Saturday, 31 January 2015

Commuter bus operators halt services

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By The Citizen Correspondent

Commuter bus drivers plying the Igoma-Airport route yesterday refused to offer transport services after Mwanza city council ordered them to stop using bus stops in the city centre.

The drivers opposed the order saying it was unfair to them and their passengers.

Social and economic activities stopped for more than seven hours in the Lake Zone city after drivers protested the city council’s order by blocking Nyerere road and forcing other drivers to stop and abandon passengers.

Upcountry buses were also delayed after all roads were blocked in the city causing confusion to passengers and traders in the area.

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Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Doctors team up to save twins

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By  Jesse Mikofu

A team of pediatricians and surgeons at Bugando referral hospital have joined forces to save the lives of conjoined twins.
The two were born by Elena Paul, 21, on January 3, this year, at Mara regional hospital and were later referred to Bugando referral hospital in Mwanza for specialist treatment. 

The two baby girls had a combined weight of 4.6 kilograms at birth and had conjoined chests and stomachs.

Dr Festo Manyama, a pediatrician at Bugando referral hospital told The Citizen that a team of surgeons and other specialists have been assembled to determine how best to deal with their condition.

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15 suspects arrested over abduction of albino-girl

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By The Citizen Reporter

Police in Mwanza have arrested 15 people in connection with the abduction of a 4-year-old girl with albinism (name withheld) last month. The development comes as regional commissioner Magesa Mulugo vowed to explore all possible means to make sure that the girl is found and rescued.
Speaking at a public meeting at Ndami Village in Kwimba District where the girl was abducted from, Mr Mulugo said police in collaboration with other authorities were working around the clock to rescue the girl.

“Police have arrested 15 people in connection to the abduction of the girl; I want to assure you we will do everything in our power to rescue the girl and that the assailants are brought before justice,” said Mr Mulugo.

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