Ugandans: World’s second most hungry people

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According to the 2010 Popula­tion Reference Bureau’s (PRB) World Population Data Sheet, Uganda has the sec­ond youngest population in the whole world after Niger....

East Africa to have monetary union by next year

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An East African Community Monetary Union protocol will be in place by 2012 as per the schedule, the new EAC Secretary General has said. "The...

Pinda’s confession on leadership crisis

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Dar es Salaam. Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda has cited poor leadership in Africa as a major factor behind a number of problems facing the...

Ways sought to raise global food supply

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Oxfam recently published an analysis of the food situation and the risks in coming decades. One of the major conclusions of the Oxfam report...

Defence rejects extradition of bomb suspect to Uganda

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The defence in a case in which a Kenyan national is charged with murdering 74 Ugandans on Thursday protested extradition of their client on...

Tanzania tops EAC members in peace

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TANZANIA is the most peaceful country among the five members of the East African Community (EAC), according to the 2011 Global Peace Index (GPI). According...

Turkey and the Arab Spring

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As the Arab Spring enters its fourth month, it faces challenges but also presents opportunities. Despite setbacks in Libya, Yemen, and Syria, the democratic...

Microsoft Kiswahili interface pack launched

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Kiswahili speakers can now use Microsoft windows 7 in their language thanks to Windows 7 Kiswahili interface pack launched this week in Dar es...

Arusha School marks 75th birthday

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Arusha School marks its 75th year of existence this week.  The institution is the country’s first ever English Medium school which received pioneer pupils...

US game lights up Arusha

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THE Iowa-based Drake University Bulldogs (USA) thrashed the combined CONADEIP All Stars (Mexico) 17-7, in the Arusha-held, first ever American Football to be played...

Special Report:The Osama bin Laden kill plan

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A pivotal moment in the long, tortuous quest to find Osama bin Laden came years before US spy agencies discovered his hermetic compound in...

Don’t tell me M7 ordered Besigye to make the long walk...

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Kizza Besigye's first name means "darkness," and he was understandly alarmed when KQ, the airline that proclaims to be the Pride of Africa, appeared...

Chinese in fake drug business?

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CHINESE traders are reported to have set up two ‘factories’ at Temeke and Kiwalani in Dar es Salaam for manufacturing fake drugs, cosmetics,...

TANZANIA rejects BAE radar pay plan

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TANZANIA on Tuesday strongly rejected BAE Systems' decision to pay the country 29.5 million pounds (about 74bn/-) in settlement arising from controversial sale...

EA Common Market: What’s the situation on the ground

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By MAKWAIA wa KUHENGA, 12th May 2011 ‘We have learnt with dismay that the Kenyan authorities have blocked off entry of Tanzania’s Azania wheat...

British Kenyan ‘torture’ files ‘guilty secret’

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Members of the Mau Mau War Veterans Association. Photo/HEZRON NJOROGE Hidden documents about the British army's suppression of the 1950s Mau Mau uprising...

All Tanzanians above 60 to be covered by pension

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THE Government has started a process of designing a Universal Social Pension scheme (USP) that will enable all Tanzanians aged 60 and...

EAC experts draft bill on good governance protocol

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Experts on good governance from the East African Community (EAC) recently held a conference in Moshi town to discuss a draft bill on the...