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Emran Erdogan, arrested last week on suspicion of being an operative of Al-Qaeda and Al-Shabaab terrorist groups, has been deported to Germany after Tanzania police completed its part of the investigation process.

It was reported last week that police from Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Germany – were jointly interrogating Erdogan (24), a German national of Turkish origin, who allegedly participated in executing terrorist attacks in Afghanistan and recently in Somalia.

Speaking to this paper yesterday, Acting Director of Criminal Investigation (DCI), Issaya Mungulu confirmed that the suspect has been sent back to Germany after “we completed our part of the interrogation.”

Mungulu said Erdogan, who is also known by the name of Salahuddin al-Kurdi, was repatriated on Monday (June 18, this year).

“We have sent him back home to face the law for crimes he is alleged to have committed,” said acting DCI.

According to regional and international media reports, Erdogan, is being hunted by Kenya police for his alleged involvement in a bomb blast at Nairobi’s Moi Avenue that killed one person and injured more than 30 others.

Mungulu did not specify legal actions against the suspect, but noted that “we have sent him back for further legal actions.”

The acting DCI allayed public fears, saying Tanzanians should not be worried by rising waves of terror incidents, as the country’s security forces were on the alert to counter any “attempt of such nature.’

“Instead people should continue cooperating with the police in identifying suspects in order to combat such evils.

He said the police conveyed special thanks to wananchi for the support that led to the arrest of Edorgan.

Speaking to reporters recently, the acting DCI said Erdogan, was an Al-Qaqeda operative suspected of carrying out attacks recently in Afghanistan and Somalia, where he collaborated with Al-Shabaab.

He said the suspect entered the country from Kenya and was arrested on June 10, this year in Dar es Salaam. He said that the suspect was being interrogated by defence and security organs in collaboration with detectives from other countries.

Police arrested Erdogan in connection with a bomb that tore through a trading centre in the heart of Nairobi on May 28.

According to political scientist Dirk Baehr and German media, Erdogan traveled to Waziristan in northwest Pakistan in early 2010 and joined a militant Islamist group.

He then went to Somalia last year and was suspected of joining up with the al Qaeda-linked militant group, Al Shabaab.

Kenya sent soldiers into Somalia in October last year to fight the al-Shabaab. Since then, there have been a string of grenade and bomb attacks in the capital Nairobi, Mombasa and the north of the country near the border with Somalia.

Earlier this month, the Ugandan police said they too were hunting for Erdogan and another German terror suspect, as they believed they had sneaked across the border from Kenya.

SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN

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The Germany government is expected to fund over euro 800 million for refurbishment of M.V Liemba, probably the world’s oldest passenger ship in operation.

The ship has become something of a legend in Tanzania, Germany and in other countries, which run along the eastern shore of Lake Tanganyika.

M. V Liemba is of immense importance to Tanzania linking it to other neighbouring countries for handling passengers and transit cargo to Zambia, East DRC and Burundi. Liemba being the Swahili name for Lake Tanganyika, with her actual displacement of more than 1,300 tons and her draught of 3 metres, M.V Liemba is one of the largest and oldest ships on the African lakes.

The Rukwa Regional Commissioner, Ms Stella Manyanya told the ‘Daily News on Saturday’ during an exclusive interview held recently here that the ship is possibly the oldest passenger and cargo ship world over that is still being used in an intensive and regular service.

The M.V Liemba “The African Queen of Lake Tanganyika” was built in Germany in 1913, and carries approximately 400 passengers and crew as she makes her way back and forth along the complete length of mighty Lake Tanganyika, the longest and deepest lake on the vast African continent.

“ Following her dilapidated state, the Germany government is expected to dish out more than Euro 800m for refurbishing of M.V Liemba , the oldest ship in the World. The passenger and cargo ship operates between the ports of Kigoma and Kasanga, Tanzania and Mpulungu, Zambia with numerous stops to pick up and set down passengers in between ……… She also operates between ports of other neighbouring countries including Congo DRC, Rwanda and Burundi,” added the RC.

Formerly named the Graf von Götzen, the M.V Liemba has a rich history, starting way back during the First World War where she was used by the Germans to shuttle soldiers along the lake. The ship was also the inspiration for the German gunboat Luisa in C.S. Fosters 1935 novel The African Queen, later made into a famous film starring Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn.

In 1997, the Liemba was used by the UNHCR, along with M. V “Mwongozo”, to transport more than 75,000 refugees, who had fled the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire) during the First Congo War, back to their homeland following the overthrow of a long time dictator Mobutu Sese Seko.

According to RC, the ship stopped her operations for a year until 1996 when she resumed her operation of ferrying passengers at Kasanga port in 1996. In 2003 the vessel started handling and transiting cargo from Kasanga and Kigoma ports to the neghbouring Congo DRC, Rwanda, Zambia and Burundi . The RC further hinted that until December last year, M.V Liemba was reported to have handled 117,823.86 tons of cargo

The Germany government is expected to fund over euro 800 million for refurbishment of M.V Liemba, probably the world’s oldest passenger ship in operation.

The ship has become something of a legend in Tanzania, Germany and in other countries, which run along the eastern shore of Lake Tanganyika.

M. V Liemba is of immense importance to Tanzania linking it to other neighbouring countries for handling passengers and transit cargo to Zambia, East DRC and Burundi. Liemba being the Swahili name for Lake Tanganyika, with her actual displacement of more than 1,300 tons and her draught of 3 metres, M.V Liemba is one of the largest and oldest ships on the African lakes.

The Rukwa Regional Commissioner, Ms Stella Manyanya told the ‘Daily News on Saturday’ during an exclusive interview held recently here that the ship is possibly the oldest passenger and cargo ship world over that is still being used in an intensive and regular service.

The M.V Liemba “The African Queen of Lake Tanganyika” was built in Germany in 1913, and carries approximately 400 passengers and crew as she makes her way back and forth along the complete length of mighty Lake Tanganyika, the longest and deepest lake on the vast African continent.

“ Following her dilapidated state, the Germany government is expected to dish out more than Euro 800m for refurbishing of M.V Liemba , the oldest ship in the World. The passenger and cargo ship operates between the ports of Kigoma and Kasanga, Tanzania and Mpulungu, Zambia with numerous stops to pick up and set down passengers in between ……… She also operates between ports of other neighbouring countries including Congo DRC, Rwanda and Burundi,” added the RC.

Formerly named the Graf von Götzen, the M.V Liemba has a rich history, starting way back during the First World War where she was used by the Germans to shuttle soldiers along the lake. The ship was also the inspiration for the German gunboat Luisa in C.S. Fosters 1935 novel The African Queen, later made into a famous film starring Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn.

In 1997, the Liemba was used by the UNHCR, along with M. V “Mwongozo”, to transport more than 75,000 refugees, who had fled the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire) during the First Congo War, back to their homeland following the overthrow of a long time dictator Mobutu Sese Seko.

According to RC, the ship stopped her operations for a year until 1996 when she resumed her operation of ferrying passengers at Kasanga port in 1996. In 2003 the vessel started handling and transiting cargo from Kasanga and Kigoma ports to the neghbouring Congo DRC, Rwanda, Zambia and Burundi . The RC further hinted that until December last year, M.V Liemba was reported to have handled 117,823.86 tons of cargo

Use natural gas instead of oil, govt told

TANZANIA would have lessened its use of public funds and foreign currency had the government converted its vehicles to use the Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) found abundantly in the country instead of oil.

A research conducted by two lecturers from the Tanzania Institute of Transport (NIT) and presented  before some institute’s students and lecturers, shows that the government was unnecessarily spending too much on fossil oil.

The research carried out between last and this year is entitled: ‘The Basis to Exploit Compressed Natural Gas in Transport: Towards Lessening Public Expenditures in Tanzania’. The researchers, Gilliard Ngewe and Batholomew Marcel, both lecturers of Logistics and Transport Management, said that until August this year, government vehicles in Dar es Salaam alone had consumed diesel worth over 12.5bn/-.

In the report, they stated that assuming diesel prices remain the same for the next six years, government vehicles in Dar es Salaam alone will have consumed diesel worth 62,794,586,831.95/- by the end of that time.

The report also reveals that if the government vehicles in Dar es Salaam are converted to Compressed Natural Vehicle (CNV), the fuel cost will go down by 40 to 50 per cent.

“Therefore at the lowest price of natural gas, assuming that prices remain unchanged for the next six years, the government will spend some 25.1bn/- and thus save some 37.6bn/- in six years less the cost of converting vehicles,” reads the report.

The report also quotes another researcher, Mwamnyange (2010), who suggested that using natural gas over other traditional fuels like charcoal, petrol, diesel, liquefied petroleum gas and heavy fuel oil, will save the government more than USD 36.62m (about 70bn/-) in oil products imported every year

UN calls for subsidized renewable energy

THE government has been urged to subsidize renewable energy to enable many people, especially those in the rural areas, to afford it.

Giving an overview of the Technology and Innovation report launched on Wednesday by the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD), REPOA Executive Director, Prof Samuel Mwita Wangwe, noted that with subsidies, many will be able to access the energy

He noted that currently only 14 per cent of Tanzanians and 30 per cent of the African population has access to electricity, leaving a large percentage without the energy which is important for development.

“The government is currently formulating a policy on renewable energy, it is possible for many people, especially in rural areas, to access this energy, which can also be used to mitigate climate change,” he explained

Prof Wangwe said the report notes that, in order to absorb the technology, developing countries need capacity, while the international communities are to support these countries in this process.

He said the report has also outlined mechanisms for use when employing these technologies, noting that it is high time for developing countries to be innovative and embrace the opportunities.

Apart from being environmentally friendly, Prof Wangwe noted that groups that spend a long time seeking for alternative energy, for instance firewood, will be able to use that time for other developmental activities.

“Women and children will now be using less time to go into forests, looking for firewood and this will also be the answer for those using charcoal in the country,” he said.

courtesy of daily news-Tanzania

Students challenged to protect environment

TANZANIAN students have been urged to be agents of change towards protection of their environment by being involved practically and by holding discussions on climate change.

The call was part of resolutions after a one day symposium to discuss climate change at the Institute of Social Work (ISW) in Dar es Salaam over the week-end.

Under the title ”A Symposium on Climate Change Consequences on Socioeconomic Development in Tanzania”, the symposium was organized by the Civic Education Teachers Association (CETA), in collaboration with the Konrad Adenaeur Stiftung (KAS) an NGO from German.

The symposium attracted students from various secondary schools in Dar es Salaam and presenters were Professor James Ngana and Professor Amos Majule from the Institute of Resource Assessment (IRA) of the University of Dar es Salaam.

Opening the symposium, CETA’s Executive Director, Mr Salim Olotu, said the symposium was meant to stimulate similar debates at school level, in communities and at the family level. The symposium coincided with the ongoing Climate Change International Conference (COP17) in Durban, South Africa.

The dons who presented two different papers said that Climate Change has severe effects to human beings and other living and non living creatures hence the need to improve protection of the environment including championing forestation schemes

Prof Ngana said that community members must understand that weather conditions were prone to be affected by many factors like ordinary day-to-day human activities which eventually affect temperature and precipitation activity.

Access to sustainable energy still far cry

TANZANIA continues to experience an increasing scarcity of affordable, reliable and sustainable energy at household level, which affects over 94 per cent of the total population.

Energy and Environment Specialist at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) office in Dar es Salaam, Mr Bariki Kaale says in a research he made recently that providing clean and affordable energy for all, was a pre-requisite for ensuring sustainable livelihood and enhancing socio-economic development.

“Until 2010, the national energy balance was still skewed towards the use of biomass fuel (90 per cent). The rest was petroleum (8 per cent), electricity (1.2 per cent ) and coal, solar and biogas combined (0.8 per cent),” he says in his report.

Household energy consumption accounts for 91 per cent of the total energy used, apparently being dominated by women and children mainly for cooking and lighting,” he says.

According to Mr Kaale, population using LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) and kerosene for cooking were 1.9 million (4.4 per cent). If the current 6.74 million families using firewood and charcoal would switch to use of LPG, at least 67.4bn/- per month in foreign currency would be required for importing LGP at an average consumption of 60 kg per household per month

Courtesy of daily news-Tanzania

MOTO WAUNGUZA SHAMBA LA SHULE.

Moto mkubwa ambao umewashwa na watu wasiojulikana umeunguza shamba la shule ya msingi Rwamugurusi iliyoko wilayani Karagwe.

 Tatizo la uchomaji moto mwaka huu limedhibitiwa ipasavyo na uongozi wa wilaya kuanzia ngazi za vitongoji,vijiji,kata hadi wilayani.Watu wasiopenda maendeleo huwa hawakosi katika jamii na ndivyo ilivyotokea kama unavyoiona picha hii.

Mkuu wa wilaya ya Karagwe con. Fabian .I. Masawe ambaya kwa sasa amepandishwa cheo na kuwa mkuu wa mkoa wa Kagera wananchi wa wilaya ya Karagwe wanampongeza sana kwa kazi yake nzuri ya kuhakikisha mazingira yanatunzwa ipasavyo hasa suala la usafi wilayani humo.

Na: Johnson Majara-Redio Karagwe  91.4 fm

UCHOMAJI MOTO OVYO KARAGWE TANZANIA

Mazingira ni kitu cha muhimu sana katika kila jamii duniani na ni kitu ambacho kinahitaji umakini mkubwa, kuanzia ngazi ya familia hadi ngazi ya taifa.Ni jukumu la kila mmoja wetu kutunza mazingira

Uchafuzi wa mazingira unasababisha athari nyingi katika jamii.Mojawapo ya vyanzo  vya uchafuzi huo wa mazingira ni uchomaji moto ovyo.

Mkuu wa wilaya Karagwe baada ya kusisitiza na kutoa maonyo mbalimbali juu ya uchomaji moto ovyo lakini baadhi ya watu wasio na huruma huamua kuchoma moto kama sehemu hii hapa chini inavyoonekana.

Itapendeza sana tukiyatunza mazingira yetu ili yatutunze kama inavyoonekana hapa chini

Na Johnson Majara- Radio Karagwe fm 91.4

Balozi wa Ujerumani ajitambulisha kwa Kikwete

RAIS Jakaya Kikwete amepokea hati za utambulisho kutoka kwa Balozi mpya wa Ujerumani, Klaus-Dieter Brandes.

Mara baada ya kupokea hati hizo Ikulu Dar es Salaam jana, Rais Kikwete alifanya mazungumzo na Balozi Brandes.

Kikwete alishukuru kwa misaada thabiti ya Ujerumani hapa nchini katika sekta mbalimbali ikiwemo ya miundombinu, maji, afya, mazingira na uchumi.

Balozi Brandes kwa upande wake alimhakikishia Rais Kikwete ushirikiano na Serikali ya Tanzania kwa karibu na kusimamia misaada zaidi katika utekelezaji wa vipaumbele vya Serikali.

Kabla ya kuhamishia kituo chake cha kazi hapa Dar es Salaam, Balozi Brandes alikuwa Abu Dhabi na Umoja wa Falme za Kiarabu

misery in the Internally Displaced People Camps in kenya

In 2008, Kenya went to polls which ended up with a lot of malpractices, that have called the intervention of the international criminal tribunal (ICC) to try to resolve.

Things are not easy for the common man who is suffering. One of the local inhumane and disappointing phenomenon is the IDPs, camps hosting thousands of kenyans but now reduced to lower than the refugee status in their country.

It is here that on 21-23 July I sepnt my time, trying