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Tanzanian Students Bullying, Teasing Albinism In Classrooms

Dar es Salaam – The skin color of Alibinism in Africa leads to negative social constructions, and to such an extent that often they are believed to have been cursed or they are evil cannibals. Witch doctors in Tanzania believe the Albinos are immortal and also genitals of such people bring wealth. A long history too stands about murders of ...

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Police Banned Sunday Rally Citing Shortage Of Officers

Dar es Salaam – A political rally was banned on Sunday due to shortage of police officers for the protection of Chadema national leaders including former Prime Minister Frederick Sumaye. The rally was supposed to be held at Miembe Saba grounds and regional Chadema chairman Baraka Mwago said initially only the demos and bodaboda procession was banned, but later it ...

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Mobile Industry To Help In Economic Development: Tanzania Minister

Dar es Salaam – The government has urged mobile industry to play a major role in the economic development of Tanzania. Tanzania’s Minister of Works, Transport and Communication was speaking at the GSMA 360 Africa conference and said 18000 km of fibre-optic has been laid by the government for innovation and technology, and also for innovative solutions and services in ...

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Magufuli Warns Opposition Over Holding Rallies Against Him

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has been highly appreciated for his work related to anti-corruption in the country by the Western donors, but lately the main opposition party CHADEMA announced to be holding a protest on September 1 against the ruling government across the nation. Magufuli reacted to it and has warned the opposition saying he would crack down on troublemakers ...

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China’s Exim Bank Sanctions Loan For Tanzania Rail Construction

China’s Export-Import Bank (Exim) has sanctioned $7.6 billion loan to Tanzania as a fund for constructing railway link that would connect Burundi, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo. President John Magufuli announced the funding after securing loan following a meet with Exim Bank’s president Liu Liang, who said to be providing technical support to the country. He didn’t provide any ...

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More Efforts Required To End Child Marriage: Campaigner

Dar es Salaam – Campaigners argue the landmark court ruling of last week related to the raising of girls marriage age to 18 to have little impact in reality unless the parents stop considering their daughters as a commodity to be traded for bride price, or dowry. The High Court said on Friday two sections of the 1971 Marriage Act ...

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UNESCO Urges Tanzania To Educate People About Tsunami Disasters

Dar es Salaam – The United Nations Education Scientific Conference (UNESCO) is reported to have urged the Tanzanian government to organize public awareness campaigns related to the Tsunami earthquake dangers and how to protect the communities living along the coastal areas of the country. Citing the Indonesian earthquake that happed about a decade ago, the UNESCO experts said Tanzania was ...

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