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Friday, October 24, 2014

SKYLIGHT BAND WAZIDI KULITIKISA JIJI LA DAR, USIKOSE LEO THAI VILLAGE NA KESHO NDANI YA JEMBE BEACH JIJINI MWANZA TAMASHA LA NYAMA CHOMA


Hashimu Donode akiimba kwa hisia kalii kabisaaa ndani ya Thai Village ili kuwapa burudani mashabiki wake.
Kama kawaida yetu kila ifikapo Ijumaa Bendi yako kali na matata hapa nchini Skylight Band tunakuwepo ndani ya kiota cha maraha Thai Village Masaki, Njoo wewe,yule na wote kuanzia mida ya saa tatu kamili mpaka mida yetu ileeeeeeeee, upate muziki mzuriiii kwenye masikio yako kwa masong makali na mapya toka kwa Timu nzima ya Skylight Band. Sogea sogea pale kati.
Digna Mbepera akiimba kwa ustadi mkubwa kabisa kutoa Burudani kwa mashabiki wake.
Kifaaa kipya machachari na moto mtoto mzuriiiiii Bela Kombo akizipiga zile vocal kaliiiii ndani ya Thai Village
Aneth Kushaba AK47 Le Meneja Her Self akichunguliaaaaaa huku akizipiga zile vocal kaliiii ndani Thai village.
Majembe ya Skylight Band Hashim Donode wa kwanza kulia, Bela Kombo (katikati), Aneth Kushaba na Digna Mbepera(Wa kwanza kushoto) wakishirikiana kutoa Burudani kaliiii ndani ya Thai Village Masaki
Shabiki Huyu akashindwa kujizuia na kuamua kumpa Sapoti Aneth Kushaba baada ya kuguswa na zile vokaliii nzuriiii
Bana Ba Congo wakiongozwa na Sam Mapenzi(wa kwanza kulia) wakiyarudi mauno vilivyoooo kuwapa raha mashabiki wao.
Sony Masamba(Katikati) akizipia Vokali nzuriiii za Congo huku akipewa sapoti ya mauno nyorotiiii na Joniko Flower(wa kwanza kushoto) na Sam Mapenzi kulia
Rahaaa kweliiii kweliiii Bana Ba Congo wakiendelea kutoa Burudaniii safiiiii ndani ya Thai Village Ijumaa Iliyopita
Weweeeee hapana chezea kabisaaa mguu juu juuuu
Aneth Kushaba akiyarudi maunooo vilivyoooo akipewa Sapoti na Donode (katikati).
Safiii kabisa Majembe kazini Digna Mbepera (mwenye Top Nyeupe) akiwa na Donode (katikati) na Aneth Kushaba wa Kwanza kulia wakiendelea kutoa burudani kaliii ndani ya Thai Village Masaki Ijumaa iliyopita.
Aneth Kushaba(Wa kwanza kulia)akiimba kwa rahaaaa kabisa huku akipewa sapoti na Hashimu Donode
Joniko Flower akiwaimbisha mashabiki hawapo piachani ndani ya Kiota cha maraha Thai Village Ijumaa iliyopita
Mashabiki wakicheza mastailiii kibaoooo waliyokuwa wakielekezwa na Joniko Flower, Njooo na wewe leo ujifunze kucheza kikuku na nyingine kiba0.
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Imma Bass akimpa baraka nyingiiiiii mpiga Bass Mwenzake Tophy huku wakiwa na furaha kubwaaa kabisa.Usikoseeee Leo ndani ya Thai Village itakuwa Balaaa ............

KAMATI YA BUNGE YA ARDHI, MALIASILI NA MAZINGIRA YATEMBELEA ENEO LA TANGANYIKA PAKERS AMBAPO NHC INATEKELEZA MRADI WA YUMBA WA (KAWE CITY)


Kaimu Mkurugenzi wa Shirika la Nyumba la Taifa (NHC) Bw. Felix Maagi akiiongoza Kamati ya Ardhi, Maliasili na Mazingira wakati ilipotembelea eneo la mradi wa nyumba ambao unatarajiwa kuanza katika uwanja wa kulenga shabaha wa jeshi la wananchi Kunduchi, baada ya makubaliano kati ya jeshi la wananchi na Shirika la Nyumba la Taifa (NHC). Kamati hiyo ikiongozwa na mwenyekiti wake na jimbo la Kahama Mbunge Mh. James Lembeli na Waziri wa Ardhi Nyumba na Maendeleo ya Makazi Mh. Profesa Anna Tibaijuka ilitembelea eneo hilo ili kujiridhisha na kujionea hali halisi na kupata maelezo ya kina kabla ya kuanza kutekelezwa kwa mradi huo. Kulia ni Mjube wa Kamati hiyo Mh. Hamud Jumaa na Mbunge wa jimbo la Kibaha Vijijini, kulia ni James Lembeli Mbunge wa Kahama na Mwenyekiti wa kamati hiyo.(PICHA NA KIKOSIKAZI CHA FULLSHANGWE-DAR ES SALAAM) 2 
Isaack Peter Mkurugenzi wa Ubunifu Shirika la Nyumba la Taifa NHC akielekeza jambo wakati alipokuwa akionyesha eneo hilo kwa Waziri wa Ardhi, Nyumba na Maendeleo ya Makazi Mh. Profesa Anna Tibaijuka na wajumbe wa kamati hiyo wakati alipotembelea eneo hilo huku Kunduchi. 3 
Mjumbe wa kamati ya kudumu ya Bunge ya Ardhi, Mazingira na Maliasili Mh. Hery Shekifu akifafania jambo huku Waziri wa Ardhi Nyumba na Maendeleo ya Makazi Mh. Profesa Anna Tibaijuka na Mwenyekiti wa Kamati ya Kudumu ya Bunge ya Ardhi, Maliasili na Mazingira Mh. James Lembeli wakimsikililiza 4Mwenyekiti wa Kamati ya Kudumu ya Bunge ya Ardhi, Maliasili na Mazingira Mh. James Lembeli akizungumza jambo wakati kamati hiyo ilipotembelea eneo la kulenga shabaha la jeshi Kunduchi, kulia ni Mama Zakhia Megji Mwenyekiti wa Bodi ya wakurugenzi wa Shirika la Nyumba NHC na kushoto ni Waziri wa Ardhi Nyumba na Maendeleo ya Makazi Mh. Profesa Anna Tibaijuka 5 
Baadhi ya watendaji na maofisa wa Shirika la Nyumba la Taifa NHC wakiwa katika picha ya pamoja kwenye uwanja wa Kulenga Shabaha wa jeshi Kunduchi ambao kwa sasa matumizi yake yanabadilisha na kuwa mradi wa nyumba za Shirika la Nyumba la NHC. 7 
Baadhi ya wajumbe wa kamati ya Kudumu ya Bunge ya Ardhi , Maliasili na Mazingira wakishuka kwenye gari mara baada ya kuwasili katika eneo la Tanganyika Pakers ambapo mradi wa Kawe City unatarajiwa kuazishwa na shirika hilo la NHC. 8 
Huu ndiyo uwanja wa Kulenga Shabaha wa jeshi Kunduchi mahali ambapo sasa panaanzishwa mradi wa nyumba za NHC. 9 
Wajumbe wa kamati hiyo wakipata maelezo kabla ya kuanza ziara yao leo katika makao makuu ya shirika la Nyumba la Taifa NHC Upanga jijini Dar es salaam. 15Mwenyekiti wa Kamati ya Kudumu ya Bunge ya Ardhi, Maliasili na Mazingira Mh. James Lembeli akizungumza wakati kamati hiyo ilipokuwa ikipata maelezo ya awali kabla ya kutembelea maeneo yatakapotekelezwa miradi hiyo mikubwa ya makazi , Kushoto ni Waziri wa Ardhi Nyumba na maendeleo ya Makazi Mh. Profesa Anna Tibaijuka na kutoka kulia ni Mh. Mary Mwanjelwa mjumbe wa kamati hiyo na mbunge wa viti maalum Mbeya mjini na Mh. Abdulkarim Shah Makamu mwenyekiti wa kamati hiyo na na Mbunge wa Mafia. 17 
Kutoka kulia ni Mwenyekiti wa Bodi ya Wakurugenzi ya Shirika la Nyumba la NHC Mh. Zakhia Megji, Bw. Felix Maagi Kaimu Mkurugenzi wa NHC na Mbunge wa jimbo la Ubungo na mjumbe wa kamati hiyo Mh. John Mnyika ambaye naonekana akitoa mchango wake wakati wa wajumbe hao walipokuwa wakipata taarifa ya awali..

UK TRADE & INVESTMENT LONDON/SOUTH EAST TRADE MISSION TO TANZANIA


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David Bilingsby, Head of the UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) London/South East Trade Mission to Tanzania fields questions from journalists during a press conference held yesterday at Serena Hotel. On his left is Bikash Dawahoo, Regional Economics Advisor (Photo courtesy of the British High Commission).
14 UK companies cutting across various sectors e.g. Education and Training, Security, Consultancy, Healthcare amongst others are hoping to penetrate new trade opportunities within Tanzania by taking part in UKTI London and South East trade mission to Tanzania between October 22nd-24th 2014. This is the first, independent visit by UKTI London and South East to Tanzania and East Africa.
Tanzania is fast emerging as a thriving commercial entity with a GDP growth rate of over 7% year upon year. The major city of Dar es Salaam where we will be staying is the centre of most government activity as well as being the major commercial centre with its own deep water port with trading links to the landlocked countries of Malawi, Zambia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda.
Tanzania not only has some of the best wildlife in the world but also huge natural resources ranging from gemstones to natural gas. As such, it is fast becoming the regional hub for a number of multinational corporations. This will be an exciting opportunity for UK businesses to see what they can bring to the country.
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Victor Mlunde, Senior Political Advisor at the British High commission explains a point at a press conference held at Serena yesterday. On his left is Bikash Dawahoo, Regional Economics Advisor and David Bilingsby, Head of the UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) London/South East Trade Mission to Tanzania (Photo courtesy of the British High Commission).
As part of the programme which is being organised by UKTI in Tanzania, the delegates will have a first-hand opportunity to meet and speak with local trade associations and their members e.g. the Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF) and the Tanzania National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TNCCI) and the newly set-up British Chamber of Commerce Tanzania (BCCT). They will also have a chance to speak directly with business at a Business to Business event scheduled for Thursday, 23rd October at the Serena Hotel from 1.00 to 4.00pm. We believe this will create a great opportunity for the visiting companies to meet and discuss business directly with business.
David Billingsby, UKTI International Trade Adviser, who will lead the London delegation, said:
“Having worked in Tanzania before, I know the excellence of the reception these British companies will receive. I am certain that the mission will be successful and the delegates will be saying Asante sana!”
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Bikash Dawahoo, Regional Economics Advisor at the British High Commission, Dar es Salaam explains a point to members of press during a press conference on the UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) London/South East Trade Mission to Tanzania held yesterday at the Serena Hotel in Dar Es Salaam (Photo courtesy of the British High Commission).
The delegation will include the following companies who will then relocate to Kenya for 26th-30th October:
Edward Munyard - Eagle Scientific Carl Gibbard - Concept Smoke Screen Ltd Mike Thompson - tph Machine Tools Sudhir Patel - Velmo International Christine Meade - GSVO Hanaa Chattun - Lacaze Adam Hersi - Haad Logistics Ltd Chris Stephenson & Dan Olal - McKinney Rogers Peter Charnaud & William Charnaud - Scott & Sargeant Woodworking Machinery Umair Munir - MAP IT Services Robert Magembe - InterVAS Limited UK William Rhys-Jones - Cobham Tactical Communications & Surveillance Joy Okwuadigbo - Highbury College Nemish K Mehta - e-tel (uk) ltd
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Some of the local and international business people listen to the Head of the UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) London/South East Trade Mission to Tanzania, David Bilingsby (not in picture) as he clarifies a point to members of press. On extreme right is Fatuma Kweka, Trade Officer at the UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) department at the British High Commission, Dar Es Salaam (Photo courtesy of the British High Commission).
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A cross section of members of press listen keenly to the Head of Head of the UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) London/South East Trade Mission to Tanzania, David Bilingsby (not in picture) as he clarifies a point (Photo courtesy of the British High Commission).

Thursday, October 23, 2014

WINNER OF APO INVITATION TO AFRICOM 2014 REVEALED



 Aimable Twahirwa

CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, October 23, 2014/ -- APO (African Press Organization) (http://www.apo-opa.com), the sole press release newswire in Africa and the global leader in media relations relating to Africa, today announced that science journalist Aimable Twahirwa (@atwahirwa) from Rwanda won APO invitation to participate in the AfricaCom 2014, Africa’s leading telecoms event (http://www.comworldseries.com/africa), held in Cape Town, South Africa, on 11–13 November 2014.
APO will offer transport, accommodation and perdiem for Twahirwa to travel to Cape Town and cover the entire event.

“It gives us great pleasure in offering this invitation to Aimable, a recognized and influential journalist. As a company, we need to support the journalists out there who fight every day to educate us on the matters of the world,” says Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, Founder and CEO of APO (African Press Organization).
Aimable Twahirwa is an award-winning and trained senior science journalist based in Kigali, Rwanda. During his 15 year- career, he has been covering science and technology writing for prestigious newspapers both Pan African and international newsrooms as well as Radio and online.

After he graduated in science Journalism, his first assignment was on the Climate Change  where he delved in Energy and Agriculture research. His early days at Rwanda News Agency (RNA) led him to become the Rwanda correspondent for the Pan African News Agency where he has been covering science and technology stories.

On a freelance basis, he has published revealing stories about genocide, in the African media and for press in UK and Europe and North America. Aimable is fluent in both languages French and English which made him an influential correspondent for specialized science magazines such like 'Scidev.Net' and NATURE publications Group, a London based publisher.

More information about AfricaCom 2014: http://africa.comworldseries.com

MAKAMU WA RAIS DKT. BILAL AAGANA NA BALOZI WA BOTSWANA NCHINI TANZANIA IKULU DAR

Makamu wa Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania, Dkt. Mohammed Gharib Bilal, akizungumza na  Balozi wa Botswana nchini Tanzania, anayemaliza muda wake, Oliphant Tuelonyana, aliyefika ofisini kwake Ikulu jijini Dar es Salaam jana kwa ajili ya kumuaga baada ya kumaliza muda wake wa kazi nchini. Picha na OMR

BLOOD EBOLA SURVIVORS TESTED AS SHORT - TERM TREATMENT OPTION

If proven effective, this straightforward intervention could be scaled up in the short term



 Máire-Geoghegan-Quinn


ANTWERP, Belgium, October 23, 2014/ -- An international research consortium led by the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp (ITM) (http://www.itg.be) will assess whether treatment with antibodies in the blood of Ebola survivors could help infected patients to fight off the disease. If proven effective, this straightforward intervention could be scaled up in the short term and provide an urgently needed treatment option for patients in West Africa.
 The researchers receive € 2.9 million of European Union (EU) funding (http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-14-1194_en.htm?locale=en) to evaluate the safety and efficacy of treatment with blood and plasma made from the blood of recovered Ebola patients.

A WHO expert meeting in September recommended convalescent blood therapies as one of the most promising strategies meriting urgent evaluation as treatment of Ebola disease. As a result of the current outbreak, there are also substantial numbers of survivors to prepare Ebola plasma.

ITM’s Johan van Griensven, the project’s coordinating investigator, said:
“Blood and plasma therapy are medical interventions with a long history, safely used for other infectious diseases. We want to find out whether this approach works for Ebola, is safe and can be put into practice to reduce the number of deaths in the present outbreak. Ebola survivors contributing to curb the epidemic by donating blood could reduce fear of the disease and improve their acceptance in the communities.”

Blood and plasma from recovered Ebola patients has been used in a limited number of patients previously. For example, during the 1995 Ebola outbreak in Kikwit, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), seven out of eight patients receiving convalescent whole blood survived. However, whether this was due to the transfusions or to other factors is unclear. There is an urgent need to evaluate this therapy in carefully designed studies according to the highest ethical and scientific standards.

EU Research, Innovation and Science Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn said in today’s funding announcement that it is urgent to step up medical research on Ebola. According to Geoghegan-Quinn the selected projects ”enlist the best academic researchers and industry to take the fight to this deadly disease.”

The Wellcome Trust will provide additional support, enabling unparalleled international collaboration across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors to tackle the Ebola emergency.

Jeremy Farrar, Director of the Wellcome Trust, said:
“The Wellcome Trust is delighted to work in partnership with the European Commission to support and help fast-track this critical work. Convalescent serum offers the best potential treatment for Ebola in the short term that could be scaled up if proven effective. Global collaboration of this nature, including clinical researchers and multiple partners from across Europe and West Africa, is both unprecedented and essential if we are to bring the current outbreak under control.”

The international research consortium

The € 2.9 million grant from the EU will fund the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, University of Liverpool, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of Oxford, Aix-Marseille University, the French Blood Transfusion Service (Etablissement Français du Sang), Institute Pasteur, and the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research.

The consortium also includes the National Blood Transfusion Centre in Conakry (Guinea), the Institut National de Recherche Biomédicale  in Kinshasha (DRC), and the Belgian Red Cross-Flanders.

The project, which will start in Guinea in November 2014, is supported and guided by the WHO and the International Severe Acute Respiratory and Emerging Infection Consortium (ISARIC).

KANUNI ZA SHIRIKISHO LA WANAFUNZI WA VYUO VYA ELIMU YA JUU TANZANIA

2014 CNN – MULTICHOICE JOURNALIST AWARDS SHOWCASES TANZANIA DESPITE FAILURE TO WIN A SINGLE AWARD


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Bento Venâncio, from Jornal Domingo and Brito Simango, from Televisão de Moçambique, posing with Victor Mlunde while holding their Portuguese Language General News Awards.
By Victor Mlunde
Last Saturday, the world witnessed a historic annual CNN-Multichoice Journalist Award ceremony on the continent, hosted for the first time in our commercial capital, Dar Es Salaam.
The choice of Tanzania is not only an unprecedented honor to the great peaceful nation on the continent, but a rare opportunity to showcase Tanzania and open its market to the world.
I congratulate the event organizers and His Excellency the President, Dr Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, for being the Guest of Honour, for his outstanding economic diplomacy skills and unending efforts in showcasing Tanzania to the world.
As usual, the president’s speech looked at quantity rather than quality, boasting to have more media outlets in the country than neighbors - even with mounting insecurity of media practitioners and existence of Draconian Newspapers Act, 1976 and National Security Act, 1970 which limit press freedom as we approach 2015 general elections, the standard rhetoric maintained that the government will soon table the Freedom of Information and Media Services Bills in parliament, a promise left unattended by the Ministry of Information since begin of his second term in office back in 2006.
Despite government’s slow pace in implementing commitments on free press, we should acknowledge the fact that the head of state is at least committed to transparency and open government more than his predecessors, at least by signing international commitments and protocols on transparency such as the Open Government Partnership, though more work needs to be done in getting Media Freedom Bill and Services Act in place before busy and tense election period comes in.
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Categories and winners
The award categories covered economics and business, press freedom, culture, sports, photo journalism, sports reporting and the environment. Others included Portuguese and French stories awards. Winners wrote moving and interesting stories. To mention a few; Bento Venâncio, Jornal Domingo, Mozambique investigated how lack of transparency in procurement of automobiles in Mozambique leads to fraud, Evelyn Watta, a sports reporter from Kenya revealed the value of Senegal’s mythical Wrestling heritage to the West African nation. The most touching of all was Press Freedom Award handed to the wife of jailed Swazi journalist, Bheki Makhubu who is facing sedition for penning columns supporting a state clerk who was charged for trying to put right the system that allowed judicial officers to misuse public cars.
My sincere congratulations should go to the only brave Tanzanian nominee, one Dickson Ng’hily whose Dar traffic jam story was a concern of all Dar commuters; too bad the judges underestimated the significance of his story in pushing authorities in fast growing African cities to expand the road network.
However, a question remains; where were the rest of Tanzanian journalists? it is believed the majority did not submit their work for some reason – probably due to the fact that everyone was very busy reporting on “katiba” stunning headlines “serikali mbili au tatu” instead of simple local stories that could create positive impact in the community! If the awards had a politics category, I am sure we would have beaten the Kenyans and West Africans for our genius in making stunning political headlines.
Yes! We would have defeated our neighbours in Kenya who have outperformed the whole of East Africa in this year’s awards, yet again. In fact it is not the first time; even in the prestigious annual Kili Marathon held in Tanzania’s Kilimanjaro region, Kenyans end up winning more trophies while we the hosts are reduced to mere spectators each year.
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President Jakaya Kikwete presents the overall ‘CNN MultiChoice African Journalist of the Year’ Award to Joseph Mathenge. Looking on is Mathenge’s son, Geoff Kihato.
Overall winner
I was personally moved by the story of the overall winner, Joseph Mathenge and his son who convinced father to abandon his private photography tender aimed at raising funds for son’s cancer treatment and instead rushed to the Westgate Mall to capture the very first photos that revealed the images of terror to the whole world.
Way forward
It is high time Tanzanian journalists be proud of their work and confident to present it in future awards, even when unsure of winning. More quantity will help identify quality stories that will make all of us proud.
Organizers should also add a social media category to honour and recognize excellent work by social media which uses the internet and citizen journalism to report sensational stories as they happen swifter than the traditional media itself.
On the other hand, award organizers should add a Swahili story category alongside Portuguese and French story awards for it is an African Union (AU) language widely spoken across East and Central Africa. Moreover, I would like to advise CNN to introduce a CNN Swahili language service in East and Central Africa, emulating BBC, Deutsche Welle, Radio France International and VOA in giving local journalists in the broader Swahili speaking East and Central African region to cover and explain local stories to the world.
Victor Mlunde is a Dar es Salaam-based Political and Development Consultant with expertise in media, good governance, elections and conflicts resolution in the Great Lakes region. He can be easily reached through +255 714 289428 and vicmlunde@yahoo.com

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

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