Zanzibar, Tanzania Newswire

Zanzibar, Tanzania Newswire

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  1. 'Books For Africa' Donations Hit 2 Million Mark In TanzaniaRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | CBS Local

    He celebrated his eighth decade right after completing a 20-mile fundraising walk in the heat and humidity of Africa. The walk that started on Wednesday and ended Thursday went from one side of the island of Zanzibar to the other.

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  2. Magufuli issues a tall order to regional, district leadersRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | IPPMEDIA

    President John Magufuli has ordered district and regional authorities to cut down unnecessary expenditure and use the saved money to purchase school desks and other teaching materials. The president issued the order at Namfua stadium in Singida municipality yesterday where Chama Cha Mapinduzi's 39th anniversary celebrations were held at the national level.

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  3. Lowassa speaks out on state of politicsRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | IPPMEDIA

    Former prime minister and Chadema presidential candidate supported by the Coalition of People's Constitution in last year's general election. POLITICAL deadlock in Zanzibar, unfair supervision of polls by the National Electoral Commission , personal intimidation before election and suppression of democracy in parliament are among major issues the former Chadema presidential candidate in last year's general election, Edward Lowassa, addressed during a media briefing in Dar es Salaam yesterday.

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  4. Zanzibar will never be the same again come March 20Read the original story

    Friday | IPPMEDIA

    Reports from Pemba Island , a stronghold of the Zanzibar opposition, have said the islanders have been waiting for a whistle from their iconic leader, the Civic United Front general secretary and presidential contender in the annulled October 25 election, Maalim Seif Shariff Hamad, to "take appropriate action" as an answer to the Zanzibar Election Commission's decision to impose election repeat on March 20. It was also rife in the sister island of Unguja that the "appropriate action" would be taken by opponents of the unilateral decision taken by ZEC's chairman Jecha Salum Jecha to declare the October elections, namely presidential, house of representatives and councilors null and void following the results that indicated contenders from Chama Cha Mapinduzi ruling party were losing the helms.

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  5. Tanzania: Women Brush Up On Law to Keep Control of LandRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | AllAfrica.com

    Zuhura Salim was not entirely sure her family would ever recover a piece of land that her father-in-law seized when her husband died in a fishing accident some 11 years ago. The widow, who lives with her four children in Jambiani village, South Unguja, in Zanzibar in Tanzania, had grown food crops on the four-acre farm for years until her father-in-law seized and tried to sell the land after her husband's burial.

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  6. TCRA sets ball rolling in crackdown on fake phonesRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 4 | IPPMEDIA

    About 40 per cent of mobile phones in the country are counterfeit and will be disabled by June this year, according to the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority . TCRA head of corporate communications, Innocent Mungy, made the disclosure here yesterday at a brief seminar aimed at creating awareness among journalists of the agency's new 'Central Equipment Identification Register '.

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  7. Soccer row linked to political polarityRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 4 | IPPMEDIA

    ZANZIBAR football crisis started at a low profile pace but the situation has now worsened courtesy of new link that has taken over to escalate the situation. It rarely happened before that football which used to bring people together and automatically iron their differences is now becoming a new source of misunderstandings in the Isles.

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  8. FEATURE-Zanzibar women brush up on the law to keep control of landRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Reuters

    Z uhura Salim was not entirely sure her family would ever recover a piece of land that her father-in-law seized when her husband died in a fishing accident some 11 years ago. The widow, who lives with her four children in Jambiani village, South Unguja, in Zanzibar in Tanzania, had grown food crops on the four-acre farm for years until her father-in-law seized and tried to sell the land after her husband's burial.

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  9. Tanzania: Govt to Drop Live TV Coverage of ParliamentRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | AllAfrica.com

    Tanzania plans to axe live parliamentary TV broadcasts, angering opposition legislators. Journalists and rights activists are still smarting over the closure by the government of a Swahili-language weekly.

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  10. Stalling of Constitutional Review blamed for election weaknessesRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 3 | IPPMEDIA

    The East African Community election observation mission has requested President John Pombe Magufuli to restart the constitution review process and enforce the enactment of relevant reforms in the country's election management process. In its report on last year's general election in Tanzania, the mission led by former Kenyan vice president Moody Awori said such reforms should include the establishment of an independent election management body with its own staff from national to sub-national levels.

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  11. Watch - Cholera in TanzaniaRead the original story

    Oct 30, 2015 | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    As of October 15, 2015, Tanzania has reported 4,407 cholera cases and 68 deaths. The regions affected include Dar es Salaam, Morogoro, Pwani, Kigoma, Kilimanjaro, Iringa, Dodoma, Geita, Mara, Singida, Shinyaga, Mwanza and Zanzibar.

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  12. AU threat to withdraw from UN is challenge to the West - MugabeRead the original story

    Monday Feb 1 | IPPMEDIA

    The threat issued Saturday by the African Union that the continent will withdraw from the United Nations if the former is not given at least two seats in the Security Council is seen by analysts as a challenge to the hegemony of the West. Speaking during the 26th AU Summit meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Saturday, the outgoing AU chairman and President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe called for immediate inclusion of two members of the African states in the world's decision making organ on issues relating to peace in the world.

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  13. What does the future hold for Z'bar after CUF boycotts rerun election?Read the original story

    Monday Feb 1 | IPPMEDIA

    The Civic United Front , the largest opposition party in Zanzibar politics, has said it loud and clear that it will not take part in the anticipated Zanzibar's rerun polls. The stance, which was made public on Thursday evening after the party's Governing Council's meeting, clearly sends a signal that the impasse will deepen.

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  14. Tanzania: Opposition to Boycott Zanzibar Election Re-RunRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 31 | AllAfrica.com

    Fear of instability has heightened in Zanzibar following a decision by the main opposition party, the Civic United Front , to boycott a rerun of last October's annulled election. "CUF will not participate in a repeat election slated for March 20 because such an election is not legitimate," said Twaha Taslima, the CUF acting chairman.

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  15. Govt to review NSC sports actRead the original story

    Friday Jan 29 | IPPMEDIA

    The government contemplates reviewing the National Sports Council Act Number 6 which allows sports disputes to be settled in court in effort to match the Federation of International Football Association regulations, the parliament heard yesterday. Minister for Information, Culture, Arts and Sports Nape Nnauye said it was not right for local clubs to settle disputes in court while the same is strictly prohibited by the world governing body.

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  16. U.S. Concerned About Electoral Situation in ZanzibarRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 29 | State Department

    The United States regrets the decision of the Zanzibar Electoral Commission to announce a date for a new election on Zanzibar without achieving an inclusive, negotiated agreement on the way forward. We call on the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania and President Magufuli to fully engage all parties to reach a prompt, peaceful, and inclusive solution on Zanzibar.

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  17. Tanzania: Julian Raphael Picked New Deputy BoT GovernorRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 29 | AllAfrica.com

    Before his appointment, Mr Raphael was the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Trade and Industry in the Zanzibar Revolutionary Government. According to the chief secretary, the new deputy governor replaces Mr Juma Reli whose contract expired on July 12, 2015.

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  18. In Zanzibar, a Traditional Herbalist Exorcises Evil SpiritsRead the original story

    Friday Jan 29 | National Geographic

    Said Mohammed turns to oils, spices and incantations when he is called on to hunt down and expel a jinni that is causing harm to humans. Said Mohammed stands at the entrance to a section of the Royal Forodhani Baths, once a sultan's bathhouse, now a school.

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  19. Tanzania opposition says to boycott Zanzibar vote re-runRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 29 | The Peninsula

    File photo of residents checking their names at the electorate list released by the National Electrol Commission of Tanzania in Dar es Salaam. REUTERS, Emmanuel Kwitema DAR ES SALAAM: The main opposition party in Tanzania's semi-autonomous Zanzibar islands called for a boycott of a planned re-run of disputed presidential, parliamentary and municipal elections on the Indian Ocean archipelago on March 20. Zanzibar's electoral body annulled a previous ballot on Oct. 25 on grounds of fraud.

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  20. .com | Opposition to boycott Zanzibar election rerunRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 28 | News24

    Zanzibar's main opposition party said on Thursday it would not take part in a planned rerun of last year's elections in Tanzania's semi-autonomous islands which were scrapped after alleged irregularities. Calling the fresh elections due on March 20 unconstitutional and reiterating its claim of victory in the October poll, the Civic United Front said it would boycott the vote.

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