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




Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel


Tariq Khdeir is greeted by his mother after being released from jail in Jerusalem. An Israeli judge released from jail and placed under house arrest the 15-year-old American of Palestinian descent whose apparent beating by Israeli police in East Jerusalem has drawn U.S. concern. Tariq Khdeir from Tampa, Florida, is a cousin of Mohammed Abu Khudeir, 16, whose abduction and killing in Jerusalem sparked violent protests and calls from Palestinians for a new uprising against Israel.




Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Waziri wa uchukuzi, Dkt. Harrison Mwakyembe awatimua kazi wafanyakazi 13 wa uwanja wa ndege wa Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere - East Africa Television (EATV)



Waziri wa uchukuzi Dkt. Harrison Mwakyembe (pichani) atangaza kuwafukuza kazi watumishi 13 wa uwanja wa ndege wa kimataifa wa Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere kwa makosa ya ukiukwaji wa taratibu za kazi, rushwa pamoja na kuchukua mali haramu na kusaidia kupitisha bidhaa mbalimbali kwa njia za magendo. Mwakyembe amesema vita dhidi ya upitishwaji wa madawa ya kulevya umeanza kufanikiwa.


Mwakyembe aliwataja wafanyakazi hao kuwa ni: Teddy Mwasenga, Esther Kilonzo, Rehema Mrutu, Mary Kadokayosi, Kisamio Sami, Aneth Kenonga, Agnes Shirima, Hamis Bora, Valeria Chuwa, Elengira Mghase, Remedius Kakulu,  Eshy Ndossi na Ane Setebe.

Chanzo: East Africa Television (EATV) saa 11 jioni leo Jumatano, 02.07.2014


NORWAY: A female Conservative politician on the South Coast of the country has been sentenced to ten months imprisonment for physical and mental abuse of her daughter.


A female Conservative politician on the South Coast of the country has been sentenced to ten months imprisonment for physical and mental abuse of her daughter. The penalty of the appeal is the same as the initial hearing. 

The woman must also pay NOK 60,000 in restitution to her daughter, who is today  in her teens, writing the online newspaper. Both courts have placed great emphasis on her daughter's testimony. 

"The Court of Appeal concluded that the accused is guilty of (...) repeated abuse of her daughter (...) who has for years been exposed to massive psychological harassment and on occasion physical violence," said the verdict . The abuse has been going on for several years, from 2005 to 2012. 

Defender Sol Elden says the woman takes the verdict very heavy, and that it has been appealed. 

- We register the appellate court's conclusion, but is certainly totally disagree with the verdict, says Elden. 

Despite pleas from the party,has the woman not sought leave, but has been active in politics while the case is ongoing. The leader of the Conservative council group would not comment on the case where it stands now. 

- She has been active until the summer, but now it's summer, he told the online newspaper.


Source: NTB Scanpix/Norway Today 


Tuesday, July 01, 2014

120 000 Norwegians receive welfare payments, an increase of 6000 from the year before.



The number of welfare recipients and welfare expenses has increased significantly in the past year, after several years on a decline. Norwegian municipalities spent NOK 5.1 billion on social welfare in 2013, more than NOK 600 million more than in 2012. 

Nationally, payments increased by 13.8 percent according to a recent report by Statistics Norway. 
The municipalities have reported the figures directly to Statistics Norway, and the information clearly shows that more and more people receive welfare payments, and an increasing number of people receive payments for a longer period of time. 
Almost 50 000 people have welfare as their primary source of livelihood. 40 percent of recipients are single men, and 23 percent are single women. 14 percent are single parents, and the rest are adult couples with and without children. 
Only every eight welfare recipients is working. 67 percent are so-called labour-passive, which means that they are unemployed or not seeking work. The others are students, disabled, or receive rehabilitation benefits. 
Immigrants made up close to 36 percent of all welfare recipients in 2013. 
Source: Norway Post/NRK.