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RESEARCH has shown that the transition from primary to secondary school is one of the points at which girls in Tanzania are most likely to drop out of school. A major factor is the change in the language of instruction from Swahili to English.

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a dRUg addict introducing cocaine into his blood system.

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AT Independence, in 1961, Tanzania did not have a single mental case associated with narcotic drug abuse. The drugs problem cropped up around 1970 when the Police Department registered a sharp increase in petty offences.

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IT WAS all smiles as Sikujua Mabula (19) from Mwanza Region went through successful obstetric fistula surgery when aged 17 years which had posed threat to her normal labour delivery.

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THE government saved nearly 2trl/- last year as a result of tight fuel regulatory measures that include implementation of a chemical “mark” on imported petroleum products, a new report shows.

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CHILDREN sit next to a bucket filled with fish on the shores of Lake Tanganyika.

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STANDING on the steep rocky shores of Lake Tanganyika at sunset, looking out at fishermen heading out for their nightly lamp-boat fishing trips, it’s easy to imagine this immense 32,900km2 body of water as serene and unchanging.

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The Obamas embracing and smiling

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ONE of my contacts recently shared a note with a list of European leaders who have no offspring. As a Tanzanian I was like, what? This cannot be true. Maybe it is one of those things shared on social media that people never bother to check for accuracy before forwarding.

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Dr Hawa Mkwera (centre) displays her products during Taswe exhibition.

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YOU can believe or not. Dr Hawa Mkwera, a PhD holder chats with local women under a tree doing crochet business. She believes that education is nothing if it has no impact to peoples’ lives especially those of low income earners. She is self employed.

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Nkrumah Hall of University of Dar Es Salaam

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MOST universities boast “centres” or “institutes” designed to announce their strengths in a certain field. But there’s more to it than that: when a university establishes a new centre, it is making a statement of intent.

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Solar energy panels

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HUMANS consume 221 tonnes of coal, 1,066 barrels of oil, and 93,000 metric cubes of natural gas per second. These materials were wonderful for the industrial revolution that started in Britain in the 18th century and made use of “new energy” sources such as coal and petroleum.

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MV Bukoba moments before she disappeared from the surface of Lake Victoria on May 21st, 1996

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ON the morning of May, 21, 1996, a ship christened MV Bukoba, carrying more than 1,000 passengers and cargo, overturned and sank in Lake Victoria, just half an hour before docking at Mwanza Port.

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ALTHOUGH it took virtually half a century, the World Bank funded regional Rusumo Falls Hydro-Electric Project implemented on the Kagera River in Tanzania is proving a “game changer” providing solution in the Nile region energy security crisis.

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THIRTY two innocent school-children, two teachers and a driver breathedtheir last prematurely last Saturday in what will certainly go down as one of the most horrific road traffic accidents to have hit the country. Everyone was in tears.

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SINCE the government decided to relocate to Dodoma, I am happy to inform you that another group also decided to follow suit, and this group is none other than the black crow.

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DESPITE being attached in a resource-rich Region, Nanyumbu Primary Schools in Mtwara Region face poor infrastructure conditions…a situation education analysts point as a major contributing factor to poor academic performance in the District.

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MLANDA Village situated in Magulilwa Ward in Iringa is one of the three villages in the region where the Tanzania Social Action Fund (TASAF) Productive social safety net programme (PSSN) is being implemented.

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TANZANIA urgently needs to reaffirm its commitment and push forward the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) agenda to facilitate provision of equitable health services for all.

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DESPITE the on-going campaign for collective responsibility in improving mother and child health, it is still a taboo for husbands to take an active role in caring for their pregnant wives.

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THE International Labour Organization (ILO) is committed to working with the Government to finalize a Decent Work Country Programme for the period 2017- 2021 which is aligned with the country’s 2nd Five Year Development Plan.

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DESPITE higher pupils’ enrolments in primary schools in Tanzania, the country is still faced with problem of inadequate infrastructures. This has been revealed by the Controller and Auditor General (CAG), Prof Mussa Assad, in his performance audit report on the availability and up-keeping of primary schools’ infrastructure in Tanzania. Our Staff Writer FAUSTINE KAPAMA reports…

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INFORMATION and Communications Technologies (ICTs) are radically transforming how we live and work, our future opportunities, our societies, and our economies.

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THERE is excitement in the air as mobile technology is having a dramatic impact on the way health care is delivered to both urban and rural communities in the African Region.

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MANY hands make light work’ is an old proverb that rings true to a majority of successful people with records of achievements ...but to parents, educators and organisers of the entire community in Michiga B Primary School in Nanyumbu District, Mtwara Region the aphorism’s ring-tone seems unwelcome.

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As the region commemorated the 23rd anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide against the Tutsi, the ruling Jubilee Party in Kenya was holding sham and violent party nominations marred with massive irregularities.

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WATER is essential for human life and to sustain various aquatic living organisms. It is also an important economic driver as an essential requirement for industry, power generation, commerce and agriculture. But in his performance audit report on the control of water abstraction from the water sources, the Controller and Auditor General (CAG), Prof Mussa Assad, has noted, among others, absence of proper plans and effective mechanism to monitor and control authorised water abstractors. Our Staff Writer FAUSTINE KAPAMA reports…

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SURVEYS and inspections of vessels are very important in ensuring safety in maritime transportation if they are well managed. In light of that, the Surface and Marine Transport Regulatory Authority (SUMATRA) carries such mandate. However, in his performance audit report on the management of surveys and inspection of vessels in maritime transportation, the Controller and Auditor General (CAG), Prof. Mussa Assad, has noted ineffective measures, ultimately SUMATRA targets of reducing accidents were not met since marine accidents were often occurring. This contributed to risk of making maritime transportation in Tanzania mainland unsafe. Our Staff Writer FAUSTINE KAPAMA reports…

SAFETY management in maritime transportation is important and if well managed can save peoples’ lives, reduce injuries and loss of properties by reducing the number of accidents.

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THE ‘ungo’ is made to dance as deft hands whoosh away rice pellets onto the air, the embers of its husks flutter off, miraculously landing the raw rice safely onto this woven plate.

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SINGITA Grumeti’s commitment to conservation, development and community outreach come together in perfect harmony in the establishment of the Singita Grumeti Environmental Educational Center in Tanzania.The Center serves to engage and educate the community’s next generation of leaders on the importance of a balanced, sustainable ecosystem. The center conducts approximately 25 week-long courses per year which are attended by 300 youth from the 26 secondary schools in nearby districts border.

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AFTER graduating from University of Dodoma (UDOM) in 2015 with Bachelor of Education (B.Edu) , Ms Frida Mwita, knew it was time to work for the society instead of being idle at home waiting for salaried employment, whose time was unknown.

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BENJAMIN Mkapa Foundation (BMF) has constructed nearly 500 houses as part of an effort to help address a chronic shortage of staff quarters for health professionals across the country.

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FORGING of academic credentials, according to elites, can be described as a lack of confidence and selfishness on the part of the perpetrator. Selfishness creeps in when the forger fails to fulfill their job description due to a low level of education.

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A HALF-century has passed since Zanzibar and Tanganyika on April 26, 1964, formed the United Republic of Tanzania.

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UNION between Tanganyika and Zanzibar that was inked on 26th April, 1964 - (53 years now) between Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere and Sheikh Abeid Amani Karume remains a great pride to Tanzanians and shining example for African continent as a whole.

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FIFTY three years ago in 1964 on a day like this a united nation among other nations was born, a combination of two sovereign states who willingly gave up part of their freedom to form the United Republic of Tanzania on the 26 of April 1964.

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