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I drive a vogue which I love as much as I love my family. I take care of it as being part of my family and in order to protect it, I pay exorbitant monthly fees to park in one building in town with an exclusive parking lot.

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WE human beings fear change. It is true that change is not absolute. When we join an organisation, we do not move with our own management. Often we find an existing one, which has its own culture, mindset and behaviour.

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RESPECT for elders in the African context means learning to speak in turn and to say the most using the least amount of words possible, respectfully of course. We are not a people of pointing fingers and especially to our elders.

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DID you hear what transpired on Thursday, June 23? The British voted in a national referendum to leave the European Union (EU). A founding member of 43 years.

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SOME years back I was at a bus stop somewhere in Morogoro in the late evening. It was just prior to Christmas and quite a large number of us were anxious to get back to Dar in time for the year end festivities.

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TWO weeks ago, an Italian doctor, Dr Massimo Serventi, who is working in Dodoma as paediatrician wrote me email, inviting me to write something about the cons of prescribing antibiotics to children.

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THE unexpected happened when the former Minister of Home Affairs Mr Charles Kitwanga was unceremoniously removed from his ministerial post after failing to contain his alcoholic behavior on that fateful morning.

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AFTER their vain attempt to have their first leg match day against reigning continental club champions, TP Mazembe changed from Tuesday to Wednesday turned down by the CAF, Young Africans are now best advised to use their remaining two days, tomorrow and Monday, in readiness for the game scheduled to be played as planned at 4pm at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam.

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FROM villages to the heart of streets in big cities across the world, there is a popular rumor that snakes do not bite babies. The talk is built in what scientific researchers say the friendship feeling of human babies toward other creature is key factor between the two natural enemies.

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THERE is some wonder going on in what many Dar es Salaam residents call and is administratively known as Kigamboni. The new district is becoming a gem because of academic development taking place there.

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NOTHING in recent years seems to have improved the health of the Tanzanian people as much as the staggering cost of being sick. Falling sick is now a very worrying thing in most parts of the country.

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ENCOURAGING young children to play and explore helps them learn and develop socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually. Of course, we all know that children play because it is fun.

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“Since 2005, Venezuela has provided ‘heating oil’ through subsidies for low income communities in the United States, thanks to our company, CITGO.

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THERE is a well known English proverb which says that: “If wishes were horses, beggars would ride”. Now, I am not a beggar, nor do I have any wishes of riding a horse, for I would quickly fall off, if I did.

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IN this unholy LUCUBRATION, I put Galileo Galilei and Diego Maradona at centre-stage. This is on account of the fact that both share today’s date, June 22 – albeit in different years – in such a way that observers considered it important enough to warrant their ‘going’ into historical records for posterity.

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AS we all know by now, last Sunday Young Africans started their first round robin match against Algeria’s Mouloudia Olympique de Béjaïa alias Mo Bejaia on the wrong footing after being edged out by one goal to nil in a match played away from home in Algeria.

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WHEN Tanzania decided to adopt a multi-party political system in 1992, Tanzanians were hopeful that the political landscape would change for the better. There had been a number of unfavourable situations which shrouded decision making processes, thus affecting people’s lives.

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AS the new financial year 2016- 17 is soon approaching, this is the time for Budget presentation in the most countries. Similar is the case for many corporate entities wherein during this period of the year they are busy preparing their annual budget for the next financial year.

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ONE thing is to hear about a story, but it is crucial to know that you know your story. Who else would? Sometimes people ask this question, but really, how well do you know yourself and your story?

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AMERICANS will go to the polls in November 2016 to elect the successor to President Barack Obama. Barring a natural calamity of biblical proportions, it will be a choice between Donald Trump the real estate business tycoon and top world diplomat Hilary Clinton.

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THAT is what the headlines should have been. Have you ever been to a place which for the continued mercy of the Lord was pin drop silent? Oh, what a feeling! Everything was so silent you could actually hear yourself breathing and that in itself was therapeutic in ways you only heard about on TV.

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A GROUP of editors and journalists from different media houses and institutions gathered in Morogoro last week, to discuss, among other things, topics related to conservation, tourism and ecosystem.

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NASAT, a courageous 28-year-old Maasai warrior, had just hit town. It was his second day on the streets of Dar es Salaam. He was putting up in a shack at Kigamboni sharing a tiny, dank room with another warrior, Ole.

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When I was in secondary school, we all yearned for a western kind of lifestyle because then, Britain was politically the greatest power on earth as head of the Commonwealth and former empire. Kwa Mama.

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TODAY, Tanzania joins the rest of the world to mark the World Sickle Cell Day. Since 2008, the World Sickle Cell Day has been held annually to help increase public knowledge and raise awareness of Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) and the struggles sufferers and their families go through.

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CRIME is a problem which politicians are required to offer solutions. Our members of parliament and other interested parties should convince the government with data based driven proposals from researches on what works on these law enforcing agencies.

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TODAY I take a brief look at squints in children. Later on, we look at a few dangerous childhood illnesses. When eyes do not look in exactly the same direction they are said to have a squint (strabismus).

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FROM social media networks to streets of major cities and narrow paths of villages across the country the voice against size and positions of national parks is very common nowadays. These people use different platforms and media to amplifier their voices to legalize unlawful actions of encroaching upon national parks to poach animal.

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MAYBE you have been traveling in the city by bus. You really do no not see much of a city traveling that way. Still, even by bus you are likely to see heaps of waste somewhere by the roadside.

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FINALLY, everything seems to be going on well for the Tanzania Mainland reigning Vodacom Premier League champions, Young Africans. And they will have absolutely no excuse, tomorrow, if they perform badly against the Algerian club, Mouloudia Olympique Béjaïa, at the start of their round-robin CAF tournament.

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“When mercenaries, organized and backed by the United States invaded Cuba at the Bay of Pigs in the Southern Coast of Cuba, Tanzanian Comrade Salim Ahmed Salim just 21 years old then, coming to terms with this invasion, voluntarily appeared at the headquarters of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with Peoples to ask for a gun.

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I WAS prompted to write this article after reading a news item in the GUARDIAN of Saturday, 11th June, 2016; which reads as follows: “The National Assembly has expressed concern that the Executive, as one pillar of State, is usurping the powers of the Legislature, another pillar, especially in the budget preparation and execution process . . .the Committee gets the feeling that the Government wants to take us back to the days when Parliament was just a rubber stamp in passing the budget.

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WHEN I first started writing my sports columns in this government owned newspaper over three years ago, I started off by laying accent on the need for our clubs, especially those taking part in the Vodacom Premier League, to focus in the establishment and running, professionally, soccer academies.

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