Rais Kikwete aongoza kuaga mwili wa Mstaafu Lut. Kan. Kitenga


Amiri Jeshi Mkuu Rais Jakaya Mrishi Kikwete akitoa heshima zake za mwisho kwa mwili wa Marehemu Luteni Kanali Benedict Kitenga (Mstaafu) aliyekuwa mkuu wa Wilaya ya Kyerwa mkoani Kagera ambaye alifariki jana asubuhi katika hospitali ya Taifa ya Muhimbili. Mazishi yake yanatarajiwa kufanyika kesho huko Morogoro.


Waziri Mkuu Mhe Mizengo Pinda akitoa heshima zake za mwisho kwa mwili wa Marehemu Luteni Kanali Benedict Kitenga (Mstaafu) aliyekuwa mkuu wa Wilaya ya Kyerwa mkoani Kagera ambaye alifariki jana asubuhi katika hospitali ya Taifa ya Muhimbili. Mazishi yake yanatarajiwa kufanyika kesho huko Morogoro.


Amiri Jeshi Mkuu Rais Jakaya Mrishi Kikwete akifariji mjane wa marehemu baada ya kutoa heshima zake za mwisho kwa mwili wa Marehemu Luteni Kanali Benedict Kitenga (Mstaafu) aliyekuwa mkuu wa Wilaya ya Kyerwa mkoani Kagera ambaye alifariki jana asubuhi katika hospitali ya Taifa ya Muhimbili. Mazishi yake yanatarajiwa kufanyika kesho huko Morogoro.


Waziri Mkuu Mhe. Mizengo Pinda akifariji wana familia baada ya kutoa heshima zake za mwisho kwa mwili wa Marehemu Luteni Kanali Benedict Kitenga (Mstaafu) aliyekuwa mkuu wa Wilaya ya Kyerwa mkoani Kagera ambaye alifariki jana asubuhi katika hospitali ya Taifa ya Muhimbili. Mazishi yake yanatarajiwa kufanyika kesho huko Morogoro.

Wyndham Hotel Group opens in Dar es Salaam, 1st in E. Africa




PRESS RELEASE

  • First hotel on African continent to be operated by Wyndham Hotel Group under management contract, complementing the company’s existing franchised portfolio

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, April 21, 2015/ -- Wyndham Hotel Group (www.wyndhamworldwide.com), the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN), today announced the opening of the 139-room Ramada® Resort Dar es Salaam in Tanzania.

Complementing Wyndham Hotel Group’s existing portfolio of franchised properties in Morocco, Ghana, Nigeria and Tunisia, the hotel marks not only the company’s expansion into Eastern Africa, but is the first property within the greater continent to be operated via the company’s growing management division.

“The opening of Ramada Resort Dar es Salaam is of significant strategic importance for us,” commented Dan Ruff, Wyndham Hotel Group’s president and managing director, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Indian Ocean. “Given the increasing demand for quality, internationally-branded accommodation in Eastern Africa, as well as our commitment to getting closer to our guests and our customers through the expansion of our managed property division, it is a key milestone in our regional growth.”

“With exceptional facilities and a stunning beachfront location, Ramada Resort Dar es Salaam sets a new standard within Tanzania’s midscale segment and we look forward to extending a warm Ramada welcome to our first guests,” Ruff added.

Ramada Resort Dar es Salaam offers 139 rooms and suites including 117 superior rooms with a choice of ocean or garden views, 21 executive suites, and one presidential suite. All rooms have an interactive flat screen TV with satellite channels, free Wi-Fi, mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities, private bathrooms with complimentary toiletries and walk-in shower or bathtub. Tinga-tinga artwork adds local flavour and a sense of East African spirit.

Extensive leisure facilities include a swimming pool and state-of-the-art rooftop gym, as well as direct access to the white sands of Jangwani Beach. Those looking to host a conference or event have the choice of seven meeting rooms, catering for up to 375 guests and five food and beverage outlets serving a range of African and international cuisines.

Throughout the construction of the hotel, which began in 2009, significant emphasis has been placed on sustainability. Key initiatives include treating and reusing 100 per cent of all waste water, solar-powered water heating, innovative LED lighting systems and beach protection measures to prevent erosion of the hotel’s private beach. In addition, the hotel plans to produce compost from food waste, which will be used to grow vegetables for the hotel’s restaurants in a roof top vegetable garden.

Mr. Murtaza Fazal, owner of the Ramada Resort Dar es Salaam, commented, "I am delighted to have signed a long-term management agreement with Wyndham Hotel Group, the world's largest hotel company. I am also proud to be the first investor in Eastern Africa to introduce the well-known Ramada brand to the market. I feel sure that our new resort property on the beautiful Jangwani Beach will quickly become a popular destination for local and international tourists and business visitors alike, thanks to its attractive location, elegant architecture and excellent facilities.”

“I am also especially gratified to be a pioneer in the introduction of many 'green' energy-saving hotel features that will help protect the environment, and will hopefully set a precedent for other African hotel owners to follow," Fazal added.

Guests staying at Ramada Resort Dar es Salaam who are members of Wyndham Rewards®, Ramada’s free-to-join guest loyalty programme, can earn valuable points during their stay. Points may be redeemed for a wide variety of reward options including free hotel stays, air travel, gift cards for leading retailers and more. Information is available at www.wyndhamrewards.com.

Distributed by APO (African Press Organization) on behalf Wyndham Hotel Group.

Media contact:

Pegi Amarteifio
Publicasity
[email protected]
+44 20 3757 6800

Roz Money
Wyndham Hotel Group
The Triangle, 5 Hammersmith Grove
London, W6 0LG
United Kingdom

+44 20 8762 6600
[email protected]


About Ramada

Part of Wyndham Hotel Group (http://www.wyndhamworldwide.com), Ramada Worldwide® (http://www.ramada.com) is a global chain of over 830 midscale and upscale hotels. Most properties offer a wide-array of services and amenities, including but not limited to high-speed wireless internet access, on-site restaurants, lounges, room service, concierge service, meeting and banquet facilities and business centres. Properties also offer travellers the opportunity to earn and redeem points through Wyndham Rewards®, the brand’s guest loyalty programme, which can be joined for free at www.wyndhamrewards.com. The brand celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2014.

Each Ramada hotel is independently owned and operated, except for certain Ramada hotels outside of the U.S. which are managed by an affiliate. Ramada Worldwide is a subsidiary of Wyndham Hotel Group and parent company Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN). Reservations and information are available by visiting www.ramada.com.

About Wyndham Hotel Group

Wyndham Hotel Group (http://www.wyndhamworldwide.com) is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global portfolio consists of approximately 7,650 properties and 661,000 rooms in 70 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts® (acquired February 2015), Wyndham Grand® Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Ramada Encore®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty programme offers more than 38 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.

SOURCE: Wyndham Hotel Group

Raia afanikisha kuzuia waliopora na kujaribu kutimua


TAARIFA YA JESHI LA POLISI KANDA MAALUM YA DAR ES SALAAM JUU YA KUTIWA MBARONI KWA WATUHUMIWA SUGU WA KUPORA RAIA WA KIGENI NA AKINA MAMA


Watuhumiwa wanne wamekamatwa jijini Dar es Salaam katika makutano ya barabara ya Bibi Titi na Ohio karibu na Hotel ya Serena baada ya kumpora raia wa kigeni wakiwa na gari dogo rangi ya kijivu yenye nambari za usajili T787 DBU Toyota Cienta.

Hivi karibuni kumeibuka wimbi la wahalifu kuwapora pesa na vitu vya thamani kama mikufu, bangili, hereni pia pete na vitu mbalimbali vya thamani raia wa kigeni na akina mama ambao hupenda kutembea na pochi. Wahalifu hawa hutumia gari dogo ambalo mara kwa mara hubadilishwa namba zake za usajili na wakati mwingine gari hili wanalitumia kama Tax bubu.

Leo tarehe 21/04/2015 majira ya saa 09:00 asubuhi katika eneo la Posta Mpya watuhumiwa hawa walimdangavya bwana CEES S/O JAN CONIJN, Miaka 27, raia wa Uholanzi aliyetaka kufika Klabu ya Leaders kwamba wangempeleka eneo hilo kwa kutumia gari tajwa hapo juu. Baada ya kuondoka na dereva kila baada ya mita 200 dereva huyo alikuwa anasimamisha gari na kuongeza mtu mwingine kama abiria hadi walipotimia wote wane.

Walimpeleka hadi maeneo ya Kinondoni kwa Manyanya na walipofika eneo hilo walimweleza wazi kuwa wao ni wahalifu na walimtaka awapatie pesa vinginevyo wangemuua. Aliwapatia pesa zote alizokuwa nazo Tshs 75,000/= lakini hawakuridhika ndipo walipomtaka awapatie kadi ya benki (ATM CARD) na nambari za siri (Pass Word).

Baada ya tukio hilo wakamtupa karibu na Hospitali ya Mwananyamala na wao wakageuza gari kurudi katikati ya mji. Wakati tukio hilo linatokea raia wema walishuhudia na kutoa taarifa kwa Polisi. Polisi walifuatilia haraka na kuweka mtego uliowanasa watuhumiwa wote katika eneo la makutano ya barabara ya Bibi Titi na Ohio karibu na Hotel ya Serena.

Majina ya watuhumiwa waliokamatwa ni:

1. SALUM S/O SAID MTUMWA @ MARO, Miaka 25, Mkazi wa Chang’ombe Bora.

2. ALEX S/O INNOCENT MANGUKA @ MAKA, Miaka 30, Mkazi wa Kimara Temboni.

3. MOHAMED S/O ALLY ABDALLA @ MEDY, Miaka 27, Mkazi wa Mwananyamala.

4. STEPHANO S/O ALBERT KIKINDI @ KING, Miaka 32, Mkazi wa Mwananyamala.

Walipopekuliwa watuhumiwa hawa walikutwa na simu mbalimbali za mkononi zipatazo 11 ambazo zinachunguzwa kuhusiana na mbinu ya uhalifu wanaoutumia. Pia ilikamatwa ATM CARD iliyochukuliwa kwa mlalamikaji kabla watuhumiwa hao hawajaitumia. Aidha gari namba T787 DBU Toyota Cienta linashikiliwa kwa uchunguzi zaidi.

Miongoni mwa watuhumiwa waliokamatwa, wawili ambao ni MOHAMED S/O ALLY ABDALLA @ MEDY, na STEPHANO S/O ALBERT KIKINDI @ KING, tayari wanazo kesi nyingine mahakamani na wako nje kwa dhamana.

Sambamba na tukio hili oparesheni ya kuwakamata wahalifu wengine wenye mtindo huu wa kuwapora wageni au wakina mama wenye mikoba inaendelea na tunawaomba wananchi waonyeshe ushirikiano wa kutosha ili kutokomeza vitendo hivyo viovu. Aidha hakuna silaha yoyote iliyotumika au kukamatwa kama ilivyoripotiwa katika mitandao mbalimbali ya kijamii.

S. H. KOVA,
KAMISHNA WA POLISI KANDA MAALUM,
DAR ES SALAAM.


Watu kadhaa wametiwa chini ya ulinzi katika mataa ya Red Cross jijini Dar es Salaam, wakituhumiwa kuvamia na kumpora mzungu fedha huko Kinondoni karibu na beni ya Stanbic.

Raia aliyeshuhudia tukio hilo aliwakimbiza kwa gari na kufanikiwa kuwazuia (block) na askari wa doria wakawatia mbaroni wakiwa na bunduki mbili.

Sehemu ya ujumbe kuhusu tukio hili, uliopatikana via WhatsApp unasema, "kuna jamaa alijitolea kuwafuata nyuma nyuma mpaka hapo redcross kwenye taa ndio akawaa block coz kuna askari, jamaa walipo-blockiwa wakashuka na mitutu, askari wa pikipiki wakawaweka chini ya ulinzi fasta."

Video mwishoni mwa picha zifautazo inaonesha sehemu ya tukio hilo.







Majambazi yavamia gari Moshi na kuua



Taarifa kutoka Moshi mkoani Kilimanjaro zinazema kuwa majambazi yamevamia gari dogo aina ya Hiace lililokuwa limebeba fedha, mali ya Bonite Bottlers na kuwaua dereva na mlinzi wa kampuni kwa kupiga risasi na kisha kutoweka na fedha.

Tukio hilo linaelezwa kutokea karibu na kituo cha watoto yatima cha Soweto ambayo imepakana na redio Kili FM.

  • wavuti.com imepokea picha kupitia WhatsApp lakini kwa heshima ya marehemu na stara ya familia, imeamua kutokuzichapisha katika taarifa hii. 

Natangaza ‘TOKOMEZA MBATIA VUNJO’ na ninasema nipo fiti - Mrema

Mbunge wa Vunjo (TLP), Augustine Mrema akiongoza maandamano ya wakazi wa Kijiji cha Lole, Jimbo la Vunjo mkoani Kilimanjaro mara baada ya kumaliza mkutano wa hadhara ikiwa ni sghemeu ya ziara yake jimboni humo juzi.

Mbunge wa Vunjo, Augustine Mrema ametangaza mkakati wa kuisambaratisha NCCR-Mageuzi Vunjo kwa kuzindua rasmi kampeni inayoitwa ‘TOKOMEZA MBATIA VUNJO’.

Akizungumza wakati wa mkutano na wanachama wa chama hicho katika Kata ya Makuyuni Himo, kitongoji cha Kiriche, juzi, Mrema alisema operesheni hiyo ina lengo la kuhakikisha jitihada za Mbatia kulitwaa Jimbo hilo hazifanikiwi.

Mrema ambaye alisema operesheni hiyo ni majibu kwa Mbatia ya kauli yake ambaye alitangaza ‘Delete TLP/ Mrema’, alisema mwanasiasa mwenzake huyo anatumia propaganda chafu dhidi yake ikiwa ni pamoja na kudai kazeeka, hafai na hana uwezo wa kuwaongoza Vunjo.

“Mimi kuanza sasa natangaza ‘TOKOMEZA MBATIA VUNJO’ na ninasema nipo fiti, hafi mtu hapa na nina uwezo ninao wa kuendelea kuwaongoza Vunjo kwani nina mtaji wa kutosha wa watu” alisema.

Mrema aliitangaza operesheni hiyo muda mfupi baada ya kuwakabidhi kadi viongozi sita wa NCCR Mageuzi wa Kitongoji cha Kiriche akiwemo Mwenyekiti wa chama hicho Kata ya Makuyuni, Badi Mandari na wengine 50 kutoka vyama tofauti.

Mbunge huyo alisema kuwa wakati wa kujua mbivu na mbichi ni sasa na kubainisha kuwa kuna wanachama wa TLP ambao walirubuniwa na Mbatia lakini baada ya kuujua ukweli wamerudi katika chama chake.

Mrema ambaye pia alimkabidhi makalavati manne kwa ajili ya ujenzi wa daraja katika kitongoji cha Kiriche, alisema mfuko wa Jimbo hadi sasa umetumia jumla ya shilingi milioni 15.1 kwa ajili ya shughuli za maendeleo katika Kata hiyo.

Mara baada ya kupokea makalavati hayo, Mandari, alisema wananchi wa eneo hilo vipindi vya mvua wamekuwa wakipata adha kubwa ambayo wakati mwingine imekuwa ikiwafanya wakakosa mawasiliano ya barabara na wenzao wa maeneo vijiji vingine.

Katika hatua nyingine, Mrema alikataa kuwasamehe mbele ya mkutano huo madiwani wawili waliofukuzwa katika chama hicho, Yolanda Lyimo wa Kata ya Kilema Kati na Meja Jesse Makundi wa Mwika Kaskazini.

“Nimesikia maombi yenu ya msamaha, lakini katika chama sikuwafukuza mimi Mrema, bali ni vikao vya chama hivyo suala lenu nalipeleka mbele ya Kamati Kuu lakini akawashauri ili Kamati Kuu iweze kusikiliza maombi yao sharti muondoe kesi mnayodai fidia dhidi yangu na Naibu Katibu Mkuu, Nancy Mrikaria ya shillingi millioni 500” alisema Mrema.


Aliyekuwa Mwenyekiti wa NCCR-Mageuzi Kata ya Makuyuni, Badi Mandali akizungumza mara baada ya kukabidhiwa kadi ya uanachama wa Tanzania Labour Party (TLP) katika mkutano wa hadhara uliofanyika katika viwanja vya Kata ya Makuyuni, Himo mkoani Kilimanjaro, juzi. Wa pili kulia ni Mwenyekiti wa chama hicho, Augustine Mrema na mkewe Rose Mrema.

Aliyekuwa Diwani wa Kata Mwika Kusini (TLP), kabla ya kutimuliwa kwa madai ya kukisaliti chama hicho Meja Jesse Makundi akizungumza kuhusiana na tuhuma zinazomkabili wakati wa mkutano wa hadhara katika Kijiji cha Lole, jimboni Vunjo mkoani Kilimanjaro juzi.

Mbunge wa Vunjo (TLP), Augustine Mrema akiongoza maandamano ya wakazi wa Kijiji cha Lole, Jimbo la Vunjo mkoani Kilimanjaro mara baada ya kumaliza mkutano wa hadhara ikiwa ni sghemeu ya ziara yake jimboni humo juzi.

Wanafunzi wa shiule ya sekondari Muungano wakimpokea Mbunge wa Vunjo, Augustine Mrema mara baada ya kuwasili shuleni hapo, Himo Mkoani Kilimanjaro, juzi.

Mbunge wa Vunjo, Augustine Mrema akishiriki katika ujenzi wa bweni la wanafunzi katika Shule ya Wasichana Wenye Vipaji Maalum ya Muungano, Himo Mkoani Kilimanjaro, juzi.

Jengo la shule

Mbunge wa Vunjo, Augustine Mrema akiwa na wanachama wapya wa chama hicho waliotoka NCCR-Mageuzi, CCM na Chadema mara bada ya kuwakabidhi kadi mpya mara baada ya mkutano wa hadhara uliofanyika katika Viwanja vya Kata ya Makuyuni, Himo mkoani Kilimanjaro, juzi.

  • via PamojaPure blog: BAADA YA ‘DELETE MREMA VUNJO’ SASA ‘TOKOMEZA MBATIA’

Scholarship: Institut de Mathématiques et de Sciences Physiques

In-Region Scholarship Programme - Institut de Mathématiques et de Sciences Physiques (IMSP) Benin

Postgraduate training aiming at university staff development and public sector demand of academically trained personnel
Who can apply?
Nationals from any country in Sub-Saharan Africa except from Benin.
What is supported?
Master II or PhD
Duration of funding
Master II: one year, PhD: up to three years
Value
  • Monthly allowance
  • Travel Allowance
  • Tuition fees
  • Health Insurance
Selection
Applications have to be submitted to IMSP. Applications sent directly to DAAD will not be considered.
More detailed information
For more details and application requirements please refer to IMSP

Download WhatsApp's new version: Material design update, Backup time option, Google Drive implemented


WhatsApp's 2.12.45 version for Androids can be downloaded from the APK Mirror (as until now, the official WhatsApp Android download page still lists 2.12.44).

The new features includes:

  1. Back up and restore your conversation history and media to Google Drive
  2. Transparent status bar
  3. Menu bar that expands and collapses when you scroll down
  4. New iconography (round instead of rectangular)
  5. Circular white bubble indicator next to the tab's titles when there are unread messages or missed calls
  6. Main interface with the three tabs has a top menu bar with a uniform dark green color
  7. Smaller message box 
  8. A floating button to send a voice note that animates into a regular send button when you start typing. 
  9. Deep color on the chat screen



Android Police notes:

Once you install the update, head into the app's Settings, Chat settings, Chat Backup, and you'll see a new screen that shows your last backup time and a list of greyed out Google Drive settings. Change the frequency from off to daily (or weekly or monthly), and you'll be able to pick up a Google account for the backup as well as choose whether you want it to use Wi-Fi only or Wi-Fi and cellular networks.



  • Backups are incremental, which means that WhatsApp will upload everything once, then only the changes daily/weekly/monthly.
  • Backed up data is hidden inside Google Drive. Open your Drive on the web, go to Settings, Manage Apps and you'll see WhatsApp listed as having hidden data.
  • Videos aren't backed up, only conversations and photos.
  • When you install WhatsApp again (on a new or the same phone), after you log in with your phone number, the app will check to see if there's a Google Drive backup (it will still check for local backups too) associated with your account and offer you one shot to restore your entire data from the cloud.

All images above: Android Police

Norway becomes first in the world to elimiante FM radio

Image: clasohlson.com

The government of Norway has announced, "Radio digitisation in 2017" by January of that year, in which the country will be free of FM radio.

It is becoming the first country in the world to do so.

The Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) system offers a number of benefits over FM, said Thorhild Widvey, Norway's minister of culture, in a statement: "Listeners will have access to more diverse and pluralistic radio content, and enjoy better sound quality and new functionality. Digitisation will also greatly improve the emergency preparedness system, facilitate increased competition and offer new opportunities for innovation and development," she said.

The cost of transmitting national radio channels through the FM network currently in place is eight times higher than with the digital network, the announcement said.

"Whereas the FM system only had space for five national channels, DAB already offers 22, and there is capacity for almost 20 more," Widvey added.

Digital radio is much less vulnerable to transmitter failure in extreme conditions, the Norwegian government said, which adds to the emergency preparedness appeal.

According to reports Radio.no there are several countries in Europe and Southeast Asia considering a switch to digital broadcasting,

Tool to help you find duplicate files in your computer


dupeGuru is a customizable tool to find duplicate files on your computer. It scans filenames or contents. 

Its reference directory system as well as its grouping system prevent you from deleting files you didn't mean to delete. You can move or copy them elsewhere.

Sample features:
  • Matches across file type (i.e. matching a JPEG to an identical PNG). 
  • Automatically remove empty folders during file deletion. 
  • One-button selection to delete duplicates. 
  • Move dupelicates to separate folder. 
  • Perform custom terminal commands on originals or dupes. 
  • Specialty versions for music and picture cleanup.
Downloads:

The Current (at the time of this post publication) Version: 3.9.1 runs on

Mac OS X (4.7 MB) - 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, 10.10, older

Ubuntu -14.04, 14.10

Mapitio ya magazeti kwenye Tv, Aprili 21, 2015





Chocolate factory: African cocoa a golden ticket for Tanzania

(image: growabrain.com accessed by wavuti.com Saturday, April 18, 2015)

DAR ES SALAAM, April 17 (Reuters) - Jaki Kweka is that rare breed of gourmet chocolatier. She makes fine chocolate in Africa using local African ingredients.

Other African companies such as Ghana's Golden Tree use local cocoa but import milk powder and sugar. Multinationals such as Nestle mass produce chocolate in South Africa for the continent's consumers and source ingredients globally.

But few firms match Kweka's ideal -- she uses Tanzanian beans and local sugar to make organic chocolate that is 100 percent African. She packages her bars in recycled maize husks for extra authenticity.

Kweka's Chocolate Mamas is one of a handful of East African firms carving out a niche in the chocolate world and seeking to reverse a trend that has led to the foreign domination of Africa's growing chocolate economy.

The firm employs five people and its small size sheds light on a big issue: Africa produces more than 70 percent of the world's cocoa but the $110 billion chocolate industry is dominated by Western companies.

Top cocoa producers Ivory Coast and Ghana lack dairy and sugar industries to compete with the main manufacturers and cocoa is traded globally so African bean growers don't have a competitive advantage when it comes to making chocolate.

"You don't really find large-scale chocolate manufacturing (by African companies) in sub-Saharan Africa because it's not commercially viable. It's expensive to produce," said Victoria Crandall, an Ecobank analyst in Ivory Coast.

Chocolate Mamas' dark and milk chocolate bars sell at premium prices in high-end shops and hotels in Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar and they have a devoted following among wealthy Tanzanians, expatriates and tourists.

The company launched in 2012 and Kweka began using cocoa from small-scale farmers in southwestern Tanzania after seeing the price of importing baking chocolate from Europe. It took nine months of trial and error to perfect recipes.

"We found out a lot of things, including that heat and humidity don't go very well with making chocolate," said Kweka, a lawyer turned pastry chef.

A few months ago she and her business partner opened a store at an upmarket shopping plaza in Dar es Salaam with views of the Indian Ocean.

"There is so much unexhausted potential for making things that are not on the market here," she said.

ABSOLUTE CHOCOLATE

Chocolate consumption in sub-Saharan Africa is on the rise. Sales in South Africa, the continent's largest market, rose to 6.4 billion rand ($531 million) in 2014 from 5.8 billion rand in 2013, according to market research firm Nielsen.

South Africa, which does not produce cocoa on a large scale, is also the continent's biggest chocolate producer. Aside from Nestle, Mondelez and Lindt also have factories.

The most prominent mass-market chocolate maker in West Africa is Ghana's Cocoa Processing Company, which makes around 1,000 tonnes of chocolate per year under its Golden Tree label.

Street hawkers sell the bars, some for less than a dollar, and they contain an ingredient to stop melting in the hot sun.

Golden Tree serves a domestic market and is yet to export its products successfully. On that score, Africa's most successful wholly-local chocolate brand may be Madecasse, a company founded in Madagascar in 2006.

Peace Corps volunteers established it to help farmers make money from the island nation's coveted cocoa and vanilla. Its idealistic origins are a key to its success and an indication of how tough it is to drive an African chocolate business.

The bars, which cost $6, sell at Whole Foods and other gourmet food outlets in the United States, though they are not on sale yet in their country of origin where the price could limit their appeal.

"We have ambitions to scale considerably but for us it's always a question of getting the right ... investors," said Tim McCollum, a founder and CEO of Madecasse who is based in New York.

In Kenya, Naheed Ahmed started Absolute Chocolate in November soon after getting his first taste of fine chocolate at culinary school in South Africa.

He now makes 100 kilograms a month, selling his chili-infused truffles from under glass cases at a shop made to look like a jewellery store in Nairobi's upscale Village Market.

His nearby factory shows how distant is the dream of an all-African chocolate bar: The machines are Italian, the praline moulds come from Belgium and the sea salt comes from England.

The cocoa comes from Ghana, however. It's virtually the only African input.

Kauli ya Mzee Moyo baada ya kufukuzwa CCM



Chama cha Mapinduzi huko Zanzibar kimemvua uanachama mmoja wa waasisi wake, Mzee Hassan Nassoro Moyo, ambaye mbali ya kuwahi kushikilia nyadhifa mbalimbali kwenye Baraza la Mapinduzi la Zanzibar na Baraza la Mawaziri la Serikali ya Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania, ndiye pia aliyeongoza Kamati ya Maridhiano miaka mitano iliyopita ambayo ilifanikiwa hatimaye kuasisi muundo wa serikali ya pamoja.

Katika video iliyopachikwa hapo, Mzee Moyo anazungumza na DW kuhusu kufukuzwa kwake chamani.