Thursday, December 31, 2009

Tanzia - Mzee Rashidi Mfaume Kawawa


Mzee Rashidi Mfaume Kawawa
1926-2009

Simba wa Vita, Mzee Rashidi Mfaume Kawawa, amefariki dunia usiku wa kuamkia leo katika hospitali ya taifa Muhimbili jijini Dar es Salaam. Alikuwa mwanasiasa mashuhuri katika historia ya Tanzania. Pia alikuwa mcheza sinema, aliigiza katika sinema Muhogo Mchungu.
Mola ailaze roho yake mahala pema peponi. Amina.
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Monday, December 28, 2009

Screen Actors Guild Awards - Nisaidie Mawazo

Wadau, kama mwanachama wa Screen Actors Guild, nitapiga kura kwa ajili ya 16th Annual Awards. Hebu nipeni mawazo niwapigie akina nani. Msiwe na wasiwasi, sinema Precious, Gabby Sidibe na Mo'nique wana kura yangu. Hiyo sinema Precious ni ya aina yake!
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The Screen Actors Guild announed the nominees for the 16th Annual SAG Awards this morning in Los Angeles. The SAG Awards will take place Jan. 27 at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center and be broadcast at 8 PM on both TNT and TBS.
The complete list of nominees are below.

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
JEFF BRIDGES / Bad Blake - "CRAZY HEART" (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
GEORGE CLOONEY / Ryan Bingham - "UP IN THE AIR" (Paramount Pictures)
COLIN FIRTH / George Falconer - "A SINGLE MAN" (The Weinstein Company)
MORGAN FREEMAN / Nelson Mandela - "INVICTUS" (Warner Bros. Pictures)
JEREMY RENNER / Staff Sgt. William James - "THE HURT LOCKER" (Summit Entertainment)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
SANDRA BULLOCK / Leigh Anne Tuohy - "THE BLIND SIDE" (Warner Bros. Pictures)
HELEN MIRREN / Sofya - "THE LAST STATION" (Sony Pictures Classics)
CAREY MULLIGAN / Jenny - "AN EDUCATION" (Sony Pictures Classics)
GABOUREY SIDIBE / Precious - "PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL ‘PUSH' BY SAPPHIRE" (Lionsgate)
MERYL STREEP / Julia Child - "JULIE & JULIA" (Columbia Pictures)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
MATT DAMON / Francois Pienaar - "INVICTUS" (Warner Bros. Pictures)
WOODY HARRELSON / Captain Tony Stone - "THE MESSENGER" (Oscilloscope Laboratories)
CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER / Tolstoy - "THE LAST STATION" (Sony Pictures Classics)
STANLEY TUCCI / George Harvey - "THE LOVELY BONES" (Paramount Pictures)
CHRISTOPH WALTZ / Col. Hans Landa - "INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS" (The Weinstein Company/Universal Pictures)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
PENÉLOPE CRUZ / Carla - "NINE" (The Weinstein Company)
VERA FARMIGA / Alex Goran - "UP IN THE AIR" (Paramount Pictures)
ANNA KENDRICK / Natalie Keener - "UP IN THE AIR" (Paramount Pictures)
DIANE KRUGER / Bridget Von Hammersmark - "INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS" (The Weinstein Company/Universal Pictures)
MO'NIQUE / Mary - "PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL ‘PUSH' BY SAPPHIRE" (Lionsgate)

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

AN EDUCATION (Sony Pictures Classics)
DOMINIC COOPER / Danny
ALFRED MOLINA / Jack
CAREY MULLIGAN / Jenny
ROSAMUND PIKE / Helen
PETER SARSGAARD / David
EMMA THOMPSON / Headmistress
OLIVIA WILLIAMS / Miss Stubbs

THE HURT LOCKER (Summit Entertainment)
CHRISTIAN CAMARGO / Col. John Cambridge
BRIAN GERAGHTY / Specialist Owen Eldridge
EVANGELINE LILLY / Connie James
ANTHONY MACKIE / Sgt. J.T. Sanborn
JEREMY RENNER / Staff Sgt. William James

INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS (The Weinstein Company/Universal Pictures)
DANIEL BRÜHL / Fredrick Zoller
AUGUST DIEHL / Major Hellstrom
JULIE DREYFUS / Francesca Mondino
MICHAEL FASSBENDER / Lt. Archie Hicox
SYLVESTER GROTH / Joseph Goebbels
JACKY IDO / Marcel
DIANE KRUGER / Bridget Von Hammersmark
MÉLANIE LAURENT / Shosanna
DENIS MENOCHET / Perrier LaPedite
MIKE MYERS / General Ed French
BRAD PITT / Lt. Aldo Raine
ELI ROTH / Sgt. Donny Donowitz
TIL SCHWEIGER / Sgt. Hugo Stiglitz
ROD TAYLOR / Winston Churchill
CHRISTOPH WALTZ / Col. Hans Landa
MARTIN WUTTKE / Hitler

NINE (The Weinstein Company)
MARION COTILLARD / Luisa Contini
PENÉLOPE CRUZ / Carla
DANIEL DAY-LEWIS / Guido Contini
JUDI DENCH / Lillian
FERGIE / Saraghina
KATE HUDSON / Stephanie
NICOLE KIDMAN / Claudia
SOPHIA LOREN / Mamma

PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL "PUSH" BY SAPPHIRE (Lionsgate)
MARIAH CAREY / Ms. Weiss
LENNY KRAVITZ / Nurse John
MO'NIQUE / Mary
PAULA PATTON / Ms. Rain
SHERRI SHEPHERD / Cornrows
GABOUREY SIDIBE / Precious

PRIMETIME TELEVISION

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
KEVIN BACON / Lt. Col. Michael R. Strobl - "TAKING CHANCE" (HBO)
CUBA GOODING, JR. / Ben Carson - "GIFTED HANDS: THE BEN CARSON STORY" (TNT)
JEREMY IRONS / Alfred Stieglitz - "GEORGIA O'KEEFFE" (Lifetime)
KEVIN KLINE / Cyrano de Bergerac - "GREAT PERFORMANCES: CYRANO de BERGERAC" (PBS)
TOM WILKINSON / Salter - "A NUMBER" (HBO)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
JOAN ALLEN / Georgia O'Keeffe - "GEORGIA O'KEEFFE" (Lifetime)
DREW BARRYMORE / Little Edie - "GREY GARDENS" (HBO)
RUBY DEE / Mrs. Harper - "AMERICA" (Lifetime)
JESSICA LANGE / Big Edie - "GREY GARDENS" (HBO)
SIGOURNEY WEAVER / Mary Griffith - "PRAYERS FOR BOBBY" (Lifetime)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
SIMON BAKER / Patrick Jane - "THE MENTALIST" (CBS)
BRYAN CRANSTON / Walter White - "BREAKING BAD" (AMC)
MICHAEL C. HALL / Dexter Morgan - "DEXTER" (Showtime)
JON HAMM / Don Draper - "MAD MEN" (AMC)
HUGH LAURIE / House - "HOUSE" (FOX)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
PATRICIA ARQUETTE/ Allison Dubois - "MEDIUM" (NBC/CBS)
GLENN CLOSE / Patty Hewes - "DAMAGES" (FX)
MARISKA HARGITAY / Det. Olivia Benson - "LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT" (NBC)
HOLLY HUNTER / Grace Hanadarko - "SAVING GRACE" (TNT)
JULIANNA MARGULIES / Alicia Florrick - "THE GOOD WIFE" (CBS)
KYRA SEDGWICK / Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson - "THE CLOSER" (TNT)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
ALEC BALDWIN / Jack Donaghy - "30 ROCK" (NBC)
STEVE CARELL / Michael Scott - "THE OFFICE" (NBC)
LARRY DAVID / Himself - "CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM" (HBO)
TONY SHALHOUB / Adrian Monk - "MONK" (USA NETWORK)
CHARLIE SHEEN / Charlie Harper - "TWO AND A HALF MEN" (CBS)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
CHRISTINA APPLEGATE / Samantha Newly - "SAMANTHA WHO?" (ABC)
TONI COLLETTE / Tara Gregor - "UNITED STATES OF TARA" (Showtime)
EDIE FALCO / Jackie Peyton - "NURSE JACKIE" (Showtime)
TINA FEY / Liz Lemon - "30 ROCK" (NBC)
JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS / Christine Campbell - "THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE" (CBS)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
THE CLOSER (TNT)
G.W. BAILEY / Lt. Provenza
MICHAEL PAUL CHAN / Lt. Mike Tao
RAYMOND CRUZ / Det. Julio Sanchez
TONY DENISON / Lt. Andy Flynn
ROBERT GOSSETT / Commander Taylor
PHILLIP P. KEENE / Buzz Watson
COREY REYNOLDS / Sgt. David Gabriel
KYRA SEDGWICK / Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson
J.K. SIMMONS / Asst. Police Chief Will Pope
JON TENNEY / FBI Special Agent Fritz Howard

DEXTER (Showtime)
PRESTON BAILEY / Cody
JULIE BENZ / Rita Bennett
JENNIFER CARPENTER / Debra Morgan
COURTNEY FORD / Christine
MICHAEL C. HALL / Dexter Morgan
DESMOND HARRINGTON / Joey Quinn
C.S. LEE / Vince Masuka
JOHN LITHGOW / Arthur Mitchell
RICK PETERS / Elliot
JAMES REMAR / Harry Morgan
CHRISTINA ROBINSON / Astor
LAUREN VÉLEZ / Lt. Maria Laguerta
DAVID ZAYAS / Angel Batista

THE GOOD WIFE (CBS)
CHRISTINE BARANSKI / Diane Lockhart
JOSH CHARLES / Will Gardner
MATT CZUCHRY / Cary Agos
JULIANNA MARGULIES / Alicia Florrick
ARCHIE PANJABI / Kalinda Sharma
GRAHAM PHILLIPS / Zach Florrick
MacKENZIE VEGA / Grace Florrick

MAD MEN (AMC)
ALEXA ALEMANNI / Allison
BRYAN BATT / Salvatore Romano
JARED S. GILMORE / Bobby Draper
MICHAEL GLADIS / Paul Linsey
JON HAMM / Don Draper
JARED HARRIS / Lane Pryce
CHRISTINA HENDRICKS / Joan Holloway (Harris)
JANUARY JONES / Betty Draper
VINCENT KARTHEISER / Peter Campbell
ROBERT MORSE / Bertram Cooper
ELISABETH MOSS / Peggy Olson
KIERNAN SHIPKA / Sally Draper
JOHN SLATTERY / Roger Sterling
RICH SOMMER / Harry Crane
CHRISTOPHER STANLEY / Henry Francis
AARON STATON / Ken Cosgrove

TRUE BLOOD (HBO)
CHRIS BAUER / Andy Bellefleur
MEHCAD BROOKS / Eggs
ANNA CAMP / Sarah Newlin
NELSAN ELLIS / Lafayette Reynolds
MICHELLE FORBES / Maryann Forrester
MARIANA KLAVENO / Lorena
RYAN KWANTEN / Jason Stackhouse
TODD LOWE / Terry Bellefleur
MICHAEL McMILLIAN / Steve Newlin
STEPHEN MOYER / Bill Compton
ANNA PAQUIN / Sookie Stackhouse
JIM PARRACK / Hoyt Fortenberry
CARRIE PRESTON / Arlene Fowler
WILLIAM SANDERSON / Bud Dearborne
ALEXANDER SKARSGÅRD / Eric Northman
SAM TRAMMELL / Sam Merlotte
RUTINA WESLEY / Tara Thornton
DEBORAH ANN WOLL / Jessica Hamby

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
30 ROCK (NBC)
SCOTT ADSIT / Pete Hornberger
ALEC BALDWIN / Jack Donaghy
KATRINA BOWDEN / Cerie
KEVIN BROWN / Dot Com
GRIZZ CHAPMAN / Grizz
TINA FEY / Liz Lemon
JUDAH FRIEDLANDER / Frank Rossitano
JANE KRAKOWSKI / Jenna Maroney
JOHN LUTZ / Lutz
JACK McBRAYER / Kenneth Parcell
TRACY MORGAN / Tracy Jordan
KEITH POWELL / Toofer

CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM (HBO)

LARRY DAVID / Himself
SUSIE ESSMAN / Susie Greene
JEFF GARLIN / Jeff Greene
CHERYL HINES / Cheryl David

GLEE (FOX)
DIANA AGRON / Quinn Fabray
CHRIS COLFER / Kurt Hummel
PATRICK GALLAGHER / Ken Tanaka
JESSALYN GILSIG / Terri Schuester
JANE LYNCH / Sue Sylvester
JAYMA MAYS / Emma Pillsbury
KEVIN McHALE / Arty Abrams
LEA MICHELE / Rachel Berry
CORY MONTEITH / Finn Hudson
HEATHER MORRIS / Brittany
MATTHEW MORRISON / Will Schuester
AMBER RILEY / Mercedes
NAYA RIVERA / Santana Lopez
MARK SALLING / Puck
HARRY SHUM JR. / Mike Chang
JOSH SUSSMAN / Jacob Ben Israel
DIJON TALTON / Matt Rutherford
IQBAL THEBA / Principal Figgins
JENNA USHKOWITZ / Tina

MODERN FAMILY (ABC)
JULIE BOWEN / Claire Dunphy
TY BURRELL / Phil Dunphy
JESSE TYLER FERGUSON / Mitchell Pritchett
NOLAN GOULD / Luke Dunphy
SARAH HYLAND / Haley Dunphy
ED O'NEILL / Jay Pritchett
RICO RODRIGUEZ / Manny Delgado
ERIC STONESTREET / Cameron
SOFIA VERGARA / Gloria Delgado-Pritchett
ARIEL WINTER / Alex Dunphy

THE OFFICE (NBC)
LESLIE DAVID BAKER / Stanley Hudson
BRIAN BAUMGARTNER / Kevin Malone
CREED BRATTON / Creed Bratton
STEVE CARELL / Michael Scott
JENNA FISCHER / Pam Beesly
KATE FLANNERY / Meredith Palmer
ED HELMS/ Andy Bernard
MINDY KALING / Kelly Kapoor
ELLIE KEMPER / Kellie Erin Hannon
ANGELA KINSEY / Angela Martin
JOHN KRASINSKI / Jim Halpert
PAUL LIEBERSTEIN / Toby Flenderson
B.J. NOVAK / Ryan Howard
OSCAR NUÑEZ / Oscar Martinez
CRAIG ROBINSON / Darryl Philbin
PHYLLIS SMITH / Phillis Lapin-Vance
RAINN WILSON / Dwight Schrute

SAG HONORS FOR STUNT ENSEMBLES

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
PUBLIC ENEMIES (Universal Pictures)
STAR TREK (Paramount Pictures)
TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN (Paramount Pictures)

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series
24 (FOX)
THE CLOSER (TNT)
DEXTER (Showtime)
HEROES (NBC)
THE UNIT (CBS)

Sunday, December 27, 2009

MNigeria Mgaidi!


Bila shaka mmesikia habari za kijana wa KiNigeria, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, aliyejaribu kulipua ndege ikitua Detroit siku ya Krismasi. Kama angefanikiwa ingekuwa pigo kubwa.

WaNigeria na familia ya jamaa wanasema wanaona haya na jamaa amechafua jina la Nigeria! Mimi nasema kachafua jina la Afrika kwa ujumla! Lakini jamani, huyo kijana ni mtoto wa tajiri, millionea. baba yake alikuwa mkuu wa benki. Sidhani kama katika maisha yake amekuwa na uhaba wa pesa au njaa. Akitaka ananunuliwa, tena mtoto wa kiume! Lazima familia yake walimwoanesha upendeleo fulani. Halafu anaamua kufanya kitendo cha kigaidi. Kwenye taarifa ya habari wanasema Nigeria imejaa maskini na huyo kijana kweli alikuwa na maisha ya kifahari.

Inasikitisha. Ubaya zaidi kitendo chake kitafanya waNigeria na waafrika kwa ujumla kupata shida zaidi wakati wa kuomba visa za kuja Marekani. Pia watachunguzwa zaidi wakisafiri kwenye ndege.

Habari zinasema kuwa baba yake mzazi Umar, Al Haj Umaru Mutallab, alipeleka taarifa kwenye ubalozi wa Marekani huko Lagos, kuwa alikuwa na hofu kuwa mwanae ameingia kwenye kikundi cha kigaidi. Naona baba yake ni shujaa ingawa waMarekai walizembea. Lazima kilimwuma kuona mwanae anafanya maajabu, lakini aliona umuhimu wa kulinda maisha ya wengine.

Na mimi sasa nachukia kuwa kusafiri kwa ndege itazidi kuwa shida sasa. Utakaguliwa kila kona mpaka chooni sasa! Mwisho itabidi uvue mpaka chupi!

Kwa habari zaidi someni:

Salamu za Mwaka Kwa Bloggers

Amani, Heshima na Upendo kwako.

Kwanza napenda kumshukuru MUNGU kwa uhai wa kila mmoja wetu. Ni uhai huo unaotufanya sasa kuwasiliana hivi.

Pili napenda kutoa shukrani kwa kazi kubwa unayoifanya katika KUIELIMISHA, KUIBURUDISHA NA / AMA KUIKOMBOA JAMII YETU YA TANZANIA ambayo kwa hakika yatuhitaji sote. Tumekuwa pamoja katika kutimiza hili na najivunia uwingi wa blog zetu na utofauti wa maudhui yetu unaowafanya watu tofauti wenye kusaka "ladha" tofauti za habari-na-matukio kupata vyote toka kwetu.

Na sasa mwaka 2009 unakwisha na tunaelekea kuanza mwaka mpya wa 2010. Nakutakia mafanikio katika kila jema utendalo na hasa katika WAJIBU WETU WA HIARI wa kuisaidia jamii yetu ya Tanzania.

Lakini tunapoanza mwaka mpya, kuna mambo mawili ambayo ningependa kuomba na kusisitiza ndani ya jamii yetu.

Kwanza ni USHIRIKIANO. Tumeona ongezeko la wanajamii kwenye ulimwengu wa ku-blog na hili ni jambo jema. Lakini lina wema kama tutaweza kuungana na kuonesha UMUHIMU wa uwepo wetu. Tuko katika nyanja ama maudhui mbalimbali kama vile taswira, habari, uchambuzi, utambuzi, mitindo, mitazamo, imani nk, lakini sote twafanya haya kuiinua jami yetu ya Tanzania. Tunahitaji kuunganisha nguvu kwa kusomana, kutoleana maoni ambayo yanasisitiza, yanakosoa na kuelimisha zaidi jamii yetu.

Pili ni KUIREJESHEA JAMII. Kama sote twaandika kwa ajili ya jamii, basi tuwaze "ni kipi tutakachoifanyia jamii yetu kwa mwaka ujao kuionesha kuwa tuko pamoja nayo?" Binafsi niliwaza kuwa baada ya kumalizika kwa KONGAMANO LA BLOGGERS mwezi Februari, tuangalie namna ya kuunganisha nguvu na kufanya jambo moja la kuwajali walio katika mazingira magumu katika kuadhimisha SIKU YA KU-BLOG DUNIANI. Naamini tukianza mapema kukusanya michango kidogokidogo (hata kwa kutumia kamati itakayoaminika baada ya kongamano) tunaweza kufikia kiasi cha kubadili maisha ya jamii mojawapo. Iwe ni kuwanunulia mahitaji muhimu yatima ama kununua madawati, kujenga darasa, kusaidia maabara ama lolote litakaloonesha kuwa nasi tumetoka kwenye jamii hiyo, tunaikumbuka na tuko nayo katika kusaidia kutatua matatizo wanayokabiliana nayo. Tumeona mifano ya ndugu zetu waliounganisha nguvu na kufanikiwa kuibadili jamii (mfano ni hawa TUWA-USA http://changamotoyetu.blogspot.com/2009/11/tuwa-usamashujaa-wetu.html)
Haya ni mawazo ambayo naomba yawe kama chachu ya kujua nini twaweza kufanya kwa UMOJA kama wana-blog na kuirejeshea jamii.

Nawapenda nyote, nawaheshimu na nawaombea pia
Kwa niaba ya familia yangu na wana-changamoto wote, NAWATAKIA KILA LILILO JEMA KATIKA KUMALIZA MWAKA HUU NA KUANZA UJAO
BLESSINGSNB: Hizi ni salamu binafsi na si chapishi.

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Saturday, December 26, 2009

CCM UK na Mwaka Mpya

Na mimi nasema CCM Juu, Juu, Juu Zaidi!

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Ndugu Wana CCM na Watanzania wenzangu.

Kwa niaba ya CCM Tawi la UK napenda kuwatumieni Salaam njema za Krismasi 2009 na kheri ya Mwaka Mpya 2010. Msimu huu wa Krismasi 2009 umetukuta katika hali ya hewa yenye mvua,theluji na barafu nyingi zikiathiri miundo mbinu na makutano ya kijamii. Aidha vichocheo-uchumi bado havijamaliza mgogoro wa kiuchumi ulioathiri na kufumua bei ya vyakula;gharama za huduma ya makazi;gharama za usafiri na upungufu mkubwa na ukosefu wa kazi hapa UK. Matatizo haya yameikumba dunia nzima.

Nyumbani Tanzania, wachache wetu walizipokea changamoto hizi na kuzitafsiri katika medani za kisiasa. Ni jambo la msingi wanajamii kutekeleza haki yao ya kidemokrasia na ni busara pia kutambua juhudi zinazofanywa na watumishi katika sekta za umma na binafsi.

Serikali ya Awamu ya Nne imeendelea kwa kasi nzuri kutekeleza Ilani ya Uchaguzi ya CCM iliyokubalika na wananchi wengi zaidi katika kuleta maendeleo kwa Taifa zima. Kwa kuwa mwaka 2010 ni kipindi cha Uchaguzi, tutajifunza katika Taarifa ya Serikali kuhusu mafanikio ya utekelezaji, uanzishwaji au/na marekebisho ya mipango endelevu ya miradi ya maendeleo katika nyanja mbalimbali zenye maslahi kwa Taifa ndani na nje ya nchi.

Tutashuhudia kuwa Watanzania wa makundi na jinsia zote hususan vijana, wanawake, walemavu, wazazi na wazee wetu, na wadau waishio ughaibuni wamenufaika au wanatarajia kunufaika na mipango hiyo endelevu. Aidha maeneo yote ya kiuchumi yamelengwa yakijumuisha Kilimo(kilimo kwanza); Elimu(ongezeko la wanafunzi-jinsia zote na la kitaasisi kwa ngazi zote); Madini na Nishati(marekebisho ya mikataba inayokidhi haja za Taifa dhidi ya sheria banifu za kimataifa); Afya(kasi usambazaji wa huduma umma/binafsi kwa kata na vijiji); Sheria na Usalama wa Raia(uhuru wa vyombo vya sheria kuwajibika na ongezeko la nguvu kazi); Fedha(ongezeko la huduma na sheria angalizi na rekebisho) pia Serikali kuanza kushughulikia sheria za Uraia wa Nchi Mbili na mashauri mengineyo.

Ni kweli kwamba katika maeneo haya bado kuna mianya inayo hitaji marekebisho kwa ushirikiano wa taasisi za umma na binafsi na pia wananchi kwa ujumla kuanzia sasa na kuelekea miaka mitano mingine ya Awamu ya Nne. Ndugu Watanzania wenzangu, tusibaki nyuma tukilalamika bila sisi kutekeleza wajibu wetu ipasavyo. Huo ndio UHURU wa kweli. Tusikosoe kwa Hisia tu bali Tusahihishane kwa ufasaha ili tufikie ufanisi maridhawa.

Uchaguzi ujao ni wetu wote. Lazima tushiriki. Kwa kupiga, kupigiwa au kuelimisha ndugu, jamaa na marafiki kushiriki kupiga KURA kutatuongezea haki na wajibu kwa Taifa letu. CCM inapinga Rushwa kwani ni Adui wa haki. Tafadhali usimshauri mtu kuandaa, kutoa au kupokea Rushwa wakati wote na hasa wa Uchaguzi.

Tutumie ratiba ya vikao vyetu vizuri kuanzia kwenye mashina yetu ili tujadili kwa makini kero zinazotusibu hapa Ughaibuni na Tanzania. Viongozi wetu watafikisha hoja katika vikao vya juu kwa ajili ya ufumbuzi. Nawashukuru kwa ushirikiano wa dhati kwa mwaka 2009. Mwaka ujao 2010 CCM inahitaji zaidi ushirikiano wenu. Mungu awabariki.

MAPINDUZI DAIMA
MAINA ANG'IELA OWINO
Mwenyekiti wa CCM Tawi la UK.
TEMBELEA www.ccmlondonuk.org.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!


Nawatakia Wadau Wote sikukuu njema ya Krimasi! Hapa Marekani tunafaidi baridi, theluji na barafu!
MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Ajali ya American Airlines Jamaica



Wadau, ndege ya American Airlines imepata ajali mara baada ya kutua huko Norman Manley International airport, Kingston, Jamaica. Kwa waliowahi kufika huko wanaelewa kuwa huo uwanja uko mwambao mwa bahari ya Caribbean. Habari zinasema kuwa ndege hiyo iliyokuwa na abiria 154 karibu iingie kwenye bahari! Ilisimama futi 10 (mita 3) kabla ya ufukwe! Ni miujiza hakuna aliyekufa ingawa watu 90 waliumia. Ajali hiyo ilitokea usiku wa kuamkia leo.
Habari zinasema kuwa ndege ilielekea kutua salama, abiria walikuwa wanapiga makofi, lakini wakati wa 'taxi' ndege haikusimama na badala yake ikaanza kuteleza, na kugonga vitu na zile oxygen masks zilishuka na zile overhead compartment za carryon baggage zilifunguka. Watu walikuwa wanapiga mayowe na kumwomba Mungu! Walisikia ndege inakatika vipande vipande.
Ndege hiyo aina ya 737, ilikuwa imetoka Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

MTanzania Auwawa London Shauri ya Facebook


Asante Da Subi kwa kuleta taarifa hii:


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Hii nimeisoma kutoka kwenye gazeti la The Sun naona vyema tufahamu ili na tuchukue tahadhari ya hali ya juu na matumizi ya hii mitandao jamii.


Subihttp://www.wavuti.com/


By ANTHONY FRANCE
Crime Reporter


A TEENAGER has been knifed to death - allegedly by his best mate - after a bust-up over a message on Facebook.
Salum Kombo, 18, was stabbed repeatedly and staggered 400 yards before collapsing in a pool of blood.

He was said to have been attacked by the 15-year-old who held a grudge because he had shown "disrespect" in the posting on the social networking site.

Grieving ... weeping
girls with flowers
Friends said the pair had been "really close".

Salum - who died in a street after the attack on Sunday - was said to have been threatened after commenting on another boy's profile the day before.

The jibe is believed to have related to the alleged murderer not being invited to a party.

A girl pal said: "Salum was killed just because he posted a stupid comment on another lad's wall on Facebook.

The boy had initially written something on his wall to which Salum responded. It just escalated from there."

Salum arrived in the UK from Tanzania around seven years ago.The news was broken to his parents there yesterday.

He was living with an aunt in Bow, East London, and had been an art student at nearby Tower Hamlets College.

Another pal alleged the killer had put his arm around Salum "then just stabbed him" yards from his aunt's flat.

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page for Salum
Salum had been singing Christmas carols with relatives shortly before he died, neighbours said.

One, who gave her name as Norma, said: "It's heartbreaking that this has happened so close to Christmas and it has affected the whole neighbourhood.

"His aunt is in a state of total shock and devastation."

Gary Byrne, 46, cradled Salum as "the life drained out of him" after he suffered a wound to the neck and chest.

He said: "We saw the kid lying on the ground with a crowd of young boys standing around him.

When I went over there was another guy trying to stem the flow of blood. The wound was either in his neck or chest.

"I was speaking to the ambulance while holding his head and trying to talk to him, trying to keep him awake. His eyes were flickering and I could see the life draining from the poor kid. There was so much blood, I have never seen anything like it in my life.

"When the ambulance pulled up he was still alive and they worked on him for about 20 minutes but he died on the pavement."

Emma Chaingwaro, 42, a nurse, said her son was a friend of the victim.

She added: "He was a nice, very respectful guy. Apparently it was all over a text message, something minor or trivial. My son is devastated."

It was the 13th teen murder in London this year.

A 15-year-old arrested over the attack is being quizzed at an East London police station.


Source: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2781029/Facebook-insult-led-to-killing-in-the-street.html#ixzz0aP7d8QHr

Tiger Woods na Father Krismasi





Tiger Woods' Holiday Poem


"Twas the night of Thanksgiving and out of the house,

Came Tiger a flyin', while chased by his spouse.

She wielded a nine iron and wasn't too merry,

'Cause a bimbo’s phone number was in his Blackberry.


He’d cheated on Elin, and the story progressed.

Gal after gal stepped up and confessed.


He’d been cheatin’ with Holly, and Jaimee, and Cori,

With Joselyn, and Kalika . . . The world heard the story.


From the top of the Tour to the basement of blues,

Tiger’s sad sordid tale was all over the news.


With hostesses & waitresses, he had lots of sex,

When not in their pants, he was sendin' them texts.


Despite all his cryin’ and beggin' and pleadin',

Tiger’s wife went and bought a new home in Sweden.


And I heard her exclaim from her white Escalade,

"If you’re getting laid? Then I’m getting paid."


No, she’s not pouting, she's full of good cheer.

Her pre-nup made Christmas come early this year

Friday, December 18, 2009

Ajali ya Basi Tanzania - Watu 20 Wamekufa!

Jamani, ni kweli hizi basi za mikoani zinaenda mwendo wa kasi mno. Hata nilivyokuwa nasifiri na mabasi mikoani majuzi mabasi yalikuwa yanaenda kasi na yanashindana na kupishana ovyo!

Hii basi iliyopta ajali, ilikuwa inatoka Nairobi kwenda Dar es Salaam. Watu 20 wamekufa na wengine 30 wameumia. Ni habari ya kutisha na kusikitisha.

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At least 20 people died on the spot and more than 30 were injured, some seriously, after a bus moving from Nairobi to Dar es Salaam was involved in a collision with a minibus near Same in Kilimanjaro Region yesterday.

The vehicles involved in the smash were a Mohamed Trans bus with registration number T 810 AQM and a minibus with registration number T 845 BCB owned by Grace Maleko.

Kilimanjaro Regional Police Commander Lucas Ng’hoboko confirmed the tragic incident, saying the scene was four kilometers from Same township.

“So far, it has been confirmed that 19 people have been killed and scores severely injured in the crash,” he said, adding that none of the casualties had as yet been identified.

Same District Commissioner Ibrahim Marwa said the accident occurred at around 4:30pm, adding that 16 of those killed were in the minibus and three in the bus.

“This is one of the most grisly road accidents ever to occur in our district,” he added, with other reports saying none of the passengers in the minibus survived the smash.

Reports from the scene said that the driver of the Mohamed Trans bus lost control after one of the front tyres burst and, on impact, rammed into the minibus, which was moving from the opposite direction. However, this was not immediately confirmed.

The bodies of the deceased are preserved at Same District Hospital and Mawenzi Regional Hospital in Moshi.

Some of the survivors interviewed blamed the accident on speeding by both vehicles, but RPC Ng’hoboko said a progress report would be issued today “after thorough police investigations”.

Tanzania has a high incidence of fatal road traffic accidents, with the country recently officially ranked among those with the world’s deadliest roads. This prompted UN health officials to call on the government to tighten road safety regulations.

The Global Status Report on Road Safety released last month by the World Health Organisation showed that road users in Tanzania were more likely to be killed than in many other countries.

According to the report, the number of vulnerable road users killed in the country was worryingly high, with pedestrians constituting 37 per cent of all casualties.

Deaths by road user category in the country were said to include motor vehicle passengers (33 per cent), cyclists (17 per cent), motorbike/Bajaj riders (7 per cent) and motor vehicle drivers (6 per cent).

The report revealed that 34.3 out of every 100,000 people were killed on roads in Tanzania in 2007, a dismal record going by corresponding figures for neighbouring countries like Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Uganda and Zambia.


SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN

Thursday, December 17, 2009

The Truth about Santa's Reindeer


REMEMBER THIS AT CHRISTMAS TIME

According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, while both male and female reindeer grow antlers in the summer each year, male reindeer drop their antlers at the beginning of winter, usually late November to mid-December.

Female reindeer retain their antlers till after they give birth in the spring. Therefore, according to EVERY historical rendition depicting Santa's reindeer, EVERY single one of them, from Rudolph to Blitzen, had to be a girl. We should've known…...
ONLY women would be able to drag a fat-ass man in a red velvet suit all around the world in one night and not get lost.

A MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tanzania Uhuru Day Party: Saturday, December 19, 2009

The Tanzania Community Association – Midwest USA, NFP (TCA) cordially invites you to celebrate Tanzania’s Uhuru Day on Saturday, December 19, 2009 starting at 6 pm (Central Standard Time) .

This is going to be a big event for our community, friends of Tanzania, the East African communities and Africa as a whole. Embassy officials from the Permanent Mission of the United Republic of Tanzania to the United Nations in New York led by Ambassador Dr. Augustine P. Mahiga will be in attendance. Several dignitaries and friends of our community from all over the US have been invited and will be in attendance so this event will present a good networking opportunity.

Entrance Fee: $15.00 early bird, $20 at the door for adults and free for children up to 12 years of age. Dinner is included in the entrance ticket.

Venue:
Beaconridge Community Center
220 Beaconridge Drive , Bolingbrook , IL 60440 .

Event Format:
• Open Bar, Authentic East African Dinner
• Tanzanian Uhuru Presentations,
• Dance Party with live performance by Lambert Tibaigana (Singer/Actor) from Houston Texas: http://www.jake-productions.com/projects.html
• DJ Mchopa, "The Boss", will be spinning the Discs to your satisfaction
Tickets are on sale from the following people:
John Munuo: 773-615-7776
Lupo Chambaka: 630-303-1478
Angeline Kileo: 773-593-7881
James Kitia: 773-474-4225
Rachel Wasira: 773-507-7277
Saul Mwakatapanya: 630-881-1782
Dick Manumbu: 269-352-1088
Jackson Munuo: 773-343-1177

We encourage that you purchase your entrance ticket before the day of the event both for personal convenience and for logistical reasons. Donations to TCA are greatly encouraged and appreciated.

In an effort to raise funds we are preparing an Advertisement Book which will be available for pickup at the party. If you are interested in advertising your business or event please contact Lupo Chambaka for more information.

For event updates and other news please visit our website: http://www.tanzaniamidwestusa.org/

Best Regards,
Saul Mwakatapanya
TCA President

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Monday, December 14, 2009

Tanzanian Professionals Diaspora Conference 2009

Invitation to Attend “The First Ever Tanzanian Professionals Diaspora Conference 2009 On Empowerment” to be held on Friday 18th December 2009 at Golden Tulip Hotel, Dar Es Salaam

It is with great honor and respect that we write to invite you to attend The First Ever Tanzanian Professionals Diaspora Conference 2009 On Empowerment dubbed “Nyumbani Ni Nyumbani - 2009”. The Conference Theme is: Practical Enhancement of Economic Empowerment for Tanzanians. The Conference is about the issues of National interest and will attract a minimum of 100 Tanzanian Professionals from within and outside the country. In case you may not be available, you are requested to send a representative. Please confirm your attendance so that your space can be reserved and ticket provided for you.

Tanzania Professionals Network (TPN) is a Non-Governmental Organization which brings together under one umbrella Tanzanian Professionals and corporates from various industries within and outside the country to address cross-cutting issues. TPN has been registered under the Ministry of Home Affairs, Registrar of Societies under the Societies Act Cap. 337 R.E. 2002, Registration Number SO. 9746

TPN agenda is to supplement the government efforts of empowering the Tanzanians economically using the opportunities already identified by the government. The Vision of TPN is to transform Tanzania into a Knowledge Based Society. The overall mission being to stimulate and promote effective use of the Power of the Brain among Tanzanians in addressing and solving their Social, Cultural, Economical; Environmental; Developmental and Psychological Problems.

TPN and Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH), Open University of Tanzania (OUT); and the University of Dar es Salaam Convocation would like to collaborate with the government of Tanzania to host the Conference aimed at promoting Diaspora interests and involvement in the development agenda of Tanzania in Collaboration with home based colleagues.

Objectives of the Conference among others are:

1. To forge partnership between the Government; Professionals, Academia, and Tanzanians in Diasporas as a forum that advocates for economic empowerment of Tanzanians with particular emphasize on “Kilimo Kwanza” which is also the current top agenda of the government.

2. To bring together Tanzanian Professionals, Diasporas, Academia, Private and Public Business Associations to discuss how to engage the Government, Local and Foreign Investors, Donors, and Financial Facilitator in supporting home-grown development as a necessary condition for building stable and sustainable economic development.

3. Promote greater trade and investment between Tanzanians and the Diaspora through joint organisation of trade and enhanced exchange of information on business and investment; to the increase in remittances from Diaspora to finance investment and development projects in our Country.

4. Promote creation of a Special Investment Bank / Fund by contributing to its share capital once established as well as to share experiences on best practices in the financing of projects.

5. Strengthen cooperation between government of Tanzania and its institutions and Professionals and those in the Diaspora. Influence the Government to create a favorable condition to attract Diaspora returns and investment in the country.

6. Tap on the skills and experiences of the Diaspora by engaging them in consultancy work, which in most cases is done by the so called international experts expensively

On behalf of the TPN; COSTECH; OUT; UDSM-Convocation, We would also like to express our appreciation in advance for considering to participate in this important event. We would like to beg your indulgence in inviting on our behalf, some of your key members and officials to attend the Conference.

Please find the highlight below:

Tanzania Professionals Network (TPN)

Nyumbani Ni Nyumbani 2009

Kongamano la Wanataaluma Waishio Ndani na Nje ya Nchi

Mada: Namna Wanataaluma Wanavyoweza Kuchochea Maendeleo

1. Namna gani Wataalamu Wanavyoweza Kusaidia Kuweka Vipaumbele vya Kitaifa katika Kujenga Uchumi Imara


2. Ni Vipi Wanataaluma Wanaweza Kusaidia Watanzania wa Kawaida Waweze Kushiriki Katika Ujenzi wa Uchumi wa Taifa na Kuboresha Maisha Yao


3. Jinsi Wanataaluma Wanavyoweza Kukabiliana na Changamoto katika Kuleta Maendeleo ya Kiuchumi, Kisiasa, Kielimu, Kijamii, nk.

4. Namna Gani Wanataaluma Waliopo Nje ya Nchi Wanaweza Kushiriki Kuleta Maendeleo Nchini
5. Wanataaluma na Dira ya Maendeleo ya Taifa Letu: Tukotoka; Tulipo, Tunakokwenda: Changamoto na Ufumbuzi Wake

6. Je, Ni Wakati Gani Mwafaka Wanataaluma Walazimike Kuchukuka Hatua Za Kuleta Mabadiliko Na kwa Namna Gani?

7. Ni Mikakati Gani Watumie Wanataaluma Kupeana Habari na Taarifa Za Uhakika na kwa Muda Muafaka/

Siku na Muda:

Ijumaa; 18th December 2009; Saa 2.00 Asubuhi -11.00 Jioni

Mahali:

Golden Tulip Toure Drive, Msasani Peninsula

Washiriki:

Wanataaluma na Wasomi Wote Wazalendo Mnaombwa Kufika Bila Kukosa


Ada ya Ushiriki:

TZS 50,000 (Kwa ajili ya Ukumbi; Chakula; Tea na Snacks, PA, Documents nk)

Angalizo:

Viongozi wa Vyama Vya Kitaaluma na Wanataaluma Wanaharakati wa Maendeleo Walioko

Mikoani Wamewekewa Nafasi Zao na Watalipiwa Ada ya Ushiriki; Tuwasiliane. Huu si wakati wa

Kulaumu. Kama Umeguswa naMada, usikose kuja Kutoa Mawazo yako.

Kujiandikisha na Maelezo Zaidi:

0715 740 047 ; president@tpn.co.tz; www.tpntz.org

Waandaaji: TPN – Costech - TSN– OUT – UDSM - Serikali

Yours Sincerely;

Sanctus Mtsimbe

President - TPN

Friday, December 11, 2009

UKIMWI Bagamoyo


Pamoja na kuwa watu 880 wameptikana na virusi vya HIV ni bora wajuwe ili wapate dawa za VVU/ARV kurefusha maisha yao. Na hao 880 waliopatika na virusi ni kati ya 7,985 waliojitokeza. Je, ni asimilia gani katika wasiojitokeza? UKIMWI bado ni tishio tusizembee.

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Kutoka ippmedia.com

Watu 880 Bagamoyo wakutwa na Virusi
Na Futuna Seleman
11th December 2009

Jumla ya watu 880 wamegundulika kuwa na maambukizi ya Virusi vya Ukimwi kati ya watu 7,985 waliojitokeza kupima virusi hivyo kuanzia Januari hadi Oktoba mwaka huu.

Afisa Maendeleo ya Jamii Wilaya ya Bagamoyo, Erasto Mfugale, ametoa taarifa ya utekelezaji ya mapambano ya ugonjwa huo kwa mkoa wa Pwani hivi karibuni.

Akasema idadi hiyo ni sawa na asilimia 11 ambayo chanzo cha taarifa zake kinatoka kwenye Hospitali za Wilaya, Vituo vya Afya na pia taarifa za asasi.

Akasema kwa kipindi hicho, jumla ya watu 10,653, wanaume wakiwa 4,127 na wanawake 6,516, walishauriwa kupima kwa hiari na kati yao, watu 7,985 walipimwa VVU, huku miongoni mwao, watu 880 wakikutwa na maambukizi hayo.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Mzungu Amtemea Mate Trafiki Dar!

Hapa Marekani zamani wakati ubaguzi ulikuwa waziwazi ilikuwa jambo la kawaida mzungu kumtemea mate mtu mweusi. Lakini jamani wazungu wanafanya hivyo Afrika, huko wanakuja kwetu kuishi kwa anasa ambazo hawawezi kupata kwao! Kwa kweli nimechukia kusikia habari hizi! na hebu wafanya DNA ya hiyo mate wampige persona non grata Tanzania!

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kutoka ippmedia.com

Mzungu amtemea mate trafiki Dar
Na Moshi Lusonzo
10th December 2009


Mzungu mmoja ambaye anadaiwa kuwa ni mfanyakazi wa ofisi ya ubalozi wa Canada nchini hapa, anashikiliwa na Polisi kwa tuhuma za kumtemea mate askari wa usalama barabarani (Trafiki) aliyekuwa akiongoza magari, Jijini Dar es Salaam.

Kamanda wa Mkoa wa Kipolisi wa Ilala, Faustine Shilogile, amesema tukio hilo la aina yake lilitokea jana saa 8:15 mchana eneo la Ukonga Banana, barabara ya Nyerere Jijini.

Kamanda amemtaja mtuhumiwa huyo kuwa ni Gean Touchatte, 48, ambaye imeelezwa kuwa ni Katibu Mhitasi wa ubalozi huo.

Akisimulia tukio zima, Kamanda Shilogile amesema kabla ya tukio hilo, trafiki mwenye namba NCO E1653 Koplo Samson, alikuwa kazini akiongoza magari katika barabara ya Nyerere pale Ukonga Banana.

Akasema wakati huo mtuhumiwa huyo alipita akiendesha gari lenye namba za usajili T 17 DC 178 aina ya Toyota Land Cruiser, akitokea Ukonga kwenda Uwanja wa Ndege.

Kamanda Shilogile amefafanua kuwa mtuhumiwa huyo alipomkaribia trafiki, alipunguza mwendo, akashusha kioo cha gari, kisha akamtemea mate askari kabla ya kuongeza mwendo na kuondoka.

Kwa mujibu wa Kamanda Shigolile, trafiki alitoa taarifa za tukio hilo kwa wenzake kupitia `redio call’ za polisi, juhudi zilizosababisha gari hilo kufuatiliwa.

Amesema gari lilipofika maeneo ya Kamata, lilikamatwa na askari na kupelekwa Makao Makuu ya Polisi, Kanda Maalum ya Dar es Salaam.

Kamanda amesema wakati mtuhumiwa huyo akiendelea kuhojiwa kituoni hapo, alifika mwandishi wa habari wa TBC, Jerry Muro akiwa na nia ya kumhoji lakini naye inadaiwa aliishia kutemewa mate yaliyompata chini ya kidevu na kuenea upande wa mbele wa fulana aliyokuwa amevaa.

Amefafanua kuwa kutokana na kitendo hicho, mwandishi huyo alifungua jalada la mashtaka ya shambulio kituoni hapo na kufunguliwa jalada namba CD/102/4818/2009.

Kwa mujibu wa Kamanda Shilogile, mtuhumiwa huyo hakuwa tayari kutoa maelezo yoyote, kwa madai kuwa atafanya hivyo pindi akiwepo balozi wa nchi yake.

Aidha, akasema fulana ya mwandishi Jerry Muro iliyotemewa mate, imehifadhiwa katika Kituo cha Polisi Kati kwa ajili ya ushahidi na mtuhumiwa huyo anaendelea kushikiliwa na Polisi.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Mama Mzazi wa Tyler Perry Afariki Dunia



Mama Mzazi wa Tyler Perry, Willie Maxine Perry, amefariki dunia. Sababu ya kifo chake haijatajwa. Tyler Perry ni maarufu kwa sinema zake za Madea. REST IN PEACE.

(pichani Tyler Perry na mama yake)






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December 9, 2009

Movie producer Tyler Perry says his mother, Willie Maxine Perry, has died at age 64.

Tyler posted a brief notice on his official website, thanking fans for their prayers. He did not mention a cause of death or any other details.

Perry, 40, has said his mother was the basis for his most popular character, Madea. Click here for a great scene from the stage version of "Madea Goes to Jail" to get the idea.

The producer recently commented on plans to "get away from Hollywood for a sec" to clear his head, with a touring production of "Madea's Big Fat Happy Family" that premieres in Denver in January. He's also been very moved by the movie "Precious," he said, on which he is an executive producer.

"If you've never seen a Madea play, then you haven't seen Madea at all," he posted on his site. Click here for a great scene from the stage version of "Madea Goes to Jail."
Maxine was a preschool teacher at the New Orleans Jewish Community Center for most of her life, the Atlanta paper reported.

Perry's publicist did not immediately respond to a phone call from the Associated Press.

— Christie D'Zurilla

Zawadi za Krimasi kutoka Kibira Films



Looking for a Christmas present idea...try this one from Kibirafilms.com.

Order one to day and have it delivered before Christmas!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS !

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Uganda Kuua Mashoga na Wenye Virusi Vya UKIMWI!!!

Sasa huko Uganda, naona zinaanza kufyatuka. Wanataka kupitisha mswaada amabo utaruhusu mashoga/wasenge wafungwe maisha au kuuwawa, wenye virusi vya UKIMWI kuuwawa! Pia wanasema hata WaGanda wanoishi ya Uganda wakijulikana kama wana hali hiyo warudishwe ili wauwawe! Na ukija mtu msenge na husemi utafungwa!

Doh, naona mambo ya Idi Amin haya! Hao wanaotakakupitsha huo mswaada waende wakapime UKIMWI kwanza. Pia waangalie familia zao na wahakikishe hawana ndugu ambaye ni mpenda jinsia moja! Sasa mtu akiwa na hasira na mtu atamwita shoga/msenge ili auwawe! MAZITO! Tutasikia watu wanakimbia Uganda kwa kuhofia maisha yao. Na watapiwa asylum nchi za magharibi.

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Kutoka CNN.com

(CNN) -- As a gay man in Uganda, Frank Mugisha is used to the taunts, the slurs and the daily harassment of neighbors and friends.

But if a new bill proposed in the east African country becomes law, Mugisha could be put away for life, or worse, put to death for having sex with another man.

"Right now, you can't go to places that are crowded, because the mob can attack us or even burn us. We can't walk alone. We are ostracized by relatives. But if this bill passes, it will become impossible for me to live here at all. And that part hurts the most," Mugisha said.

The Anti-Homosexuality Bill features several provisions that human rights groups say would spur a witch hunt of homosexuals in the country:

• Gays and lesbians convicted of having gay sex would be sentenced, at minimum, to life in prison

• People who test positive for HIV may be executed

• Homosexuals who have sex with a minor, or engage in homosexual sex more than once, may also receive the death penalty

• The bill forbids the "promotion of homosexuality," which in effect bans organizations working in HIV and AIDS prevention

• Anyone who knows of homosexual activity taking place but does not report it would risk up to three years in prison.

"Who will go to HIV testing if he knows that he will suffer the death sentence?" Elizabeth Mataka, the U.N. Special Envoy on AIDS in Africa, told reporters last week. "The law will drive them away from seeking counseling and testing services."

Homosexuality is already illegal in Uganda under colonial-era laws. But the bill, introduced in October, is intended to put more teeth into prosecuting violators.

It applies even to Ugandans participating in same-sex acts in countries where such behavior is legal.
"They are supposed to be brought back to Uganda and convicted here. The government is putting homosexuality on the level of treason," Mugisha said.

Lawmakers have indicated that they will pass the bill before year's end.
It has the blessing of many religious leaders -- Muslim and Christian -- in a country where a July poll found 95 percent opposed to legalizing homosexuality.

The Rev. Esau Omara, a senior church leader, said over the weekend that any lawmaker opposing the bill will pay for it during the next election, according to local newspaper reports.
And a leading Muslim cleric, Sheikh Ramathan Shaban Mubajje, has called for gays to be rounded up and banished to an island until they die.

Several media outlets also have inflamed sentiments in recent months by publicly pointing out gays and lesbians.
Who will go to HIV testing if he knows that he will suffer the death sentence?--Elizabeth Mataka
In April, the Observer newspaper published tips to help readers spot homosexuals. And over the summer, the Red Pepper tabloid outed 45 gays and lesbians.

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has not publicly stated his position on the bill, but last month blamed foreign influence in promoting and funding homosexuality.

"It is true that, if the president has said that, he must have information that European nations are promoting (homosexuality) and recruiting homosexuals," government spokesman Fred Opolot said. "You must note that the president or the legislators are responding to the concern of the citizenry of the country."

At the Commonwealth summit in Trinidad and Tobago late last month, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said he pulled aside Museveni to deplore the bill.

"We find them inconsistent with, frankly, I think any reasonable understanding of human rights, and I was very clear on that with the president of Uganda," Harper told reporters.
In the United States, a coalition of Christian leaders released a statement Monday denouncing the bill.

"Regardless of the diverse theological views of our religious traditions regarding the morality of homosexuality, in our churches, communities and families, we seek to embrace our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters as God's children, worthy of respect and love," the statement read.
Human rights groups have called on Western nations to withhold aid from Uganda if the measure passes. About 40 percent of the country's budget comes from international aid.

"This draft bill is clearly an attempt to divide and weaken civil society by striking at one of its most marginalized groups," said Scott Long, director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights Program at the New York-based Human Rights Watch. "The government may be starting here, but who will be next?"

Opolot, the government spokesman, said consideration of the bill in parliament is merely "democracy at work."

"We as a country are engaging and debating a pertinent issue," he said. "So if a foreign country chooses to cut aid simply because Uganda is debating its destiny, then it is quite outrageous and quite wrong."

Mugisha, who now heads the group Sexual Minority of Uganda, said he is working with lawyers and other activists to change minds and defeat the measure.

"I have put a lot of effort in this struggle. I just want to live freely every day," he said. "I want to be happy knowing that if I'm going to meet someone, I'm not going to be taken to jail forever."

Saturday, December 05, 2009

James Brown Atuma Salamu za Krismasi Kutoka Mbinguni

Mwimbaji maarufu James Brown, alifariki dunia siku ya Krimasi mwaka juzi. Huyo You Tube kuna mtu ameweka hii kumbukumbu.

Rais wa Guinea Apigwa Risasi na Naibu Wake!


Miaka ya karibuni kumekuwa na hali ya utulivu barani Afrika. Zile coup d'etat tuliokuwa tunasikia karibu kila siku zimepungua. Ila huko Guinea, bado hawajatulia. Huyo Captain Camara alitwaa madaraka mwezi Desemba mwaka jana. Habari zinasema kuwa alikuwa anagombana gombana na viongozi chini yake. Alikuwa anaogopa kusafiri nje ya nchi kwa kuhofia atapinduliwa. Sasa kapigwa risasi na Naibu wake. Yuko Morocco kwa matibabu sasa.

(Pichani Captain Camara)

Guinea's wounded president flown to Morocco


CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) - The wounded president of Guinea was airlifted to a hospital in Morocco on Friday, opening a dangerous power vacuum in this mineral-rich country one year after he took over in a military coup.

The shooting of Capt. Moussa "Dadis" Camara, reportedly by his second-in-command, has laid bare deep divisions within the junta. The assassination attempt followed an argument between Camara and Abubakar "Toumba" Diakite, head of the presidential guard, over who would take the fall for a massacre of unarmed protesters in September, two government officials and a retired diplomat said.

The government officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak and the retired diplomat feared reprisal.

U.N. officials were in Guinea this week investigating the massacre.
Camara was flown to the Mohammad V Military Hospital in Rabat, where a medical official described his condition as not serious, noting he appeared only slightly wounded. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he did not have permission.

The information supports statements by presidential spokesman Idrissa Cherif, who told The Associated Press that the Guinean leader was walking and talking. "He is doing well," he said.
Blaise Compaore, the president of neighboring Burkina Faso who sent his private plane to transport Camara to Morocco, said on state radio that his condition "is difficult but not desperate," citing a doctor.

The trip marked the first time the 45-year-old has left Guinea since seizing control last December. He has canceled multiple other trips abroad, often at the last minute, because of fears of countercoups.

As night fell on Friday, Toumba and about a dozen of his men remained at large. Cherif said a nationwide manhunt was under way. The owner of a building overlooking Camp Koundara, the base of the presidential guard, said one of his tenants saw a speed boat loaded with gun-toting soldiers speed off over the Atlantic Ocean.

The capital's main port was thick with soldiers carrying submachine guns. Cherif said the military junta, which calls itself the National Council for Democracy and Development, or CNDD, is in control of the country. He declined to say who in the CNDD was heading the government.
Guinea, whose soil is rich in gold, diamonds and half the world's reserves of the raw material used to make aluminum, has been under military rule for the past 25 years.

Initially the coup leaders promised elections within 60 days, but Camara later said the 32-member junta would hold power for about two years.
The bold, daylight shooting Thursday underscores how fractious the army has become since little-known Camara took charge following the death of longtime dictator Lansana Conte. Analysts said the army has split between several top commanders - including Toumba - all of whom control battalions.

Toumba had been at Camara's side almost constantly since the coup last year. In recent months, as far more senior officers were frozen out, he was routinely seen going in and out of Camara's private office without even knocking.

But government officials and the retired diplomat said the relationship began to sour three months ago after the presidential guard opened fire on unarmed civilians who had gathered in the national soccer stadium to demand that the military step down. At least 157 people were killed and dozens of women were gang raped by soldiers on the stadium grass, according to human rights groups.

The massacre led the European Union and the African Union to impose sanctions on Guinea, including a travel ban on top members of the junta.
The tension between the two men escalated this week as a U.N. commission began interviewing witnesses in an effort to assign culpability for the Sept. 28 killings, the officials say.

"The relationship between them became venomous after Dadis asked Toumba to go before the commission," said Information Minister Cheick Fantamady Conde, whose office overlooks the camp where the presidential guard is garrisoned. "But it's not yesterday that the seeds for this incident were sown. ... Everyone saw Toumba at the stadium."

It's unclear what prompted Camara to leave his office in the main military barracks in Conakry and drive downtown to confront Toumba. But soon after Camara and his bodyguards arrived, an altercation ensued, said Conde, who heard the volley of gunfire from his office. A retired diplomat who is close to the junta said that officers present during the confrontation heard Toumba shout out: "I won't take the fall for you."

Opposition leaders who suffered injuries in the stadium at the hand of Toumba's men say the power vacuum is dangerous, but also offers Guinea a sliver of hope.

"It could be the beginning of a solution," said Oury Bah, the second-ranking leader of the Union for the Democratic Forces of Guinea, a leading opposition party. "If the army doesn't split apart and begin fighting amongst itself, this could be a chance for Guinea to negotiate a return to civilian rule."

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Christmas Party Milton Keynes


Wafanyakazi wa Reli bado Kulipwa Mishahara


Hivi jamani, nauli wanaotoza abiria inakwenda wapi? Hela ya kubeba mizigo inaenda wapi? Siewlewi kwa nini wanasema wanashindwa kulipa wafanyakazi mishahara yao. Nina uhakika hao mabosi wanalipwa mishahara wao.

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TRL strike now countrywide
By Guardian team
3rd December 2009

The central line cargo and passenger transportation system was paralyzed yesterday after workers of the Tanzania Railways Limited (TRL) downed tools over delay of last month’s salaries.

Due to the boycott, hundreds of passengers have been stranded at the Dar es Salaam central and other stations, with reports saying that a passenger train en-route got stuck at stations near Manyoni.

Tanzania Railway Workers Union (Trawu) secretary-general Sylvester Rwegasira confirmed reports of the strike, saying it was aimed at putting pressure on the defiant TRL management to pay their salaries for November.

In a move which deepens the management crisis, enraged workers of the cash-troubled TRL yesterday morning stormed the company’s headquarters along Sokoine Drive in the city in attempts to force the foreign and other senior management staff out of their offices.

However a police squad, led by the Railway Police Commander, Ruth Makeremo, who led armed police deployment at the offices, saved the day for the management by stopping the workers who had already arrived at the offices.

The workers had gathered at the central station in Dar es Salaam at around 11 in the morning for a briefing on the payment of their salaries. When they were told that there was no money, a large group of them decided to storm the offices to force the management out.

According to Rwegasira, the message about the defiant position of the management was shared among all workers across the country and the strike became effective immediately.

Shortly after the briefing, a group of workers, who carried placards castigating their management, moved to the TRL headquarters where the MD and his team were forced to pack and leave immediately. But police arrived to stop the workers.

The Railway Police chief Makeremo said there was no assurance of security for the management to leave in peace, that is why the exercise was suspended. Additionally, she said she had not been informed by respective government authorities about the move.

On Tuesday, the workers stormed offices of their management and deflated tyres of vehicles of the company’s senior staff over the same claims. Due to the chaos, hundreds of passengers who were destined for upcountry regions from Dar es Salaam were stranded after workers on duty to take the train to Mwanza and Kigoma via Morogoro, Dodoma and Tabora refused to work.

Cars whose tyres were deflated included that of the TRL managing director Hundi-Lal Chaudhary, a Prado bearing registration number T405 AVL. Other cars were T760 AWG, T898 AZX, T523 AVA, T814 AUV and T925 AWG.

Reacting to the workers claims, the TRL managing director Hundi-Lal Chaudhary maintained that his management can’t raise 1.6bn/- needed to settle November salaries for the workers.

Infrastructure Development ministry permanent secretary Omar Chambo had said earlier this week that the government had already disbursed 522m/- as part of the November salaries for the workers, which is part of its contribution to help the TRL end the problem.

In mid October this year, the TRL workers staged an eight-hour stand-off to end an administration and Surface and Marine Transport Regulatory Authority (Sumatra) planned test of locomotives and coaches. The workers claimed that carriages were defective and unworthy to carry passengers.

The workers were pressing for two basic demands; refusal to have 25 passenger coaches and 23 diesel power engines tested all the way to Dodoma, citing safety reasons and the immediate payment of their arrears.

TRL has been experiencing incidents of chaos and strikes by workers since the new management under the Indian firm, RITES, took over operations of the central railway line some three years ago.

SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Kumbe Tiger Woods Mzinzi!

(Tiger Woods Beaten)
Hii picha inazunguka kwenye e-mails leo.

Duh! Leo Tiger Woods amekiri kuwa katembea nje ya ndoa yake. Na si yule Rachel tu, mwingine kajitokeza na ana ushahidi! Hivi ubongo wa mwanaume unakuwa kwenye dhakari nini? Leo kuna habari kuwa Tiger na mke wake wanakwenda kwenye counseling!


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http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/zwecker/1916410,zwecker-tiger-woods-marriage-elin-prenup-120209.article

http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2009/12/02/2009-12-02_tiger_woods_offers_profound_aplogy_for_transgressions_amid_rumored_affairs_with_.html

Siku ya UKIMWI Duniani - World AIDS Day


Leo ni siku ya UKIMWI Duniani. Tukumbuke kuwa huo ugonjwa hatari bado upo na tuendelee na jitihada za kuzuia maambukizo. Mfano tuwe waaminifu kwa wapenzi/mume/mke wetu. Achana na tabia za uzinzi! Tumieni KONDOMU!
Pia tukumbuke waliokufa shauri ya ugonjwa wa UKIMWI na tuwaombee walioathirika na HIV/AIDS. Na bila kusahau tuombe kuwa TIBA ya kudumu na chanjo ipatikane haraka.
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Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Wafanyakazi wa Reli Wagoma baada ya Kutokulipwa Mishahara!


Hivi hao wahindi waliochukua reli wanapata shida gani kulipa wafanyakazi? Ina maana huduma zote za reli ikiwemo meli za TRL zimesimama pia? Je, huduma ya reli imekuwa bora zaidi tangu wahindi waichukue?

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Tanzanian Rail Workers Strike After Salaries Aren’t Paid

By John Ngahyoma

Dec. 1 (Bloomberg) -- Workers at Tanzania Railways Ltd. operated by India’s Rites Ltd. have started a strike after they weren’t paid their salaries, according to a labor union. Railway Workers Union. Workers demonstrated outside the company’s offices in Dar es Salaam,

Talks will are being held today with Omar Chambo, the permanent secretary in the ministry of infrastructure development, according to Silvester Rwegasira, general secretary of the Tanzania the country’s commercial capital.

The government owns a 49 percent stake in the company, which connects Kigoma at the border with Rwanda in the north west with Dar es Salaam on the coast in the east, while Rites owns the rest.

Rites, which is owned by the Indian government, has submitted a letter to the government saying that it may withdraw from the company, Rwegasira said. Calls to Rites’s offices in Tanzania at numbers provided on the company’s Web site did not connect. Calls to the company’s offices in Haryana, India outside of normal office hours weren’t answered.

Rites won a 25-year concession for the railway in 2007 in return for $120 million in pledged investment.

To contact the reporter on this story: John Ngahyoma in Dar es Salaam via Johannesburg at 1934 or asguazzin@bloomberg.net.

Je ni Maxwell, au Mr. Nice?

Nimeona hii picha ya mwimbaji maarufu wa Marekani, Maxwell leo kwenye CNN.com. Hivi ni macho yangu au jamaa ana fanana na mwimbaji wa Bongo, Mr. Nice?

Madereva wa Bajaji Hatarini Kupata UKIMWI


Kwa kweli ilibidi nicheke nilivyosoma kichwa cha habari kwenye ippmedia.com. Nilidhani kuwa huenda virusi vya HIV/UKIMWI vimepakwa kwenye viti. Kumbe hao madereva wanakubali kufanya ngono na abiria, badala ya kupewa malipo. Hatari yao ya kuambukizwa ni sawa tu na hao wanaofanya ngono bila kujikinga, ie kutumia kondomu.

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Bajaj drivers at high risk of contracting HIV

By Gerald Kitabu

The Bajaj is a new form of transport in Dar es Salaam which many people, especially those who can not afford hiring a taxi prefer.

As much as it is helping low-income earners to enjoy a comfortable, quick and cheaper ride and at the same time providing employment to people who would otherwise be on the streets, the Bajaj is posing a danger whose effects will be felt in a few years to come.

The Bajaj might turn out to be the worst form of employment some young people have chosen. The business is putting Bajaj drivers at high risk of contracting HIV.

At present, the Bajaj drivers, most who do not undergo formal training and most who have little knowledge of HIV/Aids, are former taxi drivers, who switched to Bajaj business which offers more income. Some are former houseboys and gardeners and are in the high-risk group of the population that is the youths.

In search for quick money, most Bajaj drivers ferry low-income people including drunkards, pickpockets, and commercial sex workers. During the night however, they change positions and routes, with most of them shifting from their official parking places to bars and pubs to hunt for passengers who include commercial sex workers and their customers.

A survey in different suburbs of Dar es Salaam shows that from 9.00 pm until dawn, the Bajaj drivers usually queue around bars and pubs in search for customers who prefer cheaper transport which is always negotiable with the Bajaj drivers. And in so doing, some of these drivers fall prey to the unsuspecting prostitutes who lure them into sex in exchange for a free ride.

Said Mohamed (21) is a Bajaj driver at Kijitonyama near Science area in Kijitonyama and he says some of their passengers are commercial sex workers and prostitutes. He says ferrying them does not matter, but what maters is the way they behave when negotiating the price.

According to him, these are very good customers although very tricky and seductive.

For example he says, a commercial sex worker may hire a Bajaj to take her from Kijitonyama to Sinza or Mwenge but before you drop her, she may refuse to pay you claiming to have lost her purse. She may then offer you sex instead.

Some times commercial sex workers who usually carry hand bags with them may stop a Bajaj driver and while the Bajaj is in motion, they would undress pretending to change into transparent mini-skirts and tops to attract men. But their aim normally is to attract the Bajaj drivers who end up having short-time unprotected sex with them in dark corners. After the service, the women leave without paying fare.

“You know we want money and so we can’t refuse to offer a customer transport simply because she is a prostitute. But I must confess that some commercial sex workers may undress while the Bajaj is in motion. The moment you ask her why she is doing that, she says it is none of your business. I think that is one way of seducing the young drivers to,” says Pius Anthony, another Bajaj driver.

Steven John (19) says some Bajaji drivers ferry half naked prostitutes from bars and pubs to guest houses, but when the prostitutes don’t find their men, they sleep with them.

“In Kijitonyama near the science and technology building, there is a special house rented by commercial sex workers. That place has always been a destination for Bajaj drivers who sneak in and sleep with them,” he says.

Shafiru Salum (20), who lives near the house alleged to be harbouring commercial sex workers, concedes saying that it is true that there are such women in that house, selling their bodies and that he has seen several Bajaj drivers, famous football players and businessmen among others entering the house.

“There are several beautiful ladies in there and they keep on changing men every day. They have rented part of the house with a corridor used as the reception for guests who come to buy sex. Sometimes, you will see them seated on the veranda during evening time,” he says.

Salum says he is not sure if the Bajaj drivers afford them because they are very expensive. One has to part with at least 50,000/- for a quickie and that sometimes they travel to China and come back with different goods and products which they sell.

New HIV infections in the rapidly expanding city of Dar es Salaam take different forms depending on the environment and socio-economic changes. For example, Philomena Michael (20), who works with one of the mushrooming men’s salons along Shekilango road, in Sinza has a different story to tell with regard to new HIV infections. She says, unlike men workers in the men’s salons who cut customers hair, most of the girls who work in these salons are used to entertain customers.

Nowadays there are many modern salons that offer decent and modern services and their prices are a higher compared to old fashioned-salons with only male workers.

These salons offer, among other services, massages, facial treatment, scrubbing and the list is long. The young ladies most of them beautiful, and sometimes without gloves, massage your face and neck in a ticklish manner that only the bold ones can withstand. They expertly place their soft fingers in and around the customer’s ears, neck and face in a provocative manner so as to ‘appease’ them, so they say. And the men are said to enjoy this, that’s why they keep going to salons with female attendants. They say men’s hands are hard and irritating.

“In these salons, beautiful ladies are used to attract men. Men say they like being attended by girls because they are the opposite sex and that they have soft hands. When men come for the service, they direct us which parts of their body to clean, touch and place fingers in, if you do that, they offer you extra money and if you refuse, they threaten to report you to the owner of the salon who may fire you,” says Philomena.

She says worse still, the policy in many salons is for ladies not to refuse being touched in any parts of their body by the customers because doing that may discourage customers. if it happens that a lady refuses, and the reports reach her boss, she is likely to receive summary dismissal. So, in order to protect their employment, poverty forces them to agree although against their will.

Dr. Yemela Ndibalema of the Ocean Road Cancer Institute says HIV/Aids will only be defeated if each one of us play their part.

“It is the responsibility of every individual to protect other people. The moment we shall be able to value other people’s life the same way we value ours, that will help very much to scale down the infections,” he says.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Nyumbani ni Nyumbani 2009

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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Tiger Woods Apigwa na Mke Wake na Kupata Ajali ya Gari!



Duh! Tiger Woods ana mke mzuri, lakini inasemekana ameanza kutembea na mama fulani (bimbo) huko New York. Na ndo chanzo cha mke wake kumpiga na yeye kukimbia saa 8 za usiku na kupata ajali ya gari jana! Kwanza kama hii habari ni kweli namsifu mke wake kwa kumtwanga! Wanaume hawana dogo! Na si ajabu huyo mwanamke ni mbaya kuliko mke wake! Tiger na mke wake wana watoto wawili wadogo.





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Police in Florida hope to talk to golfing great Tiger Woods today about the circumstances surrounding his SUV accident early Friday.

The 33-year-old was treated and released from a hospital after his vehicle struck a fire hydrant at his estate near Orlando and then and hit a tree on a neighbor's property in the early morning hours.

Police say they attempted to talk to Woods yesterday, but his wife said he was sleeping. One key question is where he was headed at that hour.

The accident came two days after the National Enquirer published a story alleging that Woods had been seeing a New York night club hostess, and that they recently were together in Melbourne, where Woods competed in the Australian Masters.

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http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/os-bk-tiger-woods-accident,0,1369881.story

Asante Hasheem Watoto 3,000 Bongo Kupata Fulana za Grizzlies

Grizzlies to send jerseys to Tanzania

Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (left) of Spain shoots with a skyhook against the Phoenix Suns in the first quarter of their NBA basketball game in Phoenix, Arizona on Wednesday.
Memphis

Memphis Grizzlies plan to send to Tanzania the Allen Iverson promotional jerseys that they had planned to distribute on December 4.

Greg Campbell, Grizzlies President of Business Operations said yesterday the offer is on behalf of Grizzlies centre Hasheem Thabeet to impoverished children in his home country of Tanzania.

The Grizzlies are also paying tribute to Gasol�s impressive start with an exclusive jersey T-shirt that will duplicate his name and number as they appear on his Grizzlies home uniform.

The Grizzlies second-year centre is currently one of only three players in the NBA to rank in the top 10 in rebounds (10.7, 7th in NBA) and field goal percentage (.626, 2nd in NBA) and recently broke a franchise record with 15 consecutive field goals over the course of two games from Nov. 14-18.

The Grizzlies worked with the NBA's Basketball without Borders program to facilitate the shipment of jersey's that will be distributed to those in need in Thabeet's native African country. Approximately 3,000 jerseys will be distributed to impoverished children in Tanzania.

Basketball without Borders is the NBA�s global basketball development program that uses the values of the game to create positive social change in the areas of education, health and wellness.

"We are thrilled to partner with Hasheem Thabeet and the NBA�s international program Basketball without Borders to put the Allen Iverson promotional jerseys in the hands of children in need," said Campbell.

"This also gives us the opportunity to recognize Marc Gasol for his inspiring start to the season with a unique jersey t-shirt, courtesy of Sonic Drive-Ins."

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Ndege ya Zimbabwe Imeanguka China


11/28/09 By EUGENE HOSHIKO
Associated Press Writer


SHANGHAI (AP) - A cargo plane crashed as it took off from Shanghai's main airport Saturday, killing three American crew members and injuring four other employees after it veered off the runway and burst into flames.

Three Americans on the seven-member crew died and a fourth American was injured, U.S. Embassy spokesman Richard Buangan told The Associated Press. He did not know the injured person's condition.

Shanghai television showed what it called a 61-year-old American co-pilot in a hospital bed, conscious and saying "Thank you" to staff and officials.

The TV report said the other crew were from Indonesia, Belgium and Zimbabwe.
The aircraft's tail struck the ground on takeoff, China Central Television reported. Footage showed black smoke billowing from the wreckage.

The crash at Shanghai Pudong International Airport occurred just after 8 a.m. (0000 GMT), the official Xinhua News Agency said. The plane was headed to Bishkek, capital of Kyrgyzstan.
Xinhua said the three people died at the People's Hospital of Pudong New Area. A propaganda official there had no comment Saturday night.

The aircraft was operated by Zimbabwe-based Avient Aviation. An Avient Harare official said the flight was operated out the United Kingdom and could not say what cargo was on board. The official was not authorized to speak to the media and spoke on condition of anonymity.

State media said the plane was an MD-11. In March, another MD-11 cargo plane crashed and exploded while landing at Japan's largest international airport, killing its two American pilots. Xinhua said another MD-11 with Korean Air crashed shortly after takeoff 10 years ago at Shanghai's Hongqiao Airport.
More than 30 international flights from the Shanghai airport were delayed Saturday morning, leaving about 4,000 travelers stranded on planes or in airport lounges, Xinhua said. CCTV said two runways at the airport were shut down.

Shanghai is China's largest city and its economic capital. The Pudong airport is located on the eastern edge of the city, by the East China Sea.

Recent crashes in China include two Chinese air force jets colliding in June 2008 in Inner Mongolia, with both pilots parachuting to safety. In June 2006, a Chinese military plane crashed in eastern Anhui province, killing all 40 people aboard.
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Happy Idd El Hajj!

Nawatakia wadau waIslamu Idd El Hajj (Eid Al Adha) njema!

Na pia wanaoenda kuhiji Mecca, nawaombea msafiri salama.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Mzee wa miaka 86 Ambaka Msichana mdogo Dar!

Duniani kuna mambo! Huko Kinyerezi, Dar es Salaam, Mzee mwenye miaka 86 kambaka msichana mwenye miaka mitano! KHAA! Yaani alishindwa kumpata hata malaya wa kumridisha! Na wanasema kuwa alimpenya huyo mtoto! Nadhani huyo mzee atafia jela hivi karibuni! DUH!

Kama miaka mitano iliyopita hapa Boston, kuna Babu mwenye miaka 83 alimtia mimba msichana mwenye miaka 9! Hapa watoto wengine wana vunja ungo mapema. Yule binti alikuwa anakwenda na kikundi fulani cha watoto kwenye nyumba za wazee kuwatembelea na kuwa marafiki na wazee. Si mnajua nyumba za wazee hapa ni nyumba za kusibiri kifo. Tulishangaa kusikia bado vinaongelea na umri huo.

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Elderly man (86) charged with raping kid (5)
By Jacqueline Mosha
27th November 2009

An elderly man, Omari Kitambo (86), was on Thursday arraigned in the Ilala District Court charged with raping a five-year-old girl (name withheld).

The accused, a resident of Kinyerezi on the outskirts of Dar es Salaam, appeared before Resident Magistrate Joyce Minde.

According to Asma Shemweta who read the charge sheet, the accused had carnal knowledge of the girl.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges and was remanded in custody after failing to meet bail conditions.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Ubaguzi Mpaka kwenye Poster!

Wadau, hivi kribuni ilitoka sinema, Couples Retreat.

Walianza kuionyesha Marekani halafu walianza kuionyesha nchi za Ulaya. Producers (Universal Studios) waliamua kuondoa weusi katika bango la sinema. Hebu cheki bango la Marekani (picha ya juu), na bango la Ulaya (Picha ya chini). Waliona wakiweka weusi kwenye bango watu hawataenda kuoiona huko Ulaya nini? Baada ya zozo kubwa hapa Marekani waliamua kutumia ile bango la awali!



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Sinema 'Maangamizi' Ilivyotua Academy Awards - Oscars


Wadau, sinema gani kutoka Tanzania itakuwa ya pili kutua huko Academy?Maangamizi ilikuwa ya kwanza mwaka 2001.

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December 7, 2001

For Immediate Release

Tanzania’s First Ever Entry In The 74th Academy Awards

Los Angeles, CA – The United Republic of Tanzania has submitted MAANGAMIZI– THE ANCIENT ONE as its film entry in the Foreign Language Film categoryfor the 74th Academy Awards. Maangamizi – The Ancient One will be competing with foreign language films from 50 other countries around the world, thelargest group ever in this category for the Academy. The only other African country in the running is Algeria; however, Tanzania remains the onlysub-Saharan African country in this year’s competition.

Maangamizi – The Ancient One represents the first ever entry by the UnitedRepublic of Tanzania. The film was selected by a group of film, televisionand theater professionals and was released in Tanzania the last week ofOctober 2001, and was received by excited local audiences.With over 50 million Swahili speakers in the world, Maangamizi – TheAncient One represents the first feature film made for worldwide release inSwahili--another "first" for Tanzania.Maangamizi – The Ancient One reaches beyond the parameters of Africa andspeaks to the whole world as a film of hope and healing and has broughtmany American Film Festival audiences a sense of peace and reconciliationin the wake of the tragic events of September 11th.

Summoned to the majestic heights of Kilimanjaro, two women--one African,one American are led by an ancient and mysterious ancestor on a primaljourney of spiritual awakening. The story locations set in Tanzania, EastAfrica, proceed from the shores of the Indian Ocean to the heights of Mt.Kilimanjaro. Maangamizi – The Ancient One was shot at some of the mostbeautiful and historic landmarks in Tanzania and was made with the supportof Tanzania’s Embassy to the U.S., Tanzania’s Ministry of Tourism, TanzaniaNational Parks (TANAPA) and the Tanzania Film Company.

Maangamizi – The Ancient One centers around three women, a doctor, herpatient and the mysterious ancestor that comes to take them on a journeyinto their past and inevitably delivers them to a place of healing.Among the film’s executive producers are Oscar winning producer/directorJonathan Demme (Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia) as well as Joan Cunningand Steven Shareshian. The film produced by Martin Mhando (currently theChairperson of Media Studies at Murdoch University in Perth, Australia) andQueenae Taylor Mulvihill was seven long years in the making with principlephotography starting in June 1994.

Co-producer Leonard Merrill Kurz inassociation with Forest Creatures Entertainment, and co-producers DavidRosshirt and Casta Tungaraza helped to walk the production to its completion which was finalized in November, 2000. Additional AssociateProducers Fatma Alloo and Mark Leveri to name only a few were alsoinstrumental in bringing the film to completion.The film’s two directors, both veteran Tanzanian filmmaker Martin Mhando(Mama Tumaini, Yomba Yomba) and first time feature film director RonMulvihill deliver an outstanding directorial feat. Both have been laudedfor bringing an exemplary and outstanding spiritual tale to the big screen.Additionally, they brought together an international pool of talent, bothcast and crew.

The cast and crew made up primarily of Tanzanians alsocomprised Kenyans, Australians, Americans, Brits and Scottish citizens.African American cinematographer Willie Earl Dawkins captures the beauty ofTanzania through the lens of the camera and transforms the audience toTanzania’s exotic locations. James B. Ling, the film’s editor has craftedthe images together to make it one of the most memorable film experiencesimagined--a film that remains etched in the mind’s of audiences long afterthey have left the theater.The original screenplay, written by Queenae Taylor Mulvihill while she wasa graduate student at UCLA’s film school was a story originally based onthe Greek Goddess, Hekate. Director Mulvihill and screenwriter TaylorMulvihill met at UCLA, however, Maangamizi – The Ancient One representstheir first film project together.

Music composed by Grammy Award winner Cyril Neville, the youngest of TheNeville Brothers is both mesmerizing and hypnotic and features the FinaMbira, an unusual mbira designed by Italian musician Enzo Fina. BothNeville and Fina build inspiring crescendos and harmonic rhythms in the score.The film stars Amandina Lihamba, a renowned Tanzanian actress who deliversan award-winning performance as "Samehe." Ms. Lihamba studied at Yale andalso studied and performed with the American Negro Ensemble. Currently sheis chairperson of the Department of Drama at the University of Dar Es Salaam.BarbaraO, also stars as "Dr. Asira" in her first major role since hermemorable and powerful performance as "Yellow Mary" in Julie Dash’s indiefilm, Daughters of the Dust.

Maangamizi – The Ancient One features Mwanajuma Ali Hassan as "BibiMaangamizi" a formidable and accomplished "Taarab" singer from Zanzibar,Ms. Hassan delivers a rare performance by a Zanzibari elder. "Bibi", (aSwahili word meaning grandmother--as the cast and crew affectionatelyaddressed her) effectively brings a loving, compassionate, strong,confident and sometimes humorous quality to the ancient ancestor she portrays.Additionally, the film has garnered two Best Actress Awards for AmandinaLihamba at the Zanzibar International Film Festival and at the SouthernAfrican Film Festival.

The Film won the first place prize, The Golden Dhowat the Zanzibar International Film Festival, Second Place Feature at the San Francisco Black Film Festival and Second Place Feature at the BlackFilmmakers Hall of Fame. It has also garnered an Honorable Mention at theBlack Dot Ritual Film Festival. Maangamizi – The Ancient One had its world premiere at the Tokyo AfricanFilm Festival, and has played as an official selection at:·

Montreal International Film Festival· Mill Valley Film Festival· FESPACO, Burkina Faso· Haus der Kulturen der Welt Retrospektive, Berlin, Germany· Afrikanisches Filmfestival, Osnabrück/Germany· African Summer Film Series - University of Wisconsin, Madison· West Virginia International Film Festival· Arizona International Film Festival· Pan-African Film Festival, Los Angeles· Pan-African Film Festival, Denver· New York African Film Festival· New York African Diaspora Film Festival· Africa in the Picture, Amsterdam· Southern African Film Festival· Zanzibar International Film Festival· Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame· Black Dot Ritual Film FestivalAdditional special screenings have been held at:· The United Nations World Conference on Racism, Durban, South Africa;· The Spiritual Institute for Divine Wisdom, Atlanta, GA· The Institute of Karmic Guidance, Washington DC· the KRST Unity Church, Los Angeles, CA.

As one of the 51 Foreign Language film entries, Maangamizi – The AncientOne has been invited to screen at the prestigious Palm SpringsInternational Film Festival, Jan 10-21, 2002.The film has been distinguished with praises and accolades from famedauthor Alice Walker (The Color Purple) who describes Maangamizi – TheAncient One as "more than a movie. It is a look at how we’ve been torn atour roots; severed from nourishment at the source…. Those of us who can remember and honor who we have been over eons of time, will be able toinspire the whole world to greater heights of compassion."

Maangamizi – The Ancient One has also received favorable reviews includingmost recently in The Variety (a major Hollywood industry trade paper)."A quietly impressive drama, U.S. Tanzanian co-production "Maangamizi"…repsa rare wade into multicultural spirituality that’s neither obscure noroversimplified… Screenplay… is unhurried yet concise in focus. Results sport significant conceptual overlap with exec producer Jonathan Demme'sToni Morrison adaptation "Beloved." In its smaller-scaled, less ambiguousway, "Maangamizi" locates a similar healing intersection betweenWesternized identity, traditional African religious belief, andregenerative matriarchal strength.

[The film’s] confident understatement a small miracle given myriad hurdles(scant location tech support, cast/crew malaria bouts, et al.) first-timefeature helmer Ron Mulvihill and Tanzanian-bred vet Martin Mhando ("YombaYomba," "Mama Tumaini") weathered en route to completion.Willie Earl Dawkins' color lensing provide leavening visual notes; diversesoundtrack assembled and composed by Cyril Neville is another well-judgedplus."(Dennis Harvey, The Variety, 9/28/01)Additional information including a synopsis can be accessed at:http://www.grisgrisfilms.com/maangamizi.htm