Community perceptions of rape and child sexual abuse: a qualitative study in rural Tanzania

Background

Rape of women and children is recognized as a health and human rights issue in Tanzania and internationally. Exploration of the prevailing perceptions in rural areas is needed in order to expand the understanding of sexual violence in the diversity of Tanzania's contexts. The aim of this study therefore was to explore and understand perceptions of rape of women and children at the community level in a rural district in Tanzania with the added objective of exploring those perceptions that may contribute to perpetuating and/or hindering the disclosure of rape incidences.

Methods

A qualitative design was employed using focus group discussions with male and female community members including religious leaders, professionals, and other community members. The discussions

Mansour Himid apata dhamana


.

Mahakama ya Mkoa,Vuga imempatia dhamana aliyekuwa waziri wa zamani wa serikali ya Mapinduzi (SMZ), Mansour Yussuf Himid anayetuhumiwa kwa kosa la kumiliki silaha kinyume na sheria ya Zanzibar, baada ya kupata maelekezo kutoka Mahakama kuu.

Hakimu Khamis Ramdhani ametoa dhamana hiyo leo baada ya kutakiwa kusimamia maamuzi yakupatiwa dhamana yaliotolewa na Mahakama kuu chini ya Jaji Abraham Mwampashe kufuatia kusikilizwa kwa ombi la dhamana lililowasilishwa Mahakamani hapo na mawakili wanaomtetea Mh. Mansour.

Mapema Jaji Abraham Mwampashe, akitoa dhamani hiyo, amesema Mahakama yake imeangalia hoja za kisheria zilizotolewa na pande zote mbili za muombaji na mpingaji dhamana zilizowasilishwa Mahakamani hapo na Mawakili wa pande zote mbili.

Jaji mwampashe amesema kutokana na kifungu cha sheria cha (150) kifungu kidogo cha nne (4) sheria No (7 )ya mwaka (2004) sheria ya Zanzibar,kinaipa uwezo Mahakama kuu kutoa dhamana kwa

Wazidi kujifua kwa robo faibal ya Dance 100% inayodhaminiwa na Vodacom Tanzania

Hassan Tofi mmoja wa washiriki wa Shindano la Dance 100% wa Kundi la Best Boys la Kigamboni jijini Dar es Salaam,akiwaongoza wenzake katika mazoezi yao yanayofanyika katika Viwanja vya Don Bosco Upanga ikiwa ni sehemu ya kujindaa na robo fainali ya shindano hilo itakayofanyika Agosti 23 mwezi huu. Shindano hilo limeandaliwa na EATV na kudhaminiwa na Vodacom Tanzania.

UN SG 's Statement on 500-Day to The Conclusion of MDGs


THE UN SECRETARY-GENERAL

--

MESSAGE ON THE 500-DAY MARK TO THE CONCLUSION OF THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS


“500 DAYS OF ACTION TO BUILD A BETTER WORLD”

18 August 2014


NEW YORK, 18 AUGUST 2014:
There are many fires raging around the world today -- political turmoil, bloodshed, public health emergencies and human rights abuses. But there also burns a flame of hope – encouraging progress in the global drive to improve the lives of the world’s poorest through the Millennium Development Goals.

Adopted by world leaders in the year 2000, the MDGs are an ambitious 15-year roadmap to fight poverty, hunger and disease, protect the environment and expand education, basic health and women’s empowerment.

This week marks a milestone on the journey: we are now 500 days from the conclusion of the MDGs.

Quietly yet cumulatively, against the predictions of cynics, the MDGs have helped unite, inspire and

TPB yapongezwa kwa kutoa mikopo kwa wastaafu

Kutoka kushoto ni Ofisa Mtendaji Mkuu wa Benki ya Posta (TPB), Sabasaba Moshingi, Waziri wa Kazi na Ajira, Gaudensia Kabaka na baadhi ya viongozi meza kuu wakiwa wameshikana mikono na kuinyanyua juu ikiwa ni ishara ya kuwaunganisha wastaafu kwenye fursa mara baada ya uzinduzi wa mpango maalumu wa kutoa mikopo kwa wastaafu wa Mfuko wa Pensheni wa LAPF leo jijini Dar es Salaam.

WAZIRI wa Kazi na Ajira, Gaudensia Kabaka ameipongeza Benki ya Posta Tanzania (TPB) kwa kuandaa mpango maalumu wa kutoa mikopo kwa wastaafu wa Mfuko wa Pensheni wa LAPF ikiwa ni fursa itakayowainua kiuchumi wastaafu hao.

Waziri Kabaka ametoa pongezi hizo leo jijini Dar es Salaam alipokuwa akizinduwa rasmi mpango wa mikopo kwa wastaafu wa Mfuko wa Penseni wa LAPF, mpango utakaowawezesha wastaafu sasa kuchukua mikopo na kuendelea kukidhi maitaji yao kipindi hicho. Akizungumza kabla ya uzinduzi huo, Waziri Kabaka alisema Benki ya Posta na Mfuko wa Penseni wa LAPF hauna budi

KAAT wajitambulisha kwa Makamu wa Pili wa Rais Zanzibar

Makamu wa Pili wa Rais wa Zanzibar, Balozi Seif Ali Iddi (kushoto) akifurahia jambo na viongozi wa KAAT, Bw. Stephen Katemba (Katikati) na Bw. Bukheti Juma (kulia). Viongozi hao walipokwenda kumtembelea na kufanya nae mazungumzo nyumbani kwake mjini Zanzibar.

*Yadhamiria kuwasaidia wazee wasiojiweza

Na Saidi Mkabakuli

Uongozi mpya wa Jumuiya ya Watanzania waliosoma Korea (KAAT) wamekutana na kufanya mazungumzo na Makamu wa Pili wa Rais wa Zanzibar, Balozi Seif Ali Iddi mjini Zanzibar na kutoa ombi rasmi la kuharakishwa kwa kufunguliwa kwa Ofisi za Kibalozi nchini Korea Kusini.

Wakizungumza mara baada ya kukaribishwa na Mhe. Balozi Iddi, Rais wa KAAT, Bw. Stephen Katemba alitoa wito kwa Serikali ya Jamhuri wa Muungano wa Tanzania, kufikiria kufungua ubalozi nchi Korea Kusini kwa kuzingatia umuhimu wa nchi hiyo katika uchumi wa Tanzania.

Bw. Katemba alisema kuwa kufunguliwa kwa ubalozi huo kutaongeza chachu ya mahusiano ya

Assange to leave Ecuadorean embassy in London

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, right, says he'll leave Ecuador's Embassy in London, at a news conference with Ecuador's Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino. Assange has been holed up at the embassy for two years.John Stillwell/AFP/Getty Images

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says he'll leave the Ecuadorean embassy in London, where he has lived in diplomatic asylum for more than two years. Assange didn't name a date for his exit.

After calling a news conference, Assange, 43, said that the isolation of living in Ecuador's embassy since June of 2012 has taken a toll, mentioning problems with his heart and lungs.

Assange faces charges ranging from U.S. accusations that his anti-secrecy campaign damaged its national security, to allegations of rape and sexual assault in Sweden. And while he has lived in seclusion recently, WikiLeaks played a central role in helping former NSA contract worker Edward Snowden gain asylum in Russia, to escape U.S. espionage charges.

NPR's Ari Shapiro reports on today's news conference, for Morning Edition:
"The entire event had a pretty defensive tone. Assange laid out his rebuttal to the allegations against him, both in the U.S. and in Sweden. He said he has not been officially, publicly charged with any crimes.
"But British officials always said that if he set foot outside the embassy, he'd be arrested immediately — which would mean deportation to either Sweden or the U.S. to face trial.

via The NPR 

Bomba la mafuta, TAZAMA latobolewa Gongo la Mboto; Wananchi wateka mafuta yaliyotiririka mtaroni

Mafuta hayo yakitiririka katika mtaroni mithili ya maji.

Na Father Kidevu blog - Bomba la mafuta linalotumika kusafirisha mafuta kutoka Bandari ya Dar es Salaam Tanzania hadi Nchini Zambia lijulikanalo kama TAZAMA limetobolewa na mafundi wa Kampuni ya Raddy Fiber Solutution Ltd ya jijini Dar es Salaam wakati wakichimba chini ya barabara kupitisha awamu ya pili ya kebo za mkongo wa Taifa wa Mawasiliano katika eneo la Gongo la Mboto jijini Dar es Salaam.

Picha zaidi...

Vodacom, FSDT yakutanisha wafanyabiashara na watoa huduma sekta ya fedha

Mkurugenzi wa Huduma za Uanachama wa Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF)Louis Vodacom Tanzania Rosalynn Mworia, Mshauri wa TPSF Dk.Donath Olomi na Mtaalamu wa Biashara wa FSDT Peter Kingu(kulia) mara baada ya mkutano na waandishi wa habari jijini Dar es Salaam(hawapo pichani) kuhusiana na warsha ya kuboresha na kupanua huduma za kifedha itakayofanyika kesho/leo Serena Hotel Dar es Salaam na kudhamiwa na Vodacom Tanzania.

  • Ni kupitia semina iliyoandaliwa na TPSF
  • Kufanyiak kesho jijini Dar es Salaam

Zaidi ya wafanyabiashara 100 wadogo na wa kati wanakutanishwa na watoa huduma sekta ya fedha kesho (Jumanne Agosti 19, 2014) jijini Dar es salaam katika semina maalum iliyoandaliwa na Taasisi ya sekta bianfsi Nchini (TPSF) iliyofadhiliwa na Vodacom na FSDT.

Mkutano huo unaofanyika chini ya ufadhili wa Kampuni ya Vodacom na Taasisi ya ukuzaji sekta ya fedha nchini (FSDT) unafanyika katika hoteli ya Serena chini ya Uenyekiti wa Mwenyekiti wa TPSF Dk. Reginald Mengi.

Akizungumza na waandishi wa habari jijini Dar es salaam Mkurugenzi wa Huduma za Uanachama wa