Drama in Tanzania court after 6 Chinese nationals freed

Dar es Salaam. The Kisutu Resident Magistrate’s Court has freed six workers of Sinota Shipping Company, who were facing three counts including that of being allegedly found with a peacock bird species. The acquitted accused persons were Chinese nationals, namely, Jin Erhao, 35, who engages in logistics issues; Chengfa Yang,…

Moshi mayor denies collaboration with former Hai DC Sabaya

Moshi Mayor, His Lordship Juma Raibu has denied allegations of claims that he collaborated with troubled former Hai District Commissioner Lengai Ole Sabaya in some of the offences that are being investigated by anti-graft body PCCB. PCCB says among the allegations is one that was made by a prominent businessman…

Schedule for NGOs council delayed elections finally out

The National Council of NGOs (NaCoNGO) will begin holding its long overdue elections on June 21. This follows the release yesterday of the election schedule by the ten-member transitional National Election Committee appointed by the government recently. The electoral process will kick off on June 21 when aspirants will start…

Freed Uamsho clerics narrate 8-year ordeal behind bars

Shortly after their release from remand prison, Muslim clerics recounted the ordeal that they had gone through during the past eight years - but thanked President Samia Suluhu Hassan for their release. Two top leaders of the civil society group known as the Association for Islamic Mobilization and Propagation, (commonly…

Investigations into James Rugemalira’s case not complete, says State

Businessman James Rugemalira will have to spend more time in remand prison after prosecution on Thursday June 17 claimed investigation into economic sabotage case number 27/2017, has not been completed. Rugemalira who is also is the Director of VIP Engineering and Marketing Company and former IPTL lawyer Joseph Makandege face…

Tanzania applies for Sh1.3trillion loan to fight Covid-19 effects

The government has officially applied for a $571 million (about Sh1.3 trillion) loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to help in tackling economic challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. Finance Minister Mwigulu Nchemba confirmed to The Citizen yesterday that the application had been lodged, promising to issue a detailed account…