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Fact about beer drinking


START YOUR OWN Arts and Crafts Business

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Tz’s Youngest Mayor


REGULARS 05 Gadgets

Impressive Tech gadgets

World’s tiniest Pc (Lenovo Q190)

14 Relationships

3 bad ideas for a wedding proposal • Drinking & proposing • Social networking proposal • Inside foods

15 Manly Opinions

Would you marry a woman who earns more than you?

48 Parenting

Parental abilities every father needs to master

BUSINESS & CAREERS 17 Investing in shares for beginners

A share is a piece of ownership of a company or enterprise.

21 10 Deadly marketing sins Most business owners commit


Tips for coping & moving on

26 Making you online CV

LIFESTYLE 61 Fashion: More class! Less cash 62 Men’s guide Doing manicure from home

standout 27 Internet marketing 80 Inspiration

38 Trave-Tanzania & Istanbul:

REVIEWS 33 Latest Box office release 35 Top-chart Music CDs


A captivating city in two continents

50 Home decor:

Choosing the right dinning table

Striving for excellence

Music updates

34 Book reviews

Get shapely calved

46 Medical advice

Why men get enlarged breasts

47 Healing

Best seller

65 Sports

The healing king of spices

Tiger Wood’s latest win

07 Rides

Toyota Corolla & Celebs Rides

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Editor’s Note Michael Kagumya


ou might have caught a glance of him on TV, or heard about him on the radio— and you could also have seen his pictures grace some of our local newspapers, talking about big plans of Dar es Salaam’s beautification. He has in many occasions been among those at the forefront of finding interventions amidst human catastrophes. Remember the Jangwani and Ngongo la Mboto disasters in 2011? And to bring you closer, how about the cleanliness campaigns—including beach cleaning-- that have been going on for a while in Ilala Municipality? If it had been a quiz, I’m sure, many of you might have known the person I’m talking about: the Mayor of Ilala Municipal Council, Mr. Jerry Silaa—the youngest mayor in the country. We have him on the cover of our magazine. He has a lot to tell you—from his great intentions about city development plans to challenges and to his personal life. Did you know that he is juggling his mayoral duties with studying two degrees at the same time? What more of an inspiring person would you need? I have been moved, too. Apart from our cover profile, we have a lot to keep the pages turning themselves. Our gadgets section has its usual amount of hot and impressive tech gadgets. While you may be wondering what the world’s smallest desktop PC looks like, we packaged mindblowing features for you from other areas. Guess what? A big number of working men are not comfortable marrying a woman with a fatter wallet! The reasons advanced—for and against—are as interesting as the proposition itself. Our travel correspondent will whet your appetite about all you need to know about Istanbul, a city that straddles two continents. Career-wise, we give you some tips on how to move on after being fired. In the same vein, we delve you into the DJ’ing field with Mike Omwony, aka Flava, a veteran radio presenter at East Africa Radio in Tanzania—and what it takes to be a successful DJ. There is a lot to keep you hooked up for sometime: from business, fashion, travel, grooming, fitness to décor, parenting and reviews. You will love every bit of this issue.

CEO & Managing Director Dismas L. Massawe

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CEO’s Foreword in April I know you are wondering why I would be wishing you a Happy New Year in April. Since this is our first edition this year, I deem it fit to wish all our loyal, new and prospective readers a Happy 2013. The first quarter is gone but I hope it brought with it great tidings to set the stage for the remaining three quarters. If the reverse is true, then don’t give up, it’s not your past that matters; it’s your future that does.


peaking of the future, I am humbled to be sharing with you my esteemed readers the vision we have for Man Magazine. I am pleased to inform you that from this month, Man Magazine will now be produced on a Monthly basis! In addition to this, to ensure we keep you greatly informed and entertained, we have introduced some new segments. For the sports fanatics, we have brought in a new sports

we have introduced a new interactive segment on our website, a blog, where you can give us realtime feedback on the articles we publish in this magazine. segment that deals with analyzing sports in general, but with a humorous touch to it. Besides sports, we have introduced a new Corporate Corner that will be dealing with different issues

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Our travel segment has also been upgraded. We will be bringing you different destinations from different parts of the world, but the one main element that will be there constantly is the showcasing of different holiday destinations within East Africa, with a specific spotlight on Tanzania. Through Man Magazine, we would like to promote local tourism by ensuring we give you our readers infographic details of holiday destinations you probably didn’t know existed right here in Tanzania.

Last but not in any way the least, I would also like to inform you that we have introduced a new interactive segment on our website, a blog, where you can give us real-time feedback on the articles we publish in this magazine. This platform will not only give you an opportunity to give us your views on any of the topics we publish in the magazine, but it will also be a great opportunity for you to let us know how the topics we feature resonate with you, or better still, how they have helped you or your friends. You can visit the blog here: http:// .

Besides the new segments, I am glad to inform you that we have made interaction between you and us easier, by improving our social media involvement and interaction. You can like our Facebook Page by visiting and you can also follow us on Twitter by vising the link manmagtz. To read the magazine online, please visit our website on, flip

As you start the 2nd quarter of the year, I wish you great tidings in all your endeavors.

Dismas L. Massawe CEO/ Managing Director

Regulars Gadgets



Impressive Tech gadgets WORLD’S TINIEST PCS Lenovo Q190

Price Range:

Tsh. 600,000/=

Hark at this—the world’s smallest desktop PC! Well, it’s not really. Surely the tiny, case less Raspberry Pi takes that gong. Still, second isn’t bad, eh! Third, actually, if we take into account the Zotac Zdbox Nano which is slightly taller, but generally smaller. Oh, and the Fit-PC3 Pro, which actually takes fourth spot, leaving the Lenovo in fifth. And, given that this is based on somewhat cursory research, there might be other small PCs out there. But, the Q190 is very definitely the world’s smallest Windows 8-running home entertainment PC with a Core i3 processor that’s available with a detachable Blu-ray drive.


Price Range:

Tsh. 322,700/=

KEEP THE TIMELINE Division Furtive Type 40 Your watch is lying to you. It is always telling you that time moves in circles, repeating itself, always giving you another hour, another day. But time isn’t a circle, it’s a line. The Type 40 knows this, so it displays the time as points along horizontal and vertical lines on its face. Craftier still, you set it by showing it a web app—essentially a flickering light on your phone. You can also double-tap its face to access sundry functions such as the day of the week, time zone, moon phase and a battery life indicator (its battery lasts about a year). What a truthful timepiece!

Kids, eh? They might be useless at driving and no good at arm wrestling, but they are certainly not stupid. Well, some of them are, but even the thick ones can spot the difference between a cheap slate and a quad-core, 1GB RAM, battery-stuffed minitab. The Nabi 2 is a mighty 7inch childlet, and along with speed it delivers education programs, media streaming and Android 4.0 browsing . And as often as children like to cover things in Nutella and chuck them at walls, it helps that the childlet is hard and tough as nails. Price Range:

Tsh. 500,000/=

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• TECHNOLOGY • By Tamara Khama

5 Mind blowing televisions CURVES AHEAD

Samsung first curved television has a display that features a curved glass. What´s the point, you may ask. Well, aside from looking cool, the curve supposedly prevents the “fade” that humans perceive at the edges of flat screens, since the outer portions of the TV are further away from the viewer than the center.


TRANSPARENT The CLARO represents the latest innovation in TV and display technology combined with a visual design aesthetic to introduce the TV system of the future - a transparent glass TV and media system utilizing holographic technology.

FLOATING ON AIR The 55-inch L55WT60 Panasonic’s new flagship LCD TV has a design that is absolutely gorgeous, combining a metallic finish with one of the slimmest screens to date. Even better, the screen attaches to a lovely transparent stand and create a sense that the picture you’re watching is just ‘floating’ in the air.

FLIPPING GOOD Flip it! That seemed to be Samsung´s mantra for its 85-inch TV. That flip effect comes from how it´s mounted – the 85 inch television can be tilted or even flipped around on the stand, like a giant luminescent blackboard.

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For those who go in for outdoor television viewing with a big dash of wow, then the C SEED 201 LED television might just be just the TV for you. This 201-inch (5.11 m) 16:9 LED behemoth isn’t just enormous; it also rises out of the ground like something out of a Bond film and unfolds itself in less than 30 seconds. The C SEED 201 was developed by Porsche Design Studio in association with C SEED ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEMS and Lighthouse Technologies. It uses a high-resolution display made up of 725,000 LEDs capable of creating 4.4 trillion colors at 5000 units of brightness for viewing in full sunlight at a wide angle range. Inside the carbon-fiber column is the C SEED 201’s three 700watt subwoofers. Since it’s designed for outdoor use, the supertelevision even has environmental sensors complete with lasers to protect the screen from damage in the event of foul weather.


By Man magazine team

Toyota Corolla rules in Tanzania Unofficial statistics state that 1 in 5 cars driven in Tanzania is a Toyota Corolla. There’s wisdom in crowds, so the Corolla’s perennial sales success might be all you need to know. But if you want to dig little deeper, here are our top five reasons to buy the a Corolla:

WORLD POPULARITY A Corolla is produced every 23 seconds, making it the most popular car in the world. In 2012, the Corolla became the best-selling car ever in the whole world. Since its 1966 debut, the Corolla has racked up over 37 million sales, and counting.

GREAT REPUTATION FOR RELIABILITY What makes the Corolla popular is not a super powerful engines or alluring curves. What keeps people coming back to the Corolla is its almost peerless reputation for reliability.

LONGEVITY AND MORE The Corolla’s reputation is built on legendary longevity, low

fuel consumption and high resale value. It´s interior design is focused on having useful features rather than mind-blowing accessories. The Corolla offers good value for money.

IDEAL FAMILY CAR Any model of the Corolla sedan can comfortably seat up to five passengers and a variety of easy-to-reach storage spaces add a level of convenience inside the vehicle.

DOWN TO EARTH Corolla’s not unique and some may define it as boring. But a Corolla is not boring, it’s a simple car. It doesn’t brag or boast with flashy excess; it simply does its job and goes home, ready for another day.

Celebrity Rides 50 Cent’s Range Rover is painted in custom electric blue and really stands out from any other Range Rover in the streets.

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IT’S IN THE BLOOD Many things have changed since the original Land Rover was first conceived in 1947, but despite 65 years of design and engineering our vehicles will always be Land Rover at heart.

CMC Automobiles, Tanzania

CMC Automobiles Ltd, P.O Box 1852, Maktaba Street, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

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Cover story


Manly opinions

Up and Close with Tz’s youngest Mayor His Worship the Mayor of Ilala Municipal Council

Hon. Jerry Silaa Photos by Sameer Kermalli

“You can have very good and constructive ideas but if the team does not own them, then they are unlikely to materialize let alone succeed”.

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I think my generation grew up in the best of times. As for my tertiary education, I completed a bachelor’s degree in Electronic Science and Communication at the University of Dar-es-Salaam. I also pursued professional qualifications in accountancy and law in my first and final years.

Do you believe your academic background and childhood contributed in preparing you for the role of the Mayor of the Ilala Municipality? I think many factors play a role in the person you become. Your family, your neighbourhood, your friends and your academic background all contribute to the person you become; so yes, all those factors have shaped me into the person I am today.

Tell us a little about your family and educational background. I am the last born in my family and I have two elder brothers and one sister. Like most Tanzanians who were born in the 70s and 80s in Dar-es-salaam, I was raised by middle-class civil servant parents and I attended the local school. I believe this gave me a good background when it came to interacting with everyone. We used to live in Gongolamboto, where I still live. I have to say living under one roof with my family made it an enjoyable childhood. I grew up during the time when the social conditions were best to raise a family. The 90s brought about changes in the economic system and globalization brought the proliferation of the television and English medium schools and I think these changes have a negative impact on the way children grow up today. I grew up at a time when a child was a child of the society but these days a child is a child of individuals. I went to Ukonga primary school and during those days if you ever contemplated skipping classes, you would have to worry about being caught by the teachers as well as the elders on the street who were aware of school times and suspicious of any child walking around during school time. This does not happen today.

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As a leader, whatever you are conceptualizing will have a cross cutting effect and I am always aiming at making sure that everyone is on board. They say a leader is only as good as his team performs, how do you motivate your team to accomplish the goals and vision you have for the Ilala Municipality? As much as I have my dreams and my vision, I do not have 100% decision making powers as the Municipality is not my personal property, so anything that I do, I make sure it is well understood and accepted and agreed upon by the team at large. My role is to lead the councillors and management to establish a shared vision and common goals. When a shared vision is present, it is easy for a team to own the process. You can have very good and constructive ideas but if the team does not own them, then, they are unlikely to materialize, let alone succeed. The human being is made to oppose anything he/she is not confident or comfortable with so it is very important for a team to have a sense of ownership of the goals and vision we

have for the Ilala Municipality. As a leader, whatever you are conceptualizing will have a cross-cutting effect and I am always aiming at making sure that everyone is on board.

You interact with a lot of people and I imagine you receive a lot of advice and input from different sources. Is there a particular piece of advice that you have found to be helpful in your personal and professional life? Yes, plenty. You see, advice should be viewed as a compliment to what you are planning and what you are capable of achieving. The best advice tends to come in the form of ideas that I probably would not have thought of myself. Such was the case with the concept for the new roundabouts within the Ilala Municipality. What started as advice has now turned into beautiful roundabouts with locally made sculptures out of recycled materials that are showcasing local talents.

Talking about beautiful roundabouts, is city beautification an important aspect of the Ilala Municipality’s agenda? My team and I are running the clean and green campaign of which the beautification of the city is a component. Beautification involved re-doing our parks, roundabouts, traffic islands and the general beautification of open spaces with the aim of face-lifting the city, especially the Central Business District. We have already done various roundabouts, but currently, we are working on a new park in front of Ocean road the cancer hospital. The Mnazi Mmoja parks are being rehabilitated to bring back the aura of 1961 during uhuru. We are also reclaiming back the open spaces in Tabata,Kinyerezi,Kitunda Mwanagati,Pugu Kinyamwezi where we intend to start up new parks. It is my commitment to see a clean, green and beautiful Ilala. Despite the different municipalities, at the end of the day, Dar-es-salaam is one city and some improvements are required throughout the city; for example, solving the problems of traffic queues and parking spaces.

Are there projects that are being implemented for the benefit of the city at large? The structure of our municipality allows access for the different municipalities to share ideas and advice and there are some cross-cutting projects like the Dar Rapid transport system which is aimed at improving the transport system within the city. But essentially, the municipalities are autonomous bodies with independence to implement projects that are seen best fit for their respective areas.

Photos by Sameer Kermalli

We hear you were nominated for a fashion award, do you believe the way a man dresses determines how he is addressed? Really it does. It gives an impression and may even define the perceptions people have about you. The way a man dresses can say a lot, but it should not be used to judge a person. It is not good to judge a person’s character based on the way he has dressed.

You are currently pursuing further education, what prompted you to take up the extra challenge of studying? I am currently studying for an MSMESAMI MBA and I am also pursuing my LLB at the Open University of Tanzania. Knowledge is power and even the Holy book speaks a lot about education. If someone was to ask me what qualifications a leader should have, I believe a leader should be multidisciplinary. There is no leadership that will act on only one thing. In a lot of leadership positions you will be subjected to make decisions on many different aspects, some of which may be legally binding, and so it is important to be equipped with knowledge.

So, how do you balance your time between work, family, studies and social responsibility? I am not sure really; I think it balances itself. On a 24-hour day, you cannot sleep for the 24-hours, you cannot work nonstop for 24-hours neither can you spend all that time eating. God has made us in such a way that we are able to accomplish several tasks within a period of 24 hours.

I usually stay awake for 18 hours and I sleep for six hours so I have 18 hours to budget for. Whenever I schedule my time, I consider my work responsibilities, my school schedule, my exams and my personal life and activities. I always have hectic days and I balance my time by making sure I give priority to what I regard as important.

Do you have time to relax and unwind? Yes, I do. I like to watch movies but I cannot watch movies at home so I have to go to the theatre because it is the only place I cannot get distracted by the phone. If I watch movies at home, I am always pausing to pick up the phone and frustrate the people who are watching the movie with me-movies that are thought provoking and informally educative. The Titanic and Slum dog millionaire are my alltime favourites . I also have good friends and I like to meet with them to socialize. I sometimes try clubbing but it never turns out well. After 40 minutes, you find yourself “spotted”on twitter or Facebook. A large part of my schedule involves an element of socializing. Sometimes, I get invited as a guest of honour at an event

and I might get a chance to listen to one or two songs so I call that socializing while working. I also like to exercise. I utilize my morning to exercise and to listen to the morning news. I am actually doing fine in terms of giving time to the things that matter. I want to do a lot now so that I can slow down later when I am in my 50s and 60s. I prioritize and plan my schedule to do only things that must to be done. I believe if you want something to be done properly, you must plan well.

Is there a sport that you are a big fan of? I used to play tennis but I have not picked up a racket in over fours years. I also attempted Golf but I never got around to playing it as much as I would have loved to, so there is no particular sport that I am currently actively playing. I have, instead, become an active supporter and I play my role beyond a mere spectator. I take sports in a more responsible way and I try and improve sports in my municipality by engaging in activities such as donating sports gears to youth groups. Within Tanzania, I am a die-hard fan of Young Africans and, internationally, I support Tottenham Hotspur in England.

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What was the last CD that was playing in your car?

comes from getting employed, getting a promotion and getting a better job. There are, of course, some professions such as those in the judiciary which require people to be employed, but for most other disciplines, self-employment is definitely an option.

I cannot listen to one CD from beginning to end; I buy my music from iTunes which gives me the advantage of buying singles and making a playlist with a variety of songs which sync in all my apple devices. I listen to different types of music. I like bongo flavor, hip-hop, some jazz and gospel. My current playlist has an eclectic mix of music. There is Rihanna, Usher Raymond, MJ,Justin Bibber,some Diamond songs and I also like Msondongoma music. Also, whenever I travel, one of the things I like to take with me is the country’s music. As I like learning, there is alot to learn from MJ’s “This is it” DVD. It gives a message of being serious,commited and passionate toward anything one does.

When it comes to reading, is there a book that you have read that greatly inspired you in one way or the other? I have different perceptions on books although I read a lot. First, I read holy books, The Bible being one of them. It predicts a lot about life and even that which is actually happening in the word today! The Bible teaches us everything about leadership. I read history books too, especially about my country so as to understand where we are coming from, in order to predict and plan where we are going. I read a lot about the legal framework of our country, our constitution and our country’s law. The backing I get from this knowledge gives me confidence on decisions I make. Then there are inspirational books. Although they are just about people telling their stories, one can learn a lot from

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Speaking about the importance of entrepreneurship, do you believe that people are given enough opportunities and support to venture into their own businesses?

those stories. For instance, when you read Richard Branson’s book, he doesn’t tell you whether he evaded tax, or had an influential friend who connected him to a hyper profitable business deal or got some free money somewhere. He just narrates how his thoughts were turned into multi-billion dollar businesses. That in itself can inspire someone to start thinking big.Robert Greene’s 48 Laws of Power is a must-read book for a politician. Chika Onyeani’s Capitalist Nigger is one of my favorite books. This book explains human behavior according to different races with the aim of identifying strengths and weaknesses and the best ways to capitalize on that. The lesson is: it is possible to become a better version of you. I also like Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad, Poor Dad which essentially highlights the importance of entrepreneurship. It is quite a pity to see this fear of entrepreneurship that lead many to believe the only path to financial satisfaction

The first thing is an individual’s mindset. Often people complain that they are unemployed and are therefore looking for any job anywhere. Unfortunately there is no such thing as “any job anywhere”. People sit and wait to get a job that will make them get up in the morning and get a salary at the end of the month, yet right around their surroundings, there is a lot of potential for self employment. But first of all, you have to decide, I want to do this. If your mind is set at waking up in the morning, putting on a suit and tie and going to the office, then even if you are given a rent-free shop and empowered with a free client base, you will not work. Having the right mindset is crucial. A lot of billionaires in this world did not start with a lot of money; they had the right mindset and commitment. Of course, there is a lot more that can be done to foster entrepreneurship. We can learn a lot from street hawkers. I really admire these people. Most street hawkers do not even come from Dar-es-salaam. They come here with the mindset that entrepreneurship is the only way to survive and soon enough they are running a small business.

Are there any projects in the Ilala Municipality that are promoting entrepreneurship? I am working with SIDO to implement entrepreneurship programs and training for the youth in my area. I recently discovered that despite the abundant coconuts in our country, it is actually quite difficult to find coconut oil. People use coconut oil for their newborns and it has become a very expensive oil to buy. SIDO trains the youth to produce coconut oil. At the end of the day, the point between

being employed and self-employment is a very small alteration in the way one views things. Many would prefer to work for a salary instead of using the same skill to become self employed. For example, if you are employed by one family to wash clothes, what stops you from using the same skill to become self-employed and provide cloth washing services for several families. People need to change their mindset about entrepreneurship and self-employment before they can receive outside help.

Is mindset change also needed with regard to beautifying the city? Dar-es-Salaam has the highest number of educated people in the country, so you would not expect to see these educated people throwing plastic bottles out of their car windows and yet they do. So, the biggest challenge to attaining cleanliness in the city is also a change in mindset. Each person has to feel a small sense of responsibility to make sure not only your home, your workplace but also your surrounding environment are clean. Which vision would you be disappointed if it was not accomplished within your term as the Mayor. There are lots of projects being implemented that are a result of the hard work and foundation set by others before me. Some projects that I am initiating will overflow to other terms, but I will go out happy that I started something. Someone will come after me and have an option to continue the projects I started or start something new or better based on the way the council decides. A lot of the things that I have initiated have been received well and I believe many can be achieved; it is just a matter of decision and determination to ensure things come out as planned.

On a personal level, what do you regard as your greatest achievement so far in your life? It is a great achievement to be a Mayor and I always thank God to have had an opportunity to serve my municipality especially at my age. I am aware that age wise, I am a rather young Mayor.

When it comes to leadership, does age matter?

It doesn’t; it is a common stereotype but age does not matter in leadership. Even the holy book has examples of young leaders such as Joseph and David. The most important thing is not to wear your age. Wear your determination and drive and those factors will be more important than your age. At your young age you have been sitting in CCM National Executive for six years and recently you have been nominated by H.E.Jakaya Kikwete the CCM chairman and been Elected by your fellow NEC members to sit on the CENTRAL COMMITTEE. What does this mean

to your political career? To be frank, it really shows me how much confidence the Chairman, fellow NEC

members and my party has in me. It also makes me believe they recognize my ability, and contribution I’m giving to my country. This role, of course, gives me more duties, thus the expectations have risen for me to deliver. I take this appointment as a challenge as I believe all leadership comes from God. I pray for him to give me the wisdom of King Solomon and guide me daily in my new national political responsibility.

Finally, what is the one thing very few people know about you? (Laughs) I cannot sing. I sometimes try to mimic a song but no one could ever recognize it, I could say I am one of the worst singers ever.

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• RELATIONSHIP • By: Tamara Khama


a wedding PROPOSAL

You have finally found THE ONE! Now comes the next step: proposing to marry her. You want her to feel special and so you are planning a grand gesture that will not only surprise her but will guarantee you that desired answer…YES! Now before you turn into Mr. Romantic, take a look at these not-so great ideas of making a wedding proposal Drinking and Proposing For some men, a drink (and I am not talking about sodas here) can boost their confidence, passion and spontaneity which all seem like the perfect combination for a romantic and memorable marriage proposal. But, a whisky-fuelled attempt to woo your loved one is simply not the way to do it and will only result in disappointment and a huge feeling of regret the morning after. Wobbling while trying to balance on one knee, dropping the engagement ring and slurring your ‘romantic’ words are all potential embarrassing scenarios that could emerge. So be true to yourself, and your partner, by proposing in a truly sober state (well, one glass for Dutch courage won’t hurt).

Social network proposal Skype, Facebook and email are all well and good if you’re sadly far away from your loved one and want to get the message across, but when you a) live together or b) live near each other, then there is simply no excuse to pop the question via a social media platform. Shyness, pursuit of originality or just plain laziness – whatever your reason is for tweeting ‘will you marry me?’ to your poor partner, it’s just not the way proposals should be done.

Inside food Shorts and snow; children and driving – there are just certain things that shouldn’t be mixed. The same applies to engagement rings and food. Why would anyone want their hardearned sparkler to get greased up inside a burger? Or stuck inside a piece of chocolate cake? Not only does food taint the beauty and purity of an engagement ring, it’s also downright dangerous! What if your loved one choked on the ring that’s bobbing in her glass of champagne? So keep it clean and use the pretty, satin-lined ring box the diamond was intended to go in.

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Marriage Wisdom

“It is not the lack of love but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages” Friedrich Nietzsche “By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you’ll become happy. If you get a bad one, you will become a philosopher,” Socrates.

Wedded Bliss Secrets to living happily ever after, from the world’s longest married couple In an age where few marriages endure the test of time, 107-year-old Karam and his wife Katari Chand, 100, are proof that happy ever after does exist. The couple have been married for 87 years. So what is their secret to staying happily together?

Karam & Katari Chand have been married for 87 years •

“I like to tell jokes and make her smile. Being funny is my way of being romantic,” says Karam. “Oh and how can I forget, I always save a bit of my chapatti for him. Just a little gesture that he appreciated a lot and it kept me a bit slimmer” (Katari) “Always be faithful, even when the times are tough, don’t believe that the grass is greener... because it isn’t” (Karam) “Look after each other as best as you can: Whether it is through making a meal, holding your partner’s hand when crossing the road or being a shoulder to cry on when something goes wrong” (Katari)

• MANLY • OPINIONS • By: Man magazine team

Husbands used to be the sole providers for their families while the women stayed at home to take care of the children and the house and the few women who worked, did so for a few hours. But times have changed and now many women go to work and have established careers. They are, just like men, working their ways to the top and putting in long hours to increase their professional standing and, of course, their income. As such, increasingly, many women now earn as much as their partners and some, earn even more than the men.

We, at MAN Magazine, were curious to know how men feel about this issue, and so we went out and randomly asked men this simple question:



Livi , 28, Engineer

Renald, 38, shop worker

It would be a pleasure if a woman earns more than me so long as after contributing her bulk share to pay the bills she still finds time to cook and look after kids. A woman who contributes in putting food to the table but does not mind washing clothes, doing the dishes, cleaning the house, and bringing me coffee to bed every morning is the woman of my dreams.

George, 35, Consultant

Matthew, 32, Business development manager I would definitely be happy if my woman earns more than me because she would not have to depend on me for everything. But the problem is when the ego starts to creep in, when she feels that she earns more so she controls the house. That’s unacceptable.

Women who earn a lot of money spend a lot of time away from home and use money to pay people to cook and take care of the children. She will not take good care of me and my children so I will not marry such a woman.

Money is power and a woman who earns more than her man will start to think she is more powerful than the man and challenge everything that he says. I do not want to live in a battlefield.

Peter, 30, Banker

My wife earns more than me and honestly, it does not bother me. Nor does it worry her. Everything we make goes into the same account. We focus more on making our marriage fun and happy than on who earns how much.

No way will I marry a woman who earns more than me. Money gets to your head, that’s a fact. A woman´s behaviour is often related to how much she earns. The ones who earn a lot think men are their toys and I want a woman who recognises that I am the head of the family and so I have to earn more than her.

Hassani, 32, Security Guard

Ali, 23, Student

Jonathan, 42, Lecturer

If she will be earning more than me, then our family life will be well settled as women are better home makers.

Michael, 28, Graphic designer I believe when you love your woman, you should give her a platform to earn as much as her hardwork allows her. In the end, it’s simply more money for the family. I see nothing wrong with that.

I have seen many marriages being torn apart because of money. The problem is always that the man does not bring in enough money to support the family. I think, if the man is the one who brings in the money to support the family then the wife will respect him more and there will be fewer arguments in the house.

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Business Quote “Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful”.

Mark Victor Hansen



tudies have proven, time and again, that shares are one of the best long-term investments in the financial market place. They tend to outperform government bonds, corporate bonds, property and many other types of assets. Share prices can go down as well as up so buying shares is not without risk, but over the long term, they can generate good returns. MAN Magazine correspondent spoke to Juventus Simon, a Stock Broker, to learn more about investing in shares traded at the Dar-es-Salaam Stock Exchange.

For those who do not know about shares, what are shares? Essentially, a share is a piece of ownership of a company or enterprise. When you buy a share, you become an investor and thereby an owner of a piece of the company’s profits or losses. Shares are issued by companies as a means of raising money. Basically, companies are selling part of their business to investors, and shares offer people outside the company the opportunity to receive profits if the company is successful. As you have become a part-owner of the company, you have certain voting rights and are given additional benefits beyond the receipt of profits.


There are two major types of shares: (1) ordinary shares (common stock) which entitle the shareholder to share in the earnings of the company as and when they occur, and to vote at the company’s annual general meetings and other official meetings, and (2) preference shares (preferred stock) which entitle the shareholder to a fixed periodic income (interest) but generally do not give him or her voting rights. Most of the listed companies offer Ordinary Shares.

What is the difference between a speculator and an investor? A speculator is a person who will buy shares in a company because they are “in play” (which is another way of saying a stock is experiencing higher than normal volume and its shares may be accumulated or sold by institutions). They buy stock not on the basis of careful analysis, but on the chance it will rise from any cause other than recognition of its underlying fundamentals. While it can be profitable in the short term (especially during bull markets), it very rarely provides a lifetime of sustainable income or returns. It should be left only to those who can afford to lose everything they are putting up for stake. An investor on the other hand, is someone who carefully analyzes a company, decides exactly what it is worth, and will not buy the stock unless it is trading at a substantial discount to its intrinsic value. They are able to say, for example, that “Company ‘X’ is trading for TZS 400 per share, but it is worth TZS 580 per share.” They make their investment decisions based on factual data and do not allow their emotions to get involved. >>

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• BUSINESS • FINANCE • What kind of essential information should a potential investor know before buying shares? Learn the fundamentals before you invest money in a share market. When you buy shares in a company, you become part owner. If the company performs well, you share in the profits through stock appreciation and/or dividends. However, if the company does poorly, you can lose money. Some stocks have less risk and good income from dividends (public utilities, for example), but aren’t likely to grow rapidly in value. Determine an investment strategy. If you want to concentrate on income, you’ll want to invest in stocks that are stable and provide high dividends. Investigate a company carefully if you’re buying shares by getting the financial reports and market overview of the company. Look at the company’s earnings and stock performance for the past few years compared to other firms in the industry. Examine the current balance sheet to determine if the company’s current condition gives you reason to expect good performance in the future.

What are the procedures for investing in shares? The first step is to visit a broker (a person who will advise a new client on the shares to invest). Investor will decide on a company to invest after getting information from a broker, she/he will deposit fund for buying shares as our market is pre-fund market. The next step would be to open a CDS Account with a brokerage firm. This is the account you will be using to buy shares or sell shares from the Stock Market (DSE) through your broker. As an individual, you will need to provide your address, telephone number, location, occupation, nationality and an ID or a passport number. You can also buy shares as a corporate but that requires different registration procedures. An Investor will receive the Depository Receipt after the settlement. When an investor buys stocks, he/she gets a Depository Receipt (a piece of paper) as a proof of the ownership.

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Are there different types of returns on shares? The price of your shares is affected by both internal and external factors. The return from shares comes in two forms: dividends and capital growth. • Dividends: Dividend payment is the distribution of the profits that the company has made, usually paid out twice a year. You’re more likely to receive dividends from larger, long-established companies – the more profitable it is, the larger the dividend payout could be. Smaller companies are less likely to pay out a dividend as they reinvest their profits to grow their business. However, if a smaller company does manage to successfully expand, the value of your shares could expand and provide opportunity for dividends at a later date. •

Capital growth: You can make a profit if you sell your shares for a higher price than what you bought them for. This provides you with capital (the money you invested to begin with) growth.

Companies publish their financial results

every six months, as well as trading updates and announcements of dividends distributions for the future. If the company is performing well and is expected to do so in the future, this should have a positive effect on the share price. Conversely, if the prospects aren’t looking good, the share price can fall. The wider economy is also influential on the share prices. If economic conditions are good and investors have confidence in companies’ ability to grow, the demand for shares increases. This market sentiment and investor demand for shares can increase the price. The more the demand outweighs supply, the higher the share price can go. Of course, if the economic climate is not good, investor’s may not be so confident in the prospects of a company. Therefore, the share price can fall, even if the company is performing well.

When an investor buys stocks, he/she gets a Depository Receipt (a piece of paper) as a proof of the ownership.

• BUSINESS • CAREER • By: Man magazine team

What are the advantages and disadvantages of investing in shares? Advantages: There are several benefits derived from investment in shares. • •

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The rate of growth is far beyond the bank interest rate. You are protected from the eyes of the public. Nobody knows your worth except what you tell him/her. In other investments, people can easily look at the assets of the business or your property (real estate) and come up with an approximate worth of it. Dividends: This is cash reward given to share holders as part of the profit made by the company at the end of each financial year. Capital appreciation: Price of shares move up or down responding to the forces of demand and supply. For instance, is a high demand of the shares of TCC and Swissport. A guarantor for borrowing loans from Cooperative Societies and Banks;

Disadvantages of investing in shares The benefits of investing in shares are many but there are few pitfalls to avoid. •

Crash in share prices: Due to one reason or the other, sometimes share prices drop drastically. Sometimes companies go into liquidation thereby eroding the investments of ordinary shareholders. You must be vigilant to watch over your investment if you consider it important to you. Fraudulent stock brokers: Some stockbrokers are unfaithful to their clients. They may collect your money when there is perceived information that the shares of a particular company is a good one and instead of making the transactions in your name may divert the money for their selfish interest, may be use it to make their own investments. It is important to carefully select your stockbroker. High Risk: Equity shares investment is a risky share compared to any other investment like debts, etc. The money is invested based on the faith an investor has in the company. There is no collateral security attached with it.

IS THERE AN APPROPRIATE TIME TO INVEST? Is there an appropriate time to invest?


There is no appropriate time to invest in shares. Therefore a potential investor has to understand the company well and get the relevant information from a stock broker before investing in shares.


Frequent and generous dividends


The company is managed productively and transparently


The company has no wastage in the use of resources


Shares that are easy to buy and sell quickly in the market


The company abides by the rules, regulations and laws.

What are the costs associated in investing a share? If you are buying or selling the shares through a broker, you will have to pay the brokerage commission of 2%. There is also (5%) withholding tax on dividends where your broker can explain in detail to you.

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• ENTREPRENEURSHIP • By: Correspondent


Arts and Crafts Business What is your business about? I own a shop that sells African Arts and Crafts. I see my business as a platform to showcase the amazing talent and creativity of various artists and crafters from Tanzania and neighbouring countries.

My business is a platform to showcase the amazing talent and creativity of various artists and crafters from Tanzania and neighbouring countries.

What made you want to be selfemployed? I suppose life decided it for me as I have never aspired or wanted to work for someone. Self-employment is what I always wanted and so I pursued that.

What challenges have you faced in running your own business? On a personal level, I have struggled to make some people understand my work and have faith in me. I have also learnt that sometimes the people you rely on are the ones who will let you down. On a business level, my business sector lacks opportunities for international exposure. The sector is also not united and so prices cannot be controlled. Many pieces are sold way below the price they would get internationally and, as a result, artists do not get the recognition and respect they deserve.

Have you ever asked for financial assistance to grow your business? So far, I have not asked any bank for additional capital. I have a very good relationship with the artists and crafters who supply their work to be sold in my shop. They understand my success is their success and hence they are able to accommodate me should I not have adequate finance to pay in advance.

What advice do you have for someone aspiring to start their own business? I think it is important for everyone to try and own a business even if it is a side business. You do not need a huge capital to start your own business. All you need is a huge heart and passion. Anyone can start their own business if they strongly believe in it. It will not always be easy but because you are fully responsible for the success of the business, you will also work really hard to resolve whatever problems you may face.

Have you ever felt like quitting? This is my life; for me, quitting is like death. I am determined to make this business work, no matter the circumstances I face.

What do you enjoy about owning your own business? I enjoy the freedom to use my creativity, set my own targets and the ability to make fast decisions as I do not have to consult many people before deciding on what action to take for the business. I also like the sense of responsibility I feel to make the business work. It keeps me on my toes.

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Kenneth Kasharo owns the Karibu Arts and Crafts shop on Samora Avenue in Dar-es-Salaam.




Marketing is not their No.1 priority: It’s really strange how most entrepreneurs get into business and put in all their energy on product creation, hiring employees, management and have very little or no plan on marketing their business. It is as if they’re expecting customers will magically hear about their company and come buy their products/services. Most of the business owners whom I’ve consulted tell me they have never set aside a marketing budget. I really get surprised. How can you run a business without a marketing budget? It’s like trying to drive a car without fuel. As an entrepreneur, you have to understand that you’re in the business of attracting customers. That is the most important income-generating activity, So if you want to dominate the market place, make marketing your number 1 priority.

They lack a unique selling proposition: Without a unique selling proposition, you join the crowd of other competitors making you lose your competitive edge. To avoid this sin, you need to position yourself in the marketplace in such a way that your target market gets a massive desire to buy from you instead of your competitors. This can be done through 1. Giving away massive value to your target market. 2. Show your target audience the exact unique benefits they will be getting by buying from you, and only you alone. Promising to take full responsibility in case you aren’t able to deliver what you

By: Dr. Said Said

What I’m about to share with you today, is a topic that has created more attention to business owners than any other topic that I’ve talked about before. In fact this topic has attracted most of them to come for our consultations and train them more about how we can help them increase their profits. If you’re a business owner who’s struggling to take his/her business to the next level, then, there’s a high chance you’re committing some of these marketing sins. promised. 3. Your mission and vision should be 100% congruent with your Unique Selling Proposition.

Their products came before their marketing: Most entrepreneurs come up with a great business or product idea. They invest money in that idea then they try to sell the idea into the market place. Great business owners always start with marketing before they launch their products or business. Before I launched my company, I had an idea in mind. And that idea was to start a company that would help business owners market their business online. So, instead of investing money in the business, I started marketing the idea. I was broke and wasn’t sure if the idea would work. So, what I did is, look for a market segment that would be ready to buy the idea. At that time, I focused on the tour industry. So what I did is get contacts of all tour company operators in Arusha and made a phone call. These were the exact words I used on the phone to market my idea, “Hello Mr. John. My Name is Dr. Said and I found your number in a tour magazine. We’re about to launch a company that would help tour companies just like yours double and triple profits in their business using just their website. At the moment, we’re giving away FREE consultation to show you exactly how you can do that. Would you be

interested in a FREE Consultation? Give me a yes or no answer please.” That right time made me realize exactly what the market wanted. 80% of the company owners accepted the FREE consultations and ended up paying for the service I was offering. I never had an office and never even had a receipt. I had to create a quick one with my old laptop. The main aim was to understand the needs of the market place and by doing so I ended up selling services to a point where I had to start hiring employees before even having an office.

They Copy their competitors’ marketing strategy: It is very common for most startups to look at what their competitors do and do exactly the same. What they fail to understand is that the same competitors they’ve copied did the same thing when they got into business; copy other competitors. What this is doing is building a chain of competitors copying from each other and each one ends up struggling in the market place. The solution is to have a unique selling proposition and be innovative by introducing something the market wants but has never seen >>

They are in the commodity business: If you’re in the tour company and sell tour packages, you’re in the commodity business. If you’re owning a phone

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• BUSINESS • TIPS • shop and sell phones, you’re in the commodity business. It’s very hard to dominate the market in the commodity business. You need to understand that although customers come to the shop to buy a phone, that’s not what they are actually buying. What they are buying is the experience, results or emotions which are attached to the product. So, instead of focusing on the product, focus on the result they should be getting from the product and sell that. Let me give you our example. When anybody asks me what business I’m in I never tell them we’re in the marketing business (which is another commodity business). What I tell them is we help business owners increase their profits using strategic marketing. That is why we always focus on increasing our client’s profits. That’s the bottom line. A lot of money is

Institutional advertising is company/ product focused. It’s like telling the prospect; “Look at me! I have great product. Come buy Now!” It’s all about building the company brand. Honestly, who cares? I don’t know about you, but people have learned to ignore most ads shown on TV’s, newspapers and radios. They flip the magazine or flip to another channel to avoid the ad. Direct Response on the other hand is the one which is customer focused. It’s like telling the customer, “Hey, listen! I know you. I know your problems. I understand and feel your pain. I have a solution, I can help you. Call me at this no. and I’ll give you FREE advice on how to solve your problem.”

They use institutional advertising instead of direct response marketing: 99% of ads you see on the television, newspapers and magazines are institutional advertising. Don’t get me wrong. Institutional advertising works. But unless you’re a giant brand, institutional advertising is a total waste of time and money and many companies end up getting broke through institutional advertising.

They stop doing what works: Since most companies don’t track on what works and what doesn’t, they find themselves changing from one strategy to another and losing money through the process. If word of mouth is the best marketing for you, then, don’t ignore it, but strengthen it by building a system around it.

They don’t test different marketing strategies:

It’s very funny how people get stuck in their industry and keep on following the same exact strategy that their competitors are following without testing something new. Network Marketing uses word of mouth, telecom companies use brand advertising; Their marketing isn’t quantifiable other companies use sales force to sell Marketing is an investment. Probably their products and so on. But it’s strange how no one borrows marketing strategy of other industries to add to theirs as an extra marketing strategy. Adding an extra new strategy can potentially triple your business overnight.

“The question you need to ask is not how much money you can lower to attract more customers. The real question is how high can you charge to give BETTER services than anyone else in the market place? ” Dr. Said Said made when you focus your marketing on selling the benefit, not the commodity.

which then gives you an idea of the average lifetime value of each customer.

the most important investment in your business. Whether you do it via word of mouth or invest hard cash, you always want to know what your Return On Investment (ROI) is. If you invest $500 in advertising, how much does that $500 bring back? If you’re doing institutional advertising, it’s really difficult to track your results but with direct response you tell your audience to respond to your marketing message immediately to get a specific benefit. With that you can quantify how many inquiries brought about how many customers and how many customers become repeat customers

Lowering prices to attract more customers: This could be one of the worst things you can do to your business. The reason I say this is because when you lower your price, you will have a lower profit margin and if a new competitor comes with even lower prices, you’re in trouble. Being in competition with just prices is probably the hardest competition to be in.

Dr. Said Said is a medical doctor, entrepreneur and a home based business coach. He is the current CEO of Strategic Marketing & Design, a company based in Arusha which helps business owners increase their business profits using strategic marketing. To learn more about him visit MAN MAGAZINE READER OFFER: A FREE MARKETING COURSE Dr. Said Said is offering all MAN MAGAZINE READERS a FREE Online Strategic Marketing Course at

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• BUSINESS • CAREER • Written by: Melba Sandi


Tips for Coping and Moving Forward...

Many successful people have been fired - some more than once. Getting fired does not mean an automatic doom to your career. Use this career setback as an opportunity to examine your strengths and weakness and move forward confidently. Here are seven (7) points to ponder after getting fired:



Remember that in every darkness lies a seed of possibility. Take it as another challenge in life and just buckle up your shoe, tell yourself you can do better than before.



This can often be very “difficult” but try hard to stay positive. Pay attention to your intuition. Don’t fight with yourself about your values. Consider options you might not have considered before. As you begin to formulate an idea or ideas of what you want to do next, it is important to try to overcome your fears. The reason most people don’t make a change is because of fear to come out and try new things.



Coping with being fired and moving on can be very challenging, difficult and sometimes very painful. In such a situation, always remember that what won’t break you will definitely make you strong. Treat this as learning experience, a chance for you to search yourself and identify what you really want to do with your life. It can also be a great opportunity for you to realize your inner strength and untapped creativity.



This is not the time to surround yourself with negative friends and colleagues who will discourage you, and hold you down. Surround yourself with friends who believe in you and in your ability to become the person you want to be. I suggest we rephrase this sentence this way: Most importantly, seek out those who are successful in any new field you would be interested in, and ask them how they achieved that success. You will be amazed at how many very successful, seemingly

busy people will make time to help out someone who is in need of learning from their experiences.



During this period, it’s important to remain flexible. When we’re flexible in terms of our perspective, attitudes, beliefs and plans, the process is easier to undergo and we gain more insight. Remember that your old career, even if it was one you hated, took time to build. As the saying goes, “Rome was not built in a day.” Similarly, your new career will not materialize overnight.



Perseverance in your new attempt is important. Give the transition the chance it deserves. You spent years training for a career you ended up not liking. Give the career you think you will love at least half of that time.



As you get on to your new job or career path, there will be setbacks. In addition, you’ve just been fired, and so the negative confidence-sucking emotions are still there lingering, sapping your esteem. As a result, it can often be difficult to be confident in your new venture. This is a trap. To break free from that trap, recall past successes. If it’s helpful, write down all the difficulties you’ve already overcome in your life. Keeping a journal during this time of transition may be a useful tool. So there you have it; a set of seven (7) points you can apply should you find yourself in the Fired Zone. If applied correctly, they can indeed help you move on to bigger, better and greater things after being fired. Indeed, it is not easy to face failure but you can stand up from defeat, dust off your shame, regrets and sorrows then move on. You cannot change the past but you can face the future with confidence and make new amendments. I wish you much success.

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• HOT • CAREER • By Tamara Khama


Become a Radio Presenter You are regarded as one of the most popular radio presenters in East Africa. How did you get to where you are? I have been in the radio industry since year 2000, that is over a decade in the business. I got my big break into radio at Kiss FM in Nairobi, Kenya. I sent in my demos and I went through an intense interview before I was offered a slot in the 4-7pm show but I soon discovered the harsh realities of radio politics and only lasted about 9 months. The hustle of trying to get a new job and the need to expand my horizons led me to apply for a job at the East Africa radio in Dar-esSalaam. I was successful and landed the weekday East Africa drive show

which I still present to-date every week day between 4 7pm.

Mike Omwony, aka Flava, is a veteran radio presenter at East Africa Radio in Tanzania

How did you come up with ‘Flava’ for your radio name? I think a name reflects the vibe you give out during your show. I wanted my show to be interesting,

provocative, exciting and unpredictable think Flava emits that vibe.

and I

What challenges do you face in

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your career? There is still a lot of room for growth within the radio industry in Tanzania. Unfortunately, many media houses limit the growth of presenters and block fresh ideas from materializing. I believe presenters are a brand and trying to cage them is a mistake especially since the growth of a radio presenter actually results in mutual growth and benefit for the media house. What insider knowledge should an aspiring radio presenter know? The microphone can intimidate the guest, so you have to make your guests feel comfortable. Pretend like you are talking to your best friend. Knowing how long to talk and what to talk about is also a skill. It is also important to create anticipation and review your shows. Guys with more experience are the best people to coach you. What do you enjoy about your career? I like that I do not have to wear a tie and suit to work. I like that I get to play music and interact with people from all walks of life. I also believe that I am making a difference by giving a platform for people to air their frustrations, whether it is through a pothole announcement or discussing a serious issue such as the Mtwara gas issue. What is your on air personality? Ghetto Fabulous!! I aim to appeal to the masses and make each guest feel at home despite their background. Each radio station has its unique tone and on air personalities differs from station


to station. Some radio presenters are flamboyant while in some stations they are mellow. Some presenters sound like they go on vacations and have never gone hungry so they can only appeal to a certain sector of the society. Describe a typical work day? I am usually up as early as 5:00am and it takes me, the young one and my better half about one and a half hours to do our morning routine before taking off at 6:30am. During this time, there’s news of TV to catch up with and radio to listen to. Between 7:00 and 9:30am, I am usually on the internet researching and catching up with local and international news. By 10:00am I am at the studio and quite frankly, I don’t know why! At the station there’s a lot that goes on, such as catching up with the latest music from everywhere, seeing what trending story to go with for the show at 4pm and how to just prepare mentally for 3 hours. Also, as the day progresses, there is a chance that news could break from anywhere and this can change the whole format of the show. Speaking of the show format, mine involves not using foul language and talking about content that the common mwananchi (citizen) can relate to. Preparation is key. If prepared the show goes on smoothly and if not; it can drag on, not only for the presenter but the listeners as well. The show ends at 7pm and it takes me an hour to get home (you would think I stay in Bagamoyo or something but it’s all due to the traffic). I make sure the young man’s homework is done and he goes to bed on time. Then I catch up with my better half and always make time to watch the news. I go to bed by 10:30pm and the following day the grind starts all over again.

What gadgets can’t you live without? I really can´t live without my laptop because I have got my movies, series, music editing software and other a lot of stuff to read , so I guess it’s my ‘gadget’ of choice.

Who inspires you? I put God first in all that I do and that is why I always start my shows with a gospel track. It has actually become my trademark. I am also inspired by my parents who worked hard to provide for six children, they instilled in me the importance of hard work to achieve your goals in life. My wife and kids also inspire me especially since I would like to ensure my kids are comfortable and their needs are met. What do many people not know about radio presenters? That sometimes even experienced radio presenters struggle on air, it is a challenge to make sure you always have something to say and it has to be the right thing at the right time. There is also a lot of background preparation involved before a radio show; a lot of reading is required to keep up to date with both local and international current affairs. The aim is to present events so as to get a reaction from the listeners and this is best achieved when the news is relatable and localized. Local content always takes precedence. What other jobs can a radio presenter do? Side jobs a radio presenter can do include being an MC, script writing and Voice Overs for both radio and Tv content. There is a lot to do once you get experience, but it is up to each individual to create opportunities and find ways to aggressively market themselves. What are your success tips for aspiring radio presenters? There is a lot of dedication and hard work that goes on behind the scenes to make a good show, it is not just glamour. It is important for any aspiring radio presenter

to have a thick skin as they can face many frustrating challenges. I would also advise that they have a clear vision of what they want to achieve but also a plan on how to achieve it. Patience is also vital. Of course to be a successful radio presenter, you also need to like, actually love, music, reading and interacting with people.

COLIN POWELL Don’t let your ego get too close to your position, so that if your position gets shot down, your ego doesn’t go with it.

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Make your online CV STANDOUT The internet is increasingly being utilised to search for information and opportunities. Looking for jobs is one way this is being done. Utilising online job portals is economical and fast.


t its simplest, all you need to do is search from the thousands of jobs available and just upload your CV. However, to be successfully noticed by recruiters, you need to do a little more than just putting your CV online. Read the following to know more tips and tricks to get your resume selected by recruiters;

USE SUITABLE KEYWORDS Recruiters search for resumes by putting keywords associated with the job profile. For example, if you are a web designer, words relevant to the job like html and content management, need to be highlighted. Other key factors such as number of years working, relevant qualifications and designation should also be highlighted.

FILL IN ALL REQUIRED SEGMENTS Always complete any form given by the various job portals. A completed job profile has a better chance of being noticed by recruiters. Recruiters search these job profiles through various fields and if you have filled all the details, your chances of getting matched increase.

UPDATE YOUR PROFILE REGULARLY Make sure to keep your CV updated. Should you change your number, marital status or address, this information needs to be promptly updated on your CV. This will also show recruiters your determination to find a new job.


Looking for a job?

Your dream job could be just a click away. Browse through these sites and, who knows, you might just spot your dream job. • • • • •

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Profit from email Email marketing is a type of online marketing that involves sending out flyers through emails to potential clients. Email marketing campaigns can send out creative advertisements for a business to thousands of people in one go and get a lot of responses or sales from the marketing. Email marketing is not only efficient; it is also a green marketing method. Potential clients will be more likely to give some of their time to a marketing campaign that uses email not just for its convenience, but also for its low environmental impact. In addition, email marketing has the following useful benefits:

Wide reach Email marketing can reach a wide audience in a short period of time and allows recipients to immediately act on messages. Campaigns can be implemented and executed with only minimal software, hardware and personnel investments.

High Return-on-Investment

Email marketing is much more cost-effective than traditional direct mail marketing, banner ads or telemarketing where additional fees are incurred. Email marketing allows links to be embedded in messages, which drives website traffic.

Improvement on brand awareness and customer relations Regularly delivered email messages with proper subject lines and logos reinforce company and product awareness. Email creates an interactive connection and nurtures quality customer relations.

Email Marketing is measurable Email marketing and sales campaigns can be measured in detail through open-up, click-through and conversion rates to evaluate the success of campaigns. The data allows marketers to adjust strategies to improve future results.

Email Marketing can be highly customized Using a customer database, email marketing campaigns can be customized with specific customer data. Databases also allow targeted mailings to specific recipient groups, for example, by gender or income. Email marketing, when embarked upon thoughtfully and strategically, can be more successful than many other forms of marketing. It is possible to include direct links to products, incorporate multimedia presentations, and deliver a dynamic pitch that is engaging.




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Brand Talk Corporate Branding

According to Wikipedia, a Brand is the name, term, design, symbol, or any other feature that identifies one seller’s good or service as distinct from those of other sellers. In other words, a brand is the idea or image of a specific product or service that consumers connect with, by identifying the name, logo, slogan, or design of the company who owns the idea or image.


hen what is branding? Branding is when that idea or image is marketed so that it is recognizable by more and more people, and identified with a certain service or product when there are many other companies offering the same service or product. Advertising professionals work on branding not only to build brand recognition, but also to build good reputations and a set of standards to which the company should strive to maintain or surpass. Having said that, it is important to note that every brand does have a life of its own, just like human beings do. It goes through the phases a human being goes through, well at least most of them. A brand is born, it is nurtured till it grows, it becomes an adult brand and can even decide to get “married” ie. either via a merger, an acquisition or a take over. Sometimes, a brand does die, just like a human being does, and the death does not always occur at old age; it could very well be a pre-mature death.

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• Brand Talk • Those are the direct/clear similarities between a human being and a brand. But did you know there are other more complex similarities? We have summarized them for you as follows: AMNESIA: In human beings, this happens at an advanced age in life, though we do have isolated cases of young persons who suffer from this condition. Well, what might come as a surprise to you is that sometimes Brands too suffer Amnesia; the only difference is that theirs is called Brand Amnesia. This is a situation where a brand “forgets” what it is supposed to stand for, and ends up totally disrupting its image.

EGO: I am sure you have met egoistic human beings; people who think they are God’s gift to the world. They think they are very important, they have this elevated self-image and they have this fake self-esteem. Well, sometimes a brand acquires a similar behavior, where it over estimates its own importance or capacity. At this point a brand is said to be suffering from a condition known as Brand Ego. “JERK” OF ALL TRADES: I am sure you are familiar with the term “Jack of all trades and a master of none”, (or is it Jerk of all trades)… Anyway, this is a figure of speech used in reference to a person that is competent with many skills but is not necessarily outstanding in any particular one of them. Well, in Brand management, this kind of behavior is known as Brand Megalomia. This is when a brand expands into too many categories that specializing in one main one becomes a big challenge for the brand. DECEPTION: As you know, human beings are the masters of deception; pretending to be what they really are not. For instance, when it comes to social media, how many of your friends really post up “real” images of themselves, meaning photos that have not been doctored to portray a better looking person? And why do they do this? To get more hits and likes? My point exactly; deception at its best. Same case applies to brands. Some Brands also play this deception game where they choose to use marketing and advertising to cover up for what their brands are not. What they forget is that marketing is not the process of covering up a product’s reality. It is a tool that is supposed to compliment an already solid brand. Not one that is propagating Brand Deception.

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FATIGUE: If you never suffer fatigue please raise your hand… if you did, then I guess you are an alien living amongst humans. Every once in a while every human being will suffer fatigue, whether physical, spiritual, emotional or mental. So do brands. Brand Fatigue happens when creativity stagnates and as a result, so do sales. However, applying different relevant techniques such as rebranding can reverse this.

PARANOIA: Sounds funny, right? But it is true. When a brand suffers lawsuits, the first thing it does in trying to do damage control is reinvention. This could be in terms of rebranding, or even allowing itself to merge with another brand. Sometimes though, some brands are so paranoid that in desperation, all they do is copy what competition is doing, in the name of “not wanting to re-invent the wheel and getting things done faster”. Just like in real life, be afraid of brands suffering from Brand Paranoia. IRRELEVANCE: Then there are those brands that never change; they remain the same in the name of being “conservative”. Unfortunately, the market keeps evolving and since this kind of a brand does not understand what it means to change, they are slowly edged out of the market because they are deemed irrelevant. I guess they have themselves to blame for acquiring a Brand Irrelevance status. Now that you know the various human characteristics a brand may have, this would be a great opportunity to evaluate your brand and identify whether it is suffering any of these characteristics. If it is, then get a remedy soon by getting in touch with a company that can advice you accordingly with regards to Brand Management.

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Dealing with office politics

The better you are at it, the better it is for everyone If you want to survive and excel in this highly competitive and complex world, you can’t ignore organizational politics. However, it’s an indisputable truth that organizational politics exists in many organisations and many argue that people who get involved in this, contribute very little to the organization. But there are some simple ways to deal with it to remain productive yet not isolated

Be a team player:

Being a good team player is attained at the point of realization that the organization and the team come before you. Outperforming in a team project lifts your morale, which obviously increases your chances of being liked. Personal attitude matter a lot here. Not everyone in the team can be your good friend. What counts is your professional maturity to know when it is necessary to voice your differences against your fellow employees and when it is not.

Be a good observer:

There is no excuse if you miss to observe what is happening around you and how things are done in your organization. Observation means involvement too, rather an indirect participation. Here you should try to find out what are the core values of the organization and how are they enacted? What is the process of decision making? What is the risk tolerance level? You will get an accurate idea about the culture

of your organization by finding out the answers for the above questions and thus you can design your style of work in your organization.

Be a good communicator:

Communication doesn’t only mean that you talk and develop a good rapport with everyone around you. Rather, it’s how you let everyone know what you have achieved in a convincible manner. Be a listener and at least once a week come out of your ivory tower to test the reality. But at the same time, a fallacy of exaggerating your success or taking undeserved credit for your role in teamwork will land you to neck-deep in the office politics. A good communicator creates friends and makes even enemies talk good about him - he is the master of diplomacy.

Respect all: Respecting your subordinates is as important as your superiors. If you shower your ‘king makers’

with countless salaams but behave with people working under you or co-workers in an autocratic manner with superimposed hierarchy, you can never expect respect from anyone. In the heavily complex professional and personal relationship web of an organization, you never know to whom someone might be connected.

Manage your own behaviour:

You got to be calm and cool at times of tensions. Do not run away and hide in a ‘Meeting-Room’, but be bold enough and face the problems head on. Refrain from gossiping, questionable judgments and spreading rumours. Grow beyond interpersonal conflicts. You should never compromise on your integrity. Professionalism and ethics should be the basis of your actions. Above all, you should be extremely careful when revealing things to others - never blindly rely on confidentiality.

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• Etiquette • By Roohina Doloo

Leadership... People often get confused when a term leadership is applied. A leader is not a person who rules, rather is a person who leads to the right path. Leadership makes its followers want to accomplish high goals, and is also defined as a process that can have a positive impact on others.


t motivates people to excel in the field they are working. Experts have tried to define leadership using several aspects. Here are some leadership quotes that can make you a better leader. “Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile-Vince Lombardi”. “Good leaders make people feel that they’re at the very heart of things, not at the periphery. Everyone feels that he or she makes a difference to the success of the organization. When that happens people feel centered and that gives their work meaning-Warren G. Bennis.” “Leadership rests not only upon ability, not only upon capacity; having the capacity to lead is not enough. The leader must be willing to use it. His leadership is then based on truth and character. There must be truth in the purpose and will power in the character -Vince Lombardi.” “All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadershipJohn Kenneth Galbraith.” “Leadership is a combination of strategy and character. If you must be without one,

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“Leaders are the ones who keep faith in the past, keep step with the present, and keep the promise to posterity- Harold J. Seymour.” be without the strategy-Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf.” “Leadership is not magnetic personality — that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not ‘making friends and influencing people’ -- that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations-Peter F. Drucker.” “Leaders, who can stay optimistic and upbeat, even under intense pressure, radiate the positive feelings that create resonance. By staying in control of their feelings and impulses, they craft an environment of trust, comfort and fairness. And that self-management has a trickledown effect from the leader-is beyond price, Daniel Goleman.”

“Motivation and inspiration energize people, not by pushing them in the right direction as control mechanisms do but by satisfying basic human needs for achievement, a sense of belonging, recognition, self-esteem, a feeling of control over one’s life, and the ability to live up to one’s ideals. Such feelings touch us deeply and elicit a powerful responseJohn P. Kotter.” “You don’t have to hold a position in order to be a leader- Anthony J. D’Angelo.” ‘‘Nothing so conclusively proves a man’s ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself-Thomas J. Watson.’’ “A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved. He inspires the power and energy to get it done-Ralph Nader.”

• Etiquette • By Michael Albert

10 Elevetor annoying habbits Using an elevator is simple enough but there are some people who would create all sort of nuisance when using one. You would feel as though they needed coaching for using the elevator. Here are ten annoying elevetor habbits 1. In very high buildings, you get quite irritated by the elevator taking too long to reach your floor. But when it finally does, you miss it because no one cared enough to press the button to keep the door open for you. In fact, they will gape at you with an innocent expression. Is it so bothersome to wait for 2 seconds? 2. It is generally the most well-build guy in the elevator who takes the most awkward spot for everyone else. He will park himself at the elevator’s entrance even though he does not intend to get down early. What is worse, he will move very little for letting people in the elevator come in and out. Everyone has to squeeze themselves through with him standing at the door. Do these guys do so on purpose? 3. There are some people who treat the elevator as their property. They would always force their way in and similarly, rush out as soon as it stops. It is quite an irksome habit as it shuffles everyone around in the elevator. Do they think they are in a local Daladala (commutor bus)? 4. Some people would walk into the elevator talking on their cell phone. No trouble in this but why must you yell on the phone when the signal is weak? It is not going to fix your connectivity! But one thing it surely does; irritate the others. 5. Kids playing around with the all the buttons of the elevator are a big nuisance too. The doors keep opening at every floor without any reason. It becomes really annoying if such kids are accompanied by maids who ought to do better than letting the kids have fun. 6. Some people insist on mounting the elevator even though it reached its maximum capacity long back. They would not mind if that makes everyone feel packed like sardines. 7. People are inclined to look at the mirror but that should not mean checking the food stuck in the mouth or striking poses for testing, or even start make up. Why not use the washrooms for that? But it does give you comic relief. 8. It is great to keep the door open for your friend but for how long? Where do you draw the line? It can get irritating if it is done for more than a couple of minutes. If you must be with your friend, leave the elevator and be with him/her. 9. The sick people stepping on to the elevator can make you sick and literally so. They would come sniffing, sneezing and coughing, and press the elevator button without using the tissue. 10. Then there are people who just smell so bad, you feel like vomiting. They never use a deodorant or what?

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• ENTREPRENUER • By Roohina Doloo

MAN’s top 8 African Entrepreneurs & Richest Persons

Said Salim Bakhresa Nicky Oppenheimer TANZANIA SOUTH AFRICA


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Habits of successful entrepreneurs

Some entrepreneurs invent only excuses, while others are highly effective and successful.

Success does not happen by chance but is often a result of consistent positive habits. Here are seven habits of highly effective and successful entrepreneurs:





Measure progress. It’s very difficult to

succeed unless you are able to measure your progress. Set targets for marketing, sales and profitability, for customer service and other areas of your business, and understand which initiatives bring you closer to those targets, and which initiatives take you further away.

Never stop learning. Successful entrepreneurs never believe they have enough success or that they know as much as they should ever know. They constantly adapt to changing circumstances, evaluate new obstacles, and evolve their ideas. Successful entrepreneurs learn both from their own failures, and from others. To be truly great and successful, you have to continue to stay dissatisfied and hungry.


Delegate wisely. Successful

entrepreneurs work smart not hard. While some see 20 hour days as the entry fee to business success, this is neither necessary nor, for most people, effective. The challenge with delegation is that you must learn to delegate to the right people.

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Acquire and manage talent. The

difference between a successful company and one that fails is rarely the leader. The best leader, without a great team, can’t accomplish very much. A strong leader with a great team can change the world. Successful and effective entrepreneurs know this – and spend a good deal of their time building great teams.

Know when to say “no”. Steve Jobs wisely said that “innovation is not about saying yes to everything. It’s about saying NO to all but the most critical features.” In fact, “no” may be the most powerful word. It lets you focus, protect your priorities, and reduces the chance that you will fail.


Have a laser focus. Successful entrepreneurs are geniuses when it comes to identifying market needs and focusing their energies on solving real world problems.


Listen more than talk. The most effective and successful entrepreneurs first seek to understand, before they push to be understood. This is important. You can improve your team’s performance only if you listen and understand their challenges.

Reviews Movies




Olympus Has Fallen When the White House (Secret Service Code: “Olympus”) is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As our national security team scrambles to respond, they are forced to rely on Banning¹s inside knowledge to help retake the White House, save the President and avert an even bigger disaster.

Director: Antoine Fuqua Cast: Gerard Butler . . . Mike Banning Angela Bassett . . . Secret Service Director Lynn Jacobs Radha Mitchell . . . Leah Aaron Eckhart . . . President Benjamin Asher Ashley Judd . . . Margaret Asher Dylan McDermott . . . Forbes

All Superheroes Must Die Director: Jason Trost Cast: Jason Trost . . . Charge /

Dead Man Down Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace star as two strangers whose mutual desire for revenge draws them together and triggers an escalating chain of violence.

John, James Remar . . . Rickshaw Lucas Till . . . Cutthroat / Ben Sophie Merkley . . . Shadow / Jill Nick Principe . . . Sledgesaw Lee Valmassy . . . The Wall

Victor, a right hand man to an underground crime lord in New York City is seduced and blackmailed by Beatrice, a crime victim seeking retribution. Their intense chemistry leads them spiraling into payback delivered in violent catharsis.


Noomi Rapace . . . Beatrice Terrence Howard Dominic Cooper

The film follows four masked avengers – Charge (Trost), Cutthroat (Till), The Wall (Lee Valmassy) and Shadow (Sophie Merkley) - who find themselves stripped of their powers by their arch-nemesis (Remar), whom they defeated years earlier...or so they thought. When the sinister mastermind puts the heroes through a series of brutal challenges that are virtually impossible to overcome, they must battle the clock – and even each other – in a race to stop a deadly countdown that could mean total destruction. Will the superheroes prevail, or will they be forced to meet their demise as mere human beings?

Director: Niels Arden Oplev Cast: Colin Farrell . . . Victor

Emperor Starring Academy Award-winner Tommy Lee Jones, Matthew Fox, and newcomer Eriko Hatsune, Emperor brings to life the American occupation of Japan in the perilous and unpredictable days just after Emperor Hirohito’s World War II surrender. As General Douglas MacArthur (Jones) suddenly finds himself the de facto ruler of a foreign nation, he assigns an expert in Japanese culture - General Bonner Fellers (Fox), to covertly investigate the looming question hanging over the country: should the Japanese Emperor, worshiped by his people but accused of war crimes, be punished or saved?

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• BOOKS • REVIEW • By: Team



50 SHADES OF GREY BY E. L. JAMES TSH 22,000/When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms. Erotic, amusing, and deeply moving, the Fifty Shades Trilogy is a tale that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever.

In this stunning follow-up to the global phenomenon The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown demonstrates once again why he is the world’s most popular thriller writer. The Lost Symbol is a masterstroke of storytelling that finds famed symbologist Robert Langdon in a deadly race through a real-world labyrinth of codes, secrets, and unseen truths . . . all under the watchful eye of Brown’s most terrifying villain to date. Set within the hidden chambers, tunnels, and temples of Washington, D.C., The Lost Symbol is an intelligent, lightningpaced story with surprises at every turn. This is Dan Brown’s most exciting novel yet.

THE HOBBIT - J. R TOLKIEN TSH 15,000/A great modern classic and the prelude to THE LORD OF THE RINGS. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely travelling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Bilbo reluctantly joins their quest, unaware that on his journey to the Lonely Mountain he will encounter both a magic ring and a frightening creature known as Gollum. The Hobbit is now a major motion picture. “A glorious account of a magnificent adventure, filled with suspense and seasoned with a quiet humor that is irresistible . . . All those, young or old, who love a fine adventurous tale, beautifully told, will take The Hobbit to their hearts.” – New York Times Book Review

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Lira – Rise Again South African female vocalist, Lira, has achieved more in her career more than many artists manage in their entire career. Nominations and awards from South African Music Awards, MTV Africa Awards and Channel O Awards have seen Lira remain at the top of the music industry. The Rise Again album draws its songs from Lira’s massively popular South African releases, with ‘Feel Good’, ‘Believer’, ‘Valley of Darkness’ and the title track all on the track list. Not content with being a superstar in her homeland of South Africa, Lira released her album ‘Rise Again’ in North America in a bid to conquer the USA. “Within South Africa, I almost feel like I’ve done everything, I need to spread my wings and fly. I’m thirsty for it. I’m enthusiastic about it. I almost feel like I needed to take this long to get ready, to grow as a musician and a performer. Now I feel like I have something to offer,” she said. “I am proud of being African, but there’s also a desire to be a part of the world. Part of the way we can raise the consciousness back home is when people see us rise on the world stage. We don’t do it for the individual; we do it for the entire group.”

Rhythms Del Mundo Africa

Rhythms Del Mundo is a musical project established by Artists Project Earth, which was developed to heighten recognition of climate issues across the globe. Africa, the collective’s fourth album, was released in November 2012 and features pop, rock and soul favourites by popular artists combined with African instrumental and vocal styling. Featuring the likes of Coldplay, Beyoncé and Bruno Mars alongside some of Africa’s best musicians, the results yield a solid, enjoyable affair.

ABOUT AFRO BEATS BAND & BILALI BOMBENGA AS a young boy growing up in Kigoma Region, he looked up to Verkys Kiamangwana Mateta, one of the most influential figures in the history of Congolese music. He idolized the Congolese music maestro, who developed his own honking, gutbucket style of saxophone playing, which characterized most of the exciting music of the 1960s and 1970s. Bombenga has featured for a number of bands, but scores of music fans still associate him with Dar International band, one of the groups that took the Tanzanian music scene by storm in the early 1980s After doing rounds in many other groups, including Kilimanjaro band, the multitalented musician decided to form his own group — African Beats band. That is Mafumu Bilal ‘Bombenga’ for you. ‘Super Sax,’ as he is fondly referred to by his adoring fans, is one of only a handful of local musicians who have managed to emblazon Tanzania’s name in the world of music.

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• HOTSPOT • By Tamara Khama


The only revolving restaurant in Tanzania As Tanzania´s first revolving restaurant, Akemi is a truly unique place in Dar-es-salaam. With its captivating and panoramic views, beautiful décor, friendly service and a menu filled with sumptuous dishes and decadent desserts derived from around the world, Akemi is fast becoming Dares-salaam´s hotspot. Whether you are celebrating a special occasion with friends and family, spending a romantic evening with your loved one, impressing that potential client or just enjoying a night out with friends, then.., Akemi is the place sure to create great memories and our correspondent can confirm this. She spoke to the manager of Akemi.

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MM: You have panoramic views of Dar-esSalaam, how did the idea of a revolving restaurant come about?

Akemi: We already have two well established restaurants in the city; the Alcove is in fact one of the longest standing restaurants in Dar-es-Salaam, running for about 27 years. When the PSPF came up with the idea to establish a revolving restaurant, they approached us to manage it. We wanted to introduce not only a restaurant that provides 360° views of Dar-es-Salaam but also a new international standard, in service and food. We want people who come here to feel they could be anywhere in the world. MM: What does Akemi mean? Akemi: The word Akemi means bright and beautiful in Japanese and I think this place reflects the name. We did not want to pigeonhole the cuisine and so while the name is Japanese, our cuisine is more

continental to appeal to a wider group of people.

MM: How has the response been so far from people in Dar-es-Salaam? Akemi: It has been fantastic, pretty overwhelming actually. Even though we have not embarked on active advertising we have received a lot of publicity through word of mouth and recommendations.

MM: Do you host any special events? Akemi: We are a rather new restaurant and have been open for less than four months, we have already successfully hosted office launches, birthday parties and cocktails

events and are continuously getting enquiries for weddings and corporate events. The space caters for between 150 to 200 people sitting but obviously for a standing event such as a cocktail party, we can accommodate more people. We also have a VIP room which we hire for business meetings and smaller private parties.

MM: The question has come up as to whether someone can get dizzy as a result of the revolving motion of the restaurant. Could you please clarify this? Akemi: It is a very subtle movement. No dizziness can occur unless you are extremely sensitive to such movements. It takes one hour for the restaurant to complete the 360 degree turn and we have an option to make it faster or slower.

romantic couples date or a get together with friends, there is something here for everyone. It’s an impressive place for people who are entertaining for businesses, it offers a romantic setting for a date, it has a relaxing ambiance for friends to get together and it is also great for family celebrations such as birthdays. This ability to cater well for all, makes Akemi a hot spot. LOCATIONS: Akemi is located on the 21st Floor, Golden Jubilee Towers, Ohio Street, Dar es Salaam Akemi can also be found on:

MM: What makes Akemi a hotspot? Akemi: The view from up here is unbeatable

Photos by Sameer Kermalli

and you get amazing 360 degrees views of the city and the ocean. It is also the only revolving restaurant in Tanzania and hence there is no such thing as the best table in the house. More important, the restaurant really has something for everyone, from relaxing after work drinks, to a

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Untouched mountains for climbing and treks in Tanzania The moment you mention Tanzania, the first thought that comes to many people’s minds is the elegant Mount Kilimanjaro. But did you know that besides this mountain there are other smaller mountains in various parts of the country that are rarely visited, and as a result are barely know? Here are five such mountains we have identified for you.

Livingstone Mountains The Livingstone Mountains are a low-altitude chain that border Lake Nyasa. Remote and difficult to reach, climbing is largely uncharted and remains unexplored by trekkers and guides. Only very experienced hikers should undertake the trails.

Udzungwa Mountains The udzungwa mountains rise up from the western edge of the selous game reserve. Vervet monkeys play high in the forest canopy, and small forest antelope can be viewed at the right time of day. Botanical diversity is exceptional, and the park is host to a large number of endangered bird species. Views from the peaks of the mountains towards the selous game Reserve and the distant Indian Ocean coast are incredible and well worth the effort. Five Distinct trails cover the forests and mountain peaks within the park, and offer varying levels of difficulty for everyone from novices to experienced trekkers. Better yet, there are no roads through the udzungwa Mountains National park, so hikers have the area all to themselves.

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Pare Mountains Part of Eastern Arc range in north-eastern Tanzania, the remote pare mountains are extremely rewarding to the avid trekker searching for hiking trails off the beaten path. Home to the pare tribe, agriculturalists and pastoralists who have largely retained their traditional way of life, a hike through the pare Mountains takes visitors through local villages and beautiful forests and offers the chance to see a little-visited part of the country.

Uluguru Mountains

Overlooking the agricultural area around Morogoro, the Uluguru Mountains are part of the eastern Arc Range and are named after the Luguru tribe, a matrilineal group that farms on its verdant slopes. The area has some of the oldest forest in Africa, and because the ecosystem has remained undisturbed by climatic and geographical changes for an estimated 25 million years, hiking in the area is particularly rewarding. A plethora of endemic bird and insect species are found here but permits are required to reach most of the peaks and permission must be sought in advance

Usambara Mountain The Usambara Mountains are part of the eastern Arc chain in the north-eastern part of the country. Their western and eastern ranges are divided by a 4km wide valley of small villages and farms, and larger peaks. Day walks and overnight treks take visitors through some of the most concentrated area of biodiversity in Africa. Bird watching is specially rewarding, and the views from the mountaintops stretch over the Maasai steppe and, on a clear day, as far as the Indian Ocean.

The Author is Country Director for Safari Company based in Moshi, Tanzania. For more details contact him through ANDA African Adventure Ltd. Plot 24 - NHC Building Block B, Old Moshi Road, PO BOX 7821 Moshi - Kilimanjaro, Tanzania Tel/Fax Office:+255 27 2753 976, Email: Mobile: +255 754 620 390

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A captivating city on two continents


onstantinople as it was known before, is a very central city in the world. Now known as Istanbul, it is a bridge over two continents, with enough history to last a lifetime. During my holidays there, I was fortunate to travel from one corner of Istanbul to the other, using all modes of transport available to my disposal. A city that is so vast that it takes almost 2 hours by car to its limits. Istanbul, big as it is has a very calm yet frenzied demeanour. There is always a hustle and bustle of people, tourists and locals alike, walking

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Istanbul, big as it is, has a very calm yet frenzied demeanor.

through the streets and underpasses, through bazaars and shopping malls and market streets, it’s a marching wall of people everywhere you look. The legacy of this city is in its history, from the time when Alexander the Great passed through to now where the Bosphorus is the channel that controls more than meets the eye. There is architectural history that boggles the mind; mosques built by Mimar Sinan were the highlight of my trip. I not only learned of his genius mind in architecture, but the knowledge of sciences this man had were phenomenal. He gave the plans All Photos & Story by Sameer Kermall

• TRAVEL • of a mosque he constructed in Istanbul to the locals there with a condition that when it broke down because of an earthquake after he had passed, the mosque would be restored to its original structure following the plans. During the earthquakes that shook Istanbul, only this one out of all the mosques he constructed was destroyed, but there were plans already laid out. Fascinated by his stories, I was only introduced to more interesting ones during my stay there. From Eminonu to Aksaray, there are so many historical sites one can visit and there are many that end up being in the inner streets. The Kadirga Photograph Museum is a little off the main streets, leaving a void in experiences. Hagia Sofia, Sultanahmet or popularly known as the blue mosque, the underground cisterns, the closed bazaar, the spice bazaar, the clothes district and the Beyazit mosque, Chemberlitas and the hamam experience of a life time are all on the expanse of this street. There is more, lots more to see and usually so little time.

Underpass at Eminonu tram station with shops and people

Sultanahmet [Blue Mosque] from the outside

Galata Tower from Eminonu Coming back from Eminonu, on the tram from Aksaray, you can either take the ferry across to any point from Eminonu or take the 2 hour Bosphorous tour. If you look a little hard you will see a tower on the otherside of the bridge, called Galata. The trip to the top costs about $15 and you get to see Istanbul in a panoramic view. This tower has as long a history as Istanbul itself, broken down, burnt to the ground and restored every time. The best part is that Evliya Chelebi has been known to fly using

wings he made using his own engineering ideas from the tower all the way to Uskudar some 6 kilometers away; amazing feat for a human to flap wings, and manage to cross the Bosphorous. There is more to see and lots more to hear, smell and touch. Istanbul is a city that needs to be on your to do list, and Turkish cuisine on your bucket list. Volumes can be written about this city, the experience of going there and living it yourself will linger with you to your deathbed. If you think you don’t have a chance to, create it.

Outdoor Café under an old dilapidated house at Kadirga

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Get shapely calves Calves seem to be the most overlooked part of the human body. The muscle groups of your upper legs may very well support the core muscles of your body when you’re lifting but the lower leg muscles of the calves must work hard to stabilize the body through every movement while bearing the total weight of the body and any additional loads – twisting, raising you up onto your toes, lowering your onto your heels, twisting your feet. Try standing on one leg for about a minute, and see where all the balancing power is drawn from. It’s vital that your calves support you through every movement or you risk serious injury. Likewise, it does little good to train the rest of your body but leave your calves alone. You won’t be able to effectively stabilize the weights you’re moving and lifting outside of general workouts – meaning there’s no practical application for your muscle mass. You can’t even rely on the best upper leg exercises like squats and deadlifts to completely develop diamond calves. Start working your calf muscles to ensure that you establish and maintain a well-rounded workout. Here are four exercises to get you started:

Top Calf Exercise #1 – Standing Calf Raises This one is the easiest and can be done at anytime. Usually if you’re doing this at the gym, there would be a calf board. However if you are deciding to do this at home, get yourself something sturdy of about 2-3 inches that you can put your whole body weight on; a telephone directory or a stack of newspapers. Your toes and balls of your feet should sit and feel secure on the tool of your choice and then slowly lift your whole body with the power of your calf muscles all the way to maximum stretch. Hold for about 3 seconds and descend slowly. Repetitions are important.

Top Calf Exercise #2 – Seated Calf Raise This is a workout that is necessary to achieve complete development of the calf muscles. While this movement is similar

to the standing calf raise, the seated calf raise will actually target the lower muscles of the calf. Sit with something heavy enough to work the muscle and not so heavy as to hurt your muscle on your thighs. Drop your heel to 2-4 inches and then raise them and squeeze the calf muscles once you reach the top. The repetitions range for this workout, as well as the standing calf raise, should between 10 and 20 depending on the needs of your body and what you can tolerate.

Top Calf Exercise #3 – Leg Press Calf Raises Also known as the donkey raise, this workout can be intensified with added weights, so you can avoid having to do calf presses with someone sitting on your back. Bend on your waist with a similar setup from #1, only this time, hold on to something or have a support structure where you can rest your hands. Repeating something similar to #1 where you lift the weights or someone seated on your back,

using your calves, and not your hips. You would notice a burning sensation on your muscles and this means that’s the muscle bring utilized.

Top Calf Exercise #4 – Box Jumps Using either a box or a step, you need to do jumps with both your legs getting to push your whole body weight again. Don’t use any dumbbells as your hands need to be free to catch you if you lost balance from the step. 8-10 of these are perfect as they use the whole expanse of all the calf muscles from superficial to deep. You’ll see the best results by adding the top exercises to build your calf muscles to your usual leg workout routine. When working on increasing muscle mass in the lower legs, remember that it is important to take in the proper amount of nutrients and protein to sustain your exercises and never push yourself beyond your daily limit. Give your body the appropriate time to rest and recover between each workout sessions as a damaged muscle group is a useless muscle group.

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Sandstorm comes to Dar es Salaam Sandstorm Kenya is a Nairobi-based maker of luxury travel bags and accessories. Having started life as a maker of safari tents for East Africa’s leading camp operators, they began producing bags as a way of levelling out the unpredictable demands of the safari industry.


owever, such was the interest in their bags that they quickly became the focus of the business. All Sandstorm bags are lovingly handcrafted to last a lifetime from Tanzanian canvas and Kenyan leather; arguably East Africa’s finest, they are proving extremely popular, both at home and abroad. They already have shops in Kenya, with three in Nairobi and one at Diani Beach, south of Mombasa, and their newest UK, Europe and the United States where shop and the first outside Kenya, has just consumers are looking for brands of opened at the Msasani Slipway. Mark quality that have real integrity behind Stephenson, Sandstorm’s Managing 3 2/14/2013 11:46:02 AM Sandstorm Artwork 148mm Hx210mm them, it made perfect sense to open Director commented: “We’re first and our first shop outside Kenya here in Dar foremost an East African brand and, Es Salaam; it’s such an exciting and while we do export our products to the dynamic city and we felt that Slipway

was the ideal location for us.” adding: “our customers like the fact that they can buy an East African product that is every bit as good as (if not better than!) anything, they’ll find overseas – that’s something they’re fiercely proud of.”










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Sandstorm Bags; ‘Must have’ for the stylish executive

Here is just a small selection of the bags that you’ll find at the new Sandstorm shop at the Slipway.


Long Weekender The perfect soft-structured getaway bag, the distinctive look of the Long Weekender, here in mocha leather, makes it enduringly popular.

Explorer The Explorer, here in patched tan leather, is a perfect overnight or gym bag – you don’t need to be an explorer to enjoy owning this extremely handy small duffle.

Pioneer With its distinctive horseshoe-shaped main zip that allows the whole bag to open wide for easy packing, along with two big end pockets, the Pioneer in canvas offers the ultimate in flexibility.


Executive Briefcase The perfect antidote to the attaché case, the laptop-sized in mocha leather is fully lined, has two document sections and a range of internal pockets.

James More Messenger This compact messenger is the ideal size for an iPad or netbook computer. With open and zipped pockets beneath the main flap and a larger zipped pocket on the back.

Batian Pack The Batian pack in tan canvas is a simple and versatile pack with two exterior patch pockets and padded shoulder straps.


Weekend Wash Bag The Weekend Wash Bag in tan canvas is a simple, classic wash bag, fully lined and waterproof with a number of internal pockets and closed with a full brass zip.

Travel Wallet

Utility Bag

This travel wallet’s many pockets can hold so much more than just a passport, which makes it the ideal travelling companion.

This simple bag was created for customers needing to tidy all the cables cluttering their work bag. It unzips on three sides, opening out completely to make packing easy.

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• HEALTH • HEALING • By: Delights Moshi


lack Pepper, also known as the King of Spices, is believed to be rich in Vitamin A, B & C and it also contains high dietary fibers. It is very high in iron and manganese, low in saturated fats, sodium and sugar and has no cholesterol. It has proven multiple uses for treating a number of common ailments. Next time before you pop that tablet, perhaps consider using black pepper as an alternative medicine.

The healing king of spices Home remedies of black pepper For Fever Crush 20 black peppercorns and boil in 200 ml of water till 50 ml of water remains. Drink this as hot as you can. Take this morning and evening.

For Coughs & Sore Throat Crush 30 black peppercorns and boil in 2 cups of water till 1/4 th water remains. Strain and add 1 tsp honey. Drink in the morning and evening for benefit.

For Gas Swallow 10 crushed black peppercorns with hot water in which lemon juice has been added, 2 times a day. It helps to stop gas formation.

For Migraines Chew 12 gms black pepper and drink 30 ml pure ghee after this.

For Intestinal Worms Crush 1 gm black peppercorns and take with buttermilk to eliminate worms.

For Dysentery Take 10 crushed peppercorns with water for relief.

For Dandruff and Head Lice Take 6 black peppercorns and 12 seeds of custard apple. Grind them with some water. Add ghee to this and apply on the scalp at night. Wash in the morning. It helps to remove lice and dandruff and increases hair growth. Caution: Do not allow this mixture to get into the eyes. Keep eyes shut while washing hair and wash hair thoroughly with a lot of water.

For Improve Semen Quality Boil 10 peppercorns in 250gms milk. Cool and strain. Eat the peppercorns first and then drink the milk.

For Increase Memory In 30 gms butter add 8 black peppercorns and sugar. Licking this will benefit in improving memory and relieving brain weakness.

For Mouth Ulcers Take 15 peppercorns & 30 raisins. Chew together for relief.

For Ringworm & Itching Grind 5 gm black peppercorns with 1/2 tsp cow’s ghee.

For Boils Applying black pepper crushed in hot water on the boils suppresses boil growth.

For Hiccups & Headaches Prick a pin in a black peppercorn and burn the pepper. Inhale the smoke released. It stops hiccups & headaches due to wind in the body.

For Facial Pimples

Grind 20 black peppercorns in rose water. Apply on the pimples at night. Wash in the morning with hot water. This clears the face.

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• HEALTH • MEDICAL • BY Dr. Tengio Urrio


Why men get enlarged breasts Men, just like women, have breasts. The difference is that men’s breasts are smaller. What is the reason of them being small? They are small because men lack the adequate amount of the hormone that makes the breasts grow big. In addition, the male hormones made by the testicles restrict breast growth in men.


omen’s breasts are larger compared to men; only because women have the correct and adequate amounts of the female hormone (estrogen) that make breasts grow big. Men normally make a little estrogen, however it is not enough for breast growth.

breast enlargement occurs also at old age when the testes fail to produce enough androgens to counteract the increase in the female hormone estrogen. Increase in estrogen during old age results into enlarged breasts.

The male breast is usually a small organ that is barely noticeable when a person wears normal clothing. In some men, who wear tight shirts or a vest, you can notice their breasts bulging, or have an abnormal swell where the breasts would be. Some men have breasts that are bigger than normal. The medical term for this enlargement of the male breast is termed ‘Gynaecomastia’. This is the most common disorder of the male breast. What causes gynaecomastia?

There are medical conditions responsible for enlarged breasts; let us start with obesity. An obese person is likely to have a higher amount of estrogen in the body and therefore could have enlarged breasts. The liver is an important organ in male and female hormone ‘metabolism,’ When the liver is affected by disease, these hormones are not properly metabolized and gotten out of the body and hence there is a buildup of hormones in the body. An increase in the female hormone estrogen causes enlarged breasts.

Generally, two things: hormonal imbalance and some medical conditions Let’s look at hormonal imbalance first. An enlargement of the male breast occurs as a result of the imbalance between the amounts of the female hormone estrogen that stimulates growth of the breast and the male hormone androgen that counteracts the effects of the female hormone. This imbalance occurs during the teenage years and during old age. An increase in estrogen in the body during adolescence makes the male breasts enlarge. At the time of puberty, during adolescence, the teenage boy may develop enlargement of the breasts caused by changes in the balance of hormones in the body. In the later years, during old age, enlargement of the breasts is common because of changes in the hormonal balance between the female hormones estrogen and the male hormone androgen. Earlier on, before old age sets in, the presence of enough androgens in the body opposes the effects of the female hormones (estrogen). Thus

The liver is responsible for excreting the female hormone estrogen out of the body. In liver disease, particularly in cirrhosis of the liver, a condition where there is scarring of the liver cells and decrease in liver function, there is an increase in the amount of estrogen in the body due to the liver’s inability to excrete it adequately. In liver cirrhosis, where liver cells are damaged and replaced by scar tissue, there is disturbance in the amounts of various hormones that are metabolized in the liver. Hormonal imbalance in liver cirrhosis manifests in various ways as in hair loss and reduction in the size of the testes. However, breasts enlargement does not occur in all forms of cirrhosis. It does occur in cirrhosis caused by prolonged consumption of alcohol (alcoholic liver cirrhosis)

Presence of tumors or diseases that make the female hormone estrogen causes the male breast to grow. Thus, another medical condition that causes enlarged breasts is carcinoma of the testes. One is called a teratoma and secretes a hormone called ‘human Chorionic Gonadotrophin’ (hCG), the same hormone that is secreted by the placenta in pregnant women for the maintenance of pregnancy. Its secretion causes breast enlargement. Another medical condition that causes enlargement of the breasts is a rare hereditary condition called Klinefelter’s Syndrome. In this condition, the body cells have, instead of 46 chromosomes, 47 chromosomes because of the presence of an extra female chromosome. The chromosomal configuration in this condition is XXY instead of the normal XY. Despite the presence of an extra female chromosome, the person with Klinefelter’s syndrome is a male with small testes and enlarged breasts. Lastly, some medicines can cause gynaecomastia. These include some of the drugs used to treat ulcers, heartburn, high blood pressure and heart failure. Recently in the news we heard of a man on Antiretroviral Therapy (ARV) who developed this condition. It is important to know that enlargement of the male breast is a side effect of only a few of the ARVs and that HIV infected people on ARVs that have gynaecomastia as a side effect, are informed about this side effect and that they should report early as soon as they see enlargement of their breasts.

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• PARENTING • Every single parent is going to feel frustrated, mad or even just overwhelmed sometimes. Take a break when you feel this way. Even if you’re not at your breaking point yet, it is important to take time for yourself sometimes. Sometimes you don’t need a lot of time for this, just fifteen minutes spent going for a drive can be enough to help you feel refreshed. You’re going to be a better parent if you allow yourself to take time and not try to be perfect 24/7. As a parent there are going to be some parenting methods that come naturally to you based on how you were raised. Parents, to use one example, who were raised in very strict and authoritarian homes tend to be strict and authoritarian themselves. In today’s society, however, kids need to be able to think for themselves and when you are too strict, the kids either become far too obedient and docile or they become rebellious early on.


Parental abilities every father needs to master Few people will try to make the claim that parenting isn’t that complicated but, like everything else out there, you can cultivate certain skills that will help you become more effective at the task. It’s easy to assume that you’re making the right parenting choices when everything is going well. If you’re running into difficulties, however, you may need to work on some of your parenting skills.

Do not make threats or promises that you do not intend to keep


onsistency is incredibly important when it comes to child discipline. This is not an easy quality for many parents to display, but if you lack it you can be sure your children will not take your directives very seriously. You need to think long and hard about the rules and consequences you set up: do not make threats or promises that you do not intend to keep. If you’ve taken your child’s television privileges away for the week, you have to stick to this. When you give in you tell your kids that your word isn’t worth much and that it can safely be disregarded. Children will, of course, test your resolve, so you have to be firm.

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On the other hand, if you are too permissive with your kids, they won’t ever learn boundaries and will probably grow up without much self discipline. It’s important to determine the fine line between discipline and letting your children develop their own personalities. Studies show that kids thrive the most in an environment run with authoritative parenting which is partly authoritarian and partly permissive. There are lots of parenting skills that can help make your job a lot easier while simultaneously helping your kids learn very important life lessons. It is also important to learn how to apply these skills in ways that are good for your son or daughter’s age and personality. You are only human, as are your kids, and we all are able to learn and grow both from the mistakes we make as well as the successes we enjoy.

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• HOME • DECOR • By Sameer Kermalli

CHOOSING the correct dining table Discovering your style for home décor is a tedious task, especially if your home has more than one person, each with separate style notions or different inclinations towards sensory materialism. Choosing furniture is difficult, not only because you’ll end up using it for a long period. Choosing a dining tables is complicated, not only because it makes a statement about who you are but also because it is one thing that will get utilized everyday at least 3 times. In addition, when you have guests, eventually they will be invited to the table. MAN is making that process a little less cumbersome.

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he perfect dining table creates the spectacular dining room. With so many designs out there, the trick is to break it into major components; shape, size, material and style. Before all these come into the scene, you as a potential buyer would need to take a tour into the furniture shops around your area to see what is available. Sadly, Tanzania is a suppliers’ world, where demands are not met very well. For every table you see, give it points on the four major components including price, compare your findings and eventually you will come to a table consensus.

Price is important. You have to make sure you aren’t digging too deep or getting into a debt for a table. It is crucial to

understand that you should get a table that is in the average price range of other furniture in the house. When it comes to money matter, it is pretty straight forward as humans are good judges of their expenditures.

Pointers on shape: Tables come in three major shapes; the designs however may vary tremendously. Round, oval, rectangular and the odd square for smaller families. Depending on what your room looks like, you can make a better decision by just visualizing a shape, making sure to leave space around the table and the wall for a chair and about 2 feet safe at least two people passage space. Also, if you have a window or other furniture around

the table, make sure you have space for people to pass without knocking into things! This is a crucial decision, which boils down to free movement around the table, or having to wait until the other person leaves the table.

Pointers on size: standard measurements begin at 3 feet or 36 inches. A square table for four people can be anything between 36-44 inches, and a round table for the same number is the same diameter. However before looking at dimensions, you need to know if you’re a minimalist or a person who never knows how many are coming for dinner. Extending tables are fairly common for large families, or the entertainers. With the extra foot or two hidden neatly when not in use, the dining table can seat 4 or 8 without a fuss. Table sizes rely quite a bit on the room size, and if you have a small room, round tables maybe your better option. Oval tables may work better for those who have a lot to put on the table, but don’t work well in smaller rooms considering the room required around them for movement is based on the widest and longest points of the oval. Material pointers: Much of this depends on what is available in the market. You could get from treated wood to salvaged wood, glass tops or marble and if you’re really adventurous you could go with the metal finish. Just make sure that what you’re picking will confirm with the surroundings, and also have the correct cutlery and glassware to compliment the whole. Many people like to put table clothes over the table, if this is you then the only thing you’re worried about is that your table cloth doesn’t slip off the table. Otherwise it would also be useful to consider your cleaning needs, families with young children may be more inclined towards easy to clean surfaces while entertainers may be concerned with aesthetics. Style is dependent on what you as a family or individual are into. You could decide on going rustic and get some nicely finished old wood with carved legs, or maybe you want to be more traditional and get a round table with padded chairs. A clean look could be full glass tops that come with a drawback on legs that can be seen. Modern rounds or full retro whites could be your style. Some also like the very royal marble tables with carved marble chairs. This at the end comes down to what you like to see everyday and live with for a while, so take some time, research and go with your gut, because many a time your first instinct, is the best one.

Style is dependent on what you as a family or individual are into.

Tidbits on Tables Plan a minimum of 24 inches for each place setting. If you have the room, 30 inches is ideal and much more comfortable. Make sure the table doesn’t have a low apron. A low apron (the wood panel below the tabletop) may prevent your guests from crossing their legs. If you have a low apron, find chairs that seat at a comfortable height. If you use a sofa (or bench) for seating at a long table, make sure you choose the heights correctly so there is appropriate space between the table and sofa (or bench). Add casters to sofa legs if you need to raise the seat height. Be sure that the chairs arms are low enough to slide beneath, and not bump into, the table. Too-low tables can be raised with casters or devices that elevate (which are available at home stores). Provide at least 24 inches of space behind each chair when someone is sitting in it. This is the minimum space needed for people to pass by when serving or leaving the table, or to get in and out of the chair when sitting in it.

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By: Tamara Khama

Smoothie your way to weight loss What is a Smoothie? Essentially, a smoothie is a vitamin filled drink usually made by blending a combination of fruits or vegetables with milk, ice cream or ice. The ideal smoothie for weight loss consists of fruits, low fat-milk and ice. Smoothies can be a nutritious and delicious way to help you shed pounds and boost your intake of essential vitamins and minerals. Depending on the combination of ingredients used, a smoothie can be used as a meal replacement and it is one quick way to take in fruits that facilitate weight loss into your diet. Here are two recipes for a refreshing and filling smoothies:

Mango Tango This is a refreshing mango-based blended sensation. At approximately 312 calories, this combination of fresh fruit, milk and honey provides a nutrient packed lunch. Mix one cup of fresh mango chunks and half a cup of pineapple chunks with one teaspoon honey and half a cup low fat milk. Put all ingredients into a blender with ice and puree until smooth.

lon e m r e Wat oothie Sm

Watermelon is low in fat and calories so it’s the perfect main show to a weight loss smoothie recipe. Combine your desired amount of watermelon chunks with a handful of ice cubes and half a cup

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• ALTERNATIVE • HEALING • By: Mehboob Doloo,

Medicine of Tomorrow SU JOK THERAPY The Fast, Drugless & Cost Effective way to treat yourself


nvented by Prof. Park Jae Woo, an eminent Korean Philosopher and Scientist, Su Jok Therapy is a novel approach in the field of drugless systems of treatment. It comprises of variety of techniques to prevent and cure illness and restore health without any drugs. The theoretical basis of this system of healing is the discovery of self regulation Homo Energy System of Human body whereby each Hand and Foot and other locations of human body carries information of each part (organ) of human body called as “Correspondence Systems”. The Hands and Feet structurally are the most similar to human body, these corresponding micro points / areas can therefore be used most conveniently and effectively as remote controls to treat any diseased organ/part in the human body. Derived from the Korea language Su Jok literally means Hands and Feet, SU means HAND and JOK means FOOT. Thus this method is one using hands and feet for medical treatment. Hands and feet carry specific curative systems that follow the principle of likeness; the shapes of the hand and feet resemble the human body these curative systems are given the name of correspondence systems of Hand and Feet

SU JOK THERAPY is an effective method to restore and maintain one’s total health and to prevent diseases. A wide variety of Physical, Mental and Emotional level disorders, acute or chronic can be treated effectively simply using Hands and

Feet as treatment area and without drugs. By finding the “pressure-pain” points on the hand and foot that correspond to the pain in the body, it is possible to stimulate these points of correspondence using a variety of techniques to cure the pain or health problem in question. Since the hand is Yang and the foot is Yin, using hand and foot makes it possible to treat in harmony with Yin and Yang. We have four clinics on our bodies - 2 hands and 2 feet that can help to cure over 90% of

our health problems, if we understand their topography and use it accordingly. This correspondence system opens new understandings and methods to care for human health in general as well as to prevent and cure specific diseases. Knowledge of the principles of this “remote control system” and their health implementation through hand and foot therapy provides an impressive vehicle for health. When the precise correspondence points are found and stimulated, there is almost always an immediate response of the patient within seconds to a few minutes. The relief of pain is incredibly fast, no matter what the etiology may be. There is no other natural method of treatment

known today that has such a dramatic and efficient effect on pain conditions. The identified correspondence points can be stimulated in various ways: small micro-needles, natural seeds (good for children and infants), grains, natural stones, and artificial stimulators such as metal and magnet stars of various shapes that have been specially designed for Su Jok treatments, rubber bands for hemorrhaging and ball bearings or Tsu balls. Moxa (heat treatment) can also be used for weakened patients, as well as light impulse devices, solar therapy using the sun’s rays or simple plant twigs or other parts of a plant. The therapist can also use metal rollers for more general stimulation of many points and Cayenne plasters to deal with coldness conditions. There are numerous combinations, which can be given to the patient to do as part of the home treatment programme.

EMERGENCY SU JOK THERAPY There is a whole system of Su Jok Therapy that has been formulated, and can be used in emergency cases such as heart attacks, external and internal bleeding, and others. The hand is literally a complete hospital with many departments that are on standby to deal with any situation as it arises. Knowing the exact correspondence points on the hands will enable any practitioner to quickly and effectively stimulate these points using a simple probe, which can be carried easily in your pocket. The beauty of Su Jok Therapy is that it can be practiced without any equipment

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or remedies anywhere, anytime with anyone! There are no limitations to the combinations of techniques that can be used effectively - the only restriction will be the creativity of the practitioner. In emergencies Su Jok Therapy is very fast and effective, and where the therapist does not have a probe they can use keys, branches of trees, nails, stones - I have even used chop sticks and a pencil effectively. For example, with cardiac cases, a simple massage of the correspondence area of the heart will alleviate pain in minutes. After the initial massage, if there are blood vessels contractions, moxa can be used to effectively relax the blood vessels. With internal hemorrhage, the therapist can use a rubber band around the correspondence area, as well as stimulating this area using a probe. When there are skin burns it is possible to find and stimulate the correspondent points until the pain decreases, as well as use black seeds or ice to reduce heat, followed by green seeds to help repair the skin. In acute appendicitis, simply find the correspondence points and stimulate them. With kidney stones and colic the therapist can use moxa on the kidney

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correspondence area, as well as using red kidney beans (the more similar, the more powerful the therapy). Acute coughing can be stopped in minutes by stimulating the “coughing area” of the fingers.

SU JOK THERAPY, as an accessible method of improving health, can become popular method of treatment. This is possible due to the following advantages of this method: • Fast and marked curative affect achieved after correct stimulation of correspondence points. The effectiveness of the system is so high that the results are seen within minutes, sometimes seconds. • One of the advantages of Su Jok therapy is the safety of application.

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This Method works by the principle; the stimulation of the accurately located point results in improvement, the stimulation of inaccurately found point, cannot harm, it is simply ineffective. Su Jok therapy is universal method, allowing to treat diseases of any part of the body, any organ or system of organs, It is very convenient and valuable in practical work. Su Jok method of treatment is extremely simple and cost efficient. There is no need to use expensive medicines and equipment. Stimulation of the accurately located points with the help of elementary means, massage application of seeds. Action with the help of temperature, needles and magnets produce very good effect. The system of treatment is easy to master. It is enough to learn complex regularities and principles of organization of correspondence system on the hands and foot. Su Jok therapy is accessible to every person- literate/Rich/Poor. Su Jok is extremely cost effective, absolutely safe and without any complications. Su Jok therapy has compatibility with practically any other medicinal method.

Professor Doctor Park Jea Woo, originator of the SU JOK Therapy: “... The method is effective, irrespective of the diagnosis and the seriousness of the disease (acute or chronic) provided the pain points are found accurately and stimulated correctly. In other words, each one, who learns how the systems of correspondence are located on the hands and feet and how to find the pain points, can treat him/ her and help his/ her relatives even without professional knowledge...”

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• FOOD •

Men can bake

By Delights Moshi

GARLIC ROLLS Crisp, fresh and tasty, these garlic rolls are sure to impress. Simply follow the instructions below to make your very own garlic rolls.

DOUGH RECIPE: 2 Cups all-purpose flour ½ Cup warm milk or water on your taste 1 tsp instant yeast 1/8 tsp baking powder ½ tsp sugar 1 tsp salt 1 egg 1 tbsp melted butter/margarine 1 tbsp milk powder Some more warm water might be needed for the dough

GARLIC STUFFING: 1 tbsp butter at room temperature 1 tbsp chopped coriander Little bit of garlic finely crushed Add salt to taste


1. Sieve the flour. Once that is done, mix in the baking powder, milk powder, sugar, yeast and salt. 2. The next step is to add in the wet ingredients. Hence add in all the milk while kneading together the ingredient. Then slowly add the water bit by bit as the idea is to get the dough soft but firm and so long as this has been achieved, there is no need to pour in all the water. Continue kneading baring in mind that the more you knead, the softer the rolls will be. 3. Dip your fingers in a bowl of oil and then over the ball of dough. Once the surface has been oiled, put the dough in a bowl, cover it and set aside for 40 minutes or until the dough has doubled in size. 4. Divide the dough into two balls. Keep one ball covered whilst you are working on the other one. Dust some flour on your working surface and roll it out into a rectangular shape, about quarter inch thickness. Using the back of a spoon, apply your garlic filling all over the surface. Then roll up the dough from the longer side, like a swiss roll. 5. Cut the roll into about 4 pieces. Place them close to each other on a greased baking dish. Repeat with the other ball of dough. 6. Once all the rolls are done, brush the remaining garlic butter on the tops and cover loosely with cling film or a towel; let the rolls double in size. Pre-heat your oven at 180 C. Bake for about 25 minutes or HOW TO SERVE until golden on top. Keep in mind that when you Serve warm remove the rolls, keeping them covered under a with a cup of kitchen towel for about 10 minutes will further soften them. tea or coffee.

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• LEADING WOMAN • By Man magazine team

Getting to know Rachel Zawadi Luttrell Frustrated with some of the roles being offered to her at the time, she was considering giving up on her acting career, and enrolling in UCLA to study architecture. She ventured to the UK instead and studied at the British American Drama Association on a midsummer course at Balliol College,Oxford. Shortly after her return to Los Angeles Rachel was cast in her most high-profile role to date, as Teyla Emmagan on Stargate Atlantis. Rachel Luttrell has two younger sisters, Erica Luttrell, who is also an actress and Amanda Luttrell Garrigus who is an on air personality for fashion and entertainment.

She sings soprano.

Born in Lushoto, Tanzania, the daughter of Veronica Makihio Shenkunde Luttrell from the Usambara region and Dr. William Leon Luttrell from Bossier City, Louisiana. She is one of four daughters. Her family emigrated from Tanzania to Canada when she was five years old, and she was raised in Toronto. She studied ballet at the Russian Academy of Classical Ballet School and also studied piano at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Luttrell is married to Loyd Bateman, and they have a son, Caden Dar Bateman, born 10 October 2007, and a daughter, Ridley Asha Bateman, born 5 October 2012. In 2011 Rachel released her debut Jazz album “I Wish You Love”, which was produced by Austrian record producer Gerrit Kinkel and features Jazz greats like Jeff Hamilton, Jennifer Leitham,Graham Dechter and Konrad Paszkudzki.

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She is a licensed bartender. She was considered for the role of Storm in X-Men She has been quoted saying “I have been acting since I was in high school. Perhaps even before then if you count all the times I “acted” like I was sick in grade school to get out of going, (those were some of my best performances). Happily, I have worked fairly consistently; however, the audition process (necessary to getting work) has never been one that I have enjoyed. My shyness can sometimes make me quite nervous. Surmounting that obstacle again and again has in itself made getting work slightly less than “easy”.


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• GROOMING • FOR MEN • By Tamara Khama

Man´s guide Doing a home manicure


en today live in a world where, in pursuit of success, it pays to look your best. Getting a male manicure might not sound very manly, but like a shave and a haircut, a manicure and pedicure have become an essential part of grooming that make men more appealing as well as appear more professional. A good manicure will ensure that one’s nails are clean, neat and trim. While going to a nail salon to get your nails manicured is the ideal solution, with minimal effort you can get your nails clean, neat and trim in the comfort of your own home. Here are easy steps for a do-it-yourself manicure that will give your nails a trimmed and smart appearance:

You will need:

Steps: •

Prepare a bowl of warm water. Add a little olive oil and lemon juice to the water. Olive oil is a great moisturizer and really helps to soften dry hands and cuticles while the lemon juice helps to remove dirt and discolouration on the nails and hands. Soak your hands for about 10 minutes. • Dry your hands with a towel and cut your nails short. • Buff your nails using the nail buffer. File over the tops of your nails in one direction, making sure they look even. • Rub a generous portion of hand lotion into your hands and massage it into your nails. Use a lotion made specifically for hands. • Wrap your hands with a plastic bag or wear a pair of plastic gloves for another 10 minutes. Then remove the plastic bag or gloves and dry off any perspiration that might have occurred Your hands will look noticeably smoother and nails much

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A bowl of warm water Olive oil and lemon juice Nail cutters Nail Buffer A hand lotion Plastic gloves or bag

neater. For best results, you should give yourself a manicure every two weeks in order to maintain great looking hands and neat nails.

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Sports Analysis


Manly jokes

The Wishing Game I know a lot of people who take their football seriously and I often sit back and ask myself how it got to this. I remember when the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) kicked off toward the end of January and ended sometime in February 2013. Nigeria was the most unlikely winner as many people thought at the beginning of the tournament; evun by dea own pipo oga-Nigeria…

Obafemi Akinwunmi Martins Country: Nigeria Occupation: footballer Position: forward Born: October 28, 1984 (age 28), Lagos Height: 5’ 7” (1.70 m) Weight: 154.3 lbs (70 kg) Team: Levante UD (#24 / Forward) Salary: 600,000 EUR (2012) Siblings: Oladipupo Olarotini Martins

Story By: Mike Omwony


ell, I beg to differ by saying that I am not one bit surprised that the Super Eagles soared the way they did. I am one of those people who like to use history as a measuring tool as to why certain things keep happening to certain people or in this case, why certain things happen to these teams

all the time. One just needs to look at the number of continental and international tournaments the teams that participated have been in the past so many years. We also need to look at how many African players from the African countries are represented at AFCON 2013 play in the competitive leagues in Europe.

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Again I say to you, I know a lot of people who take their football seriously and go to great lengths to prove it. I know of people who forced a timetable change to suit them according to when the games were scheduled and got away with it. They got away with it because they were CEOs, General Managers or some other type of high-ranking position in a company or organization. And this made it easier for employees below them to follow suit with glee in their faces. I am one of those people who wished that I could’ve changed my radio schedule especially when Didier Drogba’s Ivory Coast was playing. But then again, maybe it was just for the better that I didn’t change my timetable given the shock of Ivory Coast going out early in the tournament.

towards enhancing the football game. If it is happening then is it really getting the coverage it deserves, so as to expose any weaknesses within?

But that is football, a funny old game We see it time and time again when a and as the earth continues to rotate on player from East Africa goes up against it’s axis we continue to see amazing one from West Africa, the distinct things happening in this sport and people difference in physical power is amazing. involved. In other aspects we really don’t Is this to say that we do not have gyms see amazing things players can to and a happening for teams We see it time and time diet that builds their from East Africa. I body that will match up again when a player from didn’t see this because East Africa goes up against with their counterparts no teams from East from West Africa? Of one from West Africa, the Africa made it to the course we do but it will distinct difference in physical all be futile if the top tournament compared power is amazing. to 7 out of 8 that were management always from West Africa made makes it about “them” it to the quarterfinals. (management). We Shame! I mean shame on East Africa hear about the wrangles and read about for not making it to the most prestigious them all the time; from bringing in this new tournament in Africa. I know, considering foreign coach, to bungled elections where that we take our football very seriously the same people keep being voted back right? So what is the problem? I would in these football federations to players not need a whole day to list why it’s all going getting paid their dues just to name a few. wrong with football on this side of the Sahara. With this in mind, why then do we act To sum it up in one sentence, I believe it all comes down to a non-dedicated management who are always looking to make quick money at the expense of the players. Performance does not seem to be part of their agenda. I say this because in the many years that I have been following football, I’ve not seen football academies in the region. I stand to be corrected, but I no longer see activities in neighborhoods like there used to be when I was growing up, and I definitely don’t hear of a lot of inter schools tournaments geared

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surprised when power houses like Nigeria, Ivory Coast, surprisingly absent Cameroon, Togo and others keep making headlines on the football map? To boldly cite Azam Football Club who seem to be steadily rising and capturing the attention of football followers not just in Tanzania and its environs, in such a short time the management seems to have come up with a formula that if they adhere to will have others consulting them about their success soon. But when it comes to football in the region,

be it club or national I’ve developed a thick skin and remain cautiously optimistic and wish that I will be happily shocked one of these days. Until then, let’s continue talking about Drogba’s glossy hair and influence in his home country, Samuel Eto’s millions, the Traore brothers’ physical power and other minute details like their endorsements, because we, the fans, take our football very “seriously”. We will patiently wait for the day when the top brass decides to take football seriously and do whatever it takes (legally and ethically) to make football from the East African region a permanent feature on the international scene. CEO’s, General Managers, and all you who run successful profitable businesses, perhaps you can share with our football federations how to make it all click; until then for many of us it will be the beautiful wishing game that we take seriously simply because of patriotism, passion, love and bragging rights.


it and hone it as a skill. The game of golf requires developing strategies for a round and for each individual hole. Within that framework, a golfer must concentrate on hitting every individual shot with intensity of focus as though it were the only one she intended to hit that entire day.

GOLF CAN BE EVERYBODY’S CUP OF TEA EXERCISE Golfing is one of the best exercises that you can do. It involves walking - a whole lot of walking. Walking is great exercise and is low impact on your joints.


hit the ball further. But even the puniest of players can drive a ball 250 yards with today’s equipment.

NOT TOO LATE TO START Now, just in case you are thinking, it is too late for me to learn a new sport at my age, remember one can attain a reasonable mastery of the sport no matter what age they start.

It is a game played by the people of all colours, creeds and classes globally. You don’t need to be muscular to hit a golf ball a long way. Also it’s easy on your joints so any old injuries you have should be safe. Golf is about rhythm. Once you have a good rhythm then you can increase your swing speed and attempt to

As golf is quite a slow game, with rounds often taking four hours plus, you have a lot of time to relax and reflect on things. Add this to the endorphins released by the gentle exercise and you’ve got a perfect escape from the rat race and you can squeeze moments of peace and tranquillity into your life.

NETWORKING Golf isn’t just a social pastime - many corporate games are organised for the purposes of induction, getting to know workmates or trying to impress clients. Many business deals have been struck on the golf course. You may be giving yourself a gentle head start by learning to play and impress your clients.

TEACHES FOCUS AND CONCENTRATION Many of life’s situations require concentration, but few of them teach

Quotable quotes “It is almost impossible to remember how tragic a place this world is when one is playing golf”. ~Robert Lynd “To find a man’s true character, play golf with him” - P.G. Wodehouse

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• SPORTS • GOLF• By Michael Albert

Tiger roar at the WGC-Cadillac Championship

Former world No1 shoot 71 ahead of the Masters


he former world No1 Tiger Woods picked up his biggest victory since 2009 by winning the WGC-Cadillac Championship in Miami just a month ahead of the Masters.

Woods finished on 19 under par after a final-round 71 to claim his 76th PGA Tour victory and his 17th World Golf Championship title. He finished two shots clear of Steve Stricker while Graeme McDowell, Phil Mickelson, Adam Scott and Sergio García ended on 14 under. The final round saw a return to form for the world No1, Rory McIlroy, who finished eighth after a 65, but it is Woods who is hitting his stride on a march to the Masters. The American had full control of his game and never let anyone get closer than three shots until he had secured the title. For the first time in five years Woods has two wins before the Masters and is sure to be the favourite at Augusta next month. It was one year ago at Doral that Woods withdrew after 11 holes in the final round because of tightness in his left achilles tendon, creating uncertainty about his health and whether he could ever get his game back, but fortunately it was a false alarm.

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Real Madrid Eliminated Machester United from the Champions League


ust like 10 years ago, Ronaldo scored at Old Trafford to advance Real Madrid in the Champions League and eliminate Manchester United.

Back then it was the Brazilian Ronaldo, who scored a memorable hat trick. This time it was Cristiano Ronaldo, back at United for the first time since leaving four years ago. The Portuguese forward opted not to celebrate the goal that gave the nine-time champions a 2-1 victory Tuesday night and their third straight quarter-finals berth. “I am happy inside because Madrid got through,” Ronaldo said after the 3-2 aggregate win. “But on the other hand, I feel a little bit sad because of Manchester United.”

Tiger Woods’s victory at the WGC-Cadillac Championship is an ominous sign just a month ahead of the Masters

Woods has won five times in the last year, more than anyone in the world, and he can return to No1 with a win at Bay Hill in two weeks.

I’m just trying to get better. It’s very simple. I feel like my game’s becoming more efficient, and it’s more consistent day in and day out, and I’m very pleased with the progress I’ve made. “The greens got really quick out there today. If you left the ball in the correct spot, though, you could be pretty aggressive and you could shoot a good number.” McIlroy flew up the leader board after an eagle on the 1st and birdies at the 5th, 10th, 11th, 16th and 17th. “I’m quite happy with where my game is at compared to where it was at the start of the week,” Said McIlroy. “There is quite a bit to go but scores like today and shots like that over the last three days definitely give me confidence.”

United took a 2-1 lead in the total-goal series when Nani’s cross in the 48th minute deflected in off a leg of Sergio Ramos for an own goal. The game then turned when Nani received a red card from Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir in the 56th minute for a studs-up, flying challenge on Alvaro Arbeloa. United manager Alex Ferguson charged out of his seat and down to the sideline to vent his anger. Luka Modric cut to his right across the top of the penalty area in the 66th and tied the game and the aggregate with a 25-yard shot that eluded the left hand of diving goalkeeper David De Gea and went in off a post. It was just the second goal for Modric since Real Madrid bought him from Tottenham last summer. Ronaldo scored three minutes later, getting past Rafael da Silva and sliding to tap in a cross from Gonzalo Higuain. Ronaldo reached 40 goals for the third consecutive season. “Mentally it was not easy for Ronaldo,” Madrid coach Jose Mourinho said.

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• MANLY JOKES • By Michael Kagumya

An old man was wondering if his wife had a hearing problem. So one night, he stood behind her while she was sitting in her chair. He spoke softly to her, “Honey, can you hear me?” There was no response. He moved a little closer and said again, “Honey, can you hear me?” Still, there was no response. Finally, he moved right behind her and said, “Honey, can you hear me?” She replied, “for the third time, yes!”


A doctor and a lawyer were talking at a party. Their conversation was constantly interrupted by people describing their ailments and asking the doctor for free medical advice. After an hour of this, the exasperated doctor asked the lawyer, “What do you do to stop people from asking you for legal advice when you’re out of the office?” “I give it to them,” replied the lawyer, “and then I send them a bill.” The doctor was shocked, but agreed to give it a try. The next day, still feeling slightly guilty, the doctor prepared the bills. When he went to place them in his mailbox, he found a bill from the lawyer.

THE POWER OF ALCOHOL Two guys are sitting on a bar stool. One starts to insult the other one. He screams, “I slept with your mother!” The bar gets quiet as everyone listens to see what the other weasel will do. The first again yells, “I SLEPT WITH YOUR MOTHER!”

The other says, “Go home dad you’re drunk.”

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An executive was scheduled to speak at an important convention, so he asked one of his employees to write him a punchy, 20 minute speech. When the executive returned from the big event, he was furious. “Why did you write me an hour-long speech?” He demanded to know. “Half the audience walked out before I finished.” The employee was baffled. “I wrote you a 20 minute speech,” he replied. “I also gave you the two extra copies you asked for.”



Several weeks after a young man had been hired, he was called into the personnel director’s office. “What is the meaning of this?” The director asked. “When you applied for this job, you told us you had five years experience. Now we discovered this is the first job you’ve ever held.” “Well, the young man replied, “in your advertisement you said you wanted somebody with imagination.”


A bus of politicians is driving by a farm where a man lives alone. The bus driver, caught up in the beautiful scenery, loses control and crashes into the ditch. The man comes out and finding the politicians, buries them. The next day, the police are at the farm questioning the man. “So you buried all the politicians?” Asked the police officer. “Were they all dead?” To which the man replied, “Some said they weren’t, but you know how politicians lie.”






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1. Masai house 2.. Wild animal resembling a dog 3. Enhance quality of something 5. First President of Ghana 6. The highest mountain in Asia 7. First Prime Minister of Tanganyika 11. Act as a parent to somebody 12. Exhaust oneself 15. Former Prime minister of Kenya 17. Degree 20. Everything

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• REVIEWS • Love it or hate it, beer is here to stay. Next time you want to wow your friends and colleagues, just jump back to this list of fun and useful beer trivia and facts:

BEER FACTS Origin of the word honeymoon: •

It was the accepted practice in Babylonia 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride’s father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer, and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the “honey month” or what we know today as the “honeymoon”.

A rule of thumb: • • • •

Before thermometers were invented, brewers would dip a thumb or finger into the mix to find the right temperature for adding yeast. Too cold, and the yeast wouldn’t grow. Too hot, and the yeast would die. This thumb in the beer is where we get the phrase “rule of thumb”.

Brown glass is best •

Brown glass is the best colour to protect beer from light, which is why most beers were originally bottled with it. A shortage of brown glass in Europe during the last century led to many breweries using green glass to bottle their beer.

Second in the world •

Beer is the second most popular beverage in the world, coming in behind tea.

Good to know • •

Tossing salted peanuts in a glass of beer makes the peanuts dance. If you collect beer bottles your are a labeorphilist.

Handy uses • • •

Beer is excellent for cleaning wood furniture. You can apply beer as one of your ingredient to marinade a steak. It help attain tenderness. Beer is also good for your hair. It can be used as a hair treatment because it is rich in proteins that can really repair and soften brittle hair. Dilute 1/2 can of beer and put it on your hair to make it softer and more manageable.

Too much alcohol is not good for your health. Moderation is a must to attain a healthy lifestyle.

Beer Joke- News Flash - - -

________________________________________ “Yesterday scientists revealed that beer contains small traces of female hormones. To prove their theory, the scientists fed 100 men 12 glasses of beer each and observed that 100% of them gained weight, talked excessively without making sense, became emotional, and couldn’t drive. No further testing is planned.”

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Life-Lessons Awareness



Tanzania 50 PLUS campaign

A visit to cancer in-patients at Ocean Road Cancer Institute - ORCI Dar es Salaam – Tanzania. Saturday 24th November, 2012

In October last year, Tanzania 50 Plus Campaign launched a comprehensive programme aimed at supporting cancer patients and informed members of the public on the planned visit and distribution of various items to cancer in-patients at Ocean Road Cancer Institute – ORCI Prior to the event, the organization issued a statement that read: “On Saturday 24th November 2012 prostate cancer survivors accompanied by relatives, friends and supporters of Tanzania 50 Plus Campaign will visit cancer in-patients at Ocean Road Cancer Institute. Various donations to be distributed to more than 250 in-patients are being collected.


he items include laundry soaps, bathing soaps, body ointments, tooth brushes and paste, sandals. During the donation day, we will buy diverse fruits to be distributed to all in-patients”. Tanzania 50 Plus Campaign requested members of the general public – individuals, non-profit organizations, companies and institutions to come out in big number and extend moral and material support to the needy section of the community. The response was very positive. Goods worth Tshs. 6.5 ml were collected. We also got printed cancer educational materials worth about Tshs. 6 ml and at the end of the exercise we had 2.0 ml balance at hand. On Saturday 24th November 2012, we managed to distribute packages of assorted goods to 60 male and 165 female cancer in-patients. We also did the same to all 40 staff who worked around the clock to make the event a successful.

We have a list of many individuals who made financial and material contribution who most wanted to remain anonymous. Here we will mention companies and non-profit organization which contributed to this noble course. : iPrint, Uniglobe Skylink, MAN Magazine, Movember, Colour Print Tanzania Ltd, Rotaract Club Dar es Salaam, OK Plastic Ltd, District Grand Lodge of East Africa (Freemasons Fraternity in Tanzania) and the only bank - Azania Bank. We thank all individuals, companies and non-profit organizations that joined Tanzania 50 Plus Campaign to put a smile on cancer in-patients at ORCI. As the faces of patients were shining, with ears hearing comforting words and seeing caring persons around

them, the patients were filled with joy, hope and appreciated that “somebody” was caring. That satisfaction was seen in the faces of all who took part in distribution of those packages. When we serve others, we serve ourselves!

Next year, Tanzania 50 Plus Campaign is expected to organize similar event on 2nd November, 2013 (In-patients) and 4th November, 2013 (Outpatient) respectively. Tanzania 50 Plus Campaign appreciates your invaluable support and welcomes you once again !

• REAL • LIFESTORY• By Man magazine team

How I lived a life of

SEXUAL ABUSE Sexual abuse amongst men is an issue that is rarely discussed openly and hardly receives media attention. Yet this is an issue that is happening in our communities and one brave man, in his S OR’ T I D E humble attempt to highlight E: T O N the agony faced by men in this situation, sent us this letter:


’m a 32-year-old man. Looking back, I thought I was in love. I met this girl in Arusha, who was disarmingly beautiful. I was working in a salon at the time. Her name was Anna*. In the beginning, she loved me, or at least pretended to. She showered me with all sorts of gifts and spent a lot of time with me.

and that she would like me to go and visit her in Dar-es-salaam. I saw an opportunity to finally say good bye to the hustling life I was living back in Arusha. The salon I worked for wasn’t that big, and I was earning just a pittance for basic survival. Life in Arusha was also hard, with prices for food items always rising. On arrival at the bus station in Dares-salaam, Anna came to pick me up in her newly acquired sleek Mercedes Benz. I was impressed by the level of her flamboyance and wealth in her house, with very expensive furniture and clothes. Her house, nestled in suburban Mikocheni in Dar es Salaam, looked very opulent and expensive. She also had a night watchman and a house maid that did all the house chores. Anna took me to expensive bars, night clubs, and salons. I started counting myself lucky, phoning my struggling friends in Arusha, and relating to them my newly found fortune. As I told them exaggerated stories about my new life, they all envied me. I was a very lucky man, they all told me.

“At first I thought it was a man’s duty, but her sexual needs seemed abnormal, she sometimes wanted to make love after every two hours. However, I soon got suspicious. As I probed deeper about whether she was already in a relationship with another man—she confessed that, indeed, she was. “I’m married to a certain man, but I don’t love him….Don’t worry, you are the only one,” she assured me. “I’m in love with his money but not him,” she said. Later on, she and her man moved to Dar es Salaam, but we kept communicating. She assured me that we would be together soon. In my heart, I kept wondering how on earth that was going to happen since she was officially married to another man! But I plodded on. With her assurances, I was sure that everything was going to be well. After six months, she informed me that she had actually divorced her husband,

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As time went on, my life started taking a nosedive. Anna kept telling me that my only role was to satisfy her bodily desires whenever she wanted. She would call

me any time of the day and harass me to make love to her. At first I thought it was a man’s duty, but her sexual needs seemed abnormal, she sometimes wanted to make love after every two hours. It was bordering on addiction. Whenever I mentioned that I was tired, she would complain and insult me. By this time, she no longer wanted to go anywhere with me. She confiscated all my phones (which she had bought for me, anyway), and sometimes she would lock me inside the gate, with strict orders not to get out. When she would come back home in the middle of the night, high on drugs and alcohol, she demanded me to gratify her sexual desires. Sometimes, she would want me to please her for four hours non-stop. High on drugs, she never wanted to hear the words no or can’t. Sometimes, when her needs were not met, I was denied food and threatened to be thrown out. Because it was my first time in Dar es Salaam and I did not know anyone nor did I have any money, I felt trapped and confused. I was also afraid to tell my friends back in Arusha about my reversed fortunes. I kept praying to find a way to escape and start a new life, but how would I start? I had no money and I did not know anyone who could lend me a hand. I was stranded.

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Dear Uncle MAN, I work in one of the small banks based in Dar es Salaam, and I’ve recently become close with one of my co-workers. There’s been some flirting, and I think she’d say yes if I asked her out. Some of my friends who have dated at work are warning me not to mix business and pleasure, but I figure we’re both grown-ups. Is there any real reason not to give it a shot, as far as potential impact on my career or professional standing?

Junior, 28, Dar es Salaam.

Dear Claire:

Confused & in Dilemma

Dear Uncle MAN,

I am dating and madly in love with someone my parents don’t totally approve of, because he professes a different religion from our family and it bothers them. Much as I value their input, I also have my own decisions to make and life to live. They have made the situation stressful because they have put him down and declared him not good enough for me. What should I do? I can’t seem to get them to accept him for who he is. Thank you.

Claire, 22, Mwanza.

Make them understand that he is the man for you, whether they like it or not, and wouldn’t they rather see you happy and being treated well? Explain YOU know who is good enough for you – and you are certain about your decision because they raised you to be intelligent woman who can make good decision. Politely tell them to respect your decision, ask them to drop the subject and not bring it up again.

Dear Junior, My first reaction is NO! The potential negative impact that could arise should your relationship not work out could affect your career. Even if your relationship worked out, if you are working in the same department, your professional standing could be questioned. On the other hand, I do know of couples who managed to successfully mix business and pleasure, but in all these positive instances, the two were working in different departments, located in different parts of the building and under different managers.?

LONG DISTANCE Dear Uncle MAN, My boyfriend has a job that requires him to leave for long trips from time to time outside the country. I’m not going to lie, it gets really hard - and to be honest I almost cheated on him, but I managed to pull it off. My friends keep telling me it won’t work out. Regardless, do long

distance relationships really work out in the end? Anybody else out there with experience for long distance relationships? How do you make them work!?


Confused Lady, 25, Dar es Salaam.

Dear Uncle MAN, I broke up with my ex-girlfriend three weeks ago. I really truly love this woman and I want her back. I’m on the right track?

Dear Mr. Hurt:

Mr. Hurt, 29, Dar es Salaam.

Although you have not told us the cause of your break-up, I believe it is still too early to get her back. At least wait for a substantial amount of time—at least 1 month. Your emotions are likely to be too tangled up in the decision for it to make any sense before this. But you also need to critically look at the reasons for the breakup in the first place. In case the causes were violence or abuse, cheating, mistrust, and there have been repeated break-ups, I advise you to think twice before getting back. Habits are hard to change!

Dear Confused Lady: There are two factors in successful long distance relationships (LDRs): Communication, trust and commitment. Set a day when you guys talk. By setting a day of the week or time of day, it’s better to work around the phone call rather than always being in touch. You have to trust each other entirely and rarely fear the other cheating. If you have that fear, then it will be a problem for you. If you trust your mate and are committed, then you will do just fine. Always try your best to look at the positive aspects of the relationship. LDRs break down because the depression that comes with it is often overwhelming. If you are committed, remember how positive your relationship is and be strong

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• INSPIRATION • By Lydia Sandi

Get OVER Your FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) Most of us suffer from FOMO but we do not know. It is an illness within somebody and may not realize they suffer from it. FOMO is both an addiction and a phobia. FOMO is the fear of missing out on something more interesting or more exciting than what you are doing right now. People get a fear that something more interesting might be happening while they are doing something else. IN OUR DAILY LIVES, PEOPLE MAY HAVE FOMO IN DIFFERENT WAYS, SOME OF WHICH ARE MENTIONED BELOW.


onstant checking behaviour; this is associated with being patient with something especially now that we have these social media, a person is online full time and doesn’t want to miss out any chat from a friend (sometimes even strangers). Checking your cell phone or computer now and then, five-minute intervals could be too long. A few ways of how FOMO has affected our daily lives, especially with the youth, can be seen in the following ways; Texting while you are driving or when traffic lights turn red, you immediately grab your phone and start texting; Checking your Twitter streams, Facebook or other social media while you’re out with your friends or family; answering your cell phone or texting while you are having dinner with your family members. The FOMO really creates a problem especially after being addicted and normally it does not bring a good picture to people around you. FOMO may create problems in your personal and professional life. Take this example, you are out on a date and you are contentiously checking your smart phone and replying to all the chats and tweets because of FOMO, if your date does not have FOMO, it would look like you were more interested in your phone rather than a conversation and surely that is a rude gesture. What do you think will happen next, you may lose more because of this addiction called FOMO. Another problem such people face is; you will waste a lot of time or money so that

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you do not miss out anything. One will have to buy an expensive phone so as to keep in touch with her/his online friends. If you do not have money to

want to make sure you have updated your current picture on your Facebook page and check what your friends are commenting about it. If you are self-employed, that means each minute you spend on social media adds to a loss of your business daily. Some are sucked from their jobs just because of FOMO. As I said earlier, you add up on your followers or connections by adding more followers on twitter and joining more Facebook groups, this means you will receive more responses on your online posts. Your connections increase and so does your time devoted to networks. This will exhaust you, your mind will get exhausted and that’s why you find people sleeping in the living rooms with their cell phones in their hands. This addiction eats up on time that could have be devoted to your family or doing other households activities. Keep yourself occupied with other things like doing housework activities, doing sports or watching TV etc. Let your friends know you are busy so they will not expect any of your contributions on their tweets or messages. Try going on holidays to a different environment; leave everything at home that will connect you to any form of social media. When you get back, go on with your normal life without telling people where you have been, let them know you are busy with other life. Stay safe and away from FOMO

There are ways one can eliminate FOMO. Start by accepting that you have FOMO. Try signing out of the social media from time to time, or switching off your phone at night or on weekends. buy the phone then you will waste all your time in a café paying for internet. Joining every group online not knowing the impact. More groups you join, more time you will need to be an active member. Also the more friends you will have online, the more time you will need to please them. In the meantime, your work life besides social media suffers. You let your client stay waiting at the lobby so as you

• INSPIRATION • by: Azim Jamal

Striving for Excellence Excellence is the Key People who strive for excellence stand out from the crowd. Their demeanor is unmistakable: you can tell that they mean business and will always deliver -- no matter what.


e tend to rely on these people and expect outstanding work from them. Were these people born with excellence? Absolutely not! Excellence is an acquired skill that comes from nurturing and mentoring. Our parents, teachers, peers, and mentors, as well as the environment all play important parts in achieving this. The good news is that it is never too late to achieve excellence -- as long as you are committed and are prepared to exercise the discipline and action required. It is much easier to be excellent than to be average. This may be difficult

to believe, but consider how good you feel about your work when you are striving for excellence. And how this leads to your team feeling good, as well as your customers. In fact, striving for excellence can give you many rewards and can create a positive energy chain. The reverse is also true. For instance, when you take a half-hearted approach to work. Excellence is a game of inches. Every one thing you do a little bit better creates excellence. So become an inch better – as a parent, spouse, employer, employee, professional, or friend – and see what a difference that inch makes. Remember, the difference between the

Excellence through service and balance


xcellence is not limited to just material gain. Giving extraordinary service is also a way of achieving excellence. The more you put into the bowl of service, the more you get back in the bowl of rewards. If you want to increase your rewards in life, increase your service. Do common things uncommonly well and see how your rewards increase. Striving for excellence means going the extra mile in everything you do. Many people settle for expediency: doing just enough to get by - maybe due to time constraints or a lack of energy, passion, or even resources. What they don’t realize is that they may be taking a shortcut to failure. Going the extra mile is a long-term approach. It takes effort, a mindset that often requires you to sacrifice short-term pleasure. However, once you go the extra mile, you find that there is less competition and the road becomes clearer. Keeping an open mind and embracing lifelong learning are stepping-stones to achieving excellence. So learn from every encounter, every experience and every person; every defeat, setback and opportunity. You’ll discover that instead of being frustrated with differences, you are enriched and enlightened by them. What a brilliant approach to learning! As you learn, you keep on growing. And as you keep on growing and learning, you embrace excellence in your life. Excellence means being well rounded – living a balanced life with time for your family, service, health and spirituality. Leading a balanced life can create synergy and avoid burnout, allowing you to sustain your excellence and continue reaping long-term rewards without compromising your family, health or spirituality. In fact, by being well rounded, you will start to display excellence in all these areas because excellence has become a habit!

person who wins the race and the person who is second is often only an inch! Aristotle said, “You are what you repeatedly do.” Excellence is thus not merely a single act, but a habit we form over time. Most of us do things unconsciously most of the time. Thus, once a habit of striving for excellence is formed, it will become second nature and you will unconsciously perform with excellence

Excellence through passion and soul


ou can demonstrate excellence by having a passion for what you do. When you love what you do, you do your work with gusto and enthusiasm. Generally, this comes about when you align your work with your personal mission. You may need to do some soul searching to discover your noble calling and purpose in life. Try exploring your personal mission through meditation and reflection. By going into silence you connect with your spirit and trigger your intuition and gut feeling -- your sixth sense. Excellence is displayed in the moment of choice.

How do you handle yourself when you are tested and challenged? How do you choose your priorities when put to task? Do you resort to your higher self when given the temptation to aim low? These are choices you make in the moment of integrity. Have faith in what you do. This will pave the way for you to persist and get better at what you are doing. If you keep jumping from one thing to another you seldom acquire excellence. Excellence requires that you stick out whatever path you have chosen. If you dilly-dally when it comes to making decisions, you are sending a message of lack of confidence and foresight, which are part and parcel of excellence. People who strive for excellence will exude confidence and stand out from the crowd! They will spark both personal and team achievement, and be admired for the results they create!

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