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Dynamite fishing poses threat to aquatic species

Dynamite fishing can destroy immense areas of coral reefs.DYNAMITE fishing kills large quantities of fish regrettably 80 per cent of the loot is swept away uncollected. The loss comes in addition to irreparable destruction of the marine ecology, beach survey members have observed.

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How women abuse social media to con men

THE adage "since men learned to shoot without missing, birds have learned to fly without perching" has never made sense as it does today, with social media users coming up with new tricks of getting an extra buck.

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NECTA enhances new exam grading method

The Executive Secretary of National Examinations Council of Tanzania (NECTA), Dr Charles Msonde speaks at the editors’ sensitization forum that discussed adoption of the Grade Point Average (GPA) in Dar es Salaam on Saturday.(Photo by Mohamed Mambo)HOPES of doing away with misconceptions about interpretation of exam results are high, compliments to the government's decision to adopt the use of the grade point average (GPA) over the total point grading system in calculating the average grade earned by a student.

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Government Finance Statistics data to be improved

The East African Community (EAC) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have launched a collaboration program to improve the compilation and dissemination of Government Finance Statistics (GFS) data for Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda.

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TCRA issues licences to two communication firms

Prof. John NkomaTHE Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) has granted licences of operation to two communication companies - Smart Banking Solutions Limited and WiAfrica Tanzania Limited with the call to adhere to the regulations in order to provide the people with the best services.

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Mwanza to reduce population growth

MWANZA region plans to introduce a programme aimed at sensitizing men to clinics in a bid to curb rapid growth of population. During the initiative, men shall be instructed to play their part in reducing the population growth which is said to be increasing fast.

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EU allocates 85 million euro to EAC

Dr. Richard SeziberaThe European Union (EU) through the European Development Fund (EDF 11) has allocated the East African Community 85 million Euros for 2016 to 2020 period.

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Dar schools to benefit from ‘one book, one child’ education project

IN a bid to improve quality of education in the country, a Non-Governmental Organization in partnership with other companies have organized a fundraising dinner aimed at collecting funds to help purchase textbooks for students in Primary and Secondary Schools in Dar es Salaam.

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Kagera region faces acute shortage of science teachers

MISENYI district in Kagera Region faces a shortage of 127 teachers for secondary schools, with 103 being science teachers, the Misenyi District Academic Officer, Mr George Rubaiyuka has disclosed.

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