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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
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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.

18 Sep 2015 description
report Arusha Times

By Hazla Quire

Mto-wa-Mbu Ward, usually susceptible to deadly floods, has just solved one of the problems affecting the area during rainy seasons; the bridge across the river running through Migombani Village.

07 Jun 2015 description
report Arusha Times

By Arusha Times Correspondent

Free movement of people in East Africa, desired by policy makers to speed up regional integration, has fueled infectious diseases, particularly HIV/Aids and tuberculosis, it was observed in Arusha last week.

The impact is more pronounced along the transport corridors, especially in cross-border communities, where health services and community structures often are weak.

27 Apr 2015 description
report Arusha Times

The ongoing long rains in Arusha have not helped much to save the city from acute water shortages that have plagued the precinct for over four months now.

Previously, the Arusha Urban Water Supply Authority (AUWSA), through its public relations officer, William Shayo, had blamed prolonged drought as being the cause, but as the rains continue to pour, the authority is quiet regarding what exactly is ailing them.

13 Apr 2015 description
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By Arusha Times Correspondent

Trekking to a neighbouring country in search of scarce water may now be history for residents of Kahe village in Rombo district, Kilimanjaro region, thanks to a major water supply project.

Besides Kahe, the World Bank-funded scheme will also benefit nine other villages in the area, revealed the district water engineer Andrew Tesha when briefing stakeholders on implementation of the programme.

12 Apr 2015 description
report Arusha Times

By Arusha Times correspondent

Initially there was no water at all. The villagers had to trek many kilometres in search of the precious liquid for domestic use and for their livestock.

For years the situation remained grim for the 8,000 inhabitants of Katikati village in Kiteto district whose livestock herds outnumber the human population ten times.

It was not only the long distance to the available water holes or ponds in the parched land of the vast Manyara region that pained the cattle keepers.

06 Apr 2015 description
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By Hazla Quire

Massive storms have hit hard the Ambureti and Shangarai villages in Meru District, destroying farms and houses and causing great losses to the local residents.

The storms seem to be a curtain raiser to the heavy long rains that have started to in many parts of Arusha, Manyara and Kilimanjaro Regions in the course of this week. The rains have come a bit late in the North as other parts of the country have been experiencing heavy rains for the last three weeks.

22 Mar 2015 description
report Arusha Times

By Hazla Quire

As the National Water Week kicks off, it is a fact that practically all taps in many parts of Arusha City have run dry some for the last four months leaving thousands of residents in desperation.

Already people have been demonstrating in Arusha City streets against the lack of water as well as the fact that, despite the taps being dry, water authorities continue to bill them with invoices of staggering monthly charges.

16 Jan 2015 description
report Arusha Times

By Staff Writer

Modern day, cooperative societies are rapidly mushrooming among pastoralists’ communities where also special programs aimed at improving livestock breeds in the vicinities are being implemented.

Mr Melau Petro Melita who is the chairman of Union of Livestock Keepers in Kamwanga Ward of Longido, West Kilimanjaro said the area cooperative society comprising 62 members among them 42 women and 20 men is a prime example of how Maasai women previously termed to be voiceless are now actively taking part in family and community development issues.

14 Mar 2014 description
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By Francine L. Musana

Water is life. That is why World Serve, Kili Climb, Siouxland Tanzania Educational Medical Ministries (STEMM), and Maji Tech worked together to dig a well at the STEMM children’s home in Mbuguni. This well will provide adequate water for the residents who previously walked for hours to look for water and other needs.

20 Sep 2013 description
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By Staff Writer

Nearly 10,000 households of Babati District in Manyara Region have benefitted from the Water, Hygiene and Sanitation project being executed by the Adventists Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Tanzania.

According to the President of Tanzania Union Mission for the Seventh - day Adventist (SDA), Dr Godwin Lekundayo, the so-called WASH project is meant to enhance access to clean and portable water for the vulnerable population as well as reducing water-borne diseases through sensitization and community training.

22 Oct 2012 description
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By Arusha Times Correspondent

The acute shortage of water which normally affects the residents of Nkoaranga area in Arumeru district will soon be over following the completion of a Sh. 74 million water project, local officials said.

This was revealed last weekend by Mr. Loth Nnko, the acting executive secretary of the Meru Diocese of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tanzania (ELCT) when he addressed the villagers.

29 Jan 2012 description
report Arusha Times

The Arusha Urban Water and Sewerage Authority (AUWSA), has been compelled to ration water supplies to all Arusha city residents due to the swelling human population and change in behavioral weather patterns in the country.

19 Dec 2011 description
report Arusha Times

By Staff Writer

Authorities at the Tanzania-Kenya border in Namanga area of Longido District have raised alarm over the possibility of having Al-Shabaab insurgents infiltrating into the country through the highly permeable borderline.

“The over 200 kilometers long borderline is mostly wilderness dotted with hundreds of ‘Panya routes’ through which, human trafficking business thrives,” said Mr Albert Kishe the head of immigration department at Namanga.

05 Dec 2011 description
report Arusha Times

Seven dead, tourist attractions cut off

By Staff reporter

Six people have died in both Arusha and Kilimanjaro regions, from ongoing floods affecting the Northern Zone. The Police in both precincts have confirmed the deaths.

Two people were killed when a semi-trailer truck they were travelling in was swept by floods in the Makuyuni location of Monduli District, along Arusha-Dodoma road following a heavy downpour that hit the area last week.

16 Jul 2011 description
report Arusha Times

By Mussa Juma

Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority (NCAA) has disbursed Shs. 535 million to buy maize and distribute it to hundreds of residents living in the area who are in dire need of food.

There are more than 60,000 people in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, mainly Maasai Pastoralists, now facing famine due to the prevailing drought and also due to the fact that farming is not allowed in the area.