Dar Es Salaam News

BUKENYA: Living in Dar made me fall in love with Kiswahili

It was with a young Tanzanian teacher that I met at a writing workshop at the then-University College Dar Es Salaam.

Daily Nation , Kenya Feb 23, 2019

Baharoon, Julius win Mabati-Cornell Kiswahili prize

The awards ceremony was held in Dar Es Salaam on February 15.

The East African , Kenya Feb 23, 2019

Mukuba Express to Kapiri Mposhi

By BEATRICE MATERU Long distance travel by train is still something of a marvel in East Africa, after the collapse of the longest running service, the Lunatic Express, that operated on the Kisumu-Mombasa and Nairobi-Mombasa routes for over 100 years, leaving only the Mukuba Express that runs from Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania to Kapiri Mposhi in Zambia on the Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (Tazara), also called the Uhuru Railway.

The East African , Kenya Feb 23, 2019

Political envoy appointees frustrate career diplomats at Foreign Affairs ministry

In 2014, Uhuru appointed former Ndia MP Njeru Githae to Washington DC, former Environment Minister Mwakwere to Dar Es Salaam, Kitui governor election loser Kiema Kilonzo to Ankara and former Education minister Ongeri to UN Habitat.Richard Opembe (Dublin), Mohammud Mohammed (Riyadh), Lucy Chelimo – (Ottawa[swapped to Harare]), Dr George Masafu (Kinshasa), Professor Julius Bitok (Khartoum [later Pakistan]), Joseph Magut (Berlin), Major General Jeoff Otieno (Cairo), Galma Boru (Doha), Isaac Njenga (Windhoek), Sheikh Dor (Muscat), Dr Stephen Karau (WTO, Geneva), Sophie Kadzo Kombo ( Lusaka), Rukia Sugow (Tehran), Prof George Godia (Unesco) Uhuru also transferred some career ambassadors to new stations.Mohamed Gello (Seoul), Lazarus Amayo (London), John Lanyasunya (Algiers[swapped to Ottawa], Ali Abbas (Kuwait), former head of protocol SK Maina (Tokyo), Moi Lemoshira (Harare [swapped to Algiers], Joseph Maikara (Luanda) and Jean Kamau (Bangkok [now in South Africa) While careers ambassadors should be re-posted after two years, some have remained at the headquarters.

The Star , Kenya Feb 22, 2019

OCHIENG: Nostalgia and when to be on first name terms

Though, in Dar Es Salaam, I was on first-name terms with “Bob” (Mugabe), today both Mr Kenyatta and Mr Museveni would have to expressly allow me to call them Uhuru and Yoweri, respectively.

Daily Nation , Kenya Feb 22, 2019

Kenya ride-hailing firm Little has big plans for Africa expansion

The company will offer rides in Tanzania’s commercial capital Dar Es Salaam from next week and plans to launch in Accra by May, Budhabhatti said, adding to operations in Kenya, Uganda and Zambia.

The Star , Kenya Feb 22, 2019

A Love Letter To River Nile

Nile’s birthday In your honour, countries formed the Nile Basin Initiative (NB1) at Dar Es Salaam on February 22, 1999.

New Vision , Uganda Feb 22, 2019

NIC opens branch in Zanzibar ahead of merger with CBA

The new entity will have 40 million customers across five regional economic centres including Nairobi, Kampala, Dar Es Salaam, Kigali and Abidjan making it the largest bank in Africa by customer numbers.

Capital News , Kenya Feb 22, 2019

Tanzanian government official dies minutes after press briefing

- Glory Mziray was Tanzania Forest Service Head of Communication and had convened a press conference at the parastatal's Mpingo House offices, Dar Es Salaam - She addressed the press eloquently for 10 minutes giving updates on upgrading of forest statuses - Mziray, however, lost breath and consciousness moments into the question and answer session - She was pronounced dead shortly after being admitted to a nearby hospital A press conference convened by Tanzania Forest Service (TFS) Director of Communication Glory Mziray turned tragic after she collapsed and died moments after completing her presentation.

Tuko , Kenya Feb 21, 2019

Concern as Tanzania faces condom shortage

Speaking at an orphanage on Dar Es Salaam, the country's deputy Health Minister Faustine Ndugulile acknowledged there was a shortage of the important commodity and assured government was working to normalise the situation.

Tuko , Kenya Feb 21, 2019