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BUYERS’ LIES AND NEED FOR CASH BY COFFEE FARMERS IN MBINGA
Written by CATHERINE NYONI   
Friday, 29 August 2014 08:20

 

Mbinga is among of the districts that produce coffee in southern highlands of Tanzania. Coffee has remained the major cash crop for most of the residents in Mbinga.

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DOWANS, PAP AND POLITICAL PLATFORMS: TWISTED LOGIC OF PARASTATAL PRIVILEGES
Written by ANIL KIJA   
Friday, 29 August 2014 08:15

CHANGES in the ownership of Independent Power (T) Ltd and opportunities for boosting electricity generation and a sheer reduction in price, chiefly on account of its being transfered to local ownership with a lesser demand for profit levels compared to Malaysian investors or speculators are being greeted in an unsavory manner. It is at face value good tidings, that the old electricity price of 13 US cents per kilowatt hour is being cut down to four to six US cents for the same unit, plus implementing judgments of an international tribunal to review capacity charges. Yet radicals are up in arms, surprisingly.

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WHY FARMERS BATTLE WITH PRIVATE BUYERS TO SELL MAIZE AT NFRA
Written by CATHERINE NYONI   
Friday, 29 August 2014 08:07

The National Food Reserve Agency (NFRA) has started to buy maize in different regions in Tanzania mainland. The major maize producing regions in Tanzania mainland include Ruvuma, Mbeya, Iringa, Rukwa, Morogoro  and Dodoma.

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UNSAFE ABORTION: YOUNG GIRLS DIE OUT OF LACK OF KNOWLEDGE PART II
Written by ODIMEGWU ONWUMERE   
Friday, 29 August 2014 08:12

FROM LAST WEEK: Health experts are alarmed over this menace, decrying that the future is bleak if the ugly situation is not curbed. Professor Olasurubomi Ogedengbe, an obstetrician and gynecologist (OB/GYN) at one of Lagos’ apex public hospitals reportedly explained that there are no guidelines about who can perform abortion, where it can be done, until what gestational age… a butcher can do an abortion and say it was to save a woman’s life, either. This is invariably making mockery of how abortion has been bastardized in the country.

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SCIENTISTS WHO DISCOVERED EBOLA ALMOST CAUSED A DISASTER
Written by TIMES CORRESPONDENT   
Friday, 29 August 2014 07:58

Three lab workers in Antwerp, Belgium, received the thermos and prepared to open it on a lab bench. The precautions they took and the room they were in were appropriate for handling organisms like salmonella or tuberculosis, with none of the security procedures or body suits that we now associate with manipulating Biosafety Level 4 pathogens like Ebola.

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