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27 Feb 2016 description
report Arusha Times

By Mariam Juma - Katesh

Members of more than 50 households in Katesh have been adversely affected by the ongoing heavy downpours. The gushing waters have also submerged nearly 1000 acres of farms, destroying crops worth millions of shillings.

According to the Hanang’s District Commissioner, Mr Thobias Mwilapwa, it is estimated that some 600 people are now homeless, after rains have demolished their houses.

“This is the second time that storms are wreaking havoc here. The same phenomenon occurred last year resulting to massive loss of crops,” said the DC.

06 Feb 2016 description
report Arusha Times

By Staff Writer

Retired Head of State in the second phase government, Ally Hassan Mwinyi is expected to lead a team of election observers to be deployed by the East African Community to monitor the Ugandan General Elections slated for the 18th of this month.

06 Feb 2016 description
report Arusha Times

By Arusha Times Correspondent

The hunter-gatherer Hadzabe tribe living on the shores of the remote and semi-arid Lake Eyasi are facing critical food shortage once again.

Those living at Dumanga village, Eshkesh ward in Mbulu district, Manyara region are pleading for relief food from the government.

The small tribe of not more than 2,000 members has been leading stone age life and relying on wild fruits and berries, tubers and roots, honey and hunting wild animals for food.

16 Jan 2016 description
report Arusha Times

By Arusha Times Correspondent

Vaccination of children against polio would continue although the last case of the crippling disease was reported in the country nearly 20 years ago, a senior official of the ministry of Health and Social Welfare revealed in Arusha recently.

"We will continue with the vaccination because there are still cases of polio in some countries within the region", the National Immunization Programme manager Dr. Dafrossa Lyimo told this newspaper on the sidelines of a meeting on Better Immunization Data (BID).

19 Nov 2015 description
report Arusha Times

By Arusha Times Correspondent

Kilimanjaro region has stepped up several measures to contain cholera, a water-borne communicable disease which has lately wreaked havoc in various regions, killing at least 100.

The regional commissioner Amos Makala has ordered local authorities to improve sanitation in all public places, including restaurants, markets, guest rooms, family homes and residential neighbourhoods.