Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Zambia's President Sata dies: local media Sata, who was 77, had been receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness.

Zambian President Michael Sata has died in London, where he had been receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness, three private Zambian media outlets said.

The reports on the private Muzi television station, and the Zambia Reports and Zambian Watchdog websites, said the southern African nation's cabinet was about to meet.

Reuters news agency also reported that a government source had confirmed the death.

"It is true. We lost the President. The acting president will make a statement soon," the source said.

Government officials gave no immediate comment.

The reports said Sata had died on Tuesday evening at London's King Edward VII hospital. The hospital declined to comment.

Sata, 77, left Zambia for medical treatment on October 19 accompanied by his wife and family members, according to a brief government statement that gave no further details.

There has been no official update on his condition and acting president Edgar Lungu had to lead celebrations last week to mark the landlocked nation's 50th anniversary of independence from Britain.

Concern over Sata's health has been mounting in the country since June, when he disappeared from the public eye without explanation and was then reported to be getting medical treatment in Israel.

He missed a scheduled speech at the UN General Assembly in September amid reports that he had fallen ill in his New York hotel.

A few days before that, he had attended the opening of parliament in Lusaka, joking: "I am not dead." Sata has not been seen in public since he returned to Zambia from New York in late September.

Sata, who once worked as a railway porter in London, had been the country's president since September, 2011 after winning a tight presidential race against the then incumbent, Rupiah Banda.

Monday, October 27, 2014


Friday 31st.October 2015.

From 09:00 - 16:00 CET (Central European Time)

ADDRESS: Håndverkerstuene, Rosenkrantzgate 7, 0159 Oslo, Norway.

NCA and WWF – Norway, in co-operation with Care Norway. Med store gassfunn, utforming av ny grunnlov og president- og parlamentsvalg som bakteppe, knyttes det stor spenning til de økonomiske og politiske utsiktene i Tanzania.

Kirkens Nødhjelp og WWF-Norge er de to frivillige organisasjonene i Norge med det mest omfattende arbeidet i Tanzania i år.

Sammen ønsker vi å belyse utfordringene og mulighetene i Norges viktigste samarbeidsland for bistand i denne kritiske fasen av Tanzanias historie. Balanserer Norge sine økonomiske interesser med bistands- og miljøengasjementet?

Problemstillinger som vil bli diskutert på konferansen er: (Fullstendig program lengre ned)

• Vil valget i Tanzania være først skritt på veien mot en mer demokratisk og bærekraftig framtid, med mindre bistandsavhengighet? Eller står vi foran en valgkamp preget av vold og brudd på menneskerettigheter?

• Vil Tanzania klare å forvalte naturrikdommene sine til gode for folk flest og kommende generasjoner? Eller vil hensynet til natur og miljø tape i kampen mot kortsiktig profitt? 

• Kan investeringer og internasjonal handel erstatte bistand som driver for utvikling i Tanzania? Hvilken rolle kan norsk næringsliv og sivilsamfunn sammen spille i et slikt skifte?

Innledere og paneldeltakere vil inkludere representanter for norsk og tanzaniansk sivilsamfunn, akademia, politikk og næringsliv.


0900-0905: Welcome & Opening Remarks: Nina Jensen, Secretary General WWF Norway.

0905-0925: Norway's engagement with Tanzania; Hans Bratskar, Deputy Minister Foreign Affairs, Norway

0925-0940: Q&A

0940-1040: Elections; Opportunities and Challenges in a changing Tanzania
Panel discussion, led by Trine Hveem, NCA, former Country Director, NCA Tanzania Office

0940-1000: Gender, political participation and the media: Civil Society and the elections Mzuri Issa Ali, Director, Tanzania Womens Media Association . Panelist and partner of Care-Norway.

1020-1040: Norway's possibilities and challenges ahead of the elections
Ingunn Klepsvik. Panelist and former Norwegian Ambassador to Tanzania

1040-1100: Q&A

1100-1230: Environment, climate and development issues drowning
Panel discussion, led by Inger Næss, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

1100-1120: Main challenges as seen by Tanzanian civil society Zubery Mwachulla, Panelist and Chairperson Mazingira Network (MaNet), umbrella organisation for 71 environmental organisations in Tanzania.

1120-1140: Dilemmas facing Norwegian politicians in relation to Tanzania’s environment and economic development

Ola Elvestuen, Panelist and MP, Head of the Norwegian Parliament's Energy and Environment committee.

1130-1200: Environmental implications of investments Åsgeir R. Almås, Panellist and researcher at Noragric / Norwegian University of Life Sciences.

1200-1230: Q&A

1230-1300: Lunch Sandwiches, juice and hot drinks provided at the venue.

1300-1540: Business and investment, the new engine for development? Panel discussion, led by Odd Helge Fjeldstad, Senior Researcher, Coordinator: Public Finance Management, CMI

1300-1320: Norwegian business in Tanzania. Tore Myhre, Norwegian Council of Enterprises (NHO), Director International Department.

1320-1340: State, civil society and companies: roles and responsibilites
Silas Olan'g, Senior Regional Associate (Africa), Natural Resource Governance Institue .

1340-1400: Statoil, a responsible investor? Tove Stuhr Sjøblom, Vice President, Head of Sub Saharan Africa, Statoil.

1400-1420: Looking back from 2050; Were Norway’s contributions beneficial to Tanzania Stefan Norris, Senior Advisor, Africa & Energy, WWF Norway.

1420-1440: Tanzanian energy sector: opportunities and challenges
Joachim Nahem, Programme Director, International Law and Policy Institute.

1440-1540: Q&A

1540-1600: Closing remarks Anne-Marie Helland, Secretary General, NCA.

Hold av 31. oktober til Tanzania-konferanse!


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Saturday, October 25, 2014

From Summertime to Wintertime in Norway: Time conversion date Sunday 26th.October 2014 CET (Central European Time). Adjust the time from 03:00 CET back to 02:00 CET - Tunaingia saa za majira ya theluji (Wintertime) kuamkia Jumapili, 26.Oktoba 2014

Saa 9 usiku kuamkia Jumapili, 26.Oktoba 2014, hapa Norway (Skandinavia) tunabadili majira na kuingia majira ya theluji (Wintertime). Kufuatia na mabadiliko ya majira, tunarudisha saa moja nyuma. 

Tuna tofauti ya masaa mawili na saa za Afrika Mashariki (East African Time = EAT) kwenye majira ya theluji. 


Hapa Norway ikiwa saa 4 za asubuhi,

Tanzania (Afrika Mashariki) ni saa 6 za mchana... 

Mabadiliko ya saa hufanyika mara mbili kwa mwaka.

Jumapili ya mwisho ya Machi, kuingia majira ya Kiangazi (Summertime). Tunasogeza saa moja mbele. Tofauti ya saa moja na Afrika Mashariki.

Jumapili ya mwisho ya Oktoba, kuingia majira ya theluji (Wintertime). Tunarudisha saa moja nyuma. Tofauti ya masaa mawili na Afrika Mashariki.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Kumbukumbu ya Baba wa Taifa la Tanzania; Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere

The Legacy of Julius Nyerere

Humans of Oslo - Mathias Mkude from Tanzania

"I'm taking my Masters Degree in international social and health policies. This is the first time I've been outside of Tanzania and I must say its a bit of a culture shock which is expected since we have a different history and nature.

In Tanzania you can go anywhere and people will greet you on the street. People are constantly interacting and if you are silent and reserved it's considered rude. We have a culture of communication.

In Oslo I've experienced a culture of silence. People are more reserved and prefer not to impose.

On several occasions I've behaved the way I normal would have back home, and when I've seen people's reactions I've had to reflect and change the way I behave. I can't be who I am because of the restrictions in social norms. To break from them is to be a social deviant so I try to adapt to the environment I'm in.

Once I've finished my masters I hope to travel back home. Tanzania is a rapidly developing country due to natural resources. Foreign investors, including Norway are already there . I hope that I can bring a positive impact to my community to improve people's life."

— with Mathias Mkude at Aker Brygge. 


Monday, October 13, 2014

Merely two days after a Constituent Assembly (CA) member from the 201- group, Haji Ambar Hamis claimed to be a victim of forgery in the process of voting on the proposed Constitution, the Tanzania Constitution Forum (TCF) yesterday emerged to say that another CA member from Mainland, Zakia Meghji voted as a representative from Zanzibar so as to obtain the required two-thirds quorum from the Isles’ representatives.

Zakhia Meghji

Briefing newsmen in Dar es Salaam yesterday, TCF Chairman, Deus Kibamba alleged that the CA forged some of the votes of CA members from Zanzibar, including the members who never participated in the process.

He said it is a shame for an adult to fool another adult, referring to what happened to Zanzibar’s NCCR –Mageuzi Vice Chairperson, Haji Ambar Hamis who on Friday last week claimed that the Constitutional Assembly secretariat had forged his name to appear on the list of CA members from the Isles who had voted ‘YES’ to the proposed Constitution despite the fact he was not present in the process. 

Kibamba said TCF has examined the whole process of attaining the proposed Constitution and discovered that Meghji who is from Tanzania mainland and once served as minister of Finance and minister of Tourism and Natural resources, had voted as a representative from Zanzibar hence making it possible for the CA to attain the required two-thirds quorum from the Isles.

He emphasized that the foul play was illegal…. “This is unacceptable and unjust to the people who gave out their views expecting to attain a better Constitution and yet some issues were approved unlawfully.” 

He said TCF considers Meghji’s vote forged, which was aimed to ensure the attainment of the two-thirds quorum from Zanzibar representatives.

“We know that Meghji had once lived in Zanzibar but President Jakaya Kikwete had appointed her as a representative from the Mainland,” he said.

He said that alone disqualifies her as a CA representative from Zanzibar thus putting a question mark on the entire proposed Constitution.

When reached for comments, CA Clerk, Yahaya Hamis Hamad told The Guardian over a telephone interview that he was not aware of the claims raised by TCF… “There is nothing I can say for now. I know nothing about it.”

In another development, TCF has challenged President Kikwete to stick to the agreement reached upon between him and political parties through the Tanzania Centre for Democracy (TCD) which is to conduct the referendum after next year’s general elections.


Friday, October 10, 2014

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Rais wa Zanzibar na Mwenyekiti wa Baraza la Mapinduzi Dk. Shein Amteua Mwanasheria Mkuu Zanzibar.

Said Hassan Said Mwanasheria Mkuu wa Zanzibar

Rais wa Zanzibar na Mwenyekiti wa Baraza la Mapinduzi Dk. Ali Mohamed Shein, amefanya Uteuzi wa Mwanasheria Mkuu wa Serekali ya Mapinduzi Zanzibar, kwa mujibu wa uwezo aliopewa chini ya  Kifungu 55(1)cha Katiba ya Zanzibar ya 1984, 

Rais wa Zanzibar na Mwenyekiti wa Baraza la Mapinduzi amemteuwa Mhe, Said Hassan Said kuwa Mwanasheria Mkuu wa Zanzibar, Uteuzi huo umeaza leo 7,Oktoba 2014. Kabla ya uteuzi huo Mhe, Said Hassan Said alikuwa Naibu Mwanasheria Mkuu wa Serekali ya Mapinduzi ya Zanzibar.

Mhe, Said Hassan Said, anachukua nafasi ya aliyekuwa Mwanasheria Mkuu wa Zanzibar Mhe, Othman Masoud Othman ambaye uteuzi wake umefutwa kwa mujibu wa Vifungu vya 53,54 (1) na 55(3) vya Katiba ya Zanzibar ya 1984 na kifungu 12 (3) cha Sheria ya Utumishi wa Umma Namba 2 ya 2011. 


Baadhi ya kurasa za mbele za magazeti ya Tanzania, Jumanne 7.Oktoba 2014

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Dr. Habiba Muza Rajabu´s Funeral By Rajabu Iddi Rajabu

1. Habiba Muza Rajabu will buried in Trondheim, Norway on Wednesday, 1st October 2014 starting at 13:00 hrs at Svanholm Hallen at Moholt. You are all Welcome to attend.

2. Farewell Ceremony from 13:00 to 13:45. Tribute, Flowers, Saying Goodbye to her. You are all Welcome to attend.

3. Islamic Burial Services 13:45 to around 14:15. You are all Welcome to attend. In keeping with Islamic Traditions, Women will stay a few yards away from the Grave but will witness all the proceedings.


Kurasa za mbele za baadhi ya magazeti ya Tanzania, Jumanne 30.Septemba 2014