Kenyan Gov shuts borders to travelers from Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia

The Kenyan government has taken the step of closing its borders to travelers from West African countries affected by the growing Ebola outbreak.

The suspension applies to Kenyan ports of entry for people traveling from Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, the country's health ministry says. It goes into effect from Tuesday midnight.

After the announcement, national carrier Kenyan Airways said it was halting flights to Liberia and Sierra Leone.

"The airline said flights actually help to contain the Ebola outbreak by transporting medical staff, supplies and equipment to West Africa. ,,, "But doctors representing the Kenya Medical Association had asked Kenya Airways to suspend flights to the four countries affected by Ebola 'until things stabilize.'" -  The Associated Press.

via The NPR

Mchakato wa Katiba Mpya ukisitishwa...

UPO uwezekano mkubwa – kama kwa lazima au kwa kukosa njia nyingine – mchakato wa Katiba mpya utasitishwa.

Uwezekano huu upo kwa sababu ya kutokuwapo maridhiano yenye kuwezesha majadiliano kuendelea katika Bunge Maalumu la Katiba kufikia uandikwaji wa Katiba inayopendekezwa.

Uwezekano wa kusitishwa kwa mchakato huu umepata nguvu zaidi siku za karibuni hasa baadhi ya wanasiasa kutoka chama tawala wanapotoa mawazo ya kutaka mchakato huu usitishwe hasa kwa vile hakuna maridhiano kati ya wajumbe wanaotokana na Chama cha Mapinduzi (CCM) na wale wanaotokana na wajumbe wa kundi la UKAWA lenye kujumuisha vyama vikuu vya upinzani nchini kama CUF, CHADEMA, na NCCR Mageuzi.

Kama hili ni kweli – na ninaamini lina ukweli – basi ni lazima tujiulize na kutafuta jibu au majibu ya ni

The strength of a woman...

A woman struggles to pick up a bag while she balances the load she is already carrying with a baby on her back as captured along Samora Avenue in Dar es Salaam Saturday. (Photo by Mohamed Mambo)
A woman struggles to pick up a bag while she balances the load she is already carrying with a baby on her back as captured along Samora Avenue in Dar es Salaam Saturday. (photo: Mohamed Mambo/DAILY NEWS)

Tanzania sets up special unit to scrutinise gas revenues and wealth fund

Dar es Salaam — Tanzania's government is forming a special unit to monitor its natural resource revenues from major gas discoveries that promise to lift the country from poverty and free it from dependency on foreign aid in the coming decades.

The east African nation has enough natural gas, more than 50.5 trillion cubic feet discovered so far, to provide energy independence and bring significant export revenues. But Tanzania lacks experience in exploiting oil and gas, so relies on contracts with foreign companies such as Statoil of Norway and ExxonMobile to develop its immense offshore finds.

At the same time, the country has a poor track record on corruption and has seen limited benefits from

Vituo vya afya mkoani Tanga vilivyotengwa kwa ajili ya Ebola

Mkoa wa Tanga umetenga vituo kadhaa vya afya vitatu, ikiwa ni hatua ya maandalizi ya kudhibiti watu watakaobainika kuambukizwa virusi vya homa ya Ebola.

Vituo hivyo ni cha kwenye mpaka wa Horohoro wilayani Mkinga, Masiwani Shamba na Maramba.

Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Tanga, Chiku Gallawa alibainisha hayo juzi katika mkutano na waandishi wa habari.

Alisema timu maalumu ya mkoa ya wataalamu wa afya, tayari inakagua uwezo wa vituo vingine vilivyotengwa na halmashauri nyingine za mkoa huo, kama vinastahili kupokea wagonjwa wa aina

Brigedia Hashim Mbita atunukiwa na Rais Mugabe Tuzo ya Juu ya Taifa la Zimbabwe "Royal Order Of Mwanamutapa" US$100,000

Mwenyekiti mpya wa Jumuiya ya Maendeleo Kusini mwa Afrika (SADC) Rais Robert Gabriel Mugabe wa Zimbabwe akimkabidhi Bi. Sheila Hashim Mbita, binti yake Brigedia Jenerali Mstaafu Hashim Mbita, Tuzo ya Juu ya Taifa la Zimbabwe ya Nishani ya Royal Order Of Mwanamutapa kwa kutambua mchango wake katika ukombozi wa Taifa la Zimbabwe na nchi nyingine kusini mwa Afrika. Rais Mugabe alikabidhi tuzo hiyo wakati wa hafla ya ufunguzi wa mkutano wa 34 wa wakuu wa SADC unaofanyika katika mji wa kitalii wa Victoria Falls, nchini Zimbabwe. (picha: Fred Maro)
Mwenyekiti mpya wa Jumuiya ya Maendeleo Kusini mwa Afrika (SADC) Rais Robert Gabriel Mugabe wa Zimbabwe akimkabidhi Bi. Sheila Hashim Mbita, binti yake Brigedia Jenerali Mstaafu Hashim Mbita, Tuzo ya Juu ya Taifa la Zimbabwe ya Nishani ya Royal Order Of Mwanamutapa kwa kutambua mchango wake katika ukombozi wa Taifa la Zimbabwe na nchi nyingine kusini mwa Afrika. Rais Mugabe alikabidhi tuzo hiyo wakati wa hafla ya ufunguzi wa mkutano wa 34 wa wakuu wa SADC unaofanyika katika mji wa kitalii wa Victoria Falls, nchini Zimbabwe. (picha: Fred Maro)

Jumuia ya Maendeleo Kusini mwa Afrika (SADC) imeishukuru na kuipongeza tena Tanzania kwa mchango wake mkubwa na wa hali na mali uliofanikisha jitihada za mapambano ya ukombozi yaliyoleta uhuru kwa nchi za Kusini mwa Afrika.

Aidha, SADC imemshukuru na kumpongeza aliyekuwa Katibu Mtendaji wa Kamati ya Ukombozi ya Afrika, Brigedia Hashim Mbita wa Tanzania, kwa mchango wake na uongozi wake wa mapambano ya

Pres. Mugabe calls Africa to find way to honor Mwalimu Nyerere; Launches 9-country liberation history book

Mugabe launches a book – Pic by Stanley Makuti, Mana/Nyasa Times
Mugabe launches a book (photo: Stanley Makuti, Mana/The Nyasa Times)

Lawson Mabhena in Victoria Falls / herald.co.zw

PRESIDENT Mugabe yesterday bestowed the Royal Order of Munhumutapa on former Liberation Committee executive secretary in the Organisation of African Unity, Brigadier-General (Retired) Hashim Mbita who joins a distinguished group of five of Africa’s founding fathers who received the honour before him.

Only Mwalimu Julius Nyerere (Tanzania), Agostino Neto (Angola), Samora Machel (Mozambique), Seretse Khama (Botswana) and Kenneth Kaunda (Zambia), have also been conferred the lofty recognition.

(image courtesy: herald.co.zw)

President Mugabe also gave Rtd Brig-Gen Mbita of Tanzania US$100 000 here yesterday in recognition of his central role in the liberation struggles of Africa in general and Zimbabwe in particular.

The President also called on ADC and Africa to find a way of honouring Tanzania’s founding president Mwalimu Julius Nyerere, describing him as one of the foremost characters in the

Hallo? Mkude Simba….



ANAWEZA kuwa msanii pekee hapa Tanzania ambaye ameweza kujiumba upya kisanii. Miaka miwili iliyopita, kila mtu alikuwa akimfahamu kwa jina la kisanii la Kitale.

Kitale, kisanii, alikuwa kijana mtumiaji wa dawa za kulevya. Mwizi, mdokozi na mtu asiye na mbele wala nyuma katika maisha yake. Kwa lugha ya Kiswahili cha kisasa, Kitale alikuwa teja.

Lakini, mwaka huu, Kitale amebadilika. Sasa anaitwa Mkude Simba. Mkude, kisanii, ni mchekeshaji ambaye anakuvunja mbavu kwa majibu yake ya kwenye simu.

Kwa sasa, kila mtu akisikia Haloo, mimi Mkude Simba, anajua kwamba kichekesho kinafuata sasa.

Kama spidi ya kukubalika kwa Mkude Simba itaendelea kuwa hii iliyopo sasa, miaka michache ijayo anaweza kabisa kumpoteza sokoni Kitale.

Na hili si jambo la kawaida. Lakini Mussa Kitale aka Kitale aka Mkude Simba aka Baba Bwakila ameweza kufanya.

Raia Mwema limekutana na Mkude Simba wiki hii na haya ndiyo yalikuwa mahojiano yetu.

Swali: Nani alikushawishi kuingia kwenye sanaa?

Worst business decisions ever made? Probably!

Worst Business Decisions Ever Made


  • excite not excited enough to buy Google for $750,000

It has been reported that Google founders Larry Page, and Sergey Brin was talked into selling their company to Excite for $1 million. Excite CEO George Bell didn't think too highly of their company and turned down the offer to purchase it for $750,000. Google is currently valued at $170 billion today.

  • Western Union dons't need phone!

In 1877, Alexander Graham Bell offered the patent for the telephone to Western Union for $100,000. Western Union president William Orten refused to buy the new invention since he already had a monopoly on the telegram. He said in a letter to Bell that the phone didn't seem to have any commercial possibilities and added that the "electrical toy" was of no use to the company.

  • Ross Perrot passes on Microsoft

Back in 1979 when Bill Gates was just a 23-year-old yet to achieve billionaire status, Ross Perot refused to match his asking price of $40 million for Microsoft. Perot thought it was too steep, especially for a company yet to reach its peak. According to Forbes magazine, Microsoft currently has a market capital of $343 billion.

See more @ ODDEE: 10 Worst Business Decisions Ever Made

World's 5 of the fiercest police cars

Infographic: 5 of the Fiercest Police Cars from Around Globe

Diaspora idhihirishe itakavyoisaidia Tanzania

TUMESHAZOEA maneno ya wanasiasa wanapopiga kampeni za kutafuta kuchaguliwa na wananchi. Wengi wao wanakuja na ahadi kemkem kama njia ya kutaka kuwavutia watu kuwa wao ndio wanafaa katika nafasi hiyo ya uongozi inayogombewa.

Si ajabu katika kipindi hiki kusikia ahadi za kila aina zikiwemo na zile ambazo kwa hakika kila mmoja anajua kuwa hazitekelezeki. Si ajabu kusikia mgombea akiahidi kujenga daraja katika kijiji ambacho hakina mto.

Kwa ujumla, wagombea hao wanaweza kutoa ahadi ambazo ni za kufikirika zaidi. Wengine wanalazimika kufanya hivi kama njia ya kukabiliana na ushindani kutoka kwa wagombea wengine. Wanaamini kuwa wasipotoa ahadi zinazozidi zile zilizotolewa na mgombea mwingine, wapiga kura wanaweza kuvutika zaidi na yule mgombea mwingine.

Tabia hii ya kutoa ahadi bila kuangalia uhalisia wa mambo katika eneo husika kwa upande mwingine inachochewa na ujinga wa wananchi wenyewe. Wengi wa wananchi wanaonekana kuweka mbele ahadi za