Anauliza Fungo: Unafanyaje usiku mnene barabarani unakutana na hii

UPDATE, 25 Septemba 2016: Nimekutana na maelezo kwenye blogu ya Cuthbert Kajuna, yanayoambatanana na picha niliyopachika hapo nini siku kadhaa zilizopita..
..Kuna Vijana wa maeneo ya Mapinga Kerege Bagamoyo - Pwani wanaigiza uvaaji wa nguo kana kwamba ni JINI.... na kichwani huwa wanafunga vitochi vikali mfano wa macho hivyo ukikutana nacho usiku hasa utumiapo Bajaji au Pikipiki. Pia wanasimama pembeni ya barabara na kujifanya kama wanakusimamisha, madereva wa pikipiki au bajaj hata wanaopita na MISIBA nawanapoona hivyo huacha vyombo na kukimbia kwa kiwewe hapo hao vibaka huiba wanachotaka kuchukua na kutokomea gizana...Hii imetokea mda si mrefu maeneo ya Bunju karibu na darajani... kuja jamaa kachukuliwa Bajaji. Hivyo tunatoa tahadhari kwa Mtu Yeyote atakayekutana na hali hii usisimame.

Kurasa za mbele na nyuma za baadhi ya magazeti ya Tanzania leo Septemba 20, 2016


























The countries with the most powerful passports


The Passport Index ranks countries based on the number of nations where residents can go without purchasing a visa in advance or on arrival.

For example, a Switzerland citizen can fly to 157 countries without ever showing a visa. This makes international travel cheaper and easier than it is for citizens of many other countries such as Afghanistan, who can only enter 24 countries without a visa.

Global financial advisory firm Arton Capital compiled government data from 193 countries and six territories to create the 2016 ranking.

Here are the 13 highest-ranking countries and the number of countries their citizens can visit without a visa.
  1. Sweden, Germany = 158 countries
  2. Finland, France,  Switzerland, Spain, The United Kingdom = 157 countries
  3. Norway, South Korea, Belgium, The Netherlands, Italy, Denmark = 156 countries
  4. Singapore, Luxembourg, Austria, Portugal, United States of America
  5. Greece, Ireland, Japan = 154 countries
  6. Canada, New Zealand = 153 countries
  7. Czech Republic, Hungary = 152 countries
  8. Malta, Malaysia, Iceland, Ausralia = 151 countries
  9. Poland = 150 countries
This is how East African Community countries fair...
  1. Kenya = 65 countries (Global power rank = 64)
  2. Tanzanian = 62 countries (Global power rank = 65)
  3. Uganda 50 countries (Global power rank = 69)
  4. Rwanda = 48 countries (Global power rank = 79)
  5. Burundi = 42 countries (Global power rank = 87)
  6. South Sudan = 36 countries (Global power rank = 91)

Here is how Twitter has relaxed it's 140-character limit

Twitter announced on Monday (see tweet below) that links to media like photos, GIFs, polls, and videos will no longer count toward the 140-character limit Twitter has had since its inception.

The social media network is also testing not counting "@" replies toward a tweet's character limit.

The graph below from Twitter explains the old structure and the new format for tweets:

The topics for the 2016 USA First Presidential Debate


NBC's Lester Holt, the moderator of the first presidential debate, which is next week, on Monday announced the topics to be discussed during the much-anticipated event.

Per a release from the Commission on Presidential Debates, the three topics 
  1. America's Direction
  2. Achieving Prosperity
  3. Securing America
will be discussed during the debate, held at Hofstra University in New York, will be "
  • The debate format calls for six 15-minute time segments
  • Each of the topics will take up two of the six time slots. 
  • The debate will start at 9 p.m. next Monday and will run for 90 minutes without any commercial interruption.

Job: Program Manager – Western Tanzania

Organization: Water Missions International
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 01 Jan 2017

Purpose:


Working under the direct supervision of the Water Mission - Tanzania Country Program Director, position is responsible for applying sound engineering principles, project and program management techniques, and excellent written and verbal communications skills to manage scopes of work, schedules, and budgets of a large solar powered safe water project in western Tanzania covering multiple locations, water sources, treatment and storage installations, and access points. This role will require establishing residence in Kasulu, Tanzania (in the Kigoma region) for a minimum of three years. Given the required location, travel to and from the applicant’s country/location of permanent residence will be provided once per year .

Position Requirements and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in a minimum three-month study and orientation period including travel to other Water Mission country programs in East Africa. The duration of stay in countries outside Tanzania is expected to be one month.
  • Study, embrace, advocate, and lead staff to understand and adhere to Water Mission vision, mission, standards, and values in all areas of office and project operations
  • An active Christian faith: responsible to lead staff by example and in devotions and prayer
  • Abide by the policies and requirements of the Water Mission Code of Conduct and Staff Policy Manual for Tanzania (a copy available upon request)
  • Work in a team environment to provide leadership, direction, and assistance for engineers, technicians, community development staff, administrative personnel, and volunteers
  • Prepare written proposals and cost estimates
  • Manage multiple simultaneous projects in different locations
  • Maintain good communications with Water Mission staff and partner organizations
  • Ensure that each portion of the work is executed according to an agreed upon Scope of Work, Design, Schedule and Budget to a best-in-class level of excellence
  • Prepare and submit agreed upon Project Status Reports
  • Provide training to staff of other organizations regarding maintenance and operation of implemented solutions
  • Provide approval of all office and project related expenses and purchase orders
  • Conduct field inspections and site assessments
  • Participate in disaster response activities as needed
  • Prepare and make presentations to the Operations Team, Strategic Partners, donors and volunteers
Qualifications Required:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil, Chemical, Environmental, Mechanical or other Engineering field. Other degrees considered are Construction Management, Science or Mathematics.
  • Minimum 7 years of progressive engineering, including project management experience of large engineering projects
  • Advanced skills with MS Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) and familiarity with engineering software such as MS Project, AutoCAD, etc.
  • Well grounded, active Christian faith consistent with Water Mission statement of faith (see here)
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Excellent relationship and conflict resolution skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • P.E. license preferred
  • The position is contingent upon successfully applying and being granted a permit to work in Tanzania on a full time extended basis
How to apply: watermission.org/get-involved/join-our-team/careers

Job: Project Manager - Western Tanzania

Organization: Water Missions International
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 01 Jan 2017

Purpose:


Working under the direct supervision of the Water Mission - Tanzania Country Program Director, position is responsible for applying sound engineering principles, project and program management techniques, and excellent written and verbal communications skills to manage scopes of work, schedules, and budgets of a large solar powered safe water project in western Tanzania covering multiple locations, water sources, treatment and storage installations, and access points. This role will require establishing residence in Kasulu, Tanzania (in the Kigoma region) for a minimum of three years. Given the required location, travel to and from the applicant’s country/location of permanent residence will be provided once per year .

Position Requirements and Responsibilities:
  • Participate in a minimum three-month study and orientation period including travel to other Water Mission country programs in East Africa. The duration of stay in countries outside Tanzania is expected to be one month.
  • Study, embrace, advocate, and lead staff to understand and adhere to Water Mission vision, mission, standards, and values in all areas of office and project operations
  • An active Christian faith: responsible to lead staff by example and in devotions and prayer
  • Abide by the policies and requirements of the Water Mission Code of Conduct and Staff Policy Manual for Tanzania (a copy available upon request)
  • Work in a team environment to provide leadership, direction, and assistance for engineers, technicians, community development staff, administrative personnel, and volunteers
  • Prepare written proposals and cost estimates
  • Manage multiple simultaneous projects in different locations
  • Maintain good communications with Water Mission staff and partner organizations
  • Ensure that each portion of the work is executed according to an agreed upon Scope of Work, Design, Schedule and Budget to a best-in-class level of excellence
  • Prepare and submit agreed upon Project Status Reports
  • Provide training to staff of other organizations regarding maintenance and operation of implemented solutions
  • Provide approval of all office and project related expenses and purchase orders
  • Conduct field inspections and site assessments
  • Participate in disaster response activities as needed
  • Prepare and make presentations to the Operations Team, Strategic Partners, donors and volunteers
Qualifications Required:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil, Chemical, Environmental, Mechanical or other Engineering field. Other degrees considered are Construction Management, Science or Mathematics.
  • Minimum 7 years of progressive engineering, including project management experience of large engineering projects
  • Advanced skills with MS Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) and familiarity with engineering software such as MS Project, AutoCAD, etc.
  • Well grounded, active Christian faith consistent with Water Mission statement of faith (see here)
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Excellent relationship and conflict resolution skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • P.E. license preferred
  • The position is contingent upon successfully applying and being granted a permit to work in Tanzania on a full time extended basis
How to apply: watermission.org/get-involved/join-our-team/careers

Job: Senior Engineer - Western Tanzania

Organization: Water Missions International
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 01 Jan 2017

Purpose:

Working under the direct supervision of the Water Mission - Tanzania Country Program Director, position is responsible for applying sound engineering principles, project and program management techniques, and excellent written and verbal communications skills to manage scopes of work, schedules, and budgets of a large solar powered safe water project in western Tanzania covering multiple locations, water sources, treatment and storage installations, and access points. This role will require establishing residence in Kasulu, Tanzania (in the Kigoma region) for a minimum of three years. Given the required location, travel to and from the applicant’s country/location of permanent residence will be provided once per year .

Position Requirements and Responsibilities:
  • Participate in a minimum three-month study and orientation period including travel to other Water Mission country programs in East Africa. The duration of stay in countries outside Tanzania is expected to be one month.
  • Study, embrace, advocate, and lead staff to understand and adhere to Water Mission vision, mission, standards, and values in all areas of office and project operations
  • An active Christian faith: responsible to lead staff by example and in devotions and prayer
  • Abide by the policies and requirements of the Water Mission Code of Conduct and Staff Policy Manual for Tanzania (a copy available upon request)
  • Work in a team environment to provide leadership, direction, and assistance for engineers, technicians, community development staff, administrative personnel, and volunteers
  • Prepare written proposals and cost estimates
  • Manage multiple simultaneous projects in different locations
  • Maintain good communications with Water Mission staff and partner organizations
  • Ensure that each portion of the work is executed according to an agreed upon Scope of Work, Design, Schedule and Budget to a best-in-class level of excellence
  • Prepare and submit agreed upon Project Status Reports
  • Provide training to staff of other organizations regarding maintenance and operation of implemented solutions
  • Provide approval of all office and project related expenses and purchase orders
  • Conduct field inspections and site assessments
  • Participate in disaster response activities as needed
  • Prepare and make presentations to the Operations Team, Strategic Partners, donors and volunteers
Qualifications Required:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil, Chemical, Environmental, Mechanical or other Engineering field. Other degrees considered are Construction Management, Science or Mathematics.
  • Minimum 7 years of progressive engineering, including project management experience of large engineering projects
  • Advanced skills with MS Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) and familiarity with engineering software such as MS Project, AutoCAD, etc.
  • Well grounded, active Christian faith consistent with Water Mission statement of faith (see here)
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Excellent relationship and conflict resolution skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • P.E. license preferred
  • The position is contingent upon successfully applying and being granted a permit to work in Tanzania on a full time extended basis
How to apply: watermission.org/get-involved/join-our-team/careers

Katibu Mkuu OWM na Waziri wa Elimu wakagua shule zilizoathiriwa na tetemeko la ardhi Kagera

Waziri wa Elimu, Sayansi na Teknolojia Mhe. Prof. Joyce Ndalichako (wa kwanza kushoto) akimsikiliza Katibu Mkuu Ofisi ya Waziri Mkuu (Sera na Uratibu) Dkt. Hamisi Mwinyimvua wakati walipotembelea shule ya sekondari ya Nyakato kujionea athari za maafa ya tetemeko la ardhi Mkoani Kagera Septemba19, 2016
Katibu Mkuu Ofisi ya Waziri Mkuu (Sera na Uratibu) Dkt. Hamisi Mwinyimvua (wa kwanza kushoto) akizungumza wakati wa ziara yake alipotembelea shule zilizopata athari za maafa ya tetemeko la ardhi mkoani Kagera, wa kwanza kulia ni Waziri Joyce Ndalichako
Dkt. Hamisi Mwinyimvua (kulia) akiangalia jengo la ofisi ya walimu lililoathiriwa na maafa ya tetemeko la ardhi katika shule ya sekondari ya Mugeza Mkoani Kagera 
Baadhi ya majengo ya shule ya sekondari ya Ihungo yariyobomoka kutokana na athari za maafa ya tetemeko la ardhi Kagera. 
  • Picha zote: Ofisi ya Waziri Mkuu

Rais Magufuli amepatwa na nini?


NINI kilichomsibu Rais John Magufuli akafika hadi ya kutamka aliyoyatamka katika hotuba zake za karibuni Pemba na Unguja? Alikuwa akifikiri nini alipokuwa akizitoa hotuba hizo ambazo wengi wanaamini zilimshushia hadhi na zikionyesha dalili kwamba taifa linaelekea pabaya?

Kama ilikuwa bahati mbaya iliyomfanya ateleze Pemba kwa nini washauri wake wasimtanabahishe ajizuie asiteleze tena alipohutubia Unguja? Au hana wa kumuonyesha njia anapokuwa anapotea?

Magufuli ana nini? Kwa sababu hiyo inatubidi tujiulize alifikwa na nini akajikuta ameanguka hivyo? Labda akionyesha ubabe wa wenye nguvu za dola na kibri cha wanaolewa madaraka. Ubabe huo ndio unaowafanya baadhi ya wachambuzi wamuone kuwa ni kiongozi mwenye muelekeo wa kidikteta.

Sidhani kama kuna aliyetarajia kwamba angezungumza alivyozungumza Pemba na Unguja. Hotuba zake zote mbili ziliwashangaza wengi, kuwahuzunisha wengine na ziliwatia haya hata baadhi ya viongozi wenzake ndani ya Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) .

Hizo hazikuwa hotuba za kutolewa na kiongozi anayeishi katika zama hizi za intaneti na za ustawi wa mitandao ya kijamii yenye kusambaza habari kwa haraka. Hata watu wanaoishi nje ya miji mikuu siku hizi huwa na uwezo wa kuziona habari za nje ya nchi mubashara, yaani papo kwa papo, zinapotokea. Ni taabu katika zama hizi kwa kiongozi yeyote, awe Magufuli au nani, kuweza kuwadanganya watu mchana kweupe.

Juu ya hayo, Magufuli alijaribu kufanya hivyo. Kwa mfano, alithubutu kujivunjia heshima kwa kudai kwamba Maalim Seif Sharif Hamad, Katibu Mkuu wa Chama cha Wananchi (CUF), alijifungia chumbani Dar es Salaam huku akijidai kwamba alikwenda Ulaya.

Bila ya shaka kuna mengi ya Maalim Seif yaliyomuudhi Magufuli. Miongoni mwayo ni hatua yake ya kuukataa hadharani mkono wa Dk. Ali Mohamed Shein katika mazishi ya Aboud Jumbe, Rais wa pili wa Zanzibar na aliyewahi kuwa Makamu wa Rais wa Tanzania. Mengine ni hizo ziara alizofanya katika nchi kadha wa kadha za Ulaya, Marekani na Canada.

Ni taabu kufahamu kwa nini Magufuli alijaribu kumkadhibisha Maalim Seif ilhali kwa kufanya hivyo inakuwa ni yeye anayesema uongo. Katika nchi zote alizozitembelea huyo Katibu Mkuu wa CUF alipokewa na wakuu wa serikali wa ngazi mbalimbali, alihojiwa na vyombo vya habari vya baadhi ya nchi hizo na alihutubu katika vikao mahususi alivyopangiwa yeye, hususan katika miji ya Washington na London.

Inashangaza kumsikia Magufuli akisema kwamba Maalim Seif alijifungia chumbani Dar ilhali katika baadhi ya mikutano aliyoandaliwa Washington na London walikuwako wanabalozi wa Tanzania. Ule wa Chatham House, London, ulihudhuriwa na Balozi wa Tanzania nchini Uingereza, Dk. Asha-Rose Migiro, aliyezungumza kuitetea serikali yake.

Sasa Magufuli akijaribu kumbabaisha nani?

Kuna ushahidi pia kwamba Maalim Seif na wenzake walifika mjini Hague, Uholanzi, kwenye Mahakama ya Kimataifa ya Jinai (ICC) ambako walichukua hatua za mwanzo katika mchakato wa kuwashtaki baadhi ya wakuu wa serikali ya Zanzibar na wa ile ya Muungano kwa ukiukwaji wa haki za binadamu, matumizi ya vyombo vya ulinzi dhidi ya wananchi kuanzia kipindi kilichoelekea uchaguzi wa Oktoba 25, 2015, na baadaye.

Pia yameshutumiwa makundi ya “Mazombi”, “Janjaweed” na mengineyo kama hayo ambayo yanasemekana kuwa yanaratibiwa na wakuu fulani wa serikali ya Zanzibar.

Magufuli anaziona shutuma zote hizo kuwa ni adha tupu.

Ilishangaza pia kumsikia Magufuli akiwaambia Wazanzibari kwamba alikwenda kwao kuwashukuru kwa kura nyingi walizompigia ilhali sote tunajua kwamba Unguja na Pemba alishindwa kwa idadi za kura na mpinzani wake mkuu Edward Lowassa wa Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (Chadema) aliyekuwa mgombea wa vyama vilivyo chini ya mwavuli wa Ukawa.

Hotuba alizozitoa Magufuli visiwani Zanzibar zilifanana katika maudhui yao na ukali wao. Aidha zilituonyesha jinsi Rais huyu alivyo tayari kuikiuka Katiba ya nchi na kutumia mabavu kupambana na wapinzani wake. Zote hizo ni dalili za hali mbaya inayoweza kuivaa Tanzania.

Lengo la hotuba hizo lilikuwa kuonyesha nani mwenye nguvu na pia kuwatia hofu wananchi. Lililoshtusha na kusikitisha zaidi ni kumsikia akimuagiza Shein afanye mambo ya kwenda kinyume na Katiba kwa kumshinikiza asikubali kusaini nyaraka za kuidhinisha malipo anayostahiki kupewa Maalim Seif kwa mujibu wa Katiba ya nchi kutokana na wadhifa aliokuwa nao wa umakamu wa kwanza wa Rais wa Zanzibar.

Tutumai kwamba Shein hatoingia mtegoni kwa kutenda mambo anayoamrishwa ayatende ambayo endapo akiyatekeleza atakuwa anaukiuka utaratibu wa utawala wa kisheria. Na akiyatenda atakuwa anazidi kuthibitisha shtuma za kwamba hatima ya Zanzibar huamuliwa Dodoma.

Wazanzibari wamepitia misukosuko mingi hasa walipokuwa chini ya tawala za Awamu ya Kwanza na Awamu ya Tatu. Wakati wa Awamu ya Kwanza watu wakifungwa ovyo, wakiteswa na kuna waliopotea wasijulikane hadi leo wamepotelea wapi. Wakati wa Awamu ya Tatu, chini ya Dk. Salmin Amour, kuna wapinzani waliobandikizwa kesi kwa kisingizio cha uhaini na kuihujumu serikali.

Safari moja Salmin alipoulizwa kuhusu hatima ya wafungwa hao wa kisiasa alijibu kwa kejeli kwa kusema: “hawaozi hao, si mapapai.”

Wakati wa utawala wa Amani Abeid Karume hapakuwa na wafungwa wa kisiasa na huo ulikuwa mwanzo mwema kwa mustakabali wa Zanzibar, ingawa utawala huo uliingia nuksi kwa mauaji yaliyotokea Pemba muda mfupi kabla ya Karume mdogo hajakaa sawa madarakani.

Watu walianza tena kukamatwa kwa sababu ya fikra zao wakati wa utawala wa Shein hata palipokuwako Serikali ya Umoja wa Taifa walipotiwa mbaroni viongozi wa Uamsho. Ijapokuwa viongozi hao wa Uamsho wamefikishwa mahakamani lakini namna kesi yao inavyoendeshwa kunawafanya wengi wajiulize iwapo siasa za hofu hazirejelewi tena.

Tunaweza kusema kwamba alichofanya Magufuli Pemba ni kuzitumia hizo hofu pale alipowapongeza wanajeshi kwa “kulinda” amani, wanajeshi walewale ambao wananchi walikuwa wakilalamika kuhusu nyendo zao za kutumia nguvu na vitisho, Unguja na Pemba, na zaidi Pemba. Kwa kuwapongeza Magufuli amekuwa kama akiwahimiza wasiogope kitu waendelee kuwadhalilisha wananchi.

Inashangaza kwamba Magufuli huyuhuyu aliyewahi kusema kwamba hawezi kuyaingilia mambo ya Zanzibar pale uchaguzi wa Oktoba 25, 2015 ulipofujwa kwa kusudi ili CCM na mgombea wake wa urais wafaidike, hivi sasa anaonekana akipiga mbizi katika maji marefu ya siasa za huko.

Kwa hakika, siku hizi hata Bara, Magufuli amezoea tabia ya kuzusha mambo ya kieneo katika hotuba zake na hata kuzungumza lugha za makabila fulani anapokuwa anahutubia. Anajisahau kuwa yeye si Rais wa eneo fulani au wa kabila fulani. Ni Rais wa Tanzania nzima.

Kuzidekeza siasa za kikabila au kieneo ni jambo la hatari kwa mustakabali wa Tanzania. Nchi nyingi barani Afrika zimeangamia kwa laana ya uhasama baina ya maeneo au makabila. Inasikitisha kwamba katika Tanzania ya leo tunawashuhudia viongozi wa serikali na wanasiasa wa chama kinachotawala wakiipandisha mizizi ya fitina hii kwa kujinasibu na makabila yao.

Ikiwa Magufuli alikuwa akifuatilia kwa makini yaliyokuwa yakisemwa juu ya hotuba zake za Pemba na Unguja katika mitandao ya kijamii, vijiweni na kwenye vyombo vya habari lazima sasa anatambua ya kuwa kama ana washauri waliomshawishi atoe hotuba hizo basi walimpotosha. Na kama hakushauriwa na mtu bali alichochewa na andasa zake basi huu ni wakati wa kuwa na washauri ataowasikiliza.

Hiyo huenda ikawa kazi kubwa kwani walio karibu naye na wanaomfahamu wanatwambia kuwa haambiliki na hakubali ushauri wa mtu. Kama ni kweli basi tabia hiyo ni hatari kwa taifa lolote lenye kiongozi mwenye hulka ya aina hiyo. Anapoteleza ndipo maamuzi yake yanapokuwa ya kiimla, ya kidikteta. Mwenyewe anaghadhibika akiitwa dikteta na anakanusha kuwa yeye si dikteta.

Tusisahau kuwa hakuna dikteta anayekubali kuwa yeye ni dikteta, kuwa ni mtawala wa kimabavu. Ni matendo yake yanayotufanya tuamue kuwa mtawala ni wa kimabavu au wa haki. Hatua za kujaribu kuwadhibiti wapinzani na wakosoaji wa mwenendo wa serikali na wa viongozi wake kwa kujaribu kuwanyamazisha kwa kuwakamatakamata na kuwatisha ni hatua zinazotufanya tumhukumu mwenye kuzitumia kuwa ni mtawala wa kimabavu.

AHMED RAJAB
SEP 15, 2016
[email protected]

Mkurugenzi wa Jiji Arusha awasimamisha kazi watumishi 2 Kituo cha Afya Kaloleni


Taarifa ya habari ChannelTEN Septemba 19, 2016







Kilio cha Maalim Seif chafikishwa UN

ZIARA ya kimataifa aliyoifanya Maalim Seif Shariff Hamad, Katibu Mkuu wa Chama cha Wananchi (CUF) Marekani, Ulaya, Canada na Umoja wa Mataifa kulalamikia uvurugaji wa uchaguzi mkuu wa 25 Oktoba mwaka jana, imeanza kuzaa matunda, anaandika Jabir Idrissa via MwanaHALISI ONLINE.

Tayari taasisi ya kimataifa ya umoja wa wanaliberali – Liberal International (LI) – imeliandikia Baraza la Haki za Binadamu la Umoja wa Mataifa (UNHRC) kutaka kutolewa kwa vikwazo dhidi ya Serikali ya Zanzibar na Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania.

Kwa mujibu wa taarifa iliyopatikana kwenye tovuti ya LI, taasisi hiyo imetaka baraza hilo lenye jukumu la kulinda misingi ya haki za binadamu kwenye mataifa yote wanachama wa UN, kuchukua hatua kali ili kukomesha “uvunjaji mkubwa wa haki za binaadamu na ukandamizaji wa haki za kisiasa na kiraia visiwani Zanzibar.”

Katika tamko walilolitoa na kufikishwa mbele ya Mkutano wa 33 wa Baraza hilo uliofanyika Septemba mosi mwaka huu, Liberal International imetaka jumuiya ya kimataifa, kufikiria kuweka vikwazo vya kusafiri na kuzuia mali za watu wote walioshiriki kuidhinisha vitendo vya utesaji wanasiasa wa upinzani na wafuasi wao.

Taasisi hiyo ambayo CUF ni mwanachama wa muda mrefu, imetoa wito kwa wabunge wanaofuata mtizamo wa kiliberali walioko upande wa serikali na upinzani katika mataifa yote duniani kuchukua msimamo imara kupitia mabunge ya nchi zao na kutoa matamko ya kupinga walichokiita “uonevu wanaofanyiwa viongozi wa upinzani Zanzibar na wafuasi wao.”
“Tunaitaka serikali ya Zanzibar na Tanzania kuheshimu utawala wa sheria na kuingia katika majadiliano na upinzani ndani ya muda maalum hatua ambayo itawezesha kuundwa serikali ya mpito na kukubali kuitishwa kwa uchaguzi mpya ili kuondoa mgogoro uliojitokeza baada ya kufutwa kwa uchaguzi mkuu wa 25 Oktoba 2015,” imesema taarifa ya LI.
Hatua hiyo ya LI kuandikia Baraza la Haki za Binaadamu la Umoja wa Mataifa inakuja wiki kadhaa baada ya Maalim Seif kukutana na taasisi mbalimbali za kimataifa zinazoshughulikia maendeleo ya demokrasia na utawala bora, pamoja na wakuu wa serikali za Marekani, Ulaya na Canada.

Maalim Seif aliyefuatana na baadhi ya wasaidizi wake pia alifika Mahakama ya Uhalifu wa Kivita ya The Hague, Uholanzi ambako aliwasilisha malalamiko ya uvunjaji wa haki za binadamu unaofanywa Zanzibar kwa idhini ya viongozi wa Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM).

Hatua ya Maalim Seif na CUF imekuja baada ya CCM kumuamuru Jecha Salim Jecha, Mwenyekiti wa Tume ya Uchaguzi Zanzibar (ZEC) kufuta uchaguzi mkuu wa Zanzibar, 28 Oktoba, baada ya kubaini kuwa chama hicho kimepoteza madaraka kupitia sanduku la kura.

Taarifa ya Ikulu: Rais ateua Wenyeviti wa Bodi mbalimbali


Data on Tanzania’s crude oil and gas now available to public

Tanzania has made available to the public data on crude oil and natural gas blocks with the aim of attracting more prospectors, investors and researchers.

The data, gathered from onshore and offshore blocks, can be obtained from the Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation for a fee.

“The data belongs to Tanzania and will be made available for viewing by appointment through TPDC’s managing director James Mataragio, three days in advance,” said the state corporation.

Mr Mataragio said that applicants will be required to declare their interest prior to viewing the data.

Tanzanians seeking data on onshore and offshore blocks for minimum of two to three hours will pay a $2,500 non-refundable fee while investors interested in information on onshore blocks will pay $2,500 for two hours. The fee for more than one onshore block for two to three hours is $5,000.

Access to data for offshore acreage, where vast quantities of gas have been found, will attract a premium: $7,500 for two hours. Accessing data on more than one offshore block for two to three hours will attract a $10,000 fee.

“The information resulting from the documents shall be treated as confidential,” said Mr Mataragio.

Cameras, voice recorders, mobile phones, universal serial bus (USBs), computers, laptops and tablets will not be allowed into the data room.

“Any digital hardware must be declared and deposited with TPDC data room co-ordinator or supervisor outside data room on arrival,” said Mr Mataragio.

Tanzania becomes 1st globally achieving full mobile money interoperability

TANZANIA becomes the first country globally to achieve wallet to wallet interoperability in the digital financial services.

The interoperability means mobile phone subscribers transfer money across multiple networks thus enabling the country becoming first in the area. Bank of Tanzania Governor Prof Benno Ndulu said today that mobile phone active account represents 21.9million out of 62.8million accounts registered by five major tele-financial service providers.

"We are seeing increased number of transaction since then with reduced costs as a result of sharing infrastructure in the industry," Prof Ndulu told financial inclusion meeting in Dar es Salaam. He said nearly 50 per cent of digital financial services registered accounts are active.

The central bank chief is optimistic that after FinScope survey slated for later this year, the country will update financial inclusion target of 80 per cent come 2017.

BoT targets of achieving usage of formal financial services under the National Financial Inclusion Framework (NFIF 2014/17) of having 80 per cent of adult population using a financial access point.

Tanzania: How protecting animals led to allegations of torture and rape

The following article was cross-posted from The National Geographic

Loota, holding medical paperwork, was jailed for a year pending trial before being acquitted of poaching charges. He was hospitalized for a month after allegedly being beaten by antipoaching army members.  (PHOTOGRAPH BY COURTNEY BROOKS)
TARANGIRE, TANZANIALoota was working late one Sunday evening in 2013 when a truck full of army officers stopped outside his butcher shop. They hopped out and ran toward a group of teenage boys playing at a pool hall behind his stall. The boys scattered; a few got away by slipping out of their shirts as they were being grabbed.

The 43-year-old butcher walked out to see what was happening just as the soldiers were throwing two boys into the back of their truck. They seized Loota too.

“They started kicking, hitting me on the ground and jabbed me into the vehicle, where they stepped on me and started kicking me all over,” Loota told National Geographic.

Over the next few days, he was taken from one police station to another, and then to a detention center in Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a UNESCO World Heritage site near Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park. Loota says locals call this place “Guantanamo.”

Loota was stripped naked and beaten by three military officers, while five others sat and watched, taking notes. He says they took the shoelaces from their jackboots and tied one end around his genitals, and the other around a brick, which they threw over his shoulder.

The officers forced him to stand like that for hours as they interrogated him: "Who is killing elephants? Have you ever killed elephants?"

“It is as if you are dying,” says Loota, who spoke on the condition that his last name not be published, for fear of retaliation by the government. “You will be beaten harder if you pretended to be dead.”

Loota was among hundreds of suspected poachers detained in 2013 during Operation Tokomeza, a nationwide crackdown on elephant poaching. The operation tasked Tanzania’s military, police, local militias, and wildlife rangers with finding and arresting suspected poachers in and around Tanzania’s national parks and game reserves.

During the roundup, which resulted in serious human rights abuses, Loota had been wrongly accused of elephant poaching. He was later acquitted by a judge.

Desperate Measures

Sixty-five thousand elephants—60 percent of the population—disappeared from Tanzania between 2009 and 2014. In Selous Game Reserve, the epicenter of the crisis, 90 percent of its 110,000 elephants have vanished during the past four decades. At that rate the last of them will be gone by 2022, according to a June 2016 report by the World Wildlife Fund.

Desperate to save the country’s elephants (and tourism industry), Tanzania’s government is on the verge of unleashing a new antipoaching strategy that employs military weaponry, training, and tactics and relies heavily on intelligence gathering and analysis to infiltrate the top of the crime rings.

Shortly after taking office in November 2015, Tanzania’s president John Magufuli appointed an active military man, Maj. Gen. Gaudence Milanzi, as permanent secretary of the Department of Natural Resources and Tourism. Speaking at a military training exercise for rangers in May, Milanzi endorsed Tanzania National Parks Authority’s request to convert antipoaching units from a civilian to a paramilitary force, according to local press.

Tanzania’s latest plans come as governments and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) across the continent confront increasingly sophisticated and well-resourced poaching syndicates, with both sides resorting to more militarized tactics.

Dozens of rangers in Africa are killed in the line of duty every year. Often overstretched and underfunded, these rangers are tasked with the dangerous job of protecting wildlife from heavily armed poachers and militias involved in trafficking ivory, drugs, and weapons.

In response, some countries and NGOs are arming rangers with heavy weaponry, deploying new surveillance technology like drones and sensors, and applying advanced intelligence analysis (and in some cases artificial intelligence).

South Africa, Kenya, Botswana, Cameroon, and Zimbabwe have also mobilized their national militaries to help fight poachers, according to the Geneva-based monitoring group Small Arms Survey.

“Nowadays African states continue to employ antipoaching strategies involving shoot-on-sight policies and sweeps of villages and parks to forcibly remove poachers,” wrote Khristopher Carlson in the Small Arms Survey 2015 report "In the Line of Fire: Elephant and Rhino Poaching in Africa."

Accusations of Torture, Rape, and Murder

Past human rights abuses committed by Tanzania’s antipoaching forces cast a long shadow over its increasingly militarized fight against poachers.

Operation Tokomeza was suspended after a few weeks because of widespread allegations of murder, rape, torture, and theft by the anti-poaching forces. A parliamentary investigation documented atrocities against local villagers—including 13 people killed—and four government ministers were dismissed.

National Geographic’s numerous interview requests to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism were declined, and emailed questions regarding the allegations were not answered. The Tanzania National Parks Authority did not respond to requests for interviews.

Even after Tokomeza was disbanded, Loota was held in detention without charge. By the time he went to court, he was unable to stand, and sitting was painful. His genitals were swollen, and he had multiple fractures. The judge ordered medical care, and he was hospitalized for a month.

Upon release from the hospital, Loota was charged with killing an elephant with two men he says he had never met. He spent a year in prison awaiting trial, with bail set at 20 million Tanzanian shillings—about $9,133 U.S. dollars—an impossible sum for him to pay.

“At long last the judge found me not guilty. He also said that I could file a court case to claim damages. But I cannot compete against the government because I am very poor,” says Loota, who has never received compensation.

Nearly three years later, he is impotent.

A report released by the Legal and Human Rights Centre (LHRC) documents seven deaths at the hands of the antipoaching units during Operation Tokomeza. This includes one woman, Emiliana Gasper Maro, who was allegedly beaten to death because her husband was a suspected poacher. Another woman was reportedly gang-raped at gunpoint by three soldiers. Human rights monitors suspect that many more crimes have gone unreported.

Pascience Mlowe, an LHRC lawyer and co-author of the report, says that even before Tokomeza, corrupt police often arrested and fabricated poaching charges against villagers living on the outskirts of the park.

“They used it as an opportunity to gain money from people," Mlowe says. "They could come to a village and arrest people and say, We suspect you are a poacher. It’s easier for them to pay money, and then they are released.”

An LHRC report from 2011 reports several allegations of brutality by Selous rangers, including one local person who said that the rangers were known for torturing suspects and then leaving them alone in the national parks, where they were at risk of being attacked by animals.

Mlowe says torture is also commonly used as an interrogation method in crimes other than poaching.

Human Rights Watch has documented the police torture of LGBTQ individuals, drug users, and sex workers. Tanzania has not ratified the International Convention Against Torture.

According to Mlowe, there haven’t been reports of abuses since 2013. But he fears that the new antipoaching strategy, which is intelligence-based, could open the door for such torture again.

The Costs of Conservation

Loota’s home is not far from the entrance of Tarangire National Park, which boasts one of the densest elephant populations in Tanzania. Hordes of tourists flock here every year hoping to spot the giant gray bodies lumbering among the green and gold grasslands that hug the Tarangire River. It’s not hard to do, especially during the dry season, when elephants, giraffes, lions, zebras, gazelles, and wildebeests congregate around one of the last remaining water sources in the area.

Long before these animals shared their habitat with binocular-wielding tourists, before ivory prices soared in East Asia, before the government of Tanzania designated this land off-limits to local people, hundreds of communities survived on the natural resources of the Masai grasslands. For generations families farmed, hunted, raised cattle, and harvested charcoal in and around Tarangire.

Few visitors interact with villagers living on the outskirts of the park, most of whom see little or no benefit from tourism. Instead, some villagers have faced indiscriminate arrests, surveillance, violence, and extortion by law enforcement officers.

Robert Mande, a law enforcement official who said he was an architect of Operation Tokomeza, denies that rights abuses took place. He alleges that government officials fabricated the atrocities in order to discredit the operation because the units were getting too close to implicating corrupt officials connected to the top of poaching syndicates.

Of those killed during Tokomeza, Mande says, “They were not killed intentionally, but they were killed during exchanging fire in the operation.” That claim is not supported by the parliamentary investigation or LHRC’s reports, which document beating and torture of unarmed people.

During Operation Tokomeza, Mande was in charge of law enforcement at Ngorongoro Conservation Area, where Loota and others were held. National Geographic spoke to two other people who alleged torture in the same detention center they call Guantanamo.

In an interview in May, Mande told National Geographic that he was slated to be appointed commander of a new intelligence-based anti-poaching strategy called the Wildlife Crime Unit. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism did not respond to questions on the work of the Wildlife Crime Unit, and whether Mande will be involved. In July, local news reported Mande was appointed acting deputy director of the poaching unit of Tanzania Forest Service.

Mlowe of the Legal and Human Rights Centre says that many of those who perpetrated abuses during Tokomeza weren’t charged or removed from their posts. And human rights defenders are concerned that the militarization of Tanzania’s conservation efforts could endanger local people living around the parks—again.

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Mtambo huo wa kuchapisha magazeti ulinunuliwa kwa Sh 200milioni kutoka Bulgaria na ulisitisha huduma ya kuchapisha magazeti hayo tangu 2012 ambapo kwa sasa kampuni hiyo inachapisha katika mtambo wa Jamana kwa Sh 52 milioni kwa mwezi.




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