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Attacks hit Tanzania and Kenya tourist sites

Arusha - Tanzania and Kenya were targeted in separate attacks in key tourist sites in the east African nations, police said Tuesday, the latest in a series of bombings and gun battles scaring off foreign visitors.
In the Media by Ephrem Rugiririza (AFP)

Rwanda genocide court upholds 30-year sentence for ex-army chief

Arusha - The UN court for Rwanda upheld a 30-year jail term for former army chief Augustin Bizimungu on Monday for his role in the 1994 genocide during which he called for the murder of minority Tutsis.
In the Media by AFP

Creating safe water for Tanzania

Scientists have developed a solar filtration system, designed to produce high-quality drinking water from polluted brackish water, for regions in Tanzania. The filter effectively separates undesired substances, bacteria, and viruses.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Poaching could wipe out Tanzanian elephants in 7 years: group

Dar Es Salaam - Poachers are slaughtering Tanzania's elephants for their ivory at such alarming rates that the population could be completely wiped out in just seven years, conservationists told a conference Friday.
In the Media by Chris Oke (AFP)

Ocala Heart Institute: Saving lives at home and abroad Special

Each year approximately 1.1 million Americans have a heart attack. For approximately 515,000, myocardial infarction means death. (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)
Digital Journal Report by Kelly Jadon - 1 comment

Video: Pelican films captivating bird's-eye view with a GoPro

For centuries, humans have been fascinated by the flight capability of birds. Now, with the help of a GoPro camera and pelican tour guide, that bird's-eye view can be seen on video.
In the Media by Natty Walker

Bomb blasts at Zanzibar cathedral and tourist bar

Zanzibar - Two homemade bombs exploded Monday on the popular Indian Ocean tourist island of Zanzibar, but with no casualties, police said, in the latest in a series of attacks."Investigations are ongoing to find out details of the blasts and the motive behind the...
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Bomb blasts hit Zanzibar cathedral and tourist bar

Zanzibar - Two homemade bombs exploded Monday on the popular Indian Ocean tourist island of Zanzibar, but with no casualties, police said, in the latest in a series of attacks."Investigations are ongoing to find out details of the blasts and the motive behind th...
In the Media by AFP

Better coffee from biodiversity

Coffee plants grown around Mount Kilimanjaro produce more coffee beans of a better quality if they are surrounded by diverse plant and animal communities, according to a new study.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Kampango — African catfish takes parental devotion to extremes

Parental catfish of Lake Malawi feed and care for their young in a way similar to birds. Both parents defend the nest and the female sheds unfertilized eggs which are eaten by the catfish young. Another fish species takes advantage of this unusual trait.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 6 comments

Rebel group in Congo surrenders after UN force attacks

Kinshasa - After the deployment of the first peace-making force raised by the UN, the Force Intervention Brigade (FIB) to aid the Congolese Army, the M23 rebel group, which has kept the North Kivu province in turmoil, has begun to surrender.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo - 4 comments

GiveDirectly charity provides free cash to extreme poor in Kenya

Sending money directly to the poorest of poor in Kenya through their cellphones or is a dream come true ... for many. A charity called GiveDirectly has begun doing that very thing, giving struggling people in Kenya some help with no-strings attached.
In the Media by Nancy Houser - 3 comments

Primary health care must form basis of reform, Director says Special

Dar Es Salaam - " When we try to visualize the application of primary health care here at home, sometimes we really have to search tor examples that will convey the concept."
Digital Journal Report by Neema Tele - 1 comment

Tanzania Labor Party member bids farewell to politics Special

Mtwara - Leader of the provincial Tanzania Labor Party (TLP) between 2000 and 2010, Raj Bikku today announced that he will not seek re-election when his current term ends.
Digital Journal Report by Neema Tele

Tanzania's Lake Natron turns animals into statues

Most bodies of water around the world won't cause a lot of harm to animals. Deer can drink from the edge of stream, and loons can peacefully swim in water looking for food. There is, however, one that literally turns animals into statues.
In the Media by Andrew Ellis - 2 comments

A University staffer is taking her show on the road Special

Dar Es Salaam - This month, children's entertainer Diana Josephat will board a ship and sing songs. An entertainer told journalists, yesterday.
Digital Journal Report by Neema Tele - 1 comment

Arts and Grad Studies join forces to introduce kids to university Special

Dar Es Salaam - Today morning, the shaking of music, the jingle of triangles and the beat of drums resound from a University of Dar es Salaam classroom.
Digital Journal Report by Neema Tele

The Convocation Orchestra pulls out musical touchstones Special

Dar Es Salaam - “Anything's possible at the ceremonies”. Asonga says, because it's important to play traditional convocation music, but it's also important to entertain and play to the audience.
Digital Journal Report by Neema Tele

Dar es Salaam government invests 130 million dollars in nanotech Special

Dar Es Salaam - The Dar es Salaam government has announced an investment in nanotechnology, focusing on health care, energy, agriculture and forestry, and technology commercialization.
Digital Journal Report by Neema Tele

Tanzania Research Chairs named Special

Dar Es Salaam - Interdisciplinary collaboration has been at watchword in post secondary institutions for years, but no-one's been taking notes on why - or if - it works, says Muhimbili university researcher Dr. Anne Mkama.
Digital Journal Report by Neema Tele
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