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Dengue Fever Kills 4 In Tanzania, As 4,000 Diagnosed With Disease

Dengue Fever Kills 4 In Tanzania, As 4,000 Diagnosed With Disease

Four people have died in Tanzania as a result of the dengue fever and more than 4,000 others have been diagnosed with the disease, the government has said. Three people died in Dar es Salaam while one died in Dodoma, Health Minister Ummy Mwalimu said on Friday in Parliament as she read out the government […]

Tanzania Budget Imposes New Taxes On Wigs, Sanitary Towels

Tanzania Budget Imposes New Taxes On Wigs, Sanitary Towels

Tanzania’s Minister of Finance and Planning Philip Mpango has announced a 25 per cent tax for imported wigs and hair extensions and a 10 per cent tax for locally manufactured ones. The taxes come into effect in July, he said in Parliament on Thursday as he read the country’s 2019/2020 Budget, eliciting applause from the […]

Our Girls Deserve Affordable Pads In School

Our Girls Deserve Affordable Pads In School

ARDENT news readers, viewers and listeners have in the recent past be educated on the importance of giving our school girls pads during their menstrual periods. So far, stakeholders’ nationwide campaigns to provide affordable sanitary towels to women and girls in Tanzania have proved positive results. More women in Tanzania shall be able to access […]

Traders Urged To Stop Junk Food Importation

Traders Urged To Stop Junk Food Importation

MEMBERS of the business community have been urged to minimise importation and sell of junk food because it is unhealthy to the people and the main source for Non Communicable Diseases (NDCs). The observation and call was made here during a meeting with members of the business community to discuss the standard of goods, among […]

Govt Says No To Extension Of Maternity Leave In Tanzania

Govt Says No To Extension Of Maternity Leave In Tanzania

The Health, Community Development, Gender, the Elderly and Children deputy minister, Dr Faustin Ndugulile, says the government has no plan to extend maternity leave limits. According to him, mothers, who give birth to one baby will continue enjoying 84 days of maternity leave while those with twins are entitled to 100 days. Dr Ndugulile made […]

I Will Not Stay In Office An Extra Day – President John Magufuli

I Will Not Stay In Office An Extra Day – President John Magufuli

 President John Magufuli on Wednesday, March 3, said he would not be tempted to stay an extra day in office after his mandate in office ends. Speaking in Newala during his official tour of Mtwara Region which started on Tuesday, the President said, ‘My position is temporary and once my tenure ends I will leave […]

Mara Girls Flee Homes For Fear Of FGM

Mara Girls Flee Homes For Fear Of FGM

ANNASTANZIA Bhoke (Not her real name) escaped from her home in Tarime District, Mara Region to Dar es Salaam in November last. She was running away from the Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) practices she was about to undergo. “I had come back home after closing school on November 11 last year and I was informed […]

Seeking Justice For Girls, Women In Tanzania

Seeking Justice For Girls, Women In Tanzania

 The need for justice to be acceptable, affordable, accessible and delivered on time for women and girls in Tanzania has become seriously important to ensure that their protection is strengthened. Recently, two Kagera women were allegedly beaten to death by their husbands who accused them of not cooking their meals on time. One of the […]

Vice President, Samia Suluhu Hassan Calls for Concerted Efforts In Ending Gender Violence

Vice President, Samia Suluhu Hassan Calls for Concerted Efforts In Ending Gender Violence

UNION Vice President, Samia Suluhu Hassan, on Wednesday said that despite incorporating gender equality in the constitution, violence against women has been a grave reality in the lives of many women in the country who are estimated to be 51 per cent of the total population. In her speech at the opening of the 9th […]

Women Are Left Behind In Tanzania Politics

Women Are Left Behind In Tanzania Politics

 A research conducted by the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) in collaboration with UN Women has revealed why the number of women aspirants for political posts is still low. The research titled: An overview of Women’s Leadership and Political Participation in Tanzania, which was conducted last year, showed that the number of women who […]

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