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Accidents Top Subject in Zanzibar President Shein, Police Chief Sirro Discussion

Accidents Top Subject in Zanzibar President Shein, Police Chief Sirro Discussion

President Ali Mohamed Shein has expressed deep concern over the consistent increase in road accidents that claim several lives and maim many others, saying more should be done to minimise the problem. The sentiments featured in remarks he made at the State House yesterday, during a meeting with Inspector General of Police (IGP) Simon Sirro, […]

Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania Link Project On Track

Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania Link Project On Track

Three East African Community (EAC) member countries – Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania – have unanimously agreed to hasten inter-connectivity of National Fiber Networks and Infrastructure for the benefit of the citizens in respective countries. The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of ICT in Uganda, Mr Vincent Baggire, told the ‘Daily News’ in an interview in […]

It’s Time Africa Acted Over Its Wealth

It’s Time Africa Acted Over Its Wealth

That Africa needs to redress the huge gulf between its wealth and its poverty is a foregone conclusion. Statistics of outflows from Africa against inflows in everything from aid, foreign direct investment to remittances will boggle the mind. But you already know that. What Africa needs to do about it is another matter altogether. President […]

Mining Rot – Can Magufuli Shake the Dust Off Ruling Party?

Mining Rot – Can Magufuli Shake the Dust Off Ruling Party?

As Tanzanians grapple with what exactly to make of the findings of two presidential committees tasked with investigating the mineral concentrates saga, the spotlight is now on the pair of hands that are accused of signing the bad deals that have caused the Treasury shocking losses in potential revenue. That Tanzania has had a raw […]

Lack of Financial Literacy in the Society in Africa

Lack of Financial Literacy in the Society in Africa

Let me put before you an interesting fact on financial education. The story goes as follows: Here is a test-suppose you had USD 100/- in a saving account that paid simple interest at the rate of 2 percent per year. If you leave the money in the account, how much would you have accumulated after […]

We’re in Process of Retrenching Workers – Acacia Mining

We’re in Process of Retrenching Workers – Acacia Mining

Acacia Mining has confirmed that it is in the process of retrenching its workers mostly in the security section. Acacia communications and public relations manager Nectar Foya informed The Citizen in an email that the company will be outsourcing its security function at all three of its mines to a specialist security provider. Acacia owns […]

Why Africa Doesn’t Need Strongmen

Why Africa Doesn’t Need Strongmen

Consistent evidence show that when dictators establish themselves over their gullible populations, they rule uninterruptedly by internal opposing forces. With few exceptions, (for example Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi), all dictators drive their nations to economic downfall and over dependency on foreign aid. The wisdom of African strongmen rule in Africa is an utter contradiction with no […]

Tanzania Govt Says No to Prado, Prefers Toyota Land Cruiser VX

Tanzania Govt Says No to Prado, Prefers Toyota Land Cruiser VX

The State prefers Toyota Land Cruiser VX to Prado due to safety, cost of maintenance, durability and its prototypical ability to hit the road, the Minister for Works, Transport and Communications Prof Makame Mbarawa stated yesterday. Prof Mbarawa noted that before deciding to purchase anything, the government has a lot of factors to consider other […]

Tanzania’s U.S.$14.21 Billion Budget Tops in the Region

Tanzania’s U.S.$14.21 Billion Budget Tops in the Region

Tanzania tops the three East African Community’s (EAC) member states that tabled their 2017/18 fiscal plans yesterday in revenue collection and expenditure. Finance and Planning Minister Philip Mpango presented the 31.7tri/- budget, beating by far his Rwanda and Ugandan counterparts, Claver Gatete and Matia Kasaija, respectively. While Rwanda put its budget at 5.656tri/-, Uganda had 17.4tri/-. […]

Tanzania Opposition Suspicious of President John Magufuli’s Job Offers

Tanzania Opposition Suspicious of President John Magufuli’s Job Offers

The opposition party, ACT-Wazalendo, yesterday said it was concerned by the growing trend of President John Magufuli to give government jobs to its senior cadres, noting that this threatens the strength and image of the party. President Magufuli on Saturday appointed ACT chairperson Anna Mghwira the Kilimanjaro Regional Commissioner. Ms Mghwira’s appointment comes barely two […]

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