In The Spotlight
THE government has extended its population-based HIV serological survey to include all age groups to establish the rate at which people contract new infections. Tanzania’s overall HIV prevalence fell from a high of 7.0 per cent in 2003 to 5.7 pc and 5.1 pc in 2007 and 2011 respectively.
OPPOSITION MPs were last evening forced out the National Assembly here over what the Deputy Speaker, Dr Tulia Ackson, described as disobedience.
THE Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) has ordered that all counterfeit smartphone handsets and others that do not comply with their IMEI numbers will no longer work after June 16, being the authority’s efforts to curb crime and misuse of the gadgets since most fake phones can operate by stealth, escaping detection.
ECONOMISTS have described the recent cement price reduction by Dangote Cement as the right move which will benefit consumer and stimulate construction works necessary to boost growth.
AS the World marks Tobacco Day on May 31, some local cigarette companies are still in violation of laws and regulations while others have started complying.
AT the foot of Mirerani Hills, lie the quarries that used to promise wealth to the local youth through the Tanzanite Gemstones, said to be ten-times rarer than diamond.
COFFEE production is a significant aspect of the country’s economy as it is one of the largest export crops. Statistics made available by Kilimanjaro Regional Commissioner (RC)’s office show that in 2014/15 season, coffee earned the country some US dollars 135,768,630 while until April, this year, it had made US dollars 132,319,519.
Kenya is at it again. No retreat, no compassion. Some say it’s a merciless stand, others see justification in safeguarding the country’s security. At the end of it all, the largest refugee camp in the world – the Daadab refugee complex – will be no more.
NATIONAL Microfinance Bank (NMB) has issued a three year 20bn/- retail bond. The bond initial public is running and expects to end in June before being listed at the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange. NMB, a listed company, had two choices for raising the amount through a current status of the country capital market.