Kauli ya Shibuda kuhusu kuhamia ACT

John Shibuda
- Dar es Salaam Yetu blog

Mbunge wa Maswa Magharibi (CHADEMA), JOHN Shibuda amekataa kuhusishwa na Chama cha Alliance for Change and Transparency (ACT-Tanzania), akisema hana mpango wa kujiunga nacho.

Shibuda ambaye ameshatangaza kutogombea ubunge kupitia CHAsdemA katika uchaguzi mkuu wa mwaka huu, amesema “pamoja na kusema sitagombea kupitia CHADEMA lakini nisilishwe maneno…siendi kwenye chama hicho cha ACT.”

Kauli ya Shibuda imeondoa uvumi ulioenea kwamba angejiunga na ACT baada ya kuwa kwenye mgogoro kwa muda mrefu na CHADEMA.

Akichangia hoja ya muswada wa sheria ya makosa ya mtandao bungeni wiki iliyopita, Shibuda alitumia dakika mbili kuweka sawa uvumi huo akisema, “sitaki kusemewa…nitasema mwenyewe kuhusu mstakabali wangu kisiasa. Huu ni uzandiki.”

Hii si mara ya kwanza kwa Shibuda kuhusishwa na mpango wa kuhamia katika vyama vingine vya upinzani. Mwishoni mwa mwaka jana pia kulikuwa na uvumi kwamba yuko kwenye mazungumzo ya kukinunua Chama cha TADEA kinachoongozwa na Lifa Chipaka.

Hata hivyo, Shibuda alikanusha uvumi huo akisema analishwa maneno.

via MwanaHALISI online.

Jim Ellert Scholarship for MBA to individual from developing country

The 20,000 CHF scholarship will go to an individual from Africa, Central / Eastern Europe (including all former Soviet republics) or the South-East Asian Peninsula (Thailand, Myramar, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia) each year until 2018.

Candidates will have to submit an essay on “Why I would like to do an MBA at IMD” and will also be considered on the basis of merit as per the quality of their admission application and financial need.

The deadline for the scholarship application is September 30th. 

For more info., and application, click here to open the Jim Ellert Scholarship.


Mapitio ya magazeti katika Tv, Aprili 6, 2015




Kofi Annan Business School Foundation fellowships for students from developing countries

The Kofi Annan Business School Foundation provides fellowships for talented and motivated students from developing countries that allow them to obtain a university degree in Europe at one of the academic partners of the Kofi Annan Business School Foundation. 

Partner schools are ESMT, Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School (Belgium), Hogeschool Utrecht (Netherlands), NOVA SBE (Portugal), Koc University (Turkey) and Business School Lausanne (Switzerland).

Number of scholarships available: up to five

Eligibility: Applicants must be resident in one of the UN’s Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) or Palestine.

Value: full tuition and fees of € 38,000 and a monthly stipend for living expenses

Conditions: Fellows are expected to commit to returning to their home country or region to participate in the development of the local or regional economy.

This scholarship is available at ESMT through the ESMT Circle of Friends.

Download the Kofi Annan Scholarship brochure here.

Westminster 175 Half Fee Scholarships for international students

The University of Westminster arrived at a major milestone in 2013 when it celebrated its 175th anniversary. In honour of the occasion, we are now offering a range of fee scholarships to international students from countries where the University maintains strong relationships.

Amount:£3,500 tuition fee award.
Eligibility:You must be an international student from one of the countries listed in Appendix F and hold an offer of a full-time undergraduate degree at the University. The scholarship will be renewed each academic year subject to satisfactory academic performance.
Criteria:Academic excellence and financial need.
Number available:6+
Deadline:01 May 2015

What happens next?

You can download our application forms and find out more about the application process here.


Appendix F

Westminster 175 Scholarships
Westminster International Partnership Scholarships

The following countries are regarded as eligible countries:

Postgraduate ScholarshipsUndergraduate Scholarships
BangladeshBrazil (non-Science without Border applicants)
BrazilChina
CanadaHong Kong
ChinaIndia
ColumbiaJordan
EgyptKenya
IndiaMalaysia
IndonesiaMorocco
KazakhstanRussia
MalaysiaTurkey
MoroccoSouth Korea
NigeriaSri Lanka
Pakistan
Russia
South Korea
Taiwan
Thailand
Turkey
Ukraine
USA
Vietnam
Source: westminster.ac.uk

Westminster Partial Fee Scholarships for student outside UK/EU

The University offers a number of part scholarships to you if you are an exceptionally well qualified student from outside the UK/EU.

Amount:£3,000 tuition fee award.
Eligibility:You must be an international student and hold an offer for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University. The scholarship will be renewed each year subject to satisfactory academic performance.
Criteria:Academic excellence and financial need.
Number available:6+
Deadline:01 May 2015

What happens next?

You can download our application forms and find out more about the application process here.

Diplomatic Scholarships for a child or spouse of a diplomatic staff in UK

Diplomatic Scholarships are designed to benefit the children or spouse of diplomatic staff from developing countries, who are currently stationed in the UK. These are only applicable to countries where the government is unable to contribute towards tuition fees.

These scholarships are limited in number and are competitive. For the list of developing countries please see Appendix B.

Amount:Half (50 per cent) tuition fee award
Eligibility:You must be a child or spouse of a diplomatic staff member currently stationed in the UK and from a developing country. You must hold an offer for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University. In addition to your scholarship application form, you must provide a letter from your embassy or high commission verifying that you are a child or spouse of a diplomatic staff member stationed in the UK, and that your government is not offering a contribution toward your tuition fees. The scholarship will be renewed each year subject to satisfactory academic performance.
Criteria:Academic excellence and financial need.
Number available:4
Deadline:01 May 2015

What happens next?

You can download our application forms and find out more about the application process here.


Appendix B

Developing countries


For our purposes, the term ‘developing’ includes middle income countries. All countries, with the exception of the following, are considered ‘developing countries’:

Andorra
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Canada
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Gibraltar
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Israel
Japan
Latvia
Liechtenstien
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
San Marino
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
United Kingdom
USA
Vatican City

Info. source: westminster.ac.uk

Mwenyekiti wa chama cha siasa afariki dunia ghafla

Mwenyekiti wa Taifa wa chama cha siasa cha (Nationa Reconstruction Alliance) NRA na aliyekuwa Mjumbe wa Bunge Maalum la Katiba, Rashid Hashim Mtuta amefariki dunia gafla katika hospitali ya  Wilaya ya Temeke, jijini Dar es Salaam.
Kaka wa marehemu, Ali Mtuta akizungumza kwa niaba ya familia amesema:

"...ni mdogo wangu, tuliyezaliwa Mama mmoja, Baba mmoja. Ameacha watoto wawili, mmoja wa kiume, mmoja wa kike, na alikuwa ana wake wawili. Kwa wastani kwa shida ya kawaida ni vidonda vya tumbo... ghafla tu ilimwanzia tu juzi akiwa amelala akaamka, akawa amekata fahamu... ikafikia wakati kuona kwamba wafanye taratibu za kumpeleka hospitali Temeke, lakini bado hali ikawa iko vile vile, hakuamka tena." 

Amesema shughuli za maziko zinaendelea huko Mbagala Kilungule nyumbani kwa marehemu.

Ali amesema kuwa maziko yatafanyika leo, Jumatatu Aprili 6, 2015 huko huko Mbagala.

Radhidi Mtuta alizaliwa Kivule, Kilwa mkoani Lindi mwaka 1961.

Rais Kikwete atoa mhadhara katika kituo cha Kimataifa cha Woodrow

Rais Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete akitoa mhadhara katika kituo cha Kimataifa cha Woodrow Wilson (Woodrow Wilson International Centre) tarehe 3 Aprili, 2015 jijini Washington DC nchini Marekani.

TAARIFA KWA VYOMBO VYA HABARI
Serikali ya awamu ya nne inajivunia mafanikio iliyoyapata tangu kuingia madarakani Mwaka 2005 na kuweka msingi imara wa nchi katika kutekeleza Mkakati wa Maendeleo wa Mwaka  2025 (Tanzania Development Vision 2025) ambao  unalenga  kuifanya Tanzania kuwa nchi yenye  uchumi wa kati ifikapo Mwaka 2025.
Rais Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete amesema hayo tarehe 3 Aprili, 2015 jijini Washington DC wakati akitoa mhadhara katika kituo cha Kimataifa cha Woodrow Wilson (Woodrow Wilson International Centre.
"Naamini mrithi wangu atayaendeleza na kujifunza kutokana na mafanikio haya na kuendeleza kutoka pale tutakapoachia" Rais amesema na kuongeza kuwa pia anatarajia kuwa Tanzania itakuwa na sera na sheria ya kusimamia Gesi na mapato yake kwa vile inatarajiwa kuanza kupatikana ifikapo Mwaka 2020. Katika mhadhara huo uliohudhuriwa na watu mbalimbali wakiwemo Mabalozi, wasomi na viongozi wa taasisi hiyo, Rais  Kikwete ameelezea mafanikio na changamoto katika uongozi wake wa miaka 10 katika elimu, siasa, uchumi na maendeleo ya jamii.
"Najivunia kuweza kuendelea kuliweka Taifa katika hali ya Umoja pamoja na changamoto zote, tumepambana na vitisho pale vilipojitokeza na pia tumetoa mchango mkubwa katika harakati za kisiasa zilizopelekea vyama viwili kutiliana saini maridhiano na kupata muafaka Mwaka 2010".
Rais ameelezea na kuongeza kuwa makubaliano hayo yalipelekea Zanzibar kufanya uchaguzi kwa amani na kuunda Serikali ya Umoja wa Kitaifa baina ya vyama vya CCM na CUF.  
"Natumaini tutafanya uchaguzi  huru, haki na amani ili niweze kumkabidhi Urais mrithi wangu katika hali ya utulivu" Rais ameongeza.
............Mwisho............
Imetolewa na;
Premi Kibanga
Mwandishi wa Habari wa Rais Msaidizi,
Washington DC - Marekani
4 Aprili, 2015.







Rwanda People’s Party condolence letter to Kenyans


Malmö, Sweden, April 03 , 2015

Our Ref: RPP/UK-GK01/02A15/1762/JK/RPP/CM/GUT-02A15


The Rwanda People’s Party letter of condolence to the Kenyan government and people


The Rwanda People’s Party letter of condolence to the Kenyan government and people On my own behalf and that of my party the RPP, I condemn the terrorists attack on the Garrisa University in North East Kenya. I wish to extend our deepest sympathies to the Kenyan President, Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta, his government, the people of Kenya, the relatives of the victims and those injured in this barbaric attack. 

On the 02/04/15, the world witnessed another terrible terrorist outrage. Gunmen from the Al-Shabab terrorist organization attacked a University in Kenya. As innocent young people were learning a group of murderers entered the University and started indiscriminately shooting students and academic staff. Many of the students were killed as they prepared for their exams and some students were held hostage by the terrorists. The Al-Shabab gunmen shot every innocent person whom they encountered. The official death toll is 148, excluding four dead terrorists and the dead include 142 students, three university guards and three policemen. 

Al-Shabab gunmen have launched repeated attacks on Kenyan civilian targets. Since 2011 there have been over a dozen terrorist attacks that have left hundreds of Kenyans and foreigners dead and many more injured. Among the worst atrocities perpetrated by the militants was the attack on the Westgate Shopping Centre in Nairobi that left 69 people dead in 2013. Another attack on a Kenyan costal town left 48 dead in June 2014. Shortly after, Al-Shabab terrorists massacred some 28 travelers on a bus to Nairobi. In December 2014 some 36 quarry workers were massacred near the town of Madera in Northern Kenya. The RPP condemns these outrages and our thoughts are with the victims and their families. 

These cowardly attacks by Al-Shabab are their response to the Kenyan governments support for the internationally recognized Somali government. In 2011 the Kenyan army at the request of the Somali government launched a terrorist operation along with the Somali army in Southern Somalia that targeted Al-Shabab. Since then Al-Shabab terrorists have killed innocent Kenyan men, women and children, both Christian and Muslim in retaliation.

The Rwanda People’s party condemns the attack on the Garrissa University and all the previous Al-Shabab attacks on the country. We pledge our support to the Kenyan government and its people at this trying time. The RPP urges members of the international community, especially African nations to support and aid the Kenyan people in any way they can. 

We call upon the Al-Shabab, to end their senseless barbaric slaughter of innocent, so that they can engage in a democratic peace process and so can join their brothers and sisters in building a new Somalia. I am asking you to look into the pleading eyes, of all those Somalis yearning for peace. Think of the tears, and sorrows of your grandfathers, grandmothers, parents, sisters and brothers, your daughters and sons in refugee camps and of those who are scattered all over the world because of the decades of war in their country, who are all calling for peace in their homeland, in order to end their years of misery and homelessness as a result of the endless wars. 

The Somali people only want the same as every other people in the world. They only want to raise their families in peace and have a normal life. The many exiled Somalis want to return to their homes and country to rebuild their shattered lives, in order to live as other people all over the world. If any people deserve peace, security and some hope it is the Somali people. It is the responsibility of everyone to help them achieve this and it is particularly the duty of Al-Shabab to end their people’s misery and tragedy. They must stop this mindless violence and join with other fair minded people to end the suffering of the Somali people. Only Al-Shabab has the keys to end the years of weeping, misery and tragedy in Somalia. It must end its campaign and this will mean an end to the catastrophic wars in their country Somalia.

May God bless Kenya and the Kenyan People.

John V Karuranga, 
President Rwanda People’s Party 
@rppimvura 
Skype: John.Karuranga

How to regain quality sleep when using your gadget at night

screen appearance without (left) and with (right) f.lux app which auto adjusts brightness

It's not the mental stimulation from social networks that's keeping us up, but a type of light our gadgets emits, which can disrupt our biology.

For years, study after study have shown that using gadgets right before bed time can have detrimental effects on our sleep and, over a long enough period of time, our health.

Turn the brightness down

The brighter a display, the more the light that hits the back of our eye, leading to greater melatonin disruption. Turning the brightness down in bed can reduce the amount of blue light hitting your eye.

"It is the light being emitted by the device that is important, so the intensity, color, duration, and pattern of the light...."
"The brightness is important with brighter light having more of an impact, up to a certain level."
"Some devices have ‘evening’ modes where the light is dimmer and composed of the longer wavelengths, which have less of an impact on our physiology and behavior," says Revell.

Read the rest of the tips at: fastcompany.com

Mapitio ya magazeti katika Tv Aprili 5, 2015



Tungo la Afande mlevi...

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Trafik mlevi alisimamisha gari.

Mama akaegesha gari pembeni, akamwona trafik anakuja akiwa anayumba! 

Alipofika akasema, "naomba leseni yako." 

Mama akasachi mkoba wake, akatoa kioo kidogo cha kujtazama, akampatia! 

Trafik akakitizama weee, akakigeuza tena na tena ili kukishika vizuri, akakiangalia kwa muda, kisha baada ya dakika kadhaa akasema, "sasa si ungesema kama wewe ni trafik mwenzangu tu! Haya safari njema Afande."

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She urinated in in-laws tea for a year


Rekha Nagvanshi’s in-laws are demanding justice after walking into the kitchen during a visit to Rekha and her husband Deepak in central India to find the seething spouse urinating into a teapot.

They later discovered Rekna had been doing this to their tea for a full year, apparently in retaliation to their attempts to control her relationship with her husband.

A friend of Rekha, Alia Kohli told reporters Rekha was an independent woman who resented the influence Deepak’s parents exercised over their day to day lives.

"She said her husband treated her like a slave and eventually she decided she’d had enough,” Alia said.

"But after moving out he begged her to go back for the sake of their four-year-old daughter."

Rekha and Deepak struck a deal in which the husband would take over responsibility for the dishes and, among other duties, rubbing his wife’s feet.

But when Deepak’s parents found out they moved in to put an end to it. 

And that’s when Rekha took matters in her own … hands.

“Rekha is strong-minded and likes to be independent and the thought of being dictated to by his parents was just too much for her,” Alia told reporters.

"So I guess that’s when she decided to start doing what she did and urinating in their tea."

If Suraj, 60, and her husband Ajith, 55, were upset with their daughter-in-law before, the relationship plumbed new depths when Suraj walked into the kitchen and found Rekha allegedly squatting over the tea pot.

"We used to go and visit them once or twice a week and although we knew she didn’t like us we had no idea she was doing this,” Suraj said.

"She always smiled and offered us tea and we accepted but one day I went into the kitchen and found her urinating into the teapot."

The arranged marriage between Rekha and Deepak is now believed to be back on the rocks and Suraj and Ajith are demanding police step in to punish their daughter-in-law.

“You cannot urinate into someone’s tea for a year and get away with it - We want justice,” Suraj said.

Jealous ex-lover sleeps on doorstep to deter rivals

On March 16, 2015 a woman in Zimbabwe told the judge in court that her ex-lover was in the habit of sleeping on her doorstep every night in order to "fix" and prevent her boyfriends from visiting. 

The accuser, Muchechetere claimed Costa Gwebe verbally and physically abuses her whenever he comes to her house. She said she had to ran away from home because Gwebe would physically abuse her over the smallest things. 

The accused, Gwebe denied the allegations saying that he caught Muchechetere four times with a boyfriend in their bedroom. He also claimed that his ex goes out for parties with her boyfriends while leaving their minor child unattended.

Read the rest of the story at The Herald.co.zw