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2014-11-24 Surge in Girls Reporting Rape and Kidnapping
[Thomson Reuters Foundation]Dar es Salaam -A surge in reports of rape, torture and kidnapping of girls in Tanzania shows that the introduction of specialist units in police stations is giving survivors confidence to report these crimes, a senior official has said.

2014-11-24 New Fish Species in Dam Worry Researchers
[Daily News]Marine researchers in the country have discovered large volumes of Nile tilapia within Nyumba ya Mungu dam that are known to outcompete indigenous species.

2014-11-24 Officers Probed Over Inmates' Torture
[Daily News]THE Tanzania Prisons Service has resolved to take disciplinary measures against its officer, Inspector Constantino Tairo, for his alleged misbehaviour of torturing inmates at Ukonga Prison in Dar es Salaam.

2014-11-24 Tanzania Losing Out On Tanzanite Income
[EA Business]Arusha -Gemstone dealers in Tanzania are under the spotlight.

2014-11-24 Dar Couple Sues Doctor Sh100 Million for Negligence
[Daily News]A MARRIED couple has sued a medical doctor, Cletus Kiwale, demanding 100m/- damages and compensation for injuries and irreparable loss due to his alleged gross negligence.

2014-11-24 Ten to Probe Kiteto Land Dispute
[Daily News]THE government has formed a team of ten people, including religious leaders, to probe the protracted land disputes between pastoralists and farmers in Kiteto District in Manyara Region, which has led to a number of killings.

2014-11-24 Stop It, Red Cross Orders Emblem 'Hackers'
[Daily News]Arusha -THE Tanzania Red Cross Society (TRCS) has ordered all hospitals, dispensaries and drug stores that have been flaunting its 'red cross' emblem on their premises and vehicles to stop it immediately.

2014-11-24 Mkapa Awarded Life Time Achievement Award
[Daily News]CEO Roundtable Tanzania has awarded former president Benjamin Mkapa a Lifetime Achievement Award for his unwavering commitment to development of the private sector in Tanzania.

2014-11-24 Maasai Community to Benefit From Sh45 Million Well
[Daily News]Dodoma -THE Tanzanian Goodwill Ambassador, a United States Businessman, Mr Doug Pitt has volunteered to build a well in Masasi area and survey work for the project is planned to start next week.

2014-11-24 Dar to Host Global Education Exhibition
[Daily News]MORE than 3,000 primary and secondary schools from within and outside the country are expected to participate in the first international education exhibition which is expected to take place from December 10-14 this year at Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair (DITF) grounds.

2014-11-24 Hospitals Issuing Wrong Diagnosis to Face Axe
[Daily News]THE Government will conduct inspections of hospitals that use Malaria Rapid Tests Diagnostic kits that provide wrong information to patients, warning that stern measures will be taken against them, including terminating their health provision licences.

2014-11-24 The Chopping Down of Trees Is Strangling Our Wildlife
[Daily News]AS a result of poor technology it takes ten tonnes of firewood to produce only one tonne of charcoal.

2014-11-24 No Judiciary Interference in IPTL Saga, Bunge Told
[Daily News]Dodoma -THE Judiciary has not written any formal letter to Parliament aimed at discouraging the tabling of Controller and Auditor General's (CAG) report on IPTL saga in the House.

2014-11-24 Bunge to Discuss IPTL Saga for Two Days
[Daily News]Dodoma -TIME for legislators to discuss the Controller and Auditor General's (CAG) report on the Independent Power Tanzania Limited (IPTL) Tegeta escrow account matter has been increased from one to two days.

2014-11-24 Tanzania Denies Plans to Evict 40,000 Maasai for Hunting Park
[Sabahi]Tanzania on Thursday (November 20th) denied claims it is planning to evict around 40,000 members of the Maasai community from their traditional lands to create a hunting park, AFP reported.

2014-11-24 Minister Launches Sh100 Million Scholarship Fund At SAUT
[Daily News]Mwanza -MINISTER for Natural Resources and Tourism, Mr Lazaro Nyalandu has inaugrated a 100m/- scholarship fund for Saint Augustine University of Tanzania (SAUT) students from disadvantaged families.

2014-11-24 To Succeed, More Girls Must Complete Their Education
[Daily News]The poor ranking of East African countries in the Global Gender Gap Ranking report introduced by the World Economic Forum raises serious cause for concern, especially in gender gap and disparities to do with educational attainment.

2014-11-24 White Ribbon Intervenes to Save Mothers, Children
[Daily News]WE crossed valleys and scaled up hills as it is drizzling and we are told to pray to God so that it does not start raining heavily because the roads are slippery and would become impassable.

2014-11-24 JK Mourns Munyuku, Baraka
[Daily News]PRESIDENT Jakaya Kikwete has sent a message of condolences to the Minister of Information, Youth, Culture and Sports, Fenella Mukangara, following the deaths on Wednesday of two sports journalists, Innocent Munyuku and Baraka Karashani.

2014-11-24 U.S. Congress Team Inspects Horticulture Projects
[Daily News]Arusha -A HIGH level delegation of the US Congress and government officials paid a surprise visit to local farmers, especially growers of vegetables and other horticulture products, in Arusha to learn for themselves how America has been supporting local smallholder producers.

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