Saturday, August 30, 2014

TANZANIA: Dual citizenship rejected



By Aisia Rweyemamu

Members of the Constituent Assembly (CA) yesterday appear to have made a stand over the dual citizenship proposal after officials from the Immigration Department were called in to give a lecture on the subject.

Information gathered at CA premises in Dodoma after the meeting between the two sides was concluded had it that Immigration Department officials rejected the idea, saying it would compromise national security and turn people to become unpatriotic to the nation.

The departmental officials, who made their exit through the back door of the debating chamber ostensibly to avoid reporters, met representatives of the Diaspora who strongly argued in favour of the proposal.

This is another milestone in the issue, following the long tug of war and debate over the dual citizenship agenda.  The government has pushed the subject and other national authorities affirmatively rejected the proposal wherever it has been mooted for consideration.

CA members in the meeting proposed consideration of some special status to those living in the Diaspora in the constitution but not dual citizenship as they requested.

Security and patriotism reasons were among the factors which caused the dual citizenship proposal to be rejected by the CA members.

Yesterday two commissioners from the Immigration Department conducted a special training to Constituent Assembly (CA) members on the impact of dual citizenship whereby in their presentation they did not mention any benefits of dual citizenship.  The commissioner’s presentation was based on negative impact of dual citizenship, and after the presentation the commissioners refused to talk with reporters.

Speaking to reporters at Parliament grounds soon after the meeting, representative Kadari Singo from the Diaspora said “we are disappointed with the Immigration Department stand, and we are not persuaded of rationality of the reasons provided.”

“We are not happy because our dream of having dual citizenship has been scuttled by the position by the government,” the representative declared.

Singo told reporters that patriotism is not determined by the location but it’s all about personal issues, that there are people living in the country and they are not patriotic. So why is this applied to Diaspora residents in particular, he wondered.

“There are number of public officials who take money from the country and invest it abroad while the Diaspora takes money from abroad to Tanzania. Who then are the more patriotic among the two?” he demanded.

Singo also asked how the dual citizenship issue will threaten national security, while there a number of foreigners in the country were offered citizenship.

The Diaspora representative maintained that the group is not happy with the presentation because it was based solely on negativity, which shows no positive impact of the Diaspora which is not true.

Singo questioned the government proposal to offer them special status, saying they are supposed to have a citizenship status that is clear for residents of the Diaspora to understand. 

The Diaspora brings a lot of money into the country, he said, citing example of  Kenya that gets about $1.7  billion from the Diaspora, Uganda obtains more than $900m in ex-Diaspora inflows annually while Nigeria obtains an estimated $20 million, and about 34 per cent of Lesotho Gross Domestic Product is contributed by the country’s Diaspora. 

The Diaspora residents complain that the country discriminates against those residing outside when it comes to citizenship while foreigners obtain rights in their countries of origin.  The country’s laws favor foreigners and discriminate citizens opting to reside outside the country, he said.

The representative talked about there being more than ten models of dual citizenship, and thus the government can choose one which is suited for the country purposely for protecting the rights of those living in the Diaspora.

Singo asked why the government completely refused all of these proposed models while they can choose the best models for the national interest. 

How can Tanzania deal with unemployment challenges if the government puts restrictions to the Diaspora, he asked.

The country should protect the right of Diaspora residents because rejecting them means denying the Diaspora as part of the country, he emphasized.
Due to the government’s position dual citizenship is removed, and thus they propose to be given a special status.

Among factors that contributed to being denied dual citizenship was the issue of the Zanzibar Revolution as they believed that it will allow those who ran away during the revolution to come back in the country.

Hamad Masaun, the Deputy Chairman of CA committee No. 11 said that Zanzibar issues helped to reach the rejection of dual citizenship.

Meanwhile, last week the CA formed a sub-committee to come up with solutions of some issues which brought contradictions during discussions of CA committees.

Among the issues were dual citizenship, Kadhi courts, structure of Parliament and the joint finance committee.

Source: The Guardian (Tanzania)


Friday, August 22, 2014

Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science PhD Research Fellowship in Political Science


About the position

The PhD project will be linked to the Centre of Excellence PluriCourts. The primary research objective of PluriCourts is to analyse and assess the legitimate current and future roles of the international courts and tribunals in the international and domestic order. For more information about PluriCourts, 

see:  http://www.jus.uio.no/pluricourts/english/

PluriCourts is a Centre of Excellence based at the Faculty of Law, University of Oslo.  The research fellow is expected to contribute to the Centre’s research and academic activities and to share her/his time between the Department of Political Science and PluriCourts.  The research fellowship will be part of the Faculty of Social Sciences’ PhD programme, and the work performed will be expected to lead to a PhD in political science.

The appointment is either for a period of three years (with no teaching requirement), or for a period of four years with a 25 per cent teaching requirement. In the Department of Political Science teaching is organized into five sections: public policy and administration, comparative politics, political theory, international politics, and research methods. Candidates will be part of the Faculty's PhD programme and the work performed will be expected to lead to a PhD in Political Science.

Qualifications

To be appointed to the position, the successful candidate must have a Master’s degree (120 ECTS) or an equivalent qualification in Political Science.  The Master’s degree must include a thesis of at least 30 ECTS, and training in research methodology. 

In evaluating applications, academic qualifications and the project outline will be given more weight than other disciplinary and general qualifications. 

PluriCourts wants to strengthen its research capacity in empirical social scientific research, and applicants with a relevant empirical project will be prioritized. Personal suitability will also be an important factor. Short-listed applicants will be called for interview.

Applicants must submit a project description of up to 3000 words outlining the research topic, the specific problems to be studied, the choice of scientific theory and method, and a realistic schedule for the study, that details how the project will be completed within the fellowship period.

See also the Regulations on terms of employment for Research Fellowship positions

We offer
The electronic application must include:
  • Application letter
  • A project description which shows how the project will contribute to PluriCourts’ research plan. The proposal should include research question(s), choice of theoretical framework, research design, sources and methods.
  • CV 
  • Copy of Master’s dissertation
  • Copies of transcripts
  • List of publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
(Questions regarding the electronic application form should be addressed to HR consultant Camilla Arnøy, email: camilla.arnoy@sv.uio.no

About the evaluation process

A sorting committee will review the applications before the top candidates are further assessed by an evaluation committee. The evaluation committee’s report is expected to be ready by November 30, 2014. The report will be sent to all applicants. The short-listed candidates will then be called for interview. The interviews are expected to take place in December. The departmental board will then make its final decision in January.

The University of Oslo has an Acquisition of Rights Agreement for all employees for the purpose of securing intellectual property rights to research results etc.

Pursuant to section 25 of the Freedom of Information Act, information concerning the applicant may be disclosed to the public, even if the applicant has requested not to appear on the list of applicants.

As a state institution, we aim for a balanced age and gender composition of our staff and to recruit persons from ethnic minorities.

It is only permissible to hold one fixed-term position at the same institution.
  • Region:
  • Oslo
  • Job type:
  • Contract
  • Working hours:
  • Full-time
  • Working days:
  • Day
  • Application deadline:
  • September 1, 2014
  • Location:
  • Oslo
  • Reference number:
  • 2014/6544

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Tanzania and Statoil: What Does the Leaked Agreement Mean for Citizens?


The leak in July 2014 of an important addendum to a production sharing agreement (PSA) between Norwegian national oil company Statoil and the government of Tanzania has ignited a debate on whether Tanzania “got a good deal” from granting these extraction rights for a block now expected to produce large amounts of commercial natural gas. The debate demonstrates a public appetite for explanations from the government on the country’s management of its nascent oil and gas industry. Potentially at stake are billions of dollars of potential revenues that could boost socio-economic development in Tanzania if it becomes possible to extract these gas resources...

Read more: http://www.resourcegovernance.org/Tanzania and Statoil


Wednesday, August 13, 2014


TAARIFA MAALUMU:


«TANZANIAN PICNIC PARTY 2014» 

IMEAHIRISHWA!


 CCW(OSLO) NA TASAO ZIMEAHIRISHA 

“PICNIC PARTY”

ILIYOKUWA IFANYIKE 

JUMAMOSI, 16.AGOSTI 2014,

KWA SABABU YA MVUA ZISIZOTABIRIKA,


TAFADHALI TUSAIDIANE KUSAMBAZA TAARIFA HII KWA NDUGU NA JAMAA WENGINE.


Chama cha Watanzania Oslo, Norway
http://watanzaniaoslo.blogspot.com


Tanzania invests in empowering women




Sunday, August 10, 2014


Dear Tanzanian Diaspora,

The Committees of the Tanzanian Constitutional Assembly will meet to discuss “dual citizenship” issues on Monday, August 11th, 2014.

We, the Leaders of the Tanzanian Diaspora in the United States, in collaboration with Honorable Kadari Singo, our Representative in the Constitutional Assembly, have managed to bring an “Immigration and Dual Citizenship Expert” to Dodoma to speak with the members of the Assembly in order to provide them with some useful information on how to evaluate our petition for dual citizenship. We expect that the Expert will clarify some of the issues raised by the opponents of our motion in the Assembly. 

This is the very first and initial stage. The outcomes of Monday’s discussions will then be brought to the Constitutional Assembly by the Committees and will be used to determine whether there is a need to grant the permission that allows Tanzanians living abroad to naturalize and obtain a second citizenship.

As this is a very important moment, we implore every Tanzanian either living in the Diaspora or living in Tanzania to help move this motion forward by reaching out to their members of the parliament or to their representatives in the Assembly in order to convince them to support us when our motion will be tabled in the different Committees and in the Constitutional Assembly. Please reach out to everybody you know who will 
be able to make a difference.

We thank you all for cooperating with us in this matter as we look forward to convincing every member of the Constitutional Assembly that our petition for dual citizenship will bring more successes than failures in the pursuit of Tanzania’s freedom, economic development and welfare. 

Thank You All.

On behalf of the leaders of the Tanzanian Diaspora in the United States, 

Deogratius Mhella.
The Secretary.

Saturday, August 09, 2014



«TANZANIAN PICNIC PARTY 2014»


CCW (OSLO) NA TASAO WANGEPENDA KUWAKARIBISHA WATANZANIA WOTE (WAKUBWA NA WATOTO) KUWA PAMOJA KIPINDI HIKI CHA MAJIRA YA KIANGAZI

TAREHE: JUMAMOSI AGOSTI 16, 2014

MAHALI: SOGNSVANN (KITUO CHA MWISHO T-BANE NAMBA 6)

MUDA: SAA KUMI KAMILI JIONI

TUMETAYARISHA:
* GRILLMAT (HAMBURGER, PØLSE med LOMPE og Brød, DRESSING, NA PEREMENDE KWA WATOTO
* SAHANI NA KARATASI ZA KUPANGUSIA (SERVETTER)
* MAJIKO YA «ÉNGANG-GRILL»

VYA KUJA NAVYO:
* VINYWAJI BINAFSI
* MICHEZO/VIBURUDISHO TOFAUTI HASA KWA WATOTO
* VYAKULA/MATUNDA YA ZIADA, N.K.

KARIBUNI SANA!!!

Chama cha Watanzania Oslo, Norway


http://watanzaniaoslo.blogspot.com

Thursday, August 07, 2014

TAARIFA KWA VYOMBO VYA HABARI BUNGE MAALUMU LA KATIBA LIPEWE NAFASI YA KUFANYA KAZI YAKE-


Mwenyekiti wa Bunge Maalum, Mh.Sitta


Ofisi ya Bunge Maalum , imeshangazwa na kusikitishwa na baadhi ya vyombo vya habari na makundi ya jamii yanayoenezwa upotoshwaji mkubwa ambao umedakwa katika mitandao ya jamii kuhusu kauli aliyoitoa Mwenyekiti wa Bunge Maalum Mhe . Samuel Sitta (Mb) wakati wa mjadala wa kupitisha kanuni tarehe 5 Agosti , 2014 kuhusu midahalo ya Katiba inayoendelea katika baadhi ya televisheni hapa nchini.

Mwenyekiti wa Bunge Maalum , Mh.Sitta hapo tarehe 5 Agosti 2014 alitahadharisha kuhusu baadhi ya midahalo hiyo inayoendeshwa ikiwa na mapungufu makubwa.Wanapangwa washiriki wenye mawazo na malengo ya upande mmoja na kutumia fursa hiyo kushambulia kwa lugha chafu makundi yenye mawazo tofauti ambayo kimsingi yalitakiwa yashirikishwe kwenye midahalo hiyo.Tumeshuhudia upotoshwaji mkubwa kuhusu kauli ya Mwenyekiti .Hali hii inadhihirisha jinsi maadili ya upashanaji habari yanavyotumiwa vibaya na baadhi ya vyombo vya habari na baadhi ya makundi ya jamii.

Ifahamike wazi kuwa lengo la Mh.Mwenyekiti Sitta lilikuwa ni kuwakumbusha wahusika na waandaji wa midahalo hii pamoja na serikali kuwa utaratibu huu wa kualika kundi moja lenye mrengo mmoja na kuuita mkutano huo ni mdahalo si sahihi. Mdahalo tafsiri yake, hauna budi kuwa na pande mbili au zaidi.Utaratibu wa uaandaji wa midahalo kote ulimwenguni msingi wake ni kutoa fursa kwa wasikilizaji/watazamaji kusikiliza pande zote zenye mawazo tofauti na kuwaachia wananchi kuchambua mawazo hayo na kuona yepi wayakubali au kuyakataa.

Inasikitisha pale ambapo baadhi ya watu wameamua kuitumia kauli ya Mwenyekiti, Mh.Sitta kwa Kupotosha umma na kujikita katika kuzua malumbano yasiyo na tija kwa Taifa hususani katika kipindi hiki ambacho wananchi wangependa kufuatilia mijadala kuhusu Katiba.

Baadhi ya vyombo vya habari , kwa makusudi vimeamua kubeba agenda tofauti na kuangukia katika mtego wa kuchochea uhasama.Matoleo yao wamekuwa na Vichwa vya habari vilivyosomeka "Sitta Avaa Udikteta", Bunge lataka kina warioba wadhibitiwe", Sitta avunja nchi nk na hatimaye upotoshwaji wa aina hii kuenezwa katika mitandao ya Kijamii ili kuuchafua mchakato wa Bunge Maalumu la Katiba kutunga katiba na Kumchafua Mwenyekiti.

Ofisi ya Bunge Maalum inasisitiza na kuvikumbusha vyombo vya habari kuzingatia maadili ya upashanaji habari kwa uadilifu, hususani katika kipindi hiki ambacho Nchi ipo katika Mchakato ambao wananchi wangestahili kupata taarifa sahihi kuhusu utungaji wa Katiba. Bunge Maalum linakaribisha maoni ya wananchi yenye dhamira safi bila kuingiza chuki binafsi, uchochezi na upotoshaji habari kwa makusudi.

Bunge Maalum linatoa rai kwa wote kwamba liachwe litimize wajibu wake.
IMETOLEWA NA
OFISI YA KATIBU WA BUNGE MAALUMU 


6.Agosti 2014

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Thursday, July 31, 2014

NORWAY - The threat preparedness is called off - Police Security Service (PST) confirms that the threat response will be scaled down to the same level as before the response was intensified last week.



Police Security Service (PST) confirms that the threat response will be scaled down to the same level as before the response was intensified last week. 

PST's assessment that it has not been possible to produce additional information that supports the specific threat against Norway. The police will therefore continue its reduction of the increased response to a level in line with the PST's last general threat assessment from February 2014. 

The emergency response was elevated Thursday last week because data indicated that there was a specific and time-limited threat against Norway. - It is the total information picture that now suggests that this is not going to happen, says PST chief Benedicte Bjørnland. 

Source : NTB scanpix/ Norway Today 


Saturday, July 26, 2014

Advice from the Norwegian Police



On the basis of the threat evaluation from the Norwegian Police Security Service (PST) the police will continuously provide advice to the public.  The advice will be updated as soon as the police receive information which suggests that changes are required.

  • The information the police have received does not contain threats against concrete objects, events or individuals. At the present time there is no reason to recommend the public to take any specific precautionary measures.
  • We still ask the public to be alert. If you see anything suspicious, please call the police immediately on the following telephone number: 02800. In case of an emergency, please call 112.
  • Concerning planned events, local police are in dialogue with organisers in order to ensure appropriate levels of security. Such assessments will be carried out by local police in cooperation with the organisers.
  • Past experiences show that some individuals unfortunately make use of situations like this one to spread incorrect information. It is recommended to remain skeptical to rumors circulating in social media and to rely on the verified information provided by the police and other authorities.

Read also (in Norwegian)




NORWAY - Police Security Service (PST) fear a terrorist attacks against Norway will happen on Monday 28th July 2014 , according to TV 2


PST´s Director General Benedicte Bjørnland


Police Security Service (PST) fear a terrorist attacks against Norway will happen  on Monday 28th July 2014 , according to TV 2 

In a threat assessment that PST has been prepared, the holiday season Eid El-Fitr, and the end of Ramadan, has been specifically mentioned as the day when a terrorist attack on Norway could happen. It confirms several independent sources, according to TV 2 Officially PST will neither confirm nor deny the information. 

Director, of PST's research department, Jon Fitje Hoffmann, has said that a group of people have traveled from Syria with the aim of carrying out a terrorist attack in the West. Norway shall have been specifically mentioned as a possible target and the group and can according to PST be in Europe.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today 



Sunday, July 20, 2014


«TANZANIAN PICNIC PARTY 2014»

CCW (OSLO) NA TASAO WANGEPENDA KUWAKARIBISHA WATANZANIA WOTE (WAKUBWA NA WATOTO) KUWA PAMOJA KIPINDI HIKI CHA MAJIRA YA KIANGAZI

TAREHE: JUMAMOSI AGOSTI 16, 2014

MAHALI: SOGNSVANN (KITUO CHA MWISHO T-BANE NAMBA 6)

MUDA: SAA KUMI KAMILI JIONI

TUMETAYARISHA:
* GRILLMAT (HAMBURGER, PØLSE med LOMPE og Brød, DRESSING, NA PEREMENDE KWA WATOTO
* SAHANI NA KARATASI ZA KUPANGUSIA (SERVETTER)
* MAJIKO YA «ÉNGANG-GRILL»

VYA KUJA NAVYO:
* VINYWAJI BINAFSI
* MICHEZO/VIBURUDISHO TOFAUTI HASA KWA WATOTO
* VYAKULA/MATUNDA YA ZIADA, N.K.

KARIBUNI SANA!!!

Chama cha Watanzania Oslo, Norway
http://watanzaniaoslo.blogspot.com

Thursday, July 10, 2014

WAZIRI aliyeukwaa wadhifa huo katika mabadiliko ya mwisho ya Baraza la Mawaziri yaliyofanyika mapema mwaka huu, akiongoza wizara nyeti, amebainika kuratibu mtandao wa ujangili wenye mizizi yake wilayani Manyoni na maeneo mengine mkoani Singida, vyanzo vya uhakika vya habari vya Raia Mwema vimeeleza



Waziri huyo (jina linahifadhiwa kwa sasa) amekuwa na mawakala maalumu katika maeneo ya karibu na mapori kunakoendeshwa ujangili na mara kwa mara, hufika wilayani Manyoni kuhakiki ufanisi wa mtandao wake huo wa ujangili, huku gazeti hili likielezwa kwamba, taarifa zake ziko ‘mikononi’ mwa vyombo muhimu vya dola nchini....



TANGAZO MAALUMU TOKA UBALOZI WA TANZANIA; STOCKHOLM SWEDEN: KONGAMANO LA KWANZA LA DIASPORA KUFANYIKA TANZANIA TAREHE 14 HADI 15 AGOSTI, 2014




TAASISI YA TANZANIA DIASPORA INITIATIVE KWA KUSHIRIKIANA NA WIZARA YA MAMBO YA NJE NA USHIKIANO WA KIMATAIFA PAMOJA NA OFISI YA RAIS UTAWALA BORA? ZANZIBAR NA OFISI YA WAZIRI MKUU ZIKO KATIKA MAANDALIZI YA KONGAMANO LA DIASPORA (FIRST DIASPORA HOMECOMING CONFERENCE)

KONGAMANO HILO LINATARAJIWA KUFANYIKA DAR ES SALAAM 
TAREHE 14 -15 AGOSTI, 2014 KATIKA HOTEL YA SERENA NA MGENI RASMI ANATARAJIWA KUWA MHE. JAKAYA MRISHO KIKWETE, RAIS WA JAMHURI YA MUUNGANO WA TANZANIA.

AIDHA, KONGAMANO LITAHUSISHA PIA WIZARA, IDARA NA TAASISI ZA SERIKALI NA UMMA PAMOJA NA WAFANYABIASHARA.

KWA TAARIFA ZAIDI KUHUSU KONGAMANO PAMOJA NA KUJIANDIKISHA TAFADHALI TEMBELEA TOVUTI HII 

www.tanzaniadiaspora.org

WATANZANIA WOTE MNAOISHI KATIKA NCHI ZA NORDIC NA BALTIC MNASISITIZWA KUSHIRIKI KATIKA KONGAMANO HILO.

UBALOZI WA TANZANIA

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN


Wednesday, July 09, 2014

TANZANIA - Nearly four months since a French judge offered a clue on how to get the list of people who have stashed away billions of shillings in foreign bank accounts, the government has yet to lodge a formal request...


Attorney General Frederick Werema.


Dar es Salaam. Nearly four months since a French judge offered a clue on how to get the list of people who have stashed away billions of shillings in foreign bank accounts, the government has yet to lodge a formal request, The Citizen has learnt. The news comes as the task force set up to investigate the loot hidden in Switzerland and elsewhere continues to grope in the dark. The French judge, Mr Renaud Van Ruymbeke, who chaired the investigation into offshore accounts held by French citizens two years ago, has data that includes details on Tanzanians said to have huge sums of money in offshore accounts...



na Masoud Kipanya