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Friday, 03-06-15, 15:04Death Sentences for Murderers of Albino Woman[Deutsche Welle] A court in Tanzania has sentenced four people to death for murdering an albino woman to use her limbs for rituals. The verdict comes amid a wave of killings of albinos and despite a moratorium on capital punishment. read more...
Friday, 03-06-15, 14:45University of Dar es Salaam Wins Jessup Moot Court Competition to Qualify for World Finals[africancourt] The University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) won this year's national Jessup Moot Court competition to snatch a ticket to represent Tanzania at the World Moot Court Competition in Washington, the United States, in December 2015. read more...
Thursday, 03-05-15, 14:45Teachers Deserve a Better Deal[Daily News] WE are all what we are today - professional-wise - due to that lady or gentleman who stood in front a blackboard and classroom full of children from different backgrounds - social, financial and moral - chalk in hand or, in the case of some, a cane, depending on the circumstances! Remember the 'spare the rod and spoil the child' adage? read more...
Thursday, 03-05-15, 14:40Dozens Die in Kahama Rainstorm[Daily News] Mwanza -MORE than 40 people died on the spot and 82 others were severely injured when a heavy downpour accompanied by strong winds pounded three villages in Kahama District for about three hours on Tuesday night, damaging houses and farms. read more...
Thursday, 03-05-15, 11:46Using Music, Culture, Art to Serve Society[Daily News] FOR sure, the longest existing group that performed at last month's Sauti za Busara (SZB) music festival is Culture Musical Club (CMC) and it is said this troupe of artistes are "Zanzibar's most prolific and successful Taarab orchestra", since their formation in 1958. read more...
Thursday, 03-05-15, 9:55Is the Ruling Party Paving the Presidential Way for the PM?[African Arguments] When January Makamba, one of the presidential hopefuls in Tanzania, launched an apparent campaign book, a leading professor asked: "Doesn't this amount to the breach of the ban from his party?" He was referring to CCM's campaign ban on six prominent politicians who are seemingly eyeing the presidency in the coming election in October. I hastily answered him: I think it's a case of "if all are breaching, read more...
Wednesday, 03-04-15, 14:50Kalambo Village Wins War Against Maternal Deaths[Daily News] Sumbawanga -MPENJE Village in Kalambo District, Rukwa Region has recorded zero maternal deaths for the past three years, thanks to the efforts of Africare, a non-governmental organization which focuses on reducing maternal deaths and child mortalities among rural communities. read more...
Wednesday, 03-04-15, 11:38Ngeleja Explains 40 Million/ - Deal[Daily News] SENGEREMA Member of Parliament (MP) William Ngeleja denied receiving 40m/- from a local firm, VIP Engineering and Marketing Limited, which had a stake in the Independent Power Tanzania Limited (IPTL). read more...
Wednesday, 03-04-15, 11:18New U.S.$300 Million Financing to Improve Services for 2 Million People in Dar[World Bank] Washington -The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors has today approved $300 million in credit from the highly-concessional International Development Association (IDA)* for the new Dar es Salaam Metropolitan Development Project (DMPD) that will improve services directly for 1.9 million residents and, indirectly, for the city's overall population of 4.6 million. read more...
Tuesday, 03-03-15, 9:13People With Albinism Slam Banning of Protest[Thomson Reuters Foundation]Dar es Salaam -Tanzanian police banned a demonstration on Monday to protest against attacks and murders of albinos, fuelling concerns that authorities are not committed to ending violence against albinos whose body parts are highly valued in witchcraft. read more...

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