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Saturday, 30 September 2017

TONY DOUGLAS APPOINTED CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF ETIHAD AVIATION GROUP

 Tony Douglas, Group Chief Executive Officer, Etihad Aviation Group

Abu Dhabi, UAE – The Chairman of Etihad Aviation Group, His Excellency Mohamed Mubarak Fadhel Al Mazrouei, today confirmed the appointment of Tony Douglas as Group Chief Executive Officer, who will join the company in January 2018.

Mr. Douglas joins Etihad from the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence, where he has served as CEO of the Defence Equipment and Support department, responsible for procuring and supporting all the equipment and services for the British Armed Forces.

In the UK, he held senior positions with airport operator BAA, and as Chief Operating Officer and Group Chief Executive designate of Laing O’Rourke. His roles under airport operator BAA included Managing Director of the Heathrow Terminal 5 project, Group Supply Chain Director, Group Technical Director, and CEO of Heathrow Airport.


RENAULT KWID: IS THIS THE SOLUTION TO USED VEHICLES?



Friday, 29 September 2017

KAMPUNI YA BIMA YA MGEN INSURANCE YATOA MSAADA WA MASHINE MBILI ZA KIPIMA KIWANGO CHA HEWA NA MAPIGO YA MOYO KWA WATOTO WACHANGA HOSPITALI YA MAWANANYAMALA

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Mkurugenzi Mtendaji wa Kampuni ya Bima ya MGen Insurance Tanzania ya jijini Dar es salaam Bw. Charles Sumbwe akikabidhi msaada wa mashine mbili za Kupima Kiwango cha Hewa na Mapingo ya Moyo kwa Watoto wachanga (Pulse Oxmeter) kwa Daktari Bingwa wa Watoto katika hospitali ya Mwananyamala Dkt. Ernestina Mwipopo jijini Dar es salaam, Kampuni hiyo imetoa mashine hizo zenye thamani ya shilingi milioni 2.8 na vitu mbalimbali kwa ajili ya watoto katika hospitali hiyo jumla ya msada wote ni shilingi milioni 3.8.(PICHA NA JOHN BUKUKU-FULLSHANGWE-DAR ES SALAAM)

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Mkurugenzi Mtendaji wa Kampuni ya Bima ya MGen Insurance Tanzania ya jijini Dar es salaam Bw. Charles Sumbwe akikabidhi msaada wa Vifaa mbalimbali vya kuwahudumia watoto kwa Daktari Bingwa wa Watoto katika hospitali ya Mwananyamala Dkt. Ernestina Mwipopo jijini Dar es salaam, Kampuni hiyo imetoa mashine hizo zenye thamani ya shilingi milioni 2.8 na vitu mbalimbali kwa ajili ya watoto katika hospital hiyo.

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Mkurugenzi Mtendaji wa Kampuni ya Bima ya MGen Insurance Tanzania ya jijini Dar es salaam Bw. Charles Sumbwe na Daktari Bingwa wa Watoto katika hospitali ya Mwananyamala Dkt. Ernestina Mwipopo mara baada ya kukabidhiana msaada wa mashine mbili za Kupima Kiwango cha Hewa na Mapingo ya Moyo kwa Watoto wachanga (Pulse Oxmeter) jijini Dar es salaam.

AIRTEL YATOA MAFUNZO YA TEHAMA KWA WALIMU DAR

Meneja Uhusiano wa Airtel Tanzania, Jackson Mmbando (kushoto) akiangalia namna walimu wa Shule ya Msingi Kijitonyama wanavyojifunza kompyuta katika maabara ya “Airtel Fursa Lab” Dar es Salaam jana.
Meneja Matukio wa Airtel Tanzania, Jane Matinde (kushoto) akiangalia namna walimu wa Shule ya Msingi Kijitonyama wanavyojifunza kompyuta katika maabara ya “Airtel Fursa Lab” Dar es Salaam jana.
Kampuni yasimu za mkononi ya Airtel kwa kushirikiana na Atamizi ya Teknohama ya Dar es Salaam (DTBi) imeanza kutoa mafunzo ya Tehama kwa waalimu katika maabara ya kompyuta iliyopo katika shule ya msingi kijitonyama Manispaa ya Kinondoni.

Mafunzo hayo kwa waalimu yameanza kufuatia Airtel na DTBi kutangaza kuanza kwa mafunzo hayo na kuwaalika vijana kuanzia ngazi ya shule za msingi, sekondari, vyuo vikuu na wafanya biashara kujiandikisha na kufaidika na mafunzo haya yatakayowasaidia kuvumbua application mbalimbali, kuwapatia vijana ujuzi katika mswala ya Tehama na pia kuwawezesha vijana wajasiriamali kuendesha shughuli zao za kibiashara kwa kutumia technologia za kisasa

Akiongea kuhusu kuanza kwa mafunzo hayo, Meneja Mradi wa Airtel Bi Jane Matinde alisema,

PRUDENTIAL CAPITAL MARKET UPDATE AS AT 28 SEPT. 2017

VODACOM TO PAY 60% OF PROFIT IN DIVIDEND TO SHAREHOLDERS

Vodacom Tanzania shareholders will now get 60 per cent of its net profit in dividends, the Board of Directors has recommended.

According to a statement issued on Wednesday, the recommendation for 60 per cent of net profit in dividend was reached to build their confidence after successful initial public offer and listing at the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE).

Last week, the Board of Directors of the mobile telecommunication company recommended a gross final dividend of Tshs 12.74 per ordinary share, payable from income reserves, in respect of the financial year ended 31 March 2017.

"Subject to conditions stated in the company’s dividend policy, Vodacom Tanzania PLC proposed to pay its shareholders at least 50 per cent of net profit after tax. However, investors will now get 60 per cent of net profit after tax, building investor confidence post-IPO, the statement reads in part.

Vodacom, the leading mobile telcom in Tanzania in terms of subscription, became the first mobile telecom operator to list at the bourse after a successful initial public offer, which was the largest IPO in the history of capital markets, attracting more than 40,000 local investors.

WORRIES ABOUND AS SIX BANKS DOMINATE INDUSTRY


Six banks control 60 per cent of the industry market share in Tanzania and this partly explains why lending rates remain high despite falling inflation and deposit interest rates, economists say.

CRDB, National Bank of Commerce (NBC), National Microfinance Bank (NMB), Standard Chartered, Stanbic and Exim are controlling 60 per cent of industry deposits, assets, loans and advances.

And each with a balance sheet in excess of 1.0tri/- based on last year figures. The situation is not healthy to the economy as their dominance leads to low competition seen in lending rates, which remain high despite falling inflation and deposit interest rates. The situation might create monopoly phenomenal since the largest banks are leading others into their decisions.

But worse, the banking industry lacks business segment specialisation. University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) Senior Economist, Prof Humphrey Moshi, said the tendency was not good as these six tend to determine lending and deposit interest rates movements.

“It is not surprising that the inflation is around five per cent, but lending rates are still hovering around 12 and 17 per cent … while deposit rate are well below ten per cent, thus discoursing savings culture,” said Prof Moshi in an interview. 

SOUTH AFRICA IN TALKS WITH CITIBANK ON STATE AIRLINE DEBT


PRETORIA, Sept 26 (Reuters) - South Africa is in talks with Citibank on how to settle a 1.8 billion rand ($135 million) loan to the state airline due end September after the lender said it would not roll over the debt again, Treasury Director General Dondo Mogajane said on Tuesday.

“We owe Citibank about 1.8 billion rand. We had an understanding with them to roll (the debt) to September. Citi did indicate to us that they will not be in a position to roll further and we engaged them. It’s an ongoing consultation,” Mogajane told journalists.

South African Airways was in July provided with state funds to help it repay loans of about 2.3 billion rand to Standard Chartered.

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Thursday, 28 September 2017

MARIE STOPES TANZANIA RE-OPENS ITS REFURBISHED MWENGE HOSPITAL AND CONTACT CENTRE

The Danish ambassador to Tanzania, H.E. Einar Hebogård Jensen (centre) cuts a ribbon to launch the Marie Stopes Tanzania’s call centre along with a toll free customer care number that will give the public the opportunity to inquire on MST services at no cost in Dar es Salaam today. MST has also commenced its three-days special campaign today which aims at providing free Blood Pressure (PB) check-ups, Blood Sugar check-ups (RBG), HIV testing, provision of family planning services, as well as cervical cancer screening to visiting clients - while other general medical services will continue to be offered at a fee within the hospital. He is flanked by the Marie Stopes Tanzania, Country Director, Anil Tambay (right) and an official from Kinondoni Municipal Council, Ms. Edith Manase Mboga.
Maries Stopes Tanzania Country Director, Anil Tambay delivers his speech during the event.
The Danish ambassador to Tanzania, H.E. Einar Hebogård Jensen (centre) receives a brief from Marie Stopes Hospital’s Anesthetist, David Chiunga during the re-launch of the newly refurbished Mwenge Hospital and a call centre located at Plot number 421 & 422, Kinyonga Street in Dar es Salaam today.

Dar es Salaam, 28th September 2017 – Marie Stopes Tanzania (MST) has today re-opened its newly refurbished Mwenge Hospital located at Plot number 421 & 422, Kinyonga Street in Kijitonyama, Dar es Salaam.

Speaking during the re-launch event, The Danish ambassador to Tanzania, H.E. Einar Hebogård Jensen who presided over the event, commended MST for complementing the Government of Tanzania’s efforts in ensuring that all citizens have access to quality health services at affordable costs.

“In Tanzania, Marie Stopes is very well known for providing quality healthcare services which are affordable to most of Tanzanians, greatly complementing the Government of Tanzania’s efforts,” Mr. Jensen pointed out.

The refurbishment of the hospital has been a fruitful product of exciting collaborative efforts between MST and DANIDA/ Embassy of Denmark thereby making the hospital a one-stop health facility for family planning and sexual reproductive health services.

BANK OF TANZANIA MONTHLY ECONOMIC REVIEW - JUNE 2017

CBA BANK THIRD DRAW OF A DEPOSIT PROMOTION CAMPAIGN

The Head of Commercial Banking Services of CBA Bank, Julius Konyani, speaks to one of the winners of 2m/- during the third draw of a deposit promotion campaign in Dar es Salaam yesterday. Looking on is Gaming Board inspector, Abdallah Hemed (right) and Relations Manager, Godson Biyengo. 

NEWLY ESTABLISHED MAYFAIR INSURANCE LAUNCHED IN DAR

Commissioner of Insurance of the Tanzania Insurance Regulatory Authority (TIRA), Dr. Baghayo Saqware, reads from a prospectus of the newly established Mayfair Insurance shortly after its launch in Dar es Salaam yesterday. Others in the picture are Chief Executive Officer, Sanjay Singh (right) and Group Managing Director, Jayesh Shah.

VODACOM TANZANIA PLC - DECLARATION OF DIVIDEND FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2017

PRUDENTIAL CAPITAL MARKET UPDATE AS AT 27 SEPT. 2017

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

ACACIA LIKELY TO START GENERATING CASH AGAIN

Acacia Mining Plc which earlier this month decided to reduce operations in Tanzania, said its Buzwagi mine is likely to start generating cash again after upbeat results from a trial to increase the proportion of sellable gold bars.

Gold bars are not impacted by the export ban on gold and copper concentrate imposed by the Tanzanian government in March.

But the positive trial results at Buzwagi has led the company to keep the mine producing just gold bars, which are not affected by Tanzania’s export ban, until the end of its life in 2020.

Of Buzwagi's total production this year, around two-thirds has been made up of concentrate but since the ban was introduced in early March, Acacia has only been able to sell around 35 percent of the operation's output, while incurring 100 percent of the cost.

"There are no changes to group production or cost guidance resulting from this processing change, however it will result in Buzwagi being able to sell an additional 8,000-10,000 ounces per month for the remainder of the year," Acacia said in the statement.

Acacia has been facing government pressure since March, when President John Magufuli imposed the ban on gold concentrate, which represents about a third of the miner’s output.

FOREX SHOPS CLOSE AS NEW LICENSING RULES LOOM LARGE




A bureau de change in Dar es Salaam yesterday. The Bank of Tanzania (BoT) has outlined tough new licensing requirements for forex shops. BoT governor Benno Ndulu (left) said yesterday that the rules were here to stay and that operators of bureaux de change were expected to comply fully.

In Summary At least ten foreign exchange bureaus have not opened for business in Dar es Salaam alone for about three weeks now, but insiders say the number could rise to at least 100 countrywide as the deadline for implementation of the licensing requirements approaches. Dar es Salaam. A number bureaux de change have closed business in Dar es Salaam, three months before new licensing requirements come into effect, The Citizen has learned.

At least ten foreign exchange bureaus have not opened for business in Dar es Salaam alone for about three weeks now, but insiders say the number could rise to at least 100 countrywide as the deadline for implementation of the licensing requirements approaches.

Forex shops that have not opened for business at the city’s central business district include Ruby, Maddy, Europa, Money Link, Nana and Tungwe. Several more are reported to have not opened for some time in Kariakoo and other locations. However, The Citizen could not independently confirm whether the closure was permanent or temporary and whether it was a result of the new requirements.

FINSCOPE TO REVEAL CITIZENS FINANCIAL BEHAVIOUR


Tanzanians financial behaviour on how to generate and manage incomes in the last few years will feature high on findings of a new FinScope report.

The report, the fourth edition of FinScope Survey 2017, will be unveiled in Dar es Salaam this Thursday. According to FinScope, the survey provides an overview of financial behaviour of Tanzanians in terms of uptake and usage of financial services and highlights factors that prohibit and drive the habits.

Speaking yesterday ahead of the launch, the Chairperson of FinScope Survey 2017 Technical Committee from Bank of Tanzania (BoT), Dr Deogratius Macha, said the survey highlights achievements and challenges in the financial sector.

“The upcoming survey shows feelings of the market towards financial services, further showing how the same products and services in the market have been fairing. “It also gives the perception that consumers have of those products,” he explained.

The first FinScope survey was conducted in 2006, followed by other studies in 2009 and 2013. The BoT official noted that the previous surveys had put focus only at regional level in terms of analysis, but the new study had gone far to the district level.

PRUDENTIAL CAPITAL MARKET UPDATE AS AT 26 SEPT. 2017

ETIHAD AIRWAYS AND CITI MARK COMPLETION OF TREASURY PROJECT SIX MONTHS EARLY

Pictured marking the successful implementation of the project are, from left: Emre Karter, Citi’s Head of Treasury and Trade Solutions for the Middle East, North Africa, Pakistan and Turkey; Ebru Pakcan, Citi’s Regional Head of Treasury and Trade solutions for Europe, Middle East and Africa; Ricky Thirion, Etihad Aviation Group Interim Group Chief Financial Officer; and Adam Boukadida, Etihad Aviation Group Acting Group Treasurer.

Abu Dhabi, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Etihad Airways and its international cash management bank partner Citi have successfully completed a project six months ahead of schedule to introduce new automated treasury tools at the airline.

The 18-month project saw Etihad Airways implement Citi’s Liquidity Management solution across its international network to achieve substantial cash optimisation and competitive market rates resulting in significant transaction cost savings.

CRDB BANK THROWS WEIGHT ON DAR TEACHERS' OFFICES

CRDB Bank Managing Director, Dr. Charles Kimei (second left) presents a dummy cheque for 100m/- to Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner, Mr. Paul Makonda in the city on Monday, being money to be donated by the bank in support of a housing project for teachers. Looking on are CRDB Bank's Director of Marketing, Research and Customer Service, Tully Mwambapa and the Chairman of the project committee, Col. Charles Mbuge.
CRDB Bank on Monday donated 200m/- toward construction of Dar es Salaam public schools - primary and secondary - teachers’ offices.

The teacher offices’ construction initiative was a brain child of Dar es Salaam Region Commissioner after releasing a shortage of 402 officers for the city five municipals’ schools. Dar has 638 primary and secondary schools.

CRDB’s Managing Director Dr Charles Kimei said the bank has all reasons to contribute to the initiative since 69 per cent of its business comes from Dar es Salaam. “Teachers offices are the key infrastructure for the best performance of our children…we believe good officers increase schooling performance,” he said.

Dr Kimei said since the initiative has great importance not for Dar but also other regions as well, “CRDB prior to present a 100m/- cheque and pledged to donate 100m/- more next year.”


OIL HITS HIGHEST SINCE JULY 2015; PRODUCERS SAY MARKET REBALANCING

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices soared more than 3 percent on Monday, with Brent hitting its highest in more than two years, after major producers said the global market was on its way to rebalancing, while Turkey threatened to cut oil flows from Iraq’s Kurdistan region towards its ports.

The November Brent crude futures contract LCOc1 settled up$2.16, or 3.8 percent, at $59.02 a barrel, its highest since July, 2015.

U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude for November delivery CLc1 rose $1.56, or 3 percent, to settle at $52.22 a barrel, the highest since April.

“It’s all driven by the idea that the production cut is starting to work and the rebalance is underway,” said Gene McGillian, director of market research at Tradition Energy in New York.

MULTIBILLION PROJECTS TO TRANSFORM ARUSHA CITY


Arusha - Robust multibillion development projects are currently under execution to transform the tourist city of Arusha, President John Magufuli said here, on Monday.

He cited the construction of the 139bn/- Usa River- Arusha road, 42bn/- Arusha Water Project and the Rural Electrification project that will supply power to the region’s over 200 villages.

Dr Magufuli was addressing residents of Sangsi suburb on the outskirts of Arusha city. The ‘wananchi’ had intercepted the presidential motorcade to Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA) for a flight back to Dar es Salaam, seeking to express their grievances.

The President was later stopped at Pacha ya Kia in Kilimanjaro region before arriving at KIA airport.

The Head of State who was on a six-day working tour of Arusha Region told the residents that the government will continue seeking solutions to problems facing all Tanzanians, regardless of political, tribal or religious affiliations.

DANGOTE CONFIRMS PPC ACQUISITION RUMOR

CEO and founder of Dangote Industries, Alhaji Aliko Dangote.
21 September 2017 - CEO and founder of Dangote Industries, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, yesterday had talks with Francine Lacqua at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. When asked about latest acquisitions, Dangote confirmed that he is looking at acquiring South Africa’s PPC (a cement producing company).

He said that the market in South Africa is in need of consolidation, admitting that his bid of PPC is not just a rumor. Although there are other bidders he still thinks his company should bid sensibly in a way that will benefit the shareholders of both PPC and Dangote Cement. They’ve written to PPC and are expecting response by early next week. Plans are in place to consolidate all the assets together and see how to correct the market.

Aliko Dangote thinks that PPC wants a bigger company that will seat and consolidate, but actually needs a player who is already in the cement business with the right focus to make the company better. He has no plans of overpaying because overpaying, he says, might be a problem for Dangote shareholders, who are his priority.


TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TO CONTINUE POWER AFRICA

Trump’s administration will pursue the “Power Africa” programme, announced Andrew Herscowitz who coordinates the initiative in the US. Various US officials including State secretary Rex Tillerson support the initiative and want it pursued, the coordinator said.

Launched in 2013 by President Barack Obama, Power Africa aimed at doubling access to power in sub-Saharan Africa, by 2030.

The increasing implication of the private sector in the programme puzzles many of the new administration’s officials, according to Herscowitz. Truly, for each dollar that US government spends on the scheme, the private sector spends between $50 and $100. “This is a model that many in the administration really like and want to see continue,” the coordinator said.

SHAKE-UP LOOMS AS KENYA AIRWAYS BOSS HIRES FIVE POLISH EXECUTIVES


Kenya Airways  chief executive Sebastian Mikosz has hired five new executives from Poland — his home country – signalling a looming shake-up of the airline’s senior management.
It is not unusual for an outsider CEO to bring in a group of individuals upon taking charge of a corporation, but management experts said taking on board such a large number of expatriates in senior positions that early in his tenure could be counter-productive.
Kenya Airways insiders said the decision has already caused tension among workers who see it as a purge of individuals hired under the leadership of former CEOs Titus Naikuni and Mbuvi Ngunze under whose watch the airline nosedived to near bankruptcy.
In an email to staff, Mr Mikosz announced that the five expatriates were hired from his former employer, LOT Polish Airlines, effective September 1.
They are Monika Kietyka-Michna, Edyta Kijewska-Teny, Magdalena Serwach, Marcin Celejewski and Micha Mierciak.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

BENKI YA CRDB YATOA MSAADA WA SHILINGI MILIONI 100 KWA MKUU WA MKOA WA DAR ES SALAAM KWA AJILI YA UJENZI WA OFISI ZA WALIMU SHULE ZA MSINGI NA SEKONDARI JIJINI DAR ES SALAAM

Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Dar es Salaam, Paul Makonda (wa pili kulia), akipokea mfano wa hundi ya shilingi milioni mia moja kutoka kwa Mkurugenzi Mtendaji Mkuu wa Benki ya CRDB, Dkt. Charles Kimei, kwa ajili ya kusaidia ujenzi wa ofisi za walimu kwa shule za msingi na sekondari Mkoa wa Dar es Salaam. Makabidhiano hayo yamefanyika katika ofisi za mkuu wa Mkoa jana. Wengine kushoto ni Mkurugenzi wa Masoko Utafiti na Huduma kwa wateja wa Benki hiyo Tully Esther Mwambapa na Mwenyekiti wa Ujenzi wa ofisi hizo Kanali Charles Mbuge.
Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Dar es Salaam, Paul Makonda (katikati), akizungumza na waandishi wa habari katika hafla yakupokea msaada wa shilingi milioni mia moja za kitanzania kwa ajili ya kusaidia ujenzi wa ofisi za walimu kwa shule za msingi na sekondari Mkoa wa Dar es Salaam. Kushoto ni Mkurugenzi Mtendaji Mkuu wa Benki ya CRDB, Dkt. Charles Kimei na kulia ni Mwenyekiti wa Ujenzi wa ofisi hizo Kanali Charles Mbuge.
Mkurugenzi Mtendaji Mkuu wa Benki ya CRDB, Dkt. Charles Kimei, (kushoto), akizungumza na waandishi wa habari alipokwenda kukabidhi msaada wa shilingi milioni mia moja za kitanzania kwa Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Dar es Salaam, Paul Makonda, kwa ajili ya ujenzi wa ofisi za walimu wa Mkoa wa Dar es Salaam.
Dar es Salaam Tanzania, Septemba 25, 2017 Benki ya CRDB leo imekabidhi msaada wa shilingi milioni 100 kwa Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Dar es Salaam Mheshimiwa Paul Makonda, kwa ajili ya kusaidia ujenzi wa ofisi za walimu kwa shule za msingi na sekondari mkoani humo. Msaada huo ni muendelezo wa utekelezaji wa sera ya kusaidia jamii ya Benki ya CRDB inayoelekeza kutenga asilimia moja ya faida yake kila mwaka ili zitumike katika shughuli za kijamii kwenye maeneo ya afya, elimu na mazingira.

Akizungumza kabla ya kukabidhi msaada huo, Mkurugenzi Mtendaji wa Benki ya CRDB Dkt. Charles Kimei alisema Benki hiyo inatambua kuwa elimu ndio msingi wa maendeleo ya Taifa letu japo kuna changamoto nyingi zinazoikabili. “Tunatambua kuwa ili taifa letu liweze kupiga hatua za kimaendeleo, ni lazima tuungane kwa pamoja na kuwekeza katika kutatua changamoto mbalimbali zinazoikabili sekta ya elimu na kuweka mazingira bora ya ufundishaji na ufundishwaji, jambo ambalo litaboresha viwango vya elimu yetu na kuleta matokeo chanya”  alisema Dokta Kimei.

PRUDENTIAL CAPITAL MARKET UPDATE AS AT 25 SEPT. 2017

APOLOGIZING TO LONDON, UBER CEO OFFERS CHANGE TO KEEP LICENCE

A photo illustration shows the Uber app on a mobile telephone, as it is held up for a posed photograph in central London, Britain Sept. 22, 2017.
Uber's new boss Dara Khosrowshahi apologised to Londoners for the taxi app's mistakes and pledged to make changes as the Silicon Valley firm tries to overturn a decision to strip it of its licence in one of its major markets.

The British capital's transport regulator on Friday deemed Uber unfit to run a taxi service and decided not to renew its licence to operate, which will end this week, citing the firm's approach to reporting serious criminal offences and background checks on drivers.

Mayor Sadiq Khan, a Labour politician who has criticised the firm in the past, said on Monday he had asked Transport for London (TfL) to be available to meet CEO Khosrowshahi.


Uber's 40,000 drivers, one third of the city's total number of private hire vehicles, will continue to take passengers until an appeals process is exhausted, which is likely to take several months.

London police complained this year that the app, which is backed by Goldman Sachs and BlackRock, was either not disclosing, or taking too long to report, serious crimes including sexual assaults and that this put the public at risk.

RAIS WA JAMHURI YA MUUNGANO WA TANZANIA DKT. JOHN POMBE MAGUFULI AMEMALIZA ZIARA YA SIKU SITA (6) MKOANI ARUSHA, SEPTEMBA 25, 2017

Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Mheshimiwa Dkt. John Pombe Magufuli akizungumza na wananchi wa njiapanda ya KIA mara baada ya kusimamishwa msafara wake alipokuwa anaelekea katika uwanja wa ndege wa kimataifa KIA kuelekea Dar es salaam akitokea mkoa wa Arusha alipokuwa na ziara ya siku 6 kuanzia Septemba 20, 2017 hadi Septemba 25, 2017.
Baadhi ya wananchi wa njiapanda ya KIA wakishangilia kwa furaha wakati Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Mheshimiwa Dkt. John Pombe Magufuli akizungumza nao mara baada ya kusimamishwa msafara wake alipokuwa anaelekea katika uwanja wa ndege wa kimataifa KIA kuelekea Dar es salaam akitokea mkoa wa Arusha alipokuwa na ziara ya siku 6 kuanzia septemba 20, 2017 hadi Septemba 25, 2017. 
Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Mheshimiwa Dkt. John Pombe Magufuli akizungumza na wananchi wa njiapanda ya KIA mara baada ya kusimamishwa msafara wake alipokuwa anaelekea katika uwanja wa ndege wa kimataifa KIA kuelekea Dar es salaam akitokea mkoa wa Arusha alipokuwa na ziara ya siku 6 kuanzia Septemba 20, 2017 hadi Septemba 25, 2017. 
Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Mheshimiwa Dkt. John Pombe Magufuli akiwa pamoja na Bi. Anna Elisha Mgwila mkuu wa mkoa wa Kilimanjaro na Bw. Mrisho Gambo mkuu wa mkoa wa Arusha katika uwanja wa ndege wa kimataifa KIA kabla ya kuanza safari ya kuelekea Dar es salaam akitokea mkoa wa Arusha alipokuwa na ziara ya siku 6 kuanzia Septemba 20, 2017 hadi Septemba 25, 2017.
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RAIS DKT. JOHN POMBE MAGUFULI AZINDUA BARABARA YA KILOMITA 26 YA KIA - MERERANI MKOA WA MANYARA

Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Mheshimiwa Dkt. John Pombe Magufuli akisalimiana na mkuu wa mkoa wa Kilimanjaro Bi. Anna Mgwila mara baada ya kuwasili katika Uwanja wa Ndege wa Kimataifa wa Kilimanjaro KIA na kuelekea Mererani wilaya ya Simanjiro mkoa wa Manyara kwaajili ya ufunguzi wa barabara ya KIA – MERERANI yenye urefu wa km 26. Septemba, 20 ,2017.
Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Mheshimiwa Dkt. John Pombe Magufuli akisalimiana na mkuu wa mkoa wa Arusha Bw. Mrisho Gambo mara baada ya kuwasili katika Uwanja wa Ndege wa Kimataifa wa Kilimanjaro KIA na kuelekea Mererani wilaya ya Simanjiro mkoa wa Manyara kwaajili ya ufunguzi wa barabara ya KIA – MERERANI yenye urefu wa km 26. Septemba, 20 ,2017. 
Rais wa jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Dkt. John Pombe Magufuli akitembea pamoja na wakuu wa mikoa ya Kilimanjaro na Arusha mara baada ya kuwasili katika uwanja wa ndege wa kimataifa wa Kilimanjaro (KIA) tayari kuelekea katika uzinduzi wa barabara ya lami ya kilomita 26 kutoka Uwanja wa Ndege wa kimataifa wa kilimanjaro (KIA) katika mkoa wa Kilimanjaro hadi Mererani mkoani Manyara September 20, 2017.
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PRESIDENT JOHN MAGUFULI ROLLS OUT 3,000 ARMY JOBS

The Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces, President John Magufuli inspects a guard of honour during the pass-out parade for officer cadets at the Sheikh Amri Abeid Stadium in Arusha. A total of 422 Tanzania People's Defence Forces (TPDF) officer cadets were commissioned to the rank of Second Lieutenant, recently.
Arusha - The Commander-in- Chief of the armed forces, President John Magufuli, has rolled out an employment mat to 3,000 new soldiers, in addition to the government’s own intention to hire more than 50,000 fresh public servants.

Dr Magufuli revealed this while commissioning 422 officer cadets graduating from the Tanzania Military Academy (TMA). The parade of colours was held at Sheikh Amri Abeid Stadium in Arusha, being the first time for the event to take place in the city centre.

He directed the Ministry of Defence and National Service to ensure that new cadets graduating from various military training get assimilated into the army; “Because from what we have seen here, these recruits are well fitted out.”

Other than the army, the Head of State also promised windfall to other citizens as far as employment is concerned.

“We have been cleaning out ghost workers, unqualified imposters and corrupt officials from the government and public institutions and now we have ample vacancies to recruit new employees and soon more than 50,000 Tanzanians are going to get jobs in the government and public institutions,” said President Magufuli.

PRESIDENT JOHN MAGUFULI GIVES 24 MONTHS DODOMA RELOCATION ULTIMATUM


Arusha - Central government employees who are supposed to relocate to Dodoma, but will still be in Dar es Salaam come 2019 should consider themselves jobless, because even the State House will pack its bags in two years.

President John Magufuli revealed in Arusha that, he intends to move to Dodoma, the new capital city by the year 2019; “The Prime Minister, Mr Kassim Majaliwa has already shifted to Dodoma. The Vice-President, Mama Samia Suluhu Hassan on the other hand will be migrating there next year,” he stated.

“Therefore, after 2019, when the State House shifts to Dodoma it will be strange to see any ministry, central government offices and related institutions still sticking to Dar es Salaam and those that are going to be stubbornly clinging there, should consider themselves sacked automatically,” the Head of State insisted.

The President pointed out that there is no way that the country will continue to dillydally with the issue of moving its capital to Dodoma; "The Father of the Nation, Mwalimu Nyerere issued the directive way back in 1973 and it is unfathomable that we are still dragging our feet over the issue," he said.

TAMWA HAILS NEW DR ASHA-ROSE MIGIRO APPOINTMENT

Dr Asha-Rose Migiro.
Tanzania Media Women Association (TAMWA) has welcomed the appointment of Dr Asha-Rose Migiro to the United Nations (UN)’s High Level Advisory Board on Meditation.

A veteran journalist and TAMWA Executive Director, Ms Eda Sanga, described the nomination as an important leadership credit, not only to Dr Migiro as an individual, but to women in the country at large.

She said her appointment to the board showed confidence in her, the Tanzanian and African women in general over their leadership ability towards tackling challenges and other issues facing the continent.

“I am proud of her and we wish her the best of luck as she represents us (women), Tanzania and the rest of Africa at the World’s High Level Board on Meditation.

We hope to see her, Michelle Bachelet from Chile, Graça Machel from Mozambique and other appointees raise Africa’s voices, especially on women issues to the global body,” she said.

TANZANIA'S MAIDEN GEOPARK EYES 22BN/- FINANCIAL BOOST


China will provide Tanzania’s maiden Geopark with 10 million US dollars (over 22bn/-) financial support.

The Ngorongoro-Lengai Geopark is earmarked to cover 12,000 square kilometres of rocky hills, lengthy underground caves, lake basins, hominid discovery sites and the active Oldonyo L’engai, Volcano.

The Geopark will be the second in Africa, after the one in Morocco and the first South of the Sahara. Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority (NCAA) Conservator Dr Freddy Manongi says of the Geopark, “While tourists from America and Europe prefer game driving into National Parks to view wildlife; the Chinese and other Asians are different.”

According to Dr Manongi, tourists from China, Korea, Japan and other Asian countries prefer seeing landscapes, mountains, caves, gorges and other geological features.

POLICE CORDON OFF MIRERANI TANZANITE GEMSTONE AREA


The Police Force has with immediate effect positioned its officers in and around Mirerani mines to control activities taking place and restrain any acts of theft of tanzanite gemstones that can only be found around that northern Tanzanian area.

Manyara Regional Police Commander Francis Massawe told the ‘Daily News’ that the police took action just as President John Magufuli gave orders to ensure the vital gemstones were not stolen, as it has proved to be the case in the past.

RPC Massawe said they had since positioned themselves well, and that they could now observe meticulously all activities taking place within the mines from Block A to D in terms of mining as well as storage of the tanzanite gems.

“As you are aware the president ordered the TPDF (Tanzania People’s Defence Forces) … through National Service to build a fence around the area.

PLAYERS EMBRACE SHIPPING REGULATOR


Players in the shipping industry have welcomed the envisaged National Shipping Agencies Corporation (NASAC), which they believe, will play a crucial role to improve efficiency, reduce costs and curb cheating by some unscrupulous ship liners.

Speaking in separate interviews with ‘Daily News’, some stakeholders accused ship owners of operating own in-house agencies, contrary to the law, expressing hopes that NASAC, as industry regulator, will address the malpractices.

The Shipping Agency Act restricts ownership of shipping agents to 51 per cent by Tanzanians but many multinational shipping lines have established their own agencies, elbowing out local players from the lucrative industry.

The Minister for Works, Transport and Communication, Prof Makame Mbarawa, on September 15, this year tabled for first reading in the National Assembly, the National Shipping Agencies Bill 2017, which seeks to establish the industry regulator.

The bill proposes transfer of all maritime regulatory functions from the Surface and Marine Transport Regulatory Authority (SUMATRA) to the new watchdog.

Monday, 25 September 2017

AN EMOTIONAL TRIBUTE IN MEMORY OF FORMER AfDB PRESIDENT BABACAR NDIAYE

President Adesina and Babacar Ndaye's family. 
Tribute to Babacar N'DIAYE, 21 September 2017.
Babacar Ndiaye, the Bank Group's fifth elected President, who served two terms between 1985 and 1995, passed away on July 13, 2017 in Senegal
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, September 23, 2017/ -- "Goodbye, Papa, farewell to the ambassador for Africa's development, rest in peace." In an intensely emotional tribute, the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) (www.AfDB.org), Adesina Akinwumi, opened a ceremony honouring Babacar Ndiaye at the organisation's headquarters in Abidjan.

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Adesina announced that the AfDB headquarters auditorium will from now on be named Babacar Ndiaye Auditorium.

Babacar Ndiaye, the Bank Group's fifth elected President, who served two terms between 1985 and 1995, passed away on July 13, 2017 in Senegal.

With Ndiaye's widow and several children in attendance, as well as former AfDB President Kantinka Dr Kwame D. Fordwor, members of the Senegalese and Ivorian Governments, representatives of the diplomatic corps, and active and retired AfDB staff members. Adesina fondly recalled Babacar Ndiaye's complete and passionate commitment to the development of Africa.

"He was an AfDB icon, he was a father and mentor to every one of us, and emphatically launched the career of the Bank Group's current President. He inspired us. In losing him, Africa has lost one of its best sons."