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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Balozi wa Palestina, EU na wa Rwanda Watembelea Wizara ya Katiba na Sheria

Waziri wa Katiba na Sheria Mhe. Dkt. Asha-Rose Migiro akipokea kutoka kwa Balozi wa Palestina nchini Dkt. Nasri Abu Jaish ambaye amemtembelea Waziri ofisini kwake jijini Dar es Salaam.
Waziri wa Katiba na Sheria Mhe. Dkt. Asha-Rose Migiro akiongea na Balozi wa Palestina nchini Dkt. Nasri Abu Jaish ambaye amemtembelea Waziri ofisini kwake jijini Dar es Salaam.

Tick Zanzibar off your bucketlist

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 

Sunset on Zanzibar. <i>Cristiano Galbiati</i>
Sunset on Zanzibar. Cristiano Galbiati    

South African holidaymakers who dream of visiting Zanzibar, Tanzania’s famous spice island, can now take advantage of fastjet's three flights each week to the island from Johannesburg, travelling via Dar es Salaam.
The flights, offered in partnership with Tanzanian local carrier Coastal Aviation, cost as little as R2170, inclusive of all government and airport taxes, putting that dream vacation firmly and affordably within reach.
Zanzibar offers the perfect Indian Ocean experience to holidaymakers seeking an island paradise, with pristine beaches, cultural treasures, and resorts and hotels to meet the needs of every budget and lifestyle. The island is home to world-class water sporting facilities, including scuba diving, snorkelling, kayaking, windsurfing and water-skiing, as well as the renowned World Heritage site, Stonetown.
fastjet flies from Johannesburg to Dar es Salaam every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, departing O.R Tambo International Airport at 23h20.

Mob Attack on African Students Reveals Delhi's Ugly Racist Side?

October 1, 2014
Johnlee Varghese
The Delhi Metro mob attack on three African students 
earlier this week has once again put the Indian capital 
in the spotlight, questioning its increasing intolerance 
towards the Blacks.
Three black students were attacked by a mob in Delhi Metro station.
Three black students were attacked by a mob in Delhi Metro station. YouTube Screenshot
The shameful incident came to light only after the videos of 
the attack at the Rajiv Chowk Metro Station went viral on 
While Indian dailies mostly dismissed the attack as a stray 
incident, an article published in The New York Times -- 
Searching on Race -- went on to question the racial overtones 
of the Delhi Metro attacks.
When Indian Prime Minister visited the Martin Luther 
King Jr. memorial with President Obama in Washington on 
Tuesday, a debate about racism was taking shape in the 
Indian news media, prompted by the video of an angry mob 
beating three African students in a New Delhi Metro station 
this week, the NYT report noted.

The Times Of India in a report 'Delhi's problem with us is
skin deep: Africans' noted that the city has always been unkind
to Africans and the attack on three African students at Rajiv
Chowk Metro Station on Sunday evening shows how deep
these racial prejudices really are.

The report detailed another recent attack on an African girl,
who had to be rescued from the River Yamuna after a mob
beat her up and threw her into it.
"Her bones were broken and she was dying. Can such an
attack be explained?" a member of Association of African
Students in India, Oshobajo Emmanuel said.

About the racially charged incident, a Scroll report noted 
that India, and New Delhi, in particular, doesn't have a good
record when it comes to racial tolerance.
In videos that surfaced on Monday, three African young men
are seen being hunted down by an angry mob at Delhi Metro
station on Sunday evening.

The Black students, who are in their twenties are seen trying to climb into a police booth for safety but even then the crowd gets of hold of them.
What is most shameful and outrageous is the fact that both
Delhi police and CISF, who are deployed at the station 24/7
for security, did nothing to contain the volatile situation.
There is still no clear reason for the mass outrage against the
African students. One claim is that the Black students passed
lewd comments on some women in the Metro train. However,
no woman till now has come forward with any complaint to the
police. Another claim is that the three African men had made
some anti-India comments.
In the mob attack, one student suffered a gnash on his neck,
which had to be stitched up, while the other two were treated
for minor injuries.
Many on Twitter also expressed their outrage against this
racially charged incident.
Veejay Sai ‏@veejaysai said "Outraged and disgusted with Delhi,
the capital of increasing racism where mindless mobs attack Black
Monisha Rajesh ‏@monisha_rajesh questioned: I wonder if the
same Delhi men attacking black men in this video would attack
fellow Indians for molesting women.
While Sowmiya Ashok ‏@sowmiyashok noted: Worst thing about
this video is the # of people recording the attack on their phones
and cries of Bharat Mata Ki Jai.

'Social experiment' in wake of Ottawa attack proves Canadians have no tolerance for racism

An Ontario university student learned the hard way that social science experiments can get messy, and if you act like a racist in Hamilton, Ont., you’re liable to get punched in the face.
A group of Ontario university students trying to prove that not all Canadians were Islamophobic following the shooting death of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo appear to have made their point, after one of them was attacked while pretending to harass a friend who was dressed in a traditional Muslim gown.
In a video shot in downtown Hamilton, Ont., the student approached the Muslim man and told him he couldn’t get on a bus dressed like a terrorist. In four separate instances, bystanders stepped in and defended the victim.
The “social experiment” was recorded on video and posted to YouTube on Monday. It has already been viewed more than 410,000 times.
Filmmaker Omar Albach says the purpose of the video was to “see if people feel safe around Muslims or people who look like Muslims” after the events that happened in Ottawa.
In the video, a Caucasian man, named Devin, approaches a his friend dressed in traditional Muslim garb at various bus stops and tells him he can’t get on the bus dressed like a terrorist.
In each case, bystanders who are not aware the conflict has been staged step in and stop Devin from harassing the victim.
“You can’t stereotype and judge people by their clothes or their nationalities or anything else,” one man says.
In another case, a woman tells him he can’t treat people poorly and use the Ottawa attack as an excuse. “It was awful and tragic, but I don’t think that’s any reason to persecute someone just because of what they are wearing,” she says.
In a third case, a man wearing a toque and flannel shirt says the victim is a friend of his.
"You want to take responsibility for his actions?" Devin asks. The man responds, "Yes I do want to take responsibility for his actions."
A short time later, another man jumps in and punches Devin in the face.
'Social experiment' goes too far (YouTube screengrab)'Social experiment' goes too far (YouTube screengrab)
"This social experiment had a negative ending to it, but you know what it is positive because he stood up for him, and I appreciate that," Devin said to conclude the video.
Albach, the York University student behind the video, told CBC News that he and his friends did not expect the experiment to go that far.
“We never expected that,” Albach said. “I was standing there filming and just went ‘did he just get punched?’”
Tensions have been high across Canada since Michael Zehaf-Bibeau shot and killed Cirillo while he was standing guard outside Ottawa’s National War Memorial last week, before storming Parliament Hill.
Muslim communities across Canada have reported an increase it attacks and insults.
The campaign of at least one Muslim Toronto council candidate was subjected to racist insults, with her campaign signs being vandalized and her being told to “Go back home.”
A mosque in Cold Lake, Alta., was also vandalized. Windows were smashed and threats were painted on the walls. That community, however, rallied in the wake of the attack and cleaned up the mosque, replacing the hateful scrawlings with messages of peace and inclusion.
It is that message of respect and community that Albach and his team were trying to document in Hamilton. He said they didn’t come across a single instance where the racist behaviour was supported.
The Hamilton social experiment has received international attention in recent days, with CNN, theWashington Post and several British news agencies documenting the incident.
Punching someone in the face shouldn’t be celebrated under any circumstance, but it certainly helped prove Albach’s point.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Crazy and furious teen throws PlayStation 3 out of window after conceding last-minute FIFA goal


EDITORIAL: Messing up infrastructure sheer economic sabotage!

BY  The Citizen

We must pay credit where it is due: there are visible efforts by the government to improve infrastructure in the city of Dar es Salaam. One doesn’t have to be a professional surveyor or city planner to appreciate the upgrading works that have taken place over the past 20 years.
 The Magomeni-Fire stretch on the Morogoro Road, for instance, was up to 1980s the nightmare of motorists; now it is smooth sailing except maybe during the usual peak hours.
The once treacherous Sam Nujoma Road is now a dual carriageway. And now the Mwenge-Tegeta road has become a virtual driver’s paradise, so to speak. Before the completion of the dual carriageway, it took up to three hours to cover the 20km distance; it presently takes much less than 20 minutes!
 We are all eagerly looking forward to the completion of the Dar es Salaam Rapid Transit Project (DART) that is expected to take commuting in the city to the next level, literally. 

UAE ranks 5th on consumer confidence index

Khaleej Times
Web Report / 29 October 2014

Almost three-quarter of UAE respondents (73 per cent) believed the job market would be good or excellent in the next 12 months. 

Dubai: UAE consumer confidence edged up three index points from the second quarter to a score of 112 and had the fifth-highest scores of the 60 countries measured. Regional Consumer Confidence also increased (96) as well as all five countries measured in the Middle East/Africa region in the third quarter. UAE reported the highest consumer confidence in the region, followed by Saudi Arabia, where the Consumer Confidence index increased three points to 105, four points in Pakistan to 103, four points in Egypt to 85 and one point in South Africa to 86.

“Consumers in the UAE continue to be bullish about future economic prospects,” said Arslan Ashraf, managing director, Nielsen Arabian Peninsula.