Kurasa za mbele na nyuma za baadhi ya magazeti ya Tanzania leo Septemba 14, 2016















Californians protest at Tanzanian Embassy over arrest, $62,000 in fines for transporting giraffe bone



Foster City residents Jon and Linda Grant stood outside the Tanzanian Embassy in Washington on Tuesday, warning others of their experience in the country and pleading with the Tanzanian ambassador to meet with them.
Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Hillsborough) and a handful of staffers joined the Grants, waving signs and speaking to passersby.

Their plight began with the purchase of an unusual souvenir at a game reserve in South Africa last winter, an etched giraffe bone. They were assured it was legal to purchase and had no trouble entering the next country on their trip, Tanzania.

But when the couple went through security to leave, they were detained and sent to a Tanzanian jail. Their passports and belongings were seized. The charge was poaching: They were accused of killing the country's national animal.

It took the intervention of Speier and the U.S. ambassador to Tanzania before the charges were reduced to exporting a trophy without a permit and the retirees were allowed to come home. In total, the experience cost them $62,000 in fines, court fees and bribes. They even had to pay someone to fly from the South African souvenir shop with the original receipt.

When Speier and the couple tried to enter the embassy Tuesday, the door was barred.

"I've had to intercede on behalf of constituents in foreign countries before, but nothing like this," Speier said. "This really smacks of all kinds of illegal graft and bribery, and I think it's a warning to all American tourists: Beware."

Speier has asked more than 30 times for a meeting with the Tanzanian ambassador since early April, she said.

"I don't want another American tourist to be subject to this," Speier said. "What a nightmare."

The Grants also were scheduled to meet with State Department officials and House Foreign Affairs Committee staff while in Washington.

While the arrest occurred during a personal vacation, the couple have spent decades traveling around the world doing charity work, including a dozen trips to African countries to drop off wheelchairs or build wells or schools through the Foster City Rotary Club.

"We've given up travel. We'll never travel to Africa again," Jon Grant said. "It took the spark out of us to do that anymore."

Source: www.latimes.com (click the link to watch a short video).

Tanzania gets superfast satellite broadband

Avanti Communications Group plc, a leading provider of satellite data communications services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Bentley Walker, the largest supplier and operator of VSAT Networks outside of North America jointly announce a new contract to provide superfast satellite broadband in Tanzania.

Avanti and Bentley Walker will extend their longstanding, extensive partnership to provide consumers, NGOs, Government departments and businesses of all sizes with Internet connectivity of up to 24Mbps across the country.

Bentley Walker has recognised the opportunity for fast, affordable Ka-band satellite broadband services as an alternative to out-dated Ku- and C-band services in Tanzania. Ubiquitous satellite broadband is perfectly suited to help increase Internet penetration and usage. Bentley Walker will work with local partners, who will benefit from the flexible, low risk nature of the new services now available. The low risk opportunity stems from local partners being able to avoid long term commitment to capacity usage.

The contract is for capacity from Avanti’s HYLAS 2 Ka-band satellite using the company’s CUSTOM guaranteed IP throughput product. It offers Service Providers, such as Bentley Walker, seamless, high speed IP data connectivity with low capital investment to maximise opportunities and margins.

Anthony Walker, Chief Executive Officer at Bentley Walker said: “We are excited to deepen our relationship with Avanti, and provide local partners with an opportunity to increase revenues with a very low risk. I believe that the combination of Avanti’s Ka-band satellite broadband services with iDirect’s new platform and price points is a compelling opportunity for local partners. I invite interested parties to contact Bentley Walker at IBC or directly if they are interested in discussing this further.”

Enrico Leonardi, Chief Sales Officer of Avanti, said: “Demand for fast, affordable connectivity in Tanzania has been increasing as consumers, NGOs, Government departments and businesses of all sizes understand the value and have greater access to mobile devices. This new contract with Bentley Walker addresses demand and increase Internet penetration by providing fast, affordable connectivity across the country.”

Bentley Walker will also leverage its innovative Home Cache product, as well as the enhanced capabilities and lower price point of iDirect’s latest platform. Home Cache is designed to e­ffectively save bandwidth usage by caching HTTP content and enhancing users’ browsing experience by instantly loading frequently used content. In commercial and larger consumer networks, this can provide substantial savings and significantly improve performance for users. With the large capacity of the cache, there is provision for storing a wide array of data negating the need for larger data plans.

Source: topfmonline.com

Pope Francis' answer to the question: What should I say to my friend who is an atheist?

Pope Francis, in his homily on Friday during Mass at his residence, the Casa Santa Marta, referred to a question he was asked during the recent World Youth Day festival in Poland: "What should I say to my friend who is an atheist?" Pope Francis answered that "the last thing you need to do is say something! Begin to do, and he will see what you are doing and ask you about it; and when he asks you, then tell him." Live out the faith through actions and talk "with meekness, with love, with no desire to win an argument."

Taarifa ya habari ChannelTEN Septemba 13, 2016






Namba ya akaunti ya kuwachangia walioathiriwa na tetemeko la ardhi Kagera


WAZIRI Mkuu mheshimiwa Kassim Majaliwa jioni hii ameongoza harambee maalum iliyofanyika jijini Dar es Salaam ikiwakutanisha mabalozi mbalimbali wanaowakilisha nchi zao hapa nchini, umoja wa wafanyabiashara na mtu mmoja mmoja aliyeguswa na tukio la tetemeko la ardhi mkoani Kagera lililosababisha maafa makubwa ikiwa ni pamoja na vifo na uharibifu wa miundombinu.

Kwenye harambee hiyo iliyoudhuriwa pia na waziri wa viwanda na biashara mheshimiwa Charles Mwijage jumla ya pesa zilizochangwa ni shilingi za kitanzania 1,396,000,000/=.

Pesa hizo taslimu na ahadi zilizotolewa na wageni mbalimbali waalikwa. Ambapo zimetolewa katika mafungu yafuatayo milioni 700, milioni 600, euro 10,000 na dola 10,000 na kufanya jumla yake kuwa 1,396,000,000/= kwa pesa za Tanzania.

Pia wafanyabiashara wakubwa wa makampuni matatu tofauti wameungana na kuahidi kukamilisha ukarabati wa shule za sekondari za Ihungo na Nyakato ndani ya siku thelathini kuanzia leo, makampuni hayo ni Oil Com, GPP na Moyo Group.

Baadhi ya wafanyabiashara waliochangia michango yao ni pamoja na Reginald Mengi (milioni 110), umoja wa wauza mafuta ya rejereja (milioni 250), kiwanda cha sukari Kagera (milioni 100), IPTL (milioni 100), China (milioni 100) Dewji Foundation (milioni 100), Mambo ya Nje (milioni 10), Azania (milioni 20).

Jumla ya fedha na ahadi zilizotolewa kuwasaidia waathirika tetemeko la ardhi ni takribani Sh 1.4 bilioni pamoja na vifaa vya ujenzi.

Tetemeko hilo lilitokea Septemba 10, 2016.


Waziri Mkuu, Kassim Majaliwa akipokea hundi ya shilingi milioni 100 kutoka kwa Charge d’ Affairs wa ubalozi wa China nchini, Bw. Haodong Gou wakati alipokutana na wafanyabiashara na mabalozi wa nchi mbalimbali hapa nchini na kuwaomba wasaidie kuchangia ujenzi na ukarabati wa miundombinu iliyoathiriwa na tetemeko laardhi mkoani Kagera. Mkutano huo ulifanyika Ikulu jijini Dar es salaam Septemba 13, 2016.Katikati ni Naibu Waziri wa Mambo ya Nje na Ushirikiano wa Afrika ya Mashariki, Dkt. Suzan Kolimba. (Picha na Odisi ya Waziri Mkuu)
Waziri Mkuu, Kassim Majliwa akizungumza na Wafanyabishara na Mabalozi wa Nchi Mbalimbali hapa nchini kuwaomba wachangie katika kujenga na kukarabati miundombinu iliyoharibiwa na tetemeko la ardhi mkoani Kagera.Alikutana nao Ikulu jijini Dar es salaam Septemba 13, 2016.
Baadhi ya Mabalozi na Wafanyabiashara wakimsikiliza Waziri Mkuu, Kassim Majaliwa wakati alipozungumza nao , Ikulu jijini Dar es salaam Septemba 13, 2016. (Picha na Ofisi ya Waziri Mkuu)
Waziri Mkuu, Kassim Majaliwa akisalimiana na baadhi ya mabalozi na wafanyabiashara baada ya kukutana nao Ikulu jijini Dar es salaam Septeba 13, 2016 kuwaomba wachangie katika kujenga na kukarabati Miundombinu ilitoharibiwa na tetemeko la ardhi mkoani Kageza.

Waziri Mkuu, Kassim Majaliwa akisalimiana na baadhi ya mabalozi na wafanyabiashara baada ya kukutana nao Ikulu jijini Dar es salaam Septeba 13, 2016 kuwaomba wachangie katika kujenga na kukarabati Miundombinu ilitoharibiwa na tetemeko la ardhi mkoani Kageza.

Waziri Mkuu, Kassim Majaliwa akisalimiana na baadhi ya mabalozi na wafanyabiashara baada ya kukutana nao Ikulu jijini Dar es salaam Septeba 13, 2016 kuwaomba wachangie katika kujenga na kukarabati Miundombinu ilitoharibiwa na tetemeko la ardhi mkoani Kageza. (picha na Ofisi ya Waziri Mkuu)
Waziri Mkuu, Kassim Majaliwa akisalimiana na baadhi ya mabalozi na wafanyabiashara baada ya kukutana nao Ikulu jijini Dar es salaam Septeba 13, 2016 kuwaomba wachangie katika kujenga na kukarabati Miundombinu ilitoharibiwa na tetemeko la ardhi mkoani Kageza. (picha na Ofisi ya Waziri Mkuu)
Waziri Mkuu, Kassim Majaliwa akisalimiana na baadhi ya mabalozi na wafanyabiashara baada ya kukutana nao Ikulu jijini Dar es salaam Septeba 13, 2016 kuwaomba wachangie katika kujenga na kukarabati Miundombinu ilitoharibiwa na tetemeko la ardhi mkoani Kageza. (picha na Ofisi ya Waziri Mkuu)

Na Sheila Simba, MAELEZO

Jumla ya shilingi bilioni 1.4 zimechangwa na mabalozi na wafanyabiashara kwa ajili ya kusaidia waathirika wa tetemeko la ardhi lililotokea Mkoani Kagera.

Michango hiyo imetolewa leo jijini Dar es Salaam katika harambee iliyoongozwa na Waziri Mkuu wa Tanzania, Mhe. Kassim Majaliwa na kufanyika Ikulu.

Akizungumza katika harambee hiyo Waziri Mkuu alisema jumla ya nyumba 840 zimebomoka na kuharibika kabisa, wakati nyumba 1264 zimepata hitilafu na zinaweza kufanyiwa marekebisho ili watu waendelee kuishi katika nyumba hizo.

Mhe. Majaliwa ameongeza kuwa shule 4 za sekondari ambazo ni Nyakato, Ihungo, Kashange na Buhembe zimeharibika na mbili kati ya hizo yaani Ihungo na Nyakato zimefungwa kutokana na kuharibika sana.

Madhara mengine yaliyosababishwa na tetemeko hilo kwa mujibu wa Waziri Mkuu ni kuharibika kwa vituo vya afya, miundombinu ya barabara, umeme na njia za mawasiliano na kufanya athari za tetemeko kuwa kubwa.

Kutokana na athari hizo Waziri Mkuu amewaomba mabalozi wanaoziwakilisha nchi zao hapa nchini kusaidia waathirika kwani ni tukio ambalo halikutarajiwa na limeleta hasara kubwa kwa wanakagera na Taifa kwa ujumla.

“Licha ya michango hii ninayowaomba leo, tutaandaa safari kwa anayehitaji kwenda kujionea hali halisi ili aone ni namna gani atakavyosaidia,”alisema Waziri Mkuu.

Aidha, Mhe. Majaliwa amesema kuwa imefunguliwa akaunti ya kuchangia katika maafa hayo kwenye benki ya CRDB inayojulikana kama KAMATI MAAFA KAGERA akaunti namba 0152225617300 na swift code ambayo ni CORUtztz na kuwaomba wananchi na watu wengine kutumia akaunti hiyo kwa kusudi hilo.

Majaliwa amesema pia kuwa utaratibu unaandaliwa ili kuwawezesha watu kuchangia kwa njia ya Mpesa, tigopesa na Airtelmoney. Utaratibu huo utakapokuwa tayari utatangazwa ili kuwarahisishia watumiaji wa mitandao hiyo kuchangia.

Katika harambee hiyo wafanyabiashara waliochangia ni Mwenyeki Mtendaji wa kampuni za IPP Dkt Reginald Mengi aliyechangia Tsh million 110, Mohamed Dewji ametoa milioni 100, Subash Patel milioni 150 na Salim Turki aliyetoa mifuko 5000 ya saruji na mabati 3000.

Wengine waliochangia ni kampuni mbali mbali zikiwemo kampuni ya bia ya Serengeti iliyotoa mifuko 800 ya saruji, Sahara Tanzania wametoa shilingi milioni 20, Camel Oil kupitia Camel Cement wametoa mifuko 1000 ya saruji ,Puma wamechangia shilingi million 50, Pepsi Cola wametoa milioni 50 na Azania Group wamechangia milioni 50.

Baadhi ya mabalozi wanaowakilisha nchi zao hapa nchini waliochangia ni pamoja na ubalozi wa China shilingi milioni 100 na kupeleka madaktari,dawa,mahema na vifaa vingine kwa ajili ya kusaidia waliopatwa na maafa hayo.

Kuwait kupita ubalozi wao nchini wamechangi dola elfu 10 za Kimarekani na euro elfu 10, na Nchi ya Kenya iliyopeleka msaada wa mahema,magodoro na dawa.

Wizara ya Mambo ya Nje na ushirikiano wa Afrika Mashariki wametoa milioni 10, mwakilishi wa China Merchantile Group ametoa milioni 100, Toyota Tanzania milioni 10, Kamal Group milioni 50, Urban Group milioni 20, TBL milioni 100, IPTL 50, Tanzania Agriculturak Processing Zone milioni 30, Umoja wa wafanya biashara ya mafuta ya rejereja milioni 250 na Group Six wametoa tani 80 za saruji.

Wengine waliochangia ni pamoja Jambo plastic milioni 20, Tanga Cement mifuko 1000 ya saruji, Agusta Tz milioni 10, Oryx milioni 50, Kagera Sugar milioni 100 na tani 10 za sukari, Tipper milioni 20 ambapo GBP, Oilcom na Moil watajenga shule mbili zilizoharibika.

Uchangiaji huo umejumuisha pia na watu binafsi ambao ni wakili wa kujitegemea, Bwana Protase Ishengoma milioni 5 na Melisa Kataraiya milioni 20.

Tetemeko hilo la ardhi ni kubwa kuliko yote ambayo yamewahi kutokea hapa nchini na hadi sasa limesababisha vifo vya watu 17 na kuharibu nyumba, majengo na miundombinu mkoani Kagera.