Tanzania to host East African Community Heart Institute

Tanzania has been picked to host the proposed regional heart institute that will serve the entire East African Community (EAC) population.

The institute will also be elevated to the status of a centre of excellence for skills and tertiary education in medical and health sciences in the bloc.

This was announced on Monday at the start of the first regional meeting by the EAC on operationalisation of the multi-national regional centres of excellence in the sector.

Kenya will host the EAC regional kidney institute while Uganda will be the seat of a similar institution responsible for cancer diseases.

Another proposed body is the EAC regional nutritional sciences institute which will be located in Burundi, the meeting at the EAC headquarters was further informed.

Rwanda will be the headquarters of yet another allied institution that will be responsible for bio-medical engineering, e-Health and health rehabilitation sciences.

The five institutions, besides playing their role in medical treatment and research, will be designated centres of excellence.

'Centres of excellence will provide the region with an opportunity to better confront the unusual burden of disease being faced by its populations,' said EAC deputy secretary general (Productive and Social Sectors) Jesca Eriyo.

She made the remarks when opening the first EAC regional meeting on the Operationalisation of the Multi-National EAC Regional Centres of Excellence for Skills and Tertiary Education in Higher Medical and Health Sciences.

Communicable diseases, nutritional and maternal and child health complications will be among the focal activities of the new institutions, others being rising incidences of noncommunicable diseases.

'The centres will benefit from and contribute towards the on-going regional efforts to harmonise training, practice and licensing of health professionals as well as other aspects of the EAC Common Market Protocol, including the free movement of professionals and services,' Ms Eriyo pointed out.

She urged member countries to invest more money in specialized skills of their health workforce, noting; 'This would enable our member countries to effectively narrow the historical gaps in the health workforce and accurately address our future needs'.

The meeting at the EAC headquarters in Arusha was told of the existing gaps in human resources for health including inadequate numbers and quality of faculty, insufficient and low quality teaching, treatment and research infrastructure and equipment and the requisite facilities.

Speaking at the forum, Dr Caroline Jehu-Appiah, principal economist at the African Development Bank (AfDB), said the project was a testimony of the Bank's continuous cooperation with regional economic communities and the governments of Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania in many development sectors including Health, Education and Social Protection.

'The overall objective of the project is to address shortages in highly skilled professionals in biomedical specialties to enhance East Africa's competitiveness,' she said.

The AfDB official said the second objective of the project was to support the EAC provide overall project coordination, develop regional protocols, undertake labour market analysis and hold annual fora in the target countries.

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Wizara ya Elimu yapanga kuwa Dodoma kwa awamu kati ya Agosti 15 na Septemba 15

WIZARA ya Elimu, Sayansi na Teknolojia imesema imejipanga kuhakikisha inahamia Dodoma kabla au ifikapo Agosti 15 mwaka huu.

Kumekuwa na hekaheka kwa taasisi na wizara mbalimbali za umma kuhamia Dodoma ili kuunga mkono tamko la Rais John Magufuli ambaye Jumamosi ya wiki iliyopita aliuahidi Mkutano Mkuu Maalumu wa Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) kuwa Serikali yake itatekeleza ndoto ya siku nyingi ya Baba wa Taifa, Mwalimu Julius Nyerere ya kuhamia katika mji mkuu huo.

Jana Wizara ya Elimu, Sayansi na Teknolojia imekuwa ya tatu kutangaza kuhamia Dodoma baada ya ile ya Kilimo, Uvuvi na Mifugo na Wizara ya Nchi Ofisi ya Waziri Mkuu, Sera, Bunge, Kazi, Vijana, Ajira na Wenye Ulemavu.

Wizara hizo zinaitikia wito wa Waziri Mkuu, Kassim Majaliwa ambaye alitangaza kuhamia Dodoma ifikapo Septemba mwaka huu huku akiwataka mawaziri kumfuata.

Tangazo lililotolewa na Wizara ya Elimu, Sayansi na Teknolojia kwa watumishi wake limeeleza kuwa Wizara hiyo itahama kwa awamu mbili.

Awamu ya kwanza ambayo itatakiwa iwe imehamia Dodoma ifikapo Agosti 15 mwaka huu, itahusisha idara na vitengo vipatavyo tisa.

Kwa mujibu wa tangazo hilo vitengo au idara zitakazohusika ni pamoja na Idara ya Utawala na Rasilimali watu, Idara ya sera na mipango.

Nyingine ni Idara ya Elimu ya Juu, Idara ya Elimu ya Ufundi na Mafunzo ya Ufundi Stadi. Kwa upande wa vitengo vitakavyohusika ni pamoja na Kitengo cha Ununuzi na Ugavi, Kitengo cha Ukaguzi wa Ndani, Kitengo cha Sheria, Kitengo cha Habari na Kitengo cha Tehama (ICT).

Tangazo hilo pia limebainisha kuwa awamu ya pili ya kuhamia Dodoma itakuwa ni ifikapo Septemba 15, mwaka huu na itahusisha idara na vitengo vitatu.

“Ofisi ya kamishna wa elimu, Kitengo cha fedha na uhasibu, Kitengo cha uratibu wa elimu kikanda na kimataifa,” linasomeka tangazo hilo.

Treni ya PUGU - Stesheni kuanza kazi Agosti hii

KAMPUNI ya Reli nchini (TRL) imeanzisha huduma nyingine ya usafiri wa treni kwa Jiji la Dar es Salaam, ambako sasa kutakuwa na treni ya pili itakayotoka kituo kikuu cha reli kwenda Pugu.

Akizungumza jana jijini Dar es Salaam Mkurugenzi Mtendaji wa TRL, Masanja Kadogosa, alisema huduma hiyo itaanza kutolewa Agosti mosi mwaka huu.

Kutokana na hatua hiyo, Mkurugenzi huyo alisema anatangaza kubadilishwa muda wa kuondoka treni ya abiria kutoka Dar es Salaam kwenda bara kuanzia Agosti 2 ambapo treni itaondoka saa 9 alasiri badala ya saa 11 kama ilivyozoeleka.
“Kutokana na mabadiliko hayo abiria wanatakiwa kufika kituoni mapema saa 7 mchana na mabadiliko hayo yanahusu treni za abiria ya kawaida zinazoondoka siku za Jumanne na Ijumaa, lakini huduma za treni ya Delux itaondoka muda wake wa kawaida kila Jumapili kwenda Kigoma saa 2 asubuhi,” alisema.
Kuhusu huduma ya pili ya treni kwenda Pugu alisema itakuwa na vituo 10 ambavyo ni Pugu Stesheni, Mwisho wa lami, Gongo la Mbato, FFU Mombasa, Banana na Karakata, vingine ni pamoja na Vingunguti Mbuzi, SS Bakhressa, Kamata na kituo kikuu cha reli Dar es Salaam.
“Huduma hiyo itakuwa kwa awamu mbili asubuhi na alasiri ambapo treni ya kwanza itaondoka kituo cha Pugu saa 12 kamili asubuhi na kuwasili kituo cha Dar es Salaam saa 12 na dakika 55 asubuhi na kufanya safari zake tatu zitakazomalizika saa 11 na dakika 20 jioni na safari ya mwisho ya kuja Dar itakuwa saa tatu na dakika 45 usiku,” alisema.

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Youth flees homes as "Mgambo" militia trainings takes off by force

Below 40 years old residents of Bugandika ward in Misenyi district are fleeing their homes into hidings after some are being dragged by force to join militia trainings taking place at Bugandika 2 primary school grounds. The incident took place last Wednesday whereby militia trainees in accompany of their trainers who are TPDF officers invades homes and forcing them to join a training camp.

Mrs Josephina Burchard told the reporter that the village’s youths are facing brutality from the militias and that social and economic activities are not taking place for youth have opted to flee their home. 
“I am finalizing wedding ceremony plan for one of my sons but I am almost stumbled for my eldest son is not here with me to help, he has gone to the hiding in Bukoba town” 
she said. Adding that the situation in her village is tense.
“I was beaten, tied up and dragged by force to the training camp where TPDF officers made sure to kick me vigorously, eventually I was released, ordered to come back next day which I never did.” 
Said Emanuel Alexander a petty trader in Igurugati Village of Bugandika ward.

Another victim for this brutality that the citizen talked to was Mr Nuru Abdul, a motorcyclist who explained on how he decided to fight to the last bullet to save his life. At first, they sent four militia trainees to Mr. Nuru’s house at around 8:30 Pm, he used traditional weapons to defend his fate.
“Then came 6 militia trainees together with two TPDF officers in uniform, I was threatened, arrested, caned five strokes and dragged to their training camp where soldiers there wanted to hit me more, I warned them not to do it because none of them was sure if I was healthy for the trainings for no one has spoken to my doctor.” 
Said Nuru adding that he was eventually freed with a condition that he must show up next day which he didn’t..
Bugandika Ward executive officer Mr Elizeus Kapia denied allegations that youth are brutally forced to join militia trainings except for those whom the ward authority identified and registered to join training and never showed up. 
“We are searching for those that are should attend, we made sure to register those we considered as capable and who are trustworthy. We are excluding illegal immigrants” Said Mr Kapia.
He further added that some trainees came from other wards of Missenyi district and asked to join trainings. “Some youths from outside Bugandika ward are incurring costs of paying bus fare daily to attend while the dwellers of this ward are absconding and complaining on them” insisted Mr Kapia.

On Allegations of youths who have fled their homes in fear of brutally and being dragged into training by force, Mr Kapia denied them saying that people in Bugandika ward are safely carrying on with their daily lives. “No any single resident of this ward fled a home or living in fear, I will later today visit the house which is said to be closed due to any fear.” He added.

Mr. Kapia said that militia trainings have in his ward took place from early may this year and will last for three months.

Ends.

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Mzee amtuza 10,000/= Rais Magufuli baada ya kuamuru kituo cha mabasi na soko kuanza kazi bila kibali cha SUMATRA


Rais Dkt. John Pombe Joseph Magufuli akimsikiliza Mkuu wa Wilaya ya Igunga Mhe John Mwaipopo akielezea changamoto za stendi ya mabasi ya abiria na soko jipya zinazoikabili wilaya hiyo wakati wa mkutano wake wa hadhara mjini Igunga leo Jumamosi Julai 30, 2016. 

Mkuu huyo wa wilaya ambaye ana mwezi mmoja toka aanze kazi alimweleza Rais kwamba kuanza kwa stendi ya basi kunasubiri kibali kutoka SUMATRA na kwamba soko jipya ambalo limeshamalizika kujengwa halitumiki kwa sababu ya mkanganyiko unaohusu badhi ya wafanyabishara kuhodhi sehemu kubwa ya soko jipya na kutolitumia huku wakiendelea kufanya bishara kwenye soko la zamani ambako nako pia wana sehemu za biashara.


Rais Dkt Magufuli akiendelea kumsikiliza Mkuu wa Wilaya ya Igunga Mhe John Mwaipopo wakati akielezea changamoto za stendi ya mabasi ya abiria na Soko jipya zinazoikabili wilaya hiyo wakati wa mkutano wake wa hadhara mjini Igunga leo Jumamosi Julai 30, 2016


Mkuu wa Wilaya ya Igunga Mhe John Mwaipopo akiandika maagizo ya Rais Dkt. Magufuli kuhusiana na Stendi ya Mbasi ya abiria na Soko ambapo ameamuru huduma hizo zifunguliwe Jumatatu bila kukosa. 

Rais ameitaka SUMATRA ihakikishe stendi hiyo inaanza kufanya kazi Jumatatu. Pia ameiagiza halmashauri ya wilaya hiyo kuhakikisha wafanyabishara waliohodhi sehemu za biashara bila kuyatumia katika soko jipya wanadhibitiwa mara moja.


Wananchi wa Igunga wanalipuka kwa furaha na mzee huyu anatoa noti ya shilingi 10,000/- akitaka kumtuza Rais Dkt Magufuli kwa kuweza kutatua changamoto za stendi ya mabasi ya abiria na soko jipya zinazoikabili wilaya ya Igunga wakati wa mkutano wake wa hadhara mjini Igunga leo Jumamosi Julai 30, 2016


Rais Dkt Magufuli na mkewe Mama Janeth Magufuli wakipokea zawadi ya mchele wa kiwango cha kwanza kutoka kwa uongozi wa wilaya ya Igunga wakati wa mkutano wake wa hadhara mjini Igunga leo Jumamosi Julai 30, 2016

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Maelekezo ya Kiongozi wa Chama ( KC ) kwa wanachama wote wa ACT Wazalendo ( KC/01/2016).


Tangu kukamilika kwa Uchaguzi Mkuu wa Mwaka 2015 Utawala mpya umekuwa ukifanya kila juhudi kuminya uwezo wa Vyama vya Siasa kufanya Kazi zake kwa kisingizio kuwa huu ni wakati wa kufanya Kazi na kwamba Siasa zisubiri mwaka 2020.

Chama chetu kilipinga kwa nguvu zote uzuiaji huu wa shughuli za kisiasa kwani ni kinyume cha Katiba ya Nchi na Sheria ya Vyama vya Siasa, sheria namba 5 ya mwaka 1992 kama ilivyofanyiwa marekebisho Mara kwa Mara.

Mnamo tarehe 5 Juni 2016 Chama chetu kilifanya Mkutano wa Hadhara Mbagala jijini Dar Es Salaam na kutangaza Operesheni Linda Demokrasia. Lengo la Operesheni hiyo ( Tamko la Mbagala 2016 ) ni kuhakikisha kuwa Tanzania inaendelea kuwa Nchi ya kidemokrasia na kuepuka mwelekeo wa Utawala wa Imla ambao ni utawala wa kidikteta. Chama chetu asili ya uundwaji wake ni kupinga tabia za kidikteta tulizokumbana nazo ndani ya Vyama tulivyokuwamo.

Hivyo ilibidi tuwe mstari wa mbele kupinga dalili zozote za kuielekeza Nchi kwenye Uimla. Vyama unaweza kuunda utakapo, Nchi huwezi kuiunda ndio maana ni LAZIMA Sisi Kama wanachama wa Chama cha Wazalendo kupinga kwa nguvu zote kuminywa kwa Demokrasia na kuilinda kwa nguvu zetu zote.

Kufuatia Tamko la Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano kwamba shughuli za kisiasa zimezuiwa kwa niaba yenu nilitaka Vyama vyote vya Siasa nchini na wadau wengine wa demokrasia kuungana kwa pamoja kukataa Tamko hili ambalo linavunja Katiba ya Nchi ambayo Rais ameapa kuilinda na kuitetea. Wito wetu unanukuliwa hapa chini;

“Tunatoa wito kwa Vyama vyote vya siasa nchini kuunganisha nguvu katika kuhakikisha tunapigana vita [ dhidi ya udikteta] pamoja. Huu ni wakati wa vyama vya siasa na wanasiasa kuacha tofauti zao na kupambana kulinda uhuru wa kufanya siasa wakati wowote kwa mujibu wa Sheria.”

Hata hivyo, hakuna Kiongozi wa Chama chochote kile ambaye aliona umuhimu wa kuunganisha nguvu na hivyo kujikuta kila Chama kinaendelea na operesheni zake.

Viongozi wetu akiwemo Katibu Mkuu na Naibu Katibu Mkuu walifanya juhudi zote kuwasiliana na watendaji wenzao wa Vyama vingine ili kufanya Kazi pamoja japo kwa uratibu lakini hatukupiga hatua yeyote ile.

Maelekezo Kwa Wanachama Wa Act­ wazalendo Juu Ya Kauli Ya Rais Magufuli Singida ­

Hivyo, Sisi sio sehemu ya operesheni yeyote ile iliyotangazwa na Chama kingine chochote kile isipokuwa Operesheni Linda Demokrasia ambayo sasa itaitwa Tamko la Mbagala la Juni 5, 2016.

Akiwa ziarani mkoani Singida, Rais amefafanua agizo lake la kuzuia mikutano ya kisiasa. Rais amesema kwamba hajazuia wabunge na madiwani kufanya mikutano ‘ KWENYE MAJIMBO YAO’. Kwanza Rais hana mamlaka ya kuruhusu au kuzuia Kazi za Wabunge na madiwani. Haya ni mamlaka ya KATIBA na sheria za Nchi. Hivyo ufafanuzi wake hauna maana yeyote ile.

Jambo la kushtusha ni agizo la Rais kwamba Wabunge hawana mamlaka ya kufanya mikutano nje ya majimbo yao. Hii ina maana hata Viongozi wa kisiasa ambao sio wabunge hawataruhusiwa kufanya mikutano ya kisiasa. Hii HAIKUBALIKI.

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Uchambuzi wa kitaalamu

Ni dhahiri Serikali ya Awamu ya Tano na sasa Chama tawala wameamua kubadili mwelekeo wa Nchi kisiasa ( kwa kubana uhuru wa kidemokrasia ) na kiuchumi ( kwa kuelekeza nguvu kwenye uchumi unaoelekezwa/endeshwa na dola ). Udhibiti wa Vyama vya Siasa ni moja ya hatua ya udhibiti wa jamii kwa ujumla wake.

Siku za usoni tutaona udhibiti wa waziwazi wa vyombo vya habari na kwa sasa tunaona namna Asasi za Kiraia ( CSOs) zilivyo kimya tofauti na miaka michache ya nyuma. Hizi zimejiweka kimya zenyewe na zitakazoinua sauti zitafuatiliwa na dola. Yote haya yanaturudisha nyuma katika katika kujenga Tanzania ya Kidemokrasia na yenye Maendeleo.

Utawala wowote ‘ regime ‘ hutaka kupata nguvu ya wananchi katika kujijengea uhalali. Serikali ya Awamu ya Tano imeamua kuichukua vita dhidi ya ufisadi kama njia ya kujijengea uhalali na kwa kweli wananchi wengi waliochukizwa na vitendo vya kifisadi wanaunga mkono juhudi hizo.

Katika ziara yake ya Singida, Rais amenza kutumia maneno kama ‘ mabeberu ‘ na ‘ Maadili ya Mwalimu Nyerere ‘ maneno ambayo hayajawahi kutamkwa na kinywa chake. Hii inaonyesha kuwa Rais anaanza kukua/kukuzwa kiitikadi na hii itampa uhalali zaidi mbele ya jamii.

Hata Uamuzi wake wa kutekeleza maamuzi ya kuhamia Dodoma, na iwapo atatekeleza, itamjengea zaidi uhalali. Rais atautumia uhalali huu kujikita katika utawala na kuminya zaidi Demokrasia.

Maelekezo ya Kiongozi wa Chama ( KC )
  1. Chama cha ACT Wazalendo kiliundwa kwa madhumuni ya kurejesha Nchi kwenye misingi. Kupitia Azimio la Tabora linalohuisha Azimio la Arusha tumeeleza misingi hiyo kwa kina. Naelekeza kwamba wanachama wote wa ACT Wazalendo wasome, kuelewa na kujadili Azimio la Tabora na kuchambua muktadha wake katika mazingira ya sasa ya Siasa za Nchi yetu.
  2. Kila Mwanachama wa ACT Wazalendo asione aibu kuunga mkono maamuzi yeyote ya Serikali au Chama kingine cha Siasa yanayoendana na Azimio la Tabora hususan vita dhidi ya ufisadi na kurejeshwa kwa Miiko ya Uongozi.
  3. Kila Mwanachama wa ACT Wazalendo akatae kwa namna anayoweza lakini kwa Amani mbinu zozote za kuminya Demokrasia nchini. Tamko la Mbagala la kulinda Demokrasia litumike kuongoza juhudi hizo. Chama chetu hakijatangaza maandamano na hivyo wanachama wetu wasiingie katika mambo hayo.
Hata hivyo kila mwanachama wa Chama chetu aandike barua kwa Rais Magufuli kwa namna anavyoona yeye kumtaka aache kuingiza Nchi kwenye utawala wa Imla. Chama chetu kina wanachama 431,120 wenye kadi. Ikulu ikipata barua 200,000 kutoka kila kona ya Nchi itafunguka macho.

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Nawataka wanachama wa Chama Cha ACT Wazalendo kukumbuka kuwa uasili wa Chama chetu ni kupinga kuburuzwa, ufisadi na Siasa za ujanja ujanja. Tujitahidi kwa nguvu zetu zote kutofanya yale ambayo Sisi tumeyakataa.

Viongozi wa kuchaguliwa kwenye vyombo vya uwakilishi Kama madiwani na wabunge wawe makini sana kutii Chama na misingi ya chama.

Tuwe mstari wa mbele kupinga ufisadi kwani rushwa ni adui wa Haki. Tuwe mstari wa mbele kutaka kurejeshwa kwa Miiko ya Uongozi. Sisi ndio Chama pekee chenye itikadi iliyo wazi. Tusiammie itikadi yetu popote tulipo na bila woga wala aibu.

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30/7/2016

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Uganda, Tanzania pipeline: DRC, Burundi wants inclusion

THE government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has shown willingness to use the Uganda-Tanzania Oil Pipeline set to be constructed in the country to transport crude oil from Kabale in Uganda to Tanga Port.

The Minister for Energy and Minerals, Prof Sospeter Muhongo, made the revelation in Dar es Salaam yesterday when opening a one-day meeting of ministerial Permanent Secretaries and Regional Commissioners from regions set to be involved in the course of the construction of the pipeline. Prof Muhongo said he was today expected to meet with the responsible minister from Congo to discuss how they would be involved in the project.

According to Mr Muhongo, Burundi is also expected to use the pipeline. He noted that the move by the government of DR Congo and Burundi to use the pipeline would be proper as the two countries would continue using the pipeline once Uganda Oil transport deal comes to an end.

He said the pipeline would also be used to transport oil from South Sudan. “The pipeline would be useful in the course of transporting oil from Lake Tanganyika if the search for oil in the lake is successful,” he said.

Meanwhile, the minister sounded a strong warning to residents against invading the lands that would be involved in the course of the construction of the pipeline. He said those who have invaded and others intending to do so should immediately pave the way as the government would not entertain anybody once construction starts.

“Those intending to invade should immediately stop as they would lose their money putting up houses and other infrastructure on land that would be used to construct the pipeline,” he said, tasking the RCs of the concerned regions to monitor the invaders.

He said research satellites would be used to establish those who would have invaded the construction lane land ahead of August, last year. “Those who will be found to have invaded the areas after August, last year - the start of the pipeline construction deal - will not be compensated,” he said.

He asked the RCs from the regions to be involved to provide the construction map of the pipeline in order to help abstain from unnecessary losses that they may incur in future. The pipeline to be constructed would pass through Kagera, Geita, Shinyanga, Dodoma, Manyara to Tanga.

He tasked the RCs to conduct awareness over the construction of the pipeline. In another development, Ugandans have started construction part of the project where they have provided 40 per cent shares of the project to five East African countries with each country holding eight per cent of the shares (150 million US-dollars).

Prof Muhongo said that plans were underway to involve private sectors to hold some shares (the eight per cent share for Tanzania) to supplement the government’s efforts in construction of the pipeline. Construction of the pipeline is scheduled to start in August, this year. It is expected to be completed before 2020.

This is how you get fined and/or land in jail in Tanzania if you disrespect the national flag


AS a way forward to restore national integrity, the Chief Government Printer, Mr Kassian Chibogoyo, has directed the Police Force to arrest anyone who will disrespect national emblems.

Government institutions that use worn-out or dirty national flags together with those who will be walking while the national flag is being raised or lowered shall face fines or an imprisonment term of not less than two years.
"National flags must be respected. We carried out a number of public education programmes on the importance of respecting the national flag. I now direct the Police Force to arrest all those who will be walking when the national flag is raised or lowered because it is against the National Emblems Act of 1971.
It is clearly stated that anyone who disrespects national emblems, including the national flag, will be fined, imprisoned for not less than two years or both punishments will be imposed," stated Mr Chibogoyo during a surprise visit to some of the government institutions with dirty or worn out national flags.
He said the operation is continuous. He directed government officials with improper national flags to change them immediately.

He, however, reminded on the timely raising and lowering of the national flag. Normally, the flag is raised at 6:00 am and lowered at 6:00 pm. Mr Chibogoyo also directed that the flags be bought at licensed institutions to avoid widespread mistakes by some private printers on getting the right colours when producing the national flags.
"For instance, most printers don't get it right on the blue colour on the flag. Instead they make it dark blue, which is legally wrong," he said. 
He noted that the Constitution states that it is only the president who has powers to modify the flag.
  • By Iddy Mwema, The Daily News

Africa after Apartheid: South Africa, race, and nation in Tanzania

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Afr Aff (Lond) (2016)doi: 10.1093/afraf/adw042First published online: July 29, 2016
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CDA yatimua wapangaji ili ikarabati nyumba


Wakazi zaidi ya 100 leo wameondolewa kwa nguvu katika nyumba zinazomilikiwa na Mamlaka ya Ustawishaji Makao Makuu Dodoma (CDA) baada ya kukaidi agizo la kuhama kwa hiari ili kupisha ukarabati.

Wamiliki hao waliondolewa na kampuni ya udalali ya Mvina, zoezi liloanza asubuhi leo chini ya usimamizi wa polisi waliokuwa na mabomu ya machozi na bunduki.

Awali wapangaji hao walipewa notisi ya kuhama kwa hiari ya siku 90 lakini baadaye wakaongezewa wiki moja iliyoisha leo.

Taarifa zinasema kuwa wapangaji ambao hawakuwepo wakati zoezi likiendelea, nyumba zao zilivunjwa milango na vifaa vyao kutolewa nje.

Baadhi ya wapangaji hao ambao hulipa kodi ya kati ya Sh 18,000 hadi 22,000 kwa mwezi kwa nyumba ya nyumba vitatu wanadaiwa madeni ya zaidi ya Sh 7 milioni.

Kwa mujibu wa CDA baada ya kukarabati huo wapangaji watakaokubali kuendelea kukaa katika nyumba hizo wataingia mkataba upya wa kupanga.






Jeshi la Polisi lamwita Mbowe


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Taarifa ya Rais Magufuli ya kumtengua uongozini Mkurugenzi aliyeteuliwa majuzi


Agizo la Spika wa Bunge: Vikao vyote vya Kamati za Kudumu vifanyike Dodoma


Crawford: Tanzania and Uganda stand up against unfair EU - E. Africa Economic Partnership Agreement

By Rosa Crawfordstrongerunions.org

There was hopeful news for trade unions in East Africa last week as Tanzania and Uganda refused to sign the Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and East African Community countries — Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda —partly due to concerns about the negative impact of the agreement on democracy and development.

Unions across Africa have raised concerns through ITUC Africa that Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) – free trade agreements the EU is negotiating with regional blocs of mainly developing countries. This is due to the fact EPAs require countries to remove tariffs from all but a few products, depriving them of a key source of income and undermining their ability to protect their industries that are not able to compete with European goods. EPAs also do not have adequate provisions to protect workers rights or social welfare which contravenes the goals of the Lisbon Treaty and Cotonou Agreement to use the EU’s external relations to promote social, labour and environmental rights.

These concerned were partly reflected in recent comments from the Tanzanian government. Although they referred to the uncertainty around the Brexit as one of their reasons for not wanting to sign the EPA now, the government statement made clear that its opposition to the EPA was primarily motivated by longstanding concerns with the negative impact the deal would have on East African countries’ development and economies. It stated they could not sign the EPA due to a need: ‘to protect the economic interests of our countries by empowering the manufacturing industries.’

Meanwhile the former President of Tanzania Benjamin W. Mkapa this week wrote the ‘high level of liberalisation’ required by the East Africa EPA, which would reduce tariffs on 90% of all industrial goods ‘is likely to put our existing local industries in jeopardy and discourage the development of new industries’.

Mkapa also stated the EPA would also negatively affect the regional markets of East Africa as East African goods will not be able to compete with EU imports.

Not only are the terms of the EPA unfair but so is the way the EU is conducting negotiations.

The European Commission has declared (through a ‘delegated act’) that if East African countries do not ratify the EPA by October they will lose the tariff-free access to EU markets they currently have due to the fact that the countries in the East African bloc – with the exception of Kenya – are classified as developing countries.

It is plainly unjust for the EU to deprive countries in East Africa, already struggling with high rates of poverty, one of their major sources of revenue by imposing prohibitively high tariffs on their exports to the EU, unless they sign an EPA which looks like it will do serious harm to their economies, workers’ rights and governments’ ability to provide quality public services to its citizens.

Last week President of Uganda Yoweri Museveni announced that he could not support the EPA as East African governments had not been adequately consulted over the deal. Trade unions have also largely been excluded from negotiations, as the ITUC Africa statement makes clear.

The TUC and ITUC will be calling for the European Commission to drop this proposal and allow East African countries the freedom to decide through a democratic process whether they accept the EPA rather than forcing it on them.

The TUC has also written to MEPs to urge them to vote against the EU-SADC EPA being negotiated with Southern African countries including South Africa, Swaziland and Botswana which contains very similar threats to the East Africa EPA. MEPs such as the UK’s Judith Kirton Darling have opposed to the SADC EPA. This agreement could be stopped if more MEPs can be persuaded to vote against the agreement when it comes before the European Parliament in September.

As opposition mounts to EPAs the EU must change its approach to trade so that the aspirations of its ‘Trade for All’ strategy to strengthen human rights and sustainable development through trade become a reality.

Safari ya kuelekea Dodoma: Jambo 1 muhimu na 8 ya kuzingatia


Kuna mambo ambayo ni lazima yaangaliwe katika uamuzi wa kuhamia Dodoma.
  • Kuna masuala ya kuangalia kama idadi ya watumishi watakaohama na hawa wana familia ngapi, ikiwamo watoto wa shule. Lazima athari za kuhamisha watu wa namna hii hazina budi zitathminiwe na kupatiwa mwelekeo endelevu. Lazima kuangalia gharama za kuhama ghafla ni Sh ngapi na watakaolengwa ni watumishi wapi, yaani kada ipi na fedha zimetengwa kwenye kasma ipi!
Aidha, hatua ziangaliwe za kuzuia bei ya viwanja kupanda bei ovyo kwa sababu idadi ya watu watakaotafuta viwanja itaongezeka kwani tayari kuna taarifa kuwa mamia ya wananchi wameanza kupeleka maombi yao ya kupata viwanja katika ofisi za Mamlaka ya Ustawishaji Makao Makuu Dodoma (CDA). Hali hiyo imetokea baada ya Rais Dk. John Magufuli kutangaza nia ya Serikali kuhamia mjini Dodoma kwa kuwa ndiko yaliko makao makuu ya nchi.
  1. Kwamba kuna idadi kubwa ya watu wanaofika katika ofisi za Idara ya Ardhi katika mamlaka hiyo, na kwamba Jeshi la Polisi tayari linalazimika kuimarisha ulinzi ili kukabiliana na hali hiyo.
  2. Kwamba kuna watu waliokuwa hawalipii viwanja vyao siku za nyuma, lakini sasa wanahangaika kulipia viwanja hivyo. Kwa bahati CDA inasema ardhi mjini Dodoma itauzwa kwa bei ya kawaida ili watu wengi waweze kumiliki viwanja.
  3. Kwamba ‘square’ mita moja ya kiwanja cha makazi Sh 5,500 hadi Sh 10,000 katika maeneo ambayo kitaalamu tunayaita ‘medium density’. Viwanja kwa uwekezaji mkubwa ‘square’ mita moja itauzwa kwa Sh 13,300 na maeneo hayo kitaalamu tunayaita ‘low density’. Tunawahimiza watu wasinunue viwanja kienyeji ili wawakwepe wapigaji wa dili watakaowaumiza.
  4. Kwamba pamoja na uwepo wa mahitaji makubwa, ardhi ipo ya kutosha, yaani hata kama watakuja wananchi wote wa Dar es Salaam watapata ardhi ya kutosha; hata baada ya miaka 30 ardhi itatosha kwa sababu hata Mwalimu Nyerere alipoamua Dodoma iwe makao makuu, alijua kuna ardhi ya kutosha kwa idadi yoyote ya watu.
  5. Kwamba mpangilio wa mji utaanzia katika Kijiji cha Mtumba hadi eneo la Ikulu ndogo ya Chamwino ambako kutakuwa na ofisi za wizara na mabalozi. Mji wa kibiashara utakuwa ni eneo lote la mji wa Dodoma kwa sababu hii iko katika ‘master plan’ ya mwaka 2010-2030 ya kuhakikisha makao makuu ya nchi yanakuwa vizuri kuanzia kwenye barabara za kuingia na kutoka ili kusiwe na msongamano wa aina yoyote.
  6. Kwamba CDA imetenga maeneo maalumu kwa kujenga mahoteli makubwa na nyumba mbalimbali za kupanga. Zaidi ya ekari 1,500 kwa uwekezaji mkubwa zimetengwa na miundombinu iliishafika mapema kwani kuna maji, umeme pamoja na barabara za lami.
  7. Waziri wa Nishati na Madini, Profesa Sospeter Muhongo, tayari amesema kuwa TANESCO itazalisha umeme wa megawati 60 ili kuondoa tatizo la kukatika kwa umeme katika Mkoa wa Dodoma.
  8. Aidha, maeneo yote yatakayopimwa yatapata maji safi na salama; na Wakala wa Barabara Tanzania (TanRoads) amejipanga kukabiliana na ongezeko la magari.
Tunasema kuhamia Dodoma iwe chagizo cha maendeleo badala ya kuleta mambo hasi kwa Watanzania, wakiwamo wafanyakazi.

Job: Regional Advocacy Manager (E. Africa)

Organization: WaterAid
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 15 Aug 2016

It’s hard to believe that today over 650 million people still don’t have clean, safe water and over 2.3 billion live without a toilet. The resulting diseases kill one child every minute.

WaterAid is looking for a Regional Advocacy Manager (East Africa region) to play a vital role in our mission to transform lives with safe water, sanitation and hygiene in the world’s poorest communities.

WaterAid works with people in the world’s poorest countries to provide access to safe water, sanitation and improved hygiene. As we want our work to be sustainable we work through partner organisations in Africa, Asia and the Pacific region including governments, NGOs, academic and technical institutions and the private sector.

In line with WaterAid’s ambitious Global Strategy, WaterAid East Africa is a key regional and continental part of WaterAid Global. By 2030 we want everyone everywhere to have clean water, sanitation and hygiene. We need you to help us make it happen. If you bring your expertise, passion and professionalism, you will not only gain personally, but will also contribute to wider poverty reduction and human development.

For further information, please visit our WaterAid website:
http://www.wateraid.org/audience/jobs-and-volunteering/global/regional-advocacy-manager-08-08-2016

How to apply:
We have exclusively retained Mission Talent to manage this recruitment process on our behalf. Applications must be addressed to Mission Talent via their website:
www.missiontalent.com/en/positions/WA-RAM-EA

To apply for this role, kindly attach your CV (in English) and a motivation letter (of 350 words or less) which summarizes how your profile aligns with the key requirements, skills and abilities of the role applied for. Kindly send these as word files only. After submitting your application you will receive an automatic confirmation. If you do not receive this (kindly check your spam folder as well), please contact Mission Talent via [email protected] or via phone: +49 30 76 77 52 75.

Thank you in advance for your interest in this position.

Please note that only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted by Mission Talent for follow-up.

Job: Regional Technical Adviser (E. Africa region)

Organization: WaterAid
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 15 Aug 2016

It’s hard to believe that today over 650 million people still don’t have clean, safe water and over 2.3 billion live without a toilet. The resulting diseases kill one child every minute.

WaterAid is looking for a Regional Technical Adviser (East Africa region) to play a vital role in our mission to transform lives with safe water, sanitation and hygiene in the world’s poorest communities.

WaterAid works with people in the world’s poorest countries to provide access to safe water, sanitation and improved hygiene. As we want our work to be sustainable we work through partner organisations in Africa, Asia and the Pacific region including governments, NGOs, academic and technical institutions and the private sector.

In line with WaterAid’s ambitious Global Strategy, WaterAid East Africa is a key regional and continental part of WaterAid Global. By 2030 we want everyone everywhere to have clean water, sanitation and hygiene. We need you to help us make it happen. If you bring your expertise, passion and professionalism, you will not only gain personally, but will also contribute to wider poverty reduction and human development.

For further information about the role, please visit our WaterAid website:
http://www.wateraid.org/audience/jobs-and-volunteering/global/regional-technical-advisor-08-08-2016

How to apply:

We have exclusively retained Mission Talent to manage this recruitment process on our behalf. Applications must be addressed to Mission Talent via their website: www.missiontalent.com/en/positions/WA-RTA-EA

To apply for this role, kindly attach your CV (in English) and a motivation letter (of 350 words or less) which summarizes how your profile aligns with the key requirements, skills and abilities of the role applied for. Kindly send these as word files only. After submitting your application you will receive an automatic confirmation. If you do not receive this (kindly check your spam folder as well), please contact Mission Talent via [email protected] or via phone: +49 30 76 77 52 75.

Thank you in advance for your interest in this position.

Please note that only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted by Mission Talent for follow-up.

Job: Child protection/Child rights governance Senior Programe Manager - Tanzania

Organization: Save the Children
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 08 Aug 2016

Job: Child Protection Programme Manager - Tanzania

Organization: Save the Children
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 08 Aug 2016

Child Protection Programme Manager

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Save the Children has been working in Tanzania for more than 30 years. We're working with government, local organizations and other international agencies to reduce child malnutrition, improve new-born and maternal health, and strengthen child protection systems for vulnerable children, promote children's participation and contribution to policy and resource allocation for services which concern them, support the national HIV/TB strategy through the Global Fund program, and respond to emergencies.

Role Purpose:

The Programme Manager is accountable for providing management and oversight of the implementation of the SIDA CP programme in Zanzibar and to represent and advocate for Save the Children's work and organizational priorities in Child Protection with a wide range of external parties including government representatives, communities, donors, UN and other humanitarian agencies operating in the area. Provide leadership and guidance to the programme team

Contract Duration: 1 Year

Location: Zanzibar

Qualifications and Experience
  • Degree or Master's Degree level in Social Sciences.
  • 3 - 5 years of relevant area work experience or equivalent.
  • Senior expertise in the thematic area of Child Protection will be considered a strong asset as well as practical knowledge of child participation methodologies.
  • Experience in building relationships, fostering interagency coordination and experience of representing an organisation to external parties.
  • Strong demonstrable skills and experience in programme management, monitoring, evaluation, learning and accountability.
  • Substantial budget holding responsibilities - experience of managing an annual budget.
  • Problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Proven leadership skills - previous experience of line managing staff.
  • High level report writing skills in English.
Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role. This role closes on 8th August 2016.

To see a full a job description, please visit our website at www.savethechildren.net/jobs

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.

Disclaimer:

Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

How to apply:

Application Email: Please apply with a covering letter and up-to-date CV to: '[email protected]'

Job: Project Coordinator (2 year fixed term contract), Tanzania

Organization: Sightsavers
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 21 Aug 2016

Sightsavers, an international development organization that promotes the prevention and cure of avoidable blindness, and promotes equality and opportunity for disabled people, seeks to recruit a mature, experienced, self-driven, dynamic and result oriented Project Coordinator who is keen to develop a career in a dynamic organisation and challenging environment.

Reporting to the NTD Programme Manager, the incumbent will be responsible for Trachoma SAFE project in Pwani region, for planning, organising, implementation, coordination, reporting and overall management of the project, ensuring consistency with Sightsavers strategy & quality standards, commitments and goals. The coordinator will also be responsible for partnership relations in Pwani region.

The ideal candidate will be a Tanzanian national who holds a degree in a relevant field (Social Sciences, Development Studies, Public Health and Economics). He/she must have extensive project management experience in donor supported project (especially multilateral donors e.g. DFID, USAID), ideally in an NGO environment with responsibility of large budgets or a demonstrated record of accomplishment in coordinating and managing large and complex projects is required as experience in advocacy, monitoring and evaluation.

Extensive experience in working with Partners (Consortium, Civil Societies, and Governments etc.) is an added advantage. He/she will be a strategic thinker, who possesses strong critical thinking, problem solving, analytical and presentation skills with ability to influence high-level ministry officials at both regional and national levels.

Please see the full job description here: http://jobs.sightsavers.org/job/project-coordinator-2-year-fixed-term-contract/

How to apply:

To apply for this post visit http://www.sightsavers.net/about_us/vacancies/ and download an application form. Please return completed application form to [email protected] . Indicate the position title on the email subject line.

We will be contacting short-listed candidates for interview shortly after the closing date.

As an equal opportunities employer we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community. Qualified people living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply.

Job: NTD Programme Manager - Tanzania

Organization: Sightsavers
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 21 Aug 2016

Reporting to the Country Director, the incumbent will lead on programmatic management for the implementation of the trachoma fast track initiative (FTI) and on integration of mass drug administration against NTDs.

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

1. Strategic Programme Planning and Development
  • Participate in strategic planning processes to successfully drive the direction and delivery of cost-effective services and ensure objectives are met in line with national policies and Sightsavers’ FTI goals.
2. Country Programme Management
  • Provide effective management, coordination, technical advice and resource allocation necessary to support the country programmes to deliver NTD targets through quality service delivery.
3. Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Lead on supporting country teams in developing a system for monitoring and evaluating NTD programme performance.
4. Advocacy and Strategic Alliances
  • Build and maintain meaningful working relationships with a variety of partners and other stakeholders at national and international level in order to strengthen opportunities for advocacy and higher visibility.
5. Fundraising
  • Provide assistance in identifying possible funding sources to support programme delivery and work with other colleagues and partners to secure those funds.
6. Research
  • Assist project teams and MoHSW in Tanzania in disseminating information on NTD activities, studies, research and lessons learned at national and international level.
The ideal candidate will be a Tanzanian national (or any national permitted to work in Tanzania) who possesses a degree in a relevant field (Social Sciences, Development Studies, Public Health, Education). He/she must have technical knowledge of two or more of the five leading NTDs and have experience of managing an integrated NTD programme, ideally in an international context, having extensive programme management experience, with responsibility for large donor funded budgets preferably in the area of eye health or a demonstrated record of accomplishment in developing and managing public health programmes. Extensive experience in coordinating a large consortium grant is required as is experience in advocacy, monitoring & evaluation, and management of large and complex (multi-sectoral) projects. He / she will be a strategic thinker, who possesses strong critical thinking, problem solving, analytical and presentation skills with ability to influence high-level ministry officials at both regional and national levels.

Please see the full job description here: http://jobs.sightsavers.org/job/ntd-programme-manager-2-year-fixed-term-contract/

How to apply:

To apply for this post visit http://www.sightsavers.org/about_us/vacancies/ and download an application form. Please return completed application form to [email protected] . Do not attach CV or certificates.

We will be contacting short-listed candidates for interview shortly after the closing date.

As an equal opportunities employer we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community. Qualified people living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply.

Job: Finance & Support Services Officer – 2 Year Fixed Term Contract

Organization: Sightsavers
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 21 Aug 2016

Sightsavers has an exciting vacancy for a Finance & Support Services Officer (FSSO) who will join the team in our Tanzania country office and be responsible for assisting the day to day financial management and support services.

The FSSO will be responsible for the financial administration of various duties such as fund requests, reviewing and providing appropriate coding for claims/invoice, preparation of monthly payroll and preparation of monthly finance reports. You will ensure data is entered accurately for financial transactions as well as monitoring other financial duties such as monthly petty cash vouchers and travel expenses.

As part of the role you will be responsible to maintain financial documents and produce monthly Country office payroll reports for the Country Director and Finance & Support Services Manager (FSSM).

This is an integral role within the Country office to ensure the programmes are fully supported where you will have excellent project management experience along with the ability to work with partners and manage budgets and grants efficiently. The candidate should have relevant professional accounting qualifications (CPA/ACCA) or a degree in finance/accounting and can demonstrate experience of working within a similar role. Experience of working for an International Non-Government Organisation (INGO) is preferable.. Excellent communication skills is essential along with strong IT skills.

Please see the full job description here: http://jobs.sightsavers.org/job/finance-support-services-officer-2-year-fixed-term-contract/


How to apply:

To apply, and for further details about the role, please download an application pack fromhttp://www.sightsavers.org/vacancies

As an equal opportunities employer we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community.Qualified people living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply.

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Freedom in the World 2016 - Tanzania

Freedom Status: Partly Free
Aggregate Score: 60
Freedom Rating: 3.5
Political Rights: 3
Civil Liberties: 4

Ratings Change:

Tanzania's civil liberties rating declined from 3 to 4 due to the passage of the Statistics Act and the Cybercrimes Act, which imposed restrictions on freedom of expression and had a chilling effect on the media, academia, and civil society.

Quick Facts

Capital: Dar es Salaam
Population: 52,291,000
GDP/capita: $998.10
Press Freedom Status: Partly Free
Net Freedom Status: N/A

OVERVIEW

In October, Tanzania held its most competitive elections since its transition to multiparty rule in the early 1990s. John Magufuli, the candidate of the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party, won the presidential election with 58 percent of the vote. The runner-up, Chama Cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (CHADEMA) candidate Edward Lowassa – a former prime minister who had been considered a front-runner for the CCM nomination and who had defected to the opposition after losing the ruling party's primary nomination – claimed electoral malfeasance and rejected the results. International observers generally assessed the conduct of the elections on Tanzania's mainland positively. Magufuli was inaugurated in November, succeeding President Jakaya Kikwete of the CCM; Magufuli's running mate, Samia Suluhu Hassan, became the country's first-ever female vice president. Meanwhile, the CCM lost some seats in the parliamentary polls, as opposition parties, many of which had coordinated parliamentary and presidential candidates through a unified coalition, gained their largest representation in parliament yet. Later in November, parliament approved Majaliwa Kassim Majaliwa, a former junior minister and relative unknown, as the country's new prime minister.

However, simultaneous elections on the semi-autonomous archipelago of Zanzibar sparked controversy. Polls conducted ahead of the vote had predicted a contentious election for Zanzibar's president and a potential victory for Maalim Seif Sharif Hamad of the opposition Civic United Front (CUF). The elections were praised for their smooth conduct in their immediate aftermath. However, prior to the announcement of official results, Zanzibar Electoral Commission (ZEC) Chair Jecha Salim Jecha declared the elections for Zanzibar's president and legislature "null and void," saying the process "was not fair and had breaches of the law." In a joint statement, election missions from the Commonwealth, the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the African Union, and the European Union (EU) expressed "great concern" at the ZEC's move and noted that they had assessed the voting as "conducted in a generally peaceful and organised manner, according to the procedures outlined in the laws of the United Republic of Tanzania and the laws of Zanzibar." Hamad refused to accept the annulment, and the CCM and CUF remained in ongoing negotiations at the year's end.

In the run-up to the elections, the Tanzanian government enacted the Statistics Act and the Cybercrimes Act, two laws that had the potential to significantly limit freedom of expression, civil society activities, and access to information.

POLITICAL RIGHTS AND CIVIL LIBERTIES

Political Rights: 27 / 40 (-1)

A. Electoral Process: 8 / 12 (-1)

The president of Tanzania is elected by direct popular vote for up to two five-year terms. Legislative authority lies with a unicameral, 357-seat National Assembly (the Bunge) whose members serve five-year terms. Of these members, 239 are directly elected in single-member constituencies, 102 seats are reserved for women elected by political parties, 10 are presidential appointees, 5 are members of the Zanzibar legislature, and 1 is held by the attorney general. Zanzibar elects its own president and 81-seat House of Representatives, whose members serve five-year terms and are seated through a mix of direct elections and appointments. Zanzibar maintains largely independent jurisdiction over its internal affairs.

The 2015 national elections saw a voter turnout of 65 percent, compared with 43 percent in 2010. In the presidential race, Magufuli won with 58 percent of the vote, and Lowassa took 40 percent. In the National Assembly, the CCM won 152 seats, down from 186 in the previous parliament. Opposition parties, many of which had coordinated candidates through a unified coalition, gained their largest representation in parliament yet. CHADEMA won 34 seats, CUF took 32 seats, and the Alliance for Change and Transparency (ACT) and the National Convention for Construction and Reform (NCCR)-Mageuzi each won one legislative seat.

Despite some irregularities, the 2015 national elections were generally deemed credible by domestic and international observers. An observer mission from the EU described "highly competitive, generally well organized elections, but with insufficient efforts at transparency from the election administrations." However, there were some areas that observers documented with concern; the EU mission noted that the CCM had drawn on state resources, such as public stadiums, to support its campaign.

However, the unilateral annulment of Zanzibar's presidential election, while accepting the results of the Zanzibari vote for the mainland presidential election, undermined the fairness of the electoral framework, which is facilitated by the National Election Commission (NEC) and the ZEC, both of which are appointed by the Tanzanian president and whose independence has been questioned. In addition, the executive maintains the ability to appoint regional and district commissioners, who are influential during elections.

The current constitution was passed in 1977, when the country was under single-party rule. In March 2014, the presidentially appointed Constitutional Review Commission submitted its second draft of a new constitution to the Constituent Assembly (CA), a body of 640 Tanzanian and Zanzibari legislators and presidential appointees, for approval. The draft proposed a three-tiered federal state, fewer cabinet members, independent candidature, limits on executive appointment, and an explicit bill of rights. In April 2014, Tanzania's three primary opposition parties quit the CA, saying their input was not being considered. Nevertheless, the CA passed a controversial draft later in 2014. Opposition parties led by CHADEMA sought a judicial block to the new constitution, suggesting it was passed without a quorum, and initiated a nationwide campaign to garner public support for their position. Though the government was scheduled to conduct a nationwide referendum on the proposed constitution in April 2015, the NEC that month announced an indefinite delay of the poll, citing an inability to register citizens using a new biometric system in time for the vote.

B. Political Pluralism and Participation: 12 / 16


Tanzanians have the right to organize into political parties, and there is growing support for opposition parties. The constitution permits political parties to form "shadow governments" while in opposition. Four opposition parties – the CUF, CHADEMA, NCCR-Mageuzi, and the National League for Democracy (NLD) – decided to support a single presidential candidate and to field parliamentary candidates cooperatively in the 2015 elections. This coalition, known as the Coalition for a People's Constitution, Ukawa, posed the most significant threat to CCM's rule in the country's history.

Although political diversity has grown in recent years, minority parties report regular harassment and intimidation by the ruling party and various state institutions, including the police. People's choices are influenced by threats from military forces and the use of material incentives by the ruling party.

Cultural, ethnic, religious, and other minority groups have full political rights, but parties formed on explicitly religious, ethnic, or religious bases are prohibited.

C. Functioning of Government: 7 / 12


Magufuli was known as an antigraft figure and campaigned accordingly, promising to establish an anticorruption court. Almost immediately after his inauguration, he undertook reforms aimed at cutting spending and enhancing service provision. In November 2015, he barred government officials from taking foreign trips without special authorization from his office. Magufuli also shrank the cabinet to 19 ministers, down from 30, and canceled a ministerial retreat to cut costs. The savings, he announced, would be put toward social service spending.

Despite the presence of the Prevention and Combating Corruption Bureau (PCCB), corruption is pervasive in all aspects of political and commercial life in Tanzania. The PCCB has been accused of focusing on low-level corruption and doing little to address graft committed by senior government officials. In December, Magufuli removed the director general of the PCCB, Edward Hoseah, for negligence. The president also suspended four senior PCCB officials for taking unauthorized trips abroad following the ban on government travel. Tanzania was ranked 117 out of 168 countries and territories surveyed in Transparency International's 2015 Corruption Perceptions Index.

In 2014, twelve international donors withheld close to $500 million in budgetary support for the government following a corruption scandal in which senior government and business officials were accused of funneling more than $180 million in payments for nonexistent energy contracts to private offshore bank accounts. In March 2015, the donors agreed to release $44 million of the frozen funds "in recognition of actions taken" in response to the scandal. The government has complained that it has had to suspend some development projects due to lack of donor funds.

In September, the United States warned the Tanzanian government that it must demonstrate a greater commitment to fighting corruption if it wants to retain its scheduled $473 million in development assistance in 2016. The warning came after the Tanzanian government faced new allegations of public wrongdoing in 2015. In February, the government suspended the head of the Tanzania Ports Authority after concerns about alleged procurement infractions. In July, two former government ministers were sentenced to jail for three years after being found guilty of abuse of office in connection with a gold-auditing contract, accounting for a loss of some $5.2 million in government funds.

The government remains sporadically responsive to citizen input between elections, and citizens generally have access to public information, though observers have expressed concern that the Statistics Act and Cybercrimes Act will inhibit access to public information. The parliament of Tanzania inconsistently publishes legislation, committee reports, budgets, and other documents.

Civil Liberties: 33 / 40 (-2)

D. Freedom of Expression and Belief: 9 / 16 (-1)

Although the constitution provides for freedom of speech, it does not specifically guarantee freedom of the press. Independent media on mainland Tanzania came under increasing pressure in the run-up to the 2015 elections. Current laws give authorities broad discretion to restrict media on the basis of national security or public interest, and difficult registration processes hinder print and electronic media. In January, the government banned the circulation in Tanzania of the regional weekly the East African, citing registration issues. The ban remained in place at year's end. In the spring, Kikwete signed the Statistics Act, passed by parliament in March, and the Cybercrimes Act, passed in April. The Statistics Act severely restricts citizen access to information by requiring data released publicly to be first approved by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). Those publishing information not approved could face a minimum sentence of a year in jail or a fine of over $2,000. Following public outcry, the NBS released a statement clarifying that the act governs only official government statistics, but went on to say that, while the law does not prohibit a person or agency "from producing and publishing their own statistics...if such agencies want to produce official statistics intended to be used by the government for planning and policy making, they have to adhere to set standards and principles of official statistics."

The Cybercrimes Act gives the government significant leeway to arrest anyone perceived of publishing information deemed false, deceptive, misleading, or inaccurate and to levy heavy penalties against individuals involved in a host of criminalized cyberactivities. Following the October elections, Tanzanian police raided an office being used by the Tanzania Civil Society Consortium on Election Observation (Tacceo) and, under the auspices of the Cybercrimes Act, seized 28 computers and 26 mobile phones, claiming that the group was attempting to compile and publish election results. Thirty-six data clerks were arrested and taken in for questioning before being released on bail.

Two other controversial bills – the Media Services Bill, and the Access to Information Bill – were withdrawn from consideration in June after being criticized as overly restrictive. The Media Services bill would create a media services council to oversee a mandatory licensure process for journalists and media houses. The Access to Information Act provides a series of vague exemptions under which the government would withhold information from the public. It also allows fees to be demanded for the provision of information. The Minister of State for the President's Office said greater input from media stakeholders would be invited before the Access to Information Bill would be reintroduced.

Press freedom in Zanzibar is more constrained than on the mainland. The Zanzibari government owns the only daily newspaper, and private media other than radio are nearly nonexistent. Internet access, while limited to urban areas, is growing, but authorities monitor websites that are critical of the government.

Freedom of religion is generally respected. Relations between the various faiths are largely peaceful, though there have been periodic instances of violence. In March 2015, President Kikwete warned of increasingly tense relations between Tanzania's Christian and Muslim communities and asked religious leaders to refrain from involvement in political matters. Kikwete attributed some recent tensions to Christian opposition to the government's decision to allow Tanzanian courts to recognize Islamic court rulings in family law cases.

Historically, there have been few government restrictions on academic freedom. However, researchers and academics are likely to be disproportionately affected by the Statistics Act. People actively engage in private discussions, but the CCM uses a system of party-affiliated cells in urban and rural areas for public monitoring. Each cell is reportedly responsible for 10 households.

E. Associational and Organizational Rights: 6 / 12 (-1)


The constitution guarantees freedom of assembly, but the government can limit this right since all assemblies require police approval and critical political demonstrations are at times actively discouraged. In March 2015, police banned a protest they had initially approved that would have criticized the government for failing to protect albino Tanzanians from violence. Police cited the possibility of violence in banning the demonstration.

There is generally freedom for nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and more than 4,000 are registered. While current laws give the government the right to deregister NGOs, there has been little interference in NGO activity. Many NGOs, such as Research and Education for Democracy in Tanzania and the Legal and Human Rights Centre (LHRC), publish reports that are critical of the government. However, the Statistics Act and the Cybercrimes Act were expected to interfere with the work of NGOs, predictions that appeared to be borne out by the police raid of Tacceo, which occurred in LHRC offices.

Trade unions are ostensibly independent of the government and are coordinated by the Trade Union Congress of Tanzania and the Zanzibar Trade Union Congress. The Tanzania Federation of Cooperatives represents most of Tanzania's agricultural sector. Essential public service workers are barred from striking, and other workers are restricted by complex notification and mediation requirements. Strikes are infrequent on both the mainland and Zanzibar, but in January, Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA) workers went on a three-day strike to protest five months of unpaid salaries, amounting to some $1.4 million. Following similar strikes last year, TAZARA fired more than 1,000 employees for "unlawful" strike actions, even while admitting it owed employees back pay.

F. Rule of Law: 9 / 16


Tanzania's judiciary suffers from underfunding and corruption. Judges are political appointees, and the judiciary does not have an independent budget, making it vulnerable to political pressure and influencing what cases the judiciary considers.

Rule of law does not always prevail in civil and criminal matters. Despite recent improvements, policies and rules regarding arrest and pretrial detention are often ignored. Prisoners suffer from harsh conditions, including overcrowding and poor medical care. Security forces reportedly abuse, threaten, and mistreat civilians routinely and with limited accountability. Vigilante justice and mob violence are common, and security forces are often unable or unwilling to enforce the rule of law.

Tanzania's albino population faced increasing violence in 2015. In March, attackers chopped off the hand of a six-year-old boy in western Tanzania, the third such incident in 2015. Albino body parts are believed to bring good luck, leading to the trafficking, death, and dismemberment of many albinos. In March, Tanzanian police arrested more than 200 so-called witch doctors for violence against albinos.

Consensual same-sex sexual relations are illegal and punishable by lengthy prison terms, and members of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community face discrimination and police abuse. Most hide their sexual orientation.

More than 250,000 refugees from conflicts in neighboring countries reside in Tanzania. More than 80,000 Burundian refugees flooded into the country in 2015 following an outbreak of civil unrest after the Burundian president's decision to stand for a third term. Human rights advocates have criticized the 2002 Prevention of Terrorism Act for giving police and immigration officials sweeping powers to arrest suspected illegal immigrants.

G. Personal Autonomy and Individual Rights: 9 / 16

Citizens generally enjoy basic freedoms, including in travel, residence, employment, and education. However, the prevalence of petty corruption can inhibit these freedoms.

Tanzanians have the right to establish private businesses but are often required to pay bribes to set up and operate them. The state remains the owner of all land and leases to individuals and private entities. Land-rights disputes over government leases of customary Maasai grazing lands to hunting and tourism corporations have garnered international attention. In February 2015, indigenous rights activists criticized the government for the forcible eviction of Maasai villages related to the establishment of a hunting park by a United Arab Emirates-based company. In October, a Tanzanian court ruled that a U.S. safari company's acquisition of some 10,000 acres of land was legal, turning down a Maasai group's claim to the land.

Women's rights are constitutionally guaranteed but not uniformly protected. Rape, female genital mutilation, and domestic violence are reportedly common but rarely prosecuted. Although the minimum female age for marriage is 15, a 2014 Human Rights Watch report cited the occurrence of marriages to girls as young as seven. Eight cabinet posts are held by women.

Equality of economic opportunity is limited, and there is continued economic exploitation. Poverty, especially in rural areas, affects approximately 33 percent of the population.

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