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Jovial mood: lunch time at a primary school. (File photo)

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SOME government directives on education are compulsory. For example, every Tanzanian child must attend school. Schools must have desks. Every ward must have a secondary school and a laboratory. A village must have a primary school etc. and things work fine.

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ThE Fao is providing vegetable seeds and tools to displaced and host families in Tshikapa (Kasaï District), where some 70,000 people found refuge after fleeing fighting.

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IN the Democratic Republic of Congo, 7.7 million people are hungry, a +30% rise in one year, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). EURACTIV France reports.

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THE Nyama Choma Festival has become one of the most popular events in Tanzania and beyond where people meet, share jokes, get entertained and eat barbecues prepared by different chefs conglomerating in one place.

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ELEPHANTS are the most endangered animals as poachers crave for their tusks.

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POACHING is not only a threat to wildlife in Tanzania, but also across the African continent due to high demand for ivory for architectural ornaments and other uses especially in Asian countries.

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EARLY this month, Tanzanians and foreign diplomats gathered in Dar es Salaam to mark the 18th enthronement of King Mohamed VI of Morocco and the country’s strategy to diversify its partnerships and ties with the most important players on the African continent.

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JUMA Selemani (32), now runs a campaign on family planning in Mtwara Region.

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MR Juma Selemani has made a tough decision. At the age of 32 years, he has decided to undergo vasectomy, the male birth control method as a means of sterilisation.

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SO they say that experience is the best teacher and it is unquestionable for now whichever one looks at the way Hoima-Tanga oil pipeline project is picking up.

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SOME decades ago, Tanga was once a region with vibrant industrial economy, with people travelling from all other regions to seek employment in the area located at country’s North east corridor.

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Rehema Gabriel Makame, 27, does not think twice when the matter of salt arises. She has plenty of it in her two kilogramme container, thanks to the geographical location of her Makulu village in Chali Ward of Bahi in Dodoma.

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YOUNG people should be able to fulfil their dreams after enrolling to an institute of higher learning.

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A GOOD measure of strides that a country takes towards economic growth and development is multi-dimensional for it points to equity in terms of resource allocation, literacy rates, and rise in GDP and GNP figures, to mention only a few things.

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UNIVERSITY students celebrate during graduation.

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WHEN South African university students took to the streets in 2016 as part of the “Fees Must Fall” protest movement, the “decolonisation of the curriculum” was among the movement’s chief concerns.

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PeoPle dance at a wedding reception. Today, if one cannot afford to host such a party, they can turn to microfinance. ( File photo)

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FINANCE helps us to allocate resources efficiently. It also helps us to manage risks. That’s why we need to reform Tanzania’s financial system in order for our country to attain robust middle class income status by 2025.

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MSIMBATI village of Mtwara rural district is a hive of activities as new house structures are mushrooming at the central business area (CBA) at a high speed.

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CharCoal is the main source of household energy in urban and peri-urban areas, and is mainly used for cooking purposes. According to available information from the Ministry of Energy and Minerals and studies carried out by Professor romanus Ishengoma; Mr Bariki Kaale, Eng Estomih Sawe and the World Bank as well as others not mentioned here, biomass fuels (mostly charcoal and firewood) account for about 90 per cent of the national energy balance.

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THE Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Vocational Training, Dr Leonard Akwilapo, (right), and Huawei Tanzania Managing Director, Mr Gao Mengdong, exchange documents after signing an agreement during the launch of Huawei’s second phase ICT programme dubbed ‘Seeds for the future’ in Dodoma recently.

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ASK any college or university student in his or final year what plans they have for the future and they would probably tell you that they have not figured out anything yet.

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IN ancient Greek, people had to sell their children into slavery to work the loan off, history tells us. How it got started? Didn’t they love their families? They really loved their families as we do.

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HAVE you ever thought about profitable lemon grass, cassava and mushroom farming? Can poultry contribute to the country’s GDP? Do urban centres have potential for farming? Adam Ngamange of Living Green (Mtandao wa Kijani Kibichi) answers these and other questions in an interview with Staff Writer MARYCELINA MASHA.

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HARDLY a day passes without a message in the media calling on people to pay tax or ensure that a receipt is issued in any transaction and service paid for.

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NALIKA Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is a communal owned area dedicated for wildlife conservation in Tunduru District.

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INDUSTRIES are what create the platform and attracts capital, skills and knowledge. Industrialisation is next way towards prosperity.

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THE Global Tracking Framework (GTF) 2017 indicates that 1.06 billion people are living without electricity while another 3 billion rely on wood or other biomass for cooking and heating, resulting in air pollution that causes about 4.3 million deaths each year.

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NINETEEN year-old Diana Kirindo has a wish. She would like to see a ‘new’ Tarime, a district free from female genital mutilation (FGM). Despite being brought up in a community that still embraces FGM as an important culture, she had managed to dodge this ritual and resolved to be a goodwill ambassador, to spread the “We are three girls in my family. Unfortunately, two of my siblings have been mutilated.

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CHILDREN in both Zanzibar and Tanzania mainland are enjoying ‘free education,’ thanks to the government’s policy.

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IT is almost three decades since seaweed farming was introduced on the Islands. Farmers have been complaining about multiple challenges, including lack of working tools, and low prices of their product.

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THERE is no doubt that we are living in digital world where there are so many technological breakthroughs empowering human race.

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FOR the first time the Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB) took part in hosting wealthy South African tourists organized by a South African private railway company, called Rovos Rail. The company runs its train-hotel to a regular schedule on various routes throughout Southern African countries, from South Africa to Tanzania. The tourists left Dar es Salaam for home on Tuesday. Our Correspondent MOSES FERDINAND had a brief interview with the TTB Managing Director DEVOTA MDACHI on this tourism plan. Among several issues, the MD said the board encourages villages to establish cultural tourism groups that will serve tourists and make a living.

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KILIMANJARO has been, from time immemorial, known for its mammoth size and its three volcanic cones of dormant Kibo and extinct Mawenzi and Shira, as the highest mountain in Africa.

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SCIENTISTS define the tongue as a muscular hydrostat, it is a biological structure found in animals and a primary organ which is used to manipulate different items including food and others into the mouth.

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The leader of Zanzibar Art Gallery Group Mr OthmanAlly Ausiy (left) shows his product to a potential customer at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Dar es Salaam. ( Photo by Mohammed Mambo)

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LOCALLY produced goods are said to lack reliable market due to one main reason: quality. However, the situation is quite different for the Zanzibar-based Cultural Art Gallery painting and brush products.

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Cattle grazing inside a game reserve area in Bukoba. Overgrazing removes forest cover, resulting in desertification, one of the causes of climate change. (File photo)

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IN 1992, environmentalists in the then Rukwa Region, took a major step aiming at, among other objectives, finding real solutions to climate change in the region, now split into Rukwa/Katavi landscape. Rukwa was, then, one of the biggest grain producers in Tanzania.

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MINISTER for Finance and Planning Dr Phillip Mpango (left) receives a dummy cheque for 1.7bn/- from NIC Managing Director, Sam Kamanga being 15 per cent of its gross profit margin for 2016/17 financial year in Dodoma recently.(File photo)

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HISTORY was written in Dodoma recently when the state-owned insurance company, the National Insurance Corporation (NIC) remitted dividend to the government after turning around from years of making losses and starting generating profits.

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EXPERIENCES drawn from efforts to solve environmental challenges unearthed during the filming of a special documentary film, dubbed the ‘Great Zigi Crocodiles ‘have given birth to a five year project to conserve the River Wami Ruvu and River Zigi Basins.

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AFRICAN journalists on a study tour in China pose in a group photo with their counterparts at the China Daily in Beijing. Sixth right (front row) is Theopista Nsanzugwanko of Habari Leo. ( Photo by a Correspondent)

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BILATERAL relations between China and Africa have been improving day by day and the two sides have significantly featured in the Chinese media in a different and special way today than was in the past.

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