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SCIENTISTS describe giraffes as an African even toed ungulate mammal, the tallest living terrestrial animal and the largest ruminant on Earth. In order to be recognized, feared and respected by all other animals, a lion roars while a lonely and frustrated elephant blows dust and push down trees to show power above other small mammals of savannah.

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TANZANIAN journalists pose for a group photo after visiting Huawei headquarters and Baogang Primary School in Shenzhen, China where they witnessed the implementation of ‘e-education programme’.

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DESPITE education being an important tool or a determinant factor for success to any individual or society, governments in developing countries have been facing numerous challenges in their efforts to provide the service to their people.

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BY all accounts, calling the ongoing Fine Arts exhibition, at the newly-established Art Gallery, within the University of Dar es Salaam’s (UDSM) grounds, “Walking Paintbrushes”, becomes easily understood once acquainted with how it came about.

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This year, the day will coincide with the Pan African Humanitarian Summit and Awards in Dar es Salaam where over 100 peacekeepers will converge for three days to promote regional and global peace. One of the panelists, the co-founder of Childbirth Survival International, Ms Tausi Suedi will talk about ‘Prevention of Violent Extremism through Education’. Staff writer MASEMBE TAMBWE conducted an online interview and here are the excerpts.

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IN the minds of many from outside Zanzibar, the Island and its many islets are considered a paradise. The Island’s beauty attracts tourists from far and wide, making it an established tourist destination by all standards.

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WHEN an announcement was made last year, at Minaki High School in Pugu, Dar es Salaam, for students to draw whatever, they liked, the then Form Five, Jovin Joseph, took on the challenge.

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THE Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC) and the Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust of the UK have been working in partnership for over fifteen years, training over 4,000 Tanzanians in a variety of healthcare professions.

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I AM a sucker for smartness and elegance, which is why when I saw that lady in a red skirt suit with matching shoes and handbag, I was distracted.

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SHE was given a gift of life and now she has given it back! Though death is unavoidable to human beings, when it happens, it sends shockwaves and untold grief to those left behind.

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AFTER having what they called a “successful film festival” last month, in Dar es Salaam, the resident Italian Ambassador, Roberto Mengoni, says the event is here to stay.

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  • With 150,000 loan from Kyela District Council, which is part of ILO support, Ms Ashery managed to fulfill one of her dreams
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THE government is set to table during this Parliamentary session a Bill for enactment of the National Shipping Agencies Act. But the stakeholders in the maritime industry have called for review of the provisions under the Bill to, among other things, accommodate the establishment of the Tanzania Maritime Authority (TMA) to regulate maritime affairs and activities in the country. Our Staff Writer FAUSTINE KAPAMA reports…

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A few months ago a non-governmental organization called Siha Aids Fund contributed almost seven million shillings to help ease the suffering of orphans and vulnerable children who live in abject poverty and, consequently, very difficult conditions.

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Minister for Agriculture Dr Charles Tizeba in the official launch of Mbarali Cluster in Mbeya Region recently. The cluster covers two regions of Mbeya and Songwe.

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IT will be gross exaggeration to assert that the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (Sagcot) is Tanzania’s leading and most successful agricultural growth initiative.

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HEIGHT may contribute into putting one animal in dangerous position for attacks.

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FROM our neighborhoods, the history of boxing will never forget what happened in June 28, 1997 on the fight which was named “The Sound and the Fury”. It was a fight which was contested by Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield but match was called off after Tyson bite off a piece of his rival’s ear.

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AMBASSADOR Wang Ke

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MY assumption of new office in the beautiful Tanzania coincided with the convening of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (NCCPC).

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After installing the switches, Noon’s app (available on iOS and Android) runs through a quick tutorial so that it can identify each bulb and what fixture it is in.

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For those living in apartments, this can be achieved by replacing just a handful of bulbs.

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EDUCATION experts in Tanzania are weighing the power of a text message to improve quality of education at a time the government has scrapped school fees and contributions by parents.

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THE Chinese government recognizes and specifies Tanzania as its largest partner in direct trading and direct investment of US $ 5.7 billion.

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KENYA is currently gripped in a prolonged political standoff that has left the East African country reeling in uncertainty.

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HYPERTENSION is a persistent illness that affects the lives of about one billion people worldwide. Hypertension, a nearly symptomless disease, damages blood vessels and organs and often causes a myriad of ailments including serious cardiovascular complications.

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A DARK cloud descended once again, casting a very sombre shadow over the nation. News of a tragic road accident on October 14, this year, broke just as the nation prepared to commemorate the National Road Safety Week.

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MOST of the cheetah’s preys are captured after less than 30 seconds

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JUMPING or leaping can be defined as a form of locomotion or movement in which a body propels itself through the air along a ballistic trajectory. From humans eyes it may look unusual but to insects, avian, reptiles and mammals of Serengeti, Mikumi and other national parks and game reserves it is just a common practice.

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A 2015 report of UNAIDS shows that Tanzania has succeeded to reduce new HIV infections as many people attend to hospitals to check their health status.

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THERE are reports indicating that about 3,434 out of 12,354 patients who were using ARVs have absconded. This amounts to 33.1 per cent of those who are supposed to be on medication.

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SIGNING a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), earlier this week, between the Tanzania Federation of Crafts and Arts (TAFCA) and the MikocheniDar es Salaam-based, Data Vision International (DVI), has been hailed as a “great step” in the right direction.

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GENERAL Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), Xi Jinping, and the other newly-elected members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the 19th CPC Central Committee Li Keqiang, Li Zhanshu, Wang Yang, Wang Huning, Zhao Leji and Han Zheng arrive to meet the press at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing-China, on Wednesday. (Xinhua/Ma Zhancheng)

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THE 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) has revised the party’s constitution to include “Xi Jinping thought on Socialism with Chinese characteristics for a New Era” and Belt and Road Initiative.

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Xi Jinping addressing press members at the 19th CPC Central Committee, Beijing China on Wednesday. (Xinhua/Xie Huanchi).

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THE General Secretary of the Communist Part of China, Xi Jinping, has listed 14 fundamental principles of China’s envisioned socialism, among them, China’s national interests in global affairs.

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SINGITA Grumeti Fund game scouts undergo dog handling training as part of efforts to curb poaching in the Western Serengeti ecosystem. ( Photo by Mugini Jacob

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POACHERS stalking the Serengeti wildlife conservation areas in Mara Region will be in for a surprise, after Singita Grumeti game scouts take up their positions, this time around with well trained sniffer dogs.

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WHEREAS the contest on who is in the cards to get to the top post to replace the outgoing sixth central bank governor Prof Benno Ndulu, my anxiety isn’t on the appointment of Prof Florence Luoga, a notable lawyer on taxation, human rights law and procurement, but more on the impact of the Central Bank of Tanzania as a dignified financial institution and overseer of economic growth.

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Reporter AFRICAN broadband is booming; the number of connections has passed the 200 million mark and should grow by an average of nearly 20 per cent over the next five years.

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AS new businesses are created and developed, and oil-based economies work to diversify in the face of low oil prices, evidence shows that business-to-business (B2B) opportunities throughout Africa will thrive.

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THE China Alumni Association of Tanzania (CAAT) was established in 2016 with the objective to foster friendly relations between Tanzania and China and provide a forum to promote professional development and socio-economic endeavours of professionals who studied, graduated and lived in China. CAAT chairperson, Dr Liggy Vumilia shared some insights of the CAAT in this exclusive interview he hosted with the ‘Sunday News.’ Excerpts…

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THE Chinese nation will accelerate the opening up of its banking sector to foreign investors and consider steps to increase the upper limit of shareholding in Chinese financial institutions by foreign banks.

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