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SABA Saba’ is a Kiswahili word for the seventh day of the month of every year. That particular date is of immense importance in the political history of Tanzania.

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GRANTED ‘Independence’ (of sorts) from alien rule on November 30, 1966, Barbados is a tiny British Dominion in the West Indies.

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Tax revenue appeals board

We had objected to an assessment by the Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) and the matter is now at the Tax Revenue Appeals Board (TRAB).TRA is trying to prove that we are supposed to pay some colossal amount of tax. How does the TRAB work and what should we be doing?OG, Dar

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“NELSON Mandela is the living embodiment of the highest values of the United Nations. Through long years in prison, he maintained a steadfast belief in justice and human equality. Upon his release, he reconciled with those who persecuted him most. And he led the way to a democratic, multiracial South Africa…” Ban Ki Moon, former UN Secretary-General in a statement in 2009.

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MY urge to write this article was prompted by Makwaia wa Kuhenga’s presentation, which appeared in the Daily News of Friday, July 14th, 2017; in which he implored all of us “to nip in the bud” what he describes as the “seeds of violence, which are completely alien to our culture as a people”; and helpfully elaborated as follows:- “There has been another armed attack in one of our country’s largest Regions, Mwanza, which took place last week, subsequent to other reports of sporadic killings which had taken place earlier in the Coast Region’s districts of Kibiti, Mkuranga, and Rufiji, by armed gangs. . .

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VWHEN disaster strikes in Africa, humanitarian aid can take months to reach people on the ground. By then a lot of damage may have been done. During a drought, for example, small-scale farmers facing a sequence of harsh dry seasons may sell their cattle and pull their children out of school.

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THE late Nicholas Biwott lived a puzzling and secretive life that even his closest aides mistakenly thought of him as a Freemason. It is a belief that was shared by the wider public as association with the secret cult is linked with evil and unexplained wealth.

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TOMORROW East and Central Africans are expected to converge at the Dar es Salaam’s sprawling 60,000 seat National Stadium to savour English Premier League when one of their own, Ronald Koeman’s Everton take on Kenya’s Gor Mahia.

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PREVIOUSLY, the ‘Daily News’ published an article on 28th March 2017, which asked “Why are communities mum about the ongoing epidemic of school girl pregnancies? The issue of school girl pregnancies was discussed by the Parliamentarians in Tanzania and they couldn’t come-up with a unanimous decision, but were divided instead.

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TAIFA Stars finally met their match in Zambia’s U-20 outfit which had a few weeks back taken part in the Fifa U-20 World Cup in South Korea. And, results earned by the two sides in that game has now led the two teams into two different directions.

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SCAVENGING is a worldwide problem. However, the problem is more prevalent in large cities in developing countries such as, Mexico, Thailand the Philippines and Tanzania.

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SOMETHING is not well with the literature scene in Tanzania. Unlike is the case in neighbouring Kenya, there is very little locally authored literature being produced in Tanzania.

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THE quoted words in the heading for today’s article are taken from a front page news item, published in the DAILY NEWS of Wednesday, June 21st, 2017.

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FROM my very humble and personal observation, I have recently come to a conclusion that my country Tanzania is now experiencing a new growth of unquestionable integrity and patriotism among wananchi.

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THE big sign of this new disease is there all to see; the fight for the TV remote control. A typical Bongoland family has on average three generations living in the house; the senior adults, the youth and teenagers and the children.

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IN 2009, Professor Raphael Mwalyosi of the University of Dar es Salaam conducted a research on environmental impacts of the proposed Stiegler’s Gorge hydropower project and he came up with some interesting findings.

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PRESIDENT John Joseph Pombe Magufuli has recently reiterated his call that prisoners should feel the pinch of their dastardly actions by gruelling them with hard labour whilst serving their sentences in prisons. President Magufuli’s message was targeted to both suspects and convicted inmates on organised crimes not to live in prisons as if they are in holiday camps.

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TODAY I look at the injuries and fatalities that await young and older children in rural Tanzania. Most children in rural Tanzania are born to poor peasants who eke out a living tilling the land.

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THERE was a very interesting and thought provoking meeting of intellectuals joined by media men and women from thirty countries in Africa held in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa last week.

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THIS is the fifth and final installment in my series of articles under the “Constitutionalism and Political change in Tanzania” In the fourth installment which was published last Thursday; we discussed the Union Treaty and the Interim Union Constitution.

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IF the Statistics Fraternity is correct, Tanzania is home to the third-largest livestock herds in Africa, beaten in that line only by Ethiopia and Sudan. In Year-2016, the country boasted an estimated 25m herd of cattle – 98per cent of them indigenous breeds – 16.7m goats, 8m sheep and 2.4m pigs.

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YEARS have passed since lawmakers fiercely clashed in Dodoma on the issues of IPTL and ESCROW. The opposition and some ruling representatives voiced out and insisted that these bodies are not only existing to sabotage our economy, but they have been, and continues to be, a clog on the wheels of our economic growth and development.

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ON the day of the budget I was in a restaurant having a meal. Some other people were watching TV and all of a sudden there was loud cheering and a man actually stood up punched his fist into the air and said ‘yy-e-ss!’.

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“I LIKED to study so that I could have a broad mind. There was nothing I did not like to study. I had a dream of finishing school and going on to college, graduating and finding work.”

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THE train always left at 4:10, but that day it did not. I cannot speak of today because I do not know whether the authorities concerned with the train have changed its schedule.

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SOMETIMES back, precisely September 2012, in one of my columns I discussed on the plight of our mine industry with regards to the popular phraseology of win win situation!

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Blog on Saturday laments that “Tanzanians Talk a Lot, Read Less!” (June 10, p. 7). He is writing about the findings by a number of studies that show that the culture of reading books in the Country is slowly but surely dying: “The old habit that used to involve turning the pages over with a flick of the finger, not the click of the mouse or remote is slowly dying a natural death”.

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Hello readers,

TODAY, I look at the most common injuries that afflict young children. Children’s injuries include dangerous falls from tree canopies, electric shocks in homes and donkey kicks on grazing grounds. Most injuries can be easily prevented if parents and caretakers watch young children carefully.

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ON Wednesday, the President of the Republic of Tanzania H.E. Dr John Magufuli inaugurated the augmentation of water supply project for Dar es Salaam.

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THIS is the fourth article in this series, which is jointly presented under the heading of “Constitutionalism and Political Change in Tanzania”. In the third article which was published last week, we presented a brief history of Constitution-making in Tanzania, starting with the two Constitutions of Tanganyika which were before its Union with Zanzibar.

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COMMUNICATION is an important facet of human existence and the inception of media outlets revolutionised the sending and receiving of messages.

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IN June 8, 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published an article in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report indicating that 1 in 20 US pregnant women with Zika infection have babies with birth defects.

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THE chain of nonblessed human beings (a.k.a social animals) who have sneaked millions of lies onto my blessed ears would stretch from the Ubungo Bus Terminal in Dar to Tanga.

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