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To Uplift A Woman Is To Uplift A Village

To Uplift A Woman Is To Uplift A Village

Khadija Zuberi, 23, from Ruaha Mbuyuni village in Tanzania’s central highlands, is a single mother to her four-year-old son, Hashim. It has been a financial struggle for Zuberi – who have completed high school but has no further qualifications – to raise her son. While she is still in a relationship with Hashim’s father and […]

U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Kenya, Tanzania 1998 Embassy Bombings Case

U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Kenya, Tanzania 1998 Embassy Bombings Case

Lawyers representing hundreds of Kenyan and Tanzanian victims of the 1998 embassy bombings are optimistic that the United States Supreme Court will rule to award a total of $4.3 billion (Ksh440 billion, Tsh9.8 trillion) to their clients. The top US court agreed in June to take up the case during its term beginning in October. […]

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 […]

The Study On Rural Women Calls For Extra Vigilance On Childbirth

The  Study On Rural Women Calls For Extra Vigilance On Childbirth

District health committees must have special programmes that can help pregnant women in rural areas prepare to deal with possible complications that may arise during child birth, says a study unveiled on Thursday June 27 during the 7th Muhas Scientific Conference. Majority of women in Biharamulo District, Kagera Region where the study was carried out, […]

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 […]

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