Twin Businessmen Set Free Over Death Threats Claim

[Citizen] The Resident Magistrate’s Court in Singida Region has dropped a case against twin businessmen after the prosecution failed to prove a charge that was facing them of threatening to kill members of the region’s Press Club (Sinpress).

[Citizen] The Resident Magistrate's Court in Singida Region has dropped a case against twin businessmen after the prosecution failed to prove a charge that was facing them of threatening to kill members of the region's Press Club (Sinpress).

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

EALA Impasse May Land Kenya in Trouble

[Citizen] Arusha -With the Jubilee and Nasa leaders still arguing on the re-run of the Kenya presidential election, the government may face a court action over its failure to nominate the country’s representatives to the East African Legislative Assemb…

[Citizen] Arusha -With the Jubilee and Nasa leaders still arguing on the re-run of the Kenya presidential election, the government may face a court action over its failure to nominate the country's representatives to the East African Legislative Assembly (Eala).

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Shack Dwellers Warn of More Protests Over Electricity

[News24Wire] Three times over the past 20 years, Noxolo Silala from Simanyene in Lwandle, Strand, has had to rebuild her life after losing everything in shack fires which ravaged all she had managed to scrape together with the meagre wages she earns as…

[News24Wire] Three times over the past 20 years, Noxolo Silala from Simanyene in Lwandle, Strand, has had to rebuild her life after losing everything in shack fires which ravaged all she had managed to scrape together with the meagre wages she earns as a domestic worker.

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Control Air Pollution, RAS, LGAs Ordered

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children minister Ummy Mwalimu has directed regional administrative secretaries (RAS) and local government authorities to oversee waste management in a bid to control air pollu…

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children minister Ummy Mwalimu has directed regional administrative secretaries (RAS) and local government authorities to oversee waste management in a bid to control air pollution in their respective areas.

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OPINION: Traditional Leaders and Politics

The question of our traditional leaders being involved in politics has long dominated political discourse. Different traditional leaders have rubbed the national in different ways with the more flamboyant and charismatic proving more divisive. The argument has long been bandied … Continued

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The question of our traditional leaders being involved in politics has long dominated political discourse. Different traditional leaders have rubbed the national in different ways with the more flamboyant and charismatic proving more divisive. The argument has long been bandied around that traditional leaders should stay out of politics given their fatherly figure to their subjects. Whether it be senior Chief Inyambo Yeta being lumped among political leaders thrown in jail under the zero option or the more carefree Paramount Chief Mpezeni freely taking up a political stand or the more recluse brand of chiefs like Chief Mumena of the Kaonde people there is always debate around where the chief stands. Others have been lumped the political garment even when they have not overtly taken a political stand like the Chitimukulu who was almost stripped of his crown by late President Michael Sata. So when Senior Chief Mukuni of the Toka Leya people of Southern Province hosted opposition United Party for National Development leader Hakainde Hichilema at the Lwiindi ceremony to the deliberate exclusion of government officials and even some his traditional leaders that do not share his political opinion the debate opened up of what role traditional leaders should really play in bringing their people together. What really should our traditional leader’s role in ensuring that none of their subjects feel marginalized in their communities? The more politically enlightened would argue that the traditional leaders have as much right as anyone to hold and express a political opinion. They may even argue that stopping traditional leaders from taking a political stance deprives them of their right to political participation. Maybe the less remuneration that traditional leadership offers may entice some traditional leaders to venture into the more lucrative zone of politics. In some cases the embarrassment our traditional leaders have been subjected by the political leadership by being paraded at political leaders makes for a strong case that they should be kept away from overt politics. How does one explain a bottle of whiskey and a few pieces of silver extended as a gift to traditional leaders being a licence to humiliate them? We need to reflect deeply on what legacy we want to assign to our traditional leadership rather than expose to being bandied as commodities available to the highest bidder, The post OPINION: Traditional Leaders and Politics appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Singida Sets Land for Investment

[Citizen] Singida District Council has allocated over 5400 hectares of land for various investments with a view to enable the district to have industries, which will help the country attain middle economy status by 2025. The District Executive Director…

[Citizen] Singida District Council has allocated over 5400 hectares of land for various investments with a view to enable the district to have industries, which will help the country attain middle economy status by 2025. The District Executive Director, Mr Rashid Mandoa said in Singida that the move has been taken following President John Magufuli's call that every council in the country should allocate an area for various investments.

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Tanzanian DC Orders Members of School Committee Arrested for Fraud

[Citizen] The District Commissioner here, Mr Festo Kiswaga, has ordered the arrest of five members of the Construction Committee of Bariadi Primary School allegedly for misusing Sh4.8 million, the amount meant for construction of pit latrines.

[Citizen] The District Commissioner here, Mr Festo Kiswaga, has ordered the arrest of five members of the Construction Committee of Bariadi Primary School allegedly for misusing Sh4.8 million, the amount meant for construction of pit latrines.

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New Communication Law Must Protect Free Speech

[Citizen] If the draft Electronic and Postal Communications (Online Content) Regulations, 2017, is to pass as it is, the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TRCA) is bound to have unfettered powers to police the web.

[Citizen] If the draft Electronic and Postal Communications (Online Content) Regulations, 2017, is to pass as it is, the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TRCA) is bound to have unfettered powers to police the web.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania