PCCB to probe loss of Sh120bn

By Sharon Sauwa @TheCitizenTZ news@tz.nationmedia.comDodoma. The Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) disclosed yesterday that management teams of various cooperative societies across Tanzania have occasioned losses amounting to Sh124.05 billion.The anti-corruption body now wants those involved in the embezzlement or negligence that resulted in the loss to return the…

Opposition scoffs at CCM 99.9 per cent polls sweep

By Elias Msuya and Frank Kimboy @TheCitizenTz news@tz.nationmedia.comDar es Salaam. Opposition parties are unimpressed after the ruling CCM scooped 99.9 per cent of seats in Sunday’s local government elections.Announcing the results on Monday, the Minister of State in the President’s Office (Regional Administration and Local Government), Mr Selemani Jafo, said…

NHIF casts net wider with 3 new schemes

By John Namkwahe @johnteck3 jnamkwahe@tz.nationmedia.comDar es Salaam. The National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) is set to launch affordable health insurance schemes targeting private and informal sector beneficiaries in a bid to push for universal health coverage.The launch of the new schemes is slated for tomorrow, whereby Health Minister Ummy Mwalimu…

Samatta’s Genk face Bull

By The Citizen Reporter and Agencies @TheCitizenTz news@tz.nationmedia.comDar es Salaam/Paris. Tanzania’s striker, Mbwana Samatta, will be one of the major attractions when KRC Genk face Australia’s Red Bull Salzburg in Belgium today.Salzburg will be hoping to close the gap to the top two in Uefa Champions League Group E in…

Is Tanzania losing its identity?

By Grace MalahlekiWhat is in a name? Your name says who you are. Where you come from and who your kin are.A name brings a sense of pride and belonging. I can safely say I am my father’s daughter because I carry his name, which can be traced back to…

9 years defending disability rights

By Salome GregoryI met him during a capacity building workshop for journalists, which is part of what he does at CCBRT.Frederick Msigallah,52, is the Advocacy Programme Manager and head of Advocacy and Disability Inclusion Unit at the Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation Tanzania (CCBRT).Frederick whose mobility is aided by a wheelchair…

US calls back ambassador from South Sudan

By AFPMore by this Author Washington. The United States, a key supporter of South Sudan, said it was calling back its ambassador for consultations as it shows frustration with dueling leaders' failure to form a government.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wrote on Twitter that he called back the ambassador "as…