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Minister SIsack Kamwelwe acks Dawasa Boss, Dissolves Board

Minister SIsack Kamwelwe acks Dawasa Boss, Dissolves Board

Water and Irrigation minister Isack Kamwelwe yesterday sacked Dar es Salaam Water and Sewerage Authority (Dawasa) acting chief executive officer Romanus Mwang’ingo. The minister, with President John Magufuli’s express consent, also dissolved the Dawasa board of directors. The decision follows reports of embezzlement and forgery during the implementation of the Sh18 billion Mpera and Kimbiji […]

Human Rights Violations In Spotlight in Great Lakes Region

Human Rights Violations In Spotlight in Great Lakes Region

Judicial officials and experts Africa’s Great Lakes region are meeting to look for ways to reduce violence and human rights abuses through the judicial process. The officials attending the meeting have called on closer cooperation between states to fight impunity in the region. Judges, lawyers and legal experts are taking aim at impunity with hopes […]

Socialite Zari Hassan Speaks On ‘Reunion’ With Diamond Platnumz

Socialite Zari Hassan Speaks On ‘Reunion’ With Diamond Platnumz

Ugandan-born socialite Zari Hassan has responded to claims of renewed romance with her Tanzanian ex-lover Diamond Platinumz. The two split on Valentine’s Day four months ago, but rumours of possible reunion intensified recently after they featured in romantic scenes in Diamond’s latest music video ‘Iyena’. Diamond has lately also been a regular visitor in South […]

Zari in Diamond’s New Video as His Bride – Everyone is Shook

Zari in Diamond’s New Video as His Bride – Everyone is Shook

Tanzanian singer Diamond Platnumz has eventually said ‘I do’ to Ugandan socialite and the mother of his two children Zari Hassan, just three months after their well publicized break up. The two parted ways acrimoniously in February this year after being together for three years. Zari called off the relationship on Valentine’s Day by posting […]

Tanzania Collected Three Years’ Worth of Tanzanite Royalties in Three Months

Tanzania Collected Three Years’ Worth of Tanzanite Royalties in Three Months

The government said on Thursday that it has collected Sh614.67 million as royalty from tanzanite artisanal miners in three months, from January to March this year. This is more than what it collected in the last three years. The Minister for Minerals Ms Angellah Kairuki said the increase followed the controlling of the tanzanite mining. […]

‘It’s a Big World, Everyone Shits, and Everyone Needs a Toilet’

‘It’s a Big World, Everyone Shits, and Everyone Needs a Toilet’

What is a compost toilet and how does it relate to Africa? That was the focus of my month-long trek through Tanzania, Uganda, and Kenya in March 2018. Since I’m considered a compost toilet “expert,” my job was to spread the word about composting as a sanitation solution, introduce people to compost toilets, design and […]

Tanzanian Student Hangs to Death After Loosing a Bet in Liverpool/Madrid Match

Tanzanian Student Hangs to Death After Loosing a Bet in Liverpool/Madrid Match

One man, identified as Mr Moses Mashaka from Sinde ward in Mbeya Region has been found dead in his room on Sunday. The man hanged to death after he lost a betting over yesterday’s match between Real Madrid and Liverpool, police preliminary reports confirmed. Real Madrid won the match (3-1 goals). Mbeya Regional Police Commander […]

Oh No! Is Tanzanian Singer Diamond Platnumz About To Quit Music?

Oh No! Is Tanzanian Singer Diamond Platnumz About To Quit Music?

Just days after Kenyan boy band Sauti Sol, disclosed that they are contemplating quitting music, bongo flava star Diamond Platnumz has hinted that he is also planning to exit the industry. Diamond, whose life has been full of drama, has revealed that he will soon quit music to concentrate on his business empire which he […]

iflix and NBCUniversal team up to offer iflix users a huge slate of everyone’s favourite TV shows and movies

iflix and NBCUniversal team up to offer iflix users a huge slate of everyone’s favourite TV shows and movies

iflix (www.iflix.com), the world’s leading Internet TV service for emerging markets, offering subscribers unlimited access to thousands of TV shows, movies and more, today announced it has entered into major multi-year content licensing agreement with NBCUniversal (NBCU) to add a huge selection of the studio’s most popular and critically acclaimed titles to iflix’s extensive library. […]

SA mining industry sees a turnaround in financial performance amid a challenging operating environment

SA mining industry sees a turnaround in financial performance amid a challenging operating environment

2017 was another challenging year for South Africa’s mining industry in light of a decrease in dividends and market capitalisation, various retrenchments across the industry, and marginal increases in taxes paid. However, spot price increases for bulk commodities supported the industry and resulted in a return to profitability after the first substantial increase in revenues […]

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