Thursday, August 23, 2007


Tanzania, the largest country in East Africa, includes the spice islands of Zanzibar, Pemba, and Mafia and contains Africa's highest point—Kilimanjaro, at 5,895 meters (19,340 feet). Kilimanjaro, a dormant volcano, is snowcapped even though it is near the Equator. The African population consists of more than 120 ethnic groups.
Tanganyika, a British-controlled UN trust territory, gained independence in 1961; and Zanzibar, a British protectorate with an Arab population, became independent in 1963. Tanganyika and Zanzibar united to form Tanzania in 1964. Until resigning as president in 1985, independence leader Julius K. Nyerere guided two decades of socialism—adapted to the ujamaa policy of village farming. A multiparty system was established in 1992 after a constitutional amendment.
Some 80 percent of Tanzanians farm or fish at subsistence levels; in many areas tse-tse fly infestation hampers successful animal husbandry. Deteriorating roads and railways and high energy costs are major problems. The Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park are rich in wildlife, although poaching endangers some species. Tourism remains important. Dar es Salaam is the administrative capital, but Dodoma is the designated future capital and current home to Tanzania's legislature

Industry: agricultural processing (sugar, beer, cigarettes, sisal twine), diamond and gold mining, oil refining.Agriculture: coffee, sisal, tea, cotton; cattle.
Exports: gold, coffee, cashew nuts, manufactures, cotton.

Meeting at the Ifakara Health Research and Development Center, Ifakara, Tanzania. Tanzaria's major cause of death among adults and children is Malaria

July 14, —World Bank President Wolfowitz is greeted by Minister of Finance Zakhia Meghji, the first Tanzanian woman to hold this position. During his visit to Tanzania, Mr. Wolfowitz said that the country has made impressive progress over the past ten years with steady growth, political stability and peace.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Picha hii itawakumbusha mbali

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Thursday, 02 August 2007
SUKHDEV CHHATBAR in DodomaDaily News; Wednesday,August 01, 2007 @00:02
THE dual citizenship report has been finalised and presented to the cabinet for scrutiny. Presenting expenditure estimates for the Ministry of Home Affairs for 2007/8, the Minister, Mr Joseph Mungai, said Zanzibar’s views on the subject would be taken into consideration before arriving at the final decision. He did not disclose what those views were. Proponents of dual citizenship lobby to allow Tanzanians abroad to invest back home and boost the economy, not as foreign investors but as nationals. The citizenship law of 1995 does not provide for dual citizenship. Tanzanians living abroad have been lobbying for sometime now to allow them bring their estimated $2.5 billion wealth and expertise into the country. Most of them had left the country in the early ’70s and ’80s. Mr Mungai also said that national identity cards (IDs) project has made headway and is expected to be ready by 2009. It is estimated that the project will cost the government about $35 million. “We have already acquired a building for the project,” he added. In collaboration with the ministry of Civil Service Management and other stakeholders, efforts were underway to form an agency which would supervise the distribution of the IDs, he said. To improve work of the immigration department, Mr Mungai said that construction of Immigration offices in Dar es Salaam has already started. The immigration college’s rehabilitation was in the final stages in Moshi and planned to be opened next month. The department will also recruit 374 officers and planned to send 140 others for different refresher courses. The prisons department will employ 812 new officers and train 300 to augment critical shortage of staff and to offer better services. The government will also rehabilitate and improve roads to high-security prisons in Maweni (Tanga), Uyui (Tabora), Ukonga (Dar es Salaam) and special prisons at Isanga (Dodoma), Lilungu (Mtwara) and Keko (Dar es Salaam). To reduce prison congestion, the home ministry would apply non-custodial sentences (such as fines, canning and compensation) and setting free accused if the prosecution fails to prepare a case within 60 days. The fire-brigade unit will be equipped and that all brigades will now be pooled under one authority. Mr Mungai also said that the government was committed to close all refugee camps in the country by end of the year.

Friday, August 10, 2007


Magari ya umoja wa mataifa yakiwarejesa kwa hiyari mipakani mwao wakimbizi wa Kongo na Burundi.Wakimbizi nchini Tanzania wameanza kurudishwa makwao

Thursday, August 9, 2007


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Huu ndio utaratibu mya wa kupunguza msongano wa magari jijini Dar