Thursday, August 30, 2012

Census in Tanzania

2012 is the year of Census in Tanzania, ten years after the previous Census in 2002. The responsibility of journalists like myself is to inform the public on the merits and this procedure that our beloved country has to go through.

TBC 1 as a public broadcaster, we did exactly that and below are the pictures . Happy counting

Sunday, August 19, 2012


Today being a Muslim holiday of Eid, I take this time to salute muslim brothers and sister, though religion is different but my love for you stays the same as for all Human race. Peace and love during your celebration as we will be celebrating with you.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

NBA Super Star visiting Street Children courtesy of UNICEF

2012 USA Olympic Gold medalist and NBA Super Star Mr Tyson Chandler visited Dogo dogo street children home center in Dar es salaam Tanzania in a visit courtesy of UNICEF.
I was personally blessed to have an One on one interview with him and I can honestly I was struck with his honesty in answering the questions considering the interview was not on his schedule. Mr Tyson shared with me his inner desire to contribute to change and lending a hand in helping these children by using his influence to help in raising awareness and support back home in USA. He also had encouraging words for all children who have lost hope in life, after the visit at the dogo dogo home center it was time to shoot the hoops and the kids at the don bosco grounds surely had fun with the star and at that moment all faces were in smiles and I knew, hope is a hard thing to kill, I would like to say thank you Tyson Chandler and thank you UNICEF, the visit meant a lot to our children

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Love is helping a child stay clean

At Ubungo bus terminal, having a cup of tea, in an environment where I did my last documentary on street children, one would lose hope of this place because a year after the documentary, street children are evidently on every corner but just as I was about to get back to my tea, I witness this act of love and that's when I knew, love for our children comes from even the unlikeliest places. Spread love everywhere

Thursday, July 5, 2012

After spending enough time investigating the start of pornographic industry in Tanzania, and the sale of  Porn magazines to VHS then DVDs and now on the internet, I have prepared  a documentary that will reveal the untold stories of how unregistered and unauthorized movie houses in the Dar es salaam areas is affected the children. 
The documentary will explore how these movie houses around Dar es salaam that are now in thousands are making profit off the misery of the children, the effect that comes after, the teen pregnancy, school drop out and in the worst cases sodomy. 
This is a hard pill to swallow but one has to be the voice of these children and the media should be at the fore front. I am taking the step forward I hope other journalists in Tanzania and around Africa can join in. The documentary will air soon on TBC 1, more update on your way.  

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Newborn baby found alive in morgue 12 hours after being declared dead

source- yahoo news

A newborn in Argentina was found very much alive in a morgue by her mother 12 hours after hospital staff had declared the baby dead.
The mother, Analia Bouguet, tells TeleNoticias TV that the hospital still has issued her only a death certificate for the infant rather than a birth certificate. Bouguet said she is planning to pursue amedical malpractice suit.
The Daily Mail reports that the baby was Bouguet's fifth and was born prematurely.
Two hours after being issue a death certificate, Bouguet and her husband visited the morgue because they wanted to see their child one more time.
"The baby was there and they put the little casket on a stretcher. We looked for a bar to pry it open," the baby's father, Fabian Veron, said in a press conference. "My wife looked and uncovered it slowly. She saw the little hand and then uncovered the face. That's when it let the first little cry out."
"That night, we went to the morgue. We wanted to take a photo of our daughter," Bouguet told Argentina's Clarin newspaper. "But when a worker opened the drawer, we heard a cry and she was alive."
The newborn has been named Luz Milagros, or "Miracle Light." She is still listed as being in critical condition but is said to be improving. The deputy provincial health minister announced that five medical professionals involved in the case have been suspended, pending further investigation.
"At the moment we have no explanation," hospital director Jose Luis Meirino told the paper. "The baby was attended to by obstetricians, gynecologists and a neonatologist. They all reached the same conclusion, that this girl was stillborn."
Argentina is no stranger to "miracle baby" stories. Last December, a healthy set of dicephalic conjoined twins, aka a baby born with two heads, made international headlines.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


Receiving the award for the best television journalist 2011, children category

The MCT awards 2011 were held on 30th March 2012 at Diamond Jubilee hall in Dar es salaam, Tanzania, the President of United Republic of Tanzania Dr Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete was the guest of honour. The ceremony was braced with local entertainment and after a heavy dinner the awards were announced. You could feel the excitement and the joy in the room with alot of young journalists eager to win their first award to seal the long year of hard work and toil. 
When time came and my name was announced as the winner for the documentary that I did on street children living in Ubungo bus terminal all I thought was my family watching me and just hoping some of the children living and working in the streets are peeping through a window to have a glimpse of the award just for them to know that as much as glamorous the award is but it is the platform were our leaders will hear of their struggle. I will always play my duty to inform the society till one day I walk in the streets and all I can see are children in school uniforms smiling as they pass me. I won the award but I should say we won the award. The fight is not over media is a powerful tool and I will never stop using it for the betterment of our Tanzanian, African and the whole wide world children.
You can watch the short version of the documentary on the documentary page on this blog.  Asante