kwa kuwa zinawasuta nyoyo zenu kwa kukemea uovu wenu ni ujinga. Lakini ujinga wenu utawaaminisha kuwa kauli za Mwalimu hazina maana, haziendani na wakati na zinapoteza muda (kwa mtizamo wa akili zenu?) kwa hivyo mzizuie zisisikike.

Mnanishangaza sana mnapodhani kuwa, kwa vile zilirekodiwa na vyombo kadhaa vya habari, basi iwe ni mali binafsi ya vyombo hivyo. Mnachoshindwa kufahamu ni kuwa, upo ukomo wa kuhodhi kazi ya mtu tena aliyoitoa bure. Nadhani mwenyewe angekuwa hai angewaona ninyi wajinga kabisa kabisa kwa kuzuia hotuba zake kichoyo kichoyo tu, na pengine angekusemeni hadharani ili mpate soni.

Hivi, unawezaje kujisifu kuwa bingwa wa kuzuia na kuficha elimu? Hizo ndizo sifa za kijinga na kipuuzi kabisa. Huu si ndiyo upumbavu ambao umesababisha Tanzania tukawa nyuma kielimu tangu tulipopata ile sifa ya miaka ya kati ya 80 kuwa Taifa lenye watu wake wengi wenye kujua kusoma na kuandika iliyochapishwa na Shirika la Kimataifa linaloshughulikia Elimu (UNESCo)?
Sikiza bwana n'kwambie msingi mmoja wa biashara, kama ilivyo kwa bidhaa adimu, na kwa elimu ndivyo, "ukishindwa kuitoa elimu bure, walao uiuze ili ikufaidie wewe na anayeinunua. Wewe upate kipato, na anayeinunua apate elimu (a win-win situation). Sasa ninyi mu wajinga, kwa maana mnaiatamia na hamjui siku gani itatotoa kitu gani.

Sijui niwaweke fungu gani ninyi mnaodhani kuwa kuzificha hotuba za Mwalimu itakufaidieni sana hapo siku za usoni. Imekuwa hisa hizo? Mmezigeuza lulu na vito vya thamani kwa faida yenu wenyewe ili mvune jasho la mtu aliyezungumza bure pasina visa wala hiyana. Gharama za kurekodia na uhifadhi isiwe chanzo cha kutesa wananchi wasipate fursa ya kuzisikiza, kumbe mlizirekodi kwa kazi gani hasa? Ni nyara za Serikali?

Mnaudhi kweli kweli kwa mawazo yenu myembamba na finyu. Mjifunze kubadilika au "endeleeni kubana, mkichoka mtaachia", na siku mtakapoachia mtajiona wajinga sana. Zitakaposikizwa na watoto wa watoto wenu, watakuulizeni ni kwa nini mlizibania, na ninyi msivyokuwa na dogo wala lepe la aibu, hamtakosa majawabu hata japo kwa kuwaongopea watoto wenu wa kuwazaa wenyewe. Mnaudhi kweli kweli ninyi!

Mwalimu angefufuka na kukuta upuuzi huu mnaoufanya sasa hivi, nina hakika angekufa tena ghafla!

Become an Atlas Corps Fellow

Apply to become an Atlas Corps Fellow and join a growing international network of nonprofit leaders! Atlas Service Corps is now accepting applications for the Spring 2010-2011 fellowship program. Please read the following information carefully to learn about eligibility and how to apply. We also encourage you to watch this five-minute video to learn more details about the application process. The deadline to apply for the Spring program is November 10. The deadline to apply for the Fall program is April 1.

All candidates MUST:
  • Have 3 or more years of relevant experience in the nonprofit/NGO/social sector.
  • Have a bachelor's degree or equivalent.
  • Speak, read and write fluent English. If volunteering in Colombia, you must also speak, read and write an outstanding level of Spanish.
  • Be applying to volunteer in a country other than where you are from.
  • Be committed to your country and return home after the one-year fellowship.
Application Process

1. Candidates must complete the short online "Eligibility Survey" found at www.atlascorps.org/start-here.html.

2. Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria will be able to fill out the online application form and download the supplemental application form with the required essay questions and letter of recommendation instructions. For assistance regarding the Fellowship to the United States, please email [email protected]. For assistance with the Fellowship to Bogota, please email [email protected].

3. Completed applications, including recommendations, must be submitted by November 10 for the Spring program and April 1 for the Fall program

4. Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee including Atlas Corps staff, citizen sector, government, and business leaders from multiple countries. Phone interviews and English writing tests will be conducted with semi-finalists. Two finalists will be chosen for each fellowship position.

5. Colombian and U.S. Host organizations will conduct Skype video interviews with selected finalists. Host organizations will make their final recommendations to Atlas Corps, and Atlas Corps will notify the selected candidates by mid-December for the Spring Fellowship and June for the Fall Fellowship.

6. The selected candidates will go to the U.S. Embassy or their local Colombian Consulate in their respective countries in mid to late June for their J-1 / Special visa interviews. Once a candidate receives his/her visa, he or she will become an Atlas Corps Fellow!

7. The fellowship begins with orientation and training in March or September. The $500 Fellow deposit is due on the first day of Fellow orientation.

More info at: http://www.atlascorps.org/apply.html

Finnish Studies and Research / Scholarships for Post-Master's Studies and Research at Finnish Universities

Scholarships for post-Master's studies and research at Finnish universities are available for international postgraduate students and researchers of Finnish language and culture.

The scholarship period may vary from 3 to 12 months. The monthly allowance is 1200 euros. No additional allowance for housing is paid. Expenses due to international travel to and from Finland are not covered by CIMO.

How to apply?
The prerequisite for applying is that the visiting student or researcher must have established contacts with the Finnish host university. The Finnish university department wishing to host him or her applies to CIMO for the grant.

Applications should be submitted at least 3 months before the intended scholarship period.

Click here to downloand The Application form

The following documents should be attached:
- the host's explanation and rationale for the project
- research plan
- the scholarship holder's CV (including a list of completed degrees, publications and previous stays in Finland)

Short-term Scholarships for Post-graduates and Researchers of Finnish language and culture

CIMO awards (tentatively for one year) scholarships to foreign post-graduates and researchers of the Finnish language and culture for short-term visits, e. g. to archives, seminars, interviews or meetings with a tutor. Attendance at a conference is no sufficient reason for a scholarship - the visit should also include other kind of work related to the applicant's research.

The grant can be awarded for 1-4 weeks. The amount of the grant is 300 euros/week.

How to apply?
Applications should be submitted at least 2 months before the intended scholarship period. The application must indicate the purpose of the visit, the programme of the possible seminar and the significance of the visit for the candidate's research/post-graduate studies.

NB. these short-term scholarships are only targeted for post-graduate students of the Finnish language and culture. The application form (below) is therefore only available in Finnish.

Click here to download The Application form

The following documents should be attached:
- the applicant's rationale
- research plan
- reference from the tutor
- the applicant's CV

Hedley Bull Scholarship for MA (International Relations)

The Graduate Studies in International Affairs program offers up to four Hedley Bull Scholarships each year for full-time study in the Master of Arts (International Relations) commencing in semester one. Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the Master of Arts (International Relations).

When applying for the MA (International Relations), eligible applicants for the Hedley Bull Scholarship should include a covering letter indicating their interest in being considered for the scholarship and making the case for being granted one. The covering letter together with the application for the MA (International Relations) (including transcripts and three academic references) will be considered as the full application for the scholarship. There is no need to provide a separate application. The scholarship provides a full-fee waiver for three full-time sessions (semesters). This amounts to 48 units of graduate coursework and a 24-unit thesis session.

Closing date for receipt of complete application for scholarship: 30 October 2009

Application Procedure

Current and Former Hedley Bull Scholars

Oslo Peace Scholarship

East Africa Job Alerts

Sales Representative
Location: Tanzania
Category: Sales & Marketing
Posted: Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Marketing Assistant
Engen (P) T Ltd
Location: Tanzania
Category: Sales & Marketing
Posted: Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Educational Sales Representatives
Longhorn Publishers (U) Ltd
Location: Uganda
Category: Sales & Marketing
Posted: Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Loan Officer - Micro-Enterprise Finance
Real People
Location: Tanzania
Category: Sales & Marketing
Posted: Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Operational Clerk
Real People
Location: Tanzania
Category: Office & Admin
Posted: Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Materials Engineer
A leading International Construction Company in Uganda is looking for a qualified and competent person to fill the position of "Materials Engineer.
Location: Uganda
Category: Engineering & Construction
Posted: Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Head of Risk
NBC Ltd
Location: Tanzania
Category: Accountancy, Finance & Insurance
Posted: Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Medical Equipment Technician
Joint Medical Store
Location: Uganda
Category: Electronics
Posted: Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Director of Research
Buginyanya ZARDI, one of the Public agricultural Research Institute is mandated to conduct applied and adaptive agricultural research in the South Eastern Agro-Ecological Zone of Uganda under the policy guidance of the National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO).
The Director General NARO, invites suitably qualified Ugandans to fill the vacant post of Director of Research Buginyanya ZARDI with job requirements as hereunder:-
Job Title: DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH 1 post
Reports To: Chairman, PARI Management Committee
Salary Grade: UR 2(i)
Age: 35 - 56 years
Location: Buginyanya Zonal Agricultural Research and Development Institute (ZARDI) in Sironko District
Location: Uganda
Category: Research, Science & Biotech
Posted: Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Accountant
National Social Security Fund
Location: Tanzania
Category: Accountancy, Finance & Insurance
Posted: Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Finance Officer
National Social Security Fund
Location: Tanzania
Category: Accountancy, Finance & Insurance
Posted: Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Investment Officer
National Social Security Fund
Location: Tanzania
Category: Accountancy, Finance & Insurance
Posted: Tuesday, October 13, 2009

IT/GIS Officer
Sawlog Production Grant Scheme
Location: Uganda
Category: Information Technology & Telecoms
Posted: Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Medical Representatives
Medical Access Uganda Limited
Location: Uganda
Category: Medicine, Healthcare & Pharmaceutical
Posted: Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Receptionist/Secretary, Tanzania Country Program
University Research Co., LLC
Location: Tanzania
Category: Office & Admin
Posted: Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Financial Manager
A leading up-market eco-tourism company in East Africa.
Location: Tanzania
Category: Accountancy, Finance & Insurance
Posted: Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Energetic Sales People
Unspecified
Location: Kenya
Category: Sales & Marketing
Posted: Monday, October 12, 2009

Services Assistant
Our client is a UK's international organisation with offices in over 100 countries and territories across the world. It was established for the purpose of providing educational opportunities and cultural relations. The organization runs programmes in the arts, science, sport, governance and English language to enhace creativity, professionalism and building of engagement as well as trust between people of different cultures through the exchange of knowledge and ideas.
Location: Kenya
Category: Office & Admin
Posted: Monday, October 12, 2009

Marketing and Communication Manager
To carry out a strategic marketing project for the company in Kenya in order to realise a step change in achievement of both impact and income through effective alignment of our products to appropriate markets.
Location: Kenya
Category: Media, Communications & PR
Posted: Monday, October 12, 2009

Financial Manager
A leading up-market eco-tourism company in East Africa seeks an experienced and qualified Financial Manager with experience in the tourism industry.
The general purpose of this position is the responsibility for all financial and fiscal management aspects of group operations.
You will be reporting into the Managing Director and will be a member of the Executive Management Team
About the company
The Company is a dynamic player with an established brand name in up-market eco-tourism.
The company owns and manages a portfolio of up-market eco-tourism properties, as well as a safari ground-handling operation.
The Company employs approximately 300 employees.
Location: Kenya
Category: Accountancy, Finance & Insurance
Posted: Monday, October 12, 2009

Pharmacist / Pharmaceutical Technologist
Unspecified
Location: Kenya
Category: Medicine, Healthcare & Pharmaceutical
Posted: Monday, October 12, 2009

Chief Executive Officer
A fast growing reputable Micro Finance Institution (MFI) in Kenya wishes to recruit a highly competent, proactive and self-driven person to fill the above position within our organization.
Purpose of the position:
To implement the strategic goals and objectives of the organization; give direction and leadership toward the achievement of the organization's vision, mission, strategy, and its annual goals and objectives; represent the organization and strive to build a positive image in all relevant media.
Location: Kenya
Category: Senior Management
Posted: Monday, October 12, 2009

Lecturers
Presbyterian University of East Africa (PUEA) School of Nursing
Applications for lecturers in the school of nursing are invited:
Location: Kenya
Category: Medicine, Healthcare & Pharmaceutical
Posted: Monday, October 12, 2009

Download Bonus: Hotuba za Mwl. Julius K. Nyerere

Kutokana na kuelemewa na mzigo wa wingi wa maombi ya hotuba za hayati Mwalimu Nyerere zilizopo hapa, nimeona vyema kuzibebesha kwenye mojawapo ya tovuti za kutuma mafaili makubwa "file sharing sites", tafadhali tumia muda wako kuzipakua humo ikiwa ungependa kuwa na nakala.

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Hotuba: Julius Kambarage Nyerere (pt 1/3) [updated]

Hotuba hii niliiposti mwaka jana, hivi leo nairudia ikiwa ni katika maadhimisho ya kumbukumbu ya kifo cha Mwalimu, Baba wa Taifa, hayati Julius Kambarage Nyerere!

Hii ni rekodi kutoka kwenye kanda ya kaseti (audio cassette) niliyonayo yenye kumbukumbu ya hotuba aliyoitoa hayati Mwalimu mnamo siku ya Jumanne mwezi Machi tarehe ya 14 ya mwaka 1995 katika hoteli ya Kilimanjaro (sasa Kempinski).
Siku hiyo Mwalimu alizungumzia mengi ikiwa ni pamoja na "nyufa zinazoitikisa nyumba ya Tanzania". Mwalimu alisema:


(pleya itachukua muda kusikika kusikika kulinganana kasi ya intaneti unayotumia. Ikiwa husikii kwenye pleya moja, jaribu nyingine)

Hotuba: Julius Kambarage Nyerere (pt 2/3) [updated]

Hotuba hii niliiposti mwaka jana, hivi leo nairudia ikiwa ni katika maadhimisho ya kumbukumbu ya kifo cha Mwalimu, Baba wa Taifa, hayati Julius Kambarage Nyerere!

Wiki iliyopita tuliisikiliza sehemu ya kwanza ya hotuba (bofya hapa kuirejea) aliyoitoa marehemu Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere katika hoteli ya Kilimanjaro (Kempinski) mnamo siku ya Jumanne mwezi wa Machi tarehe ya 14 ya mwaka 1995. Hii hapa ni sehemu ya pili kati ya sehemu tatu za hotuba hiyo. Mwalimu alisema:




(pleya inachukua muda kusikika kulinganana kasi ya intaneti unayotumia, ikiwa husikii katika pleye moja, jaribu nyingine)

Hotuba: Julius Kambarage Nyerere (pt 3/3) [updated]

Hotuba hii niliiposti mwaka jana, hivi leo nairudia ikiwa ni katika maadhimisho ya kumbukumbu ya kifo cha Mwalimu, Baba wa Taifa, hayati Julius Kambarage Nyerere!

Sehemu hii ni ya tatu na ya mwisho katika mfululizo wa hotuba ya Marehemu Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere aliyoitoa katika hoteli ya Kilimanjaro (sasa Kempinski) siku ya Jumanne, tarehe ya kumi na nne ya mwezi wa Machi mwaka moja elfu, tisa mia, tisini na tano.
Kwa marejeo ya sehemu ya kwanza bofya hapa na kwa sehemu ya pili bofya hapa.

Mwalimu alisema:


(pleya inachukua muda kusikika kulinganana kasi ya intaneti unayotumia.Ikiwa husikii kwenye pleya moja, jaribu nyingine)