Good piece on what #Tanzania needs to do to control flooding in Dar es Salaam https://www.thecitizen.co.tz/tanzania/oped/what-should-be-done-to-address-the-recurrent-problem-of-flooding-in-dar-4435630
#ClimateDiary Had this message today from my friend Hermann Malletek from Haydom in #Tanzania: heavy rains, floods and landslides on nearby Mount #Hanang, 63 dead. Hermann is an excellent #ethnobotanist. It pains me beyond words that people with profound environmental knowledge and miniscule carbon footprints suffer the most #ClimateJustice #ClimateINjustice
🔁 𝙰𝚒 𝙽𝚎𝚠𝚜 𝚁𝚎𝚙𝚘𝚛𝚝 (@AiNewsRep)
🕐 03/12 19:41
🚨 Green flood alert in Tanzania
On 02/12/2023, a flood started in Tanzania, lasting until 04/12/2023 (last update). The flood caused 49 deaths and 27500 displaced .
#Tunisia has so far issued 22 certificates of origin under the #AfCFTA agreement for exports of chemical and agri-food products to #Cameroon and #Tanzania, a Deputy-Director at the Trade Ministry said Friday. http://www.tap.info.tn/en/Portal-Economy/16870786-twenty-two
En Tanzania, especialmente en la superpoblada Dar es-Salam y la isla de Pemba, acecha por la noche el Popobawa. No tiene una forma ni tamaño definidos, pero se mueve como una sombra de fuerza y libido insuperables. Puede ser uno o varios, controlados por otro o un humano por el día. A través de él se puede hablar de temas que normalmente son tabú, incluso de manera cómica. #Folklore #Tanzania
Tanzania Is Expelling Burundian Refugees
36/n I am thinking again now of my recent visit to #Dodoma (yes, HUGE flying guilt, see many posts about this), the new, rapidly expanding capital of #Tanzania. Everywhere you looked, new petrol stations were being built. You can’t and shouldn’t blame African countries entering these development paths, but there are many discussions about this within #Africa.
Interesting perspective on #Uganda's complex relationships with #Kenya and #Tanzania, the neighbors which landlocked UG depends on for all of its imports https://www.thecitizen.co.tz/tanzania/oped/dar-es-salaam-or-mombasa-uganda-decides-4427502
I wasn't expecting good news today but here it is none the less!
#canada has a long history of exploiting remote countries for their natural resources, even murdering entire villages that stood in their way - in the 2000's!
Many of our "leaders" have profited significantly.
These laws won't bring back the slaughtered people of #Tanzania, but it might find some future justice.
Intro for Jinja by the Nile Project
In January 2013, the Nile Project brought together 18 musicians from Uganda, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Sudan, and Egypt to experiment with a collaborative creative process that would last 10 days. Each musician brought 2 songs. In the mornings, they taught one another their respective musical languages. in the afternoons, they played mu…
O femeie din 🇹🇿#Tanzania speră ca vizita președintelui #Iohannis să o ajute să-și revadă mama din 🇷🇴#România.
Ar fi fost luată cu forța în 🌍#Africa, când era copil, de tatăl său tanzanian (The Citizen).
This is the International Students Culture Day event, held at our university library. Foreign students set up booths to introduce their culture. These photos show students from #Pakistan, #Tanzania, #Zimbabwe, and various Arab countries. It was really fun to see them get to know each other and interact.
“Tanzanian government has confirmed the death of a student taken hostage in the Hamas attack on Israel.
Clemence Felix Mtenga, 22, was one of two Tanzanians taken by the group on 7 October. It is unclear how he died.
The country's foreign ministry said it was in touch with #Israel over the other Tanzanian hostage, Joshua Mollel.”
Breaking: #Tanzania government has confirmed that one of the Tanzanian hostages kidnapped by Hamas during their surprise attack against Israel on October 7, Clemence Felix Mtenga, has been killed. More news soon.
Random Acts of Kindness 🏽
A member from my strength class at the Malden Senior Ctr gifted me a spreader and a bandana from her trip to Tanzania 🇹🇿
She was unaware that one of my favorite animals is the giraffe 🦒
Made my day😃
Known for their menacing stare, gentle #shoebills are iconic in #Uganda #Congo #Tanzania. They are vulnerable from #hunting, #palmoil #deforestation and other threats. Help them and be #vegan and #Boycottpalmoil #Boycott4Wildlife! https://palmoildetectives.com/2023/09/10/shoebill-balaeniceps-rex/ via
#FIFA2023 report 🧮 #GuardianProject :tor:
https://guardianproject.info/2023/11/03/fifa2023-report/ 🌍 Dar es Salaam #Tanzania
EACOP: TotalEnergies project continues to harm activists
How criminalisation is being used to silence #ClimateActivists across the world
Guardian investigation finds growing number of countries passing #AntiProtest laws as part of playbook of tactics to intimidate people peacefully raising the alarm
“Criminalisation is the most common tactic used against #HumanRights defenders, because it’s so easy and has such a big impact.”
Nina Lakhani, Damien Gayle and Matthew Taylor
Thu 12 Oct 2023 07.00 EDT
"As #wildfires and #ExtremeTmperatures rage across the planet, sea temperature records tumble and polar glaciers disappear, the scale and speed of the climate crisis is impossible to ignore. Scientific experts are unanimous that there needs to be an urgent clampdown on fossil fuel production, a major boost in renewable energy and support for communities to rapidly move towards a fairer, healthier and sustainable low-carbon future.
"Many governments, however, seem to have different priorities. According to climate experts, senior figures at the UN and grassroots advocates contacted by the Guardian, some political leaders and law enforcement agencies around the world are instead launching a fierce crackdown on people trying to peacefully raise the alarm.
"'These defenders are basically trying to #SaveThePlanet, and in doing so save #humanity,' said Mary Lawlor, the UN special rapporteur on #HumanRights defenders. 'These are people we should be protecting, but are seen by #governments and #corporations as a threat to be neutralised. In the end it’s about power and #economics.'
"#Climate and #EnvironmentalJustice groups report a significant increase in draconian, and often arbitrary, charges for peaceful protesters as part of what they claim is a playbook of tactics to vilify, discredit, intimidate and silence activists.
"The Guardian has also found striking similarities in the way governments from #Canada and the #US to #Guatemala and #Chile, from #India and #Tanzania to the #UK, #Europe and #Australia, are cracking down on activists trying to protect the planet.
"The legal contexts vary, but the charges – such as #subversion, illicit association, terrorism and tax evasion – are often vague and time-consuming to disprove, while a growing number of countries, including the US and UK, have passed controversial anti-protest laws ostensibly intended to protect national security or so-called critical infrastructure such as #FossilFuel #pipelines.
"The systematic criminalisation of environmental defenders is not new. Natural resources on #Indigenous land have long been exploited, driving big profits for some but also fuelling violence and inequality.
"Experts say the Marlin mine in Guatemala was one of the earliest documented cases of a transnational #corporation – and its state allies – weaponising the legal system against environmental defenders. Since then, the Inter American Commission on Human Rights has repeatedly condemned what it describes as the alarming rise in the misuse of criminal justice systems against environmental, land and other human rights defenders across #LatinAmerica.
"'Criminalising defenders encourages collective stigma and sends off an intimidating message,' the IACHR said last year.
"'At its core it’s about maintaining the #PowerStructures in place. This is true regardless of whether it’s a #dictatorship, #democracy or a corrupt #NarcoState, and regardless of the state’s professed commitment to human rights, protecting the environment and combating #ClimateChange.' she said.
"'Smearing defenders as lawbreakers or anti-development distracts from the cause and changes the narrative … What’s clear is that states learn from each other.'
"#ClimateActivism is well and truly back. Paolo Gerbaudo, an academic at King’s College London who studies social movements, said that before the 2008 financial crash, the climate emergency felt like 'the challenge of our time'. But it 'largely slipped off the social and political agenda” as activists such as #Occupy turned their attention to opposing #austerity policies and pushing for global economic reforms.
"As scientific warnings grew ever more dire during the 2010s, there was a deepening feeling that traditional environmental campaigning was failing, and that politicians were not delivering – with potentially catastrophic consequences.
"It was into this context that more #DirectAction, and more #radical environmental protest groups emerged. Over the past five years, the UK has been not only at the forefront of these new forms of non-violent activism, but also novel means of silencing it."
The #rebellion's leaders were beheaded:
"...the human remains of Chief #Songea and countless others — mostly skulls — ...
🇹🇿🇩🇪German President asks for forgiveness for colonial crimes in Tanzania (DW - German News in English VIDEO) #Ukraine #Germany #Tanzania #Press #Africa #News #russia #russiaUkraineWar #9yrInvasionofUkraine #BoycottMusk
Germany’s president apologises for killings in Tanzania under colonial rule
Sport Weekly: ‘A litmus test’ as the African Football League kicks-off
Når bruktbiler blir importert til #Tanzania fra #Japan, begge har venstrekjøring, så er det viktig at en har stensilert opprinnelig japansk tekst på bilen når de blir omlakkert. Trodde jeg da bildet var tatt i 2006. Men med moderne mobiltelefoner så kan en hentet teksten:
fra bilde, som ifølge Google Oversetter skal bety:
«Donert av Komatsugawa Shinkin Bank»
Tanzania’s Eastern Arc’s evergreen forests provide carbon sequestration that the world benefits, yet it’s local communities alone who shoulder the costs of keeping the forests standing.
The authors of a new study recommend that international investments in conservation within the Eastern Arc worth $2 billion need to be made over the next 20 years.
"#Tanzania’s onion limits this year are part of the “contagion” of #food restrictions from countries spooked by supply shortages and increased demand for their produce, said Joseph Glauber, senior research fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute.
Globally, 41 food #ExportRestrictions from 19 countries are in effect, ranging from outright bans to taxes, according to the institute."
Five million birds killed to protect rice fields in #Tanzania
A total of five million Quelea Quelea, small red-billed birds, have been exterminated in Tanzania to protect rice fields, notably using drones, the national plant and pesticide monitoring agency said.
The Tanzanian Plant Protection and Pesticides Authority (TPHPA) killed five million birds last week in the Manyara region in the north of the country, where more than 400 hectares of commercial crops were under threat.
Novaj malkovroj pri la historio de Zanzibaro kaj ĝiaj originoj, kiuj estas pli antikvaj ol oni kredis.
(Artikolo en la angla)
Bildet er fra 2006, så det nok gamle varianten Velvia, siden det i følge Wikipedia en ny type (RVP50) ble introdusert i 2007.
A criminal syndicate colluded with police to steal tens of millions of dollars in fuel, equipment and high-grade gold-bearing rock at one of Barrick's Tanzanian mines.
> Logs shaped with sharp tools on border of river predate rise of modern humans and may have formed walkway or platform
6/6 and when it did finally rain, like everywhere else, far too much water came at once and crrwated these kinds of new ravines. Also, it is constantly cloudy now - a new weather phenomenon here too in itself (had to think of you @CiaraNi). Now everyone is hoping gor good steady rains this year. Nobody prays in the #rainmaking sacred grove anymore these days, but it feels like you want to do just that. #Tanzania #ClimateDiary
#ClimateDiary 2/n OK, so I flew to #Tanzania to attend a 5 day workshop on #IndigenousKnowledge (IEK) and #Ethnobotany at the University of #Dodoma. I thought a lot about going (because of flying) but also felt it’s important to forge new networks in the #TapestryOfAlternatives. I gave a talk about the need for IEK at this moment of #ClimateCrisis and #transition, and had conversations about all this throughout. There were brilliant young (and older) scholars from Tanzania, Kenya, DRC, Ethiopia