Monday, September 27, 2010

Ziara ya Katibu Mkuu Wizara ya Habari Tanzania

Katibu Mkuu Wizara ya Habari, Utamaduni na Michezo nchini Tanzania Bw. Sethi Kamuhanda (kushoto) akifuatilia kwa makini maelezo ya Kitengo cha Habari katika Makao Makuu ya Kampuni ya Sahara Media Group jijini Mwanza kutoka kwa Mhariri wa Habari wa Star TV Bi. Flora Rugashoborola (aliyekaa chini) kuhusu uendeshaji wa vipindi mbalimbali katika Star TV na Radio Free Africa. Wengine ni Mkurugenzi Msaidizi Idara ya Maendeleo ya Michezo Bibi. Rachel Masamu (katikati) na Msimamizi wa Vipindi wa Star TV Bw. Paul Mabuga(kulia). (Picha na

Friday, September 11, 2009

Septemba 11, 2001. Je, tunajifunza nini?

Tumwombe Mungu atunusuru na mashambulizi ya kigaidi kama hili lililotokea Septemba 11, 2001 katika majiji ya New York na Washington nchini Marekani. Leo hii imetimia miaka minane tangu shambulio hili lifanyike ambapo watu kadhaa walipoteza maisha. Je, wewe na mimi tunajifunza nini kutokana na tukio hili hatari? Je, tumefanikiwa kwa kiasi gani kudhibiti vitendo hivi vya kigaidi visiendelee kupoteza maisha ya viumbe visivyo na hatia duniani? Tushirikiane kwa pamoja kupambana na ugaidi duniani.

Sunday, June 14, 2009


Tanzania National Flag

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Baba wa Taifa

Mwl. Julius Kambarage Nyerere, tutakukumbuka daima sisi watanzania.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Workshop fruits

Today is the fifth and last day of our internet workshop for Tanzanian Journalist organized by MISA-Tanzania and VIKES Foundation in Dar es Salaam. I would like to talk about the workshop in general and the things we have gained from the workshop.
Fist of all, the workshop was organized well from the beginning until the end under the good training of Mr. Johansson Peik who was our lecturer. Mr. Peik was having good material to teach us about effective internet use which was very direct, understandable, short and clear. According to my experience, in Tanzania most of the internet users use the internet just through learning from other. And most of them use the internet to send emails, charting and leading some information and looking for material for a particular purpose as I was doing. But through this training I have discovered that there are many things I was not aware with in this technology which are useful to the people who are familiar with the use of the internet. And I believe if every one will get training like this, we will bring about development in our country and the world as a whole.
During the workshop, Mr. Peik was using many examples in lecturing as well as practical assignment than theory. This was a good technique of training I enjoyed a lot because it makes me understanding many things within few time. We were able to search for many websites looking for news and other affairs. This includes booking tickets for train, searching for Olympic winners and timetable for football matches, statistics for internet user world wide and in Africa, looking for meaning of the words, finding people’s profile as well as editing information. So, I like to give big up to our lecture Mr. Peik for his good job. Keep it up!
I also enjoyed the presentation of Mr. Maggid Mjengwa about learning through the picture. It was a nice presentation to me for today.
I would like to congratulate my fellow journalists who have attended this workshop because they have done a good job especially by sharing information through blogs and being cooperative for the five days we were together in the workshop. I believe through blogs we will continue to share information about different issues happens around the world. Because we are all journalist let us keep it up, work hard in order to make sure we fulfill our responsibility of keeping the public informed. Let us continue to update our blogs after this workshop in order to be as an example to others and teach our fellow about things we have gain in this workshop.
I want to remind my fellow 16 journalist to avoid plagiarism. As our lecturer reminded us, plagiarism is bad, it can damage our profession as well as our jobs. Let us try to find our own material in our works. If it happens to use someone material please make sure you give him or her credit in order to be in the safe side. That is how things go on.
My expectation is to use the knowledge I got from this workshop to educate my fellow workers in my company as well as other people so that they can also know how to use the internet effectively.
Lastly, I want to say a word of thanks to the organizer of this workshop, MISA-Tanzania and VIKES Foundation. I appreciate everything you have done to us 17 Tanzanian Journalists and I ask you to provide this training to other who has not yet selected to attend the workshop like this.

Mt. Kilimanjaro

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Climate change and Mt. Kilimanjaro

Mt. Kilimanjaro is an inactive stratovolcano in north-eastern Tanzania rising 4,600 m from its base. It is the highest mountain in Africa at 5,895 meters. Mt. Kilimanjaro is providing a dramatic view of the surrounding plains and has three volcanic cones namely, Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira.

The highest point on Kilimanjaro is Uhuru Peak, on the volcano Kibo 5,895 metres. The top of Kibo is a 1.5 mile wide crater. Two other peaks are also extinct volcanoes: Mawenzi (5,149 m, 16,890 ft), the third highest peak in Africa (after Mount Kenya) and Shira (3,962 m, 13,000 ft) (

The majority of the people inhabiting the Kilimanjaro region are the Bantu-speaking Chagga, the Pare, Kahe, and Mbugu. The Kilimanjaro slopes have several vegetation zones, ranging from the semiarid scrub on the plateau around the mountain, the fertile southern slopes, dense forests and open moorlands, alpine deserts and moss and lichen groupings ( The Kilimanjaro region is one of the leading Tanzanian producers of coffee, barley, wheat, sage, sisal, maize, beans, bananas, wattle bark, cotton, pyrethrum and potatoes.

Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the few places in the world where ice and snow can be found on the equator. Its fast-melting glaciers symbolise the fact that climate change may be felt first and hardest by the environment and people of Africa.

But due to climate change resulted from global warming glaciers are disappearing around the world in which Mount Kilimanjaro provides a clear example of this impact of climate change. While the volcano appears to be dormant on the inside, events on top of the mountain draw global attention. The top of the mountain has seen a retreat of the most recent covering of glaciers, with the most recent ice cap volume dropping by more than 80%. In 2002, a study led by Ohio State University ice core paleoclimatologist Lonnie Thompson predicted that ice on top of Africa's tallest peak would be gone between 2015 and 2020. In 2007, a team of Austrian scientists from University of Innsbruck predicted that the plateau ice cap will be gone by 2040, but some ice on the slope will remain longer due to local weather conditions. A comparison of ice core records suggests conditions today are returning to those of 11,000 years ago.

A study by Philip Mote of the University of Washington in the United States and Georg Kaser of the University of Innsbruck in Austria concludes that the shrinking of Kilimanjaro's ice cap is not directly due to rising temperature but rather to decreased precipitation. [8] In May 2008 The Tanzanian Minister for Natural Resources, Ms Shamsa Mwangunga, that there were indications that snow cover on the mountain was actually increasing.[9] As of January 2006, the Western Breach route has been closed by the Tanzanian government following a rockslide that killed four people at Arrow Glacier Camp.[citation needed] The rockslide is believed to have been caused by frost action in an area that is no longer permanently frozen.

According to Hardy, forest reduction in the areas surrounding Mt. Kilimanjaro and not global warming, might be the strongest human influence on glacial recession. Clearing for agriculture and forest fires often caused by honey collectors trying to smoke bees out of their hives have greatly reduced the surrounding forests. The loss of foliage causes less moisture to be pumped into the atmosphere, leading to reduced cloud cover and precipitation and increased solar radiation and glacial evaporation.

Along with a higher risk of evaporation, a drop in precipitation also makes for a dark glacial surface, made up of old, dirty snow. A darker glacial surface absorbs more solar radiation than fresh, white snow (like a blacktop playground baking in the sun).

According to Douglas R. Hardy, a climatologist at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, who monitored Kilimanjaro's glaciers from mountaintop weather stations since 2000, the sad reality is that the loss of Kilimanjaro's glaciers probably has to affect the local economy. Climate change is already having an impact on habitats critical to the survival of wildlife in places around the globe (

The disappearing glaciers of Kilimanjaro are attracting broad interest. Less conspicuous but ecologically far more significant is the associated increase of frequency and intensity of fires on the slopes of Kilimanjaro, which leads to a downward shift of the upper forest line by several hundred meters as a result of a drier (warmer) climate since the last century. In contrast to common belief, global warming does not necessarily cause upward migration of plants and animals
( Here, it is shown that on Kilimanjaro the opposite trend is under way, with consequences more harmful than those due to the loss of the showy ice cap of Africa's highest mountain.