Get this FREE eBook by Leo Babauta: The One Skill


Get yourself an eBook by Leo Babauta (of ZenHabits)!

On marking his 41 years of wonderful life that he’s lived, and as a birthday present to all of us, Leo published a free ebook: The One Skill: How Mastering the Art of Letting Go Will Change Your Life.

He started this tradition of giving people gifts on his birthday, to celebrate the fact of being alive and last year he gave away Little Book of Contentment.

The One Skill book is about learning the skill of letting go, and how that will help you with problems in

Tanzania dismisses Rwandan publication as "baseless"

We have just received statement made by one of the Rwandan publication claiming that the Commander of the FDLR, the Rwandan rebels operating in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is visiting Tanzania and that he is scheduled to meet Tanzanian top government officials.

The Government wishes to clarify that the government is not aware of such claim of the visit of the said FDLR Commandant and that it has no intention to host any of the rebel.

It is unfortunate that the Rwandan publication decided to fabricate a story to meet their own interest and the Tanzanian should ignore whatever messages published in their online version of the Rwanda Today publication.
--- Statement quoted from Tanzanian Government blog

Oprah, Magic, Mayweather Jr., De La Hoya for possible Clippers bid

(image source: MSNBC)

A day after Sterling was banned for life from the National Basketball Association, several luminaries from sports and show business, Oprah Winfrey among them, signaled interest on Tuesday and Wednesday in buying the Los Angeles Clippers as the NBA set a first meeting to weigh removing Donald Sterling as

Bajeti ya Serikali 2014/2015: Shilingi trilioni 19.7/=



Serikali imepanga kutumia Sh trilioni 19. 7 katika mwaka wa fedha 2014/2015, kwa ajili ya matumizi ya kawaida na maendeleo, tofauti na Sh trilioni 18.2 ya mwaka huu wa fedha unaoishia Juni 30.

Katika fedha hizo, matumizi ya kawaida yamepangwa kuwa Sh trilioni 14.2, ambapo kati ya hizo Sh trilioni 5.1 ni kwa ajili ya mishahara ya watumishi wa Serikali, taasisi na wakala wake.

Aidha Sh trilioni 4.4 zimetengwa kwa ajili ya Mfuko Mkuu wa Serikali na Sh trilioni 4.4 kwa ajili ya matumizi mengine.

Waziri wa Fedha, Saada Salum Mkuya alisema hayo jana Dar es Salaam wakati akiwasilisha Mpango wa

Korti yaombwa imsomee mashitaka nyumbani Mkurugenzi wa MSD

Upande wa mashitaka katika kesi ya kuingiza nchini vipimo bandia vya kupima virusi vya UKIMWI (HIV), umeiomba Mahakama kwenda kumsomea mashitaka nyumbani Mkurugenzi wa Operesheni Kanda ya Kaskazini wa Bohari ya Dawa (MSD), Sylvester Matandiko.

Wakili kutoka Taasisisi ya Kuzuia na Kupamba na Rushwa (TAKUKURU) Leonard, Swai alitoa ombi hilo jana katika Mahakama ya Hakimu Mkazi Kisutu kwa kuwa mshitakiwa huyo anaumwa kiharusi.

Mbali na Matandiko, washitakiwa wengine katika kesi hiyo ni Naibu Mkurugenzi Mkuu wa MSD, ambaye

EAC Extra Ordinary Summit: Leaders direct on political federation

R-L: Presidents Yoweri Museveni (Uganda), Uhuru Kenyatta (Kenya), Jakaya Kikwete (Tanzania)
R-L: Presidents Yoweri Museveni (Uganda), Uhuru Kenyatta (Kenya), Jakaya Kikwete (Tanzania) (photo: Freddy Maro of State House, Tanzania)

The 12th Extra Ordinary summit in Arusha, Tanzania was graced by Presidents Yoweri Museveni, Jakaya Kikwete and Uhuru Kenyatta of Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya respectively.

Burundi was represented by its First Vice President, Prosper Bazombaza, while Rwanda, its Prime Minister, Dr. Pierre Damien Habumuremye.

With the heads of state deciding to hold two Extra Ordinary Summits annually – in April and November –

Facebook introduces anonymous login and updated login



Facebook users can have a little more option with the introduction of an anonymous, single-click login in to apps using Facebook without sending personal information to the developer.
  • Anonymous Login: An easy way for people to try an app without sharing any of their personal information from Facebook.
  • Facebook Login: A new version that gives people the option to pick and choose what information apps get.
  • A Redesigned App Control Panel: A central place for people to see and manage the apps they use.
The new system is currently being tested with a few developers like Flipboard. You'll see the option to login anonymously below the typical Facebook login. You can choose later to allow more personal information to be shared from your account. Click here to go to Facebook's Newsroom page for more

Ufafanuzi wa Serikali kuhusu tuzo aliyotunukiwa Jaji Warioba

Rais Kikwete akimtunuku Nishani,  Daraja la Kwanza,  ya Kumbukumbu ya Miaka 50 ya Muungano wa Tanzania, Waziri Mkuu Mstaafu ambaye pia alikuwa Mwenyekiti Tume ya kurekebisha Katiba Mhe. Jaji Joseph Sinde Warioba wakati wa sherehe hizo zilizofanyika katika ukumbi wa mikutano, Ikulu jijini Dar es Salaam Aprili 25, 2014. (picha, maelezo: Freddy Maro, IKULU)
Rais Kikwete akimtunuku Nishani,  Daraja la Kwanza,  ya Kumbukumbu ya Miaka 50 ya Muungano wa Tanzania, Waziri Mkuu Mstaafu ambaye pia alikuwa Mwenyekiti Tume ya kurekebisha Katiba Mhe. Jaji Joseph Sinde Warioba wakati wa sherehe hizo zilizofanyika katika ukumbi wa mikutano, Ikulu jijini Dar es Salaam Aprili 25, 2014. (picha, maelezo: Freddy Maro, IKULU)

Na Magreth Kinabo, Habari - Maelezo -- Mkurugenzi wa Idara ya Habari (MAELEZO), Assah Mwambene amesema Jaji Joseph Warioba alitunukiwa tuzo ya muungano iliyotukuka kwa kuwa alistahili kupewa kama viongozi wengine na kuwa kitendo si kumkejeli kama baadhi ya vyombo vya habari vilivyoripoti hivi karibuni.

Hayo yalisemwa leo na Mkurugenzi huyo wakati akizungumza na waandishi wa habari kuhusu suala

[audio] Jussa akihutubia wananchi Kibanda Maiti, Unguja

Na SwahiliVilla blog — Mjumbe Wa Bunge Maalumu la Katiba, Ismail Jussa amehutubia wananchi katika mkutano ulioandaliwa na Umoja wa Katiba ya Wananchi (UKAWA) huko Kibanda Maiti mjini Unguja, Zanzibar.

Mkutano huo umehudhuriwa pia na viongozi wa vyama vya siasa Tanzania kama vile Profesa Ibrahim Lipumba wa CUF, Freeman Mbowe na Dk Wilbrod Slaa wa CHADEMA, Mchungaji Christopher Mtikila wa DP na Dk Emmanuel Makaidi wa NLD.

UKAWA wafanya mkutano Kibanda Maiti, Unguja


Viongozi wa Wajumbe wa kundi la UKAWA (Umoja wa Katiba ya Wananchi) ndani ya Bunge Malaum la Katiba, wamehutubia maelfu ya watu waliohudhuria mkutano wao katika viwanja vya Kibanda Maiti mjini Unguja, Zanzibar jioni ya leo.

Aidha, katika mkutano huo katika mkutano ilielezwa kuwa ushirikiano wa UKAWA sasa siyo katika katiba pekee bali utakuwa mpaka Bungeni ambapo wanatarajia kuivunja Serikali ya sasa kivuli na kuunda nyingine yenye wajumbe mchanganyiko kutoka katika vyama mbalimbali.

Kwa mujibu wa Katibu wa UKAWA ambaye pia ni Naibu Katibu Mkuu wa CUF Tanzania Bara, Julius Mtatiro, mkutano mwingine wa UKAWA unatarajiwa kufanyika Pemba hapo kesho kabla ya mikutano kama hiyo kuendelea katika baadhi ya mikoa ya Tanzania Bara/Tanganyika kama vile Dar es Salaam, Kigoma, Morogoro, Mwanza, Iringa, Arusha n.k.

Mtatiro amesema lengo la mikutano hiyo ni kuwaelimisha wananchi juu ya hatua yao ya kuondoka Bungeni na kususia vikao vya Bunge Maalum la Katiba na kile wanachoamini kinapaswa kufanyika.







ITV video: Mahojiano ya Jaji Warioba katika kipindi cha Dakika 45

Aliyekuwa Mwenyekiti wa Tume ya Mabadiliko ya Katiba, Jaji Mstaafu Joseph Warioba ameongea na ITV kupitia kipindi cha Dakika 45 na kutoa ufafanuzi muhimu kuhusu mambo muhimu juu ya uundwaji wa katiba mpya.

Video iliyopachikwa hapo chini ni sehemu ya kwanza ya mazungumzo hayo.
  • Ikiwa unashindwa kutizama video za Youtube, unaweza kutizama video hii pia kupitia Dropbox
  • Pleya yenye audio ya mazungumzo imepachikwa kwa wasioweza kufungua video.



Taarifa ya uteuzi wa Wajumbe wa Bodi ya Wakurugenzi REA

TAARIFA KWA UMMA


UTEUZI WA WAJUMBE WA BODI YA WAKURUGENZI YA WAKALA WA NISHATI VIJIJINI (REA).

Waziri wa nishati na madini Mheshimiwa Prof. Sospeter Mwijarubi Muhongo (Mb) ameteua wajumbe wa Bodi ya Wakurugenzi ya Wakala wa Nishati Vijijini (REA) kutoka Taasisi zisizo za kiserikali (NGO), Sekta Binafsi na washiriki wa Maendeleo kwa kipindi cha miaka mitatu kuanzia tarehe 1 Aprili, 2014.

Majina ya wajumbe walioteuliwa na Taasisi wanazoziwakilisha ni kama ifuatavyo:-

Lost legacy: The untold story of Dar es Salaam



Mr Mejah Mbuya hops off his bike outside a building that seems to be unoccupied. “There used to be a plaque around here somewhere,” he murmurs, searching in vain. The building is in central Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s steamy port city and commercial capital, and looks like many of the other older buildings in the area, in need of repair and dwarfed by proliferating high rises. “Anyway,” Mr Mbuya says, “this is the former head office of Frelimo.”

The Mozambique Liberation Front, or Frelimo, was founded in Dar es Salaam in June 1962. The movement used Dar es Salaam as its home base for 13 years, until Mozambique achieved independence in 1975.

Mr Mbuya is the co-founder of a unique tour company called Afri Roots. Along with safaris and treks, it also

Taarifa ya mabadiliko ya anuani ya ofisi - Utumishi wa Umma

MABADILIKO YA ANUANI YA OFISI YA RAIS, MENEJIMENTI YA UTUMISHI WA UMMA


Ofisi ya Rais, Menejimenti ya Utumishi wa Umma inapenda kuwafahamisha wadau wake kuwa anuani yake imebadilika hivyo kuanzia sasa mawasiliano yafanyike kwa kutumia anuani ifuatayo;

OFISI YA RAIS, MENEJIMENTI YA UTUMISHI WA UMMA
UTUMISHI HOUSE
8 BARABARA YA KIVUKONI
11404 DAR ES SALAAM


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Mtihani mpya wa BRN kwa Kidato cha Nne

Wanafunzi wa Kidato cha Nne, watafanya mitihani miwili ya Taifa mwaka huu, baada ya kuongezwa mtihani wa Matokeo Makubwa Sasa (BRN), ambao utatumika kuwapima walivyojiandaa na Mtihani wa Taifa wa Kumaliza Elimu ya Sekondari.

Mkurugenzi wa Elimu ya Sekondari, Paulina Mkonongo, alitangaza utaratibu huo jana na kufafanua kwamba lengo ni kubaini wanaohitaji msaada kabla ya mtihani wa mwisho, ili kuboresha taaluma darasani. 
 
Kwa mujibu wa Paulina, mtihani huo wa BRN, utafanyika kwa masomo machache lakini yanayosomwa na

Ajitoa uhai kwa simanzi ya kumkumbuka mkewe

Richard Kijazi, mkazi wa jijini Dar es Salaam, amejinyonga huku akiacha ujumbe unaodai kuwa amemkumbuka mkewe aliyefariki dunia.

Kamanda wa Polisi Mkoa wa Temeke, Englibert Kiondo, alisema kuwa mwanaume huyo alikutwa amejinyonga chooni juzi saa 10:00 jioni maeneo ya Kijichi huku akiwa ameacha ujumbe wa

The porters on Mount Kilimanjaro

(photo source: www.schwartzphoto.com)

[...] the highest mountain in Africa, Tanzania's Kilimanjaro, which ranks second in National Geographic’s “Top Ten Climbs” list, attracts more than 40,000 visitors each year. But one surely doesn’t climb Kilimanjaro alone.

For every climb, which can take at least five days, three local workers also come along to provide guidance and to carry food and equipment. The industry employs thousands of guides, cooks and porters. It also generates roughly $50 million in revenue every year and pays more than double the average local wage -- an aspect that can be a double-edged sword.

Kilimanjaro's “network of tour operators, porters and guides makes it one of the best-organized mountain hikes in Africa,” according to a 2013 World Bank report, which estimates that the $50 million in revenue generated every year supports 400 guides, 500 cooks and 10,000 porters and contributes roughly 13 percent of the country’s overall gross domestic product.

Analysts suggest that $13 million of the revenue is used to... Click here to continue reading

Taarifa ya EWURA ya kufuta leseni za makampuni 9

TAARIFA KWA VYOMBO VYA HABARI

BODI ya Wakurugenzi ya Mamlaka ya Udhibiti wa Huduma za Nishati na Maji (EWURA) imefuta leseni za kufanya biashara ya mafuta kwa jumla (Whole Sale Licenses) kwa Kampuni tisa (9) zinazojihusisha na biashara hiyo hapa nchini.

Uamzi huo umefanywa leo (29.4.204) katika kikao chache cha Bodi ya Wakurugenzi kilichoongozwa na Mwenyekiti wa Bodi ya Wakurugenzi wa EWURA, Bw. Simon Sayore kutokana na kampuni hizo kukiuka masharti ya biashara.

Kwa mujibu wa taarifa iliyotolewa na Mkurugenzi Mkuu wa EWURA, Bw. Felix Ngamlagosi, kufutwa kwa

Kitimtim! “Bandarini wasema gazeti la JAMHURI ni mkombozi”

  • Nguvu za ajabu alizokuwa nazo zaanza kuyeyuka, alalamika Kikwete hamsaidii
  • Marafiki zake wamtaka asimsingizie Rais, wasema amejiharibia mwenyewe
  • Ashinikizwa awarejeshe kazini aliowafukuza kibabe, wafanyakazi washangilia
  • Aanza kuogopa kivuli chake, ajitolea ‘photocopy’, adai wanaomsaliti anao TPA
  • Mtawa asema asihusishwe na Kipande, bandarini wasema JAMHURI mkombozi
  • Mwakyembe aweweseka, adai Lowassa, Profesa Tibaijuka hawamtakii mema

Nguvu za ajabu alizokuwa nazo Kaimu Mkurugenzi Mkuu wa Mamlaka ya Usimamizi wa Bandari Tanzania (TPA), Madeni Kipande (58), zimeanza kuyeyuka kwa kasi baada ya GazetiJAMHURI kuchapisha mfululizo maovu anayotenda kwa kutumia wadhifa wake.

Vyanzo vya kuaminika vilivyopo karibu na Kipande, vinasema kwa sasa

Diamond aahidi makubwa Mtwara

Msanii wa muziki wa kizazi kipya, Nassib Abdul, Diamond Platinum akifafanua jambo kwa waandishi wa habari kuhusiana na Tamasha la Heels & Ties litakalofanyika makonde beach Mtwara na kudhaminiwa na Vodacom Tanzania, Wateja wanaweza kununua tiketi yake kwa njia ya M-pesa kwa kutuma pesa kwenda namba 0754 980 769. na kupata punguzo la asilimia 20%. Mkuu wa kitengo cha Masoko na Mawasiliano wa Vodacom Tanzania, Kelvin Twissa
Msanii wa muziki wa kizazi kipya, Nassib Abdul, Diamond Platinum akifafanua jambo kwa waandishi wa habari kuhusiana na Tamasha la Heels & Ties litakalofanyika makonde beach Mtwara na kudhaminiwa na Vodacom Tanzania, Wateja wanaweza kununua tiketi yake kwa njia ya M-pesa kwa kutuma pesa kwenda namba 0754 980 769. na kupata punguzo la asilimia 20%. Mkuu wa kitengo cha Masoko na Mawasiliano wa Vodacom Tanzania, Kelvin Twissa

Dar es Salaam Aprili 30, 2014 ... Nyota wa muziki wa Bongo flava nchini anayepasua anga ya Afrika, Rais wa wasafi kama wengi wanavyomuita, Diamond Platnum, Dangote ameahidi makubwa kwa mashabiki wake wote wa Mkoa wa Mtwara kuhusu show ya aina yake inayotarajiwa kufanyika katika umbi wa Makonde Club mjini Mtwara siku ya ijumaa tarehe 2 mwezi huu.

Msanii huyo aliyeafanikiwa kujizolea mamilioni ya mashabiki wa muziki wa Bongo flava atasindikizwa na kipenzi chake, Malkia wa Bongo Movie nchini, Wema Sepetu - 'Beautiful Onyinye' au Madame kama