Monday, 1 October 2018
"Better to die than be a coward" is the motto of the world-famous Nepalese Gurkha soldiers who are an integral part of the British Army. They still carry into battle their traditional weapon - an 18-inch long curved knife known as the kukri
Sunday, 30 September 2018
Mkuu wa Wilaya ya Kisarawe, Jokate Mwegelo, akiwa na Balozi Getrude Mongella kabla ya kuweka jiwe la msingi la kiwanda kidogo cha kuchakata zao la muhogo katika Kijiji cha Kitanga wilayani Kisarawe. NA DANIEL MBEGA, KISARAWE SPIKA wa zamani wa Bunge la Afrika, Balozi Getrude Ibengwe Mongella, amemtabiria mambo makubwa Mkuu wa Wilaya ya Kisarawe, Jokate Mwegelo, akisema kwamba anaamini atafika mbali katika uongozi wa nchi hii.
Saturday, 29 September 2018
You are subscribed to Press Releases for U.S. Department of State. This information has recently been updated, and is now available. Press Releases: Secretary Pompeo Launches 2018 PEPFAR Strategy Progress Report 09/27/2018 02:17 PM EDT Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC September 27, 2018 Today, on the margins of the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo released the 2018 Progress Report on the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Strategy for Accelerating HIV/AIDS Epidemic Control (2017-2020). One year ago, the Trump Administration launched the PEPFAR Strategy at the 2017 United Nations General Assembly. The 2018 PEPFAR Strategy Progress Report shows the significant strides that have been taken in the first year of the Strategy’s implementation. The Progress Report demonstrates that, through the support of the United States government and our collaboration with partners around the globe, up to 13 high-HIV-burden countries are on pace to control their HIV/AIDS epidemic by 2020. The Progress Report also details that many more of the 53 countries supported by PEPFAR could achieve epidemic control by 2020 if they accelerate their efforts and focus resources and policies to ensure access to HIV prevention and treatment services for those most in need. The United States remains the largest donor to the global HIV/AIDS response, support which is made possible through the goodwill, compassion, and generosity of the American people. Today’s announcement demonstrates the remarkable impact of these investments over the past 15 years. To date, PEPFAR has saved the lives of more than 16 million men, women, and children living with HIV, prevented millions of new HIV infections, and made the world a more secure place, better able to respond to the global health threats of today and tomorrow. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief at @PEPFAR and www.pepfar.gov
Friday, 28 September 2018
27/2018 07:36 PM EDT Special Briefing John J. Sullivan Deputy Secretary of State Robert Palladino Deputy Spokesperson Lotte New York Palace Hotel New York, NY September 27, 2018 MR PALLADINO: Thank you all for coming. We are privileged today to have with us the Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan, who will be speaking about the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Ministerial Meeting as well as the United States priorities for the region. Deputy Secretary Sullivan will start with a few comments, and then we’ll be able to open it up for a few questions. Today’s briefing is on the record, off camera, and embargoed until the completion. Deputy Secretary Sullivan, please. DEPUTY SECRETARY SULLIVAN: Thanks, Robert. Good afternoon, everyone. Thank you for that kind introduction, and thank you for letting me share a few minutes of your time to talk to you today about, first of all, the ASEAN Foreign Ministerial that I just co-chaired. We had a meeting here. It was co-chaired with the foreign minister of Laos, Foreign Minister Saleumxay, who is the country coordinator for the United States – the United States relationship with ASEAN for the next three years. And I was met with representatives from all of the 10 ASEAN member countries. We reaffirmed the U.S.-ASEAN strategic partnership and discussed U.S. – the U.S. commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific region with ASEAN at its center, in which independent nations with diverse cultures and aspirations can prosper side by side in freedom and peace. During our meeting I highlighted the U.S. commitment to upholding international law, including the freedom of navigation in the South China Sea. We also discussed ASEAN’s efforts to fully implement UN Security Council resolutions on North Korea. We have enjoyed many successes during the past 41 years of U.S.-ASEAN partnership, and we’re fully committed to building upon this relationship at the upcoming U.S.-ASEAN Summit and East Asia Leaders Summit in Singapore on November 15th. And with that, I’d be happy to answer your questions. MR PALLADINO: Let’s start with Bloomberg, Nick Wadhams. QUESTION: Thank you. Thank you, (inaudible) Secretary. Could you describe the mood in the room? Today at the Security Council there was a lot of division about whether sanctions should continue on North Korea or be lifted. There has been some reporting from the region that countries throughout Asia share the Chinese view that there should be a phased approach toward North Korea and that the support for the U.S. maximum pressure approach is weakening; a lot of countries want those sanctions to be lifted. What was the mood from the officials you spoke with? DEPUTY SECRETARY SULLIVAN: Well, that was certainly not the view expressed by the countries that met with me today. We discussed the continuing need to enforce the UN Security Council resolutions. This isn’t a judgment of the United States that we’re talking about; these are UN Security Council resolutions that were adopted and need to be enforced. And there was no disagreement with the position I urged, which was all countries – all countries that are interested in world peace, in denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula – should be enforcing these Security Council resolutions to the full. MR PALLADINO: Let’s go to David Brunnstrom with Reuters. QUESTION: Thank you. Could you clarify the situation vis-a-vis the timeframe when you’d like to see denuclearization? The State Department put out a statement saying 2021, but the President yesterday seemed to indicate there is no timeframe. Has the timeframe been dropped, or is it still in place for 2021? DEPUTY SECRETARY SULLIVAN: Well, certainly I know from my conversations with Secretary Pompeo that he is working as hard as humanly possible along with our colleagues across the interagency to achieve denuclearization as soon as possible. The President’s comments yesterday I think indicate the scope of the challenge we face. I will – the President has given you his thoughts on this, which I wholeheartedly endorse. I think it will be a substantial challenge. The Secretary of State along with the entire interagency is working as hard as possible to achieve that denuclearization as quickly as we can. QUESTION: Can I just follow up on Nick’s question? DEPUTY SECRETARY SULLIVAN: Sure. QUESTION: So when you said that you’ve heard – that you didn’t hear any difference of opinion in terms of enforcing the existing sanctions, I mean, one of the ideas that the Russians and the Chinese put forward today at the Security Council meeting was – well, the Russians in particular talked about exemptions for certain projects that both North and South had agreed to, and then the Chinese talked about more broader easing. But are you saying that the ASEAN countries are opposed to both, as you are? And I assume – I just want to make sure – the U.S. is opposed to both until there is some actual movement or denuclearization, correct? DEPUTY SECRETARY SULLIVAN: Sure. So two parts to that question. The UN Security Council resolutions that we’re seeking to enforce don’t provide any of those exceptions. We’re not in favor of those. The discussion that we had today with the – at the ASEAN ministerial, what I said was I did not hear from those member-countries any support for those exceptions or any exceptions, which is not to say that they then made affirmative statements to me that they would oppose across the board. I don’t want to put words into their mouths, but that was not raised at the meeting that I co-chaired today. QUESTION: Thanks. MR PALLADINO: Yes, sir. Back there. QUESTION: Yeah. We have been listening to Prime Minister Mahathir, who spoke yesterday at the CFR and this morning at the Asia Society. What exactly would you expect from the ASEAN countries in regard to the South China Sea? Is there something they could do? DEPUTY SECRETARY SULLIVAN: For the South China Sea. That’s another topic, of course, that we discussed today at the ministerial, and I think there was unanimity among the members in the room that there are, everyone acknowledges, disputed claims in the South China Sea. What every one of those member-countries and the United States is looking for is resolution of those claims not unilaterally by one country but under the norms of international law. And our opposition to what the Chinese Government has done in the South China Sea is not because we think we’re making a determination that China does or does not have a claim to a particular feature of the South China Sea. We want international law to be followed and for there to be a peaceful process, not a unilateral decision by one country, to resolve those claims, which involve a number of different countries – Philippines, Vietnam, et cetera, Malaysia. QUESTION: But there’s a lot of dissent. There’s no consensus amongst the ASEAN countries vis-a-vis China. Do you see that happening? Is that what – is that your perception? DEPUTY SECRETARY SULLIVAN: Dissent in what regard? QUESTION: I mean, there’s no consensus in dealing with China. DEPUTY SECRETARY SULLIVAN: On the South China Sea? QUESTION: Yes. DEPUTY SECRETARY SULLIVAN: Well, my discussions – for example, I met – I’ve met with a number of – bilaterally with a number of ASEAN countries during my week here at UNGA. I would say that there is consensus, a commitment by ASEAN and the United States to the rule of law, the Law of the Sea treaty, that that should govern these claims, disputed claims to the South China Sea, and not unilateral actions by one country to develop features in the South China Sea and, even worse, to militarize them. MR PALLADINO: Let’s go – Carol, please. Washington Post. QUESTION: Thank you. Was there any discussion about fallout from a U.S. trade war with China, and was it raised at all about what constitutes election meddling? Surely there are other countries in ASEAN that have taken out ads in American newspapers. And was there concern that they might be accused of election meddling? DEPUTY SECRETARY SULLIVAN: We didn’t discuss election meddling per se at the ministerial meeting that I just came from. We did discuss certain core values that the United States and the ASEAN countries share, which is a commitment to a free and reciprocal trading system that treats countries fairly and – but as to the specific question of election meddling, that didn’t come up at this particular meeting, which is not to say it’s an unimportant issue, which there – there’s only so much time in a – have so many issues that can be covered in a 90-minute meeting. MR PALLADINO: Voice of America. Voice of America? I’m guessing. QUESTION: Voice of America? MR PALLADINO: Are you? QUESTION: Wall Street Journal. MR PALLADINO: Wall Street Journal. Another one. DEPUTY SECRETARY SULLIVAN: Sort of. MR PALLADINO: Another one. Well -- QUESTION: Not quite. DEPUTY SECRETARY SULLIVAN: The daily diary of the American dream. MR PALLADINO: All right, I’m sorry. Please. QUESTION: It depends how you look at it. So just back to North Korea, what is the U.S. prepared to offer in exchange for a declaration of assets? Because presumably as part of the negotiation there is going to be a give and take, so what will the U.S. give in return for this declaration? And also, how do you intend to continue the campaign of maximum pressure when you have Russia and China now openly using the UN platform to call for an easing of sanctions? DEPUTY SECRETARY SULLIVAN: Well, on the first question, I’m not going to discuss Secretary Pompeo’s negotiating strategy and what we might be prepared or not prepared to offer or discuss. What I will reaffirm, though, is our commitment to the UN Security Council resolutions, multiple resolutions adopted unanimously by the Security Council – that all we’re doing is saying that those should be enforced. MR PALLADINO: Do we have a Southeast Asian nation that would like to ask a question, per chance? Sir. QUESTION: Sure. MR PALLADINO: Okay. Great. QUESTION: He’s not a Southeast Asian. (Laughter.) What one are you? Singapore? (Laughter.) QUESTION: I’m from (inaudible) Southeast Asia. MR PALLADINO: Excellent. All right. Go ahead. QUESTION: Switch of topic. MR PALLADINO: All right. QUESTION: I want to ask you about Myanmar. DEPUTY SECRETARY SULLIVAN: Yeah. QUESTION: The Rohingya issue and to what extent that came up during the talks. I know the Secretary has a meeting as well with Myanmar today. What – do you see any forward movement on resolving the Rohingya issue in terms of a resolution of having some of the refugees come back? What was the U.S. stance during these talks and what was the overall reaction from ASEAN members in terms of pushing forward that issue? DEPUTY SECRETARY SULLIVAN: Well, as you know, there – the State Department issued a report earlier this week, a factual report on the horrific atrocities that were committed. And the United States has also announced – I believe Ambassador Haley announced this week a further – it was $185 million to try to address the humanitarian crisis that has ensued. I think that brings our total up to almost $400 million that the United States has committed to address this horrific humanitarian situation that we see. And that’s a sign of our commitment to doing right by these people who have been so horribly treated and to bring those who are accountable to justice. QUESTION: Just – Robert, just a follow-up on that. MR PALLADINO: All right, last question, PBS. QUESTION: Yeah, I wanted to ask about the report released on Monday, the factual report. It detailed lots of atrocities but it did not use the word “genocide,” did not use the word “crimes against humanity.” Why not? And why was it released on Monday without any press conference, without any press release? It seemed to us that it was deliberately low-key. Was that the intention? DEPUTY SECRETARY SULLIVAN: I will – I don’t have any comment on how it was released. I was – have been briefed on its preparation. It was a – basically a forensic examination of what happened, a factual recitation of what happened. There weren’t legal judgments expressed in it because that wasn’t the point of the report. I know there’s been discussion about whether to characterize legal characterizations of what happened. There – I know that Secretary Tillerson had classified it as ethnic cleansing at a minimum, and the report that was issued is a factual description of what happened. And we are working toward holding those accountable, including judgments like the one you offered, characterizing it as a crime against humanity or a genocide. QUESTION: So just to make sure, there’s no decision not to – you’re saying there’s no decision not to use that language? DEPUTY SECRETARY SULLIVAN: That wasn’t addressed by the report. QUESTION: Okay. MR PALLADINO: Deputy Secretary Sullivan, thank you very much for coming today and thank you all for coming and the embargo is lifted. DEPUTY SECRETARY SULLIVAN: Thank you
Friday, 24 March 2017
Mkuu wa Wilaya ya Muheza Hajat Mhandisi, Mwanasha Tumbo akichangia jambo wakati wa kikao cha Kamati kuu ya Tathmini na Maandalizi ya Maonesho ya Kilimo (Nane Nane) Kanda ya Mashariki
Na Mathias Canal, Morogoro
Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Morogoro Dkt Kebwe Stephen Kebwe ameongoza kikao cha Kamati kuu ya Tathmini na Maandalizi ya Maonesho ya Kilimo (Nane Nane) Kanda ya Mashariki inayounganisha Mikoa ya Dar es salaam, Tanga, Pwani na Morogoro.
Kikao hicho kilichokuwa na Agenda sita kimefanyika Katika Ukumbi wa JKT Nane Nane Manispaa ya Morogoro ambapo kwa kauli moja kimepitisha Agenda zote sita ikiwemo kupitia Taarifa ya Tathmini ya Maonesho ya Nane Nane 2016 sawia na Taarifa ya Maandalizi ya Maonesho ya Nane Nane ya mwaka 2017 ambayo Kitaifa yanayotaraji kufanyika Mkoani Morogoro.
Akizungumza wakati Akifungua kikao hicho Dkt Kebwe ameitaka kamati inayoratibu shughuli hizo ya TASO kuweka wazi mapato na matumizi ya fedha wanazozipata kwani kufanya hivyo ni kujenga zaidi uaminifu kwa wananchi na kujihuisha kwa pamoja na wadau mbalimbali ili kukuza uchumi nchini kupitia Kilimo.
Dkt Kebwe alisema kuwa TASO kutofanya hivyo ni njia mojawapo ya kuzifanya Halmashauri zingine kutochangia kwa kuhofia fedha zao kutumika pasina weledi uliokusudiwa.
Sambamba na hayo pia amewasihi wadaiwa sugu kulipa madeni yao haraka iwezekanavyo kwani kufanya hivyo itaongeza ustawi na uimara wa Maandalizi ya Maonesho ya Kilimo na hatimaye Kilele chake kuwa na Tija kwa jamii.
Dkt Kebwe amewapongeza wakurugenzi na Wakuu wa Wilaya waliohudhuria katika kikao hicho ambapo alisema kuwa wanafanya kazi nzuri na kuonyesha ushirikiano imara katika Maandalizi hayo japo amesisitiza kuongezwa kwa jitihada za Maandalizi ili Maonesho hayo yawe na weledi na tija.
Sherehe za Maonesho ya Kilimo Nane Nane hufanyika kwa lengo la kuwakutanisha wakulima, wafugaji, na wavuvi kwa kuwaelimisha watazamaji na hasa wakulima, wafugaji na wavuvi kujifunza na kupata uzoefu wa teknolojia na mbinu zinazotumika kuongeza uzalishaji katika eneo la kilimo, Mifugo na Uvuvi.
Katika Maonesho hayo mambo muhimu hutawala ikiwa ni pamoja na kuonyesha mazao mbalimbali sambamba na mifugo mbalimbali kwenye mabanda.
Akizungumza na Mtandao wa www.wazo-huru.blogspot.com Mara baada ya kumalizika kwa kikao hicho Mkurugenzi wa Manispaa ya Ubungo Ndg John Lipesi Kayombo amewapongeza viongozi wote kwa namna ambavyo wanashiriki kuandaa Maonesho hayo huku akisema kuwa pamoja na Halmashauri ya Ubungo kuwa mpya na inaanza kushiriki katika Maonesho hayo kwa Mara ya kwanza atahakikisha kuwa maonesho yanakuwa na tija katika mabanda yote yanayoendelea kuandaliwa na Maafisa Kilimo, Uvuvi na Mifugaji.
MD Kayombo alisema kuwa kupitia Maonesho ya Kilimo mwaka huu 2017 wananchi watapata fursa ya kujifunza mbinu za ufugaji kwa kutumia mabanda bora, Uchanganyaji wa vyakula vya mifugo na ulishaji, Teknolojia bora ya ufugaji wa samaki wengi katika eneo dogo, Utotoleshaji vifaranga kwa kutumia incubator ya kienyeji na kisasa, Uhamilishaji wa samaki na Ng'ombe na teknolojia Nyinginezo.
Akifunga kikao hicho Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Morogoro Dkt Kebwe Stephen Kebwe ambaye ndiye alikuwa mwenyekiti wa Kikao hicho alizitaja changamoto za maandilizi za Maonesho ya Kilimo kuwa ni pamoja na ucheleweshaji wa michango kutoka kwa wadau mbalimbali pamoja na kuchelewa kuthibitisha mialiko kwa wageni walioalikwa kutembelea Maonesho ya Kilimo Nane Nane.
Baadhi ya wafanyakazi wa Mamlaka ya Majisafi na Usafi wa Mazingira mjini Moshi (MUWSA) wakishusha miti tayari kwa ajili ya kuotesha kando ya vyanz vya maji vinavyosimamiwa na mamlaka hiyo.
Kaimu Mkurugenzi wa Mamlaka ya Maji safi na Usafi wa Mazingira mjini Moshi (MUWSA) John Ndetiko akiwa amebeba mti tayari kwa ajili ya kuotesha kando ya chanzo cha maji cha Shiri kilichopo wilayani Hai.
Baadhi ya wanafunzi wa shule za msingi wakisaidia katika zoezi la ubebabji miti kwa ajili ya kuotesha.
Wafanyakazi wa MUWSA wakiwa wamebeba mit kwa ajili ya kuotesha katika chanzo cha maji cha Shiri.
Kaimu Mkurugenzi wa MUWSA,John Ndetiko akiotesha mti katika eneo la chanzo cha maji cha Shiri.
Baadhi ya wafanyakazi wa MUWSA wakiotesha miti katika chanzo hicho.
Hii ni sehemu ya mitiiliyooteshwa Mwaka jana katika eneo hilo zoezi lililooongozwa na Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Kilimajaro Saidi Mecky Sadicki.
Huu ndio mti uliooteshwa na Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Kilimanjaro Saidi Mecky Sadicki katika eneo hilo.
Chanzo cha maji cha Shiri kilichopo wilayani Hai kinachoimamiwa na Mamlaka ya Majisafi na Usafi wa Mazingira mjini Moshi.(MUWSA.)
Wafanyakazi wa Mamlaka ya Majisafi na Usafi wa Mazingira mjini Moshi (MUWSA) wakiwa katika picha ya pamoja mara baada ya kuotesha miti katika chanzo hicho.
Chanzo kipya cha maji cha Mkashilingi kilichopo jirani na chanzo cha chemichei cha Shiri.
Na Dixon Busagaga wa Globu ya Jamii Kanda ya Kaskazini.
Wednesday, 22 March 2017
Waziri wa Habari Utamaduni Sanaa na Michezo, Nape Nnauye (kushoto) na Naibu Waziri wa Utamaduni wa China, Dong Wei (kulia) wakibadilishana mkataba wa makubaliano utekelezaji wa masuala ya Utamaduni baina ya nchi hizo wa miaka mitatu kuanzia mwaka 2017 hadi 2020 katika hafla iliyofanyika Hoteli ya Serena ijini Dar es Salaam leo.
Afreximbank and TDB Close $500 Million Syndicated Loan Facility for Kenya
Nairobi, 20 March 2017: – The Trade Development Bank (TDB), formerly known as PTA Bank, and the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) today in Nairobi closed a $500 million dual-tranche syndicated loan facility for the Government of Kenya which acted through the country’s National Treasury.
The facility, for which Afreximbank and TDB acted as joint mandated lead arrangers (MLAs), is part of a $1.55 billion debt package of three facilities being arranged and raised in parallel by the National Treasury in the first quarter of 2017.
The Afreximbank and TDB-led facility comprises two tranches made up of a $200-million 10-year amortizing loan by TDB and a $300-million five-year amortizing loan provided in equal parts by Afreximbank and TDB. The two tranches will be syndicated to development finance institutions.
TDB acted as initial mandated lead arranger, underwriter, documentation bank, joint bookrunner and facility agent for the facility while Afreximbank acted as mandated lead arranger, underwriter and joint bookrunner. Linklaters, London, and IKM, Nairobi, acted as the lenders’ international and local legal counsels while Simmons & Simmons acted for the Government.
With the closing of the facility the Government successfully completed its $1.5 billion debt raising exercise through the loan market. The two other facilities are:
· An $800 million dual tranche 2/3 year facility arranged and underwritten by Citi Bank, Rand Merchant Bank, Standard Bank, and Standard Chartered Bank, which the four MLAs are currently syndicating to commercial banks; and
· A $250 million two-year syndicated facility arranged and underwritten by TDB, which is also in syndication by TDB.
With the facilities, the Government of Kenya has achieved unprecedented borrowing benchmarks with new tenors at the 2, 3, 5, and 10 year marks from different investor groups. The MLAs of the $800 million commercial bank facilities successfully stretched the Government’s previous borrowing tenor from two to three years, in line with other blue chip borrowers on the African continent.
By providing five and 10 year financing, Afreximbank and TDB, emerged as market makers, setting new tenor benchmarks for future borrowings by the Government as the longer tenors provide significant additional value to the Government which has been seeking to gradually replace its shorter term liabilities with longer dated ones.
“This debt raising exercise stands out in more ways than one - as an achievement in the syndicated loan market, as a confirmation of investor confidence for Kenya and as a further step towards better facilitation of inter-African trade,” said Dr. Benedict Oramah, President of Afreximbank. "Afreximbank’s support for the projects to be financed with the proceeds of this facility are consistent with the ‘Deliver’ pillar of our Intra-African African trade strategy which aims to create enabling logistics infrastructure for efficient intra-regional trade."
“Our rebranding represents our rejuvenation and recommitment to innovate and play a more active role in promoting trade, economic development and regional integration. In December TDB approved a USD250M facility to the Government of Kenya, the Bank has played a key role in raising up to USD750M for Government of Kenya in this current Financial Year,” said Admassu Tadesse, President and Chief Executive of TDB. “TDB will continue financing of trade, enterprise and infrastructure, which is evidenced in the tripling of our loan assets in the past two years in Kenya a demonstration of the Banks commitment to the Kenyan Economy”.
Afreximbank and TDB have supported the Government of Kenya and select state-owned enterprises in the past in line with their trade-related mandate of financing trade-enabling infrastructure and their belief that supporting the development of infrastructure, such as roads, ports and energy in Kenya, is key to facilitating trade and creating better access to world markets for landlocked countries in East Africa.