Thursday, July 31, 2014
Despite noticeable challenges in the Ministry of Health, Zanzibar has been doing well in as far as achieving the target of reducing maternal mortality ratio as per the Millennium Development Goal five (MDG5), by 2015. Mr Kassim Issa Kirobo, officer responsible for education, communication and information, Department of Mother and Child Health, said Zanzibar has managed to reduce maternal mortality by more than 50 per cent.
Below is an article published by Daily News:
“In the past decade, we have managed to reduce maternal mortality from 400/100,000 down to 282/100,000. We are determined to make sure that the number decreases further by 2015,” said Kirobo.
He said that Zanzibar is still short of skilled medical personnel including midwives, and equipment, but said there have been improvements in health delivery. Kirobo appealed to women rights groups and members of the community to encourage pregnant women to give birth in hospitals, and warned that giving birth through traditional attendants puts their lives at risk in emergency cases.
The Health Officer also emphasized that family planning contraceptives are safe for users, and that the perception that it has worst side effects including cancer, is wrong and women should use the contraceptives with advice from a doctor.
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President J. Kikwete of Tanzania
Investment and trade, including tourism, is part of the agenda for the US Africa Summit upcoming in the US capital next week. What about gay rights?
- Not only trade, investment, but also gay rights on US-Africa Leaders Summit agenda?
- President J. Kikwete of Tanzania to attend the Summit
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Katibu Tawala Mkoa wa Dar es Salaam Bi. Getrudi Mpaka akitoa salam za Mkoa huo kabla ya kuukabidhi Mwenge wa Uhuru Mkoa wa Mjini Magharibi leo july 30.
Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Dar es Salaam,Said Meck Sadiki
Vijana wa Chipukizi wakiimba nyimbo ya Mwenge.
Waziri wa Nchi Ofisi ya Rais, Ikulu na Utawala Bora Dkt. Mwinyihaji Makame akishika mwenge wa Uhuru ulipowasili Zanzibar.
Mkimbiza Mwenge wa Uhuru Hamza Ibrahim kutoka Mjini Magharibi na maaskari wakiukimbiza Mwenge.
Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Mjini Magharibi Abdallah Mwinyi Khamis akimkabidhi Mwenge wa Uhuru Mkuu wa Wilaya ya Magharibi Hasan Mussa Takrima kwa ajili ya kuukimbiza katika Wilaya yake.
Mkuu wa Wilaya ya Magharibi Hasan Mussa Takrima akikimbiza Mwenge wa Uhuru mara baada ya kukabidhiwa na Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Mjini tayari kuanza ziara yake.
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Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Sandip Hor explores the Indian Ocean archipelago that lures and magnetises visitors from round the world.
''I landed here 15 years ago and never went back,'' Nora, from Holland, tells me while sipping coffee at a cafe in Zanzibar, the exotic Indian Ocean archipelago 35km from mainland Tanzania.
I can't blame her; I am feeling the same way, after spending just a few days here.
Zanzibar has been luring outsiders to its shores for centuries.
While for early adventurers the attraction was spices and slaves, for the modern generation it is abundant sun, sea and spicy seafood, with the lively legacy of past colonisers an added attraction.
The Arabs were the first foreigners.
They landed about the 8th century AD from present-day Oman and Yemen, started growing spices including cloves and cinnamon and began exporting them to the Arab world.
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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Rais wa Zanzibar na Mwenyekiti wa Baraza la Mapinduzi Mhe,Alhaj Dk.Ali Mohamed Shein (wa nne kulia) akijumuika na Waislamu mbali mbali na Viongozi katika Swala ya Eid el Fitri iliyoswaliwa kitaifa katika viwanja vya Maisara Suleiman Mjini Zanzibar leo asubuhi katika kusherehekeka mfunguo wa Mwezi Mtukufu wa Ramadhan.[Picha na Ramadhan Othman Ikulu.]
Baadhi ya Mashekhe na Viongozi wakijumuika na Waislamu mbali mbali na Viongozi katika Swala ya Eid el Fitri iliyoswaliwa kitaifa katika viwanja vya Maisara Suleiman Mjini Zanzibar leo asubuhi katika kusherehekeka mfunguo wa Mwezi Mtukufu wa Ramadhan.[Picha na Ramadhan Othman Ikulu.]
Baadhi ya waislamu waliomaliza Swala ya Eid el Fitri wakimasikiliza Sheikh Mziwanda Ng'wali Ahmed (hayupo pichani ) alipokuwa akitoa Khutba baada ya swala hiyo ambapo aliwataka waislamu kusherehekea Sikukuu ya Eid kwa upendo na mashirikiano katika viwanja vya Maisara Suleiman Mjini Zanzibar leo asubuhi [Picha na Ramadhan Othman Ikulu.]
Sheikh Mziwanda Ng'wali Ahmed (aliyesimama) akitoa Khutba baada ya Swala ya Eid el Fitri mbele ya Rais wa Zanzibar na Mwenyekiti wa Baraza la Mapinduzi Mhe,Alhaj Dk.Ali Mohamed Shein na Viongozi mbali mbali wa Kitaifa na Wailslamu waliojumuika kwa pamoja katika viwanja vya Maisara Suleiman Mjini Zanzibar leo asubuhi.
Rais wa Zanzibar na Mwenyekiti wa Baraza la Mapinduzi Mhe,Alhaj Dk.Ali Mohamed Shein akisalimiana na Watoto walioshiriki katika Swala ya Eid el Fitri na kuwatakia Kheri katika kusherehekea Sikukuu hii ya kumaliza mfungo wa Mwezi Mtukufu wa Ramadhan.[Picha na Ramadhan Othman Ikulu.]
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