10 Tanzanians in USA for Nurses Educational Exchange

Dixie State University's Tanzania Nurses Educational Exchange hosts 10 nurses

After traveling for 30 hours and traversing 10,000 miles to reach St. George as part of Dixie State University’s seven-week Tanzania Nurses Educational Exchange, 10 nurses from the United Republic of Tanzania received a warm welcome from members of the DSU community and Utah State Legislature during a welcome reception on Monday morning, May 18.

The nurses, clad in shirts depicting their country’s flag, took turns expressing their gratitude for the opportunity to learn new skills and knowledge relevant to their careers. Hailing from communities throughout the eastern African country, the participants all shared a resolve to teach other nurses when they return home.

Selected from nearly 70 nurses who applied, the chosen professionals are receiving this training in an effort to address Tanzania’s severe shortage of nursing tutors and inadequate resources in nursing schools. The DSU Tanzania Nurses Educational Exchange program, which has been made possible by the Colom Foundation and private donations obtained by Utah Sen. Steve Urquhart, will build upon the nurses’ previously acquired training and skills.

The partnership between Dixie State’s Department of Nursing and nursing educational programs in Tanzania supports the Tanzania Global Health Initiative Strategy, which aims to improve the health of all Tanzanians, especially those who are the most vulnerable: women, girls, newborns, and children younger than 5 years old. Additionally, the Initiative supports the United Republic of Tanzania’s national health goal to reduce maternal, neonatal, and childhood deaths. For every 100,000 live births in Tanzania, 450 mothers don’t survive childbirth, as opposed to 28 of 100,000 mothers in the United States.

The nurses will participate in advanced clinical experiences in local health care facilities, simulation scenario exercises, and lectures on maternal-child health. Dixie Regional Medical Center will provide varied clinical experiences for the Tanzanian nurses with an emphasis on labor and delivery, postpartum, neonatal intensive, pediatric care, and women’s healthcare nursing.

Officials at the welcoming ceremony, including Dixie State President Richard B. Williams and Dean of DSU’s School of Health Sciences Carole Grady, said the exchange is a mutually beneficial program. In addition to looking forward to trying Tanzanian cuisine, the officials said they are excited for the nurses to teach them everything from Tanzanian medical practices to facts about their country, customs and culture.

“We will grow to love you, and I hope you will grow to love us too,” Dr. William J. Christensen, DSU Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer, told the group of nurses. “It will be hard to say goodbye. I can already see that.”

Tanzania coffee harvest and exports to hit record high

Tanzania's coffee crop will hit a record high, taking a large step towards meeting an ambitious government target, boosted by weather improvements and official support measures.

The Tanzanian coffee harvest - an important earner for the east African country, which relies on agriculture for some 28% of its economic output – will hit 1.25m bags in 2015-16, on a July-to-June basis, US Department of Agriculture regional staff said in a report.

That would represent a rise of 100,000 bags year on year, and get the harvest within striking distance of a government target of increasing output to 80,000 tonnes (1.33m bags) by 2016, and 100,000 tonnes (1.67m bags) by 2021.

Output at this level would lift Tanzanian exports to 1.22m bags, also a record high, and up 25% year on year.

The USDA report said that the enhanced production prospects reflected "improved husbandry practices" being encouraged by government measures to boost agronomic practices and investment in a sector dominated by low-scale farmers,

"Favourable" conditions have boosted production prospects too, in a country where "erratic weather, due to climate change remains an underlying threat to sustainable coffee production".

Can the upward trend last?

Indeed, it remains to be seen whether Tanzania will achieve its 2016 target, which would require a third successive year of production growth – a feat not achieved since the 1960s.

The harvest of arabica coffee, which accounts for a little over half Tanzanian output, has historically shown the same tendency for alternate years of higher and lower crops also shown in some other producing countries, notably Brazil.

Rabobank analysts noted last year that while Tanzania had the "potential to significantly increase production and improve the quality of its beans, considerable amounts of red tape", introduced as part of the government drive to boost output, were curtailing progress.

The bank cited measures including a ban on direct cherry sales from farmers to the big coffee houses, such as Ecom, Neumann and Volcafe active in the country, and limits too on the presence these traders can have in the processing chain.

The 450,000 smallholders who account for some 95% of Tanzanian coffee output achieve an average coffee yield of some 0.4 kilogrammes per trees, a result which "can he increased to 2.5 kilogrammes under the right conditions", the bank added.

'Numerous challenges'

The USDA report also forecast a recovery in coffee output in Uganda by 250,000 bags to 3.80m bags in 2015-16, on an October-to-September basis, after a dent to this season's result from drought.

A government-backed programme to boost output from use of better husbandry and planting of trees from improved stock was also helping prospects.

The Uganda Coffee Development Authority hopes to lift domestic output to 4.5m bags a year.

Meanwhile, Kenyan production was seen holding steady at 900,000 bags, with the loss of plantations around Nairobi to real estate development offset by officially-based moves to expand elsewhere, notably in the Northern Rift Valley, Coast and Western Kenya regions.

"Nevertheless, coffee production continues to face numerous challenges including: high cost of labour and inputs; erratic rains; high incidences of pests and diseases; competition from other farm enterprises; and poor governance of farmer organisations," USDA staff said.

Combined performance

The USDA estimates for the three countries combined peg coffee output at a 16-year high of 5.95m bags in 2015-16.

Total coffee exports will hit 5.58m bags, also the highest since 1999-00.

However, the data exclude statistics from Ethiopia, the continent's biggest coffee growing country.

Taarifa ya habari Channel TEN, Mei 22, 2015

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Tanzania's gold output snaps two-year decline

Tanzania’s gold output edged up 1.26 percent in 2014 to 1.27 million ounces, snapping a two-year decline, government data showed on Friday.

Tanzania is Africa’s fourth-biggest gold producer after South Africa, Ghana and Mali and gold exports are a key source of foreign exchange. Export earnings however fell last year, reflecting lower metal prices globally.

“The total value of mineral exports by the seven major gold mines decreased by 6.7 percent from $1.78 billion in the year 2013 to $1.66 billion in the year 2014,” the state-run Tanzania Minerals Audit Agency (TMAA) said in a report.

Government revenues from gold mining companies, in form of taxes and royalties, rose 29.5 percent last year to 428.24 billion shillings ($210 million), the agency said.

Tanzania’s gold production has fallen consecutively since 2012 following the closure of two large-scale mines after they reached the end of mine life.

Gold mining companies operating in Tanzania include AngloGold Ashanti and Acacia Mining Ltd, formerly African Barrick Gold Plc.

Diamond output from a mine owned by South Africa’s Petra Diamonds Ltd was up 28.5 percent last year to 203,786 carats, with exports fetching $73.6 million.

Tanzania raises minimum reserve ratio for banks to tackle volatility

May 21 (Reuters) - Tanzania's central bank has raised its statutory minimum reserve ratio for commercial banks to 10 percent from 8 percent as of May 29 as part of its efforts to stem the shilling's volatility.

Traders said the increase of the statutory minimum reserve ratio (SMR), the portion of deposits commercial banks are meant to leave at the central bank, could support the shilling, which has been setting new record lows against the U.S dollar over the past few months.

At close of trade on Thursday, commercial banks quoted the shilling at 2,040/2,050, from Wednesday's close of 2,035/2,045.

The central bank's governor, Benno Ndulu, said in a circular seen by Reuters on Thursday that there had been pressure on the exchange rate driven by strengthening of the dollar following good performance of the U.S. economy coupled with speculative activities in the foreign exchange market.
"This is likely to put upward pressure on inflation that may become more difficult to fight going forward,"
"The Bank of Tanzania has decided to revise the SMR rate charged on private deposit liabilities with banks and general public from the current level of 8 percent to 10 percent."
Ndulu said.

Tanzania's inflation inched up for the third straight month to 4.5 percent in April from 4.3 percent in March.

Fred Siwale, a dealer at CRDB Bank, said the decision by the central bank to raise the minimum statutory reserve ratio is expected to mop up excess liquidity on the local currency.
"When banks comply with the new SMR level of 10 percent, this will support the shilling and it might start to strengthen slightly from next month," 
he said.
  • By Fumbuka Ng'wanakilala

Nyaronyo Kicheere umetoka wapi na Lowasa?

NIMESOMA makala mbili mfululizo za Nyaronyo Mwita Kicheere, zinazomjadili Edward Ngoyai Lowasssa, waziri mkuu aliyejiuzulu kwa kashfa ya mkataba tata wa kufua umeme wa Richmond.

Makala hizi zimeandikwa kwa dhana moja tu – kumsafisha Lowassa. Basi!

Lakini hebu tujiulize maswali yafuatayo: Kwa nini Kicheere ameamua kumsafisha Lowassa? Nani amemtuma? Amefanikiwa kumuondoa Lowassa katika lindi la tuhuma za ufisadi? Je, kipi kifanyike katika kipindi hiki kwa waandishi wa habari na makala wenye uwezo mkubwa aina ya Kichere?

Kwa hisia zangu, ambazo naamini ni za kweli, kuna mtu au kikundi cha watu wameona uwezo mkubwa wa Kicheere katika kuandika, wakamuomba au wakamshawishi afanye kazi hii kubwa ya kumsafisha Lowassa.

Lakini badala ya Kicheere kumsafisha Lowassa, amemwingiza kwenye tope. Makala zake zote hazikujadili kwa mapana, utajiri wa Lowassa na jinsi alivyoupata.

Kicheere anasema Lowassa amepata utajiri wake kwa sababu alifanya kazi ya udalali wa viwanja Jijini Arusha. Anadai kuwa Lowassa alipata utajiri wake baada ya kuuza shamba katika eneo la Njiro. Ni vema akamtafua Lowassa ili amueleza jinsi alivyojipatia utajiri wake – kama ni kweli ni tajiri mkubwa hapa nchini – kuliko kutaka kupotosha ukweli.

Miaka ile ya utawala wa Rais Ali Hassan Mwinyi ambayo ndiyo inayotajwa na Nyaronyo kuwa Lowassa alikuwa dalali wa viwanja, ardhi ilikuwa bado inatawaliwa na sheria ya Ardhi Sura Na. 113 ya 1923 (The Land Ordinance Cap.113).

Kama eneo la Njiro lilikuwa shamba, ilibidi litumike kama shamba. Si vinginevyo. Kama halmashauri ya manispaa ya wilaya iliona eneo linahitajika kwa matumizi mengine, kama makazi, viwanda au huduma zingine za umma, serikali ingelitangaza hivyo kupitia vikao vya halmashauri husika.

Kama hakuna pingamizi baada ya siku 90, serikali inatwaa eneo hilo kwa kutumia Sheria Na. 47 ya mwaka 1967 iitwayo sheria ya kutwaa ardhi – The Land Aquization Act Na. 47of 1967.

Baada ya mmiliki wa awali kulipwa fidia kamili, halali na kwa wakati, ndipo serikali inaingia kwenye eneo husika na kulipima kulingana na michoro ya mipango miji na viwanja vinavyopatikana.

Kwa wakati huo, ilikuwaje Lowassa apimiwe eneo la shamba lake lote, halafu yeye ndiye auze viwanja vilivyotokana na eneo la shamba? Alitumia sheria ipi, kanuni zipi na taratibu zipi? Gharama za kupima viwanja vyake alilipia wapi? Alitumia kiasi gani?

Majibu ya maswali haya ni muhimu ili kuzuia ghiliba zinazoandaliwa na baadhi ya watu waliojipa kazi ya kumsafisha Lowassa.

Nijuavyo mimi, Lowasa aliwahi kufanya kazi sehemu mbalimbali nchini. Alianzia huko Tanu Youth League, baadaye Arusha International Conference Center (AICC), na baadaye akawa waziri katika ofisi ya waziri mkuu anayeshughulikia majanga na maafa.

Katika kipindi hicho, ndipo serikali ilipoamua kuagiza magari ya kifahari aina ya Pajero na Land Cruser (mashangingu) kutoka Japan, badala ya magari ya kawaida yaliyokuwa yamezoeleka ya LAND LOVER 109 na baadaye Tid 110 yaliyotengenezwa nchini Uingereza.

Land Rover yalikuwa ya bei ndogo kabisa lakini magari imara sana hasa kwa barabara zilizopo nchini. Baadaye akafanywa kuwa waziri wa ardhi, nyumba na maendeleo ya mijini.

Alipokuwa Waziri wa Ardhi alifanya kazi kubwa lakini alijulikana kama mzee wa 50%. Inahisiwa huko ndiko Lowasa alipoibuka na utajiri. Ni vema ndugu yetu Nyaronyo Kicheere akaangalia sehemu hizo.

Yukimkini Kicheere na wenzake wanaotaka kumsafisha Lowassa wameshindwa. Wameendelea kumtumbukiza kwenye matope.

Hii ni kwa sababu, mbali na madai ya utajiri usioweza kuelezeka jinsi ulivyopatikana, Lowassa hawezi kujisafisha mbele ya jamii, juu ya matumizi mabaya ya madaraka na hasa kuhusu alivyoingiza kampuni ya Richmond nchini.

Maelekezo yote kuhusiana na utoaji mkataba kwa Richmond yalikuwa yakifanyika chini ya Lowassa. Hii ni kwa mujibu wa waziri wa nishati wakati huo, Dk. Ibrahim Msabaha.

Ilibainika katika kikao baina ya Kamati ya Bunge ya Hesabu za serikali na makatibu wakuu wa Fedha na Nishati, kwamba TANESCO ililazimishwa na serikali kuingia mkataba na kampuni hiyo.

Kwa maelekezo ya Lowassa, serikali ilitupilia mbali sheria zote za manunuzi na mikataba ili “kulazimisha na kulinda Richmond kupewa zabuni.”

Kamati teule ya bunge, katika uchunguzi wake wa kashfa hii, pamoja na kutaja wahusika wote na kutaka wawajibishwe, ilimwacha waziri mkuu “kuchukua uamuzi” anaoona unafaa. Lowassa alijiuzulu.

Taarifa zinaonyesha serikali iliingia mchakato wa kupata mzabuni, hata baada ya TANESCO kuona kuwa hakukuwepo mshindi kwa mujibu wa zabuni.

Kinyume cha maoni ya TANESCO, wizara ya nishati, baada ya kupitia maombi ya zabuni, iliamuru bodi kukubali kuwa Richmond ndiye mshindi, na 19 Juni 2006 wizara ikaagiza TANESCO kusaini mkataba na Richmond.

Katika uchunguzi wa bunge, ilibainika kuwa Richmond haikuwa na fedha, uwezo wa kiufundi, vitendea kazi wala uzoefu katika miradi kama hii.

Kwa mujibu wa Ibara ya 68 ya sheria ya manunuzi ya mwaka 2004, jukumu la kuamua mshindi wa zabuni ni la bodi ya zabuni ya shirika (TANESCO).

Mkataba wa Richmond ulirithiwa na kampuni ya Dowans Holdings SA ya Costa Rica na Dowans Tanzania Limited (DTL), ambayo nayo ikauza mkataba wake kwa Symbion Power, inayoendelea kuangamiza uchumi wa taifa.

Kwa msingi huo, Nyaronyo hajafanikiwa kutushawishi kumuamini Lowassa kuwa ni mtu safi. Mwadilifu na mchapa kazi.

Tanzania shilling drops to record; Kenya's fall 6th week

Tanzania’s shilling dropped to a record low to lead declines among currencies in East Africa’s biggest economies this week as investors sought dollars amid a rally in the foreign currency.

The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index, which tracks the greenback against 10 major peers, extended its first weekly gain since the period ending April 10. A report on May 19 showed U.S. housing starts jumped to a seven-year high, while data on Friday showed that consumer prices rose the most in two years, boosting speculation the Federal Reserve may be able to increase interest rates soon. Shillings in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania joined 16 African currencies slumping against the dollar.

“There has been a lot of demand for dollars locally,” Martin Runo, assistant manager of foreign exchange at Nairobi-based Chase Bank (Kenya) Ltd., said by phone Friday. “Globally the dollar strengthened against the euro because of positive data in the U.S.”

Tanzanian gold exports are down, Kenya tea production declined even as prices rose, and estimates for Uganda’s coffee crop were lowered, showing key sources of foreign exchange are drying up. The lack of inflows from abroad comes as companies seek dollars to pay for imports and infrastructure being built in a region where growth is forecast at 6.6 percent in 2015 and 6.8 percent in 2016, according to the International Monetary Fund.
No Flows

Tanzania’s currency fell 1.3 percent to 2,052 per dollar by 5:28 p.m. in Dar es Salaam, an all-time low on a closing basis. That extended its weekly depreciation to 1.9 percent. In Nairobi, Kenya’s shilling was unchanged at 96.80 for a five-day decline of 0.9 percent and its sixth weekly decrease. Uganda’s shilling was unchanged for a fourth day for a drop of 0.1 percent since May 15.

“There have not been proper flows coming into the market during the first quarter of this year,” Alex Ngusaru, head of treasury at CRDB Bank Plc, said by phone from the Tanzanian commercial capital, Dar es Salaam. Inflows may pick up as agriculture exports increase and the tourism season starts in the current quarter, he said.

The Rwandan franc fell 0.2 percent to 690.50 per dollar, paring its weekly advance to less than 0.1 percent. Burundi’s currency is unchanged for the week at 1,597.68, after dropping the previous two weeks following violent protests amid President Pierre Nkurunziza’s bid to extend his rule to 15 years. Kenya has the biggest economy in the East African Community, followed by Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi.

Mandhari mwanana Kilimanjaro yawaburudisha watalii wa ndani

Baadhi ya watalii wa ndani wakiwa katika gari kuelekea kilele cha Shira katika hifadhi ya mlima Kilimanjaro.

Kundi la Pili la watalii wa ndani wakiwa katika eneo la uwanda wa Shira mara baada ya kufika kwa usafiri wa gari hadi katika eneo hilo.

Afisa Masoko wa Hifadhi ya taifa ya Mlima Kilimanjaro akizungumza na watalii wa ndani kabla ya kuendelea na safari ya kutembelea vivutio mbalimbali viyoko katika uwanda wa Shira yakiwemo mapango ya Shira Caves.

Safari ya kuelekea katika vivutio vya asili katika uwanda wa Shira ,hifadhi ya taifa ya Mlima Kilimanjaro.

Makamu mkuu wa Chuo Kikuu cha Ushirika na Biashara (MOCU), Faustine Bee akitizama mandhari katika uwanda wa Shira wakati akipanda mlima huo kuelekea katika mapango ya Shira.

Raia wa kigeni wakipata kumbukumbu katika maeneo mbalimbali ya hifadhi ya taifa ya Mlima Kilimanjaro.

Watalii wa ndani wakichukua taswira mbalimbali mara baada ya kufika kilele cha Shira ndani ya Hifadhi ya taifa ya Mlima Kilimanjaro. 

Makamu mkuu wa Chuo Kikuu cha Ushirika na Biashara (MOCU) Faustine Bee akichukuliwa taswira na kijaa wake baada ya kufika eneo la Shira hut.

Safari ya kuelekea kutizama mapango ikiendelea.

Watalii wa ndani wengine waliweka kumbukumbu.

Safari ikaendelea.

Baada ya kupanda vilima watalii wa ndani pia walipata nafasi ya kupumzika.

Watalii wa ndani wakiwa katika mapango ya Shira ambayo yalitumiwa na wapagazi wakati wa zoezi la kupandisha watalii wakati wa safafri ya kuelekea kilele cha Uhuru,

Makamu Mkuu wa Chuo Kikuu cha Ushirika na Biashara (MOCU) Prof,Faustine Bee akifurahia mara baada ya kuingia katika mapango ya Shira.

Makamu mkuu wa Chuo kikuu cha Ushirika Prof. Faustine Bee akizungumza jambo kuhusu miamba iliyoko katika mapango hayo.

Wafanyakazi wa Benki ya CRDB tawi la Mwanga wakiongozwa na meneja wao ,Innocent Silayo (wa pili toka kulia) wakishuka mara baada ya kutembelea vivutio katika uwanda wa Shira.

Mmoja wa watalii wa ndani Dkt Gaspaer Mpehongwa (kulia) akizungumza jambo na wageni wakati akiwaonesha moja ya picha inayoonesha namna ambavyo volcano ilivyo ripuka na kutengenza uwanda wa Shira.
  • Tumeshirkishwa taarifa hii na Dixon Busagaga 

Wakamatwa kwa kutishia viongozi kwenye mitandao ya kijamii

Wafanyakazi wa hospitali ya AMI waachwa njia panda

Mwalimu miongoni mwa waliokamatwa wakiuziana viungo vya albino

Jeshi la Polisi wilayani Kahama mkoani Shinyanga limefanikiwa kuwakamata watu 6 na tuhuma za kukutwa na viungo vya Albino wakiwa katika harakati za kuviuza viungo hivyo.

Akizungumza ofisini kwake, Mkuu wa kituo cha Polisi wilayani Kahama Leonard Nyandahu, amesema watu hao wamekamatwa jana majira ya saa 7 mchana katika nyumba ya kulala wageni ya Maji Hotel, iliyopo Phantom kata ya Nyasubi wilayani Kahama.

Nyandahu amewataja watu hao kuwa ni Bahati Kirungu(56) mwalimu wa shule ya msingi Katungulu kata ya Wendele,Mhoja John(24) mkulima mkazi wa Isagehe Nzega,Bilia Busanda(39) mkulima mkazi wa Mogwa Nzega.

Wengine ni Shija Makandi(60) mkulima mkazi wa Isagehe Nzega,Regina Kashinje(40) mkulima mkazi wa Isagehe Nzega,na Aboubakary Ally(25) ambaye ndiye aliyewahifadhi watu hao mkazi wa Isagehe Nzega.

Nyandahu amesema mnamo tarehe 19.5.2015 asubuhi mkuu wa upelelezi kituo cha Polisi Nzega alipata taarifa za mtu kuwa anauza viungo vya Albino na mtego wa kumkamata ulifanyika bila mafanikio badala yake akahamishia biashara hiyo wilayani Kahama.

Aidha Nyandahu amesema maafisa upelezi mkoa wa Tabora kwa kushirikiana na Afsa upelelezi kituo cha polisi Kahama walifuatilia nyendo za watu hao na ndipo mtego wa kuwakamata watu hao ulipowekwa na kuwanasa.

Hata hivyo Jeshi la Polisi wilayani Kahama mkoani Shinyanga linaendelea kuwashikilia watu hao kwa mahojiano zaidi ikiwa ni pamoja na kuubaini mtandao wao pamoja na hatua kali za kisheria ziweze kuchukuliwa dhidi yao.

Bungeni: Mbunge, Mama asema "nazungumza na Wabunge watoto Lema, Machali..."

Need for "Inclusive Quality Education for All" dominates World Education Forum

Opening of World Education Forum 2015, Seoul. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon centre, at the opening of the World Education Forum 2015, in Seoul. He is flanked by Hwang Woo-yea (left), Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education of the Republic of Korea; and Irina Bokova, Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). 19 May 2015. Seoul, Republic of Korea. (UN Photo/Evan Schneider).

Tanzania’s Minister for Education and Vocational Training (MoEVT), Honourable Dr. Jumanne Shukuru Kawambwa with a delegation of four most senior officials from Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar and a representative from the Civil Society are attending the Third World Education Forum (WEF) from 19-22 May 2015 in Incheon, Republic of Korea. The 2015 WEF is the third after the Jomtien WEF of 1990 and the Dakar WEF of 2000. The 2015 forum takes stock of achievements and challenges since the Dakar WEF and deliberates on the education agenda for the next fifteen years (2015-2030).

Tanzania was represented by a high profile delegation that consisted of two the Permanent Secretaries (from the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training and from the Prime Minister’s Office-Regional Administration and Local Governments), the Commissioner for Education from MoEVT as well as the Deputy Principal Secretary from MoEVT Zanzibar. The Civil Society is represented by HakiElimu which is a member organization of the Tanzania Education Network (TEN/MET).

UNESCO is taking the lead in coordinating WEF with the collaboration of UNDP, UNHCR, UNFPA, UNICEF, UN Women and the World Bank (WB). The opening ceremony was attended by a number of high profile key speakers including Ms. Irina Bokova the Director General of UNESCO, representatives from the Government of the Republic of Korea and Mr Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations Secretary General, to mention but a few.

The 2015 WEF seeks to take stock of achievements and shortfalls in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals since the year 2000. The forum will also agree on a joint position for the education goal and targets in the post millennium development period (post 2015 development agenda). The agreements from the forum will be adopted by UN Member States at a Summit in September 2015;

The forum will further agree on a framework to support the implementation of the future education goal which focuses on equitable and inclusive quality education and lifelong learning for all by 2030.

UNESCO Dar es Salaam office, in collaboration with UNICEF, the WB and DFID are pleased to support the successful participation of the United Republic of Tanzania to the 2015 World education Forum

Tangazo la NEC kwa wakazi wa Iringa, Ruvuma, Rukwa, Mtwara

Kagera: Wazuiwa kujiandikisha BVR kwa kutuhumiwa si raia

Tafurani yaibuka mkoani Kagera katika zoezi la uandikishaji wa daftari la kupiga kura huku baadhi ya wananchi wakishutumiwa kuwa sio raia wa Tanzania.

Taarifa ya CCM kuhusu wanachama 6 waliokuwa kifungoni

Katibu wa NEC Itikadi na Uenezi Nape Nnauye akizungumza na waandishi wa habari wa Sekretarieti kwenye Makao Makuu ya Chama Cha Mapinduzi mjini Dodoma leo tarehe 22 Mei 2015.

Kamati Kuu imepokea na kutafakari taarifa ya Kamati ya Usalama na Maadili ambayo ilipitia adhabu waliyopewa wanachama sita waliokiuka kanuni za Maadili na kupewa Onyo Kali, adhabu iliyodumu kwa kipindi kisichopungua miezi 12.

Wanachama hao sita ni;-
i. January Makamba
ii. Willium Ngeleja
iii. Steven Wasira
iv. Bernard Membe
v. Edward Lowassa
vi. Fredrick Sumaye

Kamati Kuu imepokea na kukubali pendekezo la Kamati ya Usalama na Maadili ya kumalizaka kwa kipindi cha adhabu kwa wanachama hawa. Kwahiyo adhabu hiyo kwa sasa imemalizika, na wanachama hao wameruhusiwa kuendelea na shughuli zao katika Chama.

Hata hivyo Kamati Kuu inawataka wanachama hawa na wale wengine wenye nia ya kugombea Urais kupitia CCM Kuzisoma , Kuziheshimu na Kuzizingatia Kanuni za Maadili za CCM na kanuni zingine zinazoongoza mchakato ndani ya Chama, ili wasikumbwe na adhabu itokanayo na kuzivunja kanuni hizo.

Wale wote wanaotaka kugombea, yaani waliokuwa kwenye adhabu na wengine watakaojiingiza kwenye kampeni mapema na hivyo kukiuka maadili na miiko ya Chama, taarifa za kukiuka kwao zitatumiwa wakati wa kuchuja majina ya wagombea utakapofika.

Taarifa hizo zitatumika katika kuwapima na kuamua iwapo wana sifa za kutosha na wanafaa au hawafai katika kupata uteuzi wa nafasi wanayoiomba.

Imetolewa na;-
Nape Moses Nnauye
Katibu wa Itikadi na Uenezi

US States that don't test for parallel parking

The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration eliminated parallel parking from the state's driving test Tuesday, to secure a license in the state.

Maryland joins neighbor Virginia (but not Washington, D.C.), in not assessing parallel-parking skills, as well as these states: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Maine, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota and Wyoming. 

Vyaelea? Vimeundwa: China wants to become soccer powerhouse

At an elementary school outside the Chinese capital, Beijing, first-graders practice controlling soccer balls under the instruction of American coach Tom Byer.

The Chinese government has hired him to help with an ambitious plan designed to build China into a soccer powerhouse.

The plan calls for a national soccer curriculum to be introduced in 20,000 schools nationwide in the next five years. Much of the impetus for the plan appears to come from China's highest-ranking soccer fan, Communist Party boss and President Xi Jinping.

Part of Byer's task is to make it clear to his employers that there are no shortcuts to soccer glory.

"You have to manage expectations, first of all," says Byer, who has advised soccer federations and governments around the world. "Grass-roots soccer development is a marathon. It's not a sprint."

Then, China must develop a national pool of soccer talent, one child at a time, and an environment that fosters their talents.

"There are only eight countries that have ever won a World Cup," Byer points out. "And they're the same repeaters every single time, and it comes down to one really important word: culture."

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Hili lafaa kuigwa katika kutafuta namna ya kuzuia usugu na madhara ya antibiotiki

Kwa jinsi ambavyo utumiaji holela wa dawa kwa mifugo umeshamiri, na kutokana na kuenea kwa kasi kwa usugu wa wadudu wa magojwa kwa baadhi ya madawa, hatua iliyochukuliwa na uongozi wa Serikali ya Marekani ni mojawapo ya njia za kuigwa katika kutafuta chanzo na namna ya kukabiliana na tatizo.

The US Food and Drug Administration (USDA) is moving to collect more information on antibiotics used in animals that become meat. It's an effort to stem antibiotic-resistant diseases.
The agency proposed a rule Tuesday that would require drug companies to collect sales information broken down by which animals are using the antibiotics. That would expand current law that now requires companies to report the overall volume they sell annually for use in food-producing animals.
Data showing what animal species are taking the drugs could help the FDA target its efforts to reduce the amount of antibiotics in meat, the agency said.
The move is part of an Obama administration effort to decrease unnecessary use of antibiotics. Repeated exposure can lead germs to become resistant to the drugs so that they lose effectiveness.

World's 4 biggest banks agree to pay $5 billion, plead guilty to rigging currency markets

Four of the world's biggest banks agreed Wednesday to pay more than $5 billion in penalties and plead guilty to rigging the currency markets - a rare instance in which federal prosecutors have wrung an admission of criminal wrongdoing from a major financial institution.

Traders at JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup's banking unit Citicorp, Barclays and the Royal Bank of Scotland were accused of working together to manipulate rates on the foreign exchange market, where hundreds of billions of dollars and euros change hands back and forth.

The penalties are a victory for the government and reflect a broader effort by the Justice Department, long criticized as reluctant to prosecute big banks, to tackle financial misconduct.

In the past 18 months, prosecutors have brought criminal cases against banks accused of tax evasion and sanctions violations, and have reached multibillion-dollar settlements with several others for their roles in the 2008 financial meltdown.

Binti wa Form I amnyonga hadi kumuua nduguye wa miaka 9

Mtoto wa miaka tisa wa darasa la tatu Edrina Mafwele ameuawa kwa kunyongwa nyumbani kwao eneo la 'Kola Hill' Mkoani Morogoro.

Akizungumzia tukio hilo, baba wa mtoto huyo, Barnabas Mafwele amesema awali marehemu huyo aliwahi kukabwa na mtu aliyeficha uso wake kwa mavazi maarufu ya Kininja, akiwa nyumbani kwao wiki kadhaa zilizopita, ambapo marehemu alihisi tukio hilo lilitendwa na mtoto wa ndugu yao waliyekuwa wakiishi naye.

Amesema kutokana na mazingira hayo, kabla ya tukio la kuuawa kwa mtoto wake nyumbani kwao, walikuwa wamebaki yeye na ndugu yake huyo anayeitwa Judith Jumile, mwenye umri wa miaka 15 anayesoma kidato cha kwanza katika shule ya sekondari Kola Hill, ambaye anashikiliwa na Polisi kwa tuhuma za kumnyonga hadi kufa marehemu Edrina Mafwele.

Akizungumza kwa masikitiko kuhusu tukio hilo, Mwalimu wa marehemu kutoka ya Shule ya Msingi Bernard Benderi, Twamba Benedict amesema marehemu alikuwa mtoto mwema na mcheshi, huku wanafunzi wa shule aliyokuwa akisoma mtuhumiwa wa mauaji hayo wakisema wamekuwa na wasiwasi na mwenendo wa mwanafunzi mwenzao kutokana na tabia zake za ugomvi wa mara kwa mara.

Kamanda wa Polisi mkoa wa Morogoro Leonard Paulo amethibitisha kutokea kwa tukio hilo na kueleza uchunguzi zaidi unaendelea.


ITV — Msichana Judith Chomile (15) amekiri kumnyonga hadi kufa mtoto mwenye umri wa miaka 9 ambaye ni mwanafunzi wa shule ya msingi Bernard Benderi aliyejulikana kwa jina la Edrini Mafuele baada ya kukorofishana wakiwa nyumbani kwao Kola Hill mjini Morogoro.

Kamanda wa polisi mkoa wa Morogoro Leonard Paulo amesema msichana huyo alimnyonga mtoto huyo siku ya Jumatano baada ya kutokea mabishano kati ya marehemu na mtuhumiwa.

Amesema marehemu alikuwa akimtuhumu dada yake kumuibia soksi za shule huku akimrushia maneno ya kejeli ndipo mtuhumiwa akachukua uamuzi wa kumsukuma marehemu.

Amefafanua kuwa baada ya marehemu kudondoka sakafuni mtuhumiwa alimbeba kumpeleka chumbani kisha kumnyonga kwa kutumia kamba ya gauni na kusababisha kifo chake.

Nao wakazi wa mji wa Morogoro wakizungumzia tukio hilo wametupia lawama baadhi ya wazazi kuwanyanyasa ndugu zao ambapo wamesema wazazi na walezi wanawajibu wa kuhakikisha wanawalea watoto kwa kuzingatia haki sawa ili kuepusha mauaji na unyanyasaji usiokuwa wa lazima.

Kifungu na.14 kinaamrisha vyombo binafsi kujiunga na TBC kwa taarifa ya habari?

Mwenyekiti wa Wamiliki wa Vyombo vya Habari Tanzania, MOAT, amesema Serikali inaweza kuingia katika mgogoro usio wa lazima na vyombo vya habari wakati huu nchi inapokaribia kufanya Uchaguzi Mkuu, iwapo miswada ya Huduma ya Vyombo vya Habari na wa Sheria ya Haki ya kupata Habari itapitishwa bila kufanyiwa marekebisho.

Kiongozi akamatwa na viungo vya binadamu; Mwingine na SMG, risasi 273

Jeshi la polisi Mkoani Simiyu linamshikilia Chigila Gilala mkazi wa kijiji cha Bukigi kata ya Malampaka wilayani Maswa (45) kwa kosa la kukutwa na viungo zinavyozaniwa kuwa vya binadamu likiwemo fuvu la kichwa.

Mtuhumiwa huyo ambaye pia ni Mwenyekiti wa CCM katika kijiji hicho na Mganga wa tiba asili alikamatwa nyumbani kwake, baada ya kuwepo kwa taarifa kuwa alikuwa amewahifadhi majambazi kwa ajili kugangwa (kuzindikwa).

Akitoa taarifa kwa waandishi wa kamanda wa jeshi la polisi Mkoani hapa Gemini Mushy alieleza kuwa tukio hilo la kukamatwa kwa mwenyekiti huyo lilitokea may 9 mwaka huu majira ya saa 11 jioni katika kijiji hicho.

Kamanda Mushy alisema kuwa askari wakiongozwa na mkuu wa upelelezi katika wilaya ya maswa walipata taarifa kutoka kwa raia wema kuwepo kwa majambazi nyumbani kwa mganga huyo, kuwa alikuwa amewahifadhi kwa ajili ya kuwazindika.

Alisema kuwa baada ya kupata taarifa hizo walifanya msako nyumbani kwa mwenyekiti huyo, ambapo alibainisha kuwa walianza kufanya upekuzi ndani na nje ya nyumba.
“wakati wakifanya upekuzi huo walikutana na mfuko wa sandaruzi ukiwa chini ya lundo la kuni nje ya nyumba ya mwenyekiti huyo... na katika mfuko huo kulipatikana fuvu la kichwa pamoja na mifupa ya mikono au miguu vinavyodhaniwa kuwa ni viungo vya binadamu” 
Alisema Mushy.

Kamanda alieleza kuwa jeshi hilo linaendelea kufanya uchunguzi kama kweli viungo hivyo ni vya binadamu na kama anahusika na uwepo wa viungo hivyo kutokana na kukutwa nje ya nyumba yake.

Wakati huo huo kamanda Mushy alibainisha kuwa jeshi hilo linamshikiria Gandula Mashimo mkazi wa kijiji cha Longalombogo kata ya Migato wilaya ya Itilima Mkoani hapa kwa kukutwa na Bunduki ya kivita SMG na risasi 273.

Alisema kuwa mtuhumiwa huyo alikamatwa juzi majira ya saa 3:30 usiku kijijini hapo, akiwa embeba siraha hiyo pamoja na risasi katika mfuko wa sandarusi.

Alisema kuwa mtuhumiwa alikamatwa baada ya wananchi kutoa taarifa kwa jeshi la polisi wilayani humo, ambapo alikamtwa akiwa njiani kuelekea kusikojulikana.

Mushy alieleza kuwa uchunguzi unaendelea ili kubaini washirika wake, ikiwemo na matumizi ya silaha hiyo, huku akitoa wito kwa wananchi mkoani hapa kutoa taarifa za watu wanaowahisi kuwa siyo wema katika maeneo yao.

Aidha alitoa onyo kwa ambaye anamiliki silaha bila kibali rasmi, kuwa ajisalimishe pamoja na silaha yake mara moja kabla ya msako mkali kuanza.

Taarifa via Simiyu News blog