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Idd to be marked nationally in Dar

The Dar es Salaam Region Chief Sheikh Alhaj Musa Salum.AFTER almost a month of observing the Holy Month of Ramadhan, the special Idd el-Fitr prayers are expected to be held on Tuesday and will be marked at national level in Dar es Salaam.

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Wasira decries ‘dragging of people into Katiba process’

The Minister for State in the President’s Office (Social Relations and Coordination), Mr Stephen Wassira.THE Minister of State in the President’s Office (Social Relations and Co-ordination), Mr Stephen Wasira, has said politicians should refrain from unfairly dragging the people into the new constitution writing process under the pretext that their personal views reflected “the true wishes of the people.”

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Fake ARVs saga takes new turn

The Minister for Health and Social Welfare, Dr Seif Rashid.THE controversy concerning suspension of production, distribution and selling of ARV drugs by Tanzania Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (TPIL) has taken a new turn following a move by the company to sue the government, demanding about 210bn/- compensation and damages.

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Mathematical institute opens office in Tanzania

The Director of Higher Education in the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training, Prof Sylvia Temu.THE government’s dedication to ensure that the nation has more scientists and mathematicians is coming to fruition as it opens its doors to the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS).

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BoT clears Habib African Bank of money laundering

LOCALLY registered Habib African Bank (HAB) Limited has no direct links with Habib Bank AG Zurich of Switzerland, which was fined 525,000 pounds sterling by Financial Service Authority of UK for engaging in money laundering.

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Bank seeks to expand services in Kilimanjaro

UCHUMI Commercial Bank (UCB) Ltd in Kilimanjaro Region has registered a 14.3 per cent profit rise as it targets to raise its capital from 2.5bn/- to 7bn/- by 2017.

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Call for formation of social work council

SOCIAL workers in Tanzania have called for the establishment of National Social Work Council to steer the profession, which, despite its potential to bring about social reformation, is not fully utilised.

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Tanzanian sex workers risk arrest in China

Tanzania Ambassador to China, Lt General Abdulrahaman Shimbo (rtd)TANZANIA’S envoy in Beijing, China, has advised Tanzanian women who engage in prostitution in China to stop the irrational practice as it tarnishes the image of the nation.

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Sodomy convict loses appeal against 30-year jail term

THE Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal filed by a resident of Shinyanga Region, Juma Peter, who was sentenced to 30 years in jail by a lower court for sodomising a schoolboy after enticing him with a 500/- promise.

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