A young female teacher was giving an assignment to her Grade 6 class one day. It was a large assignment so she started writing high up on the chalkboard. Suddenly there was a giggle from one of the MORE
It is that time of the year again when students resume their academic journeys as many schools open for a new term. Mixed feelings become the order of the day for students as they try to attain one MORE
THOU shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free. This is the overused verse from the Bible which has the potential to carry a new meaning for business people.
In the original meaning, the MORE
Having been one of the people in the forefront of advocating for the banning of discotheques for kids in this country and having blasted the government for its stance of remaining adamant that these MORE
One of my relatives visited a certain health facility in Temeke recently after suffering from what we believed was a bout of malaria. She was attended to and the medical practitioner at the facility MORE
WITH the 2010 general election campaigning period in full swing, political hullabaloo, bickering, bribery and vote buying in the name of campaigning will be the order of the day. Each and every prospective MORE
WE thought we should shift gears a little bit today, from what they call a marketplace of ideas in the on-going political battles; campaign attacks and corruption-scandal discovery news as we proceed MORE
A man staying in one of Dar es Salaam's high density suburbs came back from work one day and found his son playing with two boys from next door. In a fit of anger, the man without saying a word rushed MORE
It's confirmed, all African teams except Ghana (at the time of going to press) have been eliminated from the FIFA 2010 World Cup finals, dashing any hope that the cup will for the first time be won by MORE
As the historic FIFA 2010 World Cup continues, many hearts have been left broken after some teams were defeated and some humiliated. Though many African teams were beaten during their first games last MORE
Many soccer loving hearts were left bleeding last week following two high profile matches (against Brazil and Rwanda) our lovely Taifa Stars were involved in. The Rwanda match saw our boys biting the dust, MORE
Taifa Stars vs Brazil: Expecting Brazil to change our soccer image is no different from Volkswagen manufacturers expecting higher sales because Mercedes Benz management is visiting their plant!
YOUNG Africans, one of the two oldest soccer clubs in the country, stunned most local fans last Tuesday for their bold decision to part ways with their controversial left full-back Amir Maftah.
A leader of a white supremacy group in SA was killed a few months back by black people. Someone, out of anger and frustration, spoke in the media and told the whole world that SA is not a safe country; MORE
Tanzania last week joined the rest of the world in commemorating the World Family Day. But since that day I have been asking myself whether as a nation, we have something we can look back on and be proud MORE
An October day is coming when many of us will line up in long queues for hours to wait for a once-in-a-five-year chance to cast a vote for another phase of people taking offices. Some will vote. Some will MORE
I remember finding it very difficult to fall asleep on new year’s eve last year, due to unbearable noises from people who were celebrating. As a norm, many people don't go to sleep on the last day MORE
YVONNE walks along a street and two men in the process of gazing at her, collide head on and are embarrassed to learn that they were starring at the same woman. She continues with her journey and a group MORE
IT never dawned in Charles Goodyear's mind that one of his inventions, a soccer ball, will one day turn the world up side down. Never did he imagine that his efforts were to catapult football into being MORE
THERE is news on the air. The Ministry of Infrastructure has reassured Tanzanians through the parliament that flyovers are on the way. It was indicated that there is already an agreement in place between MORE
LOVE makes the world go round. It makes life complete and it does not only see strangers who are different in all aspects, sacrificing their freedom, their likes and so on to please the other partner who MORE
SOMETIME early last year we were collectively shocked by reports that a well-meaning Tanzanian gentleman who goes by the name of David Maige was rudely turned away from Lake Manyara Hotel where he had MORE
AFRICAN movies are undoubtedly taking Africa by storm, gaining popularity and winning the hearts of many viewers, especially women. Most of them are so touching to an extent that viewers are left without MORE
I HATE taking sides with the crowd just to be in the crowd! Now here in Tanzania the crowd wants politics separated from business; that is the direction of the political wind. Proponents argue that MORE
A STRUCTURAL engineer received a call from a real estate company informing him of a problem on one of the floors of a multi-storey building. There was an extremely huge wall-crack on the seventeenth floor MORE
THE 1st of April every year is a remarkable and widely commemorated day as many people take the opportunity to fool and trick their beloved ones. Many stories have been told of many people who contemplated MORE
MY heartfelt condolences this week go to the families of the ten people who lost their lives at Kibamba when an oil tanker landed on top of a Daladala last week. Graphically speaking, it was one of the MORE
THE national amateur boxing team returned home last week from India where it bagged three bronze medals at the Commonwealth Boxing Championships.
Selemani Kidunda (middleweight), Hashim Simon (light-welterweight) MORE
ON March 27, the national soccer team, Taifa Stars, host Somalia in one of the qualifying matches of the second edition of the African Nations Championship (CHAN) whose finals will be held in Sudan next MORE
SOMETIMES I feel like I should just park and walk; because with the level of traffic jams and nasty competitive behaviours that currently exist on our roads, it is no more fun to drive on the roads. Psychologists MORE
WHEN I went for a rare dinner outing last weekend it was by a stroke of luck that I bumped into an old friend called Peace Mathews. I suspected that his parents might have wanted to name him Amani when MORE
A story is told of a man who went window shopping downtown Kariakoo, came across a nice shirt in one of the shops manned by people of Asian origin. The guy is said to have been attracted by the shirt MORE
IF you love your company, your business, your enterprise, you are doing everything you can to make it survive hurdles—all kinds of hurdles.
Well I have a dream. In this dream I see your enterprise MORE
WHITHER Athletics Tanzania? I ask this question because I don't know if the national athletics governing body knows exactly what the nation expects from it, as far as development of the sport in the country MORE
THE rot in our public - and private - institutions revealed itself last week again when an innocent baby, Sabry Ibrahim, lost part of her hand through amputation after a medical officer injected her with MORE
IT’S unacceptable and enough is enough when it comes to road accidents that are continuously claiming dozens of innocent lives on our roads. In fact, our major highways have been turned into killing MORE
TWO associations governing women's sports in the country are currently facing a hard time as they struggle to raise about 105m/- they need to enable their teams accomplish international obligations MORE
LAST week a polling company published results of research carried out to determine who among our politicians has won the confidence of Tanzanians. Even as these results hit the streets, Hon. Lipumba refused MORE
WHENEVER a child dies, our African tradition has it that there is always a cause. To be more precise traditionalists always believe that there will be a witch behind it. This then compels the parents of MORE
MAINLAND soccer champions, Young Africans Sports Club, have finally come to their senses. After being exploited for quite a long time by unscrupulous businessmen, the club declared last week that enough MORE
I HAVE to admit that, despite being patriotic, I was not much surprised when three of the country's 'big four' made a false start in the 2010 Africa club championships recently.
Mainland champions Young MORE
I WOULD like to take this opportunity to express my grief and sympathies towards the victims of the massacre that recently took place in Musoma. It is very curious that after a fellow columnist raised MORE
PRO-UNIONISTS in the east African nations of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi must be excited a day is coming when we shall call ourselves truly one. Thanks to colonialists who incepted the MORE
The Minister for Information, Culture and Sports, George Mkuchika, has announced his stand on the on-going tug-of-war between troubled Simba Sports Club and Ilala District sports authorities over the club's MORE
The Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) has finally opened the door for those aspiring to succeed Brazilian Marcio Maximo as Taifa Stars coach by spelling out qualifications of the new national team boss.
The government made a great move in 2008 to send a Special Police Force Unit to Tarime for a needful cause that all of us know: Ethnic clashes among the Kuryas and what was termed as cattle rustling within MORE
A few days ago, the education ministry through the examination council, released the Form IV results. It was hard not to notice the dismal performance by our kids, more so in government-owned schools. MORE