Lessons about "Results Data Initiative: Findings from Tanzania"

The article below is cross-post from www.developmentgateway.org

We are pleased to debut our Results Data Initiative: Findings from Tanzania summary report, the third of three country reports from our Results Data Initiative (RDI). The report explores the ways that local government and other development actors in Tanzania collect, share and use results data to inform their work in health and agriculture.

While this report is tailored for government and development partners in Tanzania, it is also relevant for international M&E practitioners and the wider data-for-development community. In particular, we hope that those concerned with monitoring progress toward SDG indicators will take note of what we’ve learned.
Some key findings include:
  • Data Collection “Burdens.” Health/agriculture service providers are also primary data collectors, and face critical trade-offs between data and service delivery obligations. When considering data collection activities, where possible, government and donors should cut the number of indicators.
  • Data Quality and Use. There is a gap in understanding and purpose between data “collectors” (frontline staff) and data ‘users’ (mid-level officials)—and this rift impacts the quality and usability of results data. More specifically, data collectors do not know what their data will be used for (besides reporting), and thus view data interpretation as someone else’s responsibility. Incentives for using results data are absent, as analysis is not required from most officials, nor is it explicitly recognized or rewarded. In short: current systems dis-incentivize both good-quality data and meaningful data use (at every level). But as we outline in our report, there are practical ways to influence these incentives.
  • Results and Resource Allocation. The perceived value of a results indicator depends on the resources available to do something as a result of that data, similar to our findings in Ghana. The reality observed on the ground was not about how to allocate resources based on evidence, but how to better spend the limited funds within the given constraints. There are few incentives for local development actors to consider evidence or results when making budgets and plans. We also outline recommendations for addressing this critical challenge.
  • Results and Decentralization. Devolution by decentralization is creating new demand for local results data in Tanzania. As local governments are given more autonomy, we heard from officials at all levels that disaggregated outcome data is becoming necessary. As donors and governments prepare plans for collecting data needed to monitor the SDG indicators, the disaggregated indicator needs of local-level actors should be firmly in mind.
You may access the full report here, which includes more details on our findings and recommendations for both government and development partners. Please also reach out via email or social media; we are eager for your feedback and for a critical discussion of ways forward.

Please also see our corresponding Sri Lanka and Ghana reports for more insight on this topic.

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CPS-Tanzania partnership vital in UK's biggest ever Class A drug bust sentencing

Two sailors have been jailed for a total of 42 years today in relation to the largest ever seizure of Class A drugs in the UK - after a Crown Prosecution Service lawyer provided crucial support to the operation.

3.2 tonnes of cocaine, with a street value of over half a billion pounds, was seized from the MV Hamal 100 miles off the coast of Aberdeenshire last year. Although there was strong intelligence that the boat was carrying a large volume of drugs, it could not be boarded in international waters by the UK authorities without the permission of the Tanzanian government - something they had never previously granted.

The CPS's Criminal Justice Adviser in Tanzania - a criminal lawyer who provides assistance to Tanzanian prosecutors, judiciary and law-makers to increase co-operation on tackling serious organised crime - secured authority from the highest political level, to board the boat, and then search and take action in less than 24 hours.

As a result, the Royal Navy's HMS Somerset was then able to intercept the Tanzanian-registered vessel and two Turkish sailors were today sentenced, following an investigation by the National Crime Agency, to a total of 42 years imprisonment at the High Court in Glasgow in connection with the subsequent seizure.

Sue Patten, Head of CPS International Justice and Organised Crime Division, said: "Acting quickly and precisely, the CPS Criminal Justice Adviser was able get permission from the Tanzanian authorities to board the boat within 24 hours of receiving the intelligence.

"Under international maritime law the UK cannot board a vessel in international waters which is under the flag of a foreign state unless that state gives specific legal permission to do so. Without the swift actions of our Criminal Justice Adviser there was a high risk that the vessel may have escaped and we would never have been able to bring these men to justice.

"I'd also like to thank our Tanzanian partners for their understanding of the seriousness of the request and for ensuring a speedy resolution."

Further information

Her Majesty's Government has provided a specialist Criminal Justice Advisor (a criminal lawyer from the Crown Prosecution Service) who provides assistance to Tanzanian prosecutors, judiciary and law makers to increase the cooperation of the UK and Tanzania to tackle serious organised crime.

It has also provided specialist UK law enforcement from the National Crime Agency to tackle serious organised crime including and the development of a Trans National Organised Crime Unit.

The UK had never previously made a request to Tanzania for permission to board a vessel. The Tanzanian authorities had never given such permission and there was a need to identify the competent authority.

The Criminal Justice Advisor has built close relationships with the Attorney General, Director of Public Prosecutions and the President's Office by supporting the Tanzanian authorities on joint UK-Tanzania operations in the Indian Ocean to disrupt and prosecute heroin drug traffickers through Tanzanian territorial waters. This work has been successful and led to the first ever seizure of heroin dhows from the Makram coast and subsequent prosecutions.

  • Mumin Sahin - 22 years' imprisonment
  • Emin Ozmen - 20 years' imprisonment

Notes to Editors
  1. For the latest in breaking news from the CPS Press Office follow @cpsuk on Twitter and visit our official News Brief -blog.cps.gov.uk
  2. For media enquiries call the CPS Press Office on 020 3357 0906; Out of Hours Pager 07699 781 926

How to de-stink a fish from it's smell

That “fishy” smell that’s invading your nostrils is caused by a basic organic compound called trimethylamine (TMA). Here are three ways to cancel its effects as long as it hasn’t fully spoiled:
  1. Wash it with cold water: If the fish has only recently started to smell, a quick rinse in cold water —not hot water— will remove most of the bacteria and TMA. Rinse, pat dry with a paper towel, and cook.

  2. Soak it in milk: Casein, a protein found in milk, will bind to the TMA and leave the fish smelling fresh as ever. Let the fish soak for 20 minutes or so, and you’re ready to cook.

  3. Use acid: TMA is basic, so an acid will react with it leaving behind acid salt and water—neither of which smell or taste bad. So cook your fish in an acidic liquid, like a vinegar-based mix, squirt it with lemon juice before cooking, or dunk it in an acidic sauce, like tartar sauce.

Did you know the internet-related problem called Warnock’s Dilemma?

You post something on an Internet forum and… nothing happens. What does that mean? Unlike real life where you’re looking at the people you’re communicating with and, even if they’re silent, you can get feedback of some sort on your communication, sometimes communicating on the Internet feels like yelling out into the void.

In August of 2000, Bryan Warnock elegantly laid out the dilemma of asynchronous and (potentially) asymmetric communication in regard to posting on Usenet discussion forums with the following description of the problem:

The problem with no response is that there are five possible interpretations:
  1. The post is correct, well-written information that needs no follow-up commentary. There’s nothing more to say except “Yeah, what he said.”
  2. The post is complete and utter nonsense, and no one wants to waste the energy or bandwidth to even point this out.
  3. No one read the post, for whatever reason.
  4. No one understood the post, but won’t ask for clarification, for whatever reason.
  5. No one cares about the post, for whatever reason.
The dilemma took on his name and now, when you post something on the Internet and hear nothing in return, you can always comfort yourself by insisting the silence is a result of the first argument of Warnock’s Dilemma–that your post was so correct that nobody has anything to add. Or not.

Listen to President Obama's Summer Playlist

USA President, Barack Obama yesterday once again shared his summer picks -- an eclectic mix of hand-selected tracks on two lists that take listeners from day to night. 

Check out President Obama's Daytime and Nighttime playlists.

Someone put on YouTube a collection about 35 of the songs (video embedded below)

Lionel Messi is back for Argentina

Argentinian superstar, Lionel Messi is coming out of his brief retirement to play once again for his beloved country of Argentina.

Unable to stay away from the shirt that has brought so much joy to his life, according to ESPN, Messi officially confirmed today after meetings with Argentina's new national team coach that he would be returning to his blue and white colors.
"I seriously thought about leaving, but my love for Argentina and this jersey forced me to return."
Messi has decided to look past the problems with the Argentina Football Association and mentioned he would rather be on the inside trying to fix them than on the outside criticizing them.
I love my shirt and my country too much. - Lionel Messi
Feeling the love from his supporters, Messi witnessed thousands flock into the streets of Argentina wit signs asking him not to leave, and statues of him going up around the country.
"I want to thank all the people who wanted me to continue playing with Argentina. Hopefully we'll give you some joy soon."

2015 Report on International Religious Freedom - Tanzania

Executive Summary
The constitutions of the union government and of the semi-autonomous government in Zanzibar both prohibit religious discrimination and provide for freedom of religious choice. The government made arrests following cases of arson at six churches in the west of the country, but again made little progress in prosecuting outstanding cases involving violent attacks against religious targets. Several members of a self-described Islamic community development organization were charged under a terrorism statute for a series of violent incidents, including several attacks against Muslim and Christian religious leaders. By year's end, the case had not yet come before the court for a hearing.

There were incidents of arson targeting churches in two districts. Civil society groups continued to promote religious tolerance and interfaith cooperation.

The U.S. embassy continued to advocate for religious peace and tolerance in meetings with government and faith leaders, including with the Office of the Mufti of Zanzibar. The embassy continued to sponsor the restoration of a cathedral in Zanzibar by Muslim artisans. Embassy officers also met regularly with religious leaders to develop interfaith community development projects.

Section I. Religious Demography
The U.S. government estimates the total population at 51 million (July 2015 estimate). A 2010 Pew Forum survey estimates that approximately 60 percent of the population is Christian, 36 percent Muslim, and 4 percent other religious groups. There are no domestic polls covering religious affiliation. Local commenters, however, consistently say there are roughly equal numbers of Christians and Muslims in the country.

On the mainland, large Muslim communities are concentrated in coastal areas, with some large Muslim minorities also located inland in urban areas. Christian groups include Roman Catholics, Protestants (including Pentecostals), Seventh-day Adventists, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons), and Jehovah's Witnesses. Other groups include Buddhists, Hindus, Sikhs, Bahais, animists, and those who did not express a religious preference. Zanzibar's one million residents are 99 percent Muslim, according to a U.S. government estimate, of which two-thirds are Sunni, according to a 2012 Pew Forum report. The remainder consists of several Shia groups, mostly of Asian descent.

Section II. Status of Government Respect for Religious Freedom

Legal Framework

The constitutions of the union government and of semi-autonomous Zanzibar both provide for equality for all regardless of religion, prohibit discrimination on the basis of religion, and stipulate freedom of conscience or faith and choice in matters of religion, including the freedom to change one's faith. The union government constitution allows these rights to be limited by law for the purpose of protecting the rights of others; promoting the national interest and defense, safety, peace, morality, and health; and for other listed reasons. The Zanzibar constitution allows the rights to be limited by law if such a limitation is "necessary and agreeable in the democratic system" and does not limit the "foundation" of the right or bring "more harm" to society.

The law prohibits religious groups from registering as political parties. In order to register as a political party, an entity cannot use religion as a basis to approve membership, nor can the promotion of religion be a policy of that entity.

On the mainland, secular laws govern Christians and Muslims in both criminal and civil cases. In family-related cases involving inheritance, marriage, divorce, and the adoption of minors, some Muslims choose to consult religious leaders in lieu of bringing a court case.

Zanzibar, while also subject to the union constitution, has its own president, court system, and legislature. Muslims in Zanzibar have the option of bringing cases to a civil or qadi (Islamic court or judge) courts for matters of divorce, child custody, inheritance, and other issues covered by Islamic law. All cases tried in Zanzibar courts, except those involving Zanzibari constitutional matters and sharia, can be appealed to the Union Court of Appeals on the mainland. Decisions of Zanzibar's qadi courts can be appealed to a special court consisting of the Zanzibar chief justice and five other sheikhs. The President of Zanzibar appoints the chief qadi, who oversees the qadi courts and is recognized as the senior Islamic scholar responsible for interpreting the Quran. There are no qadi courts on the mainland.

Religious groups must register with the registrar of societies at the Ministry of Home Affairs on the mainland and with the Office of the Registrar General on Zanzibar. Registration is required by law on both the mainland and in Zanzibar, but the penalties for failing to comply with this requirement are not stated in the law.

To register, religious groups must provide the names of at least 10 members, a written constitution, resumes of their leaders, and a letter of recommendation from the district commissioner. Such groups can then list individual congregations, which do not need separate registration. In addition, Muslim groups registering on the mainland must provide a letter of approval from the National Muslim Council of Tanzania (BAKWATA), a government body. Muslim groups registering in Zanzibar must provide a letter of approval from the mufti, the government's official liaison to the Muslim community. Christian groups in Zanzibar can register directly with the registrar general.

On the mainland, BAKWATA elects the mufti. On Zanzibar, the President of Zanzibar appoints the mufti, who serves as a leader of the Muslim community and as a public servant assisting with local governmental affairs.

The Zanzibar mufti nominally approves all Islamic activities and supervises all mosques on Zanzibar. The mufti also approves religious lectures by visiting Islamic clergy and supervises the importation of Islamic literature from outside Zanzibar.

Public schools may teach religion, but it is not a part of the official national curriculum. School administration or parent and teacher associations must approve such classes, which are taught on an occasional basis by parents or volunteers. Public school registration forms must specify a child's religious affiliation so administrators can assign students to the appropriate religion class if one is offered. Students may also choose to opt out of religious studies. Private schools may teach religion, though it is not required, and generally follow the national educational curriculum unless they receive a waiver from the Ministry of Education for a separate curriculum.

The government does not designate religion on passports or records of vital statistics. Police reports must state religious affiliation if an individual will have to give sworn testimony. Applications for medical care must specify religious affiliation so that any specific religious customs may be observed.

Government Practices

Police investigations and prosecutions of past shootings, acid attacks, and bombings against religious leaders and institutions continued but made little progress.

In October and November police in Bukoba, a mixed Muslim-Christian area in the western Kagera Region, detained 37 people, including the district Civic United Front chairman, for reported acts of arson in September toward churches throughout the district. Those arrested were taken to the Central Police Station in Kagera, according to the Kagera regional police commander. As of the end of the year, three people were charged with arson, although the police had not yet turned the cases over for prosecution. The other detainees were released for lack of sufficient evidence, but the investigation was continuing. Some press reported the incidents were not based on religious tensions, but rather on the usage of the churches as meeting places by rival political groups.

By year's end, there had not been a hearing on the case of the leaders of the Association of Islamic Mobilization and Propagation (known as Uamsho, meaning "Awakening" in Swahili), a Muslim community development organization. Twenty-two of the group's leaders were arrested in 2013 and charged with terrorism in connection with a number of incidents around the country, including at least two attacks on religious leaders, and remained in custody. In December 2014, the High Court ruled that the Kisutu Magistrates' Court had jurisdiction to hear the case. During the year the government appealed this decision. As of the end of the year, the Court of Appeal had not made a determination on the proper jurisdiction for the case.

According to the prosecutor, Victor Ambrose Kalisti and 12 other suspects charged in connection with the 2013 bombing of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church near Arusha, which killed three and injured 60, were brought to Dar es Salaam. The case was joined with the case of the Uamsho leaders, whom the prosecutor also linked to the bombing. The Court of Appeal had yet to make a determination on the proper jurisdiction for the case, as the crimes occurred in several regions.

On November 3, the High Court in Zanzibar dismissed the case of Omar Makame, who had been charged with the 2013 killing of a Catholic priest in Zanzibar, on the grounds that the government did not present sufficient evidence resulting from its investigation to continue the prosecution.

The government made no progress in the case of a suspect arrested in 2013 for alleged involvement in a clash between Muslims and Christians near Mwanza that led to the death of a pastor, multiple persons injured, and property damage, nor the case of a 2013 acid attack against a Catholic priest in Zanzibar.

Between July 2014 and March 2015, the registrar of societies on the mainland received 70 registration requests from religious groups. The registrar approved 45, rejected 23, and five were pending at year's end. Most of the rejections were reportedly for procedural reasons, according to an official at the registrar's office. Determinations on complete applications were often made in a matter of months, but if the registrar required further information, the follow-up process could take years. There were reports that some religious organizations operated for more than four years without full registration. Registrations in Zanzibar were generally quick, often taking no more than a week.

On September 17, religious leaders met with the inspector general of police, the chairman of the National Electoral Commission, the registrar of political parties, and the director general of the Anti-Corruption Bureau. The meeting produced a joint communique urging stakeholders to maintain peace and tranquility by adhering to the country's laws and regulations throughout the October 25 general election process.

Section III. Status of Societal Respect for Religious Freedom

On January 20, arsonists set a church building in Mashewa in Tanga Region, a Muslim-majority area, on fire. According to local media reports, the pastor of the church had been repeatedly threatened prior to the arson attack. Authorities were investigating the case, but by year's end had not identified suspects or established a conclusive motivation for the incident.

Members of several churches, as well as prominent Muslim citizens, expressed concern a prior killing and an acid attack on religious leaders had gone unresolved after several years of investigations by police.

Religious leaders from various faiths continued to discuss tensions in Zanzibar. The Zanzibar Interfaith Committee (ZIC), which includes Muslim and Christian leaders, as well as government officials from the Office of the Mufti, organized a workshop on March 7. At the workshop, religious leaders were urged to advocate for peace in advance of a planned (but later postponed) constitutional referendum and the October 25 general election.

The mufti of Zanzibar stated relations between different faiths remained peaceful, after instances of suspected religious violence in past years. Several religious leaders on the mainland agreed with this assessment of the situation in Zanzibar.

On October 12, teams from the Amani (Peace) and Mshikamano (Solidarity) sports clubs, comprised of high-ranking diplomats and religious leaders of different faiths on mixed teams, competed in an interreligious football match in observance of the International Day of Peace.

Section IV. U.S. Government Policy

In meetings with the government, U.S. officials discussed cooperation between religions, especially ahead of the possibility of political unrest, and religious freedom, including the ability of members of all faiths to freely exercise religious practices. U.S. embassy officials also met regularly with religious leaders to discuss issues of religious freedom. The Ambassador met with the mufti of Zanzibar to discuss Christian-Muslim relations and religious freedom generally in Zanzibar. Embassy officers held frequent meetings with other representatives in the Office of the Mufti, as well as Christian religious leaders of different denominations in Zanzibar.

Work concluded in December on the embassy-supported rehabilitation of the Christ Church Anglican Cathedral in Stone Town, Zanzibar. The cathedral, which sits on the site of the former Zanzibar slave market, remained a key symbol of religious tolerance within Zanzibari society. The project promoted Muslim-Christian cooperation by employing Muslim artisans to restore and renovate the cathedral, providing an active example of people of different faiths coming together to respect a religious building.

Embassy officers held several meetings with religious leaders throughout the year to discuss religious freedom issues and identify community projects that would unite leaders from different religious groups. Leaders discussed projects to counter religious extremism by improving economic opportunities and combatting corruption.

French Riviera city of Cannes bans specialty swimsuit for Muslim women

Sama Wareh wears an example of swimwear designed for Muslim women.
The French Riviera city of Cannes has banned beachgoers from wearing a swimsuit designed for Muslim women, called a burkini, citing the recent Islamist violence, the NPR reports.
  • Going into effect late last month, a city ordinance bans the burkini as well as any swimwear that "ostentatiously displays religious affiliation, when France ... [is] the target of terrorist attacks."
The law was introduced by Cannes Mayor David Lisnard, whom The Associated Press quotes as calling the burkini "the symbol of Islamist extremism."
  • The burkini ban is far from the first such ban in France. In 2011, the country became the first European nation to ban the face-obscuring burqa. And earlier this week, a water park in the city of Marseille canceled a burkini-only event scheduled for September after complaints, according to the BBC.
France's secular tradition
  • French secularism was established by a 1905 law that strictly separated the church and state. At the time, the law aimed to keep a powerful Catholic church from dictating policy. While secularism is meant to ensure the state's neutrality with regard to religion and ensure that all religions can practice freely, many feel it is now being exhorted to discourage religion."

Zanzibar na siasa za pombe - Prof. Noor

Ndugu zangu,

Kila watu duniani wana mila na dasturi zao ambazo ni muhimu kuzilinda iwapo sharia hizo ni nzuri kwa jamii kwa jumla na zina manufaa kwa umma na iwapo haziwanyimi haki zao walio wachache. Sharia iliyowekwa na wakoloni wa Kiingereza ilitokana na Waislamu wenyewe walio wengi kutaka pawe na kizuwizi ambacho alitakiwa Muislamu akaombe na atoe sababu za kutaka kuingia madhambini kwa kulewa. Ilikuwa kama kuhakikisha kuwa huyo Muislamu anayetaka kulewa ana akili zake timamu. Ofisi ya D.C. ikiona kweli ana akili timamu, basi hupewa hiyo rukhsa ya kujitia madhambini. Khiyari ni yake mwenyewe. Pili, sharia hiyo ilitokana na Wazanzibari wake waliolalamika kuwa waume zao hutumia kipato chao kikubwa sana au chote katika ulevi na wake zao na watoto wakawa hawana hata chakula; na kuna sababu nyinginezo pia.

Iwapo mtu alikuwa si Muislamu, sidhani kuwa naye pia alitakiwa kuwa na liseni kununua ulevi. Na iwe iwavyo. Hapa kuna haki mbili zilikuwa zikilindwa. Ya kwanza ni haki ya anayetaka kulewa, na ya pili ya umma -- ambao sehemu kubwa kabisa ilikuwa ni ya Waislamu -- ambao mara nyingi husoneneka kwa vitendo na vitimbi vya walevi. Iwapo mtu ni mlevi na baada ya kulewe hufanya visa na miqasa ya kuudhi watu mitaani kwa maneno yake na vitendo vyake kama kutoa nyuchi zake hadharani na kwenda haja na huku wazee na vijana huyaona makruhi ayafanyayo, kiumbe kama huyo huwa hafai kulewa wala kupewa rukhsa ya kulewa maana haki yake ya kulewa inaingilia, pakubwa sana, haki ya umma wenye kuudhiwa na vitendo vyake vyenye kuvujna muruwa wa jamii. Na vijana wa kike na kiume huoneshwa vituko na kusikilizishwa kwa wasiyofaa kuyaona na kuyasikia kwa mujibu wa mila yetu. Na mila na dini yetu huwa zinapigwa dharba kubwa na chafu bila ya sababu. Uhuru wa mtu kulewa haina maana ya wengi kunyimwa uhuru wao wa kuishi maisha ya muruwa kwa kuingiliwa mitaani mwao na machafu ya walevi, hata iwapo si wote.

Fikiria jambo moja jingine muhimu linalokhusu uchumi wa mkoloni. Mkoloni wa Kiingereza alikuwa na mashirika yake mengi ya kutengenezea ulevi wa kila aina tokea kwao Uingereza mpaka katika makoloni yake. Wala hakuwa na lolote linalomkataza kuuza ulevi. Kwa hakika, mashirika ya ulevi yaliipatia Uingereza faida kubwa sana ya biashara ya ulevi. Hivyo basi, kwa nini Mkoloni ajinyime faida hiyo kwa kutunga sharia ya kuzuia raia zake katika makoloni wasiweze kununua ulevi ila kwa kibali? Waliowalazimisha Wakoloni Zanzibar ni idadi kubwa ya Waislamu waliokuwepo na madai yao ya kuwa na sharia hiyo, si jinginelo. Wazanzibari Waislamu walikuwa wakilinda ya dini yao na mila yao bila ya kuwanyima wengineo haki zao. Muingereza hakuwa na shida ya kuyakubali matakwa ya Wazanzibari wengi kwa sababu Zanzibar ni nchi ndogo sana na kibiashara ikuwa haiwashi wala haizimi ukiangalia idadi ya makoloni iliyokuwa nayo.

Tulikuwa na mila njema kabisa Duniani, kwa uadilifu wake, usalama, upole, mapenzi na kusaidiana kwa kila njia. Ukisikia mtu ameuliwa au amejiua, Zanzibar nzima ilikuwa ikistaajabishwa. Leo kuuwa kumekuwa kitendo kisitostaajabisha tena. Ulevi uliwekewa vikwazo na watu wakawa wanajihishimu na kuhishimiana. Mtu akipotelewa na kipochi chake ama hupelekewa nyumbani au hupelekwa polisi na akatafutwa mwenye haki yake. Leo unatafutiwa kila njia ya kuchomolewa haki yako. Kulikuwa hakuna madanguro, na kama yalikuwepo basi yalikuwepo kwa siri kabisa, leo tembelea Forodhani na katika fukwe nyingi uwaone mabarobaro na washichana, na wasichana wengine hata hawawajavunja ungo (baleghe) wanavyojiuza. Kwa ufupi sana, khasara kubwa kabisa iliyoikumba Zanzibar si ya kutawaliwa tu na wale wasiokuwa na dini za kisawasawa Tanganyika, na kuunyakuliwa uhuru wake, bali pia ya kuuwawa kwa lugha, mila, dasturi, utu na kila kilichokuwa Zanzibar kikijivunia nacho, na kutoudhibiti uhuru wa kulewa mtu apendavyo ni sehemu moja ya kuwa hatujitambui na hatutambuliwi wala hatutambulikani Duniani.

Prof. Ibrahim Noor

Kazi zetu sasa ni kuzaa tu! Fyatua mtoto wako, atasoma bure... Rais Magufuli

Taarifa ya habari ChannelTEN Agosti 11, 2016

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Mzee Yusuf aomba watu na vituo vya redio na burudani visipige nyimbo tena zake

Mfalme wa Muziki wa Miondoko ya Pwani (Taarabu) Afrika Mashariki na Kati, Mzee Yusuf leo ametangaza kuachana rasmi na muziki huo wa kidunia na kuamua kumrudia mwenyezi Mungu, imeripoti blogu ya Michuzi.

Mzee Yusuf ametangaza hivyo leo Ijumaa, Agosti 12, 2016 Muda mfupi baada ya kumaliza swala ya Ijumaa katika msikiti wa Ilala Bungoni (Masjid Taqwa) huku akibubujikwa na machozi mengi.

Mzee Yusuf ameomba waumini wamuombee msamaha kwa Allah kwa kipindi chote alichokuwa amemuasi na kadhalika amewaomba wanamuziki wengine ambao ni waislamu kuachana na muziki na kuzitumia fani zao walizonazo katika kutangaza na kumsifia bwana Mtume Muhammad (S.AW).

Aidha amewaomba watu wote wenye CD zake majumbani pamoja na vituo vya redio na televisheni kuacha kupiga nyimbo zake na wakikaidi wafahamu madhambi yote yatakuwa juu yao kwani yeye hivi sasa anafanya toba kwa Allah.

North Korea officials refuse to give athletes complimentary Olympic Edition Galaxy S7 Edge

North Korea’s Olympic Committee has refused to give complimentary smartphones provided by South Korea’s Samsung to the country’s 31 athletes competing in the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, RFA has learned.

Prof. Baregu aongoza kongamano la BAVICHA

Mjumbe wa Kamati Kuu ya Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (CHADEMA), Profesa Mwesiga Baregu (kulia), akizungumza katika kongamano la Umoja wa Vijana wa Chadema (Bavicha), ikiwa ni maadhimisho ya siku ya vijana duniani lililofanyika Ukumbi wa Karimjee jijini Dar es Salaam leo mchana. Kushoto ni mtoa mada katika kongamano hilo, David Kafulila.

Mtoa mada katika kongamano hilo, David Kafulila akichangia mambo mbalimbali.

Meza kuu katika kongamano hilo.

Mkutano ukiendelea.

Mada zikiendelea kutolewa.

Wanahabari wakichukua taarifa mbalimbali.

Usikivu ukiwa umetawala katika ukumbi huo.