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Leopards face French Navy

Dar Leopards Rugby team will have a preseason match against a French navy side at the Dar es Salaam Gymkhana Club (DGC) grounds on Sunday. The match, which is programmed to start at 4pm, will provide the opportunity for the Leopards to warm-up for their match against the Arusha Rhinos to start the season next month. Their opponents on Sunday are actually members from a team on board a visiting French Navy ship, which is expected to be docking into the Dar es Salaam port this weekend. “For us it’s an opportunity to test our levels and make sure everything is in place before going into our first official rugby game of our cup this season. We encourage local rugby fans to come out in their numbers to encourage their side,” the Leopards’ Chairman, Philippe Poinsot, told the ‘Daily News on Saturday’ on Friday. He confirmed that Sunday’s encounter will be a full combat game, which he is expecting to have many tries. Seeing that his team has been working hard on all the various stages of the game, he added makes him confident of the Leopard’s being victorious and winning the match, although he expects the visitors to give them a big fight. “Such preseason matches are extremely important to the team because you can train as much as you want but the proof of the pudding, as they say, is when you get the chance to face an adversary and see whether or not you can bring out what is required to get the tries,” he said. The actual rugby season starts on the eight of next month and he is pleased the team will get this opportunity on Sunday to test their ability after months of training. With regards to the visitors, Sunday’s game will give them the chance to flex their muscles after months at sea. It will also give a chance for the new players who have joined the Leopards side this season to show how they work as a team. By IMAN MANI, Tanzania Daily News

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House clerk clarifies on Isles CA members pay rise

The Zanzibar House of Representatives has clarified on reports that all members of Constituent Assembly from the Isles currently in Dodoma are receiving 420,000/- as ...

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Mchiriku music group to tour Spain in July

Jagwa Music will tour Spain in July. They are among two music groups chosen by a team of visiting Spanish festival directors at the just-ended ‘Sauti za Busara’ music festival in Zanzibar. The directors chose them after watching not less than 18 bands perform at Stone Town during the four-day festival. Jagwa Music is a homegrown section of a collaboration called Kazimoto, which includes a couple of German Disc Jockeys (DJ’s) that participated in the eleventh edition of the festival that ended last Sunday. The visiting directors’ spokesman, Unai Fresnedo, told the ‘Daily News’ that the two successful groups will be performing in a number of music festivals and other venues while in Spain over a three-week period. “Jagwa Music didn’t perform at the festival, under this name but they teamed up with their German colleagues as the Kazimoto Project. However, we decided to send only the Tanzanian side of the group to Spain in July,” he said. He further explained that they were attracted to the Mchiriku part of the group’s performance, which they believe would add a different dimension to the festivals in Spain. Fresnedo added that the musical genre, although familiar in other European music festivals, is completely new to his country. He said that the directors appreciated the fact that Jagwa Music was something from the streets, which came from the heart. They noted that being something happening with the young people in the streets of Dar es Salaam made it suitable for the Spanish audiences. The other act selected to tour Spain is OY, a duo led by Joy Frempong, a Swiss-Ghanaian multi-versed musician and vocalist and her partner Lleluja-Ha on drums. The directors liked her performance, message and music. “OY was a very nice mixture of tradition, respect for elders, new technology and approach to the music. This is important for us,” he said. He added that they were also impressed with the Nile Project but decided to keep working with them until next year, when they would be taken to Spain. By IMAN MANI, Tanzania Daily News

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Microlender targets low income earners

K-Finance Limited yesterday introduced to the market ‘housing improvement loan scheme’, an initiative targeting, low income earners owning unfinished houses. The company’s Chief Executive Officer, Ms Devotha Minz, told the ‘Daily News’ in an interview that K-Finance would be providing loans ranging between 200,000/- and 50m/- to entrepreneurs and individuals. “The initiative aims at empowering low income earners to have decent homes,” she said. She said K-Finance Limited, a micro-credit, business mentoring and insurance firm, is also dedicated in providing skilful education called ‘REVUKA’ to entrepreneurs on how to do business efficiently and profitably. Ms Minz said further that her microfinance firm has so far disbursed loans to more than 3,000 people since its establishment in 2008. She said SMEs have low default rate as 98 per cent of borrowers repay the loans. It is estimated that all the Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) in Tanzania put together serve a combined client population of about 400,000 SMEs, which is only around 5 per cent of the total estimated demand. Source Tanzania Daily News

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Tarime: Village councillors for training

About 25 Paralegals stationed in all 30 wards courtesy of Tarime legal and human rights centre in Tarime District will conduct regular training to village and ward land councils on matters ...

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Media in Tanzania told to beware of misleading foreign news

Local media have been challenged to give a critical assessment of the message behind stories from the wire (international media agencies) as some of them might be illintentioned to propagate some hidden ...

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Engineers refute Chief Chemists report on Sakresote 70

Several senior road engineers here have strongly refuted recent reports by the Chief Chemist, Professor Samwel Manyele that a...

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