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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Kenya burns world’s biggest ivory haul to save elephants

Kenya has torched 105 tonnes of ivory on April 30, 2016 at a ceremony led by President Uhuru Kenyatta and attended by dignitaries at the Nairobi National Park. PHOTO | SCREENGRAB | NATION MEDIA GROUP
Kenya has torched 105 tonnes of ivory on April 30, 2016 at a ceremony led by President Uhuru Kenyatta and attended by dignitaries at the Nairobi National Park. PHOTO | SCREENGRAB | NATION MEDIA GROUP 
By  EUNICE KILONZO
In Summary
  • The President will set on fire 105 tonnes of ivory, an haul equivalent to 65,000 elephants.
  • Kenya's elephant population has dwindled by 95,000 since 1973.
  • Three Heads of State have committed to fight poaching and push for the killing of the ivory market.

Africa: Global Technology Professionals Gather in Egypt to Show Case Latest Innovations in the 2nd Teche Summit Event



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Techne Summit Hits the Tech Business by Storm Once Again
Global Technology Professionals Gather in Egypt to Show Case Latest Innovations in the 2nd Teche Summit Event
 
Techne Summit will be an opportunity for startups to grow in the Middle East & North Africa region
ALEXANDRIA, Egypt, April 21, 2016/ -- Techne Summit (www.TechneSummit.com), the renowned international entrepreneurship technology event that acts as a platform by including the main global players in the technology industry, will launch this year once again in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, Egypt from 7th to 8thMay 2016. Carrying the same slogan of ...

Tanzania: Tigo Pesa customers pocket $2.3m /- in quarterly profit share

 


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Tigo Pesa customers pocket $2.3m /- in quarterly profit share
This is the eighth time that Tigo is disbursing the quarterly payment to its mobile money users
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, April 21, 2016/ -- Tigo Pesa (www.Tigo.co.tz) users have been paid a total of $2.3m/- as profit share paid every quarter by Tanzania’s leading digital lifestyle telecom.

Innovation, massive investment, positions Tigo as the second largest telecom in Tanzania

 


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DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, April 22, 2016/ -- Leading digital lifestyle company, Tigo Tanzania (www.Tigo.co.tz) has become the second largest player in the Tanzanian telecom market with the highest growth rate, recent statistics by the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) have revealed.

Clarke Energy Chosen to Supply GE’s Gas Engine Technology to Combined Heat and Power Plant in Tanzania

 


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Clarke Energy Chosen to Supply GE’s Gas Engine Technology to Combined Heat and Power Plant in Tanzania
  • Clarke Energy Secures Its First Project in Tanzania with Azam Flour Mill Deploying One of GE’s Jenbacher J612 Gas Engines
  • Helping Bakhresa Foods Reduce the Yearly Operating Costs through the Deployment of a New Gas-Fueled CHP Plant
  • Project Demonstrates Growing Availability of Gas in Dar es Salaam Following Completion of New Gas Pipeline

Online TV: The Guardian Nigeria launches online TV platform



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The Guardian Nigeria launches online TV platform
Guardian TV will provide exclusive video interviews, as well as up-to-the-minute videos from across the world
LAGOS, Nigeria, April 27, 2016/ -- The Guardian (http://www.Guardian.ng), Nigeria’s most trusted newspaper, launched its online TV platform, Guardian TV (http://www.TV.Guardian.ng), on Wednesday, April 27.

Jambojet to add new flight in Coast route

Passengers board a Jambojet aircraft on its maiden flight to Kisumu. PHOTO | JACOB OWITI | NATION MEDIA GROUP
Passengers board a Jambojet aircraft on its maiden flight to Kisumu. PHOTO | JACOB OWITI | NATION MEDIA GROUP  

Chief executive Willem Hondius said they will acquire another plane to enable them to offer the morning and afternoon flights.
By KIARIE NJOROGE
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Budget carrier Jambojet is set to launch a second flight to Lamu and Malindi in August as it looks to take advantage of growing passenger numbers.

Sh250m project to connect three towns with Internet


AccessKenya founder brothers Jonathan (left) and David (right) with their father Michael Somen. Dimension Data has bid Sh3.05 billion to buy the tech company. PHOTO/FILE
AccessKenya founder brothers Jonathan (left) and David (right) with their father Michael Somen. PHOTO | FILE |  NATION MEDIA GROUP

The internet service provider is currently laying 100km of underground fibre cables in Thika, Diani
and Kisumu.

KCB shareholders approve Sh10bn rights issue

The cash call, agreed on during the AGM, is slated for later this year and will see the lender create an additional one billion new shares.
KCB Group CEO Joshua Oigara speaks during the launch of the Islamic banking at Hilton Hotel in Nairobi April 9, 2015. The bank's shareholders on April 29,2016 approved Sh10bn rights issue and Sh2 per share scrip dividend to be equally divided between cash payment and shares. PHOTO | SALATON NJAU | NATION MEDIA GROUP

KCB Group CEO Joshua Oigara speaks during the launch of the Islamic banking at Hilton Hotel in Nairobi April 9, 2015. The bank's shareholders on April 29,2016 approved Sh10bn rights issue and Sh2 per share scrip dividend to be equally divided between cash payment and shares. PHOTO | SALATON NJAU | NATION MEDIA GROUP  

 The cash call, agreed on during the AGM, is slated for later this year and will see the lender create an additional one billion new shares.

M-Pesa hits 25 million users as Vodafone eyes new markets


Vodafone director of mobile money Michael Joseph. PHOTO | FILE
Vodafone director of mobile money Michael Joseph. PHOTO | FILE 
By LILIAN OCHIENG'
In Summary
  • The mobile money transfer platform has experienced a surge in usage across Africa, Asia and Europe, with active customers increasing by 27.1 per cent.

Barclays Tanzania picks new chief executive

Abdi Mohamed on 21st January 2013 at Karen Golf and Country Club. FILE PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO |  NATION MEDIA GROUP
By OTIATO GUGUYU
Barclays Bank has appointed the Kenya Chief Operating Officer Abdi Mohamed to replace Kihara Maina, the managing director for the Tanzania subsidiary.

Tanzania telecoms finally wiggle out of law on listing on DSE

Mobile telephony is growing fast in Tanzania. PHOTO | FILE
Mobile telephony is growing fast in Tanzania. PHOTO | FILE 
By CHRISTOPHER KIDANKA
In Summary
  • For nearly two years, the government has been locked in a tug-of-war with mobile phone firms over adherence to the Electronic and Postal Communications Act (Epoca), which requires them to float at least 20 per cent of their shares on the DSE for citizens to buy.
  • The companies have protested the requirement, saying that the stockmarket performance could impact negatively on the share prices.
  • DSE executive director Moremi Marwa said that since the passing of the regulations, not a single telco had expressed interest to list on the stockmarket. 

Kampala borrows $48m to build inland port on shores of Lake Victoria



A section of the Bukasa land that will house the inland port on the shores of Lake Victoria. PHOTO | FILE
A section of the Bukasa land that will house the inland port on the shores of Lake Victoria. PHOTO | FILE 
By DICTA ASIIMWE
In Summary
  • Uganda has borrowed $48 million from two German banks to construct an inland port at Bukasa on the shores of Lake Victoria, in a move that is aimed at widening the database of non-concessional lenders.
  • AKA Bank and Commerzbank AG are the two German banks that have lent Uganda the money to construct Bukasa port.
  • But Dr Fred Muhumuza, an economist and former advisor to the Ministry of Finance said Bukasa is not an economically viable port as it is reportedly shallow, and will require a lot of dredging, before it can be used by big modern ships.

Kill the ivory market once and for all’


Part of a 700 kilogramme ivory haul seized by Togolese police in 2013. Mr Kenyatta said this will not be the generation of Africans who stood by as elephants are lost. FILE PHOTO | EMILE KOUTON |
Part of a 700 kilogramme ivory haul seized by Togolese police in 2013. Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta said this will not be the generation of Africans who stood by as elephants are lost. FILE PHOTO | EMILE KOUTON |  AFP
By EUNICE KILONZO
In Summary
  • Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta wants ivory made worthless and its trade banned.
  • Earlier, chairperson of the Kenya Wildlife Society, Dr Richard Leakey, had suggested end of the ivory trade, terming it the “surest way” to end poaching.
  • According to Dr Leakey, making ivory worthless as it was done in 1989 when the price was devalued would also help.

Mfumukeko takes over EAC with $11m budget deficit


Liberat Mfumukeko (right) took over the post of EAC Secretary-General from Richard Sezibera (left) on April 25, 2014. Tanzania's Foreign Affairs minister and chairman of the EAC Council of Ministers Augustine Mahiga looks on during the handover ceremony. PHOTO | FILBERT RWEYEMAMU 
By ADAM IHUCHA
In Summary
  • Liberat Mfumukeko last week took over the post of EAC Secretary-General with three things at the top of his agenda: A viable financing mechanism for the expanding East African Community; full implementation of all signed protocols, and inclusion of South Sudan in EAC activities.
  • He minced no words as he made it clear that his regime will propose “stringent measures” geared towards cost cutting, value for money, accountability and transparency. Mr Mfumukeko, cut the figure of a no-nonsense executive as he talked to the staff members he would be leading for the next five years.

Former rebels, ex-detainees in President Salva Kiir’s Cabinet


South Sudan President Salva Kiir (centre) with First Vice President Riek Machar (left) and Second Vice President James Wani Igga shake hands after the formation of a new Cabinet of the unity government at the the Cabinet Affairs Ministry in Juba on April 29, 2016. AFP PHOTO | ALBERT GONZALEZ FARRAN 
By ALLAN OLINGO
In Summary
  • South Sudan’s unity government is beginning to take shape, with the newly-appointed Cabinet holding its first sitting on Friday, hours after being appointed.
  • Through a presidential decree, Kiir appointed the former rebels to the Ministry of Interior, Mining, Water and Transport, while the political detainees got the Foreign Affairs and Agriculture among other portfolios.
  • First Vice President Dr Machar, through his SPLM-IO party, now controls a third of the 30-member cabinet.

Rwanda looks to Tanzania for rail transport as Uganda falters on SGR

Kenya could lose out again as Kigali chooses the Central Corridor owing to failure to prioritise Kampala —Kigali section in standard gauge railway plans. PHOTO | FILE |
Kenya could lose out again as Kigali chooses the Central Corridor owing to failure to prioritise Kampala —Kigali section in standard gauge railway plans. PHOTO | FILE |   NATION MEDIA GROUP
By ALLAN OLINGO
In Summary
  • Kenya could lose out again as Kigali chooses the Central Corridor owing to failure to prioritise Kampala —Kigali section in SGR plans.
  • It is understood that Rwanda now feels its interests are best served through the Tanzanian SGR due to its short distance and Uganda’s preference on the railway network to Juba over the Kigali-Kampala connection. It is, however, not clear if Rwanda would still have an interest in the Kigali-Kampala railway as an alternative.

President Kenyatta visits Huruma as 7 confirmed dead in tragedy

President Uhuru Kenyatta at the scene where a building collapsed in Huruma, Nairobi on April 30, 2016. PHOTO | ROBERT NGUGI |  NATION MEDIA GROUP
By BERNARDINE MUTANU
In Summary
  • More than 133 people have so far been rescued from the rubble.
  • Kenya Red Cross on Saturday said at least 1,000 people have been displaced in Mathare and Mukuru slums.

AccessBank injects 8bn/- extra capital

DAILY NEWS Reporter
ACCESSBANK Tanzania (ABT) shareholders have approved a capital increase of 8.0bn/- in order to support expansion of the bank.

Huawei brings Mate 8 to Tanzania

STAFF REPORTER
THE latest addition to Huawei’s smartphone range, the Mate 8 is in the market in Tanzania after its launch in South Africa last week.

Acacia Mining to pay $20m in corporate tax in 2016

DAILY NEWS Reporter
ACACIA Mining PLC is to pre-pay 20 million US dollars in corporate taxes this year after signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) last month in Dar es Salaam.

Geita Gold scoops the OSHA company of the year award

URBAN EPIMARK in Dodoma


THE Anglogold Ashanti, Geita Gold Mine has been picked by Occupational Safety and Health Authority – Osha as the best mining company of the year to observe safety and healthy grids.

Water shortage in Dar will soon end, Minister

DAILY NEWS Reporters in Dodoma
THE government is determined to solve water shortage in the city of Dar es Salaam permanently following different projects that were currently being implemented, Deputy Minister for Water and Irrigation Isaack Kamwelwe, has said.

Respect for state reserved areas will avert conflict, people told

DAILY NEWS Reporters in Dodoma
THE Ministry of Lands, Housing and Human Settlement Development has asked the public to stop now common habit of invading public places and other government agencies to avoid land conflicts.

Girls recommended to embrace midwifery

ROSE ATHUMANI
YOUTHS in secondary schools taking science subjects have been advised to take up midwifery to have more number professionals in the country.

Cybercrime to be treated like any criminal case


Mount Kilimanjaro porters trained on HIV prevention methods

DEUS NGOWI in Moshi
MOUNT Kilimanjaro porters have been urged to be proactive in war against HIV/AIDS as a way to ensure the nation does not lose its workforce or increase the number of dependants due to the malady.

Kenya to press for total ban of ivory trade at CITES


Part of a 700 kilogramme ivory haul seized by Togolese police in 2013. Mr Kenyatta said this will not be the generation of Africans who stood by as elephants are lost. FILE PHOTO | EMILE KOUTON |
Part of a 700 kilogramme ivory haul seized by Togolese police in 2013. Mr Kenyatta said this will not be the generation of Africans who stood by as elephants are lost. FILE PHOTO | EMILE KOUTON |  AFP
By KIARIE NJOROGE, gkiarie@ke.nationmedia.com
In Summary
  • The Johannesburg convention will be a continuation of Kenya’s fight against several countries, including South Africa, who are lobbying for ivory trade to be legalised.

Majaliwa takes advice on probing UK bank

KATARE MBASHIRU in Dodoma
PRIME Minister, Mr Kassim Majaliwa, said yesterday the government was working on Kigoma Urban MP (ACT-Wazalendo) Zitto Kabwe’s advice that it should launch an investigation into the bribery scandal with the UK bank.

Talks on Uganda-Tanzania crude oil pipeline takes off

HILDA MHAGAMA
OFFICIALS from Uganda and Tanzania yesterday convened for the first time to discuss work plan for the development of the proposed 8.7 trillion/-crude oil export pipeline.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Dar City Council sells shares in UDA

DAILY NEWS Reporter
DAR ES SALAAM City Council's (DCC) ownership in Usafiri Dar es Salaam (UDA) has officially ceased following Simon Group's payment for the 51 per cent shares in the company.

JPM spits fire over corrupt law enforcers

DAILY NEWS Reporter in Dodoma
PRESIDENT John Magufuli yesterday pledged to allocate more resources to the law enforcers but condemned frauds in the force, threatening stern legal measures against the embezzlers.

Cost of living eases in April on low food, fuel prices

Money Markets
  Traders at a food market. The rate of inflation stood at 5.27 per cent in April 2016. FILE
Traders at a food market. Inflation dropped to 5.27 per cent in April on lower food prices and reduced motoring expenses as petrol prices fell. PHOTO | FILE 
By NEVILLE OTUKI, notuki@ke.nationmedia.com

Inflation dropped to 5.27 per cent in April on lower food prices and reduced motoring expenses as petrol prices fell.

NSSF gives employers ultimatum over arrears

HILDA MHAGAMA
THE National Social Security Fund (NSSF) has issued a two months ultimatum to 3,234 employers in Dar es Salaam to pay arrears of workers monthly contributions before the end of June, this year.

Munir Ahmed looks back at his short tenure as NBK boss


Munir Sheikh Ahmed. ILLUSTRATION | STANSLAUS MANTHI 
By DAVID HERBLING

In Summary
  • He took up the new job with much gusto, having worked for nearly two decades with Standard Chartered Bank both in Kenya and overseas in the United Kingdom and South Africa.

Dar telecom invests 3bn/- in community projects

DAILY NEWS Reporter
VODACOM Tanzania has invested over 3.09bn/- into corporate social investment projects over the past three years.
Vodacom’s Managing Executive, Corporate Affairs, Ms Roselynn Mworia, said in Dar es Salaam that the investments took place in health, education, social welfare, gender equity and women empowerment.

CRDB sets aside 1bn/- for e-payment campaign

DAILY NEWS Reporter
CRDB has launched an e-payment sensitization campaign using Tembo debit cards aiming at easing payments and maximizing government revenue collection.

Envoy hails Tanzania’s achievements

JAFFAR MJASIRI
AS part of the celebrations to mark the upcoming International Worker’s Day, the Embassy of China in Tanzania held the excellent Employee of Chinese Company Awards Ceremony.

Uber: How fight for Indian taxi market ended up in court

Corporate News
Uber alleges competitor Ola created about 94,000 fake user accounts and used them to make over 405,000 false bookings. PHOTO | AFP 
In Summary
  • Uber is suing Ola for $7.5 million to compensate for lost revenue and goodwill, alleging it created about 94,000 fake user accounts and used them to make over 405,000 false bookings.
  • In court documents, Uber says it found 660 accounts used to make troublesome bookings came from a building housing Ola's office in the western city of Pune.
  • Uber said more than 23,000 of its drivers quit due to "illegal and wrongful interference" between September 2015 and February 2016.
  • The case paints a picture of a no-holds-barred corporate battle between the two start-ups in one of the world's fastest growing taxi markets, where both have been burning millions of dollars of investor money as they seek to undercut each other with cheaper fares.

SSRA YASHIRIKI MAONESHO YA SIKU YA USALAMA NA AFYA MAHALA PA KAZI YANAYOENDELEA MKOANI DODOMA

Waziri wa Nchi Ofisi ya
Waziri Mkuu Sera, Bunge, Ajira, Kazi, Vijana na Walemavu Mh. Jenista Mhagama
akimkabidhi Cheti cha Ushiriki Mkuu wa Kitengo 
cha
Uhusiano na Uhamasishaji wa Mamlaka ya Usimamizi na Udhibiti wa Sekta ya Hifadhi ya Jamii (SSRA), Bi. Sarah Kibonde Msika wakati wa kilele cha Maonesho ya Siku ya Usalama na Afya Mahala
pa kazi yanaondelea mkoani Dodoma.
Afisa wa Mamlaka ya Usimamizi na Udhibiti wa Sekta ya Hifadhi ya Jamii
(SSRA) Bw. Athuman Juma akitoa maelezo kwa wananchi ,
kuhusu shughuli mbalimbali zinazofanywa na Mamkala hiyo, wakati wa Maonesho ya Siku ya Usalama na Afya Mahala
pa kazi
.
Mwakilishi kutoka mgodi wa
North Mara, Fatuma Msumi alipotembelea banda la SSRA
katika maonesho ya Siku ya Usalama na Afya Mahala pa kazi mkoani Dodom.
Afisa Uhusiano na Uhamasiahaji wa Mamlaka ya Usimamizi na Udhibiti wa Sekta ya Hifadhi ya Jamii (SSRA), Bw. Ally Masaninga akifafanua jambo kwa moja wa wadau waliohudhuria Maonesho ya Siku ya Usalama na Afya Mahala
pa Kazi yanayofanyika mkoani Dodoma.
Mkuu wa Kitengo cha Uhusiano na Uhamasishaji wa Mamlaka ya Usimamizi na Udhibiti wa Sekta ya Hifadhi ya Jamii (SSRA), Bi. Sarah Kibonde Msika, akikionesha cheti cha ushiriki wakati wa Maonyesho ya Siku ya Usalama na Afya Mahala
pa kazi, yanaondelea mkoani Dodoma.
Mkuu wa Kitengo cha Uhusiano na Uhamasishaji wa Mamlaka ya Usimamizi na Udhibiti wa Sekta ya Hifadhi ya Jamii (SSRA), Bi. Sarah Kibonde Msika, akimkabidhi fulana mmoja wa wananchi waliotembelea banda
la SSRA, wakati wa maonesho hayo.
 
Baadhi ya wananchi waliotembelea banda
la SSRA, wakipata maelezo kutoka kwa Afisa Uhusiano wa SSRA, Bw. Ally Masaninga  katika maonesho hayo.
Waziri wa Nchi Ofisi ya
Waziri Mkuu Sera, Bunge, Ajira, Kazi, Vijana na Walemavu Mh. Jenista Mhagama
akimkabidhi Cheti cha Ushiriki Mkuu wa Kitengo 
cha
Uhusiano na Uhamasishaji wa Mamlaka ya Usimamizi na Udhibiti wa Sekta ya Hifadhi ya Jamii (SSRA), Bi. Sarah Kibonde Msika wakati wa kilele cha Maonesho ya Siku ya Usalama na Afya Mahala
pa kazi yanaondelea mkoani Dodoma.
Afisa wa Mamlaka ya Usimamizi na Udhibiti wa Sekta ya Hifadhi ya Jamii
(SSRA) Bw. Athuman Juma akitoa maelezo kwa wananchi ,
kuhusu shughuli mbalimbali zinazofanywa na Mamkala hiyo, wakati wa Maonesho ya Siku ya Usalama na Afya Mahala
pa kazi
.
Mwakilishi kutoka mgodi wa
North Mara, Fatuma Msumi alipotembelea banda la SSRA
katika maonesho ya Siku ya Usalama na Afya Mahala pa kazi mkoani Dodom.
Afisa Uhusiano na Uhamasiahaji wa Mamlaka ya Usimamizi na Udhibiti wa Sekta ya Hifadhi ya Jamii (SSRA), Bw. Ally Masaninga akifafanua jambo kwa moja wa wadau waliohudhuria Maonesho ya Siku ya Usalama na Afya Mahala
pa Kazi yanayofanyika mkoani Dodoma.
Mkuu wa Kitengo cha Uhusiano na Uhamasishaji wa Mamlaka ya Usimamizi na Udhibiti wa Sekta ya Hifadhi ya Jamii (SSRA), Bi. Sarah Kibonde Msika, akikionesha cheti cha ushiriki wakati wa Maonyesho ya Siku ya Usalama na Afya Mahala
pa kazi, yanaondelea mkoani Dodoma.
Mkuu wa Kitengo cha Uhusiano na Uhamasishaji wa Mamlaka ya Usimamizi na Udhibiti wa Sekta ya Hifadhi ya Jamii (SSRA), Bi. Sarah Kibonde Msika, akimkabidhi fulana mmoja wa wananchi waliotembelea banda
la SSRA, wakati wa maonesho hayo.
 
Baadhi ya wananchi waliotembelea banda
la SSRA, wakipata maelezo kutoka kwa Afisa Uhusiano wa SSRA, Bw. Ally Masaninga  katika maonesho hayo.