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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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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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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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Tanzania Posts Corporation Makes Operational Changes For Faster Delivery Of Documents

Dar es Salaam – From Tuesday people will start receiving their letters, reports, documents and various products directly at their offices and homes from Tanzania Posts Corporation. The move is to make the agency more efficient and bring operational changes in the delivery methods to clients across the country. The Postmaster General, Acting Chief Exxecutive of Tanzania Posts Corporation, Fortunatus ...

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Preparation On The Way For Ali Mohammed Shein To Take Oath In Zanzibar

Unguja – Zanzibar President-elect Ali Mohammed Shein will be taking oath of office in a ceremony led by Union President John Magufuli at Amaan Stadium. The sworning is expected to be by Zanzibar’s Chief Justice Othman Makungu. Preparations are in full swing and security personnel are seen giving final touches on rehearsals for the ceremony. The Zanzibar Electoral Commission (ZEC) ...

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Zanzibar Presidential Re-Election Scheduled On Sunday Amid Violence

Zanzibar is again on polls. A re-run of the presidential elections is scheduled on Sunday, March 20. Heavy police as well as military presence are now being seen on the island and meanwhile the opposition CUF has decided not to take part in the elections. The semi-autonomous island has been under tensed situation since the annulment of last year’s elections ...

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CUF To Boycott Zanzibar Rerun Elections On March 20

The main opposition party of Zanzibar, the Civic United Front (CUF), said Thursday to be boycotting the rerun of last year’s elections in the island that were scrapped after alleged irregularities. The fresh elections are due on March 20 in Tanzania’s semi-autonomous islands. The CUF said rerun is unconstitutional and those who have respect for democracy and rule of law ...

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