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NOLS Patagonia

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NOLS Patagonia
NOLS, durante 50 años, se ha convertido el líder en capacitación en áreas silvestres remotas. Fundado en 1965 por el legendario montañista Paul Petzoldt, NOLS lleva a estudiantes de todas las edades en expediciones a áreas remotas en donde se les enseña habilidades técnicas al aire libre, liderazgo, y éticas medio-ambientales. Nuestra casa matriz está en Wyoming, Estados Unidos, pero contamos con varias bases en dicho país y en el extranjero: México, Chile, Tanzania, India, Scandinavia, Australia, Nueva Zelandia y Cánada.
En Chile, su base fue fundada en 1992, a 11 km. de la ciudad de Coyhaique. 

          

CHADEMA Walimwa Barua Nyingine na Msajili wa Vyama vya Siasa

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Msajili wa vyama vya siasa nchini Tanzania amekiandikia barua Chadema kukitaka kuwasilisha ratiba ya mkutano mkuu wa kuchagua viongozi wa kitaifa wa chama hicho kabla ya Novemba 11, 2019.

Barua hiyo imetolewa  Jumatano Novemba 6, 2019 na naibu msajili wa vyama vya siasa, Sisty Nyahoza kwa niaba ya msajili wa vyama vya siasa, Jaji Francis Mutungi.

Oktoba Mosi, 2019 chama hicho kikuu cha upinzani  nchini Tanzania kiliandikiwa barua na ofisi hiyo wajieleze kwanini wasichukuliwe hatua kwa madai ya kukiuka Sheria ya Vyama vya Siasa kwa kuchelewa kufanya uchaguzi mkuu wa chama hicho.





          

Matokeo ya Ligi Kuu ya Vodacom Tanzania Bara Jana November 6

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Kalemani: Tanzania Ina Akiba Ya Gesi Futi Za Ujazo Trilioni 57.54.

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Na.Faustine Gimu Galafoni,Dodoma.
SERIKALI kupitia Wizara ya nishati imesema Tanzania ina akiba ya gesi futi za ujazo trilioni 57.54 huku matumizi ya rasilimali hiyo kwa sasa ni futi za ujazo trilioni 0.5 tu.

Kutokana na hayo imesema itashirikiana kwa ukaribu zaidi na asasi za kiraia kuhakikisha wanaleta maendeleo ya uchumi wa viwanda kwa kutumia rasilimali gesi.
 
Hayo yamebainishwa    Nov.6,2019  na waziri wa nishati Medardi  Kalemani wakati akitoa taarifa ya nishati  kwenye jukwaa la tisa la wadau wa sekta ya uziduaji wa mafuta ,  gasi  na madini Katika wiki ya AZAKI inayoendelea Jijini hapa.

Waziri Kalemani amesema matarajio ya serikali  ni  kuhakikisha rasilimali hiyo inashiriki kikamilifu kwenye uchumi wa viwanda na kuchochea maendeleo ya taifa na wananchi wake.

Pamoja na hayo amesema ,jitihada za Serikali zinaendelea Katika kuhundua mafuta kwa manufaa ya watanzania .

Aidha Mhe.Kaleman ame sisitiza masuala ya uwazi,uwajibikaji na ufuatiliaji wa uhakika  Katika masuala ya gesi unapaswa kupewa kipaumbele kwa kuzingatia teknolojia na ubunifu kwa uchumi wa viwanda.
 
Kwa upande wake Naibu waziri wa madini  Stanslaus Nyongo akizungumza katika jukwaa hilo alisema tangu serikali kufungua masoko ya madini katika maeneo mbalimbali nchini mchango wa sekta hiyo kwenye pato la taifa umeongezeka maradufu  huku asilimia 97% ya Watanzania mgodi wa Geita GGM wameajiriwa.

Aidha amesema ,Licha ya mafanikio hayo  vitendo vya ulanguzi kwa wachimbaji na utapeli wa watu kuuziwa madini bandia vimetoweka kabisa kutokana na umakini unayofanywa na Serikali.

Pamoja na hayo alisema ,Katika kuhakikisha ulinzi Katika sekta ya madini ,Serikali iliwakamata wanunuzi tisa wa madini ya dhahabu ambao walikiuka Sheria ya ununuzi.

Hata hivyo amebainisha kwamba,kwa Sasa Serikali kwa kushirikiana na Serikali za mitaa inatupia jicho kwa wachimbaji wadogo ili kuwawezesha ajira na kusaidia kuongeza pato la Taifa.

Katika hatua nyingine Naibu Waziri huyo alisema  Serikali inapambana kuondoa vikwazo kwa wanawake Katika sekta ya madini  .

Amesema wanawake wamekuwa wakikumbana na vikwazo kwa kuchimba dhahabu  kwa kubahatisha kwa kuwa hawana taarifa sahihi za kijiolojia.

"Kupitia Shirika letu la stamiko Serikali inaendeleza huduma kwa kutoa elimu kwa wachimbaji wanawake kuhusu madini juu ya utafiti,uchenjuaji  na uzalishaji,"alisema.
 
Awali akizungumzia umuhimu wa jukwaa hilo mkurugenzi mtendaji wa Haki Rasilimali Rachel Chagonja amesema jukwaa hilo limelenga kujadili kwa pamoja ubia kati ya serikali wadau na wananchi kuhusu ushiriki kwenye sekta ya mafuta gesi na madini kwa maendeleo ya taifa na wananchi wake.

Amesema ,sekta hiyo inakabiliwa na mfumo dume kutokana na kukosekana uwiano sawa wa kijinsia huku wanawake wakinyanyasika na kudharauliwa hasa katika maeneo ya migodini na kuiomba Serikali kuwashirikisha zaidi wanawake Katika uchumi was viwanda.

Mwenyekiti wa bodi kutoka Haki Rasilimali  Bw.Donald Kasongi amesema asasi ya Haki Rasilimali inahakikisha inaboresha kipato kwa wananchi kutokana na Rasilimali zilizopo nchini.



          

WAZIRI MKUU AWASHUKURU WALIOJITOKEZA KWENYE MAZISHI YA KAKA YAKE

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WAZIRI MKUU Kassim Majaliwa amewashukuru watu wote waliojitokeza katika mazishi ya kaka yake Mzee Bakari Majaliwa (78), aliyefariki juzi (Jumatatu, Novemba 04, 2019) nyumbani kwake katika kijiji cha Chimbila ‘B’wilayani Ruangwa, Lindi.


Ametoa shukrani hizo leo (Jumatano, Novemba 06, 2019) wakati wa ibada ya mazishi iliyofanyika kijijini Nandagala wilayani Ruangwa na amesema kwamba hayo ni mapenzi ya Mwenyezi Mungu na kila mtu atapita kwenye njia hiyo.

“Tulikuwa 12 na sasa tumebaki watano, wanaume wawili na wanawake watatu. Msiba huu kwetu ni mkubwa umepunguza idadi ya watoto wa Mzee Majaliwa lakini hatuna namna ni mapenzi ya Mwenyezi Mungu, wajibu wetu ni kuendelea kumuombea. Nawashukuru wote mlioacha shughuli zenu na kutukimbilia, familia imethamini sana ujio wenu jambao hili limetokea ghafla.”

Waziri Mkuu pia amemshukuru Rais Dkt. John Magufuli kwa salamu za pole alizozitoa. “Jambo hili pia limemgusa Mheshimiwa Rais wetu ambaye ametutaka tuwe watulivu katika kipindi hiki kigumu na kwamba kila mmoja kwa dhehebu lake aendelee kumuombea marehemu ili Mwenyezi Mungu amlaze mahala pema.”

Amesema alipata taarifa za msiba huo wakati akijiandaa kwenda wilayani Ruangwa kwa ajili ya kushiriki mazishi yamwanasiasa mkongwe na Mwenyekiti wa zamani wa CCM wa Wilaya ya Ruangwa, Bw. Kaspar Selemani Mmuya.

Kwa upande wake, Mkuu wa Majeshi ya Ulinzi Tanzania, Generali, Venance Mabeyo akitoa salamu za pole kwa niaba ya Maafisa na Askari wa Vyombo vyote vya Ulinzi na Usalama amesema anajua uzito wa msiba pamoja na majonzi waliyonayo kwa kuondokewa na mpendwa wao na kwamba wamshukuru Mwenyezi Mungu kwa kuwa ndiye anayetoa na anayetwaa. “Hakuna namna ya kurekebisha maamuzi ya Mwenyezi Mungu, tuendelee kumsindikiza kaka yetu kwa sala Mwenyezi Mungu ampokee kwa amani.”

Naye, Mwakilishi wa Mufti na Sheikh Mkuu wa Tanzania, Sheikh Othman Kaporo amesema amewataka wananchi wajiandae na kifo kwa kufanya ibada. “Ni kawaida kwa binadamu kujisahau lakini Mwenyezi Mungu ametuwekea vitu vya kutukumbusha juu ya uwepo wake ikiwemo kifo, hivyo tuyatekeleze yale yalikuwa ya wajibu kuyatekeleza.”

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IMETOLEWA NA:
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MWENYEKITI AUAWA AKITATUA MGOGORO WA ARDHI KIJIJINI

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Mwenyekiti wa Kamati ya Mazingira wilayani Kiteto mkoani Manyara, Engerusi Mikonde (59), ameuawa katika shamba moja akiwa kwenye harakati za kutatua mgogoro wa ardhi ambao unadaiwa kuwa ungeleta madhara kati ya wakulima hao.

Kamanda wa Polisi mkoani humo, Augostino Senga amethibitisha kutokea kwa tukio hilo akisema uchunguzi unaendelea na kwamba mwili wa marehemu umehifadhiwa katika hospitali ya wilaya Kiteto.

Mmoja ya wakazi walioshuhudia tukio hilo Daiomoni Nzungu, amesema Mikonde akiwa na kamati ya mazingira kutafuta ufumbuzi wa mgogoro wa wakulima Kijijini hapo, alishambuliwa kwa marungu na mapanga hadi alipokutwa na umauti.

Baadhi ya wananchi wamelitaka jeshi la polisi kufanya uchunguzi wa kina juu ya tukio hilo wakisema kuwa suluhu ya sakata hilo ni kupatikana kwa taarifa ya kina ili sheria ifuate mkondo wake kwa waliohusika.

Migogoro mingi ya wakulima na wafugaji wilayani Kiteto huanza kipindi ambacho wakulima wanaandaa mashamba huku wafugaji wakihitaji maeneo kwaajili ya shughuli za kufugia mifugo yao.
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TIGO INAVYOREJESHA TABASAMU KWA WAGONJWA WA MGUU KIFUNDO

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Mkurugenzi mtendaji (Tigo) Bw. Simon Karikari akimkabidhi mfano wa hundi ya Mil 110/- Ofisa Mtendaji Mkuu wa CCBRT, Brenda Msangi.Hafla ya makabidhiano yalifanyika katika wakati wa mkutano na waandishi wa habari uliofanyika katika hospitali ya CCBRT
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Siku zote ni furaha pale mwanamke anapopata mtoto ambaye alimtarajia kwa takribani miezi tisa ya ujauzito.Hii ilidhihirika kwa Salma Hajj (29) baada ya kujifungua salama mtoto wake wa kwanza wa kiume miezi kumi iliyopita.

Hatahivyo, furaha ya Salma haikudumu.Baada ya muda mfupi, Salma ambaye ni mkazi wa Buza jijini Dar es Salaam furaha yake ilitokweka baada ya kugundua kuwa mwanae wa huyo alikuwa na tatizo la miguu kujikunja pasipo kujua ni nini tatizo.

Tatizo hilo linajulikana kama ‘mguu kifundo’ au kwa kiingereza linafahamika kama ‘Clubfoot’ ambalo kisayansi linalotokea hata kabla ya mtoto kuzaliwa.

Kila mwaka zaidi ya watoto 100,000 duniani huzaliwa na ugonjwa huu ambao humfanya mtoto kushindwa kutembea kwa kutumia unyayo na badala yake hutumia kifundo cha mguu.

Kwa Tanzania,inakadiriwa kuwa karibuni watoto 2,800 wanazaliwa na ugonjwa huu kila mwaka.Kati yao asilimia 50 wana athirika mguu mmoja huku waliobaki wakiathirwa miguu yote miwili.

Asilimia 80 ya wagonjwa wasiopata matibabu yake wanapatikana kwenye nchi zinazoendelea, ikiwamo Tanzania.Kama ugonjwa huu usipotibika unaweza kusababisha maumivu makali wakati wa kutembea na hatimaye husababisha ulemavu wa muda mrefu.

“Kiukweli ulikuwa ni wakati mgumu sana kwangu.Nilijisikia vibaya kwamba mwanangu hataweza kutembea vizuri na hatahivyo sikujua anasumbuliwa na tatizo gani kwa kipindi kile,” anasema Salma.

“Nilihisi kama ilikuwa mwisho wa dunia kwangu na mwanangu; nilijiuliza maswali mengi bila majibu kwamba atawezaje kutembea? ataonekanaje kwa watu? atasoma katika shule gani? nilichanganyikiwa sana,” anasema Salma.

Mmoja wa mtoa huduma (nesi) alimjulisha kuwa tatizo hilo linaweza kutibika katika Hospitali ya CCBRT iliyoko Msasani jijini Dar es Salaam bila malipo.Kilichofuata ilikuwa ni kutembelea hospitalini hapo ambapo madaktari walianza kutoa matibabu kwa mtoto wake kwa miezi michache tu.

Kwa mujibu wa daktari wa mifupa (Orthopedic) wa CCBRT, Dk. Zainab Ilonga, anasema chanzo cha ugonjwa huo bado hakijulikani.

Anasema hadi sasa sababu yake bado haijathibitika lakini wanaamini kuwa moja ya sababu ni matumizi ya pombe na matumizi mabaya ya madawa wakati wa ujazuzito au urithi wa vinasaba (genetic) na kwamba tafiti zaidi zitasaidia kutambua chanzo halisi cha tatizo hilo.

“Kuna njia mbili za kutibu ugonjwa huu wa mguu kifundo;moja ni kutumia njia ya Ponseti ambayo haihitaji kufanya upasuaji na nyingine ya kufanya upasuaji,” Dk Ilonga anasema na kuongeza 

“Kwa Tanzania tunatibu watoto takribani 400 kwa mwaka sawa na asilimia 25 ya wagonjwa wote na hii inatokana na baadhi ya wazazi kuwanawaficha watoto wenye tatizo hili.”

Ignacio V. Ponseti ni njia ambayo imekuwa ikitumia kutibu mguu kifundo tangu miaka ya 1940.Moja ya kanuni ya njia hii ni kwamba tishu za mtoto ikiwamo tendoni, ligamenti na maungio yake yapo katika hatua ya ukuaji hivyo kufanya mguu kuungana baada ya kila wiki moja.

Kwa kutumia njia hii ndani ya wiki kadhaa hali ya mgonjwa inaweza kubadilika na kufanikisha kurekebisha mguu bila uhitaji wa kufanya upasuaji.

Mtoto wa Salma alipitia hatua hiyo maarufu kama ‘gentle bone manipulations’ na ufuatiliaji (castings) ili kujua mabadiliko ya kibaolojia hasa misuli yake, maungio na tishu kwa lengo la kutibu tatizo alilokuwa nalo. 

“Kuna wakati alikuwa anapitia wakati mgumu kwani alikuwa analia sana jambo lililonifanya na mimi kulia.Nilikuwa na wasiwasi juu ya maisha ya mwanangu siku za mbeleni,” anasema kwa huzuni.

“Nawashukuru sana Tigo na madaktari wa CCBRT kwa msaada wao mkubwa kwasababu saizi mtoto wangu ana miezi kumi na amepona kabisa,” anasema Salma huku akiwa na uso wa furaha.

Afisa wa Uwajibikaji kwa Jamii wa Tigo, Halima Okash anasema 

“Tuliona kuna umuhimu wa kusaidia wahitaji hawa kwa sababu CCBRT inahudumia jamii yenye uhitaji na wasiojiweza katika kuwasaidia kupata huduma za matibabu.Tumeunga mkono jitihada hizi zinazofanywa na CCBRT kuhakikisha watu wenye ulemavu wanapata nafasi ya kutibiwa kwa gharama ndogo au bure kabisa,” anasema Okash.

Kupitia huduma za upasuaji kutoka hospitali ya CCBRT jumla ya watoto 1,509 wamenufaika katika kipindi cha miaka sita iliyopita. 

“Haya ni mafanikio yanayotufanya sisi Tigo kujisikia faraja kwa kiasi kikubwa kwani kwa kutoa matibabu kwa watu wenye ulemavu,Tigo na CCBRT tunaleta matokeo chanya kwa maisha ya mtu mmoja mmoja, familia na jamii ya Tanzania kwa ujumla,” anasema Okash.

Tangu mwaka 2013, Tigo iliingia ubia na hospitali ya CCBRT kutoa matibabu kwa wagonjwa wa midomo sungura, kwa kutumia njia ya jumbe (SMS) zinazotumwa kwa wagonjwa wa CCBRT kuwakumumbusha kufuatilia matibabu na kutoa uelewa kuhusu huduma kwa umma.

Kupitia mpango huu, wagonjwa wanaweza kupata jumbe za matibabu kwa siku nne na siku moja kabla ya siku ya matibabu na hii imeisaidia CCBRT kupunguza idadi ya wagonjwa wanaokatisha matibabu.

Kwa msaada wa Sh110, 0000,000 kwa mwaka kutoka Tigo, CCBRT inaweza kutoa huduma za matibabu kwa njia Ponseti (bila upasuaji) kwa wagonjwa wapya zaidi ya 400 na wengine wanaoendelea na matibabu hospitalini hapo.


          

SEKTA YA NGOZI, NYAMA NA MAZIWA ZAUNDIWA KOZI FUPI VYUONI

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Na. Edward Kondela

Serikali imewataka wadau kwenye sekta ya ngozi, nyama na maziwa wanaoandaa mitaala kwa ajili ya vyuo kufundisha kozi fupi katika sekta hizo ngazi ya cheti na diploma kupitisha mitaala bora itakayohakikisha wanafunzi watakaohitimu mafunzo wanaleta matokeo chanya katika sekta hizo kwa wananchi na taifa kwa ujumla.

Akizungumza Jijini Dodoma wakati akifungua kikao kilichowahusisha wadau katika sekta za ngozi, nyama na maziwa kutoka serikalini na taasisi binafsi Katibu Mkuu Wizara ya Mifugo na Uvuvi anayeshughulikia Mifugo Prof. Elisante Ole Gabriel amesema ili kupata malighafi bora zinazotokana na sekta ya ngozi, nyama na maziwa ni lazima wataalam ambao wamesomea sekta hizo ngazi ya cheti na diploma wawekewe mazingira ya kuhakikisha wanatumia utaalam watakaoupata kupitia vyuo mbalimbali baada ya kupitishwa kwa mitaala hiyo ili iwe na tija kwa taifa.

“Mitaala mnayokwenda kupitia na kuzungumzia lazima ijibu mahitaji ya wadau katika sekta tatu yaani ngozi, nyama na maziwa isiwe kuwa na cheti baada ya kuhitimu mafunzo ngazi ya cheti au diploma hawa wataalamu wa ngazi ya kati ndiyo wanaotegemewa kwenda kufanya kazi za vitendo, hakikisheni mnapata mitaala ambayo itakuwa na manufaa.” Amesema Prof. Gabriel

Aidha Prof. Gabriel amewataka wadau hao kubainisha njia bora za kufundishia mara baada ya kupitishwa kwa mitaala hiyo ili kuhakikisha wanafunzi watakaodahiliwa wanaelewa vizuri pamoja na kuwa na utaratibu mzuri wa kuwapata watu ambao wanafundishika na wawe tayari kupokea mafunzo hayo.

Akibainisha juu ya jamii kuwa na ufugaji wenye tija, katibu mkuu huyo amewaasa wadau wa mifugo wajenge utamaduni wa kuwatumia wataalam hususan wa ngazi ya kati ili waweze kufuga kisasa na kunufaika kupitia mifugo yao badala ya kufuga kwa mazoea na hatimaye kupata hasara.

Kwa upande wake Mkurugenzi wa Utafiti, Ugani na Mafunzo kutoka Wizara ya Mifugo na Uvuvi Dkt. Angello Mwilawa amesema mjadala wa kuandaa mitaala kwa ajili ya kufundisha vyuoni kozi fupi katika ngazi ya cheti na diploma kwenye kwenye sekta ya ngozi, nyama na maziwa umetoka kwa wadau, hivyo wizara ikashirikisha taasisi mbalimbali likiwemo Baraza la Taifa la Elimu ya Ufundi (NACTE) ili kukamilisha mitaala hiyo.

Dkt. Mwilawa amefafanua kuwa mara baada ya kukamilika kwa taratibu za kuandaa mitaala hiyo vyuo vya serikali kwa kushirikiana na binafsi vitaanza kutekeleza kwa kutoa mafunzo ya tasnia ya ngozi, nyama na maziwa katika ngazi ya cheti na diploma.

Akielezea umuhimu wa serikali kupitia Wizara ya Mifugo na Uvuvi kuandaa mitaala hiyo, Katibu wa Chama cha Wafugaji Tanzania Bw. Magembe Makoye ameipongeza Wizara ya Mifugo na Uvuvi kwa kuhakikisha sekta ya mifugo inasimamiwa vyema kupitia mambo ya kisera na kisheria ambayo ndiyo yamekuwa yakisimamia pamoja na kutunga kanuni mpya zenye lengo la kuhakikisha sekta ya mifugo inathaminiwa zaidi.

Bw. Makoye amesema sekta ya mifugo ambayo inaajiri watu wengi kote nchini kupitia mafunzo yatakayoanza kutolewa vyuoni mara baada ya kupitishwa kwa mitaala hiyo kutachangia kwa kiasi kikubwa kuongeza thamani ya sekta ya ngozi, nyama na maziwa kwa kuwa wafugaji sasa wataongezewa taarifa na maarifa kupitia kwa wataalamu watakaohitimu mafunzo hayo.

Wizara ya Mifugo na Uvuvi kwa kushirikiana na wadau wa sekta ya ngozi, nyama na maziwa pamoja na taasisi mbalimbali likiwemo Baraza la Taifa la Elimu ya Ufundi (NACTE) inapitia mitaala kwa ajili ya kuanzishwa kwa kozi fupi ngazi ya cheti na diploma katika sekta hizo kwenye vyuo vya serikali na binafsi ili kuyaongezea thamani zaidi mazao ya ngozi, nyama na maziwa kwa kuwa na waatalamu wengi zaidi ngazi ya kati walipobobea katika sekta za ngozi, nyama na maziwa.



          

MBWANA SAMATTA AVUNJA REKODI

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Mshambuliaji kinara wa klabu bingwa ya Ubelgiji KRC Genk na nahodha wa Tanzania, Mbwana Samatta jana usiku ametimiza ndoto yake ya kuifunga timu kubwa duniani ambao ni mabingwa wa Ulaya, Liverpool.



Goli hilo lilikuwa likisubiriwa kwa hamu na mashabiki wa mpira wa miguu nchini Tanzania.

Hata hivyo, matokeo ya mwisho ya mchezo huo wa Klabu Bingwa Ulaya yalikuwa mabaya kwa Genk kwa kulazwa kwa goli 2-1.

Samatta, aliunganisha kwa kichwa mpira wa kona mpaka wavuni katika dakika ya 40 ya mchezo.

Mshambuliaji huyo ambaye ameweka rekodi ya kuwa Mtanzania wa kwanza kucheza michuano hiyo mikubwa zaidi ya vilabu barani Ulaya tayari ameshapachika magoli mawili katika mechi nne. 



          

Jen Kamrath Tanzania Update, John G Voice of the Martyrs Update 11-3-2019

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“Jen Kamrath Tanzania Update, John G Voice of the Martyrs Update 11-3-2019”.

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Pregnant Students in Africa Need Your Support, Not Rejection

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“Angela,” 20, walks with her son near her home after returning from school in Migori county, western Kenya. She is a Form 4 student at a girls-only school. Angela became pregnant when her trainee teacher offered to pay some of her primary school fees in return for sex. Her father tried to marry her off to suitors after she gave birth, but Angela’s mother fought against this and supported her return to school. She wants to go to college and study nursing.

© 2018 Smita Sharma for Human Rights Watch

In late 2018, Sierra Leone's First Lady, Fatima Bio, opened a national campaign "Hands Off Our Girls."   Her campaign made big promises to reduce child marriages and teenage pregnancies in the country, in part to tackle the spike in teenage pregnancies following widespread rape during the Ebola crisis. Reflecting on this campaign, President Julius Maada Bio stated: "We have wasted a lot of time in restricting the potentials of women and girls."

In light of this important acknowledgment, his government senselessly adheres to a policy that intentionally wastes the potential of many thousands of girls who are expelled from school each year because they are pregnant - which also effects the number of girls who stay in secondary school in the country.

In Sierra Leone, like in Tanzania and many other African countries, one of the most often cited excuses for not letting pregnant girls stay in school is that they will "corrupt" other girls into pregnancy. But isolating and excluding pregnant girls from school will not stop teen pregnancies because "immorality" is not the cause.

These punitive approaches, which in Tanzania and elsewhere have led to harassment and even arrest of pregnant girls, only serve to stigmatize and disempower girls, and to perpetuate gender discrimination. The fact is that many teenage girls are vulnerable to becoming pregnant because of factors such as poverty, violence, exploitation, and lack of knowledge about sexuality. Government officials might be quick to blame some of the most vulnerable girls, but authorities are incredibly slow when it comes to tackling these key factors through smart policies and programs.

The stories of hundreds of girls whom we have interviewed stand in sharp contrast to the dominant narrative by authorities and others in a position of power, such as teachers, education staff, or politicians who condemn them.

When we've asked girls - pregnant or not - what they think about their peers' pregnancies and drop-outs, most have told us that seeing other pregnant girls drop out of school is enough of a deterrent. Girls can often see that their peers have to deal with heavy stigma as a result of pregnancy. Their families reject or insult them. Most struggle to raise a child when they are children themselves.

In Tanzania, we interviewed Sawadee - she chose this pseudonym - who was in the third grade of secondary school when she got pregnant. Her neighbor - an adult man - followed her for a few years. He used to give her small gifts, which she felt she had to accept. At first, she refused to have sex with him, but her friends advised her to accept the money he was offering, as she would be better off. She got pregnant the first time they had sex, when she was only 16. Her parents kicked her out of their home, and she was expelled from school. For years, she dreamed of becoming a nurse - but getting back into education was nearly impossible: Sawadee and her daughter suffered hardship. She could only find very precarious jobs. "When I failed to get money, me and my baby didn't get a meal," she told us. Girls understand that pregnancy could mean the end of their hard-gained efforts to get a secondary or university education. Like Sawadee, they know pregnancy can destroy their ambitions.

But many girls also tell us about the challenges they face at school, and in their communities, which contribute to their vulnerability. Many girls we have spoken with became pregnant because they were raped, sexually exploited in exchange for food, money or grades or coerced into sex by adultsincluding their own teachers, and at a worryingly high rate, by boys their age.

But many also get pregnant following a sexual relationship they consented to with boys - often students or others they know in their communities. The lack of sexual education - or even how to protect themselves - plays a part in this.

Education ministries have a great tool available to act and respond in an empowering way. Age-appropriate comprehensive sexuality education can help students understand sexuality and reproduction and how to protect themselves from pregnancy or sexually transmitted infections. But importantly, this education can help them recognize that they can use their right of consent to decide when to have sexual relationships, and understand that sexual exploitation and abuse are crimes and that no one should subject them to sexual violence. Yet, many African governments refuse to provide comprehensive sexuality education in schools. Where it is provided it is often substandard. Most provide a half-baked and often unscientific version that focuses on the biology of reproduction or a stigmatized approach to adolescent sexuality that does little to protect students.

African governments have a legal obligation to promote girls' rights to education without discrimination. Sierra Leone should immediately lift the ban and not just allow all girls access to education, but support them fully to return to school. The African Union should call on Sierra Leone, Tanzania and all African governments to safeguard all girls' potential, and stop the exclusion of pregnant girls from schools.


          

World: More than 52 million people across Africa going hungry as weather extremes hit the continent [EN/AR]

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Source: Oxfam
Country: World, Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Millions displaced; women, girls hit hardest; crises compounded by conflicts, poverty and inequality; $700m average climate-related losses; urgent action needed now

More than 52 million people in 18 countries across southern, eastern and central Africa are facing up to crisis levels of hunger as a result of weather extremes, compounded by poverty and conflict.

Some areas are facing a second extreme drought in four years and worse than that sparked by El Nino in 1981.

In the South, parts of Zimbabwe have had their lowest rainfall since 1981 which has helped push more than 5.5m people into extreme food insecurity. Zambia’s rich maize-growing area has been decimated and exports are now banned; 2.3m people there are food insecure. The situation is worsening including in Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Madagascar, Namibia and Zimbabwe. There are reports of farmer suicides in South Africa.

Drought has also hit the East and Horn of Africa particularly Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia. At the same time, record-breaking temperatures in the Indian Ocean have dumped ultra-heavy rainfalls into Kenya and South Sudan, causing flash-flooding especially along major river arteries. South Sudan has declared a state of emergency with more than 900,000 people hit by floods.

In Africa extreme weather events have hit many countries already suffering from ongoing conflict. Across the continent, 7.6 million people were displaced by conflict in the first six months of 2019, and another 2.6 million by extreme weather. In the Horn, Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan have simultaneously faced over 750 000 people displaced by conflict and 350 000 displaced by extreme weather.

Scientists have demonstrated how climate change is increasing the frequency or severity of many extreme weather events. Over the last decade, these 18 African countries have collectively suffered average annual losses of $700m from climate-related disasters– and this is without counting the cost of these latest crises, says Oxfam. However, there has been minimal progress globally in raising funds specifically to address loss and damage from climate change. Africa contributes less than 5% of total global emissions but is suffering some of the most severe impacts of the climate crisis.

Officials will meet at the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) in Durban Nov 11-15 to discuss the future of Africa’s “environmental sustainability and prosperity”. Oxfam urges ministers to demand that industrial nations honor their promises to avoid escalating human and financial costs and to pay for damages.

“We are witnessing millions of already poor people facing extreme food insecurity and exhausting their reserves because of compounding climate shocks that hit already vulnerable communities hardest. They need help urgently. The scale of the drought devastation across southern Africa is staggering,” said Oxfam’s Southern Africa Regional Director Nellie Nyang'wa.

“In western Kenya, the crop harvest is 25% down and in parts of Somalia up to 60%. Livestock in many rural areas are emaciated and milk production is down. Cereal prices in some areas have rocketed up to five-year highs, pricing out poorer people. Nearly 7m people in the region are living just below the catastrophic hunger line,” said Oxfam’s Horn, East and Central Africa regional director Lydia Zigomo. “It is a vicious cycle where poor and marginalized communities, mostly women and girls, are more exposed to the climate crisis and less able to cope and recover from its harm.”.

Mithika Mwenda, chief executive of Oxfam’s partner PACJA, said “communities at the frontline of this climate crisis are overstretched and may be facing potential annihilation. But local people are doing everything that can to overcome the challenge. There are unprecedented levels of organization happening where governments have let local people down.”

“We’re seeing people trying to cope with shifting seasons and erratic rainfall by finding new ways to make a living off-farm. Women are coming together to pool their resources through small internal lending communities, buying food together, growing sweet potatoes instead of maize – all without outside support. Local people have the solutions but what they lack is resources, especially funding.

“Our leaders should look to support these community solutions to build up people’s resilience to climate change. For 35 years AMCEN has been a very important platform with impactful policies that have helped to create awareness of environmental sustainability. It needs to move away now from policy making to policy implementation.”

Oxfam is currently reaching more than 7 million people in ten of the hardest hit countries with food and water support, and long-term development projects to help people cope better with climate-related shocks. Oxfam plans to reach 10% of those most in need in these ten countries and is trying to raise $65m to do so.

Oxfam is calling on African ministers at the AMCEN meeting to:
• Insist rich industrialised countries decrease their CO2 emissions in line with the Paris Agreement's goal of limiting global heating to below 1.5C, and honour their commitment to mobilise $100bn a year by 2020 to fund climate change adaptation and mitigation efforts in developing countries;
• Demand governments agree to develop a new funding mechanism for “loss and damage” from climate change at the upcoming UN climate conference (COP25);
• Invest more into universal, high-quality and gender-responsive public services and strengthen tax systems in African countries to close the gap between rich and poor;
• Improve their disaster warning and management systems, and commit to re-greening and agricultural policies that target women and men small-scale farmers;
• Invest in “social accountability” projects that ensures climate finance can reach the communities that need it most, and empowering them in their own decision-making
• Engage women and girls in the planning, design and implementation of early warning systems and climate mitigation and adaptation programs
• Protect people who are forced to move so that they are able to do so in safety, dignity and on their own terms.

CONTACTS
• Spokespersons available. To arrange for interviews contact:
• At the AMCEN event in Durban: Asanda Ngoasheng; Oxfam South Africa Media Lead: Asanda.Ngoasheng@oxfam.org.za +27826109374
• Nesrine Aly; Global Media Lead: nesrine.aly@oxfam.org +447503989838; +201222486964

Note to editors
The 18 African countries analysed are Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Oxfam’s estimate of economic damages from climate-related disasters is based on figures from EM-DAT: The Emergency Events Database: www.emdat.be. Oxfam's estimate of displacement from extreme weather events and from conflict if based on figure from IDMC : Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre: http://www.internal-displacement.org/

In 2013, CoP agreed to establish the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage which outlines the responsibility of rich developed nations to help communities overcome the loss and damage from climate disasters. Since then, zero progress has been made in ensuring financial support for loss and damage to these communities.

Oxfam is responding to the humanitarian needs in Ethiopia, DRC, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. For more details please check Oxfam.org


          

World: Knowledge for Children in Africa: 2019 Publications Catalogue

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Source: UN Children's Fund
Country: Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, World, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Foreword

Every year, UNICEF and partners generate a wealth of evidence on the situation of children in Africa. Knowledge and evidence are essential to informing the development, implementation, and monitoring of relevant policies and programmes for the realization of children’s rights. To this end, UNICEF Regional Directors in Africa are pleased to present the 2019 edition of the Knowledge for Children in Africa Publications Catalogue.

The 2019 edition of the catalogue features 107 reports and studies on the situation of children, young people, and women in Africa. These publications represent the collective knowledge generated by UNICEF Country and Regional Offices during the year, and capture the work of UNICEF and partners to support the rights and well-being of children across the continent.
The publications cover a wide range of topics. Publications are listed under the following categories:

  • Child Poverty
  • Child Protection
  • Child-Sensitive Social Protection
  • Education and Early Childhood Development
  • Financing for Development: Public Finance for Children
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Humanitarian Action, Resilience and Peacebuilding
  • Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
  • Nutrition
  • Situation Analysis and Socioeconomic Development
  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Many of the publications are, or will be, available online. The entry for each study or report includes a short description, as well as information on the authors and contributors, planned publication date, and contact details for obtaining additional information.
Evidence plays a critical role in shaping successful initiatives in support of children and women.
We sincerely hope that you will find the publications listed in this catalogue to be a helpful resource for evidence-based decision making and programming.

Ted Chaiban Regional Director UNICEF Middle East and North Africa

Mohamed Malick Fall Regional Director UNICEF Eastern and Southern Africa

Marie-Pierre Poirier Regional Director UNICEF West and Central Africa


          

Mali: WHO AFRO Outbreaks and Other Emergencies, Week 44: 28 October - 3 November 2019 Data as reported by: 17:00; 3 November 2019

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Source: World Health Organization
Country: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Sudan, Togo, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 68 events in the region. This week’s main articles cover key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Measles in Lesotho

  • Hepatitis E in Namibia

  • Humanitarian crisis in Mali

  • Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of the Congo.

For each of these events, a brief description, followed by public health measures implemented and an interpretation of the situation is provided.

A table is provided at the end of the bulletin with information on all new and ongoing public health events currently being monitored in the region, as well as recent events that have largely been controlled and thus closed.

Major issues and challenges include:

  • The hepatitis E outbreak first identified in Namibia in December 2017 continues, despite response efforts made to date to halt ongoing transmission of the virus. The major drivers of the outbreak remain the same, limited access to safe drinking water, inadequate sanitation and poor personal and food safety practices. Novel initiatives are therefore needed to address the outbreak such as finalising the review of the relevance and feasibility of a vaccination intervention. There is also a need to sustain conventional control activities, particularly in the informal settlements, and strengthen surveillance and coordination mechanisms in all the affected areas.

  • The humanitarian situation in Mali remains complex and volatile. The number of IDPs has continued to rise as a result of the deteriorating security context and the impact of floods experienced earlier in the year. As well as supporting the immediate needs of the population, the resilience of the health system to epidemics and public health emergencies needs to be reinforced.
    Furthermore, local and international authorities and partners must continue to advocate for peace in the region in order to relieve the suffering of this vulnerable population.


          

Achievements, challenges and opportunities for Tanzania Irrigation

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By Ben Moses Ilakut

DODOMA, TANZANIA--October is a very dry month in Dodoma, Tanzania. The entire landscape is devoid of vegetation, except for a few resilient trees. But the women captured in this picture are preparing healthy sweet potato vegetables to take to Dodoma city market. They bought the vegetables from Ms Mwajuma Kibia, one of the farmers in Buigiri Irrigation Scheme in Dodoma in Tanzania.


          

Data rules: How technology intelligent farmers are influencing decisions and policies affecting them

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By Ben Moses Ilakut

DODOMA, TANZANIA-Farmers in four regions of Tanzania have become a critical part and parcel of the generation and relaying of information that technical and policy leaders need to make key decisions in agriculture and irrigation sector.


          

TANZANIA : Medco Energi burdened with Ophir Energy's cumbersome blocks 1 and 4

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Yanga SC in talks with Bandari FC coach Mwalala

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The Tanzanian giants have entered talks to sign the former Harambee Stars striker as their head coach
          

Africa with SITA Tours!

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An Africa Safari is an unforgettable experience. An abundant amount of animal viewing is available in East Africa on an Africa safari. Both Kenya and Tanzania offer a breathtaking array of wildlife on their savannah grassland plains. Each year millions of wildebeest, zebra and others embark on a journey north from Tanzania's Serengeti National Park to Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve in search of food. This is known as the annual Migration.  Experience the Masai Mara in Kenya and the Serengeti in Tanzania, considered by many to be Africa’s greatest wildlife reserves.  The Serengeti in Tanzania has one of the highest populations of animals with over 4 million animals and 500 bird species. The Masai people called the plains of Serengeti National Park "the place where the land moves on forever".  You will be amazed by its vastness.  While in these national reserves, activities include day and night game drives, bush walks, bush meals and sundowners. Early morning and late afternoon are the most productive hours for game drives and our safari customized 4WD vehicles give everyone a perfect view. Watching wildlife at close range, but without encroaching on their space, is endlessly fascinating and the guides' instincts and experience provide superb photo opportunities of wild animals.  In Tanzania, you will also visit the Ngorongoro Crater referred to as the world’s largest natural wildlife zoo.  Ngorongoro Crater is the World’s largest intact volcanic caldera.   Due to its size and diversity, the crater floor is comprised of several distinct areas, ranging from forest, swamps, lakes and springs, to open grassland and some sandy dunes. It’s an awesome wildlife experience. In Kenya, visit Amboseli National Park, located on the border of Tanzania.  From this park you will have the best views of the tallest mountain in Africa, Mt Kilimanjaro.

SITA’s tours will show you the highlights of East Africa.


          

T2 Women CEO In Tanzania attending the Africa4AfricaWomen Summit

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African Islamic Finance Market is Emerging for Islamic Finance

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6th African Islamic Finance Summit Inaugurated in Dar-es-Salam, Tanzania (05 November 2019, Dubai): AlHuda Centre of Islamic Banking and Economics (CIBE) is honored to organize 6th African Islamic Finance Summit […]
          

ECOBOMA - GCCA+ project video Arusha

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Over 2000 households in Northern Tanzania, Arumeru District, have been supported to adapt to the adverse impact of climate change by reducing their dependence on livestock grazing and turning to alternative ways to earn a living.


          

Court postpones hearing for seventh time for Tanzanian journalist jailed since July

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A Tanzanian court on Thursday postponed the hearing for the seventh time of a prominent Tanzanian journalist arrested in July
          

Marketing Officer (Recruitment, Training and Conferencing Services) Job in Kenya

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Job Vacancy: Marketing Officer – Recruitment, Training and Conferencing Services

Background Information: Career Options Africa is a HR Consultancy firm offering Recruitment, HR outsourcing and Immigration Support Services in the East African Region (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda).

We seek to fill the above position with a suitably qualified and competent person at the earliest time possible.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Developing marketing strategies for open and in-house training programs, and conferences
  • Coming up with innovative campaigns to grow awareness

Click on Marketing Officer (Recruitment, Training and Conferencing Services) Job in Kenya for more details and info on how to apply.


          

Shadow Brokers data dump tipped researchers off to a mysterious APT dubbed DarkUniverse

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Clues about a hacking group that carried out attacks against targets in countries including Syria, Iran and Russia were included in files leaked by a mysterious group known as the Shadow Brokers, according to new findings. Researchers from the security vendor Kaspersky published a report Tuesday detailing an advanced persistent threat (APT) group the company has dubbed DarkUniverse. Documents published in 2017 by the Shadow Brokers — an elusive group that publicly disseminated NSA hacking tools — included a script that checked for other hacking groups lurking in a compromised system. DarkUniverse was among the groups the script could check for. The DarkUniverse group hit victims in Afghanistan, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Belarus and the United Arab Emirates, along with more common targets like Russia, Iran and Syria. All told, the APT group breached “around” 20 victims ranging from military agencies to private sector organizations like telecommunication firms, and medical institutions. “We believe […]

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Primer estudio experimental de interpretación traceológica en yacimientos de Olduvai

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La investigadora del CENIEH Patricia Bello-Alonso lidera un estudio sobre los resultados experimentales para la interpretación de las actividades realizadas con útiles líticos elaborados con la materia prima más representada en los yacimientos de la Garganta de Olduvai (Tanzania), denominada cuarcita Naibor Soit

La revista Quaternary International acaba de publicar un artículo, liderado por Patricia Bello-Alonso, del Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana (CENIEH), sobre los resultados experimentales para la interpretación traceológica de las actividades realizadas con útiles líticos elaborados con la materia prima más representada en los yacimientos de la Garganta de Olduvai (Tanzania), denominada cuarcita Naibor So

En este estudio se presentan las huellas macro y microscópicas generadas en los filos de útiles líticos experimentales durante la realización de distintas actividades sobre diversos tipos de plantas (raíces, tubérculos, hierba, caña y maderas), hueso y procesado de animales, con el objetivo de identificar ese tipo de huellas en el registro arqueológico.

“De este modo, hemos obtenido una amplia colección de referencia sobre lascas no retocadas elaboradas a partir de la talla de bloques de cuarcita Naibor”, comenta la investigadora predoctoral Patricia Bello-Alonso, cuyo artículo forma parte de los estudios traceológicos que realiza en el yacimiento achelense de Thiongo Korongo (TK) de unos 1,3 millones de años de antigüedad.

Se ha obtenido una amplia colección de referencia sobre lascas no retocadas elaboradas a partir de la talla de bloques de cuarcita Naibor

Una de las novedades que se incluye en el trabajo es la descripción e interpretación de los cambios macro y micro-topográficos en la superficie de la cuarcita Naibor Soit. Los resultados obtenidos han permitido identificar y distinguir patrones diferenciales entre los diversos tipos de actividades y materias trabajadas a partir del registro de diversos atributos como, por ejemplo, los desconchados y micro-pulidos.

Así se ha podido elaborar una base interpretativa tanto macro como microscópica que, sin duda, permitirá y mejorará la interpretación funcional de los utensilios líticos del yacimiento achelense de TK y de la mayoría de los yacimientos de la Garganta de Olduvai donde se ha empleado esta materia prima.

Este estudio, financiado por el Ministerio de Ciencia , Innovación y Universidades (HAR2013-45246-C3-2-P y HAR2017-82463-C4-2-P), en el marco general del proyecto desarrollado por el TOPPP (The Olduvai Paleonthropology and Paleoecology Project), se ha llevado a cabo en el Laboratorio de Tecnología Prehistórica del CENIEH y en el campamento Emiliano Aguirre perteneciente al proyecto: The Olduvai Paleoanthropological and Paleoecological Project (TOPPP).

 

 

 

 

Procesado de Capra hircus durante las actividades experimentales por Karoli Maole/Patricia Bello-Alonso

          

T&T Group thắng thầu mùa vụ điều 2019-2020 do Chính phủ Tanzania tổ chức

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Ngày 31/10/2019, Tập đoàn T&T Group đã thắng thầu hơn13,6 nghìn tấn điều nguyên liệu trong tổng số hơn 20 nghìn tấn mà chính phủ Tanzania tổ chức chào bán ở những phiên đấu giá trong ngày đầu tiên tại 2 hạt Newala và Masasi.
          

Understanding the multidimensionality of climate-smartness: Examples from agroforestry in Tanzania

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Understanding the multidimensionality of climate-smartness: Examples from agroforestry in Tanzania Kimaro, Anthony A.; Sererya, Ogossy G.; Matata, Peter; Uckert, Götz; Hafner, Johanes; Graef, Frieder; Sieber, Stefan; Rosenstock, Todd S. Climate-smart agriculture (CSA) has three goals—productivity, resilience and mitigation. Rarely are these accounted for in CSA programming or the scientific evidence that supports it. Here, we evaluate the climate smartness of CSA-based agroforestry practices in Tabora and Dodoma, Tanzania using unpublished data from earlier studies. Firstly, a study of on-farm wood production and its use with the improved cook stove (ICS) was used to ascertain the productivity and mitigation effects of CSA. Next, intercropping experiments of maize or cassava with pigeonpea and/or G. sepium provided information on the production and resilience benefits of CSA. It was found that agroforestry practices (shelterbelt, trees on contours and intercropping) supplied up eight tons per hectare (t ha−1) of wood—enough to support a five-member family for up to 6 years when using ICS. Employing ICS also reduced the time spent in cooking (20%) and fuelwood collection (32%), and reduced gas emissions by 62%. Generally, intercropping pigeonpea or G. sepium enhanced farm production (as noted by a land equivalent ratio greater than 1) and agroecosystem resilience through crop diversification by using suitable intercropping arrangements and including a drought-resistant crop. Using the latter two in semi-arid Dodoma enhanced crop production across seasons and sites. Our analysis shows that adopting CSA-based agroforestry and intercropping practices is beneficial. However, these benefits are not universal. It also illustrates other key principles for understanding multidimensionality of CSA objectives, including the need to: select appropriate indicators, ensure designs are robust for heterogeneity, examine trade-offs, and conduct participatory evaluation of CSA.
          

Certified Ethical Hacker - CEH V10 - Hippo Cyber Institute , Dubai

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Certified Ethical Hacker V10
A Certified Ethical Hacker is a skilled professional who understands and knows how to look for weaknesses and vulnerabilities in target systems and uses the same knowledge and tools as a malicious hacker, but in a lawful and legitimate manner to assess the security posture of a target system(s). The CEH credential certifies individuals in the specific network security discipline of Ethical Hacking from a vendor-neutral perspective.

Hippo Cyber Institute Premium CEH V10 Training program 
  • Officially EC-Council Accredited training Centre
  • Certified EC-Council Trainer with 8+ year of industrial training experience in more than 8 countries and delivered training to people from America, Canada, Brazil, UK, Netherlands, Belgium, Angola, Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Cameroon, Egypt, Syria, Australia, Hongkong, Mongolia, Philippines, Indian, Sri Lanka, Saudi Arabia, Argentine, Qatar, Tanzania, Lesotho, Seychelles, Afghanistan, Burundi, Sweden, Pakistan, Russia
  • Official EC-Council courseware material includes Book, Tools, & Exam Voucher
  • Official EC-Council Test Centre
  • Intense hands on training and demonstration
  • One free repeat training if not you are not ready for the exam
  • Exam tips, practice questions, and in-depth explanations
  • Post-training support
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  • Exam cost of all the training are included
  • Refreshments
About the Program

Our security experts have designed over 140 labs which mimic real time scenarios in the course to help you “live” through an attack as if it were real and provide you with access to over 2200 commonly used hacking tools to immerse you into the hacker world.
As “a picture tells a thousand words”, our developers have all this and more for you in over 1685 graphically rich, specially designed slides to help you grasp complex security concepts in depth which will be presented to you in a 5 day hands on class by our Certified EC-Council Instructor.
The goal of this course is to help you master an ethical hacking methodology that can be used in a penetration testing or ethical hacking situation. You walk out the door with ethical hacking skills that are highly in demand, as well as the internationally recognized Certified Ethical Hacker certification! This course prepares you for EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker exam 312-50.

The Purpose of the CEH credential is to:
  • Establish and govern minimum standards for credentialing professional information security specialists in ethical hacking measures.
  • Inform the public that credentialed individuals meet or exceed the minimum standards.
  • Reinforce ethical hacking as a unique and self-regulating profession.
What is New in CEH Version 10 Course
  • Module 01: Introduction to Ethical Hacking
  • Module 02: Footprinting and Reconnaissance
  • Module 03: Scanning Networks
  • Module 04: Enumeration
  • Module 05: Vulnerability Analysis
  • Module 06: System Hacking
  • Module 07: Malware Threats
  • Module 08: Sniffing
  • Module 09: Social Engineering
  • Module 10: Denial-of-Service
  • Module 11: Session Hijacking
  • Module 12: Evading IDS, Firewalls, and Honeypots
  • Module 13: Hacking Web Servers
  • Module 14: Hacking Web Applications
  • Module 15: SQL Injection
  • Module 16: Hacking Wireless Networks
  • Module 17: Hacking Mobile Platforms
  • Module 18: IoT Hacking
  • Module 19: Cloud Computing
  • Module 20: Cryptography
About the Exam
  • Number of Questions: 125
  • Test Duration: 4 Hours
  • Test Format: Multiple Choice
  • Test Delivery: ECC EXAM, VUE
  • Exam Prefix: 312-50 (ECC EXAM), 312-50 (VUE)

Cost: 5000 AED

Duration: 40 Hours


          

initial download stuck on "everything"

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I support a group of Bible translators in east Africa using Logos in a limited bandwidth location. Under Logos 7, we followed a procedure for new installs which involves copying a portion of the install tree from another user and canceling the initial download. The procedure is documented at https://wiki.logos.com/quick_installation_onto_multiple_computers

Now, under Logos 8 I am faced with an initial download screen at startup that is supposed to allow me to choose what resources to download (minimal/recommended/everything). Unfortunately, the menu button in unresponsive and there seems to be no way to choose anything but "Everything". 

Is there a way to bypass this screen or get it to work properly?

Thanks,

Steve Pence

IT Support

SIL Tanzania


          

Turismo Solidario y Sostenible

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En la actualidad, la red de Turismo Solidario y Sostenible integra más de 300 alojamientos y 20 rutas turísticas en 12 países de África: Cabo Verde, Camerún, Etiopía, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Ecuatorial, Mali, Marruecos, Mozambique, Namibia, Senegal y Tanzania. Leer
          

TIMU NANE ZATINGA HATUA YA NANE BORA ASAS SUPER LEAGUE 2019

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Mwenyekiti wa chama cha mpira wa miguu mkoa wa Iringa (IRFA) Cyprian Kuyava akisalimiana na moja ya timu ambayo imetinga hatua ya nane bora ligi ya ASAS SUPER LEAGUE mkoani Iringa
Mkuu wa wilaya ya kilolo Asia Abdalah akiwa na viongozi wa chama cha soka mkoa wa Iringa wakisalimiana na wachezaji wa timu ya Young Stars ambayo nayo imetinga hatua ya nane bora


NA FREDY MGUNDA, IRINGA

TIMU za 8 zilizokuwa zikishiriki ligi soka daraja la tatu mkoa wa Iringa inayojulikana kwa jina la Asas Super league 2019 zimefanikiwa kuingia hatua ya nane bora katika kuelekea kumpata bingwa wa mkoa atakayeondoka na kitita cha milioni mbili.

Timu zilizofanikiwa kuingia hatua ya nane bora ni,Mafinga Academy Fc, Mkimbizi Fc, Young Stars, Ismani Fc, Irole Fc,Kalinga Fc, Kidamali Fc timu moja kati ya Nzihi na Mbegamwekundu atajihakikishia kuingia katika nane bora za ligi hiyo mkoani hapa.

Wakati timu hizo zikiingia katika nane bora timu za Acosato fc, African Wanderas hizo zimeshuka daraja hadi la nne wakati timu za Mapanda Fc, Mshindo fc na Magulilwa zikicheza mchezo wa mtoano kuendelea kubaki ligi hiyo ama kuungana na walioshuka daraja. 

Katika ligi hiyo inayodhaminiwa na kampuni ya Maziwa ya Asas mchezaji, Emmanuel Geka wa Kidamali Fc anaendelea kuongoza kwa ufungaji wa magoli baada ya kufikisha magoli 8 huku akifatiwa kwa karibu na wachezaji, Riziki Kelvin (Ismani Fc) na Luka Duma (Irole Fc) wenye mabao 7 kila mmoja.

Wachezaji wanaofatia katika mashindano hayo ni Baraka Athuman (Mafinga Academy) mwenye magoli 5 huku wachezaji Kelvin Msafiri (Kalinga Fc), Conrodgers Mhavile (Irole fc) na Mohamed Rashid (Ismani fc) wakiwa na magoli manne.

Na katika mechi zilizopigwa juzi Upendo Fc ilitoshana nguvu na timu ya soka ya Chuo Kikuu cha Iringa kwa goli 1 – 1 yaliyofungwa na Elisha Chuma (Chuo cha Iringa) na Jemin Fred kwa upande wa Upendo Fc.

Wakati michezo mingine ilikuwa kati ya Ismani fc dhidi ya Acosato ambapo Isman waliibuka na ushindi wa magoli 4 -1 kwa magoli yaliyofungwa na Mohamed Rashid, Riziki Kelvin na Razack Kibuga huku goli la kufutia machozi kwa upande wa Acosato likifungwa na Mohamed Salufu.

Mchezo mwingine ulikuwa kati ya Kidamali Fc dhidi ya Irole fc ambapo Kidamali walishindwa kutumia vyema uwanja wao wa nyumbani na kukubali kipigo cha mabao 3 -1 kwa magoli ya Luka Duma aliyefunga mawili, Conrodgers Mhavile .

Mwenyekiti wa chama cha soka mkoa wa Iringa, Cyprian Kuyava akizungumza na Tanzania Daima alivipongeza vilabu vyote vilivyofuzu hatua ya nane bora licha ya changamoto zilizojitokeza kutokana na ugumu wa mashindano hayo mwaka huu.

Kuyava alisema kwamba kuna baadhi ya timu zimecheza kwa nidhamu kubwa hali iliyosababisha kuweza kufuzu katika hatua hiyo kubwa kabisa na kuwapongeza waamuzi, makamishna na wasimamizi wa ligi kwa umakini na umahiri wanaoendelea kuonyesha katika ligi ya Asas.

Aidha alizipongeza timu zote zilizoshiriki ligi hiyo kwa nidhamu, ushindani weredi mkubwa wakati wote wa mashindano hayo yalipokuwa yakifanyika katika hatua za makundi na kuzitaka timu zilifuzu hatua ya nane bora kufanya maandalizi mazuri kuweza kuibuka na ubingwa.

Alisema kuwa changamoto zilizojitokeza katika hatua ya makundi zinatakiwa kufanyiwa kazi katika hatua ya nane bora ili kuweza kumpata bingwa mshindani katika ligi za mabingwa ya mikoa Tanzania Bara.

Bingwa wa mashindano hayo atapata kombe na sh. 2,000,000,jezi seti moja,mipira mitatu, na nafasi ya kushiriki ligi ya mikoa. Mshindi wa Pili shilingi 1,000,000, Mipira 2, Jezi Seti 1, Cheti cha Ushiriki huku Mshindi wa Tatu - Tsh 500,000/=, Jezi Seti 1

          

MAKAMU WA RAIS SAMIA AFUNGUA MKUTANO WA MAWAZIRI WA AFYA WA NCHI ZA SADC

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 Makamu wa Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Mhe. Samia Suluhu Hassan, akiagana na Katibu Mtendaji wa SADC Dkt. Stergmena Tax  baada ya kufungua Mkutano wa siku tano kwa Mawaziri wa Sekta ya Afya na Ukimwi  kwa Nchi Kumi na Sita Wanachama wa Jumuiya ya Maendeleo Kusini mwa Afrika (SADC) Unaojadili Mustakbali wa Masuala yote ya afya,  Mikakati dhidi ya Ukimwi, kuangalia hatua iliyofikiwa katika utekelezaji wa Itifaki ya Afya ya SADC ya Mwaka 1999,  Mpango Mkakati wa Kanda wa Masuala ya Afya na kuridhia kwa pamoja Maazimio mbalimbali yanayohusiana na  Afya kwa Nchi za SADC.  Mkutano huo Umefunguliwa leo Novemba 07,2019 katika Ukumbi wa Mikutano wa Benki Kuu ya Tanzania Jijini Dar es salaam. 
 Makamu wa Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Mhe. Samia Suluhu Hassan, akisalimiana na Waziri wa Afya Mhe. Ummy Mwalimu alipowasili katika Ukumbi wa  Mikutano wa Benki Kuu ya Tanzania (BOT  CC) Jijini Dar es salaam leo Novemba 07, 2019 kwa ajili ya kufungua Mkutano wa siku tano kwa Mawaziri wa Sekta ya Afya na Ukimwi  kwa Nchi Kumi na Sita Wanachama wa Jumuiya ya Maendeleo Kusini mwa Afrika (SADC) Unaojadili Mustakbali wa Masuala yote ya afya,  Mikakati dhidi ya Ukimwi, kuangalia hatua iliyofikiwa katika utekelezaji wa Itifaki ya Afya ya SADC ya Mwaka 1999,  Mpango Mkakati wa Kanda wa Masuala ya Afya na kuridhia kwa pamoja Maazimio mbalimbali yanayohusiana na  Afya kwa Nchi za SADC.  Pichani kati ni Katibu Mtendaji wa SADC Dkt. Stergmena Tax  .(Picha na Ofisi ya Makamu wa Rais)
  Makamu wa Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Mhe. Samia Suluhu Hassan  (kushoto) akiwa ameambatana na Katibu Mtendaji wa SADC Dkt. Stergmena Tax  (kulia)  pamoja na Waziri wa Afya Mhe. Ummy Mwalimu wakati akiondoka baada ya kufungua Mkutano wa siku tano kwa Mawaziri wa Sekta ya Afya na Ukimwi  kwa Nchi Kumi na Sita Wanachama wa Jumuiya ya Maendeleo Kusini mwa Afrika (SADC) Unaojadili Mustakbali wa Masuala yote ya afya, Mikakati dhidi ya Ukimwi, kuangalia hatua iliyofikiwa katika utekelezaji wa Itifaki ya Afya ya SADC ya Mwaka 1999,  Mpango Mkakati wa Kanda wa Masuala ya Afya na kuridhia kwa pamoja Maazimio mbalimbali yanayohusiana na  Afya kwa Nchi za SADC.  Mkutano huo Umefunguliwa leo Novemba 07,2019 katika Ukumbi wa Mikutano wa Benki Kuu ya Tanzania Jijini Dar es salaam. 
 Makamu wa Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Mhe. Samia Suluhu Hassan, akifungua Mkutano wa siku tano kwa Mawaziri wa Sekta ya Afya na Ukimwi  kwa Nchi Kumi na Sita Wanachama wa Jumuiya ya Maendeleo Kusini mwa Afrika (SADC) Unaojadili Mustakbali wa Masuala yote ya afya,  Mikakati dhidi ya Ukimwi, kuangalia hatua iliyofikiwa katika utekelezaji wa Itifaki ya Afya ya SADC ya Mwaka 1999,  Mpango Mkakati wa Kanda wa Masuala ya Afya na kuridhia kwa pamoja Maazimio mbalimbali yanayohusiana na  Afya kwa Nchi za SADC.  Mkutano huo Umefunguliwa leo Novemba 07,2019 katika Ukumbi wa Mikutano wa Benki Kuu ya Tanzania (BOT CC) Jijini Dar es salaam. 

Makamu wa Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Mhe. Samia Suluhu Hassan, akiagana na Baadhi ya Wajumbe baada yakufungua Mkutano wa siku tano wa Mawaziri wa Sekta ya Afya na Ukimwi  kwa Nchi Kumi na Sita Wanachama wa Jumuiya ya Maendeleo Kusini mwa Afrika (SADC) Unaojadili Mustakbali wa Masuala yote ya afya,  Mikakati dhidi ya Ukimwi, kuangalia hatua iliyofikiwa katika utekelezaji wa Itifaki ya Afya ya SADC ya Mwaka 1999,  Mpango Mkakati wa Kanda wa Masuala ya Afya na kuridhia kwa pamoja Maazimio mbalimbali yanayohusiana na  Afya kwa Nchi za SADC.  Mkutano huo Umefunguliwa leo Novemba 07,2019 katika Ukumbi wa Mikutano wa Benki Kuu ya Tanzania Jijini Dar es salaam. 

          

AUWSA YAHARAKISHWA KUPELEKA HUDUMA YA MAJI KWA WAKAZI WA NAMANGA

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Na Woinde Shizza,Arusha

Naibu katibu mkuu wa wizara ya maji mhandisi Anton Sanga  amewataka mamlaka ya maji safi na maji taka Arusha ( AUWSA) haraka iwezekanavyo kuhakikisha maji yanawafikia wakazi wa mji wa  Namanga wilayani Longido ambao wamekuwa wakikabiliwa na changamoto kubwa ya maji kwa muda mrefu

Akizungumza mara baada ya kufanya ukaguzi katika chanzo cha maji cha mto simba kilichopo ndaniya hifadhi ya taifa ya Kinapa Naibu katibu amesema kuwa Ameridhishwa na ujenzi wa mradi huo mkubwa wa maji ambao ujenzi wake umeendana na thamani halisi ya fedha na umeshakamilika

Sanga Alisema kuwa maji yanayotoka katika chanzo hicho ni mengi ila bado hayawatoshelezi kwa muda mrefu kwani mradi huo ni wa miaka mitano hivyo waangalie uwezekano wa kuongeza uwezo wa maji hayo kuingia katika chanzo hicho ili yaweze kuwafikia wakazi wa mji wa namanga.

“nimewaagiza mamlaka ya maji safi na maji taka Arusha waongee haraka iwezekanavyo watu wa bonde la pangani ambao wao ndio wanatoa huduma ya maji katika mikoa minne ambayo ni Tanga ,Kilimanjaro ,Arusha na manyara kuungana nao na kuangalia kama kunauwezekano maji haya yanayochukuliwa kutoka chanzo cha mto Simba kwenda Namanga yaongezewe kidogo ili yaweze kufika na kuwatosha wakazi wa mji wa Namanga”alisema Sanga

Aidha pia aliwataka AUWSA kuongeza kasi ya kuwaunganishia wateja wao maji kwa kasi na kwa haraka ili wananchi wote wa mji wa Namanga waweze kupata huduma hii ya maji kwa haraka na kwawakati.

Kaimu mkurugenzi wa mamlaka ya maji AUWSA Mhandisi Justini Lijomba Amesema wamepokea maelekezo ili kufikisha maji hayo katika mji wa namanga hivyo watahakikisha maji hayo yanawafikia kwa wakati wakazi hao

Aidha alibainisha kuwa mradi huo umegarimu kiasi cha shilingi za kitanzania bilioni 15 na unatarajiwa kuhudumia kaya zoto za mji wa Namanga,alitumia muda huo kuishukuru serikali ya awamu ya tano kwa kuweza kuwapa kipaumbele wakazi wa Namangan a Longido.

          

TOAM YAWAHAKIKISHIA WAKULIMA SOKO LA UKAHAKIKA MAZAO YA KILIMOHAI, YASEMA NI KILIMO KINACHOLIPA

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Na Said Mwishehe, Michuzi Globu-Kilimanjaro

SHIRIKA la Kuendelea Kilimohai Tanzania(TOAM) limewahakikishia wakulima ambao wamejikita katika kilimo hicho na hasa katika zao la kahawa kuwa soko la uhakika, hivyo waendelee na jitihada za kuzalisha kwa wingi mazao ya kilimohai nchini.

Limesema linatambua namna ambavyo mazao kama kahawa iliyozalishwa kwa mfumo wa kilimohai ilivyo na soko kubwa na la uhakika duniani na kwamba wanaojihusisha na kahawa hiyo hupata fedha nyingi ukilinganisha na wanaozaisha kwa kutumia sumu na kemikali katika mashamba yao.

Haya yameelezwa leo na Constantine Akitanda, Mshauri wa Mawasiliano wa TOAM mbele ya baadhi ya wakulima wanaofuata mfumo wa kilimohai hai katika kulima zao la kahawa walioko Kata ya Uru Shimbwe mkoani Kilimanjaro baada ya kutembelewa na waandishi wa vyombo mbalimbali vya habari waliokuja mkoani Kilimanjaro kwenye mafunzo maalumu kuhusu kilimohai.

Katika mafunzo hayo ya siku tatu yaliyofadhiriwa na Shirika Chakula na Kilimo la Umoja wa Mataifa, (FAO) yanayofanyika mjini Moshi, wanahabari hao watatao 21 kutoka vyombo mbalimbali walipata fursa ya kufanya ziara ya kimafunzo mashambani wakiambatana na maofisa wa TOAM pamoja na FAO huko Shimbwe Juu, kata ya Uru Shimbwe.

Mafunzo kwa Waandishi hao yameandaliwa na TOAM kwa lengo la kuwajengea uwezo katika kuandika kwa umahiri habari za kilimohai.

Akizungumza mbele ya wakulima hao wa kahawa Akitanda amesema kuwa shirika hilo linawahakikishia wakulima kuwa bei ya kahawa iliyozalishwa kwa mfumo wa kilimohai ni bei bora na inayotia matumaini makubwa kwa Wakulima na kwamba mahitaji yake kahawa hai huongezeka kila siku duniani.

"Tunawahakikishia kahawa inayopatikana kupitia mfumo huu wa kilimohai, ina bei inayopendezesha moyo, ndio maana hata hapa kwetu bei ya chini kabisa ni dola za Kimarekani kati ya tano hadi saba ambayo ni wastani wa kuanzia shilingi 10,000/- hadi 15,000 kwa kilo au hata zaidi ya hapo,"amesisitiza Akitanda.

Kwa kukumbusha tu Akitanda aliamua kueleza suala la bei kutokana na kuwepo kwa taarifa ya kwamba bei ya kahawa ya kilimohai kwa wanachama wa AMCOS ya Uru Shimbwe kulalamikiwa vikali na Wakulima hao walipokuwa wakielezea changamoto wanazokumbana nazo katika kuendesha shughuli zao za kilimohai.

Mzee Remmy Temba, mkulima maarufu Shimbwe Juu, aaliwaambia waandishi kuwa kahawa hai kwa sasa wao hulipwa shilingi 4,500 tu kwa kilo moj, napo fedha hizo hulupwa kwa awamu, 2,000awamu ya kwanza na zinazobaki hulipwa awamu ya pili jambo linalowaumiza sana Wakulima wa kilimohai kwa kuwa tofauti ya bei ni ndogo sana baina yao na Wakulima wa kawaida wanaotumia sumu kuulia wadudu na kemikali kukuzia mimea.

Akijibu hoja iliyotolewa na mzee Temba, Akitanda aliwataka Wakulima kuwa na subra wakati jambo hilo likifanyiwa tathimini na uchunguzi.

“Niwaombe sana ndugu zangu wakulima, siku chache zijazo kunafanyika mkutano wa kitaifa kuhusu kilimohai huko Dodoma, kauli mbiu ya mkutano huo ni “Kufikia uhakika na usalama wa chakula, uboreshaji maisha, viwanda na utayari wa kuyakabili mabadiliko ya tabianchi kupitia ubunifu wa kilimohai” aliongeza Akitanda na kusema changamoto hizi zitajadiliwa na kutafutiwa ufumbuzi.

Awali akiwatambushisha Waandishi wa Habari kijijini Shimbwe Juu, Akitanda alisema walifikia uamuzi wa kuwaleta wanahabari Shimbwe kujifunza kwa vitendo kilimohai baada ya kuona jitihada kubwa zinazofanywa na Wakulima wa eneo hilo katika kusimamia misingi ya kilimohai ambayo pia inaheshimu sana kanuni za uhifadhi wa mazingira.

Awali wakulima wa kahawa hai katika mazungumzo yao na waandishi wa habari, waliweka bayana faida za kilimohai na kwamba walisisitiza kuwa hiki ndicho kilimo salama kwa mkulima na mlaji hivyo hawanabudi kukiendeleza na kukirithisha toka kizazi kimoja kwenda kingine.

Wakulima pia walieleza faida anuai za kilimohai pamoja na mambo mengine walisema mazao yake yana thamani kubwa ukilinganisha na mazao yatokanayo na kilimo kisichohai ambacho kwa sehemu kubwa kinategemea mbolea zenye kemikali pamoja na sumu inayotumika kuulia wadudu.

Mzee Remmy Temba amesema kuwa amekuwa akijihusisha na kilimo cha kahawa kwa mfumo wa kilimohai tangu mwaka 1979 kwenye shamba alilorithishwa na marehemu baba yake.

Hata hivyo amesema kuna faida nyingi ambazo anazipata kutokana na kilimo hicho kwa kutoa mifano kadhaa huku akieleza wazi ni kilimo ambacho kimekuwa na tija kubwa kwao ya kijiendesha kiuchumi lakini pia anayekula vyakula vinavyotokana na kilimohai anakuwa ni mtu mwenye nguvu na hatetereki ovyo kiafya kwasababu za magonjwa.

Hata hivyo Diwani wa Kata ya Uru Shimbwe Bertin Mkami amesema kuwa ni kweli changamoto ya wakulima ni bei lakini akatumia nafasi hiyo kueleza sababu zinazosababisha bei kuwa chini. Hivyo Maofisa wa TOAM na FAO walimhakikishia kuwa kilichosemwa kimesikika.
Mkulima wa Kilimohai Lemy Temba wa Kijiji cha Huru Shimbwe akiwa shambani kwake akizungumza na waandishi wa habari hawapo pichani baada ya kutembelea shamba hilo kama sehemu ya kujifunza kuhusu kilimo hicho.Mafunzo yameandaliwa na TOAM
 Mimea ya zao la kahawa ambayo inalimwa kwa mfumo wa kilimohai yakiwa shambani katika Kijiji cha Huru Shimbwe mkoani Kilimanjaro. Shamba  hill ni mali ya mzee Lemy Temba (hayupo pichani)ambaye ameamua kujikita katika kilimo hicho
 Baadhi ya waandishi waliokuwa katika mafunzo ya Kilimohai yaliyoandaliwa na Shirika la Kuendeleza Kilimohai Tanzania( TOAM) wakiwa katika  shamba la Lemy Temba(57) baada ya kwenda kujifunza kuhusu kilimo hicho kwa vitendo. Temba amekuwa akilimiki shamba  hilo tangu mwaka 1979 baada ya kurithi kutoka kwa baba yake.
 Ofisa Mawasiliano wa Shirika la  Kilimo na Chakula la Umoja wa Mataifa( FAO) Emmanuel Kihaule (katikati) akifafanua jambo kwa waandishi wa habari waliohudhuria mafunzo ya kilimohai mkoani Kilimanjaro ambapo waandishi hao walipata nafasi ya kutembelea baadhi ya mashamba yanayolimwa kwa mfumo wa kilimohai yaliyopo Huru Shimbwe mkoani hapa
 Mtalaam  Mshauri wa Kilimohai kutoka Shirika la Kuendeleza Kilimohai Tanzania(TOAM) Costantine Akitanda  akizungumza kuhusu umuhimu wa kilimo hicho na mikakati ya Shirika hilo katika kuhakikisha Watanzania wengi wanaojihusisha nacho kwani kinalipa na kinafaida nyingi za kiafya kupitia mazao yanayotokana na kilimohai kuwa ya asili na yasiyo na kemikali
Baadhi ya waandishi wa habari kutoka vyombo mbalimbali nchini wakiwa katika semina ya kilimohai iliyoandaliwa na TOAM kwa lengo la kuwajengea uwezo wa kuandika habari zinazohusu kilimo hicho na faida zake.Semina hiyo imefanyika jijini Moshi mkoani Kilimanjaro

          

KORTI YAAHIRISHA KESI YA UHUJUMU UCHUMI INAYOMAKABILI MWANDISHI WA HABARI ZA UCHUNGUZI ERICK KABENDERA

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Na Karama Kenyunko, globu ya jamii.

MAHAKAMA ya Hakimu Mkazi Kisutu imeahirisha kesi ya Uhujumu Uchumi inayomkabili Mwandishi wa Habari za uchunguzi, Erick Kabendera hadi Novemba 20, mwaka huu kufuatia upande wa Mashtaka kudai upelelezi wa shauri hilo bado haujakamilika.

Katika kesi hiyo, Kabendera anakabiliwa na mashtaka matatu likiwemo la utakatishaji wa zaidi ya sh milioni 173.

Wakili wa serikali Mwandamizi, Wankyo Simon amedai mbele ya Hakimu Mkazi, Vicky Mwaikambo kuwa Kesi hiyo leo Novemba 7, ilipangwa kwa ajili kutajwa, upelelezi wake bado haujakamilika pia Hakimu Mkazi Mwandamizi, Augustine Rwizile aliyekuwa  akisikiliza kesi hiyo ameteuliwa kuwa jaji wa Mahakama Kuu hivyo ameiomba mahakama kuahirisha kesi hiyo wakati ikisubiri ipangiwe Hakimu mwingine wa kuendelea kuisikiliza.

Baada ya kusikiliza hoja hiyo, Hakimu Mwaikambo ameahirisha kesi hiyo hadi Novemba 20, mwaka huu kwa ajili ya kutajwa.

Katika shtaka la kwanza, Kabendera anadaiwa kujihusisha na mtandao wa kihalifu kwa kutoa msaada kwa genge la uhalifu kwa nia ya kujipatia faida.

Pia anadaiwa kuwa bila ya sababu, alikwepa kodi ya Sh 173,247,047.02 ambayo ilitakiwa ilipwe kwa Mamlaka ya Mapato Tanzania (TRA).

Katika shtaka la tatu, kabendera anadaiwa kutakaisha Sh 173,247047.02 huku akijua fedha hizo ni mazalia ya kosa la kujihusisha na genge la uhalifu na utakatishaji fedha.


          

HUKUMU KESI YA ALIYEKUWA RAIS WA TFF JAMAL MALINZI NA WENZAKE WATATU YAKWAMA KUSOMWA

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HUKUMU dhidi ya kesi ya aliyekuwa Rais wa Shirikisho la Mpira wa Miguu Tanzania ((TFF), Jamal Malinzi na wenzake watatu iliyokuwa isomwe leo Novemva 7,2019 imeshindwa kusomwa kwa sababu hakimu aliyekuwa akisikiliza kesi hiyo amehamishiwa sehemu nyingine.

Mapema, wakili wa serikali kutoka Takukuru Pendo Temu amedai mbele ya Hakimu Mkazi Mwandamizi Kevin Mhina kuwa kesi hiyo leo ilikuja kwa ajili ya kusomewa hukumu Mbele ya Hakimu Maira Kasonde lakini wamepata taarifa kuwa amehamishwa hivyo wanaonba muongozo.

"Ni kweli amepata uhamisho na arrangement zimeishakamilika kumuwezesha kuandika hukumu hivyo nawapangia tarehe nyingine" amesena Mhina.

Kesi hiyo imeahirishwa hadi Novemba 21,mwaka hu kwa ajili ya kusomewa hukumu.

 Awali kesi hiyo ilikuwa na mashtaka 30 lakini ilipofikia katika uamuzi wa kama washtakiwa wana kesi ya Kujibu ama la  walipunguziwa mashtaka 10 kati ya 30 yaliyokuwa yakiwakabili baada ya Jamhuri kushindwa kuonesha kama washtakiwa wana kesi katika makosa hayo.

Mahakama hiyo iliwakuta wana kesi ya kujibu washtakiwa hao kwa mashtaka 20 yaliyobakia baada ya Jamhuri kuonesha kwamba wana kesi hivyo walijitetea wenyewe bila kuita na mashahidi.

Upande wa Jamhuri katika kesi hiyo ulikuwa na  mashahidi 15 na vielelezo tisa.

Katika hatua hiyo mshtakiwa watano Miriam Zayumba aliachiwa huru kwa sababu kaonekana hana kesi ya kujibu kwa mashtaka yote yaliyokuwa yakimkabili.

Washtakiwa wengine waliobakia katika kesi hiyo ni Mhasibu wa TFF, Nsiande Mwanga, Katibu wa shirikisho hilo,, Selestine Mwesigwa na Karani wa TFF, Flora Rauya ambao kwa pamoja wanakabiliwa na mashtaka 20 katika kesi ya jinai namba 213 ya mwaka 2017.

Washtakiwa wanakabiliwa na mashtaka mbalimbali yakiwamo ya kujipatia fedha kwa njia ya udanganyifu na utakatishaji wa dola za Marekani 173,335.


          

SERIKALI YAWAHAKIKISHIA USHIRIKIANO WANUNUZI WAKUBWA WA TANZANITE

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Waziri wa Madini Doto Biteko akimzawadia mmoja wa Wanunuzi Wakubwa waMadini ya Tanzanite zawadi ya Kinyago cha Twiga. Wengine wanaoshuhudia niMkuu wa Mkoa wa Kilimanjaro Anna Mghwira, Katibu Mkuu wa Madini Prof.Simon Msanjila na Mwenyekiti wa TAMIDA, Sam Mollel.
Waziri wa Madini wa Madini Doto Biteko akimkabidhi picha inayoonesha MlimaKilimanjaro mmoja wa Wanunuzi Wakubwa wa Madini ya Tanzanite. Wenginewanaoshuhudia ni Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Kilimanjaro Anna Mghwira, Katibu Mkuuwa Madini Prof. Simon Msanjila na Mwenyekiti wa TAMIDA, Sam Mollel.
Sehemu ya Ujumbe wa Wanunuzi Wakubwa wa Tanzanite wakifuatilia hafla yakuwaagwa kwao katika Uwanja wa Ndege wa Kimataifa KIA.
Sehemu ya Maafisa wa Serikali wakiwemo Maafisa Madini waliohudhuria hafla hiyo.
Waziri wa Madini Doto akimwonesha mmoja wa Wanunuzi wa tanzanite, Kitabu k cha Ramani kinachoonesha Madini yanayopatikana nchini kutoka Taasisi ya Jiolojia na Utafiti wa Madini Tanzania (GST).

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Na Asteria Muhozya, Kilimanjaro

Serikali imewahakikishia Ushirikiano Wanunuzi Wakubwa wa Madini ya Tanzanite kutoka nchi za Marekani na Canada ambao Novemba 6, 2019, walihitimisha ziara ya siku tano nchini.

Ziara ya wanunuzi hao wakubwa ililenga kuona eneo ambalo madini hayo adhimu yanapozalishwa, kuona namna shughuli za uchimbaji zinavyofanyika, uzalishaji, uthamini, shughuli za uongezaji thamani madini hayo zinavyofanyika pamoja na masuala mengine yanayohusu madini ya tanzanite.

Akizungumza katika halfa fupi ya kuuaga ujumbe huo iliyofanyika katika Uwanjawa Ndege wa Kimataifa KIA, Waziri wa Madini Doto Biteko amesema kuwa,ujumbe huo ndiyo wanunuzi wakubwa wa mwisho wa tanzanite yote dunianiambapo wananunua asilimia 75 hadi 80.

Ameongeza kwamba, wizara kwa upande wake imefurahishwa na ujio wa ujumbe huo kwa kuwa ni fursa ambayo itasaidia kutangaza madini ya tanzanite na mahali inapotoka na hivyo kuliwezesha taifa kupata wanunuzi zaidi wa tanzanite.

“ Tumepata watu wakubwa na wameahidi kuendelea kuja, hii itatusaidia kupatawanunuzi wazuri wa tanzanite, watatusaidia kutangaza madini yetu”.

Aidha, Waziri Biteko amesema Tanzania ndiyo mahali salama pa kuwekeza katika sekta ya madini na hivyo wizara kwa upande wake, inaendelea kuwakaribisha wawekezaji kuwekeza nchini ikiwemo wanunuzi wa tanzanite.

Pia, amekipongeza Chama Cha Wafanyabishara wa Madini ya Vito (TAMIDA) kwahatua hiyo ya kuwezesha wanunuzi hao kuja nchini na kueleza “TAMIDAmmethibitisha bila shaka mnaweza kufanya kazi na serikali’’.

Kwa upande wake, Mwenyekiti wa TAMIDA Sam Mollel amesema kuwa ziara yawanunuzi hao ililenga katika kuitangaza Tanzania kama nchi pekee inayozalishamadini ya tanzanite duniani, kuona eneo ambalo madini hayo yanapozalishwa,ikiwemo kuona namna shughuli za uchimbaji wa madini hayo unavyofanywa ,uthamini unavyofanywa katika eneo la mirerani pamoja na udhibiti wa Tanzaniteunaofanywa na serikali.

‘’ Tumepata watu watakao simama na sisi kutangaza madini ya tanzanite, sualaambalo litawezesha pia bei ya tanzanite kupanda. Hata wao wanataka yasipite kwingine yakishaongezwa thamani hapa yaende moja kwa moja kwao.’’amesema Mollel.

Akizungumza kwa niaba ya ujumbe huo, Ken Oschipok kutoka kampuni ya
Diamond International amesema ni mara yake ya kwanza kufika Afrika na
amevutiwa na mazingira yote kuhusu tanzanite, ukarimu wa watanzania na
mazingira ya kibiashara na hivyo kuahidi kutumia fursa hiyo kutoa elimu kuhusuMadini hayo na uhalisia wake kwa watu wengine.

Mbali ya kutembelea migodi ya tanzanite Mirerani na kujionea shughuli za
uzalishaji wa madini hayo, pia, ujumbe huo ulipata fursa ya kutembelea vivutiovya utalii vilivyoko nchini.

Aidha, hafla hiyo pia ilihudhuriwa na Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Kilimanjaro Anna
Mhugwila, Katibu Mkuu wa Wizara ya Madini Prof. Simon Msanjila, Mkurugenziwa Utawala na Rasilimali Watu Issa Nchasi na viongozi waandamizi wa Uwanja wa KIA.

          

TANZANIA NA MALAWI WASAINI MAKUBALIANO YA KIBIASHARA

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Waziri wa Ujenzi, Uchukuzi na Mawasiliano, Mhe. Mhandisi Isack Kamwelwe,akifafanua jambo kwa Waziri wa Ujenzi na Uchukuzi wa Malawi Mhe. Ralph Jooma, wakati alipokutana nae pamoja na ujumbe wake katika ofisi ndogo za Wizara, jijini Dar es Salaam.
Waziri wa Ujenzi, Uchukuzi na Mawasiliano, Mhe. Mhandisi Isack Kamwelwe,akimkabidhi zawadi Waziri wa Ujenzi na Uchukuzi wa Malawi Mhe. Ralph Jooma, mara baada ya kusaini makubaliano ya ushirikiano kati ya nchi hizo mbili kwa ajili ya kuimarisha biashara na mahusiano ya kijamii kwa kutumia miundombinu ya Bandari ya Dar es Salaam, Barabara na Safari za Ndege za ATC jijini Dar es Salaam.
Katibu Mkuu wa Wizara ya Ujenzi, Uchukuzi na Mawasiliano (Sekta ya Uchukuzi), Dkt. Leonard Chamriho, akitoa taarifa ya utekelezaji kwa Waziri wa Ujenzi, Uchukuzi na Mawasiliano, Mhe. Mhandisi Isack Kamwelwe na Waziri wa Ujenzi na Uchukuzi wa Malawi, Mhe. Ralph Jooma, hususan ushirikiano kati ya nchi hizo mbili katika Barabara, Bandari ya Dar es Salaam na Shirika la Ndege la Tanzania (ATCL), wakati walipokutana katika ofisi ndogo za Wizara, jijini Dar es Salaam.
Waziri wa Ujenzi na Uchukuzi wa Malawi, Mhe. Ralph Jooma, akizungumza na Waziri wa Ujenzi, Uchukuzi na Mawasiliano, Mhe. Mhandisi Isack Kamwelwe, pamoja na timu ya wataalamu kutoka Sekta ya Uchukuzi hapa nchini wakati alipokutana nao katika ofisi ndogo za Wizara, jijini Dar es Salaam.
Waziri wa Ujenzi, Uchukuzi na Mawasiliano, Mhe. Mhandisi Isack Kamwelwe, Waziri wa Ujenzi na Uchukuzi wa Malawi Mhe. Ralph Jooma, wakibadilishana makubaliano ya ushirikiano waliosaini kati ya nchi hizo mbili kwa ajili ya kuimarisha biashara na mahusiano ya kijamii kwa kutumia miundombinu ya Bandari ya Dar es Salaam, Barabara pamoja na Safari za Ndege za ATC, jijini Dar es Salaam.

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Serikali ya Tanzania na Malawi zimesaini makubaliano ya ushirikiano wa kuimarisha na kuongeza biashara, mahusiano ya kijamii na miundombinu hususani ya bandari, barabara na ndege.

Makubaliano hayo yamelenga pia kuingiza sheria mpya ili kufanya mazingira wezeshi ya ufanyaji biashara baina ya mataifa hayo na kuyaingizia pato la Taifa.

Amesema hayo jijini Dar es Salaam, Waziri wa Ujenzi, Uchukuzi na Mawasiliano, Mhe. Mhandisi Isack Kamwelwe, mara baada ya kupitia makabalinao ya awali baina ya nchi hizo mbili yaliofanyika toka mwaka 1987 na kufafanua namna ambavyo Serikali ya Awamu ya Tano imejipanga kufungua nchi yetu na nchi jirani kwa miundombinu bora.

“Nchi ya Tanzania na Malawi imekuwa ikishirikiana kwa muda mrefu katika masuala ya kijamii, na kiuchukuzi na hivyo makubaliano mapya yaliyosainiwa ni kuona namna bora zaidi ambavyo tutashirikiana hasa katika masuala ya kibiashara kwa kuzingatia miundombinu yetu” amefafanua Waziri Kamwelwe.

Akielezea uboreshaji wa miundombinu yetu nchini, Waziri Mhandisi Kamwelweameeleza kuwa Serikali inaendelea na ujenzi wa barabara ya Mpemba – Isongole yenye urefu wa (km 50.3) inayounganisha nchi yetu na mpaka wa Malawi kupitia Wilaya ya Chitipa hivyo ikikamilika itasaidia sana katika masuala ya usafirishaji wa bidhaa na mizigo.

Aidha, ameongeza kuwa katika mpaka wa Kasumulu ambao pia unaunganisha nchi hizo mbili, Serikali imeshaanza ujenzi wa Kituo cha Pamoja cha Forodha (One Stop Border Post – OSBP) ambayo itasaidia katika kurahisisha biashara za Malawi na Tanzania.

Mhandisi Kamwelwe ameeleza uboreshaji wa bandari ya Dar es Salaam ikiwemokuongeza kina cha maji na gati zake kuanzia Namba 1 hadi 7 ambazo zitaiwezesha bandari hiyo kuhudumia meli kubwa zenye uwezo wa kubeba makasha 5,000 kwa wakati mmoja.

Waziri Kamwelwe asema kuwa katika kujenga mahusiano mazuri kati ya nchi hizo, Mamlaka ya Bandari ya Tanzania (TPA), ilichukua hatua ya kutembelea nchi ya Malawi na kukutana na kuzungumza na wafanyabishara kwa lengo la kuainisha maeneo ya ushirikiano na kuboresha maisha ya Tanzania na Malawi.

Amefafanua kuwa sasa TPA ipo katika hatua za usimikaji wa(Flow Meter) za kisasa katika Bandari ya Dar es Salaam, Tanga na Mtwara ili kurahisisha upakuaji wa mafuta kutoka kwenye meli.

Kwa upande wake Waziri wa Ujenzi na Uchukuzi wa Malawi Mhe. Ralph Jooma,amesema kuwa mkataba wa makubaliano waliosaini utatekelezwa kwa ufanisi na tija.

Pia Malawi itashirikiana vyema na Bandari ya Dar es Salaam kuwa bandari yawafanyabishara na hivyo kusaidia kuongeza uchumi wa mataifa yote mawili.Makubaliano ya kibishara kati ya nchi hizo yamefanywa kati ya Waziri wa Ujenzi,Uchukuzi na Mawasiliano, Mhe. Mhandisi Isack Kamwelwe na Waziri wa Ujenzi na Uchukuzi wa Malawi Mhe. Ralph Jooma.

          

Wafanyakazi wa Vodacom Tanzania Foundation watembelea shule ya Sekondari Mtakuja ikiwa ni sehemu ya kukuza upatikanaji wa elimu bure nchini.

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Mratibu wa Instant Schools Christine Lucas (kati) akiwagawia vitabu  wanafunzi wa shule ya sekondari Mtakuja ya jijini Dar es Salaam .


Mratibu wa Instant Schools Christine Lucas (kushoto) akizungumza na wanafunzi wa shule ya sekondari Mtakuja ya jijini Dar es Salaam kuhusu mfumo huo unavyofanya kazi wakati wafanyakazi wa Vodacom Tanzania Foundation walipofanya ziara katika shule hiyo. Mfumo huu unasaidia wanafunzi kujisomea popote wanapokuwa bila gharama yeyote ile. VTF ilitoa kompyuta 24 zilizounganishwa na intaneti vyote vikiwa na thamani ya shilingi 131,904,000/=

          

WAZIRI MKUU KASSIM MAJALIWA ASHIRIKI MAZISHI YA KAKA YAKE MZEE BAKARI MAJALIWA

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Waziri Mkuu, Kassim Majaliwa akishirika katika sala ya kumwombea marehemu kaka yake, Mzee Bakari Majaliwa iliyofanyika katika kijiji cha Nandagala wilayani Ruangwa, Novemba 6, 2019. 
Waziri Mkuu, Kassim Majaliwa akitupa udongo kwenye kaburi la kaka yake, Mzee Bakari Majaliwa katika mazishi yaliyofanyika kwenye kijiji cha Nandagala wilayani Ruangwa, Novemba 6, 2019.
Waziri Mkuu, Kassim Majaliwa akizungumza katika sala ya kumwombea marehemu kaka yake, Mzee Bakari Majaliwa iliyofanyika nyumbani kwa marehemu katika kijiji cha Nandagala wilayani Ruangwa, Novemba 6, 2019.
Waziri Mkuu, Kassim Majaliwa akisalimiana na Inspekta Jenerali wa Jeshi la Polisi, Simon Siro katika mazishi ya kaka yake Waziri Mkuu, Mzee, Bakari Majaliwa yaliyofanyika katika kijiji cha Nandagala wilayani Ruangwa, Novemba 6, 2019. (Picha na Ofisi ya Waziri Mkuu).
Waziri Mkuu, Kassim Majaliwa akisalimiana na Mkurugenzi Mkuu wa Idara ya Usalama wa Taifa, Diwani Athumani katika mazishi ya kaka yake Waziri Mkuu, Mzee, Bakari Majaliwa yaliyofanyika katika kijiji cha Nandagala wilayani Ruangwa, Novemba 6, 2019. 
Waziri Mkuu, Kassim Majaliwa akiwa na baadhi ya viongozi walioshiriki katika mazishi ya marehemu kaka yake, Mzee Bakari Majaliwa yaliyofanyika katika kijiji cha Nandagala wilayani Ruangwa , Novemba 6, 2019. Kutoka kushoto ni Naibu Waziri, Ofisi ya Waziri Mkuu, Anthony Mavunde, Inspekta Jenerali wa Jeshi la Polisi, Simon Siro, Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Lindi, Godfrey Zambi, Mkuu wa Majeshi ya Ulinzi, Venance Mabeyo na kulia ni Mkurugenzi Mkuu wa Idara ya Usalama wa Taifa, Diwani Athumani. (Picha na Ofisi ya Waziri Mkuu).
Waziri Mkuu, Kassim Majaliwa akiongozana na Mkuu wa Majeshi ya Ulinzi, Jenerali, Venance Mabeyo (kushoto), Inspekta Jenerali wa Jeshi la Polisi, Simon Siro (wa pili kulia) na Mkurugenzi Mkuu wa Idara ya Usalama wa Taifa, Diwani Athumani (kulia) baada ya wote kushiriki katika mazishi ya kaka yake Waziri Mkuu, Mzee, Bakari Majaliwa yaliyofanyika katika kijiji cha Nandagala wilayani Ruangwa, Novemba 6, 2019. (Picha na Ofisi ya Waziri Mkuu).
Waziri Mkuu, Kassim Majaliwa akisalimiana na Mkuu wa Majeshi ya Ulinzi, Jenerali Venance Mabeyo katika mazishi ya kaka yake Waziri Mkuu, Mzee Bakari Majaliwa yaliyofanyika katika kijiji cha Nandagala wilayani Ruangwa, Novemba 6, 2019. Wa pili kulia ni Inspekta Jenerali wa Jeshi la Polisi, Simon Siro.(Picha na Ofisi ya Waziri Mkuu).

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WAZIRI MKUU AFIWA NA KAKA YAKE, AWASHUKURU WALIOJITOKEZA MAZISHINI

WAZIRI MKUU Kassim Majaliwa amewashukuru watu wote waliojitokeza katika mazishi ya kaka yake Mzee Bakari Majaliwa (78), aliyefariki juzi (Jumatatu, Novemba 04, 2019) nyumbani kwake katika kijiji cha Chimbila ‘B’wilayani Ruangwa, Lindi.

Ametoa shukrani hizo leo (Jumatano, Novemba 06, 2019) wakati wa ibada ya mazishi iliyofanyika kijijini Nandagala wilayani Ruangwa na amesema kwamba hayo ni mapenzi ya Mwenyezi Mungu na kila mtu atapita kwenye njia hiyo.

“Tulikuwa 12 na sasa tumebaki watano, wanaume wawili na wanawake watatu. Msiba huu kwetu ni mkubwa umepunguza idadi ya watoto wa Mzee Majaliwa lakini hatuna namna ni mapenzi ya Mwenyezi Mungu, wajibu wetu ni kuendelea kumuombea. Nawashukuru wote mlioacha shughuli zenu na kutukimbilia, familia imethamini sana ujio wenu jambao hili limetokea ghafla.” 

Waziri Mkuu pia amemshukuru Rais Dkt. John Magufuli kwa salamu za pole alizozitoa. “Jambo hili pia limemgusa Mheshimiwa Rais wetu ambaye ametutaka tuwe watulivu katika kipindi hiki kigumu na kwamba kila mmoja kwa dhehebu lake aendelee kumuombea marehemu ili Mwenyezi Mungu amlaze mahala pema.”

Amesema alipata taarifa za msiba huo wakati akijiandaa kwenda wilayani Ruangwa kwa ajili ya kushiriki mazishi yamwanasiasa mkongwe na Mwenyekiti wa zamani wa CCM wa Wilaya ya Ruangwa, Bw. Kaspar Selemani Mmuya. 

Kwa upande wake, Mkuu wa Majeshi ya Ulinzi Tanzania, Generali, Venance Mabeyo akitoa salamu za pole kwa niaba ya Maafisa na Askari wa Vyombo vyote vya Ulinzi na Usalama amesema anajua uzito wa msiba pamoja na majonzi waliyonayo kwa kuondokewa na mpendwa wao na kwamba wamshukuru Mwenyezi Mungu kwa kuwa ndiye anayetoa na anayetwaa. “Hakuna namna ya kurekebisha maamuzi ya Mwenyezi Mungu, tuendelee kumsindikiza kaka yetu kwa sala Mwenyezi Mungu ampokee kwa amani.”

Naye, Mwakilishi wa Mufti na Sheikh Mkuu wa Tanzania, Sheikh Othman Kaporo amesema amewataka wananchi wajiandae na kifo kwa kufanya ibada. “Ni kawaida kwa binadamu kujisahau lakini Mwenyezi Mungu ametuwekea vitu vya kutukumbusha juu ya uwepo wake ikiwemo kifo, hivyo tuyatekeleze yale yalikuwa ya wajibu kuyatekeleza.” 


          

TANZANITE YADAIWA KUWADHALILISHA WANAWAKE MERERANI

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UKAGUZI  unaofanywa katika mgodi wa madini ya Tanzanite huko Mererani Kaskazini mwa Tanzania, umeelezwa unawadhalilisha wanawake kwa kile kinachodaiwa wanawake huvuliwa nguo na kuachwa utupu mbele ya watoto wadogo hata wakionesha ushirikiano katika zoezi la ukaguzi.

Akizungumza jana jijini Dodoma katika Jukwaa la tisa la sekta ya AZAKI inayoendelea jijini Dodoma, Kanaeli Minja ambaye ni mchimbaji mdogo wa madini hayo kutoka jijini Arusha ameeleza kuwa licha ya Serikali kutoa mwongozo wa kufungwa kwa mashine za ukaguzi,lakini  hadi  sasa mashine hizo hazijafungwa na wameendelea kudhalilika kwa kuachwa utupu hata wakionesha ushirikiano katika zoezi hilo la ukaguzi.

Kanaeli ameiomba Serikali kukemea tabia hiyo pamoja sambamba na viongozi wanaosimamia mgodi huo kufunga mashine hizo ambazo zitarahisisha ukaguzi na kudhibiti utoroshwaji wa madini.

Aidha ameishauri Serikali kutunga sheria kwa kuangalia wananchi wa chini na wabunge wasipitishe sheria kwa hati ya dharura kwa kuwa wananchi wa chini ndio wanaoathirika zaidi.

Wiki ya AZAKI imezinduliwa hivi karibuni  na Waziri Mkuu wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Mhe.Kassim Majaliwa jijini Dodoma.

Akifafanua shutuma hizo Naibu Waziri wa Madini Mh,Stanslaus Nyongo, amesema kuwa sio kweli kuwa watu wananyanyaswa ispokuwa wengi wao hawataki kutoa ushirikiano wakati wa Ukaguzi,amesema kuwa skana zinanzotumika kukagua madini hayo ni maalum na ni za ghalama kubwa. 

‘’Si kweli kwamba watu Wananyanyaswa,baadhi yao hawataki kutoa ushirikiano wakati wa Ukaguzi,ndio maana Maofisa wetu inabidi wawabane,kuhakikisha hakuna anaetoroka na madini hayo kwa namna yoyote ile’’,amesema Mh.Nyongo. 

Amesema mashine zinazotumika kukagua madini hayo ni ghali sana na teknolojia yake ni kubwa,lakini  wameisha iagiza inakuja,hivyo changamoto zote hizo zitaondoka,kwa hiyo inawezekana hayo mambo yanatokea lakini kwa wale ambao hawataki kutoa ushirikiano wakati wa ukaguzi. 

“Mtu asipotoa ushirikianao wakati wa ukaguzi inabidi maofisa wetu wawababane,kuhakikisha hakuna anaetorosha madini hayo, kwa sababu ni madogo sana,lakini pia nasisitiza Kwakweli hatutaki akinamama wadhalilishwe,kwa sababu Nchi yetu inapinga unyanyasaji wa kijinisia na Maofisa wetu wasimvue nguo mtutu yoyote ambaye ametoa ushrikiano”,alisema Nyongo.
Kanaeli Minja  mchimbaji mdogo wa madini ya Tanzanite kutoka jijini Arusha 

          

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Picture Of The Day

Posted: 06 Nov 2019 10:24 PM PST

A B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber, assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, sits on the flight line, Oct 24, 2019. Consistent training and exercising validates the B-2Õs ability to respond to challenges all over the globe. (Sr. Airman Thomas Barley/Air Force)

WNU Editor: The above picture is from this photo-gallery .... Best photos of the week: Nov. 4, 2019 (Defense News).

Majority Of U.S. Voters Say President Trump Will Be Re-Elected In 2020 Despite Impeachment Process

Posted: 06 Nov 2019 10:16 PM PST

U.S. President Donald Trump sits for an exclusive interview with Reuters journalists in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S. December 11, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Daily Mail: Comfortable majority of voters say Trump WILL be re-elected in 2020 despite impeachment process – including one-third of Democrats

* A new poll found that 56 percent of registered voters believe President Trump will win again in 2020
* That includes 85 percent of Republicans, 51 percent of independents and 35 percent of Democrats, according to the Politico/Morning Consult survey
* Pollsters found that voters believed that Trump's voters were twice as likely than Hillary Clinton's to be 'very motivated' to go vote
* Another poll found that the percentage of voters who believe Trump should win re-election hasn't significantly changed since the impeachment inquiry opened

A majority of registered voters believe President Trump will win again in 2020.

A new Politico/Morning Consult poll found that 56 percent of all voters said Trump will be re-elected next year. The president obviously has an edge with Republicans, with 85 percent saying a Trump 2.0 is happening.

But a majority of independents - 51 percent - agreed. Even a third of Democrats, 35 percent, said they believed there would be four more years of President Trump.

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WNU Editor: He will be difficult to defeat. President Trump has the advantage of the incumbency and the bully-pulpit. The economy is also doing well, and his base overwhelmingly supports him. The Democrat candidates for President are also not inspiring, and I have trouble seeing them being able to attract independent voters. But the election is still far away. A lot can happen in 12 months.

Should CIA Director Gina Haspel Protect The Ukraine Whistleblower From President Trump?

Posted: 06 Nov 2019 10:10 PM PST

CIA Director Gina Haspel is sworn by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence as President Donald Trump looks on and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo holds the bible during ceremonies at the headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency in Langley, Virginia, U.S. May 21, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque © Reuters

NBC: Intel officials want CIA Director Gina Haspel to protect Ukraine whistleblower from Trump

As Trump allies denounce the whistleblower, pressure is building on CIA Director Gina Haspel to take a stand, say current and ex intelligence officials.

WASHINGTON — As President Donald Trump and his allies continue to denounce the CIA whistleblower whose complaint led to an impeachment investigation, pressure is building on the spy agency's director, Gina Haspel, to take a stand on the matter, current and former intelligence officials tell NBC News.

"It will be incumbent on her to protect the whistleblower — and by extension, the organization — moving forward," Marc Polymeropoulos, a recently retired CIA officer who oversaw operations in Europe and Russia, said in an interview. "This is a seminal moment for her leadership, and I'm confident she will do the right thing."

So far, Haspel has been publicly silent as Trump has railed about the whistleblower, a CIA analyst, on Twitter. So has the director of national intelligence, Joseph Maguire.

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WNU Editor: There is a problem with this "CIA analyst". He was removed from the White House for lying and leaking. He is implicated in filing a complaint against President Trump and Ukraine that has led to this impeachment inquiry, even though his complaint is at odds with the transcript that was released. He is a well known Democrat activist who is closely affiliated with former Obama intelligence officials whose opposition to President Trump is well known. Bottom line. This is a person who has used his CIA position to pursue a political agenda against the President and his policies. In this context, this is someone that I am sure CIA Director Gina Haspel does not want to step in and defend.

Democrats' 'Star Impeachment Witness' Admits He Was Not On The Trump-Ukraine Call, And That His Sole Source Of Information Was From The NY Times

Posted: 06 Nov 2019 09:17 PM PST


Zero Hedge: Democrats' 'Star Witness' Admits He Wasn't On Trump-Ukraine Call, Sole Source Was NY Times

House Democrats have released the latest in the series of heavily-redacted transcripts of the secret hearings they had undertaken in recent weeks - that of Bill Taylor - the top US diplomat in Ukraine - ahead of his public testimony next week.

As The Hill notes, Taylor is viewed as a key witness who previously testified in meticulous detail about what he considered an effort by Trump and his allies to pressure Ukraine into opening investigations that would benefit Trump politically.

In leaked copies of his 15-page opening statement, Taylor voiced concerns that the Trump administration had withheld nearly $400 million in aid as leverage to get Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to open investigations into interference in the 2016 election and former Vice President Joe Biden, one of his leading 2020 political rivals.

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WNU Editor: When you listen to the main stream media they are saying that Ambassador Bill Taylor is a critical witness to President Trump's demand for a quid-pro-quo from the Ukraine government on military aid and an investigation on the Bidens .... Why William Taylor's testimony is central to the impeachment inquiry (PBS). But when you read his transcript .... READ: Testimony Of William Taylor, Acting U.S. Envoy To Ukraine (NPR), the story is very different where he admits that his source of information comes SOLELY from the New York Times?!?!?! You gotta be kidding me. His sole source of information that he is basing his testimony on is from the New York Times?!?!?! It is not surprising that the main stream media is ignoring this critical admission. Kudos to the above post from Zero Hedge and The Federalist .... Testimony Transcript Shows William Taylor Never Talked To Trump, Wasn't Even On July 25 Phone Call (The Federalist) for their summary and analysis on Bill Taylor's testimony. As for the Democrats hoping that he will be their "star witness" next week, my advice to them is that they find a better witness.

Saudi Arabia Recruited Twitter Workers To Spy On Critics Of Saudi Regime

Posted: 06 Nov 2019 08:47 PM PST



CNBC: Justice Department charges two former Twitter employees with spying for Saudi Arabia

* The Department of Justice on Wednesday charged two former Twitter employees for spying on users on behalf of Saudi Arabia.
* The charges allege that Ali Alzabarah and Ahmad Abouammo used their employee credentials to access information about specific Twitter users, including their email addresses, birth dates, phone numbers and internet protocol addresses.

The Department of Justice on Wednesday charged two former Twitter employees for spying on users on behalf of Saudi Arabia.

The charges allege that Ali Alzabarah and Ahmad Abouammo used their employee credentials to access information about specific Twitter users, including their email addresses, birth dates, phone numbers and internet protocol addresses. A third individual, Ahmed Almutairi, was also charged for acting as an intermediary between the Twitter employees and the Saudi government, the Justice Department said.

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More News On Saudi Arabia Recruiting Twitter Workers To Spy On Critics Of Saudi Regime

US: Saudis recruited Twitter workers to spy on users -- AP
Two former Twitter employees accused of spying for Saudi Arabia -- Euronews/Reuters
Former Twitter employees charged with spying for Saudi Arabia -- The Hill
Saudis recruited Twitter workers to spy on critics of Saudi regime, U.S. charges -- NBC
Twitter employees recruited by Saudi Arabia to spy on kingdom's critics, US prosecutors say -- The Independent
Former Twitter employees charged with spying for Saudi Arabia by digging into the accounts of kingdom critics -- The Washington Post
Three charged in US with spying on Twitter users for Saudi Arabia -- Twitter

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- November 6, 2019

Posted: 06 Nov 2019 04:00 PM PST

Jesse Barajas searches for the remains of his brother José, who was was dragged from his ranch on 8 April 2019 and has not been seen since, last month near the town of Tecate. Photograph: Emilio Espejel/The Guardian

Tom Phillips, The Guardian: 'The disappeared': searching for 40,000 missing victims of Mexico's drug wars

José Barajas, who was snatched from his home, joins the ever-swelling ranks of thousands of desaparecidos, victims of the drug conflict that shows no sign of easing

As he set off into the wilderness under a punishing midday sun, Jesse Barajas clutched an orange-handled machete and the dream of finding his little brother, José.

"He's not alive, no. They don't leave people alive," the 62-year-old said as he slalomed through the parched scrubland of tumbleweed and cacti where they had played as kids. "Once they take someone they don't let you live."

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- November 6, 2019

Deadly ambush shows Mexico lost control of area -- Peter Orsi and Maria Verza, AP

The epic struggle behind Iraq's protests -- CSM Editorial

A Month of Anti-government Protests in Iraq -- Alan Taylor, The Atlantic

As US dithers over human rights, China opens its arms to Prabowo Subianto, the Indonesian defence minister with a chequered past - Amy Chew, SCMP

From Singapore to Sweden, China's overbearing campaign for influence is forcing countries to resist and recalibrate relations with Beijing -- Drew Thompson, SCMP

New Silk Road money is paving the Old Silk Roads -- Alexander Kruglov, Asia Times

Why India pulled out of the RCEP free trade deal -- Rahul Mishra, DW

Why is India's pollution much worse than China's? -- BBC

One year to go for Tanzania's President Magufuli and the reviews are mixed -- Cristina Krippahl, DW

Study: Russia's web-censoring tool sets pace for imitators -- Tami Abdollah, AP

UK election campaign: Who wants what on EU issues? -- Rob Mudge, DW

Explainer: Chile's constitutional conundrum - To change or not to change? -- Natalia A. Ramos Miranda, Reuters

Revisiting the End of the Cold War -- John Lewis Gaddis & Elmira Bayrasli, Project Syndicate

Why Are So Many Countries Witnessing Mass Protests? -- The Economist

World News Briefs -- November 6, 2019

Posted: 06 Nov 2019 03:36 PM PST

An Iranian flag flutters in front of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna, Austria September 9, 2019. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger/File Photo

Reuters: Iran fuels centrifuges, resumes uranium enrichment at Fordow

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran resumed uranium enrichment at its underground Fordow nuclear facility, the country's Atomic Energy Organisation (AEOI) said on Thursday, further stepping away from its 2015 nuclear deal with major powers.

The agreement bans enrichment and nuclear material from Fordow. But with feedstock gas entering its centrifuges, the facility, built inside a mountain, will move from the permitted status of research plant to being an active nuclear site.

"After all successful preparations ... injection of uranium gas to centrifuges started on Thursday at Fordow ... all the process has been supervised by the inspectors of the U.N. nuclear watchdog," the AEOI said in a statement, Iranian media reported

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MIDDLE EAST

Turkey's Erdogan speaks with Trump, to visit Washington next week.

Houthis fire missiles at Yemen's Mokha port, military coalition says.

Iraqi security forces break up protests in Battle of the Bridges.

Civilian deaths as Idlib hospital struck by Russian air raids.

Turkey says Kurdish fighters still remain in safe zone near Syrian border.

Iran begins process of fuelling centrifuges at Fordow.

Riyadh has 'open channel' with Yemen rebels: Saudi official. Riyadh in talks with Yemen rebels, Saudi official says.

Lebanon protesters seek to shut down key state institutions.

World Bank urges Lebanon to form govt, warns of recession.

Jordan police arrest man after stabbing attack at popular tourist site.

ASIA

China urges re-elected Canadian government to free Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou.

Over a dozen killed in attack in Thailand's Yala province. 15 defense volunteers killed in Thailand attack. 15 killed in suspected rebel attacks in Thailand's south.

Tajikistan: 17 killed in border outpost attack. ISIL blamed for deadly attack on Tajik border outpost.

Two suspected suicide bombers from Egypt killed in Philippines.

Hong Kong protesters don Guy Fawkes masks to mark month since mask ban. Water cannons deployed in Tsim Sha Tsui as Hong Kong protesters wearing 'V for Vendetta' masks test new 'flash mob' tactic of assembling at short notice.

Pro-Beijing lawmaker Junius Ho stabbed in Hong Kong.

Facebook video shows PNG police kicking, hitting and stomping on group of men.

Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy announces Saturday return.

South Korea promotes DMZ 'peace zone' with new video.

AFRICA

At least 37 killed in attack on Canadian miner Semafo convoy in Burkina Faso.

Water crisis builds in Egypt as dam talks falter, temperatures rise.

France says its troops killed a leading jihadist in the Sahel.

10 civilians killed in militia attack in eastern DRCongo.

Sudan rebels insist new parliament be formed only after peace deal.

UN calls for action as Somalia floods affect 200,0000 children.

US Nile talks 'not a negotiation', says Ethiopia.

Two killed in strike on Libya police station: ministry.

Libya migrant attack: UN investigators suspect foreign jet bombed centre.

Mozambique detains elite police chief over election observer's murder.

EUROPE

Mike Pompeo carries divisive US messages to Germany.

Sweden charges man with spying on Iranian exiles.

Johnson tries to shake off rocky start as UK election begins.

PM's election campaign launch marred by gaffe, resignation and doctored video.

Spain's far-right Vox surges in wake of Catalan independence protests.

Local German conservatives cause uproar with call for talks with far right.

Putin: New weapons will offer Russia reliable protection.

EU urges faster Greece vetting of migrants as arrivals soar.

Hungarian mayor resigns after yacht orgy video.

Netherlands: '4,000 schools shut' in teacher strike.

Italy to become first country to make studying climate change compulsory in schools.

AMERICAS

Exclusive: Brazil likely to vote with U.S. against Cuba at U.N. over embargo.

US Diplomat had 'clear understanding' of Ukraine quid pro quo.

McConnell says Senate would acquit Trump if trial held today.

Democrats win control of Virginia Legislature. Democrat declares upset victory in Kentucky governor race.

Heavily armed hitman of rival El Chapo cartel is arrested over Mormon massacre after a stand-off at the US border where he held two HOSTAGES as heartbreaking photos show devastated relatives visiting the scene of the massacre.

Mexico ambush: Boy, 13, walked 23km for help after gun attack.

United States sanctions 5 Venezuelan officials.

Chile: president promotes minimum wage hike to quell unrest.

Chile's Pinera resists call to resign over protests.

Chilean protest footage captures police officers on fire after molotov cocktail explosion.

Thousands of Bolivians march over disputed election.

TERRORISM/THE LONG WAR

Pakistan failed to stop terror groups from recruiting & raising funds, US report сlaims.

German man fighting for Kurds killed in Syria.

Turkey captured al-Baghdadi's wife and didn't make fuss like US – Erdogan.

ECONOMY/FINANCE/BUSINESS

Wall St. ends near flat; healthcare shares gain but trade deal delay weighs.

Europeans look to China as global partner, shun Trump's US.

Xi Jinping's Brazil trip 'may be too soon' for China to sign partial US trade war deal.

Macron in China: Xi hails $15 billion trade contracts as 'strong signal of free trade'.

Michael Jackson's iconic moonwalk socks are tipped to sell for over $1MILLION at auction... more than a decade on from his passing.

Israel Expects To Be Engaged In A Major War Very Soon

Posted: 06 Nov 2019 03:01 PM PST

Ali Hashisho / Reuters

Michael Oren, The Atlantic: The Coming Middle East Conflagration

Israel is bracing itself for war with Iranian proxies, as Tehran escalates its provocations. But what will the United States do if conflict comes?

The senior ministers of the Israeli government met twice last week to discuss the possibility of open war with Iran. They were mindful of the Iranian plan for a drone attack from Syria in August, aborted at the last minute by an Israeli air strike, as well as Iran's need to deflect attention from the mass protests against Hezbollah's rule in Lebanon. The ministers also reviewed the recent attack by Iranian drones and cruise missiles on two Saudi oil installations, reportedly concluding that a similar assault could be mounted against Israel from Iraq.

The Israel Defense Forces, meanwhile, announced the adoption of an emergency plan, code-named Momentum, to significantly expand Israel's missile defense capacity, its ability to gather intelligence on embedded enemy targets, and its soldiers' preparation for urban warfare. Israeli troops, especially in the north, have been placed on war footing. Israel is girding for the worst and acting on the assumption that fighting could break out at any time.

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WNU Editor: The Syrian conflict, unrest in Iraq, and the Yemen war is where the focus in the Middle East is right now. Another Hezbollah - Israel and/or Hamas - Israel war is not on people's radar.

Media Upset That Trump's Son Tweets Name Of Alleged Whistleblower Even Though His Name Was Revealed Last Week

Posted: 06 Nov 2019 01:00 PM PST


AFP: Impeachment: Trump's son tweets name of alleged whistleblower

Washington (AFP) - President Donald Trump's son published on Wednesday the name of the alleged anonymous whistleblower whose complaint fired the impeachment inquiry against Trump, breaking strict conventions for protecting officials who reveal wrongdoing in government.

Amid calls by the president himself to expose the whistleblower, Donald Trump Jr. tweeted the name of a CIA analyst which has circulated online for weeks, and linked to a Breitbart news article implying the person was pro-Democrat and anti-Trump.

AFP could not independently verify the whistleblower's identity and is not publishing the name.

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WNU Editor: This is actually old news. The identity of the "whistle-blower" was revealed last week .... The Identity Of The Anonymous 'Whistleblower' Who Triggered Impeachment Proceedings Against President Trump Is Suspected To Be A Well Known Democrat Activist (October 31, 2019). A picture of the "whistle-blower" is below.

Special Operations Air Force Member Goes Missing During Training Jump Over Gulf Of Mexico

Posted: 06 Nov 2019 12:40 PM PST

The airman was a part of the 24th Special Operations Wing at Hurlburt Field in in Okaloosa County, Florida. He disappeared four miles south of the field over the Gulf of Mexico

Daily Mail: Desperate search launched for airman who fell out of Special Operations military plane 1,500 feet over the Gulf of Mexico and was last seen treading water after deploying his parachute

* A search is underway for a staff sergeant in training who disappeared into the Gulf of Mexico Tuesday afternoon during a training exercise
* The unidentified Air Force airman was from the 24th Special Operations Wing at Hurlburt Field in Okaloosa County, Florida
* He exited a C-130 four engine aircraft around 1.45pm from a height of 1,500 feet
* He deployed his parachute and was last seen treading water in the Gulf, approximately four miles south of Hurlburt Field
* As the aircraft turned to retrieve the man, crewmen lost sight of him
* Several vessels, three Air Force aircraft were deployed in the search
* The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Coast Guard are also on the scene

A desperate search is underway for a missing airman who disappeared into the Gulf of Mexico after suffering a parachute-jump mishap while exiting a Special Operations military plane.

The unidentified Air Force airman from the 24th Special Operations Wing at Hurlburt Field was exiting a C-130 four-engine aircraft over the Gulf of Mexico during a training exercise around 1.45pm Tuesday when he suddenly vanished into the water below.

'The fall happened during a parachute-jump training exercise out of Hurlburt Field,' a report from the Air Force Times said.

The Coast Guard said the airman was a staff sergeant in training and fell out of the aircraft at 1,500 feet, according to WEAR.

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More News On A Special Operations Air Force Member Going Missing During A Training Jump Over The Gulf Of Mexico

Special tactics airman missing in Gulf of Mexico; search underway -- Air Force Times
Airman who fell from plane above Gulf of Mexico still missing -- NBC
Mobile area Coast Guard continue search for airman who fell from plane into Gulf of Mexico -- Al.com
Air Force member goes missing during training jump over Gulf of Mexico -- CBS
Airman fell from C-130 military aircraft while training over the Gulf of Mexico -- Defence-Blog
Coast Guard, Air Force, local agencies searching for a airman in the water near Destin -- FOX 10

ISIS Launched A Failed Attack On A Tajikistan Border Outpost With Uzbekistan

Posted: 06 Nov 2019 11:00 AM PST


DW: Tajikistan: 17 killed in border outpost attack

Twenty masked gunmen launched a failed attack on a Tajik outpost on the border with Uzbekistan. The rare attack was quashed when border forces launched a counter operation and killed most of the raiders.

At least 17 people were killed in an overnight raid by armed men on an outpost on the border between Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, Tajik authorities said on Wednesday.

"An armed group of 20 unknown masked individuals attacked a border outpost … using firearms," said Tajikistan's national security committee, according to Russian state-run news agency TASS.

Tajikistan's border forces said the assailants were members of the "Islamic State" (IS) militant group in Afghanistan.

At least five of the gunmen were detained and later provided critical intelligence during interrogations, authorities said.

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WNU Editor: I agree with this analysis .... Reported Attack In Tajikistan Could Have Broad Implications For Central Asia (RFE).

More News On Today's ISIS Attack On A Tajikistan Border Outpost With Uzbekistan

Many dead in Tajikistan 'firefight with IS' -- BBC
Fifteen IS jihadists killed in Tajikistan border attack -- AFP
Tajikistan: 17 killed in attack on border checkpoint -- Eurasianet
ISIL blamed for deadly attack on Tajik border outpost -- Al Jazeera

World Leaders Warn Iran To Stick To Nuclear Deal

Posted: 06 Nov 2019 10:24 AM PST



ABC News Online: World leaders warn Iran to stick to nuclear deal, as it begins injecting uranium gas into centrifuges

World leaders have called on Iran to fulfil the terms of its 2015 nuclear deal, after it begins injecting uranium gas into centrifuges at its underground Fordow nuclear facility.

Iran has begun to further distance itself from a 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers that curbed its atomic work, local media reported on Wednesday (local time).

The deal bans nuclear material from Fordow and, with the injection of uranium gas into its centrifuges, the facility will move from its permitted status of research plant to become an active nuclear site.

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WNU Editor: Aside from their rhetoric that everything is still OK .... Long way before JCPOA collapses, says Rouhani's chief of staff (MEHR News Agency), the Iranians are becoming more and more nervous .... Exclusive: Iran briefly held IAEA inspector, seized travel documents - diplomats (Reuters).

          

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RAIS wa Zanzibar na Mwenyekiti wa Baraza la Mapinduzi Mhe.Dk. Ali Mohamed Shein, akimsikiliza mgeni wake (kulia) Rais wa Mahakama ya Afrika ya Haki za Binaadamu na Watu.Mhe. Jaji Sylvain Ore, akiwa na Ujumbe wake wa Majaji, walipofika Ikulu Zanzibar kwa mazungumzo leo.

RAIS wa Zanzibar na Mwenyekiti wa Baraza la Mapinduzi Dk. Ali Mohamed Shein ameeleza kuwa Zanzibar imeweza kupiga hatua kiuchumi, kijamii na kisiasa kutokana na ushirikiano wa Mihimili yake mikuu mitatu ambayo ni Serikali, Mahakama na Baraza la Wawakilishi.

Rais Dk. Shein aliyasema hayo leo wakati alipofanya mazunguzo na Rais wa Mahakama ya Afrika ya Haki za Binaadamu na Watu Jaji Sylvain Ore aliyefika Ikulu mjini Zanzibar akiwa amefuatana na ujumbe wa Majaji wa Mahakama hiyo.

Katika mazungumzo hayo, Rais Dk. Shein alisema kuwa Zanzibar imeweza kupiga hatua kwa kiasi kikubwa hali ambayo imepelekea kukuza na kuimarisha amani na utulivu na umoja  uliopo kutokana na mashirikiano mazuri wa mihimili hiyo.

Rais Dk. Shein alimueleza Rais huyo wa Mahakama ya Afrika ya Haki za Binaadamu na Watu kuwa mafanikio hayo makubwa ya kimaendeleo yameweza kufikiwa hapa Zanzibar kutokana na mihimili hiyo mitatu mikubwa kutoingiliana katika kazi zao na badala yake kuweza kushirikiana pamoja.

Alieleza kuwa kila muhimili kati ya mihimili hiyo mitatu mikuu ya Zanzibar imekuwa ikifanya kazi zake bila ya kuingiliwa na muhimili mwengine hatua ambayo imezidisha mashirikiano na kuendelea kuipa sifa kubwa Zanzibar ndani na nje ya nchi.

Rais Dk. Shein alimueleza kiongozi huyo pamoja na ujumbe wake kuwa kipaumbele kikubwa kilishowekwa na Serikali ya Mapinduzi ya Zanzibar ni kuhakikisha amani, utulivu na umoja uliopo vinadumishwa na kuendelezwa kwa nguvu zote ikiwa ni pamoja na kutekeleza azma ya Dira ya 2020.

Aliongeza kuwa Zanzibar imeweza kupata mafanikio katika kutilia mkazo suala zima la haki za binaadamu na watu hali ambayo imepelekea Zanzibar kuimarika kiuchumi, kijamii na kisiasa.

Pamoja na hayo, Rais Dk. Shein alimueleza kiongozi huyo kuwa Serikali ya Mapinduzi ya Zanzibar itaendelea kutoa ushirikiano wake kwa Mahakama hiyo na kupongeza wazo zuri la kuja kufanya mkutano wao hapa Zanzibar hasa kwa kutambua kuwa Zanzibar ni sehemu ya Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania.

Rais Dk. Shein aliwakaribisha viongozi hao Zanzibar na kuwaeleza kuwa Zanzibar iko salama na hivi sasa inaendelea kuwa kivutio kikubwa cha watalii kutoka pande zote za dunia.

Aidha, Rais Dk. Shein aliwaeleza viongozi hao kuwa Serikali ya Mapinduzi ya Zanzibar inaendelea kuweka mazingira mazuri kwa wawekezaji wanaotaka kuja kuekeza Zanzibar.

Rais Dk. Shein alitumia fursa hiyo kumpongeza Rais wa Mahakama hiyo Sylvain Ore kwa kuchaguliwa kuwa Rais wa Mahakama ya Afrika ya Haki za Binaadamu  na Watu huku akimtakia yeye pamoja na ujumbe wake mkutano mwema ulioanza Novemba 4 hadi 29 na ule utakaoanza Disemba 2 hadi Disemba 6.

Sambamba na hayo, alimkaribisha Zanzibar yeye na ujumbe wake na kuwataka kuitembelea Zanzibar kwani ina vivutio vingi vikiwemo vile vya kitalii. 

Nae Rais wa Mahakama ya Afrika ya Haki za Binaadamu na Watu Jaji Sylvain Ore alimpongeza Rais Dk. Shein kwa mafanikio makubwa yaliopatikana Zanzibar ikiwa ni pamoja na kuweko mazingira mazuri ya amani,utulivu pamoja na misingi ya sheria na haki za binaadamu.

Jaji Ore alieleza kuwa Zanzibar ni sehemu ambayo imekuwa ikiwavutia watu wengi kuja kuitembelea kutokana na vivutio vingi vilivyopo lakini kivutio kimoja wapo kikubwa ni kuwepo kwa amani na utulivu.

Sambamba na hayo, kiongozi huyo alipongeza hatua kubwa ya maendeleo iliyofikiwa Zanzibar na kusisitiza kuwa mafanikio hayo yametokana na kufuata misingi ya Haki za Binaadamu na Utawala Bora.

Alieleza kuwa Mahakama ya Afrika ya Haki za Binaadamu na Watu yenye Makamo Makuu yake Arusha nchini Tanzania imekuwa ikifanya kazi kubwa katika kuhakikisha inatekeleza vyema matakwa kwa nchi za Umoja wa Afrika (AU).

Aliongeza kuwa mahakama hiyo imeweza kufanikiwa katika kuendesha programu mbali mbali zinazolenga kutoa elimu ya uwepo wake pamoja na shughuli zake katika nchi mbali mbali za bara la Afrika.

Kiongozi huyo alieleza kuwa uwepo wao hapa Zanzibar unaenda sambamba na vikao mbali mbali vya Mahakama hiyo ikiwa ni pamoja na Kikao cha 10 cha dharura cha mahakama hiyo kitakachoanza Disemba 2 hadi Disemba 6 mwaka huu.

Pamoja na hayo, viongozi hao wanatarajiwa kuwa na kikao ambacho kitatoa elimu juu ya uendeshaji wa mahakama na utoaji wa hukumu zikiwemo hukumu za wazi kikao kitakachowahusisha Mawakili na Majaji mbali mbali ambapo pia, wananchi nao watapata fursa ya kushiriki na kutoa maoni yao pamoja na changamoto walizonazo.
Rajab Mkasaba, Ikulu Zanzibar
Postal Address: 2422 Tel.:0777427449. Fax: 024 2231822 


          

Makamu wa Pili wa Rais wa Zanzibar Mhe.Balozi Seif Ali Iddi Afunguzi wa Mkutano Maalum wa Kimataifa wa Wawakilishi wa Shirika la (WFP)

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Na.Othman Khamis.OMPR. 
Shirika la Mpango wa Chakula Duniani {WFP} Bado litaendelea kubeba dhima ya kuhakikisha Jamii za Walimwengu zinaishi katika mazingira yatayowawezesha kuwa na Afya bora katika maisha yao ya kila siku.
Makamu wa Pili wa Rais wa Zanzibar Balozi Seif Ali Iddi alitoa kauli hiyo akitoa baraka zake wakati akiufungua Mkutano Maalum wa Kimataifa wa Siku Nne uliowakutanisha Wawakilishi wa Shirika hilo la {WFP} wa Kanda ya Mataifa ya Kusini na Kaskazini mwa Bara la Afrika pamoja na Mashariki ya Kati.
Mkutano huo unaopokea Ripoti za Majukumu ya Wawakilishi wa Kanda hizo kwa Mwaka na kupanga Mikakati ya uwajibikaji kwa Mwaka ujao ulifanyika katika Hoteli ya Sea Cliff iliyopo Kama Wilaya ya Magharibi “A”.
Balozi Seif Ali Iddi alisema bado yapo Mataifa Mengi Duniani Wananchi wake wanaendelea kukumbwa na lishe Duni inayosababishwa na uwepo wa Wakimbizi kutokana na vita, Ukame, Mafuriko pamoja na Mabadiliko ya Tabia Nchi yanayoiathiri pia Dunia Kimazingira.
Makamu wa Pili wa Rais wa Zanzibar Balozi Seif Ali Iddi alitolea mfano hai wa matukio ya mabadiliko ya Tabia Nchi yaliyoukumba Ukanda wa Bara la Afrika kwa mujibu wa Repoti za Shirika hilo ya Mwaka 2018/2019 ambao umebainisha uwepo wa uzalishaji mdogo wa chakula katika sekta ya kilimo.
Alisema hitilafu hiyo iliyotokana na upungufu wa uzalishaji wa mazao umepelekea Watoto wadogo kukumbwa na lishe duni inayoathiri Maendeleo ya Bara zima la Afrika kutokana na upungufu wa Chakula unaowakumba zaidi ya Watu Milioni Mia Mbili na Ishirini.
Akizungumzia uwajibikaji wa Serikali ya Jamuhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania katika mikakati yake ya kuimarisha ustawi wa lishe bora, Makamu wa Pili wa Rais wa Zanzibar Balozi Seif alisema upo ushirikiano mwema kati ya Tanzania na WFP katika kuona lishe bora inatengamaa.
Alisema Shirika la Mpango wa Chakula Duniani  bado linaendelea kuiunga mkono Tanzania katika kuwapatia Wananchi wake mafunzo ya Elimu ya lishe bora, kusaidia moja kwa moja Wakulima Wadogo sambamba na huduma za usafiri zinazosaidia kurahisisha mfumo mzima wa muelekeo wa kukua zaidi kwa Uchumi wa Taifa.
Makamu wa Pili wa Rais wa Zanzibar aliupongeza Uongozi mzima wa Shirika la Mpango wa Chakula Duniani {WFP} kwa uamuzi wake wa busara ulioamua Wawakilishi wake wa Kanda ya Kusini mwa Bara la Afrika kukutana Zanzibar kitendo ambacho kitatoa nafasi kwa Zanzibar kufaidika na matunda ya Shirika hilo.
Mapema Mwakilishi wa Shirika la Mpango wa Chakula Duniani {WFP} Kanda ya Bara la Afrika Bwana Michael Danford alisema Shirika hilo limependekeza kuanzisha Miradi Mitatu Visiwani Zanzibar itakayosaidia kusukuma mbele masuala ya Ustawi wa Wananchi.
Bwana Danford alisema uamuzi huo wa Shirika hilo  umekuja kufuatia mchango mkubwa uliotolewa na Makamu wa Rais wa Serikali ya Jamuhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Mheshimwa Samia Suluhu Hassan wakati alipokuwa Kiongozi wa ngazi ya juu ya Shirika hilo miaka ya nyuma.

          

Makamu wa Pili wa Rais wa Zanzibar Mhe.Balozi Seif Ali Iddi Azungumza na Uongozi wa TASAF

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Makamu wa Pili wa Rais wa Zanzibar Balozi Seif Ali Iddi kati kati akibadilishana mawazo na Uongozi wa Juu wa Mfuko wa Maendeleo ya Jamii Tanzania {Tasaf} Ofisini kwake Vuga Mjini Zanzibar.
Picha na – OMPR – ZNZ.
Na.Othman.Khamis.OMPR.
Mfuko wa Maendeleo ya Jamii Tanzania {Tasaf} Awamu ya 3 kipindi cha Pili umejikita zaidi kufanya kazi na walengwa katika masuala ya uimarishaji wa Elimu, Afya, pamoja na mafao kwa Walemavu waliomo ndani ya Kaya Maskini kupitia Shehia mbali mbali Unguja na Pemba.
Mkurugenzi Mtendaji wa Mfuko huo Nd. Ladislas Mwamanga alisema hayo wakati akitoa Taarifa ya matayarisho ya kuanza kwa Awamu hiyo katika Kikao cha Wakurugenzi na Maafisa wa Taasisi zilizo chini ya Ofisi ya Makamu wa Pili wa Rais wa Zanzibar mkutano uliofanyika Vuga Mjini Zanzibar.
Ndugu Ladislas Mwamanga alisema Awamu ya Tatu kipindi cha Pili ambayo Fedha za Mfuko huo jumla ya shilingi Trilioni 2.1 sawa na Dola za Kimarekani Milioni 880 zimeshatiwa saini inategemewa kuwafikia Wananchi wote katika Vijiji mbali mbali hadi vile visivyopata huduma ya Tasaf na Awamu zilizopita.
Alisema Uongozi wa Tasaf  utasimamia vyema miradi yote iliyopendekezwa na Wananchi ikiwa ni pamoja na ujenzi wa Mabwawa ya kufugia Samaki pamoja na Miundombinu ya Umwagiliaji Maji kwenye Mashamba ya Wana Tasaf kwa lengo la kuongeza uzalishaji.
Mkurugenzi Mtendaji huyo wa Mfuko wa Maendeleo ya Jamii Tanzania {Tasaf} aliwahakikishia Wakurugenzi na Waratibu hao wa Tasaf wa Zanzibar kwamba mafao yote yanayolalamikiwa katika kipindi cha nyuma yatalipwa mapema kabla ya muendelezo wa Awamu ya kipindi cha Pili kuanza rasmi.
Nd. Mwamanga alifahamisha kwamba yapo mabadiliko ya muundo mzima wa Tasaf Awamu ijayo yatakayozingatia zaidi maboresho ya shughuli za mfuko huo ili miradi yake iweze kufanya kazi kwa ufanisi kupitia mfumo wa kisasa wa Mtandao wa mawasiliano katika kutanua wigo wa maendeleo ya Kiuchumi.
Mkurugenzi Mtendaji wa Mfuko wa Maendeleo ya Jamii Tanzania {Tasaf} alielezea faraja yake kutokana na mafanikio makubwa ya Awamu zilizopita za Mfuko huo zilizowezesha Wanafunzi Mia 277 wa Kaya Maskini Zanzibar kupata mikopo iliyowawezesha kuendelea na masomo yao ya Vyuo Vikuu.
Wakitoa michango yao katika Kikao hicho cha matayarisho ya kuanza kwa Awamu ya Tatu sehemu ya Pili ya Mfuko wa Maendeleo ya Jamii Tanzania Wajumbe wa Kikao hicho walisema Tasaf Awamu ya Tatu Kipindi cha Pili inapaswa kutoa upendeleo zaidi kwa Wananchi wenye mahitaji maalum ili kuwapunguzia utegemezi.
Wajumbe hao pia wakaelezea changamoto zinazowakumba Watendaji wa Mfuko huo  ambazo zinapaswa kutafutiwa ufumbuzi wakizitaja kuwa ni pamoja na ucheleweshaji wa Taarifa, udanganyifu kwa baadhi ya Watendaji pamoja na ufinyu wa Elimu kwa Walengwa.
Akitoa nasaha zake Waziri wa Nchi Ofisi ya Makamu wa Pili wa Rais wa Zanzibar Mh. Mohamed Aboud Mohamed aliushukuru Uongozi Mzima wa Mfuko wa Maendeleo ya Jamii Tanzania {TASAF} kwa jitihada zake za kuunga mkono Miradi ya Wananchi katika maeneo mbali mbali Nchini.
Waziri Aboud aliwakumbusha Viongozi na Watendaji wanaosimamia Mfuko huo kuangalia zaidi uimarishaji wa Miradi ya maendeleo hasa katika Sekta ya Elimu, na Kilimo ambayo inasaidia kukwamua Kaya Maskini katika kujiletea maendeleo yao.
Katika Kikao hicho Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Kusini Unguja Mh. Ayoub Mohamed Mahmoud alimkabidhi rasmi Uenyekiti wa Kamati ya Mfumo wa Tasaf Unguja Mkuu wa Mkoa Mjini Magharibi Mh. Hassan Khatib Hassan.
Mapema asubuhi Mkurugenzi Mtendaji wa Mfuko wa Maendeleo ya Jamii Tanzania {Tasaf} Nd. Ladislas Mwamanga alikutana kwa mazungumzo ya kubadilishana mawazo na Makamu wa Pili wa Rais wa Zanzibar Balozi Seif Ali Iddi Vuga Mjini Zanzibar.
Katika mazungumzo yao Balozi Seif aliwapongeza Viongozi wa Mfumo wa Tasaf kutokana na kazi nzuri wanayoifanya hususan kwa upande wa Visiwa vya Unguja na Pemba kwa kuendeleza kuwatumikia Wananchi ili waweze kujikomboa Kiuchumi.
Aliwataka na kuwashauri Watumishi hao wa Tasaf waendelee kutoa Elimu kwa Wananchi kutokana na faida zinazopatikana kupitia miradi na mafao ya Tasaf katika kusukuma gurudumu la Maendeleo.
Aidha Makamu wa Pili wa Rais wa Zanzibar alisisitiza ufuatiliaji wa Taarifa sahihi za Wananchi ili kuhakikisha kila mstahiki anapatiwa fursa hiyo na kuitumia ipasavyo.
Nao Wananchi kwa upande wao wanapaswa kutoa taarifa zilizo sahihi kupitia Sheha wa Shehia zao ili ziweze kusaidia katika ugawaji wa mafao ndani ya Kaya zao.

          

Timu Nane Zatinga Hatua ya Nane Bora Asas Super League. 2019

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Mwenyekiti wa chama cha mpira wa miguu mkoa wa Iringa (IRFA) Cyprian Kuyava akisalimiana na moja ya timu ambayo imetinga hatua ya nane bora ligi ya ASAS SUPER LEAGUE mkoani Iringa


Mkuu wa wilaya ya kilolo Asia Abdalah akiwa na viongozi wa chama cha soka mkoa wa Iringa wakisalimiana na wachezaji wa timu ya Young Stars ambayo nayo imetinga hatua ya nane bora.

Na.Fredy Mgunda - Iringa.
TIMU za 8 zilizokuwa zikishiriki ligi soka daraja la tatu mkoa wa Iringa inayojulikana kwa jina la Asas Super league  2019 zimefanikiwa kuingia hatua ya nane bora katika kuelekea kumpata bingwa wa mkoa atakayeondoka na kitita cha milioni mbili.

Timu zilizofanikiwa kuingia hatua ya nane bora ni,Mafinga Academy Fc, Mkimbizi Fc, Young Stars, Ismani Fc, Irole Fc,Kalinga Fc, Kidamali Fc timu moja kati ya Nzihi na Mbegamwekundu atajihakikishia kuingia katika nane bora za ligi hiyo mkoani hapa.

Wakati timu hizo zikiingia katika nane bora timu za Acosato fc, African Wanderas hizo zimeshuka daraja hadi la nne wakati timu za Mapanda Fc, Mshindo fc na Magulilwa zikicheza mchezo wa mtoano kuendelea kubaki ligi hiyo ama kuungana na walioshuka daraja. 

Katika ligi hiyo inayodhaminiwa na kampuni ya Maziwa ya Asas mchezaji, Emmanuel Geka wa Kidamali Fc anaendelea kuongoza kwa ufungaji wa magoli baada ya kufikisha magoli 8 huku akifatiwa kwa karibu na wachezaji, Riziki Kelvin (Ismani Fc) na Luka Duma (Irole Fc) wenye mabao 7 kila mmoja.

Wachezaji wanaofatia katika mashindano hayo ni Baraka Athuman (Mafinga Academy) mwenye magoli 5 huku wachezaji Kelvin Msafiri (Kalinga Fc), Conrodgers Mhavile (Irole fc) na Mohamed Rashid (Ismani fc) wakiwa na magoli manne.

Na katika mechi zilizopigwa juzi Upendo Fc ilitoshana nguvu na timu ya soka ya Chuo Kikuu cha Iringa kwa goli 1 – 1 yaliyofungwa na Elisha Chuma (Chuo cha Iringa) na Jemin Fred kwa upande wa Upendo Fc.

Wakati michezo mingine ilikuwa kati ya Ismani fc dhidi ya Acosato ambapo Isman waliibuka na ushindi wa magoli 4 -1 kwa magoli yaliyofungwa na Mohamed Rashid, Riziki Kelvin na Razack Kibuga huku goli la kufutia machozi kwa upande wa Acosato likifungwa na Mohamed Salufu.

Mchezo mwingine ulikuwa kati ya  Kidamali Fc dhidi ya Irole fc ambapo Kidamali walishindwa kutumia vyema uwanja wao wa nyumbani na kukubali kipigo cha mabao 3 -1 kwa magoli ya Luka Duma aliyefunga mawili, Conrodgers Mhavile .

Mwenyekiti wa chama cha soka mkoa wa Iringa, Cyprian Kuyava akizungumza na Tanzania Daima alivipongeza vilabu vyote vilivyofuzu hatua ya nane bora licha ya changamoto zilizojitokeza kutokana na ugumu wa mashindano hayo mwaka huu.

Kuyava alisema kwamba kuna baadhi ya timu zimecheza kwa nidhamu kubwa hali iliyosababisha kuweza kufuzu katika hatua hiyo kubwa kabisa na kuwapongeza waamuzi, makamishna na wasimamizi wa ligi kwa umakini na umahiri wanaoendelea kuonyesha katika ligi ya Asas.

Aidha alizipongeza timu zote zilizoshiriki ligi hiyo kwa nidhamu, ushindani weredi mkubwa wakati wote wa mashindano hayo yalipokuwa yakifanyika katika hatua za makundi na kuzitaka timu zilifuzu hatua ya nane bora kufanya maandalizi mazuri kuweza kuibuka na ubingwa.

Alisema kuwa changamoto zilizojitokeza katika hatua ya makundi zinatakiwa kufanyiwa kazi katika hatua ya nane bora ili kuweza kumpata bingwa mshindani katika ligi za mabingwa ya mikoa Tanzania Bara.

 Bingwa wa mashindano hayo atapata kombe na sh. 2,000,000,jezi seti moja,mipira mitatu, na nafasi ya kushiriki ligi ya mikoa.  Mshindi wa Pili shilingi 1,000,000, Mipira 2, Jezi Seti 1, Cheti cha Ushiriki huku Mshindi wa Tatu - Tsh 500,000/=, Jezi Seti 1

          

Bodi ya Mapato Zanzibar (ZRB) Yatiliana Saini na Kampuni ya Ujenzi ya Advert Construction Limited Ujenzi wa Jengo Jipya la ZRB Pemba.

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KAMISHNA wa Bodi ya Mapato Zanzibar (ZRB) Kulia Joseph Abdalla Meza, akitiliana saini na Mkurugenzi Mtendaji Dhruv Jog, kutoka  Kampuni ya Advent Construction Limited ya Tanzania Bara, juu ya ujenzi wa jengo la Gorofa nne la bodi hiyo litakalogharimu Bilioni 10.6, huku viongozi mbali mbali wa serikali wakishuhudia utiaji saini huo, wakiongozwa na Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Kusini Pemba Hemed Suleiman Abdalla katikati
KAMISHNA  wa Bodi ya Mapato Zanzibar (ZRB) kulia Joseph Abdalla Meza, akibadilishana mikataba baada ya kutiliana saini na Mkurugenzi Mtendaji Dhruv Jog, kutoka kampuni ya  Advent Construction Limited ya Tanzania Bara, juu ya ujenzi wa jengo la ZRB Pemba, hafla iliyoshuhudiwa na viongozi mbali mbali wa serikali akiwemo Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Kusini Pemba Hemed Suleiman Abdalla
KAMISHNA  wa Bodi ya Mapato Zanzibar (ZRB) kulia Joseph Abdalla Meza, akizungumza mara baada ya hafla ya utiaji wa saini juu ya ujenzi wa jengo la bodi hiyo Pemba, hafla iliyofanyika katika ukumbi wa Wizara ya Fedha Gombani
MWENYEKITI Mtendaji wa Kampuni ya Advent  Construction Limited  Ashutosh Jog, akizungumza mara baada ya kutia saini ujenzi wa jengo la ZRB Pemba, halfa iliyofanyika katika ukumbi wa Wizara ya Fedha na Mipango Gombani.
MWENYEKITI wa Bodi ya Mapato Zanzibar Saleh Saidk Othman, akizungumza wakati wa utiaji saini wa Ujenzi wa jengo la ZRB Kisiwani Pemba, kushoto ni Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Kusini Pemba Hemed Suleiman Abdalla
WATENDAJI mbali mbali wa Serikali Pemba wakiongozwa na maafisa wadhamini wa Mawizara mbali mbali, wakishuhudia zoezi la utiaji wasaini Ujenzi wa Jengo la ZRB Pemba, Hafla iliyofanyika katika ukumbi wa Wizara ya Fedha na Mipango Gombani.
MKUU wa Mkoa wa Kusini Pemba Hemed Suleiman Abdalla, akizungumza na watendaji wa ZRB, Kampuni ya Advent na maafisa wadhamini Pemba, mara baada ya utiaji saini wa ujenzi wajengo la ZRB Pemba huko katika ukumbi wa Wizara ya Fedha Gombani
(Picha na Abdi Suleiman - Pemba)

          

Wizara Yaipelekea Sera ya Maendeleo ya Wanawake na Jinsia Kwa Wadau

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Katibu Tawala Mkoa wa Singida Dkt. Angelina Lutambi akizungumza na timu ya Maafisa kutoka  Wizara ya Afya, Maendeleo ya Jamii, Jinsia, Wazee na Watoto Idara Kuu ya Maendeleo ya Jamii wakati timu hiyo ilipofika mkoani hapo kwa lengo la kukisanya maoni kutoka kwa wadau wa Maendeleo ya Waanwake na Jinsia katika kuboresha Sera yao.
Na Mwandishi Wetu Singida
Wizara ya Afya, Maendeleo ya Jamii, Jinsia, Wazee na Watoto imeamua kufanya tathimini ya Sera ya Maendeleo ya Wanawake na Jinsia ya mwaka 200 na Mkakati wa utekelezaji wa mwaka 2005 ili tathimini hiyo isaidie kufanya mapitio ya Sera itakayozingatia makubaliano ya mikataba mbalimbali, Dira ya Maendeleo ya Taifa ya 2025, Mpango wa pili wa Taifa wa maendeleo wa miaka mitano na maoni ya wadau.
Haya yameelezwa leo mkoani Singida na Mkurugenzi Msaidizi Idara ya Sera na Mipango sehemu ya Sera na Mipango kutoka Wizara ya Afya, Maendeleo ya Jamii, Jinsia, Wazee na Watoto Bi. Sophina Mjangu wakati wa ufunguzi wa kikao kazi kilichowakutanisha wadau wa maendeleo ya wanawake na Jinsia kutoka mikoa ya Singida, Dodoma na Tabora na Wizara.
Bi. Sophina amesema kuwa madhumuni ya Sera iliyopo yalikuwa ni kutoa mwelekeo ambao ungehakikisha kuwa mipango, Mikakati na shughuli mbalimbali za uongozi na maendeleo katika kila Sekta na Taasisi inazingatia usawa wa kijinsia.
Ameongeza kuwa lengo kuu la kupitia Sera hiyo ni kuifanya iendane na wakati na iwezi kubeba mabadiliko yaliyojitokeza katika miaka kumi na tisa tangu kandaliwa kwake mwaka 2000 ikiwemo changamoto katika utekelezaji wa Sera hii ikiwemo mapungufu yake na nini kifanyike ili kuiboresha Sera ili kueandana na wakati husika.
“Hii itatokana na maoni ya wadau tutakayoyapata inawezekana ikawa mpya au tukabadilisha na jina la Sera ili tunawasikiliza wadau ili nadhani yote yanawezekana” alisema Bi. Sophina
Akifungua kikao kazi hicho kwa niaba ya Katibu Tawala Mkoa wa Singida, Katibu Tawala Msaidizi Uchumi na Uzalishaji  Bw. Stanslaus Choaji amesema kuwa Kikao hicho kinatarajia kufikia malengo ya kufanya tathmini ya utekelezaji wa masuala ya Usawa wa Jinsia na Uwezeshaji Wanawake katika kufikia maendeleo jumuishi hususan katika Sekta ya Afya, Elimu, Kilimo na Masuala ya kifedha, uwezeshaji wa wanawake katika nafasi za uongozi na siasa, mazingira na Uzazi na Afya ya Mtoto na kukusanya Taarifa na Takwimu zitakazowezesha kuandaa Rasimu ya Sera ya Maendeleo ya Wanawake na Jinsia.

Ameongeza kuwa kikao kazi hicho kitawezesha kukusanya maoni yatayowezesha kuwa na Sera Shirikishi inayozingatia masuala yote muhimu na kupata uelewa wa pamoja kuhusu wajibu wa Serikali na wadau  katika uwepo wa Sera ya maendeleo ya Wanawake na Jinsia .

Naye Afisa Maendeleo ya Jamii mkoa wa Singida Bw. Jonathan Simiti amesema kuwa Sera hiyo inatakiwa kufanyiwa maboresho ingawa kuna juhudi za Serikali katika kuondokana na Unyanyasaji wa kijinsia na ubaguzi kwa hivyo Sera isaidie wanawake kuwezeshwa katika kupata fursa mbalimbali za kiuchumi.

“Nimesikia kwenye redio kuwa wanawake sasa wanaendesha magari makubwa kama malori na mabasi ya abiria masuala ya kijinsia yamekuwa kwa kiasi kikubwa nchini ukilinganisha na wakati uliopita” alisema Bw. Simiti.

Kwa upande wake Afisa Ustawi wa Jamii mkoa wa Singida Bi. Shukranui Mbago amesema kuwa Sera iliyopo ni nzuri na inatekelezeka ingawa kuna mambo muhimu yanatakiwa kuingizwa ikiwemo umiliki wa mali na kutoa maamuzi kwa watoto wa kike na wanawake katika ngazi ya Kata.

“Unakuta Mwanamke au mtoto wa kike anatafuta pesa lakini kwa asilimia kubwa zinamilikiwa na wanaume na watoto wa kiume tunahitaji Sera isisitize umiliki wa mali na utoaji wa maamuzi hasa katika Kaya kwa mtoto wa kike na mwanamke” alisema Bi. Shukrani.

Wizara ya Afya, Maendeleo ya Jamii, Jinsia, Wazee na Watoto ipo katika machakato wa kukusanya maoni kwa wadau kutoka Kanda saba za Tanzania Bara ili kuwezesha maboresho ya Sera ya Maendeleo ya Wanawake na Jinsia ya Mwaka 2000.

          

Makamu wa Pili wa Rais wa Zanzibar.Mhe. Balozi Seif Ali Iddi Atembelea Mradi wa Uzalishaji wa Mayai wa Kuku

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Makamu wa Pili wa Rais wa Zanzibar Balozi Seif Ali Iddi alisema azma ya Serikali ya Mapinduzi ya Zanzibar kuridhia uwepo wa Miradi ya Uwekezaji Nchini ni katika jitihada zake za kuimarisha Mapato ya Taifa yatakayokwenda sambamba na ongezeko la fursa za Ajira hasa kwa Vijana.
Alisema Wananchi katika baadhi ya maeneo Nchini tayari wanaendelea kutoa ushirikiano mkubwa kwa Wawekezaji waliokwishaanzisha Miradi yao jambo ambalo huleta faraja kwa Serikali Kuu licha ya maeneo mengine kuibuka malalamiko yanayotokana na masuala ya ulipaji fidia.
Balozi Seif Ali Iddi alisema hayo wakati alipofanya ziara fupi ya kukagua maendeleo ya Ujenzi wa Mradi Mkubwa wa ufugaji Kuku wa Mayai { Modern Agricultural Product - MAP} ulioanzishwa katika Kijiji cha Kandwi Jimbo la Chaani, Wilaya ya Kaskazini “A” Mkoa wa Kaskazini Unguja.
Alisema Sekta ya Uwekezaji katika miradi mbali mbali imeanza kuleta mafanikio akatolea mfano Mradi huo wa Ufugaji Kuku utakaosaidia pia Sekta ya Utalii inayohitaji bidhaa ya Mayai katika utoaji huduma zake za kila siku kwa Wageni wanaofika.
Balozi Seif aliushauri Uongozi wa Mradi huo wa Kuku wa Mayai katika malengo yake ya baadae kufikiria uanzishaji wa utotoaji wa vifaranga hapa Nchini ili kuwasaidia wafugaji Wadogo kuondokana na changamoto ya upatikanaji wa Vifaranga hivyo.
Alisema mahitaji ya bidhaa zinazotokana na Kuku yapo mengi Nchini yaliyopelekea Wananchi wengi kujishughulisha na Miradi ya Ufugaji lakini bado kikwazo kikubwa cha upatikanaji wa vifaranga kinawakumba ambapo wakati mwengine inalazimika kuagizwa nje ya Zanzibar.
Makamu wa Pili wa Rais wa Zanzibar aliupongeza Uongozi wa Modern Agricultural Product kwa uamuzi wake wa kuwekeza katika Kijiji cha Kandwi na kuwapongeza Wananchi wa eneo hilo kwa jinsi walivyotoa ushirikiano wa karibu wakati wa kuupokea mradi huo.
“ Nimefarajika sana kwa kutosikia malalamiko wala mgongano kati ya Wananchi wa eneo hili na Muwekezaji huyu wa Mradi wa Kuku wa Mayai ambayo wakati mwengine tumeshayazoea katika maeneo mengine hasa wakati wa ulipaji wa fidia”. Alisisitiza Balozi Seif.
Alieleza kwamba Mradi huo wa Ufugaji wa Kuku wa Mayai kwa kiasi kikubwa utasaidia sana Sekta ya Utalii  inayosimamiwa vyema na Serikali Kuu hasa katika Mumo wake wa Utalii kwa wote unaomtaka kila Mwananchi kuwajibika kutoa mchango wake wakiwemo Wawekezaji.
Mapema Mkuu wa Mradi wa Ufugaji Kuku wa { Modern Agricultural Product - MAP} Mzee Jaffar Hussein alisema mradi huo ulioanzishwa na Wawekezaji Wazawa umeridhiwa na Wananchi wa Kijiji cha Kandwi na kuanza rasmi Ujenzi wake Mwaka huu wa 2019.
Mzee Jaffar alisema Wananchi wa Zanzibar wanapaswa kujenga matumaini ya kupata huduma za bidhaa ya mayai kwa bei nafuu ya Shilingi Elfu 5,000/- kwa Trea Moja mara baada ya kukamilika kwa ujenzi wa Mradi huo ifikapo Mwaka 2020.
Alisema Taasisi yake tayari imeshawekeza miradi mingi ya Kijamii Nchini Tanzania na baadhi ya Mataifa Duniani na kufikiria azma ya kuwekeza Nyumbani Zanzibar wazo ambalo limepokelewa na kukubaliwa moja kwa moja na Serikali ya Mapinduzi ya Zanzibar.
“ Wananchi wajiadae kula mayai kwa bei hafifu ya shilingi elfu Tano tuu kwa Trea Moja”. Alisisitiza Mkuu huyo wa Mradi wa Kukuwa Mayai wa { Modern Agricultural Product - MAP}.
Naye kwa upande wake Mkurugenzi Mkuu wa Modern Agricultural Product – MAP Bwana Mahir Abdulrahman alisema uzalishaji wa mayai katika Mradi huo Mkubwa Nchini Tanzania utazingatia zaidi mfumo wa Teknolojia ya Kisasa ya Uendeshaji wa Mashine zake.
Bwana Abdulrahman alisema licha ya kutotaja idadi halisi ya ajira lakini alisema Uongozi wa Mradi huo utazingatia zaidi kuajiri Wananchi Vijana wanaozunguuka eneo hilo pamoja na wale waliomo ndani ya Jimbo la Chaani na Wilaya ya Kaskazini “A”.
Mradi wa Kuku wa Mayai wa Agricultural Product – MAP unatarajiwa kugharimu jumla ya Dola za Kimarekani Milioni 3.2 sawa na shilingi za Kitanzania Bilioni Saba Nukta Nane.

          

Waziri Mkuu Mhe.Kassim Majaliwa Aongoza Mazishi ya Mwanasiasa Mkongwe Wilaya ya Ruangwa Mzee Mmuya.

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Waombolezaji wakiwa wamebeba jeneza la mwanasiasa mkongwe na Mwenyekiti wa zamanı wa CCM wa wilaya ya Ruangwa, Kaspar Selemani Mmuya katika mazishi yaliyofanyika nyumbani kwa marehemu katika kijiji cha Nangumbu kwenye kitongoji cha Mtakuja wilayani Ruangwa
Waziri Mkuu, Kassim Majaliwa na Mkewe Mary wakitupa udongo kwenye kaburi la mwanasiasa mkongwe na Mwenyekiti wa zamanı wa CCM wa wilaya ya Ruangwa, Kaspar Selemani Mmuya katika mazishi yaliyofanyika nyumbani kwa marehemu katika kijiji cha Nangumbu kwenye kitongoji cha Mtakuja  wilayani Ruangwa

WAZIRI MKUU Kassim Majaliwa ameshiriki katika mazishi ya mwanasiasa mkongwe na Mwenyekiti wa zamani wa CCM wa wilaya ya Ruangwa, Bw. Kaspar Selemani Mmuya yaliyofanyika kwenye Kitongoji cha Mtakuja, kijiji cha Nangumbu wilaya ya Ruangwa mkoani Lindi.

Akizungumza katika  mazishi hayo, Waziri Mkuu amesema marehemu  Bw. Mmuya enzi za uhai wake alitoa ushirikiano mzuri kwa viongozi na wananchi wa Ruangwa kwa ujumla na wakati wote alikuwa tayari  kutoa ushauri katika masuala ya siasa na uongozi.

Waziri Mkuu ambaye pia ni mbunge wa jimbo la Ruangwa mkoani Lindi, ameshiriki katika mazishi ya mwanasiasa huyo mkongwe yaliyofanyika leo (Jumanne, Novemba 5, 2019). Amesema marehemu alikuwa kiongozi makini na mwenye kupenda ushirikiano.

“Marehemu alikuwa kiongiozi wangu na mshauri wa masuala ya siasa na kijamii wakati wote nilipomuomba au yeye mwenyewe alipoona iko haja ya kufanya hivyo. Wakati wote wa uhai wake alikuwa tayari kusikiliza na kushauri, “ alisisitiza Waziri Mkuu .

Mazishi hayo pia yamehudhuriwa na Naibu Waziri wa Nchi OWM - Sera, Uratibu, Bunge, Kazi, Ajira, Vijana,  Anthony Mavunde, Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Lindi Godfrey Zambi, Mwenyekiti wa CCM wa Mkoa wa Lindi, Fadhili Juma, Viongozi wa chama cha Walimu Tanzania wa Mkoa wa Lindi na Wilaya ya Ruangwa  pamoja na viongozi wa Serikali na vyama vya Siasa.


Mapema leo asubuhi Mheshimiwa Majaliwa alishiriki katika kikao cha Bunge  kwenye ukumbi wa Bunge jijini Dodoma.
Waziri Mkuu, Kassim Majaliwa na Mkewe Mary wakiweka shada la maua kwenye kaburi la mwanasiasa mkongwe na Mwenyekiti wa zamanı wa CCM wa wilaya ya Ruangwa, Kaspar Selemani Mmuya katika mazishi yaliyofanyika nyumbani kwa marehemu katika kijiji cha Nangumbu kwenye kitongoji cha Mtakuja wilayani Ruangwa, Novemba 5, 2019. (Picha na Ofisi ya Waziri Mkuu)

          

Matukio ya Picha Kutoka Bungeni Jijini Dodoma

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Waziri Mkuu, Kassim Majaliwa akikabidhiwa Tablets na Spika wa Bunge la Tanzania, Job Ndugai wakati la ugawaji wa tablets kwa Wabunge wote, katika Ukumbi wa Msekwa Bungeni Jijini Dodoma
Waziri Mkuu, Kassim Majaliwa akisalimiana na baadhi ya Wabunge, wakati akiingia Bungeni Jijini Dodoma
Waziri Mkuu, Kassim Majaliwa akizungumza na Mbunge wa Viti Maalum, Salma Kikwete, Bungeni Jijini Dodoma, Novemba 5, 2019. (Picha na Ofisi ya Waziri Mkuu) 

          

KICHERE: NITAFANYA KAZI KULINDA MATUMIZI YA KODI ZA WATANZANIA

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CAG aliyemaliza Muda wake Prof. Mussa Assad Akimkaribisha CAG mpya, Bw. Charles Kichere Kabla ya Makabidhiano ya Ofisi ya Mkaaguzi  Mkuu na Mdhibiti wa Hesabu za Serikali(CAG), yaliyofanyika Jijini Dar es Salaam
AG aliyemaliza Muda wake Prof. Mussa Assad akieleza jambo kwa Waandishi wa Habari(Hawapo pichani) kuhusu makabidhiano ya Ofisi ya Mkaaguzi  Mkuu na Mdhibiti wa Hesabu za Serikali(CAG), yaliyofanyika Jijini Dar es Salaam, kushoto ni CAG mpya, Bw. Charles Kichere


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05-11-2019

Mdhibiti na Mkaguzi Mkuu wa Hesabu za Serikali (CAG) mpya, Bw. Charles Kichere amesema kuwa ataendelea kutekeleza majukumu ambayo yameachwa na CAG aliyemaliza muda wake Prof.Mussa Assad kwani Ofisi hiyo ni muhimu kwa maendeleo ya watanzania.

Akizungumza katika makabidhiano Kichere alisema kuwa Ofisi ya CAG ni nguzo muhimu kwa watanzani kwani ndiyo ofisi inayolinda na kuangalia matumizi sahihi ya kodi yao wanayolipa kila siku.

“Tutaendelea kuifanyakazi ambayo imefanywa na Prof.Assad na timu yake, nitahakikisha kushirikiana na wafanyakazi wa Ofisi hii kuifanya kazi hii ya kulinda mapato ya kodi ya watanzania”, Alisema Kichere.

Kichere alisema kuwa katika kutekeleza majukumu hayo mapya atahakikisha kuwa atalinda Kodi ya watanzania wakulima, wafugaji, wavuvi, wafanyabiashara na wafanyakazi ili fedha inayopataikana kwenye kodi iweze kuwanufaisha wote.

Aliwahakikishia watanzania kuwa hakuna kodi inayotolewa na watanzania ambayo itapotea kwa hiyo ataangalia na kuilinda  kwaajili ya kuwaletea maendeleo.

“Nataka kufanya kazi kulinda maslahi ya watanzania nimefanyakazi Mamlaka ya Mapato Tanzania TRA najua ugumu wa kukusanya kodi na kupata mapato, kwa hiyo nitahakikisha kuwa nailinda kodi ya wananchi kwa wivu mkubwa sana”, Alisisitiza Kichere.

Kwa upande wake CAG aliyemaliza muda wake Prof. Mussa Assad alisema kuwa ataendelea kushirikiana na Ofisi hiyo licha ya kustaafu lakini atakuwepo kwa wakati ambao atahitajika kutoa msaada kutokana na uzoefu na ujuzi aliopata kwa muda wa miaka mitano akiwa anatumikia Ofisi hiyo.

“Nataka nikuambie CAG mpya ukihitaji msaada wa kitu chochote kiwe cha binafsi au cha kiofisi, ujuzi na uzoefu wa kazi hii niko tayari kushirikiana na wewe na utapata msaada huo kwa haraka”, Alisema Prof. Assad.

          

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Na. Paschal Dotto-MAELEZO.                                                                                        
Mkutano wa Mawaziri wa Nchi za Jumuiya ya Maendeleo ya nchi za Kusini mwa Afrika SADC, Sekta ya Afya umeanza rasmi Jijini Dar es Salaam kwa Kutanguliwa na Kikao cha Makatabu Wakuu wa Wizara ya Afya kutoka nchi wanachama, huku ajenda 13 zikitajwa kujadiliwa katika Mkutano huo uonafanyika katika Ukumbi wa Benki Kuu ya Tanzania (BOT).

Akizungumza katika Ufunguzi Katibu Mkuu Wizara ya Afya Maendeleo ya Jamii Jinsia Wazee na Watoto, Dkt.Zainab Chaula amesema kuwa katika kati ya ajenda hizo 13, Kifua Kikuu itakuwa ni ajenda ambayo italengwa zaidi kwani malengo ya nchi za SADC ni kupunguza ugonjwa huo kwa kiasi kikubwa au kuufuta kabisa ifikapo 2030.

“Ajenda kubwa kati ya zile 13 katika Mkutano huu ni ile ya kupunguza ugonjwa wa kifua kikuu au kukomesha kabisa kwa nchi wanachama wa SADC, kwani malengo ya nchi hizi 16 ni kukomesha TB ifikapo mwaka 2030”, Alisema Dkt.Chaula.

Dkt.Chaula alisema kuwa ajenda nyingine ni pamoja na kupambana na maambukizi ya virusi vya ukimwi, masuala ya malaria, Afya ya mama na mtoto, chanjo ya mtoto, masuala ya lishe bora, utapiamlo na viribatumbo, uimarishwaji wa mfumo wa Afya hususani upatikanaji wa dawa na upatikanaji wa takwimu za Afya, rasilimali watu, rasilimali fedha na masuala ya ununuzi wa dawa ambapo Bohari Kuu ya Dawa kutoka Tanzania(MSD) inafanya kazi ya ununuzi na kusambaza dawa kwenye nchi za kusini mwa Afrika.

Ili kutekeleza azma hiyo, Mawaziri wa Sekta ya Afya kwa Nchi za SADC makatibu wakuu na wajumbe mbalimbali tayari wameanza kuandaa ajenda hizo, na mwitikio wa mahudhurio kwa wajumbe umekuwa mkubwa ambapo mpaka sasa ni asilimia 95.

Aidha Dkt. Chaula alisema kuwa, Tanzania imepewa heshima ya kuwa wanunuzi na wasambazaji wa dawa kwa nchi za SADC kwa hiyo Mawaziri watapata nafasi ya kutembelea Bohari Kuu ya dawa pamoja na kiwanda Kikubwa cha viua dudu cha kibaha.

“Mawaziri kutoka Nchi Wanachama wa SADC watapata fursa ya kutembelea kiwanda cha viua dudu Kibaha, kwa kuwa uwezo wake sasa umekuwa ni mkubwa na mnajua sasa hivi ajenda kama nchi ni kuhakikisha Tanzania inakuwa na uchumi wa kati wenye viwanda, kwa hiyo kiwanda hiki pia kinatuwakilisha kwenye nchi hizi za SADC”, alisema Dkt. Chaula.

Kwa upande wake Mkurugenzi Mtendaji Tume ya  Kudhibiti UKIMWI Tanzania (TACAIDS), Dkt. Leonard Maboko amesema kuwa Tanzania imepiga hatua kubwa katika kukabiliana na maambukizi ya Virusi vya UKIMWI baada ya kufanikisha kwa kiasi kikubwa tohara kwa wanaume.

“Tunaingia na ajenda tulizowekeana katika kipindi kilichopita, sisi Tanzania kuna eneo ambalo tumefanya vizuri kuliko nchi zote za ukanda huu katika kupambana na maambukizi mapya ya virusi vya UKIMWI eneo hilo ni tohara kwa wanaume, kwa hiyo katika mkutano huu tutabadilishana uzoefu katika eneo la mafanikio kwa kila nchi kwa nchi 16 za SADC”, Alisema Dkt. Maboko.


          

WAZIRI MKUU KASSIM MAJALIWA, AFUNGUA MAONESHO YA WIKI YA ASASI ZISIZO ZA KISERIKALI 2019

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Waziri Mkuu Kassim Majaliwa, akikata utepe, wakati akifungua Maonesho ya Wiki ya Asasi Zisizo za Kiserikali 2019, katika uwanja wa Jamhuri, jijini Dodoma.
Waziri Mkuu Kassim Majaliwa, akisalimiana na Balozi wa Canada nchini Tanzania Bi.Pamela O’Donnell, wakati akiwasili katika uwanja wa Jamhuri, jijini Dodoma, kufungua Maonesho ya Wiki ya Asasi Zisizo za Kiserikali . 
Waziri Mkuu Kassim Majaliwa, akiangalia kitabu, wakati akitembelea mabanda, kabla ya kufungua Maonesho ya Wiki ya Asasi Zisizo za Kiserikali 2019, yaliyofanyika katika uwanja wa Jamhuri, jijini Dodoma, Novemba 4.2019. Kutoka kushoto ni Msajili wa Mashirika Yasiyo ya Kiserikali, Vickness Mayao, Mkurugenzi Mtendaji wa Wajibu Ludovick Utouh, Waziri wa Afya, Maendeleo ya Jamii, Jinsia na Watoto, Ummy Mwalimu.
Waziri Mkuu Kassim Majaliwa, akiangalia bidhaa, iliyotengenezwa na Mjasiriamali ambaye ni mlemavu wa macho, Angela Sebastian, wakati akitembelea mabanda, kabla ya kufungua Maonesho ya Wiki ya Asasi Zisizo za Kiserikali 2019, yaliyofanyika katika uwanja wa Jamhuri, jijini Dodoma,
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Waziri Mkuu Kassim Majaliwa, akisalimiana na Mkurugenzi wa Policy Forum, Semkae Kilonzo, kwenye ufunguzi wa Maonesho ya Wiki ya Asasi Zisizo za Kiserikali 2019, yaliyofanyika katika uwanja wa Jamhuri, jijini Dodoma 


Waziri wa Afya, Maendeleo ya Jamii, Jinsia na Watoto, Ummy Mwalimu, akizungumza kwenye ufunguzi wa Maonesho ya Wiki ya Asasi Zisizo za Kiserikali 2019, yaliyofanyika katika uwanja wa Jamhuri, jijini Dodoma,
Waziri Mkuu Kassim Majaliwa, akiwahutubia wananchi, kwenye ufunguzi wa Maonesho ya Wiki ya Asasi Zisizo za Kiserikali 2019, yaliyofanyika katika uwanja wa Jamhuri, jijini Dodoma, Novemba 4.2019. (Picha na Ofisi ya Waziri Mkuu).

          

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By Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
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Mr. Chairman,
Deputy Secretary-General,
Distinguished Delegates,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

The modern concept of refugee protection was born in the middle of the last century, as the world emerged from two devastating global conflicts and was preparing to enter the Cold War. Millions had been uprooted from their homes, as wars cast people adrift, empires disintegrated, borders were redrawn, and minorities and political opponents were persecuted and expelled. Ensuring the safety of those displaced, and resolving displacement, were among the earliest priorities of the United Nations.

Seven decades on, forced human displacement remains a global concern. The context is different, but the complexity remains immense. Today’s refugee crises are part of a growing flow of human mobility, driven by many overlapping elements.

Resource-based conflicts that transcend borders, shaped by a mosaic of local, regional and international interests; fueled by extremism, criminal networks and urban gangs.

Loss of hope, as global advances in prosperity, education and the fight against hunger and disease fail to reach those most in need.

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Collapsing eco-systems and weather-related disasters that destroy homes and livelihoods, forcing millions further into poverty.

Damaging forms of nationalism, and hate speech that – often through cyberspace – have found a new legitimacy in public discourse.

Refugees emerge from these widening fault-lines – a warning of things going wrong. This is why tackling forced displacement calls again for a bigger, broader ambition than we have managed to muster in the recent past.

This was the vision that drove the development of the Global Compact on Refugees. Addressing refugee crises cannot be done in isolation from larger global challenges, and from effective migration policies. The two compacts – on refugees, and on safe, orderly and regular migration – were designed to complement each other, and for good reason.

Look at the Sahel – a situation of enormous complexity, where insecurity, poverty and loss of traditional livelihoods are fracturing and uprooting entire communities, across the region and beyond. Protecting refugees and the internally displaced is vital. But this must be accompanied by a deeper and wider scope of action that cuts across the political, security, migration and development spheres.

Two aspects of the Global Compact on Refugees stand out.

One is its comprehensive approach. It accelerates a long-awaited shift in responses – from a traditional humanitarian angle, as the Deputy Secretary-General said, to one that preserves the humanitarian imperative, but matches it with a broader set of tools more adapted to the dynamics of today’s refugee flows.

This means peacemaking and peacebuilding, development action and private sector investment. It means sustained, strategic support to address the root causes of refugee movements and mixed population flows. The Deputy Secretary-General has just highlighted how this dovetails with the work to bring about a UN system that can best catalyze progress collectively towards the Sustainable Development Goals. Synergies between the compact and UN reforms are therefore relevant and strong.

Also, the compact makes tangible the commitment to international solidarity that underpins the refugee protection regime, but has never been fully realised. You will hear more about this from our new Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, Gillian Triggs, whom I am happy to introduce to you today.

Securing the refugee compact – a practical, concrete tool – proved that beyond the damaging, unilateral approaches that sometimes surface, a commitment to addressing refugee flows through international solidarity still prevails. At UNHCR, we are fully committed to this effort, and we count on all of you – our closest partners – to do the same. It is possible! The Global Refugee Forum, to be convened in December in this building, will be the opportunity to showcase what has been achieved, and make fresh commitments to further progress.

Mr Chairman,

The last year has underscored why the compact is needed, and how it is starting to re-shape our collective response. Let me share my thoughts on seven related challenges.

First, while much of the discussion on forced displacement has focused on arrivals in the global North, the most profound consequences by far are in host countries in the global South. Preserving asylum there, and helping host communities, requires more substantial and sustained international support. More than four million Venezuelans, for example, have left the country, the majority taking refuge in 14 nations in Latin America and the Caribbean. Most of these states have shown commendable solidarity, despite immense pressures. Colombia’s recent decision to grant citizenship at birth to the children of Venezuelans in the country is an example, and the Quito Process is helping shape a regional approach.

Sustaining this solidarity is vital, including through support to the services, infrastructure and economy of impacted countries. I welcome the engagement of the Inter-American Development Bank, and the World Bank’s decision to extend support to Colombia – and potentially also Ecuador – through its Global Concessional Financing Facility. I urge them to accelerate their contributions. The forthcoming Solidarity Conference convened by the European Union, together with UNHCR and the International Organisation for Migration, will be an opportunity to take stock and commit more.

Second, responses to 'mixed flows' of refugees and migrants continue to generate very divisive debates. Widespread political rhetoric exploits the anxieties prevailing among those excluded from the benefits of globalization, and directs those fears towards refugees and migrants – themselves among the most disenfranchised people on the planet. Pitting exclusion against exclusion is not only cynical and immoral – it rarely offers practical solutions to either. And measures taken or invoked to reduce flows – pushbacks, externalization of asylum processing, policies of deterrence – all erode refugee protection without really addressing the root causes of mixed flows, or the challenges of integration.

These situations are enormously complex – we must recognise that. I saw this last week in Mexico, where impressive examples of refugee integration are coupled with increasing migratory pressures from the region but also from Africa. A range of actions is undoubtedly needed to address these “mixed” flows. Several are included in that region under the MIRPS, a regional framework for protection and solutions which we have promoted; and we will contribute to UN efforts to support initiatives such as a regional development plan for Mexico and northern Central America, currently being discussed. In this context, saving lives and safeguarding the dignity and rights of all those on the move must remain central, together with access to international protection for those with valid claims. There and elsewhere, legal migration pathways would help prevent the abuse of asylum systems as substitutes of migration channels.

We observe these challenges not only in northern Central America and at the southern border of the United States, but also in southern Africa, and south-east Asia. In Europe, public confidence in asylum and migration management has been diminished, and must be restored through fast and fair procedures, good migration management that avoids overloading asylum systems, and investments in integration for those with a right to stay. Cooperation between governments is needed – including on the return of those who do not qualify for international protection or other stay arrangements.

I welcome the recent decisions of four EU States to establish a temporary cooperation mechanism for disembarking those rescued in the Mediterranean, and hope that this will galvanise broader EU engagement and revitalize rescue at sea arrangements. But this must also be matched by a broader ambition – investments in addressing the root causes of refugee flows, and supporting the efforts of refugee-hosting and transit countries. UNHCR continues to evacuate the most vulnerable from Libya – efforts for which Niger and now Rwanda are providing life-saving channels. Hopefully, others will join. We work closely with the International Organisation for Migration in these efforts, as elsewhere. But these operations pose enormous dilemmas, and can only be sustained as part of a comprehensive, responsibility-sharing approach that has the preservation of life, and access to international protection as central imperatives. There, as in several other operations, UNHCR colleagues and our partners are working – let us not forget that – under extremely dangerous conditions.

Third, long-standing and recurring displacement crises continue to persist, in the absence of political solutions. And other major crises are now becoming protracted too. In this context, the compact’s emphasis on inclusion, resilience and development action – pending solutions – is critical. This year marked the fortieth anniversary of the start of the Afghan refugee crisis. Regrettably, peace efforts seem once again to have stalled. I welcome Afghanistan’s decision to apply the comprehensive refugee response model in support of its initiatives to solve displacement, but solutions remain compromised by drought, insecurity and governance failures. Just 15,000 refugees returned home last year. The hospitality displayed by Pakistan and Iran, and their work on refugee inclusion and self-reliance, as well as on legal migration and stay options, are ground-breaking, but must receive more international support while the Afghan crisis continues.

In Somalia, too, while the commitment of the government to reduce forced displacement is evident and commendable, conflict and drought are still inhibiting solutions and driving new displacement. In this context, the regional application of the comprehensive response model by IGAD helps strengthen asylum, access to rights, and refugee inclusion in health, education and national economies.

Governments in the East and Horn of Africa have been in the forefront of the application of the comprehensive refugee response model. Ethiopia, Djibouti, Kenya and Uganda, among others, have made enormous strides with the support of the World Bank’s expertise and financing, bilateral development support and private sector investments. These are already transforming the lives of many refugees, as well as refugee-hosting communities across the region, and proving the validity of the model enshrined in the compact. They are giving concrete meaning to the African Union’s decision to declare 2019 the year of refugees, displaced people and returnees in Africa.

Fourth, the issue of repatriation continues to be the subject of much attention. A question we are increasingly asked is – how to advance solutions, when security in countries of origin remains fragile, and there is no end of hostilities? Can people return to their home countries in the absence of political settlements?

The answer is that returns must be driven by people, not by politics. Across UNHCR’s operations, we have an ongoing dialogue with refugees on return, and on the complex factors that influence their decisions. We work with governments to help create the conditions paving the way for returns. These must be voluntary and sustainable.

Take the example of Syria. Some 200,000 Syrian refugees have returned since 2016, and over three quarters of the almost six million refugees in neighbouring countries say they hope to return one day. We must continue to be guided by their views and decisions, and provide support to those who choose to return to avoid exposing them to further hardship.

Our policy is not to stand back and wait. We work with the Government of Syria to help address barriers to return and support confidence-building measures; hoping of course that recent political advances are consolidated; and that further humanitarian crises – especially in Idlib – can be avoided through concerted action by all parties.

In the meantime, international support to asylum countries must be sustained. Their outstanding generosity, and continuous donor support have helped Syrian refugees contend with long years in exile, even in places like Lebanon where the ratio of refugees to nationals continues to be the highest in the world. The achievements are significant: last year, 1.3 million Syrian refugee children were attending school, and 110,000 work permits were issued in Jordan and Turkey. However, acute poverty and vulnerability are weighing on people’s lives, and on host communities, and inevitably influencing their decisions.

In Myanmar, too, the Government has recognised the right of refugees in Bangladesh to return, and has started an important dialogue with the refugees, to build confidence and enable informed decisions. UNHCR and UNDP are working on social cohesion projects in northern Rakhine State to help pave the way for eventual returns. These are important steps, but need to be accompanied by more visible changes on key issues of refugee concern – freedom of movement, solutions for the internally displaced, clear information on a pathway to citizenship.

A second bilateral initiative to commence repatriation in August did not result in any refugees coming forward. But it sent important messages: the door is open, and voluntariness was respected. My hope is that this can now pave the way for a more strategic approach, in which refugee voices and choices are central. UNHCR stands ready to advise and support. There, and in other places, for example with Burundian refugees in Tanzania, and Nigerian refugees in the Lake Chad region, we are available to facilitate dialogue and solutions through tripartite approaches which include UNHCR.

Fifth, and closely linked to my previous point, we need to seize opportunities to accelerate solutions. Conflicts moving towards peace are rare, but when there is a chance, we have to pursue it. In this respect, we are closely following events in Sudan and South Sudan. The political transition in Sudan and the new Government’s commitment to a peace process have important implications for hundreds of thousands of Sudanese refugees, and for the internally displaced. The renewed momentum in the South Sudan peace process is also encouraging. Spontaneous refugee returns to South Sudan have already surpassed 200,000, and IDP returns are also under way.

Over the last two years, UNHCR and IGAD have been promoting the inclusion of refugees and internally displaced people in the South Sudan peace process. I hope that these recent developments will pave the way to a definitive end of the cycle of violence and displacement that has blighted the lives of generations of Sudanese and South Sudanese people.

Resettlement is another solution – albeit for very few. While some countries are stepping up their programmes, the overall number of places has plummeted. I am very disappointed by this. Resettlement saves lives and offers stability to refugees who are most vulnerable and at risk. I propose that we use more deliberately our new three-year strategy to intensify resettlement efforts, and expand private sector and community involvement.

The sixth major challenge relates to our engagement with the internally displaced. At the end of 2018, over 41 million people were living in displacement in their own countries. Major IDP operations, in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, the Lake Chad Basin, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Ukraine, remain among our most politically and operationally complex – but all are among our priorities. I wish to flag in particular that together with our partners, we are responding with more resources to the Ethiopian government’s call for support to address recent large-scale internal displacement in the country.

In sum, we are trying to better align our efforts to advance solutions for refugees and IDPs, and to design our operations more effectively, in the context of inter-agency efforts. Our new policy on internal displacement reflects our firm and revitalized commitment. This places particular emphasis on protection leadership, and aligning our interventions with those of our partners.

Mr. Chairman,

A few days ago, at the start of the 74th session of the General Assembly in New York, we heard calls to accelerate our responses to the climate emergency, before it is too late. Greta Thunberg, speaking for the next generations, and António Guterres, speaking as the world’s conscience, were adamant in asking all of us to take action – now.

These calls concern us, too, as we gather here to discuss issues of forced displacement. I have just presented six key displacement-related challenges. The seventh intersects and underpins them all.

Climate-related causes are a growing driver of new internal displacement, surpassing those related to conflict and violence by more than 50%. Climate is often also a pervasive factor in cross-border displacement.

The term “climate refugee” is not based in international law, and does not reflect the more complicated ways in which climate interacts with human mobility. But the image it conveys – of people driven from their homes as an outcome of the climate emergency – has rightly captured public attention.

I am often asked how the UN refugee organization can help respond to this challenge. I wish to take this opportunity to share a few thoughts for your consideration.

For some years, UNHCR has worked to highlight relevant legal frameworks and the protection gaps resulting from cross-border displacement in the context of climate change. We will continue to help steer international discussions and the legal and normative debate in this area, including through engagement with the Platform on Disaster Displacement, and other multilateral fora.

Forced displacement across borders can stem from the interaction between climate change and disasters with conflict and violence – or it can arise from natural or man-made disasters alone. Either situation can trigger international protection needs.

In the first case, these would normally be met through recognition as a refugee under the 1951 Convention or regional refugee frameworks. In the second, temporary protection or stay arrangements, on which UNHCR has expertise, can provide flexible and speedy responses.

Even more specifically, where disaster-related displacement occurs, a strong operational response, guided by protection considerations, is often needed. Here too, UNHCR will continue to work in inter-agency contexts to support governments – building on our strong expertise in emergency responses. The Global Compact on Refugees by the way calls for preparedness measures and evidence-based forecasting, and the inclusion of refugees in disaster risk reduction strategies.

There are other considerations. Climate factors drive people out of their homes – but large-scale refugee movements – whether or not climate-induced – have themselves in turn an environmental impact, and refugees are frequently located in climate hotspots. I am determined to make these considerations more relevant to the way we prepare for and respond to refugee crises.

At UNHCR, we have worked for years to reduce the environmental impact of refugee crises through renewable energy options, reforestation activities, and access to clean fuels and technology for cooking. We have now launched a revitalized energy strategy and are improving our tools to address these challenges. Private sector partners such as the IKEA Foundation have been invaluable in helping us develop new approaches.

And finally like other organizations, we recognise that our own operational footprint has an environmental impact, and are taking action accordingly. We are working, for example, to increase energy efficiency and renewable energy use.

Mr. Chairman,

Work to respond to these challenges is made possible by the strong confidence that UNHCR continues to receive from donor partners. We expect funds available this year to reach an estimated 4.82 billion US dollars. The United States’ contribution has continued to be the most substantial, and has been decisive in many challenging situations, and for this I am very grateful. I wish to thank the European Commission and Germany for their particularly strong support; and Sweden, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Norway and the Netherlands for providing critical, substantive unearmarked funding; and of course all other donors as well.

The gap between requirements and available resources nonetheless continues to grow in absolute terms and will reach around 3.82 billion US dollars this year. Private sector income is projected to increase by 11% over last year’s figure, to 470 million US dollars. We continue to work to diversify our funding base, in the spirit of responsibility-sharing and to ensure a stable platform for our work. Most importantly, our partnership with development organizations is becoming much stronger, and is helping us find ways to target our resources in ways that leverage those bigger programmes.

I am aware that donor generosity must be matched by constant improvements in how we manage the organization. In late 2016, I initiated a reform process to ensure an agile and effective UNHCR, with country operations equipped to pursue context-driven strategies, innovate, and respond to local and regional dynamics, as part of UN Country Teams. This was the rationale for our regionalisation and decentralization process, which is giving greater authority and flexibility to country offices, helping us get closer to refugees, and front-loading support through Regional Bureaux located in their regions.

We are entering the last phase of structural changes, which will involve adjustments to Headquarters Divisions and other entities in line with the new rebalanced authorities.

Of course, transformation is not only about structures and accountabilities, and is not a one-time exercise – it is also about transforming our organisational culture, investing in the quality of work, improving and streamlining systems and processes, and creating space for innovation.

We are working on evidence-based planning, on how we describe impact, and on increasing efficiency, in line with our Grand Bargain commitments and as an active participant, as the Deputy Secretary-General noted, in broader UN reforms. I recently endorsed a Data Transformation Strategy, and the new UNHCR/World Bank Joint Data Centre will be inaugurated this week in Copenhagen by the Secretary-General – a milestone of humanitarian/development cooperation.

We also continue to embed a strong risk management culture across the organisation, and to strengthen systems and tools for preventing and responding to misconduct. This includes sexual exploitation and abuse, and sexual harassment, for which we have implemented a broad range of measures and to which I am personally committed, also as Champion for this issue in the Inter-Agency Standing Committee. There is no place in the organization for perpetrators, and we will keep survivors and victims at the center of our response.

Mr. Chairman,

In 2011, my predecessor, the Secretary-General, convened a ministerial meeting on the 60th anniversary of the 1951 Refugee Convention, and the 50th of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness. It is fair to say that until then, the statelessness mandate had been a rather peripheral aspect of UNHCR’s work. Clearly, you didn’t see it that way. More than 60 states and regional entities came forward with pledges aimed at reducing statelessness, and that groundswell of political will and commitment became the catalyst for the #IBelong campaign, launched in 2014. Spurred on by the energy that had emerged, we decided to fix a time limit – ten years – to bring statelessness to an end.

Now, as we mark the halfway point, it’s time to take stock and renew the commitment that set us on the path towards that bold ambition. This is the aim of the High-Level Segment that will follow in a few moments, as part of this Executive Committee meeting.

When we talk about statelessness, we often find ourselves speaking of laws, documents and other technicalities. These are critical, and are where the hard work has to happen, but when we frame statelessness purely in legal terms, we lose sight of the all-encompassing blight it casts on people’s lives, pushing them to the margins of society, denying them basic rights and a sense of identity. This is an area in which – for relatively little investment – wide-reaching impact is within our reach.

Some of you, last year, were present at an EXCOM side event at which a young woman who had grown up stateless became the citizen of a country for the first time. It was a deeply emotional experience for everyone present – and that moment, more than any speech or list of pledges, captured what it means to finally belong, after years spent living on the margins. She and a number of formerly stateless people are present here today, and I encourage you to talk to them and understand what citizenship has meant to them. Their stories are what will inspire us as we move ahead.

There have been important achievements in the first half of the campaign – tackling gender discrimination in nationality laws, introducing laws to avoid childhood statelessness, and developing procedures to find solutions for people who would otherwise be stateless. Certain protracted situations were finally resolved. Fifteen states acceded to one or both of the Statelessness Conventions. Kyrgyzstan became the first State to formally announce that all known cases of statelessness on its territory had been resolved – an achievement that should inspire others. I look forward to honouring a Kyrgyz champion of this campaign, Azizbek Ashurov, at the Nansen Award ceremony this evening.

I also wish to acknowledge the work of UNICEF, UNFPA, the World Bank, and civil society and academic networks – and especially the Geneva-based ‘Friends’ of the campaign, who have been persistent in their advocacy and support. The regional preparatory meetings have been characterized by energy and commitment. I am pleased to share that we have received 171 pledges ahead of today’s event, which has also galvanised other initiatives that may become concrete pledges later.

At a time when we are asking a lot of you, this is particularly commendable. At UNHCR, we will also step up our efforts even more to achieve the ambitious collective goal of ending statelessness once and for all.

Mr Chairman,

The first Global Refugee Forum will be convened in this building in just over two months. It comes at the end of a turbulent decade, in which people and communities have been uprooted across all regions. Nobody foresaw, ten years ago, the convergence of trends and events that would lead to a doubling in the number of people forcibly displaced, and the prominence that refugee and migrant flows would assume in domestic and international politics. Addressing and resolving forced displacement has rightly emerged as an urgent priority intertwined with other 21st-century global challenges, including climate change.

The big question now is – what are we going to make of the next decade? Will it be one that sees us in retreat – turning our backs on the hard-learned lessons of the twentieth century – or one in which we will have the courage of joining forces in spite of our different perspectives and interests, embracing the challenges and opportunities of international cooperation to address the plight of exile? These are the fundamental questions that the Forum will have to tackle. I hope – of course – that it will respond by clearly showing the second way. I encourage all of you to ensure high-level representation from States, share positive experiences, and make significant and impactful commitments that will greatly improve the future of refugees and host communities.

I believe that in the Global Compact for Refugees, we have grounds for optimism. The momentum is there. We have a powerful tool that was born of a narrative of possibility. The Forum will be the occasion, I hope, to show that we do not shy away from the enormous responsibility placed on all of us – one that stems not only from the refugees and host communities looking to us for action, but also from the opportunity that we have to inspire new generations, and demonstrate, in so many practical, concrete ways, why international cooperation matters, and how it can be made to work.

Thank you.


          

World: Education Above All Foundation, World Bank Partner to Ensure Education for Two Million Out of School Children Around the World

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Source: World Bank, Education Above All
Country: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Haiti, India, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Kenya, Lao People's Democratic Republic (the), Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Paraguay, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, World, Zambia

WASHINGTON DC, September 20, 2019 - This week, Education Above All Foundation (EAA) and the World Bank announced a ground-breaking partnership to enrol two million out of school children from more than 40 countries by 2025. During a meeting with World Bank President David Malpass, Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Founder and Chairperson of Education Above All Foundation, stressed the importance of this framework agreement.

The agreement commits up to $250 million in funding for developing countries striving to enable access to quality primary education for all of their still out-of-school children. Unlike traditional philanthropic efforts of organizations like EAA who usually fund local non-profits directly, this innovative funding model aims to take lessons learned in the field to scale, through direct support to participating countries with implementation, evaluation, and reporting - enabling accountability and systemic change at the national level.

Out of school children (OOSC) are among the hardest to reach in each country due to the many and often compounding barriers to education including extreme poverty, distance to school, and conflict. This new agreement calls on governments to utilise funds to prioritise out of school children by ensuring their access to quality primary education through results-based financing. The agreement highlights the importance of multi-stakeholder partnerships in supporting developing nations, in providing education for all, and meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals, particularly SDG 4 (ensuring inclusive and quality education for all and promoting lifelong learning).

"The World Bank is committed to addressing the global learning crisis. The partnership with Education Above All is critically important in this effort. There are still too many out of school children around the globe. Together we will bring these children into school and help them learn and fulfil their potential. Learning for all is a foundation for building strong human capital for every country," said Jaime Saavedra, Global Director for Education at the World Bank.

"Our partnership with Qatar and Education Above All will play an especially important role in the Middle East and North Africa," said Ferid Belhaj, World Bank Vice President for the Middle East and North Africa. "As access to quality education is critical for the region to unlock the huge potential of its large youth population, whose energy and creativity could become a new source of dynamic and inclusive growth."

Through this new funding structure, EAA and The World Bank will support financing opportunities for resource mobilization, education advocacy, and poverty reduction in developing countries across three continents. Proposed targeted countries include Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Haiti, India, Iran, Iraq, Kenya, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Paraguay, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, and Zambia.

About Education Above All (EAA) Foundation

The Education Above All (EAA) Foundation is a global education foundation established in 2012 by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser. The Foundation envisions bringing hope and real opportunity to the lives of impoverished and marginalized children, youth and women, especially in the developing world and in difficult circumstances such as conflict situations and natural disasters. It believes that education is the single most effective means of reducing poverty, generating economic growth and creating peaceful and just societies, as well as a fundamental right for all children and an essential condition to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For more information, visit educationaboveall.orghttp://educationaboveall.org/.

About World Bank Group Work on Education

The World Bank Group is the largest financier of education in the developing world. We work on education programs in more than 80 countries and are committed to helping countries reach Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4, which calls for access to quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all by 2030. In 2018, we provided about $4.5 billion for education programs, technical assistance, and other projects designed to improve learning and provide everyone with the opportunity to get the education they need to succeed. Our current portfolio of education projects totals $17 billion, highlighting the importance of education for the achievement of our twin goals, ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity.

For more information, please visit: worldbank.org/educationhttp://.worldbank.org/education educationaboveall.orghttp://www.educationaboveall.org


          

World: Global Humanitarian Overview 2019 [EN/AR/ES/FR/ZH]

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Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: Afghanistan, Argentina, Aruba (The Netherlands), Bangladesh, Brazil, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Curaçao (The Netherlands), Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Guyana, Haiti, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Libya, Madagascar, Mali, Mexico, Myanmar, Niger, Nigeria, occupied Palestinian territory, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), World, Yemen

Global trends and challenges

More than 1 per cent of people across the planet right now are caught up in major humanitarian crises. The international humanitarian system is more effective than ever at meeting their needs – but global trends including poverty, population growth and climate change are leaving more people than ever vulnerable to the devastating impacts of conflicts and disasters.

Humanitarian needs are increasing despite global economic and development gains. In the past decade, the world has made profound development progress. Between 2008 and 2015, the number of people living in extreme poverty fell from 1.2 billion to 736 million. The world is also richer than ever before: global GDP rose from $63.4 trillion in 2008 to $80.7 trillion in 2017.
But in recent years, more than 120 million people each year have needed urgent humanitarian assistance and protection. There are more crises, affecting more people, and lasting longer today than a decade ago. Most humanitarian crises are not the product of any single factor or event, but of the interaction between natural hazards, armed conflict and human vulnerability.

People’s vulnerability to crises is not just about where they live, but also about how they live.
Poverty, inequality, population growth, urbanization and climate change can erode people’s resilience and make them more susceptible to shocks. Although development gains are being made, progress has been uneven. The rate of extreme poverty remains high in low-income countries and in countries affected by conflict. Crises have disproportionate consequences for the poor: people exposed to natural hazards in the poorest nations are at least seven times more likely to die from them than those in the richest nations.

Fragile and conflict-affected areas are growing faster and urbanizing more rapidly than the rest of the world

In the past five years, the world’s population has grown by 400 million people, from 7.2 billion in 2014 to 7.6 billion in 2017. Although global population growth has slowed compared with previous decades, the rate has been uneven. Today, an estimated 2 billion people live in fragile and conflict affected areas of the word, where they are extremely vulnerable to the impact of conflicts and disasters. This number is projected to increase, as the population in these areas is growing twice as fast as the rest of the world, with an annual growth rate of 2.4 per cent, compared with 1.2 per cent globally. And the urban population in fragile areas grows by 3.4 per cent each year, compared with the world average of 2 per cent. These trends can compound resource scarcity and increase vulnerability to disasters. Urban population density can also amplify the impact of disasters and conflicts. In 2017, when explosive weapons were used in populated areas, 92 per cent of casualties were civilians, compared with 20 per cent in other areas. The populations of countries affected by fragility, conflict and violence are also younger than the global average. Whereas the proportion of the world’s population under 14 years of age has been steadily declining to about 25 per cent today, the average for countries in fragile situations is 40 per cent. As a result, one in every four children in the world is living in a country affected by conflict or disaster, facing threats of violence, hunger and disease. In 2017, more than 75 million children experienced disruptions to their education because of humanitarian crises, threatening not only their present well-being, but their future prospects as well.

More people are being displaced by conflicts

By the end of 2017, war, violence and persecution had uprooted 68.5 million men, women and children around the world – the highest number on record, and nearly 10 million more people than in 2014. Just over 40 million people were internally displaced by violence within their own countries, and 25.4 million refugees and 3.1 million asylum seekers were forced to flee their countries to escape conflict and persecution. The levels of new displacements far outstrip returns or other solutions. In 2017, 5 million people returned to their areas or countries of origin, but 16.2 million people were newly displaced – an average of one person displaced every two seconds, and the highest level of new displacement on record.

The rise in forced displacement is not the result of an increase in conflicts. In fact, after peaking in 2014, the number of political conflicts worldwide decreased by about 10 per cent, from 424 in 2014 to 385 in 2017, although there are still more conflicts compared with a decade ago (328 in 2007). However, during the same period, the proportion of violent and highly violent conflicts, which are more likely to cause human suffering, destruction and displacement, increased from 53 per cent to 58 per cent of all conflicts worldwide.5 The total economic impact of conflict and violence has also increased, from $14.3 trillion in 2014 to $14.8 trillion in 2017.6 The major share of both the human and economic cost of conflicts is borne by developing countries, which host 85 per cent of refugees.


          

World: U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green's Remarks at a "Celebrating World Humanitarian Day" Event

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Source: US Agency for International Development
Country: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ecuador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Iraq, Mexico, Myanmar, Nigeria, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Uganda, United States of America, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), World, Yemen

For Immediate Release
Monday, August 20, 2018 Office of Press Relations
Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: press@usaid.gov

Center for Strategic and International Studies
Washington, DC
August 20, 2018

ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: Good morning, everyone. Thank you, Dan, for that kind introduction and thanks to all of you for being here to help mark this very important occasion.

As we begin, as we call it in Congress, I'd like to start with a point of personal privilege. I'd like to take this opportunity this morning to express our sadness over the death of Kofi Annan. He was a giant who has spent his entire life advocating for peace, and the for the protection of humanitarian workers, something that we'll be talking about today. As he so often said, "People, not states, should be at the center of what we do." His passing makes this World Humanitarian Day even more poignant.

This morning, on behalf of USAID, I hope to convey two important messages to all of you. The first is, as Dan was alluding to, relates to the rapidly-evolving nature of humanitarian relief and assistance.

The second, as we mark this day, is simply our deep, deep admiration and gratitude for the many heroes of our humanitarian work. They, and many of you, are truly extraordinary and heroic.

I have to say that before I joined USAID, I didn't really appreciate the scope and range of what it is that we do in our humanitarian work. You can see it in some of the numbers. In 2017, USAID responded to 53 crises in 51 countries. For only the second time in our agency's history, we had six DART teams, Disaster Assistance Response Teams, deployed simultaneously around the world. The first time that happened was the preceding year.

At this very moment, we have pre-positioned resources and experts in just about every part of the world. We have seven emergency stockpiles in places like Djibouti, South Africa, and Malaysia. We have full-time response staff in 30 countries. We have six regional offices and 11 adviser offices, located with partners like the military's combatant commands.

One of my most vivid memories from my first year as Administrator was, essentially, a crash course in how some of this works. One day, during last year's UN General Assembly meetings, we received word of a terrible earthquake, the second one that had struck Mexico City. One evening that week, I was walking down the street between back-to-back dinners with two different mobile phones: one with the White House, one with the DART team leader.

I was dodging pedestrians, I'm sure looking ridiculous, while the disaster professionals were helping me navigate something much more serious: how to rapidly mobilize an emergency response team to Mexico City to help our neighbors to the South respond to its second earthquake in just a few weeks' time.

The government said to us that they'd welcome the assistance of a highly-specialized type of international search and rescue team, something really hard to find, especially in a hurry. But, thanks to the White House, our talented team here in D.C., our network of first responders, and the DOD, we were able to transport and stand up just such a team in Mexico City before breakfast the next morning. I'm honored to be part of a network, which includes many of you, that can make something like that happen.

But, as we gather to mark World Humanitarian Day this year, we have to acknowledge that natural disaster responses no longer epitomizes today's humanitarian work. We still do that, to be sure, and I think we do it well. But, these days, we face vast other challenges all around the world.

Our humanitarian resources are increasingly being deployed, not for storms and quakes and the like, but for man-made disasters, from conflict-driven displacement to tyranny-driven economic collapse.

Our DARTs are more likely to be deployed for those types of crises, and by far, most of our humanitarian assistance dollars are being allocated for those kinds of needs. There's the ongoing tragedy in Syria, a horrific conflict in its seventh year and one of the most complex crises of our time. Over 13 million people, more than 80 percent of the current population, need humanitarian assistance. There's the ongoing struggle in Afghanistan, where 3.3 million people need humanitarian assistance. A recent upturn in violence has claimed 1,700 civilian lives this year alone.

A dozen or so years ago, I travelled to Afghanistan as a congressman. And, in those days, our presence was measured by the tens of thousands of military boots on the ground. These days, we still have some troops there, but our boots on the ground are increasingly humanitarian and development workers, some of whom have been back to work in Afghanistan two, three, and even four times.

Nine hundred aid workers have been killed in Afghanistan in the last decade.

There's South Sudan, the most dangerous place of all for humanitarian workers. Seven million people in South Sudan, including 1 million living on the brink of famine, depend on international assistance just to survive.

Then there are the man-made crises far closer to home. One of the most underreported catastrophes in the world today is what's happening in and around Venezuela. More than 2.3 million Venezuelans have already fled. It's the largest single mass exodus in the history of the Western Hemisphere. And it's ongoing. I saw this first hand when I visited Cucuta, in Colombia, and the Bolivar Bridge last month. Five thousand new migrants enter Colombia each and every day. They're desperately seeking food and emergency medical care. They're seeking survival.

This isn't merely Colombia's challenge. Venezuelans are fleeing to places like Brazil and Ecuador, as we read over the weekend, and northward to the Caribbean. The list of man-made, conflict-caused, and regime-driven humanitarian crises goes on and on. After all, there are roughly 70,000,000 displaced people in the world today.

Since humanitarian needs and crises are changing, we're doing our best our to change and to respond to them, with the best tools and ideas that we can find. We're applying lessons learned over and over again. And we're fostering innovation.

This past February, USAID and our British cousins, DFID, joined in launching the first-ever Humanitarian Grand Challenge. The Grand Challenge mechanism is a way for the world's best thinkers, from organizations large and small, for-profit and non-profit, business, academia, to offer new ideas in helping (inaudible) relief to the most vulnerable, hardest to reach communities in the world.

It's a chance for us to identify and invest in the best and the brightest. We've already received 615 applications from 86 different countries, including a third from women and nearly half from lower and middle income countries. We're excited to see and mobilize the results, and they're due out this fall.

Given how much of our humanitarian response is in conflict zones and fragile states, we're paying more attention than ever to the obstacles and challenges that factions, gangs, militias, and corrupt officials are throwing at relief teams. Case in point. In April of this year, a leading humanitarian agency reported that it had encountered no fewer than 70 checkpoints on the 300-mile trip from Aden to Sanaa, in Yemen. I'm sure those were just helpful citizens offering directions along the way.

But it's the kind of situation that caused us to launch the Strengthening Field Level Capacity on Humanitarian Access and Negotiations program last August.

It's aimed at helping relief team members better understand practical negotiation techniques and safe, effective field-level decision making.

Because there is nothing more important to us, nothing more important to me, than the safety and security of our humanitarian network, that's the area that we're especially focusing on. We must stay ahead of threats and potential threats. So we're supporting organizations dedicated to improving security standards and training for NGO staff. We're modifying our policy so that security, costs for equipment, staff, training and site enhancements can be more easily built into your contracts and grant budgets.

We're investing in new tools to help us map and minimize risk to operations at the most basic level, the level of, for example, moving food from a plane to a truck, to a warehouse and distribution center. But, let's face it: we can take every possible step to minimize risk. We can't make it go away.

And many of you here know that all too well. One of the most inspiring and humbling parts of my job is getting to meet the heroes who know the risks but carry on just because they care.

I saw firsthand, when I visited IDP camps just outside of Raqqa. I heard stories of challenges that humanitarian heroes face each day, as they strive to bring water and food and medical care to those who've been victimized by the years of conflict. With Assad's regime still holding sway in parts of the country, there's no real, legitimate government partner with whom to work. And their path is riddled with unexploded ordinance, which is going off at the rate of, roughly, three dozen per day.

The shelters they sleep in at night shake with the dropping of bombs each and every day. And yet, somehow, because of their commitment to others, they wake up the next morning and they do it all over again. These are the heroes that we hold high this World Humanitarian Day.

People like Iraq's Salam Muhammad. When Anbar and Kirkuk were liberated from ISIS at the end of last year, humanitarians were the first ones on the ground, providing food, water, and medical care. Iraq staff with the U.S.-funded NGO spend their days clearing mines and educating their neighbors about the dangers the ordinance poses.

Salam decided to joint this particular NGO after witnessing several tragedies that left some of his relatives and friends injured, or killed. He was one of the NGO's first recruits in Iraq. Every day is challenging for the de-miners; any accident can be fatal. But Salam and his staff love their jobs and show up for work every day filled with passion because they know what they're doing matters.

There's Jay Nash, a regional adviser who has lived and worked for USAID in the Democratic Republic of the Congo for the past 20 years. The DRC is, as you know, no stranger to aid worker attacks, with 210 people being killed, wounded, or kidnapped since 2000.

In 1999, while visiting a university in the DRC, Jay was ambushed by a mob of students who thought he was a spy for neighboring Rwanda. The mob torched the U.S. embassy vehicle he had been driving, but Jay escaped after a group of brave students made a ring around him, guarding him until they were able to duck him into the girls' dormitory.

Sitting in that dorm, trapped for hours with a mob threatening to break down the doors, Jay said he had one thought: he thought of the children with disabilities that he was helping in his free time. DRC has a higher than average rate of disability. And he thought to himself, if he died in that girls' dorm, who would take care of those kids?

After eight hours, he made a run for it, and he didn't look back. Not only did he stay in DRC working for USAID, in 2001, he started his own NGO called StandProud. It provides treatment and equipment to young people with disabilities, helping them gain dignity, mobility, and independence.

There's Fareed Noori, one of the victims of last month's attack on a government building in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. The blast killed 15 people. Fareed had been working in Afghanistan since 2010 for a USAID partner the International Rescue Committee, as a water, sanitation, and hygiene engineer. As his colleagues noted, whenever there was an emergency, Fareed was the first in the field to help with whatever was needed.

Fareed was in an emergency meeting at the time of the attack. He was killed doing the work of helping others, to which he had committed his life. Fareed leaves behind four children, two girls, two boys, all under the age of 9.

Another victim of that attack was Bakhtawara; it's a pseudonym, a bright and impressive 22-year-old woman. She was working for the International Organization for Migration, another USAID partner. She had married very early and had a child by the age of 16. But, despite being a young mother in a conservative community, she fought for her education and learned English. After school, she knew she wanted to help people. She convinced her family to let her, not just get job, but get a career as a humanitarian.

When her husband was killed in a bombing three years ago, she continued working as a 19-year-old single mother. Her job took her to the very government offices that were often targeted by insurgents. On the day she was killed, she was attending one of the meetings that she had hoped would help her find better ways to deliver aid to people in need. The building was bombed and then overrun with gunfire. She died doing what she focused her life on, helping people build a brighter future.

Extremist insurgents in Afghanistan like to target these workers. There's a special place in hell...

There's the story of the seven aid workers killed in South Sudan in March of this year. They were killed when their car was ambushed along the 185-mile route of the badly rutted roads in South Sudan's remote east. Their vehicle had been labeled as belonging to an NGO right down to the license plates. It didn't matter. Six of the seven worked for a small Sudanese NGO called the Grass Roots Empowerment and Development Organization, GREDO, which is supported by USAID and worked to promote sustainable development at the grassroots level.

Three of the victims were helping to build a youth center. Two taught English. One was also a driver and the father of a newborn. Three were new recruits. Humanitarian heroes, one and all. And there were thousands of others. And I stand in awe of what they do.

Final thoughts. Why do they do it? What causes them to go out and take these risks? I learned the answer, and (inaudible), when I visited Bangladesh and Burma with Secretary Pompeo earlier this year. In Bangladesh, I went to a Cox's Bazaar, and I saw the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who are barely surviving in that camp.

They are vulnerable to monsoons and cyclones and without the humanitarian workers, life would be very different. It's bad enough already.

And then I went to Burma, and I travelled to an IDP camp near Sittwe. And what I saw there was the most disturbing thing I have ever seen in development. I saw young families trapped. I saw young families unable to go to school and completely dependent upon the emergency food assistance that we provide.

So, those workers take the risks because they are all that is standing between an even worse catastrophe and death in these young people, these victims. Today we celebrate them. Thank you.

MODERATOR: Thank you. (inaudible) I'm also the director of the Humanitarian Agenda, as Dan mentioned, which is what this event is a part of, it's a new partnership as as we have this conversation. Firstly, I want to ask you -- well, one, congratulations; it's been about a year now since you've been appointed, and you've been back one year? So, happy anniversary.

ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: Pretty close. Thank you -- ask my staff.

MODERATOR: (inaudible) We're all very happy that you were chosen to be in this position because, as Dan alluded to, your deep background in international developments. One of the things that you said a lot in this position is talking about, "The purpose of foreign aid is to end the need for its existence." It's one of your key messages that we hear time and time again. So, I want you to elaborate on sort of how that squares with humanitarian assistance. Right? There's a big difference of international developments for, you know, economic growth and being self-reliant. But humanitarian assistance is so often, as you mentioned, driven by tyranny and regimes, and it's about saving lives. So, how do you marry those two?

ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: Well, first off you're right. What I've said since the day that I was first announced is that the purpose of our foreign assistance must be ending its need to exist. And what I mean by that is, we should look every day at ways of helping people take on their own challenges. Not because we want to do less or walk away, but because we believe in human dignity, and we believe in the innate desire of everyone -- every individual, every family, every community, every country -- to want to craft their own bright future.

In the area of humanitarian assistance, what I always say is, look, we will always stand with people when crisis strikes because that is who we are, that is in the American DNA. But at the same time we'll also look for ways to foster resilience so that we can help countries and communities withstand future shocks. And we've seen promising results in places like Ethiopia. You mentioned on the food security front, Ethiopia's a country that's had six consecutive years of drought and yet not falling into full famine. And that obviously is about much more than the work we're doing, but I think we're making a difference in helping Ethiopians build their ability to withstand consecutive years of drought.

So, I see the two as fitting very well together, and the other piece to it is, on the humanitarian front, again, we have natural disasters and man-made disasters. The man-made disasters are coming at us fast and furious. It's also about preventing the next generation of crisis and conflict. I'm often asked what it is that keeps me up at night, and what keeps me up at night are our children being born in camps, and growing up in camps, and getting educated in camps. And when, God willing, the walls come down and the gate opens up, the question is, are those young people going to be prepared to take on the challenges of the world? Are they connected to the communities around them?

And so with the humanitarian work that we do in many of these places, it's really aimed towards the future. And so I think it fits in well; it's a longer term of view, but I see them -- really is all going in the same direction.

MODERATOR: I'm actually headed out to Nigeria in a few weeks and doing some research looking at Feed the Future portfolio there, but really looking at the nexus between that humanitarian and development assistance, you know, how that would work in an unstable environment. So, I'm anxious to see what I learn from that as well. You know, the Trump administration has called for reduction, of course, of U.S. foreign assistance, but, regardless of that, the U.S. continues to be -- and dominate as the largest donor worldwide.

When you're talking to your colleagues in this administration, what is it that you talk about in terms of why it's so important for us to sustain this leadership? I mean, I could throw out numbers and I'll do a little bit.

In 2018, the U.S. pledged 29 billion foreign assistance. Five billion of that was dedicated to humanitarian assistance. I was looking this morning at how that compares to others, and, I mean, the UK -we're event twice what they do. So, you know, we're such a leader in this space. Why is that so important? Why should we dedicate American tax dollars or more importantly to cleaning up other people's wars?

ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: Well, first off, you're correct; we're far and away the world's humanitarian leader, and, quite frankly, two or three or four of them together don't really add up to what we're doing. We need other countries to do more because, with those challenges that I laid out, those man-made challenges, I don't see an end in sight, quite frankly, in any of them. So, these are open-ended challenges, and while we are proud to be the world's leader, we need others to step up to the plate. I will tell you, what I worry about is, because these man-made disasters, man-made, often regime-driven disasters, because they are open-ended, there's a real risk that it will begin to take up so much of our budget that it threatens our ability to do some of the development investments that we all want to do, including quite frankly, some of the resilience work that we want to do.

So, we do need others to step up to the plate. But in terms of, you know, what I say to the rest of the administration, it's not a hard cell, you know, pushing them to open a door. The administration is very supportive of our humanitarian work; we continue to be the world's leader; that's not going to change. And I think it's really -- the arguments for it fall on a number of different fronts. Number one, this is an expression of American values. This is who we are and always have been. It is a projection of the American spirit, in my view. So, I think that is very much alive and well in the American psyche, in the American DNA.

But secondly, it's in our interest. Just take for a moment the assistance that we're providing to Colombians, supporting Venezuelans who have fled the border, doing the same thing in some other countries. There is great American self-interest in supporting the ability of these communities to withstand this migration, to help afford some of those costs, because the instability that results from not being able to provide support, I think, is an issue, is a diplomatic issue, is a national security issue. And, as you heard me mention, I think particularly what is happening in the Western Hemisphere is completely underreported.

When I was at the Summit of the Americas, I heard from a number of countries, including Caribbean states, that they were starting to feel the presence of Venezuelans fleeing. And while they're all supportive of their neighbors, clearly it's not without a cost. But the same thing is true in many other parts of the world. So, the investments that we make on the humanitarian front are oftentimes in our self-interest. I look at the work that we're doing on the humanitarian front with an eye towards providing a lifeline so that those who've been displaced in parts of the Middle East can return. That's in our interest. That's a stated foreign policy priority. So, you know, yes, there is certainly -- I think the morality that we -- the expression of values that we've always supported. But I also believe it's in our interest and our national security interest.

MODERATOR: And thank you for reminding us in your speech about humanitarian heroes and what World Humanitarian Day is about. You talked about the unfortunate situation that in today's crises a lot of the time aid workers are targeted specifically. So, I want to ask you whether you feel like there's an erosion of international humanitarian law over, you know, that you talked about the evolution of humanitarian assistance. And so as the world gets more and more disorderly, we see more and more protracted conflicts. Do you feel that both governments and non-state actors alike are violating this law, and is there anything that we can or should be doing more I guess, particularly from the donor or U.S. government perspective, to hold them more accountable?

ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: Well, first off, we in the U.S. demand adherence to international law, international humanitarian law. So, we demand that unfettered access is provided, for example, in Rakhine, in Northern Rakhine in Burma. So, that's always been important for us. But if you're asking whether some non-state actors like ISIS are breaking international law, yeah. Having been to both Raqqa and Northern Iraq, what has been done there by ISIS is truly evil. There is simply no other word to describe what they've done: the desecration of graves, the desecration of churches, the disappearances of Yazidis. It's staggering and truly evil. Of course they are breaking every standard that we all know.

Yes, it is a challenge to international law; one of the best ways that we can respond is to say that, and to say it often, and to keep coming back to it. Because I do think the American opinion matters. And to say all across the political spectrum here in this country that we stand united and demand adherence to those standards and that what is happening is unacceptable.

MODERATOR: You brought up demanding unfettered access. I want to let our audience know that the Humanitarian Agenda will be going to the capitol this fall, and we're focusing specifically on the issue of humanitarian access. You brought up, of course, in Yemen, that's 70 choke hold points that David Miliband also talked about when he was here in Yemen -- in April on Yemen. I also want to say we're publishing a policy piece on Yemen here at CSIS that will come out this week.

I have many more questions, but I think we'll turn to the audience, so that we can engage them as well. So, if you have a question, please raise your hand. We will take it in rounds of threes, so announce yourself and where you're from. Please keep it concise, and at the end of it, there should be a question mark. So, who has a question? Yes, sir, right over here. Thanks, gentlemen.

QUESTION: I'll ask a real fast question, my name is Rob, I work for USAID, thank you, sir. My question is about the environment, I'm just back from the Congo, where Ebola is happening and I was just in Madagascar where there was a plague outbreak. A lot of the disasters you talked about have an environmental component, and we're doing some in the United States, but some people think we really need to do more, and that's a little bit against maybe some people in the administration, so I would love for you to talk about your thoughts about that.

MODERATOR: Great question. More? Let's do Julie Howard right there.

QUESTION: Thank you. Mr. Administrator, thank you for your comments. Could you comment on the recent story in the Washington Post about the potential pullback of $3 billion in foreign assistance funds and how that may affect our ability to respond to humanitarian as well as the resilience opportunities you described?

MODERATOR: And, Julie, will you introduce yourself for those that don't know you?

QUESTION: Sorry?

MODERATOR: Would you introduce yourself?

QUESTION: Oh, yes, okay. So, I'm a non-resident senior adviser here at CSIS, thank you.

MODERATOR: Julie and I are also going to be travel partners when I go to Nigeria. It's actually Julie that is leading that study. Let's take one more question right back here. Yes, thank you.

QUESTION: Hi, my name's (inaudible) a reporter from Voice of America. There are a number of humanitarian assistance and also food aid to North Korea spended by the United States Government. What are the key principles that all the United States Government providing assistance to North Korea and under which scenario can assistance to North Korea be resumed?

MODERATOR: Thank you.

ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: Sure.

MODERATOR: Easy questions, right?

ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: On North Korea, simply put, there have been no discussions that I'm aware of regarding assistance into North Korea. I certainly haven't been part of any such discussions.

Secondly, on the pullback, while we haven't received official notification of anything, I've heard of nothing that would change our status as the world's leader in humanitarian assistance. I haven't seen anything. Third, on -- first off, it's interesting that you visited Ebola country and you talked about conservation, because their linked, obviously.

I think that's one of the reasons we've seen the outbreak of Ebola in other formerly, entirely rare diseases in some of the areas where we've seen deforestation and such. What we're trying to do at USAID, many of you are aware, we're developing metrics that are aimed at helping us to better understand a country's capacity and commitment in a number of sectors, and conservation's one of them.

So, we're looking at things like biodiversity and how resources are managed, because we think it's important, and it's something that we hope to be able to incentivize in the future and have conversations around. I have a personal interest in the conservation front and as you know, we recently made some announcements regarding assistance to Colombia and helping them in their natural resource management. So, I think it's an important area that shouldn't be divorced from the rest of development.

We think it is one of those key areas that needs to be assessed and looked at as we help countries, in what we call, as you know, probably ad nauseam as I talk about the journey to self-reliance. One of those areas is, in fact, conservation, biodiversity, and the capacity to manage resources.

MODERATOR: Let's take another round of questions. Raise your hand high. Joel?

QUESTION: Joel (inaudible) from Norwegian Refugee Council, thank you Administrator Green for your excellent remarks. I'm afraid I have to follow up on the rescission question. We're not going to let you off so easily.

What's been reported is that there's going to be a cut of a billion to UN peacekeeping operations, and that has the potential to not only disrupt work in South Sudan and Somalia and the Congo, but it also has the potential to disrupt, through further chaos in refugee flows, neighboring countries that we care about that are our allies, such as Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda, and so on.

I guess -- the argument is that, even if USAID itself doesn't lose funding or doesn't lose out through the rescission, the work will lose out, I feel, if this really goes ahead. So, if you could just offer more thought on -- I mean, you said you're pushing on an open door when it comes to international work, and, honestly, it's not always obvious to see that from the outside. Thank you.

MODERATOR: Thanks, Joel. Let's do these two right here in the front, Haley, yep.

QUESTION: Thank you. Hi, good morning. Nicole (inaudible), I'm a senior associate here at CSIS. Thank you, Administrator Green, for your great comments. You mentioned briefly -- you touched on young people and so, given the disproportionate (inaudible) of people in these countries and how often humanitarian crises can disproportionately affect children and young people, can you talk a little bit more about some of the focus that you're keeping in these initiatives and on the work that you're doing to remedy the situation for youth? Thanks.

MODERATOR: Great, and I think there was a question right behind you if there still is, yeah.

QUESTION: Hello, my name is Jessica (inaudible), and I'm a Jeane Kirkpatrick Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. You mention in your remarks about the man-made nature of a lot of the ongoing conflicts, and I was wondering if you could speak to USAID's role not only in providing humanitarian response in that context, but also the active role that the agency is taking in countering and preventing ongoing violent extremism.

MODERATOR: Great question.

ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: That's a great question. Joel, on the budget front, I really don't have much more that I can provide. Part of it is I'm not attempting to duck, I just literally don't have more, I'd refer you to OMB quite frankly. But again, you know, they is simply looking at the numbers of the last year and what we're doing on the humanitarian front. There is simply no argument that we have backed away from our role as the world's leading humanitarian assistant. Just objectively, we are far and away the largest humanitarian donor.

We're the largest humanitarian donor in Syria; we're the largest humanitarian donor in conflict after conflict. I do think it is fair for all of us to talk about how it is that these resource needs can be met in the future. I don't mean just the immediate future, but the open-ended nature of these conflicts and this instability and this displacement is staggering.

It is what worries me, because these conflicts that we're seeing -- South Sudan; Yemen -- you and I have talked about Yemen a great deal in recent months. It's open-ended, and I do worry about that. I do worry about our ability to meet resource needs and, you know, the world meeting these resource needs. They're significant.

On the question of young people, particularly in displaced settings, we are looking at a number of ways of accelerating crisis situation education, conflict community education. We've received generous support from Congress, along with generous directives from Congress, in the area of education. What we've been trying to do, and Congresswoman Lowey has long been a great leader on this front, is to try to make sure that we are able to prioritize these crisis needs, and I do think that it's a crisis. It does worry me a great deal.

So, we're looking at some of the use of innovative technologies to see if that can help us in these settings, but it is a very focus and as we develop our basic education strategy going forward, I think you'll see a particular focus on those areas, because it is, as you suggest, very important for the future.

In terms of preventing violent extremism, we have, as you know, an important role under the National Security Strategy. We are investing in trying to identify the drivers of violent extremism.

One of my strong beliefs that comes, actually, from my time at International Republican Institute is that we shouldn't jump to conclusions and try to draw global assumptions and lessons. Instead, we need to look at local drivers. Experience shows us that it's often local drivers, community drivers that become flashpoints for extremism. And so, we're certainly investing research there, and some of the preventative tools that are there; from my days as an Ambassador in Tanzania, I often point out that after the terrible bombing, embassy bombing, the work that we did with our Tanzanian partners in the wake of that, to take on some of the drivers of poverty and despair, I believe was an important down payment for preventing violent extremism. So, I'm a big believer in tackling those drivers and tackling that which can lead to despair. So, that will always be a key part of our work.

MODERATOR: Mr. Green, at Davos this year, you talked about the importance of tapping into the creativity of the private sector, and how innovative financing mechanisms and other innovative technologies can really create better development outcomes. In your speech today, you talked about the Humanitarian Grand Challenges. Are there any specific companies or partnerships or technologies that you're most excited about right now. The things that you see that are happening in the field, you've been in in this career -- I mean, you've had a career for decades that are all related to development --

ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: Don't say decades.

MODERATOR: Okay, sorry -- you're very young. The last year that you've been an administrator, what are the -- what are the cool, new technologies that we should know about, that are out there, that the mainstream audience has no idea how we're delivering (inaudible) humanitarian assistance?

ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: Yeah, I mean, to be honest, there are countless. During global innovation we -- which we had last fall, whenever it was, and I had a chance to walk through the marketplace at the Ronald Reagan Building, and take a look at some of the innovations. Everything from lunchbox-size solar batteries allowing us to power work in refugee and displaced persons camps to some of the weather forecasting stations that are created with 3D printers. You go through there and it's extraordinary. And it fills you with great hope for our ability to reach out and touch more people in more settings than ever before. In the area of financing -- we announced in India last fall, the world's first Development Impact Bond for maternal and child health, and the largest development impact bond of its kind. So, what we did through that is to set outcomes that we needed to see in order to repay the investment, but in terms of the means, we turn the private sector loose.

And in the follow-up conversations that we had, you can see that our partners, some of whom are based here in D.C., were terribly excited. Because for the first time they didn't have us micro-managing each step along the way, but saying, "Look, these are the outcomes that we need, you go get them." And really tapping into the private sector, nonprofit and for-profit. Also, in the area of displaced communities on World Humanitarian Day, the use of biometrics to establish identification of refugees and IDPs as well as some of the digital technologies for delivering resources -- assistance so that recipients have modest purchasing power in surrounding communities, thereby not only providing assistance, not only holding onto human dignity and allowing them to make some decisions, but also providing a tangible benefit to those host communities which are often placing a disproportionate burden by those who are there. So, it -- it's really using business principles, human nature, and I'd like to say there are new technologies, but my kids will tell me very quickly they're old technologies, just new to someone like me. Tapping into these, I think, creates enormous, enormous hope for reaching into places we haven't before.

MODERATOR: I want to continue on that "hope" trend for a minute. So, you know, when you think about the crises, many of which are located in Syria, Yemen, in South Sudan --

ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: Is that the whole part?

MODERATOR: Now, I know. Well, this is where I'm kind of heading with this. Is there a crisis that you have your eyes on that you do see any reversal in terms of reversal trends, or any progress? Is there a place that you do think we're going to be able to see some positive outcomes in the next -- I should say decade there, because I know it takes time. But is there one that you see not going the wrong direction?

ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: Oh, sure. There are lots of promising stories. I think Ethiopia and Eritrea provide tremendous hope. One of the challenges, again, as an old democracy guy, one of the challenges that I saw was the enabling environment, for civil society and NGOs in a place like Ethiopia, and with the transition to a new government, we're having conversations that we didn't have before, in ways that I think will be very helpful. Also, I think that their willingness to partner with us more and more will help us make some investments in those areas -- in those resilience areas that will not only help Ethiopia and Eritrea, but also, quite frankly, I think will save us money in the long run. So, there are lots of stories like that, I think all around the continent of Africa and elsewhere. But there are -- every hopeful story is replaced by a new challenge. None of these challenges are inevitable, as problems. But they do require us to be innovative. They do require us to be engaged, they do require us to invest up front, and to be innovative in those procuring methods and how we partner. All of those things need to be done if we're going to turn -- either prevent the challenges from becoming crises, or turn problems into solutions.

MODERATOR: Thank you. I lived in Ethiopia for three years, and I have to say it's quite exciting to see the change that's happening there. I'd like to just turn it onto -- are there any more burning questions? No hands are shooting up; let's do one more right here in the front.

QUESTION: Hi, this is Chris (inaudible) with the State Department. Thank you so much for your leadership of USAID and development. I have a question regarding the nexus between humanitarian assistance, you've been mentioning the nexus with conflict development stabilization -- how does humanitarian assistance fit in, or is it just a one piece element that is disassociated from political issues?

MODERATOR: Great, and as you answer that and any other final remarks you'd like to make as well.

ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: Sure. Thank you and again, thanks to all of you. So I think from the National Security Strategy, you see -- also the Stabilization Assistance Review, you see, I think, a clear multi-agency, multi-department approach to many of these challenges. Our relationship with the State Department is as close as it's ever been. I've received nothing but support and affirmation from Secretary Pompeo. We are working, as you know, closely because all of these challenges touch each of us in different ways and we each have different capacities.

You know, I think it's probably never been more clear than in a place like the Burma-Bangladesh crisis. So, you know, when Rohingya in one place their IDPs and when they're in another place, they're refugees, and then of course we all look at that and say, "forget the labels, they're people who we need to help out," and invest in, and so we do. Also, I would say that both State and AID have as close of a working relationship with DoD as we've had in a very long time. As many of you know, we have a couple dozen detailees over at the Pentagon and the Combatant Commands. DoD has made it clear that they don't want to do what we do or State does, and we certainly don't want to do what they do. So, I would think those seamless teams and close communications are helping us. And going back to the budget question, they have to; there's not enough money for duplication. There's not enough money for bureaucracy. We just have to stay in constant communication.

As to (inaudible) final remarks, I really would like to leave off with where my remarks, my opening remarks left off -- or left off. On this World Humanitarian Day, I would ask that we all think of those men and women who are in places in far places in world, in conflict zones, in fragile settings, day after day, delivering emergency medical assistance, food assistance, water and hygiene under the most trying of circumstances, difficult security situations. They do it because they care. They're my heroes. I'm sure they're your heroes. They are patriots. And what a wonderful expression of values and our priorities that with what they're doing each and every day. Thank you.


          

World: UNHCR Mapping of Social Safety Nets for Refugees: Opportunities and Challenges

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Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Colombia, Ecuador, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Kenya, Malaysia, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sudan, Turkey, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), World, Yemen

Purpose

The aim of the mapping of social safety nets (SSN) was to explore the potential for alignment between humanitarian cash assistance and SSN in forced displacement situations. It considered various aspects of SSN, including programme design, targeting and the legal and regulatory framework. The mapping categorised 18 countries based on the opportunities and challenges with including refugees in the national social safety nets.

Rationale

While recognising an increasing trend in inclusion in national systems, refugees in particular rarely enjoy the same rights as citizens. Only in every second UNHCR operation, refugees can choose their place of residence; in less than 50% they access national health care systems; in two third they access the national education systems; and in less than 40% they are allowed to work according to law and policy and in practice. In approximately 10% of UNHCR operations, refugees are included in the national or local development plans. Initiatives related to shock-responsive social protection rarely address conflict and include displaced people.

UNHCR is placing more emphasis on the additional value of cash beyond the monetisation of humanitarian assistance through promoting financial inclusion, social protection and socio-economic development. Implemented as part of the basic needs approach, multi-purpose cash grants, which represent 60% of UNHCR’s cash and link multi-sectoral cash assistance with the provision of essential services and protection, present important opportunities for leveraging social safety nets to include forcibly displaced people.

Key findings

Opportunities

• Growing opportunities for inclusion of displaced people in national social protection systems.

• The mapping found that inclusion can happen in 4 countries; may be possible in 10 countries; and will be challenging in the near future in 4 countries.

• In 6 countries, UNHCR’s cash assistance was to some extent aligned with the government’s in terms of targeting, transfer mechanisms, transfer value and monitoring.

• The interest in funding SSN in forced displacement contexts is growing among external stakeholders, notably as a potential exit strategy from humanitarian assistance and a more efficient means of managing protracted displacement.

• The Global Compact on Refugees and the World Bank IDA 18 Refugee and Host Community SubWindow provide opportunities for enhancing SSN for refugees.

• Refugees are increasingly accessing national services in certain contexts.

Challenges

• The majority of national social safety nets are not accessible to non-nationals. When refugees are granted partial access to SSN, full access is often limited due to restrictive legal frameworks.

• Governments rarely have capacity, tools and processes in place that can adapt to the impacts of mass displacement shocks.

• Complex targeting, across multiple safety nets, coordinated by numerous ministries make data analysis, accountability and coordination challenging.

• Funding of humanitarian and government safety nets often differ in terms of duration, political requirements, objectives and conditions, making alignment challenging.

• Refugees do not always have access to national services.


          

World: FPMA Bulletin #3, 10 April 2018

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Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Country: Afghanistan, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mexico, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Eswatini, Tajikistan, Thailand, Togo, Uganda, Ukraine, United Republic of Tanzania, Viet Nam, World, Zambia

KEY MESSAGES

↗ International prices of wheat and maize rose in March for the third consecutive month and averaged more than 10 percent above their levels in December 2017. Prices were mainly supported by concerns over the impact of prolonged dryness in key-growing areas of the United States of America and Argentina, coupled with strong demand. International rice prices remained relatively stable.

↗ In South America, severe dry weather and strong demand underpinned the domestic prices of grains in key exporting country, Argentina, while the price of yellow maize spiked also in Brazil in March.

↗ In East Africa, in the Sudan, the strong upward surge in prices of coarse grains faltered in March but they remained at record or near-record highs, reflecting the removal of the wheat subsidies and the strong depreciation of the local currency.

↗ In Southern Africa, in Madagascar, prices of locally-produced and imported rice declined in February from the record highs reached in January with the harvesting of the minor season paddy crop and following an appreciation of the Malagasy Ariary.


          

World: FPMA Bulletin #2, 9 March 2018

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Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Country: Afghanistan, Argentina, Armenia, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mexico, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Eswatini, Thailand, Togo, Uganda, Ukraine, United Republic of Tanzania, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam, World, Zambia, Zimbabwe

KEY MESSAGES

↗ International prices of wheat and maize increased further in February, mainly supported by weather-related concerns and currency movements. Export price quotations of rice also continued to strengthen, although the increases were capped by subsiding global demand for Indica supplies.

↗ In East Africa, in the Sudan, prices of the main staples: sorghum, millet and wheat, continued to increase in February and reached record highs, underpinned by the removal of the wheat subsidies and the strong depreciation of the Sudanese Pound.

↗ In Southern Africa, in Madagascar, prices of rice hit record highs at the start of the year, as a result of tight supplies following a sharp drop in the 2017 output to a substantially below-average level and a weaker currency.

↗ In West Africa, prices of coarse grains continued to generally increase in February and reached levels above those a year earlier despite the good harvests gathered in late 2017, due to a strong demand for stock replenishment, coupled with localized production shortfalls and insecurity in some areas.


          

World: FPMA Bulletin #1, 16 February 2018

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Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Country: Afghanistan, Argentina, Armenia, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Malawi, Mali, Mexico, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Eswatini, Thailand, Togo, Uganda, Ukraine, United Republic of Tanzania, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam, World, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Key messages

  • International prices of wheat and maize were generally firmer in January, supported by weather-related concerns and a weaker US dollar. Export price quotations of rice also strengthened mainly buoyed by renewed Asian demand.

  • In East Africa, in the Sudan, prices of the main staples: sorghum, millet and wheat, rose sharply for the third consecutive month in January and reached record highs, underpinned by the removal of wheat subsidies and the strong depreciation of the Sudanese Pound.

  • In West Africa, prices of coarse grains were at relatively high levels in January, despite the good harvests gathered in late 2017, due to strong demand for stock replenishment and insecurity in some areas.


          

World: FPMA Bulletin #11, 11 December 2017

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Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Country: Afghanistan, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mexico, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Eswatini, Tajikistan, Thailand, Togo, Uganda, Ukraine, United Republic of Tanzania, Viet Nam, World, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Key messages

↗ International prices of wheat and maize remained relatively stable in November, reflecting good supply conditions, while export quotations of rice strengthened amid increased buying interest and currency movements.

↗ In East Africa, prices of cereals in November continued to decline in most countries with the ongoing 2017 harvests and were at levels around or below those a year earlier with a few exceptions. By contrast, in the Sudan, prices surged and reached record highs in some markets, mainly underpinned by the sharp depreciation of the Sudanese Pound in the parallel market.

↗ In Central America, after the sharp increases recorded in the previous month, prices of white maize eased in November as market flows returned to normal, after disruption caused by severe rains in the previous month. Good domestic availabilities kept prices at levels below those a year earlier.


          

World: Education in Emergencies - ECHO Factsheet

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Source: European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations
Country: Afghanistan, Algeria, Armenia, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Georgia, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Libya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Myanmar, Niger, Nigeria, occupied Palestinian territory, Pakistan, Paraguay, Philippines, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Republic of Tanzania, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), World, Yemen

Key messages

Education is lifesaving. Education is crucial for both the protection and healthy development of girls and boys affected by crises. It can rebuild their lives; restore their sense of normality and safety, and provide them with important life skills. It helps children to be self-sufficient, to be heard, and to have more influence on issues that affect them. It is also one of the best tools to invest in their long-term future, and in the peace, stability and economic growth of their countries.

Education in emergencies actions can help prevent, reduce, mitigate and respond to emergency-related academic, financial, social, institutional, physical and infrastructural barriers to children's education, while ensuring the provision of safe, inclusive and quality education.

In 2017, the EU dedicates 6% of its annual humanitarian aid budget to education in emergencies, one of the most underfunded sectors of humanitarian aid. In 2018, this amount will increase to 8%.

4.7 million girls and boys in 52 countries have benefited from EUfunded education in emergencies actions between 2012 and 2017.


          

World: FPMA Bulletin #10, 10 November 2017

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Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Country: Afghanistan, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mexico, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Eswatini, Tajikistan, Thailand, Togo, Uganda, Ukraine, United Republic of Tanzania, Viet Nam, World, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Key messages

  • The benchmark US wheat price declined in October mostly because of higher supply prospects while maize quotations firmed due to rain-induced harvest delays. International rice prices strengthened in October, mainly reflecting seasonally tight Japonica and fragrant supplies.

  • In East and West Africa, cereal prices declined in October with the 2017 ongoing or recently-started harvests. However, concerns over crop outputs and civil insecurity kept prices at high levels in some countries, particularly in Ethiopia, Nigeria and South Sudan.

  • In Central America, heavy rains in October led to unseasonal increases in maize and bean prices. They remained, however, at levels well below those a year earlier as a result of adequate domestic supplies, following the overall good outputs in 2016 and the 2017 first season harvests.


          

World: FPMA Bulletin #9, 10 October 2017

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Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Country: Afghanistan, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mexico, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Eswatini, Tajikistan, Thailand, Togo, Uganda, Ukraine, United Republic of Tanzania, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam, World, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Key messages

  • International prices of wheat increased in September mostly because of weather-related concerns, while maize quotations fell further on crop harvest pressure. International rice prices remained generally firm, supported by seasonally tight availabilities of fragrant rice and strong demand for higher quality Indica supplies.

  • In East Africa, prices of cereals remained at levels above those of a year earlier in most countries, particularly in Ethiopia reflecting seasonal tightness amid concerns over the impact of the Fall Armyworm infestation on the main harvest and in South Sudan mainly due to the ongoing conflict.

  • In Asia, prices of rice in Bangladesh increased again in September and reached record highs, with seasonal patterns exacerbated by the reduced 2017 main season output and concerns over the impact of the July-August floods on the second season crop, to be harvested from November.


          

Africa with SITA Tours!

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An Africa Safari is an unforgettable experience. An abundant amount of animal viewing is available in East Africa on an Africa safari. Both Kenya and Tanzania offer a breathtaking array of wildlife on their savannah grassland plains. Each year millions of wildebeest, zebra and others embark on a journey north from Tanzania's Serengeti National Park to Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve in search of food. This is known as the annual Migration.  Experience the Masai Mara in Kenya and the Serengeti in Tanzania, considered by many to be Africa’s greatest wildlife reserves.  The Serengeti in Tanzania has one of the highest populations of animals with over 4 million animals and 500 bird species. The Masai people called the plains of Serengeti National Park "the place where the land moves on forever".  You will be amazed by its vastness.  While in these national reserves, activities include day and night game drives, bush walks, bush meals and sundowners. Early morning and late afternoon are the most productive hours for game drives and our safari customized 4WD vehicles give everyone a perfect view. Watching wildlife at close range, but without encroaching on their space, is endlessly fascinating and the guides' instincts and experience provide superb photo opportunities of wild animals.  In Tanzania, you will also visit the Ngorongoro Crater referred to as the world’s largest natural wildlife zoo.  Ngorongoro Crater is the World’s largest intact volcanic caldera.   Due to its size and diversity, the crater floor is comprised of several distinct areas, ranging from forest, swamps, lakes and springs, to open grassland and some sandy dunes. It’s an awesome wildlife experience. In Kenya, visit Amboseli National Park, located on the border of Tanzania.  From this park you will have the best views of the tallest mountain in Africa, Mt Kilimanjaro.

SITA’s tours will show you the highlights of East Africa.


          

Digital Rights and Inclusion Learning Lab (DRILL) Fellowship at Paradigm Initiative, Deadline : 20 December 2019

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Digital Rights and Inclusion Learning Lab (DRILL) Fellowship at Paradigm Initiative, Deadline : 20 December 2019

Paradigm Initiative (PIN) is a social enterprise that builds ICT-enabled support systems and advocates for digital rights in order to improve the livelihoods of under-served young Africans. Our digital inclusion programs include a digital readiness school for young people living in under-served communities (LIFE) and a software engineering school targeting high potential young Nigerians (Dufuna). Both programs have a deliberate focus to ensure equal participation for women and girls.

Our digital rights advocacy program is focused on the development of public policy for internet freedom in Africa, with offices in Abuja, Nigeria (covering the Anglophone West Africa region); Lome, Togo (Francophone West Africa); Yaoundé, Cameroon (Central Africa); Arusha, Tanzania (East Africa) and Lusaka, Zambia (Southern Africa). Our policy advocacy efforts include media campaigns, coalition building, strategic litigation, capacity building, research, report-writing and hosting the annual, bilingual, Digital Rights and Inclusion Forum where more than 200 digital rights stakeholders from over 35 countries (mostly African countries) meet to discuss, network and advance work in digital rights.

Paradigm Initiative has worked in communities across Nigeria since 2007, and across Africa from 2017, building experience, community trust and an organizational culture that positions us as a leading social enterprise in ICT for Development and Digital Rights on the continent. We have a robust partnership network made up of non-profit organizations, youth groups, local businesses, international organizations and government agencies who provide opportunities to the communities we work with. The organization has organized the Digital Rights and Inclusion Forums in Nigeria since 2013, with an average of 200 participants participating each year and over 30 African countries represented.  Paradigm Initiative also championed the drafting, advocacy for and eventual passage of the Digital Rights and Freedom Bill Nigeria by the House of Representatives and the Senate in Nigeria. The organization has strong competencies in advocacy, media and communications, capacity building, research and coalition building. It has organized Internet Policy Trainings/Digital Rights Workshops in Cameroon, Gambia, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, Uganda and Zambia.

 

Program Background

There are both enormous challenges and opportunities for realizing the ambitious task of creating an inclusive, healthy, safe and open Internet in the coming decade for all Africans, including marginalized and vulnerable populations such as women and girls, people with lower income levels or living in rural communities, sexual minorities, the elderly and persons with disabilities. Connecting the next billion who mostly live on the African continent requires not only technological and commercial innovations, but also new models of collaboration among all stakeholders.

Paradigm Initiative will host a Digital Rights and Inclusion Learning Lab (DRILL) from February 2020, at its headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria. DRILL has a mission to host innovative learning around digital rights and inclusion in Africa, and serve as a space for both practice and reflection, aimed to involve and connect different stakeholders and create dialogue amongst researchers, social innovators, policymakers and actors, the private sector, as well as civil society.

As a lighthouse for digital rights and inclusion advocacy in Africa, learning activities will take place at the lab in order to evolve new thinking on digital rights and inclusion strategy for Africa. There are a variety of activities that will take place, including but not limited to, focused future-facing research; presentations; ecosystem meetings and discussions focused on digital rights and/or inclusion hosted within the ecosystem; and general communication about the lab’s activities.

DRILL will offer a space for big thinking, evaluation of digital rights and digital inclusion programs, and future-proofing ecosystem activities. DRILL will host innovators, researchers and/or entrepreneurs-in-residence at the PIN HQ so they can host biweekly ecosystem/sector meetings (to share insight/ideas), biweekly presentations (to share outcomes of their research and/work) and work with the Executive Director to record a monthly DRILL podcast on topical issues.

Call for DRILL Fellows

Paradigm Initiative is opening calls for a pioneer fellow of the Digital Rights and Inclusion Learning Lab to work at the Paradigm Initiative headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria, from February 2020 for a 3- or 6-months period. The fellowship is for a period of three months at a time, but can be renewed for another three months on completion, depending on planned activities and joint review between the Fellow and PIN. As a mid-career fellowship, potential candidates will be expected to have had a minimum of 5 years’ experience as technology or social innovators, researchers, policy experts, and/or entrepreneurs.

Fellows’ Responsibilities

Applicants will be required to briefly discuss their intended focus for the fellowship period during the application process. Paradigm Initiative will expect to receive a two-page project plan from shortlisted candidates. For the successful candidate, this would be discussed and agreed on with the PIN leadership team, no later than two weeks after the fellowship start date. The successful fellow will commit a minimum of 16 hours per week to the fellowship, working from the PIN HQ in Lagos.

  • The fellow will be expected to host biweekly ecosystem/sector meetings at the PIN HQ (to share insight/ideas), biweekly presentations (to share outcomes of their research and/work) and a monthly DRILL podcast to be recorded with the Executive Director of Paradigm Initiative
  • The Fellow will host a side session on a topical and relevant digital rights and/or inclusion theme, in the specific area of their interest, at the annual Digital Rights and Inclusion Forum
  • The last month of the fellowship will feature a final meeting, a final presentation and the final podcast from the selected fellow. There will be an exit interview and opportunity to reflect on what has been achieved in the 3- to 6-month period with PIN’s leadership team

The fellowship is open to potential fellows living outside Lagos, where Paradigm Initiative’s headquarters, the home of the Digital Rights and Inclusion Learning Lab, in located. However, there are no relocation allowances or travel support costs provided for the inaugural fellowship.

PIN Responsibilities

For the inaugural fellowship, Paradigm Initiative will not provide remuneration to the selected fellow. However, Paradigm Initiative will support selected individuals with recommendation letters or such as may be required towards possible fundraising, as long as income is declared and a public report will be published at the end of their project. PIN will cover costs associated with learning activities at the Digital Rights and Inclusion Lab and provide office space, an opportunity to be embedded within our team, access to the ecosystem and feedback on projects throughout the duration of the fellowship.

Application and Timeline

This call for applications is open until December 20, 2019. The selection process will commence in January 2020 with the first fellow of the Digital Rights and Inclusion Lab expected to resume in February 2020. Selection will be supported by an External Advisory Group made up of ecosystem leaders, including Alberto J. Cerda Silva (Ford Foundation), Anriette Esterhuysen (Association for Progressive Communications), John Dada (Fantsuam Foundation), Nnenna Nwakanma (World Wide Web Foundation), and Oreoluwa Somolu Lesi (Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre), who will help shape the program and work with the PIN team to review Fellowship applications.

Please use the application form at https://bit.ly/drillfellow by midnight (GMT+1) on December 20, 2019. You will need the following in order to submit your application:

  • Your resume (not more than 3 pages)
  • Your cover letter detailing your interest in the DRILL fellowship (not more than 500 words)
  • A brief indication of tentative focus of your fellowship (not more than 500 words)

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

 

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Full Masters Scholarships offered by Commonwealth (Deadline: 18 December 2019)

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Full Masters Scholarships offered by Commonwealth (Deadline: 18 December 2019)

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships are for candidates from least developed and lower middle income Commonwealth countries, for full-time Master’s study on selected courses, jointly supported by UK universities.

Funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), Commonwealth Shared Scholarships enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development, and are aimed at those who could not otherwise afford to study in the UK.

These scholarships are offered under six themes:

  1. Science and technology for development
  2. Strengthening health systems and capacity
  3. Promoting global prosperity
  4. Strengthening global peace, security and governance
  5. Strengthening resilience and response to crises
  6. Access, inclusion and opportunity

For more information on other scholarships offered by the CSC, visit the CSC Apply page.

Eligibility
Terms and conditions
Selection Process
How to apply
Enquiries

Eligibility

To apply for these scholarships, you must:

  • Be a citizen of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country, or be a British Protected Person
  • Be permanently resident in an eligible Commonwealth country
  • Be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2020
  • By September 2020, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) standard, or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree). The CSC typically does not fund a second UK Master’s degree. If you are applying for a second UK Master’s degree, you will need to provide justification as to why you wish to undertake this study.
  • Not have studied or worked for one (academic) year or more in a high income country
  • Be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship

The CSC aims to identify talented individuals who have the potential to make change. We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity and non-discrimination, and encourage applications from a diverse range of candidates. For further information on the support available to candidates with a disability, see the CSC disability support statement.

The CSC is committed to administering and managing its scholarships and fellowships in a fair and transparent manner. For further information, see the CSC anti-fraud policy and the DFID guidance on reporting fraud.

Eligible Commonwealth countries

Bangladesh
Cameroon
Eswatini
The Gambia
Ghana
India
Kenya
Kiribati
Lesotho
Malawi
Mozambique
Nigeria
Pakistan
Papua New Guinea
Rwanda
Samoa
Sierra Leone
Solomon Islands
Sri Lanka
Tanzania
Tuvalu
Uganda
Vanuatu
Zambia

Terms and conditions

For full terms and conditions – including further details of the scholarship themes, value of the scholarship, and general conditions – see the Commonwealth Shared Scholarships terms and conditions 2020.

Selection process

Each participating UK University will conduct its own recruitment process to select a specified number of candidates to be awarded Commonwealth Shared Scholarships. Universities must put forward their selected candidates to the CSC in March 2020. The CSC will then confirm that these candidates meet the eligibility criteria for this scheme. Universities will inform candidates of their results by July 2020.

Applications will be considered according to the following selection criteria:

  • Academic merit of the candidate
  • Potential impact of the work on the development of the candidate’s home country

For further details, see the Commonwealth Shared Scholarships 2020 selection criteria.

How to apply

You can apply to study one of the taught Master’s courses offered in the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship scheme. These scholarships do not cover undergraduate courses, PhD study, or any pre-sessional English language teaching, and are usually tenable for one year only. View a full list of eligible courses.

You must also secure admission to your course in addition to applying for a Shared Scholarship. You must check with your chosen university for their specific advice on when to apply, admission requirements, and rules for applying. View a full list of university contact details.

You must make your application using the CSC’s online application system, in addition to any other application that you are required to complete by your chosen university. The CSC will not accept any applications that are not submitted via the online application system.

You can apply for more than one course and/or to more than one university, but you may only accept one offer of a Shared Scholarship.

The CSC particularly welcomes applicants from the following countries:

Eswatini
Kiribati
Lesotho
Malawi
Mozambique
Papua New Guinea
Rwanda
Samoa
Solomon Islands
Tanzania
The Gambia
Tuvalu
Vanuatu

All applications must be submitted by 16.00 (GMT) on 18 December 2019 at the latest.

You are advised to complete and submit your application as soon as possible, as the online application system will be very busy in the days leading up to the application deadline.

Your application must include the following supporting documentation by 16:00 (GMT) on 18 December 2019 in order for your application to be eligible for consideration:

  • Proof of citizenship or refugee status – uploaded to the online application system
  • Full transcripts detailing all your higher education qualifications including to-date transcripts for any qualifications you are currently studying (with certified translations if not in English) – uploaded to the online application system

The CSC’s online application system is now open.

Enquiries

If you have any queries about applying for a Commonwealth Shared Scholarship, you can Contact us. We will not use your email address for any purpose other than responding to your enquiry.

For more information on other scholarships offered by the CSC, visit the CSC Apply page.

 

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STUDY IN UK : Full Funded Scholarships from Commonwealth for candidates from least developed and lower middle income, Deadline : 18 December 2019

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STUDY IN UK : Full Funded Scholarships from Commonwealth for candidates from least developed and lower middle income, Deadline : 18 December 2019

Shared Scholarships

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships are for candidates from least developed and lower middle income Commonwealth countries, for full-time Master’s study on selected courses, jointly supported by UK universities.

Funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), Commonwealth Shared Scholarships enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development, and are aimed at those who could not otherwise afford to study in the UK.

These scholarships are offered under six themes:

  1. Science and technology for development
  2. Strengthening health systems and capacity
  3. Promoting global prosperity
  4. Strengthening global peace, security and governance
  5. Strengthening resilience and response to crises
  6. Access, inclusion and opportunity

For more information on other scholarships offered by the CSC, visit the CSC Apply page.

Eligibility
Terms and conditions
Selection Process
How to apply
Enquiries

Eligibility

To apply for these scholarships, you must:

  • Be a citizen of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country, or be a British Protected Person
  • Be permanently resident in an eligible Commonwealth country
  • Be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2020
  • By September 2020, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) standard, or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree). The CSC typically does not fund a second UK Master’s degree. If you are applying for a second UK Master’s degree, you will need to provide justification as to why you wish to undertake this study.
  • Not have studied or worked for one (academic) year or more in a high income country
  • Be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship

The CSC aims to identify talented individuals who have the potential to make change. We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity and non-discrimination, and encourage applications from a diverse range of candidates. For further information on the support available to candidates with a disability, see the CSC disability support statement.

The CSC is committed to administering and managing its scholarships and fellowships in a fair and transparent manner. For further information, see the CSC anti-fraud policy and the DFID guidance on reporting fraud.

Eligible Commonwealth countries

Bangladesh
Cameroon
Eswatini
The Gambia
Ghana
India
Kenya
Kiribati
Lesotho
Malawi
Mozambique
Nigeria
Pakistan
Papua New Guinea
Rwanda
Samoa
Sierra Leone
Solomon Islands
Sri Lanka
Tanzania
Tuvalu
Uganda
Vanuatu
Zambia

Terms and conditions

For full terms and conditions – including further details of the scholarship themes, value of the scholarship, and general conditions – see the Commonwealth Shared Scholarships terms and conditions 2020.

 

 

Selection process

Each participating UK University will conduct its own recruitment process to select a specified number of candidates to be awarded Commonwealth Shared Scholarships. Universities must put forward their selected candidates to the CSC in March 2020. The CSC will then confirm that these candidates meet the eligibility criteria for this scheme. Universities will inform candidates of their results by July 2020.

Applications will be considered according to the following selection criteria:

  • Academic merit of the candidate
  • Potential impact of the work on the development of the candidate’s home country

For further details, see the Commonwealth Shared Scholarships 2020 selection criteria.

How to apply

You can apply to study one of the taught Master’s courses offered in the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship scheme. These scholarships do not cover undergraduate courses, PhD study, or any pre-sessional English language teaching, and are usually tenable for one year only. View a full list of eligible courses.

You must also secure admission to your course in addition to applying for a Shared Scholarship. You must check with your chosen university for their specific advice on when to apply, admission requirements, and rules for applying. View a full list of university contact details.

You must make your application using the CSC’s online application system, in addition to any other application that you are required to complete by your chosen university. The CSC will not accept any applications that are not submitted via the online application system.

You can apply for more than one course and/or to more than one university, but you may only accept one offer of a Shared Scholarship.

The CSC particularly welcomes applicants from the following countries:

Eswatini
Kiribati
Lesotho
Malawi
Mozambique
Papua New Guinea
Rwanda
Samoa
Solomon Islands
Tanzania
The Gambia
Tuvalu
Vanuatu

All applications must be submitted by 16.00 (GMT) on 18 December 2019 at the latest.

You are advised to complete and submit your application as soon as possible, as the online application system will be very busy in the days leading up to the application deadline.

Your application must include the following supporting documentation by 16:00 (GMT) on 18 December 2019 in order for your application to be eligible for consideration:

  • Proof of citizenship or refugee status – uploaded to the online application system
  • Full transcripts detailing all your higher education qualifications including to-date transcripts for any qualifications you are currently studying (with certified translations if not in English) – uploaded to the online application system

The CSC’s online application system is now open.

Enquiries

If you have any queries about applying for a Commonwealth Shared Scholarship, you can Contact us. We will not use your email address for any purpose other than responding to your enquiry.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

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Le mani della chirurga

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le mani della chirurga

Alcuni mesi fa, mani esperte hanno inciso il mio addome. Un’ernia da ricucire. La chirurga apparve in sala operatoria con scintillanti ciocche azzurre. E io, prima di addormentarmi, pensai: «Ecco, la fata turchina…».

In quel momento, non ebbi attenzione alle sue mani, erano nascoste da un telo verde. Vi ho pensato solo giorni dopo. Ora so che indossa guanti numero 7. La misura più piccola è inferiore di appena un numero.

Non ho studi classici, ma avrei dovuto sapere: kheír kheirós (χείρ-χειρός), mano. La chirurga è «colei che cura le malattie con l’uso della mano». E allora decido di andare a trovarla. «Sono stata precoce – mi dice –. Avevo tre anni e, puoi non credermi, ricordo di aver saputo allora del trapianto di cuore realizzato da Christiaan Barnard. Ne sono certa: mi affascinò un racconto in televisione. Fu in quel momento che decisi di essere medico e chirurga. Volevo salvare vite e salvarle con le mani».

La mia chirurga è mancina, e le sale operatorie sono attrezzate per i destri. Non è diventata cardiochirurga, ma ricorda quando, con le mani, salvò un uomo con un massaggio cardiaco. È stata in Africa come medico e ha ancora negli occhi cosa accade in un ospedale della Tanzania. Vuole tornare laggiù. Dove i medici lavorano con «niente». E ancora più con le mani.

L’uso del bisturi le ha provocato calli sull’indice e sul medio. Assieme al pollice sono le dita più importanti della sua mano. Il povero mignolo serve a ben poco. L’indice ha le cicatrici di numerosi tagli prodotti dal filo chirurgico. Lei allena le dita a fare i nodi, e protegge, con cura, la sua mano sinistra.

«A volte sento su di me tutto il peso del mondo – racconta –. Mentre le mani di un chirurgo devono essere leggere. Ricordo un medico spagnolo, uno dei miei maestri: aveva mani grandi, ma saturava i vasi con lievità. Sembrava un danzatore». La chirurga è un’artista. O, forse, un’artigiana con «l’intelligenza nelle mani». Ci vuole estro in questo mestiere che ha che fare con il corpo di altre persone.

Il chirurgo deve ripetere gli stessi gesti. E deve sempre dare il meglio di sé stesso. Ora, lontano da una sala operatoria, guardo le mani della chirurga: sono piene di anelli, mani giocose, piccole, allegre. Beviamo assieme una birra.

In Africa era accaduto questo: un ragazzo avrebbe potuto essere salvato, occorrevano cinquecento euro per le cure necessarie. I medici stranieri avevano deciso di raccogliere questi soldi. I medici africani obiettarono: «Non lo fate, verrebbero tutti a pretendere la stessa possibilità». La famiglia avrebbe potuto indebitarsi, il padre disse: «Non posso, ho altri otto figli, reclamerebbero lo stesso comportamento se dovesse capitare a loro. Io posso fare un altro figlio». E se ne andò. Immagino le mani della chirurga abbandonate lungo i fianchi mentre guarda quell’uomo camminare via con il figlio malato.

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Storia di una chirurga, di «colei che cura le malattie con l’uso della mano», segnata da calli sull’indice e sul medio, per l’uso del bisturi, da tagli sull’indice, provocati dal filo chirurgico.
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Singer Harmonize Explains His ‘Inabana Double Collaboration, Promises Concert In Uganda

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Tanzanian bongo flava singer Harmonize has promised to hold a big concert for his local fans in Uganda. While addressing Journalists at Entebbe International Airport, Harmonize explained thus, “tonight is strictly ‘Uno’ night, but very soon I will be announcing my concert in Uganda, I want to sing for my local fans. As you know, […]
          

Clitoraid: al via la seconda missione umanitaria in Kenya per la ricostruzione del clitoride

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San Francisco, California, 20 febbraio – Dal 4 al 14 marzo 2019, Clitoraid, organizzazione umanitaria con sede negli Stati Uniti, darà il via a Nairobi, in Kenya, alla sua seconda missione di ricostruzione chirurgica del clitoride. Lo scopo è quello di aiutare le vittime di mutilazioni genitali femminili (MGF) a recuperare la propria dignità e capacità di provare del piacere sessuale, grazie a un’innovativa tecnica sviluppata da un urologo francese.

"Secondo l'Organizzazione Mondiale della Sanità (OMS), il 25% della popolazione femminile keniota ha subito l'orribile tradizione dell’escissione dei genitali, anche se oggi tale pratica è diventata illegale in Kenya", spiega Nadine Gary, direttrice delle operazioni di Clitoraid.

L'OMS stima che 125 milioni di donne in tutto il mondo siano state vittime di mutilazioni genitali non appena nate, quando erano solo delle bambine o poco più che adolescenti. Questa pratica vìola gravemente la Convenzione dell’UNICEF sui diritti dell’infanzia.

La dott.ssa Marci Bowers di San Francisco, negli USA, capo chirurgo volontario di Clitoraid, eseguirà l’intervento ricostruttivo del clitoride in collaborazione con il dott. Adan Abdullahi, affiliato alla ONG Garana.

"Saranno assistiti sia da medici locali che provenienti dagli Stati Uniti, dal Canada e dall’Australia", afferma la Gary.

Nel corso di questa missione umanitaria della durata di due settimana, circa 100 vittime di MGF, tra cui donne originarie della Tanzania, del Sudan e del Gambia, saranno sottoposte all’intervento chirurgico che si svolgerà a Nairobi presso la clinica del dott. Abdullahi", informa la Gary.

"A partire dal 2009, Clitoraid ha eseguito questa tecnica di chirurgia ricostruttiva del clitoride (CRC) su oltre 500 donne che hanno subito mutilazioni genitali. Questo è avvenuto per lo più negli Stati Uniti, dove oltre mezzo milione di vittime risiedono attualmente, secondo il Center for Disease Control", afferma la Gary. "Abbiamo anche operato in Kenya e in Burkina Faso, in Africa occidentale, dove il nostro ospedale realizzato specificatamente per le vittime delle MGF attende l’autorizzazione necessaria per l'apertura".

La creazione di Clitoraid è stata ispirata da Rael, leader spirituale di livello internazionale e instancabile difensore dei diritti umani e delle donne. Il diritto innato alla salute e alla propria realizzazione sessuale è un valore fondamentale che viene promosso dalla filosofia raeliana da quasi mezzo secolo ed è ora riconosciuto dall'Organizzazione Mondiale della Sanità come un diritto umano fondamentale.

"La società deve liberarsi della vergogna e dei sensi di colpa instillati dalle religioni patriarcali arcaiche, siano esse tribali che tradizionali, che sono particolarmente offensive e degradanti verso le donne", afferma la Gary. "Reprimere la loro sessualità è stato un potente stratagemma per controllarle e soggiogarle per secoli".

La Gary conclude: "Oggi, con l'educazione, le donne si stanno rendendo conto che le tradizioni e le culture che vìolano la loro integrità e libertà sessuale rappresentano un oltraggio anche per la loro dignità di donne".

          

Report: Newcastle & West Ham ready to battle for hitman who scored 32 goals last term

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Report: Newcastle & West Ham ready to battle for hitman who scored 32 goals last term - originally posted on Sportslens.com

According to the BBC’s Ian Dennis, Newcastle United and West Ham United are both interested in securing the services of Genk striker Mbwana Samatta. Newcastle United and West Ham United are both interested in the Genk striker Mbwana Samatta. The 26 year old, who scored against Liverpool in midweek, has a release clause reported to be around 10 million pounds. #NUFC #WHUFC — Ian Dennis (@Iandennisbbc) November 7, 2019 It’s not stated whether the Premier League duo are looking at a January move or waiting till next summer, but the Tanzania international will definitely attract interests during both windows. Samatta

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DJI Pioneers Fight Against Malaria In Africa With Spray Drones

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Drone Manufacturer Teams Up With Malaria Task Force Using Agras MG-1S Drone To Contribute To Malaria Elimination DJI, the global leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, and a team of entomologists in the field of malaria elimination are working together to develop a revolutionary technique to fight the disease. By combining the research […]
          

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Hvordan finder du et billigt hotel på Zanzibar?

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AFD kushirikiana na Hospitali za Umma nchini Tanzania kukabiliana na Magonjwa ya Saratani

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Shirika la Maendeleo la Ufaransa AFD limesema lipo tayari kutoa fedha ili kushirikiana na Hospitali za umma nchini Tanzania katika kukabilaina na magonjwa ya saratani kufuatia ugonjwa huo kuwa wa sita kwa kusababisha vifo nchini humo.  
          

Miaka minne ya rais wa Tanzania John Magufuli

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Rais wa Tanzania John Magufuli, ametimiza miaka minne madarakani, je ni mafaniko gani na changamoto zipi zilizoshuhudiwa kuelekea Uchaguzi Mkuu mwaka 2020 ?
          

China is about to Own Uganda

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It is called debt-trapping by China. China has been trapping small desperate nations for several years and few are paying attention. Imperialism? Yes on a global scale. Uganda is about to default to China. 39% of the debt in Uganda is owed to China. It could be that beyond Uganda, Tanzania, Ethopia and Kenya could […]

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Beyond Music Volume 1 / Same Sky Releases Music Video For “Our Colors” - A Celebration Of Cross-Cultural Friendship

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WATCH HERE: https://youtu.be/XdAUdy3NlEw

AND AT BILLBOARD: https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/8542500/beyond-music-our-colors-video

BEYOND MUSIC has unveiled the music video for “Our Colors” - an original collaborative song that celebrates global friendship and cultural richness, and includes nearly all of the 23 BEYOND MUSIC artists that participated in this first-of-its-kind new project. BEYOND MUSIC Volume One / Same Sky brings together 23 artists from 17 countries who have met and networked through the new online collaborative platform (https://beyondmusic.org) to create a definitive global music album, overseen and produced by 2019 GRAMMY Producer of the Year nominee Larry Klein.  

Watch the video for “Our Colors” here: https://youtu.be/XdAUdy3NlEw

Today, Billboard premiered the video and spoke with Larry Klein about the making of it. Read the article here: https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/8542500/beyond-music-our-colors-video

"Our Colors" was created with the collaboration of almost all BEYOND MUSIC artists during the recordings of Same Sky at the prestigious "Studios La Fabrique" in France and offers a fascinating look into the recording process. It began with a string arrangement by Danish violinist Andreas Bernitt, who said the following:  

"Meeting the other BEYOND MUSIC artists at Studios La Fabrique in France was a life changing experience - so much special multicoloured talent gathered in one place! I wanted to create something special, through which, we could all connect - and contribute with our different cultural and musical backgrounds."

Andreas invited the BEYOND MUSIC artists to play something on top of his string line to ensure all artists left their musical fingerprint on this song.

BEYOND MUSIC Founder Regula Curti and CEO Konstanze Wiedemann expanded on the song’s message: “The fundamental spirit of BEYOND MUSIC is unity in diversity. Music has the power to embrace everyone by honoring their culture, race, tradition and style. ‘Our Colors’ celebrates each musical expression, vocally or instrumentally, for its distinct and unique characteristics. By unifying diverse human sound colors makes music more brilliant and affecting.” 

Tina Turner, Co-Founder and ambassador of BEYOND MUSIC said: “I see humanity in this way. By honoring each other’s ethnic, religions, and cultural backgrounds, we become stronger and happier, brightening the cosmic masterpiece of artwork that is our world.”

Recently, the project’s producer Larry Klein appeared on Southern California’s KPFK, as well as KPCC’s The Frame to discuss working on the project. Read more at GRAMMY.comTape-Op and Forbes as well. 

Go behind the scenes with all of the musicians and team that brought these songs to life: https://youtu.be/9KaSX8wWGn8 

And learn more about the BEYOND MUSIC PROJECT, the artists involved, and the songs here: https://www.beyondmusicproject.org/

The songs on Same Sky were first created via BEYOND MUSIC’s online platform (https://beyondmusic.org) that invited musicians from all over the world to collaborate virtually and to go beyond their borders. Behind BEYOND MUSIC is the non-profit Swiss BEYOND FOUNDATION, which aims to bring together cultures of the world through music in order to foster mutual dialogue and respect. BEYOND MUSIC received 110 song submissions from artists from 48 countries and 55 genres, and selected 10 winning songs to be recorded for the first volume of what will be an on-going project. 

Listen to the album in full here: https://lnk.site/beyond-music-volume-one-same-sky

Artistic Director and producer of the album Larry Klein assembled a top-class studio band, of all-star musicians session players including Dean Parks, Ed Harcourt, Adrian Utley, Manu Katché, Clive Deamer and Dan Lutz, who have collectively played with Sting, Peter Gabriel, Michael Jackson, Patti Smith, Stevie Wonder, Madonna, Radiohead, Portishead and beyond.

 

BEYOND MUSIC Volume One Same Sky featured artists:

Abdullah Alhussainy, Egypt

Beshar Al Azzawi, Iraq

Mariana Baraj, Argentina

Andreas Bernitt, Denmark

Heather Bond, USA

Moshe Elmakias, Israel

Danielle Eog Makedah, Cameroon

Brice Essomba, Cameroon

Sandro Friedrich, Switzerland

Sheryl Gambo, Congo

Jivan Gasparyan Jr., Armenia

Eduard Glumov, Kazakhstan

Mor Karbasi, Israel

Max Keller Music, Switzerland

Elly Kellner, Netherlands

John Lumpkin II, USA

Syssi Mananga, Belgium/Congo

Kane Mathis, USA

Kate Northrop, USA/Switzerland

Bijayashree Samal, India

Sasha Shlain, Russia

Ingrid White, Cameroon

Msafiri Zawose, Tanzania

 

About BEYOND MUSIC:

BEYOND MUSIC, www.beyondmusic.org, is an online platform that invites professional musicians, singers, composers and songwriters from all genres to collaborate worldwide. Cross-genre, cross-culture, cross-generation. The platform is financed by the Swiss BEYOND FOUNDATION, established in 2007 by the couple Regula and Beat Curti, a registered non-profit organization, supporting projects that unite cultures through music in order to foster cross-cultural understanding, awareness, dialog and respect. With their projects, the BEYOND FOUNDATION wants musicians from all over the world to inspire each other, to work together and to create a worldwide team spirit of togetherness and compassion.


          

Bombardeamentos de Israel contra posições iranianas na Síria

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O conflito israelo-iraniano domina as primeiras páginas dos jornais franceses, com excepção do conservador LE FIGARO, que prefere titular sobre a estratégia do partido do presidente Macron, para o controlo da câmara municipal de Paris. Irão-Israel: os riscos de um confronto. Após a retirada americana do acordo sobre o nuclear iraniano, Israel bombardeou massivamente as posições de Teerão na Síria. O Estado hebreu reagia ao lançamento de roquetes sobre o monte Golã. Estamos perante uma escalada perigosa entre o Irão e Israel, mas, Israel, ao bombardear váios locais militares na Síria, utilizando aviões F- 15 e F-16 que dispararam 70 mísseis, está a mostrar ao mundo que não repetirá o erro cometido com o Hizbolah, que pôde implantar-se e desenvolver todo um arsenal no Líbano, nota LE MONDE. Irão-Israel, até onde?, replica, LIBÉRATION. Mísseis lançados contra o estado hebreu de um lado, ataques contra posições iranianas na Síria doutro, a brusca escalada militar na noite de quarta para quinta-feira alarma a comunidade internacional.  Confortado pela decisão de Trump de se retirar do acordo sobre o nuclear, o estado hebreu, que atacava há semanas posições iranianas, quer mostrar a sua força, nota LIBÉRATION. Também, LA CROIX, titula no mesmo sentido: Israel-Irão, o barril de pólvora. Tendo em conta o nível elevado de destruição de instalações iranianas, o risco de escalada não parece ser imeditado. Mais: o Irão perderia mais do que ganharia lançando-se num confronto directo com Israel, nota, LA CROIX. Nova ordem guerreira, replica, em título, L'HUMANITÉ. Declaração de guerra económica ao mundo inteiro, a decisão de Trump contra o Irão já teve consequências militares. O primeiro-ministro israelita deu ordens ao seu exército para disparar dezenas de mísseis contra objectivos iranianos na Síria, procurando assim explorar ao máximo as tensões na região, sublinha, L'HUMANITÉ. Mudando de assunto, por cá em França, LE FIGARO, titula, câmara de Paris: grandes manobras começaram. Os macronistas como os Republicanos querem tirar proveito das múltiplas desgraças de Anne Hidalgo, à frente da câmara municipal da capital desde 2014, para gtentar conquistá-la em 2020. O macronista, Benjamin Griveaux, porta-voz do govenro, á está em campanha mesmo que discretamente, mas nos útimos dias está a ser concorrido por Gaspar Gantzer, antigo conselheiro de François Hollande. No campo da direita, há também uma guerra entre os defensores dalinha dura do presidente dos Republicanos, Wauquiez, e aqueles que defendem uma aliança com Macron. O certo, é que LE FIGARO, nota no seu editorial, depois do fiasco Hidalgo, a batalha anuncia-se desenfreada e sem piedade.  En fim em relação à África, LE MONDE destaca, Tanzânia, como o turismo escorraçou os masai.A região de Serengeti, norte tanzaniano, é mundialmente conhecida pela riqueza da sua fausa selvagem, que atrai todos os anos milhares de rutistas e caçadores. É a mesma terra dos célebres masai ou massais nómadas vivendo entre o Quénia e a Tanzânia. Só que eles estão a ser expulsos dessa terra, e só em agosto de 2017, 180 das suas palhotas foram destruídas e milhares deles deslocados, nota LE MONTE.
          

What if all the world's supervolcanoes erupted at once

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  • There are about a dozen supervolcanoes on Earth — each one at least seven times larger than Mount Tambora, which had the biggest eruption in recorded history.
  • If all of these supervolcanoes erupted at once, they'd likely pour thousands of tons of volcanic ash and toxic gases into the atmosphere.
  • This ash would linger for months, blocking sunlight and setting off a volcanic winter. The gas would also likely fall back down to Earth as acid rain, devastating agriculture and leading to global famine.
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In 1815, Mount Tambora erupted in Indonesia, killing an estimated 92,000 people. It was the biggest eruption in recorded history. And yet, Tambora was about one-seventh the size of the smallest supervolcano. There are about a dozen of these monsters worldwide, and the last one went off 26,500 years ago in New Zealand, blanketing most of its island in a layer of thick ash. Now, it's extremely unlikely that one of these supervolcanoes would go off anytime soon, let alone multiple eruptions at once. But, for curiosity's sake, what would happen if all the world's supervolcanoes erupted at once?

If every supervolcano went off, you'd have a hard time finding a safe place to flee to, because almost every continent is home to at least one supervolcano. For example, there's Yellowstone in the US, Ngorongoro in Tanzania, and Toba in Indonesia. So, basically, no matter where you are, you're out of luck. But at least you'll have a warning, because weeks or months beforehand, the ground will tremble with earthquakes. Then, when E-Day arrives, the earth-shattering sound would be a dead giveaway that something wasn't right.

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Sunrise Beach Resort, Dar es Salaam – a review

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Dar es Salaam is a bustling, vibrant city on the coast of Tanzania. While city life certainly keeps things interesting, it’s also necessary to escape once in a while. Lately I’ve been trying to travel with friends every month, but…

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Newcastle and West Ham Target 10m Move for Genk Striker Mbwana Samatta

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West Ham and Newcastle are set to battle it out for Genk and Tanzania strikerMbwana Samatta. The 26-year-oldscored in his side's 2-1 defeat to Liverpool in the Champions League on Tuesday night, while he was top scorer in Belgium's Jupiler Pro League last season with 25 goals. 'BBC Sportare reporting that this fine form has attracted the attention of a number of Premier League sides, with the Hammers and the Magpies both interested in bringing Samatta to England. The forward, who
          

Premier League duo chase Samatta ' BBC

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Tanzania captain Mbwana Samatta is being hunted by both Newcastle United and West Ham United as the English Premier League duo weigh up a January move for the free-scoring forward.
          

Zahera to blame for poor transfers and management at Yanga SC - Mwalusako

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Wananchi wa DRC watowa maoni kufuatia hukumu aliyopewa kiongozi wa zamani wa kundi la wanamgambo la UPC, Bosco Ntaganda, na mahakama ya uhalifu wa kimataifa ICC mjini The Hague.Chama cha kikuu cha Upinzani nchini Tanzania cha CHADEMA kimetangaza kutoshiriki uchaguzi wa serikali za mitaa


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