Using failed relationships as an excuse. Dwelling on things you can’t change.

– Life doesn’t always introduce you to the people you WANT to meet. Sometimes life puts you in touch with the people you NEED to meet – to help you, to hurt you, to leave you, to love you, and to gradually strengthen you into the person you were meant to become.

– If you hadn’t fallen down, you would never have learned how to get back on your feet. If you hadn’t been forced to let go and move on, you’d never have learned that you have the strength to stand on your own. If you hadn’t lost hope, you would never have found your faith. The best often comes after the worst happens. You can either move on, or you can dwell on the things you can’t change. Either way life does move on with or without you. So learn from the past and then get the heck out of there.

--- by Angel Angel Chernoff @ Marc and Angel Hack Life

International Human Rights module on LSE Executive LLM course

The Executive LLM programme from the LSE Law Department is designed to bring postgraduate legal education to busy professionals. Students on the programme will study for the LLM by taking a set of intensive modules over a period of three to four years. Students can choose from a range of modules in fields including human rights, international law, media law and public law.

Dr Margot Salomon, Associate Professor in the Law Department and Centre for the Study of Human Rights, teaches the International Human Rights: Concepts, Law and Practice module, which is concerned with the international protection of human rights and its relation to a range of current global problems. The module draws on the international law and practice of human rights to examine how we might best understand the contribution and limitations of human rights to addressing contemporary ills. Through the consideration of a range of standards and thematic issues, participants will learn about, and critically analyse, human rights concepts, norms, institutions and actors.

Click here to find out more about the LSE Executive LLM

Herman Batibo tells a story about his path to linguistics

Herman Batibo
Herman Batibo
My late father used to tell me, when I was a teenager, that I should follow my passion and not my instinct. What he meant was that I should pursue what fascinated me most and not what I thought to be my natural career. That became true when I went for my senior secondary school. I thought I was talented in music, as I played the organ in Church and had composed local music for the school brass band. But my interest in music faded as soon as I went to University.

However, what had fascinated me most, during my secondary school days, was the multitude of languages that the students spoke. The students came from at least 10 different language backgrounds. Although the lingua franca was Kiswahili, many spoke Shisukuma, my mother tongue, which was dominant in the area, spoken by over 3 million people. Many of the non Shisukuma playmates were even more fluent in Shisukuma than in their own languages and some seemed to lose their identity in favour of that of Shisukuma.

I wondered why the speakers of the smaller languages were proficient in Shisukuma, but not the other way

Job opportunity for a Field Assistant (research) Mbarang'andu - Tunduru - Liwale

Tanzania Natural Resource Forum (TNRF) is an Arusha based network organization that focuses on the improvement of natural resource governance in Tanzania.

TNRF brings members and partners together and helps them to bridge the gap between their local natural resource management needs and practices and national natural resource management priorities, policies, laws and programs. One of the programs managed by TNRF is the Poverty and ecosystem Impacts of payment for wildlife conservation initiatives in Africa: Tanzania's wildlifeManagement Areas (PIMA).

TNRF is currently looking for a Field Assistant (research) Mbarang'andu-Tunduru-Liwale

As a field assistant helping with research, you will be responsible to work under the TNRF programmes department to execute plans and activities as agreed with other implementing partners, with most of your responsibilities relating to field stakeholder engagement and field data collection. Among other

Michael Meyer: East Africa’s prosperity gap

Cross-posting this piece from Mareeg

NAIROBI –Mareeg.com- In recent years, the narrative of a “rising Africa” has been embraced by some and debunked by others. But all agree on what social engineers call “inclusiveness” – the degree to which members of a society share in its prosperity.

With it, say the boosters, Africa will rise. Without it, say the skeptics, it cannot.

Africa’s future really is as simple as that. Without a sense of social contract – a faith in shared progress – economies tend to become unstable and fall apart. “No society that hopes to prosper,” writes the economist Jeffrey Sachs in his book The Price of Civilization, “can afford to leave large parts of its population stuck in the poverty trap.”

Against this background, a new report by the Society for International Development (SID) in Nairobi is a sobering read. Its conclusion: a rising Africa – and in particular a rising East Africa – will never become a reality without

VIP yakanusha taarifa za mgogoro wa IPTL na TANESCO

Mwenyekiti wa Bodi ya Wakurugenzi VIP,  James Rugemalira (katikati), akiongea na waandshi wa habari Machi 5, 2014 jijini Dar es Salaam kuhusina na taarifa za mgogoro kati ya TANESCO na IPTL unaohusu kiwango cha malipo ya uwekezaji yaani capacity charges ambacho IPTL walikuwa wanalipwa na TANESCO. Rugemalira amesema hakuna mgogoro wowote baina ya TANESCO na IPTL. Aliyepo kushoto ni Mkurungenzi Bodi ya Wakurugenzi VIP Engineering Marketing Ltd, Joe Mgaya, na kulia ni Mkurungenzi Bodi ya Wakurugenzi VIP Engineering Marketing Ltd, Benedicta Rugemalira. (picha, maelezo: Dotto Mwaibale)
Mwenyekiti wa Bodi ya Wakurugenzi VIP,  James Rugemalira (katikati), akiongea na waandshi wa habari Machi 5, 2014 jijini Dar es Salaam kuhusina na taarifa za mgogoro kati ya TANESCO na IPTL unaohusu kiwango cha malipo ya uwekezaji yaani capacity charges ambacho IPTL walikuwa wanalipwa na TANESCO. Rugemalira amesema hakuna mgogoro wowote baina ya TANESCO na IPTL. Aliyepo kushoto ni Mkurungenzi Bodi ya Wakurugenzi VIP Engineering Marketing Ltd, Joe Mgaya, na kulia ni Mkurungenzi Bodi ya Wakurugenzi VIP Engineering Marketing Ltd, Benedicta Rugemalira. (picha, maelezo: Dotto Mwaibale)

Job opportunities at Geita Gold Mine for Junior Mining Engineers

Geita Gold Mine (GGM) is situated in the Lake Victoria Gold fields of North Western Tanzania. It is located within Geita Region, about 85 km’s from Mwanza City and 20 km’s South East of the nearest point of Lake Victoria and 5 Km’s west of Geita town. The Mine is owned and managed by Anglo Gold Ashanti Limited.

Applications are invited from ambitious, energetic and performance driven individuals to fill vacant positions Junior Mining Engineer in the Technical Services Department at our Company as mentioned below:

POSITIONS: Junior Mining Engineers

WORKS FOR: Senior Mine Planning Engineer – Short Term

QUALIFICATION: Bachelor Degree in Mining Engineering

JOB FUNCTION: To Support the Senior Mine Planning Engineer in dispatching the duties of the

Towards universal pensions in Tanzania: Evidence on opportunities and challenges from Ngenge, Kagera

The Government of Tanzania is currently taking concrete steps towards the implementation of a universal non-contributory pension.

The objective of this study was to build on previous research by exploring the impacts of the cash transfer and the practical lessons for implementation in very remote settings. 

In order to do this the research focused in the Ngenge ward, one of the remotest settings within the Muleba district in Kagera Region. 

This research comes five years after a study conducted in 2008, Salt and Soap and Shoes for School, which found

Shigongo na wadau wa afya wazungumzia ugonjwa hatari wa homa ya ini

Shigongo akizungumza kwa masikitiko jinsi watu wengi walivyo kwenye hatari ya kufa kwa ugonjwa wa ini. Pichani ni akiwa na jopo la madaktari. Kushoto ni Dk. Mtebe Majigo, Mganga Mkuu wa Amana, Meshack Shimwela (wa pili kulia) na Daktari Kiongozi Andrew Method.
Shigongo akizungumza kwa masikitiko jinsi watu wengi walivyo kwenye hatari ya kufa kwa ugonjwa wa ini. Pichani ni akiwa na jopo la madaktari. Kushoto ni Dk Mtebe Majigo, Mganga Mkuu wa Amana, Meshack Shimwela (wa pili kulia) na Daktari Kiongozi, Andrew Method.

Taarifa, picha kutoka kwa Richard Bukos / GPL -- Mkurugenzi wa Kampuni ya Global Publishers Ltd, Eric Shigongo, na wadau mbalimbali wa afya leo walizungumzia madhara ya ugonjwa hatari wa homa ya ini kwenye mkutano na wanahabari uliofanyika Hospitali ya Mkoa wa Ilala, Amana jijini Dar.

Miongoni mwa wadau waliokuwa kwenye mkutano huyo ni madaktari mbalimbali, SANOFA ambao huhusika na vipimo vya ugonjwa huo, Damu Salama ambao huhusika na upimaji wa damu na SD Tanzania.

Industry players flock to Tanzania in pursuit of oil and gas

The massive recent hydrocarbon discoveries and the regions high prospectivity will be amongst the discussions at the 3rd East Africa Oil & Gas Summit 2014 in Dar es Salaam.

On the 27th & 28th of March in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania key figures from East Africa's booming oil & gas industry will come together for two packed days of presentations & discussions. (East Africa Oil and Gas Summit 2014)

The summit will consist of a two day conference & exhibition. This year's event has to date the most extensive coverage of East Africa with speakers coming from Uganda, Madagascar, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Somalia, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Burundi, Eritrea & Rwanda.

Keynote speakers include Theodore Silinge from the Ministry of Energy & Minerals of Tanzania, Ken Mugambi from

[video] Harnaam Kaur: The bearded Lady, more confident than ever

Harnaam Kaur: The bearded Lady!
(image: plus.google.com/+JaydipParikh)


MEET the 23-year-old girl who's growing a beard -- and says she feels more feminine than ever.

Harnaam Kaur, from Slough, suffers with polycystic ovary syndrome, which causes excessive hair growth. 

She was just 11 years old when it started appearing and she spent her teenage years desperately trying to remove it by waxing TWICE a week and covering her body in baggy clothes. The primary school teaching assistant endured vile abuse at school and strangers would stare at her on the street.

Surrogacy gains ground in Dar; Costs up to USD 25,000

In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) procedure of surrogacy (a woman carries and delivers a child for another person/couple) is now available in Tanzania -- reports the Daily News.

The cost?
Ranges from 10,000 - 25,000 US Dollars inclusive of her contracted fees (a lumpsum), her monthly maintenance, pregnancy care for nine months, her rented home (if applicable), maternity dresses, feeding and hospital fees depending upon the number of babies she carries.
Fertility Specialist and Medical Director of Dar IVF and Fertility Clinic, Dr Edward Tamale Ssali exclusively told the 'Daily News on Saturday' that at least 20 procedures have successfully been conducted in the country and the demand is increasing.

"Surrogacy is now on the increase not only here in Tanzania but throughout the world. We have treated more than 100 cases in Uganda and 20 in Tanzania. We do this for women with no uterus, for women with scarred uterus due to fibroids and those with chronic medical conditions like renal failure, heart disease and for recurrent miscarriages," he explained. ...Read more

Muonekano wa ukumbi wa Bunge Maalumu la Katiba


Picha kutoka kwa Muhidin Issa Michuzi za muonekano wa ukumbi wa bunge ambako Wajumbe wa Bunge Maalum la Katiba mjini Dodoma ambamo Wajumbe wanakutana kujadili rasimu ya kanuni za Bunge Maalumu la Katiba Mpya.

How to stop giving a **** what people think: You can't please everyone

It is impossible to live up to everyone's expectations.

There will always be people—no matter what we say or how we treat them—that will judge us. Even now it's happening. You will never be able to stop people from judging you, but you can stop it from affecting you.

Think about the worst thing that could possibly happen when someone is judging you or what you're doing. I guarantee that chances are—nothing will happen. Absolutely nothing. What will happen is that these people will

Hali halisi ya maisha ya watoto, wanafunzi inavyotofautiana Tanzania

Mwaka 2014: Mwalimu wa shule ya Msingi Mazinyungu, wilaya ya Kilosa, Mkoa wa Morogoro, Sikitu Mselemua akiwapatia uji baadhi ya wanafunzi wa darasa la kwanza na la pili wa shule hiyo ukiwa ni mpango uliowekwa wa kuwapatia uji wa mchele wanafunzi wote, kama walivyokutwa shuleni hapo. (picha: John Nditi/Lukwangule blog).

A SECTION of Gongwe Primary School pupils at Mvumi village in Kilosa District attend classes while seated on the floor due to acute shortage of desks over the weekend - February 2014. (photo: John Nditi/The DAILY NEWS)

TMA: Heavy rains expected/Mvua kubwa inatarajiwa

THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT
TANZANIA METEOROLOGICAL AGENCY
Telegrams:"METEO"DAR ES SALAAM.

Telephone: 255
(0) 22 2460706-8

Telefax: 255
(0) 22 2460735
P.O. BOX 3056
DAR ES SALAAM.
http//www.meteo.go.tz

Our ref: TMA/1622
04th March, 2014
Information to the Public: Heavy Rains at times.
Information No.
201403-01
Time of issue(Hour)
04:00pm
EAT


Category:
Warning
Valid from:
05th

Date
March, 2014





Valid to:
07th
March, 2014
Date


Phenomena/Hazard/Disaster
Periods of heavy precipitation exceeding 50mm in 24hours is expected.


Level of Confidence:
Medium: (65%)
Expected Area :
Entire coastal areas (Mtwara, Lindi, Pwani, Dar es Salaam and Tanga
regions together with Unguja and Pemba isles).




This is due to deepening of the low pressure system over the eastern
Text:
Indian Ocean associated with abrupt northward shift of the Inter-tropical
convergence zone (ITCZ) hence enhancing moisture from the ocean


towards the coastal belt.
Advisory:
Residents and Ocean users together with Disaster Management

Authorities are advised to take necessary precautions.
Remarks:
Resent rains and the expected rains contribute to early “Masika” onset

over some areas of northern coast including Dar es Salaam.

TMA will continue to monitor the situation and issue updates when

necessary.
Issued by
Tanzania Meteorological Agency.

Mfungwa amjeruhi na kumbaka Mwanafunzi

(image via Imma matukio blog)

Mfungwa aliyekuwa akitumikia kifungo cha miezi sita katika Gereza la Butundwe wilayani Geita amembaka mwanafunzi wa Shule ya Msingi Luhuha iliyoko Tarafa ya Butundwe na kumuumiza sehemu zake za siri, shingoni na kwenye jicho la kulia -- anaripoti Marco Kanani kwenhe gazeti la UHURU, Geita.

Mwanafunzi huyo mwenye umri wa miaka 15 (jina linahifadhiwa) alitendewa