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Kikwete begins one-week visit to three European countries

PRESIDENT Jakaya Kikwete.PRESIDENT Jakaya Kikwete has begun a one-week official visit to three European countries at the invitation of leaders of those countries.

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Form Six, Std 7 exam pass rate up

THE Minister for Education and Vocational Training, Dr Shukuru Kawambwa.THE National Form Six Examination pass rate has increased from 50.9 per cent in 2013 up to 68.33 in 2014, according to the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training.

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MCC upbeat on Second Compact chances for Dar

Vice-President of the Department of Compact Operations at the MCC, Kamran Khan.THE Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) expressed optimisms on the government’s likelihood to complete the agreed reforms to pave way for the second compact to Tanzania.

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Ex-first sons Ali, Makongoro seek top Union post

Mr Charles Makongoro Nyerere.IT was the turn of sons of the founding fathers of Tanzania to declare their desire to step into their fathers’ shoes, as Charles Makongoro Nyerere and Ambassador Ali Abeid Karume announced their intention to vie for the country’s highest office on CCM ticket.

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30,000 refugees The National Newspaper www.dailynews.co.tz from Nyarugusu now US-bound

THE Minister for Home Affairs, Mathias Chikawe.ABOUT 30,000 refugees from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) camped at Nyarugusu in Kigoma Region are set for relocation to the United States of America (USA), Home Affairs Minister Mathias Chikawe said.

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Schoolgirls assured of better menstrual hygiene

Deputy Minister for Education and Vocational Training, Ms Anne Kilango-Malecela.THE government has promised to ensure that schools have adequate toilets and water supply to ensure that girls are assured of menstrual hygiene.

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Health sector funds set to increase to 15pc of budget

Deputy Finance Minister Mwigulu Nchemba.THE government will put in place strategies to collect more revenue to be able to increase budget allocation in the health sector to 15 per cent in accordance with the Abuja Declaration.

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IDs spark debate in House of Reps

ISSUANCE of Zanzibar resident identification cards (ZanIDs) has again sparked heated debate in the House of Representatives, with backbenchers from the Civic United Front (CUF) claiming that most of their supporters are still without the ID prerequisite in elections.

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Tripartite Free Trade Area for launch next week

NEGOTIATIONS have reached advanced stages for the launch of EAC-COMESA- SADC Tripartite Free Trade Area in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, on Wednesday, next week.

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