Additional offence for Maasai charged with police

An additional charge has been added against 25 members of the Maasai community who have been charged with the alleged murder of a police officer following clashes over land demarcation. This comes after the Arusha Resident Magistrate’s Court yesterday dismissed an objection by lawyers defending the accused and allowed the…

Global minimum tax rate – a Tanzanian perspective

Tax challenges arising from the digitalisation of the world economy are currently top of mind for policy makers globally. To address these challenges, in October 2021, 137 jurisdictions (out of the 141 jurisdictions that are part of the so-called “Inclusive Framework” on “Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS)”) agreed on…

African low carbon pioneers address urgent global challenges

African organisations have revealed their climate solutions which tackle three more of today’s biggest issues - the energy crisis, food insecurity, and the challenges faced by refugees around the world. The finalists in the 2022 Ashden Awards were announced on Friday 1 July at the end of the international London…

An Elements experience with South Africa’s hottest DJ, Uncle Waffles

Tanzanians have an appreciation for talent within our continent. From South Africa, there is no shortage of talent. The pool down south is as wide as it is deep, and Uncle Waffles is no exception to that rule. The Swaziland-born sensation has made a name for herself with her energetic…

Mkunda takes oath as new CDF, Mabeyo lands new job

President Samia Suluhu Hassan yesterday swore in new Tanzania People’s Defence Forces (TPDF) Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) Jacob John Mkunda. He is replacing retiring General Venance Mabeyo. During the event, President Hassan, who is the Commander in Chief of armed forces, also presided the swearing in of the Chief…

Government supports Mdee, 18 others against Chadema’s decision

The government yesterday supported applications submitted by Ms Halima Mdee and 18 others filed at the High Court, requesting permission to file a case challenging Chadema’s decision to strip off their party membership. Team leader of lawyers for the National Electoral Commission (Nec) and the Attorney General (AG), Mr Stanley…

TPDC receives award for contribution in EACOP

Tanzania has received an honorary award from Uganda in recognition of her immense contribution to the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) project. The award was handed to the Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) by the Uganda Investment Authority (UIA). On behalf of the UIA, the EACOP Green Economy Coordinator,…

Age doesn’t catch up AGAINST you; instead, it catches up WITH you

I shall move straight to the task of sharing gems gathered over the past week, courtesy of at least one reader and of course, yours faithfully, the bearer of this weekly “burden” of highlighting how we of the Fourth Estate do, at times, skid and slip, ending up writing in…

President Samia’s letter to Tanzanians on 30 years of multi-party democracy

Today Tanzania marks 30 years since we officially returned to the politics of the multi-party system. During that period, our Nation has gone through a period of joys, sorrows, tribulations and challenges as it begins a new path.This is not easy because those times were not easy across the world.…