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THE ongoing torrential rains, which are responsible for numerous inconveniences nationwide, will not only end up causing deaths -- as they have already done, disrupting transportation systems, damaging homes or forcing closure of some schools.

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HEALTH complications wrought by tobacco smoking in Tanzania and elsewhere vary from life-threatening pneumonia in children to outright impotence in men. More dangerous narcotic drugs are also prevalent in Tanzania, where more and more young people pick up the habit. On the global front, during the past decade, tobacco leaf production has shifted from high-income countries to developing countries, particularly those in Africa.

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THE ability to prove one’s identity is essential to securing a number of lifeenhancing services such as healthcare, education, financial services, connectivity and social protections. However, at least 1.5 billion people still lack an official form of identification and in many countries, this problem disproportionately affects the most vulnerable segments of society such as the poor, individuals fleeing persecution or conflict, women and children.

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SOME issues are so critical that, they cannot be perceived to be boring to read or hear about, no matter how frequently they are discussed. Fitting most appropriately in that category is the scheme that Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner Paul Makonda initiated recently, to inject sanity onto the essentially hallowed issue of parenthood.

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WHEN the Chinese ambassador to Tanzania Ms Wang Ke visited rice farmers in Cheju village, South Unguja Region, she enthusiastically joined farmers, braving rains, to plant rice seedlings, a rare experience in her life.

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SINCE the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Tanzania established their diplomatic relations in 1974, the two countries have been maintaining robust, evolving ties.

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THE United Nations (UN) considers a person aged 15-24 as a youth, but the African Charter and Tanzania Youth Policy concentrates’ on 15-35 years persons to be in the age group of youth.

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WINNIE Mandela’s traditional name Nomzamo, translates to “one who strives or undergoes trials” or according to the urban dictionary, “mother of all endeavours who does not give up, to her nothing is impossible”. And trials, personal and political — Nomzamo Winifred Zanyiwe Madikizela- Mandela, had in abundance.

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PRESIDENT John Magufuli on Friday launched the wall that surrounds the Tanzanite mines in Mirerani, with the view to tighten security and curb smuggling of the rare gemstone that is a preserve for Tanzania.

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IT is indeed encouraging when one sees people or groups which encourage students to learn science subjects, because this discipline relies heavily on investing in young scientists.

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WHEN the Zanzibar declaration was made (to counter the Arusha Declaration) Mwalimu, the father of the nation and the architect of the Arusha Declaration, said something to the effect that if you now (post Zanzibar declaration) talk about socialism in Tanzania people will think you are not quite right in the head.

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FOR any business to grow there is need for setting investment by allocating money or sometimes another resource such as time. Investment is always done in the expectation of some benefit in the future.

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DIGITAL Financial Services (DFS) are fast growing across the globe. DFS include mobile banking and all electronic means of providing financial services, including use of credit cards and debit cards.

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SELFISH business people and their cronies have continued plundering state protected reserve forests with ruthless wanton since time immemorial. However, the vandals have not go unnoticed. Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa has moved to stem the rot.

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THE residents of Nholi village in Bahi district have decided to build a police post in order to strengthen security patrols in the gold-rich area. The village has been attacked by armed criminals since the establishment of gold mines at Mpinga and Nholi.

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THE man was digging a toilet in his backyard when his shovel struck a shimmering blue vein of cobalt. At least that’s the legend in Kolwezi. Once a few locals discovered the metal underfoot five years ago, everyone grabbed hand shovels and pickaxes; they tunneled beneath homes, schools and churches

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THE road ahead was clear and the highway was flanked by a few scattered settlements sandwiched by small thorny bushes. Emmanuel Lyimo sat behind the wheels of a 65-seater bus driving from Arusha to Dar es Salaam.

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TANZANIA has been one among the exotic places on the face of the planet, to host people from all corners of the earth and giving them an experience of a lifetime through its vast landscape, wildlife and culture.

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ON 21st March, 2018, 44 African states signed the Kigali Declaration on the launch of the historic Continental Free Trade Area Agreement which aims to create one common market on the African continent and pave the way for a liberalized market for goods and services.

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INADEQUATE access to safe water and sanitation services, coupled with poor hygiene practices, kills and sickens hundreds of children every day, and leads to impoverishment and diminished opportunities for thousands more in this country.

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AFRICA is embracing technological disruption in a way that sets it apart from other continents. What marks out the digital revolution in Africa isn’t the technology that underpins it, so much as the growing affordability, accessibility and, until recently, largely untapped demand that have made its advances so rapid.

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AFRICA Healthcare Week is Africa’s largest healthcare event in Europe. This business event provides high-level discussion and meetings into the investment opportunities and technology procurement requirements of Africa’s healthcare industry.

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WITH all seemingly gloomy f o l l o w i n g the death of her husband, Sabina Msangwa did not have any ray of hope left in her life as she had resigned and let fate take its course.

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THERE is clear evidence that universal health coverage performance improves as countries increase spending on health. And it is a basic truth that poverty, mainly through malnourished infants and mortality, adversely affects life expectancy.

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TANZANIA is gifted with an extensive spectrum of nature. We are endowed with landmass rich in biodiversity and an array of tourism hotspots. Conservation areas like Ngorongoro where villagers co-exist with wildlife, commemorates something unique in the world of wildlife management.

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AS Tanzania government strives to transform the country into an industrial economy by 2025, agriculture remains the backbone of the economy in which more than 80 per cent of the population is engaged in the sector.

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FOR effectiveness and reliable services, traders are advised to use Dar es Salaam port. The port, which has been undergoing various improvements in recent years offers reliable services to both local traders and thousands others from neighbouring countries.

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THIS week, which started on Monday, March 12th and ends on Saturday, March 17th is designated as the World’s Glaucoma Week, considered to be the worst of 16 eye diseases known to exist in the world.

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THE implementation of various water projects by the Dar es Salaam Water and Sewerage Authority (DAWASA) is a move that targets to end decade-long water woes that have affected some parts of Dar es Salaam and Coast Region.

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THE National Identification Authority (NIDA), established on July 1,2008, is charged with, among other things, the task of determining citizenship of individuals and registering identity information, provide identification documents and manage and establish an ID database.

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ON May 6, last year at the State House in Dar es Salaam, President John Pombe Magufuli chaired the 10th meeting of the National Business Council. It was his first meeting to chair as the council’s national chairman.

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FOR Hewa Tele, a social enterprise operating in Western Kenya, the concept of using business to drive positive change, is saving lives. In 2014, they built the first oxygen plant in Siaya District Hospital, which now serves hospitals in five counties in Western Kenya.

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WE cannot talk about African countries transitioning from developing to developed without talking about health, a key element to drive prosperity from household to national levels.

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