Wednesday, 30 November 2011

The British were Mandated to rule Tanganyika by the League of Nations after the Second World War under the terms that the colonial power should hand over the running of the country to Tanganyikans when they demanded it. TANZANIA@ 50 -UK DIASPORA CELEBRATIONS
The Mainland part of the United Republic of Tanzania, Tanganyika, is celebrating 50 years of Independence, climaxing on December 9 this year. A Golden Jubilee, if you want, a momentous moment for the people of Tanzania Mainland.
A civil servant born on Independence Day has only ten years left before his or her compulsory retirement. That is what it means to a 50-year old civil servant in Tanzania. Fifty years ago this nation was born after a long colonial domination of the Arabs, the Germans and the British
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THE TANZANIA TWANGA PEPETA BAND PERFORMED TO MARK THE CELEBRATIONS


The British were Mandated to rule Tanganyika by the League of Nations after the Second World War under the terms that the colonial power should hand over the running of the country to Tanganyikans when they demanded it.

The British were Mandated to rule Tanganyika by the League of Nations after the Second World War under the terms that the colonial power should hand over the running of the country to Tanganyikans when they demanded it.

The country is not ready for independence; the natives are not yet literate enough to govern themselves," they would say. It had to take the genius in the late Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere to convince the United Nations that Tanganyika was, indeed, ready for independence

There is a school of thought that argues that Tanganyika gained its independence relatively easily because of the fact that it was a Mandate, and there is some truth in it.


However, the situation on ground was different, the colonial masters were not prepared to relinquish power because that would mean risking losing a hefty amount of cheap material resources which they were siphoning away to their motherland.


The late Mwalimu was encouraged by the support of the masses for the political party he founded on July 7, 1954, the Tanganyika African National Union (TANU), to risk his teaching job and dedicate his time to the struggle for independence. It is under the same political party that Tanganyika got rid of British domination in 1961.

But the history of Tanganyika as a nation had to end about three years later, when in Zanzibar, the Afro Shirazi Party which emerged also in the 1950's and toppled the arab rule on the island in 1964 and formed the Republic of Zanzibar under the able leadership of the late Sheikh Abeid Aman Karume.

The Republic of Tanganyika and the Republic of Zanzibar agreed to forego their nationhood and merge into the United Republic of Tanzania on May 26, 1964.

But before the merger between Tanganyika and Zanzibar, Tanganyika had made some advancement on the political front

The visionary Mwalimu Nyerere and foreseen the danger of a segmented young nation in the form of tribal chiefdoms and moved to dismantle the chiefdoms and urged the respective chiefs to rally their people for a united, strong nationhood. He also saw the need to further strengthen the unity of the young nation by popularising Kiswahili as the national language


The language is now spoken throughout the country except in a few pockets. The recent revelation in some parts of Igunga district that there are still some people who are strangers to Kiswahili language came as a surprise to any Tanzanians. This is not a small challenge to a country which celebrates 50 years of nationhood.

When Tanganyika gained its independence in 1961, there were several political parties, among them were TANU, Congress Party, which was said to have been sponsored by the British, and UTP (United Tanganyika Party) under Zuberi Mtevu, which actually broke off from TANU after the Tabora debate on tripartite voting which Mtevu was stubbornly against.



This required a voter to cast three votes, one for a black African, a second for an Asian and a third for a whiteman. Mtevu and several other TANU delegates wanted TANU to boycott the election. Again, it took Mwalimu Nyerere's logical persuasion to convince TANU delegates to agree to the system and eventually won the day


Apart from establishing Kiswahili as a national language to forge national unity, Mwalimu Nyerere believed multiple political parties, in a nation with hundreds of ethnic groups, were a threat to national unity and therefore sought ways to ensure a one party system. A referendum that followed supported Nyerere's idea of one party system.
This was helped by the fact that the existing political parties then were so weak and inconsequential that they seemed to be there in name only. The country then embarked on a course of democracy within a one-party state, and TANU was the only recognised political party and all candidates for any office were TANU members.

Africa wants clear climate finance benchmarks to ensure transparency, accountability

DURBAN, South Africa, 29 November 2011 (ECA) – The African Group of Negotiators today made a strong argument for the need to have agreed benchmarks on climate finance, so as to foster transparency and accountability in the way the money is provided and used, according a new report released on the sidelines of the COP17 that began here yesterday.

The report presents up-to-date figures on the current provision of climate finance for Africa and reveals the abysmally low levels of delivering on global climate change finance promises, according to the Information and Communication Service of ECA.

Researched and written for the African Group of Negotiators by the African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC) of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the report also shows that current finance available for Africa and other developing countries under the fast-start finance is not commensurate to the scale required to implement the activities agreed to in the UN climate convention.

For example, the report points to the $29.2 billion pledged since 2009, and states that only between $2.8 and $7.0 billion is “new” or not previously pledged. This means that the total amount of funds that are both ”new” and “additional”, that is on top of aid budgets, would be less than $2 billion, it states.

While 97% of the promised $30 billion has been pledged, only 45% has been “committed”, 33% has been allocated, while a mere 7% has actually been disbursed, the report further reveals.

Finance is being directed toward mitigation projects over adaptation projects, and instead of seeking a minimum of balance, “around 62% of the money has been poured into mitigation and only 25% is earmarked for adaptation and 13% for REDD+ (forestry, which should count as mitigation), the report states.

It points to several lessons that can be learnt from the current ‘fast start finance’ system, which was supposed to deliver $30 billion in “new and additional” funding to developing countries, as agreed upon at the Copenhagen climate conference (COP15) in 2009.

Launching the report, Yacob Mulugetta, Senior Energy and Climate Specialist at the ACPC said that “the experience with the “fast-start” pledges and discussions of the $100 billion promise suggests that the adequacy and predictability of climate finance may remain very uncertain if the future climate finance architecture reflects current practice.

“African countries, as well as many other developing countries, are vulnerable to climate change and are among those least likely to have the resources required to withstand its adverse impacts. Yet, there has not been any indication that the magnitude of climate finance will get to the level of what is needed”, Seyni Nafo, Spokesperson of the African Group bemoaned.

He pressed the case for long-term climate finance to be made more accountable and transparent, adding that “in Africa, we need to know how much is new, where it is coming from, and whether it will be directed towards adaptation projects that are desperately needed in Africa.”

The African Group is the group of 53 African countries represented in the UN climate change negotiations. It is chaired by Mr. Tosi Mpanu Mpanu of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.



































Friday, 18 November 2011

BEN TV DIPLOMATIC AWARDS 2011
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Tuesday, 15 November 2011


TANZANIA AT 50
KASSU ENTERTAINMENT AND MAMA A RECORDS PRESENTS The OFFICIAL Tanzania 50th Independence Celebration
10th December 2011!!!

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Ayoub Mzee with Asamoah - the footballer

The Ghana Minister of Tourism is looking on

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Tanzania Minister of Tourism Peter Mahige at the World Travel market in London




ayoub mzee- with Tanzania minister of Tourism Ministe Hon Peter Mahige MP











TANZANIA AT THE WORLD TARVEL MARKET IN EXCELL EAST LONDON
By Ayoub Mzee-London
The Tanzania Minister of Tourism Hon Ezekel Mahige MP and his Zanzibar counterpart HON Jihad Hassan were present at the first day of World Travel Market 2011, the leading global event for the travel industry, which was a resounding success with exhibitor invitations visitors up a massive 14% on WTM 2010. He led a delegation of more than 50 exhibitors

On the Monday of WTM is an Exhibitor Invite only day with the aim of allowing exhibitors to hold discussions and negotiations with those people that they want to conduct business with.Our minister Mahige used this day to woe investors but also talk to local exhibitors about their experiences .This day at the WTM 2011 saw more than 7,600 (7,614) Exhibitor Invitations visitors attend, according to unaudited figures.

More than 200 of the exhibitor invitees buyers took part in the highly successful Speed Networking session, which took place for the first time before the exhibition opened to allow even more time for exhibitors and buyers from WTM Meridian Club to negotiate and conclude deals at WTM 2011.

Furthermore, 40 luxury travel buyers had pre-scheduled business appointments with 40 luxury travel brands in the session – A Taste of ILTM at WTM. It is the first time WTM has hosted a pre-scheduled appointment session.

Overall, total attendance on the first day at WTM 2011 was 8% up on WTM 2010 with almost 23,000 (22,913) participants, with exhibitors 4% higher than at WTM 2010 reveals the raw data.Beore we went to press it was not possible to get figures of how many visitor visited Tanzania Stand
The marketing Team of TTB went on record to say that he number of visitors has soared due to the advertisemtn that tanzania is running at the English premiership league grounds in England












Tuesday, 8 November 2011

The Tanzania High commissioner in UK H.E Peter Kallaghe before The duchess of Cornwall Camila Bowles in Tanzania

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall spent their first day in Tanzania today, visiting a number of projects including WaterAid, of which The Prince is President.
The Duchess also visited a programme supporting literacy called READ International, before they both visited Wonder Welders, a project that helps disabled people make beautiful items out of recycled materials
































The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, are shown how to make jewellery by Otaigo Wairoma (left) during a visit to the Wonder Workshop in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Africa, on the second day of a four day tour of the country







The Prince of Wales greets school children waving flags he arrives at State House in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania






The Prince of Wales talks to local school children during a visit to the Wateraid Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Project in Feri Suburb, Kigamboni, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Africa, on the second day of a four day tour of the country.

















Press release
Sunday 6th November 2011

EMBARGOED TO 00.01 Hrs, MONDAY 7 NOVEMBER 2011


Future Jobs Fund gave hundreds of young people the chance to work in creative industries - Harman


Rt Hon Harriet Harman MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sports responding to a new report which highlights the important role of the Future Jobs Fund in helping young people work in the creative industries:“As this report shows, the Future Jobs Fund gave hundreds of young people, many from the most deprived areas, the chance to work in the creative industries.“It also got long term youth unemployment down. The Tory-led Government abolished it and brought in cuts and tax rises which go too far and too fast. Since February long term youth unemployment has risen by over sixty per cent.“The Future Jobs Fund got young people into work and helped provide the diversity and creativity on which the future of our creative industries depend.“The Creative Industries ar e vital for jobs and growth here in Britain – and therefore to getting the deficit down.“So the Government should back Labour’s Five Point Plan for jobs and growth- including a bank bonus tax to fund 100,000 jobs for young people in the creative industries and more widely.“And they should give small businesses in the creative industries and elsewhere a tax break if they take on extra workers.“Jeremy Hunt must stand up for the creative industries and the young people who aspire to work in them instead of taking away the funding which helped keep their dreams alive. He has shown just how out of touch with young people and our creative industries this government really is.”

Saturday, 5 November 2011

























Tanzania Shines at Blackburn in North England
By Ayoub Mzee-UK
The Tanzania Tourist Board painted Blackburn town red when they visited to promote Tanzania tourism on the site before a crowd of more than 21,000 people.Blackburn footbal club was formed in 1857.
The number of tourist arrivals from the UK is expected to rise from 53,000 per year to over 100,000 as a result of Tanzania’s aggressive marketing campaign in the European Kingdom.
State owned Tanzania National Parks, Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB), and Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority have teamed up to market tourist attractions in the country through clever advertising during the on-going English Premium league in the UK

The Tanzanian institutions have placed bill boards around six major premier league stadiums, they have paid for “Led Perimeter Advertising, the digital video displays which scroll on the side walls of the stadiums.
It is hoped that the new tourism promotion campaign through sport will persuade visitors from that country and other parts of the world to come to Tanzania .The head of the TTB delegation to the grounds Ms Divota Mdachi said she was so pleased by this achievement and hoped it will attract more tourits to Tanzania
TTB was able to present a Tshirt and DVD of Tanzania Tourism to the man of the martch Mr Gael Givet























Friday, 4 November 2011

WHAT: Washington Foreign Press Center Tour to the National Archives Building in Washington, DC with Marvin Pinkert, Director of the National Archives Experience and Miriam Kleiman, Public Affairs Specialist.WHEN: Wednesday, November 9, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
WHERE: Meet on site: National Archives Building 700 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20408-0002.
Metro: Green and Yellow Lines/Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter. See website for additional details: http://www.archives.gov/dc-metro/washington/
RSVP: Interested media should contact Jonathan Turner at TurnerJA5@state.gov or call (202) 504-6355. Space is limited – an RSVP does not guarantee participation. A confirmation email will be sent.BACKGROUND: Foreign journalists are invited on a reporting tour to the National Archives Building the records depository of the United States Federal government and keeper of the Founding Documents of the United States lead by National Archives Public Affairs Specialist Miriam Kleiman and Martin Pinkert, the Director of the National Archives Experience, the museum exhibition of the National Archives. The National Archives is famous for housing the Charters of Freedom, the founding documents of the United States, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, all of which are permanently displayed in the ‘Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom’ in the National Archives Building. The tour will include showings of the Rotunda of the Charters of Freedom, temporary exhibitions, and the permanent Public Vaults exhibit featuring some of the most fascinating original materials in the Archives’ collection, including correspondence from George Washington and Abraham’s Lincoln and home movies of the Presidents. The tour will also visit the National Archives state of the art, on-site conservation laboratory and other facilities where National Archives staff work to help preserve historical documents, including the Charters of Freedom, for a demonstration of some of the archival materials currently undergoing preservation as well as a lecture and discussion on the conservation efforts. The tour will conclude with a briefing session on how the Office of Public Affairs at the National Archives and Records Administration can assist journalists in a variety of ways including with interviews, conducting research and developing story ideas.

The tour will be accompanied by a public affairs escort for its duration and photography/video is allowed in the exhibit areas and in the laboratories although due to the extreme sensitivity of many of the archival documents and materials to the effects of illumination no additional light can be used in the facilities, including for photography and filming and extending to the “On” light on electronics as well, and additional restrictions may be necessary as determined by National Archives staff.

Kenya: Request for Blockade on Kismayo
Taken Question
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
November 2, 2011
Question: Would the U.S. support a request for international assistance (NATO or some other international org) to blockade Kismayo?
Answer: We are aware of the request from Kenya and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) to impose a blockade on Kismayo. Blockades are generally difficult to enforce and may have unintended consequences in the midst of a humanitarian crisis. This proposal must be discussed with international partners, particularly the African Union and UN Security Council and carefully considered in the context of the overall strategy for restoring peace and stability in Somalia.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

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G20 Research Group: G20 compliance increases for third year in a row 1 recipientsCC:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

G20 compliance increases for third year in a row
Cannes, France – The G20 summit continues to enhance its position as the premier forum for global financial governance by complying with its commitments at a 76% level, according to a report released by the G20 Research Group based at the Munk School of Global Affairs at Canada’s University of Toronto and the International Organisations Research Institute based at Russia’s National Research University Higher School of Economics. “These results show that these summits are well worth doing, as promises made are largely promises kept,” says John Kirton, co-director of the G20 Research Group.

The report assesses the G20’s performance in meeting the key pledges it made at the Seoul Summit in November 2010, covering a selection of commitments on over-the-counter derivatives, systemically important financial institutions and exchange rates, among other issues. In light of recent speculation about the economic robustness of the eurozone and the United States, strong compliance can inspire confidence in the global financial system, at a time when it is sorely needed. Australia’s position as the highest complying G20 member could place new countries in a leadership role, broadening the conversation and contribution to make them more global.

The commitments with the highest compliance, at an extremely high 95%, were those on fiscal consolidation and on improving infrastructure. The lowest scores were on the commitments and international cooperation at 53% and trade at 48%.

Australia holds first place with a score of 93%. It is followed by the European Union at 92%, and France, the United Kingdom and Italy at 89%. The lowest scoring members are Turkey and Saudi Arabia, with a score of 59%, and, last, Argentina, with a score of 46%.

The report analyzes 13 commitments selected from the total 153 commitments made at the Seoul Summit, assessing G20 members’ actions from the end of the Seoul Summit on November 12, 2010, up to October 19, 2011, on the eve of the Cannes Summit hosted by France on November 3-4, 2011.

The full report is available at http://www.g20.utoronto.ca/compliance.

The G20 Research Group is a network of scholars, professionals and students with the mission to serve as the world’s leading independent source of information and analysis on the G20. Based at the University of Toronto, it has been assessing G20 compliance with the International Organisations Research Institute at the National Research University Higher School of Economics in Moscow since 2008.

For more information or to arrange an interview please call Madeline Koch by voice or text at +44-77-00-07-58-33 or email mad.koch@utoronto.ca or g20@utoronto.ca.



Madeline Koch
Managing Director
G20 Research Group

T: +1-416-588-3833 or +44 77 00 07 58 33
SMS: +44-77-00-07-58-33

mad.koch@utoronto.ca

Wednesday, 2 November 2011




U.S. Concern over Uganda's Deteriorating Human Rights Record
Press Statement
Victoria NulandDepartment Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
November 2, 2011
The United States is concerned about Uganda’s deteriorating human rights record. Recently the Ugandan government has failed to respect freedoms of expression, assembly, and the media, as well as its commitment to protect the human rights of all Ugandans.
In April and May of this year, Ugandan security forces killed at least ten civilians, including a two-year old girl, while attempting to disrupt peaceful protests against rising prices. To prevent renewed protests in October, police preemptively arrested several dozen opposition and civil society activists and placed opposition leader Kizza Besigye under house arrest. Police charged several of those arrested with the capital offenses of treason and concealment of treason, even though the legal basis for such charges is questionable. On October 31, police again arrested Besigye for attempting to walk to work. In October, the Ugandan government also urged Parliament to adopt draft legislation severely limiting public meetings of three persons or more. This legislation specifically references meetings where participants discuss government principles, policies, and actions, and appears to target opposition and civil society organizations critical of the government.
The United States continues to urge the elected Government of Uganda to protect the rights of all of its citizens, including minority groups.








Wadau picha hizi zinatisha lakini mtuwie radhi kwani ndiyo hali halisi iliyotokea usiku wa kuamkia leo huko Tabata na hakuna mtu anayeweza kuvumilia maovu haya yanaofanywa na watu wasiokuwa na utu. Leo saa 12 asubuhi hospitali ya taifa Muhimbili imempokea mgonjwa anayeitwa Mussa Shabani(42) akiwa na shoka iliyonasa kichwani
(kama picha inavyooneka hapo juu ).
Bwana Mussa ni mlinzi katika nyumba ya Joseph Mwakyusa huko Tabata. Majambazi yalipofika nyumbani kwa bawanaMwakyusa yalimjeruhi kwa shoka bwana mussa na, wakati majambazi yaliyovamia nyumba ya Mwakyusa yakiendelea kufungua spea za gari aina ya Toyota verosa. kwa bahati nzuri bwana Mwakyusa alishtukana ndipomajambazi hayo yalipokimbia na kutoweka yakimuacha mussa katika hali mbaya na shoka ikiwa imenasa kichwani.

Madaktari wa taasisi ya tiba ya mifupa MOI walifanya kazi ya ziada kuitoa shoka hiyo na sasa Mussa yupo chumba cha wagonjwa
mahututi. bwana.

Jumaa Almasi afisa uhusiano mkuu wa MOI amethibitisha tukio hilo na kusema ''Ni kweli bwana Mussa amepokelewa hapa MOI akiwa na shoka iliyonasia kichwani mwake lakini madaktari wamemfanyia upasuaji na kuitoa na sasa hivi yupo chumba cha wagonjwa mahututi''