Saturday, October 18, 2014

Chemi Katika Sinema, HIstoria ya Khanga 1994

Mwaka 1994, TAMWA, walitengeneza sinema kuhusu Historia ya Khanga. Mimi nilikuwa mmoja wa waigizaji pamoja na Issa Michuzi.  Mnaweza kuona Clip yote YOU TUBE:


ZILIPENDWA - Prince Nico Mbarga Sweet Mother


ZILIPENDWA - Orchestra Makassy - Mambo bado


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Nafasi ya Kuwa Katika Sinema Boston


Seeking Ethnic Family for Birthday Party scene to be shot on Saturday 10/18 or Sunday 10/19 in your home - must be able to sing Happy Birthday in your language - PAYING GIG!!
Please send photos of family - mom, dad, grandparents, kids, teens and your contact info asap to: Subject: Ethnic Family

Mbinu Mpya ya Majambazi

Nimepata kwa Email:

Kuna watu 3 au 4 wanapita majumbani wakidai wanatoka kampuni ya maji wamekuja kuweka bomba ya mvua ili kuokoa upotevu wa maji au watadai wanatoka Eskom au sehemu kama hizo wanabadilisha balbu bure. Wameonekana sehemu nyingi. USIWARUHUSU kuingia ndani ni wezi majambazi wa kutumia bunduki. Wataarifu wote kwenye kitabu chako cha simu kwani unaweza kuokoa maisha yao. Hakikisha milango na madirisha umefunga na usiwaruhusu watoto kuwafungulia wageni wasiowajua

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Cheki Rais Obama AlivyoZeeka!

Jamani, kuwa Rais wa Marekani ni kazi ngumu. Cheki Rais Obama alivyozeela katika miaka 6!

Monday, October 13, 2014

What is Chikungunya Disease


Key Facts

  • Chikungunya is a viral disease transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes. It causes fever and severe joint pain. Other symptoms include muscle pain, headache, nausea, fatigue and rash.
  • The disease shares some clinical signs with dengue, and can be misdiagnosed in areas where dengue is common.
  • There is no cure for the disease. Treatment is focused on relieving the symptoms.
  • The proximity of mosquito breeding sites to human habitation is a significant risk factor for chikungunya.
  • Since 2004, chikungunya fever has reached epidemic proportions, with considerable morbidity and suffering.
  • The disease occurs in Africa, Asia and the Indian subcontinent. In recent decades mosquito vectors of chikungunya have spread to Europe and the Americas. In 2007, disease transmission was reported for the first time in a localized outbreak in north-eastern Italy.

Chikungunya is a mosquito-borne viral disease first described during an outbreak in southern Tanzania in 1952. It is an RNA virus that belongs to the alphavirus genus of the family Togaviridae. The name ‘chikungunya’ derives from a word in the Kimakonde language, meaning "to become contorted" and describes the stooped appearance of sufferers with joint pain (arthralgia).

Signs and symptoms

Chikungunya is characterized by an abrupt onset of fever frequently accompanied by joint pain. Other common signs and symptoms include muscle pain, headache, nausea, fatigue and rash. The joint pain is often very debilitating, but usually lasts for a few days or may be prolonged to weeks.
Most patients recover fully, but in some cases joint pain may persist for several months, or even years. Occasional cases of eye, neurological and heart complications have been reported, as well as gastrointestinal complaints. Serious complications are not common, but in older people, the disease can contribute to the cause of death. Often symptoms in infected individuals are mild and the infection may go unrecognized, or be misdiagnosed in areas where dengue occurs.


Chikungunya has been identified in nearly 40 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe and also in the Americas.
Chikungunya map
The virus is transmitted from human to human by the bites of infected female mosquitoes. Most commonly, the mosquitoes involved are Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus, two species which can also transmit other mosquito-borne viruses, including dengue. These mosquitoes can be found biting throughout daylight hours, though there may be peaks of activity in the early morning and late afternoon. Both species are found biting outdoors, but Ae. aegypti will also readily feed indoors.
After the bite of an infected mosquito, onset of illness occurs usually between four and eight days but can range from two to 12 days.


Several methods can be used for diagnosis. Serological tests, such as enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA), may confirm the presence of IgM and IgG anti-chikungunya antibodies. IgM antibody levels are highest three to five weeks after the onset of illness and persist for about two months. Samples collected during the first week after the onset of symptoms should be tested by both serological and virological methods (RT-PCR).
The virus may be isolated from the blood during the first few days of infection. Various reverse transcriptase–polymerase chain reaction (RT–PCR) methods are available but are of variable sensitivity. Some are suited to clinical diagnosis. RT–PCR products from clinical samples may also be used for genotyping of the virus, allowing comparisons with virus samples from various geographical sources.


There is no specific antiviral drug treatment for Chikungunya. Treatment is directed primarily at relieving the symptoms, including the joint pain using anti-pyretics, optimal analgesics and fluids. There is no commercial chikungunya vaccine.

Prevention and control

The proximity of mosquito vector breeding sites to human habitation is a significant risk factor for chikungunya as well as for other diseases that these species transmit. Prevention and control relies heavily on reducing the number of natural and artificial water-filled container habitats that support breeding of the mosquitoes. This requires mobilization of affected communities. During outbreaks, insecticides may be sprayed to kill flying mosquitoes, applied to surfaces in and around containers where the mosquitoes land, and used to treat water in containers to kill the immature larvae.
For protection during outbreaks of chikungunya, clothing which minimizes skin exposure to the day-biting vectors is advised. Repellents can be applied to exposed skin or to clothing in strict accordance with product label instructions. Repellents should contain DEET (N, N-diethyl-3-methylbenzamide), IR3535 (3-[N-acetyl-N-butyl]-aminopropionic acid ethyl ester) or icaridin (1-piperidinecarboxylic acid, 2-(2-hydroxyethyl)-1-methylpropylester). For those who sleep during the daytime, particularly young children, or sick or older people, insecticide treated mosquito nets afford good protection. Mosquito coils or other insecticide vaporizers may also reduce indoor biting.
Basic precautions should be taken by people traveling to risk areas and these include use of repellents, wearing long sleeves and pants and ensuring rooms are fitted with screens to prevent mosquitoes from entering.

Disease outbreaks

Chikungunya occurs in Africa, Asia and the Indian subcontinent. Human infections in Africa have been at relatively low levels for a number of years, but in 1999-2000 there was a large outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and in 2007 there was an outbreak in Gabon.
Starting in February 2005, a major outbreak of chikungunya occurred in islands of the Indian Ocean. A large number of imported cases in Europe were associated with this outbreak, mostly in 2006 when the Indian Ocean epidemic was at its peak. A large outbreak of chikungunya in India occurred in 2006 and 2007. Several other countries in South-East Asia were also affected. Since 2005, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Maldives and Myanmar have reported over 1.9 million cases. In 2007 transmission was reported for the first time in Europe, in a localized outbreak in north-eastern Italy. There were 197 cases recorded during this outbreak and it confirmed that mosquito-borne outbreaks by Ae. Albopictus are plausible in Europe.
In December 2013, France reported 2 laboratory-confirmed autochthonous (native) cases of chikungunya in the French part of the Caribbean island of St Martin. Since then, local transmission has been confirmed in the Dutch part of Saint Martin [St Maarten], Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and St Barthelemy. Aruba only reported imported cases.
This is the first documented outbreak of chikungunya with autochthonous transmission in the Americas.
As of 6 March 2014, there have been over 8000 suspected cases in the region.

More about disease vectors

Both Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus have been implicated in large outbreaks of chikungunya. Whereas Ae. aegypti is confined within the tropics and sub-tropics, Ae. albopictus also occurs in temperate and even cold temperate regions. In recent decades Ae. albopictus has spread from Asia to become established in areas of Africa, Europe and the Americas.
The species Ae. albopictus thrives in a wider range of water-filled breeding sites than Ae. aegypti, including coconut husks, cocoa pods, bamboo stumps, tree holes and rock pools, in addition to artificial containers such as vehicle tyres and saucers beneath plant pots. This diversity of habitats explains the abundance of Ae. albopictus in rural as well as peri-urban areas and shady city parks.
Ae. aegypti is more closely associated with human habitation and uses indoor breeding sites, including flower vases, water storage vessels and concrete water tanks in bathrooms, as well as the same artificial outdoor habitats as Ae. albopictus.
In Africa several other mosquito vectors have been implicated in disease transmission, including species of the A. furcifer-taylori group and A. luteocephalus. There is evidence that some animals, including non-primates, rodents, birds and small mammals may act as reservoirs.

WHO response

WHO responds to chikungunya by:
  • formulating evidence-based outbreak management plans;
  • providing technical support and guidance to countries for the effective management of cases and outbreaks;
  • supporting countries to improve their reporting systems;
  • providing training on clinical management, diagnosis and vector control at the regional level with some of its collaborating centres;
  • publishing guidelines and handbooks for case management, vector control for Member States.
For more information contact:
WHO Media centre
Telephone: +41 22 791 2222

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Rais Kikwete Aongoza Waombolezaji Kutoa Heshima za Mwisho Kwa Mwili wa Dkt. William Shija

Rais Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete akitoa heshima zake za mwisho kwa mwili wa Marehemu Dkt William Shija alipoongoza shughuli za kuaga leo Jumapili Oktoba 12, 2014 katika viwanja vya Karimjee jijini Dar es salaam
Rais Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete akimpa pole Mama Getrude Shija, Mjane wa  Marehemu Dkt William Shija alipoongoza shughuli za kuaga leo Jumapili Oktoba 12, 2014 katika viwanja vya Karimjee jijini Dar es salaam
Rais Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete akiweka sahihi kitabu cha maombolezo cha msiba wa  Marehemu Dkt William Shija alipoongoza shughuli za kuaga leo Jumapili Oktoba 12, 2014 katika viwanja vya Karimjee jijini Dar es salaam
Rais Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete akimwelekeza ofisa wa Bunge wakati wa shughuli za kutoa heshimam za mwisho kwa Marehemu Dkt William Shija alipoongoza shughuli za kuaga leo Jumapili Oktoba 12, 2014 katika viwanja vya Karimjee jijini Dar es salaam
Bw. Saidi Yakubu, MC wakati wa shughuli za kuaga mwili wa marehemu Dkt William Shija leo Jumapili Oktoba 12, 2014 katika viwanja vya Karimjee jijini Dar es salaam
Spika wa Bunge la Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Mama Anne Makinga akiongea wakati wa shughuli za kuaga mwili wa marehemu Dkt William Shija leo Jumapili Oktoba 12, 2014 katika viwanja vya Karimjee jijini Dar es salaam
Sehemu ya waombolezaji
Rais Kikwete akipeana mikono na Kaimu Katibu Mkuu wa Chama cha Mabunge ya Nchi za Jumuiya ya Madola (CPA) baada ya kutoa salamu za rambirambi kutoka makao makuu ya CPA jijini London. 
Kaimu Katibu Mkuu wa Chama cha Mabunge ya Nchi za Jumuiya ya Madola (CPA) akimkabidhi binti wa marehemu vitabu vya maombolezo vilivyotiwa saini na waombolezaji huko London Uingereza.
Familia ya marehemu Dkt William Shija wakiwa  katika shughuli za kuaga mwili leo Jumapili Oktoba 12, 2014 katika viwanja vya Karimjee jijini Dar es salaam

Mama BIshanga na Rafiki Yake Julie Kutoka Liberia


Mama Bishanga na mfanya kazi mwenzake kutoka Liberia wanonekana wakiwa kazini, Adern Court Alzheimer Home Care wakifurahia uamuzi wa madaktari watano wa Tanzania wanokwenda kuongeza nguvu ya kusaidia kuwatibu raia wa Liberia, baada ya kusoma taarifa hizo kwenye magazeti ya Tanzania. Julie Blanton ambae alikuja Amerika miaka mingi mara baada ya vita iliotokea Liberia miaka ya themanini na tisini, huwa anenda kwao kila mwaka kusalimia ndugu zake. Julie ameshukru sana Rais Kikwete na watanzania kwa ujumla kwa moyo wao wa upendo na kusaidia nchi nyingine tangia miaka sana iliopita katika Nyanja mbali mbali. kasema GOD BLESS ALL TANZANIANS.

Pili: mimi Mama Bishanga na shost yangu Julie tuwapa heri ya kuzaliwa/ Happy Birthday kwa mwanetu Kenny @ Henrich na Raisi Kikwete, Bishop Desmund Tutu na wote waliozaliwa tarehe saba mwezi huu wa octoba, Mungu awaongezee upendo na nguvu ya kufanya kazi na kulitumikia taifa.

Christina I Marolen 

 Mama Bishanga

Ohio / USA

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Athari ya Kuchoma Sindano za Kukuza Matako!

Oh hooo, shauri zenu nyie mnaochoma sindano ile matako na matiti yenu yawe makubwa! Mpende Mwenyezi Mungu aliyokuumba!  Ona yaliyompata mwenzenu aliyeenda kuchoma sindano ili matako yake kama maputo! 

Vituko Vya Askari wa Trafiki

Kutoka Facebook:

Hapo zamani za kale, Askari polisi walikuwa na nidhamu wakiwa wamevaa uniform! DUH!



Kutoka Gazeti la MTanzania


JESHI la Polisi mkoani Kagera limewafukuza kazi askari wake watatu kwa kulifedhehesha jeshi hilo kutokana na kitendo cha kupiga picha inayowaonyesha wawili kati yao wakinyonyana ndimi wakiwa kazini.
Akizungumza na waandishi wa habari jana, Kamanda wa Polisi Mkoa wa Kagera, Henry Mwaibambe, alisema kitendo kilichofanywa na askari hao kimeshusha hadhi ya jeshi.
Aliwataja askari hao waliofukuzwa ni F.7788 PC Mpaji Mwasumbi, G 2122 PC Fadhili Linga na WP.8898 Veronica Mdeme ambao wote ni wa Kikosi cha Usalama Barabarani Wilaya ya Misenyi.
Alisema PC Mpaji na WP Veronica walipiga picha inayokwenda kinyume na maadili ya Jeshi la Polisi wakiwa kazini, huku PC Fadhili akiingia matatani kwa kuwapiga picha hiyo chafu askari wenzake na kuisambaza kwenye mitandao ya kijamii.
Kamanda Mwaibambe alisema picha hiyo ilianza kuonekana katika mitandao mbalimbali ya kijamii mapema wiki hii.
Alisema askari PC Fadhili alipiga picha hiyo mwaka 2012 kwa kutumia simu yake ya kiganjani na kuitunza, lakini wiki hii aliamua kuisambaza kwenye mitandao mbalimbali ya kijamii kitendo ambacho ni kinyume na kazi yake.
“Napenda kuthibitisha kuwa picha hii iliyoonekana kwenye mitandao ya kijamii ni picha halisi ambayo haijachakachuliwa kabisa.
“Maadili ya kijeshi yapo kisheria na askari wetu wanafundishwa namna ya kuishi katika maisha ya utumishi wa jeshi na si vinginevyo.
“Jeshi halikubaliani na vitendo hivi, ikitokea askari kwenda kinyume lazima achukuliwe hatua kali,” alisema Kamanda Mwaibambe.
Taarifa zaidi kutoka mkoani Kagera, zinaeleza baada ya kusambazwa kwa picha hiyo na kuonekana katika mitandao ya kijamii, WP Veronica alianguka ghafla na kupoteza fahamu kwa mshtuko wa tukio hilo.
Kutokana na hali hiyo, majirani waliokuwa karibu na nyumbani kwake walilazimika kumpatia msaada na kumkimbiza hospitali kwa matibabu, ambako aliruhusiwa juzi jioni kabla ya kutiwa mbaroni.
Wakati hayo yakiendelea, Jeshi la Polisi Kanda Maalumu ya Dar es Salaam, limewahamisha askari wake, WP 5863 Quine na WP 3548 Koplo Maeda kutoka Kikosi cha Usalama Barabarani Mkoa wa Ilala kwa kukiuka maadili ya kazi.
Taarifa ya ndani ya Oktoba 2, mwaka huu ya Kikosi cha Usalama Barabarani Makao Makuu Dar es Salaam iliyosambazwa kwenye mitandao ya kijamii, imesema askari hao walisimamisha gari dogo na baada ya dereva kujitetea, waliendelea kutafuta makosa hali iliyosababisha abiria aliyekuwa mgonjwa kufariki.
Kutokana na tukio hilo, makamanda wa polisi wa wilaya zote za Mkoa wa Kipolisi wa Dar es Salaam wametakiwa kuwakumbusha askari wao kuepuka kutolazimisha kutafuta makosa ambayo hayana madhara.
“Makosa ambayo hayana madhara katika kusababisha ajali mfano ni vifaa vya kuzimia moto, rangi, kadi kutoandika anuani, motor vehicle, leseni chini ya siku 30 na kadhalika,” lilisomeka agizo hilo kwa makamanda hao wa polisi.

It's Still Safe to Travel to Africa even with the Ebola!

I just returned to the USA from Tanzania, East Africa. The Ebola paranoia in USA is ridiculous. Americans are ignorant of Geography. Africa is a huge place, so demanding that all travelers from Africa be banned from traveling to the USA is absurd.  Imagine if Ebola was in some place in Idaho. Does it make sense to say all American's should not travel abroad? Let me say, they have a better education campaign in Tanzania, than they do the USA. Screenings at the airports for all arriving passengers, educational billboards, TV& radio ads galore! USA can learn from Tanzania!


The Ebola Outbreak: Is It Still Safe To Go To Africa?

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Over the last few weeks there has been extensive and often terrifying coverage of the Ebola outbreak in parts of West Africa, and our thoughts are with all those fighting this dreadful disease.

Whilst the coverage has highlighted that the disease is not airborne and can only be contracted by contact with body fluids from an infected person, we have had a number of people asking if it is safe to travel to South Africa, Tanzania, Botswana and other destinations in Eastern and Southern Africa.

The short answer is ‘yes – you can still safely travel to Africa’, however given the seriousness of the situation in West Africa we feel it is worth expanding on this. There are two key points to consider:

Africa is big – really , really big...


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Kenny, Mtoto wa Mama Bishanga Aoa!


Hendrich Nambira au Kenny kama anavyojulika kwenye mchezo wa Mambo hayo katika runinga ITV,  alifunga pingu za maisha na mke wake Florence kutoka Visiwani Zanzibar. Harusi ilifanyika kanisa la Anglican UMCA, Upanga DSM tarehe 23/08/2014. Mama Bishanga na mumewe hawakuwahi siku ya harusi hiyo iliopendeza sana na kuhudhuriwa na wazazi wakimwemo wadogo wa mama Bishanga Mack Innocent Hatia na Constancia Innocent Hatia, baba mkubwa mzee John Kamota na shangazi Rehema Kamota, bibi wa Kenny mwalimu Agnes Innocent Hatia na ndugu zetu wengine, pia marafiki na wawakilishi wa wasanii toka Bongo movie. Sherehe ya kukata na shoka ilifanyika Lion Hotel.

Kenny akiwa na mkewe Florence. Auaga ukapera.
Bwana harusi Kenny na mkewe Florence wakiwa pwani Oster Bay mara baada ya kufunga ndoa

Florence na Herry waikikata Keki

Wanaharusi wakikabidhiwa Top Tier ya Keki yao

Wanaharusi wakigonga Champagne Toast na Wageni wao

Dada wa bwana harusi Sizelina ambae ni mtoto wa kwanza wa mama Bishanga akilisakata rumba kwa raha na furaha tele ya harusi ya mdogo wake.

Wayao na Wamakua wakicheza wimbo wao maarufu wa Tilamaundee huku wakiongozwa na aliyekuwa mbunge wao Mzee Ray Mrope