Here are Six Golden Prizes for African Literature

Winners of a US$20 000 all-Africa literary award for writers and illustrators of children’s literature shall be unveiled in November 2014.

Delali Kumapley, who coordinates the Golden Baobab Prize for African Children’s Literature and Illustrations, speaks to ArtMatters.Info about the progress made on the award ceremony preparation so far.

A total of 210 stories from 13 countries across the continent was received compared to 180 submissions in 2013.

The countries from which submissions were received this year include South Africa, Nigeria, Tanzania, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Cameroon, Egypt, Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo, Botswana, Morocco and Ghana.

The six categories in which prizes are being awarded are:-

• The Golden Baobab Prize for Picture Book

• The Golden Baobab Prize for Early Chapter Book

• The Golden Baobab Prize for Rising Writers

• The Golden Baobab Prize for Illustrators

• The Golden Baobab Prize for Rising Illustrators

• The Golden Baobab Lifetime Achievement in Children’s Literature Award.

Prizes winners in 2013 were Liza Esterhuyse and Karen Hurt of South Africa who won the Golden Baobab Prize for Picture Book and the Golden Baobab Prize for Early Chapter Book, respectively. Kanengo Rebecca Diallo of Tanzania won the Golden Baobab Prize for Rising Writers.

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Naibu Waziri wa Fedha Mwigulu Nchemba akiongea na waandishi wa habari kufafanua juu ya malipo ya mishahara.


Serikali imebainisha kuwa mabadiliko ya mfumo wa ulipaji wa mishahara kwa watumishi katika mwaka huu wa fedha ndiyo uliochangia uchelewaji uliojitokeza katika baadhi ya taasisi.
“Nimeagiza watumishi wote wa Serikali malipo yao yafanywe kupitia akaunti zao za benki ili kupunguza malipo hewa yaliyokuwa yanafanywa na wahasibu wasio waadilifu. Awali, tulikuwa tunapeleka fedha katika taasisi husika na wao walikuwa wanafanya malipo hayo,”
Naibu Waziri wa Fedha, Mwigulu Nchemba alisema hayo juzi wakati alipokuwa akizindua matawi 10 ya Taasisi ya Huduma za Fedha na Mikopo (UTT- Microfinance).

Nchemba ameonya na kuzitaka mamlaka husika ziwe na taarifa sahihi za idadi ya watumishi ili kuondoa makosa ya kulipa mishahara hewa, la sivyo watakaolipa mishahara hewa watachukuliwa hatua za kisheria na kufikishwa mahakamani.

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Congo DR reports two Ebola-related deaths

Two Ebola-related deaths have emerged in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the country's health ministry says. If confirmed, it would be the first time in the present outbreak that the disease has killed outside of a handful of West African nations.

But Congo Health Minister Felix Kabange Numbi insists that the two of eight fever victims that tested positive for Ebola are part of a separate outbreak from the one that has killed more than 1,400 people in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria.

"This epidemic has nothing to do with the one in West Africa," Felix Kabange Numbi said on state television in Kinshasa today.

The BBC reports that the eight cases tested in Congo came from a group of several people who died in the past month after contracting an unidentified fever in the Equateur region of the DRC.

The NPR - Ebola Outbreak Reportedly Spreads To Central Africa

Taarifa ya kufungwa kwa kipande cha barabara ya Mandela-Ubungo

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Mkandarasi Mkuu anayeshughulikia mradi wa mabasi yaendayo haraka jijini Dar es Salaam, Strabag International ametangaza kufungwa kwa muda kipande cha barabara ya Mandela hadi makutano ya Ubungo Mataa.

Ofisa Uhusiano wa kampuni hiyo Bw. Yahya Mkumba amesema kipande cha barabara ya Mandela kuanzia makutano ya barabara ya Morogoro upande wa kushoto uelekeo wa Tabata kuanzia Ubungo Mataa hadi Darajani patafungwa kuanzia tarehe 25/08/2014 mpaka tarehe 30/08/2014 ili kupisha ujenzi.

Watumiaji wa barabara hiyo watalazimika kutumia upande mmoja wa barabara hiyo. Magari yatakayokuwa yanatokea Mwenge, Kimara na Shekilango yatalazimika kutumia barabara ya upande wa kulia ambayo pia itakuwa ikitumika na magari yanayotoka Tabata kuelekea Ubungo.

“Tunaomba radhi kwa usumbufu utakaotokea,” alisema Bw. Mkumba.

Nchemba amsimika Asas kuwa Kamanda wa UVCCM Iringa; Naye asimikwa kuwa Chifu wa Wahehe

Mwigulu Nchemba katika vazi la kichifu baada ya kutawazwa kuwa Chifu wa Wahehe alipofika kumtawaza Salim Asas kuwa Kamanda wa Umoja wa Vijana wa Chama Cha Mapinduzi (UVCCM) Iringa.

Kumi bora wa TMT katika studio za Times 100.5 FM



Waendeshaji wa kipindi cha filamu Monata kinachorushwa na kituo cha redio cha TIMES FM 100.5 wakiendelea na majukumu katika studio za kituo hiko cha redio kilichopo Kawe jijini Dar es Salaam wakati wa kipindi cha filamu Monata leo wakati washiriki 10 bora wa Shindano la Tanzania Movie Talents (TMT) walipotembelea studio hizo.

Marehemu Lucia Kibusi aagwa Boston, Massachusetts


Watoto wa marehemu Martin na Steven Kibusi kulia wakiwa kwenye chakula cha pamoja baada ya ibada ya kumbukumbu ya kumuaga mama yao kumalizika kushoto ni marafiki wa karibu na watoto wa marehemu wakiwafariji marafiki zao.

Pia familia ya marehemu walitoa shukurani za dhati kwa wote walioshiriki kwa njia moja au nyingine katika msiba huu wa mpendwa mama yao na kuwezesha kukusanya $19,000 ili kuwezesha kusafirisha

Nchemba asitisha safari kwa muda ili kuhudumia majeruhi

Nchemba akiendelea kutoa huduma ya kwanza kwa majeruhi kabla ya kumkimbiza kwenda hospitali ya Wilaya ya Mikumi.

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Naibu Waziri wa Fedha na Naibu Katibu Mkuu wa CCM Tanzania Bara Mheshimiwa Mwigulu Nchemba jana alisitisha safari yake kwa muda wakati akielekea Iringa, na kuwasaidia majeruhi wa ajali ya lori lililokuwa likitokea Dar es Salaam kuelekea barabara ya Iringa na kupatwa na ajali.

Ajali hiyo ambayo ilitokea mbele ya Nchemba aliyekuwa nyuma ya lori hilo kabla ya kugonga ukuta na

Tangazo kwa wote waliochaguliwa kujiunga JKT

Tangazo lililotolewa na Mkuu wa Jeshi la Kujenga Taifa, JKT, linasema kuwa, jeshi la Kujenga Taifa linawatangazia vijana wote waliochaguliwa kujiunga na JKT kwa mujibu wa Sheria kuwa wanatakiwa kuripoti kwenye makambi waliyopangiwa kuanzia tarehe 04 Septemba 2014 kwa mafunzo yatakayoanza rasmi tarehe 11 Septemba 2014.

Aidha, tangazo hilo linasema kuwa JKT inakanusha uvumi unaosambazwa kwa kutumia ujumbe mfupi wa njia ya simu "SMS" na kwenye mitandao ya kijamii kuwa mafunz hayo hayatakuwepo. Taarifa hii si ya kweli bali ni uzushi na upotoshaji.

Inasisitizwa kuwa kujiunga na JKT kwa mujibu wa sheria ni lazima. Atakayeshindwa kuripoti atakuwa