ARUSHA Tanzania (Xinhua) --
Tanzanian police are ready to provide a
crime-free and peaceful atmosphere across the country
for the Christmas and New Year celebrations, a senior
police officer said on Sunday.
Inspector General of Police (IGP) Simon Sirro said in a
statement that the force stays alert to ensure the
year-end festivities are celebrated peacefully.
that the season is being characterized by an upsurge in
criminal activities, hence security arrangements have
been put in place for a hitch-free end of year
celebrations,” Sirro said in a statement.
called on parents to caution their children against
using fireworks and crackers during the festive season.
As part of
the security measures to ensure safety of people and
properties during the festive period, Sirro ordered
intensive patrols across the east African nation.
January this year, crime incidents have gone down due to
good relations with the ordinary citizens, who have been
helpful in addressing crimes in the country,” he said.
also be police patrol, where our men will be deployed to
strategic locations across the country to give a sense
of security to all and sundry, as they celebrate the
Christmas and New Year seasons,” he added.
Tanzania’s police chief urged the public to continue
supporting the police force in reinforcing the country’s
peace and tranquility.
Ethiopia repatriates 65
nationals from Tanzania
ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia (Xinhua)
-- The Ethiopia Ministry of
Foreign Affairs (MoFA) announced on Wednesday it has
repatriated 65 nationals detained in Tanzania over
allegations of illegal entry.
In a press
statement, MoFA said the 65 Ethiopians were released
after discussions between the Ethiopian and Tanzanian
governments to return all Ethiopians detained in
Tanzania for alleged illegal entry.
are still underway to secure the release of another 166
Ethiopians detained in Tanzania.
The 65 Ethiopians were repatriated back to home through
the joint efforts of the ministry, Ethiopia’s flag
carrier Ethiopian Airlines and the International
Organization for Migration.
hundreds of Ethiopians are detained in Tanzania while
trying to use Tanzania as a transit point on their final
destination, South Africa.
traffickers reportedly use various countries as transit
points to smuggle Ethiopians to South Africa.
the Ethiopia Ministry of Foreign Affairs, human
traffickers charge an average of 3,500 to 4,000 U.S.
dollars to smuggle a single individual from Ethiopia to