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ARUSHA and Ngorongoro districts are enjoying an improved state of education provision in primary schools, thanks to support from The Robin & Sylvia Goodall Foundation.

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SINGITA Grumeti has donated a vehicle and dedicated it to Serengeti Ecological Monitoring Project, which aims to ensure that there is sustainable conservation of Serengeti National Park (SENAPA).

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A wide view of a briefing on the humanitarian affairs segment participants in Geneva on 21 to 23 June, 2017 workshop on Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

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UN response teams that help the most vulnerable people in the world are still largely underfunded, a new status report has revealed. The funding available to the teams is no match for the record number of people—141 million—who need assistance today.

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JUNE 16th is the Day of the African Child. It was first established by the former Organisation of African Unity (OAU) in 1991. The day aims at raising awareness for the situation of children in Africa and on the need for continuing improvement in education.

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Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Dr Hamis Kigwangalla (centre), shows a report on the ‘Stolen Child’ together with the ministry’s Permanent Secretary (PS) Sihaba Nkinga (second left).

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MAJORITY of activists in Tanzania have been advocating for female sexual abuse, early marriages and child pregnancies as core factors that have for long limited girl children in Tanzania from meeting their dream, but the Save the Children report of June 2017 titled ‘End of Childhood 2017,’ among other things, has cited malnutrition as the new emerging threat preventing children from marginalised families realise their full potential.

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WITH the mushrooming of manufacturing industries in the country and around the globe, adherence to mechanical engineering standards set by the Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS), is the only way to protect local consumers from the products manufactured.

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TRAFFICKING in persons has been determined and condemned as a heinous crime and a grave violation of human rights. Every year, thousands of men, women and children fall into the hands of traffickers, in their own countries, including Tanzania and abroad.

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THERE will be elections in Rwanda in August this year. President Kagame is being challenged by 35-year-old Diane Shima Rwigira. She is clearly an underdog. The likelihood is that she will have a big majority of bystanders rooting for her. This columnist will probably be cheering her on as well, because everyone loves an underdog.

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THE government of Zanzibar has decided, quite categorically, to revoke the title deeds for land that has remained undeveloped for long periods of time. Second VicePresident Seif Ali Iddi announced this firm decision in the House of Representatives recently.

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PRIME Minister Kassim Majaliwa ordered early this year that a fresh human population census and a cattle count be carried out in Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority (NCAA).

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University students celebrate during a graduation ceremony.

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WHAT would you think of a university that provides you with world-class education, pays for your internship abroad and, when you graduate, gives you a cool $100 000 to start your own business? Welcome to the world of entrepreneurial universities, a new trend among institutions of higher learning worldwide of going beyond their traditional role of providing education to incorporate research, innovation, commercialisation of knowledge and entrepreneurship.

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HISTORY shows that before the coming of colonialists in Kilimanjaro, the Chagga were well organised under small chiefdoms ruled by local ruler called Mangi or Wamangi. These chiefs ruled their subject using forces which were blessed by history, culture and traditional believes whereby the African leopard was regarded as spiritual symbol of the ruling class.

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PRESIDENT John Magufuli driving a tractor during his recent tour of Kibaha.

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FISCAL policies under the 5th phase government led by Dr John Pombe Magufuli and engagements reaffirmed by the Minister of Finance and Planning in his submission in the just ended budget and overwhelmed by 355 votes, where 260 said YES and 95 said NO for 2017/8 national budget execution, will tackle key barriers to growth in Tanzania only if each one of us correctly works towards a common goal.

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TWO years ago, women’s dissent in connection with their lowly status in society did not go unnoticed -- from the upper political echelons to the household level. During the year women demanded a 50-50 representation in the National Assembly and got the nod. Their request was granted but they still have a fight on their hands -- they must win in the constituency polls to make it to the Debating Chamber.

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THE government has said categorically that it will impose stern measures that might include the introduction of mobile courts of law and military intervention to eliminate illegal fishing and destruction of Lake Victoria environment and its resources.

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IN due course, ATC will have to wrestle a lot on competition and customer demands before the government can sigh with relief on this investment.

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WAR on HIV/ AIDS: A sign showing that ‘one cares.’

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THE Walter Reed Program Tanzania (WRP-T)/ Henry M Jackson Foundation Medical Research International (HJFMRI) is a comprehensive HIV/AIDS research and prevention program based in the southern highlands regions of the country.

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THE recent arrival of the bombadier planes has been heralded quite extensively in connection with the tourism growth in Tanzania. Much has been argued that at least now the tourism industry has received a shot in the arm that seemingly was lacking in the recent past.

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SUPPORT for activities of Early Childhood Health Centers established several years ago in Tanga City under cooperation betweentheTanga City Council and a South Korean NGO, United Help for International Children (UHIC) has been extended.

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LACK of funding, loss of trained technical expertise, slow development of the biotechnology sector, lack of political will and the issue of public acceptance brought by activism are the main challenges facing many African countries especially, East African countries on biotechnology and bio-safety.

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POACHING is a deadly crime against wildlife. It entails an illegal catch or killing an animal, bird, or fish on someone else’s property.

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UTT AMIS offical serving a client

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FORMED only about 12 years ago, Unit Trust of Tanzania Asset Management and Investor Services, shortly known as UTT AMIS, has already managed to cross international borders.

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AN OBSCURE climate phenomenon in the Indian Ocean is contributing to an East Africa drought that is threatening the lives of millions of people, as famine looms.

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WOMEN in agriculture: Empowerment in terms of technology and equipment can help boost production. ( File photo)

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“POVERTY afflicts rural areas most, where people engage in agricultural activities as small holder farmers. As such , all efforts to bring development must target the sector while the government lays emphasis on the role of women, ’’ this is the general view of development stakeholders.

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PASSENGERS wait to board a bus at a BRT station in Dar es Salaam

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Dar es Salaam Rapid Transit (DART) is celebrating one year of providing transportation services in the city. The bus company is now focusing on implementation of Phases II and III of the project.

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TEDDY James is a new environmental conservation ambassador who is dedicated to ensure that the nature of the Serengetiecosystem is protected and conserved for present and coming generations.

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AS the world celebrates the World Environmental Day (WED), awareness and action for the protection of environment still remains a thorny problem in Tanzania. Our Correspondent CASMIR NDAMBALILO of MAELEZO explains how environment can sustain our prosperity and wellbeing.

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IN a heated debate lately, Members of Parliament (MPs) failed to come to an agreement over the fate of school girls who become pregnant.

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IT’S World Environment Day (WED) today, and one of Africa’s greatest sons, the late Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere, comes back to life from two stations in our lives -- the earthily and spiritual realms, where this founding president and Father of the Nation is the only constant, figuratively speaking.

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CONSTRUCTION industry and most likely the investors in the sectors have all it entails if they want to strive for standard and quality of services offered, and the easiest way is for them to go for the Building and Construction Testing materials laboratory at the Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) TBS has 150 standards for the sector, which if well used, the regular complaints on poor quality can become history, especially in high rising building and road construction, where the client, be it the government or private entities will be sure of value for money.

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WOMEN draw water from a kiosk. Their happiness is to have the service in their neighbourhood ( File photo)

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ACCORDING to the Integrated Labour Force Survey 2014, five households out of 10, equivalent to 54.6 percent in Tanzania mainland reach water services within 400 meters and 11.2 percent are forced to walk over two kilometers in search of the service.

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WHEN President John Pombe Magufuli took over the chairmanship of EAC Heads of State Summit during the 17th EAC ordinary summit held early March, 2016 at Ngurdoto, Arusha, no one expected that he would give shocking plea to EAC secretariat- stop your lavish spending and spare the community funds to serve the poor!

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Example of an individual smoking a cigarette on a public bus stop. (Picture by The Chronicle)

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WORLDWIDE, there are about 1.3 billion tobacco users, and every year about 6 million people around the world die from tobacco use. Each year, today, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) join the World Health Organisation (WHO) in observing World No Tobacco Day (WNTD).

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