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Husband files divorce on wedding night after wife's refusal to stop texting

A Saudi husband demanded a divorce on his wedding night because his new bride refused to get off her mobile phone, according to local reports.

The trouble started when the newlyweds arrived at their hotel following the wedding. The bride was messaging with friends, who were congratulating her on getting married, according to the English-language Gulf News.

When her husband became amorous, she still wouldn't hang up. The bride became angry, according to Saudi daily Al Watan. The husband then asked if the wife's friends were more important than he was, and the new wife said yes, the paper reported.

That's when the argument became heated and the groom stormed out, saying he was getting a divorce, the reports said.

The unhappy husband has filed a divorce petition and refuses to withdraw it.

Wimbo na Bendera ya Jumuiya ya Afrika Mashariki na Utaratibu wa matumizi


Wizara ya Mambo ya Nje na Ushirikiano wa Afrika Mashariki inapenda kutoa utaratibu wa matumizi ya Bendera na Wimbo wa Jumuiya ya Afrika Mashariki kama ilivyotangazwa hivi karibuni.

Utaratibu huo ni kwamba Bendera ya Taifa itaanza kupeperushwa ikifuatiwa na Bendera ya Jumuiya ya Afrika Mashariki, vivyo hivyo Wimbo wa Taifa utaanza kupigwa ukifuatiwa na Wimbo wa Jumuiya ya Afrika Mashariki.

Itakumbukwa kuwa hivi karibuni, Wizara ya Mambo ya Nje na Ushirikiano wa Afrika Mashariki ilitatangaza kuhusu matumizi ya Bendera na Wimbo wa Jumuiya ya Afrika Mashariki katika Wizara, Idara, Mashirika na Taasisi mbalimbali za Serikali pamoja na Taasisi Binafsi.

Wimbo wa Jumuiya ya Afrika Mashariki unapatikana katika tovuti ya Wizara ambayo ni

Aidha, kwa mujibu wa Sekretarieti ya Jumuiya ya Afrika Mashariki vipimo maalum vya kutengeneza Bendera hiyo ni kama vinavyoonekana hapa chini.

Imetolewa na,
Kitengo cha Mawasiliano ya Serikali,
Wizara ya Mambo ya Nje na Ushirikiano wa Afrika Mashariki,
Dar es Salaam, 23 Mei, 2016.

Call for PhD Scholarships applications: Agricultural Investors as Development Actors (AIDA)


Ph.D. position announcement 2 PhD Scholarships Available – Call for applications 

Agricultural Investors as Development Actors (AIDA) 
Examining the development outcomes of foreign agricultural investments with respect to employment, land tenure security and water security 

Sokoine University of Agriculture, in conjunction with the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management at the University of Copenhagen, and Makerere University, Kampala, is undertaking a collaborative research programme on Agricultural Investors as Development Actors (AIDA) with a focus on Danish agricultural investors. Taking Danish agricultural investments and their location in Tanzania and Uganda as the case and geographical starting point, the project examines the development outcomes of foreign agricultural investments at sub-national level for people living in and using land in their vicinity. In particular, AIDA focuses on the development outcomes with respect to employment, land tenure security and water security. The programme is funded through a grant provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (MFA). 

As part of the AIDA programme, Sokoine University of Agriculture invites interested and qualified citizens of Tanzania, holding MA/MSc degree or equivalent) to submit their applications for 2 PhD positions. The successful candidates will be enrolled at the Sokoine University of Agriculture and supervised by a joint team of AIDA researchers from Sokoine University of Agriculture, DIIS and University of Copenhagen. The candidates will receive part of their PhD training at DIIS and at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. The candidates will form a fully integral part of the AIDA research team. The successful candidates will receive a modest stipend throughout the 4-year period and all costs related to field work, PhD training-related travel and tuition fees will be covered through the AIDA programme. 

The positions are of 4 years duration, and will commence July 1, 2016 or soon thereafter. While undertaking field work in the same two to three geographic locations in Tanzania, the two successful PhD candidates will adopt each their specific thematic focus. The first PhD position (PhD1-SUA) will focus on the employment and wider economic outcomes of two to three (clusters of) selected Danish agricultural investments in Tanzania while the second PhD position (PhD2-SUA) will focus on the outcomes of the same two to three (clusters of) selected Danish agricultural investments with respect to land tenure security and water access. On this basis, the successful PhD candidates will contribute to the overall research objective of identifying the factors which enhance positive development outcomes of foreign agricultural investments. 

The detailed description of the AIDA research programme is available at as well as at the homepage of 


Successful candidates are required to: 
 Hold a master degree in a field that is relevant to the announced position. 
 Be highly motivated to develop a scientific career. 
 Possess and demonstrate good scientific writing skills. 
 Have a strong methodological and conceptual background in relevant scientific disciplines. 
 Be a constructive and engaged team worker. 

Applicants should be aged no more than 35 years for men and 40 years for women at the time of application. 

Application process 

Potential applicants are invited to prepare 2-3 page concept note (maximum 1,500 words) which, with reference to the selected PhD focus (please select from above), outlines the more detailed focus for the proposed PhD project as well as the research assumptions and questions. Applicants, who wish to apply for both PhD positions, should develop a separate concept note for each of the two PhD focus areas. Please make sure to clearly indicate which of the PhD positions you apply for. 

In addition to this concept note, the application should be accompanied by a CV, including a list of publications as well as names and contact details of a 2-3 academic references. 

Deadline for application is June 01, 2016; at 10 AM Eastern Africa Time (EAT). 

The application should be submitted online to Dr Mutabazi ([email protected]) with copy to Dr Evelyne Lazaro ([email protected]) and Dr Helle Munk Ravnborg ([email protected]). 

The applications will be evaluated by an assessment committee consisting of researchers from Sokoine University of Agriculture, Makerere University and DIIS. 

Only short-listed candidates will be notified. Interviews with shortlisted candidates will be conducted by the assessment committee in Morogoro between June 13 and 15, 2016, and the final selection will be undertaken soon thereafter.

Job: Project Director - Soya ni Pesa, Tanzania

Organization: Catholic Relief Services
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 23 Jun 2016
Job Title: Project Director, Soya Ni Pesa
Dept/Location: EARO/ Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Band: D
FSLA: Exempt
Reports To: Head of Programs, Tanzania
Length of Assignment: 18-24 months with possibility of extension
CRS seeks a qualified candidate for Project Director (PD) to provide overall direction and leadership to the USDA/Food for Progress funded Soya Ni Pesa program in Tanzania. This 5-year year program is working to increase incomes for smallholder farmers and build strong foundations for economic growth by promoting the cultivation and marketing of soybeans in the Southern Highlands and SAGCOT region to potential buyers in the poultry sector. The PD will be responsible for the achievement of strategic objectives, intermediate results, and performance expectations through adherence to high standards of programmatic and management quality.
The program, with a value of over $11 million, increases livelihood opportunities by strengthening soybean cultivation and market access for smallholder farmers; builds resilience and market readiness among the farmers through the promotion of the Five Basic Skills Set; and strengthens rural enterprises through collective bargaining and better access to market information and business skill enhancement.
Major Responsibilities:
Technical Leadership, Quality Assurance, Supervision, Mentoring/Training, Administration, Finance, Monitoring/Evaluation, Report Writing, Program Growth.
Specific Job Responsibilities (not exhaustive of the skills, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position) include:
Program Quality:
  1. With key CRS program staff and other stakeholders, ensure program’s strategic objectives and results are fully accomplished and meet expected technical quality standards.
  2. Ensure that vision and plans for the program are innovative and are in line with CRS agency and country program strategies.
  3. Oversee periodic technical reviews, ensuring best practices are followed and managing changes in program direction and focus.
  4. In collaboration with program staff, provide guidance and technical oversight to ensure that lessons are documented and disseminated.
  5. Ensure effective engagement with all stakeholders including private sector entities (buyers, processors, storage and transportation enterprises, credit providers, business services, etc.) and facilitate high-level relationships
  6. Oversee program’s monitoring and evaluation system, using data analysis as the basis for measuring performance. Ensure that M&E learning is incorporated into evolving program plans.
  7. Ensure integration of program interventions with other CRS programs (notably Farmer-to-Farmer); coordinate with other ongoing (non-CRS) projects to ensure consistency and avoid duplication.
  8. With program staff, ensure the delivery of quality training, technical assistance, and administrative and financial support to all partner agencies and government, including the selection and coordination of sub-grantees and consultants.
    Management and Administration:
  9. Manage program budgets, including tracking of financial and material resources.
  10. Ensure accurate and timely reporting of program finances and progress status, review actual financial performance against the budget, and explain variances on a regular basis.
  11. Ensure staff compliance with all CRS administrative and operational procedures and policies, as well as applicable donor regulations.
  12. Approve program expenditures, budget adjustments, and cost modification requests to donors.
    Representation and Advocacy:
  13. Provide leadership and oversight of project, ensuring staff and partners adhere to scopes of work and sub-award terms, and that all implementing partners work cooperatively and productively to achieve project objectives.
  14. Act as primary project contact to donor, taking responsibility for addressing all program matters, collaborating with the Head of Programs and the CRS Country Representative on overall donor relationships.
  15. Strengthen linkages with existing and potential partner agencies, in collaboration with CRS Country Representative and Head of Programs.
  16. In collaboration with CRS Country Representative and Heads of Programs, manage relationships with the Government of Tanzania, especially the Ministry of Agriculture.
  17. Oversee program communication strategies, in collaboration with CRS Country Representative and Head of Programs, including compliance with donor’s branding and marketing requirements as well as CRS’ marketing and communication procedures.
    Human Resource Management:
  18. Lead, manage, and supervise a team of CRS and partner staff to meet program objectives.
  19. Conduct periodic reviews of staff performance in keeping with CRS’ performance management system and mentor staff to ensure high levels of motivation, commitment, capacity, and teamwork.
  20. Manage recruitment portfolio for the program, in collaboration with Tanzania country program management, to ensure optimum service delivery through recruitment of competent and qualified staff.
    Program Growth
  21. Seek opportunities to leverage and expand project interventions to increase production and trade in soybean.
Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)
These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results.
• Serves with Integrity
• Models Stewardship
• Cultivates Constructive Relationships
• Promotes Learning
Supervisory Responsibilities: CRS Soya Ni Pesa staff members (approximately 4 managers)
Key Working Relationships:
Internal: Tanzania Country Representative, Head of Programs, Finance Manager; Management Quality Coordinator, EARO Program Quality and Management Quality staff; Africa and Headquarters Technical Advisors.
External: Partner agencies, USG representatives, Tanzania government representatives and agencies (national and regional levels); private sector stakeholders; UN and international community representatives, and other stakeholders.
Qualifications and Skills:
  1. MS or MA with a focus on Agribusiness and value chains or other related fields.
  2. Minimum 5 years of progressively increasing management responsibility in developing countries; 10 years preferred.
  3. Prior management of significant USAID or USDA funding required.
  4. Experience working in Africa required. Experience working in Tanzania preferred.
  5. Proven leadership and inter-personal skills and ability to build and motivate diverse and talented teams.
  6. Proven experience in managing complex partnership relationships in a participatory way.
  7. Public relations skills required.
  8. Ability to work well both in a team and independently.
  9. Ability to travel nationally and internationally as required.
  10. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook.
  11. Excellent English oral and written communication skills.
Physical Requirements/Environment: Based in Dar es Salaam with 30-40% travel time.
Disclaimer Clause: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties and responsibilities associated with the position.
CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.
Equal Opportunity Employer
How to apply:
Apply online:

Taarifa ya habari ChannelTEN Mei 23, 2016

Spika: Bunge kubaini kanuni, kubaini vilevi kwa Wabunge na kuwasaidia

KAMA unashangaa kusikia kwamba aliyekuwa Waziri wa Mambo ya Ndani ya Nchi, Charles Kitwanga, ametimuliwa kwa kuingia bungeni akiwa amelewa.

Bila shaka utachoka zaidi ukisikia kuna wabunge kadhaa huingia kwenye ukumbi wa Bunge wakiwa wametumia vilevi vikali zaidi vikiwamo bangi, viroba na dawa za kulevya.

Spika wa Bunge, Job Ndugai, ndiye aliyefichua siri hiyo jana wakati akizungumza na Nipashe juu ya hatua ya Rais John Magufuli kumtimua Kitwanga katika Baraza lake la Mawaziri kwa sababu aliingia bungeni na kujibu swali la wizara yake akiwa amelewa.

Kutokana na hali hiyo, Ndugai alisema sasa wanafikiria kuweka vifaa maalumu vya kupima ulevi kwa watunga sheria hao na kutafuta wataalamu wa ushauri nasaha watakaowapa msaada wa kisaikolojia.

“Kikubwa tunataka kuweka mkakati wa kujaribu kumtambua (mbunge) mmoja mmoja na kujaribu kuwatafuta wale watu wanaotoa ushauri nasaha au watu wa mambo ya saikolojia.

“Tunajaribu ku-identify (kuwatambua) watu maalum wanaoweza kutusaidia kuzungumza na hawa watu ili waondokane na matatizo yale ambayo tutaweza kuyagundua… lakini wale wanaofanya kwa kificho itakuwa tabu kidogo. Lakini huko mbele tutakwenda kwenye vifaa,” alisema Ndugai na kuongeza:

“Maana siyo ulevi tu, kuna sigara kubwa (bangi), unga (dawa za kulevya)… watu wanapiga konyagi hadi mchana, kimsingi mambo ni mengi,” alisema Ndugai.

Hata hivyo, alisisitiza kuwa kwa taarifa hiyo asieleweke vibaya kuwa ni wabunge wote hutumia vilevi kabla ya kuingia bungeni, bali wapo wachache wenye kawaida hiyo na kwamba hao ndiyo wanaostahili kusaidiwa na wataalamu wa saikolojia na pia kufunga vifaa maalum vya kuwabaini.

“Simaanishi wote (wabunge), maana mtu anaweza kufikiri ni wabunge wote… hapana. Hili ni kundi dogo mno la wabunge (na) hawajai hata mkononi. Lakini wabunge walio wengi ndiyo wazuri sana, hawanywi pombe wala nini. Kikundi hiki kinahitaji msaada wa ushauri,” alisema.


Akiendelea kufafanua, Ndugai alisema: “Tatizo ni kubwa kiasi… na siyo la kulewa peke yake, lazima kuangalia namna gani ya kumbana mtu yeyote ambaye amelewa, (kama) ametumia madawa ya kulevya.

“Kwa hiyo linatakiwa suala la kubadili kanuni litazamwe kwa mapana, siyo leo unadhibiti aliyelewa, kesho unadhibiti hali hii… ni lazima kuliangalia (suala hili) kwa mapana yake,” alisema Ndugai.

Alisema tofauti na kikao cha asubuhi ambacho ndicho Kitwanga aliingia akiwa amelewa (Ijumaa Mei 20, 2016), kile cha jioni ndiyo huwa kibaya zaidi.

“Nakubaliana ipo haja ya kuwa na vifaa, hasa bunge la mchana ndiyo huwa (na tatizo) zaidi, maana kuna baadhi ya wabunge wanakuja pale mchana wameshalewa,” alisema.

Alisema wabunge hao ambao huingia bungeni wakiwa wameutwika, kubwia unga ama bangi, wakati mwingine hutibua vikao vya Bunge.

“Huyo mbunge mmoja au wawili, wanaweza kutibua Bunge …ukajikuta Bunge zima linatibuka kumbe wenzenu hawapo `normal’ (kawaida). Kwa hiyo tunaendelea kuangalia (namna ya kudhibiti hali hiyo) kwa kupewa mawazo na Watanzania,” alisema Ndugai.

Alisema wakati mwingine Kamati ya Bunge ya Maadili inakaa na kufanya maazimio juu ya mbunge fulani, kumbe ukweli ni kwamba mhusika hakuwa sawa wakati akifanya tukio hilo la kukiuka kanuni bali anakabiliwa na msukumo ‘fulani’.
  • Taarifa hii ni sehemu ya habari iliyochapishwa kwenye gazeti la NIPAASHE

Wahukumiwa kwenda jela miaka 12 na 27 kwa kughushi nyaraka NHIF

WATU wawili wamehukumiwa kwenda jela kwa makosa ya kughushi nyaraka za Mfuko wa Taifa wa Bima ya Afya (NHIF) za kuweza kujipatia dawa katika maduka ya dawa yaliyosajiliwa na mfuko huo.

Hukumu hiyo imetolewa na Hakimu wa Mkazi wa Mahakama ya Ilala, Juma Hassan mahakamani hapo kuwa washitakiwa wote wawili watatumikia kifungo kutokana na makosa yao tisa ambapo mtuhuhumiwa wa kwanza Bakari Ramadhan amehukumiwa miaka 27 jela kwa makosa yote tisa na Ahmed Mohamed amehukumiwa miaka 12 kwenda jela kwa makosa manne.

Washitakiwa hao walibainika Desemba 14, 2014 katika Duka JD Pharmacy lilopo Posta wakiwa wanataka kuchukua dawa na ndipo walikamatwa.

Akizungumzia hukumu hiyo Mkaguzi wa Mfuko wa Taifa wa Bima ya Afya (NHIF), Charles Mjema amesema kuwa wananchi watumie mfumo uliowekwa na NHIF na sio kughushi kutokana na mifumo iliyopo inabaini watu walio halali wa kuchukua dawa.

Amesema kuwa NHIF imeweka utaratibu wa mtu kuweza kupata matibabu na kupata dawa katika mfumo ulio bora kughushi hakuwezi kuwasaidia na akifanikiwa kufanya hivyo jela ina mwita.
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Jela miaka 30 kwa yeyote atakayemhusisha mtoto kwenye dawa za kulevya

SERIKALI imesema kuwa mtu yeyote atakayekamatwa kwa kosa la husisha au kushawishi mtoto kujiingiza katika matumizi au biashara ya dawa za kulevya atahukumiwa kifungo cha miaka isiyopungua 30.

Hayo yamesema na Mkuu wa Kitengo cha Elimu, Habari na Takwimu wa Tume ya kuratibu na kudhibiti wa Dawa za Kulevya, Amani Msami kupitia Taarifa ya tume hiyo kwa vyombo vya habari.
Msami alisema adhabu hiyo ni kwa mujibu wa Sheria ya kudhibiti na kupambana na Dawa za Kulevya Na.5 ya mwaka 2015 tofauti na Sheria ya Kuzuian Biashara Haramu ya Dawa za Kulevya Na. 9 ya mwaka 1995 iliyokuwa na mapungufu.

Alisema mbali na adhabu hiyo, sheria hiyo mpya imeweka adhabu ya kifungo cha maisha na faini ya shilingi Milioni 200 kwa kumiliki mitambo ya kutengeneza dawa za kulevya.

Msami aliongeza kuwa Sheria hiyo pia imeweka adhabu kali ya kifungo cha maisha pamoja na faini isiyopungua Shilingi Bilioni moja kwa watu wanaofadhili biashara ya Dawa za Kulevya.

“Aidha, sheria hii imeweka adhabu kali ya kifungo cha maisha pamoja na faini isiyopungua Shilingi Bilioni moja kwa watu wanaofadhili biashara ya Dawa za Kulevya ambao mara nyingi ni watu wenye uwezo,”alisema Msami.

Mkuu huyo wa Kitengo, alisema Serikali kupitia vyombo vya Dola iliwabaini, kuwakamata na kuwachukulia hatua za kisheria baadhi ya wafanyabiashara wadogo na wakubwa wa dawa za kulevya.

Aliwataja baadhi ya watuhumiwa wakubwa wa dawa hizo waliokamatwa na kuchukuliwa hatua kuwa ni Ali Khatibu haji (maarufu kwa jina la Shkuba, Mohammed Mwarami (maarufu kwa jina la Chonji na Mwanaidi Mfundo (maarufu kwa jina la Mama Leila).

Msami alisisitiza wito wa Serikali kwa wananchi kutoa ushirikiano wa dhati kwa ajili ya kutoa taarifa kuhusu watu wanaojihusisha na biashara ya dawa ya kulevya ili waweze kuchukuliwa hatua za kisheria.

Anitha Jonas – MAELEZO
Dar es Salaam.

Taarifa ya kushikiliwa kwa mhifadhi mwandamizi TANAPA



Mhifadhi Mwandamizi wa Shirika la Hifadhi za Taifa Genes Shayo (60) anashikiliwa na Kikosi Kazi Maalum cha kupambana na ujangili nchini kufuatia taarifa za kuhusishwa kwake na upatikanaji wa jino la tembo wilayani Arumeru mkoani Arusha.

Shirika la Hifadhi za Taifa kupitia taratibu za utendaji kazi lilipokea taarifa za kintelijensia tarehe 14.05.2016 zikimhusisha mwananchi mmoja mkazi wa Ngarenanyuki, Arumeru Emmanuel Nassari (46) ambaye ni Mchungaji wa Kanisa TAG kumiliki jino la tembo na kuwa alihitaji kupata mtu wa kufanya naye biashara. Baaada ya kupata taarifa hizi shirika liliwasiliana na Kikosi Kazi Maalum cha Kitaifa kinachohusika na masuala ya ujangili ili kushirikiana kwa ajili ya ufuatiliaji.

Kikosi Kazi hiki mara baada ya kupata taarifa hizi kiliendelea na taratibu zake za kiuchunguzi na baada ya ufuatiliaji walifanikiwa kumkamata Emmanuel Nassari tarehe 15.05.2016 akiwa na jino moja la tembo ambapo katika mahojiano yaliyofanyika alimhusisha Mhifadhi Mwandamizi wa TANAPA Genes Shayo kuwa anazo taarifa za yeye kuwa na jino hilo na hivyo kukamatwa tarehe 16.05.2016 kwa ajili ya mahojiano zaidi.

Shirika la Hifadhi za Taifa linaendelea kutoa wito kwa raia wema wa nchi hii kuendelea kutoa taarifa za kufichua vitendo vya ujangili na kwamba halitasita kuchukua hatua stahiki kwa yeyote anayehusika na vitendo hivi ikiwa ni pamoja na wafanyakazi wake watakaobainika kisheria kuhusika na vitendo hivi.

Imetolewa na Idara ya Mawasiliano
Hifadhi za Taifa Tanzania
S.L.P 3134

Picha za Wabunge katika viwanja vya Bunge wakijongea ukumbini

Waziri wa Habari, Utamaduni, Sanaa na Michezo, Mhe. Nape Nnauye (kulia) akiwa ameongozana na Waziri wa Maliasili na Utalii, Mhe. Jumanne Maghembe wakielekea Bungeni kuhudhuria vikao vya bunge hilo leo 23 Mei, 2016 mjini Dodoma.

Taarifa kutoka Ikulu ya uteuzi wa Naibu AG na Mshauri wa uchumi wa Rais Magufuli

Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Dkt. John Pombe Magufuli amemteua Bw. Gerson J. Mdemu kuwa Naibu Mwanasheria Mkuu wa Serikali.Kabla ya Uteuzi huo, Bw. Gerson J. Mdemu alikuwa Karani wa Baraza la Mawaziri (Cabinet Clerk).

Bw. Mdemu anachukua nafasi iliyoachwa wazi na Dkt. Tulia Ackson ambaye amechuguliwa kuwa Naibu Spika wa Bunge la Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania.

Wakati huo huo, Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Dkt. John Pombe Magufuli amemteua Profesa Longinus Rutasitara kuwa Mshauri wa Rais, masuala ya uchumi.

Kabla ya uteuzi huo Profesa Longinus Rutasitara alikuwa Mhadhiri wa Uchumi katika Chuo Kikuu cha Dar es salaam.

Taarifa iliyotolewa na Katibu Mkuu Kiongozi Balozi John Kijazi leo tarehe 23 Mei, 2016 imeeleza kuwa uteuzi huu unaanza mara moja.

Gerson Msigwa
Kaimu Mkurugenzi wa Mawasiliano, IKULU
Dar es salaam
23 Mei, 2016