Friday, September 28, 2012

Wajarumani Kufufua Reli ya Kati (Central Line)

Jamani, tuliachiwa reli nzuri na wakoloni, tukaizembea hadi ikaoza.  Sasa inabidi warudi kuifufua zaidi ya miaka 50 ya Uhuru. Tunasonga mbele, au tunarudi nyuma?  Ufisadi unaharibu nchi!

Central Line Train in Tanzania

Kutoka The Guardian:

Germany Willing to Support Revival of Central Railway

By Khalfan Said

28th September

The German government is ready to support the reviving of the ailing central railway line, the ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, Klaus Peter Brandes has revealed.

Speaking at the embassy in Dar es Salaam yesterday, during the questions and answers session at a news brief on the upcoming second African Logistics Conference, (ALC), the envoy said, “If the government of Tanzania thinks that Germany can participate in reviving central railway line, we are ready,” he affirmed.

The envoy also said his government has been supporting many projects like water and electricity, as those were the projects picked by the government of Tanzania to receive assistance from German. “So far the government of Tanzania has not yet asked for German’s support on the re-built central line,” he clarified.

The Central Line (formerly named by German as: Tanganjikabahn or Mittellandbahn) was the second railway project coming into existence in the colony of the then German East Africa after the Usambara Railway, it runs west from Dar es Salaam to Kigoma via Dodoma and another route leads to Mwanza.

“I would be more than happy to see the minister for transport, Dr Harrison Mwakyembe when he comes back from Germany where he went to get the German experience on railway sector.” Ambassador Klaus said.

Currently Dr Mwakyembe is on a work trip in German.

Speaking about the ALC event which will take place later next month in Dar es Salaam, Ambassador Klaus said, the conference comes in a crucial moment as Sub-Sahara Africa faces some unique opportunities as well as challenges in terms of logistics and supply chain managers and humanitarian logisticians in particular.
Briefing the media on the aim of the conference, Dr. Jennifer Schwarz, from Swiss based Kuehne Foundation, said in addition to traditional logistics topics like “Railway and Development” the conference will cover mainly subjects like, capacity building in humanitarian logistics, food security and distribution in Eastern Africa.

The conference that will take place on October 4 to 5 this year has been organized by the foundation and the National Institute of Transport, (NIT), with support from various stake holders including the German embassy.

On his part, NIT director general, Elifadhili Mgonja, said the conference will bring together experts across the globe in railway transportation and humanitarian logistics. “The main objective is to share among participants the expertise, experiences and intelligent planning tools on how best the Tanzania railway sub sector could be molded to serve better the individual country’s economy.” He said.

The history of railways in Tanzania goes way back in time during the German colonial era in the early 1880s’ the first ever railway line in East Africa was built by the Germans from Tanga.


Tanzania Train routes

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Rais Kikwete Aomboleza Kifo cha Mkurugenzi wa TAKUKURU, Meja Jenerali (mstaafu) Anatoli Kamazima


Rais Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete amemtumia salamu za pole Mkuu wa Majeshi Jenerali Davis Mwamunyange kufuatia kifo cha Meja Jenerali Anatory Ruta Kamazima (Mstaafu) aliyefariki jana tarehe 25 Septemba, 2012 katika hospitali ya Taifa ya Muhimbili.

“Nimepokea kwa mshituko na huzuni nyingi habari za kifo cha Meja Jenerali Kamazima, ni pigo kubwa sana kwa Jeshi la Wananchi wa Tanzania (JWTZ) na Taifa kwa ujumla” Rais amesema katika salamu hizo.

Mchana wa leo Rais ameitembelea familia ya marehemu nyumbani kwao Tegeta kuwafariji wafiwa.

Marehemu alizaliwa mwaka 1946 katika kijiji cha Maruku, Mkoani Kagera. Alijiunga na Jeshi mwaka 1967, mara baada ya kuhitimu Chuo Kikuu mwaka 1966.

Marehemu Kamazima amesoma kozi mbalimbali za kijeshi hapa nchini na nchi za China, India, Uingereza na Misri na kulitumikia Jeshi la Wananchi wa Tanzania (JWTZ) katika ngazi mbalimbali ambapo mwaka 1989, aliteuliwa kuwa Mkurugenzi wa Tume ya Kuzuia Rushwa Tanzania, hadi alipostaafu Juni 2003.

Rais amemuelezea marehemu Kamazima kama mzalendo na mtu aliyeipenda na kuitumikia nchi yake kwa weledi mkubwa, uaminifu na moyo mmoja.

“Nimemfahamu Marehemu kwa miaka yote ya utumishi wake jeshini na serikalini kama mzalendo, muaminifu na mwenye moyo wa kulinda nchi yake wakati wote” amesema “Marehemu Kamazima alikua mtu wa kutumainiwa sana katika nchi yetu na kamwe hatutamsahau kwa utumishi wake uliotukuka”.

“Tutamkumbuka na kumuenzi siku zote, tunamshukuru Mwenyezi Mungu kwa yote na tunamuombea mapumziko mema Marehemu Kamazima. Amina”. Rais ameongeza.

Marehemu ameacha mjane, watoto na wajukuu.

Imetolewa na:

Premi Kibanga,
Mwandishi wa Habari wa Rais, Msaidizi,

26 Septemba, 2012

 Rais na Amiri Jeshi Mkuu Dkt Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete akitoa pole kwa mjane na ndugu wa wa Meja Jenerali Mstaafu Anatoli Kamazima leo nyumbani kwa marehemu Tegeta, Dar es salaam. Marehemu Kamazima, ambaye amefariki dunia usiku wa kuamkia leo Jumatano ya Tarehe 26 Septemba, 2012 utokana na mshtuko wa moyo, alikuwa Mkurugenzi Mkuu wa kwanza wa Taasisi ya Kuzuia na Kupambana na Rushwa nchini TAKUKURU.

Rais na Amiri Jeshi Mkuu Dkt Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete akiongea na Brigedia Jenerali Mstaafu Tindamanyire, ndugu wa hayati Meja Jenerali Mstaafu Anatoli Kamazima, leo nyumbani kwa marehemu Tegeta, Dar es salaam. Kulia kwa Rais ni Mkuu wa Majeshi Jenerali Davis Mwamunyange na Mnadhimu Mkuu Luteni Jenerali Samwel Albert Ndomba. Marehemu Kamazima, ambaye amefariki dunia usiku wa kuamkia leo Jumatano ya Tarehe 26 Septemba, 2012 utokana na mshtuko wa moyo, alikuwa Mkurugenzi Mkuu wa kwanza wa Taasisi ya Kuzuia na Kupambana na Rushwa nchini TAKUKURU.


Charity Swim-A-Thon in Dar

Rotary Club of Dar es Salaam Oysterbay presents a Charity Swim-A-Thon

The Rotary Club of Dar es Salaam Oysterbay is proud to sponsor a Charity Swim-A-Thon on Sept 29th, 2012 at Funky's in Masaki, Dar es Salaam. This Swim-A-Thon will go from 10am – 10pm, with the goal of having at least one person doing laps in the pool the entire time.

”We expect hundreds of swimmers, as well as their friends and families,” said Vikash Shah, the event organizer. “There will be food and drinks available for sale, and fun for the whole family.“

Registrants can sign up for one or multiple segments of fifteen minutes, each at 10,000 Tsh. Swimmers below the age of 18 years must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Prizes will be awarded for the youngest and most enduring swimmers, as well as for the funkiest swimming costume.

“All proceeds will go towards the philanthropic activities of the Rotary Club of Dar es Salaam Oysterbay that make a big difference in the lives of many people each year” said the club’s President, Raju Sheth. “Our projects are focused on the community in which we live, in order to help those in need and make Dar es Salaam a better place.”

Some of the projects of the Rotary Club of Dar es Salaam Oysterbay include academic scholarships, tree planting campaigns, water for schools, the Rotary Dar Marathon and their flagship medical camp program. The medical camps bring quality medical care directly to Tanzanians in regions where healthcare is otherwise unavailable or inaccessible. Many people receive vital medical care that would otherwise not be available to them.

If you would like to participate, registration forms are available at Funky’s in Masaki and The Waterfront restaurant at Slipway. You can also register at Funky’s the day of the event, or contact Vikash Shah at or 0784 601 145 for more information.

About Rotary Club of Dar es Salaam Oysterbay

Rotary International is the world's first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotarians are business leaders who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education, promote peace, and eradicate polio. Our motto is “Service Above Self”.

The Rotary Club of Dar es Salaam Oysterbay welcomes new members. To learn more about the club, its members and its philanthropic activities throughout Tanzania, visit

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Zanzibar School of Health Accepting Applications


Calling for applicants to join Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery and Diploma in Counseling Psychology at the Zanzibar School of Health

The Fee Structure is as follows:

Application Fee: 25,000 Shs

Registration Fee: 30,000 Shs

Tuition Fee. 850,000 Shs per annum payable in 2 Installments,

ICT Fee is 50,000 Shs per Annum,.

Examination fee is 100,000 shs per Annum.


Please CONTACT 0717936432,  0776464403, 0715430022.


Dumb Mitt Romney Quotes So Far

Top 10 Dumbest Mitt Romney Quotes So Far

By Daniel Kurtzman, Guide

1. "Corporations are people, my friend… of course they are. Everything corporations earn ultimately goes to the people. Where do you think it goes? Whose pockets? Whose pockets? People's pockets. Human beings, my friend." —Mitt Romney to a heckler at the Iowa State Fair who suggested that taxes should be raised on corporations as part of balancing the budget (August 2011)
2. "I like being able to fire people who provide services to me." –Mitt Romney, using an unfortunate choice of words while advocating for consumer choice in health insurance plans (January 2012)

3. "I'm not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there." —Mitt Romney (January 2012)

4. "There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. ... My job is is not to worry about those people. I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives." -Mitt Romney, in leaked comments from a fundraiser in May 2012

5. "It's hard to know just how well [the 2012 London Olympics] will turn out. There are a few things that were disconcerting. The stories about the private security firm not having enough people, the supposed strike of the immigration and customs officials, that obviously is not something which is encouraging." –Mitt Romney, insulting Britain on the eve of the Olympics by suggesting the country is not ready, NBC News interview, July 25, 2012

6. He [Obama] says we need more firemen, more policemen, more teachers. Did he not get the message of Wisconsin? The American people did. It's time for us to cut back on government and help the American people." —Mitt Romney at a campaign event in Council Bluffs, Iowa, June 8, 2012

7. "I'll take a lot of credit for the fact that this industry's come back." –Mitt Romney, –Mitt Romney, on the American auto industry, despite having written a New York Times op-ed in 2008 titled "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt," in which he said if GM, Ford and Chrysler got a government bailout "you can kiss the American automotive industry goodbye"

8. "No one's ever asked to see my birth certificate. They know that this is the place that we were born and raised." —Mitt Romney, speaking about his Michigan roots during a rally in Commerce, Michigan, Aug. 24, 2012
9. "I should tell my story. I'm also unemployed." —Mitt Romney, speaking in 2011 to unemployed people in Florida. Romney's net worth is over $200 million.
10. "I believe in an America where millions of Americans believe in an America that's the America millions of Americans believe in. That's the America I love." –Mitt Romney (January 2012)

Bonus Quotes:

"My dad, as you probably know, was the governor of Michigan and was the head of a car company. But he was born in Mexico... and had he been born of, uh, Mexican parents, I'd have a better shot at winning this. But he was unfortunately born to Americans living in Mexico. He lived there for a number of years. I mean, I say that jokingly, but it would be helpful to be Latino." -Mitt Romney, in leaked comments from a Florida fundraiser, May 17 2012

"We have a potentially volatile situation but we sort of live with it, and we kick the ball down the field and hope that ultimately, somehow, something will happen and resolve it." –Mitt Romney, talking about his plan for the Middle East in leaked comments from a Florida fundraiser, May 17 2012

"We use Ann sparingly right now so that people don't get tired of her." –Mitt Romney, referring to his wife while speaking to a room of wealthy donors in Florida, May 17, 2012

"I think the best answer is as little as possible." –Mitt Romney, when asked what he wears to bed at night, interview with ABC's "LIVE! with Kelly and Michael," Sept. 14, 2012

"The embassy in Cairo put out a statement after their grounds had been breached. ... An apology for America’s values is never the right course. ... The statement that came from the administration was — was a statement which is akin to apology and I think was a — a severe miscalculation." –Mitt Romney, attempting to politicize the killings of American diplomats in Libya by falsely accusing President Obama of apologizing for America and getting the facts of the situation backwards (Sept. 12, 2012)

"Is $100,000 middle income?" -George Stephanopoulos

"No, middle income is $200,000 to $250,000 and less." -Mitt Romney, ABC's "Good Morning America," Sept. 14, 2012

"When you give a speech you don't go through a laundry list, you talk about the things that you think are important." –Mitt Romney, when asked about failing to mention the troops in his nomination speech at the Republican National Convention, Fox News interview (Sept. 7, 2012)

"Join me in welcoming the next president of the United States, Paul Ryan." –Mitt Romney, committing a gaffe while introducing his running mate, Norfolk, Va., Aug. 11, 2012

"[My wife] drives a couple of Cadillacs." –Mitt Romney, campaigning for president in Michigan (February 2012)

"I'll tell you what, ten-thousand bucks? $10,000 bet?" –Mitt Romney, attempting to make a wager with Rick Perry during a Republican presidential debate to settle a disagreement about health care (December 2011)

"PETA is not happy that my dog likes fresh air." —Mitt Romney in 2007, responding to criticism from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals following revelations that he had once put the family dog in a carrier and strapped it to the roof of his car during a 12-hour road trip
"I have some friends who are NASCAR team owners." —Mitt Romney, after being asked whether he follows NASCAR racing (February 2012)

"There were a couple of times I wondered whether I was going to get a pink slip" –Mitt Romney, attempting to identify with the problems of average folk (January 2012)

"I'm not sure about these cookies. They don't look like you made them. No, no. They came from the local 7/11 bakery, or whatever." —Mitt Romney, visiting a local bakery while campaigning in Pittsburgh, PA, April 17, 2012 (The owner of the baker later told MSNBC he was offended by Romney's remarks.)

"I like those fancy raincoats you bought. Really sprung for the big bucks." —Mitt Romney to a group of NASCAR fans wearing plastic ponchos at the Daytona 500 (February 2012)

"We have a president, who I think is is a nice guy, but he spent too much time at Harvard, perhaps." —Mitt Romney, who has two Harvard degrees (April 5, 2012)

"I love this state. The trees are the right height." —Mitt Romney, campaigning in Michigan (February 2012)

"I'm running for office for Pete's sake, we can't have illegals" –Mitt Romney, recalling his reaction when he learned that there were illegal aliens working the ground on his property, employed by a firm that he subsequently fired (October 2011)

"I get speaker's fees from time to time, but not very much." —Mitt Romney, who earned $374,000 in speaking fees in one year according to according to his personal financial disclosure (January 2012)
It's not worth moving heaven and earth, spending billions of dollars just trying to catch one person." —Mitt Romney, speaking in 2007 about killing Osama bin Laden

"Who let the dogs out? Who, who." –Mitt Romney, during an awkward photo op with a group of African Americans kids at a Martin Luther King Day parade (January 2008)

"I'm Wolf Blitzer and yes, that's my real name." —CNN's Wolf Blitzer at the beginning of a November 2011 Republican presidential debate

"I'm Mitt Romney—and yes Wolf, that's also my first name." —Mitt Romney, getting his own name wrong (his first name is "Willard," and his middle name is "Mitt")

"I'm not familiar precisely with what I said, but I'll stand by what I said, whatever it was." —Mitt Romney (May 17, 2012)

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Mh. Shy-Rose Bhanji Atoa Shs. 2 Milioni Kwa TAMWA

Mkurugenzi Mtendaji wa TAMWA, Ndugu Ananilea Nky, akikmkaribisha Mbunge wa Afrika Mashariki, Mh. Shy-Rose Bhanji kwenye ofisi za TAMWA, Sinza

Mbunge wa Afrika Mashariki, Mh. Shy-Rose Bhanji akikabidhi shs. milioni mbili (2,000,000/-)  kwa TAMWA ikiwa ni mchango wake kwa TAMWA kuendeleza harakati zake nchini.

Rais Kikwete Atuma Salamu za Rambirambi kwa Rais Obama

Rais Kikwete ametuma salama za rambirambi kwa Rais Barack Obama, kuhusiana na kifo cha Balozi wa Marekani nchini Libya wiki iliyopita.  Balozi Chris Stevena na raia wengine watatu wa Marekani waliuawa Ubolzi uliposhambuliwa kwa makombora.



Kikwete sends message of condolence to Obama

By The guardian reporter

18th September 2012
President Jakaya KikwetePresident Jakaya Kikwete has sent a message of condolences to President Barak Obama of the United States of America over the killing of the country’s Ambassador to Libya and two other Americans.

Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other American officials were killed at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

“I am deeply saddened by the news of attack at the Consulate of the United States of America in Benghazi that caused the deaths of Mr. Chris Stevens, the Ambassador of the United States of America to Libya and three other American officials,” said part of the statement President Kikwete sent to President Obama.

“I wish to convey our most heartfelt condolences to You, and through you to the Government and the People of the United States of America for the great loss,” he said on behalf of the government and people of the United Republic of Tanzania, and on his own.

Kikwete said the killing of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other American officials who were working at the Consulate has touched many people around the World.

He said the deceased will be remembered for his tireless efforts and commitment in pursuit of international peace and security especially for his work in Libya.

“My Government condemns the attack against the American Diplomats as well as actions against religious beliefs. Our Government will do whatever it takes to make sure that what happened in Libya and the Middle East does not happen in Tanzania,” said Kikwete.


Saturday, September 15, 2012

Tanzania Day in USA

Ujumbe kutoka kwa Balozi Mh. Mwanaidi Maajar, kwa waTanzania waishio North America (USA, Canada & Mexico)

Maandamano Bongo Kupinga Filamu Inayodhalilisha Waislamu

Wadau, hiyo sinema. "Innocence of Muslims'  haikutengenezwa kwa idhini ya serikali ya Marekani.  Mtu yeyote Marekani anaweza kutengeneza sinema bila idhini ya serkali. Na pia FBI wanasema kuwa mtengenezaji alitumia jina feki, Sam Bacile ambaye katengeneza sinema kadhaa za ngono (Porn).  Kwa sasa Nakoula Basselly Nakoula  yuko rumande. Mnaweza kusoma habari za kufungwa kwake HAPA.  

Nakoula Basseley Nakoula aka Sam Bacile (mwenye kitambaa cheupe usoni) akipelekwa rumande usiku wa kuamkia leo

Kutoka Blogu ya Wananchi:


WAISLAMU nchini, wanatarajia kuandamana wiki ijayo kupinga filamu iliyotengenezwa nchini Marekani na kumdhalilishaji Mtume Muhammad. Hayo yamesemwa Dar es Salaam jana na Katibu wa Jumuiya na Taasisi za Kiislamu Tanzania, Sheikh Ponda Issa Ponda, alipokuwa akizungumza na MTANZANIA kwa simu.

Kutokana na hali hiyo, Shehe Ponda amelitaka Jeshi la Polisi nchini, kutojihusisha kwa namna yoyote na harakati za kuzuia maandamano hayo.

Sheikh ponda alisema kuwa, baada ya filamu hiyo ya Marekani kumdhalilisha Mtume Muhammad, waislamu hawawezi kukaa kimya na badala yake watalazimika kuandamana kupinga udhalilishaji huo.

“Maandamano hayo yatakuwa ni ya nchi nzima, lakini kwa sasa siwezi kusema yatafanyika siku gani kwa sababu tunafanya maandalizi ya kuyafanya wiki ijayo. Najua kwa kuyasema haya, kuna watu wengine watajitokeza kuyazuia, tunatoa wito kwao mapema waache kutuingilia katika mambo ambayo ni haki yetu na tuna uhuru wa kuyafanya. Jeshi la Polisi litambue wazi kwamba, sisi waislamu hatuna fujo, ni vema wakae pembeni kabisa waache tuandamane na kutoa tamko letu, vinginevyo ni kuanzisha machafuko. Leo nimewashangaa sana hawa polisi, wamefika mahali pa kulinda watu wanaofanya maovu, nimeshangazwa na kitendo cha kuweka ulinzi katika ofisi za makao makuu ya Baraza la Mitihani la Taifa (NECTA) na katika ofisi za Baraza Kuu la Waislamu Tanzania (BAKWATA). Tena katika ulinzi huo, polisi walikuwa na silaha, nashangaa sana, yaani mtu anayefanya makosa, badala ya kumkamata anaendelea kulindwa, hii haiwezekani,” alisema Shehe Ponda.
Alisema kwamba, filamu hiyo iliyotengenezwa na Wamarekani, inachochea uhasama na chuki baina ya wafuasi wa dini mbalimbali.

Kwa mujibu wa Shehe Ponda, filamu hiyo inadaiwa kutengenezwa na raia wa Israel mwenye uraia wa Marekani na kwamba imejenga mtazamo mbaya ndani ya jamii yote duniani.

Hata hivyo taarifa zilizoripotiwa na vyombo vya habari zimemtaja mtengenezaji wa filamu hiyo ya Innocence of Muslims ni Sam Bacile, ambaye aliitayarisha kwa idhini ya Serikali ya Marekani.

Taarifa hizo zimeeleza kwamba, mtengenezaji huyo amejificha kusikojulikana, ambapo Jumuiya ya Ushirikiano wa Nchi za Kiislamu (OIC) na Vatcan, zimelaani filamu hiyo inayomvunjia heshima Mtume Muhammad.


LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say federal probation officers have interviewed a Southern California filmmaker linked to an anti-Islamic movie inflaming protests across the Middle East.

A Los Angeles County Sheriff's spokesman said early Saturday that 55-year-old Nakoula Basseley Nakoula was interviewed at the department's Los Cerritos station.

 Deputy Don Walker says Nakoula was not arrested and traveled voluntarily in a squad car with deputies to the station, which is near his home.

   Walker says he doesn't have information on the interview or how long it lasted.

   TV station KC says Nakoula went to the station early Saturday morning.

  Federal probation officials couldn't be reached early Saturday. Earlier they said they were investigating the activities of Nakoula, who has been convicted of financial crimes.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Waziri Mkuu wa Zimbabwe Anataka Kuoa Lakini Wapenzi wa Nje Waleta Kasheshe!

Mbavu sina! Ndo faida ya midume kuwa na wanawake wengi! Eti kuwa na mabibi wengi ndo udume. Hebu koma!


Zimbabwe PM Tsvangirai Akimchumbia Bi Elizabeth Macheka
Kutoka Reuters:

..Second woman seeks to block Zimbabwe PM's wedding

....HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's plan to get married this weekend faced a second legal challenge on Thursday from another woman who said she was romantically involved with him, fuelling a scandal that has already hurt his reputation.

The dispute has handed long-serving President Robert Mugabe political ammunition as he seeks to extend his three-decade rule in an election expected within a year since Tsvangirai is his main rival.

On Thursday, Nosipho Regina Shilubane, a South African woman, lodged a legal challenge to try to block the premier's wedding, the day after the High Court threw out an application by another former lover to halt the ceremony.

In papers filed at a magistrates court she said she was engaged to Tsvangirai after being introduced to him by her church pastor at a hotel in South Africa in September 2009.

Shilubane, who did not appear in court, said Tsvangirai had taken her on holiday to Singapore, the Seychelles and Botswana and that the two were "still engaged to be married".

Tsvangirai's colorful private life has come under scrutiny since the death of his wife Susan in a car crash in 2009, with local media reveling in stories of his relationships with numerous women.

The other woman keen to halt the wedding - Locardia Karimatsenga - is appealing a judge's decision to reject her challenge to Tsvangirai's marriage to fiancee Elizabeth Macheka.

If the wedding were blocked it would be a major embarrassment for Tsvangirai, who had been expected to invite Mugabe, his political partner in a fractious coalition formed after a disputed 2008 election, as well as some foreign leaders to the ceremony.

While 88-year-old Mugabe has been criticized for turning what was once one of Africa's strongest economies into a basket case, Tsvangirai is now being publicly questioned over his dealings with women and money.

(Reporting by MacDonald Dzirutwe; Editing by Andrew Osborn)...


Uhusiano wa PM Tsvangirai na  MSouth Africa Nosipho Regina Shilubane

PM Tsvangirai na Nosipho Regina Shilubane Wakiwa kwenye Cruise

Kutoka Bulawayo 24 News

Zimbabwe State Media reports that Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's wedding to Elizabeth Macheka remains doubtful following the filing of another urgent application at the magistrates' court by a South African woman who is claiming to be legally engaged to marry Tsvangirai.

Nosipho Regina Shilubane filed the urgent application objecting to the pending wedding ceremony between Tsvangirai and Macheka in terms of Section 19 of the Marriages Act Chapter 5:11, through her lawyer Wellington Pasipanodya, a senior partner at Manase and Manase law firm according to the State media.

Pasipanodya filed the papers before regional magistrate Munamato Mutevedzi and said his client is aggrieved that Mr Tsvangirai intends to marry without her knowledge and without finishing outstanding lobola negotiations with her family.

In part, Ms Shilubane contends she was introduced to Tsvangirai by her pastor, Mr Lazurus Muriritirwa of the Gospel Assembly Church on the 5th of September 2009 in Johannesburg at Monte Casino shopping complex.

Thereafter, a relationship blossomed between the two after Tsvangirai told the applicant he was a widower who was looking for a bride to marry and the pastor had said she was a suitable candidate.

Shilubane further argues that she visited Zimbabwe between the 18th and 20 of September in 2009 staying at her pastor's house in Borrowdale.

Tsvangirai is said to have relocated Shilubane from Yeoville to an upmarket apartment near Sandton Buccleuh, following which they went for a holiday in the Seychelles between 28 of December and 10 January 2010.

On the 19th of December, Shilubane alleges Tsvangirai asked her to follow him to Gaborone in Botswana, saying he was distressed. She followed and they stayed together in his hotel.

On the 27th of December 2010, they went together for another love cruise holiday in Singapore for two weeks up to early 2011, on a yacht called the Legend of The Seas.

In February, Tsvangirai is said to have proposed to marry Shilubane indicating he wanted the ceremony to be conducted in Zimbabwe and Shilubane accepted, advising him that he should first marry her traditionally according to her Tsonga custom.

After the marriage dates were agreed upon, Shilubane alleges Tsvangirai would shift them saying government commitments were disturbing him.

Shilubane says she was shocked to discover that Tsvangirai was scheduled to marry Elizabeth Macheka on the 15th of September 2012, hence her objection to the issuance of a marriage licence.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Polisi Anayedaiwa Kumwua Daudi Mwangosi Afikishwa Kizimbani

Huyo polisi mwenye miaka 23 inawezekana ni ' trigger happy'.  Yaani alikuwa na hamu sana ya kuonyesha upolisi wake na kutumia silaha yake.  Ndo tatizo la kuwapa watu wasiokomaa kiakili silaha. Rest in Peace Daudi Mwangosi.


Mwangosi Killing: Policeman Charged

By The Guardian Reporter

13th September 2012
Police Constable Pacificus Cleophace Simoni (23) appeared before Iringa District Court yesterday charged with the murder of Channel Ten journalist Daudi Mwangosi.

The accused with a white hood draped over a good part of his face, and in a black jacket was escorted into the court by more than seven police officers.

The Public Prosecutor Michael Luena told Senior Magistrate Dyness Lyimo that Constable Simoni with number G2573 residing at FFU quarters in Iringa municipality killed Daudi Mwangosi on September 2 this year at Nyololo village in Mufindi District in Iringa region.

The accused was not allowed to enter any plea because the court has no jurisdiction over murder cases.

The case was adjourned to September 26 this year and he was remanded in custody since the charges facing him are not bailable.

Meanwhile, Home Affairs Minister Dr Emmanuel Nchimbi has said that the probe committee he formed to investigate the murder will continue with its work.

In a statement released in Dar es Salaam yesterday Minister Nchimbi said that the probe committee will continue with its work with a view to get a lasting solution to the misunderstandings between police and journalists and police with political parties.

He said the move also will help to improve the relations between police and civilians, calling on all stakeholders to allow the law to take its course.

Mwangosi who was a Channel Ten Representative in Iringa was killed on September 2 this year at Nyololo village in the region following skirmishes between police and Chadema supporters.

On Tuesday journalists countrywide staged a demonstration to condemn the brutal killing of their colleague vowing to continue pressing the government to take action against all people involved in the killing.

The journalists called on police to respect their work just as journalists recognise and respect members of the force.

Mwangosi who was born in 1972 was buried at Msoka village in Mbeya region on September 4 this year. He is survived by a wife and four children.


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Wabara Kupewa Vitambulisho vya Wageni Zanzibar

Duh! Jamani, nini maana ya Tanzania? Ina maana bado kuna Tanganyika na Zanzibar?



Waziri wa Nchi Ofisi ya Rais (Ikulu) Dk. Mwinyihaji Makame Mwadini

Watanzania bara wanaoishi Zanzibar wataanza kusajiliwa na kupewa vitambulisho maalum sawa na raia wa nje ya Tanzania wanaoishi Zanzibar.

Kwa Mujibu wa muswada wa marekebisho ya sheria ya Usajili ya Mzanzibari mkaazi namba 7 ya mwaka 2005 kazi ya kuwasajili itaanza kufanyika miezi mitatu baada ya kupitishwa kwa sheria hiyo.

Muswada huo unatarajiwa kuwasilishwa katika Baraza la Wawakilishi Zanzibar (BLW) na Waziri wa Nchi Ofisi ya Rais (Ikulu) Dk. Mwinyihaji Makame Mwadini, Oktoba 10 mwaka huu.

Kifungu cha 6A (1) cha muswada kimeleza kwamba kila mkazi asiyekuwa Mzanzibari atatakiwa kujisajili katika Ofisi ya usajili wa vitambilisho vya Mzanzibari mkazi.

Muswada huo umeleza kwamba zoezi hilo pia litawagusa raia wa kigeni ambao wanaishi Zanzibar na kufanya kazi au biashara.

Kifungu cha 6A (3) kimeleza aina ya wageni wanaotakiwa kusajili kwa mujibu wa sheria hiyo wanaofanyakzi Zanzibar ama kwenye taasisi ya umma au binafsi pamoja na wanaofanyabiashara visiwani humo.

“Muajiri wa mkazi asiyekuwa Mzanzibari atatakiwa kutoa taarifa za mtu huyo kwa mkurugenzi au afisa msajili ndani ya siku 60 kuanzia ajira yake au ikiwa ameajiriwa kabla ya kuanza kutumika kwa sheria hii,” umesisitiza muswada huo.

Aidha, muswada huo umefuta kifungu cha 7 na watu wote watakaosajiliwa watatakiwa kuchukuliwa alama za vidole badala ya kidole gumba kimoja kwa mujibu wa sheria hiyo.

Akizungumza na NIPASHE Mkurugenzi wa usajili wa Vitambulisho vya Uzanzibari mkazi Mohamed Juma Ame, alisema serikali imeamua kuwasajili watu hao baada ya kubainika kuwepo watu wanaopewa vitambulisho hivyo kinyemela.

Alisema kwamba hali hiyo imekuwa ikifanyika baada ya vitambulisho hivyo kuonekana kuwa ni nyenzo muhimu katika maisha ya kila siku hasa katika upatikanaji wa huduma za jamii.

Mohamed alisema sheria hiyo pia itasadia kuwatambua watu wanaoingia na kutoka Zanzibar maeneo wanayoushi na kazi wanazofanya Zanzibar.

Hivi karibuni Baadhi ya Wajumbe wa Baraza la Wawakilishi wamekuwa wakilalamika kuwa vijana wengi Zanzibar wameshindwa kunufaika na ajira katika sekta ya Utalii kutokana na kazi hizo kuvamiwa na wageni kutoka nje ya Zanzibar ikiwemo Tanzania bara.


Nafasi za Kazi Mumbai, India

Work Opportunity in Mumbai India

I have a client request for one of his clubs in Mumbai, India. They require up to 5 big guys (and I emphasis the big) who must also be as black as you can find. Sorry to be so racist with that one but I am not sure if you aware but Indians look upon really black Africans as being super humans (cant think why!!!!) so use your skin colour as a guide and go darker. They must be able to handle themselves and a martial arts background would be useful. I need an idea as to whether you can get them for me on the following criteria;

- Big guys ? 6ft plus and excellent physique ? as big and well built as you can find

- English language a must

- Ability to handle themselves within the law

- Martial Arts background (boxing included)

 - Willing to work in Mumbai, India.

Client will organize work permits and visas and provide accommodation.
Contact in Tanzania:

Eddie Barzangy

Tel: +255 718 737 177


Saturday, September 08, 2012

Wazazi Wangu Washerekea Miaka Hamsini ya Ndoa

Wadau, napenda kuwafahamisha kuwa wazazi wangu, Dr. Aleck na Mrs. Rita Che-Mponda wamesherekea miaka hamsini ya ndoa wiki iliyopita mjini Dar es Salaam. Ndoa yao ilibarikiwa katka kanisa la Anglikana St. Albans, Dar es Salaam. Walifunga ndoa mwaka 1961, baba akiwa mwanafunzi katika Chuo Kikuu cha Howard. Mama alikuwa amemaliza masomo yake ya unesi.

Mungu azidi kuwabariki.

Dr. & Mrs. Aleck Che-Mponda 
Misa ya Kuwabarika St. Albsans

Wazee wakiwa na baadhi ya ndugu

Friday, September 07, 2012

Bi Kidude Hajafariki, Amelazwa Hospitalini Zanzibar

Bi Kidude

Habari za kizushi zilizosambaa kwa kasi ya ajabu kuhusu hali ya bi kidude kwamba amefariki dunia ni za uongo. Ndugu na jamaa wa Bi Kidude  wamekanusha uzushi huo na  wameweza kutoa ufafanuzi kwamba bi kidude amelazwa kwenye hospitali ya Hindu Mandal visiwani Zanzibar na bado anaendelea na matibabu yake.

Bila shaka Bi Kidude ataishi maisha marefu.

Ufunguzi wa Shina Jipya la CCM Leicester, U.K.



Website: E-mail:


Kidumu Chama cha Mapinduzi!

Kutakua na mkutano wa ufunguzi wa shina la CCM Leicester, Tawi la UK.

Katika mkutano huo vile vile kutakua na uandikishaji kwa wanachama wapya na pia uchaguzi wa viongozi wa shina.

Viongozi Wapya wa TAWI, CCM UK pia watakuwepo

Wote mnakaribishwa Mkutano utafanyika siku ya Jumapili Tarehe 09.09.2012 kuanzia saa sita mchana ambapo chakula cha mchana na vinywaji Vitapatikana.

Mkutano utafanyika:

LE1 2PD.

Kwa mawasiliano zaidi unaweza kuwasiliana na: Moses Kusamba, Kupitia namba zifuatazo.

07405272879/ 07903621150.
Naibu Katibu Siasa na Uenezi
Chama Cha Mapinduzi Tawi la Uingereza

Imetolewa na Idara ya Siasa na Uenezi, Tawi la CCM ,Uingereza.

Tarehe : 07 September 2012.

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Rais Kikwete Atuma Salamu za Rambirambi Kwa Kifo cha Lt. Col. Adam Makwaia

Lt. Colonel  (ret.) Adam  Hussein Makwaia


Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania na Amiri Jeshi Mkuu wa Majeshi ya Ulinzi na Usalama, Mheshimiwa Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete amemtumia Mkuu wa Majeshi ya Ulinzi Jenerali Davis Mwamunyange salamu za rambirambi kuomboleza kifo cha Luteni Kanali (mst) Adam Hussein Mwandu Makwaia, aliyekuwa Mpambe wa Rais wa kwanza wa Tanzania, Baba wa Taifa, Mwalimu Julius Nyerere na Rais Ali Hassan Mwinyi.

Katika salamu zake, Rais Kikwete amemwambia Jenerali Mwamunyange: “Nimepokea kwa majonzi na masikitiko taarifa za kifo cha Luteni Kanali Makwaia ambaye nimejulishwa kuwa alipoteza maisha Jumanne, Septemba 4, mwaka huu, 2012, katika Hospitali ya Jeshi ya Lugalo mjini Dar es Salaam.”

“Katika miaka yote ya utumishi wa Jeshi na utumishi wa umma, Luteni Kanali Makwaia alikuwa mwadilifu na mwaminifu kwa nchi yake, alikuwa na weledi wa kiwango cha juu katika taaluma yake ya kijeshi na alikuwa mtiifu kwa viongozi wake. Nakutumia wewe Mkuu wa Majeshi ya Ulinzi salamu zangu za rambirambi kufuatia kifo hiki,” amesema Rais Kikwete na kuongeza:

“Aidha, kupitia kwako natuma salamu za pole nyingi kwa familia ya marehemu Makwaia ambao wamempoteza baba na mhimili wa familia. Pia, kupitia kwako, natuma salamu za rambirambi kwa maofisa na wapiganaji wote wa Jeshi la Wananchi wa Tanzania (JWTZ) ambao wamempoteza ofisa na mpiganaji mwenzao.”

Luteni Kanali (mst) Makwaia alijiunga na Jeshi Machi 24, mwaka 1974, na alilitumikia kwa miaka 23 na miezi tisa kabla ya kustaafu. Alikuwa Msaidizi wa Mpambe wa Rais kati ya mwaka 1978 na 1981 na kuwa Mpambe wa Rais kwa miaka sita hadi 1987. Amefariki dunia akiwa na umri wa miaka 62.

Imetolewa na:

Kurugenzi ya Mawasiliano ya Rais,
Dar es Salaam.
6 Septemba, 2012
Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania na Amiri Jeshi Mkuu wa Majeshi ya Ulinzi na Usalama, Mheshimiwa Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete ndugu jamaa na marafiki wa Hayati Luteni Kanali (mst) Adam Hussein Mwandu Makwaia leo Septemba 6, 2012 Keko, jijini Dar es salaam.

Hayati Luteni Kanali (mst) Adam Hussein Mwandu Makwaia, akiwa kazini kama  Mpambe wa Rais wa kwanza wa Tanzania, Baba wa Taifa, Mwalimu Julius Nyerere na baadaye  Rais wa pili wa Tanzania Alhaj  Ali Hassan Mwinyi.

President Barack Obama's First Term Achievements

Here as some of the other things accomplished on President Obamas watch. Like them or not he has done lots in the face of stiff opposition. Facts are stubborn things.

Current Federal spending ( not debt ) lowest in 30 years! ( Forbes Magazine )

Lowest Tax rates in 35 years ( google it )

Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act-Equal pay for women

Children's Health Insurance Program

2009 Stimulus bill

President Obama has created the lowest Federal tax rates in 30 years

Ordered killing of Somali Pirates;

Eased restrictions on Cuba;

Serve America Act

Fraud Enforcement Act

Federal funding of stem cell research

Credit Card Act

Matthew Shepard Act

Student Aid Act

Wall Street Reform Act

Rescue of the US automobile industry

Health insurance reform

Timetables for bringing our troops home from Iraq and Afghanistan

Extension of unemployment compensation

An end to discrimination against homosexuals in the military

Assisted in the overthrow of Gaddafi, at no loss of American life

Dismantled Al Qaeda

Fair Sentencing Act

Small Business Jobs Act

Veterans' Benefit Act

2010 Tax Relief; Jobs Compromise Act

Food Safety Modernization Act

New START Treaty

US Forces Kill Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan

America Invents Act
War in Iraq ended with last American troops crossing border into Kuwait

Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Credit

First President to publicly support the legalization of same sex marriage

Stock market climbed from 8,279.63 1/9/2009 to 13,000

Cash for Clunkers

$ 7,000 tax break for first time home buyers

Froze Federal Wages

Gas Prices down

American Dollar is getting stronger and stronger

Tax breaks for home energy improvements - Insulation & Solar

Created less American oil dependancy in over 40 years

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Mauaji Iringa Yamtesa IGP Mwema!

Kutola Gazeti la Mwananchi

Tanzania Inspector General of Poice Mr. Said Mwema

Mauaji Iringa Yamtesa

Tuesday, 04 September 2012

Waandishi Wetu

TUKIO la kuuawa kwa mwandishi wa habari wakati polisi wakipambana na wafuasi wa Chadema mkoani Iringa, limelitikisa jeshi hilo na jana Mkuu wake (IGP), Said Mwema alilazimika kujifungia na vigogo wa polisi Mkoa wa Iringa kujadili suala hilo.

Wakati IGP Mwema akifanya mkutano huo, uliodumu kwa zaidi ya saa mbili na nusu, Waziri wa Mambo ya Ndani ya Nchi, Dk Emmanuel Nchimbi amelazimika kukatisha ziara yake ya kikazi Afrika Kusini na kurejea nchini kushughulikia suala hilo.

Mwema alienda Iringa jana na kuitisha mkutano huo uliowahusisha pia viongozi wa Chadema, akiwamo Katibu Mkuu wake, Dk Willibrod Slaa katika mazingira yaliyoelezwa kuwa na ulinzi mkali.

Hii ni mara ya kwanza IGP Mwema kwenda mwenyewe kwenye mikoa kunakotokea vurugu kati na vyama vya siasa na baadaye mauaji ya raia.

Julai 15, mwaka huu vurugu za aina hiyo zilitokea mkoani Singida ambako Mwenyekiti wa Umoja wa Vijana wa CCM Kata ya Ndago wilayani Iramba, Yohana Mpinga aliuawa kwa kupigwa na silaha za jadi.

Pia mkoani Morogoro, Ally Zona aliuawa katika vurugu zilizoibuka baina ya polisi na wafuasi wa Chadema katika haraka za jeshi hilo kuwasambaratisha wafuasi hao kwa kile ilichoeleza kuwa maandamano yao yalipigwa marufuku.

Katika vurugu zote hizo, IGP amekuwa akituma wawakilishi au kutumia polisi kwenye mkoa husika kushughulikia matatizo hayo.

Makubaliano ya Kikao

Taarifa kutoka ndani ya kikao hicho zimeeleza kuwa polisi imekubaliana na Chadema na Umoja wa Vyama vya Waandishi wa Habari Tanzania (UTPC) kusitisha majadiliano yote yanayohusu kifo cha mwandishi huyo hadi mazishi yake yatakapokamilika.

Mwenyekiti wa UTPC, Kenneth Simbaya alisema baada ya mkutano huo kuwa wamekubaliana kuwa na mkutano mwingine baada ya shughuli za mazishi kukamilika.

“Tulichoomba kifanyike ni kwamba, tumzike mwenzetu halafu majadiliano mengine juu ya ilikuwaje kwa nini na nini kifanyike kwa siku za usoni yatakuja,” alisema Simbaya.

Alisema sasa wanasubiri mwili wa Mwangosi ufanyiwe uchunguzi na wataalamu kutoka Dar es Salaam kabla ya kukabidhiwa kwa ndugu kwa ajili ya maandalizi ya mazishi.

Katibu wa Chama cha Waandishi wa Habari Mkoa wa Iringa (IPC), Francis Godwin alisema uchunguzi wa awali wa IPC unapingana kwa asilimia zote na taarifa ya jeshi hilo kwa kuzingatia taarifa zilizotolewa na baadhi ya waandishi waliokuwapo katika tukio hilo.

“Taarifa kutoka katika vyanzo vyetu zinaonyesha kwamba Mwangosi alipigwa kwa virungu kabla ya kulipuliwa na bomu hilo ambalo kwa vyovyote vile mhusika wake mkuu anaweza kuwa jeshi hilo na ili taarifa hiyo potofu isiendelee kuugubika umma, IPC imeamua kutoa tamko linalolenga kuviarifu vyombo huru viingilie kati uchunguzi,” alisema Godwin.

Nchimbi Katisha Ziara

Waziri wa Mambo ya Ndani, Dk Emmanuel Nchimbi jana alilazimika kukatisha ziara yake ya kikazi, Afrika Kusini na kurudi nchini ambako pamoja na mambo mengine, atazungumza na waandishi wa habari leo kuhusu tukio hilo.

Nchimbi anarejea nchini wakati Naibu wake, Pereira Ame Silima akikataa kulizungumzia akisema uchunguzi umeshaanza.

Silima alisema tukio hilo linachunguzwa kwa pamoja kati ya Mkuu wa Upelelezi wa Makosa ya Jinai (DCI), Robert Manumba na IGP Mwema... “Mwema na Manumba wanaelekea Iringa ikiwa ni sehemu ya uchunguzi wa tukio hilo na baadaye ndipo jeshi la polisi litaweza kueleza ni kitu gani hasa kimetokea.”

Alisema kwa sasa lolote litakalozungumzwa juu ya tukio hilo litakuwa ni hisia tu na ukweli utajulikana baada ya uchunguzi huo kukamilika.

ongozi wa kampuni ya Africa Media Group ambao wanamiliki Kituo cha Televisheni cha Channel Ten, umeitaka Serikali kuanzisha uchunguzi huru ili kubaini sababu na mazingira ya kuuawa kwa mwandishi huyo ambaye alijiunga na kampuni hiyo mwaka 2006.

Taarifa iliyotolewa na kampuni na kusainiwa na Mhariri Mkuu wa Channel Ten, Dina Chahali imetaka uchunguzi huru kufanyika na kuhakikisha wahusika wa tukio hilo wanachukuliwa hatua kwa mujibu wa sheria.

“Tunalaani vikali tukio hili ambalo halikubaliki kwa jinsi yoyote ile, tunataka kuanzishwa uchunguzi huru na hatimaye nguvu za kisheria zitumike,” imesema sehemu ya taarifa hiyo.

CHADEMA Yamtaka Rais Kikwete Kuwawajibisha Polisi!

Mkurugenzi wa Habari na Uenezi Chadema, John Mnyika akionesha picha ya polisi wakizingira Ofisi ya Tawi la chama hicho katika Kijiji cha Nyololo, Mufindi iliyochapishwa na gazeti la Tanzania Daima


CHAMA cha Demokrasi na Maendelea (Chadema), kimemtaka Rais Jakaya Kikwete kuwasimamisha kazi vigogo wote wa Jeshi la Polisi, ambao wamekuwa wakitoa taarifa mbalimbali za uongo kuhusu mauaji ya mwandishi Daudi Mwangosi, ama awatake wajiuzuru nyadhifa zao, kupisha uchunguzi.

Akizungumza na waandishi wa habari leo jijini Dar es Salaam, Mkurugenzi wa Habari na Uenezi wa chama hicho, John Mnyika, aliwataja vigogo hao wa polisi kuwa ni Kamanda wa Operesheni wa Polisi, Paul Chagonja na RPC wa Iringa, Michael Kamuhanda

Wawili hao kwa mujibu wa Mnyika, kwa nyakati tofauti walidai kuwa marehemu alifikwa na mauti baada ya kuchoropoka kutoka kwa kundi la wafuasi wa Chadema na kukimbilia mikononi mwa Polisi na ghafla kulitokea mlipuko wa bomu la machozi uliosababisha kifo chake, jambo ambalo sio la kweli.

Mnyika alisema maneno hayo yanayotafuatiana na kuyaita kuwa ni ya uongo ukizingatia kwamba picha mbalimbali zimeonesha ikiwemo waandishi waliokuwemo eneo la tukio kutoa ushuhuda wao.

Kutokana na hali hiyo, Mkurugenzi huyo alisema ipo haja ya vigogo hao kung’oka kupisha uchunguzi, ili uweze kufanyika kwa haki na kuongeza kwamba Rais atumie madaraka yake kuhakikisha askari saba wanaoonekana katika picha 'wakimsghulikia' marehemu kukamatwa haraka na kuhojiwa ni nani alifyatua bunduki, kwa namna gani na vigogo gani walitoa amri hiyo.

Kwa mujibu wa Mnyika, Polisi imekuwa na tabia ya kukamata raia wanaokuwa eneo la tukio pindi kunapotokea mauaji kama hayo, hivyo ni wakati sasa wa Polisi wanaoonekana katika picha wakimshambulia marehemu Mwangosi nao kukamatwa.

Aidha alilitaka Jeshi la Polisi nchini lisitumie vibaya fedha za walipa kodi kwa kuchunguza nani alihusika na mauaji hayo wakati wauaji wanaonekana.

Mwandishi wa Habari Auwawa na Polisi Bongo!

The Late Daudi Mwangosi
Tanzanian Journalist Killed Reporting Police-Opposition Clash

By Fumbuka Ng'wanakilala

Tue Sep 4, 2012
DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - A leading Tanzanian editor accused police on Tuesday of beating up and killing television journalist Daudi Mwangosi, who died on Sunday during clashes between anti-riot police and supporters of the opposition CHADEMA party.

A police commissioner denied police responsibility but said he had ordered a joint military-police inquiry into the killing. Photos of the victim were uploaded onto the Internet and published by local newspapers.

Opposition leaders and activists linked the incident to a wider trend of rapidly growing violence against dissent in Tanzania and called for an independent inquiry.

Mwangosi was killed in a village in the Iringa region, about 500 km (315 miles) west of the capital Dar es Salaam, while reporting the clashes between police and CHADEMA supporters.

It was the first time in modern Tanzanian history that a journalist had been killed while doing his job, the Tanzania Editors' Forum (TEF) said.

"It was a deliberate move by the police, who clearly targeted this journalist. Eyewitnesses said the journalist was surrounded by police, beaten up and brutally killed," TEF secretary-general Neville Meena told Reuters.

Police fired a tear gas shell into Daudi's stomach at close range, Meena said. "Photos of fragments of Daudi's blown-up body hit the Internet less than one hour after the incident. We believe that the police are deliberately targeting journalists in a violent crackdown."

The police denied responsibility and said they had moved in to disperse an illegal gathering of opposition supporters.

"Police deny any deliberate involvement in the death of the journalist," police commissioner of operations Paul Chagonja said in a statement. "A commission of inquiry comprising officials from the police and military has been formed to investigate the death of the journalist."

Journalists at the scene uploaded images onto the Internet that they said showed Mwangosi's mutilated body lying on the ground, his abdomen ripped open and intestines spilling out.

Local newspapers published photos that showed a man lying on the ground, surrounded by anti-riot police officers who were beating him. The newspapers identified the man as Mwangosi, though the face was not recognizable.

"We condemn the killing ..." the Guardian newspaper of Tanzania said in an editorial. "It is unacceptable for the government and the public to rely on police investigations, knowing only too well that they are in this case one of the parties being blamed for the death of our colleague," it added.

Mwangosi's death came a week after one person was killed and several were wounded when police fired tear gas to break up an opposition protest in Morogoro town, a stronghold of the ruling CCM party.

(Editing by Yara Bayoumy and Tim Pearce)


Important Message from the U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam!

Safety at Home, on Foot, in a Car

August 29, 2012

Due to the recent home invasions on a Msasani Peninsula expatriate compound in Dar es Salaam, the U.S. Embassy would like to remind you that crime in Tanzania affects everyone, whether an expatriate, visitor, or Tanzanian. Criminal activity can take place anywhere during the day or the night. We recommend taking the following measures to improve your personal security.

Below are some security reminders for residences, vehicles, and pedestrians.

Residential Security:

• Lock all doors and security grills -- especially at night.
• Ensure windows and fire escape grills are secured.
• Keep your mobile phone charged and close to you at all times.

Pedestrians, Joggers, Cyclists:

• Avoid carrying backpacks and purses.
• If you exercise on the street, select routes where you can run, walk, or bike on the shoulder and face oncoming traffic, if it is safe to do so.
• Don't wear headphones.
• Exercise with a buddy.
• Avoid exercising after dark.
• Wear bright reflective clothing.
• Don't carry a wallet, flashy watch, jewelry, or iPods.
• Just carry a concealed cell phone and a minimum amount of cash (not ATM, credit, or debit cards).

• In Dar es Salaam, AVOID WALKING/BIKING near TourĂ© Drive, Coco Beach, Ubungo bus station, the South Beach ferry area, or any place where there aren't houses on both sides of the road. Assailants may hide in brush-covered areas or in crowds. If you go to the South Beach ferry or the Ubungo bus station, arrive and depart in a secured vehicle.


• Lock your doors and close your windows.
• Set the alarm (if available) when you park.
• Secure bags in the trunk or leave them at home.
• Don't take public transportation such as bajajs and daladalas, or hail unknown taxis on the street. Use a car service or have a hotel or restaurant hire a cab for you.
• When you drive at night in Dar, be especially cautious when stopped at traffic lights. In order to avoid assault at isolated intersections, some drivers do not stop at lights, but proceed after slowing down. This means that intersections are really dangerous at night, whether you have the right of way or not.
• When driving in traffic, leave adequate space between your car and the vehicle ahead to permit you to maneuver out of danger.

The U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam encourages U.S. citizens to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program ( <> STEP) for the most up-to-date safety and security information. Keep all of your information in STEP up-to-date by maintaining your current phone numbers and email addresses where you can be reached in case of an emergency.

You can stay in touch and get updates by checking the U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam <> website. You can also get global updates at the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs <> website, where you can find the current Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information. Follow us on Twitter and the Bureau of Consular Affairs page on Facebook as well, or you can download our free Smart Traveler iPhone App <> for travel information at your fingertips.

Current information on safety and security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States or a regular toll line at-1-202-501-4444 for callers from other countries. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

686 Old Bagamoyo Road, Msasani

Tel: [255] (22) 229-4000; Fax: [255] (22) 229-4721

Email: <>

After Hours U.S. citizen emergencies should call +255-(0)22-229-4000 and wait for the operator to answer.

Monday, September 03, 2012

Leib for New York

1861 Hanshaw Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: (917) 497-2847

                                                                     August 31, 2012 
 Dear Friends,

Mark your calendars!!

September begins the political season in New York, and we are kicking it off with a special reception in support of Howard Leib, who is running for New York State Senate from Central New York's 51st District.

This reception will feature leading political comedian Scott Blakeman, and will be held at the home of Richard and Shari Foos (The Apthorp, 2211 Broadway, Apt. 2A, New York, New York, at 79th Street) on Wednesday, September 19th from 7 to 9 pm. Attached is the invitation, with your opportunity to join the host committee.

We will have political comedy from special guest Scott Blakeman. This will also be a great opportunity for an open discussion with Howard about the upcoming elections. Share your thoughts on how we can improve and advance our State, how Democrats can take back the State Senate, and enjoy some of the best political comedy in New York.

For more information, or to contribute, please visit, or call 917-497-2847.  You Can see your Invitation HERE.

Thanks! See you there.

The Host Committee