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Scenarios of Land Use and Land Cover Change and Their Multiple Impacts on Natural Capital in Tanzania

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Scenarios of Land Use and Land Cover Change and Their Multiple Impacts on Natural Capital in Tanzania

Capitani, C., Van Soesbergen, A., Mukama, K., Malugu, I., Mbilinyi, B., Chamuya, N., Kempen, B., Malimbwi, R., Mant, R., Munishi, P., Njana, M. A., Ortmann, A., Platts, P. J., Runsten, L., Sassen, M., Sayo, P., Shirima, D., Zahabu, E., Burgess, N. D. & Marchant, R., 1 Mar 2019, In : Environmental Conservation. 46, 1, p. 17-24

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Original languageEnglish
JournalEnvironmental Conservation
Volume46
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)17-24
ISSN0376-8929
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2019

          

A landscape-scale assessment of tropical mammals reveals the effects of habitat and anthropogenic disturbance on community occupancy

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A landscape-scale assessment of tropical mammals reveals the effects of habitat and anthropogenic disturbance on community occupancy

Cavada, N., Havmøller, R. G., Scharff, N. & Rovero, F., 2019, In : PLOS ONE. 14, 4, p. 1-15 15 p., e0215682.

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Determining correlates of density for large carnivores is important to understand their ecological requirements and develop conservation strategies. Of several earlier density studies conducted globally, relatively few addressed a scale (usually >1000 km2) that allows inference on correlates of density over heterogeneous landscapes. We deployed 164 camera trap stations covering ~2500 km2 across five areas characterized by broadly different vegetation cover in the Udzungwa Mountains, Tanzania, to investigate correlates of density for a widespread and adaptable carnivore, the leopard (Panthera pardus). We modelled data in a spatially explicit capture-recapture framework, with both biotic and abiotic covariates hypothesised to influence density. We found that leopard density increased with distance to protected area boundary (mean±SE estimated effect = 0.44±0.20), a proxy for both protected area extent and distance from surrounding human settlements. We estimated mean density at 4.22 leopards/100 km2 (85% CI = 3.33–5.35/100 km2), with no variation across habitat types. Results indicate that protected area extent and anthropogenic disturbance limit leopard populations whereas no support was found for prey availability and trap array as drivers of leopard density. Such vulnerability is relevant to the conservation of the leopard, which is generally considered more resilient to human disturbance than other large cats. Our findings support the notion that protected areas are important to preserve viable population of leopards, increasingly so in times of unprecedented habitat fragmentation. Protection of buffer zones smoothing the abrupt impact of human activities at reserve edges also appears of critical conservation relevance.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere0215682
JournalPLOS ONE
Volume14
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
ISSN1932-6203
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

          

Prevalence and factors associated with renal dysfunction in children admitted to two hospitals in northwestern Tanzania

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Prevalence and factors associated with renal dysfunction in children admitted to two hospitals in northwestern Tanzania

Chami, N., Kabyemera, R., Masoza, T., Ambrose, E., Kimaro, F., Kayange, N., Hokororo, A., Furia, F. F. & Peck, R. N., 2019, In : B M C Nephrology. 20, 8 p., 79.

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Background: It is evident that renal dysfunction (RD) is associated with unique infectious and non-infectious causes in African children. However, little data exists about the prevalence and factors associated with RD in children admitted to African hospitals.

Methods: In this cross-sectional study, we enrolled all children admitted to pediatric wards of Bugando Medical Centre (BMC) and Sekou-Toure Regional Referral hospital (SRRH) during a 6 month time period. Socio-demographical, clinical and laboratory data were collected using a structured questionnaire. Estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) was calculated using modified Schwartz equation and those with < 60 ml/min/1.73m 2 were considered to have RD. Data analysis was done using STATA version 13 and considered significant when p-value was < 0.05.

Results: A total of 513 children were enrolled, of which 297 (57.9%) were males. Median age of children with and without RD was 34 months (27-60) and 46.5 (29-72) respectively. Prevalence of RD was 16.2%. Factors associated with RD were herbal medication use (p = 0.007), history of sore throat or skin infection (p = 0.024), sickle cell disease (SCD) (p = 0.006), dehydration (p = 0.001), malaria (p = 0.01) and proteinuria (p = < 0.001).

Conclusions: High prevalence of RD was observed among children admitted to referral hospitals in Mwanza. Screening for RD should be performed on admitted children, particularly those with history of herbal medication use, sore throat/skin infection, SCD, dehydration and malaria. Where creatinine measurement is not possible, screening for proteinuria is a reasonable alternative.

Original languageEnglish
Article number79
JournalB M C Nephrology
Volume20
Number of pages8
ISSN1471-2369
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
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Jumia ditches two African markets

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Earlier this week, Jumia announced that it’s suspending all e-commerce operations in Tanzania – this comes just two weeks after Africa’s ‘Amazon’ revealed its exit from Cameroon – making it the second African market to lose the site in less than a month. In an official statement released by the site, Jumia says, “Based on [&hellip
          

Niras Wins Contract for Tanzania’s Tanga Port

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Niras to develop Tanga oil terminal and the national port masterplan for Tanzania.

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TAARIFA KWA UMMA KUHUSU UTAFITI WA HALI YA UPATIKANAJI NA MATUMIZI YA NISHATI YA UMEME TANZANIA BARA KWA MWAKA 2019-2020

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Serikali inafanya Utafiti wa Hali ya Upatikanaji na Matumizi ya Umeme Tanzania Bara hususan katika maeneo ya vijijini kupitia Wakala wa Nishati Vijijini (REA) pamoja na Ofisi ya Taifa ya Takwimu ...
          

Sustainability, Vol. 11, Pages 6598: A Review of Agricultural Technology Transfer in Africa: Lessons from Japan and China Case Projects in Tanzania and Kenya

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Agricultural technology transfer plays a chief role in transforming agricultural productivity in rural areas especially in the current setting where food demand surpasses the production capacity. Technology transfer facilitates the movement of soft and hard skills essential for improving farm production. Yet, the technical cooperation projects in Africa have been suffering from effectiveness and sustainability challenges while lacking responsiveness to local demand. This study applies a system dynamic method and a literature review to bring lessons from Japan and China&rsquo;s experiences in agricultural technology transfer projects to Africa. Three cases in agricultural technical cooperation projects are presented: China&mdash;(Agricultural Technology Demonstration Center (ATDC) in Tanzania), Japan&mdash;(Smallholder Horticulture Empowerment Project (SHEP), and Rice Industry Development Support (RIDS) in Kenya and Tanzania, respectively). Japanese and Chinese agricultural technology has the potential to improve productivity and the livelihood of rural households. Nevertheless, strong linkages, commitment, and participation of all stakeholders in the design and implementation of agricultural technology transfer projects play an important role in enhancing project sustainability in the recipient countries. Further studies are recommended such as, to explain the agricultural technology transfer mechanism that fits well to equip beneficiary autonomy in terms of knowledge and capacity of production in the recipient country. The local governments need to set policy environments and institutional frameworks that encourage and support the agricultural technology transfer to benefit the rural farmers.
          

Tanzania, Zanzibar: Stone Town – Former Slave Dock

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If you visit Zanzibar, do not miss its capital, Stone Town, with its rich history. It was also put on the UNESCO list.
          

Vanessa Mdee is my ‘greatest gift’ – Rotimi

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Tanzanian music star, Vanessa Mdee shared a loved up video with her boyfriend, Nigerian–American Hollywood actor Olu Rotimi Akinosho alias Andre from the series “Power”, as she wished him a happy birthday yesterday November 30.
          

Nviiri Can’t Keep Calm After Wema Sepetu Did This – VIDEO

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Tanzanian beauty Wema Sepetu has just bagged herself a new admirer in Kenyan musician Nviiri the Story Teller. The Sol Generation singer was over the moon after the Bongo actress posted a video to Instagram jamming to his hit song, Pombe Sigara. “Storyteller…!!” Wema simply captioned the clip, with Nviiri commenting below it: “Huyo mimi […]

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‘I Don’t Do Publicity Stunts’ – Rayvanny on Relationship Troubles

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Bongo star Rayvanny has denied faking relationship problems with his baby mama, Fahyma, for publicity. The WCB singer has been making headlines in Tanzania over a rumored affair with video vixen Nana, whom he featured in his new song ‘I Love You’. Speaking to Wasafi media, the hitmaker said he doesn’t do publicity stunts and that his […]

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Michuano ya taji la Cecafa kwa wanawake kufikia tamati Novemba 25, 2019 nchini Tanzania

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Michuano ya kuwania taji la Cecafa kwa wanawake inafikia tamati kesho jijini Dar es Salaam nchini Tanzania kwa mchezo wa fainali baina ya Tanzania Bara na Kenya.
          

Andlig klarsynthet behövs

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Perspektiv utifrån andra hjälper oss att se det.

Sverige har återigen haft besök av pastorer från Tanzania. Världen idag refererar från besöket i tidningen den 20 november. Vi citerar ett allvarligt uttalande som kommer från dessa samlingar vad de säger om tillståndet i församlingarna, så här sägs det: ”Församlingen i Sverige har ingen koppling med den helige Ande.”

Det kan vara svårt för oss att höra, men låt oss rannsaka oss och se behovet av att söka den Helige Ande för att få se en förändring, detta är en andlig livsnödvändighet.

Dessa gästande pastorer ser naturligtvis skillnaden på hur det är med Guds verk i Tanzania och hur det är i Sverige. Det är därför som de ser en dyster situation i vårt land.

Låt oss då inte skjuta detta ifrån oss utan i tacksamhet ta emot deras ord ty de önskar att det som de ser i Tanzania också skall ske i vårt land – ett andligt liv.

Dessa som nu har kommit hit från Tanzania är en frukt av svensk mission, därför vill de i tacksamhet hjälpa oss tillbaka till det som också en gång rådde i det här landet på gången tid. Vi har kommit fel och en som hade klarsynthet i vårt land var Lewi Pethrus. Han konstatera i en av sina sista böcker, Brytningstider – segertider.

Han skriver där: ”Samfund och församlingar har blivit ämbetsverk där Andens ledning, gåvor och tjänster blivit allt mer sällsynta. Befattningshavare har av naturliga skäl varit lojala mot gemenskapen och karriärjakten efter de största och mest betydande platserna har pågått där på samma sätt som ute i världen.”

Det nuvarande systemet fortsätter så länge som man finner sig i det och som Pethrus skriver att man förhåller sig lojal till det.

Vi behöver nu en vändpunkt, en kris är en möjlighet till detta. Låt oss se det så och söka den enda kraft som kan bistå oss med den, nämligen den Helige Ande. Om varje andlig ledare och medlem gör det kommer vi snart att se en förändring.

Låt oss verka, predika och söka denna andliga väg!

 


          

IOM Presents Guide on Safe Management of Transhumance Flows in Chad

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Kenya launches first county-level SGBV policy

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26 Jun 2019

Meru County in Kenya became the first to adopt a county-level policy on sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). Approved in April 2019 and launched on June 26, 2019, the Meru County Policy on SGBV aims to close the gap between provisions in national legislation and the lived experience of SGBV survivors.

The adoption of the policy follows the Model Policy on SGBV for Counties, which provides guidance on minimum standards and critical elements needed to tailor the responses of local authorities to the specific SGBV challenges faced in different counties.

The county-level policy is particularly important for Meru given the high rates of SGBV, with surveys indicating that 66.7 per cent of women had experienced SGBV in the preceding 12 months.

The 2010 Kenyan Constitution provides that every person has the right to freedom and security and recognizes all international treaties ratified by Kenya – including the UN Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women. In 2014, Kenya also adopted the National Guidelines on the Management of Sexual Violence, providing a framework for the provision of services to SGBV survivors.

Notwithstanding these positive developments, SGBV remains prevalent. At the national level, 45 per cent of women in Kenya aged 15-49 have experienced either physical or sexual violence according to the 2014 Kenya Demographic Health Survey.

What’s more, the introduction of two levels of Government by the 2010 Constitution - national and county – created different operational structures in both policy and legal frameworks.

To mitigate possible disconnections, Kenya has made major strides in developing frameworks that ensure the effective response, prevention and management of SGBV.

“It is important to identify the factors that lead to gender inequality, unequal power relations and gender discrimination, since these are the main contributors of gender-based violence. This policy is adopted at an opportune time, since it will allow for the development of a baseline on the overarching causes of gender-based violence,” stated Shiro Mogeni, IDLO Gender Specialist at the Kenya Country Office.

“IDLO applauds Meru County for the adoption of this policy, which is trying to do something very ambitious: tackle a phenomenon that is not limited to specific regions, socioeconomic, religious or ethnic groups, but is instead happening everywhere and is potentially a risk for everyone,” Mogeni continued.

The Kenyan National Gender Equality Commission (NGEC) disseminated the Model Policy on SGBV for Counties to county governments, including the County of Meru. The newly adopted policies at the county level will create an enabling environment for the implementation of national and international measures meant to curb SGBV.

“This policy was developed on the principle that SGBV represents not only a human rights violation, but also a hidden obstacle to economic and social development. Domestic violence not only entails private costs for the victims and their families, but also wider social and economic costs, which in the end slow down the rate of development of a community,” commented Linner Nkirote Kailanya, Meru County Executive Committee Member for Education, Technology, Gender and Social Development.

“This policy will give effect to the various 2010 constitutional principles that prohibit SGBV and promote the rights to freedom and security. It will also empower women, transforming them from victims of gender-based violence into key drivers of the county’s structural transformation.”

IDLO’s technical support to eradicating SGBV in Kenya

IDLO provided technical support to develop both the Model Policy on SGBV for Counties and the Meru County Policy. In addition, IDLO supported the State Department for Gender Affairs to establish an Inter-Agency Committee to work on the creation of state-owned Gender-Based Violence Recovery Centres in 5 hospitals across all 47 counties. These centres will provide free medical services to SGBV survivors, including psycho-social support, temporary shelter for survivors of SGBV, linkage with the police to strengthen the chain of evidence, and a comprehensive database of SGBV survivors.

Beyond support to survivors, IDLO played a major role in supporting the training of 50 female judges from the International Association of Women Judges in December 2018. The training sought to discuss the role and contributions of women justice professionals in adjudicating cases of SGBV. Through this training, women judges from Kenya, Tanzania, South Sudan, Somalia, Zambia and Liberia shared experiences on SGBV cases and began the development of a regional network, which will facilitate the equitable solution of these disputes through peer-to-peer learning.

Through these contributions – from the adoption of SGBV policies to the provision of adequate services to SGBV survivors – IDLO is directly contributing to the ambitious target set by Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5.2 of eliminating all forms of violence against women and girls worldwide.

 

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Обновлённые новогодние предложения Клуба 7 Вершин. Программы с нашими супер-гидами

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Ознакомьтесь с нашими новогодними предложениями!  Времени на сборы остается всё меньше.  Менеджеры Клуба 7 Вершин ждут Вас! Звоните, пишите, приходите!

Сделайте себе настоящий подарок, память о котором останется на всю жизнь! Ведь это научно доказано, что путешествия, особенно окрашенные яркими эмоциями – это самое запоминающееся в жизни!  У Клуба 7 Вершин  есть, что Вам предложить!

 

 

 

 

Клуб 7 Вершин рекомендует путешествия с нашими Супер-гидами:

 

Блиц. Новый год в Крыму! Праздничное восхождение на вершину Ай-Петри!

Стоимость - 30 000 рублей.

Программа

 

 Треккинговый маршрут Номер Один – поход «Базовый лагерь Эвереста. 

Гид Сергей Автомонов. Стоимость - 1410 дол.

Программа

 

Новый год в Марокко. Восхождение на Тубкаль.

С 29 декабря. Гид Максим Шакиров. Стоимость - 1560 евро.

Программа

  

Новый Год в Мексике. Восхождение на Орисабу! 

С 28 декабря. Стоимость - 2820 дол.

Программа

  

Новый Год в экспедиции с Фёдором Конюховым. Килиманджаро. Марангу с 28 декабря. Стоимость - 3500 дол.

Программа

 

Новогодние каникулы в Африке. Килиманджаро. 

Гид Дмитрий Ермаков. Стоимость - 3180 дол.

 Мачаме с 26 декабря

Программа

 

Марангу с 4 января

Программа

 

 

 

Эквадор. Новый год на Экваторе! Котопакси и другие вулканы. С 28 декабря. Гид Борис Егоров. Стоимость -  3090 дол.

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Аконкагуа. Классическая программа.

Гид Андрей Березин. 29 декабря - 15 января.

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Аконкагуа – Новый Год в Русском лагере в Аргентине!!! С гидом Александром Абрамовым. С 18 и 29 декабря. Стоимость - 5400 дол.

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 Охос дель Саладо. Высочайший вулкан мира. Чили. С 5 января. Гид Сергей Ларин.  Стоимость -  4920 дол.

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На Килиманджаро с Фёдором Конюховым! Познакомьтесь с уникальным человеком лично, в совместном путешествии!

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Хотите лично познакомиться с Фёдором Конюховым? Лучше всего это сделать в совместном путешествии. неужели это возможно? Да! В конце декабря Клуб 7 Вершин организует по просьбе Фёдора Филипповича программу восхождения на Килиманджаро. У Вас есть возможность присоединиться к большой и дружной компании, которая встретит Новый Год в сердце Африки...

 

Программа путешествия

  

Оскар Конюхов (сын и главный помощник Фёдора Филипповича Конюхова):

Новый год на вершине Килиманджаро! Начали подготовку к восхождению на Килиманджаро, высочайшую вершину Африки. Сроки: 28 декабря - 5 января 2020.  Организатор восхождения - Клуб 7 Вершин. В феврале 1997, в рамках реализации проекта «Семь Вершин», Федор Конюхов совершил свое первое восхождение на Килиманджаро и вот спустя 22 года он идёт на гору второй раз.

 

 

И мы хотим попробовать свои силы на высоте 5 895 метров.

 

Фёдор Конюхов и Клуб 7 Вершин уже не первый год связывают дружеские отношения. С нами он ходил на Эверест. Мы не раз уже были в гостях у великого путешественника. А сам Фёдор Филиппович и Оскар выступали на наших вечерах...

 

 

 

 

Реплика знаменитого яхтсмена Виктора Языкова: "Федор – личность уникальная, небеса ему прощали отсутствие профессионализма. Это можно объяснить только одним: он блаженный. Не надо его копировать".

 

 

Федору Конюхову  12 декабря исполняется 68 лет. Выдающийся путешественник вршел в историю как обладатель множества официальных и неофициальных рекордов. Он побывал и на Северном, и на Южном полюсе, стал первым россиянином, взошедшим на семь высочайших вершин мира, и первым человеком в мире, добравшимся на все пять полюсов планеты, включая Полюс относительной недоступности в Северном Ледовитом океане, Эверест и мыс Горн (полюс яхтсменов)! В его личном зачете – уникальные сухопутные и морские экспедиции и, конечно же, кругосветки! О самых ярких моментах биографии Федора Конюхова – в нашем обзоре.

Северный полюс

Федор Конюхов с детства грезил морем, мечтал о путешествиях и восторгался смелостью и бесстрашием исследователей-первооткрывателей, который отправлялись в опаснейшие экспедиции на парусных яхтах. Загоревшись мечтой повторить их путешествия, Федор Конюхов в 1977 году повторяет маршрут, пройденный некогда Витусом Берингом. На парусном судне позже он ходит и на Камчатку, и на Сахалин, и на Чукотку. Во время экспедиций Конюхов приобрел все навыки для выживания в ледовой пустыне: он знал, как построить временное жилище, бороться с экстремально низкими температурами, ездить в упряжке. Дважды Конюхов приезжал на Северный полюс в составе экспедиционных групп, а после решился на самостоятельный поход, который длился 72 дня и увенчался успехом. Самостоятельное покорение Северного полюса в 1990 году стало прецедентом в истории человечества.

Южный полюс

В Антарктиду Федор Конюхов отправился спустя 5 лет. Будучи уже опытным путешественником, он верно рассчитал силы, и добрался к заветной цели на 59-й день. Свои впечатления о покорении Южного полюса он воплотил в художественной книге об Антактиде. Кроме того, во время экспедиции он постоянно вел дневник, наблюдая за собственным состоянием в условиях низкого температурного режима и высокого давления. Одним из достижений Конюхова в этой экспедиции стало покорение массива Винсон, высочайшей точки Антарктиды (5140 м). Интересно, что до Федора Конюхова такой маршрут никто не преодолевал, считалось, что это практически невозможно физически. Однако поездка в Антарктиду оказалась настолько дорогой, что Конюхов решился на восхождение сразу после покорения Южного полюса. Экономия была оправдана: путешественник выиграл не только в материальном плане, но и хорошо перенес подъем, так как его тело уже было акклиматизировано. Правда, в этой экспедиции не обошлось без инцидента: из-за непогоды вертолет, прилетевший забирать Конюхова, трое суток не мог найти путешественника.

Семь вершин мира

Маршрут из семи высочайших вершин мира включает Эльбрус (Европа), Эверест (Азия), массив Винсон (Антарктида), Аконгкагуа (Южная Америка) и вулкан Килиманджаро (Африка), пик Косцюшко (Австралия) и Мак-Кинли (Северная Америка). Пять восхождений из этого списка были самостоятельными.

Кругосветные путешествия

Несмотря на все «горные» достижения, призвание Федора Конюхова – море. Всего он совершил более 40 морских экспедиций, и даже стал мировым рекордсменом, поскольку сумел пересечь Атлантический океан на весельной лодке за 46 суток!

Максимальное плавание Конюхова длилось 508 дней. Путешественник, рассказывая о водных маршрутах, подчеркивает, что океан – безлюден, и вера в то, что при первой же беде на помощь судно придут спасатели – ложна. На протяжении путешествий Конюхов встречал корабли считанные разы, а все остальное время помнил лишь то, что помощи ждать ему неоткуда.

Федор Конюхов пять раз проходил сложнейший мыс Горн

Отличился Конюхов и тем, что пять раз прошел мыс Горн. Считается, что самостоятельное прохождение этого мыса по нагрузке приравнивается к подъему на Эверест в условиях, когда альпинист лишен кислорода. Конюхов прошел Горн пять раз, и мы вряд ли когда-то узнаем, каких усилий ему это стоило.

Всего на яхте Конюхов прошел расстояние в 380 тысяч миль, что соответствует дистанции между Луной и Землей. Он заботится об экологии – путешествует на лыжах, упряжках, яхтах или лодках, а также на велосипеде или верхом на лошади или верблюде. Океаны, льды и горные массивы уже покорены Конюховым, его новое увлечение – пустыни. Уверены, что и на этом пути исследователя ждет еще много открытий!

Первое путешествие Федя Конюхов совершил в пятнадцать лет — пересек Азовское море на весельной лодке. В пятьдесят Федор Филиппович установил свой очередной мировой рекорд: преодолел Атлантический океан на гребном судне за 46 суток и 4 часа. Автономно. То есть — в одиночку. Из лодки его выносили на руках: мышцы ног атрофировались.

До и после — четыре официальные кругосветки (по подсчетам Конюхова — шесть). Три путешествия на Северный полюс. А также походы на полюс Южный, полюс относительной недоступности в Северном Ледовитом океане, Эверест и мыс Горн («полюс яхтсменов»). Приз ЮНЕСКО «За честную игру».

 

 

Из многочисленных интервью Федора Конюхова мы выбрали несколько моментов

Эверест.

Или взять наше восхождение на Эверест с Женей Виноградским в 1992-м. Поднялись на восемь тысяч метров – погода испортилась. Спустились обратно. Через неделю новый подъем. А за это время там все наши палатки ветром унесло. Ставить новые не было сил. Экспедиция оказалась на грани срыва. Но тут разглядели единственную палатку, которая чудом уцелела. Когда забрались в нее, поняли причину "чуда".

– И что за причина?

– Палатка принадлежала испанскому альпинисту. Он умер – и так прижал телом, что ветер сорвать ее не мог. В этой палатке провели восемь часов. Облокотились на труп – и вспоминали всю свою жизнь, гадали, удастся ли вернуться домой. Периодически толкали друг друга в бок: "Не спи!" Спать нельзя – велик риск не проснуться. При подъеме на Эверест считается, что погибает каждый третий. Говорю Жене: "Может, этот испанец и есть третий – который уже погиб за нас?" Наверное, так и было. Все прошло удачно. И 11 мая 1992 года в 13.15 мы стояли на вершине.

О богатстве

В домах на Рублевке нет счастья. И не может быть. Богатство – это скука. Я за этих людей молюсь. Как в Священном Писании сказано: "Молитесь за обижающих, проклинающих и ненавидящих вас". Меня не обижают и не проклинают. Так что за них тем более надо молиться.

 

 

Как отмечать День Рождения

Чтобы не отмечать день рождения в Москве (шумно, гамно — не дадут ничего сделать!), я уехал в Эфиопию. В экспедицию. Мы, я и мой друг Семен Деяк, альпинист из Красноярска, решили подняться на девять высочайших вершин Эфиопии. Так что отмечал я в горах. Правда, когда вернулся домой — сразу началось застолье. Все меня ждали. И думаю вот теперь: зачем уезжал?.. Правда, уже на следующий день мы отправились на Урал, на озеро Тургояк, освящать строительство часовни. Там летом пройдет парусная регата на Кубок Федора Конюхова. Дарим уральцам тридцать яхт, маленьких таких — «Оптимист», всего пять тысяч рублей. Чтобы дети на Урале тоже занимались парусным спортом.

 

О пенсии и работе

– Вы теперь — официальный пенсионер?

– Точно. В метро буду бесплатно проходить!.. Но это ж надо какие-то документы собирать, я даже не знаю... У меня как всегда — времени нет. Я же много где работаю: тринадцать лет в Современной Гуманитарной Академии, возглавляю Лабораторию дистанционного образования в экстремальных условиях. А потом еще в Морской Академии я декан факультета. Член Союза художников, член Союза писателей, мастер спорта. И надо откуда-то брать эти справки — я не знаю совсем. Но со временем соберу, соберу. Кого-то попрошу собрать.

 

 

 

Я люблю людей. Вот одна из заповедей Христа: возлюби ближнего своего как самого себя. Чтоб я с кем-то конфликтовал — такого нету (некоторые, правда, говорят, это потому, что я один). Ругаться не с кем, нечего делить. Знаете, когда я в Москве Вот захожу в метро (люблю ездить в метро), а там Народ. Лица. Люблю на лица смотреть. В метро, там простые люди едут. А то придешь иной раз к начальникам — а там лиц-то нету!..

 

Я человек простой, реальный. С детства знал, кем хочу быть, с восьми лет. Знал, что пойду к Северному полюсу. У меня дед служил с Седовым, и дед мне говорил: ты должен дойти до Северного полюса. Седов не дошел, а ты должен. Я учился в школе и знал, что мне нужна математика (потому что тогда же не было GPS). Одесское мореходное училище, на штурмана. Ленинградское полярное училище, на механика. В конце 60-х — семинария. Духовную академию я не заканчивал (это высшее образование) — у меня семинария (это как техникум). Тогда я думал, что в 50 лет стану священником, ну, когда уже буду старым. Так все и вышло, только со временем ошибся — в 58 стал священником. В Москве построил храм Николая Чудотворца, молюсь за путешествующих. Уходят мои друзья в горы, в океан — и знают, что отец Федор за них молится.

 

О деньгах. Я никогда не брал федеральных. Знаете, почему? Федеральные деньги очень маленькие. И чтоб их взять — знаете, сколько надо потратить времени? Сколько нужно ждать, сколько документов оформить, бюджет закладывать… Сейчас вот Географическое общество возобновило работу; я тут услышал, что они дают гранты — миллион, два миллиона. Мне говорят: Федя, подай ты заявку! А я думаю: зачем? Пусть эти гранты будут молодым.

Для меня сейчас деньги совсем не проблема. Проблема — во времени. Сжалось время. Экспедиции одна за одной — а хочется рисовать, я же художник. Или вот я писал диссертацию о Миклухо-Маклае. Это все интересно, но на все это время надо. И потом… Я когда на яхте — точно знаю, что делать. Или вот весной шел по Африке, 1 200 километров на верблюдах. Самая жаркая пустыня, плюс 58. Я шел вдоль Сомали, шестнадцать человек и один я, белый. У нас оружие было, автоматы (там племена бандитские — но ко мне они нормально относились). Я знаю, как верблюдов запрягать-распрягать, как их кормить, как с аборигенами договариваться. Как кушать готовить, как не болеть. Там я — на своем месте.

 

 


          

Присоединяйтесь к нашим группам на Килиманджаро!  Новые фотографии. Благоприятный летний сезон здесь продлится до апреля

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А пока  публикуем вторую часть  фото отчета Анастасии Панфиловой "Лица Килиманджаро", успешно  поднявшейся на высочайшую гору Африки в феврале этого года.

 

 

Следующие группы Клуба 7 Вершин с нашими супер-гидами будут восходить на Килиманджаро в новогодние каникулы. Пока еще есть места!

 Напоминаем, что еще есть возможность присоединиться к одной из наших новогодних групп на Килиманджаро, в которой Вашим партнером будет великий путешественник и замечательный человек Фёдор Конюхов! Программа

 

 

Фотогалерея Анастасии Панфиловой.  Источник

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Новогодние предложения Клуба 7 Вершин. Есть что выбрать!

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Клуб 7 Вершин рекомендует путешествия с нашими Супер-гидами:

 

 Треккинговый маршрут Номер Один – поход «Базовый лагерь Эвереста. Гид Сергей Автомонов. Стоимость - 1410 дол.

Программа

 

Новый год в Марокко. Восхождение на Тубкаль.С 29 декабря. Гид Максим Шакиров. Стоимость - 1560 евро.

Программа

  

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Новогодние каникулы в Африке. Килиманджаро. Гид Дмитрий Ермаков. Стоимость - 3180 дол.

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Эквадор. Новый год на Экваторе! Котопакси и другие вулканы. С 28 декабря. Гид Борис Егоров. Стоимость -  3090 дол.

 

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Аконкагуа – Новый Год в Русском лагере в Аргентине!!! С гидом Александром Абрамовым. С 18 и 29 декабря. Стоимость - 5400 дол.

 

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 Охос дель Саладо. Высочайший вулкан мира. Чили. С 5 января. Гид Сергей Ларин.  Стоимость -  4920 дол.

 

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Jumia is slowly exiting some of it’s African markets

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Tanzania: Go for Top Kilimanjaro Marathon Prizes, Tanzanians Urged

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AD329: Tanzania Revenue Authority earns good marks but still earning citizens’ trust

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Обновлённые новогодние предложения Клуба 7 Вершин. Программы с нашими супер-гидами

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Сделайте себе настоящий подарок, память о котором останется на всю жизнь! Ведь это научно доказано, что путешествия, особенно окрашенные яркими эмоциями – это самое запоминающееся в жизни!  У Клуба 7 Вершин  есть, что Вам предложить!

 

 

 

 

Клуб 7 Вершин рекомендует путешествия с нашими Супер-гидами:

 

Блиц. Новый год в Крыму! Праздничное восхождение на вершину Ай-Петри!

Стоимость - 30 000 рублей.

Программа

 

 Треккинговый маршрут Номер Один – поход «Базовый лагерь Эвереста. 

Гид Сергей Автомонов. Стоимость - 1410 дол.

Программа

 

Новый год в Марокко. Восхождение на Тубкаль.

С 29 декабря. Гид Максим Шакиров. Стоимость - 1560 евро.

Программа

  

Новый Год в Мексике. Восхождение на Орисабу! 

С 28 декабря. Стоимость - 2820 дол.

Программа

  

Новый Год в экспедиции с Фёдором Конюховым. Килиманджаро. Марангу с 28 декабря. Стоимость - 3500 дол.

Программа

 

Новогодние каникулы в Африке. Килиманджаро. 

Гид Дмитрий Ермаков. Стоимость - 3180 дол.

 Мачаме с 26 декабря

Программа

 

Марангу с 4 января

Программа

 

 

 

Эквадор. Новый год на Экваторе! Котопакси и другие вулканы. С 28 декабря. Гид Борис Егоров. Стоимость -  3090 дол.

 Программа

 

Аконкагуа. Классическая программа.

Гид Андрей Березин. 29 декабря - 15 января.

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На Килиманджаро с Фёдором Конюховым! Познакомьтесь с уникальным человеком лично, в совместном путешествии!

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Хотите лично познакомиться с Фёдором Конюховым? Лучше всего это сделать в совместном путешествии. неужели это возможно? Да! В конце декабря Клуб 7 Вершин организует по просьбе Фёдора Филипповича программу восхождения на Килиманджаро. У Вас есть возможность присоединиться к большой и дружной компании, которая встретит Новый Год в сердце Африки...

 

Программа путешествия

  

Оскар Конюхов (сын и главный помощник Фёдора Филипповича Конюхова):

Новый год на вершине Килиманджаро! Начали подготовку к восхождению на Килиманджаро, высочайшую вершину Африки. Сроки: 28 декабря - 5 января 2020.  Организатор восхождения - Клуб 7 Вершин. В феврале 1997, в рамках реализации проекта «Семь Вершин», Федор Конюхов совершил свое первое восхождение на Килиманджаро и вот спустя 22 года он идёт на гору второй раз.

 

 

И мы хотим попробовать свои силы на высоте 5 895 метров.

 

Фёдор Конюхов и Клуб 7 Вершин уже не первый год связывают дружеские отношения. С нами он ходил на Эверест. Мы не раз уже были в гостях у великого путешественника. А сам Фёдор Филиппович и Оскар выступали на наших вечерах...

 

 

 

 

Реплика знаменитого яхтсмена Виктора Языкова: "Федор – личность уникальная, небеса ему прощали отсутствие профессионализма. Это можно объяснить только одним: он блаженный. Не надо его копировать".

 

 

Федору Конюхову  12 декабря исполняется 68 лет. Выдающийся путешественник вршел в историю как обладатель множества официальных и неофициальных рекордов. Он побывал и на Северном, и на Южном полюсе, стал первым россиянином, взошедшим на семь высочайших вершин мира, и первым человеком в мире, добравшимся на все пять полюсов планеты, включая Полюс относительной недоступности в Северном Ледовитом океане, Эверест и мыс Горн (полюс яхтсменов)! В его личном зачете – уникальные сухопутные и морские экспедиции и, конечно же, кругосветки! О самых ярких моментах биографии Федора Конюхова – в нашем обзоре.

Северный полюс

Федор Конюхов с детства грезил морем, мечтал о путешествиях и восторгался смелостью и бесстрашием исследователей-первооткрывателей, который отправлялись в опаснейшие экспедиции на парусных яхтах. Загоревшись мечтой повторить их путешествия, Федор Конюхов в 1977 году повторяет маршрут, пройденный некогда Витусом Берингом. На парусном судне позже он ходит и на Камчатку, и на Сахалин, и на Чукотку. Во время экспедиций Конюхов приобрел все навыки для выживания в ледовой пустыне: он знал, как построить временное жилище, бороться с экстремально низкими температурами, ездить в упряжке. Дважды Конюхов приезжал на Северный полюс в составе экспедиционных групп, а после решился на самостоятельный поход, который длился 72 дня и увенчался успехом. Самостоятельное покорение Северного полюса в 1990 году стало прецедентом в истории человечества.

Южный полюс

В Антарктиду Федор Конюхов отправился спустя 5 лет. Будучи уже опытным путешественником, он верно рассчитал силы, и добрался к заветной цели на 59-й день. Свои впечатления о покорении Южного полюса он воплотил в художественной книге об Антактиде. Кроме того, во время экспедиции он постоянно вел дневник, наблюдая за собственным состоянием в условиях низкого температурного режима и высокого давления. Одним из достижений Конюхова в этой экспедиции стало покорение массива Винсон, высочайшей точки Антарктиды (5140 м). Интересно, что до Федора Конюхова такой маршрут никто не преодолевал, считалось, что это практически невозможно физически. Однако поездка в Антарктиду оказалась настолько дорогой, что Конюхов решился на восхождение сразу после покорения Южного полюса. Экономия была оправдана: путешественник выиграл не только в материальном плане, но и хорошо перенес подъем, так как его тело уже было акклиматизировано. Правда, в этой экспедиции не обошлось без инцидента: из-за непогоды вертолет, прилетевший забирать Конюхова, трое суток не мог найти путешественника.

Семь вершин мира

Маршрут из семи высочайших вершин мира включает Эльбрус (Европа), Эверест (Азия), массив Винсон (Антарктида), Аконгкагуа (Южная Америка) и вулкан Килиманджаро (Африка), пик Косцюшко (Австралия) и Мак-Кинли (Северная Америка). Пять восхождений из этого списка были самостоятельными.

Кругосветные путешествия

Несмотря на все «горные» достижения, призвание Федора Конюхова – море. Всего он совершил более 40 морских экспедиций, и даже стал мировым рекордсменом, поскольку сумел пересечь Атлантический океан на весельной лодке за 46 суток!

Максимальное плавание Конюхова длилось 508 дней. Путешественник, рассказывая о водных маршрутах, подчеркивает, что океан – безлюден, и вера в то, что при первой же беде на помощь судно придут спасатели – ложна. На протяжении путешествий Конюхов встречал корабли считанные разы, а все остальное время помнил лишь то, что помощи ждать ему неоткуда.

Федор Конюхов пять раз проходил сложнейший мыс Горн

Отличился Конюхов и тем, что пять раз прошел мыс Горн. Считается, что самостоятельное прохождение этого мыса по нагрузке приравнивается к подъему на Эверест в условиях, когда альпинист лишен кислорода. Конюхов прошел Горн пять раз, и мы вряд ли когда-то узнаем, каких усилий ему это стоило.

Всего на яхте Конюхов прошел расстояние в 380 тысяч миль, что соответствует дистанции между Луной и Землей. Он заботится об экологии – путешествует на лыжах, упряжках, яхтах или лодках, а также на велосипеде или верхом на лошади или верблюде. Океаны, льды и горные массивы уже покорены Конюховым, его новое увлечение – пустыни. Уверены, что и на этом пути исследователя ждет еще много открытий!

Первое путешествие Федя Конюхов совершил в пятнадцать лет — пересек Азовское море на весельной лодке. В пятьдесят Федор Филиппович установил свой очередной мировой рекорд: преодолел Атлантический океан на гребном судне за 46 суток и 4 часа. Автономно. То есть — в одиночку. Из лодки его выносили на руках: мышцы ног атрофировались.

До и после — четыре официальные кругосветки (по подсчетам Конюхова — шесть). Три путешествия на Северный полюс. А также походы на полюс Южный, полюс относительной недоступности в Северном Ледовитом океане, Эверест и мыс Горн («полюс яхтсменов»). Приз ЮНЕСКО «За честную игру».

 

 

Из многочисленных интервью Федора Конюхова мы выбрали несколько моментов

Эверест.

Или взять наше восхождение на Эверест с Женей Виноградским в 1992-м. Поднялись на восемь тысяч метров – погода испортилась. Спустились обратно. Через неделю новый подъем. А за это время там все наши палатки ветром унесло. Ставить новые не было сил. Экспедиция оказалась на грани срыва. Но тут разглядели единственную палатку, которая чудом уцелела. Когда забрались в нее, поняли причину "чуда".

– И что за причина?

– Палатка принадлежала испанскому альпинисту. Он умер – и так прижал телом, что ветер сорвать ее не мог. В этой палатке провели восемь часов. Облокотились на труп – и вспоминали всю свою жизнь, гадали, удастся ли вернуться домой. Периодически толкали друг друга в бок: "Не спи!" Спать нельзя – велик риск не проснуться. При подъеме на Эверест считается, что погибает каждый третий. Говорю Жене: "Может, этот испанец и есть третий – который уже погиб за нас?" Наверное, так и было. Все прошло удачно. И 11 мая 1992 года в 13.15 мы стояли на вершине.

О богатстве

В домах на Рублевке нет счастья. И не может быть. Богатство – это скука. Я за этих людей молюсь. Как в Священном Писании сказано: "Молитесь за обижающих, проклинающих и ненавидящих вас". Меня не обижают и не проклинают. Так что за них тем более надо молиться.

 

 

Как отмечать День Рождения

Чтобы не отмечать день рождения в Москве (шумно, гамно — не дадут ничего сделать!), я уехал в Эфиопию. В экспедицию. Мы, я и мой друг Семен Деяк, альпинист из Красноярска, решили подняться на девять высочайших вершин Эфиопии. Так что отмечал я в горах. Правда, когда вернулся домой — сразу началось застолье. Все меня ждали. И думаю вот теперь: зачем уезжал?.. Правда, уже на следующий день мы отправились на Урал, на озеро Тургояк, освящать строительство часовни. Там летом пройдет парусная регата на Кубок Федора Конюхова. Дарим уральцам тридцать яхт, маленьких таких — «Оптимист», всего пять тысяч рублей. Чтобы дети на Урале тоже занимались парусным спортом.

 

О пенсии и работе

– Вы теперь — официальный пенсионер?

– Точно. В метро буду бесплатно проходить!.. Но это ж надо какие-то документы собирать, я даже не знаю... У меня как всегда — времени нет. Я же много где работаю: тринадцать лет в Современной Гуманитарной Академии, возглавляю Лабораторию дистанционного образования в экстремальных условиях. А потом еще в Морской Академии я декан факультета. Член Союза художников, член Союза писателей, мастер спорта. И надо откуда-то брать эти справки — я не знаю совсем. Но со временем соберу, соберу. Кого-то попрошу собрать.

 

 

 

Я люблю людей. Вот одна из заповедей Христа: возлюби ближнего своего как самого себя. Чтоб я с кем-то конфликтовал — такого нету (некоторые, правда, говорят, это потому, что я один). Ругаться не с кем, нечего делить. Знаете, когда я в Москве Вот захожу в метро (люблю ездить в метро), а там Народ. Лица. Люблю на лица смотреть. В метро, там простые люди едут. А то придешь иной раз к начальникам — а там лиц-то нету!..

 

Я человек простой, реальный. С детства знал, кем хочу быть, с восьми лет. Знал, что пойду к Северному полюсу. У меня дед служил с Седовым, и дед мне говорил: ты должен дойти до Северного полюса. Седов не дошел, а ты должен. Я учился в школе и знал, что мне нужна математика (потому что тогда же не было GPS). Одесское мореходное училище, на штурмана. Ленинградское полярное училище, на механика. В конце 60-х — семинария. Духовную академию я не заканчивал (это высшее образование) — у меня семинария (это как техникум). Тогда я думал, что в 50 лет стану священником, ну, когда уже буду старым. Так все и вышло, только со временем ошибся — в 58 стал священником. В Москве построил храм Николая Чудотворца, молюсь за путешествующих. Уходят мои друзья в горы, в океан — и знают, что отец Федор за них молится.

 

О деньгах. Я никогда не брал федеральных. Знаете, почему? Федеральные деньги очень маленькие. И чтоб их взять — знаете, сколько надо потратить времени? Сколько нужно ждать, сколько документов оформить, бюджет закладывать… Сейчас вот Географическое общество возобновило работу; я тут услышал, что они дают гранты — миллион, два миллиона. Мне говорят: Федя, подай ты заявку! А я думаю: зачем? Пусть эти гранты будут молодым.

Для меня сейчас деньги совсем не проблема. Проблема — во времени. Сжалось время. Экспедиции одна за одной — а хочется рисовать, я же художник. Или вот я писал диссертацию о Миклухо-Маклае. Это все интересно, но на все это время надо. И потом… Я когда на яхте — точно знаю, что делать. Или вот весной шел по Африке, 1 200 километров на верблюдах. Самая жаркая пустыня, плюс 58. Я шел вдоль Сомали, шестнадцать человек и один я, белый. У нас оружие было, автоматы (там племена бандитские — но ко мне они нормально относились). Я знаю, как верблюдов запрягать-распрягать, как их кормить, как с аборигенами договариваться. Как кушать готовить, как не болеть. Там я — на своем месте.

 

 


          

Присоединяйтесь к нашим группам на Килиманджаро!  Новые фотографии. Благоприятный летний сезон здесь продлится до апреля

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На днях началась программа восхождения на Килиманджаро для Алексея Журавлева (Проект Горняшка, восхождения с местными гидами). Мы будем ждать от него  новостей.

А пока  публикуем вторую часть  фото отчета Анастасии Панфиловой "Лица Килиманджаро", успешно  поднявшейся на высочайшую гору Африки в феврале этого года.

 

 

Следующие группы Клуба 7 Вершин с нашими супер-гидами будут восходить на Килиманджаро в новогодние каникулы. Пока еще есть места!

 Напоминаем, что еще есть возможность присоединиться к одной из наших новогодних групп на Килиманджаро, в которой Вашим партнером будет великий путешественник и замечательный человек Фёдор Конюхов! Программа

 

 

Фотогалерея Анастасии Панфиловой.  Источник

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Новогодние предложения Клуба 7 Вершин. Есть что выбрать!

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Ознакомьтесь с нашими новогодними предложениями!  Времени на сборы остается всё меньше.  Менеджеры Клуба 7 Вершин ждут Вас! Звоните, пишите, приходите!

Сделайте себе настоящий подарок, память о котором останется на всю жизнь! Ведь это научно доказано, что путешествия, особенно окрашенные яркими эмоциями – это самое запоминающееся в жизни!  У Клуба 7 Вершин  есть, что Вам предложить!

 

 

 

 

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 Охос дель Саладо. Высочайший вулкан мира. Чили. С 5 января. Гид Сергей Ларин.  Стоимость -  4920 дол.

 

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Project Misungwi:Kansarme boeren helpen in Tanzania

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Samen met twee mede studenten van de TU Delft loopt Rooderick Ciggaar, geboren en getogen in Voorhout, momenteel stage bij de non-profit organisatie YEP Tanzania. Gedurende deze Internationale stage van drie maanden lang is het doel om jonge kansarme ondernemers in Misungwi, Tanzania te coachen en helpen bij het starten van hun eigen agrarisch bedrijfje.
          

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Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs Miltiadis Varvitsiotis to participate in a SEV business mission to Zambia and Tanzania (1-6 December 2019)

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Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs Miltiadis Varvitsiotis will travel to Zambia and Tanzania from Sunday, 1 December, to Friday, 6 December 2019, heading a business mission organized by the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV).In Zambia (1-3 December 2019) he will meet with Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Malanji, participate in a business forum between the two countries, and meet with members of the Greek community in Lusaka.He will then travel to Tanzania, where he will participate in a corresponding business forum in the country’s capital, Dar es Salaam. During his stay in Tanzania, he is to meet with members of the Greek community.
          

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II missionari della Consolata gestiscono quattro grandi ospedali in altrettanti Paesi africani: Consolata Hospital Ikonda – Tanzania Hôpital Notre Dame de la Consolata Neisu – RD Congo Wamba Catholic Hospital – Kenya Gambo General Rural Hospital – Etiopia I nostri quattro grandi ospedali sono impegnati da decenni, di concerto con i sistemi sanitari nazionali, a garantire l’accesso […]
          

Tanzanian Gold Corporation Plans To Start Mining At Buckreef Property; Continues Focus On The Development Of The Buckreef Shear Zone; Announces 2019 Year End Results

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Mueller, Barr, Giuliani, Comey and Kallstrom Once Fought Terror Together—Now Trump Has Them Fight Each Other

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Mueller, Barr, Giuliani, Comey and Kallstrom Once Fought Terror Together—Now Trump Has Them Fight Each OtherPhoto Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast/GettyThe constellation of federal investigators, attorneys, prosecutors and judges orbiting Donald Trump in the last three years have a unique, shared history.Relatively unknown to the American public is the fact that before many of them became household names, cast as either the heroes or villains of the Trump saga (depending on where you stand on Trump), they were colleagues in the trenches of some of America’s biggest terrorism cases. They crossed paths numerous times in courtrooms and at crime scenes, often united by a single case.  From my perch working for the House Intelligence Committee, at the FBI as a congressional liaison, and then on the 9/11 Joint Inquiry, I observed what in many respects were their finest achievements, how those played out politically, how they fought their turf battles at home and with foreign governments, how they learned to communicate with the American public after each tragedy—and ultimately, fundamentally how they changed America’s approach to national security.  If Trump’s Rage Brings ‘Civil War,’ Where Will the Military Stand?In the 1990s, as hundreds of Americans were being slaughtered in acts of terrorism from Oklahoma City to Kenya to lower Manhattan—and while Donald Trump was hosting teenage beauty pageants—these men helped capture, extradite, prosecute, and put away for life some of the worst mass murderers of American citizens in our nation’s history. But now they have become caricatures and cable news fodder—and their reputations are part of the professional carnage that comes to almost everyone who is part of the Donald Trump story. They are known to the American public primarily for the things they have said, for one reason or the other, about Trump—and even more to the point, for what he has said about them.Rudy Giuliani, James Comey, Robert Mueller, William Barr, James Kallstrom, and Louis Freeh have all taken divergent paths over the past few years. But in the more than two decades that preceded Trump’s descent down the golden escalator on election night 2016, their résumés overlapped as they worked to find the perpetrators and bring them to justice in such cases as Pan Am 103, a 747 blown up over Lockerbie, Scotland; the devastated Federal Building in Oklahoma City; the Khobar Towers full of American personnel, blown up in Saudi Arabia; the Atlanta Olympics bombing; the devastated American embassies in Tanzania and Kenya; the attack on the USS Cole at anchor in Yemen; then, of course 9/11. And it’s a sad fact that the work they did during their impressive law enforcement careers got lost in the noise created by Trump’s presidency.Most interesting of all, however, is the fact that for most of these men, what they thought of Trump in 2016 had a lot to do with their opinion of the occupants of the White House—Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton—during those years their lives had intersected. Those opinions proved to be enduring and consequential. * * *THE DIRECTOR* * *In September 1993, Federal Judge Louis J. Freeh walked out of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and into FBI Headquarters as its new Director. Both his youth, 43 years of age, and his background as a former FBI agent, made him an inspired choice to lead the Bureau when nominated by the new American President, Bill Clinton. Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast/Cynthia Johnson/The LIFE Images Collection viaGettyFreeh’s predecessor, William Sessions, had not completed his 10-year term as director before a report alleging ethical improprieties was released by President George H. W. Bush’s Attorney General William Barr (yes, the same William Barr who is today Trump’s Attorney General).Sessions refused to exit his position voluntarily, so it was left to Clinton’s new attorney general, Janet Reno, to fire him. Clinton may wish he had held on to Sessions. The new president and the new FBI Director would soon be at loggerheads. Although there was still a sense of excitement in Washington over the generational shift that the 1992 election represented, the fact was the Clinton administration began as an unmitigated disaster. It seemed undisciplined and chaotic to Freeh, and its early days were consumed with FBI investigations into Filegate, Travelgate, Whitewater, Paula Jones and Jennifer Flowers, and even an investigation into China’s attempts to meddle in the 1992 elections. And, most mysteriously, there was the investigation into the shocking suicide of Bill and Hillary’s long-time friend from Arkansas, Deputy White House Counsel Vince Foster. FBI agents walked around the halls dispirited, talking about their affection for George H.W. Bush and their disdain for the dirty campaign they felt the Clintons had waged against him. While Clinton came off cool (playing sax on The Arsenio Hall Show, for example), “The Wimp Factor” tagline stuck to George H.W. Bush—a man who had flown 50 combat missions during World War II, had been one of the Navy’s youngest aviators and was a recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross.  Freeh, who had been appointed a federal judge by the senior Bush, had a deep affection for him. He accepted the job as FBI Director even though he believed not only that the wrong man had won the presidency, but was firmly convinced that the winner, Clinton, was dirty. In those years, the FBI’s antipathy towards the Clintons flowed from the top down—and would become ingrained in its organizational culture. For his part, had Clinton wanted an FBI Director who would do his bidding and sweep his scandals under the rug (which the current president seems to believe is part of the job description), he knew damn well it wouldn’t be Freeh. Yet, he courted Freeh. Freeh, considered tough and clean as a hound’s tooth, would give the new Clinton Administration a patina of ethical validity it desperately needed. But Freeh’s FBI was immediately immersed in investigating Clinton’s skeletons. Freeh gave back his White House pass that had allowed him unlimited, unrecorded, access to the White House believing it would pose a conflict of interest while the Clintons were under investigation. Clinton, now realizing Freeh would be breathing down his neck, was not happy with this slap in the face. But during his entire administration, and with the endless ethical clouds that hung over him, Clinton did not dare fire Freeh.Freeh and Clinton would not speak for four years, until the bombing of the USS Cole.* * *THE HILL* * *Freeh was an instant darling with Members of Congress, and was accorded great deference and latitude. He would need it. The FBI Freeh walked into had a plethora of problems and investigations of its own to contend with. His earnest demeanor served him well—and he was complemented by his equally earnest Congressional liaison chief, John Collingwood, who was spectacularly effective at putting out the FBI’s fires. Without a drop of arrogance and possessing a deep belief in the mission of the Bureau, Collingwood was also a master at turning every FBI screw-up into an opportunity—for more resources or more law enforcement authorities. He was perhaps the greatest asset the Bureau had when facing its many challenges with Congress. When I worked in his office, I learned from Collingwood a simple formula for dealing with the Hill that most federal agencies refused to learn: Congress can be your best friend if you don’t treat its members and staff like the enemy. Give them (most of) what they ask for, be personable and on a first-name basis with staffers, and give them a heads-up to important stories before they hit the media—even if its means calling them at home at 2 a.m. (which we often did). If trust is built, Congressional staffers will, in turn, give you a heads up to potential problematic or embarrassing issues that could otherwise blindside the Director at an oversight hearing. (The first rule of any good staff work, anywhere: never, ever allow your boss to be surprised by bad news.)Collingwood could wrap his arm around the shoulder of Senator Robert Byrd (the most powerful man in Congress at the time), and Byrd would feel the entire goodwill of the FBI in that gesture—especially after Byrd made it possible for the FBI to move its badly outdated Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) to Clarksburg, West Virginia, Byrd’s home state. The CJIS is the largest division of the FBI responsible for, among other things, its automated fingerprint identification lab and national instant criminal background check system. Byrd was known as “the king of pork” for his ability to shovel millions of dollars to West Virginia. The FBI was smart enough to seize on the opportunity Byrd was offering, thus giving him a stake in the sustainability of the FBI, as well as much needed jobs for West Virginians.And the FBI’s sustainability was not a given. Freeh took charge of an FBI still reeling from its role in the carnage that occurred at Ruby Ridge, Idaho, and Waco, Texas. Both locations had been the site of standoffs between citizens and federal agents, and Waco and Ruby Ridge had become rallying cries for anti-government militias. The overly aggressive actions of federal agents had left 83 Americans dead. The country’s faith in federal law enforcement was at an all-time low. Armed, anti-government militia groups were sprouting up across the nation. At the same time, far removed from Ruby Ridge and Waco, in lower Manhattan an even more insidious threat was about to make itself known. On Feb. 26, 1993, a rental truck carrying 1,400 pounds of ammonium nitrate exploded under the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Six people were killed in an attack right in the heart of America’s financial center.The Soviet invasion of Afghanistan had energized the jihadist movement around the world. After the Soviets pulled out of Afghanistan, mujahideen veterans and fellow-travelers seemed to replace their anti-Soviet fervor with an extreme anti-American ideology. Many began congregating in Islamic centers and mosques across the U.S., including New York and New Jersey. Although American military assistance had helped turn the tide for the mujahideen in their war against the Soviets, they now turned their sights toward the U.S. This was known as “blowback.” But blowback would not be coming just from Afghanistan’s jihadists. It was also developing in America’s heartland.* * *OKLAHOMA CITY* * *The security guard sitting outside the offices of the House Intelligence Committee stopped me and pointed to the television on his desk. On the screen was a horrific scene coming out of Oklahoma City. A building was sheared in half. Under tons of rubble lay an unknown number of bodies. A moon-like crater was obvious in the street where a Ryder rental truck had detonated 4,000 pounds of ammonium nitrate—a much bigger and more powerful bomb than the one used in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.  Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast/Ralf-Finn Hestoft/CORBIS viaGettyWhen Timothy McVeigh was apprehended, the motive for the carnage became clear. The date of the slaughter was April 19, 1995, exactly two years after the federal standoff at David Koresh’s compound in Waco, Texas. This was McVeigh’s revenge—blowing up the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, killing 168 people, including 19 children.The scale of the Oklahoma City attack, the very audacity of it, the very cruelty of it, committed by an American against other Americans, seemed like evil incarnate. Here was an “all-American white boy,” as people said, brutally killing fellow innocent Americans and children right in America’s heartland because of his hatred for federal agencies. If this level of anger existed out there in the country, how and where else might it express itself? Federal law enforcement and the media became obsessed and slightly hysterical over the idea of anti-government militias, even though McVeigh had no formal ties to any of them. Ultimately, however, McVeigh’s actions had an effect opposite to the one he intended. Instead of adding fuel to the anti-government movement, militia members resented the fact that the Feds would now be breathing down their necks. And they certainly were disgusted by the killing of so many innocent children. Some militia members began cooperating with the Feds, alerting them to possible violent extremists in their midsts. The FBI created a Domestic Terrorism Planning Section which found itself handling mostly threats against abortion clinics and crimes committed by radical animal rights groups, like the Animal Liberation Front (ALF). Without reasonable cause, there was little the FBI could do to surveil American citizens traipsing through the woods with legally owned firearms playing weekend warrior. They couldn’t be arrested simply for their views. But after Oklahoma City, the FBI drafted a wish list of expanded authorities to monitor potential terrorists domestically. A coalition of left and right civil libertarians on the Hill thwarted attempts to pass these measures. (Some of the expanded authorities gained new life after 9/11 when they became part of The Patriot Act.)Trump Is First to Use PATRIOT Act to Detain a Man Forever* * *THE SAUDI MIRROR* * *One again the terror spotlight was about to shift. On June 26, 1996, just weeks after the FBI had successfully concluded an 81-day standoff with the anti-government Freeman group in Montana, a truck bomb exploded in a housing complex in Khobar, Saudi Arabia, killing 19 Air Force personnel who were there to enforce the no-fly zone imposed on the regime of Saddam Hussein in Iraq. Hezbollah in the Hijaz (or “Saudi Hezbollah”) took credit for the attack. Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast/GettyThe Saudis knew more than they let on to the FBI about this group, but getting information from the Saudis involved a very delicate diplomatic dance—something FBI agents abhor. The deference paid to the Saudis after Khobar would never be accorded to another country within whose borders American servicemen had been killed. Less than a year before the Khobar bombing, another bomb had exploded in Riyadh, killing five U.S. Defense Department contractors. But before the FBI could interrogate the suspects, the Saudis extracted confessions from them and had them beheaded. Now 19 American airmen had been killed in Saudi Arabia, and the United States was once again saying “pretty please” to Saudi royals to get them to share information. It’s hard to determine whether it was Freeh’s strained relationship with the Clinton administration, or the Clinton administration’s hope for a rapprochement with Iran that led to other roadblocks in the Khobar investigation. Iran was clearly behind Saudi Hezbollah, but it was the Saudis, and the Saudis alone, who held the key to the investigation. With the information they possessed on the attack the year before, Khobar might have been prevented.  To shake information loose from the Saudis, and with less than enthusiastic support from the Clinton Administration, Freeh turned again to his friend, former President George H.W. Bush, who had liberated Kuwait from Saddam’s occupation and guaranteed the security of Saudi Arabia four years earlier. Freeh also weighed in with his own pal, the flamboyant Saudi ambassador to the United States, Prince Bandar bin Sultan.  As Lawrence Wright reported in his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Looming Tower, John O’Neill, the chief of the FBI’s Counterterrorism Section, had angered Freeh (who valued his relationship with Bush, Prince Bandar, and his ability to gain access to Saudi Arabia without help from the Clinton White House) by telling him on a flight home from the Kingdom, “Boss, they’re blowing smoke up your ass.” The FBI did finally get access of sorts to the Khobar detainees held by the Saudis—but only by watching behind a two-way mirror as members of the Mabahith, the Saudi secret police, asked the questions. * * *PRECEDENTS* * *To understand how the Bureau developed its response to terrorist attacks you’d have to go back to the 1988 bombing of Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, which killed 270 people. Pan Am 103 was the first major terrorist attack against American civilians. A Hezbollah bombing of the US Marine Barracks in Beirut, Lebanon three years earlier had killed 220 Marines and 21 civilians. But Pan Am 103 was a watershed: 190 passengers had been American citizens on their way home for the Christmas holidays; 43 were British, and at least 19 other nationalities were represented among the lost. Among those killed were 35 students from Syracuse University returning to the U.S. after a semester studying in London. The U.N. Commissioner for Namibia, the CEO for Volkswagen America, the CIA’s Beirut Deputy Station Chief and a group of other U.S. Intelligence specialists were on that flight, raising suspicion that it might have been specially targeted. Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast/Bryn Colton/GettyLegislation was passed giving the FBI extraterritorial jurisdiction over investigations wherever Americans were killed, and the Pan Am 103 investigation would be handled by the Justice Department’s Criminal Division—headed by one Robert S. Mueller—a recent Bush 41 appointee. Mueller had been overseeing the prosecution of Manuel Noriega and mob boss John Gotti, but Pan Am 103 had the greatest emotional impact on him. As recently as 2018, Mueller met once again with family members of that ill-fated flight, including the now-adult children of victims, telling them, “There are those who say that time heals all wounds. But you know that not to be true. At its best, time may dull the deepest wounds; it cannot make them disappear.”  Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast/Ron Sachs/Consolidated News Pictures/GettyOn Nov. 19, 1991, Acting Attorney General William Barr (yes, the same William Barr who is attorney general today), announced the indictments of two Libyan intelligence operatives for placing the bomb that destroyed Pan Am 103. A trial would not begin until 2000. In 2003, Libya would pay $2.7 billion in compensation to the families of the victims. The man found guilty, Abdelbasit Ali Mohmed al Megrahi, would ultimately die at home in Tripoli in 2017.But in 1988, never having dealt with a terrorist attack on the scale of Pan Am 103, the Bureau received very poor marks for its outreach to the grieving families. So when the Khobar Towers bombings occurred, Freeh would go out of his way to promise justice to the victims’ families—a justice that would, however, have to be finessed to suit Saudi sensibilities.In his 2005 memoir, My FBI, Freeh credits the ultimately successful indictments of the Khobar Tower suspects to his hand-picked choice as prosecutor, James B. Comey. (Yes, that James Comey.) “I will always be grateful for his leadership and pursuit of justice,” Freeh wrote of Comey, who was responsible for a federal grand jury in Alexandria, Virginia returning a 46-count indictment against 14 defendants charged with the bombing of the Khobar Towers.But the Bureau barely had time to catch its breath. Just three weeks after the Khobar Towers attack, the genuine, overwhelming desire by the FBI to convince grieving families they would receive justice would be tested in unimaginable ways. On July 17, 1996, TWA 800 exploded over the Atlantic shortly after taking off from JFK airport, killing 240 people.END OF PART ONETOMORROW: CONSPIRACIES AND DISASTERSRead more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



          

В африканском озере Виктория тонут тысячи людей ежегодно

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Более 4000 человек тонет в озере Виктория каждый год. Об этом передает газета Mtanzania со ссылкой на заявление генерального директора Корпорации судоходных агентств Танзании (Tasac). В соответствии с заявлением, сделанным Эммануэлем Ндомбой во время конференции с представителями судоходных...
          

В Танзании запустят новую систему по выявлению личностей преступников

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В Государственной лаборатории Танзании планируют запустить национальную базу данных, которая ускорит процесс опознания тел, на которых имеются нанесенные преступниками увечья, а также упростит поиск виновных. Об этом передает газета Mtanzania. В ходе пресс-конференции, прошедшей в Дар-эс-Саламе...
          

Менее 10% жителей Танзании имеют медицинскую страховку — СМИ

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Только 4,6 миллиона жителей Танзании, что сопоставимо с 8% от всего населения, имеют медицинскую страховку. Об этом передает газета Mtanzania со ссылкой на заявление главы Национального фонда медицинского страхования Танзании (NHIF). В интервью, данном генеральным директором NHIF Бернардом Конга в...
          

Shubila Stanton - Miss Universe Tanzania 2019

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Shubila Stanton hi pangatu sin hula niya Tanzania ha kontes Miss Universe 2019.
          

Dec 26, Tanzania: Boxing Day

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The second day of Christmas is known as Boxing Day or St. Stephens Day. St Stephen was the first Christian martyr.. For more information on this holiday, visit the link.
          

Jan 01, Tanzania: New Year's Day

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New Year's Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar, with the exception of Israel. For more information on this holiday, visit the link.
          

University of Strathclyde Commonwealth Shared Scholarships 2020 for Students from African/Developing Countries – UK

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Now open: University of Strathclyde Commonwealth Shared Scholarships 2020 for Students from African/Developing Countries. Apply now. Application Deadline: 18th December 2019 Eligible Countries: Bangladesh, Cameroon, Gambia, The, Ghana, India, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Eswatini, Tanzania, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia To be […]

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Medico aversano morto investito, in Tanzania gli dedicano un poliambulatorio

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Papa Francisko amwongezea Majukumu Askofu mkuu NOVATUS Rugambwa

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Askofu mkuu Novatus Rugambwa alizaliwa tarehe 8 Oktoba 1957, nchini Tanzania, akapewa Daraja Takatifu ya Upadre tarehe 6 Julai 1986. Akajiunga na utume wa kidiplomasia mjini Vatican hapo tarehe 1 Julai 1991. Na Mwaka 2007 Papa Mstaafu akamteuwa kuwa Katibu mkuu msaidizi. Mwaka 2010 akateuliwa kuwa Askofu mkuu na Balozi na kuwekwa wakfu tarehe 18 Machi 2010.
          

Nyumba za Ibada ni mahali pa kuwafunda watu sala na maadili!

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Imedhihirika kwamba waamini wazuri wa dini mbalimbali wamebainika kuwa ni viongozi wazuri na waadilifu ndani ya Serikali. Waziri mkuu wa Tanzania Amewasihi viongozi wa dini waendelee kuwafundisha maadili mema waamini wao ili Taifa liendelee kuwa na raia wema ambao baadhi yao ndiyo watakakuwa viongozi katika ngazi mbalimbali kwa sasa na kwa hapo baadaye.
          

Ada Health Launches World's First AI-Powered Health App In Swahili

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Ada, a free, symptom-checking app created by Berlin-based healthtech company, Ada Health, has become the first health app to be launched in Swahili, a language spoken by over 100 million people across East Africa in countries such as Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda.
          

Uganda is now taxing its citizens for access to social media (no replies)

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Uganda is now taxing its citizens for access to social media
As of July 1, Ugandans no longer have free access to social media platforms, having to pay a daily tax to maintain access to 58 sites and apps, including Facebook, Twitter, Signal, and Youtube.

The imposed levy has garnered intense criticism both in Uganda and around the world, calling the move an attempt by the government to censor online speech.

What is Uganda’s social media tax?
The tax, approved as part of Uganda’s national budget on June 1, requires all users who wish to access voice and messaging services deemed by the government as “Over The Top” like Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp to pay 200 Ugandan shillings or five cents “per user per day of access.”

To be able to use these apps, Ugandans have to pay the equivalent of five cents a day, or 18.25 dollars a year to connect to any of their preferred social networking sites—no small sum when the country’s GDP per capita is at 604 dollars.

Most Ugandans access the internet through their mobile phones and will pay the tax through mobile phone operators via individual SIM cards. The number associated with the SIM card is already verified with the owner’s national ID, inextricably linking the phone to the personal details of the owner.

Why is Uganda taxing social media use?
The Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni has labeled such voice and messaging services as “over the top (OTT)” arguing that these sites and apps are used for “gossip” and that such social media use is a “luxury item” and should be taxed.

A more likely reason behind this tax has come from critics, who have called the tax an attempt to rob Ugandans of their freedom of speech online, while virtually blocking online access to some of the country’s most impoverished.

This isn’t the first time Uganda has tried blocking access to social media—during their 2016 elections, the government blocked social media for several days, preventing voices opposing incumbent Museveni’s re-election. Museveni has been Uganda’s president since 1986.

How is this affecting Ugandans?
Worryingly, the tax’s intended effect on limiting social media use is already visible. According to a report by a Kampala-based communications firm, total social media usage dropped by 11%, and 71% reported extreme inconvenience since the taxes came into effect. 57% of respondents now use a VPN.

So far, there are no apparent plans to exempt social media use that isn’t deemed “gossip.” Whether this is intended or just plain ineptitude is unclear, but the tax nonetheless stops educators, small businesses, and researchers, and anyone involved in non-”gossip” from accessing platforms that are crucial to their work.

Ugandans are fighting back for net neutrality
While the tax has restricted online criticism of the government, several users are suing the Uganda Communications Commission, Uganda Revenue Authority, and the country’s Attorney General for limiting the fundamental right to freedom of speech, as well as harming businesses that rely on social media platforms.

The petition, filed by the Kampala-based Cyber Law Initiative non-profit is unlikely to be heard any time soon, with Uganda’s courts full to the brim, making a verdict on this case unlikely within the next year.

A VPN and a court case are, however, not enough to plaster over the accelerating corrosion of online free speech in Uganda.

A worrying sign of what the internet might become?
For countries that do not have net neutrality, there is room for similar legislation to be put in place to prevent access to sites and apps that give people the freedom to speak out.

Uganda may be the first to impose a social media tax, but several countries have already imposed restrictions on social platforms. Earlier this year Tanzania introduced regulations that require bloggers to pay $930 a year for a blog license—prohibitively expensive for a country whose GDP per capita is at $936.

With governments and corporations keen to control what the public sees and does in their favor, our fundamental right to the freedom of speech and expression will diminish with what was once a neutral online space. Needless to say, the fight for net neutrality has never been more important.
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Kenya woos oil importers in bid to reclaim business lost to Tanzania

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Kenya hopes to regain its petroleum export market after cutting pipeline tariffs by 50 per cent, a development that sets up stiff competition with Tanzania. Nairobi, which had lost about 30 per cent of its petroleum export market to Dar es Salaam, is also stepping up its crackdown on fuel adulteration and smuggling, a growing menace costing the government $340 million annually in lost taxes. Last week, the Kenya Revenue Authority in collaboration with a multi-agency team formed to strengthen co-ordination among different agencies in curbing illicit trade intercepted a consignment of 7,000 litres of diesel fuel smuggled from Ethiopia. This comes at a time when the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development estimates that the East African Community loses over $500 million in tax revenue annually due to counterfeiting. “KRA has enhanced vigilance at the country’s border points as part of key measures geared towards stepping up the fight against illicit trade and counterfeits,” Kevin Safari, KRA commissioner for Customs and Border Control said in a statement. Kenya hopes the intensified surveillance and crackdown on fuel adulteration and dumping will help the country recapture the petroleum export market from Tanzania. TARIFFS More critically, Nairobi hopes the lower pipeline tariffs will encourage petroleum and petroleum products importers to use the Mombasa port for products destined for neighbouring landlocked countries like Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. In the new tariffs imposed by the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority, oil marketing companies will pay $30.89 per 1,000 litres down from $60 to transport fuel using Kenya Pipeline Company facilities. The rates, which will apply for the next three years, will further be lowered to $30.65 in 2020 and $29.07 in 2021. “Kenya had lost about 30 per cent of its petroleum export market to Tanzania mainly due to the   high tariffs charged for pipeline transport,” EPRA director general Pavel Oimeke told The EastAfrican. He added that in the past 10 days after the implementation of the revised pipeline tariffs, the export volumes have doubled, a trend that is ultimately expected to regain the lost market share. KPC, which was pushing for an upward review of the tariffs that include the domestic market, has however protested the reduction ostensibly on the basis that it will have a negative impact on its bottom line. The company wanted an increase to raise funds to service massive debts procured to finance infrastructure investments including the new Mombasa-Nairobi pipeline constructed at a cost of $473.4 million, and the four new oil storage tanks in Nairobi that cost $50 million. The company has also invested $16 million in the Kisumu Oil Jetty. Mr Oimeke said that KPC has submitted a protest letter to EPRA, which does not amount to an appeal against the new tariffs. “They are yet to submit a detailed appeal to us. What we received is a protest letter. We have written to them and advised on how to structure the appeal accompanied with justification for each item. We will objectively review once we receive the detailed appeal,” he added. According to the Economic Survey 2019, Kenya’s volume of petroleum exports declined to 739.800 tonnes in 2018, from 842.400 tonnes in 2017. Although the value of total exports rose by 7.5 per cent to $374.2 million in 2018 on account of a growth in the value of re-exports, the value of domestic exports of petroleum products dropped by 15.2 per cent to $40.5 million in 2018. DOMESTIC EXPORTS In the first half of 2019, the value of domestic exports stood at $11.5 million from $20.2 million in same period in 2018, a 43 per cent decline. While the volumes of transit petroleum products imports in Kenya have been on the decline, Tanzania has recorded a significant rise in imports entering through the ports of Dar es Salaam and Tanga. Data by the Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority of Tanzania shows that in the financial year ending June 2018, the volume of transit products stood at 2.6 million litres compared with two million litres for 2017, a 35 per cent rise. Ewura, in its 2018 annual report reckons that importers prefer Tanzania due to the authority’s efforts in ensuring compliance to laws and standards in the downstream petroleum subsector. According to Mr Oimeke, the level of petroleum fuels adulteration in Kenya has significantly reduced since September 2018 when the anti-adulteration of $0.173 per litre was introduced for Kerosene. In addition, dumping has significantly reduced due to improvements implemented to the petroleum fuels marking and monitoring programme since January this year. The improvements include increased frequency of monitoring and stiffer penalties for culprits, which has seen compliance levels for both dumping and adulteration hit 100 per cent as at the end of last quarter. “EPRA has increased surveillance and also enlisted the help of the National Police Service to ensure that the problem is dealt with,” he said. He added that EPRA is working with regional energy regulators under the auspices of the Energy Regulators Association of East Africa to improve compliance across the region. ***   TARIFFS The Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority has allowed oil marketing companies to pay $30.89 per 1,000 litres in tariffs, down from $60 to transport fuel using Kenya Pipeline Company facilities. The rates will apply for the next three years and will be further lowered to $30.65 in 2020 and $29.07 in 2021. Oil marketers pay on average $80 to ferry oil from Dar es Salaam on trucks but pay $60 tariff on pipeline to Kisumu and a further $35 to truck the product to Uganda, Rwanda and northern Tanzania buying countries. Tanzania has also stepped up competition by increasing efficiencies at the port. According to the Economic Survey 2019, Kenya’s volume of petroleum exports declined to 739.800 tonnes in 2018, from 842.400 tonnes in 2017. But KPC has protested the cut in tariffs. By The Eastafrica

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Kenya retains seat at global maritime council

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Kenya has retained its seat on the Council of the International Maritime Organisation, giving it a chance to continue playing a role in global shipping rule making. The vote on Friday evening in London saw 174 member states take part with Kenya retaining its seat under Category C of 20 countries usually reserved for those with special interest in maritime transport or navigation. In Africa, Morocco, South Africa, Liberia and Egypt are the other members of Category C. Kenya holds special interests in maritime transport and navigation as the coastal, port and flag state “whose strategic location along the Eastern Africa coast makes it a most important cog in the wheel of steering global shipping,” according to Maritime Principal Secretary Nancy Karigithu who led the delegation to the polls. “Our re-election to Council will ensure continued representation of a major geographic area in Eastern Africa and the Great Lakes region consisting of the countries Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda,” she said on Saturday. Kenya’s High Commissioner to the UK Manoah Esipisu, also the Permanent Representative to the IMO, said he was delighted by the vote result. “It confirms the world’s confidence on our leadership around maritime transport and safety, and our commitment to the Blue Economy,” he said. Kenya joined the IMO in 1973 and was first elected to the Council under Category “C” in 2001 and has been re-elected in subsequent elections to date, the last being in 2017. It is one seat at a UN agency where Kenya has dominated lately. But this election saw heavy lobbying. Some marine and shipping giants like Sweden, Nigeria and Liberia lost their bids. Qatar, a wealthy oil producer as well as Saudi Arabia also lost out. The IMO is the specialised agency that determines rules on shipping safety and environment. With more than 80 per cent of global trade running on seas, the IMO’s regulatory framework determines how shipping lines and ports operate. By The Eastafrica 

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Uganda and Rwanda lead East Africa in switch to electric cars

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Uganda and Rwanda are racing ahead of their East African neighbours in the global switch to electric motoring, even as infrastructure shortcomings limit investments in the emerging sector. Both Kampala and Kigali have unveiled electric vehicle assembly plants in the past two months, blazing the regional trail with Kenya and Tanzania only making baby steps toward embracing the new technology. Uganda’s state-owned Kiira Motors Corporation has so far shown the biggest ambition in the region by building two battery-powered cars and a solar electric bus. The electric bus, called the Kayoola Electric Vehicle Series (EVS), has been built using Kiira Motors home-grown green mobility technologies while partnering with Chinese Equipment Manufacturer, Motor Co. Ltd. The buses can cover a distance of 300km under a single charge and have a capacity of 90 passengers (49 sitting and 41 standing), compared with the diesel engine ones which have a capacity of 65 passengers. Last year Uganda committed nearly Ush24 billion ($6.4 million) to put the first fully home-made car on the road. The amount is part of a planned Ush145 billion ($39 million) spending over four years, 2018 to 2022. In Rwanda, German automaker Volkswagen started assembling electric vehicles in Kigali in October this year, with the German power equipment firm Siemens planning to set up 15 charging stations in the Rwandan capital. This comes after a local Rwandan firm, Ampersand, started selling electric bikes powered by batteries that can last for about 75km of riding. East Africa’s uptake of electrical vehicles however remains extremely low compared to global leaders, according to Global EV Outlook report 2019. Lack of investment in charging infrastructure and absence of fiscal incentives such as subsidies and rebates on vehicle acquisition taxes, and lower toll or parking fees are to blame, the report launched by the International Energy Agency states. Measure It notes that scaling up of EV adoption in the region requires measures that provide incentives to increase the availability of vehicles with zero and low tailpipe emissions including massive investments in charging infrastructure installations on highways and in buildings. “We must address the issues of infrastructure and energy because these vehicles need energy and space for charging. The government should also consider tax incentives to attract investors and even buyers of electric vehicles,” said the Group chief executive of Nairobi-based motor dealer Simba Colt, Dinesh Kotecha, in an interview. In Kenya, Finnish firm EkoRent introduced a fully electric taxi dubbed Nopia Ride last year. The firm has installed five charging stations in three locations, including the Two Rivers Mall, the Hub Karen and Thika Road Mall. The Tanzanian government last year approved an initial roll-out of electric Safari vehicle at its flagship national park of Serengeti in an effort to reduce gas emissions. The Mount Kilimanjaro Safari Club became the first tour company in Tanzania to release a 100 per cent electric Safari cars in the region. Tanzania is reportedly seeking to power its electric cell driven vehicles through mass production of graphite minerals, with plans to build four of such factories in the country. In Ethiopia plans are underway for a local electric vehicle assembler—Tom Renewable Electric Bike Assembly & Sales—to start production in the country. The electric vehicles can go up to 40Km/h and are charged using standard 220v electric outlets. The vehicles take between four and six hours to get fully charged and can travel up to 60km on one charge. It is estimated that Ethiopia spends $3 billion annually to import fuel, pushing its annual spending up by 10 per cent. Japanese Firm Mitsui and Co. The company in April made a successful trial for a three-wheels electric car in Addis Ababa. The electric car called ‘E-trike ‘has five dedicated batteries, each with a capacity to go 80 kms with a single charge. The company has plans to establish an assembly plant in Ethiopia. Two decades ago, the world decided it was going electric and in 2009 a multi-governmental policy forum was established under the Clean Energy Ministerial to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles worldwide. The CEM consists of 24 nations and the EU, who together account for 90 per cent of all investment in clean energy in the world and 75 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions. So far 13 countries are participating in the EVI including Canada, Chile, China, Finland, France, Germany, India, Japan, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden and UK. Electric mobility is expanding at a rapid pace globally, with the total electric car fleet exceeding 5.1 million last year, compared with 3.1 million in 2017. China remains the world’s largest electric car market, followed by Europe and the US, while Norway is the global leader in terms of electric car market share. By  The Eastafrica 

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Stop tribalism, Kenya told as unity talks open

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Kenya’s obsession with ethnic-based politics is a major concern to neighbouring countries, even as Nairobi opened a new chapter of national unity by launching the Building Bridges Initiative report on November 27. Tanzania’s Foreign Affairs Minister Prof Palamagamba Kabudi did not mince his words when he addressed Kenya’s top leadership and dignitaries at the launch held at the Bomas of Kenya in Nairobi, saying that ethnicity had overshadowed the country’s impressive manpower and potential. “We in Tanzania wonder why a country with such great talent and innovative minds has allowed itself to be ruled by the scourge of ethnicity,” he said. Prof Kabudi lauded Kenya as the economic engine of East Africa and said that Tanzania would not interfere in the internal affairs of the country. “But when we see you doing things that are perilous to the prosperity of the region, we will speak out loudly. Stop that mess,” he implored. He gave the example of Tanzania which has more ethnic groups than Kenya—seven of which are found across the border in both countries—yet the does not suffer from the politics of ethnicity because of the strong nationalistic foundation laid by the founding father Mwalimu Julius Nyerere. “Come out of your tribal cocoons and embrace the wider Kenya and wider East Africa,” he said, adding that political instability in Kenya affects the entire region, especially the landlocked countries. Consecutive ethnic-based violence Prof Kabudi’s address was to serve as a case study for Kenya that has suffered consecutive ethnic-based violence in every election cycle from 1992 when multiparty politics was reintroduced. These concerns led President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga to forge an unexpected alliance on March 9, 2018 under the Building Bridges Initiative, (BBI) commonly known as the “handshake.” BBI is expected to unite the country and lead it away from politics of confrontation and succession battles. It also seeks to address nine key issues that President Kenyatta and Mr Odinga identified as the major challenges that have inflicted the country since Independence in 1963. These are ethnic division; lack of inclusivity in politics and the economy, violence during election, national security, endemic corruption, lack of national ethos, lack of national responsibility and civic rights. A 14-member task force collected views across the country over these issues and also sought to find out how Kenya can have a shared prosperity and enhance devolution that came into effect in 2013 following the enactment of a new constitution passed in 2010. Key among the proposals are that the country will have a hybrid of both presidential and parliamentary systems, with a non-executive prime minister appointed by the president after being elected by parliament from the party with the majority. The expanded executive will take care of the inclusivity and avoid the winner-takes-all formulae that breed intense ethnic competition. The role of a prime minister will be crucial in strengthening inclusivity and accountability. It will ensure that the work of government is better overseen by parliament, while also ensuring greater inclusivity from political parties with strength in the National Assembly. Another major proposal is that Cabinet will be appointed from a mixture of members of parliament and technocrats from outside parliament who will become ex-officio members and answer questions in parliament, but with no voting rights By The Eastafrica 

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Lissu now ready to take on Magufuli

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Tanzanian opposition leader, Tundu Lissu, has declared that he is ready to contest for the presidency in 2020 if his Chadema party gives him the ticket. Mr Lissu, who has been abroad for two years for treatment after he was shot by unknown people, says that despite the many restrictions by government, such as the ban on public rallies, persecution and arrests, support for opposition is growing and they might just surprise the world if the election was to be free and fair. Speaking in an interview on Kenya’s KTN television station, the former Singida East MP—whose seat was declared vacant on June 29 due to absentia —said that he has fully recovered but cannot return to Tanzania because his security is not assured. “I was supposed to die from the shooting or from lack of treatment. The agents responsible are now warning through the Internet that this time they will not miss,” he said. He is concerned that the opposition is under siege, and that members are being hunted down, arrested, jailed and bought and that the president is using unconstitutional means to finish the opposition He said the opposition has never said no to dialogue, but the environment does not promote dialogue. Mr Lissu, said that even during Jakaya Kikwete’s presidency, the opposition operated under difficult circumstances, but the former president occasionally met the opposition for discussions. “Now, we have a president who announced publicly that by the 2020 elections, there will be no opposition. We believe that the banning of opposition activities, arrests and my shooting are part of that promise,” said Mr Lissu. On being stripped of his parliamentary seat, he said; “The law says that a seat can be declared vacant if the holder misses three consecutive sittings. The Speaker says I did not officially notify parliament but everybody knows that I was shot 16 times and I was unconscious for one week. How can you notify the speaker in such circumstances?” Mr Lissu, who was first flown to Nairobi and later to Belgium for further treatment, says that his Chadema Party went to court to contest the declaration and it was rejected but they have appealed again. “If I keep quiet, it will create a precedent where the Speaker can remove any MP he doesn’t like. This trend cannot be allowed to continue,” he said. On the recent civic election, Mr Lissu said that Chadema and other opposition parties had prepared to take part but 3,000 candidates, amounting to 96 per cent were disqualified. “It was difficult to participate in the election with only four per cent of our candidates. We had decided to demonstrate to the world that that was not an election and we have never seen such repression in the history of Tanzania, even during the colonial time,” he said. He continued; “When a party that has been in power for nearly 60 years is afraid of civic elections, it is an indication of what will happen in 2020 and Tanzania that has been the most peaceful in the region could erupt.” By The Eastafrica 

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Kenya takes up Nile Basin leadership

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Kenya is now chair of the Nile Council of Ministers and will be led by Water Cabinet Secretary Simon Chelugui. Mr Chelugui takes over from Burundi’s Minister of Environment, Agriculture and Livestock, Dr Deo-Guide Rurema. The handover was done at a pre-conference in Nairobi on Wednesday, where the Council outlined an ambitious plan for the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI). Regional system On Friday, the Council of Ministers led by NBI Secretariat under the executive director of NBI Prof Seifeldin Hamad Abdalla launched the $5.5 million Nile Basin Regional Hydro-Met System that will enable NBI member states to share reliable data for monitoring of the Nile Basin resources as well as collect data to inform planning to prevent potential conflicts over the use of the Nile waters, said Mr Chelugui. The launch was attended by Water ministers from NBI member states, the Nile Technical Advisory Committee, stakeholders and civil society organisations. The Hydro-Met System project funded by the European Union and the government of Government, will include 79 hydrological monitoring stations, 322 meteorological monitoring stations and upgraded water quality laboratories. To-do list As the chair, Kenya will lead the initiative for a period of one year and is seeking to transform it into a co-operation like other basins around the world. “We want to transform it to a co-operation where equitable use of water resources is practised,” said Mr Chelugui. Top of the to-do list for Mr Chelugui is bringing back Egypt to the Initiative. Egypt left in 2010 to protest the signing of the Co-operative Framework Agreement (CFA) by some member countries, a pact that it was opposed to. Currently, six countries have signed the CFA—Uganda, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya and Burundi—of which only four—Ethiopia, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda — have ratified while Kenya is in the process of ratifying after signing it on May 19, this year. Ethiopia has already deposited the CFA with the African Union, while Sudan reviewed its position in 2010. “We intend to employ persuasion and diplomacy to bring back Egypt. We want to reach consensus and reconciliation on the issues which made the state leave,” Mr Chelugui added. Egypt, on the other hand, wants an alternative agreement which will allow other Nile Basin countries to do projects along the River Nile. The country still stands by the 1929 Nile Waters Agreement and the 1959 agreement between itself and Sudan. Other members of the NBI are South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo and Eritrea as an observer state. River Nile upstream countries have been pushing joint projects, and there is an interconnection and power generation project between Kenya and Uganda (Lessos-Tororo- Bujagali), which is expected to increase cross-border power trade and access to reliable and affordable energy and reduce operational costs, said Mr Chelugui. By The Eastafrica

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The Value of Perspective

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Laguna Beach High School teacher Mindy Hawkins and her husband have taken more than 380 high school students on service and adventure expeditions to Peru, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Kenya, Tanzania, Nepal, Dominican Republic and Ecuador since 2009. Many of the students are from Laguna Beach, but some are siblings, cousins or social media friends from […]

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Growth in Africa Freight Forwarding Market driven by Infrastructural Development and New Logistic Hubs in countries: Ken Research

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Africa Logistics and Warehousing Market Cover PageBuy Now “On the back of the new Intra-regional trade and improving foreign trade ties, the logistics sector in Africa experienced a growth in 2018.” Analysts at Ken Research in their latest publication “Africa Logistics and Warehousing Outlook to 2023- By Countries (South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria, Namibia and Botswana), Freight Forwarding (Mode of [...]
          

Africa Logistics and Warehousing Outlook to 2023: Ken Research

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Africa Logistics and Warehousing MarketBuy Now The report titled “Africa Logistics and Warehousing Outlook to 2023- By Countries (South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria, Namibia and Botswana), Mode of Freight (Road, Rail, Air, Sea and Pipeline), By End Users and by 3PL, By Type of Warehouses” provides a comprehensive analysis of the Logistics market of Africa. The report covers [...]
          

Happy Birthday Urmil Ben

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By Neena Badhwar Urmil Jilka’s ancestors came from Kathiawar, in Saurashtra, India. Her father went to Africa in the late 1800s when her mum joined him and the couple had all their children born in Tanzania. “It was a two island country, Tanganika ruled by a Sultan and Pemba and Zanzibar which later became Tanzania,” […]
          

CAFCC: Big Spender And Debutants Pyramids FC Hope To Add To Rangers Woefulness In Enugu

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BY: OLATOYE OLAWALE

After a dream start to their maiden continental campaign with the highlight being a place at the lucrative group stage, Egyptian debutants Pyramids will kick off their group stage campaign away to Nigeria’s Rangers in Enugu.

Last year’s revamp saw Pyramids, founded in 2008 under the name “Al Assiouty Sports” metamorphosing from Egyptian Premier League minnows to big spenders, after Emirati businessman Salem Al Shamsi acquired ownership of the prominent Egyptian football club. 

Al Shamsi, who was previously the club’s vice president, takes over from Saudi General Entertainment Authority chairman Turki Al Sheikh.
Their first season under the new name “Pyramids FC” ended in a third place finish in the Egyptian top flight, that earned them a place in this season’s Total CAF Confederation Cup.
With the help of experienced players, led by former Al Ahly playmaker Abdullah Elsaid, Ghanaian hitman John Antwi and Burkinabe Eric Traore, Pyramids entered their first ever continental adventure by recruiting ex- Uganda coach Sebastien Desabre to guide them banking on his knowledge of the African game.
The Frenchman guided the debutants to overcome the hurdles at Congo’s Etoile du Congo, Algeria’s CR Belouizdad and Tanzanian giants Young Africans to reach the group stage, with an impressive record of five wins and a draw in six matches, including three away victories.
And they are inspired by their impressive away record as they visit the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu this Sunday, as Group A of the CAF Confederation cup group stage kicks off, with fellow Egyptian outfit Al Masry and fellow debutants Nouadhibou of Mauritania completing the group.

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Rangers enjoyed a preliminary round bye, before defeating Gabon’s AS Pelican and Togo’s ASC Kara on their way to the group stage, where they are looking to do better than last season when they failed to qualify for the quarterfinals.
Having won their previous two home games, Rangers will hope this form carries on to start the group stage on a positive note after appointing former Nigeria coach Salisu Yusuf days ahead of the clash as directed by the football federation for technical support.
Yusuf, who guided Nigeria to a runner-up spot at the Total African Nations Championship in Morocco in 2018 replaces Benedict Ugwu, who was shown the exit door after a 2-0 loss to newly promoted Akwa Starlets in the Nigerian top flight at the weekend.
Full Fixtures
Group A
  • Nouakchott Nouadhibou (Mauritania) vs Al Masry (Egypt)
  • Enugu Rangers (Nigeria) vs Pyramids (Egypt)
Group B
  • Johannesburg Bidvest (South Africa) vs Horoya (Guinea)
  • Cairo El Nasr (Libya) vs Djoliba (Mali)
Group C
  • Berkane RS Berkane (Morocco) vs ESAE (Benin)
  • Kinshasa Motema Pembe (DR Congo) vs Zanaco (Zambia)
Group D
  • Abidjan San Pedro (Cote d’Ivoire) vs Paradou (Algeria)
  • Agadir HUSA (Morocco) vs Enyimba (Nigeria)

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Chennai hosted the prestigious SIP International Prodigy 2019 contest Chennai hosted the prestigious SIP International Prodigy 2019 contest

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2019: SIP Academy India organised SIP International Prodigy 2019 19th International SIP Abacus and Mental Arithmetic Competition in Chennai today. Mr. Jayaprakash J, Outstanding Scientist /Project Director, GSLV MK-III Project & Mission Director, GSLV MKII-M1/Chandrayaan-2 Mission, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre / ISRO and Ms. R. Archana, Managing Director, San Academy Group of Schools, graced the Occasion with their presence. This mega event brought together around 4000 kids from India, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Tanzania, UAE, Bahrain, Hongkong and Srilanka at Chennai Trade Centre in Nandambakkam, Chennai. The competition was conducted in…
          

German investors losing interest in East Africa

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The confidence of German companies in East Africa has shrunk significantly, a development that could have a negative impact on foreign direct investments. A survey by the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce for Eastern Africa shows the business expectations of German companies over the next 12 months has declined, with Tanzania having the lowest […]

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Zimbabwe: Magufuli Anti-Sanctions Stance Hailed

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[The Herald] Zimbabwe's Ambassador to Tanzania Lieutenant-General (Retired) Anselem Sanyatwe has hailed President John Magufuli and the country's ruling party Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) for standing by Zimbabwe on the call for removal of illegal economic sanctions.
          

Watch: Tearful Rex Ryan breaks down while talking about Chargers coach Anthony Lynn

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It's not often that the bombastic Rex Ryan is at a loss for words, but the ESPN analyst had trouble fighting through tears when it came to his former coworker. Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn was the subject of a beautiful pregame piece showing how Lynn was able to fulfill a dream of building a school in Tanzania. Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn reflects on how he fulfilled his dream of having a positive impact outside of football by helping build a school in Tanzania.
          

Round-trip flights from Warsaw to Zanzibar, TANZANIA for 360 €

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Airline : CondorBaggage : 20 kg ​The island of Zanzibar was one of the most important trading centers in the Indian Ocean located just off the coast of Tanzania, it has now become of one Africa's hottest destination, tourists are attracted by the many pristine white sandy beaches lined with palm trees and the beautiful coral reefs. The capital Stone Town is the oldest city and cultural heart of Zanzibar where a number of historically important buildings can be found.​THE FLIGHTS05/ [...]
          

Albino children in Tanzania: restless persecutions and human rights abuses

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NEW RELEASES – “When I was born, my mother tells me that the traditional midwife made a grimace when she saw me. No one welcomed the arrival of a strange baby.”1 These are the meaningful words of Hamis Ngomella, chairman of the albino association and representative the Red Cross. Persons with albinism face discrimination in their everyday life and persecutions that affect their health and well-being all over the world. The special case of children in Tanzania stresses the importance of the need for progress in the protection of albinos’ human rights in order for them to enjoy "the same standards of equality rights and dignity as others."2

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Albinism in the African culture

As reported by Ikponwosa Ero, the first Independent  Expert  on  the  enjoyment  of  human  rights  by  albino persons, albinism “is a rare, non-contagious,  genetically  inherited  condition that  affects people worldwide regardless of ethnicity or gender.”3 Deriving from a significant lack in the production of melanin, it manifests in a partial or complete absence of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes. Albinism occurs everywhere in the world, however it’s mostly present in Africa. It’s extremely difficult to determine how many albino persons there are in Africa as the estimates vary hugely. In spite of the difficulties, Dan Gilgoff (National Geographic) wrote that in Tanzania “albino advocacy groups put the number somewhere above 100,000, out of a total population of roughly 48 million people.”4


Despite the small number of albino persons, the lives of the ones that are born in Africa are not easy ones and have never been. According to ancient African traditions, albinos are thought to be ghosts whose parts of the body can be used to make potions and other rituals in order to bring luck and success. Tragically, “many Africans believe that albinos are ghosts who are immune to death and eventually just vanish.”5 These macabre traditions and old beliefs lead today to the prosecution and mutilation of many albinos in Africa, especially in Tanzania.


According to Anseleme Katyunguruza, the Secretary General of the Burundi Red Cross, an increase in “albino hunting” began in 2008, with a special focus on Tanzania. Katyunguruza stated that “witch doctors revived an old superstition that the limbs and genitals of an albino can bring quicker and better results to one’s enterprise. We are condemning and fighting this horrible form of discrimination.”6

 


Discrimination and human rights abuses

Article 5 of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child states: “Every child has an inherent right to life. This right shall be protected by law.”7 The incredibly important right protected by this piece of legislation – which has been ratified by Tanzania - is not enjoyed by every child in the same way.


Albino children face discrimination in their everyday life since the day they’re born. For instance, in the educative field, “Janet Anatoli, a 28-year-old Tanzanian albino, says teachers in grade school beat her because she couldn't see the chalkboard, due to impaired eyesight caused by her albinism. Many albinos speak of being socially ostracized from a young age and about the toll it takes on their education.”8 The National Geographic9 also reported that Alfred Nabuli, a doctor who helps run an albinism program at the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center in Moshi, Tanzania, said that many albino children aren't sent to school and that many of those who are suffer from poor performance. In a country where access to education is already extremely difficult and where resources are scarce, the discriminatory treatment that albino children have to go through creates more burdens to their development as healthy and respected human beings.


Moreover, not only albino children are discriminated within their communities and alienated from the rest of society, they’re also, tragically, victims of attacks of those who believe that the use of children for rituals and witchcraft practices is “linked to the pursuit of innocence, which, it is believed, enhances the potency of the witchcraft ritual"10, explains Erick Kabendera, a journalist who has been dealing with this issue for many years. Hence, the result is that especially albino children are targeted by traffickers as it’s their belief that the power of these human beings for rituals can be enhanced by their young age.

 


Inefficiency of the legal system fueling inhuman practices

Given the tragedy and gravity of this issue, what has been done so far? And, importantly, what can be done in the future?


In response to the first question, for now, much has been done in terms of raising awareness on the human rights abuses suffered by young albinos. However, there is a specific problem in terms of access to justice and the effective respect of fair trials. As the BBC has reported: “more than 70 albinos have been killed over the last three years in Tanzania, while there have been only 10 convictions for murder.”11 The United Nations12 have expressed their concern over the attacks against persons with albinism which are often committed with impunity, in a recent Resolution. In relation to the issue of impunity, importantly, Ikponwosa Ero pointed out that “challenges  to   ending   impunity   may   include   lack   of   confidence   in   the   law enforcement  or  judicial  system owing to  fear  of  reprisals  or  stigmatization,  ignorance  of their rights  or  lack  of  financial  resources.”13 Furthermore, Amnesty International USA has stressed how “police investigations of such cases [remain] slow and the overall government effort to prevent attacks on albino people [is] inadequate.”14


On top of the issue of impunity, the reality of a “market of killings”15 has started to become more evident. Many parents decide to sell their albino child in exchange of money and the prices can get extremely high: “with the body parts believed to be fetching tens of thousands of dollars on the black market, the trade is thought to be driven by the wealthiest members of society.”16 As the UN Independent Expert interestingly specified, “civil society  reports  indicate  that,  motivated  by  those  prices,  family  members  and  communities have  sold,  or  attempted  to  sell, persons  with  albinism,  thereby  fuelling  the  supply  side  of this macabre trade. The prices also indicate the involvement of wealthy individuals as they stand  in  sharp  contrast  to  the  average  annual  income  per  capita  reported  in the affected regions.”17


Therefore, in relation to the second question, where do we go from here?  Notably, the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights has recently called upon “State Parties to ensure accountability through the conduct of impartial, speedy and effective investigations into attacks against persons with albinism, the prosecution of those responsible, and by ensuring that victims and members of their families have access to appropriate remedies.”18 This is an important starting point since Tanzania has been called upon as one of the states that need to effectively enact a progressive change. Moreover, the UN Independent  Expert  “considers  it  important  to  identify the applicable  human rights  legal  framework  and  the  key  international  human  rights  instruments  that  could  both comprehensively  and  effectively address the  human  rights – related issues  faced  by  persons with albinism in a sustainable way.”19


To sum it up succinctly: a correct human rights framework needs to be efficiently and appropriately found and adopted. International conventions should be respected and regarded as fundamental tools to be addressed in every aspect of albino persons’ lives. In order to fully achieve equal standards of equality and human rights protection for albinos, the need for a clear implementation of legal provisions has to be enacted. Finally, it’s important not to stop raising awareness over the situation of Tanzanian and African albino children and ask the international community to take action for their protection and safeguard.

 

1 ENGSTRAND-NEACSU Andrei (2009) “Defending albinos’ rights to life”, International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Available at: http://www.ifrc.org/en/noticias/noticias/international/defending-albinos...

2 OHCHR (2016) “Report of the Independent Expert on the enjoyment of human rights by persons with albinism”, Human Rights Council, 31st Session. Available at: http://www.equalrightstrust.org/ertdocumentbank/UN%20Report%20-%20Enjoym...

3 Ibidem

4GILGOFF Dan (2013) “As Tanzania's Albino Killings Continue, Unanswered Questions Raise Fears”, National Geographic. Available at: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/10/131011-albino-killings-w...

5 Ibidem

6ENGSTRAND-NEACSU Andrei, Op.Cit.

7African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child 1990. Available at: http://www.achpr.org/instruments/child#a5

8ENGSTRAND-NEACSU Andrei, Op.Cit.

9GILGOFF Dan, Op.Cit.

10 Ibidem

11BBC News (2014), “Tanzania's albino community: 'Killed like animals' ” Available at: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-30394260

12OHCHR (2013) “Technical cooperation for the prevention of attacks against persons with albinism”, Human Rights Council, 21/33. Available at: http://www.ohchr.org/Documents/HRBodies/HRCouncil/AdvisoryCom/A_HRC_RES_...

13 OHCHR (2016), Op.Cit.

14Amnesty International USA (2013) “Tanzania Human Rights”. Available at: http://www.amnestyusa.org/our-work/countries/africa/tanzania

15 BBC News, Op.Cit.

16ENGSTRAND-NEACSU Andrei, Op.Cit.

17 OHCHR (2016), Op.Cit.

18African Commission on Human and People’s Rights (2013) “Resolution on the prevention of attacks and discrimination against persons with albinism”, 54th Ordinary Session held from 22 October to 5 November 2013 in Banjul, The Gambia. Available at: http://www.achpr.org/sessions/54th/resolutions/263/

19OHCHR (2016), Op.Cit.

 

 

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Webography


African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child 1990. Available at: http://www.achpr.org/instruments/child#a5

African Commission on Human and People’s Rights (2013) “Resolution on the prevention of attacks and discrimination against persons with albinism”, 54th Ordinary Session held from 22 October to 5 November 2013 in Banjul, The Gambia. Available at: http://www.achpr.org/sessions/54th/resolutions/263/

Amnesty International USA (2013) “Tanzania Human Rights”. Available at: http://www.amnestyusa.org/our-work/countries/africa/tanzania

BBC News (2014), “Tanzania's albino community: 'Killed like animals' ” Available at: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-30394260

ENGSTRAND-NEACSU Andrei (2009) “Defending albinos’ rights to life”, International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Available at: http://www.ifrc.org/en/noticias/noticias/international/defending-albinos...

GILGOFF Dan (2013) “As Tanzania's Albino Killings Con

          

12/1/2019: The Extra Mile: WHERE TO SEE THE GREAT MIGRATION

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Can you please tell me which, between Tanzania and Kenya, is the best country to see the Great Migration? Do you recommend we book on a tour or at a specific place? What places do you recommend? — George Lotter The Great Migration is one of Earth’s...
          

Presionar contra los mataderos como contra el museo de la caza

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Un tigre de Tailandia, un leopardo de Zimbabue, un rinoceronte blanco de Angola, un lobo de Alaska, un cocodrilo de Tanzania, un oso polar de Canadá o un guepardo de Namibia forman parte, al parecer, de la enorme colección de Marcial Gómez Sequeira, que cuenta en total con más de 1.250 animales cazados y disecados y que pretendía exhibir en un museo.

En una entrevista el pasado mes de octubre comentaba la intencionalidad de mostrar sus "trofeos", es decir, a esos más de 1.250 animales de más de 420 especies diferentes que ha asesinado a lo largo de su vida, en un museo dedicado a la caza, que sería el más grande del mundo.

"Se me ocurrió contactar con Guillermo Fernández. Es un primo lejano mío (…) Le encantó mucho la idea y se nos ocurrió llevar mis trofeos de caza y convertirlo en un museo en Extremadura. Él me ayudó mucho, le gustó mucho la idea desde el primer momento", señalaba Marcial en esa entrevista.

Con esta amarga noticia de la intención de Guillermo Fernández Vara, presidente de la Junta de Extremadura, de inaugurar el museo de los horrores en el Cuartel de Caballería, un edificio del siglo XVIII en el corazón de Olivenza, Badajoz, amanecíamos unos días después. A las pocas horas, las redes sociales se inundaban de la indignación y el rechazo de muchas personas que compartían dicha entrevista, donde se informaba de que el acuerdo entre la Junta de Extremadura, el Ayuntamiento de Olivenza y el propietario de la colección ya estaba firmado desde marzo, y se animaba a pedir responsabilidades a los dirigentes políticos por haber tomado una decisión tan importante de espaldas a la ciudadanía.

De la indignación a la acción

En los últimos años, las redes sociales se han convertido en una de las herramientas más poderosas para la protesta y la denuncia social. La velocidad con la que viaja la información ha permitido que miles de personas se expresen con libertad. En muchos casos, las redes sociales han ayudado a que la sociedad se organice de forma novedosa e imprevista; a crear una resistencia que, en algunos casos, ha significado un cambio en la percepción de algunas realidades o incluso ha propiciado cambios legales, en muchos casos en el ámbito local pero también en el regional y estatal.

Hay muchas causas de justicia social abanderadas a través de las redes sociales y esta vez no ha sido diferente; la noticia se extendió como la pólvora en muy pocas horas. La movilización en menos de 24 horas era tal, que muchas personas, entidades y asociaciones afines al movimiento a favor de los derechos animales alentaban una protesta exigiendo a las administraciones la no apertura del museo de los horrores.

Esos mismos días se viralizaba una recogida de firmas en la plataforma Change.org en contra del museo, alcanzando más de 50.000 firmantes en apenas un día y haciéndose visible en los perfiles de los usuarios a una velocidad impactantemente rápida. La petición fijaba el objetivo: "que la presión sobre el Gobierno de Extremadura y de su presidente, el socialista Guillermo Fernández Vara, sea tan grande que deba recapacitar sobre la instalación de este Museo de los Horrores”. "Nos jugamos el futuro de la humanidad y deberíamos concienciar a toda la población en el cuidado de la tierra, de la naturaleza y de sus seres vivos, nuestros políticos pretendan gastarse millones de euros para que este rico empresario pueda alardear de sus trofeos".

"Nuestro país no debería rendir homenaje o hacer negocios con alguien que se jacta de haber matado a más de 1.250 animales, o a alguien que presume de haber eludido 'la mayor cantidad de impuestos legalmente permitida' - con su venta de Sanitas. Por este negocio se le impuso una pena de dos meses de arresto mayor y una multa de 260.000 euros y otro pago de 287.000 a Hacienda", añadía la petición, informando sobre el perfil del propietario de esos animales para hacer reflexionar a la clase política sobre su alianza con él.

En paralelo, diferentes asociaciones y entidades se organizaban en una manifestación convocada de urgencia frente al Ayuntamiento de Olivenza y donde se organizaban coches para que las personas que no pudieran asistir por falta de medios lo hiciesen y que fuese así la convocatoria con mayor asistencia posible. El llamamiento era tal que en menos de dos horas había más de 200 respuestas de las personas que tenían intención de asistir. Dicha manifestación estaba organizada por varios colectivos locales animalistas, como asociaciones protectoras y en contra de la caza, y respaldada y coorganizada por Mérida y Badajoz Animal Save, dos grupos de la organización internacional The Save Movement. En ella, exponían un manifiesto unificado donde reivindicaban "que no se vanaglorie la actividad de la caza como necesaria, ni como imagen de Extremadura ni de España. Que no se trate a los animales como trofeos de exposición, sino como lo que son: seres con capacidad de sentir y sufrir. Que acabe el ocultismo que desde años hemos sufrido sobre las inversiones públicas en festejos, ferias y exposiciones que impliquen maltrato animal y muerte".

Toda esta movilización fue organizada y estructurada y posible gracias a un grupo de Whatsapp y un evento en Facebook. El abanderamiento de la lucha se llevaba desde redes sociales cada día. Sin descanso. Desde muchas cuentas y perfiles en dichas redes se animaba a utilizar hashtags y a contactar directamente por mensaje directo con Guillermo Fernández Vara y Manuel González Andrade, el alcalde de Olivenza, para hacer presión y que la convocatoria de manifestación, pasados unos días de la noticia, no cayese en el olvido.

Solo tres días después de iniciarse el revuelo, aún incesante, el alcalde de Olivenza utilizaba también una red social, Facebook, para decir que el proyecto en cuestión "no puede representarnos y no tendrá cabida en ningún edificio público municipal" ya que el impulsor es alguien que "se vanagloria de ser franquista, de haber matado más de 420 especies de animales, algunas de ellas en peligro de extinción, al tiempo que quita importancia a delitos fiscales". "La Junta de Extremadura comparte el malestar generado por esta situación”, añadía.

Aunque no satisfacía a los colectivos animalistas que pedían garantías de que el museo no abriría en ningún municipio, la manifestación fue desconvocada. Posteriormente, el presidente de la Junta hacía unas declaraciones precisando que respetaba la decisión del alcalde.

Desde todos los colectivos antiespecistas y por los derechos de los animales es importante que, tras lo ocurrido en este caso, reflexionemos sobre nuestra manera de hacer activismo. Frenar la apertura museo ha sido posible gracias a la enorme presión en redes sociales de muchos colectivos unidos y personas afines, teniendo un mensaje claro y contundente, repitiendo y compartiendo al unísono el mismo manifiesto y teniendo presente a qué personas había que pedirles explicaciones.

Sin nuestras voces unificadas jamás hubiésemos podido llegar a este punto. Sabemos que es una victoria a medias, que no tenemos que sacar nuestros ojos de encima de las decisiones de la clase política, ya que pueden estar en contra de lo que la ciudadanía reclama. Aun así, podemos respirar más tranquilos sabiendo que, por el momento y debido a todo el revuelo causado, no se van a aventurar a sacar esta propuesta de nuevo, al menos a corto plazo.

Es necesario que tengamos toda esta información en cuenta para futuras acciones similares, como frenar las obras del macromatadero de Zafra, en la misma comunidad autónoma en la que se ha frenado este museo de la caza. En la era de la información no podemos conformarnos con salir a las calles; tenemos que salir en los medios, hacer presión en redes sociales, utilizar todas y todos el mismo mensaje y el mismo manifiesto, no conformarnos con la mitad de lo que pedimos y tener unos responsables políticos como objetivos claros de esas reclamaciones. Es importante que tengamos esta victoria como referencia de lo que queremos conseguir y de cómo hacerlo.

En tiempos de emergencia climática donde se pone en riesgo la biodiversidad y donde todos y todas podemos acceder a la información con más facilidad, debemos utilizar esta herramienta como arma poderosa para alentar a las masas dormidas de la situación actual y actuar con rapidez, destreza y determinación. Tenemos que unir nuestras voces y nuestra fuerza y utilizar estos medios que, tal y como hemos visto, pueden ser altamente efectivos.

En Extremadura nos enfrentamos ahora al macromatadero de Zafra, una factoría de muerte que se sumará a otros abiertos en otras zonas de España, como el de Binéfar, en Huesca, que presume de querer ser el más grande de Europa y cuyo objetivo es matr a unos 32.000 cerdos al día.

El próximo día 1 de diciembre hemos convocado una manifestación estatal en repulsa por esta apertura, y no nos rendimos en el objetivo de que la movilización sea tan intensa y logre los mismos objetivos que en el caso del museo de la caza: una presión tal que los responsables políticos tengan que replantearse sus decisiones.


          

Gender equality: Cameroon among medium countries in Africa with global score of 0.59 out of 1 (McKinsey)

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On November 26, 2019, on the sidelines of the Global Gender Summit 2019 (November 25-27) in Kigali, Rwanda, the McKinsey Global Institute, McKinsey's independent research institute, presented its 2019 report on gender equality in Africa entitled “The Power of Parity.”

According to the presentation, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritania, Mozambique, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, and Zambia are the countries with medium inequality between genders. Their scores are improving towards parity at work and in society, compared to other African countries.

Cameroon’s scores according to the McKinsey Global Institute are 0.53 out of 1 on parity at work; 0.71 on opening up the formal and informal economy to women; 0.35 on legal protection of women's rights in politics; 0.78 on protecting the integrity of women; 0.62 on gender inequalities in society; 0.52 on access to professional and technical occupations, etc. Cameroon's final score for gender parity is 0.59 to 1.

The continent's leading countries are South Africa (0.76), Namibia (0.72), Rwanda (0.69), Zimbabwe (0.66) and Lesotho (0.64).

Sylvain Andzongo, reporting from Kigali


          

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Days After Exiting Cameroon, Jumia Reportedly Shuts Down ECommerce Operations in Tanzania

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In continuation of what appears to be a desperate move to cut back losses, Jumia has once again closed shop in one of its markets. This time in the Eastern African country of Tanzania after 5 years of operations there. The news of this closure comes some days after the African eCommerce giant had shut […] More
          

Silently,Turkish Rail Firms Making it Big in Africa

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Turkey is silently making her mark on African railway market.Unlike the Chinese and the Russians,the Turks are somehow strategic about the market penetration.First,it was Tanzania,then Senegal and now Ethiopia. The Ankara team seems to offer high qualitative rail works at moderate cost,factors that are granting it fresh access to infrastructure […]

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Il Santo Padre ha nominato Vescovo Coadiutore di San Bernardino (U.S.A.) S.E. Mons. Alberto Rojas, finora Vescovo titolare di Marazane e Ausiliare di Chicago.

S.E. Mons. Alberto Rojas S.E. Mons. Alberto Rojas è nato il 5 gennaio 1965 a Aguascalientes, Mexico. Ha compiuto gli studi ecclesiastici presso il Seminario Santa Maria de Guadalupe a Aguascalientes, Mexico, e presso l’ University of Saint Mary of the Lake Seminary a Mundelein, Illinois.

È stato ordinato sacerdote per l’Arcidiocesi di Chicago il 24 maggio 1997.

Dopo l’ordinazione è stato Viceparroco della Saint George the Great Parish (1997-1999), della Saint Ita Parish (1999-2002), Formatore del Seminario Saint Mary of the Lake a Mundelein (2002-2010) e Parroco della Good Shepherd Parish (2010-2011).

Il 13 giugno 2011 è stato nominato Vescovo titolare di Marazane ed Ausiliare di Chicago.

È stato Vicario Episcopale per il Vicariato I e Delegato Regionale per il V Encuentro .

In seno alla Conferenza Episcopale è stato Membro dei Comitati Hispanic Affairs e Catholic Home Missions .

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6 Wickets, 0 Runs: Nepal's Anjali Chand's Incredible Bowling Figures Against Maldives In T20I

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POKAHRA — Nepal’s Anjali Chand on Monday scripted history by producing the best bowling performance in a women’s T20 Internationals with figures of 6/0 in a match against Maldives at the 13th South Asian Games.

This is the first time ever a bowler has taken six wickets for no run in any international match.

Nepal won the match by 10 wickets, reaching 17 for no loss in 0.5 overs.

Earlier, the record belonged to Malaysian Mas Elysa, who had claimed six wickets for three runs from her 4 overs against China in January this year.

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The 24-year-old Anjali dismissed six batswomen — all for nought — in 2.1 overs as Nepal bowled out Maldives, who elected to bat, for just 16 runs from 10.1 overs.

Anjali’s team-mate, Karuna Bhandari (2/4) took two wickets, while two batters were run out.

Eight Maldives batters got out without opening their account, while two made single-digit scores.

In reply, Nepal chased down the target in just five deliveries, reaching 17 for no loss.

Opener Kajal Shrestha remained not out on 13 while there were four extras (2 wide, 1 leg bye and 1 no ball).

The run chase lasted just seven deliveries, of which five were legal.

After the match, Cricket Nepal tweeted: “Nepal’s Anjali Chand bowling figure is best bowling figure in Women T20I surpassing Malaysian Mas Elysa’s 6/3. Also best bowling in debut.

“Nepal’s victory in 5 balls, however, is not the quickest victory as Rwanda and Tanzania had defeated Mali in 4 balls in July 2019.”


          

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Tanzania: Withdrawal of individual rights to African Court will deepen repression

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The Tanzanian government has withdrawn the right of individuals and NGOs to directly file cases against it at the Arusha-based African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, Amnesty International has established. This withdrawal of rights will rob people and organisations in Tanzania a vital avenue to justice, in a country whose justice system is deeply flawed. “This move effectively blocks individuals and NGOs in the country from directly going to the court to seek redress for human rights violations in what is clearly a cynical attempt to evade accountability,” Japhet Biegon, Amnesty International’s Africa Advocacy Coordinator said. “This is yet more evidence of the government of Tanzania’s growing hostility towards human rights and human rights defenders. It undermines the authority and legitimacy of the African Court and is an outright betrayal of efforts in Africa to establish strong and credible regional human rights bodies that can deliver justice and accountability.” Tanzania becomes the second country after Rwanda to withdraw the right of individuals and NGOs to directly access the African Court, a vital continental judicial body in the face of state interference in national justice systems. The government of Tanzania has the highest number of cases filed by individuals and NGOs as well as judgments issued against it by the African Court. Out of the 70 decisions issued by the court by September 2019, 28 decisions, or 40 percent, were on Tanzania. Similarly, most of the cases still pending before the African Court are against Tanzania, a huge number of them on alleged violations of the right to fair trial, pointing to a systemic problem in the Tanzanian justice system. Most recently, on 28 November, the African Court ruled that a section of the Tanzanian penal code which provides for mandatory death sentence in capital offences not only violates the right to fair trial and undermines judicial independence, but also the right to life. “The many cases filed against Tanzania at the African Court speak to the abject failure by the country to provide victims of human rights violations adequate and effective remedies nationally, said Japhet Biegon. “As the host of the African Court, Tanzania should lead by example and reconsider the decision to withdraw its declaration, demonstrating its support and commitment to the success of the court. It must also strengthen its own justice system to ensure victims of human rights violations can access justice at the national level.” Background The Tanzanian Minister of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation, Prof Palamagamba Kabudi, signed the notice of withdrawal of the declaration made under Article 34(6) of the African Court Protocol on 14 November 2019. This notification was sent to the African Union on 21 November. Tanzania’s decision to withdraw its Article 34(6) declaration comes barely a month after Amnesty International released a report detailing a spike in repression in the country under President John Magufuli.


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