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Ilboru High School Student Gracious Ephraim Builds Solar-Powered Robot

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A solar-powered robot has been built by a high school student in the country and it is claimed the robotic device can turn its head, can walk, can speak and also is capable of performing other functions. Form six student of Ilboru High School in Arusha city, Gracious Ephraim, has built the solar robot with aluminium box, metal pieces, wires, ...

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Tanzania’s Security Wings On High Alert On Inputs Of Potential Terror Attack

Tanzania’s Parliamentary Defence and Security Committee has a crisis meeting recently alerting all the top security organs following information an international terrorist group is planning an attack. Earlier eight policemen of Kibiti District were killed by gunmen and the attack had been highly debated pointing doubts on national security. According to police the gunmen are still hiding in Dar es ...

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Zanzibar’s Government Funded Pension Scheme Is Role Model For Other Nations

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Zanzibar is much talked about these days in other East African nations and mostly by the elderly people. The semi-autonomous archipelago of Tanzania introduced in 2016 a first of its kind government-funded pension scheme for those citizens who are at least 70-year-old. The elderly is entitled to a monthly pension of 20,000 shillings, which is about 9 USD. The scheme ...

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Ghost Workers Are Costing Havoc To Government: CAG Report

Annual general report on the financial statement for the year ending 30 June 2015 reveals ghost workers have cost 1.5 billion to the government in the fiscal year of 2015/16. The amount was spent by nineteen public entities from ministries and regional secretarial for making salary payment to 260 ghost employees, reveals the Controller and Auditor General (CAG) report. Professor ...

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Gunmen Kills 8 Security Personnel In Coastal City Of Eastern Tanzania, Kibiti

Eight police officers have been killed in eastern part of Tanzania Thursday night by few gunmen, said the presidency on Friday. In a released statement the presidency added Tanzania President John Magufuli is sorry to know the death of officers and this is the latest in a string of killings that targeted police and politicians. The incidence was in the ...

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Magufuli Government Attempting Rooting Out Corruption Completely

The John Magufuli government in Tanzania is looking ahead to throw out corruption from its root in the country and lately it is learned amendment will be made to the Prevention and Combating of Corruption Act as well as to the whistle blowers legislation. Valentino Mlowola, Director General of the Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) said both the ...

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Tanzania, Uganda Signs Agreement On Energy, Civil Aviation At JPC Meet

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Tanzania has signed an agreement with Uganda for the enhancement of energy and civil aviation. Augustine Mahiga, Minister for Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation, said the agreements were signed at a Joint Partnership Commission (JPC) meeting on Wednesday in Arusha. Uganda too is a member of East African Community (EAC). JPC was established in 2007 in Uganda and the ...

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