Kenya polls offer key lessons to Tanzania’s electoral democracy

Dar es Salaam. As Tanzania celebrates 30 years of political plurality, there are several key tenets of democracy that it can learn from Kenya’s just concluded elections. And as the country tries to draw lessons from Kenya’s electoral democracy it would be wise to understand that Kenya, for its part,…

Van Dijk says Nunez must ‘control himself’ after Liverpool red card

Virgil van Dijk said new Liverpool forward Darwin Nunez must learn to "control himself" after being sent off for a reckless headbutt during Monday's 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace. The 23-year-old Uruguayan, who signed from Benfica in June, was shown a straight red card in the 57th minute at Anfield…

With rampant corruption , supply of weapons to Ukraine is likely to backfire

Viewed from afar, the extent of Ukrainian corruption appears to go far deeper than the recent shift in the narrative might suggest, and it might come back to bite the West as weapons sent to Kiev's forces are disappearing with no account of their whereabouts. Just as it was with…

Taliban mark turbulent first year in power

The Taliban marked the first anniversary of their return to power in Afghanistan with a national holiday Monday, following a turbulent year that saw women's rights crushed and a humanitarian crisis worsen. Exactly a year ago, the hardline Islamists captured Kabul after their nationwide lightning offensive against government forces ended…

Hope as coffee makes new return as major cash crop

Coffee, which used to be black gold in Tanzania, is on rebound, due to rising demand globally. According to global agricultural polls, there will be shortage of over 80,000 tonnes of coffee beans worldwide in the fiscal year 2022/2023. Senior Product Researcher from the Tanzania Coffee Research Institute (Tacri) Amani…

CRDB Bank Marathon raises Sh470 million for health services

The 2022 CRDB Marathon held in Dar es Salaam yesterday raised Sh470 million that will support children suffering from heart diseases and women with risky pregnancies at the Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania (CCBRT) Hospital and Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute (JKCI). The guest of honour at the marathon which…