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EACH and every Kenyan needs to pay at least Sh100,000 in order to clear the country’s mushrooming public debt that reached Sh4.58 trillion in November. Kenya recorded its highest public debt in 2017.Latest data by the Central Bank of Kenya record the government’s internal debt at Sh2.22 trillion in November last year, while the external debt stood at Sh2.31 trillion in September 2017.

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PERCHED on the undulating hills of Kapchorwa district, eastern Uganda is Kokop Chebet’s mud-and-wattle house. Behind it, a strong waterfall roars as the sun fades away into the horizon.

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ALMOST nowhere on earth is football followed as passionately as in Africa. It is loved by Africans from all walks of life across the continent. This week, I am giving the opening address at the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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DISEASES that affect sight are numerous and many appear in some families in Tanzania. Some of these ailments afflict children under the age of five years. The situation is so bad in some regions that a public awareness initiative is required.

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VILLAGERS and forest managers are key players for protecting forest reserves in Tanzania, and they should therefore work closely. These remarks were among the highlights of a speech that the Deputy Minister for natural Resources and Tourism, Mr Japhet Hasunga, delivered to the residents living around forest reserves in Kisarawe District, Coast Region recently.

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FROM promoting fitness to encouraging investment, the year 2017 saw separate development in the country’s major sports. The government being fully involved in the whole development set up, the goal is to make sports industry serve as a big employer of youth and the country’s source of revenue as well.

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THE increasing number of road and crosscountry races in 2017 has left the athletics governing body (AT) in awe, claiming it as a new dawn. With this increase, as noted by AT Secretary General, Wilhelm Gidabuday, came improved cash- prize packages, which was recorded in many events, a trend AT predicts to make 2018 more appealing in terms of sportsmanship.

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AS you read this article, kindly put politics aside and ask yourself who is pleasing or serving whose interests when rogue motorbike riders are awash everywhere and cause the deaths of innocent Tanzanians in the name of them “being at work” and business as usual?.

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IF you take a walk into some offices and compounds of some reputable NGOs like UNICE and World Vision, just to mention a few, you will like their environments, attractive lawns and a polite notice that “THIS IS A SMOKE FREE ENVIRONMENT.”

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AS the world mourns and eulogises, Calestous Juma a Harvard University Professor of the Practice of International Development and Director of the Science, Technology, and Globalization Project and at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Faculty Chair of the Mason Fellows Program, one question remains unanswered- Who from East Africa Community (EAC) can replace him supposing brain is inherited.

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SPORTS for health is here to stay, as evidenced by this year’s Uhuru Day celebrations, where sports ceased to be a solely youth affair.

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A CHILD drinks unsafe water from a pool.

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POOR sanitation, water and hygiene have many other serious repercussions. Children–and particularly girls– are denied their right to education because their schools lack decent sanitation facilities, a problem that has been mentioned in Parliament umpteen times.

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STUDENT with disability.

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THE presence of friendly facilities for disabled persons in schools, just as in any other institution, is extremely important if the society genuinely want to provide right to education to all children including the disadvantaged ones and all to enjoy studies.

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RETIRED boxing legend, Habib Kinyogoli trains a young boxer. (File photo)

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THE game of boxing is begging to blaze in the country after a temporary hiatus, a kind of an athletic snooze. Boxing, variously known as pugilism, slugfest, prizefighting, glove game or the battle has always been the solace of the frustrated poor, the furious lot with troubled background who want someone they can vent their pent up anger on and punch like a bag.

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PRESIDENT Kenyatta

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IN his inaugural speech, on 28th November, 2017 at Karasarani Stadium in Nairobi, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta covered a wide range of issues, from internal affairs of Kenya, to East African Region and the African Continent at large, especially economic perspectives.

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A TAILOR at work in Kenya.

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MUCH has been said about what East Africa Community (EAC) stands for. Let’s not forget some things that EAC won’t stand for, just like one of the leaders in Zambia once lamented in public during his tenure that he was ‘tired of leading lazy bones.’ Lazy bones, one may ask?

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THE Senior Challenge Cup has eventually bounced back full winged, and the Kenyan capital, Nairobi is the venue of this year’s tournament.

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INFANT formula milk is not the best for babies. Breastfeeding is the best option.

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IT is imperative to mention at the outset that the cardinal rule in baby feeding is that babies aged between six and 12 months should be breast-fed frequently before being given other foods. Babies aged below six months should be breast-fed exclusively.

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GROWING up in the countryside which I believe is three quarters of East Africa Community (EAC) area in comparison to urbanized land, my parents taught me to smile, which to them was a magic language of diplomacy to be shared everywhere, that even a baby understands, and in this context a true spirit of expressing true African brotherly affection wherever one goes.

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UNDER-14 players, who are in a special programme by the Tanzania Football Federation (TFF), attend training session at the Karume Memorial Stadium in Dar es Salaam recently. (File Photo)

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WITH Simba firmly placed at Mainland Premier League helm, the race for this year’s title is being fiercely contested with five teams that are dominating the show.

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THERE are number of questions from members of public as to why Actress Elizabeth Michael Kimemeta, alias Lulu, was sentenced to only two years imprisonment for an offence relating to killing of another person.

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RECENTLY formed partnership between Sweden and the Private Agricultural Sector Support (PASS) Trust foretells a promising future for the country’s agricultural sector.

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RWANDA’S geologists say in millions of years to come, even the snake-like part of Lake Kivu will have become a vast sea where eyes stop in the water’s horizons.

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RWANDA’S geologists say in millions of years to come, even the snake-like part of Lake Kivu will have become a vast sea where eyes stop in the water’s horizons.

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UGANDA and Malawi players battle for the ball during the last CECAFA Challenge Cup tournament in Ethiopia in 2015.

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OWNER of the East African football has woken up from a two-year slumber and claims to have firmly reclaimed its 90-year reign.

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THE week was a mixed bag of fortune where Rwanda was acclaimed by World Bank among the globe’s top 50 investment-friendly countries, got ranked 4th globally by World Economic Forum among nations with the least gender gap.

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JUDO in Zanzibar is more advanced than in many other parts of East Africa.

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BENEFITING from sports or athletics generally is like working with a computer. You get out of the machine what you put into it.

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IN a bid to ensure quality, safety and efficacy of medical products imported or manufactured in East African community member states, the regional body, with the help from various development partners, is implementing special program of Medical Regulatory Harmonization Program (EAC-MRH).

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SWIMMERS ready to commence women’s 100m free style race during this year’s CANA Zone III Championship at HOPAC School in Dar es Salaam last week. (File photo)

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TANZANIA plans to build ten Olympic size pools as a reaction to the efforts being implemented by the swimming body(TSA) to promote the sport countrywide.

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THE Executive Secretary of National Economic Empowerment Council (NEEC) Ben’gi Issa delivers her opening speech during the launch of the first VICOBA Day in Dar es Salaam. (File photo)

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CEO- NMB international leaders convene in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania today for Women’s World Banking (WWB)’s Making Finance Work for Women Summit.

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NGORONGORO Heroes players in a training session at Karume Memorial Stadium in Dar es Salaam.

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DEVELOPING football from the grassroots level in the country is no longer a dream but a reality, basing on efforts being made by the government and other partners in making sure that the world’s popular sport is developed.

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INTERNET connections in slums in Kenya.

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THE scramble for numbers among internet service providers in Kenya is increasing by the day as new companies enter the everevolving and expanding market with a promise of excellent service.

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NUCLEAR applications in agriculture rely on the use of isotopes and radiation techniques to combat pests and diseases, increase crop production, protect land and water resources, ensure food safety and authenticity, and increase livestock production. (Photo courtesy of FAO)

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POPULATION growth, increasing urbanisation, modern technologies, and climate change are transforming the world at a fast pace.

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IT will always be hats off to East African Countries (EAC) police chiefs as they agreed to set up various centres of excellence in the region to build capacity to handle various challenges in the member countries.

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