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Tanzania: NGO Dedicates Efforts To Women’s Rights To Own Land In Tanzania

Tanzania: NGO Dedicates Efforts To Women’s Rights To Own Land In Tanzania

Musoma based Legal and Social Assistance Centre (LSAC) launches an awareness programme on women’s land ownership. The one-year programme will be implemented is funded by a Swedish organisation known as VI agroforestry. The plan will be implemented in Tarime and Rorya districts. Speaking to The Citizen today, the LSAC director, Mr Ostack Mligo, said that […]

Straight Women In Tanzania Marry Each Other In Order To Keep Their Houses

Straight Women In Tanzania Marry Each Other In Order To Keep Their Houses

Straight women in Tanzania are marrying each other and even sharing beds in order to keep their houses in the absence of husbands, according to reports. A centuries-old local tradition, called ‘nyumba ntobhu’ or ‘house of women’, has been given a modern revival by members of the Kurya tribe in remote villages in the north […]

‘I Feel Powerful And Free. I Want Other Girls In Zanzibar To Feel That Way’

‘I Feel Powerful And Free. I Want Other Girls In Zanzibar To Feel That Way’

Nungwi is a fishing village on Unguja Island in Zanzibar. Water is our life. Every day, people travel from here to reach local islands using dhows. Some of my family live on Tumbatu and Pemba islands, and I use dhows to visit them, especially to celebrate religious festivals. The dhows are always badly overcrowded. Every […]

Tanzania: Peace On Call As Nation Remembers Its Heroes

Tanzania: Peace On Call As Nation Remembers Its Heroes

President John Magufuli and other leaders have said that without peace and tranquillity, it would be difficult for the country to develop. Speaking at the Heroes Day celebrations held for the first time here, Dr Magufuli, Zanzibar President Ali Mohamed Shein and Retired Union President Ali Hassan Mwinyi underscored the need for peace in the country. […]

Tanzania Hands Out Cash To Help Its Very Poorest Kickstart Businesses

Tanzania Hands Out Cash To Help Its Very Poorest Kickstart Businesses

Tatu Mtulya looks older than her age. Her sun-parched skin and the repairs to her well-worn dress say it all. She is poor. The 49-year-old single mother lives in a grass-thatched house with her four children in a village next to a highway in Tanzania’s northern Muheza district. She is among thousands of women from […]

Tanzania: Women Trained To Hold Managerial Positions

Tanzania: Women Trained To Hold Managerial Positions

 A programme has been inaugurated to attract more women to management positions, decision-making processes and on boards of directors of companies. Under the Female Future Programme, launched by the Association of Tanzania Employers (Ate) and the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO), women will be trained on leadership, rhetoric and board competence. Thirty-three women from 17 […]

Zimbabwe: Town Clerk Sued For Sexual Harassment

Zimbabwe: Town Clerk Sued For Sexual Harassment

Former Chitungwiza Municipality chamber secretary Ms Pricilla Vengesai has taken her former boss, town clerk Mr George Makunde to court claiming $20 000 in sexual harassment damages. Ms Vengesai alleges that Mr Makunde made sexual advances on her on numerous occasions taking advantage of his senior position in council. In her claim filed at the […]

Tanzania: Child Marriage Ban Hurdles

Tanzania: Child Marriage Ban Hurdles

 A number of lawyers and human right activists have hailed Friday’s ruling of the High Court which struck off the Marriage Act sections which allowed children aged below 18 to be married. Although the ruling is not a panacea to the widespread problem in Tanzania, it will boost efforts to battle underage marriages, noted Legal […]

Tanzania: Women Warned Against Using Chemically-Produced Cosmetics

Tanzania: Women Warned Against Using Chemically-Produced Cosmetics

A Cosmetics expert and entrepreneur has warned that more women are at risk because of using chemically-produced cosmetics. Ms Albay Hajji, said at the Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Trade Fair Grounds yesterday that the use of make-ups, cleanser, moisturiser and lipstick if not carefully regulated could prove fatal to women addicted to the use of such chemicals. […]

Tanzania: 29 Perish In Singida Road Horror

Tanzania: 29 Perish In Singida Road Horror

More than 29 people, including a child, died when two long-distance passenger buses belonging to City Boy Company collided head on at Maweni village in Manyoni District, Singida Region. Singida Regional Police Commander Thobias Sedoyeka told the ‘Daily News’ that the accident, which left other passengers injured, some of them critically, took at around 3pm […]