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Observers Releases Suggestive Report From Last Year’s Elections

General Election observers have lately come up with a recommendation saying some civic rights need to be incorporated in the Constitution to guarantee democratic elections. One of the important rights is to allow people contesting presidential election results in the court of law. The report of oberservers was launched very recently in Dar es Salaam. It is based on lessons ...

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Magufuli Sacks Head Of Telecoms Regulator Ally Simba

Head of the telecoms regulator was suspended Tuesday being alleged to have failed in monitoring the industry that led to the loss of potential tax revenues. President John Magufuli has also dissolved the governing body of Communications Regulatory Authority of the country. The potential tax revenues loss was about 400 billion shillings a year since 2013. A statement from the ...

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Magufuli Cancels Union Day Celebrations, Funds Diverted To Construct Road

The Union Day celebrations have been cancelled this year which is scheduled for April 26. Newly elected President John Pombe Magufuli has recommended to use the funds for the construction of road. Earlier, in December 2015, he took a similar step in cancelling the independence day celebrations and dedicated the day to clean-up campaigns. Magufuli seems to be following the ...

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Mbowe To Oppose Budget Session

Dodoma – The opposition has said to be boycotting Budget session this year in the National Assembly. Leader of the Opposition Camp. Mr Freeman Mbowe accuses the government of hijacking their parliamentary privileges. He said three legal issues need to be addressed before the session. Mbowe added his party would stage a sit-in protest in parliament if the government ditches ...

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Zanzibar Newly Elected President Appoints Cabinet Ministers

Newly elected Zanzibar President Ali Mohammed Shein appointed fifteen new ministers and seven deputy ministers for his cabinet. The autonomous island of Tanzania went into re-elections on March 20 that were boycotted by the leading Civic United Front (CUF) opposition party. Seven of the appointed ministers are for the House of Representatives and six were constituency members of the House ...

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Magufuli Cancels Union Day Celebrations To Use Fund For Road Construction

Dar es Salaam – Union Day celebrations have been cancelled by the newly elected President rationalizing the spending of about one million US dollars could be used for a road project. President John Magufuli said a road stretch from Mwanza Airport to city center would be expanded with the money saved by cancelling the celebrations. After the completion of road ...

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PAP, IPTL Together Demands Apology From Mwanahalisi Tabloid For Malicious Article

Dar es Salaam – Pan African Power Solutions Tanzania Limited (PAP) and the Independent Power Tanzania Limited (IPTL) have demanded an apology from Mwanahalisi weekly tabloid for publishing a defamatory article. Acting Executive Chairman of the two companies Joseph Makandege said the article was malicious, false and contained bad motive of creating mistrust for them with the government and people. ...

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