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Tanzanian President Bans Girls Who Has Given Birth From Schools

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Tanzanian President John Magufuli has said girls will not be allowed back to school after giving birth during his administration.

He accused civil society organisations, which have been urging the government to permit teen mothers to re-enter the education system, of being used by foreign agents.

The president was addressing residents of Bagamoyo during a three-day tour of the Coast region.

“There are many things that the girls can do after delivery; they can join VETA (Vocational Education Training Authority centres) and learn sewing and farming,” Magufuli said.

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He argued that if they were permitted to resume studies, they would encourage other schoolgirls to engage in sex.

“If we were to allow the girls back to school, one day we would find all girls in Standard One going home to nurse their babies,” Magufuli said.

Of the man responsible for the pregnancy, Magufuli said he should be imprisoned for 30 years and put the energy he used to impregnate the girl into farming while in prison.

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“After getting pregnant, you are done!” the president said to a round of applause.

Pressure for the government to allow teen mothers be readmitted in schools has been mounting, with rights groups calling for the formulation of legal framework that would allow schoolgirls resume studies after giving birth.

A parliamentary committee as well as opposition MPs have joined in the calls.

A report by Human Rights Watch says about 8,000 girls who drop out of school every year due to pregnancy.

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President Magufuli said the foreign human rights groups should open schools for the teen mothers instead of trying to force the government’s hand.

He also condemned the activists for advocating for same sex relationships calling on Tanzanians to be watchful.

“It’s ignorant and foolish,” he said adding that they are “introducing behaviours that even cows and goats cannot condone.”

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Six Men Sentenced To 20 Years In Jail For Cutting Off 6 Years Old Albino’s Hand

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Six men who cut off the hand of a 6 years old Albino Tanzanian boy for money ritual  in 2013 has been sentenced to 20 years in imprisonment each by a Tanzanian Court.

Albinos has been hunted like wide life in Tanzania as their body parts is said to be of huge importance in witchcraft and rituals. For Tanzanians where sentenced to death in 2015 after they abducted a 15 years old Albino boy, killed him and dismembered his body for rituals

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An estimated 75 Albinos where kileed in Tanzania between the year 2000 – 2015, United Nations sources said. This is just a rough estimate and does not represent the actual number of Albino victims in Tanzania, as most rituals occur in remote villages where not included in the statistics.

While a man was sentenced to 30 years in jail by Tanzanian court for impregnating a school, many has been wondering why adults who where convicted of hacking off a minors hand, which is tantamount to murder where given a paltry 20 years in imprisonment.

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Mauritian Deputy Premier Lectures Tanzanian Stakeholders On Tourism, Economic Growth, PPP

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Zanzibar — Former Finance Minister and Deputy Premier of Mauritius, Dr Ramakrishna Sithanen on Wednesday called for the strengthening of partnerships between the private sector and the government in an effort to boost economic growth in Zanzibar.

Dr Sithanen, who held talks with the business community in the Isles, offered his experience to the business community in Zanzibar, as he explained how his country, Mauritius, managed to retain its exclusivity in the tourism industry.

He spoke to at least 40 stakeholders who are key contributors to Zanzibar’s’ economic growth, including representatives from Zanzibar Association of Tourism Investors (ZATI), the Zanzibar National Chamber of Commerce, Zanzibar National Industry as well as the Agriculture (ZNCCIA) and Zanzibar Association of Tour Operators (ZATO).

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During a meeting presentation, Dr Sithanen, the man touted as a key contributor to the transformation of Mauritius, told the investors that the best way to grow the economy of most African countries, including Zanzibar, was to harness the public-private partnerships(PPP).

He said, “There should be cohesion between the private sector and the government. I know, it’s not an easy process for the two parties to agree as they have different interests, but they need a common ground which will be for the betterment on the country’s economic growth

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Dr Sithanen suggested that Zanzibar should embrace three key strategies that helped Mauritius to grow its economy. “There should be investment in infrastructure, invest in people and in institutions,” he noted.

On infrastructure, he explained that it involves constructing more roads, airports, ports and the soft infrastructure such as good governance, credibility health and training.

“People must be trained, have an education and acquire skills. Whereas institutions refer to the judiciary system, freedom and academic,” said Dr. Sithanen.

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He was invited to Zanzibar by a major tourism investment company, Pennyroyal Gibraltar Ltd and Zanzibar Amber Resort, which is currently implementing major tourism projects including hotel resorts and beaches.

The Director of Pennyroyal Gibraltar Ltd, Mr Saleh Said, believes that Zanzibar, which is geographically similar to Mauritius and has great potential to develop into a world class luxury tourist destination and facilitate Direct Foreign Investment.

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Actress Wema Sepetu – Prosecution Urged To Expedite Investigation

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THE Kisutu Resident Magistrate’s Court in Dar es Salaam yesterday ordered the prosecution to expedite investigations into the trial of Actress Wema Sepetu, who is charged with drug abuse alongside her two maids.

 Principal Resident Magistrate Thomas Samba, was reacting to a report given by State Attorney Constantine Kakula, for the prosecution, that they were still conducting investigations into the matter.

Assisted by Inspector of Police, Hamis Said, the trial attorney told the court when the case came for mention that the investigators were still collecting more evidence before deciding on how to go about the trial.

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He, therefore, asked the court to grant the prosecution more time to complete such assignment.

The magistrate granted the request and adjourned the trial for another mention on April 12. Sepetu was brought before the court last month together with her maids, Angelina Msigwa and Matrida Abas to answer drug abuse charges.

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They are alleged to have committed the offence on February 2, this year, at their residential house at Kundichi-Ununio in Kinondoni District.

The prosecution claims that on the material day and the areas, jointly and together were found in unlawful possession of one roll and two small pieces of cannabis sativa, commonly known as bhang weighing 1.08 grams.

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Sepetu is among people mentioned by Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner (RC), Paul Makonda, to have been dealing in one way or another with narcotic drugs. She was required to report to the Central Police for questioning.

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Tanzania – 7 foreigners in court for defrauding TCRA of 459m/-

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SEVEN foreigners appeared before the Kisutu Resident Magistrate’s Court in Dar es Salaam, yesterday, charged with several counts relating to fraudulent use of communication network and occasioning loss of 459m/- to the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) and the government.

They are: Dilshad Ahmed (36), Rohail Yaqoob (47), Khalid Mahmood (59), Ashfaq Ahmed (38), Muhamad Aneess (48), Imtiaz Ammar (33), who are Pakistan nationals and Ramesh Kandasamy (36) from Sri-Lanka.

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They were not allowed to enter plea to the charges before Principal Resident Magistrate Wilbard Mashauri, as they are facing economic charges.

The magistrate ordered them to remain in remand as his court lacked jurisdiction to termine any bail application. He directed the accused persons to the Economic, Corruption and Organised Crime High Court’s Division to seek bail if they so wished.

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Magistrate Mashauri adjourned the case to March 19, for mention, as investigations into the matter, according to the prosecution, have not been completed.

Other counts include conspiracy to commit offences, importation and installation of electronic communication equipment without a licence, use of unapproved electronic equipment and operating electronic communications without a licence and conspiracy to commit an offence.

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The prosecution led by Senior State Attorneys Nassoro Katuga and Johanes Karungura, an attorney from TCRA, alleged that on or before November 2016, within the City of Dar es Salaam, all accused persons conspired to commit an offence of fraudulently using network facilities.

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Top Tanzanian Music Artist, Vanessa Mdee Arrested For Allegedly Belonging To A Drug Cartel

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Top Tanzanian Music Artist, Vanessa Mdee Arrested For Allegedly Belonging To A Drug Cartel
Tanzanian singer, Vanessa Mdee has been reportedly arrested by the police following investigations implicating the singer as being a member of a drug cartel. The songstress’s lawyer confirmed that she was arrested yesterday, the 7th of March and is currently being questioned. Her bail is however in progress.

This would not be the first time government officials would invite Tanzanian artistes for questioning since the war against drug trafficking started some months ago. Other artistes who have been invited include; Diamond Platnumz, Wema Sepatu among others.

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Puzzle of missing Chadema official, 7 bodies deepens

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IN SUMMARY Speaking with journalists yesterday for the first time on both cases, Acting Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) Robert Boaz said it wasn’t true that the police are ignoring the two matters. Three weeks ago, seven bodies of unidentified men aged approximately between 25 and 35 were discovered by locals in Makurunge Village floating on the river.

They were wrapped in polythene bags fitted with rocks. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Dar es Salaam. The mystery surrounding the seven bodies that were fished out of Ruvu River and disappearance of Chadema official Ben Saanane is yet to be resolved as the Police Force says it is still investigating both incidents.

Speaking with journalists yesterday for the first time on both cases, Acting Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) Robert Boaz said it wasn’t true that the police are ignoring the two matters. Three weeks ago, seven bodies of unidentified men aged approximately between 25 and 35 were discovered by locals in Makurunge Village floating on the river.

They were wrapped in polythene bags fitted with rocks. The DCI also refuted claims that the bodies were buried without any samples taken for DNA testing. “Doctors conducted post-mortem on the bodies before they were buried. Six bodies were severely decomposed, so we had to bury them at the village in which they were found.

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The remaining body, which was intact, was taken to Bagamoyo District Hospital. Since no one claimed it, it was buried by the district council 10 days later—on December 16,” he said. However, Mr Boaz declined to make the postmortem report public, saying the matter was still under investigation. “There is a lot of investigation work that is still ongoing… I cannot reveal the postmortem report to the public for security reasons.

We want to confirm who the victims were and what actually befell them. Our doors are also open to all those with more information on the matter to come forward,” he said. Chadema and a group of young political activists identified themselves as “Union of the Thinking Generation” (UTG) on separate occasions this month accused the police of rushing to bury the bodies without taking DNA samples that families with missing relatives, including that of Mr Saanane, could use for identification.

Last week, Minister for Home Affairs Mwigulu Nchemba said that preliminary investigations have shown that the bodies were of undocumented Ethiopian immigrants. He reiterated his position on Monday this week when he visited Coast Region. However, he said the investigations to ascertain the matter were still ongoing.

Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa also ordered the police last week to step up their investigations to unlock the mystery behind the deaths which he termed senseless. With regard to the case of Mr Saanane’s disappearance, Mr Boaz said the police were also pursuing it closely, noting, however, that already, all necessary investigative steps have been taken.

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“When we received the information on the man’s disappearance, we opened a file on the case and it was pursued expertly… we are still collecting evidence… Again, we ask those with any information on the man’s whereabouts or what happened to him to inform us immediately,” he said. Mr Saanane, who is the policy and research advisor to Chadema chairman Freeman Mbowe, was last seen on November 18.

Efforts to locate him by family, friends and colleagues since then have proved futile. Last week Chadema’s chief legal officer Tundu Lissu told journalists that before he went missing, Mr Saanane had received death threats from unknown individuals and reported it to the police. Mr Lissu also said that the disappearance of Mr Saanane shouldn’t be taken lightly and police and other relevant authorities owed the nation an explanation.

According to Mr Boaz, as the police investigate the two cases, the public should remain calm. “We will keep on communicating with the public on all developments.” Meanwhile, the body of a man who was burnt inside a polythene bag in Moshi has been identified. The deceased’s name is Steven Kimario. Suspects of the murder have also been identified as Kimario’s sister and her husband.

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The police are looking for the couple. Kilimanjaro Regional Police Commander Wilbroad Mutafungwa said yesterday they have found evidence connected to the crime, including Kimario’s hat and a rope that is identical to the one he was tied with, inside a house in Majengo in the Moshi municipality.

There was also blood specimen found inside the room where Kimario was killed. A housemaid, who is alleged to have witnessed the murder on December 13, is in police custody. The police were able to find the house after they announced they would perform a DNA test on the body.

Mr Mutafungwa explained that the housemaid named her employer (Kimario’s sister) as the killer, saying that she did that after learning that her brother raped her 9-year-old daughter. “They hid the body under the bed for two days, and later dumped it in Ongoma Village, trying to get rid of any evidence,” explained the RPC. He further said that if Mr Saanane’s family wants to identify the body, they are allowed to, though he assured the public that the body had already been identified.

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The German Embassy has contributed 26.4bn/- (Euro 11 million) to assist the country in coping with the continued arrival of refugees in western regions.

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Tanzania – A Statement From The District Court Of Agriculture Vwawa-about

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A Statement From The DISTRICT COURT Of AGRICULTURE-VWAWA About Mdude Chadema Nyagali Aristotle Mgasi, And Omar Mbuba:
They named Above are the inhabitants of the District of Vwawa.Wamepandishwa province Agriculture Dock after spending Nearly Three Weeks In Detention In Custody Of Ostarbay-Dar es Salaam where they arrived Today At Vwawa tired from the long journey and Hunger for it Did since yesterday.

 

He read them the charges Police Prosecutor in time zones Nine this evening that all three at different times been involved in the Crimes of Incitement are prosecuted according to the law of the Crime In Airports was 2015.Mdude study three counts and Colleagues dispute as One and all have denied the charges.

 

But POLICE PROSECUTOR said Bail Is Wazi.Na ready to Party Leaders, we line up for Bail But the judge of the first Court has blocked Bail for the reason That he has no authority to hear the case Means That Charge is a District Judge Who had left shortly before entering Court for the demands that we not knowing and kaimisha Chair Judge at first glance.

 

After you receive the charges the accused All pleaded not guilty and were given an opportunity to defend himself All gave the same reason that they may Bond to find space to treat for when hilojiwa were shot So they are still Sharp For Body aumivu Hawakutibiwa Accordingly.

 

During the reading of the Case Hawakuruhisiwa citizens enter into the Court Room Where in Court he was the judge, Clerk, PP and other Soldiers and I said Phanuel Mkisi.Hakimu me up And me questioning Whether I have Anything to say I asked him to be Mhe.Hakimu if the POLICE PROSECUTOR said Bail is open Inakuaje you stay in charge? The judge did not respond And postponed the trial Until April 27/09/2016 but since Bond Exists Wazikama said PP we are planning to go Tomorrow to meet with the District Magistrate To Make the process of REMOVE the ORDER before the date planned

 

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