Sunday, March 29, 2015
Mediators in the ownership wrangle of Lake Malawi have proposed a resource-sharing agreement between Malawi and Tanzania governments.
The two countries will discuss the proposal as the mediators believe that economic integration is the solution on the matter.
The move was proposed by the two former heads of state meditating the dispute, former Mozambican president Joaquim Chisano and former South African president Thabo Mbeki during the last African Union (AU) summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Malawi’s Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister George Chaponda confirmed the development but said the decision does not mean government has changed its stance on ownership of the lake.
He said Malawi and Tanzania technocrats have been told to “do their homework on the issue and come
up with a way forward.”
Chaponda said the stand of President Peter Mutharika is that Lake Malawi is “non negotiable” but government need to “find out if Tanzania has abandoned their claim to the Lake.”
He said Malawi will seek clarification during the yet to be scheduled meeting of the technocrats.
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Rais Jakaya Kikwete amefunga rasmi mjadala wa Mahakama ya Kadhi na kwamba hakuna mpango wa kuianzisha.
Rais Kikwete alitoa kauli hiyo jana jijini Dar es Salaam wakati akizungumza na kamati ya amani ya viongozi wa dini mkoa wa Dar es Salaam.
Kauli hiyo ya Kikwete imekuja baada ya hivi karibuni, viongozi dini za Kikristo chini ya Jukwaa la Wakristo Tanzania, kutoa tamko la kuitaka Serikali isitishe mchakato wa Mahakama ya Kadhi kwa kuondoa muswada wa Sheria ya Marekebisho ya Sheria Mbalimbali namba 02 wa mwaka 2014 unaopendekeza.
Pia waliitaka serikali pamoja na mambo mengine, kufanya marekebisho kwenye Sheria ya Tamko la Sheria ya Kiislamu, Sura ya 375 (The Islamic Law (Restatement) Act, Cap.375) ambao ulitarajiwa kujadiliwa katika mkutano wa 18 wa Bunge unaoendelea Dodoma, ikiwa ni ahadi ya Serikali iliyotolewa na Waziri Mkuu, Mizengo Pinda.
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- However, if there was one thing teens today did not do as well as their predecessors, it was personal social interaction.
Adolescence is a crucial stage in life when you lay the foundation for adulthood.
The findings, published online by the European Journal of Public Health, claimed a growing proportion of 11 to 15-year-olds, dubbed the "Facebook Generation", are less likely than their predecessors to do drugs, drink alcohol, smoke cigarettes and be bullied.
"We have seen a decline in young people experiencing bullying, drinking alcohol weekly, and increasing numbers living free from tobacco and cannabis," said study coordinator professor Candace Currie from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.
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Tourism industry players have welcomed a solution reached by Tanzania and Kenya to end a row on tour operations and Kenya Airways frequencies but insisted that it should be a wakeup call to Tanzania to have a fully operational airline.
"What is wrong with us that we don't have a national airline?" asked Mathew Mollel, the managing director of Rainbow Shuttles, saying a fully operational national carrier would make the country competitive in tourism business.
He said a decision reached by the two countries' leaders to allow the shuttle vans from Arusha to access the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi and resumption of KQ frequencies to Tanzania was only "a first step" in tackling the crisis.
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In a special gathering with city priests grouped in the Peace Committee of Religious Organisations, the president said that even if the Kadhi Court is introduced it will be under Muslim clerics and believers.
He said that the government will not be subjected to run the court, and instead all issues related to the establishment of the court rely on Muslim believers’ decision.
“The government stand is that we will not introduce the Kadhi Court. However, Muslims are not restricted in how they handle the matter, and can introduce it under their leadership and not the government,” he said.
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On Friday afternoon Bishop Gwajima surrendered himself to Dar es salaam Special Police Zone Offices for questioning after he allegedly insulted Archbishop of Dar es Salaam Episcopacy Polycarp Cardinal Pengo while preaching in Dar es Salaam last Sunday.
Information from police sources that later came to be confirmed by Gwajima’s aide said that Gwajima’s health changed after police started questioning him about the property he possessed, including a newly acquired chopper.
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