Thursday, November 29, 2012

Tanzia - Freddy Mtoi wa BBC

Asante Kaka Freddy Macha kwa kuleta taarifa hii:


The late Freddy Mtoi
  haa ya Kiswahili ya BBC London inawaarifu wapenzi wa BBC, ndugu, jamaa na marafiki hasa walioko Uingereza kuwa, ibada ya kumuaga mtangazaji wake Fred Mtoi aliyefariki dunia usiku wa kuamkia Jumamosi tarehe 17 Novemba 2012 itakuwa Jumamosi tarehe Mosi Disemba 2012.
Ibada hiyo itafanyika katika Kanisa la St. Anne’s Lutheran mjini London kuanzia saa tano kamili asubuhi.
Anuani ya Kanisa ni: St Anne’s Lutheran Church, Gresham Street, London, EC2V.

 Safari ya kuupeleka mwili wa marehemu Dar es salaam nchini Tanzania itakuwa Jumatatu tarehe 3 Disemba 2012 jioni kwa ndege ya Shirika la British Airways.
Mwili unatarajiwa kuwasili Dar es Salaam Uwanja wa Ndege wa Kimataifa wa Julius Nyerere Jumanne saa moja asubuhi.
Mipango ya Ibada na mazishi nchini Tanzania inafanyika nyumbani kwa wazazi wake Tabata Maduka Manne jijini Dar es salaam. Ibada ya kumuaga Fred itafanyika katika kanisa la Lutheran Tabata Kuu saa saba mchana siku ya Jumatano tarehe 5 Disemba 2012. Maziko yatafanyika katika makaburi ya Kinondoni Dar es salaam saa tisa alasiri.
Fred alianza kazi ya utangazaji Radio Tanzania kabla ya kuja Ulaya kwa masomo. Amekuwa akifanya kazi huku akiendelea na masomo ya shahada ya pili ya Uzamili kuhusu ‘Digital Media’ katika chuo kikuu kimoja cha London.
Alishiriki katika vipindi muhimu na vilivyopata sifa hasa vya sanaa, utamaduni na jamii kutokana na kuwafahamu wakaazi wengi wa London hasa wenye asili ya Afrika Mashariki.

 Alishiriki piya katika matangazo ya kawaida ya habari ya Idhaa ya Kiswahili ya BBC.
Wenzake katika Idhaa ya Kiswahili ya BBC wanamkumbuka Fred kuwa mtu mwema, mpole, mchangamfu na aliyepatana na wote. Alikuwa mtangazaji mtulivu na akishikilia kazi alihakikisha anaimaliza vema.
Alishiriki katika vipindi muhimu na vilivyopata sifa hasa vya sanaa, utamaduni na jamii kutokana na kuwafahamu wakaazi wengi wa London hasa wenye asili ya Afrika Mashariki.
Fred atakumbukwa kwa umahiri wake katika matangazo ya kawaida ya habari ya Idhaa ya Kiswahili ya BBC.
Shukran za dhati kwa Shirika la BBC kwa kushughulikia na kugharamia mipango yote ya kuusafirisha mwili wa marehemu Fred hadi Tanzania.
Pia shukran kwa wote walioshiriki kwa namna moja ama nyingine kufanikisha mipango ya yote kuhusu msiba huu.
Imetolewa na:
Zawadi Machibya
Mratibu wa Mazishi
Idhaa ya Kiswahili ya BBC

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012


Tumienni Kondomu!

 14 HIV/AIDS Beliefs--Which Ones Are True?

As if waging war against an incurable virus that plagues 33 million people globally weren't enough, researchers, doctors, and public health officials continue to battle yet another elusive problem as World Aids Day approaches Saturday: misinformation.

"It really does obstruct the fight," says Rowena Johnston, vice president and director of research at amfAR, a nonprofit that funds HIV/AIDS research. Broaching topics like sex and drug use--the major vehicles for transmission--is "taboo" for many, she says, "so a challenge certainly is getting people to talk openly and honestly about what HIV is and isn't." And part of a candid conversation should be devoted to debunking the myths many have come to believe, including the following:

1. If I had HIV, I would know. Not the case, says Kimberley Hagen, assistant director for the Center for AIDS Research at Emory University in Atlanta. About 1.1 million people in the United States are HIV-positive, and as many as 1 in 5 don't know it, estimates the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many of them feel perfectly healthy. And those who have symptoms may confuse them with run-of-the-mill flu. Denial also plays a role, say experts. "There is a universal tendency with HIV," says Hagen, to try to say, " 'This is something that will affect someone else and not me.' And so you say that you can't get it doing the things that you do--you can only get it doing the things that other people do. That may be the biggest myth."

2. HIV and AIDS are the same. False: HIV is the virus that leads to AIDS. You could have HIV for years without having AIDS.

3. I don't have to worry because I'm not in a high-risk group. While prostitutes, men who have sex with men, and needle sharers are considered at high risk by the CDC, the virus is an equal-opportunity bug. "Many people don't perceive themselves to be at risk and so don't understand why testing is important," says Joel Gallant, associate director of the AIDS Service at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. One example: Heterosexuals account for a third of new HIV transmissions each year, the CDC reports, and a woman might not know her male partner has slept with men in the past or has shared needles with an infected user. Monogamous relationships don't guarantee absolute safety unless you've both been tested and are HIV-negative. In rare instances, women who have sex with women can pass on the virus. And the number of people 50 and older living with HIV/AIDS is on the rise, partly due to newly diagnosed infections, says Paul Weidle, an epidemiologist with the CDC. There are no hallmark characteristics to watch out for, no physical attribute that will "set off an alarm in your head saying 'this person has HIV,' " says Hagen.

4. We're both HIV-positive. We don't need to practice safe sex. Wrong, says Weidle. Superinfection--where someone gets infected with a different strain of the virus--is possible. This new strain could be drug-resistant and even stimulate the transition to full-blown AIDS. Not to mention that shunning condoms leaves the body open to other sexually transmitted diseases that an already weakened immune system can't fight off. Birth control also doesn't protect against HIV.

5. HIV transmission by someone on antiretroviral drugs is impossible. While the drugs can lower the amount of virus--the "viral load"--in the blood to an undetectable level, it could still register in semen or vaginal fluid and be passed on, says Gallant. Doctors usually test viral load every three to six months, and while chances are "pretty slim" that an undetectable level would suddenly rise, says Gallant, it is possible.

6. I'm sure my doctor has tested me and would have told me if the results were positive. Healthcare professionals will not test you without first talking about it, says Hagen. The CDC recommends at least one test for everyone between the ages of 13 and 64, and those considered high risk should be tested multiple times. Ask your primary-care physician or find a testing center by Zip code here.

7. I won't get HIV through oral sex. Transmission is less common than through anal or vaginal sex, but it is still possible whether performing or receiving oral sex, says Weidle.

8. I can get HIV through casual contact or kissing. This belief has persisted from the dawn of the epidemic in the early 1980s. HIV is transmitted through blood, semen, vaginal fluid, and breast milk. You cannot get HIV by shaking hands or hugging, nor can you get it from a toilet seat, drinking fountain, or drinking glasses, says Weidle. HIV does not travel through air or food and cannot live long outside the body. Closed-mouth kissing is also safe, but Weidle notes there have been "extremely rare cases of HIV being transmitted via deep French kissing." In these cases, bleeding gums or sores in the mouth were the conduits.

9. I'm HIV-positive but feel fine. I don't need antiretroviral drugs. "That's very old-fashioned thinking," says Gallant. "Nowadays there's really pretty good evidence that everybody with HIV, or just about everybody, would benefit from treatment in some way." And the point of treatment is to prevent an infected person from getting sick.

10. HIV-positive mothers pass the virus on to their babies. While the CDC estimates that mothers who aren't on antiretroviral treatment have a 25 percent chance of passing the infection on to a newborn, faithful drug therapy during the pregnancy can drop that to 2 percent or less. Women with HIV and AIDS can still have children.

11. I can't get HIV through tattoos or body piercing. If a tattoo parlor or piercing place doesn't sterilize its equipment properly, the virus could inadvertently be transmitted. Tools that cut the skin should be used only once and then either thrown away or sterilized, the CDC recommends, and a new needle should be used on each client. Before getting a tattoo or piercing, ask what steps the shop takes to prevent HIV and other infections, such as hepatitis B or C.

12. I'm too young to get HIV. Au contraire, young adults ages 13 to 24 account for more than a quarter of all new HIV infections, according to a CDC report published this month. About 60 percent of those infected either don't know it or aren't being treated, which means they may be transmitting the virus to others.
13. HIV isn't that serious anymore. Many people think that since it doesn't flash across the front pages as much it's no longer a big deal, says Hagen. "It absolutely is. It's still here, it's still serious, and we don't have a cure for it."

14. Eliminating AIDS is a futile mission. Yes, the outlook sometimes appears grim. But a recent report from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) shows a promising development: New HIV infections have dropped 50 percent across 25 countries, and worldwide, AIDS-related deaths fell by more than 25 percent between 2005 and 2011.

Sharo Milionea Azikwa Tanga

Bongo Staa, Sharo Milionea aka. Hussein Ramadhani Mkieti (27) amezikwa leo, Muheza, Tanga.  Sharo alipoteza maisha yake juzi katika ajali ya gari mkoani Tanga. Alikuwa anakwenda kuona wazazi wake.  Kabla ya kifo chake, Sharo Milionea alikuwa anapanda kwa kasi katika chati ya Bongo Stars. 


Shekhe akimwombea mwili wa marehemu Bongo Staa, Sharo Milionea

Umati walitokea kwenye mazishi ya marehemu  Bongo Staa, Sharo Milionea

Sharo Milionea aka. Hussein Ramadhani Mkieti (1985 -2012)

Sharo Milionea alipoteza maisha yake katika ajali ya gari mkoani Tanga. Alikuwa anaendesha mwenyewe, alikuwa anaeelekea Muheza, Tanga kwenda kuona wazazi wake.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Aina Mpya ya Utapeli Bongo

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Kuna dada mmoja anasoma chuo buguruni na pia ni mfanyakazi hivyo jioni akitoka kazini ndipo huenda shule.Sasa akiwa njiani kuelekea chuo akapigiwa simu na mtu asiyemfahamu akajitambulisha kwamba yeye ni daktari wa lugaro hosp na kumuulizia habari za mwanae ambae alishawahi kwenda kumtibu pale na chakushangaza zaidi akataja mpaka aina na rangi ya nguo aliyovaa siku ile alipokwenda hapo hospitali na yote yalikuwa kweli.

Na zaidi akamwambia najua sasa hivi unaelekea chuo buguruni na kweli ilikuwa hivyo, lakini mwishoni akamweleza kwamba kuna mambo anataka kujua kujua kuhusu hicho chuo hivyo nae anaelekea huko hivyo akifika tu atamtafuta. Kwa muda wote huo huyo dada hakuweza kabisa kumkumbuka ila akajipa moyo kwamba yamkini huyo mtu atakuwa anamfahamu vizuri.

Baada ya kutoka chuo akiwa na wenzake watatu akawa anawasimulia habari za huyo mtu ndipo simu yake ikaita,kupokea yule mtu akamwambia akuona uko na wenzio wawili mnavuka barabara na kumueleza jinsi alivyovaa sasa wenzie wakasema huyo mtu anakufahamu haiwezekani hapa tupo watatu kweli na ameweza kukutambua. Kisha huyo mtu akamwelekeza mahali alipo ambapo haikuwa mbali na barabara.

Lakini alipomtazama hakumfahamu kabisa, basi akampa mkono kumsalimia, baada ya hapo hakujitambua na zaidi alijikuta yuko maeneo ya chuo kikuu cha DSM akiwa hoi. Kuangalia simu na kila kitu chake kilikuwa salama na hakufanyiwa kitu chochote, kwa bahati kulikuwa kuna ndugu yake anasoma chuo hivyo akawasiliana nae ili kupata msaada ikabidi awahishwe mwananyamala hosp lakini ikaonekana sumu iliyotumika ni kali na dawa yake wanayo regency hosp,hivyo akawahishwa regency na kupata matibabu.

Baada ya ufahamu kumrudia akakuta mtu huyo kachukua pesa zote kwenye mpesa,tigo pesa na bank ( NMB na CRDB) kiasi cha milioni 3, hivyo inawezekana walipompa sumu alitaja password pasipo kujijua.

Na bank walipotazama kwenye ATM Camera waliona picha ya huyo mtu na yeye alimkumbuka vizuri, lakini polisi Kijitonyama wakakiri kwamba kesi hizo sasa hivi zimetokea mara nyingi na huo mtandao ni mkubwa, walipoenda kwenye usajili wa simu walikuta ni huyo huyo na jina lake ndilo alilojitambulisha.Ingawa polisi wameshindwa kumkamata.

Akiwa kituo cha polisi mara huyo mtu akampigia simu akimwambia kumbe wewe ni muoga sana tutakurudishia pesa zako’’. Sasa kumbe wanachofanya wanakuambia tutafutie mtu ambae unahisi ana pesa kuliko hizi halafu tukifanikiwa tutarudisha pesa zako’’ hivyo inawezekana nae kuna mtu anaemjua alifanyiwa hivyo akaamua kumtaja yeye.


Maelezo Juu ya Kifo cha Sharo Milionea


The Late Sharo Milionea aka. Hussein Ramadhan

Habari za uhakika kuhusiana na chanzo cha kifo cha msanii Hussein Ramadhan Sharo milionea ni kwamba gari yake aina ya Toyota harrier ilipata pancha tairi la upande wa kulia na kukosa mwelekeo kisha ikaacha njia na kuelekea mtaroni lakini ule mtalo haukuizuru sana gari hiyo ikaruka na kuingia katika shamba la maindi.
Kitu kilichoshangaza wengi ni sehemu ambayo si hatarishi sana kiudereva sababu iko tambarare na kona si kali eneo hilo. 

Chanzo cha habari kinaendelea kufafanua kuwa baada ya gari kuacha njia ilienda kugonga mti mkubwa na kuung'oa baada ya kuuchana katikati kutokana na gari ilivyokuwa mwendo kasi.

Mwili wa marehemu ulitupwa nje ya gari baada ya kugonga mti huo ambapo gari hiyo iliharibika vibaya kuanzia kwenye roof hadi vioo vyote kupasuka japo vizuizi vilifunguka lakinini havikusaidia.

Baada ya kishindo kikubwa cha mlio wa pancha kilisikika kwa wakazi wa kijiji hiko na kuamua kujitokeza kujua nini kimejili pale na wakati wanafika hapakuwa na mwili wa marehemu katika  eneo la tukio,ndipo mama mmoja aligundua mwili wa msanii huyo mita chache kutoka gari ilipogonga mti na kuharibika vibaya.

Mganga mkuu wa hospitali teule ya Muheza amesema kuwa chanzo cha kifo cha Sharo ni kubonyea kwa kichwa ikiambatana na majeraha yaliopo kichwani na sehemu ya mabega ndiyo yalipelekea msanii huyo kupoteza maisha papo hapo.

Hata hivyo jeshi la polisi lilikuja masaa mawili baada ya kutokea ajali hiyo,ambapo gari la Tanesco ndilo lililotumika kuvuta gari hiyo hadi kituo cha polisi wilayani humo.
habari zaidi endelea kuchungulia hapahapa .

Mwili wa Sharo utazikwa kesho saa saba mchana


Ufisadi wa Misaada

Shilingi Bilioni 86 zaibwa Wizara ya Nishati/TANESCO, Gridi ya Taifa hatarini

PRESS RELEASE: Shilingi Bilioni 86 zaibwa Wizara ya Nishati/TANESCO, Gridi ya Taifa hatarini

by zittokabwe
Shilingi bilioni 86 zaibwa Wizara ya Nishati/TANESCO, Gridi ya Taifa hatarini
Gazeti la The East African la Novemba 24 – 30, 2012 limetoa taarifa kwamba jumla ya dola za kimarekani milioni 54 zimegundulika kuibwa na watumishi waandamizi wa Wizara ya Nishati na Madini na Shirika la TANESCO kupitia manunuzi ya Mafuta ya kuendesha mtambo wa Umeme wa IPTL. Gazeti hili limenukuu taarifa ya ukaguzi kutoka kwa Mdhibiti na Mkaguzi Mkuu wa Tanzania (Controller and Auditor General). Taarifa hiyo inasema kuna kikundi (racket) ambacho kazi yake kubwa ni kujifaidisha binafsi na mpango wa umeme wa dharura kupitia manunuzi ya Mafuta mazito ya IPTL.
Itakumbukwa kwamba toka mwaka 2011 kumekuwa na shinikizo lililotolewa na Kamati ya Bunge ya Hesabu za Mashirika ya Umma, Kamati ya Bunge ya Nishati na Madini na Waziri Kivuli wa Nishati na Madini kwamba zabuni za ununuzi wa mafuta ya kuendesha mpango wa umeme wa dharura na mchakato mzima wa manunuzi ya mafuta haya ufanyiwe uchunguzi wa kina (forensic audit).
Katika mkutano wa 3 wa Bunge la Kumi (April 2011) niliuliza swali Bungeni kuhusu kashfa hii ya ununuzi wa mafuta ya kuendesha mtambo wa IPTL na baadaye tarehe 16 Aprili 2011 nilimwomba Spika airuhusu Kamati ya Nishati na Madini kufanya uchunguzi kuhusu kashfa hii. Kamati ya Nishati na Madini chini ya aliyekuwa Mwenyekiti ndugu January Makamba ililitaka Bunge kuazimia kufanyika kwa uchunguzi kuhusu suala hili kwenye Taarifa yake ya mwaka 2011 iliyowasilishwa Bungeni mwezi Aprili mwaka 2012. Waziri Kivuli wa Nishati na Madini ndugu John Mnyika katika Hotuba yake ya Bajeti ya Wizara hiyo mwaka 2011 alipendekeza kufanyika kwa uchunguzi kuhusu kashfa hii pia. Juhudi zote hizo hazikuzaa matunda.
Kipindi hicho kiwango kilichokuwa kinahojiwa kuibwa ni shilingi bilioni 15 tu. Taarifa ya The East African kama walivyonukuu kutoka kwenye taarifa ya CAG inaonyesha fedha zilizoibwa ni shilingi bilioni 86.
Zabuni za kununua mafuta ya kuendesha umeme wa dharura zimekuwa zikitolewa bila kufuata utaratibu wa zabuni kwa mujibu wa Sheria ya manunuzi. Hivi sasa kila mwezi Tanzania inatumia dola milioni 70 kununua mafuta ya kuendesha mitambo ya umeme. Fedha hizi zinatoka Hazina na sehemu ndogo kutoka TANESCO. Wakati fedha hizi bilioni 112 zinachomwa kila mwezi kununua mafuta mazito na dizeli ya kuendesha mitambo ya umeme, Taarifa za kitaalamu zinaonyesha kwamba Bwawa la Mtera hivi lina kina cha maji chini ya kiwango kinachotakiwa na uzalishaji wa umeme ni asilimia 20 tu ya uwezo (installed capacity). Iwapo TANESCO wataendelea kutumia zaidi maji yaliyopo Mtera, Mitambo itashindwa kazi na Gridi nzima itasimama maana Mtera ndio nguzo kuu ya Gridi ya Taifa. Hali hii ni hatari sana kwa uchumi na ulinzi na usalama wa Taifa. Kimsingi Gridi ya Taifa ipo hatarini kutokana na kiwango cha Maji kilichopo Mtera hivi sasa na kuendelea kupungua kwa kina hicho cha maji.
Wananchi wanapaswa kuelezwa kinaga ubaga nini kinaendelea katika sekta ndogo ya umeme hapa nchini;
1.      Taarifa ya Mdhibiti na Mkaguzi Mkuu wa Serikali kuhusu zabuni za manunuzi ya Mafuta ya kuendesha mitambo ya umeme wa dharura iwekwe wazi na ‘racket’ inayosemekana kuiba jumla ya shilingi bilioni 86 ionyeshwe na hatua za kisheria zichukuliwe mara moja na bila kuchelewa.
2.      Waziri wa Nishati na Maadini auleze umma hali yalisi ya sekta ya umeme nchini, uzalishaji wa umeme upoje, hali ya maji katika bwawa mkakati la Mtera na nini hatma ya mitambo ya IPTL, kesi zake na utekelezaji wa mapendekezo ya Bunge kuwa kesi za kampuni hii zimalizwe nje ya mahakama. Pia Taifa lielezwe Mpango wa Dharura wa umeme unakwisha lini maana muda uliotolewa na Bunge mwezi Agosti mwaka 2011 tayari umekamilika. Waziri aeleze hatua agni amechukua baada ya kukabidhiwa taarifa na CAG kuhusu maafisa waandamizi wa Wizara waliohusika na wizi wa shilingi bilioni 86 za kununua mafuta ya IPTL.
3.      Waziri wa Fedha na Uchumi aueleze umma ni kiwango gani cha fedha Hazina imetoa kununua mafuta ya kuendesha mitambo ya umeme wa dharura kati ya Mwezi Novemba mwaka 2011 na Oktoba mwaka 2012 na kama taratibu zote za zabuni zilifuatwa na pale ambapo hazikufuatwa ni hatua gani PPRA wamechukua dhidi ya waliokiuka sheria ya manunuzi na kuleta hasara ya mabilioni ya fedha kwa Serikali.
 Kabwe Zuberi Zitto, Mb
Naibu Kiongozi wa Upinzani Bungeni na Waziri Kivuli wa Fedha
Dar es Salaam. Novemba 25, 2012

Monday, November 26, 2012

Nchi Maskini Duniani - Tanzania Imo!




Geneva, 26 Novemba 2012 – Ripoti ya Nchi Maskini Sana Duniani ya Mwaka 20121, yenye kichwa kidogo cha habari Kutumia Fedha Zinazotumwa na Raia Wanaoishi Nga’ambo na Weledi Wao Kujenga Uwezo wa Uzalishaji, imetolewa leo.

Mwelekeo wa uhamiaji

 Idadi ya watu ambao wamehamia Ulaya kutoka Nchi Maskini Sana (LDCs) iliongezeka kutoka milioni 19 mwaka 2000 kufikia milioni 27 mwaka 2010. Hii ni sawa na 3.3% ya wakazi wote wa nchi hizo.

 Nchi Maskini Sana Duniani zinatoa 13% ya wahamiaji duniani kote---idadi ambayo inalingana na mgawo wa LDCs katika idadi ya wakazi wote duniani (12.1%).

 Wahamiaji wanne kati ya watano kutoka LDCs wanaishi kwenye nchi zinazoendelea (Kusini) na mmoja tu kati wa watano ndiye anaishi kwenye nchi zilizoendelea (Kaskazini).

Utumaji fedha

 Kiwango cha fedha zinazotumwa na raia waliohamia ng’ambo kwenda kwenye nchi zao kiliongezeka mara nane kati ya mwaka 1990 na 2011: Kutoka dola bilioni 3.5 kufikia dola bilioni 27. Tangu mwaka 2008 kiasi cha fedha kimeendelea kuongezeka pamoja na kuwepo na anguko la kiuchumi duniani.

 Mwaka 2011 kiasi cha fedha zilizotumwa kwenda nchini Tanzania kutoka Uingereza zilikuwa dola milioni 4.5, kutoka Canada dola milioni 3.2 na kutoka Kenya dola milioni 2.5.

 Mwaka 2011, fedha zilizotumwa kwenda LDCs zilikuwa kama mara mbili ya thamani ya uwekezaji wa moja kwa moja (FDI) katika nchi hizi (dola milioni 15), na kiwango hiki kilizidiwa tu na Misaada Rasmi Kutoka Nje, yaani ODA (dola bilioni 42 mwaka 2010), kama chanzo cha fedha kutoka nje ya nchi.

 Kiwango cha fedha zinazotumwa kutoka nje kama kingegawanywa kwa mwananchi mmoja mmoja kiliongezeka kutoka dola 10 kama kila mtu angepokea hadi dola 30 kati ya mwaka 2000 na 2010.

 Fedha zinazotumwa na raia wanaoishi nje zina umuhimu wa pekee kwa LDCs ikilinganishwa na nchi zilizo katika makundi mengine. Katika LDCs, fedha zinazotumwa na raia kutoka nje zinachangia 4.4% kwenye pato la nchi na 15% ya thamani ya bidhaa zinazouzwa nje. Kiwango hiki ni kikubwa kwa mara tatu ikilinganishwa na nchi nyingine zinazoendelea (ambazo siyo LDCs).

 Kuanzia mwaka 2008 hadi 2010, kiasi cha fedha kilichotumwa kutoka nga’mbo kinalingana na zaidi ya moja ya tano ya pato la taifa la nchi za Lesotho, Samoa, Haiti na Nepal.

 Tangu mwaka 2009 hadi 2011, nchi za Nepal na Haiti zilipata fedha nyingi za nje kutoka kwa raia wao walio ng’ambo kuliko zile ambazo nchi hizi zilipata kutokana na mauzo ya bidhaa nje.

 Kwa LDCs tisa, kiwango cha fedha zinazotumwa na raia wanaoishi nje kilizidi kile cha uwekezaji wa moja kwa moja kutoka nje (FDI) na misaada rasmi kutoka nje (ODA) kati ya mwaka 2008 na 2010. Hizi ni nchi za Bangladesh, Haiti, Lesotho, Nepal, Samoa, Senegal, Sudan, Togo na Yemen. Kwenye nchi nyingine nane za kundi la LDCs, katika kipindi hicho hicho, fedha zinazotumwa na raia kutoka ng’ambo zilizidi FDI: Benin, Burundi, Comoros, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Kiribati na Uganda.

 Theluthi mbili ya fedha zinazotumwa na raia kutoka ng’ambo kwenda kwenye LDCs zinatoka kwenye nchi zinazoendelea.

 Duniani kote, gharama ya kutuma fedha zinafikia 9% ya kiwango cha fedha kilichotumwa; kwa LDCs gharama ni kubwa zaidi kwa theluthi moja (12%).

 Kama nchi zilizo kusini kwa Jangwa la Sahara zingelipia gharama za uhamishaji fedha kwa wastani wa gharama inayolipwa duniani kote, mapato yao yangekuwa yaliongezeka kwa dola bilioni 6 mwaka 2010.

 Asilimia 66 ya fedha zilizohamishwa kwenda kwenye LDCs kati ya mwaka 2009 na 2011 ni za nchi tatu tu: Bangladesh, Nepal na Sudan.

 Matumizi ya simu za mkono kwenye LDCs ni makubwa zaidi (368 kwa kila wakazi 1,000) kuliko idadi ya akaunti za benki (171 kwa wakazi 1,000). Simu za mkono zinaweza vile vile kutumika katika kuhamisha na kupokea fedha kutoka ng’ambo.

Kuhama kwa utaalam

 Mtu mmoja kati ya kila watu watatu wenye ujuzi mkubwa (mwenye elimu ya chuo kikuu) kutoka LDCs anaishi ng’ambo. Kwenye nchi zilizoendelea kiwango ni mtu mmoja katika kila watu 25.

 LDCs sita zina raia wao wataalaum wengi zaidi wanaoishi nje ya nchi kuliko wale waliobakia nchini mwao: Haiti, Samoa, Gambia, Tuvalu na Sierra Leone.

 Theluthi mbili ya wahamiaji wenye ujuzi mkubwa kutoka LDCs wanaishi kwenye nchi zilizoendelea; theluthi moja wanaishi katika nchi zinazoendelea.

 Kiwango cha kuhama kwa watu wenye ujuzi kwenda ng’ambo ni kikubwa (20% ) kwa LDCs nyingi (30 kati ya 48).

 Wahamiaji kutoka LDCs wenye elimu ya chuo kikuu ambao wanaishi na kufanya kazi ng’ambo inafikia milioni 2.

 Idadi ya Watanzania waliohamia Uingereza kwa kumbukumbu za mwaka 2000 ni 10,535.

 Aina ya wahamiaji inafuata ukubwa wa kipato wa nchi mwenyeji. Katika nchi zilizoendelea, 35% ya wahamiaji ni wale wenye elimu ya chuo kikuu; kwenye LDCs 4% tu ya wahamiaji wana kiwango hicho cha elimu. Viwango hivi ni kwa wahamiaji kutoka nchi zote, japo viwango ni hivi hivi kwa wahamiaji kutoka nchi za kundi la LDCs.

 Theluthi moja ya wahamiaji kutoka LDCs ambao wana elimu ya chuo kikuu wanaishi Marekani.

Uwezo wa kiuchumi (Uchumi mpana)

 Kiwango cha ukuaji wa uchumi kwa mwaka kwa LDCs tangu kipindi cha msukosuko wa kiuchumi duniani (2009-2011) ni 4.7%, ambacho ni chini ya kiwango cha kipindi cha miaka ya ukuaji mkubwa wa kiuchumi (2003-2008), yaani 7.9%. Hii ina maana kwamba kiwango cha ukuaji wa kipato kwa mwaka kwa kila mkazi kilishuka kutoka 5.4% miaka ya ukuaji mzuri wa uchumi hadi kufikia 2.4%.

 Wastani wa ukuaji halisi wa pato la nchi katika LDCs mwaka 2011, yaani 4.2%, ulikuwa chini ya 4.9% ya mwaka 2009 wakati wa anguko la uchumi duniani.

 Kile kinachojulikana kama Gross fixed capital formation kwenye LDCs kilipanda kidogo kutoka 20.7% ya pato la jumla la taifa mwaka katika miaka ya 2005-2007 kufikia 21.6% miaka ya 2008-2010. Hata hivyo, bado kilibaki chini ya viwango vya nchi nyingine zinazoendelea, ambazo zilifikia kiwango cha 30.1%.

 LDCs zinaendelea kutegemea sana raslimali kutoka nje. Pengo la pato linalotokana na uagizaji bidhaa na uuzaji bidhaa nje lilikuwa kubwa kwa 20% ya pato la jumla la taifa katika nchi tano za kundi la LDCs mwaka 2011, wakati LDCs nyingine 13 pengo lilikuwa asilimia 10 ya pato la jumla la taifa.

 Kiwango cha utegemezi wa rasilimali kutoka nje katika kulipia uwekezaji wa ndani ya nchi kati ya mwaka 2008 na 2010 kilikuwa 15% ya pato la jumla la taifa kwa LDCs ambazo hazisafirishi mafuta nje.

 Asilimia 62 ya mauzo ya bidhaa nje kutoka LDCs 48 yalikuwa ni kutoka nchi tano tu: Angola, Bangladesh, Equatorial Guinea, Yemen na Sudan. Ukiacha Bangladesh, nchi zote hizi zinauza mafuta nje.

 Mapato ya LDC kwa mauzo ya bidhaa nje yanategemea zaidi mauzo ya bidhaa moja (mafuta), ambayo yanaingiza 46% ya jumla ya mapato yote yanayotokana na mauzo ya bidhaa nje.

 Zaidi ya nusu ya mauzo ya nje kutoka LDCs (54%) yalikuwa yanakwenda kwenye nchi zinazoendelea mwaka 2011, mwelekeo unaothibitisha umuhimu wa biashara ya kusini-kusini. China ndiyo iliyonunua bidhaa nyingi zaidi kutoka LDCs (26.4%) ikiwazidi Jumuia ya Ulaya (20.4%) na Marekani (19%).


Umoja wa Mataifa unaziweka nchi 48 kwenye kundi la Nchi Maskini Sana Duniani (LDCs). Mgawanyo wao ni kama ifuatavyo.

Africa (33): Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Jamhuri ya KIdemnokrasia ya Kongo(DRC), Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Msumbiji, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome na Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Togo, Uganda, Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania na Zambia;

Asia (9): Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Lao, Myanmar, Nepal, Timor-Leste na Yemen;

Caribbean (1): Haiti;

Pacific (5): Kiribati, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu na Vanuatu.

Mchoro 1 – Nchi 48 za kundi la LDCs

Imetolewa na UNCTAD

Kutengeneza list ya LDCs

LDCs inapitiwa upya kila baada ya miaka mitatu na Baraza la Uchumi na Jamii (ECOSOC) la Umoja wa Mataifa, kufuatana na mapendekezo ya kamati ya Sera ya Maendeleo (CDP).

Katika mapitio ya hivi karibuni, Machi 2012, CDP ilitumia vigezo vifuatavyo:

1. Kigezo cha pato la kila mtu, kwa kufuata Pato la Jumla la Nchi (GNI) kwa kila kichwa (wastani wa miaka mitatu)

2. Kigezo cha raslimali watu ambacho kinatumia viashiria kama lishe, afya, kuandikishwa shuleni na kujua kusoma na kuandika

3. Kigezo cha mazingira hatarishi ya kiuchumi. Ambacho kinatumia viashiria kama mishtuko ya kiasili, mishtuko ya kibiashara, udogo na umbali.

Nchi tatu tu zimefanikiwa kupanda daraja kutoka list ya nchi za kundi la LDCs: Botswana Desemba 1994, Cape Verde Desemba 2007 na Maldivs Januari 2011. Samoa inategemewa kupanda daraja tarehe 1 Januari 2014.

ECOSOC ilipitisha pendekezo la CDP kuipandisha daraja Equatiorial Guiones mwezi Julai mwaka 2009 na mwezi Julai 2012 ikakubali pendekezo la CDP kuipandisha Vanuatu. Hata hivyo ruhusa ya Baraza Kuu la Umoja wa Mataifa bado itahitajika ili kuzipandisha daraja nchi hizi mbili.

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24 Novemba, 2012



Taarifa hii inatoa mrejeo wa hali ya joto la bahari (El Niño na La Niña) kwa kipindi cha Julai hadi Novemba, 2012.

Hali ya sasa na mwelekeo wa Hali ya joto la Bahari:

Katika kipindi cha Julai hadi Septemba, 2012, hali ya joto la bahari ukanda wa tropikali wa Bahari ya Pasifiki iliongezeka na kuwa juu ya wastani hali iliyoashiria kuwepo kwa El Niño hafifu, hata hivyo hali ya mifumo ya upepo, mgandamizo wa hewa katika usawa wa bahari na mawingu vilishindwa kuwiana na ongezeko hilo hafifu la joto la bahari.

Katika kipindi cha miezi ya hivi karibuni hadi sasa hali ya joto la bahari katika ukanda wa tropikali wa Bahari ya Pasifiki imekuwa ya wastani, hali hii haiashirii kuwepo kwa aidha El Niño au La Niña. Aidha katika ukanda wa Bahari ya Hindi unaopakana na nchi yetu pamoja na joto la bahari kuwa la juu ya wastani, mifumo ya upepo na mgandamizo wa hewa vimeendelea nyevunyevu katika anga. Hali hii ya mabadiliko ya joto la bahari na mifumo ya hali ya hewa si ya kawaida na haijawahi kutokea katika miaka iliyopita.

Kutokana na hali hii isiyokuwa ya kawaida taasisi zinazohusika na masuala ya hali ya hewa katika Kanda ya Pembe ya Afrika (ICPAC) na Kanda ya Kusini mwa Afrika (SADC-CSC) kwa mara ya kwanza zimeandaa warsha ya wataalamu wa hali ya hewa ikiwemo Tanzania, kufanya  uchambuzi wa mifumo ya hali ya hewa na kutoa mrejeo wa mwelekeo wa mvua za msimu katika ukanda huu. Mikutano hii itafanyika tarehe 29 hadi 30 Novemba, 2012 Nairobi, Kenya na tarehe 5 hadi 13 Disemba, 2012 Lusaka, Zambia. Baada ya taarifa hiyo ya kikanda, Mamlaka ya Hali ya Hewa Tanzania itapitia taarifa hiyo na kutoa mrejeo wa utabiri wa msimu wa mvua nchini.

Tathmini ya mvua kuanzia mwezi Oktoba hadi Novemba 2012:

Katika maeneo yanayopata mvua mara mbili kwa mwaka, hususani maeneo ya ukanda wa Ziwa Victoria (Mikoa ya Kagera, Mara, Mwanza, Geita, Simiyu na Shinyanga) mvua zinaendelea  kunyesha, wakati maeneo ya nyanda za juu Kaskazini mashariki (mikoa ya Kilimanjaro, Arusha na Manyara) na pwani ya Kaskazini (mikoa ya Pwani, Morogoro, Dar es Salaam, Tanga na visiwa vya Unguja na Pemba) kumekuwa na mvua ambazo ni za chini ya wastani.

Aidha, katika maeneo yanayopata mvua mara moja kwa mwaka, hususani maeneo ya Kigoma, Mbeya, Njombe, Iringa, Tabora, Katavi na Singida mvua zimeanza na zinaendelea . Mtawanyiko wa mvua hizo si wa kuridhisha katika baadhi ya maeneo.


Katika maeneo ambayo mvua iliyonyesha mpaka sasa ni chini ya wastani, wananchi wanashauriwa kutumia maji kwa uangalifu na kuhifadhi malisho kwa ajili ya mifugo.  Pamoja na mabadiliko hayo ambayo si ya kawaida yaliyojitokeza kuna uwezekano wa kuwepo kwa vipingi vifupi vya mvua kubwa hivyo wananchi wanashauriwa kuendelea kuchukua  tahadhari.

Mamlaka ya hali ya hewa inaendelea kufuatilia mifumo ya hali ya hewa na itaendelea

kutoa taarifa “update” za mara kwa mara.

Imetolewa na Mamlaka ya Hali ya Hewa Tanzania.

Blog Mpya na Amani Masue

Amani Masue ana Blog Mpya.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Nawatakia wadua wote, sikukuu njema ya Thanksgiving. Yaani siku ya shukurani.  Thanksgiving ni sikukuu kubwa hapa Marekani, biashara, mabeni zinafungwa ili watu waweze kuwa na familia zao.


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Mabilioni ya Uswisi – Tusigeuzwe Mazezeta

Mabilioni ya Uswisi – Tusigeuzwe Mazezeta

by Mh. Zitto Kabwe

Jumanne tarehe 20 Novemba 2012, baadhi ya vyombo vya habari vimebeba habari zinazohusu matamshi ya Waziri wa Utawala Bora ndugu George Mkuchika kuhusu sakata ya mabilioni ya Uswisi. Waziri amesema kwamba Serikali ya Uswisi inataka majina ya Watanzania walioficha fedha huko ndio waweze kusaidia uchunguzi. Habari kama Hiyo, yenye maudhui na malengo hayo hayo iliandikwa na Gazeti la The Guardian on Sunday la tarehe 18 Novemba 2012.
Nimeona ni vema nitoe kauli yangu rasmi kuhusu suala hili. Lengo ni kuweka rekodi sawa juu ya Azimio la Bunge na kwamba Serikali inapaswa kutekeleza Azimio na sio kutoa kauli tata za kukata tamaa.

Moja, Suala hili japo sio jipya lakini limeandikwa kama ni jambo jipya. Suala la Serikali ya Uswisi kutaka majina lilisemwa na Mwanasheria Mkuu wa Serikali wakati akichangia hoja binafsi niliyowasilisha Bungeni na pia wakati akileta maombi yake ya kuiondoa hoja ambayo yalikataliwa na Bunge. Kama sio sababu mpya ni kwanini imeibuka upya na kwa kasi? Ni wazi Serikali inajihami kwa kuona kuwa itashindwa kutekeleza azimio la Bunge. Watanzania wasikubali propaganda hii ya Serikali. Bunge limeagiza Serikali kufanya uchunguzi kwa kutumia njia za kiserikali au wachunguzi binafsi wa kimataifa. Kwa nini Serikali inaanza kubwabwaja ilhali wala haijaanza kazi hiyo? Serikali inajaribu kuficha nini? Kwa nini baada ya wiki iliyopita Benki Kuu kufanya uchunguzi kwenye Mabenki ya Biashara jijini Dar es Salaam na namna fedha zimekuwa zikipelekwa nje (international transfers), leo Serikali inakuja na kauli za kukakata tamaa? Kunani?

Pili, Watanzania wajue kwamba Taifa la Swiss limejengwa na linajengwa kwa fedha hizi za wizi ambazo watu mbalimbali duniani wanaiba au kukwepa kodi kwenye nchi zao na kuzificha huko. Serikali ya Swiss hata siku moja haiwezi kutoa ushirikiano kwa Serikali ya Tanzania katika suala kama hili. Ndio maana Azimio la Bunge linataka wachunguzi binafsi ambao hawatahitaji ushirikiano wa Serikali ya Swiss. Nawakumbusha kwamba mwaka 1997 mara baada ya Joseph Desire Mobutu kuangushwa na Rais Joseph Kabila kule Kongo - Kinshasa, Serikali ya Swiss iliitaka Serikali ya Jamhuri ya Kidemokrasia ya Kongo kuonyesha ushahidi kuwa hela hizo za Mobutu zilikuwa zimepatikana kwa njia haramu! Waswiss walitaka Kabila awakakikishie kuwa fedha zile zaidi ya dola bilioni nane za Kimarekani Mobutu hakuzipata kihalali ndio waweze kuzirejesha. Zaire ilikadiriwa kuwa na zaidi ya dola za Kimarekani bilioni thelathini katika Mabenki ya nje ya nchi hiyo. Majibu ya aina aina hii ni majibu ‘standard’ ambayo kila nchi inapewa. Hata Marekani ilipokuwa inafuatilia wakwepa kodi wao walijibiwa hivi hivi. Hatimaye Serikali ya Marekani ikaamua kununua taarifa hizo na kuwakamata wakwepaji kodi wao walioficha fedha Uswisi. Hao ndio Waswiss ambao Serikali ya Tanzania inashabikia majibu yao. Bila Aibu Mawaziri wetu wanayanukuu majibu ya Waswiss kama kasuku. Tunasahau historia haraka sana. Tunakuwa kama mazezeta.

Tusiwe Taifa la mazezeta. Mabwege na mazezeta huimba kila wanachoambiwa kuimba. Sasa Serikali ya Tanzania imekuwa msemaji wa Serikali ya Swiss badala ya kuchunguza utoroshaji wa fedha haramu na kisha kutoa taarifa Bungeni. Naitaka Serikali ianze uchunguzi mara moja kama namna ilivyoelekezwa na Bunge. Suala hili sio suala la kisiasa, sasa ni Azimio la Bunge ambalo linahitaji kutekelezwa kikamilifu. Suala hili sio suala la Zitto Kabwe tena, ni suala la Bunge, ni suala la Wananchi. Wananchi hawataki uzezeta wa watu waliopewa dhamana ya kutekeleza Azimio lao. Kama hawawezi wapishe watu wenye uwezo wa kusimamia maslahi ya Watanzania kwa kuchukua hatua stahili za kuchunguza utoroshaji mkubwa wa fedha za kigeni, ukwepaji mkubwa wa kodi na ufisadi uliopelekea Watanzania kuficha mabilioni kwenye mabenki nje ya Tanzania. Hatutakaa kimya mpaka tuone mwisho kamilifu wa suala hili. Utekelezaji wa Azimio la Bunge itakuwa ni salamu tosha mafisadi na watoroshaji wa fedha haramu kwamba hawana pa kujificha na Tanzania sio Taifa la kuchezeachezea. Lazima tushinde vita hii. Anayeona hawezi kutuongoza kuishinda atupishe mapema. Hatupaswi kuwa Taifa la Mazezeta. Watanzania sio mabwege tena, Mwakyembe alipata kusema.

Kabwe Zuberi Zitto, Mb

Kigoma Kaskazini.

East Africa Ultimate Frisbee Tournament

East Africa Ultimate Frisbee Tournament

Arusha, Tanzania

November 23-24, 2012

Ausha Ultimate Frisbee Association is pleased to announce the East Africa Ultimate Frisbee Tournament which will be held in Arusha, Tanzania on November 23-24, 2012, Four teams will be participating in game played at Arusha Technical College:-

The teams that will be participating:

1) MOSHI KILL KILLERS -Captain: Frank Mushi

2) MWANZA TOSSERS -Captain: Andrew Bergman

3) ARUSHA ULTIMATE FRISBEE -Captain: Silau Ole Nyasi

4) NAIROBI ULTIMATE -Captain: Aaron Colverson

For any additional information and request, please call one of The Organizers Oli - 0684082908 or 0752216040

Friday, November 16, 2012

Rais Kikwete Afunga Mkutano wa Majaji Mjini Arusha Leo

Waheshimiwa majaji wakimsikilia Rais Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete  wakati wa kufunga mkutano wa siku nne wa Majaji uliofanyika katika hoteli ya Snow Crest jijini Arusha leo Novemba 16, 2012

Rais Jakaya Kikwete akikufunga mkutano wa siku nne wa Majaji uliofanyika katika hoteli ya Snow Crest jijini Arusha leo Novemba 16, 2012.Wengine kutoka kushoto ni Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Arusha, Nhe. Magesa Mulongo Jaji Mkuu Mhe. Mohamed Chande Othman, Waziri wa Sheria Mhe Mathias Chikawe, Jaji Mkuu wa Zanzibar Mhe. Omar Othman Makungu na Jaji Kiongozi Mhe Fakih Jundu

 Picha na Ikulu

Four More Years of President Obama

Received Via E-mail


44th President of the USA - President Barack Obama

AND HE STILL STANDS TALL... God's grace and peace upon this man is my prayer, and I pray that before the end of his term, people's heart, mind, and eyes will open.

There will never be another like him.

May he lead and be guided in the way God would want him to lead and guide.

He is not perfect and has never claimed to be.

He and this whole country is in need of our prayers.

It only takes a spark.

NO President has ever worked this hard for our country.

Many wonder, does he ever sleep??

Only God can sustain such energy, knowledge, and person.

Please let us form a powerful prayer chain around our President and his family and ask God to secure it with love, protection, mercy and grace.


Will you please join in this prayer?

Let's keep this going!


We pray for optimum health, mental clarity and political prosperity for President Barack Obama.

We pray that what he lacks in political 'experience' you make up for with supernatural wisdom and power.

We also pray that when his enemies come upon him they will stumble and fall; and that your love will fill his heart to the end and that 'Your Will' be done through him.

All you are asked to do is keep this circulating if you are so inclined.

May God bless and keep you.

"For to be free is simply not to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others"

- Nelson Mandela

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Waafrika Kuongoza NBA Wakiwemo Hasheem Thabiti!

GO HASHEEM!!!! ,  MaTall WaBongo mnasikia lakini?


(CNN) -- As an NBA executive, I'm always looking for untapped potential. As a proud native of Nigeria, I believe that Africa is one of the world's greatest resources in that area.

From Angola and Tunisia to Senegal and South Sudan, there is so much size and athletic ability across the continent.

Some tribes in Sudan and Senegal have an average height of 6-foot-6, which also happens to be the size of the average NBA player. People in Nigeria, Mali and Congo tend to be very big and physical. We need to build a strategy to go into these regions and cultivate the talent through infrastructure and instruction.

Not long ago, soccer in Africa was almost the same way. It was untapped.

Masai Ujiri, general manager of the Denver Nuggets.Kids in Africa start kicking a ball when they are six or seven years old, if not younger. It's like baseball, basketball and football in America. If you're talented, people will find you. That's what happened with soccer. The number of academies has grown rapidly, and people are really into it. As a result, nearly every major soccer team has a lot of African players.

Through my experience as a Nigerian player, coach and now NBA executive, I believe basketball can follow a similar path. It starts with building facilities. We need to start investing in outdoor courts and indoor gyms for kids to play.

Most kids in Africa don't start playing basketball until they are 13 or 14 years old. This puts them at a disadvantage because they lack the instincts and must work harder to develop the skills and habits formed at an early age.

With a tremendous assist from the NBA, Nike and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), we have been trying to provide opportunities for the next generation of African basketball players.

African NBA boss on meteoric rise Every year, we conduct the Giants of Africa camp, sponsored by Nestlé Milo and Nike, as well as the NBA Basketball Without Borders Africa elite camp. Nearly 100 campers have gone on to play college basketball in the United States, including Luc Mbah a Moute, who now plays for the Milwaukee Bucks.

Africa's athletic ambassador Mbah a Moute (Cameroon) is one of several African success stories. Serge Ibaka (Democratic Republic of Congo) is a rising star for the Oklahoma City Thunder, and Luol Deng (born in Sudan) was an All-Star last year for the Chicago Bulls. These guys are great examples for young people in Africa. Kids are beginning to see the possibilities because of the exposure of the NBA.

Basketball boss scouts global talent It was unfortunate that Hakeem Olajuwon (Nigeria), Dikembe Mutombo (Congo) and Manute Bol (Sudan) -- three African giants -- came in an era before the internet, cable and satellite television. A lot of African kids have heard of these guys, but they don't know the scope of their accomplishments. Deng, Ibaka and Mbah a Moute are trying to become giants themselves, but they can't do it alone.

I grew up there. I played there. I know how much talent there is.

Masai Ujiri, general manager of the Denver NuggetsThrough the Sprite clinics and Basketball Without Borders, we've been to Congo, Guinea, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Senegal, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. On a continent with more than a billion people, we still have a lot more ground to cover, and we need help from sponsors in Africa.

We need more companies to help build courts and gymnasiums for kids to play. Nestle Milo paid for a world-class floor made in the United States. That's what we use for my Giants of Africa camp. For years, Nike has generously provided shoes and equipment for the players. That is the kind of support we need from influential investors in Africa.

As you can probably tell, the push to develop talent in Africa is personal.

I grew up there. I played there. I know how much talent there is. We have to concentrate on building facilities, establishing successful leagues and finding investors to help young players.

America gave me the opportunity, but I truly believe Africa is going to be the next big thing. It is going to be prominent in tapping basketball talent. I really hope I'm alive to see it happen.

This much is certain: I will die trying.

Ubaguzi UGiriki - Watoto Wa KiTanzania Watishiwa na Bastola!

Wadau, hali ya uchumi unavyozdi kuwa mbaya, basi ubaguzi unazidi huko Ulaya. Leo kuna habari kuwa hata jamii wa KiTanzania huko UGiriki wamepata kipigo.  Watoto waliokuwa kwenye birthday party walishiwa na bastola na Mbaguzi! Hali ni mbaya hadi watu wanaogiopa kwenda dukani kununua mkate kwa vile wanaweza kuuwawa! Mungu awalinde!


MBangladeshi aliyepigwa na wabaguzi Ugiriki

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The attack came seemingly out of nowhere. As the 28-year-old Bangladeshi man dug around trash bins one recent afternoon for scrap metal, two women and a man set upon him with a knife. He screamed as he fell. Rushed to the hospital, he was treated for a gash to the back of his thigh.

Police are investigating the assault as yet another in a rising wave of extreme-right rage against foreigners as Greece sinks further into economic misery. The details vary, but the cold brutality of each attack is the same: Dark-skinned migrants confronted by thugs, attacked with knives and broken bottles, wooden bats and iron rods.

Rights groups warn of an explosion in racist violence over the past year, with a notable surge since national elections in May and June that saw dramatic gains by the far-right Golden Dawn party. The severity of the attacks has increased too, they say. What started as simple fist beatings has now escalated to assaults with metal bars, bats and knives. Another new element: ferocious dogs used to terrorize the victims.

"Violence is getting wilder and wilder and we still have the same pattern of attacks ... committed by groups of people in quite an organized way," said Kostis Papaioannou, former head of the Greek National Commission for Human Rights.

As Greece's financial crisis drags on for a third year, living standards for the average Greek have plummeted. A quarter of the labor force is out of work, with more than 50 percent of young people unemployed. An increasing number of Greeks can't afford basic necessities and healthcare. Robberies and burglaries are never out of the news for long.

With Greece a major entry point for hundreds of thousands of illegal migrants seeking a better life in the European Union, foreigners have become a convenient scapegoat.

Some victims turn up at clinics run by charities, recounting experiences of near lynching. Others are afraid to give doctors the details of what happened — and even more afraid of going to the police. The more seriously hurt end up in hospitals, white bandages around their heads or plaster casts around broken limbs.

"Every day we see someone who complained of (some form) of racist violence," said Nikitas Kanakis, president of the Greek section of Doctors of the World, which runs a drop-in clinic and pharmacy in central Athens that treats the uninsured.

Racist attacks are not officially recorded, so statistics are hard to come by. In an effort to plug that gap and sensitize a population numbed by three years of financial crisis, a group of rights groups and charities banded together to document the violence.

They registered 87 cases of racist attacks between January and September, but say the true number runs into the hundreds.

"Most of the time the victims, they don't want to talk about this, they don't feel safe," Kanakis said. "The fear is present and this is the bigger problem."

Frances William, who heads the tiny Tanzanian community of about 250 people, knows the feeling well.

"People are very, very much afraid," he said, adding that even going next door to buy bread, "I'm not sure I'll be safe to come back home."

The community's cultural center was attacked several weeks ago, with amateur video shot from across the street showing a group of muscled men in black T-shirts smashing the entrance. Earlier that day, children standing outside during a birthday party were threatened by a man brandishing a pistol, William said.

The recent elections showed a meteoric rise in popularity of the formerly marginalized Golden Dawn, which went from less than half a percent in 2009 elections to nearly 7 percent of the vote and 18 seats in the country's 300-member parliament in June.

Campaigning on a promise to "clean up the stench" in Greece, the party whose slogan is "blood, honor, Golden Dawn" has made no secret of its views on migrants: All are in the country illegally and must be deported. Greece's borders must be sealed with landmines and military patrols, and any Greeks employing or renting property to migrants should face punishment.

The party vehemently denies it is involved in racist attacks.

"The only racist attacks that exist in Greece for the last years are the attacks that illegal immigrants are doing against Greeks," said Ilias Panagiotaros, a burly Golden Dawn lawmaker who divides his working time between Parliament and his sports shop, which also sells military and police paraphernalia.

His party is carrying out a "very legitimate, political fight . through parliament and through the neighborhoods of Athens and of Greece," he said.

The party's tactics — handing out food to poor Greeks, pledging to protect those who feel unprotected by the police — are working. Recent opinion polls have shown Golden Dawn's support rising to between 9 and 12 percent.

In late August, the conservative-led coalition government began addressing the issue of illegal immigration by rounding up migrants. By early November, they had detained more than 48,480 people, arresting 3,672 of them for being in the country illegally.

Rights groups also warn that what started as xenophobic attacks is now spreading to include anyone who might disagree with the hard-right view. Greek society must understand that the far-right rise doesn't just concern migrants, said Kanakis.

"It has to do with all of us," he said. "It's a problem of everyday democracy."

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Taxi Cab Assaults in Dar - Warning to U.S. Citizens

U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Security Message for U.S. Citizens
Taxi Cab Assaults in Dar
November 10, 2012
Over the past several weeks, the U.S. Embassy has received many reports of U.S. citizens being assaulted and robbed while riding in taxis in Dar es Salaam.  Being the victim of a crime is not always preventable, but there are some steps you can take to protect yourself.  The assaults follow a similar pattern: a person enters a taxi, often hailed by a third party.  Another person is already in the car, or someone else gets in shortly thereafter.  Then they demand your money.  If you resist, they beat, threaten, and frighten you.  They drive you from one ATM to another to withdraw funds until you reach your limit.  Victims report they are being hit, cut, and bruised if they do not cooperate.  When the victim's fund source has been depleted, the assailants drop off the victim.  The perpetrators call themselves the "Tanzanian" or "Little Mafia."  Please note these assaults are happening during the day as well as night. 
We strongly urge you to observe these safety suggestions:
·        Use only use a licensed taxi* selected by a reputable hotel or restaurant, or one parked at an official taxi stand. 
·        Never get in a taxi hailed by someone you just met.
·        Avoid riding in group taxis (daladalas and bajajis).
·        Do not travel alone.
·        If a taxi stops to pick up another passenger, exit immediately.
·        Do not carry a credit or debit card unless absolutely necessary.
·        Keep only a small amount of cash that you need for that specific activity.
·        Keep your passport in a secure location; put a photocopy in your pocket.
·        Avoid carrying a bag, jewelry, or any personal electronics.  If you must carry a bag, ensure it is  'quick release', i.e., one that you can drop before being dragged or injured.
·        If assaulted or robbed, report the incident to the police and ask for a written report.  (You will need the report for insurance or other future claims.)
·        If you are the victim of violent crime overseas, you may be eligible for benefits offered by your state's victim compensation fund.  Follow this link for more information.
·        Be mindful of your safety at all times. 
·        Please contact us if you are the victim of a violent crime in Tanzania.
*What Does a Licensed Taxi Look Like?
(Please note we cannot vouch for the safety of any vehicle or driver, this is just a checklist to determine whether a taxi might be licensed.)
·        A white car with a white (never yellow) license plate
·        A colored stripe running laterally on the side panels of the vehicle
·        A number inside a circle on both passenger doors
·        Specific windshield stickers, namely:
o   A valid insurance certificate
o   TRA sticker indicating the maximum number of passengers
o   A motor vehicle license certificate
o   A municipal council parking stand sticker
·        Does the driver's i.d. match the name of the car registration and taxi licenses?
Please be safe when you use public transportation.
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
After-hour emergencies:  Call the switchboard and wait for an operator to answer.

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Website ya Rais Romney ilikuwa Hewani Leo Asubuhi!

Yaani hadithi za Gavana Romney haziishi. Leo asubuhi Website ya "Rais Romney" ilikuwa hewani. Imeshatolewa. Nadhani walikuwa na Timer kwenye hiyo site na walisahau kuizima aliposhindwa uchaguzi.

Romney alivyokuwa anajua kuwa atashinda uRais aliandika hituba ya kukubali ushindi na hakuandaika ya kushindwa. Ndo maana ilichukua muda kukukabli kushindwa.

Rais Barack Obama  wa chama cha Deomcrats alichaguliwa kuwa Rais wa Marekani kwa miaka minne zaidi katika Uchaguzi wa Novemba 6, 2012.

Mnaweza kusoma habari zaisi kwa KUBOFYA HAPA:

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Rais Obama Ashinda Uchaguzi!

President Barack Obama

Rais Barack Obama ataendelea kuongoza Marekani kwa miaka minne zaidi baada ya kushinda uchaguzi wa Urais leo!

Rais Kikwete Ampa Pole Katibu wa KUFTI wa Zanzibar Aliyemwagiwa Tindikiali

Rais Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete akimjulia hali na kumpa pole Katibu wa Mufti wa Zanzibar Sheikh Fadhili Soraga ambaye amelazwa katika chumba cha dharura katika Hospitali ya Taifa ya Muhiombili kufuatia majeraha ya usoni na kifuani yaliyotokana na kurushiwa Tindikali na watu wasiojulikana wakati akifanya mazoezi katika Kiwanja cha Mwanakwerekwe mjini Unguja juzi. Rais ambaye amerejea leo Jumanne Novemba 6, 2012 akitokea katika ziara ya kikazi ya takriban juma moja katika mikoa ya Kilimanjaro, Arusha, Manyara na Singida, amemtakia Sheikh Soraga nafuu ya haraka.


Rais Akagua Miradi 19 Katika Wiki Moja


Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania, Mheshimiwa Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete amerejea Dar es Salaam mchana wa leo, Jumanne, baada ya kumaliza ziara ya siku tisa katika mikoa minne ambako amekagua, kuanzisha ama kuzindua miradi 19 ya maendeleo na kutembea kiasi cha kilomita 2,770.

Rais Kikwete amewasili Dar es Salaam akitokea Dodoma ambako amefanya ziara ya kikazi ya siku mbili baada ya kumaliza ziara katika mikoa ya Kilimanjaro, Arusha, Manyara na Singida.

Katika Mkoa wa Kilimanjaro ambako Rais Kikwete alianzia ziara yake Oktoba 28, mwaka huu, miongoni mwa mambo mengine alikagua nyumba za wahanga wa maporomoko ya mwaka 2006 kwenye kijiji cha Goha na akafungua Kiwanda cha Kusindika Tangawizi kilichoko Mamba Miamba, Wilaya ya Same, na akafungua Shule ya Sekondari ya Kata ya Asha Rose Mingiro iliyoko mjini Mwanga.

Miradi mingine aliyoifungua Rais Kikwete katika Mkoa wa Kilimanjaro ni uzinduzi wa barabara za Rombo Mkuu-Tarakea na Kwasadallah-Masama na akafungua Ofisi ya Mkaguzi Mkuu na Mdhibiti wa Hesabu za Serikali (NAO) mjini Moshi.

Katika Mkoa wa Arusha, Rais Kikwete alizindua Hospitali ya Wilaya ya Arusha ya Olturumet, akazindua Mradi Mkubwa wa Uboreshaji wa Miji kwa kufungua barabara za Jiji la Arusha, akazindua Jiji la Arusha, akafungua rasmi Chuo Kikuu cha Sayansi na Teknolojia cha Nelson Mandela na akatembelea Kiwanda cha Nguo cha A-Z.

Kabla ya kuondoka Mkoani Arusha, Rais Kikwete alifungua Shule ya Msingi ya Sokoine na kuzindua ukarabati mkubwa wa Barabara ya Minjingu-Arusha.

Mkoani Manyara, Rais Kikwete alifungua rasmi Barabara ya Singida-Minjingu-Arusha, akazindua mradi mkubwa wa maji wa Mji wa Babati na akaweka jiwe la msingi kwenye ujenzi wa Barabara ya Babati-Bonga.

Mkoani Singida, Rais Kikwete alizindua mradi mkubwa wa maji wa Mwankoko kwa ajili ya Mji wa Singida, akaweka jiwe la msingi kwenye ujenzi wa Barabara ya Manyoni-itigi-Chaya na akafungua Barabara ya Issuna-Manyoni.

Imetolewa na:

Kurugenzi ya Mawasiliano ya Rais,
Dar es Salaam.
6 Novemba, 2012

Uchaguzi wa Rais wa Marekani ni Leo!

Wadau, leo waMarekani wanapiga kura katika Uchaguzi wa Rais.  Wagombea ni Rais Barack Obama kutoka chama cha Democrats na  Gov. Mitt Romney kutoka Chama cha Republican. Romney ni tajiri kupindukia na wanasema atakuwa rais tajrii kulio marais wote walioongoza Marekani!

Gov. Mitt Romney

Gov. Romney alikuwa Gavana wetu hapa Massachusetts na hakuwa Gavana mzuri.  Alichotaka ni cheo tu cha Ugavana ili aweze kugomgea urais.  Hata hakugombea ugavana mara ya pili kwa vile alipata alichotaka. Pia alivyokuwa Gavana alikuwa anasafiri sana na kuwa likizo mara kwa mara. Tulikuwa tunamwita Absentee Governor, yaani gavana ambaye hayupo.  Enzi za Romney nilipoteza kazi yangu kwa vile kazi zilipelekwa India.  Sijui hiyo kazi anayosema atawaletea wananchi zitatoka wapi. Labda kazi za kuosha magari yake na kusafisha nyumba zake.  Maana huyo Romney ndiye mpenzi wa kusafirisha kazi India na nchi zingine ambako watu wanalipwa hela ndogo.  Mtaona kwenye matokeo kuwa Massachusetts inamchagua Rais Obama.

Wadau, ubagauzi bado upo mwingi hapa Marekani. Yaani kuna wazungu ambao wanampigia kura Romney kwa vile ni mzungu bila kujali ubovu wake.

Mimi binafsi ninaomba Rais Barack Obama ashinde.  Atuongoze miaka minne zaidi. Aliposhika urais tulikuwa katika hali mbaya sana ...asante uongozi mbovu wa Raisi George Bush Jr. wa miaka minane. Bush Jr. aliobomoa hii nchi hasa kwa kuanzisha vita Iraq!  Rais Obama anaijenga nchi tena. Amefanya kazi nzuri ila kwa vile ni mweusi watu hawataki kutambua mafanikio yake.  Yaania Rais Obama anatahili kuwekwa Mt. Rushmore, lakini  hawataki kwa vile ni mweusi!

Haya wadau, huenda jioni tutajua mshindi ni nani, lakini wengine wanasema huenda uchaguzi huu ukawa na mushkeri nyingi na hatatjua kwa wiki kadhaa ikibidi kura zihesabike tena.