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Kikwete sets tone for business dialogue

President Jakaya Kikwete.PRESIDENT Jakaya Kikwete has called on members of the business community to end the blame game and instead engage the government in constructive dialogue to address challenges in business environment.


Magufuli spells out ambitious plans for Mtwara

CCM Union presidential candidate John Pombe Magufuli.CHAMA Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) Union presidential candidate, Dr John Magufuli, yesterday pledged massive investments in port, rail and road networks in Mtwara and Lindi to transform the regions into economic hubs serving neighbouring countries.


Heavy rains seen as El Nino looms large

TMA Director General, Dr Agnes Kijazi.THE Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA) has warned of possible heavy rains in the coming months in many parts of the country due to the anticipated El Nino phenomenon effect.


Six clerics held in DRC freed

Permanent Secretary (PS) in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and international Cooperation, Ambassador Liberata Mulamula.THE six Muslim preachers from Tanzania kidnapped by an armed group in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), have been released following efforts by the two concerned governments.


Selander Bridge for massive expansion

FINANCE Minister Saada Mkuya Salum.THE government has signed 91.032 million US dollars (154.39bn/-) loan agreement with South Korean based Exim Bank to construct a flyover at Selander Bridge in Dar es Salaam and seven kilometre road to connect the central business district region and Msasani.


State objects to Mbowe’s appeal against sentence

NATIONAL Chadema Chairman Freeman Mbowe.HEARING of an appeal lodged by Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (CHADEMA) Chairman Mr Freeman Mbowe challenging his conviction and one year imprisonment or fine after being convicted of manhandling has hit a snag.


UKAWA responds to Slaa assertions

CO-CHAIRMAN of the coalition of four opposition parties (UKAWA) Mr James Mbatia.CO-CHAIRMAN of the coalition of four opposition parties (UKAWA) Mr James Mbatia reacted to allegations made on Tuesday by former Chama Cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (Chadema) Secretary General, Dr Willibrod Slaa, and urged the public to disregard statements by some politicians bent on causing conflicts.


Ex-legislator threatens to prosecute Lowassa

FORMER Nkenge Chama Cha Mapinduzi Member of Parliament Ms Assumpter Mshama.FORMER Nkenge Chama Cha Mapinduzi Member of Parliament Ms Assumpter Mshama has threatened to prosecute Chama Cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo presidential candidate Mr Edward Lowassa if he doesn’t tell Tanzanians the whereabouts of former central bank governor Mr Daudi Balali.


CCM, Chadema launch election campaigns in Tarime Rural

THE ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi and the opposition Chama Cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo have launched their parliamentary campaigns in Tarime Rural constituency with pledges of improving lives of the area’s residents.