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          About Jackie Robinson        

Who was Jackie Robinson?

 

Jack Roosevelt "Jackie" Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972) was the first black Major League Baseball. Robinson broke the baseball color barrier when he signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. As the first black man to play in the major leagues, (aside from the 1880s, before the MLB was organized) he is most known for bringing social justice to baseball, which had seperate leagues for blacks (the Negro leagues) and whites for six decades. His character and skills are what helped him challenge the traditional basis of segregation, which was prevalent in all areas of American Life, and was a catalyst to the Civil Rights Movement. Robinson was not just any other baseball player, he strived for success and achieved it, as he helped the Dodgers get to six World Series' and win it all in 1955. He was Rookie of the Year in 1947, MVP in 1949 and a six time All-Star from 1949-1954. He was then inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown in 1962 followed by all of MLB retiring the Jackie Robinson Jersey: number 42, in 1997, an honor reserved solely to Robinson. 

Pre Baseball Life

Jackie was born on January 31, 1919, in Cairo, Georgia, to a family of farmers during a Spanish flu and smallpox epidemic. He was the youngest of five children, after his brothers Edgar, Frank, Matthew, and Willa Mae. He was named "Roosevelt" as a middle name, in honor of former President Theodore Roosevelt, who died earier that month. The Robinson's moved to 121 Pepper Street in Pasadena, California after their father left them in 1920. Their mother worked various jobs to support them as they grew up in relative poverty even though Pasadena was considered an affluent place. They attended Washington Junior High School followed by Muir Tech High School. The Robinsons were superb athletes. Matthew was a silver medalist in the 1936 Olympics and he and Frank inspired Jackie to seriously pursue a career in sports. Jackie played on the Muir Tech football team as quarterback, basketball team as a guard, track team as a jumper, tennis team and baseball team as both a catcher and shortstop. In 1936, he won a Tennis Tournament and played in the Pomona baseball tournament all star team with fellow future Hall of Famers Ted Williams and Bob Lemon. 

After High School, Jackie went on to Pasadena Junior College where he continued his involvement in sports. He also was elected to the Lancers, a local organization responsible for helping patrol school activities. In 1938, Jackie joined the All-Southland Junior College baseball team and was selected as that years MVP. He also received honors for his outstanding community service, even though he sometimes acted against those around him who seemed racist. While playing football for PJC, Jackie broke his ankle. A few days before Jackie's 19th birthday he was arrested for vocally disputing the arrest of a black friend of his. He quickly earned a reputation for being one who won't shy away from beligerrance in the face of racism.

After graduating from PJC, Jackie's brother, Frank, was killed in a motorcycle accident which helped Jackie make a decision to move to L.A. where he could console Frank's family. Jackie decided to attend UCLA where he met is future wife, Rachel Isum, and won varsity letters in all the major sports. He won the 1940 NCAA Mens Outdoor Track and Field Championship in the Long Jump,jumping a whopping 24 Feet 10.5 Inches. Ironically, in that year, robinson batted .097 for the UCLA baseball squad. In 1941, he took a job with the NYA as an assistant athletic director, as it would have been impossible for him to get a job as a proffesional athlete due to the color barrier. Later that year he traveled to Hawaii where he had an opportunity to play for the racially mixed semi-pro Honolulu Bears' football team. After that season he would move back to L.A. to play for a local football team, not realizing that the US involvement in World War 2 would sidetrack him for a little while and end his short football career.

Robinson was drafted to the Army in 1942 and was stationed in Fort Riley, Kansas. Throughout his 3 plus years in the Army, he was always treated as a subordinate by the White controlled military. He still managed to become a second lieutenant in 1943, and joined the Black Panthers Tank Battallion, the first Black tank unit to see combat in WWII. However, jackie was never in combat. After getting engaged to his College sweetheart, Rachel, he was sidelined after injuring the same ankle he hurt back in high school. He would finish his army service as a coach for army athletes until 1944 when he was discharged. While in the Army, Robinson made close ties with boxer, Joe Louis, as they helped each other struggle in the white dominated Army.

In early 1945, after working some part time coaching jobs, Jackie received an offer from the Kansas City Monarchs to Play professional Baseball in the Negro Leagues. He signed a contract worth $400 a month as he played for the Monarchs for 1 Season. He played 47 games at shortstop batting .387. The Negro leagues were'nt for Jackie as he didn't like their unorganized style. Luckily he received a secret offer from the GM of the Brooklyn Dodgers, Branch Rickey, to come to NY and play for their Minor League team. They offered him $600 a month on the condition that he would be able to take abuse from other players for being the only black, but contain himself from fighting back. Jackie accepted, and immediately left the Monarchs for NYC where he would marry Rachel Isum, who was in NY studying to be a Nurse. Jackie would start with the Dodgers' AAA club in Daytona Beach, FL that next season.

Baseball Career

In 1946, Robinson arrived at Daytona Beach, Florida, for spring training with the Montreal Royals of the Class AAA International League (the designation of "AAA" for the highest level of minor league baseball was first used in the 1946 season). Robinson's presence was controversial in racially charged Florida. As he was not allowed to stay with his teammates at the team hotel, he lodged instead at the home of a local black politician. Since the Dodgers organization did not own a spring training facility (the Dodger-controlled spring training compound in Vero Beach known as "Dodgertown" did not open until spring 1948), scheduling was subject to the whim of area localities, several of which turned down any event involving Robinson or Johnny Wright, another black player whom Rickey had signed to the Dodgers' organization in January. In Sanford, Florida, the police chief threatened to cancel games if Robinson and Wright did not cease training activities there; as a result, Robinson was sent back to Daytona Beach. In Jacksonville, the stadium was padlocked shut without warning on game day, by order of the city's Parks and Public Property director. In DeLand, a scheduled day game was called off, ostensibly because of faulty electrical lighting.

After much lobbying of local officials by Rickey himself, the Royals were allowed to host a game involving Robinson in Daytona Beach. Robinson made his Royals debut at Daytona Beach's City Island Ballpark on March 17, 1946, in an exhibition game against the team's parent club, the Dodgers. Robinson thus simultaneously became the first black player to openly play for a minor league team and against a major league team since the de facto baseball color line had been implemented in the 1880s. Later in spring training, after some less-than-stellar performances, Robinson was shifted from shortstop to second base, allowing him to make shorter throws to first base. Robinson's performance soon rebounded. On April 18, 1946, Roosevelt Stadium hosted the Jersey City Giants' season opener against the Montreal Royals, marking the professional debut of the Royals' Jackie Robinson. In his five trips to the plate, Robinson had four hits, including a three-run home run. He also scored four runs, drove in three, and stole two bases in the Royals' 14–1 victory. Robinson proceeded to lead the International League that season with a .349 batting average and .985 fielding percentage, and he was named the league's Most Valuable Player. Although he often faced hostility while on road trips (the Royals were forced to cancel a Southern exhibition tour, for example), the Montreal fan base enthusiastically supported Robinson. Whether fans supported or opposed it, Robinson's presence on the field was a boon to attendance; more than one million people went to games involving Robinson in 1946, an amazing figure by International League standards. In the fall of 1946, following the baseball season, Robinson returned home to California and briefly played professional basketball for the short-lived Los Angeles Red Devils.

The following year, six days before the start of the 1947 season, the Dodgers called Robinson up to the major leagues. With Eddie Stanky entrenched at second base for the Dodgers, Robinson played his initial major league season as a first baseman. On April 15, 1947, Robinson made his major league debut at Ebbets Field before a crowd of 26,623 spectators, including more than 14,000 black patrons. Although he failed to get a base hit, the Dodgers won 5–3. Robinson became the first player since 1880 to openly break the major league baseball color line. Black fans began flocking to see the Dodgers when they came to town, abandoning their Negro league teams.

Robinson's promotion met a generally positive, although mixed, reception among newspapers and white major league players. However, racial tension existed in the Dodger clubhouse. Some Dodger players insinuated they would sit out rather than play alongside Robinson. The brewing mutiny ended when Dodgers management took a stand for Robinson. Manager Leo Durocher informed the team, "I do not care if the guy is yellow or black, or if he has stripes like a fuckin' zebra. I'm the manager of this team, and I say he plays. What's more, I say he can make us all rich. And if any of you cannot use the money, I will see that you are all traded."

Robinson was also derided by opposing teams. Some, notably the St. Louis Cardinals, threatened to strike if Robinson played. After the threat, National League President Ford Frick and Baseball Commissioner Happy Chandler let it be known that any striking players would be suspended. Robinson nonetheless became the target of rough physical play by opponents (particularly the Cardinals). At one time, he received a seven-inch gash in his leg. On April 22, 1947, during a game between the Dodgers and the Philadelphia Phillies, Phillies players called Robinson a "nigger" from their dugout and yelled that he should "go back to the cotton fields". Rickey later recalled that Phillies manager Ben Chapman "did more than anybody to unite the Dodgers. When he poured out that string of unconscionable abuse, he solidified and united thirty men."

Robinson received significant encouragement from several major league players. Dodgers teammate Pee Wee Reese once came to Robinson's defense with the famous line, "You can hate a man for many reasons. Color is not one of them." In 1948, Reese put his arm around Robinson in response to fans who shouted racial slurs at Robinson before a game in Cincinnati. A statue by sculptor William Behrends, unveiled at KeySpan Park on November 1, 2005, commemorates this event by representing Reese with his arm around Robinson. Jewish baseball star Hank Greenberg, who had to deal with racial epithets during his career, also encouraged Robinson. After colliding with Robinson at first base on one occasion, Greenberg whispered a few words into Robinson's ear, which Robinson later characterized as "words of encouragement." Greenberg had advised him that the best way to combat the slurs from the opposing players was to beat them on the field.

Robinson finished the season having played in 151 games for the Dodgers, with a batting average of .297, an on-base percentage of .383, and a .427 slugging percentage. He had 175 hits (scoring 125 runs) including 31 doubles, 5 triples, 12 home runs, driving in 48 runs for the year. Robinson led the league in sacrifice hits, with 28, and in stolen bases, with 29. His cumulative performance earned him the inaugural Major League Baseball Rookie of the Year Award (separate National and American League Rookie of the Year honors were not awarded until 1949).

Following Stanky's trade to the Boston Braves in March 1948, Robinson took over second base, where he logged a .980 fielding percentage that year (second in the National League at the position, fractionally behind Stanky). Robinson had a batting average of .296 and 22 stolen bases for the season. In a 12–7 win against the St. Louis Cardinals on August 29, 1948, he hit for the cycle—a home run, a triple, a double, and a single in the same game. The Dodgers briefly moved into first place in the National League in late August 1948, but they ultimately finished third as the Braves went on to win the league title and lose to the Cleveland Indians in the World Series.

Racial pressure on Robinson eased in 1948 as a number of other black players entered the major leagues. Larry Doby (who broke the color barrier in the American League on July 5, 1947) and Satchel Paige played for the Cleveland Indians, and the Dodgers had three other black players besides Robinson. In February 1948, he signed a $12,500 contract (equal to $120,914 today) with the Dodgers; while a significant amount, this was less than Robinson made in the off-season from a vaudeville tour, where he answered pre-set baseball questions, and a speaking tour of the South. Between the tours, he underwent surgery on his right ankle. Because of his off-season activities, Robinson reported to training camp 30 pounds (14 kg) overweight. He lost the weight during training camp, but dieting left him weak at the plate.

In the spring of 1949, Robinson turned to Hall of Famer George Sisler, working as an advisor to the Dodgers, for batting help. At Sisler's suggestion, Robinson spent hours at a batting tee, learning to hit the ball to right field. Sisler taught Robinson to anticipate a fastball, on the theory that it is easier to subsequently adjust to a slower curveball. Robinson also noted that "Sisler showed me how to stop lunging, how to check my swing until the last fraction of a second". The tutelage helped Robinson raise his batting average from .296 in 1948 to .342 in 1949. In addition to his improved batting average, Robinson stole 37 bases that season, was second place in the league for both doubles and triples, and registered 124 runs batted in with 122 runs scored. For the performance Robinson earned the Most Valuable Player award for the National League. Baseball fans also voted Robinson as the starting second baseman for the 1949 All-Star Game—the first All-Star Game to include black players.

That year, a song about Robinson by Buddy Johnson, "Did You See Jackie Robinson Hit That Ball?", reached number 13 on the charts; Count Basie recorded a famous version. Ultimately, the Dodgers won the National League pennant, but lost in five games to the New York Yankees in the 1949 World Series.

Summer 1949 brought an unwanted distraction for Robinson. In July, he was called to testify before the United States House of Representatives' Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) concerning statements made that April by black athlete and actor Paul Robeson. Robinson was reluctant to testify, but he eventually agreed to do so, fearing it might negatively affect his career if he declined.

In 1950, Robinson led the National League in double plays made by a second baseman with 133. His salary that year was the highest any Dodger had been paid to that point: $35,000 ($338,091 in 2012 dollars). He finished the year with 99 runs scored, a .328 batting average, and 12 stolen bases. The year saw the release of a film biography of Robinson's life, The Jackie Robinson Story, in which Robinson played himself, and actress Ruby Dee played Rachael "Rae" (Isum) Robinson. The project had been previously delayed when the film's producers refused to accede to demands of two Hollywood studios that the movie include scenes of Robinson being tutored in baseball by a white man. The New York Times wrote that Robinson, "doing that rare thing of playing himself in the picture's leading role, displays a calm assurance and composure that might be envied by many a Hollywood star."

Robinson's Hollywood exploits, however, did not sit well with Dodgers co-owner Walter O'Malley, who referred to Robinson as "Rickey's prima donna". In late 1950, Rickey's contract as the Dodgers' team President expired. Weary of constant disagreements with O'Malley, and with no hope of being re-appointed as President of the Dodgers, Rickey cashed out his one-quarter financial interest in the team, leaving O'Malley in full control of the franchise. Rickey shortly thereafter became general manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Robinson was disappointed at the turn of events and wrote a sympathetic letter to Rickey, whom he considered a father figure, stating, "Regardless of what happens to me in the future, it all can be placed on what you have done and, believe me, I appreciate it."

Before the 1951 season, O'Malley reportedly offered Robinson the job of manager of the Montreal Royals, effective at the end of Robinson's playing career. O'Malley was quoted in the Montreal Standard as saying, "Jackie told me that he would be both delighted and honored to tackle this managerial post"—although reports differed as to whether a position was ever formally offered.

During the 1951 season, Robinson led the National League in double plays made by a second baseman for the second year in a row, with 137. He also kept the Dodgers in contention for the 1951 pennant. During the last game of the season, in the 13th inning, he had a hit to tie the game, and then won the game with a home run in the 14th. This forced a playoff against the New York Giants, which the Dodgers lost.

Despite Robinson's regular-season heroics, the Dodgers lost the pennant on Bobby Thomson's famous home run, known as the Shot Heard 'Round the World, on October 3, 1951. Overcoming his dejection, Robinson dutifully observed Thomson's feet to ensure he touched all the bases. Dodgers sportscaster Vin Scully later noted that the incident showed "how much of a competitor Robinson was." He finished the season with 106 runs scored, a batting average of .335, and 25 stolen bases.

Robinson had what was an average year for him in 1952. He finished the year with 104 runs, a .308 batting average, and 24 stolen bases. He did, however, record a career-high on-base percentage of .436. The Dodgers improved on their performance from the year before, winning the National League pennant before losing the 1952 World Series to the New York Yankees in seven games. That year, on the television show Youth Wants to Know, Robinson challenged the Yankees' general manager, George Weiss, on the racial record of his team, which had yet to sign a black player. Sportswriter Dick Young, whom Robinson had described as a "bigot", said, "If there was one flaw in Jackie, it was the common one. He believed that everything unpleasant that happened to him happened because of his blackness." The 1952 season was the last year Robinson was an everyday starter at second base. Afterward, Robinson played variously at first, second, and third bases, shortstop, and in the outfield, with Jim Gilliam, another black player, taking over everyday second base duties. Robinson's interests began to shift toward the prospect of managing a major league team. He had hoped to gain experience by managing in the Puerto Rican Winter League, but according to the New York Post, Commissioner Happy Chandler denied the request.

In 1953, Robinson had 109 runs, a .329 batting average, and 17 steals, leading the Dodgers to another National League pennant (and another World Series loss to the Yankees, this time in six games). Robinson's continued success spawned a string of death threats. He was not dissuaded, however, from addressing racial issues publicly. That year, he served as editor for Our Sports magazine, a periodical focusing on Negro sports issues; contributions to the magazine included an article on golf course segregation by Robinson's old friend Joe Louis. Robinson also openly criticized segregated hotels and restaurants that served the Dodger organization; a number of these establishments integrated as a result, including the five-star Chase Park Hotel in St. Louis.

In 1954, Robinson had 62 runs, a .311 batting average, and 7 steals. His best day at the plate was on June 17, when he hit two home runs and two doubles. The following autumn, Robinson won his only championship when the Dodgers beat the New York Yankees in the 1955 World Series. Although the team enjoyed ultimate success, 1955 was the worst year of Robinson's individual career. He hit .256 and stole only 12 bases. The Dodgers tried Robinson in the outfield and as a third baseman, both because of his diminishing abilities and because Gilliam was established at second base. Robinson, then 37 years old, missed 49 games and did not play in Game 7 of the World Series. Robinson missed the game because manager Walter Alston decided to play Gilliam at second and Don Hoak at third base. That season, the Dodgers' Don Newcombe became the first black major league pitcher to win twenty games in a year.

In 1956, Robinson had 61 runs, a .275 batting average, and 12 steals. By then, he had begun to exhibit the effects of diabetes, and to lose interest in the prospect of playing or managing professional baseball. After the season, Robinson was traded by the Dodgers to the arch-rival New York Giants for Dick Littlefield and $35,000 cash (equal to $299,192 today). The trade, however, was never completed; unbeknownst to the Dodgers, Robinson had already agreed with the president of Chock full o'Nuts to quit baseball and become an executive with the company. Since Robinson had sold exclusive rights to any retirement story to Look magazine two years previously,[165&91; his retirement decision was revealed through the magazine, instead of through the Dodgers organization.

Legacy

Robinson's major league debut brought an end to approximately sixty years of segregation in professional baseball, known as the baseball color line. After World War II, several other forces were also leading the country toward increased equality for blacks, including their accelerated migration of to the North, where their political clout grew, and President Harry Truman's desegregation of the military in 1948. Robinson's breaking of the baseball color line and his professional success symbolized these broader changes and demonstrated that the fight for equality was more than simply a political matter. Martin Luther King, Jr. said that he was "a legend and a symbol in his own time", and that he "challenged the dark skies of intolerance and frustration." According to historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, Robinson's "efforts were a monumental step in the civil-rights revolution in America ... [His&91; accomplishments allowed black and white Americans to be more respectful and open to one another and more appreciative of everyone's abilities."

Beginning his major league career at the relatively advanced age of twenty-eight, he played only ten seasons, all of them for the Brooklyn Dodgers. During his career, the Dodgers played in six World Series, and Robinson himself played in six All-Star Games. In 1999, he was posthumously named to the Major League Baseball All-Century Team.

Robinson's career is generally considered to mark the beginning of the post–"long ball" era in baseball, in which a reliance on raw power-hitting gave way to balanced offensive strategies that used footspeed to create runs through aggressive baserunning. Robinson exhibited the combination of hitting ability and speed which exemplified the new era. He scored more than 100 runs in six of his ten seasons (averaging more than 110 runs from 1947 to 1953), had a .311 career batting average, a .409 career on-base percentage, a .474 slugging percentage, and substantially more walks than strikeouts (740 to 291). Robinson was one of only two players during the span of 1947–56 to accumulate at least 125 steals while registering a slugging percentage over .425 (Minnie Miñoso was the other). He accumulated 197 stolen bases in total, including 19 steals of home. None of the latter were double steals (in which a player stealing home is assisted by a player stealing another base at the same time). Robinson has been referred to by author David Falkner as "the father of modern base-stealing."

"I'm not concerned with your liking or disliking me ... all I ask is that you respect me as a human being." —Robinson, on his legacy

 

Historical statistical analysis indicates Robinson was an outstanding fielder throughout his ten years in the major leagues and at virtually every position he played. After playing his rookie season at first base, Robinson spent most of his career as a second baseman. He led the league in fielding among second basemen in 1950 and 1951. Toward the end of his career, he played about 2,000 innings at third base and about 1,175 innings in the outfield, excelling at both.

Assessing himself, Robinson said, "I'm not concerned with your liking or disliking me ... all I ask is that you respect me as a human being." Regarding Robinson's qualities on the field, Leo Durocher said, "Ya want a guy that comes to play. This guy didn't just come to play. He come to beat ya. He come to stuff the goddamn bat right up your ass."

Post-baseball life

Robinson as ABC sports announcer in 1965

Robinson retired from baseball on January 5, 1957. Later that year, after he complained of numerous physical ailments, his doctors diagnosed Robinson with diabetes, a disease that also affected his brothers. Although Robinson adopted an insulin injection regimen, the state of medicine at the time could not prevent continued deterioration of Robinson's physical condition from the disease.

In his first year of eligibility for the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962, Robinson encouraged voters to consider only his on-field qualifications, rather than his cultural impact on the game. He was elected on the first ballot, becoming the first black player inducted into the Cooperstown museum.

In 1965, Robinson served as an analyst for ABC's Major League Baseball Game of the Week telecasts, the first black person to do so. In 1966, Robinson was hired as general manager for the short-lived Brooklyn Dodgers of the Continental Football League. In 1972, he served as a part-time commentator on Montreal Expos telecasts.

On June 4, 1972, the Dodgers retired his uniform number, 42, alongside those of Roy Campanella (39) and Sandy Koufax (32). From 1957 to 1964, Robinson was the vice president for personnel at Chock full o'Nuts; he was the first black person to serve as vice president of a major American corporation. Robinson always considered his business career as advancing the cause of black people in commerce and industry. Robinson also chaired the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's (NAACP) million-dollar Freedom Fund Drive in 1957, and served on the organization's board until 1967. In 1964, he helped found, with Harlem businessman Dunbar McLaurin, Freedom National Bank—a black-owned and operated commercial bank based in Harlem. He also served as the bank's first Chairman of the Board. In 1970, Robinson established the Jackie Robinson Construction Company to build housing for low-income families.

Robinson was active in politics throughout his post-baseball life. He identified himself as a political independent although he held conservative opinions on several issues, including the Vietnam War (he once wrote Martin Luther King, Jr. to defend the Johnson Administration's military policy). After supporting Richard Nixon in his 1960 presidential race against John F. Kennedy, Robinson later praised Kennedy effusively for his stance on civil rights. Robinson was angered by conservative Republican opposition to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. He became one of six national directors for Nelson Rockefeller's unsuccessful campaign to be nominated as the Republican candidate for the 1964 presidential election. After the party nominated Senator Barry Goldwater of Arizona instead, Robinson left the party's convention commenting that he now had "a better understanding of how it must have felt to be a Jew in Hitler's Germany". He later became special assistant for community affairs when Rockefeller was re-elected governor of New York in 1966. Switching his allegiance to the Democrats, he subsequently supported Hubert Humphrey against Nixon in 1968.

Protesting the major leagues' ongoing lack of minority managers and central office personnel, Robinson turned down an invitation to appear in an old-timers' game at Yankee Stadium in 1969. He made his final public appearance on October 15, 1972, throwing the ceremonial first pitch before Game 2 of the World Series. He gratefully accepted a plaque honoring the twenty-fifth anniversary of his MLB debut, but also commented, "I'm going to be tremendously more pleased and more proud when I look at that third base coaching line one day and see a black face managing in baseball." This wish was fulfilled only after Robinson's death: following the 1974 season, the Cleveland Indians gave their managerial post to Frank Robinson (no relation), a Hall of Fame-bound player who would go on to manage three other teams. Despite the success of these two Robinsons and other black players, the number of African-American players in Major League Baseball has declined since the 1970s.

Family life and death

After Robinson's retirement from baseball, his wife, Rachel Robinson, pursued a career in academic nursing—she became an assistant professor at the Yale School of Nursing and director of nursing at the Connecticut Mental Health Center. She also served on the board of the Freedom National Bank until it closed in 1990. She and Jackie had three children: Jackie Robinson Jr. (born November 18, 1946), Sharon Robinson (born January 13, 1950), and David Robinson (born May 14, 1952).

Robinson's eldest son, Jackie Robinson Jr., had emotional trouble during his childhood and entered special education at an early age. He enrolled in the Army in search of a disciplined environment, served in the Vietnam War, and was wounded in action on November 19, 1965. After his discharge, he struggled with drug problems. Robinson Jr. eventually completed the treatment program at Daytop Village in Seymour, Connecticut, and became a counselor at the institution. On June 17, 1971, at the age of 24, he was killed in an automobile accident. The experience with his son's drug addiction turned Robinson, Sr. into an avid anti-drug crusader toward the end of his life.

Robinson did not long outlive his son. Complications of heart disease and diabetes weakened Robinson and made him almost blind by middle age. On October 24, 1972, he died of a heart attack at home in Stamford, Connecticut, aged fifty-three. Robinson's funeral service on October 27, 1972, at New York City's Riverside Church attracted 2,500 admirers. Many of his former teammates and other famous black baseball players served as pallbearers, and the Rev. Jesse Jackson gave the eulogy. Tens of thousands of people lined the subsequent procession route to Robinson's interment site at Cypress Hills Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York, where he is buried next to his son Jackie and mother-in-law Zellee Isum. Jackie Robinson Parkway also runs through the cemetery.

After Robinson's death, his widow founded the Jackie Robinson Foundation, of which she remains an officer as of 2009. On April 15, 2008, she announced that in 2010 the foundation will be opening a museum devoted to Jackie in Lower Manhattan. Robinson's daughter, Sharon, became a midwife, educator, director of educational programming for MLB, and the author of two books about her father. His youngest son, David, who has ten children, is a coffee grower and social activist in Tanzania.

Awards and recognition

According to a poll conducted in 1947, Robinson was the second most popular man in the country, behind Bing Crosby. In 1999, he was named by Time on its list of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century. Also in 1999, he ranked number 44 on the Sporting News list of Baseball's 100 Greatest Players and was elected to the Major League Baseball All-Century Team as the top vote-getter among second basemen. Baseball writer Bill James, in The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract, ranked Robinson as the 32nd greatest player of all time strictly on the basis of his performance on the field, noting that he was one of the top players in the league throughout his career. Robinson was among the 25 charter members of UCLA’s Athletics Hall of Fame in 1984. In 2002, Molefi Kete Asante included Robinson on his list of 100 Greatest African Americans. Robinson has also been honored by the United States Postal Service on three separate postage stamps, in 1982, 1999, and 2000.

The City of Pasadena has recognized Robinson in several ways. Brookside Park, situated next to the Rose Bowl, features a baseball diamond and stadium named Jackie Robinson Field. The city's Human Services Department operates the Jackie Robinson Center, a community outreach center that provides early diabetes detection and other services. In 1997, a $325,000 bronze sculpture (equal to $470,522 today) by artists Ralph Helmick, Stu Schecter, and John Outterbridge depicting oversized nine-foot busts of Robinson and his brother Mack was erected at Garfield Avenue, across from the main entrance of Pasadena City Hall; a granite footprint lists multiple donors to the commission project, which was organized by the Robinson Memorial Foundation and supported by members of the Robinson family.

Major League Baseball has honored Robinson many times since his death. In 1987, both the National and American League Rookie of the Year Awards were renamed the "Jackie Robinson Award" in honor of the first recipient (Robinson's Major League Rookie of the Year Award in 1947 encompassed both leagues). On April 15, 1997, Robinson's jersey number, 42, was retired throughout Major League Baseball, the first time any jersey number had been retired throughout one of the four major American sports leagues.

As an exception to the retired-number policy, MLB has recently begun honoring Robinson by allowing players to wear number 42 on April 15, Jackie Robinson Day. For the 60th anniversary of Robinson's major league debut, MLB invited players to wear the number 42 on Jackie Robinson Day in 2007. The gesture was originally the idea of outfielder Ken Griffey, Jr., who sought Rachel Robinson's permission to wear the number. After receiving her permission, Commissioner Bud Selig not only allowed Griffey to wear the number, but also extended an invitation to all major league teams to do the same. Ultimately, more than 200 players wore number 42, including the entire rosters of the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, Houston Astros, Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, Milwaukee Brewers, and Pittsburgh Pirates. The tribute was continued in 2008, when, during games on April 15, all members of the Mets, Cardinals, Washington Nationals, and Tampa Bay Rays wore Robinson's number 42. On June 25, 2008, MLB installed a new plaque for Robinson at the Baseball Hall of Fame commemorating his off-the-field impact on the game as well as his playing statistics. In 2009, all uniformed personnel (players, managers, coaches, and umpires) wore number 42 on April 15.

At the November 2006 groundbreaking for a new ballpark for the New York Mets, Citi Field, it was announced that the main entrance, modeled on the one in Brooklyn's old Ebbets Field, would be called the Jackie Robinson Rotunda. The rotunda was dedicated at the opening of Citi Field on April 16, 2009. It honors Robinson with large quotations spanning the inner curve of the facade and features a large freestanding statue of his number, 42, which has become an attraction in itself. Mets owner Fred Wilpon announced that, in conjunction with Citigroup and the Jackie Robinson Foundation, the Mets will create a Jackie Robinson Museum and Learning Center, located at the headquarters of the Jackie Robinson Foundation at One Hudson Square in lower Manhattan. The main purpose of the museum will be to fund scholarships for "young people who live by and embody Jackie's ideals."

Since 2004, the Aflac National High School Baseball Player of the Year has been presented the "Jackie Robinson Award".

Robinson has also been recognized outside of baseball. In December 1956, the NAACP recognized him with the Spingarn Medal, which it awards annually for the highest achievement by an African-American. President Ronald Reagan posthumously awarded Robinson the Presidential Medal of Freedom on March 26, 1984, and on March 2, 2005, President George W. Bush gave Robinson's widow the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian award bestowed by Congress; Robinson was only the second baseball player to receive the award, after Roberto Clemente. On August 20, 2007, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife, Maria Shriver, announced that Robinson was inducted into the California Hall of Fame, located at The California Museum for History, Women and the Arts in Sacramento.

A number of buildings have been named in Robinson's honor. The UCLA Bruins baseball team plays in Jackie Robinson Stadium, which, because of the efforts of Jackie's brother Mack, features a memorial statue of Robinson by sculptor Richard H. Ellis. City Island Ballpark in Daytona Beach, Florida—the baseball field that became the Dodgers' de facto spring training site in 1947—was renamed Jackie Robinson Ballpark in 1989. A number of facilities at Pasadena City College (successor to PJC) are named in Robinson's honor, including Robinson Field, a football/soccer/track facility named jointly for Robinson and his brother Mack. The New York Public School system has named a middle school after Robinson, and Dorsey High School plays at a Los Angeles football stadium named after him. In 1976, his home in Brooklyn, the Jackie Robinson House, was declared a National Historic Landmark. Robinson also has an asteroid named after him, 4319 Jackierobinson. In 1997, the United States Mint issued a Jackie Robinson commemorative silver dollar, and five dollar gold coin. That same year, New York City renamed the Interboro Parkway in his honor.

In 2011, the U.S. placed a plaque at Robinson's Montreal home to honor the ending of segregation in baseball. The home is located at 8232 avenue de Gaspe south of rue de Guizot Est and near Jarry Park and close to Delorimier Stadium, where Robinson played for the Montreal Royals during 1946. In a letter read during the ceremony, Rachel Robinson, Jackie's widow, wrote: "I remember Montreal and that house very well and have always had warm feeling for that great city. Before Jack and I moved to Montreal, we had just been through some very rough treatment in the racially biased South during spring training in Florida. In the end, Montreal was the perfect place for him to get his start. We never had a threatening or unpleasant experience there. The people were so welcoming and saw Jack as a player and as a man."

Career statistics

YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOAVGOBPSLGTBSHSFIBBHBPGDPE
1945 Kansas City 47 163 36 63 14 4 5 23 13       .387                  
1946 Montreal 124 444 113 155 25 8 3 66 40   92 27 .349                 10
1947 Brooklyn 151 590 125 175 31 5 12 48 29   74 36 .297 .383 .427 252 28     9 5 16
1948 Brooklyn 147 574 108 170 38 8 12 85 22   57 37 .296 .367 .453 260 8     7 7 15
1949 Brooklyn 156 593 122 203 38 12 16 124 37   86 27 .342 .432 .528 313 17     8 22 16
1950 Brooklyn 144 518 99 170 39 4 14 81 12   80 24 .328 .423 .500 259 10     5 11 11
1951 Brooklyn 153 548 106 185 33 7 19 88 25 8 79 27 .338 .429 .527 289 6     9 10 7
1952 Brooklyn 149 510 104 157 17 3 19 75 24 7 106 40 .308 .440 .465 237 6     14 16 20
1953 Brooklyn 136 484 109 159 34 7 12 95 17 4 74 30 .329 .425 .502 243 9     7 12 6
1954 Brooklyn 124 386 62 120 22 4 15 59 7 3 63 20 .311 .413 .505 195 5 4a   7 13 7
1955 Brooklyn 105 317 51 81 6 2 8 36 12 3 61 18 .256 .378 .363 115 6 3 5b 3 8 10
1956 Brooklyn 117 357 61 98 15 2 10 43 12 5 60 32 .275 .382 .412 147 9 2 2 3 9 9
TotalsBrooklyn13824877947151827354137734197 740291.311.409.47423101049772113107
 Career155354941096173634267161867248   .316    97   

a The sacrifice fly (SF) as a unique statistical category did not exist in Major League Baseball from 1940 through 1953. Any pre-1954 sacrifice flies by Robinson would be reflected in the sacrifice hit (SH) category.

b Likewise, the intentional walk (IBB) category only became a unique statistic beginning in 1955. Any intentional walks issued to Robinson before that year would be reflected in the walk (BB) category.

 


          The Rough Guide to Tanzania        
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          Nigeria, Egypt top list for intenet penetration in Africa        

Top 10 African countries with highest intenet penetration (2012) Nigeria Egypt South Africa Morocco Kenya Sudan Tanzania Algeria Uganda Tunisia Source: African Development Bank  

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          TerraPay launches international mobile money transfers to Uganda        
TerraPay, mobile payments
Mobile payments switch, TerraPay has announced the launch of international mobile money transfers to Uganda. Terrapay received approval from Bank of Uganda to facilitate International money transfers to mobile wallets in the country. This allows TerraPay's network partners across the world to send money directly to mobile wallets in Uganda. Earlier, TerraPay had also received [&hellip
          World: FPMA Bulletin #7, 10 August 2017        
Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Country: Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Brazil, Burundi, Cambodia, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Georgia, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Malawi, Mexico, Moldova, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Peru, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Togo, Uganda, Ukraine, United Republic of Tanzania, Viet Nam, World, Zambia

Key messages

  • International prices of wheat rose further in July on quality concerns, particularly for higher protein wheat, although upward pressure was limited by prospects of ample global supplies. Export prices of maize remained generally unchanged, while a slowdown in demand capped gains in rice quotations.
  • In East Africa, prices of cereals in most countries declined signi cantly for the second consecutive month in July with the new harvests, but remained generally higher than a year earlier. However, in Ethiopia, prices of maize surged further and reached record levels, underpinned by uncertain prospects for the 2017 crops.
  • In the CIS, prices of staple potatoes declined sharply from the record or near-record highs of June in most countries of the subregion with the beginning of the new harvest. Prices, however, remained higher than in July last year after the sharp increases of the past months.

          World: Food Assistance Outlook Brief, August 2017        
Source: Famine Early Warning System Network
Country: Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, World, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population is compared to last year and the recent five-year average. Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season. Additional information is provided for countries with large food insecure populations, an expectation of high severity, or where other key issues warrant additional discussion.


          Somalia: Six Projects Totaling $1.04 Million Committed in July        
Source: Canadian Foodgrains Bank
Country: Canada, India, Kenya, Somalia, United Republic of Tanzania

Over 53,000 people in four countries will benefit; includes emergency nutrition response in Somalia

Over 53,000 people in four countries will benefit from six projects totaling $1.04 million committed by Canadian Foodgrains Bank in July.

The projects are being implemented by Foodgrains Bank members Development and Peace—Caritas Canada, Canadian Baptist Ministries, World Relief Canada and World Renew, in collaboration with their local partners.

One project, through Development and Peace, is responding to the crisis in Somalia.

Somalia is suffering from its worst drought in 40 years. The crippling effects of the drought are compounded by militant violence and lack of response from a young and struggling government.

Over six million people are in need of urgent help.

According to the United Nations, the country is on the verge of famine.

Through the project, implemented locally by Trocaire Somalia, existing nutrition centres and nutrition programming responding to the needs of young children and pregnant and breastfeeding mothers are being scaled up.

The project, which totals $388,000, is benefitting 2,700 children and 2,760 women.

Another project, through Canadian Baptist Ministries in Embu County, Kenya, is responding to chronic, ongoing hunger.

Farming households in Embu struggle to grow enough food to support their families year-round due to unreliable rainfall, a lack of access to quality seeds, and depleted soil.

In response, CBM, through its partner African Christian Churches & Schools, is training farmers in conservation agriculture methods.

Conservation agriculture methods help farmers make best use of erratic rainfall, restore nutrients to their soil, and ultimately, increase their crop yields.

1,200 families are benefitting from the project, which totals $125,000.

Other projects committed in July include:

  • An agriculture and livelihoods project in India through World Relief Canada, totaling $115,000 and benefitting 2,400 people.

  • An agriculture and livelihoods project in Tanzania through World Relief Canada, totaling $192,000 and benefitting 20,000 people.

  • An agriculture and livelihoods project in Tanzania through World Renew, totaling $120,000 and benefitting 12,000 people.

  • An agriculture and livelihoods project in Tanzania through World Renew, totaling $96,000 and benefitting 7,000 people.

Projects supported by Canadian Foodgrains Bank are undertaken with support from the Government of Canada.

--Amanda Thorsteinsson, Communications Coordinator


          Slujind cum Isus a slujit, pe alții – familia Cuceuan        

„Căci, prin El, și unii și alții avem intrare la Tatăl, într-un Duh.” Efeseni 2: 18

Dragii noștri,
Înainte de a vă aduce vești despre slujirea noastră în cadrul comunităților de surzi, dorim să fiți încurajați de cuvintele spuse de apostolul Pavel celor din Efes. Prin Isus, care a venit să aducă vestea bună, celor de departe și celor de aproape, să avem intrare la Tatăl, într-un Duh. Dumnezeu ne vrea împreună să fim cetățeni cu sfinții, oameni din casa Lui. Iar în Isus, care este capul unghiului, suntem o clădire zidită, bine închegheată care crește și suntem un locaș a lui Dumnezeu, prin Duhul.

Proiectul de traducere a Scripturii în limbajul semnelor din Tanzania

Ionuț comunică zilnic cu echipa de traducere din Tanzania, lucrând la traducerea unor capitole din Romani. De la ultima vizită a lui Ionuț și a consultantului în februarie, traducerea progresează, iar rezultatul promovării lucrării în cadrul comunității de auzitori este unul roditor. Lucrarea de traducere este o mărturie puternică printre comunitățile de surzi necreștini și musulmani, iar surzii primesc Cuvântul lui Dumnezeu și sunt dornici să primească tot mai multă învățătură. Rugați-vă pentru frații noștri surzi și comunitățile unde duc Evanghelia, căci ei cu adevărat împlinesc cuvintele Domnului Isus spuse înainte de plecarea Sa la Tatăl. Frații noștri surzi merg și fac ucenici, botezându-i în Numele Tatălui și al Fiului și al Sfântului Duh. Dumnezeu să-i întărească în învățătură și să păzească tot ce El ne-a poruncit, căci El a promis că este cu noi în toate zilele, până la sfârșitul veacului.

Proiectul de traducere a Scripturii în limbajul semnelor din România

Echipele de traducere din Cluj-Napoca și Oradea au finalizat pasajul biblic cu ocazia sărbătorilor de Paște (puteți vizualiza povestirea AICI) iar acum continuă traducerea unor pasaje din Geneza și a capitolului 2 din Faptele Apostolilor. În ciuda faptului că echipa din Oradea are doar doi membri, traducerea progresează! Continuați să vă rugați pentru încă o persoană de care este nevoie în cadrul echipei.

Detalii...

Rugăciune pt. familia Cuceuan


          Advancing Innovation in the Digital Humanities        
“Curating East Africa” utilizes mobile-friendly tools to promote African culture

Cleveland State University history scholars Mark Souther and Meshack Owino have been awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to expand their research in digital history. The funds will be used to develop “Curating East Africa,” which will enable scholars or small teams in the developing world to create location-based, interpretive digital humanities presentations, such as web-based oral history collections or virtual tours of area landmarks, optimized for the mobile-first Internet culture.

The $74,939 grant is one of 27 awards made in the current round of Digital Humanities Advancement Grants for developing and applying digital tools. It is part of a slate of 245 grants announced today by the NEH.

Souther, a professor of history, has been on the faculty at CSU since 2003. His expertise is in urban, public, and digital history, and he is director of the Center for Public History + Digital Humanities. Owino, an associate professor of history, joined CSU in 2005 and specializes in African history.

Curating East Africa expands on the Center’s development of Curatescape, a mobile-app framework pioneered by the Cleveland Historical project, to present digital interpretations of local history, and is now used by more than fifty organizations worldwide. It also builds on Souther and Owino’s 2015-16 NEH start-up grant “Curating Kisumu,” a partnership between CSU and Maseno University in Kisumu, Kenya’s third-largest city located in the Great Lakes region of East Africa.

“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to see this project, now three years in the making, move toward our original goal,” Souther says. “It promises to overcome regional technical constraints as it addresses gaps between ambition and adoption of digital humanities practice in Africa. Our hope is to see wide adoption of this open-source tool for local cultural production—not only in the East African context but also wherever resources are limited.”

 “This project offers a model for cross-cultural interchange of ideas and practice in the humanities,” Owino adds. “I have personally seen how it raises the stakes for our students. Now they are doing more than engaging with African history; they are also doing research with clear public outcomes and developing widely applicable skills. The project also engages the African community in a leading-edge project that invites greater public awareness and conversation about what in a city’s landscape is important, and why.”

The grant will involve transnational student teams from CSU and Maseno, who will curate place-based histories based on local and regional cultural needs. The project team will test the new WordPress-based toolset first in Kisumu and will engage a panel of experts in Kenya and Tanzania to evaluate the content and framework. The grant period begins on September 1 and runs for one year.

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          Home Coffee Roasting        
There is little doubt that I am a foodie. I made the switch to home brewed coffee long ago and will only get something from Starbucks these days as a last resort before having Folgers. No, there is no doubt that I have high standards, but where do I go from here in my quest for ultimate foodie-ness?

I am among the lucky. I say that because I know a friend that roasts coffee. I've talked about him before; Spunky Monkey Coffee. My friend uses a common and inexpensive method of home roasting. He utilizes an air-popper, typically used for popcorn, only slightly modified. I've discovered that he is much more an artist than just a coffee roaster because with these air poppers one can only judge the roast by eye. He is rarely off by much.

Here is how it all starts: With the beans.



These are Tanzania Pea Beans. Notice that they are not half beans like most coffee. They also tend to smell more like caramel when you roast them (my opinion).
Now, with these raw beans, all he did was to plug in the air poppers, get them going and pour in a cup (a measurement he found by trial and error) and start swirling the poppers.

The beans will start to turn golden brown as you swirl them around. The whole reason for swirling is that you need to move the beans around. After they have roasted for a little while, they will expand and become lighter. Eventually the air popper will move them around on its own. Soon, the beans will start "popping" and shedding their skins. At this point, you will realize the wisdom of doing this outside as the bean skins or hulls start swirling around every where. The beans will eventually stop popping. They are now through what is plainly called the first pop. At this point the beans will be somewhere around a medium roast. If you keep on roasting you will enter into the "second pop" - so aptly termed. During this pop the beans sound more like the crackling of a camp fire. Then its all a matter of seconds as you go through medium dark roast, to a light french roast when the second pop starts dying down. A few seconds after the second pop stops you have reached a dark or true french roast (about 10 seconds following the second pop - give or take). A few more seconds you will be at espresso. After that you will have achieved charcoal. When your bean gets to the desired roast level, dump them out on a baking sheet to cool them and stop the roasting. After a few batches you will have a wonderful smelling pan of beans.






(Notice the bean skins all around the tray? Best not to do this inside)
That's it folks. Bag those beans up in a paper bag or put them in a resealable container and you've got good coffee for a week or so... depending on your level of addiction! So that is not to bad of an ordeal. I hope I have de-mystified the secrets of coffee roasting here. If I have left anything out or not explained something well enough please post your questions and I would be happy to clarify. Also, if you have any other tricks to add, please share!







(The "tricks" of the trade)
          Uganda Safari Guidelines        
Uganda and Rwanda Safari Travel Guide

Best Time to Visit Uganda

Uganda is generally warm all year around and its position on the Equator explains the seasonal temperature variations. However, you should check out on the seasons if you are planning to visit national parks because some roads become almost impassable during the rain season. Usually the rains come in April, May, October and November. During these months uganda safari camping is not an option and hiking as it is, is an uphill task during the rains.

Paper Work Necessary

You will need a valid passport that is not yet to expire at least for six months of the date on which you intend to leave Uganda. Should your passport be lost or stolen, it will be easier to get a replacement if you have a photocopy of important pages.Namibia safari guide

If you are intending to drive while in Uganda, you will need an international driver’s license together with your original license.Even Most of the will ask for those original forms of identification.
An international health certificate indicating your Yellow fever status and other vaccinations like for Cholera. Uganda tour packages
Carry photo copies of your important documents and if possible leave copies of these documents with close relatives. Carry copies of your emergency numbers incase need arises.Botswana safari

VISAS

All foreign entrants require Visas at the entry points. The good news is that these Visas can be obtained from the Uganda Embassies in your countries of origin or on entry to the country. Visa rulings are prone to any changes so all visitor are required to check with their embassies or high commissions before coming to the country.Rwanda tours

FLYING TO UGANDA

The main entry point for air travelers is Entebbe international Airport. Entebbe is 40km from Kampala the capital city of Uganda. The terminal is operated by most big International Airlines like BA, KLM, SN Brussels, United Arab Emirates, South African Air, Flights to Kenya ,Kenya Airways and many other Airlines. All the above mentioned Airlines have their offices in Kampala and at the airport, just incase you need any information concerning these airlines, they are always to there to help.

Getting to Kampala

A private taxi from the air port to the Uganda’s city centre in Kampala costs around USD30. The other alternative is to get a motor cycle commonly know as Boda Boda and it drops you in Entebbe town where you will have to board a 14 seater taxi that will charge around 2-3 dollar depending on the prevailing rate. A car for hire in Uganda can go between 70 - 100 dollars per day.

EATING AND DRINKING

Meals are served in various restaurants in the towns and some small trading centers here and there in Uganda. The dishes range from local dishes to international cuisines and fast foods. These meals are very affordable with prices ranging from 2$-10$ and above depending on the place you decide to settle for your meal. Seeing gorillas in Africa

Bottled and canned beverages are on sale in shops, restaurants and bars every where, be cautious while taking drinking water because it’s not completely safe, Rwanda gorilla tours I rather you only take bottled mineral water.

Fruits are every where in the markets and are in most cases fresh produces right from the gardens. Vegetables are also in plenty and vegetarian meals can be prepared on order.

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          Uganda's Beautiful Scenery should be Experienced        

Once you think that the typical Africa countryside can’t offer you rolling bright green hills, snow capped mountains, misty forests and deep crystal clear lakes then you haven't been to Uganda. Though Uganda is a small country, it offers all of this and a lot more white water rafting, gorilla tracking, game viewing and some of the best trekking in Africa. Most outstandingly, the country has friendly and relaxed locals with unique cultural traditions which can’t make you ask for any thing more from an exotic holiday destination. Uganda safari

The country boasts areas of outstanding natural beauty compared to other African countries. That’s why Sir Churchill called Uganda “The Pearl of Africa”. One looking for a good first stop for a couple of days of relaxation, Jinja near Kampala is a quiet town with a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere and also, the home of Uganda's white water rafting industry. The rafting is awesome and they claim more grade five rapids than the more famous Zambezi rafting. It is a full day's entertainment with the rafting rounded off by an excellent meal near the river. Besides, the source of the Nile is also in Jinja so doesn’t miss out on the visit to the plaque marking the spot where the Nile leaves Lake Victoria on its long, long journey to the sea. 3 days gorilla safari tours

However, Uganda is blessed with lakes, variety of wildlife,Primates,Birds and Mountains like Mount Rwenzori ( The Mountains of the Moon) , Mount Elgon sharing it with Kenya on the Eastern Border, Mount Moroto in the Karamajong Region and Mount Mufumbira where you will find the world famous Mountain Gorilla. To the part of Lakes, Uganda is the source of Lake Victoria that is shared with Kenya and Tanzania. This lake is the third largest lake in the whole world. It’s the source of River Nile which is also the longest River in the world. Apart from Uganda Lakes and Mountains, you will be surrounded by stunning scenery from the moment you arrive in Uganda at Entebbe International Airport to the time you leave.

Still Uganda offers one of the travellers "must do" excursions, which is fabulous for example gorilla tracking trip. There are two options - Mgahinga and Bwindi both in the Southwest and Bwindi, in the impenetrable forest has got the highest population off mountain Gorillas in the world. In terms of security, a huge effort has been made to assure tourists of their safety and armed guards accompany every group.

Though East African game parks are famous, but Uganda’s game parks are more beautiful than those in other East African countries. Murchison Falls and Queen Elizabeth National Parks are the places to go. The campsite at Murchison Falls is just above the falls and is wonderfully located. It is also only accessible by 4WD cars for rent kampala and roads to the park are well constructed and improved. An excellent way to see the wildlife is to take a boat trip. There are huge numbers of birds in Uganda and in both parks there are so many hippos in the water that you feel as if you can step out of the boat and walk to the river bank on their backs, never getting your feet wet. It's wall to wall hippos with a few crocodiles circling nearby.

Another wonderful aspect of Uganda is the approach to community tourism that wherever accommodation you see is a community campsite and they are often conveniently located right outside park gates and all the benefits are at a fraction of the cost. In addition, you also know that you are giving something directly back to the community. It is a great opportunity to meet locals, share a beer and have a chat. When it comes to practical matters like food and drink, there are many options. Kampala is well equipped and the many roadside markets sell the most wonderful range of fruit and vegetables. They also sell interesting things like meat, or chicken, on a stick and plenty of Nile perch. Plantains are a stable food in Uganda anyone at a campsite, hotel, lodge will prepare a meal of matoke (mashed plantains) or anything else, for a very reasonable price. There is also plenty of beer available. Uganda gorilla trip gorillas and Chimps

If you are looking for a break that features contrasts and some of the best scenery the country has to offer then you should consider booking a place to visit Western Uganda. This is the place where you will see all about Uganda top destinations like the mountain gorilla trucking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and many other game parks. On your way to western Uganda, beginning in the south-western city of Masaka Town and winding its way through the Plains Lyantondde to Mbarara, you will see all the sights that make Uganda a world-class tourist destination. rwanda gorilla tour vacations

Once you leave Mbarara area, you will be greeted by a cold landscape of mountains, gushing streams, as well as forests rather than green terraces and sorghum fields of Kabale and Kisoro Districts. This will signal the beginning of your journey into the Pearl of Africa and you can look forward to your next stop in the town of Kabale and Kisoro. 5 day rwanda gorilla safari
Leaving the mountains behind the meandering rural roads. The journey will also bring you to Queen Elizabeth national park where you will meet the tree climbing lions of Ishasha and the pictures of Lake Edward, Lake George and Kazinga Channel. Uganda rwanda safari

Above all, Uganda offers an experience that is as varied and exciting as you want it to be. What you see and experience are only limited by your imagination and sense of adventure so don't let anything put you off discovering a place that truly is the Pearl of Africa and which ever ways you decide to spend your days in Uganda, you are sure to leave feeling relaxed and refreshed. gorilla tours in rwanda


          Environmental protection a major goal for Tourism promoters        

Overgrazing, deforestation, and primitive agricultural methods are major environmental problems in Uganda which lead to Environment degradation.However,to ensure the rational sustainable utilization ,development and safeguard of Land and water resources and environment, for social and economic welfare and development as well as for regional and international peace. The Promoters of tourism have called for environmental protection as they bid to conserve biodiversity for the growth of the sector. Speaking during the 2nd Big Birding Day celebrations at Katoma Kingdom Resort in Entebbe last week the promoters said the high rate of environmental degradation is likely to affect Uganda’s tourism potential. Yet, although tourism contributes about 8 per cent of Uganda's GDP and is seen as one of the sectors with the most promising growth prospects.” It is time Ugandans embarked on the protection of biodiversity for future generations,” said Mr Stephen Masaba, the business development manager, Uganda Wildlife Authority. uganda gorilla trekking

Several Tourism development plans have been laid by the government to improve the Tourism industry. For example in 2008, the government of Uganda promised to ensure environmental concerns are put at the centre stage of the country’s efforts to promote tourism. The Minister of Tourism, Trade and Industry, Janat Mukwaya said the government will work with all stakeholders in the tourism sector to promote responsible tourism. She was speaking in Kasese, western Uganda during the 2008 World Tourism Day Celebrations. Uganda is celebrating this year’s tourism day in Kasese, the home of the Rwenzori Mountains, one of the world’s top tourist attractions. The mountain, the 2nd tallest in East Africa is uniquely covered with glaciers, despite being along the equator. 3 day gorilla safari

However, this year’s Big Birding Day, also attracted 50 groups covering all sites of Uganda’s national parks and game reserves, and enabled the identification of 655 bird species compared to 450 identified last years.The highest number of bird species was recorded around the Kampala-Entebbe area with 175 bird species followed by Murchison Falls National Park with 162 and Queen Elizabeth National Park 160 bird species.Kidepo National Park recorded 150 bird species, Mabamba Ramsar site 138, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park 137 and Mabira Forest Reserve 136 bird species. Tanzania safari packages

More so, Bahai temple-Park, Kibale and Lake Mburo National Parks also recorded a number of bird species. This year’s celebration organized under the theme: “connecting birds to people and nature” aimed to promote awareness of the country’s tourism potential. Besides, the Uganda Wildlife Authority earlier this year called for interested investors to bid for development of high end hotels in the protected areas to end accommodation shortage in national parks. A few days ago the Uganda Tourism Board removed restrictions to constructing more accommodation facilities in the park. According to Masaba, UWA would go into joint ventures with potential investors for the development and operation of accommodation facilities in the selected areas so that tourist arrivals increase per year. By so doing all the tourism stakeholders will work hand in hand to promote the development of the Tourism sector together with environment protection. Safari masai mara tour


          Kenya Leopard Beach Hotel& Spa wins an Award        
The beaches of Kenya offer you an unending scope to enjoy yourself the way you
want. Relax in isolation, walk in the water, play with sand, party till the
early hours, admire the beauty of the surroundings or indulge in water sports -
do anything, the choice is entirely yours.kenya safaris africa The vast stretches of sea water have
a unique ability to carry away all your worries and heartaches along with its
waves. You can also watch the sun rise and set far in the horizon and appreciate
the beauty that is reflected as a reflection in the water kenya hotels.

And for all those who are more adventurous and yearn for a lot of challenging
activities, the beaches have plenty of options to choose from. Swim along with
the waves of the beach water or dive deep into the water to discover a
magnificent and colourful Water Sports Centre - offering windsurfing, kite
surfing, kayaking, pedelos and catamarans for hire or tuition Big game fishing
,Glass-bottom boat trip in the world. houses for sale in nairobi kenya

Due to the tranquil environment with abundant greenery around is just perfect to
relax and refresh ,Kenya's Leopard Beach Resort & Spa has won the 2010 World
Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean award in the Best Resort category at the
ceremony which took place last week in Johannesburg, South Africa had over 1,000
global tourism industry participants. Chris Modigell the representative of
Leopard Beach Resort & Spa said Kenya is gaining good tourism reputation from
such award though the country still faces considerable challenge from South
Africa as a favourable tourism destination due to infrastructure development.
However, he concluded that that the above challenge can be solved by providing
better customer service to tourists. tours in uganda

Unlike the very common and predictable experiences of living in a hotel, leopard
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Many people think of Africa as one country and those that know Uganda know it because of Idi Amin, HIV and AIDS, and Civil War. Truthfully speaking, there are people who haven’t even heard about the existence of Uganda. Uganda safaris

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          Rhinos - Uganda        

By the Uganda safari reporter

Uganda is blessed once again in a row, after the Lions received early this year there is yet another contribution to our rich wildlife from our Kenya Wildlife partners. Kenya is to move some of its Rhinos to 4 countries of Uganda, Burundi, Ethiopia, and Rwanda in an effort to conserve the huge creatures. Kenya is blessed with 603 of the 709 rhinos in eastern Africa and Tanzania has almost all the remaining rhinos.gorilla safaris uganda

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Uganda lost a very significant number of its Rhinos to poaching and war in the 1970s and 80s. Like the White Rhino the black Rhino is also almost facing extinction which is the main reason why Kenya is distributing some among 4 neighboring countries to encourage rebreeding so that the Rhino populations can increase.


Uganda has a few black rhinos and only 2 white rhinos at UWEC that were imported from South Africa in the Early 2000. This is a very boosting gesture from Kenya because it will increase chances of the Black Rhino’s survival in Uganda.

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This conservation strategy will help in protecting the Rhinos in case of an epidemic in one country and is also aimed at increasing Rhino number to 3,000 Rhinos by 2039. With such projects coming up there is hope for our wildlife’s survival for many generations to come.

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          Bigodi a Million Dollar Swamp        

Bigodi is a swamp like any other swamp any where the world over, this swamp that has proved to be people’s sources of livelihood is found in Kibale.

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Many swamps in Uganda have been destroyed by selfish individuals looking at using them for personal gains and as a result the community and the nation at large end up at a loss.

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But this is not the case in Kibale, just next to Kibale Forest National Park is this Swamp called Bigodi, The name Bigodi is derived from a Rutooro word, kugodya, which means to walk unenthusiastically. It is said that when travelers reached Bigodi on foot, they were always too tired to continue into the forest thus resting there.

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Convincing the Bigodi natives to embark on the tourism initiative was not very easy as the elders thought that their sons were planning to rip them of their swamp. This was back in 1992 when the foundation of the now flourishing Bigodi swamp project was dug.

Bigodi wetland is an important area of biodiversity. It hosts eight species of primates and over 200 bird species. The most popular bird for tourists to view is the Great Blue Turaco (Corythaeola Cristata). The most common tree species are wild palm, rubber and fig trees and rafia palm which are widely used in making handicrafts. Some of the primates include; the ever elusive Sitatunga bushpig, Bushbuck, Otter Mongoose, Civet Cat and Chimpanzee

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As we talk now the locals are reaping millions of shillings every year from the swamp. It is a tourist site which has significantly improved their livelihood, for this they have a Shs150m Bigodi Secondary School constructed out of the revenue from the project. Added to the Secondary school is a nursery school, bridges, a road and many more business projects that have resulted from the swamp project.

Families have put up accommodation businesses in their homes, craft stalls and groups have come up, and some farmers sell their fresh produces (fruits & vegetables) to the lodges and the tourists which provide them with ready markets. Many of the families in Bigodi have also benefited from sponsorships given to some disadvantaged families by some generous tourists.

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The same swamp produces raw materials for the women group works which they make out of raffia and phoenix palm leaves. They also get color for their products last touches from the swamp, thanks to the Swamp project. They even export their products to Europe.

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Thanks to the good management of the project by Kafred, the locals are supportive of the swamp tourism activities because their children are getting an education and some are even employed by Kafred and the Kibale National Park. Poaching has even stopped because the poachers themselves have turned into guides, who take tourists around through the swamp and the village for community walks.
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This project is encouraging conservation that it has bought an extra-four-acre piece of land to make the primates inside the swamp feel comfortable and also to get the local population live at a distance from the swamp. If other communities that neighbor swamps would adopt such strategies like this one then our wildlife would be

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          So Long and Thanks for All The Fish... and Crabs... and Bacon...        
This is it, the final post!  The last one of the whole damn blog.  It's a weird milestone, but it wasn't a sudden decision. Actually, I decided this somewhere during my madcap overview of state foods, somewhere between Georgia and Illinois (I can’t remember exactly), and well after I realized that I just no longer had the money, time or gas to go back around the Beltway again.  But still, after 6 ½ years (exactly - the first two posts were on September 12, 2006), 1,780 posts, 2,977 comments (as of this posting), about 310 recipes attempted (most of which were somebody else's recipes I was interpreting) and about 810 eateries, festivals, markets and food trucks visited, it’s time to pack it in.  The “blog fatigue” has taken a strong hold, and just like Ray Lewis (RAVENS W00000000T!!!!!!), Tina Fey (30 ROCK W00000000T!!!!!!) and Benedict XVI (zuh? Er, RAVENS W00000000T!!!!!!), I want to go out on a high.

No, not “I want to go out high”.  I want to go out ON A high.  Good grief. 


I’ve learned a lot these past several years of being part of the Baltimore food blogging community. I’ve tried to winnow that down to a list, with items in no particular order.  Some are more particular than others.  To wit:

1. There are a lot of good crab cakes in this city. And a lot of bad ones.  But the bad ones are usually still better than the ones you find elsewhere.

2. You just can’t buy a stand mixer cheap, even from your favorite thrift store.  You just can’t.  Don’t do it.

3. You can really smoke pork barbecue in the slow cooker.  And in the oven.  Beef brisket, too.

4. Eating something you’ve grown is pretty damn satisfying, even if all you got from several broccoli seeds was one head the size of your fist.

5. Restaurants can actually improve, though how much so is debatable.

6. They can also get worse.

7. You don’t have to spend a fortune to get excellent food or service.

8. But you CAN end up spending a fortune and get craptastic service instead.

9. Chinese food in the US is a bit different than it is in the UK or in the Netherlands. Or, especially, in China.

10. You can actually pop sorghum at home.  Amaranth, too.  And while a dome popper (that rotates the kernels) might be preferable, you can get away with using just a stainless steel stockpot.

11. I now know how to make poi.

12. And sushi.

13. And beer. 

14. And New York, New Haven and Chicago style pizzas.  I just need to make sure they stay flat. 

15. There are some good eats from food trucks.  Here and in DC.  And LA.

16. Recipes are there for a reason.  Use them.

17. And read through them first!

18. That said, so long as you know where to improvise (and what to search for on the internet), you don’t have to follow the recipe to the letter.

19. As much as the woman irritates the hell out of me, I have to admit that Sandra Lee’s heart is in the right place in trying to help home chefs without a lot of scratch make something edible.  She doesn’t always succeed (ahem), but at least she tries.  To paraphrase Sophia Petrillo, her heart’s in the right place but I don’t know where her brain is.

20. Still, what’s up with those goddamn tablescapes!?

21. Guy Fieri, on the other hand... I have no friggin’ clue why he’s still on TV.

22. Hooray for the people who thought up Restaurant Week.  And brewpubs.  And Dogfish 90 Minute IPA.

23. I now know that people in South Dakota deep fry raw beef and eat it on toothpicks.  That’s about as All American as you can get.

24. I have grown an appreciation for wine, but I will always be a beer person at heart.  Double IPA please, only one if I have to drive somewhere, and only water until I can drive.

25.  Oh yes, don’t drink and drive.

26. Homemade tomato sauce has totally ruined the stuff in a jar for me forever.  No high fructose corn syrup! (Seriously, look at the ingredients the next time you buy store bought.)

27. Locally sourced really does taste better than the stuff they ship 2,000 miles across three time zones just so we can have cauliflower out of season.

28. Sometimes all you want is a nice, juicy hot dog. Without bacon.  That’s right, I said “without”.

29. Yes, I love bacon, don’t get me wrong.  But everything in moderation.  If you have bacon all the time, it’s not special.  (Didn’t Margaret Cho say that once?)

30. That said, this blog has re-introduced me to the pleasures of cooking with bacon grease.  In moderation.

31. That Bitchin’ Kitchen show is pretty damn strange, and it rocks.

32. Nigella Lawson has such a great way of phrasing things on her shows and in her cookbooks.  It’s such fun to read her.


33. If you have the time to explore food in local places you never get to visit, take it.  Otherwise someone raised in Lansdowne won’t find the excellent hot dogs in Dundalk, fried oysters in Edgewood or Chinese and Japanese food in Overlea that he should be discovering (or the pit beef in Lansdowne and Arbutus that folks in Dundalk, Edgewood and Overlea are missing, too - and yes there is also good pit beef in Dundalk and off Route 40).

34. The internet is a great repository for recipes, but there will always be a place for cookbooks.

35. I wish there were more people out there like Jolene Sugarbaker, the Trailer Park Queen.  Someone at LOGO get her a cooking show, dammit.

36. Seriously, what is up with this ridiculous "throw it up overnight Frozen Yogurt shop" craze? It has to end sometime. So long as the people working all of them find other work. Don't want anybody out of a job.


37. It's El-li-KIT City, not El-li-COT City! Jeez Louise, people.

38. A few things I regret not having blogged about these past few years:
  • Jamaican food, particularly jerk chicken
  • The Charleston, though that one is because I could not afford it. Still can't afford it. Likely never will. Wah waah.
  • How to steam crabs. Sure we all know how to do that here, but I never actually got around to writing an actual how-to post.
  • The Museum Restaurant, now snuggled in the former space where the Brass Elephant used to be.
  • More family recipes, and maybe an exploration of the hallowed Woman's Day Encyclopedia of Cookery.
  • More posts about food, food production and nutrition writing. I've read and/or listened to on audiobook more than a few lately that really deserve more of a mention on a site like this one:
    • Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver and family
    • The Bucolic Plague: How Two Manhattanites Became Gentleman Farmers by Josh Kilmer-Purcell
    • The American Way of Eating by Tracie MacMillan
    • In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan (also been meaning to check out Eric Schlosser's Fast Food Nation. That one's next on the bucket list).
39. This city needs more Ethiopian restaurants. And Nigerian ones, too. And barbecue joints.

40. If you want an array of free cookbooks, go to the Book Thing in Waverly. Not just cookbooks but any books: you can take your old books that you don't want anymore and take home with you whatever you want. Granted, the selection skews towards the older stuff (hello, cookbooks for 600 watt microwaves from the early 80's), but it's still a fascinating bevy of cookbooks.

41. You want the essence of "Smalltimore"? When you are out with your friends getting pizza at Iggie's and you see a member of the Ace of Cakes show outside the window, then you mention it on the blog, and then she comments afterwards! Please keep rockin' this town, Mary Alice, and all y'all at Charm City Cakes. That's Smalltimore.

And that’s it.  I can’t really sum up 78 months worth of posts in one post much less one paragraph, so I’m not even going to try. But I will say that I have met a lot of interesting and talented people in this Baltimore food blog community, and made friends and shared experiences I am lucky to have.  Keep reading their food blogs, because they have forged into directions I had only thought about once in a long while, and many have been able to profit off of the experience (some of them have actual books you can buy now).  I am horrified at the thought of forgetting somebody and not going back to correct it, with this being in my final post and all.  So instead I thank all of you in the Baltimore food blog community as a whole. Y’all are awesome (yes, I meant "awesome" :D ), and you make me hungry.

I finish the blog very fortunate to have even had the money to do this. There are so many people in this country and in this world who just go hungry, who don't have access to anything healthy and have to worry about whether or not to buy food for themselves and their families, and here I am blogging about what I ate last week downtown. Reflecting on that kind of puts some things in perspective for me.

I’ve also learned (in large part on my own) a lot that I did not know, and probably would not have made the time to know were it not for this blog.  Eats around the Beltway that the food reviewers don’t often look at when they’re focusing on the finer and kitschier dining options in the city.  Specific foods in specific parts of the country that I’d never even known existed (from three different kinds of Native American frybread, to what a New York chocolate egg cream actually is, to how to make an honest-to-goodness sabayon for your Seattle sea scallops, to how long it actually takes to boil crawfish Louisiana-style).  Ditto for the world (from Papua New Guinea to Tanzania to leading 2010 World Cup contenders.  I’m looking at you, Uruguay).  The variety of festivals in the Baltimore area that are a cheap way to explore the area’s cultural diversity (and food), the original motivation for this blog in the first place back when it started as the Charm City Snacker.  The silliness of live-blogging a cooking competition show in real time, MST3K-style.  

And of course, this:




Ah yes, Aunt Sandy's infamous Kwanzaa cake video. You didn’t think I’d end the blog without slipping that in one more time, did you?

I am incredibly lucky to have undergone this experiment, and I thank everyone who has been a fan these past 6 ½ years, and the hardworking people who make and serve the food I’ve talked about.

So what does the future hold for me?  Danged if I know.  Work, family, hopefully some romance here and there, definitely some food.  I will say this: I am heading to New Orleans for a conference in May and getting some delicious food there, and hopefully in my down time seeing the Southern Food & Beverage Museum (particularly their Maryland exhibit - they do indeed have one).  Plus I’ll be eating locally and growing locally more often than I have in the past.  Most exciting, however, is a trip to Dublin for my birthday (the one in Ireland).  I normally would not do this or even bother to scrounge up the money, but it’s one of those "big" birthdays and I wanted to do something special.  Again, I’m incredibly thankful and lucky that I even get to do this.

Apart from all that, I will just continue cooking food, growing food, investigating recipes from my own backyard and from around the world, but without telling cyberspace about it (alright, I might mention a few of these things on Twitter, but not on here).  Before I decided to finish the blog, I got a hold of my Great Great Aunt Florence’s old recipe book.  I had thought of working through each recipe and seeing how it turned out (there are two crab cake recipes in there, plus one for a Dream Whip Cake).  Maybe I should write a blog about it?

Nah, done that already ;)

 

And so, this is John, signing off for the last time.  Don't worry - I'm not taking the blog down. It's staying up for the foreseeable future, and probably longer than that. I will check and moderate the comments for a while and maybe add a few jump breaks to some of the longer posts (now that they've bothered to add that capability when I need it the least). Oh, and I should direct you to the newly-indexed State-by-State page to the right.  But I’m not posting anymore.  Seriously, I’m done.  I am pooped. I will miss this blog, but I’m really looking forward to missing it. And finishing it.  Really.

Now what better way to finish than with one of those crazy food haiku?

Time to close up shop.
Bawlmer Snacker is complete.
Now, what’s for dinner? :)

(No the smiley face doesn’t count as an extra syllable!  It’s still a haiku.  Sheesh.)

          Best Of: Recipes        
It's difficult to winnow down a list of what seems like hundreds of recipes, mostly not from my own brain, down to just a few.  As I will do with my favorite restaurants and favorite posts over the next week, I will try to do just that.  I wanted a top ten but the smallest list I could make up was twenty.  Plus, I still feel as if I've left out way too much.

In alphabetical order, here are my twenty favorite recipes of the blog, plus one or two that I never wrote about to begin with.  Very few of these are my own recipes, but when they are I'll note it.


Allergen-Free Crumb Cake (American/allergen-free - featured in the post "Food Ethnography on a Budget: Allergen-Free III: Crumb Cake", published March 23, 2010) - I don't have any food allergies that I know of, but when I wanted to see how those with them do eat our favorite desserts, I was struck at how amazingly buttery a crumb cake can be without butter, eggs, milk, gluten, soy or tree nuts.  Check out Cybele Pascal's Allergen-Free Baker's Handbook for this recipe.  Your friends will probably  never know it's allergen-free at all.

Asado (Uruguayan - featured in the post "World Cup Buffet: Asado (URU - Uruguay)", published July 5, 2010) - I'm unfamiliar with the foods of South America.  What better time to familiarize myself with them than the World Cup?  While the next one doesn't come up for another year and a half (hello, Brazil!), at least we can revel in the magic of Uruguay's 11th trip with one of the country's favorite things: meat.  I still haven't bothered to find the recipe for suprema Maryland, a type of milanesa-style chicken found, surprisingly enough, in Uruguay.


My Aunt Florence's Crab Cake (Chesapeake - featured in the post "Snacking State-by-State: Maryland I - Crab cakes like mah great-great-aunt used tah make, hon", published August 28, 2011) - For a short while, I wanted to do a new blog project after the state-by-state one where I wrote about my experiences interpreting my great-great Aunt Florence's many recipes.  This sole recipe is the result, one of two of her crab cake recipes.  Because, well, crab cakes.  Delicious, crab-(as-opposed-to-breading-) filled crab cakes

Bacon & Pancetta Wot (American/Ethiopian-style - featured in the post "Bacon Cook-Off: Bacon & Pancetta Wot", published June 13, 2010) - From the Great Grapes bacon cook-off in 2010, I created a recipe for a decidedly un-Ethiopian wot with several kinds of pork.  Delicious, but it'd never play in Addis Ababa.  And it amazes me that I took no photos of this.


So I'm using this lovely one taken at Great Grapes by Lyndsay Polloway.  Bacon and injera.  It's just wrong, isn't it?

Bread Pudding with Vanilla Bourbon Sauce (Cajun - featured in the post "Snacking State-by-State: Louisiana IV - Bourbon? Vanilla? Butter? Yes, please!", published August 10, 2011) - This was such a decadent bread pudding, and so reminiscent of one I had in New Orleans the previous year, that I had trouble not gobbling the whole thing down all at once.  Instead, thankfully, I froze some for later, especially with that hard sauce.



Chincoteague Single-Fried Oysters (Chesapeake - featured in the post "What to do with a quarter peck of oysters", published May 7, 2008) - Don't you just love cornmeal-fried urshters  you shucked yourself, hons?  I sure do.

Cochinita Pibil (Mexican/Yucatecan/Maya - featured in the post "Cochinita Pibil", published August 3, 2008) - In Mexico and the US, I've enjoyed eating cochinita pibil whenever I can find it.  But in Maryland it's not easy to find it, so get a pork butt, some achiote paste, bitter orange juice and banana leaves.  It's time to slow cook some cochinita pibil!


Crawfish & Shrimp Étouffée (Cajun - featured in the post "Snacking State-by-State: Louisiana III - What you say? Étouffée!", published August 7, 2011) - Buttery, silky, crawfishy.  About all I can say about it.  Next time though I hope to find actual Gulf Coast crawfish for this recipe.

Domino's No-Fail Quick Fudge (chocolate and vanilla) (candy/American/"back-of-the-box" - featured in the post "All Night Fudge-athon!", published December 6, 2006) - One of my first recipe posts, this one is usually no fail for a reason.  Even better, I left the chocolate out of half of the batch and made vanilla and chocolate fudge.  That was one memorable cookie swap.

Double Chocolate Devil's Food Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting (cake - featured in "Post #666: the Recipe of the Beast", published April 26, 2008) - For my "hexakosioihexekontahexaphilic post" I made the most chocolately devil's food cake I could.  And it was damned good.

Eastern North Carolina-Style BBQ (Smoked in the Slow Cooker) and Cole Slaw (Southern/barbecue - featured in the post "Snacking State-by-State: North Carolina I - East Is East, West Is West, Never the Twain Shall Meet", published March 11, 2012) - I guess I just have a thing for pork.  But Carolina pork barbecue smoked in the slow cooker?  Blasphemous, you say. But others have found a way to do it, by golly!



Fleur de Baie Caramels (candy - featured in the post "'Fleur de Baie' Caramels", published July 25, 2009) - This was my attempt to make sea salt caramels, re-interpreting someone else's recipe for fleur de sel caramels with one specifically Marylandish touch: Old Bay.  Freshly made they had a very subtle Old Bay flavor, so I rolled them around in more Old Bay.  Waiting a few weeks proved to me that this was a mistake, as the subtly flavored ones became more strongly flavored, while the ones I rolled in Old Bay became - how did I put it in my August 4 follow-up post again?  Oh yes - wince-inducing.

Fried Soft Shell Crab Sandwich (Chesapeake - featured in the post "Snacking State-by-State: Virginia II - More of that Bounty of the Chesapeake", published October 21, 2012) - In exploring the seafood of the Commonwealth, I made a soft shell crab sandwich not unlike my maternal grandmother's, only immortalized by John Shields in his Chesapeake Bay Cooking (his recipe came from a crusty old feller in Virginia, but it was more or less the same).

Lidia Bastianich's Tomato Sauce (Italian - featured in the post "Lidia Bastianich's Tomato Sauce", published October 2, 2008) - I saw Adam "Amateur Gourmet" Roberts make this at the Baltimore Book Festival not long before I put up this post.  While I like mine a little thicker (I just simmer it longer), it's still a good go-to basic Italian sauce.



Murgh Makhani (Indian - featured in the post "Snacking State-by-State: New York II - "Murgh" is the word!", published February 29, 2012) - One of my all-time favorite things to eat is murgh makhani, or butter chicken.  And now, thanks to Julie Sahni and this state-by-state project, I can appreciate just how complex and laborious a process it is to make it!

Nana's Dressing (American - featured in the post "Nana's Dressing", published January 22, 2007) - My late Italian-American grandmother - whom we called "Naa-naa" (not "Naa-nuh" or "Nah-nuh") -  made a fierce stuffing.  It was not, in any way, Italian.  It was still good.  And no, she never deep fried it on a stick.


Um, Miss Paula?  Hellooooooo...

Nataing (Cambodian - featured in the post "Food Ethnography on a Budget: Cambodia II - Nataing, Crispy Rice Cakes and Jícama Pickle", published November 11, 2009) - When I got the idea to do a snacking culture-by-culture/country-by-country series in 2009, I started with Cambodia, and found an amazing coconut milk and paprika pork dish from Elephant Walk Cookbook author and Cambodian-American chef Longteine "Nyep" De Monteiro (co-authored by Katherine Neustadt).  I made it again for a blogging party it was so good, and now I have a hankerin' for more.

Pombe Ya N'Dizi (Tanzanian - first featured in the post "Food Ethnography on a Budget: Tanzania II: Pombe Ya N'Dizi", published January 25, 2010) - From the same series, I decided to make wine - traditional Tanzanian banana wine, to be exact, as written by Dorinda Hafner in her cookbook A Taste of Africa.  After several months, it ended up more like a banana liqueur than a banana wine, with a good bit of sediment at the bottom.  A pretty potent banana liqueur to be honest, taste-wise and proof-wise.  It was kind of a precursor for that crisp Mr. Beer pale ale that I tried to make just a bit more interesting by adding extra hops and wild rice when I explored Wisconsinian cuisine late last year.

Shrimp and Grits (Southern/Lowcountry - featured in the post "Snacking State-by-State: South Carolina II - True Shrimp and Grit", published July 11, 2012) - Ah, the buttery, silky smooth taste of grits smothered in shrimp and three kinds of dairy products.  ***Ecstatic Homer Simpson Sound***


Smith Island Cake (Chesapeake - featured in the post "Snacking State-by-State: Maryland IV - Once on Smith Island", published September 7, 2011) - I don't know if many Marylanders have eaten the state dessert, and I know most of us haven't tried making it.  I did both.  It was very satisfying.  All those super-thin layers of cake glued together with a chocolate ganache filling is something everyone should experience at least once.  Or twice.  Hell, at least thrice a month or so.  But no more, or it's not special.

Plus...

Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce (briefly mentioned in the post "Anatomy of a Thanksgiving Dinner (or, I STILL have leftovers)", published November 29, 2007) - Before I found this recipe in the Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Cookbook by Beth Hensperger and Julie Kaufmann, I had no idea just how wonderful freshly-made cranberry sauce could be, with citrus, red wine, sugar and lots of cinnamon and cloves.  Now I can't imagine a holiday season without it.

          Soles for Africa        
Soles for Africa

What does your family do with outgrown, unwanted but still basically useable shoes?

Children who go barefoot cannot attend school; that is a rule in Tanzania.

"This shipment alone will give every child in our village two used, very usable pairs of school shoes, and some young university level students in Arusha the necessary leather shoes they need to attend advanced classes."

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          Nia Long and Son Massai Dorsey Jr. to Fight Malaria in Tanzania with Nothing But Nets        

Actress and son to join the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign to see impact of malaria firsthand, encourage fans to send life-saving bed nets for refugees

(PRWeb July 19, 2017)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/07/prweb14524552.htm


          It’s Your Lucky Day…        

Some people nail up a horseshoe, pick up pennies, or carry around a rabbit’s foot; superstitions about how to secure your share of good luck may vary from person to person, but the impulse to try is almost universal. In Tanzania, rabbit’s feet don’t possess mystical powers.

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          Tanzanie : Le réseau national de fibre optique déployé avec succès        

L’opérateur Tanzania Telecommunications Company Limited (TTCL)  a affirmé lors d’une annonce  avoir achevé  avec succès le déploiement du réseau national de fibre optique dans le pays. Ce déploiement a permis au pays d’élargir son réseau haut débit. Ainsi, avec ce dispositif, il pourra   désormais exporter les capacités de son backbone vers ses  voisins, Rwanda, Burundi, […]

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          PODCAST: Electrifying Africa        

PODCAST: Electrifying Africa

Access to energy can help communities increase the productivity of their labor, earn more income, use household time more efficiently and enhance access to health, education and water.

Still, 1.2 billion people today lack access to electricity connections and millions of households, businesses and community institutions receive poor and inadequate supplies of electricity services. In sub-Saharan Africa, more than 600 million lack access to electricity.

To address the energy access challenge, the international community has set ambitious targets through the Sustainable Development Goals and Sustainable Energy for All to bring energy to everyone.

Solutions are available. With recent advances in technology, planners can consider many affordable energy options, in addition to conventional grid electricity, to meet the electricity needs of different kinds of consumers. The declining cost of solar means businesses can offer inexpensive renewable electricity to consumers. And energy service providers reach more people than ever by tapping into innovative consumer financing approaches like the Pay As You Go (PAYG) model.

<p>Innovative financing enabled these Tanzanians to procure solar technology. Photo by DFID/Flickr</p>

Innovative financing enabled these Tanzanians to procure solar technology. Photo by DFID/Flickr

But problems remain: electricity planners lack bottom-up data on how consumers use energy; entrepreneurs struggle to get start-up financing for their solar companies; and in some cases, electricity delivered is too unreliable or expensive for consumers.

In this episode of the WRI Podcast, Lawrence MacDonald is joined by two WRI energy experts, Lily Odarno and Sanjoy Sanyal, to discuss how advances in data, technology and finance are overcoming barriers for access to energy in East Africa.

For more, tune into the WRI podcast on iTunes, Stitcher and Soundcloud.

The conversation follows from two new WRI papers:



          Comment on Kenya Looking To Overhaul Its Sex Education Curriculum Away From Abstinence-Only Teachings by Human Rights Groups In Tanzania Fighting To Help Pregnant Teen Girls Complete Their Education - GirlTalkHQ        
[…] STD, experience pregnancy, and may even delay sexual activity for later. It is in the teaching of “abstinence-only” curriculum, which are often religious-based as opposed to medically-accurate, where you will find higher rates […]
          Mundo- El gran sueño Africano        
6-7-17   Le Monde Diplo en español

El gran sueño africano


Ignacio Ramonet



Con la llegada del verano, volvemos a asistir a los repetidos y a veces trágicos asaltos contra las murallas alambradas de Melilla, llevados a cabo –con sofisticadas técnicas y artimañas de asedio medieval– por disciplinadas columnas de jóvenes subsaharianos. En otras zonas (Canarias, la isla italiana de Lampedusa, las costas de Sicilia, de Grecia, de Chipre, de Malta y la isla francesa de Mayotte, cerca de Madagascar), los “invasores” llegan casi siempre a las playas de noche –cuando no zozobran–, en silenciosas embarcaciones, como antaño lo hacían sin duda vikingos, normandos o sarracenos.
En Europa y en otras partes del mundo rico, muchos (entre ellos el presidente estadounidense Donald Trump) tienden a considerar a esos “asaltantes” como agresores, delincuentes y hasta criminales. La extrema derecha europea reclama más mano dura para repeler a los intrusos, menos miramientos, y la adopción urgente de medidas más radicales. Más vigilancia, más policía, más ejército, más expulsiones... Y no siempre se pregunta: ¿por qué causas están dispuestas esas personas a correr tantos riesgos para, en definitiva, poner, por precio vil, al servicio de nuestro confort y nuestro alto nivel de vida, su fuerza de trabajo?
El África Subsahariana es una de las regiones más empobrecidas del planeta.
Con una pobreza extrema que se explica por diversos factores. En primer lugar: la trata de esclavos, crimen y genocidio que vació durante siglos el subcontinente de millones de sus hombres y mujeres más jóvenes, sanos y fornidos, obligando a comunidades enteras a vivir escondidas y aisladas en las profundidades de la jungla, sin contacto alguno con los progresos de la técnica y de la ciencia.
Rememorarse también que África ha sido, hasta hace apenas unos decenios, tierra de colonización. De una colonización impuesta por las potencias europeas a sangre y fuego, a base de guerras, exterminios y deportaciones. Todos los poderes locales que osaron oponerse y resistir a los conquistadores –portugueses, holandeses, británicos, franceses, alemanes, italianos o españoles– fueron aplastados.
En el aspecto económico, las potencias coloniales establecieron, de modo autoritario, una economía fundada en la exportación de materias primas hacia la “metrópoli” y en el consumo obligatorio de productos manufacturados producidos en Europa. De esa manera, África perdió en los dos tableros. Y esa doble explotación, por lo esencial, no se ha modificado.
Por ejemplo, Costa de Marfil, primer productor mundial de cacao (el 40% del volumen mundial) nunca ha podido desarrollar una industria chocolatera exportadora. Lo mismo se puede afirmar de Malí o Níger, dos de los principales productores de algodón, quienes se han hallado en la imposibilidad de montar una verdadera industria textil. Y eso porque, en general, las excesivas tarifas aduaneras impuestas por los países importadores ricos a los eventuales productos elaborados en el Sur arruinan toda posible competencia con los productos fabricados en el Norte.
Los países desarrollados quieren conservar la exclusividad de la transformación de las materias primas, o, en el marco de la globalización liberal, aceptan deslocalizar sus fábricas hacia China o Bangladesh, donde la mano de obra es hábil, dócil y sobre todo barata, pero no están en absoluto dispuestas a invertir en África, ni en desarrollar en este continente un sector industrial importante.
La división internacional del trabajo, efectuada en favor de los intereses de los países del Norte, atribuye a África un papel subalterno, marginal, lo cual impide a este continente entrar en la espiral virtuosa del desarrollo.
Las fabulosas riquezas mineras y forestales del continente africano son vendidas a precios de saldo, para el mayor enriquecimiento de las empresas importadoras y transformadoras del Norte. De ese modo, no se crean empleos ni siquiera en las industrias agroalimentarias, que es el sector básico a partir del cual se puede edificar un verdadero desarrollo agrícola, y más tarde industrial. Por eso también, África es el último continente que aún conoce con regularidad crisis alimentarias y hasta hambrunas.
Esta región del mundo, tan a menudo calificada por los medios dominantes del Norte de “subdesarrollada”, “violenta”, “caótica” e “infernal”, no habría conocido tal inestabilidad política – golpes de Estado militares, insurrecciones, masacres, genocidios, guerras civiles, terrorismo yihadista–, si los países ricos del Norte (empezando por las antiguas potencias coloniales) le hubiesen ofrecido posibilidades de desarrollo reales en lugar de seguir explotándola. La pobreza creciente se ha convertido en causa de desorden político, de corrupción, de nepotismo y de inestabilidad crónica. Y esta misma inestabilidad desalienta a los inversores, tanto locales como internacionales. Con lo cual se cierra el círculo vicioso del laberinto de la pobreza.
Todo esto explica por qué hoy un (o una) joven del sur del Sahara, en plena salud y a menudo con buena formación educativa, no desea seguir viviendo en lo que es el calabozo del mundo. Decenas de miles, en este momento, están marchando hacia los vados que conducen a Europa, con la esperanza de poder vivir, por fin, una vida normal. Y quizá también con la reivindicación inconsciente de que algo les debemos de nuestra riqueza actual.
Esto es solo el comienzo, y no se sabe qué tipo de muros habrá que construir para desalentar el flujo. Porque el Banco Mundial acaba de advertir de que la bomba demográfica ya ha estallado, y que ya hay en los países pobres unos 2.500 millones de jóvenes menores de 22 años que no encuentran trabajo en sus países. Y cuya única perspectiva es correr al asalto de las murallas de Europa...
Para algunos países africanos del Sahel, que están entre los Estados más pobres del mundo, como Malí, Burkina Faso, Níger y Chad, el algodón, “oro blanco”, representa entre un 30% y un 40% del valor de sus exportaciones. Es, por consiguiente, un producto vital del que, en estos Estados, viven directamente tres millones de agricultores e indirectamente más de quince millones de personas… “El algodón está ligado a la historia de África y a la penosa historia de la esclavitud –dice Aminata Traoré, exministra de Cultura de Malí–, pero hoy queremos que nos ayude a liberarnos y no que nos esclavice de nuevo”.
Estos países pobres, en los últimos decenios, han sacrificado otras infraestructuras y han hecho esfuerzos considerables (construcción de embalses, canales de riego) para aumentar las superficies dedicadas al cultivo del algodón. Y hoy se encuentran en una situación dramática porque, a pesar del bajísimo coste de una producción realizada por campesinos pobres, el algodón africano se vende mal a la exportación y resulta más caro que el que producen algunos países ricos como Estados Unidos, que controla el 30% de las exportaciones mundiales de la fibra blanca.
¿Cómo es posible que el algodón producido a precio de oro en Norteamérica resulte más barato que el que se cultiva a coste infrahumano en África? Sencillamente porque Washington vierte a sus productores de algodón unas subvenciones anuales de unos 3.000 millones de dólares… Por eso el algodón estadounidense puede venderse en el mercado internacional a un precio inferior al de su coste y hasta más bajo que el precio del “oro blanco” africano.
Consecuencia: si esas subvenciones se mantienen, se producirá una catástrofe económica de gran envergadura en esos países africanos del Sahel que ya se encuentran entre los menos avanzados del planeta. Millones de agricultores seguirán abandonando el campo para ir a enrolarse en los ejércitos yihadistas que controlan gran parte del Sahel; o irán a hacinarse en los barrios de chabolas de las periferias urbanas desde donde la miseria y el hambre empujarán a los más atrevidos a tratar de emigrar a Europa. A bordo de cayucos hasta Canarias, o atravesando el desierto del Sahara hasta Libia intentando después cruzar a Italia.
Del algodón a la patera solo hay un paso. Y aunque parezca que una cosa no tiene que ver con la otra, los países de la Unión Europea, y entre estos los más expuestos a la entrada de los inmigrantes clandestinos subsaharianos, deberían insistir para que se supriman las subvenciones a las exportaciones agrícolas, y en particular a las del algodón, que solo benefician a unos miles de agricultores norteamericanos mientras arruinan a millones de africanos.
Recordemos que la actividad principal, a escala planetaria, sigue siendo la agricultura. De todos los campesinos del mundo, apenas unos 30 millones disponen de un tractor, 250 millones trabajan con instrumentos de tracción animal y 1.300 millones usan herramientas manuales… Esa es la dramática realidad de la agricultura de hoy.
En junio de 2005, para tratar la situación de África y como coartada en dirección a la opinión pública mundial, los jefes de Estado del G-8 invitaron a los presidentes de Sudáfrica, Argelia, Etiopía, Ghana, Senegal y Tanzania, además de a Kofi Annan, entonces secretario general de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas (ONU). La idea de Tony Blair, primer ministro británico en aquel momento y que presidía ese G-8, era reducir la deuda externa de los países intermediarios, después de haber reducido la de trece países pobres de África. También proponía aumentar la ayuda pública al desarrollo (APD) unos 25.000 millones de dólares al año durante un lustro hasta alcanzar el 0,75% del producto nacional bruto (PNB). El presidente estadounidense George W. Bush se opuso a ello bajo el pretexto de que África no sería capaz de absorber tal cantidad de capitales... Sin embargo, la ayuda propuesta por Tony Blair era inferior a lo que estaba costando entonces la guerra de Irak. Otros observadores recordaron que Estados Unidos consintió consagrar, después de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, no el 0,75% de su PNB, sino el 1% durante cuatro años para ayudar a reconstruir Europa con el Plan Marshall...
Si de verdad quisieran ayudar a África, los países ricos tendrían que tomar, con urgencia, cinco sencillas medidas:
— Primera, suprimir definitivamente la deuda externa africana (por cada dólar prestado, África ya ha devuelto 1,3 dólares solo en intereses).
— Segunda, suprimir las subvenciones a las exportaciones agrícolas que inundan, a precios de saldo, los mercados de los países en desarrollo y destruyen la agricultura local.
— Tercera, abrir los mercados agrícolas de Norteamérica, de la Unión Europea y de Japón a los productos africanos.
— Cuarta, aceptar que los países africanos establezcan una política proteccionista en favor de sus producciones locales tanto agrícolas como industriales, sin que el Fondo Monetario Internacional (FMI) o el Banco Mundial los sancione.
— Y quinta, reorientar la investigación farmacéutica para curar las epidemias endémicas de África (cuando hoy, el 90% de la investigación farmacéutica está orientada a mejorar la vida del 10% de la población rica mundial).
Los recursos abundan y existen soluciones para erradicar la pobreza en África y en el resto del planeta; falta voluntad política. ¿Cuándo se acabará de admitir que suprimiendo la pobreza y las injusticias, se suprimen las principales causas del terrorismo en el mundo?

http://www.monde-diplomatique.es/?url=editorial/0000856412872168186811102294251000/editorial/?articulo=234c9d2c-9c0d-4bd9-9150-1b8399d6f7ab


          Nowe rynki otwierają się na polskich eksporterów żywności        
Polskie firmy spożywcze coraz uważniej przyglądają się dalekim rynkom. O atrakcyjności takiego kraju, jak Chiny, niemal powszechnie już wiadomo, jednak do świadomości producentów żywności stopniowo przebijają się także inne ciekawe rynki, jak Uzbekistan, Azerbejdżan, Wietnam, Tanzania, Zambia, Botswana czy wiele innych. Na ten temat serwis portalspozywczy.pl rozmawiał ze Sławomirem Majmanem, prezesem Polskiej Agencji Informacji i Inwestycji Zagranicznych.
          Mohamed Salah salvages late draw for Egypt at Nigeria in ANC qualifying        
Mohamed Salah scored in stoppage time to salvage a 1-1 draw for Egypt at Nigeria in a 2017 African Nations Cup qualifier on Friday. Oghenekaro Etebo had provided Nigeria with the lead on 95 minutes, though Odion Ighalo missed chances to double their advantage. And Egypt made them pay late on when Etebo played Salah onside to score in the final moments. Egypt lead Group G by two points midway through the campaign, with Nigeria's chances starting to dim after they already failed to win at Tanzania...
          Algeria fight back through Islam Slimani brace; Chad shock Egypt        
Islam Slimani led from the front for Algeria. Islam Slimani scored twice in the second half to salvage a 2-2 World Cup qualifying draw for Algeria in Tanzania. African sides must get through two-legged ties before reaching the group stage and Tanzania, currently ranked 135th in the world, went 2-0 up against the 26th best in FIFA's list with goals from&nbsp;Maguri and Mbwana Samata either side of half-time. However Sporting Lisbon man Slimani, who starred at the 2014 World Cup, struck twice to give the away side hope. Egypt were shocked 1-0...
          Links of interest        
  1. A detailed chronology of Trump's ties with Russia (as of May) and a great podcast on Trump, mining your social media and fake news propaganda
  2. "Hot weather is getting deadlier due to climate change"
  3. Don't like ads and targeting? Use this widget to click them all, thereby destroying the value of the data
  4. Bad idea: "Damming the Rivers of the Amazon Basin"
  5. Tanzanian civil servants focus on new projects instead of maintaining existing water projects
  6. "China's growing water scarcity challenge"
  7. "Micro-irrigation in India: An assessment of bottlenecks and realities"
  8. "the Dutch are likely to become undone by their own progressivism"
  9. The first useful description of "what makes a great wine" that I've ever read
  10. Two military strategists explain how the US is wasting lives and money on war
  11. "Economic theory" needs to be understood as "economic perspective"

          Womad review – from Mexico to Mali, ska to the squeezebox, world music celebrates fusion        

Charlton Park, Wiltshire
Seu Jorge did Bowie, Estonian folkies took on bagpiping and a knock-out celebration of global sounds was packed with highlights despite a rainy weekend

Thirty-five years ago, the first Womad festival introduced global styles to rock and folk audiences. It was a financial disaster. Today, it is thriving and almost overcrowded with good music, as 35,000 people gathered in an increasingly mud-clogged Charlton Park to watch close to 100 acts from some 50 countries. Highlights of a strong lineup included ska veterans Toots and the Maytals singing Pressure Drop in a rainstorm, China’s avant-garde Zhou Family Band imitating chicken noises, the Tanzania Albinism Collective touchingly showing how music has helped them face stigma and health challenges, and an a cappella treatment by Australia’s Spooky Men’s Chorale of Picture in a Frame by Tom Waits. But the major theme was fusion, and there were new combinations of the ancient and contemporary from around the globe.

From Europe, there was the long-awaited debut by Xáos, a Greek-UK experimental band led by Nick “Dubulah” Page of Dub Colossus fame, who has a Greek mother. Electric guitar and a wash of keyboard effects from the microtonal composer Ahetas Jimi were matched against Nicki Maher’s clarinet and ney flute and Cretan bagpipes from Kalia Lyraki, which at its best was a brooding, atmospheric and epic fusion. Mysteriously, Lyraki was only allowed one vocal, on Pontos Blues, their best song of the night.

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          FRANCOLINS OF TANZANIA        
On ground the Francolins runs around making a lot of noise and nice displays, they are most easily recognized by sounds from the undergrowth, and I add some recordings available at Xeno-canto. All photos taken in Serengeti and Tarangire NPs November 2011.COPYRIGHT Stein Ø. Nilsen tromsofoto.net
See more African birds at tromsofoto.net
GREY-BREASTED SPURFOWL
GREY-BREASTED SPURFOWL
YELLOW-NECKED SPURFOWL

RED-NECKED SPURFOWL

CRESTED FRANCOLIN

          Afrikanske farger - Colours of Africa        
Fuglene i Afrika er ofte svært fargerike, noen ganske surrealistisk. Et lite knippe av fargepaletten en kan oppleve i Kenya og Tanzania en norsk vinterdag. Alle bildene tatt november-desember 2011.
BLÅ - BLUE Lesser Blue-eared Starling
LILLA - LILAC Lilac-breasted Roller
RØD - RED Red-billed Oxpecker - Rødnebbet Oksehakker
SOT - SOOT Sooty Chat
HVIT - WHITE Egretthegre Egret Heron
GUL - YELLOW Bergvever - Baglafecht Weaver
          Hvordan lagres bildene pÃ¥ minnekortet?        
Se denne videoen fra Lexar
Lilac-breasted Roller, Tanzania


          Canon TC 1.4x I vs.1.4x III        
Canon upgraded their teleconverters and has now 3 different versions of the much used 1.4x. I own a version I manufactured in 1993 and has been with me from 81N in Svalbard, in Tanzania, Kanya and South Africa to Antarctica. So it is well used! BUT can it stand against the newly arrived 1.4x III ? I have been so lucky to borrow an exemplar from Espen Bergersen http://naturgalleriet.no - loads of thanks to this fabolous photographer! So how is the performance, on my 300/2.8L IS on tripod I put the converters on not using stabilisation and with self-timer 2sec to avoid movement in the setup. To see difference in Original photo and using Lightroom 3 I present both version to compare:



1.4x I No sharpening
1.4x III No sharpening
1.4x I in LR3 Exposure +0.40 Sharpness 51 Noise 15
1.4x III in LR3 Exposure +0.40 Sharpness 51 Noise 15
1.4x I No sharpening
1.4x III No sharpening
1.4x I in LR3 Exposure +0.40 Sharpness 51 Noise 15
1.4x III in LR3 Exposure +0.40 Sharpness 51 Noise 15


The physical appearence is not much different in 20 years, but the new one is a bit heavier (more glass??)

And finally a photo taken with the OLD 1.4x I in bright sunlight, exported into LR3 and the result is not bad. Should you throw away the old one? NO if you have a good exemplar, YES if you really need the latest technology and a gasket against water.
          Building dreams in Tanzania        
For many in the Unbound community, meeting basic needs such as nutrition and housing were a daily challenge before being sponsored. For parents Peter and Agnes in Tanzania, unemployment and low wages made it difficult to earn enough money to send their children to school and improve their situation in life. That changed when their youngest son, also named Peter, […]
          Swedish woman flies to Africa next to corpse        
A Radio Sweden reporter has been reimbursed half of her air fare for an overnight flight to Tanzania after Kenya Airlines left a dead passenger across the aisle from her. Lena Pettersson was flying from Amsterdam to Africa for a vacation when a man in his 30s appeared to get sick and die, The Expressen
          Graduate Internal Control Associate at House of Tara International        

House of Tara International – We are House of Tara, the largest brand in the beauty and cosmetics industry out of Africa. We currently have over 20 branches in states across Nigeria and have sales presence in Ghana, Tanzania, Kenya, South Africa. Our company takes pride in not just beauty consultation, but in empowering women, […]

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          Killing us softly         

A recent public outcry in China, sparked by a damning documentary about air pollution, was based on well-founded fear:

Of the 100 million people who viewed the film on the first day of its online release, 172,000 are likely to die each year from air pollution-related diseases, according to regional trends.* 

Worldwide, pollution kills twice as many people each year as HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined,** but aid policy has consistently neglected it as a health risk, donors and experts say. 

Air pollution alone killed seven million people in 2012, according to World Health Organization (WHO) figures released last year, most of them in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) in the Asia Pacific region.*** 

In a self-critical report released late last month the World Bank acknowledged that it had treated air pollution as an afterthought, resulting in a dearth of analysis of the problem and spending on solutions. 

“We now need to step up our game and adopt a more comprehensive approach to fixing air quality,” the authors wrote in Clean Air and Healthy Lungs. “If left unaddressed, these problems are expected to grow worse over time, as the world continues to urbanise at an unprecedented and challenging speed.”

A second report released last month by several organisations – including the Global Alliance on Health and Pollution, an international consortium of UN organisations, governments, development banks, NGOs and academics – also called for more funding towards reducing pollution. 

“Rich countries, multilateral agencies and organisations have forgotten the crippling impacts of pollution and fail to make it a priority in their foreign assistance,” the authors wrote. 

Housebound in China 

A dense haze obstructs visibility more often than not across China’s northern Hua Bei plain and two of its major river deltas. Less than one percent of the 500 largest cities in China meet WHO’s air quality guidelines. Anger over air pollution is a hot topic among China’s increasingly outspoken citizenry.  

“Half of the days in 2014, I had to confine my daughter to my home like a prisoner because the air quality in Beijing was so poor,” China’s well-known journalist Chai Jing said in Under the Dome, the independent documentary she released last month, which investigated the causes of China’s air pollution.

The film was shared on the Chinese social media portal Weibo more than 580,000 times before officials ordered websites to delete it. 

Beyond the silo

Traditionally left to environmental experts to tackle, the fight against pollution is increasingly recognised as requiring attention from health and development specialists too. 

“Air pollution is the top environmental health risk and among the top modifiable health risks in the world,” said Professor Michael Brauer, a public health expert at the University of British Columbia in Canada and a member of the scientific advisory panel for the Climate and Clean Air Coalition, a consortium of governments and the UN Environment Programme. “Air pollution has been under-funded and its health impacts under-appreciated.”

Pollution – especially outdoor or “ambient” air pollution – is also a major drag on economic performance and limits the opportunities of the poor, according to Ilmi Granoff, an environmental policy expert at the Overseas Development Institute, a London-based think tank. It causes premature death, illness, lost earnings and medical costs – all of which take their toll on both individual and national productivity.

“Donors need to get out of the siloed thinking of pollution as an environmental problem distinct from economic development and poverty reduction,” Granoff said. 

Pollution cleanup is indeed underfunded, he added, but pollution prevention is even more poorly prioritised: “It’s underfunded in much of the developed world, in aid, and in developing country priorities, so this isn’t just an aid problem.”

Mounting evidence 

Pollution kills in a variety of ways, according to relatively recent studies; air pollution is by far the most lethal form compared to soil and water pollution. 
 

Microscopic particulate matter (PM) suspended in polluted air is the chief culprit in these deaths: the smaller the particles’ size, the deeper they are able to penetrate into the lungs.  Particles of less than 2.5 micrometres in diameter (PM2.5) are small enough to reach the alveoli, the deepest part of the lungs, and to enter the blood stream.  

From there, PM2.5 causes inflammation and changes in heart rate, blood pressure, and blood clotting processes - the precursors to fatal stroke and heart disease.  PM2.5 irritates and corrodes the alveoli, which impairs lung function - a major precursor to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It also acts as a carcinogen.

Most research looks at long-term exposure to PM2.5 but even studies looking at the hours immediately following bursts of especially high ambient PM2.5 (in developed countries) show a corresponding spike in life-threatening heart attacks, heart arrhythmias and stroke.

Asia worst affected

The overwhelming majority - 70 percent - of global air pollution deaths occur in the Western Pacific and Southeast Asia regions.  South Asia has eight of the top 10 and 33 of the top 50 cities with the worst PM concentrations in the world.  

 

WHO says a city’s average annual PM levels should be 20 micrograms per cubic meter.  But cities such as Karachi, Gaborone, and Delhi have yearly PM averages above 200 micrograms per cubic meter. 

The main source of PM2.5 in indoor air, or household air, is burning solid fuels for cooking and heating, using wood, coal, dung or crop leftovers - a common practice in rural areas of low and middle-income countries that lack electricity.  

Almost three billion people live this way, the majority in the densely populated Asia Pacific region: India and China each hold about one quarter of all people who rely on solid fuels. For these people, the daily average dose of PM2.5 is often in the hundreds of micrograms per cubic meter. 

Filling the gaps

Unlike many other health risks air pollution is very cost-effective to address, Brauer said. Analysis of air quality interventions in the US suggests a return on investment of up to $30 for every dollar spent. 

“We already know how to reduce these risks, as we have done exactly that in high income countries, so this is not a matter of searching for a cure - we know what works,” he said.

But the World Bank report said that unless it starts gathering better data on local air quality in LMICs, the amounts and sources of air pollution and the full gamut of its health impacts, “it is not possible to appropriately target interventions in a cost-effective manner.”

Granoff said there are also gaps in government capacity to monitor, regulate and enforce pollution policy. 

Beijing hopes to bring PM2.5 concentrations down to safe levels by 2030, and has said it will fine big polluters. 

The World Bank report said China is also charging all enterprises fees for the pollutants they discharge; establishing a nationwide PM2.5 monitoring network; instituting pollution control measures on motor vehicles; and controlling urban dust pollution.

But enforcing environmental protections has been a longstanding problem in China.

“Pollution policy will only succeed if citizens are aware of the harm, able to organise their concern [through advocacy campaigns], and have a responsive government that prioritises public welfare over the narrower interests of polluting sectors,” Granoff said. 

While more people die from household air pollution than from ambient air pollution, the latter – through vehicles, smokestacks and open burning – still accounted for 3.7 million deaths in 2012, according to the WHO. 

A change in the air

Kaye Patdu, an air quality expert at Clean Air Asia, a Manila-based think tank - and the secretariat for the UN-backed Clean Air Asia Partnership, comprising more than 250 government, civil, academic, business and development organisations - said the aid community is finally starting to recognise the importance of tackling air pollution.  

• Last year’s inaugural UN Environment Assembly adopted a resolution calling for strengthened action on air pollution.  
• WHO Member States are planning to adopt a resolution on health and air quality at the upcoming World Health Assembly in May. 
• The proposed Sustainable Development Goals, which will set the post-2015 international development agenda, address city air quality and air, soil and water pollution. 

None of the experts IRIN contacted could provide a breakdown of total aid spending on all forms of toxic pollution (air, water and soil pollution that is harmful to human health).  So IRIN asked each of the major global donors for their figures.  

Three responded.  

A back-of-envelope calculation of all reported spending on toxic pollution by USAID, the European Commission and the World Bank suggests that between them they committed about US$10 billion over 10 years. This does not include aid spending on the diseases that pollution causes. The World Bank’s spending figures eclipsed those of other the other donors. 

By very rough comparison, HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, with half the death toll of air pollution, received $28 billion via public sector commitments to the Global Fund – the world’s largest financier of programs that tackle these diseases – over the same period, a fraction of total spending on these diseases. 

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*Based on WHO statistics for per capita mortality rates in the Western Pacific region in 2012. 

**The mortality figures for air pollution come from 2012 statistics and were released by WHO in 2014, while the figures for the infectious diseases come from 2013 statistics and were released by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation in 2014 (the Global Burden of Disease study).

***Includes deaths from both household air pollution (4.3 million) and ambient air pollution (3.7 million): the combined death toll is less than the sum of the parts because many people are exposed to both. 

For more: 

The relationship between household air pollution and disease

Ambient air pollution and the risk of acute ischemic stroke 

Cardiovascular effects of exposure to ambient air pollution 

Particulate air pollution and lung function  

Long-term exposure to ambient air pollution and incidence of cerebrovascular events: Results from 11 European cohorts within the ESCAPE Project  

OECD's The Cost of Air Pollution report
 

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          Kenya's Reelected Leader Must End Horrifying Anal Exams        
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Will President Uhuru Kenyatta nudge his nation toward the future or keep it in the past?

WorldKenya&#039;s Reelected Leader Must End Horrifying Anal ExamsEric Gitari

Kenya, the economic and political powerhouse of Eastern and Central Africa, held an election this week to choose the fifth president of the country since independence. While the vote is still being contested by opposition leader Raila Odinga, it appears that incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta just won a second and final term. When it comes to defending the human rights of Kenya’s LGBTIQ citizens, Kenyatta’s record is critically important to our emerging democracy.

During President Obama’s visit to Kenya in 2015, Kenyatta said, “We share a lot of things, but gay issues are not among them. ... There are some things that we must admit we don't share. It's very difficult for us to impose on people that which they themselves do not accept. This is why I say for Kenyans today the issue of gay rights is really a nonissue." Kenyatta was responding to Obama, who emphasized the need for Kenya to stop discriminating against gays and lesbians, saying, “I've been consistent all across Africa on this. When you start treating people differently because they're different, that's the path whereby freedoms begin to erode. And bad things happen.”

During an interview with CNN in October 2015, Kenyatta underlined that what he meant when responding to Obama was not that gays have no rights. "I will not allow people to persecute any individuals, or beat and torture them," he said, adding that "we have to understand that these are processes and they take time ... and this is where I am saying we have to get synergies. You are not going to create the U.S., Great Britain, or Netherlands in Kenya, or in Nigeria or Senegal overnight."

President Kenyatta’s lack of leadership on LGBTIQ issues is of great concern. The unsupportive public statements have offered license to state officers who continue to harass and arrest gays and lesbians; political cover to those who deny LGBTIQ citizens access to medical, educational, and other social services; and a justification for hate crimes committed by the general public. The use of forced anal exams to “prove” homosexual activity stands out as a particularly brutal form of torture in this larger context.

From 2015 to March 2017, senior state officers in Kenya have been encouraging police to use forced anal examinations on suspected gay men and trans women to prove the crime of private consensual homosexual adult sex, which is punishable with 14 years imprisonment. The outdated practice, which has so far been perfomed on two of our clients and has been used as a threat on others, involves a doctor inserting fingers or objects inside the rectum of a detainee, measuring the anus to assess indications of penetration, or even simply spotlighting the anus to check for bruises or tears. This practice, which has been upheld as valid by the High Court of Kenya, only serves to degrade and humiliate suspected gay men, since no further medical analysis is performed to prove the penetration was the result of consensual sexual activity by another man. These tests serve no evidentiary value in proving the crime of private consensual homosexual adult sex, and they have been denounced by medical and forensic athorities around the world.

In Africa, forced anal examinations on suspected gay men and trans women have been reported in Tanzania, Egypt, Tunisia, Uganda, and Cameroon. The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights noted in 2016 that forced anal examination constitutes torture. It has asked African states to respect Resolution 275 of the commission, which forbids violence and discrimination on the basis of real or imputed sexual orientation and gender identity. It also should be noted that Kenya has robust antitorture legislation, which defines torture to include the insertion of objects into sexual organs, including the anus. Unfortunately, there is little political will to extend the equal protection and equal benefits of such laws to gay men and trans women, who are now at risk of these forced anal examinations.

In this context, where there is no political will to enforce the law equally and where court appeals against the use of forced anal examinations languish in Kenyan courts, and with cases of blackmail, extortion, and detention of gay men and trans women on the rise, the National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission of Kenya and the Council for Global Equality have asked the U.S. government to sanction those who are responsible for this barbaric practice. Together, we have lodged an application with the U.S. State Department under the Global Magnitsky Act to sanction senior Kenyan officers and medical professionals who are encouraging or performing forced anal examinations on suspected gay men and trans women, arguing that these practices amount to torture or cruel, inhumane, and degrading treatment. We hope the public discourse that the Global Magnitsky application brings will shine a spotlight on the cruelty of this procedure, highlighting the pointless and irreversible injury it causes to the dignity of the victim. 

This is just one human rights issue that will determine Kenya’s commitment to democracy and the rule of law. President Kenyatta will have to show leadership in ending this act of torture and many other forms of violence and discrimination against LGBTIQ citizens. He must also engage diplomatically to avoid sanctions against senior individual state officers and to uphold the international reputation of Kenya as a regional leader when it comes to democracy and equality.

ERIC GITARI is the executive director of the NGLHRC-Kenya and an LL.M. student at Harvard Law School.

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 Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Dkt. John Pombe Magufuli akimlaki Katibu Mkuu wa Jumuiya ya Madola Mhe Patricia Scotland Ikulu jijini Dar es salaam jioni ya leo Agosti 10, 2017
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          RAIS DKT MAGUFULI AKUTANA NA BILL GATES NA KAIMU BALOZI WA MAREKANI NCHINI        
 Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Dkt. John Pombe magufuli akisalimiana na Mwenyekiti wa  tasisi ya Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Bw. Bill Gates aliyemtembelea na kufanya mazungumzo naye Ikulu jijini Dar es salaam leo Agosti 10, 2017. 
 Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Dkt. John Pombe magufuli akizungumza na Mwenyekiti wa  tasisi ya Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Bw. ill Gates aliyemtembelea  Ikulu jijini Dar es salaam leo Agosti 10, 2017.
 Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Dkt. John Pombe magufuli akiagana na Mwenyekiti wa  tasisi ya Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Bw. Bill Gates aliyemtembelea na kufanya mazungumzo naye Ikulu jijini Dar es salaam leo Agosti 10, 2017. Pamoja nao ni Waziri wa Afya, Maendeleo ya Jamii, Jinsia Wazee na Watoto, Mhe. Ummy Mwalimu (kulia), Waziri wa Kilimo, Mifugo na Uvuvi, Mhe. Dk Charles Tizeba (wa tatu Kushoto), Msaidizi wa rais Masuala ya diplomasia Bi. Zuhura Bundala (kushoto)  pamoja na maafisa alioongozana nao Bw. Bill Gates
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          WAZIRI MKUU AMPA SIKU 15 MWEKA HAZINA WA SIKONGE, APATE MAELEZO YA KUTOKUSANYA MAPATO        
*Ataka apate maelezo kwa nini ameshindwa kukusanya mapato

WAZIRI MKUU Kassim Majaliwa amempa siku 15 Mweka Hazina wa Wilaya ya Sikonge, Bw. Evans Shemdoe ajieleze ni kwa nini ameshindwa kufikisha asilimia 80 ya makusanyo ya ndani.

Waziri Mkuu ametoa agizo hilo leo asubuhi (Alhamisi, Agosti 10, 2017) wakati akizungumza na watumishi na watendaji wa wilaya hiyo, mjini Sikonge.

“Nataka maelezo yakayoniridhisha ni kwa nini hamkufikisha asilimia 80 ya makusanyo ya halmashauri ambacho ni kiwango cha chini. Nzega TC wamefikisha asilimia 112, Kaliua wana asilimia 91, Nzega DC wana asilimia 80, ni kwa nini wewe umeshindwa kufikisha kiwango hicho?,” alihoji Waziri Mkuu.

“Ninataka nipate maelezo pia ni ipi mipango yenu ya kukusanya mapato kwa maeneo mliyoshindwa kufanya vizuri, na pia mmejipangaje kwa mwaka ujao wa fedha. Niyapate maelezo hayo ifikapo tarehe 25 Agosti,” amesema.

Alipopewa nafasi ya kujieleza, Bw. Shemdoe alisema wamefikisha asilimia 76.7 na wameshindwa kufikia lengo kwa sababu ya upungufu wa mvua katika msimu uliopita, hali ambayo ilichangia kushuka kwa mavuno ya zao la tumbaku miongoni mwa wakulima.

Hata hivyo, Waziri Mkuu aliwataka watumishi wa wilaya hiyo, washirikiane na watendaji na madiwani ili kuongeza mapato ya wilaya hiyo badala ya kuwaachia watendaji wa kata peke yao.

Jana, mara baada ya kupokea taarifa ya mkoa wa Tabora, Waziri Mkuu alizitaka Halmashauri tano kati ya nane za mkoa huo zitoe maelezo ni kwa nini zimeshindwa kufikisha asilimia 80 ya makusanyo kama ambavyo waliagizwa na Serikali.

“Halmashauri zilizovuka malengo ni tatu tu, Nzega TC, Kaliua na Nzega DC. Nataka taarifa za halmashauri zilizobakia ifikapo Agosti 25, wakijieleza ni kwa nini hawajafikia malengo ya ukusanyaji mapato yaliyowekwa ambayo ni asilimia 80,” alisema.

Taarifa ya mkoa huo inaonyesha makusanyo kwa kila Halmashauri ni kama ifuatavyo:- Tabora Manispaa asilimia 64.1; Nzega Mji (asilimia 112); Nzega Wilaya (asilimia 80.8); Igunga (asilimia 64.6); Tabora (asilimia 77.3); Sikonge (asilimia 76.7); Urambo (asilimia 70.9) na Kaliua (asilimia 91.5).

Pia amezitaka Halmashauri zote zihakikishe zinafanyamakusanyo kwa kutumia mfumo wa kielektroniki. “Ukusanyaji wote wa mapato ni lazima ufanyike kwa mfumo wa kielektroniki. Halmashauri ambazo hazijafanya hivyo, zitumie makusanyo ya mwaka jana kununulia mashine za EFD. Hatutaki kuona risiti za kuandika kwa mkono zinatumika,” alisisitiza.

Katika hatua nyingine, Waziri Mkuu ameutaka uongozi wa mkoa wa Tabora uhakikishe wanapatikana watumishi wa Mamlaka ya Mapato Tanzania (TRA) katika wilaya hiyo ili waweze kusaidiana na watendaji wa halmashauri hiyo kukusanya mapato.

“Hapa Sikonge naambiwa hakuna ofisi za TRA. Lazima tupate maafisa wa TRA katika kila Halmashauri ili watoe elimu na washirikiane na madiwani, watendaji wa vijiji na watumishi wa Halmashauri juu ya ukusanyaji mapato,” alisema.


IMETOLEWA NA:
OFISI YA WAZIRI MKUU,
ALHAMISI, AGOSTI 10, 2017.

          Dr. Chamuriho, MAB wakagua ujenzi Kiwanja cha ndege cha Songwe        
 Katibu Mkuu wa Wizara ya Ujenzi, Uchukuzi na Mawasiliano (Sekta ya Uchukuzi), Dr. Leonard Chamuriho (wa pili kutoka kulia), Mwenyekiti wa Bodi ya Ushauri ya Mamlaka ya Viwanja vya Ndege Tanzania (MAB), Prof. Ninatubu Lema (wa pili kutoka kushoto), Kaimu Mkurugenzi Mkuu wa TAA, Bw. Salim Msangi (wa kwanza kushoto) na wajumbe wengine wa MAB wakisikiliza maelezo yanayohusu jengo la abiria la Kiwanja cha ndege cha Kimataifa Songwe kutoka kwa wahandisi, walipotembelea ujenzi huo leo.
 Katibu Mkuu wa Wizara Ujenzi, Uchukuzi na Mawasiliano (Sekta ya Uchukuzi), Drk Leonard Chamuriho (kulia) akitoka ghorofa ya kwanza ya jengo la abiria la Kiwanja cha Ndege cha Kimataifa cha Songwe, Mbeya, mara baada ya kufanya ukaguzi na wajumbe wa Bodi ya Ushauri ya Mamlaka ya Viwanja vya Ndege Tanzania (MAB). Wanne ni Kaimu Mkurugenzi Mkuu wa TAA, Bw. Salim Msangi.
 Mhandisi Mshauri wa Kampuni ya Ujenzi ya UNETEC, Roupina Jambazian (aliyenyoosha kidole), akitoa maelezo ya ujenzi wa barabara ya kuruka na kutua ndege ya Kiwanja cha ndege cha Kimataifa cha Songwe. Wa pili kulia ni Katibu Mkuu wa Wizara ya Ujenzi, Uchukuzi na Mawasiliano (Sekta ya Uchukuzi), Dr. Leonard Chamuriho na kulia ni Kaimu Mkurugenzi Mkuu wa Mamlaka ya Viwanja vya Ndege Tanzania (TAA), Bw. Salim Msangi.
 Katibu Mkuu wa Ujenzi, Uchukuzi na Mawasiliano (sekta ya Uchukuzi), Dr. Leonard Chamuriho (aliyechuchuma) akishika upana wa barabara ya kuruka na kutua ndege ya Kiwanja cha Ndege cha Kimataifa cha Songwe baada ya kupata maelezo kutoka kwa Wahandisi Washauri wa Kampuni ya UNETEC. Mhandisi Roupina Jambazian na Geofrey Asumenye (walioinama), baada ya kufanya ziara pamoja na wajumbe wa Bodi ya Ushauri ya Mamlaka ya Viwanja vya ndege (MAB) ya kukagua maendeleo ya ujenzi  wa miundombinu.
Wajumbe wa Bodi ya Ushauri ya Mamlaka ya Viwanja vya Ndege Tanzania (MAB) na Katibu Mkuu wa Ujenzi, Uchukuzi na Mawasiliano (sekta ya Uchukuzi), Dr. Leonard Chamuriho (wa kwanza kushoto)  wakikagua barabara ya kutua na kuruka kwa ndege ya Kiwanja cha Ndege cha Kimataifa cha Songwe. Wa pili kutoka kushoto ni Kaimu Mkurugenzi Mkuu wa Mamlaka ya Viwanja vyua Ndege Tanzania (TAA), Bw. Salim Msangi.

Na Mwandishi Wetu
KATIBU Mkuu wa Wizara ya Ujenzi, Uchukuzi na Mawasiliano (Serkta ya Uchukuzi), Dr. Leonard Chamuriho leo kwa kushirikiana na Wajumbe wa Bodi ya Ushauri ya Mamlaka ya Viwanja vya Ndege Tanzania (MAB), wamefanya ukaguzi wa miundombinu ya barabara ya kutua na kuruka kwa ndege na jengo la abiria la Kiwanja cha ndege cha Kimataifa cha Songwe Mbeya.
Tayari ujenzi wa barabara ya kutua kwa ndege yenye urefu wa km. 3.3 umekamilika ambapo inaruhusu kutua kwa ndege zenye uwezo wa kubeba abiria kuanzia 90 hadi 300, ambapo ndege za mashirika mbalimbali ikiwemo ya ATCL, Precisions na Fastjet zimekuwa zikifanya safari zake mara kwa mara kwenye kiwanja hiho.
Kiwanja hicho kipi daraja la sita (category 6), ambapo mbali na ndege za abiria pia kinaruhusu kutua kwa ndege za mizigo ya mazao ya kilimo yakiwemo maua, matunda, nyama, mchele na maharage kupelekwa maeneo mbalimbali nchini na nje ya nchi.
Hatahivyo, pia kimekuwa njia kuu inayotumiwa na watalii na wageni wanaotembelea mbuga za wanyama za Ruaha na Kitulo, pia katika vivutio vingine kikiwemo Kimondo kipo Mbozi, Daraja la Mungu lipo Rungwe na Ziwa Ngozi lililopo juu yam lima baada ya shimo la volkano kujaa maji na kugeuka ziwa.

Ujenzi wa jengo hilo la abiria litakalokuwa na uwezo wa kuhudumia abiria milioni 1.5 kwa mwaka tofauti na jengo la awali linachukua abiria 500,000 pekee, unatarajiwa kumalizika baada ya miezi sita kutoka sasa.

          MWANAMKE ACHINJWA KWA MGANGA WA KIENYEJI MKOANI DODOMA        
Jeshi la polisi mkoani Dodoma linawashikilia watu 11 kwa tuhuma za mauaji ya mwanamke mmoja aliyefahamika kwa jina la Mariam Saidi mkazi wa Kigoma aliyeuwawa kwa kuchinjwa na kisha kichwa na baadhi ya viongo vyake  kuchomwa moto katika kijiji cha Chamwino Ikulu wilayani Chamwino.
Kamanda wa polisi mkoa wa Dodoma kamishna msaidizi Mwandamizi Lazaro Mambosasa anasema tukio hilo limetokea mnamo tarehe 8 mwezi huu katika kitongoji cha Chang'ombe kijijini hapo ambapo mwili huo ulikutwa nyumbani kwa mganga wa kienyeji aliyetambulika kwa jina la Ashura Mkasanga Matha huku sura ikishindwa kutambulika baada ya kichwa kuchomwa moto.

Kamanda Mambosasa anasema mganga huyo wa jadi asiye na kibali cha kuendesha shughuli za tiba asili pia amekutwa  akilaza wagonjwa nyumbani kwake kufanya matambiko  kupiga ramli chonganishi na tohara za watoto ambapo watu wanane waliokutwa wamelazwa pamoja na mume wa mganga huyo Noel Mazengo na msaidizi wake Victor Chibelenje wamekamatwa kwa ajili ya uchunguzi zaidi.


Katika tukio jingine mtu mmoja aliyefahamika kwa jina la Masumbuko Nyerere amefariki dunia baada ya kufukiwa na kifusi wakati akichimba mchanga kiholela katika kijiji cha Ntyuka manispaa ya Dodoma ambapo kamanda Mambosasa amewataka maofisa wa idara ya madini na mazingira kufanya ukaguzi wa mara kwa mara katika machimbo pamoja na kutoa elimu ya uchimbaji salama.

Chanzo: ITV Tanzania

          IBADA YA MISA YA KUMBUKUMBU YA MZEE BERTRAM ANDREAS MAHAI! DMV        
Tujumuike na Erick Mahai na Veronica Kaphipa katika misa ya kumbukumbu ya mpendwa wao mzee Bertram Andreas Mahai siku ya Jumamosi Aug 26, 2017 saa 8 mchana (2pm) katika kanisa la Mt. Edward Baltimore, Maryland.

Anuani ni 901 Poplar Grove st
Baltimore MD 21216.


Mzee Mahai Baba wa Erick Mahai Na Veronica Kaphipa alifariki dunia tarehe 9/7/2017 na kuzikwa tarehe 12/7/2017 huko nyumbani Tanzania.

Karibu tuungane pamoja kwenye Ibada ya misa ya kumbukumbu ya mpendwa wetu.

Tafadhali tuzingatie muda.

Baada ya misa tutajumuika pamoja kwa vinywaji na vitafunwa

Kwa taarifa zaidi na maelekezo tafadhali wasiliana na
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Bwana ametoa, Bwana ametwaa, sisi ni waja wake na kwake tutarejea na jina lake lihimidiwe.

Ukipata taarifa hii mtaarifu na mwenzio.
          OLD SCHOOL REUNION USIPIME WIKI 3 TU ZIMEBAKI COLUMBUS OHIO KIMATAIFA ZAIDI        

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RATIBA KAMILI NI KAMA IFUATAVYO
Ijumaa Sept 1, 2017

Kuanzia saa 3 usiku ni Africa Night chini ya DJ Burundi na kutakua na onyesho la mavazi kutoka kwa Missy T na Asya Idarous Khamsin anuani ni


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Jumamosi Sept 2, 2017
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Jumamosi Sept 2, 2017
kuanzia saa 12 jioni ni mechi ya Simba na Yanga itakayokua na wachezaji waliocheza ligi kuu Tanzania anuani ni
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Na baadae kuanzia saa 3 usiku ni Old School Reunion chini na Ma DJ bora North America DJ Dennis (Funky House) na The Mix Master DJ Luke Joe anuani ni 4257 Eastland Square Dr
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Jumapili Sept 3, 2017 
kuanzia saa 12 jioni
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Columbus, OH 43243

MISOSI NA VINYWAJI VYAKUMWAGA





          MSAADA WA HARAKA UNAHITAJIKA        
Ndugu zetu Watanzania tunasikitika kuwafahamisha kuwa ndugu yetu na kaka yetu Meya Mlima (pichani juu)anashikiliwa na ICE (Immigration) tokea mwisho mwa wiki iliyopita huko New Hampshire.

Mpaka muda huu marafiki na wanafamilia ya Meya wanafuatilia kesi yake ili kujua jinsi gani tunaweza kumsaidia pamoja na kujua gharama za mwanasheria pia kujua mchakato mzima wa kesi itakavyosikilizwa.

Kamati inapenda kuwafahamisha marafiki, ndugu, na jamaa wa Meya kuwa kutahitajika msaada wa Pesa ili ndugu yetu aweze kutoka na kuendelea kuwalea vijana wake na kushiriki nasi katika gurudumu la maisha ya huku ughaibuni.

Kwa sasa Familia na kamati wako katika mchakano wa kupata mwanasheria mwenye uzoefu katika maswala ya uhamiaji (immigration) . Kamati na Familia itaendelea kuwafahamisha kila hatua itakayo piga katika kumsaidia ndugu yetu Meya Mlima

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          MGOMBEA URAIS TFF FREDRICK MWAKALEBELA AJA NA MAMBO KUMI YA KUINUA SOKA NCHINI        


Na Mwandishiwetu , Dar es Salaam

Mgombea Urais katika Shirikisho la Mpira wa Miguu nchini, Fredrick Mwakalebela ametaja mambo kumi atakayo fanya katika kuinua mpira hapa nchini kama atapata ridhaa ya kuwa Rais wa TFF.

Akizungumza na Waandishi wa Habari wakati uzinduzi wa kampeni yake Mwakalebela amesema kuwa kwa kuanza ataanza na Utawala bora kwa Kuweka misingi ya wazi katika mapato na matumizi ya TFF,Kuzifanya kamati za TFF kuwa huru na kufanya kazi bila kuingiliwa,uingalia upya Agenda ya kupunguza idadi ya wajumbe wa Mkutano Mkuu wa TFF ili tuweze kupanua wigo wa wadau wa mpira wa miguu kutuwakilisha kwa wingi katika mkutano mkuu.


amesema kuwa pia ataweza kusimamia matakwa ya katiba ya shirikisho la mpira wa miguu Tanzania kwa kufanya vikao na mikutano inayotambuliwa kikatiba, kuwa na vyombo imara vya usimamizi ndani ya shirikisho ili kuleta matokeo chanya yenye ufanisi katika soka.

Mwakalebela amesema ataweza kusaidia Timu za Taifa ,wanaume,Wanawake na Vijana kwa Kuwa na makocha wenye viwango vya juu ikiwa ni pamoja na Kurudisha hamasa kwa watanzania kuzipenda timu za Taifa kwa kuongeza idadi kubwa za wachezaji wa ndani kucheza nje ya nchini pamoja na kucheza FIFA date zote na Kuziweka timu kambini kwa wakati

aidha katika mpango huu wa pili ataweza Kuanzisha na kusimamia Academy nyingi Tanzania kwa kuhakikisha timu zinapata mechi nyingi za kirafiki na kimataifa kuandaa mashindano ya kimataifa Kuwa na mfadhili wa kugharimia mpango kazi wa timu za Taifa.

Katika mpango wake wa tatu Mwakalebela amesema atashirikiana naVilabu kwa Kupitia upya mikataba ya sasa ili kuiboresha na kuleta tija katika vilabu pia ameadhimia kuongeza idadi ya mashindano ili kuongeza ufanisi kwa wachezaji na Taifa kwa ujumla.

Ameongeza ataweza kuboresha kanuni zetu kuwa zenye tija na ufanisi hili kuongeza mapato ya vilabu kwa kuifanya Bodi ya Ligi kuwa huru nakuweza kuboresha viwanja vya mashindano pamoja na kuongeza idadi ya wadhamini kwa kufanya mpira kuwa starehe na biashara.

Katika kusaidia Vyama vya Soka vya Mikoa Mwakalebela amesema kuwa

atafanikisha kupatikana kwa vitendea kazi kama mipira,kompyuta,printers na thamani za ofisini na kuwawezesha kuwapatia Wadhamini wa kudumu kwa ajili ya ofisi kujiendesha na kuwapatia ruzuki za kila mwezi kwa shughuli za chama kwa kuongeza idadi ya mashindano mikoaniKuboresha viwanja na ofisi za mikoani kuwapatia viongozi mafunzo ya kuwajengea uwezo ndani na nje ya nchi.

Katika kusaidia Vyama Shiriki Waamuzi,Tiba Michezo,Waamuzi,Tiba Michezo,Makocha,Wanawake,Sputanza kwa Kutoa Mafunzo ya ndani na nje ya nchi ili kuwajengea uwezo, Kuwapatia ruzuku kwa ajili ya shughuli za kila siku na kuwapatia wadhamini kwa kuwapatia vitendea kazi.

Katika kuboresha Sekretarieti Mwakalebela amesema atawezesha Sekretarieti kuwa na watendaji wenye weledi na uwezo katika maeneo yao ya kazi kwa

Kuajiri watendaji kwa kuzingatia sifa na vigezo katika nafasi husika.

Kuongeza uadilifu katika utendaji kazi.

Kusimamia watendaji waweze kutimiza wajibu wao kwa kuzingatia uhitaji wa wadau wa soka nchini.

Kuwajengea uwezo kwa kuwapatia mafunzo ndani na nje ya nchi.

Katika Mahusiano na Wadau Mwakalebela amesema

Ili kupata mafanikio chanya katika maendeleo ya soka ni lazima kuhakikisha wadau wanashirikishwa ipasavyo, hivyo nitahakikisha natambua nafasi ya wadau na kushirikiana nao,Serikali pamoja na Vyombo vyake,Wachezaji wa sasa na wale wa zamani,Wanahabari, Taasisi, Mashirika na Kampuni mbalimbali,Mashabiki na wapenzi wa mpira,Wadhamini na wafadhili,Wamiliki wa viwanja vya michezo, Watanzania wote kwa ujumla.

Katika uwekezaji wa Kitega Uchumi Mwakalebela ametaja kuwa Mafanikio ya mpira yanahitaji rasilimali fedha, kwa kulitambua hilo, nitahakikisha kunafanyika uwekezaji wa jengo la kisasa la kitega uchumi katika uwanja wa kumbukumbu ya Karume ili kuweza kusaidia ufanikishaji .

Amesema Uwezeshaji wa ruzuku kwa wanachama wa Shirikisho la Mpira wa Miguu Tanzania,Kusaidia maendeleo ya mpira wa miguu katika ngazi mbalimbali kutokana na uhitaji,Mafunzo kwa wanachama,Vitendea kazi kwa wanachama,Uboreshaji wa ofisi za TFF kuwa zakisasa zaidi.

Katika kuboresha Bodi ya ligi Mwakalebela amesema Bodi ya Ligi itakuwa huru kwa kuijengea uwezo kwa kuongeza wafadhili na Kuwa na Mpango kazi ambao utasaidia kuifanya bodi hiyo kufanya kazi kwa ufanisi pasipo kuingiliwa.

Katika kuboresha Miundombinu Mwakalebela amesema kuwa kwa Kushirikiana na wamiliki wa viwanja ataweza kuviboresha hili kuwa na nyasi bandia katika kila kanda kwa kuwa na Viwanja vyenye hadhi na sio kuta tu peke yake.
          MANISPAA YA LINDI YAOMBA MAGHALA        
Mkuu wa Wilaya ya Lindi, Bw. Shaibu Ndemanga (kulia) akizungumza na ugeni kutoka Benki ya Kilimo walipomtembelea Ofisi kwake mjini Lindi kuangalia miradi inayoendeshwa kibiashara mkoani humo.
Mkuu wa Wilaya ya Lindi, Bw. Shaibu Ndemanga akiongea kwa hisia kuhusiana na changamoto za uhaba wa maghala ya kuhifadhia mazao.

Maafisa kutoka Benki ya Kilimo wakifatilia kwa makini mazungumzo na Mkuu wa Wilaya ya Lindi, Bw. Shaibu Ndemanga (hayupo pichani). Kulia ni Afisa Mikopo Mwandamizi, Bw. Mubezi Buberwa na Afisa Usimamizi wa Mikopo, Bi. Elizabeth Kitaluta (kushoto).

Meneja wa Mikopo wa TADB, Bw. Samuel Mshote akiongea na Mkuu wa Wilaya ya Lindi, Bw. Shaibu Ndemanga (hayupo pichani) kuhusu fursa za mikopo inayotolewa na TADB.

Na mwandishi wetu, Lindi

Mkuu wa Wilaya ya Lindi, Bw. Shaibu Ndemanga ameiomba Benki ya Maendeleo ya Kilimo Tanzania (TADB) kuwasaidia katika kujenga na kuendeleza maghala ili kuwaweza wakulima wa manispaa hiyo kuhifadhi mazao yao.

Bw. Ndemanga amesema kuwa maghala ya kuhifadhi mazao yamekuwa ni eneo lenye changamoto kubwa hali inayorudisha nyuma tija kwa wakulima wa manispaa hiyo.

Akizungumza na ugeni kutoka TADB, uliongozwa na Meneja wa Mikopo wa Benki hiyo, Bw. Samuel Mshote, Mkuu huyo wa Wilaya aliongeza kuwa kutokuwa na maghala ya kutosha katika manispaa kumekuwa kikwazo kikuu kwa wakulima kufikia malengo yao kwa kuwa imekuwa ikiongoza gharama na upotevu mkubwa wa mazao yao.

“Changamoto ya uhaba wa maghala imesababisha manispaa kutokupata mapato stahiki kwa kuwa uhifadhi wa mazao umekuwa ukifanyika katika maghala ya watu binafsi ambayo hayakidhi mahitaji halisi ya manispaa,” alisema Bw. Ndemanga.

Aliongeza kuwa ujio wa Benki ya Kilimo utasaidia kwa kiasi kikubwa katika kutatua changamoto hiyo.

Naye, Meneja wa Mikopo wa Benki hiyo, Bw. Samuel Mshote alisema kwa kutambua changamoto zinazowakabili wakulima Benki ya Kilimo imeandaa mikopo maalumu kwa ajili ya kuendeleza miundombinu ikiwemo ujenzi wa maghala ya kuhifadhia mazao.

“Mikopo hii ni kwa ajili ya kujengea miundombinu ya aina mbalimbali kwenye mlolongo wa thamani, kwa mfano: skimu/ mifumo ya umwagiliaji, maghala ya kisasa ya kuhifadhia mazao, pamoja na mahitaji mengine ya miundombinu za kilimo,”alisema Bw. Mshote.

Kwa mujibu wa Bw. Mshote, mikopo ya aina hii itarejeshwa kwa awamu katika kipindi cha miaka 5 hadi 15.

Akifafanua zaidi Bw. Mshote alisema kuwa ukokotoaji wa marejesho huendana na uwezo wa kuilipa kwa kuzingatia mpango kazi, na hivyo kipindi kilichoridhiwa kwenye mkataba.

“Tunatambua kuwa miundombinu ya aina hii, mara nyingi thamani yake huongezeka kadiri muda unavyopita, miundombinu hiyo huhitaji uangalizi mzuri (maintenance),” alisema.
          KATIBU MKUU NKINGA AWATAKA WADAU KUTOA MAONI YA UBORESHAJI WA SERA YA MAENDELEO YA WANAWAKE NA JINSIA TANZANIA        
 Katibu Mkuu Wizara ya Afya, Maendeleo ya Jamii, Jinsia, Wazee na Watoto Bibi Sihaba Nkinga (katikati) akifungua kikao kazi cha wadau (hawapo pichani) waliokuta kutathmini Sera ya Maendeleo ya Wanawake na Jinsia kilichofanyika katika ukumbi wa jengo la Wizara Magogoni Jijini Dar es salaam leo 9 Agosti, 2017 kulia  ni Mkurugenzi wa Mashirika yasiyokuwa ya Kiserikali Bw. Marcel Katemba (kulia) na kushoto ni Kaimu Mkurugenzi wa Maendeleo ya Jinsia Bw. Julius Mbilinyi.
  Kaimu Mkurugenzi wa Maendeleo ya Jinsia Bw. Julius Mbilinyi (aliyesimama) akibainisha malengo ya kikao cha wadau (hawapo pichani) wanaokutana kutathmini Sera ya Maendeleo ya Wanawake na Jinsia katika ukumbi wa Ofisi ndogo za Wizara ulioko Magogoni Jijini Dar es salaam leo 9 Agosti, 2017 Kulia ni Katibu Mkuu Sihaba Nkinga.
 Mtaalam mwelekezi anayeongoza kazi ya kutathmini Sera ya Maendeleo ya Wanawake na Jinsia Prof. Linah Mhando, akiwasilisha rasimu ya awali ya taarifa ya mapitio ya Sera hiyo katika kikao cha wadau (hawapo pichani) kinachofanyika katika ukumbi wa mikutano wa Wizara ulioko Magogoni Jijini Dar es salaam leo 9 Agosti, 2017.
Baadhi ya wadau wanaoshiriki kikao kazi cha kutathmini Sera ya Maendeleo ya Wanawake na Jinsia kutoka taasisi mbalimbali wakifuatilia mada mbaimbali katika kikao kinachofanyika katika ukumbi wa mikutano wa Wizara ulioko Magogoni Jijini Dar es salaam leo 9 Agosti, 2017.
Picha na Erasto Ching’oro WAMJW

Na Erasto Ching’oro- WAMJW
Katika kuhakikisha Taifa linakuwa na Sera ya Maendeleo ya Wanawake na Jinsia ambayo ni shirikishi, Wizara ya Afya, Maendeleo ya Jamii, Jinsia, Wazee na Watoto imeandaa kikao kazi kwa ajili ya kukusanya maoni zaidi yatakayosaidia kuhuisha sera hiyo.

Hayo yamesemwa na Katibu Mkuu wa Wizara hiyo Bibi Sihaba Nkinga mara baada ya kikao na wadau kutoka taasisi mbalimbali katika mwendelezo wa mchakato wa ukusanyaji wa maoni ya ambayo yatasaidia kubaini mapungufu, na changamoto zilizopo katika Sera iliyopo na hivyo kusaidia uboreshaji wa Sera hiyo kwa kuzingatia mahitaji ya kijinsia kwa ajili ya maendeleo ya wanawake, wanaume, wavulana wasichana na watoto.

“Sera iliyopo ya Maendeleo ya Wanawake na Jinsia ya mwaka 2000 imechukua muda mrefu kufanyiwa tahmini kutokana na ukweli kuwa zoezi la tathmini linahitaji muda wa kutosha sanjari na uhakikika wa upatikanaji wa rasimali fedha kufanikisha kazi hii” alisema Bibi Sihaba.

Kwa upande wake Msauri Mwelekezi Profesa Linda Muhando aliipongeza Wizara kwa kuridhia mchakato wa kutathmini sera hiyo na kujumuisha wadau hatua amabyo itasaidia kupata mchango wa wananchi wengi zaidi na kuwezesha kupata masuala mapya amabyo hayako kwenye sera hiyo na kuyajumuisha katika rasimu ya sera inayofanyiwa mapitio.

Kikao kazi cha tathmini ya Sera hiyo kinatoa fursa kwa wadau kuibua changamoto, mapungufu yaliyopo na kuimarisha uzingatiaji wa mahitaji ya wanawake na wanaume ili kutoa fursa sawa ya upatikani haki na usawa kwa watu wote.

Maandalizi ya uboreshaji wa Sera hii utajumuisha usambazaji wa sera kwa wananchi, kutoa elimu kwa umma ili kufahamu mwongozo wa kisera, na kuiweka katika lugha nyepesi ili kujenga ufahamu wa wananchi katika wigo mpana zaidi. Aidha, ukusanyaji wa maoni ya wadau utasaidia kupanua ushirikishaji wa wananchi katika kuandaa sera na kufanikisha utekelezaji wake kwa kuzingatia wakati.


          GRAÇA MACHEL AWATAKA WAJITUME WAJITUME        

Mkurugenzi Mtendaji wa Mtandao wa Jinsia Tanzania (TGNP), Bi. Lilian Liundi akizungumza kwenye mkutano wa ana kwa ana na wanawake mashujaa uliofanyika leo kwenye ukumbi wa hoteli ya Haytt leo jijini Dar es Salaam.

Alikuwa mke wa marehemu Rais wa Msumbiji, Graça Machel akizungumza na wanawake kuhusu namna ya mwanamke kujiamini pamoja na kufanya kazi ka bidii ili kufikia malengo aliyojiwekea kwenye mkutano ulioandaliwa na Mtandao wa Jinsia Tanzania (TGNP) kwa kushirikiana na taasisi ya GRACE  MACHEL FOUNDATION ya  nchini Afrika Kusini.


Zaidi ya washiriki 60 kutoka mataifa mbalimbali barani Afrika wamekutana leo jijini Dar es Salaam katika tukio la ana kwa ana na wanawake mashujaa likiwa na lengo la kujadili na kuangalia changamoto zinazowakabili wanawake.
Tukio hilo limeandaliwa na Mtandao wa Jinsia Tanzania (TGNP) kwa kushirikiana na taasisi ya GRACE  MACHEL FOUNDATION ya  nchini Afrika kusini ambayo inajishughulisha na shughuli zake barani Afrika ambalo litafanyika kwa siku nne.
Akizungumza katika tukio hilo mgeni rasmi Graça Machel amesema kuna haja ya kuangalia ni nini kinafanywa na wanawake na kuangalia uchumi wa mwanamke na umoja wa wanawake katika kutetea haki zao.
Naye Mama Gertrude Mongella akizungumza katika  tukio hilo amesema ili kuendana na kasi ya maendeleo kwa mwanamke hakuna haja ya mwanamke kulalamika, kuomba, kulia lia pamoja na kulaumu ili kuweza kuwapata wanawake wachapa kazi.
Kwa upande wake Mkurugenzi Mtendaji wa Mtandao wa Jinsia Tanzania (TGNP), Bi. Lilian Liundi  amesema  wameamua kukutana pamoja ili kujitathmini huku wakiangalia agenda mbili ya wanawake na ukatili wa kijinsia pamoja na kuangalia haki ya uchumi na ushiriki wa wanawake katika uchumi.
Kupitia tukio hilo viongozi hao mashuhuri watapata nafasi ya kuulizwa maswali mbalimbali kutoka kwa washiriki wa tukio hilo ili washirikiki hao vijana na wao kuona kuwa inawezekana kufikia hatua walizofikia viongozi hao.
Akizungumza katika kongamano hilo kijana mwanaharakati kutoka Tanzania, Halima Lila amesema "Hatuna mwongozo sahihi wakulinda elimu ya mtoto wa kike,bado Kuna hitaji kubwa la kutoa elimu juu ya uzazi kwa vijana wakike na wa kiume" amesema.

Seif Ibrahim amesema Tanzania bado kuna tatizo la ajira kwa vijana na mimba kwa watoto wakike ambao wengi wanashindwa kumaliza elimu zao za sekondari lakini pia elimu zinazotolewa kwa vijana mashuleni haziwapi uwezo wa kujitegemea wamalizapo masomo "amesema.
Mama Gertrude Mongella(katikati)  akiwasisitiza wanamke kuwa hakuna haja ya mwanamke kulalamika, kuomba, kulia lia pamoja na kulaumu ili kuweza kuwapata wanawake wachapa kazi kwenye mkutano uliowakutanisha wanawake mashuuri hapa barani Afrika.
Mwenyekiti wa Kigoda cha Mwalimu Nyerere, Profesa Penina Mlama akizungumza jambo kwa wanawake waliofika kwenye kongamano hilo leo jijini Dar es Salaam
Prof. Ruth Meena akiwasilisha mada kwa wanawake pamoja na viongozi na baadhi ya wanawake mashujaa wa barani Afrika waliofika kwenye kongamano la uso kwa uso lililofanyika jijini Dar es Salaam leo.
Dk. Gennet Zewide

Baadhi ya wanawake waliofika kwenye kongamano hilo wakichangia mada pamoja na kuuliza maswali kwenye kongamano hilo lililofanyika leo jijini Dar es Salaam.

Picha ya Pamoja

          WAZIRI MKUU APOKEA MSAADA WA MAGARI KUTOKA KAMPUNI YA FOTON        
 Waziri Mkuu Kassim Majaliwa akipokea Funguo za Magari matatu yenye thamani ya Dola za kimarekani 99,700 ambayo amekabidhiwa na Naibu Mkurugenzi Mtendaji wa Kampuni ya Foton International kutoka China Bwana Zhao Xiano Kwa ajili ya kusaidia shughuli za maendeleo nchini Tanzania, wanaoshuhudia kutoka kushoto  ni Meneja masoko wa kampuni ya Simba Motors Taanzania Bibi Ifigenia Salazar na kutoka kulia ni Afisa masoko wa Foton International, Bwana Fan Liang. Makabidhiano hayo yamefanyika leo ofisini kwa Waziri Mkuu Magogoni jijini Dar es salaam. Picha na Ofisi ya Waziri Mkuu
Waziri Mkuu Kassim Majaliwa akiangalia moja ya magari aliyokabidhiwa na Naibu Mkurugenzi Mtendaji wa Kampuni ya Foton International kutoka China Bwana Zhao Xiano Kwa ajili ya kusaidia shughuli zamaendeleo nchini Tanzania Makabidhiano hayo yamefanyika leo ofisini kwa Waziri Mkuu Magogoni jijini Dar es salaam.  Picha na Ofisi ya Waziri Mkuu


WAZIRI MKUU Kassim Majaliwa amepokea msaada wa magari matatu yenye thamani ya Dola za Marekani 99,700 kutoka Kampuni ya Foton International Trade Co. Ltd ya nchini China.

Amepokea msaada huo leo (Jumatano, Agosti 9, 2017) jijini Dar es Salaam, ambapo amesema magari hayo yatatumika katika shughuli mbalimbali za maendeleo ya jamii nchini. Magari hayo ni Sauvana SUV moja na Tunland Double cabin mbili.

“Nashukuru kwa msaada huu wa magari uliotolewa na Kampuni ya Foton kwa Serikali yetu. Magari haya yanaweza kutumika katika Hospitali za wilaya kwa ajili ya usambazaji wa dawa na vifaa tiba pamoja na kutolea elimu mbalimbali kwa umma.”

Pia, Waziri Mkuu ameikaribisha Kampuni hiyo kuja nchini kuwekeza katika ujenzi wa kiwanda cha kuunganisha magari. Amesema mbali na utulivu wa kisiasa uliopo Tanzania, pia kuna sera na mazingira mazuri ya uwekezaji.

Kwa upande wake, Naibu Mkurugenzi Mtendaji wa Kampuni hiyo Bw. Zhao Xiao amesema wametoa msaada huo wa magari kwa ajili ya kusaidia shughuli za maendeleo zinazofanywa na Serikali ya Tanzania hususan maeneo ya vijijini.

Bw. Xiao amesema Kampuni ya Foton inatengeneza magari 700,000 kwa mwaka, ambayo  yanauzwa katika nchi 125 duniani. Amesea ifikapo mwaka 2020 wanatarajia kuongeza uzalishaji na kufikia magari milioni 1.4 kwa mwaka.

Kuhusu suala la kuja kuwekeza kwenye ujenzi wa kiwanda cha kuunganisha magari nchini, Bw. Xiao amesema wanampango wa kuwekeza nchini kwa kuwa  kuna fursa nzuri za uwekezaji na uhakika wa masoko katika nchi zingine za Afrika Mashariki.
                                                   
IMETOLEWA NA:
OFISI YA WAZIRI MKUU,
JUMATANO, AGOSTI 9, 2017


          KANISA LA KIINJILI LA KILUTHERI TANZANIA (KKKT) MTAA WA MWAPEMWA USHARIKA WA MTONI WAFANYA HARAMBEE YA KUCHANGIA UJENZI WA KANISA        
 Mratibu wa Idara ya huduma za jamii wa Kanisa la Kiinjili la Kilutheri Tanzania (KKKT)  Jimbo la Kusini Mchungaji  Andrew King’omela akizungumza na Mwinjilisti kiongozi wa Mtaa Mwapemba Usharika wa Mtoni Nicolas Mtali wakati wa harambee ya kuchangia ujenzi wa kanisa la Mtaa huo iliyofanyika hivi karibuni. Zaidi ya milioni 17 zilipatikana katika harembee hiyo ambayo ilikadiriwa kukusanya kiasi cha milioni 50.
 Mratibu wa Idara ya huduma za jamii wa Kanisa la Kiinjili la Kilutheri Tanzania (KKKT)  Jimbo la Kusini Mchungaji  Andrew King’omela (kushoto) akizungumza na Mchungaji wa Usharika wa Mtoni Moses Sozigwa (kulia) ambaye ni mlezi wa Mtaa wa Mwapemba wakati wa harambee ya ujenzi wa kanisa la Mtaa huo.
  Kwaya ya Uinjilisti ya Mtaa wa Kemete usharika wa Kijitonyama ikiimba wakati wa harembee ya kuchangia ujenzi  wa Kanisa la Kiinjili la Kilutheri Tanzania (KKKT) Jimbo la Kusini  Mtaa wa Mwapemba Usharika wa Mtoni iliyofanyika hivi karibuni. Zaidi ya milioni 17 zilipatikana katika harembee hiyo ambayo ilikadiriwa kukusanya kiasi cha milioni 50.
 Waumini wa Kanisa la Kiinjili la Kilutheri Tanzania (KKKT) Jimbo la Kusini  Mtaa wa Mwapemba Usharika wa Mtoni pamoja na wageni mbalimbali waliohudhuria harambee ya kuchangia ujenzi wa kanisa hilo wakimsikiliza Mratibu wa Idara ya huduma za jamii  Mchungaji  Andrew King’omela akihubiri.
 Viongozi wa Kwaya ya Uinjilisti ya Mtaa wa Kemete usharika wa Kijitonyama wakinadi kanga ambayo iliuzwa shilingi 67,000/= wakati wa harembee ya kuchangia ujenzi  wa Kanisa la Kiinjili la Kilutheri Tanzania (KKKT) Jimbo la Kusini  Mtaa wa Mwapemba Usharika wa Mtoni iliyofanyika hivi karibuni. Zaidi ya milioni 17 zilipatikana katika harembee hiyo ambayo ilikadiriwa kukusanya kiasi cha milioni 50.
 Wachungaji pamoja na wazee wa Kanisa la Kiinjili la Kilutheri Tanzania (KKKT) Jimbo la Kusini  Mtaa wa Mwapemba Usharika wa Mtoni wakiingia katika ibada maalum ya harambee ya kuchangia ujenzi wa kanisa iliyofanyika hivi karibuni. Zaidi ya milioni 17 zilipatikana katika harembee hiyo ambayo ilikadiriwa kukusanya kiasi cha milioni 50.
 Wajumbe wa kamati ya Ujenzi wa  Kanisa la Kiinjili la Kilutheri Tanzania (KKKT) Jimbo la Kusini  Mtaa wa Mwapemba Usharika wa Mtoni wakihesabu fedha zilizotolewa na wadau mbalimbali waliohudhuria harambee ya kuchangia ujenzi wa kanisa hilo iliyofanyika hivi karibuni. Zaidi ya milioni 17 zilipatikana katika harembee hiyo ambayo ilikadiriwa kukusanya kiasi cha milioni 50.
 Kanisa la Kiinjili la Kilutheri Tanzania (KKKT) Jimbo la Kusini  Mtaa wa Mwapemba Usharika wa Mtoni lenye uwezo wa kuchukuwa waumini 400  na vyumba vya ofisi vitano kama linavyoonekana katika picha.
Picha na Anna Nkinda

          Grand Rapids, MI: Living Area and Kitchen        
See my bathroom here and my office here!

This is almost the end of my apartment! I have to post my bedroom, but there are still plans a-foot in there. But here are my living room and kitchen - these might be my two favorite rooms in the house. Living room is about 15' x 18' and kitchen is 7' x 10'.

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Most of you have seen all of this stuff before if you checked out my old apartment. But, to recap! The coffee table is a Lane table circa 1949 according to the serial number underneath. Someone left it in one of my apartments and I refinished it. The red chair is by Milo Baughman, from the early 60s - I got it cheap off of ebay and had it reupholstered. That red chair is my favorite piece of furniture. The tv center I found on ebay for a local pick up. It was probably the top part of a hutch but whomever had it before me put feet on it and used it as a cabinet. The rocking chair is 1920s mission style chair that my boyfriend had re-seated and reupholstered for me for Christmas. The little round table was part of a set for Shakespeare in the part (my boyfriend is in theater). Let's see, the table lamp and the bookcase are both from Ikea, the couch is from Pier One and the rug is from overstock. I don't remember where the other lamp came from - some big box store. Whew!

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Better view of my chair - also, you can see the curtain pattern. Those are also from Ikea. The top painting is from a gallery in Barcelona. The lower painting was painted by a friend (hard to see in the photo).

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The other chair! The top print is by Stephen Huneck.

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I used an old, enamelware chamber pot for my plant.

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The copper plate is an a letterpress from a newspaper advertisement circa 1930. The red pig is from Barcelona and the large white water pitcher is english ironstone. I sourced the mark to 1860-1880. the little candles are from Villainess.

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Looking in from the doorway.

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Better view of the cabinet. The two framed pictures I got from a vendor outside the metropolitan museum of art. The basket is from South Africa, the box from Tanzania and the little black vase from Oaxaca, Mexico. The little painting I got in Athens, Greece.

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Looking from next to the tall lamp towards the door. The pillow covers I got from an etsy seller and my mom knitted that blanket for me.

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That table is mission style from the 1920s. It was DIRE. My boyfriend and I refinished it together.

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Close up! The large print is by Audry Kawasaki. Top left watercolor I purchased from a guy outside the Metropolitan Museum of art. Top right is a mixed media piece that I purchased at a gallery in Barcelona. The two on the lower level are plates that I got in Canterbury, UK. The red lamp is from Bed Bath and Beyond and the two turquoise candle holders were a gift from a good friend.

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Art detail! The picture on the left I got from a street vendor in Barcelona.

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Shelf detail. Top: Two wine ducks I won in a housingworks auction, probably midcentury. I found the pewter decanter at a random thrift store and I have no idea about its origins or age. Sadly there is no mark. The coffee pot also has no mark, but I suspect 1920-30 at the latest as the top button is made of celluloid but not bakelite. Top shelf: conch shell legally collected in the Cayman Islands. Second shelf: Painted ostrich egg shell from Cape Town, South Africa; vintage glass fishing float from the Oregon coast; small collection of vintage bottles from here, there and everywhere. My cousin made the glass fish. Third shelf: Pottery is from Guatil, Costa Rica and the elephant book ends were hard won in negotiations in Kenya. HARD WON. Bottom shelf: Statue from the Dominican Republic (love the way that the African influences are so evident in the traditional art there) and the key bowl is from Kenya. Pretty book ends I got at one of those rocks and minerals stores at the mall when it was going out of business when I was still in high school.

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Doorway. The picture is from Kenya.

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Such a ham.

Okay, now a tour of the kitchen.

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From the back of the kitchen. My kitchen is small, so we mounted a bunch of shelves from Ikea on the wall to give more space. My boyfriend found the table on the street and we de-rusted and repainted the legs. It was perfectly good. The chairs I ordered - I love those folding chairs but they did not come cheap. I originally wanted to get 8 or them, but I ended up only getting two because they were so pricey.

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Chairs!

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Standing by the sink, looking backwards. The two white framed prints I got at NYCC and are by Tara McPherson. The CYRK poster is a vintage, 1966 polish circus poster. My boyfriend HATES it, but I love it. The stove and fridge are on the right. The birds on a branch is a painting I got in Xi'an, China.

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Sigh, love.

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I had chickens in my backyard in Manhattan and this was my egg basket. Sadly urban chickens are illegal in Grand Rapids, MI - but I still have my chicken egg basket!

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Looking in from the hallway. The sign was legally acquired at the Museum of American History when I was in college. The bar cart I got at a thrift store - it's probably mid-late 1970s, early 80s.

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Close up of the bar cart. The white enamelware water jug is my recycle bucket. I'm looking for something equally cool that will kind of match for my paper recycling.

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Vintage cocktail shaker and modern penguin ice bucket.

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I like magnets.

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Front wall of the kitchen. It sucks.

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I got this suncatcher in Portland, OR.

Okay, I think I'm done now.
          Make mine a T'a: Chocolate breakfast at Maze with Jason Atherton and T'a chocolates        

Chocolate is high on the list of essential foodstuffs in this household. Along with good bread, butter, porridge oats, yoghurt, anchovies and brown cheese, dark chocolate is always in stock. I began my love affair with the dark stuff when I needed all the help I could get for a dastardly International Baccalaureate maths exam in 1998 and scarfed an entire bar of 70% Lindt before going in for the trigonometry kill. Armed with a ruler, plenty of sharpened pencils and a nifty Hewlett Packard calculator I was as wired as a nerd could get.

Needless to say it wasn't the most brilliant idea and in the pantheon of hairbrained ideas I've had over the years this was sheer lunacy. I could Not. Sit. Still. and was acutely aware that as my mind whirled around like a demented dervish I was losing precious time. Forget Pythagoras' theorem, I could barely scribble my own name.

So maths was never going to be my forte, with or without the ill-fated inhalation of Lindt's 70%. But the kick that ensued from this act of theobromide madness was a salutary lesson: dark chocolate makes you alert. I mean, really really alert. I may not have been able to write anything for the first ten minutes of the exam, but then I suddenly nailed it. Why snort the Columbian white stuff when you can have an instant hit of adrenaline from good dark Venezuelan chocolate I say.

So when I received an invitation to a chocolate breakfast held at Jason Atherton's restaurant Maze to launch snazzy Milan brand T'a Chocolate I did a little dance. After a gloomy and illness-laden January I was ready to enter the land of the living and what better way to welcome February's arrival than with a chocolate breakfast at Maze?

It may have been a grey and damp day in foggy Londontown yesterday but I virtually skipped all the way way to Mayfair from Bloomsbury. Upon arrival, Andre Dang who organised the event as part of T'a Chocolates' launch at Selfridges introduced me to the lovely Jason Atherton. I'd heard much about Jason and how great he is to work with from soon to be Iron Chef and all-round great gal Judy Joo. Judy knows Jason from her time working as a pastry chef at Gordon Ramsay's Royal Hospital Road restaurant and speaks highly of him so I was curious to chat to Jason about the chocolate breakfast he'd concocted for T'a.


Along with the T'a chocolates on display at the tasting, there was a table replete with four delectable chocolate spreads. Some food connoisseurs turn their noses up at chocolate spread but it's a cherished part of my childhood and in recent months I have been known to slather both chocolate spread and peanut butter on Peter's Yard crispbread as a mid-afternoon snack. The good people at Peter's Yard no doubt wince at my desecration of their delicious crispbread, but trust me it's amazing.

All of Jason's chocolate spreads were inspired by his time spent cooking and training in Spain, Dubai, France and of course here in the UK which was a thoughtful approach to creating four distinctive flavours. The British ale vinegar and winter berries chocolate spread (picture above) was mellow and tangy at the same time, a real treat using the very best of British ingredients. Sampling his Middle Eastern-inspired chocolate spread with saffron, Greek thyme and Arabian honey I thought "Saffron and chocolate, it works!" and I can imagine this spread would knock the socks off regular chocolate spread on pancakes this coming Shrove Tuesday. We then sampled an Iberico ham and sherry vinegar chocolate spread which was subtle in its porcine and sherry flavour, inspired by his time at El Bulli. But the star of the spreads was undoubtedly this baby:


Holy mackerel! I had seconds. Being the incorrigible magpie that I am I may even have contemplated sneaking the entire jar into my handbag. Mediterranean sea salt, lemon and chocolate: this is the ne plus ultra chocolate spread. If it isn't on sale soon in Selfridges alongside T'a's chocolates I shall have to do a Lisbeth Salander and hack into Jason's laptop to nick the recipe. It's quite possibly the best way - other than porridge, smoothies and eggs benedict - to wake up in the morning: a light and refreshing lemon, sea salt and chocolate spread on sourdough toast. Or so I imagine. We had it with baguette.

But it wasn't all spreads and creative flavours, there was the serious business of chocolate tasting too. Selfridges has a history of launching hot-to-trot chocolate brands such as Willie Harcourt Cooze's Cacao bars, so I expect we'll see a lot more of T'a Chocolate soon enough. While it may be unknown over here, T'a is owned by Tancredi and Alberto Alemagna, two brothers who come from a long line of celebrated confectioners and patissiers in Milan. Tancredi told me Alemagna was the first place to make panettone way back when, a claim I'm not entirely convinced of but I learnt never to argue with an Italian about the origins of panettone. We chatted more about the origin of the cocoa beans in his chocolate bars and the varying degrees of cocoa percentage. Nibbling my way through the 55, 60, 72 and 80% samples I found the smoothness of T'a chocolates comforting and the flavours not nearly as intense as some artisan chocolate brands such as Michel Cluizel or Amadei. Having just reprised yesterday's sampling as I type this blog post I reckon the mellowness of the 40, 55, and 60% T'a chocolates makes for a perfect afternoon lift.

Having tasted the best molten hot chocolate ever in Cova, an old-school pastry shop and cafe in Milan's fashionable Via Montenapoleone, I have absolute faith in the Milanese brothers Tancredi and Alfredo's ability to craft fine chocolate, and one that is more accessible than some of the complex terroir-laden big guns out there.

Not that terroir is irrelevant to T'a, they source cocoa beans from single estates in Mexico, Venezuela, Ecuador, Columbia, Brazil, Ghana and Tanzania and there's a selection of small tasting chocolate pieces, pralines and dragees to showcase the best of those countries' cocoa beans.

It just wouldn't be Milanese if it weren't stylish, and I have to confess I love T'a Chocolates' style with its vivid colours and clever packaging. It's bright, enticing and pretty. If you're looking for a gift for a chocoholic this Valentine's day then you might want to swing by Selfridges in the next week and pick up one of these eye-catching T'a Chocolate boxes:


What can I say? Good design and good chocolate do it for me. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to hack into Jason Atherton's computer for that lemon sea salt chocolate spread recipe ;-)
          Headline Paradox when it comes to African Lives        
K. Annan was visiting the IHT's offices yesterday. He spoke, inter alia, of the need to keep up development money for Africa in times of economic crisis.

I wonder what he would make of the comparative treatment, most notably the headlines used and the length, of these two stories in today's IHT.

One concerns a black congregation church being burnt on U.S election night. That is described as 'an act of horror'(as well as being, further to my earlier post on the Spanish Royal story, two weeks behind the news curve).

A time of hope, marred by an act of horror
http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/11/17/america/17land.php

A six-year-old boy being killed and his body dismembered in the east African state of Burundi, the latest in a series of attacks in the region on albinos, whose bodies are prized by witchdoctors, is headlined:

Albino boy killed and body dismembered in Burundi
http://www.iht.com/articles/reuters/2008/11/17/africa/OUKWD-UK-TANZANIA-BURUNDI-ALBINOS.php

Which is an act of 'horror' seems pretty self-evident from where I'm sitting, if we don't want semantic devaluation to run wild, and I'll leave you to calculate the respective word count and news hole play.

However, in fairness, Mr. Gettleman in Nairobi did write about this 'horrific' problem back in June of this year (Albinos in Tanzania face deadly threat
By Jeffrey Gettleman (The New York Times) SUNDAY, JUNE 8, 2008) but there is something about the headlines that jars.


Don't get me wrong: burning a black church in America on the night Obama was elected is very troubling, deeply worrying, upsetting, racist and all the rest. But it's the relatively frivolous use of the word 'horror' in one story and the neutral, unemotive headline ascribed to the latest in a long line of truly 'horrific' child murders for the other story, that I don't care for.

If a murder of that nature took place in Detroit, I think we'd have an adjective, let alone an abstract noun, in the headline.

Horror is the Congo, horror is life in Iraq, horror is lots of things.

Horror/terror are words you just don't want to chuck around.


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          Allergies, the Immune System and Parasites        
In honour of the annual hoards if bleary-eyed hayfever sufferers, we are joined by Carrock Sewell who describes how the immune system works, what causes allergic reactions and how we might be able to cure them, and Mark Booth discusses parasites, how they suppress and evade the immune system and how the Matangini Project attempts to provide parasite-free water in Africa. Sticking with the African continent, Derek Thorne travels to Tanzania to learn how to make ugali in Kitchen Science.
          June Coffee Talk: Mind, Body, Business, Books & BBQ (#40)        

Happy Summer, my friends! I’m heading off the grid for a long-time bucket list item next week: a two-week Safari with my mom in Tanzania next week. But I won’t leave you hanging! Monkey pun intended. I have a three-week virtual Momentum safari and podcast series for you all scheduled and ready to go, with a different animal […]

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          The heartbreaking reason Jane Goodall stopped doing what she loved most        

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Jane Goodall's groundbreaking work with chimpanzees in Tanzania, Africa, was the achievement of a childhood dream and the time she often looks back on as the happiest in her life.

But after spending decades observing primates on the ground, she finally got a glimpse of their habitat from afar, in a plane, and was immediately struck with panic.

The area she'd been working in was fast disappearing. People were cutting down trees, encroaching on the chimps' habitat from all sides.

"It was absolutely horrifying to see," Goodall said on Wednesday at an event in New York.

Goodall quickly realized that if she really wanted to help the chimpanzees she'd studied, she'd have to protect their home first.

This meant she'd have to shift her career in a big way. Instead of working mainly with primates in the field, she'd need to find ways to protect their habitats. For this, she'd need to work more with people than animals.

She took action quickly, first turning the area where she'd worked, around the Gombe Stream on the northwest border of Tanzania, into a recognized national park.

That distinction kept tourists and people from coming into the area and using its resources whenever they please. As one of Tanzania's official national parks, the area began to have limited public access. Anyone entering could do so only with permission; tourist groups had to be licensed and register with the park before they went into it.

Soon after, Goodall created the Jane Goodall Institute, a global nonprofit that aims to increase people's knowledge of great apes and their habitats and support primate research and conservation projects throughout the world.

Are her efforts working?

gombe national forest chimpanzee Deforestation is an ongoing problem across the globe, but recent evidence indicates that the trend has been slowing a bit.

A March report from the UN Food and Agriculture organization, for example, found that we'd lost 25% fewer trees between 2011 and 2015 than we had during the previous 10-year period.

Experts say the slowing trend owes at least some credit to the work of organizations like the Jane Goodall Institute.

By helping increase local communities' access to education and basic resources like clean water, these groups aim to help reduce poverty and empower people in the areas near wildlife to help conserve it. And it seems to be working.

NOW READ: Jane Goodall: Man's closest animal relatives face extinction

SEE ALSO: One chart sums up the real problem in the California drought — and it isn't almonds

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          Chimpanzee Bullying Sheds Light On The Origins Of Sexual Violence        

chimpanzeeWASHINGTON (Reuters) - For male chimpanzees, there may be a benefit to being a bully.

Scientists said on Thursday a study of chimpanzees in Tanzania spanning 17 years found that males that subjected females to long-term aggressive behavior, often including physical attacks, greatly improved their chances of fathering babies with them.

"It is certainly not a happy message," said Arizona State University evolutionary anthropologist Ian Gilby, one of the researchers.

"Males who directed aggression toward females at high rates were more likely to sire those females' offspring than less violent males were. This effect was particularly strong for high ranking males (in the chimpanzee community)," Gilby added.

The study involved an ape species that is a close genetic cousin of humans but the researchers were wary about making conclusions about the origins of sexual violence in people.

The researchers knew from detailed long-term observations of this chimp community in Tanzania's Gombe National Park which ones had mated with one another as well as the paternity of 31 babies born during the study period from 1995 through 2011 based on DNA collected from fecal matter.

"The hypothesis is that females are intimidated by long-term aggression from the male so that they acquiesce or even solicit mating from the male when they are fertile, and avoid mating with other males in his presence for fear of further aggression from the male," said Duke University evolutionary anthropologist Anne Pusey, one of the researchers.

The aggressive behavior by the males included violent physical attacks including biting and striking that sometimes caused wounds as well as chasing the female and engaging in outbursts in which the male charges and strikes nearby foliage.

Mating did not take place during or immediately after the bullying. In fact, it was serial aggressive behavior over two or three years that was particularly effective in later securing fatherhood.

The researchers found that females at their time of peak fertility actively sought to mate with the males that bullied them.

The researchers noted that the evolutionary lineage for humans and chimps split some 7 million years ago and that the mating systems for the two species are different.

"Nevertheless, recognizing the adaptive value of male-female aggression in chimpanzees may inevitably help us to understand, and hopefully prevent, similar behavior among humans," Gilby said.

The research was published in the scientific journal Current Biology.

(Reporting by Will Dunham; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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          2018 Trip is launched!        
Details of the 2018 Africa Expedition to Kenya and Tanzania, organised by Kupenda Africa, are now available. Initial details are here.  
          Ser Bloguero: La inteligencia de los cuervos, un masái en un árbol, helicópteros a pedales y meter la mano en plomo fundido        

Nuevo programa en Ser Bloguero de la cadena SER de Ávila donde por el décimo aniversario de Meridianos hemos hablado de 4 de las entradas más visitadas y comentadas del 2012.

Primero hemos contado la historia de la asombrosa inteligencia de los cuervos, y es que estas aves se encuentran entre los animales más inteligentes del planeta. Tanto como, al menos, un niño de ocho años.

Después hablamos de la curiosa y rara fotografía de un joven masái de pie subido en un árbol, como si fuera un ave en una rama, en la reserva del Serengueti en Tanzania.

Continuamos con el récord de vuelo en helicóptero a pedales, un premio de 250.000 dólares para aquel que consiguiera el primer vuelo controlado de un helicóptero solo con propulsión humana.

Y al final del programa hemos dicho como meter la mano en plomo fundido a más de 400ºC sin quemarse, eso si  con la precaución de mojarse antes la manos en agua.



Programas de la tercera temporada de Ser Bloguero:
Lapiceros, el hombre más inteligente, la guerra global y un Vespino en la cima
Esquiando en el Everest, un mar en llamas, la mejor fotografía del rock y el mayor espectáculo estelar
La chica del glaciar, un cerebro oculto en la Capilla Sixtina, caminar sobre mercurio y la criatura más venenosa 
La mayor colección de discos, mitad gallo mitad gallina, una babosa de Avatar y luz para el nuevo año
Hormigas que usan la cabeza como puerta y otras hormigas explosivas, el lenguaje escatológico de Mozart y bolas de nieve en el mar

Los 10 programas de la Segunda Temporada de 'Ser Bloguero' en Meridianos
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          Methods For Repairing Damaged Nerves        
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LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas-based Heifer International is announced a five-year program to help 25,000 people in east Africa start small businesses or find jobs in the agriculture industry.Heifer said Tuesday it is joining with Mastercard Foundation in starting the $19 million program intended to help those between 15 and 24-years-old find employment.Youth Alive in Uganda and Restless Development and MIICO in Tanzania will help implement the program to connect youth with jobs [...]
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KUTOKANA na changamoto nyingi za ukosefu wa makazi ya kuaminika kwa watu wengi, mshindi wa Sh Milioni 20, Innocent Nyeriga, amesema anatafakari fedha zake alizokabidhiwa jana mjini Dodoma aziweke kwenye ujenzi wa nyumba.

Nyeriga mkazi wa Dodoma na mshindi wa Biko droo ya 29 iliyochezeshwa mwishoni mwa wiki jijini Dar es Salaam, alikabidhiwa fedha zake jana Jumatatu katika benki ya NMB, Mjini Dodoma tayari kwa kuanza kuzitumia kwa matumizi yake ya kawaida.

Akizungumza kwa furaha kubwa, Nyeriga anayejighulisha na kibarua cha kuhudumia mifugo mjini Dodoma, alisema kwamba lengo lake haswa ni kujenga nyumba nzuri ili familia yake iondokane na changamoto ya ukosefu wa makazi bora.
Shughuli ya makabidhiano ya Sh Milioni 20 kwa mshindi wa Dodoma, Innocent Nyeriga ikiendelea katika benki ya NMB jana mjini Dodoma.


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“Nawashukuru Biko bahati nasibu iliyokomboa maisha yangu, hivyo fedha hizi tangu mwanzo nilizipanga nijengee nyumba saa chache baada ya kupewa taarifa ya ushindi wangu, nikiamini haya yote yameletwa na Mungu kwa kuwatumia Biko,” Alisema Nyeriga.


Naye Mratibu wa Matukio na Mawasiliano wa Biko, Hassan Melles, alisema mchezo wa Biko ni mzuri na rahisi kucheza pamoja na kushinda kwake, huku akiwataka Watanzania kuchangamkia ili waweze kuvuna mamilioni ya zawadi kwa kuanzia zile papo kwa hapo bila kusahau donge nono la Jumatano na Jumapili la Sh Milioni 20 kama alizonyakua Nyeriga.


“Mchezo huu wa Biko unachezwa kwa kutumia simu za Tigo Pesa, M-Pesa na Airtel Money ambapo wanachotakiwa ni kufanya miamala kuanzia Sh 1,000 na kuendelea, huku namba ya Kampuni ikiwa ni 505050 na kumbukumbu ni 2456.


“Mbali na kushinda zawadi kubwa ya Sh Milioni 20 ambayo ni lazima iende kwa mshindi Jumatano na Jumapili, lakini pia zawadi za papo kwa hapo zinatoka kila dakika ambazo ni zile za Sh 5,000, 10,000, 20,000, 50,000, 100,000, 500,000 na Sh Milioni moja inayoenda kwa mshindi mara baada ya kupokea ujumbe wa ushindi kwenye simu anayotumia kuchezea Biko,” Alisema Melles.


Kwa kukabidhiwa fedha zake mshindi wa Dodoma, mshindi mwingine wa Milioni 20 anatarajiwa kujulikana katika droo ya kesho Jumatano maarufu kama Jumatamu na nyingine itakuwa Jumapili huku ikiitwa Jumadili na waendeshaji hao wa Biko.

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MKAZI wa Dodoma nchini Tanzania, Innocent Nyalia, ameibuka na ushindi mnono wa Sh Milioni 20 kutoka kwa waendeshaji wa Bahati Nasibu ya Biko ‘Ijue Nguvu ya Buku’, katika droo iliyochezeshwa leo jijini Dar es Salaam.
Droo hiyo ilichezeshwa na Balozi wa Biko, Kajala Masanja na Mwakilishi wa Bodi ya Michezo ya Kubahatisha Tanzania, Jehud Ngolo, ambaye kwa pamoja alishuhudia kupatikana kwa mshindi huyo wa droo ya 29 ya Biko.

Akizungumza katika droo hiyo, Mratibu wa Masoko na Mawasiliano wa Biko, Hassan Melles, alimpongeza mshindi huyo wa mjini Dodoma, Nyalia na kuwataka Watanzania wote kuchangamkia fursa za mamilioni ya Biko.

Alisema huu ni wakati wa kutajirika kwa kuvuna mamilioni ya Biko yanayoendelea kutolewa kwa wingi, ikiwa ni mwendelezo wa kuona wachezaji hao wanaotumia simu za M-Pesa, Airtel Money na Tigo Pesa kwa kuingiza namba ya kampuni 505050 na kumbukumbu 2456 wananeemeka na Biko.

“Kama kawaida yetu ushindi wa Biko ni rahisi kupatikana na kucheza kwake kuliko michezo mingine yoyote, hivyo tunawaomba Watanzania wasilaze damu katika mchezo wetu wa Biko unaozidi kutoa mamilioni ya fedha.
“Mbali na ushindi mkubwa wa Sh Milioni 20 unaopatikana Jumapili na Jumatano, pia zipo zawadi za papo kwa hapo kuanzia Sh 5,000, 10,000, 20,000, 50,000, 100,000, 500,000 na Sh Milioni moja zinazolipwa moja kwa moja kwa kupitia simu zao walizotumia kuchezea,” Alisema Melles.

Naye Ngolo, mwakilishi wa Bodi ya Michezo ya Kubahatisha Tanzania, aliendelea kuwakumbusha Watanzania jinsi ya kutumia muda wao kwa kucheza mchezo wa Biko ili wajipatie maendeleo makubwa kutoka Biko.

“Wakati Bodi yetu ikiwapongeza washindi wote wanaoshinda zawadi kubwa na ndogo kutoka Biko, pia nitumie muda huu kuwataka kila mmoja kuona fursa ya michezo ya kubahatisha hususan wa Biko ambao unachezwa kwa kufuata taratibu zote za nchi yetu,” Alisema.

Kwa kutangazwa kwake mshindi, sasa mkazi huyo wa Dodoma anatarajiwa kukukabidhiwa mamilioni yake mapema wiki hii ili aziweke katika matumizi yake ya kawaida katika hali ya kukuza uchumi wake, ikiwa ni siku chache baada ya mshindi wa droo ya 28, Moses Matagili, mkazi wa Goba, kupokea fedha zake wiki iliyopita jijini Dar es Salaam.


          Moses Matagili akabidhiwa Milioni 20 zake        

Na Mwandishi Wetu, Dar es Salaam

WAENDESHAJI wa bahati nasibu ya Biko ‘Ijue Nguvu ya Buku’, leo wamemkabidhi jumla ya Sh Milioni 20, mshindi wao wa droo ya 28, Moses Matagili, mkazi wa Goba, aliyetangazwa jana Jumatano, jijini Dar es Salaam.
Moses Matagili mshindi wa Biko wa Milioni 20 mkazi wa Goba, katikati akipokea fedha zake kutoka kwa Mratibu wa Matukio na Mawasiliano wa Biko, Hassan Melles kulia, huku akishuhudiwa na afisa wa NMB, tawi na Bank House, jijini Dar es Salaam leo mchana.
 

Matagili anakuwa mshindi wa droo ya 28 ya Biko, inayochezwa kwa njia ya ujumbe mfupi wa maandishi kwa kufanya miamala kwenye simu za M-Pesa, Tigo Pesa na Airtel Money kuanzia Sh 1,000 na kuendelea, huku namba ya kampuni ikiwa ni 505050 na kumbukumbu ni 2456.


Akizungumza mara baada ya kukabidhiwa fedha zake, Matagili anayejishughulisha na kazi za ujenzi wa nyumba, alisema amepokea ushindi wake kwa furaha, baada ya kuuwazia kwa muda mrefu na kuamua kuwa mchezaji mzuri wa Biko.
Mshindi wa droo ya 28 ya Biko, Moses Matagili, kushoto akipokea fedha zake jumla ya Shilingi Milioni 20 kutoka kwa Mratibu wa Matukio na Mawasiliano wa Biko, Hassan Melles kulia katika benki ya NMB leo jijini Dar es Salaam.


Mshindi wa Biko wa Milioni 20, Moses Matagili akiwa anafurahia fedha zake saa chache baada ya kukabidhiwa leo katika benki ya NMB, jijini Dar es Salaam.




Alisema makabidhiano hayo ya fedha yamefanyika haraka, tofauti na matarajio yake, ikiwa ni siku moja baada ya kupigiwa simu ya ushindi na Balozi wa Biko, Kajala Masanja.


“Nashukuru kwa kushinda na kukabidhiwa fedha zangu mapema, nikiamini kuwa nitapiga hatua kubwa kiuchumi kwa namna moja ama nyingine, ukizingatia kuwa ndio matarajio yangu.


“Nawaomba Watanzania wote waendelee kucheza Biko mara nyingi zaidi na wasikate tamaa, kwa sababu kushinda kwangu kumeniongezea imani kubwa kwa waendeshaji wa Biko,” Alisema.


Naye Mratibu wa Matukio na Mawasiliano wa Biko, Hassan Melles, alisema Biko inaendelea kutoa fedha mbalimbali kuanzia Sh 5,000, 10,000, 20,000, 50,000, 100,000, 500,000 na Sh Milioni moja zinazolipwa papo hapo kupitia simu za washiriki waliocheza Biko.


“Biko tunaendelea kulipa fedha mbalimbali za papo kwa hapo pamoja na droo kubwa ya Jumatano na Jmapili ambayo ni Sh Milioni 20, kama tulizompa leo mshindi wetu wa Goba,” Alisema Melles huku akiwataka Watanzania waendelee kucheza Biko ili waibuke na zawadi mbalimbali.


Wakati mshindi huyo akipokea fedha zake, tayari mshindi wa droo ya 27, Viane Kundi, mkazi wa Iringa Mjini naye akiwa ameshapokea fedha zake Jumatatu iliyopita, huku pia mwezi Mei na Juni pekee Biko wakiwa wameshatoa zawadi zaidi ya Sh Bilioni moja.

          WFP yatambulisha mikakati ya kutokomeza njaa nchini        
 Mkurugenzi Mkazi wa Shirika la Chakula Duniani (WFP) Bw. Michael Dunford akielezea kwa undani namna shirika hilo litakavyoweza kufanya kazi nchini Tanzania na kuitaja mikakati mitano waliyo iweka kwa ajili ya Shirika hilo.
 Mmoja wa Blogger Bw. Bethuel Kinyori ambaye ni Mmiliki wa mtandao wa Dailypulse24.com akiuliza swali wakati wa Mkutano huo ulio fanyika katika Hotel ya New Africa Jijini Dar es salaam leo.
 Mkurugenzi Mkazi wa Shirika la Chakula Duniani (WFP) Bw. Michael Dunford akijibu baadhi ya maswali yaliyoulizwa na waandishi wa Habari za Mtandaoni.
Mmoja wa wafanyakazi wa WFP Bw. Masasa Makwasa akielezea namna Programu ya 'Farm to Market Alliance' inavyofanya kazi na inavyowasaidia wakulima katika shughuli zao za Kilimo.
 Mtaalam wa mambo ya usimamizi wa Fedha ambaye pia ni Blogger Bi. Monica Joseph akiuliza swali linalohusiana na maswala ya fedha hasa kwa wakulima ambao WFP wanaofanyanao kazi.
 Bi. Alice Maro kutoka WFP akielezea mambo zaidi kuhusu Shirika hilo
 Bw. Krantz Mwantepele ambaye ni Mkurugenzi Mtendaji wa kampuni ya Koncept na Mmiliki wa mtandao wa Mwanaharakati Mzalendo akiuliza swali wakati wa Mkutano huo.
 Baadhi ya Bloggers wakiwa katika mkutano huo
 Baadhi ya watumishi wa WFP wakiwa katika Mkutano huo uliowahusisha waandishi wa Habari za Mtandanaoni (Bloggers)
 Bw. Masasa Makwasa kutoka WFP akijibu baadhi ya Maswali yaliyoulizwa na Bloggers
Picha ya Pamoja ya watumishi wa Shirika la Chakula Duniani (WFP) pamoja na waandishi wa Habari za Mtandaoni (Bloggers)
Picha zote na Fredy Njeje/ Blogs za Mikoa Tanzania
 Habari na Michuzi Media na Mo Blog
Shirika la chakula Duniani (WFP) limetambulisha mikakati yake mitano ya  kutokomeza njaa nchini itakayofanyika ndani ya miaka minne kuanzia mwaka huu hadi 2021.
Akizungumza katika warsha iliyowakutanisha WFP na waandishi wa Habari za mtandaoni, mkurugenzi wa WFP Tanzania,Michael Danford ameitaja mikakati hiyo kuwa, ni kuwasaidia wakimbizi na jamii zao, kutoa msaada wa lishe hasa katika maeneo ya Dodoma na Singida.
Aidha alitaja mikakati mingine kuwa ni, kuimarisha mfumo wa chakula Serikalini na ubunifu wa namna ya kupata chakula cha ziada.
Akifafanua namna ya utekelezaji wa mikakati hiyo, amesema, watatoa msaada wa fedha kwa wakimbizi wapatao 400,000 kwa ajili ya kuwawezesha kupata mahitaji yao wanayotaka pia kuiongezea serikali kipato.
"Kuna faida zaidi ya kutumia fedha kuliko chakula kwa wakimbizi kwani kila dola moja iyakayotumika inaweza kuimarisha uchumi wa nchi sababu fedha zitakazoingia zitakuwa za kigeni".
Aidha ameongeza, WFP kwa kushirikiana na wadau wengine watatoa elimu kwa wakulima wadogo juu ya namna ya kukabiliana na mabadiliko ya tabia ya nchi pamoja na kuwaunganisha kwenye masoko ya uhakika.
" Tangu Tanzania ipate Uhuru, WFP ndio iliyosaidia wakulima kwa Mara ya kwanza kupata mikopo kutoka benki, tulikaa na taasisi za fedha tukawashawishi kuwaamini wakulima na kuanza kuwapa mikopo," alisema.

          Milioni 20 za Biko zamfikia Moses Matagili wa Goba        


Na Mwandishi Wetu, Dar es Salaam
BAHATI Nasibu ya Biko ‘Ijue Nguvu ya Buku’, droo ya 28 imefanyika leo, huku mkazi wa Goba, jijini Dar es Salaam, Moses Matagili, akifanikiwa kuibuka kidedea kwa kushinda Sh Milioni 20.
 Kajala Masanja Balozi wa Biko Tanzania.
Droo hiyo iliyofanyika jana, ilichezeshwa na Balozi wa Biko, Kajala Masanja kwa kushirikiana na mwakilishi wa Bodi ya Michezo ya Kubahatisha Tanzania, Jehud Ngolo.

Akizungumza baada ya kumpata mshindi huyo, Mratibu wa Matukio na Mawasiliano wa Biko, Hassan Melles, alisema sasa ni wakati wa kuchangamkia fursa ya kuibuka na mamilioni kwa kucheza Biko inayotoa ushindi wenye fursa ya kiuchumi.

Alisema kwamba droo kubwa ya kuwania Sh Milioni 20 inafanyika Jumatano na Jumapili, huku Jumatano hii ikienda kwa Matagili, ambaye ni mkazi wa Goba, sanjari na washiriki kuvuna zawadi mbalimbali za fedha taslimu kuanzia Sh 5,000, 10,000, 20,000, 50,000, 100,000, 500,000 na Sh Milioni moja.

“Tunampongeza mshindi wetu wa droo ya 28, Matagili kwa kuvuna donge nono la Sh Milioni 20 kutoka Biko, hivyo tunawaomba Watanzania wengine waendelee kucheza Biko ili waweze kujipatia zawadi mbalimbali kutoka kwetu.

“Jinsi ya kucheza ni rahisi maana bahati nasibu yetu inachezwa kwa njia ya ujumbe mfupi wa maandishi kwa kufanya miamala kwenye simu za Tigo Pesa, Mpesa na Airtel Money, ambapo namba yetu ya kampuni ni 505050 na kumbukumbu ni 2456,”Alisema.

Naye mwakilishi wa Bodi ya Michezo ya Kubahatisha Tanzania, Jehud Ngolo, alisema mchezo wa Biko unachezwa kwa kufuata sheria zilizowekwa, jambo linaloongeza ufanisi kwa Watanzania wote kucheza na kushinda zawadi za Biko.

“Tunawakumbusha Watanzania kuwa Biko ni mchezo rahisi na ambao unachezeshwa kwa uangalizi mkubwa wa bodi yetu, hivyo kwa wale wanaocheza waelewe kuwa huu ni mhcezo salama,” Alisema.

Wakati Matagili akiibuka kidedea kwa kuzoa Sh Milioni 20 kutoka Biko huku akitarajiwakukabidhiwa fedha zake mapema iwezekanavyo, tayari mshindi wa droo ya 27, Viane Kundi wa Irnga, akiwa ameshapokea fedha zake Jumatatu iliyopita.





          Mkuu wa Mkoa Iringa akabidhi Milioni 20 za Biko kwa mshindi wao        


*Ally Issa Kumburu naye akabidhiwa Mil 10 zake Dar es Salaam
Na Mwandishi Wetu, Iringa
MKUU wa Mkoa Iringa, Amina Masenza, jana ameshiriki kumkabidhi mshindi wa Sh Milioni 20 wa mjini Iringa, Viane Kundi, ambaye aliibuka na ushindi wa fedha hizo katika droo ya 27 iliyochezeshwa mwishoni mwa wiki.
Mkuu wa Mkoa Iringa, Mheshimiwa Amina Masenza wa pili kutoka kulia akimkabidhi Sh Milioni 20 mshindi wa Biko droo ya 27, Viane Kundi wa mjini Iringa aliyeibuka kidedea Jumapili iliyopita. Wa kwanza kushoto ni Mratibu wa Matukio na Mawasiliano wa Biko, Hassan Melles na kulia ni mtumishi wa NMB, Iringa,
Mshindi wa Biko wa Sh Milioni 20 Viane Kundi akifurahia fedha zake baada ya kukabidhiwa jana mjini Iringa katika benki ya NMB.
Akizungumza katika makabidhiano hayo, RC Masenza alimpongeza mshindi huyo pamoja na kumtaka atumie fedha hizo kujikwamua kiuchumi kutokana na mamilioni hayo.
Alisema mchezo wa bahati nasibu ni moja ya sekta inayoweza kuinua uchumi wan chi endapo washindi watazitumia fedha zao kwa uangalifu, huku akiwahamasisha Watanzania, wakiwamo akina mama kucheza kwa wingi.

“Biko ni mchezo mzuri hata mimi nitaanza kucheza, hivyo naomba Watanzania wote tucheze Biko ili tuweze kuibuka na zawadi mbalimbali za Biko, ukizingatia kuwa pesa hizi zitakuwa mwangaza kwa washindi wote,” Alisema.
Mshindi wa Sh Milioni 20 wa Biko kutoka mkoani Iringa, Viane Kundi akiwa na mume wake pamoja na mtoto wao wakifurahia donge nono la Biko baada ya kukabidhiwa katika benki ya NMB Mkoani Iringa.
Naye Mshindi wa droo maalum ya Komaa Concert ya Sh Milioni 10, Ally Issa Kumburu jana alikabidhiwa fedha zake katika benki ya NMB, tawi la Bank House, Posta, jijini Dar es Salaam. Kumburu ni mkazi wa Mwananyamala, jijini Dar es Salaam.
Mkuu wa Mkoa Dar es Salaam, Mheshimiwa Paulo Makonda wa pili kutoka kushoto akipiga picha ya pamoja kwenye zulia jekundu baada ya kuwasili katika Tamasha la Komaa Concert mwishoni mwa wiki kwenye viwanja vya Tanganyika Packers, Kawe na kudhaminiwa na Biko. Wengine pichani ni Mkurugenzi wa Bodi ya Michezo ya Kubahatisha Tanzania, James Mbalwe wa pili kutoka kulia, Mkurugenzi wa Biko, Charles Mgeta kushoto na Sadick Elimusu, Meneja Udhibiti wa Bodi ya Michezo ya Kubahatisha Tanzania. Picha na Mpigapicha wetu.

Naye Mratibu wa Matukio na Mawasiliano wa Biko, Hassan Melles, alisema Biko ni mchezo unaotoa ushindi kwa kiasi kikubwa kwa washindi wake kuzoa zawadi za papo kwa hapo kuanzia Sh 5,000, 10,000, 20,000, 50,000, 100,000, 500,000 na Sh Milioni moja inayoingia kwenye simu ya mshindi dakika chache baada ya kushinda.

“Bahati nasibu yetu inachezwa kwa njia ya ujumbe wa maandishi kwa kufanya miamala kwenye simu za Tigo Pesa, M-Pesa na Airtel Money ambapo namba ya kampuni ni 505050 na ile ya kumbukumbu ni 2456,” Alisema.

Naye Viane mshindi wa Biko Milioni 20 Iringa, aliishukuru Biko, huku akisema fedha zake ataziingiza kwenye biashara ili ziweze kukuza uchumi wake, ukizingatia kuwa ndio kusudio lake kuu kuingia kwenye michezo ya kubahatisha.

“Nitafanya biashara kama sehemu ya kutimiza ndoto zangu kwakuwa tangu mwanzo nilikuwa namuomba Mungu niweze kushinda donge nono la Biko,” Alisema.
Katika hatua nyingine, mshindi wa droo maalum  ya Komaa Concert iliyofanyika jana, Ally Issa Kumburu, naye alikabidhiwa Sh Milioni 10 zake alizoshinda katika tamasha la burudani lililodhamiwa na Biko.
“Nashukuru kwa kukabidhiwa fedha zangu leo jijini Dar es Salaam, katika tawi la benki ya NMB, ambapo ndio nimeamini kuwa nimeshinda, ukizingatia kuwa watu tulikuwa wengi na kila mtu alitaka ashinde,” Alisema huku akishuhudiwa na Meneja Masoko wa Biko, Goodhope Heaven.
Heaven aliwakumbusha Watanzania kuendelea kucheza Biko ili wajivunie zawadi za papo kwa hapo pamoja na Sh Milioni 20 zinazotoka katika droo ya Jumatano na Jumapili.



          Viane Kundi wa Iringa ajishindia Milioni 20 za Biko        

*Issa naye achota Mil 10 zake
Na Mwandishi Wetu, Dar es Salaam
BAHATI Nasibu ya Biko ‘Ijue Nguvu ya Buku’ imezidi kushika kasi baada ya droo yake ya 27 kutua kwa Viane Kundi wa mjini Iringa, nchini Tanzania aliyevuna jumla ya Sh Milioni 20, huku Ally Issa Kumburu mkazi wa Mwananyamala, jijini Dar es Salaam naye akivuna Sh Milioni 10 za Tamasha la Komaa Concert, lililofanyika jana na kudhaminiwa kwa kiasi kikubwa na Biko. 
Mwakilishi wa Bodi ya Michezo ya Kubahatisha Tanzania, Emmanuel Ndaki, kushoto akiandika dondoo katika droo ya Komaa Concert iliyorudiwa leo asubuhi baada ya jana kutopaatikana mshindi katika Tamasha la Komaa lililoandaliwa na EFM Radio na kudhaminiwa na Bahati Nasibu ya Biko Tanzania. Kulia ni Balozi wa Biko, Kajala Masanja.
Mwakilishi wa Bodi ya Michezo ya Kubahatisha Tanzania, Emmanuel Ndaki, kushoto akiandika dondoo katika droo ya 27 ya Biko ambapo Viane Kundi wa Iringa, alitangazwa mshindi na kuzoa Sh Milioni 20 za Biko. Kulia ni Balozi wa Biko, Kajala Masanja.

Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Dar es Salaam, Mheshimiwa Paulo Makonda, akizungumza na wadau wa muziki waliofurika katika Tamasha la Komaa Concert lililoandaliwa na EFM Radio kwa udhamini mkubwa wa Bahati Nasibu ya Biko 'Ijue Nguvu ya Buku'. Katika Tamasha hilo lililokwenda na kumpata mshindi wa Sh Milioni 10 limempata Ally Issa Kumburu wa Mwananyamala, aliyepatikana katika droo iliyochezeshwa leo baada ya ndani ya tamasha kutopokea simu kutokana na wingi wa watu na kelele za uwanjani Tanganyika Packers, Kawe. Mwingine pichani ni Mkurugenzi wa EFM Radio, Denis Busurwa (Sebo). Picha na Mpigapicha Wetu.
Msanii nyota wa muziki wa Bongo Fleva, Dogo Aslay, pichani akiwachezesha mashabiki wake waliofurika katika Tamasha la Komaa Concert lililoandaliwa na EFM Radio kwa udhamini mkubwa wa Bahati Nasibu ya Biko 'Ijue Nguvu ya Buku'. Katika Tamasha hilo lililokwenda na kumpata mshindi wa Sh Milioni limempata Ally Issa Kumburu wa Mwananyamala, aliyepatikana katika droo iliyochezeshwa jana baada ya ndani ya tamasha kutopokea simu kutokana na wingi wa watu na kelele za uwanjani Tanganyika Packers, Kawe.

Droo zote mbili zilichezeshwa leo jijini Dar es Salaam kwa kuendeshwa na Balozi wa Biko, Kajala Masanja na mwakilishi wa Bodi ya Michezo ya Kubahatisha Tanzania, Emmanuel Ndaki, ambapo ni matokeo ya kutopatikana kwa mshindi wa tamasha la Komaa Concert, lililofanyika juzi katika Viwanja vya Tanganyika Packers, Kawe, jijini Dar es Salaam.

Akizungumza katika droo hiyo ya 27, Meneja Masoko wa Biko, Goodhope Heaven, alisema kupatikana kwa washindi hao ni sehemu ya kuendelea kugawa fedha kwa kwa wote wanaoshinda katika mikoa mbalimbali ya Tanzania, akiwamo Kumburu wa Komaa Concert, mkazi wa Mwananyamala, jijini Dar es Salaam na Viane aliyejinyakulia Sh Milioni 20 akitokea mkoani Iringa.

Alisema Viane amekuwa mshindi wa Sh Milioni 20 wa droo ya 27, ambapo anakuwa mmoja kati ya washindi wengi wanaojichotea zawadi nono ya Sh Milioni 20 kutoka Biko kwa droo ya Jumapili na Jumatano, pamoja na zawadi za papo kwa hapo kuanzia Sh 5,000, 10,000, 20,000, 50,000, 100,000, 500,000 na Sh Milioni moja zinazolipwa moja kwa moja kwenye simu za washiriki wao, huku akiwataka Watanzania wacheze mara nyingi zaidi ili wajiwekee nafasi nzuri za kushinda zawadi za papo kwa hapo pamoja Milioni 20 kwa droo ya Jumatano na Jumapili.

“Jinsi ya kushinda Biko ni rahisi kwa sababu mshiriki anapaswa kufanya muamala kwenye simu yake kama vile Tigo Pesa, M-Pesa na Airtel Money ambapo ataweka Sh 1,000 na kuendelea, huku namba yetu ya Kampuni ni 505050 na ile ya kumbukumbu ni 2456,” Alisema Heaven na kuwataka Watanzania kuendelea kucheza Biko ili waibuke na ushindi.

Naye Mwakilishi wa Bodi ya Michezo ya Kubahatisha Tanzania, Emmanuel Ndaki, alisema washindi wote wawili wamepatikana kwa kupigiwa simu, huku akisema kuwa droo ya Tamasha la Komaa Concert imerudiwa ili kujenga uhalisia, baada ya washindi wote wa jana kutopokea simu.

“Bodi yetu ipo makini kufuatilia michezo hii ya kubahatisha, hivyo tunawapongeza washindi wote wawili wa Komaa Concert ambaye ni Kumburu wa Mwananyamala pamoja na binti wa Iringa, anayejulikana kama Viane ambaye naye ameingia kwenye orodha ya washindi wa mamilioni ya Biko,” Alisema.

Kwa kutangazwa washindi wa Biko, Watanzania hao wenye bahati wanatarajiwa kukabidhiwa fedha zao mapema wiki ijayo, ikiwa ni mwelekeo wa Biko kutoa mamilioni ya fedha kwa washindi wao, huku kwa mwezi Mei na Juni pekee ikitoa zaidi ya Sh Bilioni moja kwa washindi mbalimbali wa bahati nasibu yao.

          Bagumako: Mamilioni ya Biko nimeyavulia kofia        
Mratibu wa Matukio na Mawasiliano, Hassan Melles kulia akimkabidhi jumla ya Sh Milioni 20 mshindi wao wa droo ya 26 ya Biko, Leonard Bagumako wa pili kutoka kulia. Wengine pichani ni baba mlezi wa Bagumako, Gerlad Madaraka kushoto pamoja na mtumishi wa NMB, Tawi la Bank House, jijini Dar es Salaam.

Na Mwandishi Wetu, Dar es Salaam

MSHINDI wa Sh Milioni 20 kutoka Bahati Nasibu ya Biko, Leonard Bagumako, amesema ameyavulia kofia mamilioni ya Biko, baada ya kukabidhiwa huku akiwa hakufahamu lolote kwamba yeye angeweza kuyatwaa.


Bagumako aliyasema hayo jana wakati anakabidhiwa fedha zake jumla ya Sh Milioni 20, katika benki ya NMB, jijini Dar es Salaam, huku akiwa kijana mwenye umri wa miaka 21 tu anayefanya shughuli za uuzaji wa duka Kigamboni.

Mratibu wa Matukio na Mawasiliano, Hassan Melles kulia akimkabidhi jumla ya Sh Milioni 20 mshindi wao wa droo ya 26 ya Biko, Leonard Bagumako katikati. Kushoto ni baba mlezi wa Bagumako, Gerlad Madaraka. Picha na Mpigapicha wetu.


Akizungumzia fedha hizo, Bagumako alisema awali aliamini kuwa mchezo wa Biko unahusu watu matajiri, lakini baada ya kukabidhiwa fedha hizo, ameamini kila Mtanzania bila kuangalia wapi anaishi na uchumi wake anaweza kuibuka kidedea kwa kupata ushindi.


“Biko nimewavulia kofia kwa sababu kumbe hata sisi mafukara tunaweza kushinda zawadi mbalimbali za biko kuanzia Sh 5,000, 10,000, 20,000, 50,000, 100,000, 500,000 na Sh Milioni moja za papo kwa hapo, bila kusahau ushindi mnono wa Sh Milioni 20 kama niliyoupata mimi,” Alisema.


Naye Mratibu wa Matukio na Mawasiliano wa Biko, Hassan Melles, alisema baada ya kumkabidhi Bagumako fedha zake, wanashauku kubwa ya kumkabidhi mtu mwingine Milioni 20 atakayetokana na droo ya 27 itakayofanyika Jumapili, jijini Dar es Salaam.


“Bagumako ameshapata fedha zake na mwingine atapokea kutoka droo kubwa ya Jumapili, ambapo Biko tunaamini yoyote anaweza kuibuka na ushindi huo mnono kwa kucheza biko kwa mitandao ya simu Tigo Pesa, M-Pesa na Airtel Money kwa kufanya miamala kuanzia Sh 1,000 na kuendelea ambapo namba yetu ya kampuni ni 505050 na kumbukumbu ni 2456.


“Namna ya kucheza ni rahisi kwa sababu mshiriki atafanya muamala kulingana na matakwa ya mtandao wake, huku kiasi cha Sh 1,000 kikiwa na nafasi mbili, ushindi wa papo kwa hapo pamoja na kuingia kwenye droo kubwa ya kuwania Sh Milioni 20 inayofanyika Jumapili na Jumatano,” Alisema.


Kwa kipindi cha miezi miwili ya Mei na Juni, tayari bahati nasibu ya Biko, wameshatoa zaidi ya Sh Bilioni moja kwa washindi wa papo kwa hapo na donge nono la Sh Milioni 20 linalotoka kila Jumatano na Jumapili.


           Leonard Bagumako wa Kigamboni akumbwa na Milioni 20 za Biko        

Mwakilishi wa Bodi ya Michezo ya Kubahatisha Tanzania, Emmanuel Ndaki kushoto akiandika kumbukumbu muhimu baada ya kumpata mshindi wa droo ya 26 ya Bahati Nasibu ya Biko, ambapo Leonard Bagumako aliibuka kidedea kwa kujizolea Sh Milioni 20.  Kulia ni Balozi wa Biko Tanzania, Kajala Masanja. Picha na Mpiga Picha Wetu.
Na Mwandishi Wetu, Dar es Salaam
MFANYABIASHARA mdogo wa kuuza duka Kigamboni, jijini Dar es Salaam, Leonard Bagumako, amekumbwa na mafuriko ya mamilioni kutoka bahati nasibu ya Biko, baada ya kutangazwa kushinda Sh Milioni 20 za droo ya 26 iliyochezeshwa leo.
Bagumako aliibuka kidedea ikiwa ni siku chache baada ya donge nono kama hilo katika droo ya 25 kwenda kwa Ally Hassan Lukinga wa Mtwara.

Akizungumza saa chache baada ya kupatikana mshindi huyo, Mratibu wa Matukio na Mawasiliano, Hassan Melles, alimpongeza Bagumako kwa kuibuka mshindi kwenye droo hiyo ya aina yake, huku akiwataka Watanzania wote kuchangamkia fursa ya uwapo wa Biko kutajirika.

Alisema biko ni mchezo rahisi unaotoaa ushindi wa zawadi za fedha za papo kwa hapo kuanzia Sh 5,000, 10,000, 20,000, 50,000, 100,000, 500,000 na Sh Milioni moja, bila kusahau donge nono la Sh Milioni 20 linalotoka Jumatano na Jumapili.

“Kila mtu anaweza kuibuka na shangwe kutoka Biko kwa kutwaa Sh Milioni 20, ambapo kucheza biko ni rahisi kwa sababu inachezwa kwa simu za mikononi ya Tigo Pesa, M-Pesa na Airtel Money kwa wachezaji kufanya miamala kuanzia Sh 1000 na kuendelea, ambapo Sh 1000 ina nafasi mbili za ushindi wa papo kwa hapo pamoja na kuingia kwenye kuwania sh Milioni 20, huku namba ya kampuni ya Biko ni 505050 na ile ya kumbukumbu ni 2456,” Alisema.
Naye Mwakilishi wa Bodi ya Michezo ya Kubahatisha Tanzania, Emmanuel Ndaki, aliwataka Watanzania wote kuuamini mchezo wa Biko kwa kwakuwa umekuwa ukiendeshwa kwa kuzingatia kanuni na sheria walizokubaliwa na nchi yetu.

“Biko ni mchezo ambao kila mtu anaweza kuibuka na ushindi wa zawadi za papo kwa hapo pamoja na mamilioni ya mwisho wa wiki, hivyo nawaomba wacheze kwa kujiamini maana unafuata kanuni zote,” Alisema.

Naye mshindi huyo wa Sh Milioni 20 kutoka Kigamboni, Leonard Bagumako, alipokea ushindi huo kwa furaha, ingawa alisisitiza kuwa bado haamini kama ni yeye aliyepigiwa simu ya kupewa taarifa za ushindi.

“Ndio mimi huyu huyu unayesema nimeshinda Sh Milioni 20 za Biko” alisema Bagumako huku akisisitiza kwamba amekuwa mchezaji mzuri wa Biko kwa muda mrefu.

Kwa kipindi cha mwezi Mei na Juni pekee, mchezo wa Biko umeshakabidhi zaidi ya Shilingi Bilioni moja kutoka kwa washindi wao katika mikoa mbalimbali, ikiwa ni mwelekezo mzuri wa uwapo wa mchezo huo wa Biko Tanzania.



           Mfanyakazi wa Tanesco Mtwara akabidhiwa Sh Milioni 20 za Biko        
Meneja Masoko wa Biko Tanzania, Goodhope Heaven mwenye fulana ya Biko kushoto akiwa ameshika hundi saa chache kabla ya kumkabidhi kiasi cha fedha cha Sh Milioni 20 mshindi wa Mtwara, Ally Hassan Lukinga katikati. Kulia ni Mratibu wa Matukio na Mawasiliano wa Biko, Hassan Melles.

Na Mwandishi Wetu, Mtwara

MFANYAKAZI wa Tanesco mkoani Mtwara, Ally Hassan Lukinga, jana amekabidhiwa fedha zake alizoshinda kutoka kwa waendeshaji wa Bahati Nasibu ya Biko, jumla ya Sh Milioni 20.


Makabidhiano hayo yamefanyika jana mkoani Mtwara katika benki ya NMB, ambapo Lukinga aliishukuru Biko na kusema kuwa fedha hizo atazitumia vizuri kuhakikisha zinakuza uchumi wake.


“Nashukuru kwa kukabidhiwa fedha hizi ambazo kwa hakika nitazitumia vizuri kama sehemu ya kupiga hatua kiuchumi kama dhamira ya Biko kuanzisha bahati nasibu yao.

Meneja Masoko wa Bahati Nasibu ya Biko Tanzania, Goodhope Heaven wa pili kutoka kulia, akimkabidhi jumla ya Sh Milioni 20 mshindi wao wa mjini Mtwara, Ally Hassan Lukinga aliyeshinda katika droo ya 24 Jumapili. Kulia ni Mratibu wa Matukio na Mawasiliano wa Biko, Hassan Melles.

“Awali sikuamini kama naweza kushinda donge nono la Sh Milioni 20, hivyo ni wakati huu Watanzania wote kuamini kwamba Biko ni mchezo wa kubahatisha wa watu wote, maana kama hata mimi wa Mtwara nashinda, ndio kusema yoyote anaweza kushinda,” Alisema.

Ally Hassan Lukinga kulia akifurahia fedha zake alizokabidhiwa na Biko mkoani Mtwara.


Naye Mratibu wa Matukio na Mawasiliano wa Biko Tanzania, Hassan Melles, alimpongeza Lukinga kwa kukabidhiwa fedha zake, huku akiwataka Watanzania wote kuchangamkia fursa ya Biko ili washinde zawadi za papo kwa hapo kuanzia Sh 5,000, 10,000, 20,000, 50,000, 100,000, 500,000 na Sh Milioni moja zinazotoka kila wakati, sambamba na droo kubwa ya Sh Milioni 20 inayotoka Jumatano na Jumapili.


“Jumapili hii amepata Lukinga ambapo leo tumemkabidhi fedha zake, hivyo wote mnaweza kucheza Biko kwa kufanya miamala kwenye simu za Tigo Pesa, M-Pesa na Airtel Money, ambapo namba zetu za kampuni ni 505050 na ya kumbukumbu ni 2456, huku kianzio cha kuchezea kikiwa Sh 1,000 na kuendelea,” Alisema.


Naye Meneja Masoko wa Biko, Goodhope Heaven, alisema kwamba Biko inaendelea kutoa zawadi mbalimbali zikiwapo za papo kwa hapo na zile za Milioni 20, hivyo yoyote atakayeshinda katika Mkoa wa Tanzania atafikishiwa fedha zake haraka iwezekanavyo ili azitumie kwa ajili ya maendeleo yake.


“Kumpatia fedha zake Lukinga wa mjini Mtwara ni nafasi ya kumsubiri mwingine aibuke na mamilioni ya Biko ili naye apate chake, maana Biko ipo kwa ajili ya Watanzania wote, hivyo dawa ya ushindi ni kucheza mara nyingi zaidi wakati wowote na mahala popote kwenye mikoa yote ya Tanzania,” Alisema.


Baada ya kukabidhiwa fedha zake mshindi wa Mtwara, mshindi mwingine wa Sh Milioni 20 anatarajiwa kupatikana Jumatano ama (Jumatamu) kama wanavyoita, ikiwa tayari Biko wameshakabidhi zaidi ya Sh Bilioni moja kwa miezi ya Mei na Juni pekee.

          Mfanyakazi wa Tanesco Mtwara aibuka na Sh Milioni 20 za Biko        

Na Mwandishi Wetu, Dar es Salaam

MFANYAKAZI wa Tanesco mkoani Mtwara, Ally Hassan Lukinga, ameibuka na ushindi mnono wa Sh Milioni 20 kutoka kwenye Bahati Nasibu ya Biko katika droo ya 25 iliyochezeshwa leo jijini Dar es Salaam.


Lukinga fundi wa Tanesco alitangazwa mshindi na Balozi wa Biko, Kajala Masanja na mwakilishi wa Bodi ya Michezo ya Kubahatisha Tanzania, Abdallah Hemed.
Mwakilishi wa Bodi ya Michezo ya Kubahatisha Tanzania, Abdallah Hemed kushoto akiandika maelezo ya mshindi wa donge nono la Sh Milioni 20 alilopata mfanyakazi wa TANESCO Mkoani Mtwara, Ally Hassan Lukinga mara baada ya kupatikana kwenye droo ya 25 iliyochezeshwa leo jijini Dar es Salaam. Kulia ni Balozi wa Biko, Kajala Masanja. Picha na Mpigapicha Wetu.
Balozi wa Biko Tanzania, Kajala Masanja, kulia akionyesha pozi nzito baada ya kupatikana mshindi wa Sh Milioni 20 kutoka mkoani Mtwara, Ally Hassan Lukinga aliyetengazwa katika droo ya 25 iliyofanyika leo jijini Dar es Salaam. Kulia ni Mwakilishi wa Bodi ya Michezo ya Kubahatisha Tanzania, Abdallah Hemed.

Akizungumza katika droo hiyo, Mratibu wa Matukio na Mawasiliano wa Biko, Hassan Melles, alisema ni mara ya kwanza kumpata mshindi wa droo kubwa ya Sh Milioni kutoka Mkoa wa Mtwara.


Alisema kupatikana kwa mshindi huyo kunaongeza wigo wa washindi wa Biko kutoka mikoa mbalimbali ya Tanzania wanaoshinda droo kubwa pamoja na wanaoibuka na zawadi za papo kwa hapo kuanzia Sh 5,000, 10,000, 20,000, 50,000, 100,000, 500,000 na Sh Milioni moja.


“Kwa mara ya kwanza tangu kuanza kwa mchezo wetu wa kubahatisha tumempata mshindi kutoka Mtwara, ambaye ni fundi wa Tanesco, huku tukiamini kuwa kila mtu anaweza kuibuka na ushindi kutoka Biko endapo atacheza mara nyingi zaidi kwa kupitia mitandao ya simu.


“Biko inachezwa kwa njia ya ujumbe mfupi wa maandishi kwa kufanya miamala kwenye simu za Tigo Pesa, M-Pesa na Airtel Money ambapo namba yetu ya kampuni ni 505050 na ile ya kumbukumbu ni 2456, huku gharama za uchezaji zikianzia Sh 1,000 na kuendelea, ambapo shilingi 1000 inatoa nafasi mbili ambazo ni ushindi wa papo kwa hapo pamoja na kuingia kwenye droo kubwa ya Sh Milioni 20 inayotolewa kila Jumatano na Jumapili,” Alisema Melles.


Naye Mwakilishi wa Bodi ya Michezo ya Kubahatisha Tanzania, Abdallah Hemed, alimpongeza Lukinga kwa kuibuka na ushindi huo mnono, huku akisema Biko ni mchezo unaochezwa kwa kufuata sheria, kanuni na taratibu zote zilizowekwa katika tasnia ya michezo ya kubahatisha.


“Bodi yetu inakuwa karibu kuhakikisha kwamba washindi wetu wanapatikana kihalali, ambapo safari hii mkazi wa Mtwara, Lukinga ameibuka kidedea kwa kupata donge nono la Biko la Sh Milioni 20,” Alisema.


Naye Lukinga akizungumza kwa simu wakati anahojiana na Kajala, Balozi wa Biko, alisema haamini kabisa kama ameshinda zawadi nono ya Biko, akipigiwa simu kuambiwa hilo dakika chache baada ya namba yake kushinda.


“Nashukuru sana kwa kushinda zawadi hiyo nono kutoka Biko, maana siku ushindi huo umeniaminisha kuwa watu wanashinda kihalali, hivyo huu ni wakati wangu kufurahia maana hata jana nilicheza Biko,” Alisema.


Kwa kushinda donge nono la Biko, Lukinga anatarajia kupokea fedha zake haraka wiki hii, ikiwa ni mwendelezo wa bahati nasibu hiyo kutoa zawadi za fedha za papo kwa hapo pamoja na donge nono la Sh Milioni 20 zinazotolewa Jumatano na Jumapili, huku mwezi Mei na Juni pekee Biko wakitoa zaidi ya Sh Bilioni moja kwa washindi wao.

          Milioni 20 za Biko zakimbiza homa ya Marianus wa Chanika        

Na Mwandishi Wetu, Dar es Salaam
ZAWADI nono ya Sh Milioni 20 zinazotolewa na Bahati Nasibu ya Biko ‘Ijue Nguvu ya Buku’, zimekimbiza homa ya mshindi wa droo ya 24 ya Biko, iliyotangazwa leo jijini Dar es Salaam, huku akiipata mkazi wa Chanika, jijini Dar es Salaam, Enos Marianus.
Balozi wa Biko Kajala Masanja kulia akizungumza kwa simu na mshindi wa droo ya 24 ya Biko , Enos Marianus, aliyejizolea jumla ya Sh Milioni 20 atakazokabidhiwa haraka wiki hii. Kushoto ni Mwakilishi wa Bodi ya Michezo ya Kubahatisha Tanzania, Abdallah Hemed, akiandika dondoo za mshindi huyo wakati anazungumza kwa njia ya simu mara baada ya namba yake kuibuka kidedea katika droo hiyo ya 24. Picha na Mpigapicha Wetu.

Akizungumza kwa njia ya simu wakati anapewa taarifa za ushindi wake na Balozi wa Biko, Kajala Masanja, Marianus alisema kwamba amekuwa mchezaji mzuri wa Biko, huku habari za ushindi wake zikiikimbiza homa iliyokuwa inamsumbua kwa wiki moja sasa.

Marianus alisema kwamba ushindi wa Sh Milioni 20 aliyotangazwa na Biko utakuwa muafaka kwake kutokana na kujihusisha na biashara ndogo ndogo kwa ajili ya kusukuma mbele gudurumu la maisha yake.

“Nashukuru sana kwa kunitangaza mimi kuwa ni mshindi wa droo ya 24 ya Biko, hivyo hapa hata homa inayonisumbua imeondoka na nimepona kabisa kwa sababu ya habari zenu nzuri, nikiamini kwamba nikipata fedha hizo nitapiga hatua kubwa kiuchumi hususan katika biashara zangu,” Alisema Marianus.

Naye Meneja Masoko wa Biko, Goodhope Heaven, alisema kwamba droo ya Jumatano imekwenda kwa mfanyabiashara mdogo wa Chanika, huku akiwataka wengine waendelee kucheza kwa ajili ya kuvuna donge nono la Sh Milioni 20 kwa Jumatano na Jumapili, pamoja na zawadi za papo kwa hapo kuanzia Sh 5,000, 10,000, 20,000, 50,000, 100,000, 500,000 na Sh Milioni moja.

“Biko ni mchezo rahisi kushinda na unaweza kubadilisha maisha ya Watanzania, hivyo endeleeni kucheza kwa kufanya miamala kwenye simu za Tigo Pesa, M-Pesa na Airtel Money kuanzia Sh 1,000 na kuendelea, huku kiasi cha fedha cha Sh 1000 kikitoa nafasi mbili za ushindi wa papo kwa hapo pamoja na kuingia kwenye droo kubwa za Sh Milioni 20 za Jumatano na Jumapili, namba ya kampuni ikiwa ni 505050 na kumbukumbu ni 2456,” Alisema.
Naye Mwakilishi wa Bodi ya Michezo ya Kubahatisha Tanzania,  Abdallah Hemed, alisema mchezo wa Biko unachezeshwa kwa kufuata sheria zote za michezo ya kubahatisha, huku akiwataka Watanzania kuuamini na kutumia fursa za ushindi kwa ajili ya maisha yao.

Biko ni mchezo wa kubahatisha unaotikisa katika viunga mbalimbali vya Tanzania, huku mwezi Mei na Juni pekee ukitoa zaidi ya Sh Bilioni moja kwa washindi wake walioshinda zawadi mbalimbali kutoka kwenye bahati nasibu hiyo, huku mshindi wa droo ya 24 akitarajiwa kukabidhiwa fedha zake haraka iwezekanavyo.



          Biko yashauri washindi wake wafanye vitu vya maendeleo        
Na Mwandishi Wetu, Dar es Salaam 
WITO umetolewa kwa washindi wa bahati nasibu ya Biko wanaoendelea kupatikana kila siku wafanye vitu vya maendeleo mara baada ya kukabidhiwa zawadi zao za fedha kutoka kwenye bahati nasibu hiyo ya aina yake.
Meneja Masoko wa Biko, Goodhope Heaven, kulia akimkabidhi kiasi cha Sh Milioni 20 mshindi wao Fredy Nyari wa Kigamboni aliyeibuka na ushindi mnono wa Sh Milioni 20 katika droo ya 23 juzi. Kushoto ni Afisa wa NMB.

Hayo yamesemwa na Meneja Masoko wa Biko Tanzania, Goodhope Heaven, alipokuwa anamkabidhi jumla ya Sh Milioni 20 mshindi wa Jumadili (Jumapili), Fredy Nyari, akiwa ni mshindi wa droo ya 23 ya Biko.

Akizungumzia hatua ya makabidhiano ya fedha hizo, Heaven, alisema kwamba ikiwa siku zote mtu anakosa mtaji wa kuanzisha au kuendeleza biashara zake, kupata Milioni 20 kwa mara moja si jambo la mzaha.

Mshindi wa Sh Milioni 20 wa Biko droo ya 23, Fredy Nyari, akiwa na uso wa furaha baada ya kukabidhiwa fedha zake katika benki ya NMB, jijini Dar es Salaam.
Meneja Masoko wa Biko, Goodhope Heaven kulia akiwa na mshindi wao wa Sh Milioni 20 Fredy Nyari baada ya kumkabidhi fedha zake katika benki ya NMB, jijini Dar es Salaam leo mchana. 
Alisema ni wakati wao sasa washindi wote wa Biko wale wanaopata zawadi nono ya Sh Milioni 20 inayotoka kila Jumatano na Jumapili pamoja na zawadi za papo kwa hapo zinazoanzia Sh 5,000, 10,000, 20,000, 50,000, 100,000, 500,000 na Sh Milioni moja wanakuza uchumi wao.

“Kwa kuanzia Sh 1,000 tu mtu anaweza kushinda 5,000 hadi Milioni 20 kwa droo zetu kubwa, ambapo ni rai yetu kwa washindi wote kuwataka maisha yao yabadilike kwa kutumia vyema fedha zao baada ya kucheza Biko, mchezo unaochezwa kwa kufanya miamala kwenye simu za TIGO Pesa, M-Pesa na Airtel Money ambapo namba yetu ya Kampuni ni 505050 na ile ya kumbukumbu ni 2456,” Alisema Heaven.

Naye Nyari, mshindi huyo wa droo ya 23 aliyotangazwa juzi jijini Dar es Salaam, alisema ni jambo la kumshukuru Mungu kwa hatua yake ya kuibuka na ushindi wa Sh Milioni 20 uliokuja kuyabadili maisha yake baada ya kukabidhiwa jana katika Tawi la Benki ya NMB, jijini Dar es Salaam.

“Wakati napigiwa simu ya ushindi na balozi wa Biko, Kajala Masanja, hakika nilikuwa siamini, ukizingatia kuwa wanaocheza Biko ni wengi na kila mtu anataka yeye awe mshindi wa Jumatano au Jumapili, hivyo kwangu mamilioni haya niliyokabidhiwa leo yamekuja kunibadilisha kwa hatua moja kwenda nyingine.

“Nitafanya kila niwezalo kuhakikisha kwamba napiga hatua kubwa, ili pamoja na mambo mengine, niweze kutimiza ndoto zangu na kuwaaminisha waendeshaji wa mchezo wa Biko kuwa fedha zao zinabadilisha maisha yangu kiuchumi,” Alisema.

Moja ya sifa kubwa ya bahati nasibu ya Biko ni kitendo chake cha kuwakabidhi washindi wao fedha zao wanazoshinda siku moja tu baada ya kutangazwa washindi jambo linaloongeza chachu ya kupiga hatua kimaendeleo, huku kwa kipindi cha mwezi Mei na Juni pekee, wakiweza kuwapa washindi wao zaidi ya Sh Bilioni moja tangu kuanzishwa kwa bahati nasibu yao.
                                                 



           Fredy Nyari wa Kigamboni achomoza na Milioni 20 za Biko        

Na Mwandishi Wetu, Dar es Salaam
MKAZI wa Kigamboni, jijini Dar es Salaam leo amefanikiwa kuibuka na ushindi mnono wa Sh Milioni 20 baada ya kutangazwa mshindi katika kinyang’anyiro cha droo ya 23 ya Bahati Nasibu ya Biko ‘Ijue Nguvu ya Buku’, inayoendelea kutesa hapa nchini.
Droo iliyompa ushindi mnono mkazi huyo wa Kigamboni maarufu kama ‘Jumadili’, imechezeshwa jijini Dar es Salaam na Balozi wa Biko Kajala Masanja akishirikiana na mwakilishi wa Bodi ya Michezo ya Kubahatisha Tanzania, Bakari Maggid.
Mwakilishyi wa Bodi ya Michezo ya Kubahatisha Tanzania, Bakari Maggid kushoto akiandika dondoo muhimu katika droo ya 23 ya Bahati Nasibu ya Biko 'Ijue Nguvu ya Buku' leo jijini Dar es Salaam, ambapo mkazi wa Temeke, Fredy Nyari alifanikiwa kuibuka na ushindi mnono wa Sh Milioni 20 kutoka Biko. Kulia ni Balozi wa Biko Tanzania, Kajala Masanja.
Picha na Mpigapicha Wetu.
Harakati za kumtafuta mshindi wa droo ya 23 Fredy Nyari wa Kigamboni jijini Dar es Salaam, zilipofikia ukomo kwa Balozi wa Biko, Kajala Masanja kutoa neno kwa wadau na Watanzania kwa ujumla juu ya bahati nasibu ya Biko.

Akizungumza katika droo hiyo ya aina yake, Meneja Masoko wa Biko Tanzania, Goodhope Heaven, alisema kumpata mshindi wao wa Kigamboni ni sehemu ya kuhakikisha kuwa washindi wao wanaendelea kuzoa mamilioni kutoka kwao baada ya kucheza Biko.
Alisema kila anayecheza Biko anasehemu kubwa ya kuibuka na ushindi wa zawadi za papo kwa hapo pamoja kuanzia Sh 5,000, 10,000, 20,000, 50,000, 100,000, 500,000 na Sh Milioni moja bila kusahau donge nono la Sh Milioni 20 linalotoka katika droo kubwa za Jumatano na Jumapili.
“Kucheza Biko ni rahisi kwa sababu mchezo wetu wa kubahatisha unachezwa kwa njia ya ujumbe mfupi wa maandishi kwa kupitia miamala ya kifedha kuanzia Sh 1,000 na kuendelea ambapo namba zetu za kampuni ni 505050 na ile ya kumbukumbu ni 2456.
“Ili mtu aweze kushinda anapaswa kucheza mara nyingi zaidi kwa kuanzia Sh 1000 na kuendelea ambapo mbali na ushindi wa papo kwa hapo unaotoka kila wakati, pia ni fursa nzuri ya droo kubwa ya Sh Milioni 20 ambazo tunaamini mtu akifanikiwa kuzipata kama alivyopata mshindi wetu wa Kigamboni bwana Nyari maisha yake yatapiga hatua kubwa,” Alisema.
Naye Mwakilishi wa Bodi ya Michezo ya Kubahatisha Tanzania, Bakari Maggid, alimpongeza Nyari wa Kigamboni kwa kuwa mmoja kati ya vijana wadogo wanaoibuka na mamilioni ya Biko tangu kuanzishwa kwa bahati nasibu inayotesa nchini inayochezwa kwa njia ya ujumbe wa maandishi.
“Kuwapo kwetu katika droo kuna maana kuwa bahati nasibu hii ni halali na ina nia njema kwa Watanzania, hivyo tunawajulisha Watanzania wote juu ya kutumia michezo kama hii ili kuboresha kipato chao endapo mtu atafanikiwa kushinda zawadi mbalimbali kama wanavyoshinda watu tofauti kutoka kila pembe za nchi yetu ya Tanzania,” Alisema.
Wiki iliyopita, mshindi wa Morogoro Mjini, Elizabeth Damian alifanikiwa kukabidhiwa zawadi yake ya Sh Milioni 20 ikiwa ni siku moja baada ya kutangazwa mshindi katika droo ya 22 ya Biko, huku bahati nasibu hiyo ikiweza kuwapa washindi zaidi ya Sh Bilioni moja kwa miezi miwili ya Mei na Juni pekee kama sehemu ya ushindi wa pesa mbalimbali walizoshinda.
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          Maeneo ya kuabudu Tanzania kuboreshwa        

 Waziri wa Nchi Ofisi ya Rais Utumishi na Utawala Bora  Angela Kairuki akihutubia kwenye mkutano wa kitaifa wa shukrani na kumuombea Rais Dk.John Magufuli pamoja na nchi uliofanyika Uwanja wa Uhuru jijini Dar es Salaam jana.

Kwaya ya Kanisa la Kiinjili la Kilutheri Tanzania (KKKT), Usharika wa Kijitonyama ikitoa burudani ya nyimbo za kumsifu mungu katika mkutano huo.
 Burudani ya kwaya ikiendelea.
 Kikundi cha Utoaji Hamasa  kikiwa kazini uwanjani hapo.
 Mwonekano katika majukwaa.

 Maandamano yakipita mbele ya mgeni rasmi Angela Kairuki.

 Maandamano yakiendelea.
 Mjumbe wa Kamati ya maandalizi ya mkutano huo, Jane Magigita akimwelekeza jambo mgeni rasmi wa mkutano huo Waziri wa Nchi Ofisi ya Rais Utumishi na Utawala Bora  Angela Kairuki baada ya kuwasili kwenye mkutano huo.
 Baadhi ya maaskofu na wachungaji wakiwa katika picha ya pamoja na mgeni rasmi.
 Mratibu wa maombi hayo ambaye ni Askofu Mkuu wa Kanisa la Abudant Blessing Center (ABC), Askofu Flaston Ndabila akisalimiana na mgeni rasmi.
 Mgeni rasmi Angela Kairuki akisaini baada ya kufika katika mkutano huo.
 Wananchi wakiwa jukwaani wakati wa mkutano huo.
 Mtumishi wa mungu muhubiri wa kimataifa mtanzania anayeishi Marekani, Dk. Nicku Kyungu 'Mama Afrika' (katikati), akiwa meza kuu na mgeni rasmi, Angela Kairuki (kulia). Kushoto ni Mratibu wa maombi hayo ambaye ni Askofu Mkuu wa Kanisa la Abudant Blessing Center (ABC), Askofu Flaston Ndabila
 Jukwaani.
 Wanafunzi kutoka Shule maalumu ya Jeshi la Wokovu wakiimba katika mkutano huo.
 Mtumishi wa mungu muhubiri wa kimataifa mtanzania anayeishi Marekani, Dk. Nicku Kyungu 'Mama Afrika' akizungumza kwenye mkutano huo.
 Maaskofu wakimsindikiza mgeni rasmi Angela Kairuki kuelekea jukwaa lililoandaliwa kwa maombi na kuhutubia.
 Maombi yakifanyika.
 Askofu Bernard Nwaka kutoka nchini Zambia akimuombea Rais Dk.Joh Magufuli.
 Mtumishi wa mungu Askofu kutoka Marekani akiomba.
 Askofu Timoth Joseph kutoka Nigeria akiombea nchi.
 Askofu Sylvester Gamanywa akiomba.
 Maombi ya kuombea vyombo vya usalama na ulinzi yakifanyika.
 Maombi yakiendelea.
 Askofu kutoka Afrika Kusini akiombea nchi.
 Mwenyekiti wa kamati ya maandalizi ya maombi hayo, Askofu Mkuu wa Naoith Pentekoste Church, Dk.David Mwasota akiombea nchi kuhusu uchumi.
 Mtumishi wa mungu muhubiri wa kimataifa mtanzania anayeishi Marekani, Dk. Nicku Kyungu 'Mama Afrika' akiteta jambo na Waziri Angela Kairuki.

 Mwakilishi wa Askofu Dk. Alex Malasusa wa Kanisa la Kinjili la Kilutheri Tanzania , Mchungaji Andrew King akizungumza kwenye mkutano huo.
Maaskofu Wakuu wakiwa jukwaani katika mkutano huo.
 Maombi ya kuombea nchi yakiendelea.



 Kwaya ikitoa burudani.
Mratibu wa maombi hayo ambaye ni Askofu Mkuu wa Kanisa la Abudant Blessing Center (ABC), Askofu Flaston Ndabila akihitima maombi hayo kwa kutoa neno la shukrani.

Na Dotto Mwaibale

SERIKALI itaendelea kuboresha mazingira bora na wezeshi ili kila mtanzania apate uhuru wa kuabudu kupitia dini yake na hata kwa yule ambaye hana dini.

Hayo yalisemwa na Waziri wa Nchi Ofisi ya Rais Utumishi na Utawala Bora , Angela Kairuki wakati akihutubia kwenye maaombi maalumu ya kitaifa ya kuombea nchi na Rais Dk.John Magufuli yaliyofanyika Uwanja wa Uhuru jijini Dar es Salaam jana ambapo alikuwa mgeni rasmi.

"Serikali licha ya kuwa haina dini itaendelea kuboresha mazingira ya kuabudu ili kila mwananchi apate fursa ya kuabudu bila ya bugudha yoyote" alisema Kairuki.

Alisema viongozi wa dini kuptia taasisi zao wamekuwa wakifanya kazi kubwa ya kuiletea nchi maendeleo na amani ambayo imedumu tangu tupate uhuru hivyo wanapaswa kupongezwa.

Kairuki alisema serikali ina thamini maombi yanayofanywa na viongozi wa dini hapa nchini kwani yanaleta amani, umoja na uzalendo na si kwa waumini wa dini pekee bali na kwa watu wote wenye mapenzi na nchi yetu.

Waziri Kairuki alisema ni vizuri tukatumia fursa hii ya amani iliyopo nchini kwa kila mtu kufanya kazi kwa bidii kama Rais Dk.John Magufuli anavyohimiza kila siku ikiwa pamoja na kumuombea.

Mtumishi wa mungu muhubiri wa kimataifa mtanzania anayeishi Marekani, Dk. Nicku Kyungu 'Mama Afrika' ambaye alipata maono ya kufanya mkutano huo wa maombi ya shukrani hapa nchini alisema Afrika pamoja na Tanzania zimebarikiwa kwa kuwa na rasilimali za kutosha tulizopewa na mungu hivyo hatuna budi kumshukuru mungu.

Alisema Tanzania imejaa kila kitu kizuri, mbuga za wanyama, madini, ardhi ikiwemo amani iliyodumu tangu utawala wa Hayati baba wa Taifa Mwalimu Julius Nyerere, Ali Hassan Mwinyi, Benjamin Mkapa, Jakaya Kikwete na sasa Dk. John Magufuli.

Alisema kutokana na neema hiyo kutoka kwa mungu aliona ni vema yakafanyika maombi ya shukrani ya kitaifa na kumuombea Rais Dk.John Magufuli na nchi kwa ujumla.

Dk.Kyungu alisema kauli alioianzisha Rais Dk. Magufuli ya Hapa Kazi tu ipo katika biblia hivyo ni wajibu wa kila mtu kufanya kazi kama mungu alivyomuagiza adamu pale bustani ya hedeni na hiyo itasaidia kupambana na adui umaskini, ujinga na maradhi hasa katika kipindi hiki ambacho Rais Dk. John Magufuli anahimiza nchi kuingia katika uchumi wa viwanda.


Katika maombi hayo maaskofu wakuu zaidi ya kumi kutoka ndani na nje ya Tanzania waliweza kuiombea nchi katika maeneo mbalimbali, kama uchumi, vyama vya siasa na viongozi wao, Rais na Serikali, Bunge, amani, masuala ya ulinzi na usalama na mambo mengine.

Maombi hayo ambayo ni ya kihistoria hapa nchini yaliandaliwa na  viongozi wa dini kutoka madhehebu ya Huduma ya Kikristo Tanzania na Taasisi ya I Go Africa For Jesus yalifanyika kuanzia saa nne asubuhi hadi jioni na kuhudhuriwa na mamia ya watanzania na viongozi wa dini huku yakipambwa na burudani za nyimbo za kumtukuza mungu kutoka kwaya mbalimbali ambapo yalifungwa na neno la shukrani na Mratibu wa maombi hayo ambaye ni Askofu Mkuu wa Kanisa la Abudant Blessing Center (ABC), Askofu Flaston Ndabila.

Baadhi ya maaskofu wakuu waliohudhuria maombi hayo ni pamoja na Dk. Philemon Tibananason, Dk.Bernard Nwaka kutoka Zambia, Sylvester Gamanywa, Lawrence Kameta, Dk.Barnabas Mtokambali, Timoth Joseph kutoka Nigeria na wengine kutoka nje ya nchi.

           Mbunge wa Morogoro Mjini akabidhi milioni 20 za Biko kwa mshindi wao        

Na Mwandishi Wetu, Morogoro
MBUNGE wa Morogoro Mjini, Mheshimiwa Abdulaziz Abood, leo mjini hapa, amemkabidhi mshindi wa Sh Milioni 20 wa Bahati Nasibu ya Biko, Elizabeth Damian, aliyetangazwa mshindi katika droo ya 22 ya bahati nasibu hiyo inayojulikana pia kama ‘Ijue Nguvu ya Buku’ iliyofanyika juzi Jumatano, jijini Dar es Salaam.
Mbunge wa Morogoro Mjini, Mheshimiwa Abdulaziz Abood, kushoto akimkabidhi hundi ya Sh Milioni 20 mshindi wa Biko Morogoro saa chache kabla ya kukabidhiwa fedha taslimu katika benki ya NMB, mjini hapa jana. Anayeshuhudia ni Meneja Masoko wa Biko, Goodhope Heaven wa pili kutoka kulia.
 Mbunge wa Morogoro Mjini, Abdulaziz Abood wa tatu kutoka kulia akimkabidhi jumla ya Sh Milioni 20 mshindi wa Bahati Nasibu ya Biko 'Ijue Nguvu ya Buku, mshindi wa Morogoro Mjini, Elizabeth Damian wa pili kutoka kushoto. Wa kwanza kutoka kushoto ni Meneja Masoko wa Biko, Goodhope Heaven wakati wanamkabidhi mshindi huyo katika Tawi la benki ya NMB Morogoro jana.

Akizungumza katika makabidhiano ya Sh Milioni 20 mjini Morogoro jana, Mbunge Abdulaziz, alisema bahati nasibu ni mchezo unaoweza kutoa fursa nzuri kiuchumi, huku akimtaka mshindi huyo azitumie vizuri pesa zake ili ziweze kumnufaisha kiuchumi.

Alisema kwamba jinsi mchezo wa Biko unavyochezeshwa ni sehemu muafaka ya kuhakikisha kwamba kila mtu anatumia vyema fursa ya kupiga hatua kiuchumi kwa namna moja ama nyingine, hivyo wananchi wake wa Morogoro na Watanzania wote kwa ujumla waendelee kucheza ili wavune fedha za ushindi.
Mshindi wa Shilingi Milioni 20 wa Bahati Nasibu ya Biko 'Ijue Nguvu ya Buku', Elizabeth Damian baada ya kukabidhiwa jana mjini Morogoro.
Duh! Siamini kama fedha zote hizi zangu! Ndivyo anavyoonekana kusema, mshindi wa Sh Milioni 20 wa Biko aliyepatikana mkoani Morogoro ambapo jana alikabidhiwa mzigo wote.

“Wakati nawapongeza Biko kwa kubuni michezo hii inayotoa mamilioni kwenu washindi, lakini pia nakupongeza wewe mwananchi wangu wa Morogoro kwa kuwa kati ya wachezaji wenye bahati kubwa kiasi cha leo kukabidhiwa Sh Milioni 20,” Alisema.

Akizungumzia ushindi wake, Elizabeth aliyekabidhiwa fedha zake katika benki ya NMB, mjini Morogoro, alisema hakuamini kama angeweza kuibuka na ushindi mnono wa Sh Milioni 20 kutoka Biko, jambo linalomfanya furaha yake isielezeke.

“Kwa kweli siamini kama leo nimekabidhiwa fedha zangu kiasi cha Sh Milioni 20 nilizopata kutoka kwa Biko, hivyo nawakumbusha Watanzania wenzangu kucheza kwa wingi bahati nasibu hii maana ushindi upo nje nje na fedha zangu nitazitumia vizuri kwa mambo mengi kama vile biashara na ujenzi wa nyumba,” Alisema.

Naye Meneja Masoko wa Biko, Goodhope Heaven, alisema kuacha kucheza Biko ni kukubali kukosa fursa za kiuchumi ambazo kila mtu anaweza kuzipata kwa kucheza mara nyingi bahati nasibu yao inayochezwa kwa njia ya ujumbe mfupi wa maandishi wa Tigo Pesa, M-Pesa na Airtel kwa kufanya miamala kwenye simu zao kuanzia Sh 1000 na kuendelea.

“Kucheza Biko ni rahisi kwa sababu tiketi moja ya Sh 1000 inapofanywa kwa njia ya muamala kwenye simu husika, itampatia nafasi mbili za ushindi wa papo kwa hapo kuanzia Sh 5,000, 10,000, 20,000, 50,000, 100,000, 500,000 na Sh Milioni moja, pamoja na donge nono la Sh Milioni 20 zinazopatikana kila Jumatano na Jumapili, huku namba ya kampuni yetu ikiwa ni 505050 na kumbukumbu namba ni 2456.

“Kila mtu anaweza kushinda zawadi nono kutoka Biko, hivyo unachotakiwa kufanya ni kucheza mara nyingi zaidi kama njia ya kujiwekea mazingira mazuri ya ushindi mnono kutoka kwenye bahati nasibu yetu ya Biko,” Alisema Heaven.

Tangu kuanza kwa bahati nasibu ya Biko nchini Tanzania ikiwa ni miezi miwili tu, tayari imeshatoa zaidi ya Sh Bilioni moja kwa washindi wake katika kipindi cha mwezi Mei na Juni pekee, ikiwa ni ishara kuwa Watanzania wengi wamekuwa wakiitumia fursa ya kuvuna mamilioni kutoka Biko.


          Milioni 20 za Biko zaenda Morogoro, Lohai naye avuta mkwanja wake        


Na Mwandishi Wetu, Dar es Salaam

DROO ya 22 ya waendeshaji wa mchezo wa kubahatisha wa Biko ‘Ijue Nguvu ya Buku, imefanyika leo jijini Dar es Salaam, huku mkazi wa Morogoro, Elizabeth Damian akifanikiwa kutangazwa mshindi wa Sh Milioni 20 zinazotolewa na bahati nasibu hiyo.
Mshindi wa Sh Milioni 20 wa Biko, Yassin Lohai akipiga picha ya shangwe baada ya kukabidhiwa fedha zake katika tawi la Madaraka la NMB jijini Tanga leo mchana. Lohai alikabidhiwa na Meneja Masoko wa Biko Goodhope Heaven hayupo pichani.

Mwanadada huyo kutoka mkoani Morogoro, alitangazwa mshindi katika droo iliyochezeshwa na Balozi wa Biko Tanzania, Kajala Masanja kwa kushirikiana na Mwakilishi wa Bodi ya Michezo ya Kubahatisha Tanzania, Bakari Maggid.


Akizungumza katika droo hiyo, Kajala aliwataka Watanzania kuendelea kucheza Biko ili wajiweke katika nafasi nzuri ya kuvuna mamilioni yanayotolewa na Biko tangu kuanzishwa kwake, huku hadi sasa kwa miezi miwili ya Mei na Juni, zaidi ya Sh Bilioni moja zikienda kwa washindi.


Alisema fursa inayotolewa na Biko ni nzuri kwa uchumi wa Watanzania kwa kuhakikisha kwamba wanacheza Biko mara nyingi zaidi ili wajiwekee mazingira mazuri ya kushinda zawadi za papo kwa hapo kuanzia Sh 5,000, 10,000, 20,000, 50,000, 100,000, 500,000 na Sh Milioni moja, sambamba dau nono la Sh Milioni 20 linalotoka kila Jumatano na Jumapili, kianzio cha kucheza kikiwa Sh 1000 na kuendelea, huku namba ya kampuni ya Biko ikiwa ni 505050 na ile ya kumbukumbu ni 2456.
Meneja Masoko wa Biko, Goodhope Heaven kulia akimkabidhi Sh Milioni 20 mshindi wa Tanga, Yassin Lohai baada ya kushinda donge nono la Biko Jumapili iliyopita. Kushoto ni Afisa wa NMB, Tawi la Madaraka, jijini Tanga, akishuhudia makabidhiano hayo kwa mshindi wa Biko mkoani Tanga.
Balozi wa Biko Kajala Masanja, kulia akisalimiana na mwakilishi wa Bodi ya Michezo ya Michezo ya Kubahatisha Tanzania, Bakari Maggid, katika droo ya kumtafuta mshindi wa Milioni 20 wa droo ya 22, ambapo Elizabeth Damian alitangazwa mshindi leo asubuhi.


“Tangu Biko ianze kuchezeshwa Tanzania imekuwa ikitoa nafasi kubwa ya Watanzania kuvuna mamilioni, hivyo nawashauri Watanzania wenzangu kujitokeza kwa wingi kucheza Biko ili nao waweze kuvuna fedha zinazotolewa Biko kwa zawadi za papo kwa hapo pamoja na zile wiki ambazo ndio kubwa zaidi, nikiamini kuwa endapo mtu anafanikiwa kuzipata, naamini atapiga hatua kubwa kiuchumi,” Alisema Kajala.


Naye Mwakilishi wa Bodi ya Michezo ya Kubahatisha Tanzania, Bakari Maggid, alisema Biko ni mchezo rahisi na halali unaofuata sheria zote, hivyo wanaamini Watanzania wataendelea kutumia fursa za kucheza mchezo huo wa kubahatisha wa Biko.


“Bodi yetu imekuwa ikihudhuria droo zote za Biko na leo amepatikana mkazi wa Morogoro anayejulikana kwa jina la Elizabeth Damian, hivyo tunampongeza kwa ushindi wake pamoja na kuwahakikishia usalama mkubwa juu ya mchezo huu,” Alisema.


Katika hatua nyingine, mshindi wa Sh Milioni 20 wa droo ya 21 kutoka mkoani Tanga, Yassin Lohai, leo amekabidhiwa fedha zake, huku akiwashukuru Biko na kuahidi kuwa atazitumia vizuri fedha zake katika hali ya kuziingiza katika harakati za kumletea maendeleo makubwa.


“Nashukuru Mungu kwa kukabidhiwa fedha zangu Sh Milioni 20 kutoka Biko, hivyo nawakumbusha Watanzania wenzangu kuwa mchezo huu ni kweli washindi wanapewa zawadi zao haraka, jambo linaloweza kutusaidia kutukwamua kiuchumi,” Alisema Lohai na kuwataka Watanzania waendelee kucheza Biko.


Naye Meneja Masoko wa Biko, Goodhope Heaven alisema kuwa Biko unazidi kuchanja mbuga kwasababu washindi wengi wa papo kwa hapo wamekuwa wakipatikana sambamba na wale wanaoibuka na mamilioni 20 wanaoshinda na kukabidhiwa fedha zao haraka kwa ajili ya kuwapatia mwangaza wa kiuchumi.


Kwa miezi miwili ya Mei na Juni, washindi wa Biko wameshinda na kukabidhiwa fedha zao zaidi ya Sh Bilioni moja, jambo linalotafsiriwa kuwa ni sehemu ya kuwakwamua Watanzania wanaoitumia fursa ya uwapo wa mchezo wa kubahatisha wa Biko unaochezwa kwa njia ya ujumbe wa maandishi kwa kufanyaa miamala kwenye simu za Tigo Pesa, M-Pesa na Airtel Money.

          Balozi wa Tanzania nchini Saudi Arabia alipotembelea Maonyesho ya Kimataifa ya Biashara ya Saba Saba jana        
Balozi wa Tanzania nchini Saudi Arabia, HE Hemed Mgaza, wa pili kutoka kulia, akiwa na mfanyabiashara na Mkurugenzi wa Kampuni ya MIT Group of Companies kutoka Saud Arabia, Sameer Saleh Ahmed, wa pili kutoka kushoto wakiwa ndani ya banda la Kampuni ya Chai Bora kwenye maonyesho ya Kimataifa ya Sabasaba nchini Tanzania.
Balozi wa Tanzania nchini Saudi Arabia, Mh Hemed Mgaza, akipata maelekezo yanayohusu utalii wa Tanzania kutoka kwa Aloyce Songay, Mwenyekiti Mtendaji wa Kampuni Binafsi ya Hifadhi Mazingira Karatu (HIMAKA).

 Balozi wa Tanzania nchini Saud Arabia, HE Hemed Mgaza, akiwa kwenye banda la Mamlaka ya Korosho Tanzania katika Maonyesho ya Kimataifa ya Saba Saba nchini Tanzania.
Balozi wa Tanzania nchini Saud Arabia, HE Hemed Mgaza, akiwa kwenye banda la Wizara ya Maliasili na Utalii katika Maonyesho ya Kimataifa ya Sabasaba nchini Tanzania.

          Waziri Makyembe awa mgeni rasmi shindano la Bongo Style        

Waziri wa Habari,Utamaduni,Sanaa na Michezo Mh.  Dkt. Harrison Mwakyembe akitoa hotuba yake wakati wa fainali za shindano la Bongo Style, lililofanyika makumbusho ya Taifa Jijini Dar ,linalohusisha fani za ubunifu wa mavazi,upigaji picha na uandishi wa miswada ya filamu ambapo aliipongeza Taasisi isiyo ya kiserikali ya Faru Arts and Development Organization(FASDO) kwa kuandaa mashindano hayo, alisema kuwa Serikali inalojukumu la kusaidia Asasi kama FASDO ambazo zinaingia katika maswala ambayo Serikali hawakuyawekea msingi mkubwa. "Naomba niagize na kuwa kuna watendaji wetu wa wizara katika sherehe hii mkae chini na watu wa FASDO ili mwaka kesho zoezi hili lifanyikie Bungeni Dodoma" Alisema Dkt. Mwakyembe.
 Waziri wa Habari,Utamaduni,Sanaa na Michezo Mh.  Dkt. Harrison Mwakyembe (wa tatu kutoka kulia) akimkabidhi Agnes Nyahonga  tuzo na zawadi ya mfano wa Hundi yenye thamani ya Tsh 1,000,000 aliyeshinda   shindano la Bongo Style katika kipengele cha ubunifu wa mavazi.
Waziri wa Habari,Utamaduni,Sanaa na Michezo Mh.  Dkt. Harrison Mwakyembe(wa pili kutoka kulia) akimkabidhi Goodhope Elieskia maarufu kwa jina la Zagamba  tuzo na zawadi ya mfano wa Hundi yenye thamani ya Tsh 1,000,000 aliyeshinda   shindano la Bongo Style katika kipengele cha uandishi wa miswada ya Filamu.
 Waziri wa Habari,Utamaduni,Sanaa na MichezoMh.  Dkt. Harrison Mwakyembe(wa kutoka kulia) akimkabidhi Masoud Masoud  tuzo na zawadi ya mfano wa Hundi yenye thamani ya Tsh 1,000,000 aliyeshinda   shindano la Bongo Style katika kipengele cha ubunifu wa mavazi.

 Waziri wa Habari,Utamaduni,Sanaa na MichezoMh.  Dkt. Harrison Mwakyembe(wa pili kutoka kulia) akimkabidhi Philip Florian  tuzo ya Best Personality aliyopokea kwa niaba ya Kelvin Mwanasoko ambaye hakuweza fika katika Mashindano hayo.
 Msanii Dullah Aka DY akitumbuiza wakati wa Fainali hizo
 Katibu Mkuu wa Baraza la Sanaa Tanzania (BASATA) Godfrey Mngereza akizungumza wakati wa fainali za Shindano la Bongo Style na kuipongeza Asasi ya Kiraia ya FASDO kwa ubunifu mkubwa.
 Mratibu wa FASDO Nchini Tanzania Bi. Joyce Msigwa akizungumza wakati mambo mbalimbali yanayohusu Asasi hiyo ikiwa ni pamoja na mafanikio waliyoyapata kama kuendesha shindano la Na mimi nipo pamoja na FASDO CUP na mengine mengi yahusuyo asasi hiyo.
Ilikuwa ni 'Surprise' Kati kati ya Sherehe za Shindano la Bongo Style ambapo Mratibu Mkuu wa FASDO na Muasisi wa Asasi hiyo isiyo ya kiserikali Bi. Lilian Nabora(Aliyevaa Gauni Jekundu) alipofanyiwa Hafra fupi ya siku yake ya Kuzaliwa ambapo alitimiza miaka 50. Waliomsindikiza ni 'Team' ya FASDO pamoja na washiriki wa shindano hilo kwa mwaka 2017.
Mratibu Mkuu na Muasisi wa FASDO Lilian Nabora akiongea wakati wa fainali za Bongo Style, alisema kuwa wamewekeza sana katika mitandao ya kijamii na hasa tovuti ya www.fasdo.org ili kuwafikia vijana wengi zaidi Tanzania nzima ambao wanauwezo na wanajiamini kuwa wanavipaji katika mambo mbalimbali wapate kujiunga katika taasisi hiyo,aliongeza kuwa mchakato wa kuwapata washindi ulipitia mchujo mpaka kuwapata washiriki bora 30,kisha 15, mpaka kufikia washindi watatu(3) "Mpaka sasa tumeweza kuwafikia vijana wanaokadiliwa kuwa 1,500 na mpaka sasa bado tunawahimiza wapate kujiunga nasi" alisema Bi. Lilian.
 Waliokaa katika Meza ni Majaji Upande wa ubunifu wa mavazi, na walio mstari wa mbele ni Majaji upande wa Miswada ya Filamu na upigaji picha.
Baadhi ya washiriki upande wa Ubunifu wa Mavazi wakiwa wanaonesha Mavazi yao waliyo yabuni wao wenyewe
 Wageni waalikwa  wakifuatilia sherehe za Fainali za shindano la Bongo Style.
 Mwenyekiti wa FASDO Bw. Stanley Kamana akitoa neno la Shukurani wakati wa Fainali za Bongo Style
 Washiriki wa Shindano la Bongo Style kwa Mwaka 2017 wakiwa wanafuatilia mambo mbali mbali wakati wa Shindano hilo.
Mkurugenzi Mtendaji wa Asasi ya Kiraia ya FASDO Bw. Tedvan Nabora akitoa neno la Shukurani kwa wote waliohudhuria katika Fainali za shindano la Bongo Style
Picha ya pamoja ya  Waziri wa Habari,Utamaduni,Sanaa na Michezo Mh.  Dkt. Harrison Mwakyembe,Uongozi na Team ya FASDO,Majaji na washindi wa Bongo Style Competition kwa mwaka 2017.
Picha zote na Laden Tedvan Nabora.




Regards
          Biko yatoa Milioni 10 Tamasha la Komaa Concert la EFM Mwanza        

Na Mwandishi Wetu, Mwanza

DROO maalum ya kuwania Sh Milioni 10, iliyoandaliwa na waandaaji wa mchezo wa kubahatisha wa Biko, imeenda kwa kijana mwenye miaka 25, Said Juma, mkazi wa Mwanza, ikitolewa katika tamasha la burudani la Komaa Concert la EFM Radio, lililofanyika katika Uwanja wa CCM Kirumba, jijini hapa jana.
Meneja Masoko wa Biko, Goodhope Heaven kushoto mwenye kipaza sauti, akimtangaza Said Juma kulia, aliyefanikiwa kunyakua jumla ya Sh Milioni 10 za Biko zilizotolewa maalum kwa ajili ya Tamasha la Komaa Concert lililoandaliwa na EFM Radio Jumamosi iliyopita na kufanyika katika Uwanja wa CCM Kirumba, jijini Mwanza.
Shabiki wa muziki wa kizazi kipya jijini Mwanza ambaye jina lake halikupatikana mara moja akifuatilia onyesho la Komaa Concert lililoandaliwa na EFM Radio na kudhaminiwa na Bahati Nasibu ya Biko, ambapo pia alitafutwa mshindi wa Sh Milioni 10 wa Biko na Said Juma mkazi wa jijini Mwanza kuibuka kwenye droo hiyo maalum.

Katika tamasha hilo, wasanii mbalimbali wa jijini Mwanza na Dar es Salaam, walipata nafasi ya kutoa burudani kwa mashabiki wao, huku likinogeshwa na Milioni 10 za Biko maalum kwa wakazi wa Mwanza pekee.


Akizungumza katika droo hiyo ndani ya Uwanja wa CCM Kirumba, Meneja Masoko wa Biko, Goodhope Heaven, alisema mshindi huyo alipatikana kwa kupigiwa simu kama wanavyopatikana wengine waliowahi kuvuna mamilioni kutoka kwenye bahati nasibu yao inayochezeshwa kwa njia ya ujumbe wa maandishi kwa kupitia mitandao ya simu za Tigo Pesa, Airtel Money na M-Pesa.
Baadhi ya mashabiki wa muziki wa jijini Mwanza, wakiwa katika shangwe kubwa huku mmoja wao akiwa amevaa tshirt ya Biko wadhamini wa tamasha la burudani la Komaa Concert lililoandaliwa na EFM Radio kwa udhamini wa waendeshaji wa bahati nasibu ya Biko, ambapo pia ilimtangazaa mshindi wake maalum kwa ajili ya tamasha hilo ambaye ni Said Juma wa jijini Mwanza aliyezoa Sh Milioni 10 za Biko Tamasha hilo lilifanyika jana Jumamosi na kufanyika katika Uwanja wa CCM Kirumba, jijini Mwanza.
 
Alisema kuwa watu waliocheza kwa kufanya miamala kwenye simu zao kuanzia Sh 1000 na kuendelea walichezeshwa kwenye droo moja iliyompa ushindi Juma, huku wakicheza kwa kutumia namba ya kampuni ya 505050 na ile ya kumbukumbu ya 2456.


“Biko limekolea na kuchanja mbuga baada ya leo kumpata kijana maalum katika droo maalum ya Sh Milioni 10 tuliyoandaa kwa ajili ya tamasha hili la burudani lililoandaliwa na EFM, ambalo pamoja na mambo mengine, tuliamua tujumuike na Watanzania wote, hususan wa jijini Mwanza kwa ajili ya kufurahia pamoja,” Alisema Heaven na kuwataka Watanzania waendelee kucheza Biko kwa ajili ya kuwania zawadi za kawaida za papo kwa hapo pamoja na droo kubwa ya Jumatano na Jumapili ya Milioni 20.


Naye mwakilishi wa Bodi ya Michezo ya Kubahatisha Tanzania, Chiku Salehe, alisema droo hiyo ya Sh Milioni 10 imechezeshwa kwa kufuata sheria, kanuni na taratibu za michezo ya kubahatisha, huku akiwataka Watanzania waendelee kutumia fursa ya kucheza Biko.

“Tangu kuanza kwa bahati nasibu ya Biko, Bodi yetu imekuwa ikifanya kazi kwa karibu na wachezeshaji hawa ili kuhakikisha kwamba kila kitu kinakwenda vizuri, hivyo tunaendelea kusisitiza kwamba Biko ni mchezo salama na halali kwa Watanzania wote,” Alisema.


Mbali na kutoa droo hiyo maalum ya Sh Milioni 10, droo nyingine za kuwania zawadi mbalimbali za fedha taslimu kuanzia Sh 5,000, 10,000, 20,000, 50,000, 100,000, 500,000, 1,000,000 zinazolipwa kwa njia ya simu za washiriki, pamoja na droo ya Jumatano na Jumapili, huku mwezi Mei na Juni pekee Biko wakitoa zaidi ya Sh Bilioni moja iliyokwenda kwa washindi wao.

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          Tamasha la LABOR Day Marekani kurudishwa upya Septemba Mosi hadi tatu        
Kama desturi ya Watanzania waishio Marekani hapo miaka ya nyuma kukutana wakati wa Labor Day Weekiend ndani ya Washington DC, sasa kuanzia mwaka huu wameamua kuirudisha upya desturi hiyo kwa kuandaa tamasha la aina yake likijumuisha michezo ya watoto, watu wazima, chakula pamoja na viburudisho mbalimbali vya wasanii kutoka Tanzania na Marekani. Habari kuhusu tamasha hilo linalotarajiwa kufanyika Septemba Mosi hadi tatu mwaka huu, endelea kufuatilia vyombo mbalimbali vya habari ukiwamo Mtandao huu.

          Lubeleje: Biko imeondoa changamoto zangu za kimaisha        

Na Mwandishi Wetu, Dar es Salaam
MSHINDI wa droo ya 20 ya Bahati Nasibu ya Biko, ‘Ijue Nguvu ya Buku’ iliyofanyika Jumatano iliyopita, Philipo Lubeleje, amesema kwamba donge nono alilokabidhiwa na Biko limeondoa changamoto zake za kimaisha, kutokana na ugumu wa maisha anaokutana nao kwenye majukumu yake ya kila siku.
Mkazi wa Gongolamboto jijini Dar es Salaam, Philipo Lubeleje, akiwa kwenye furaha baada ya kukabidhiwa Sh Milioni 20 zakw kutoka wa waendeshaji wa bahati nasibu ya Biko. Makabidhiano hayo yalifanyika jana katika benki ya NMB jijini Dar es Salaam.
 

Lubeleje anayejishughulisha na ujenzi wa nyumba jijini Dar es Salaam, alikabidhiwa fedha zake jana katika benki ya NMB jijini hapa, huku akisema amekuwa akiishi maisha magumu, hivyo anazitumia fedha zake vizuri ili akuze uchumi wake.

Akizungumza katika makabidhiano hayo, Lubeleje ambaye ni mkazi wa Gongolamboto, jijini Dar es Salaam, alisema amepokea ushindi wake kwa shangwe sambamba na kumshukuru Mungu kwa kumuona, akiamini kuwa amefanya hivyo baada ya kubaini kiu yake ya kupata maendeleo ya kiuchumi.
Mshindi wa Sh Milioni 20 ambaye ni mkazi wa Gongolamboto jijini Dar es Salaam, Philipo Lubeleje katikati mwenye fulana ya pundamilia akiwa katika picha ya pamoja na Meneja wa Huduma kwa Wateja wa Biko, Grace Kaijage wa pili kutoka kulia, wakiwa kwenye tukio la kumkabidhi Sh Milioni 20 mshindi huyo wa droo ya 20. Wengine ni ndugu zake pamoja na afisa wa NMB, jijini Dar es Salaam katika makabidhiano hayo yaliyofanyika jana.
Meneja wa Huduma kwa Wateja wa Biko, Grace Kaijage, kulia akimkabidhi Sh Milioni 20 mshindi wa droo ya 20 ya bahati nasibu ya Biko, Philipo Lubeleje katikati. Mwingine pichani ni Afisa wa NMB jijini Dar es Salaam.

Alisema hata kuamua kucheza bahati nasibu ya Biko kulitokana na kutafuta fursa za kupata mwangaza wa kiuchumi, akisema kuwa shughuli za ujenzi wa nyumba zina changamoto nyingi na uhaba wa kazi mara kwa mara.

“Namshukuru Mungu kwa kuniletea zawadi hii ya Sh Milioni 20 kwa kupitia Biko, hivyo naomba Watanzania wenzangu nao wacheze kwa sababu nao wanaweza kushinda kama mimi kwa kufanya miamala kwenye simu zao za Tigo Pesa, M-Pesa na Airtel Money, ambapo kama inavyotakiwa, namba ya kampuni ni 505050 na kumbukumbu ni 2456.

“Huu ni wakati wangu sasa wa kusonga mbele kwa kuanzisha biashara ambazo zitanipunguzia makali na hatimae kupiga hatua kiuchumi kwa sababu bahati kama hii inaweza isijirudie katika maisha yangu na kiasi nilichokabidhiwa si kidogo,” Alisema Lubeleje.

Naye Meneja wa Huduma kwa Wateja wa Biko, Grace Kaijage, alisema mbali na ushindi wa Sh Milioni 20 unaotoka katika droo ya Jumatano na Jumapili, pia watu wanaweza kuvuna zawadi za papo kwa hapo ambapo ni fedha taslimu zinazoanzia Sh 5,000, 10,000, 20,000, 50,000, 100,000, 500,000 na Sh Milioni Moja.

“Biko imekuja kwenu Watanzania kuwapatia fedha nyingi ambazo kila mtu anaweza kushinda, hivyo kinachotakiwa ni kucheza mara nyingi, huku tukianzia kucheza kwa SH 1,000 tu, ambapo kiasi hicho cha pesa kitatoa nafasi mbili za ushindi wa papo kwa hapo pamoja na kuingia kwenye droo ya kuwania Sh Milioni 20 Jumatano na Jumapili,” Alisema Meneja huyo wa Huduma kwa Wateja.

Tayari Biko waendeshaji hao wa bahati nasibu ya aina yake wameshatoa zaidi ya Sh Bilioni moja kwa mwezi Mei na Juni, huku fedha za ushindi zikilipwa haraka kwa njia ya benki ya NMB kwa wale wanaoshinda ushindi mkubwa bila kusahau wanaolipwa kwenye simu zao dakika chache baada ya kupokea ujumbe unaomtaarifu kushinda kwake zawadi za papo kwa hapo.



          Rejesha ya wakazi wilayani Ubungo yaanzishwa        

Mkurugenzi wa Manispaa ya Ubungo Ndg John Lipesi Kayombo akionyesha kitabu cha kutunza kumbukumbu za kusikiliza malalamiko ya wananchi katika Ofisi za serikali muda mchache mara baada ya kuzungumza na waandishi wa habari Ofisini kwake Kibamba CCM. Leo June 5, 2017

 Mfano wa Fomu ya huduma kwa mwananchi (Fomu ya malalamiko)

Mkurugenzi wa Manispaa ya Ubungo Ndg John Lipesi Kayombo akizungumza wakati wa kuelezea dhima ya kuanzisha Daftari la wakazi wa kila Mtaa katika Manispaa ya Ubungo.Leo June 5, 2017


 Kitabu cha Kutunza kumbukumbu za kusikiliza malalamiko ya wananchi katika ofisi za serikali


Mkurugenzi wa Manispaa ya Ubungo Ndg John Lipesi Kayombo akizungumza wakati wa kuelezea dhima ya kuanzisha Daftari la wakazi wa kila Mtaa katika Manispaa ya Ubungo.Leo June 5, 2017


 Mfano wa Fomu ya Rejista ya Wakazi katika kila Mtaa


Ili kupunguza uhalifu katika Manispaa ya Ubungo Jijini Dar es salaam imebainika kuwa ni vyema kuwatambua wananchi wote na mahali wanapoishi ikiwemo kubaini wageni wote wanaowasili katika Manispaa ya Ubungo ikiwa ni pamoja na mahali wanapofikia.
Hayo yamebainishwa na Mkurugenzi wa Manispaa ya Ubungo Ndg John Lipesi Kayombo wakati akizungumza na waandishi wa habari Ofisini kwake Kibamba Chama Jijini Dar es salaam.
Mkurugenzi Kayombo amesema kuwa  kumekuwa na uhalifu kwa kiasi kikubwa katika maeneo mbalimbali Katika Manispaa hiyo jambo ambalo limetafutiwa muarobaini kwa kuanzishwa daftari la wakazi litakalobainisha wakazi wote ili kukitokea uhalifu iwe rahisi kuwabaini wahalifu hao.
Kuanzishwa kwa Daftari la Rejesta ya Wakazi wa Mtaa ni agizo lililotolewa hivi karibuni na MKUUwa Wilaya ya Temeke Mhe Felix Lyaviva kwa Wakurugenzi wa Halmashauri za Manispaa za Kigamboni, Ilala, Temeke, Kinondoni na Ubungo wakati akihutubia kwa niaba ya Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Dar es salaam Mhe Paul Makonda katika ufunguzi wa semina ya mamlaka ya Mawasiliano Tanzania ili kuwaelimisha watumiaji wa Intaneti wapatao milioni 20 sambamba na watumiaji wa simu za mikononi wapatao milioni 40 kuwa na matumizi bora ya simu za mikononi na mitandao ya kijamii.
Mkurugenzi wa manispaa ya Ubungo Ndg John Lipesi Kayombo amesema kuwa pamoja na kuanzishwa kwa Daftari la Rejesta ya wakazi wa Mtaa pia kutakuwa na Fomu ya Rufaa ya Malalamiko katika kila Mtaa sambamba na kitabu cha kutunza kumbukumbu za kusikiliza malalamiko ya wananchi katika Ofisi za serikali.

Tayari vitabu hivyo vyote vimeanza kugawanywa katika kila Mtaa ili kuanza utekelezaji wa zoezi hilo haraka iwezekanavyo.

IMETOLEWA NA:
KITENGO CHA HABARI NA UHUSIANO 
HALMASHAURI YA MANISPAA YA UBUNGO
          Tanzania Q1 growth slows to 5.7%        
Tanzanian growth slowed to 5.7% in the first quarter of this year, hurt by slower-than-expected performance of construction, transport, agriculture and the financial services sectors, the statistics office said on Thursday. Growth in the same period of 2016 was 6.8%.
          Sentencing the Economy: The Costs of Expelling Adolescent Mothers        

On June 19th the President of Tanzania, John Magufuli said “As long as I am president…no pregnant student will be allowed to return to school… after getting pregnant, you are done.” This statement is in line with Tanzania’s 2002 law that allows girls to be expelled from school for “offences against morality”. These restrictions to […]

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          Two forest countries, two very different conservation finance outlooks        
Papua New Guinea and Tanzania are both REDD+ countries, meaning they’re participating in the UN program officially enshrined in the Paris climate agreement that aims to channel international finance to conservation activities that reduce carbon emissions associated with deforestation and forest degradation. Through its REDDX initiative, Washington, D.C.-based NGO ForestTrends has been tracking financial commitments […]
          â€œAmeamua mwenyewe kutuletea hizi fedha…” – Rais Magufuli        
Rais Magufuli leo amekutana na kufanya mazungumzo na tajiri Namba 1 Duniani Bill Gates ambaye kupitia Taasisi yake ya Bill and Melinda Gates ametengea zaidi ya Dola Milioni 350 kuisaidia Tanzania. >>>”Tunamshukuru sana, ameamua mwenyewe kutuletea hizi fedha na anasema tunaenda vizuri. Kwa hiyo ameona hana mahala pa kuzipeleka hizi hela anazileta Tanzania kwa sababu […]
          Ahadi aliyoitoa Rais JPM baada ya kukutana na Balozi mdogo wa Marekani        
Leo August 10, 2017 Rais Magufuli amekutana na Balozi mdogo wa Marekani Inmi Patterson Ikulu Dar es Saalam na kuahidi Tanzania itaendelea kushirikiana na Marekani. >>>”Nawashukuru sana Serikali ya Marekani kwa sababu ni marafiki zetu na wanaipenda Tanzania, tuna ushirikiano nao mzuri na nimemueleza kwamba Tanzania na Serikali ninayoiongoza itaendelea kushirikiana na Marekani.” – Rais […]
          Comment on Zanzibar: Where women come to buy sex by Interview with orphan in Zanzibar, East-Tanzania - Emanuel Brandi Blackburn - Take a Trip with Tina        
[…] He lives in what many of us would call paradise. Though he doesn’t even have a room to live in. His employer is supposed to provide a room for him, but that hasn’t happened yet. Sometimes he stays with friends, other times he sleeps at the beach with the fake Massai. […]
          Collecting High-Frequency Data Using Mobile Phones: Do Timely Data Lead to Accountability?         
As mobile phone ownership rates have risen dramatically in Africa, there has been increased interest in using mobile telephones as a data collection platform. This note draws on two largely successful pilot projects in Tanzania and South Sudan that used mobile phones for high-frequency data collection. Data were collected on a wide range of topics and in a manner that was cost-effective, flexible, and rapid. Once households were included in the survey, they tended to stick with it: respondent fatigue has not been a major issue. While attrition and nonresponse have been challenges in the Tanzania survey, these were due to design flaws in that particular survey, challenges that can be avoided in future similar projects. Ensuring use of the data to demand better service delivery and policy decisions turned out to be as challenging as collecting the high-quality data. Experiences in Tanzania suggest that good data can be translated into public accountability, but also demonstrate that just putting data out in the public domain is not enough. This note discusses lessons learned and offers suggestions for future applications of mobile phone surveys in developing countries, such as those planned for the World Bank's "Listening to Africa" initiative.
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          Cats Hd Wallpapers         
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The HD Cat has two estrus periods, one in December–February and another in May–July.[59] Estrus lasts 5–9 days, with a gestation period lasting 60–68 days.[60] Ovulation is induced through copulation. Spermatogenesis occurs throughout the year. During the mating season, males fight viciously,[59] and may congregate around a single female. There are records of male and female wildcats becoming temporarily monogamous. Kittens usually appear in April–May, though some may be born from March–August. Litter size ranges from 1-7 kittens.[60]
Kittens are born blind and helpless, and are covered in a fuzzy coat.[59] At birth, the kittens weigh 65-163 grams, though kittens under 90 grams usually do not survive. They are born with pink paw pads, which blacken at the age of three months, and blue eyes, which turn amber after five months.[60] Their eyes open after 9–12 days, and their incisors erupt after 14–30 days. The kittens' milk teeth are replaced by their permanent dentition at the age of 160–240 days. The kittens start hunting with their mother at the age of 60 days, and will start moving independently after 140–150 days. Lactation lasts 3–4 months, though the kittens will eat meat as early as 1.5 months of age. Sexual maturity is attained at the age of 300 days.[59] Similarly to the housecat, the physical development of African wildcat kittens over the first two weeks of their lives is much faster than that of European wildcats.[47] The kittens are largely fully grown by 10 months, though skeletal growth continues for over 18–19 months. The family dissolves after roughly five months, and the kittens disperse to establish their own territories.[60] The species' maximum life span is 21 years, though it usually only lives up to 13–14 years.[59]
The Hdcat's distribution is very broad, encompassing most of Africa, Europe, and southwest and central Asia into India, China, and Mongolia.[2]
The northern African subspecies, F. s. lybica, occurs across northern Africa, extending around the Arabian Peninsula's periphery to the Caspian Sea, encompassing a wide range of habitats, with the exception of closed tropical forests. It occurs in small numbers in true deserts such as the Sahara, particularly in hilly and mountainous areas, such as the Hoggar. In North Africa, the subspecies occurs discontinuously from Morocco through Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and into Egypt. It occurs throughout the savannahs of West Africa, ranging from Mauritania on the Atlantic seaboard, eastwards to the Horn of Africa, Sudan and Ethiopia. In the south, F. s. lybica is replaced in all East and southern African countries the southern F. s. cafra. The border range between the two subspecies encompasses Tanzania and Mozambique. The Asiatic wildcat, F. s. ornata, ranges from the eastern Caspian into western India, and north to Kazakhstan and into western China and southern Mongolia. The Chinese F. s. bieti is indigenous to western China, and is particularly abundant in the Quinghai and possibly Sichuan provinces. The European subspecies, F. s. silvestris, was once very widely distributed in Europe, being absent only in Fennoscandia and Estonia. However, between the late 1700s and mid 1900s, the species underwent declines and local extirpations, resulting in a fragmentation of its range. It is now extinct in Holland, and possibly extinct in the Czech Republic. It is considered regionally extinct in Austria, though vagrants from Italy are spreading into Austrian territory. In the Pyrenees, the wildcat occurs from sea level to 2,250 m. It is possible that in some areas, including Scotland and Stromberg, Germany, pure wildcats have crossbred extensively with domestic cats. The only island in the Mediterranean to house wildcats is Sicily, with other populations in Sardinia, Corsica and possibly Crete possibly being descended from feral populations introduced there from Neolithic times.[2]The Hdcat is considered an icon of the Scottish wilderness, and has been used in clan heraldry since the 13th century.[82] The Picts venerated wildcats, having probably named Caithness (Land of the Cats) after them. According to the foundation myth of the Catti tribe, their ancestors were attacked by wildcats upon landing in Scotland. Their ferocity impressed the Catti so much, that the wildcat became their symbol.[84] A thousand years later, the progenitors of Clan Sutherland, equally impressed, adopted the wildcat on their family crest.[12][84] The Chief of Clan Sutherland bears the title Morair Chat (Great Man of the Cats). The Clan Chattan Association (also known as the Clan of Cats) is made up of 12 different clans, the majority of which display the wildcat on their badges.
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          Ebola control: the Cuban approach        
More than 160 Cuban doctors and nurses arrived in Sierra Leone on Oct 2, 2014, to support local teams in controlling the Ebola epidemic. 300 more are being trained in Cuba at present and will be on their way to Liberia and Guinea in the coming weeks. The worldwide response to the Ebola epidemic has been slow and small. More nurses and doctors are certainly needed, not only from Cuba, but also from other countries.
The Cuban health-care system is capable of responding to international crises quickly. After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, more than 1000 health-care professionals were deployed. Cuba has provided free medical training for Haitians, graduating nearly 1000 doctors, with a further 400 in training at present. The Cuban approach to a crisis is not just a high-profile acute-phase response, but also involves going to where services are most needed, working with local communities, setting up infrastructure, with a long-term view.
Cuban medical education is backed by a rigorous accreditation system, which includes medical schools established in partnership with other Latin American and African countries.1 The Cuban approach emphasises prevention and social responsibility. Although conventional medical education trains all doctors to a particular level at which they can choose their specialty, primary care being one of these, the Cuban model (curriculum runs for 5 years with a 1 year internship) trains all doctors to become primary care and community practitioners first; further specialisation comes later. This approach is especially relevant in low-income countries where a commitment exists to universal health coverage with few financial and human resources.
The stated goals of the Cuban medical education system are to scale up physician training to meet the needs of the whole population; recruit and train scientifically prepared and socially committed students; and match competencies, knowledge bases, and the scope of responsibilities to the concrete health needs of people in Cuba and other countries where these future physicians might serve.2 Moreover, the Cuban approach delivers better health outcomes at lower cost than most health-care systems.3
During the past 50 years, the Cuban Medical Cooperation programme has worked in more than 100 countries. In 2013, more than 50 000 Cuban health-care professionals (19 000 of them medical doctors) were present in 66 countries, mostly in rural and remote areas. Since the establishment of the Latin American School of Medicine in 1999, it has trained over 20 000 doctors from Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, and Asia, offering free scholarships to students coming from rural, remote, and low-income families.
The transferability of the Cuban model of training in Africa is now well established, with medical schools established in Angola, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Eritrea, and Tanzania, and partnerships with existing African universities in 25 countries. To date, these initiatives have graduated over 560 doctors, with a further 5700 in training. The Cuban model might well deliver better value for money in Africa and is redressing the inequity in rural—urban distribution of doctors.
Worldwide, medical education has not kept pace with health challenges; it is fragmented, outdated, and produces ill-equipped graduates for patient and population needs.4 The effects on the health-care system are profound: poor teamwork; predominant hospital orientation at the expense of primary care; and weak leadership to improve health-care system performance. A redesign of professional health-care education is necessary.
In May, 2014, the World Health Assembly called for a Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health in response to slow progress in expansion of the workforce since the World Health Report 2006. Universal health coverage will only be achieved if health-care workforce challenges are addressed,5 and yet, examples of effective action are few. The Cuban model of medical education—supporting the rapid expansion of the health-care workforce in partner countries and responding to worldwide crises, such as Ebola—provides a rich case study to inform the Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health.
In their analysis of the Cuban health-care system, Cooper and colleagues6 stated that “If the accomplishments of Cuba could be reproduced across a broad range of poor and middle-income countries the health of the world's population would be transformed.” Surely the time has come to put this statement to the test.
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          The Treatment of Black Citizens and Civilians in the Range of Nazi Germany        
Hello, Friends!

I’m excited to introduce a new contributor to our blog, Olivia. She is one of my spring interns and is working on her Masters of Art in History at Liberty University. Her primary field is Modern American Military History focusing on leadership in World War II and the Korean Conflict. Her work seeks to bring to light those leaders and subordinates whose impact is often overlooked or undervalued. She has also presented at several conferences and won an award for her work on the Japanese American Nisei Soldiers. I am very excited to have Olivia on board and hope you enjoy her post on treatment of African Americans in Nazi Germany!

-Maggie

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The horrors afflicted by Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945 are ingrained in the world’s memory with the tragedy and loss still present in the minds of people around the globe. While the atrocities Nazi Germany afflicted on groups such as the Roma and Jewish communities are well known there are other groups, which also suffered at the hand of Nazi controlled Germany. One of these lesser-known groups the black and mulatto citizens of in reach of Nazi Germany.

Before World War I there were not many black German citizens living in Germany. When Germany lost World War I the Treaty of Versailles stated Germany was so give up her colonies in land that is present day Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Ghana, Togo, Cameroon, and Namibia. With the loss of these military outposts, military men and German colonial students, artisans, writers, and performers both white and black returned to Germany. Many military and colonial leaders also brought with them a system of deep racism and discrimination of black citizens. The Treaty of Versailles also stated troops were to occupy the Rhineland region of West Germany. The French assigned 200,00 soldiers both nationals and colonials to occupy the Rhineland. Racist propaganda groups in Germany quickly moved to compound the situation in order to spread racism and discrimination against blacks in the Rhineland and Germany. Propaganda viewed the black colonial French soldiers as rapist and carriers of disease. Other special interest groups blamed black soldiers for all of the unrest, rape, and murder of German women by the occupying forces, causing panic and uproar. This escalated and even resulted in Pope XV asking for the removal of black French troops and people writing to US President Woodrow Wilson demanding the removal of the black colonial troops. Even before Hitler’s rise to power, discrimination began with forbidding black citizens from holding any type of government jobs or roles in the military. Interracial marriage was also banned in Germany and all of its holdings.

However, with the rise of Hitler’s power in 1933 came wide spread persecution and further discrimination was implemented against blacks and mulattos living in Germany and the territories Hitler acquired. While there was never a program of systematic elimination, treatment of black citizens varied in levels of severity from discrimination and isolation to sterilization and medical experimentation. In Mein Kamph, Hitler stated that, “Jews had brought Negros into the Rhineland with the clear aim of running the hated while race by the necessarily-resulting bastardization.” In this statement Hitler used the previous post World War I tensions to push the German people to accepted racism and discrimination.

By 1937 the Germans decided something had to be done about the approximately 800 mixed raced children living in the Rhineland which Hitler deemed “an insult to the German Nation. Therefore, a committee created Commission Number 3, giving the German government power to start sterilizing mixed race children deemed “Rhineland Bastards”. As many as 400 German African mulatto children were gathered and sterilized, many with out the parents knowledge beforehand. Hans Hauck was a teenager at the time this organization was commissioned and was serialized by the Nazis. Hauck recalled in the documentary, “Hitler’s Forgotten Victims,” he was serialized without anesthesia. Once his procedure was completed he was given a certificate validating his procedure and told to avoid sex with German women. At the same time women who were found pregnant with mixed babies were forced to have abortions.  At the same time, persecution was also happening to the small population of full black German citizens.

Under Hitler’s rule all black citizens were banned from universities and in some cases the subjects of anthropological and medical studies, there were also cases of murder and abuse. Such is the case of Hilarius Gilges. Gilges was a 24-year-old native of Dusseldorf and an artist. In June of 1933 approximately a dozen SS officers attacked Gilges, captured, tortured, and killed the young man for his race identity and political affiliations. Today his life is memorialized in a plaza in Düsseldorf as the first marked death in Düsseldorf under the Nazi oppression. Others with similar stories are shared in published works such as Born to Witness: Growing Up Black in Nazi Germany, which tales the story of Hans Massaquoi who grew up during the War in Germany.


At the time Hitler and the Nazi’s came to power there were approximately 25,000 black or mulatto citizens in Germany out of population of 65 million. Taking into account the low population proportion of black and mixed German citizens during Hitler’s rule combined with the world wide level of accustomed prejudice and discrimination toward men and women with African heritage at the time it, is easy to see how the plight of those souls tortured and maimed by Nazi practices went unheard of for so many years. However, the policies of hatred and abuse toward those deemed “impure” or “a threat to the master race” practiced by Nazi Germany goes beyond the treatment of Roma, Jews, and Russians. The torment and pain Nazi Germany inflicted on the population of men, women, and children with African decent deserves to be told in shared with the same hope of never allowing such a travesty to occur in our lifetime and in future generations. 


-Olivia

          Zara Tours Unveils New And Newly Renovated Lodges In Tanzania        

Tanzania Wildcamp, owned and operated by Zara Tours, announces the completion of renovations to guest lodges.

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          Bye Bye Zanzibar. — Stonetown, Tanzania        
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          It Was All Worthwhile — Bwejuu, Zanzibar, Tanzania        
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          SERA ALIZOMWAGA SHIJA KUHUSIANA NA UCHAGUZI TFF HIZI HAPA        




“NIWE mkweli na muwazi katika kampeni zangu, moja vitu nilivyopanga kuanza navyo baada ya kuingia katika urais wa TFF cha kwanza nitakachokifanya ni kujenga akademi ya soka mkoani Dodoma.

“Ninaamini katika hilo nitafanikiwa kwani kila kitu kinakwenda kwa mipango na uzuri mimi ni mtu wa soka, hivyo ninaahidi kwa kushirikiana na wenzangu tutafanikiwa.
“Kwa nini nimechagua Dodoma? Ipo katikati ya nchi na kingine ni mji mkuu, hivyo basi ninaomba ushirikiano wenu.”

Huyo siyo mwingine bali ni, Shija Richard ambaye ni mgombea wa urais katika Shirikisho la Soka Tanzania (TFF) katika uchaguzi utakaofanyika Jumamosi hii huko Dodoma.
Hapa ameelezea mikakati yake kama akifanikiwa kushinda urais wa TFF:

SERA
Mafanikio katika mpira siyo jambo la kufumba na kufumbua macho. Yanakuja baada ya kuweka misingi imara itakayosaidia kuchezeka kwa mpira.

Misingi hii huchukua muda mrefu kuweza kuijenga na kuikamilisha. Nchini Tanzania changamoto kubwa naiona katika mfumo rasmi wa kutambua na kuendeleza wachezaji pamoja na heshima ya TFF kama taasisi makini inayosimamia mpira.

Kuweza kutatua changamoto hizo kunaweza kuchukua miaka mingi, hivyo tunahitaji mpango endelevu kama ambavyo katika nchi tulivyo na ‘vision’ 2025 iliyoanza mwaka 1995 kipindi cha utawala wa Rais Benjamin Mkapa.



Kwa kuzingatia hilo, nimegawa sera zangu katika mipango ya muda mrefu na mfupi. Mipango ya muda mfupi ni ile nitakayoitekeleza ndani ya utawala wangu wakati ile ya muda mrefu itakuwa ni mwendelezo wa vision ya miaka 20 ya mpira wa miguu.

MIKAKATI YA MUDA MREFU
1. MIUNDOMBINU YA KUTAMBUA VIPAJI VYA SOKA
Mchezaji wa soka anatakiwa kuandaliwa kuanzia umri wa miaka 6. Katika umri huo, watoto wa Kitanzania wanakuwa shuleni.

Kunatakiwa kuwepo mfumo rasmi wa kuweza kutambua wachezaji wakiwa wadogo. Kwa kuwa michezo imerudi mashuleni tutaweka mpango endelevu wa kutoa mafunzo kwa walimu wa michezo shuleni ili waweze kuwapa wanafunzi mafunzo stahili kwa umri wao.

Pia mpango huo utaelezea mfumo rasmi ambapo walimu hawa watakuwa wanaripoti kwa mratibu wa soka wa mkoa. Huyu atakuwa ni mwajiriwa wa TFF ataripoti kwa Mkurugenzi wa Ufundi Makao Makuu.

Atakuwa akiwasimamia walimu wa michezo shuleni akiwa na lengo la kutambua wanafunzi wenye vipaji na atahifadhi kumbukumbu na takwimu kuhusu wachezaji.
Pia atatoa mapendekezo ya wanafunzi wanaostahili kupelekwa shule maalum za vipaji vya soka (Sports Academy).

Miundo mbinu ya kuendeleza soka
Baada ya kuwa na mfumo wa kutambua vipaji, sasa vipaji hivyo vinatakiwa kuendelezwa na hapo ndipo tunapohitaji uwepo wa shule maalumu za vipaji vya michezo.

Wafunzi wenye vipaji vya soka wanatakiwa kuweka katika shule maalumu ili kupata muda kutosha kuendeleza vipaji vyao lakini pia kuwa na miundombinu rafiki karibu yao.

Kama taasisi tutaweka malengo ya kuwa na akademi katika kanda sita. Kanda ya Kati, Kanda ya Kaskazini, Kanda ya Magharibi, Kanda ya Mashariki, Kanda ya Ziwa na Kanda ya Nyanda za Juu Kusini.

“Nataka katika kipindi cha miaka 20 ijayo huu ndiyo uwe mkakati wetu lakini pia katika kipindi changu cha uongozi nitahakikisha shule moja ya aina hiyo inajengwa mkoani Dodoma kwa ajili ya kuvipokea vipaji hivyo na kuviendeleza, nitakuwa tayari kuialika serikali pamoja na mashirika mbalimbali kufanikisha mpango huo.

Kuimarisha TFF
“Tunahitaji kuwa na taasisi imara yenye kuheshimika kwa Watanzania na ulimwenguni kote ili kuhakikisha tunakuwa na uwezo mkubwa wa kuwashawishi wadau mbalimbali kushirikiana na sisi katika maendeleo ya soka letu.


Mpira unabeba maslahi ya watanzania wengi sana, kwa hiyo taasisi inayosimamia mchezo huo inatakiwa kuwa makini na kufanya mambo yake kwa ufanisi mkubwa, kwa hiyo katika uongozi wangu nitaweka dira ili kila mwanafamilia wa soka kutambua uelekeo wetu kama taasisi.

          TAMBWE, OKWI, KICHUYA WAPIGWA MKWARA MZITO KUHUSU UFUNGAJI BORA LIGI KUU        

Wakati msimu wa 2017/18 ukielekea kuanza, tayari tambo zimeanza kuwa nyingi, sasa ni zamu ya ufungaji bora ambao unatarajiwa kuwa na ushindani mkali.

Mshambuliaji mpya wa Azam FC, Mbaraka Yusuph, ameahidi kuibuka mfungaji bora wa michuano ya Ligi Kuu ya Vodacom Tanzania Bara (VPL) inayotarajia kuanza Agosti 26 mwaka huu.

Yusuph aliyesaini mkataba wa miaka miwili ni miongoni mwa washambuliaji wapya waliosajiliwa kwa ajili ya msimu ujao akitokea Kagera Sugar alikofunga mabao 12 msimu uliopita na kuchaguliwa kuwa Mchezaji Bora Chipukizi.

Kauli hiyo ni kama dongo zito kwa wachezaji wengine hasa wa Simba na Yanga ambao wanatajwa kuwa wanaweza kuwa na nguvu katika kupigania kiatu cha dhahabu cha ufungaji bora kwa ajili ya msimu ujao. Baadhi ya wachezaji hao ni Amiss Tambwe wa Yanga, Emmanuel Okwi na Shiza Kichuya wa Simba.. 

“Kwa kweli nimejipanga kufanya vizuri zaidi kuliko msimu uliopita, natarajia Mwenyezi Mungu akinijalia kila mechi nitakayocheza niweze kupata nafasi, niweze kufunga na kuwa mfungaji bora wa ligi,” alisema Yusuph.

Yusuph ambaye ni shabiki mkubwa wa staa wa Baracelona na Argentina, Lionel Messi, amewapa ahadi mashabiki wa Azam FC ya timu hiyo kufanya vizuri msimu ujao huku akiwaomba waisapoti zaidi timu hiyo. 


          SIMBU ASEMA MEDALI NI ZAWADI KWA WATANZANIA        


MWANARIADHA Mtanzania, Alphonce Felix Simbu, wikiendi iliyopita alifanikiwa kushinda medali ya shaba katika mashindano ya Mbio za Dunia kwa upande wa Marathoni zinazoendelea London, England. 

Simbu mwaka jana katika mashindano ya Olimpiki jijini Rio De Janeiro, Brazili alishika nafasi ya tano, kabla ya Januari, mwaka huu kushinda medali ya dhahabu katika mbio za Standard Chartered Marathon zilizofanyika India kwa kushika nafasi ya kwanza baada ya kutumia saa 2:09: 32. 

Mfukuza upepo huyo ambaye ni nahodha wa timu ya taifa iliyoshiriki mashindano hayo ikiwa na wawakilishi nane, amefanikiwa kushinda medali hiyo baada ya miaka 12. 
Simbu ameshinda medali kwa kushika nafasi ya tatu baada ya kutumia muda wa saa 2:09:51, akiwa nyuma ya mshindi wa kwanza, Mkenya Geofrey Kirui, aliyetumia muda wa saa 
 2:08:27, huku mshindi wa pili, Muethiopia, Tamirat Tola akitumia muda wa saa 2:09:47. 

Licha ya ushindi huo wa mwanariadha huyo lakini ameshindwa kuvunja rekodi ya muda wa saa 2:09:21, iliyowekwa na Mtanzania, Christopher Isegwe mwaka 2005, katika mashindano hayo yaliyofanyika jijini Helsink, Finland. 
Championi Jumatano, limefanya mahojiano maalum na mfukuza upepo huyo ambaye alianza kwa 
 kuwashukuru Watanzania kwa kuweza kumuombea mpaka akashinda medali hiyo ambayo ilikuwa ikimpa wakati mgumu kwa muda mrefu. 

“Kwanza Watanzania wanatakiwa kujua ni kwa kipindi kirefu tumeyumba katika mchezo wa riadha na michezo mingine lakini sasa riadha ni kama imeshaanza kufunguka. 
“Lakini hatuwezi kupata mafanikio kwa kasi na ndiyo maana unaona kuanzia mwaka juzi, mwaka jana imeonekana kuna unafuu na leo tumeweza kupata medali, siyo jambo ambalo linaweza kufanyika kwa wepesi. 

“Zaidi inahitajika subira na ndiyo maana nikajitahidi kwa hali na mali mpaka tukaweza kupata medali, kwetu sio kitu cha kushangaza, wenzetu wamejipanga siku nyingi sana ila sisi tunafanya sasa hivi hivyo lazima kutakuwa na utofauti mkubwa. 
CHANGAMOTO GANI UMEKUTANA NAZO KABLA YA KUSHINDA? 

“Unajua changamoto katika mashindano ilikuwa kubwa hasa kwa wachezaji wenzangu ambao nilikuwa nashindana nao kwa sababu nilikuwa napambana kuwaacha nao walikuwa wakipambana kuniacha. 
“Ni moja ya changamoto ambayo tunakutana nayo kwenye mashindano, nimesapoti wenzangu, tulikuwa wote maana hata kabla ya kukimbia tulikuwa tumeambiana tujitoe muhanga hata kama hatutopata medali wote basi apate mmoja kati yetu. 
“Tunashukuru tumejitahidi, tukajitoa muhanga na tumefanikiwa kuchukua medali moja ambayo ni ya Shaba lakini sapoti ya wenzangu imechochea kuweza kushinda medali hii kwa kuwa tulikuwa tukihamasishana. 

UNAZUNGUMZIAJE USHINDI HUO? 
“Wakati wa kushangilia furaha yangu ilikuwa kubwa sana kwa sababu hili jambo lilikuwa linaninyima usingizi siku zote kwamba ni lini Tanzania na sisi tutapata medali katika mashindano makubwa ili kuweza kuondoa kasumba ya muda mrefu ambayo ipo vichwani mwa watu wengi. 

WAKATI UMEMALIZA MBIO ULIONEKANA UKITAFUTA BENDERA LAKINI UKAIKOSA, KWA NINI ILIKUWA VILE? 
“Wakati namalizia mbio ni kweli nilikuwa natafuta bendera ya nchi yangu ila haikuwepo lakini baadaye nikakumbuka kuwa viongozi walikuwa katika vituo wakiendelea kutoa huduma ya maji kwa wenzangu ambao walikuwa hawajamaliza. 

“Unajua vituo vilikuwa viwili, sasa kama kimoja kipo wazi walikuwa wengine walikuwa wakihamia kingine kuendelea kutoa huduma kwa wenzangu ambao bado walikuwa wakikimbia, naomba jambo hilo lisilete mitazamo tofauti kwa sababu viongozi bado walikuwa wakipambana kuwasaidia wengine kuwapa huduma. 
“Angalia hata ushindi ambao tumeweza kupata umetokana na mafanikio yao ya huduma ambazo tulikuwa tunazipata kule barabarani, ikizingatiwa walikuwa wachache hivyo hawakuweza kutosha ila nashukuru bendera ilipepea. 

UNAZUNGUMZIAJE KUCHUKUA MEDALI BAADA YA MIAKA 12? 
“Kiukweli hata mimi mwenyewe binafsi nimefurahi sana kwa medali hii maana ni muda mrefu umepita bila ya sisi kuweza kufanya hivi, naamini itaniongezea juhudi na maarifa makubwa katika mashindano yajayo. 

“Kikubwa ambacho kipo ni kumuomba Mungu azidi kunijaalia ili niweze kuendelea kufanya makubwa katika medani ya mchezo wa riadha maana hii ni zawadi kwa Watanzania ambao naamini leo hii wanafura kubwa.

CHANZO: CHAMPIONI


          MSUVA ALIVYOTAMBULISHA UZI WA UGENINI WA DIFAA AL JADID        



Mtanzania Simon Msuva alikuwa mmoja wa Watanzania waliopata nafasi ya kutambulisha jezi za ugenini za klabu ya Difaa Al Jadid ya Morocco.

Mtanzania huyo aliungana na wachezaji wengine wawili kufanya utambulisho huo akionekana kuwa ni sehemu ya chaguo.



Msuva amesaini mkataba wa miaka mitatu kuichezea Difaa Al Jadid, akitokea kikosi cha mabingwa wa soka Tanzania, Yanga.



          MAYAI: NATAKA SOKA KUANZIA NGAZI YA VIJANA        


Mchezaji wa zamani wa Yanga, Ally Mayai ambaye anawania nafasi ya Urais wa Shirikisho la Soka Tanzania (TFF), amezindua kampeni zake kwenye Ukumbi wa Ramada Posta jijini Dar es Salaam, huku akitaja vipaumbele kadhaa.



Mayai amesema endapo akipata nafasi ya kuwa rais wa shrikisho hilo atahakikisha analisimamia soka vizuri kuanzia ngazi ya vijana, wanawake na ngazi ya juu kwa welendi.



“Nataka kuona soka linasimamiwa kwa weledi kila mtu afanye kazi kuhakikisha kuwa soka letu linakuwa kuanzia ngazi ya vijana, wanawake na ngazi ya juu.



“Pia nitahakikisha kunakuwa na uanzishwaji wa Academi nyingi na zinazosimamiwa vyema,” alisema Mayai. 

          MADEGA AZINDUA KAMPENI ZAKE LEO ZA KUWANIA URAIS TFF        


Mgombea wa nafasi ya urais katika Shirikisho la Soka Tanzania (TFF), Imani Omar Madega, amezindua rasmi kampeni zake leo kwenye Hoteli ya New African, Posta jijini Dar.

Madega katika uzinduzi huo amesema kutokana na kuwa na uzoefu na matatizo ya soka,  hana woga wa kuyatatua akipata ridhaa ya kuwa rais.

    Wanahabari wakiendelea kumsikiliza Madega.

Aidha Madega alisema, ni mzoefu wa masuala ya soka kutokana na kuwahi kuwa Mwenyekiti wa Chama cha Soka Mkoa wa Pwani (Corefa) na atautumia uzoefu huo kufanikisha soka linapiga hatua zaidi.

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           ‘Ni kubahatisha tu!’-‘It’s just a game of chance!’ Adaptation and resignation to perceived risks in rural Tanzania         
Desmond, Nicola Ann (2009) ‘Ni kubahatisha tu!’-‘It’s just a game of chance!’ Adaptation and resignation to perceived risks in rural Tanzania. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.
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Regina Mburu, communications liaison for Unbound in Africa, recently traveled to Tanzania to gather stories about the families we serve there. Regina is from Kenya, and she enjoyed the chance to experience the unique culture of our Tanzanian families. By Regina Mburu, communications liaison for Unbound in Africa I was excited to leave for Tanzania. First and foremost, I was […]
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          Kilimanjaro : Mountain of Dreams        



Mt. Kilimanjaro has had a magical appeal for me ever since I climbed it as an eleven-year-old with my father, even though it was an awful experience. We did everything the wrong way. There were no training hikes to prepare us for the grueling physical challenges of the mountain and no guides to show us the most effective way to the summit. We didn’t bring enough water and our cotton clothing was completely inappropriate for both the tropical conditions at the mountain’s base and the frigid glacier at its highest elevations.

Still, we made it to the summit, 19,345 feet above the East African plain and the view from the top of Africa’s highest mountain is something I will never forget. Kilimanjaro was the first mountain I ever climbed and ignited my lifelong interest in exploration.

Over the next 35+ years returned twelve times since then and have discovered that for those who try to climb Kili, the mountain is almost always a metaphor. You climb it not just to reach the summit, but to prove something to yourself. This was particularly true on one particular expedition, in January 2005, when I led three to the summit.

For Keech Coombe, Kili was a physical test. In February 2004, this athletic twenty-seven-year-old broke her neck in a horrific skiing accident that nearly killed her. She spent weeks in the hospital with a halo device attached to her head and upper vertebrae – her doctors were uncertain if she would ever be able to walk again. Miraculously, Keech made a nearly complete recovery. But could she return to her pre-accident form? The mountain would give the answer.



For Alan Valdez, it offered a shot at redemption. A fifty-five-year-old Wall Street trader, Alan had tried to climb Kilimanjaro in 1980 but ignored the warning of “pole, pole” (pronounced “poh-lay, poh-lay,” it means “slowly, slowly” in Swahili) and tried to reach the summit in a mere three days. Suffering from altitude sickness at 16,000 feet, he’d had to retreat to lower elevations.

For Kay Foster, Kilimanjaro represented a new lease on life. A sophisticated older woman who lives on Beekman Place, Kay had admitted to me privately that she had not emerged from the funk that had engulfed her ever since her husband had passed away several years earlier. The idea of climbing Africa’s highest mountain seemed to light a fire inside her.

As we set off for Tanzania, Kilimanjaro had unexpectedly become a metaphor for me, too. Bedridden with the flu for three weeks prior to departure, for the first time in my life I had serious doubts about my own ability to lead a climb. Kili would be a test with the outcome very much in question.

After two days of rest and acclimatization in Arusha, a village at the foot of Kilimanjaro, we headed to the Machame Gate (at 5,900 feet), where we would begin the climb. We could see Kilimanjaro rising majestically out of the African plain, a sight unmatched anywhere on the globe because Kili is not part of a mountain range: it is the highest freestanding mountain in the world.

A tropical rainforest circles Kilimanjaro at its base, so for most of our first day we hiked under a canopy of high trees, moss-coated vines and ferns. The calls of the colobus monkeys that make the forest their home filled the air. After nine hours, we emerged from the rain forest into a dryer, savannah-like part of the mountain, where we made camp for the night, just below 10,000 feet. Waiting for dinner in our small mess tent, everyone looked exhausted. Kay arrived much later than the others, looking pale and very weak. Privately, Keech and I worried that she would never be able to reach the summit.

Dinner was served and we devoured the high carbohydrate meal of rice, pasta, bread, chicken and vegetables (typically hikers burn 3,500 to 10,000 calories per day). As we ate, we shared stories of turning points in ours lives, past romances and earlier memorable journeys.

We awoke the next morning before sunrise to a frigid chill in the air and set out on the next leg of our journey. Trekking through heath and moorland, our goal was Shira Camp, located on a spectacular high ridge at 12,600 feet. But a lightning storm suddenly materialized and we were showered with hail that soon turned to frozen rain. Rivers of water were splashing down the trail at our feet.

We slogged our way up, getting soaked and muddy in the process. There was little relief when we reached Shira – our tents seemed precariously placed on the ground and the porters (led by our guide, Jonas Rutta) feverishly dug drainage trenches to route the water away. As we huddled in the mess tent for dinner, everyone looked worried.

We awoke to find the sun shining. Our relief was palpable, because ahead of us lay a difficult day; we would hike across the high desert to 15,000 feet, then descend to Barranco Camp at 12,750 feet. This would allow our bodies to acclimatize to the higher elevation before we made our push to the summit.

As we set out that morning, we experienced the wrath of Kili’s fast-changing weather as the sunshine turned to rain, slowing our pace and wreaking havoc on our fragile emotions. Descending to Barranco, we saw a thunderstorm of frightening proportions up on the summit--a grim coda to a day that had been physically and emotionally exhausting.

Keech seemed to be doing well – she had experienced no physical difficulties so far, and I watched with amusement as she taught the porters how to properly toss a Nerf football. Alan appeared strong and relaxed because he had learned “pole, pole” as his mountain mantra. Kay, on the other hand, though a dogged optimist, had been struggling. The climb was taking an unmistakable physical toll on her. And the most difficult part was still ahead.

The next day, we ascended the Great Baranco Valley and reached our camp at Lava Tower, a two hundred foot column of orange volcanic rock at 15,000 feet, in the early afternoon. With some time on our hands, Keech and I decided to do something we hadn’t done in five days – bathe. Isolated behind a outcropping of rocks, a stream and waterfall had sprung to life from the recent rainfalls. Finding separate, secluded terraces, we stripped off our dirty hiking clothes and plunged naked into the frigid waters for the briefest of exhilarating baths.

The next morning our tents were covered in ice – it had snowed throughout the night. This day would be an easy one, a short climb to 16,500 feet to our next camp, at Arrow Glacier, our introduction to the famous glaciers that cover the uppermost slopes of Kili. There, the sound of distant avalanches made everyone uneasy. Our party was experiencing the first real effects of high altitude: appetites had diminished, and several of us were suffering from headaches.

As we awoke for our seventh day on the mountain, we all knew that the most difficult leg of the climb lay ahead. The Western Breach rises sharply up to the rim of Kilimanjaro’s volcanic crater, an intimidating scramble of rocky crags and steep drop offs. So we set off and slowly, winding our way up the steep path. A difficult climb in normal conditions, the route was now covered in ice, so Jonas and I had to painstakingly cut steps into the frozen surface with an axe.

The pace of the climb slowed and the group spread out. At lunch, we waited over an hour for Kay, but she never showed up. Knowing Jonas had dropped back to join her, we pressed on, up a series of rock scrambles, where we struggled to pull our bodies through narrow canyons and up and over large boulders. Our normal chatter was reduced to breathing and grunting. After a series of false ridge tops, we emerged onto the flat terrain of Kili’s crater, 18,750 feet above sea level and resembling an arctic moonscape –accented by the huge, indigo-streaked glaciers to the west. Uhuru Peak, the highest point on the crater rim and the summit of Kili, was visible a mere 600 feet above us.

Keech and Alan arrived but at 5 p.m., there was still no sign of Kay. Then, an hour later, we were astonished to see her stumble up over the ridge, barely able to walk and completely spent. The most difficult part of the climb was behind us.

We awoke the next morning at 5 and left camp at 6. We watched as the sun rose into a cloudless blue sky. The weather gods of Kili were smiling. For two hours we ascended a steep, winding trail, up a series of rocky switchbacks. No one spoke, and there was no resting on this last push to the summit. We finally emerged onto a slightly-graded plateau and crossed a few hundred yards to a modest wooden sign, which marked the highest point on the African continent. Success.

I looked at Keech and saw that tears of joy had welled up in her eyes. Exactly one year before she had had her devastating skiing accident. But here she was on the summit of Kili. Alan was simply ecstatic – a twenty-five-year-old monkey was finally off his back. He hugged Jonas and, grinning, repeated for the last time the mantra that had gotten him there: “pole, pole.” Kay was the last to arrive, staggering and exhausted. I told her to take in the view, smell the air, and remember the moment. It would be with her for the rest of her life.

I took in the view with her. I had seen it before, the vast African plain stretching for hundreds of miles, Mount Meru to the west and beyond it, the Serengeti Plain. I glanced over at Keech quietly sobbing to herself, at Alan beaming and at Kay taking in the roof of Africa. For all of us, Kilimanjaro had truly become a mountain of dreams…fulfilled.







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          Blogbericht 8 Tanzania reis - De wandeling in het Jozani bos        
Met een gids maakten Lisette en ik een wandeling door het Jozani bos op Zanzibar. Het bos staat bekend om de populatie van de 'red colobus monkey', oftewel de rode franjeaap. Deze soort is endemisch is op Zanzibar en komt dus nergens anders voor! Ze waren zeer benaderbaar en absoluut niet schuw. Naast de rode franjeapen kwamen er ook veel blauwe meerkatten voor in dit gebied. Ook deze soort, die veelal met de rode franjeapen optrokken, waren totaal niet schuw.

Nadat we ongeveer een uur aapjes hadden gefotografeerd kwamen er meer toeristen ter plaatse. De categorie toeristen die met 'selfie sticks' aan het zwaaien waren op een paar centimeter van de gezichten van de apen voor een ultieme 'monkey selfie', vervelende mensen dus. Het was dus 'time to go' voor ons, voordat we ons eraan gingen storen.
Achteraf waren we blij dat we vroeg opgestaan waren voor deze excursie, nu hadden we bijna een uur lang de apen voor onszelf en hebben we bijna een uur heerlijk kunnen genieten van het gedrag van de apen!

Na het apenbezoek maakten we met onze gids ook een kleine wandeling in een mangrove bos dat zeer nabij gelegen was. Het was indrukwekkend om de bizarre wortelpartijen te zien!
procolobus kirkii - red colobus monkey - rode franjeaap

Cercopithecus  mitis - sykes' monkey - blauwe meerkat




























































































Dit is dan echt het laatste blog geweest van de indrukwekkende reis die Lisette en ik hebben gemaakt! Buiten het feit dat we nog een keer tuimelaar dolfijnen zijn wezen spotten en zijn gaan snorkelen, is er eigenlijk niet meer zoveel te schrijven over ons Zanzibar verblijf. Bij de rest van onze dagen op Zanzibar stond de ontspanning centraal. Denk hierbij aan termen als zon, zee, strand, boeken, lekkere drankjes en goed eten!


          Blogbericht 7 Tanzania reis - De afdaling naar de Ngorongoro krater voor de slotsafari        
Vandaag gingen we op pad voor alweer de laatste safaridag van onze Tanzania reis. Een safaritrip die echt nog wel ergens om ging. We hadden het luipaard, de buffel, de leeuw en de olifant allen al veelvuldig gezien. Dat betekende dat er nog een diersoort ontbrak om aan de 'big 5' te komen! Je raadt het al: de neushoorn ontbrak nog aan onze inmiddels lange lijst aan gespotte diersoorten!

Het duurde ruim een uur voordat we vanuit Karatu naar de kraterbodem waren afgedaald. De ingang naar het Ngorongoro reservaat hadden we na ongeveer twintig minuten gevonden. De daadwerkelijke reistijd zat hem in de afdaling langs de stoffige weggetjes naar de bodem van de wereldberoemde Ngorongoro krater. Hier leeft een zeer kleine populatie zwarte neushoorns, onder zeer strikte bescherming van rangers. Bepaalde gebieden in de krater zijn afgesloten om de dieren zo goed mogelijk te kunnen beschermen van stropers.

Tot de lunchpauze zagen we van alles. Er waren een hoop dieren aanwezig in de krater, hieronder een overzicht:

Ngorongoro krater

Ngorongoro krater
 Dit was het uitzicht dat we eerder in de week al hadden bewonderd onderweg naar Serengeti National Park. In het regenseizoen (vanaf april) wordt de bodem van de krater omgetoverd tot een prachtig groen tapijt.

Connochaetes taurinus - blue wildebeest - blauwe gnoe

Connochaetes taurinus - blue wildebeest - blauwe gnoe
De blauwe gnoes die in de krater leven doen niet mee aan de migratie die duizenden van deze hoefdieren ondernemen op jaarlijkse basis richting Kenya. De Ngorongoro krater is het hele jaar rond rijk aan voedsel voor de gnoes, de noodzaak om te trekken is bij deze populatie gnoes dus niet aanwezig. Prachtig om te zien hoe deze dieren in keurige rijen verplaatsten, waarbij de leider werd gevolgd. Dit goldt in iets mindere mate ook voor de aanwezige zebra's op de kraterbodem.

equus quagga - plains zebra - steppezebra

Buteo augur - augur buzzard - augurbuizerd

Buteo augur - augur buzzard - augurbuizerd
 Deze schitterende roofvogel was absoluut niet schuw. Hij liet zich tot twee keer toe goed fotograferen op verschillende plekken. Het is goed mogelijk dat het bij allebei de keren dezelfde vogel betrof.

Connochaetes taurinus - blue wildebeest - blauwe gnoe

Connochaetes taurinus - blue wildebeest - blauwe gnoe
Connochaetes taurinus - blue wildebeest - blauwe gnoe

equus quagga - plains zebra - steppezebra

equus quagga - plains zebra - steppezebra

equus quagga - plains zebra - steppezebra

Phacochoerus africanus - warthog - knobbelzwijn

Canis aureus - golden jackall - goudjakhals

Canis aureus - golden jackall - goudjakhals

Balearica regulorum - crowned crane - kroonkraanvogel
De kroonkraanvogel was veruit de meest algemene vogelsoort in de krater. ''This is the national bird of Uganda'', benadrukte Seif bij het zien van de eerste 'crowned cranes'. Geweldig vind ik ze, toch wel een van de mooiste vogelsoorten die ik heb gezien tijdens de reis.

Crocuta crocuta - spotted hyena - gevlekte hyena
Dit was ook wel een bijzonder gezicht. Deze hyena liep rond met een gnoe gewei in zijn bek! Een niet alledaags gezicht dat ook wel een foto'tje waard was!

Panthera leo - lion - leeuw

Panthera leo - lion - leeuw

Panthera leo - lion - leeuw

Milvus aegyptius - geelsnavelwouw
Na de lunchpauze was het de bedoeling om rustig richting de uitgang te gaan rijden, aangezien het nog een flink stuk rijden zou zijn naar onze laatste lodge op het vasteland in Arusha, voordat we naar Zanzibar zouden vliegen. 
We mogen van veel geluk spreken dat onze gids nog werd aangesproken onderweg door een andere gids. Het leverde een last minute voltooiing van onze 'big 5' op. In de verte zagen we twee grote zwarte neushoorns liggen langs een oever. Gelukkig, want ik was in de auto al stevig aan het balen met Lisette dat we de 'big 5' niet hadden gezien! Nu konden we met een goed gevoel afscheid nemen van onze safari dagen, want wat hadden we onwijs veel gezien zeg!! Hulde voor onze 'kingspotters' Seif en Jackson!

In de krater zagen we los van het beeldmateriaal onder andere ook nog een fantastische afrikaanse visarend, groepen nimmerzats, struisvogels, oorgieren, vele buffels, nijlpaarden, thomsongazellen, grantgazellen en groene bavianen

          Blogbericht 6 Tanzania reis - De rest van ons verblijf in de Serengeti        
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De volgende ochtend, toen Lisette en ik uit de tent kwamen om richting het ontbijt te vertrekken, werden we verrast door twee zadeljakhalzen die we langs onze tent op geringe afstand voorbij zagen wandelen! Ook Herman had een mooi verhaal overgehouden aan de nachtelijke uren die hij met ons deelde aan de ontbijttafel: het warm water reservoir van zijn tent was in de nachtelijke uren omver gekegeld door een olifant, die waarschijnlijk op zoek was naar water!

Toen de laatste pannenkoeken naar binnen waren gewerkt en de 'sterke' verhalen waren waren gedeeld, nestelden we onszelf weer in de Toyota landcruisers met 'pop up roof' voor een nieuwe safari gamedrive, dit keer met Jackson! We hadden met de groep besloten een keer van gids te wisselen. Toen we krap twintig minuten onderweg waren stopten we op mijn verzoek bij een prachtige d'arnaud's barbet', oftewel d'arnauds baardvogel, een schitterend getekende en gekleurde vogelsoort die graag in de buurt van termietenheuvels verblijft!
Het genieten duurde echter niet lang, want uit het niets keerde Jackson de auto om vervolgens op hoge snelheid de tegenovergestelde richting op te rijden! ''What are you doing Jackson'', vroeg ik direct. Jackson antwoordde: ''Someone forgot his wallet, there's no time to waste!''. Ik vond het een vreemd verhaal en vroeg verder door naar aanleiding van deze plotselinge wending. Uiteindelijk gaf Jackson lachend toe dat het niet waar was en zei dat er een jakhals op een zebra aan het jagen was. Hij gaf aan dat hij dat via de portofoon door had gekregen. Ik vond het wederom een gek verhaal. ''Een Jakhals is toch een aaseter? En dan nog; een zebra is toch een veel te grote en sterke prooi voor een jakhals?'' Er ging van alles door mijn hoofd. Uiteindelijk bleek het om een moeder jachtluipaard te gaan met 2 jongen, die zich even goed lieten zien. Geweldig! En wat een schitterende grappenmaker toch ook, die Jackson! Heerlijk!

Tijdens onze drive, waarbij we uiteindelijk later op de dag richting het in het noorden van de Serengeti gelegen Lobo wildlife lodge zouden vertrekken, zagen we weer veel moois en stopten we onder andere bij een heuze 'hippo pool', waar het serieus dringen was voor de tientallen nijlpaarden in relatief kleine plassen. Het uitzicht vanuit ons hooggelegen appartement was fantastisch. We keken uit op een prachtig dal en rotsmassieven. In het dal zagen we de grazende buffels en op de massieven zagen we rotsklipdassen en groene meerkatten van redelijk dichtbij.

De volgende dag hadden we in het noorden, in de directe omgeving van de Lobo lodge, nog een ochtend gamedrive gehad.
We reisden vervolgens weer af naar de ingang van de Serengeti om vervolgens richting Karatu te vertrekken voor een verblijf bij het prachtige Karatu inn lodge met een heerlijk zwembad, een luxe kamer en schitterend aangelegde tuinen.
In Karatu kochten Lisette en ik nog het een en ander aan houtsnijwerk bij lokale winkeltjes voordat we arriveerden bij onze lodge.
Hippopatamus amphibius - hippo - nijlpaard

Redunca redunca - bohor reedbuck - bohor rietbok 
In de omgeving van deze bohor rietbok hadden we ook nog even goede hoop op een nieuwe 'leeuw versus buffel show'. Er lagen diverse leeuwinnen nabij het water in het gras toen een groep buffels recht op hen af kwam. De leeuwinnen kozen er bij het passeren van de buffels echter voor om plat te gaan liggen. Ze verstopten zich op deze manier in de hoge vegetatie voor de naderende buffels, 'no show' dus!
Oreotragus oreotragus - klipspringer

Oreotragus oreotragus - klipspringer