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Concern as Rwandans evade Dar port charges.

 The Tanzania Freight Forwarders Association has raised concern over failure of some members of the Rwanda Business Community to pay demurrage after exceeding 30 days for clearing shipment.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Best employers named.

Coca-Cola Kwanza Limited has been named the Best Employer for 2017, edging out Geita Gold Mine and Tanzania Breweries Limited .

- TheCitizen - TZ

Ninje apologetic after Cecafa exit.

Kilimanjaro Stars team coach Ammy Ninje has apologised to Tanzanian soccer enthusiasts for a disastrous show in the 39th edition of the ongoing Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup in Kenya.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Simba, Azam FC to renew rivalry in Mapinduzi Cup.

Mainland Premier League giants Simba and Azam FC will renew their rivalry in the Mapinduzi Cup, which roars into life later this month at the Amaan Stadium in Zanzibar.

- TheCitizen - TZ

WBC glory in sight for TZ boxer.

Tanzania's boxing standard will be subjected to yet another test this month when professional boxer Nassib Ramadhan takes on Namibia's Paulus Ambunda in the World Boxing Council super bantamweight international title bout.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Unpaid teachers arrears cited as reason for shoddy performance.

Mwanza. Education stakeholders in Mwanza region have expressed their concerns that poor performance in primary schools was caused by government failure to pay teachers a total of Sh150 million arrears. Tanzania Teachers' Union chairman Mr Sibora Kisheri said, the arrears had negatively impacted on teachers' accountability. ...

- TheCitizen - TZ

Uganda to raise Shs300b for crude oil pipeline.

Funding. Uganda, Tanzania and the Joint Venture partners, Tullow Oil, Total E&P and Cnooc will be turning to international lenders to raise 70 per cent of $3.5b capital expenditure for construction of the proposed crude oil export pipeline from Hoima in mid-western Uganda to Tanga port at the Indian ocean. The remaining ...

- Daily Monitor - UG

Treasury to pay Kenyan herders Sh53m in Tanzania cow seizure row.

The Treasury is expected to offer Namanga herders Sh53 million as part of the compensation for the confiscation and auction 1,400 cattle by Tanzania authorities.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

Radical changes loom in insurance industry.

The Tanzania Insurance Regulatory Authority yesterday issued a new circular detailing sweeping changes in the insurance business in the country.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Strategic plans key to Mwanza's growth: RC.

In 2016, Mwanza's share of national GDP was Sh10 trillion after Dar es Salaam, which had Sh17.6 trillion. To maintain its position as the second largest contributor to Tanzania's GDP, the authorities say the region's position is a result of strategic plans.

- TheCitizen - TZ

'We're unfazed by peacekeeper deaths'.

Dar es Salaam. The minister for Defence and National Service, Dr Hussein Mwinyi , said yesterday that Tanzania would not be intimidated by the killing of its soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo .

- TheCitizen - TZ

Z'bar exports fall by $30m

According to a recent Bank of Tanzania monthly economic review, $175.6 million goods and services were exported during the year ending September 2017 from $212 million during the year that ended September 30, 2016.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Deus M. Kibamba

Academy Robert Bosch Fellow, Europe ProgrammeSummaryDeus' research at examines CEE-Africa relations in the context of how developments in e-governance influences some CEE transitions and what lessons can be drawn in support of institutional strengthening and improving outcomes for citizens in Africa.He previously served as ...

- Chatham House - UK

Bodies of 14 U.N. peacekeepers killed by suspected Ugandan rebels flown to Tanzania

The bodies of 14 Tanzanian peacekeepers killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo by suspected Ugandan rebels were repatriated Monday, where the defense minister welcomed ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Why A Pill That's 4 Cents In Tanzania Costs Up To $400 In The U.S.

The medication fights hookworm. It's one of several drugs for "neglected tropical diseases" that are priced differently in the United States than they are in the developing world.

- NPR - US

Tazara ready to settle pay dispute with employees

The Tanzania Zambia Railway Authority says it has already secured money to pay its striking employees.

- TheCitizen - TZ

What ails agri-business sector in Tanzania

Dependence on rain-fed farming, limited use of improved seeds and high prices of fertilisers and pesticides have been identified as obstacles to agribusiness in Tanzania.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Tanzania's success in economic transformation depends on agriculture, says Sagcot

The Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania said Tanzania would succeed in its becoming a middle income economy and an industrialised nation by prioritising agriculture.

- TheCitizen - TZ

DSE all shares index closed low last week

The Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange All Shares Index closed at 2,162.27 points during the end of last week, which was 45.00 points lower than 2,207.27 points recorded during the previous week's close.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Minister outlines what TZ needs to reach industrial economy

Deputy Minister for Industry, Trade and Investment, Engineer Stella Manyanya has outlined what Tanzania needs to attain the middle income economy.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Kenya secures CECAFA semis berth

Hosts down Tanzania 1-0 to secure last four in regional tourney.

- Daily Nation - KE

News24.com | Tanzania at 56: Echoes of the best and worst of Nyerere under Magufuli

A balance sheet of positives and negatives for Tanzania's president Magufuli is perhaps the most striking similarity with the legacy of Nyerere as the country marks another independence anniversary, writes The Conversation.

- News24.com - ZA

TZ losing out to Kenya in sisal exports

Tanzania is losing out to Brazil and Kenya in sisal exports despite putting in place plans to boost the current annual production of 36,000 tonnes to 80,000 tonnes by 2022.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Tanzania, Japan ties great boost to Dar hotel

Ramada Resort Dar es Salaam promotes Japanese traditional foods as it capitalises on friendly bilateral relations between Tanzania and Japan to attract visitors.

- TheCitizen - TZ

TZ on list of sanctions violators

A new report has put Tanzania in the list of 13 nations found to have military links with North Korea, which is in breach of UN sanctions.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Dar tops, but other regions closing gap

While Dar es Salaam remains the biggest contributor to Tanzania's economic output , other regions are steadily closing the gap, latest figures show.

- TheCitizen - TZ

TPDF reiterates commitment to peacekeeping missions

 The Tanzania People's Defence Force yesterday reiterated its commitment to peacekeeping missions across the world, insisting that the country wasn't deterred by attacks and killings of 14 soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo .

- TheCitizen - TZ

Uturo village in Tanzania : Where maternal death is a 'taboo'

Memories of graves—small and large—still linger on the mind of Mr Wilson Chotamganga, as he recalls the days he first arrived at Uturo village, Mbarali district, Mbeya region in 1993.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Fight against poverty is tough ,but it can be won

On Saturday, Tanzanians marked 56 years of the independence of Tanzania Mainland. It will be recalled that shortly after independence, the father of the nation, Mwalimu Nyerere, declared war on three major enemies, namely poverty, ignorance and disease.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Grim trail of atrocities against scribes

 Issa Ngumba, a reporter with Radio Kwizela in Kigoma, went missing, and on January 3, 2013 his body was found dumped in a thicket in Mhange Village, Kakonko District.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Ninje now plots Kenya ambush

Already knocked out Kilimanjaro Stars have promised fireworks in their last group stage game this afternoon as the 39th edition of Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup preliminaries wrap up.

- TheCitizen - TZ

It's now or never for Stars in Tanzania tie

Misfiring hosts to miss premiership top scorer Juma once again through injury.

- Daily Nation - KE

Ain't no mountain high enough for Samar Khan

Kilimanjaro's Uhuru Peak becomes K-P daredevil's latest conquest The post Ain't no mountain high enough for Samar Khan appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Good news for coffee growers

Annual world prices for coffee rose during the year ending September 2017 compared to the same period in 2016, Bank of Tanzania figures show.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Latest closure leaves Nakumatt with single branch in Tanzania

Nakumatt Supermarket's presence in Tanzania has been reduced to a single outlet after the struggling retailer was evicted from a building in Moshi for failure to pay rent for over a year.

- Daily Nation - KE

The unique charm of travelling slowly

When people travel from Dar es Salaam to Mbeya, they usually think of two ways. The wealthy opt for the plane, the less well-off for the bus. Few though think about a third option, the train. It is surely the most time-consuming means of transport, but in some way, it is also the most rewarding.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Social media bullies fuelled by hunger for gossip

The surge of social media is really on hot heels in Tanzania; soon it'll be a fully fledged point of self-employment for the urbanites who like indulging in chit chats and devouring gossip, with no time to prove facts. For those with an abundance of appetite for hot topics that circulate the social circle, online arenas ...

- TheCitizen - TZ

TPSF keen on tax system consultation meetings

Members of the Tanzania Private Sector Foundation have described recent consultations with the government on the current tax system as positive step towards improving business environment and stimulate investments growth in the country.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Bodies of slain Tanzanian peacekeepers in DRC to arrive on Tuesday or Wednesday

Tanzania People's Defence Forces has said the bodies of 14 soldiers killed during an attack in the Democratic Republic of Congo will arrive either on Tuesday or Wednesday.

- TheCitizen - TZ

PST president speaks out on why Tanzania needs more pharmacists

Tanzania needs more pharmacists and a vibrant pharmaceutical industry to improve access to pharmaceutical services to the people, Pharmaceutical Society of Tanzania president Issa Hango has revealed.

- TheCitizen - TZ

GBV, discrimination blamed for hindering development in nomadic pastoralist communities

Gender-based violence and discrimination against women and girls are largely to blame for hindering development among nomadic pastoralist communities in Arusha Region.

- TheCitizen - TZ

News24.com | Bodies of Tanzanian UN peacekeepers to be repatriated this week

The bodies of 15 UN peacekeepers from Tanzania killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo will be repatriated in the coming days, the Tanzanian army says.

- News24.com - ZA

Tanzania at 56: echoes of the best and worst of Nyerere under Magufuli

A balance sheet of positives and negatives for Tanzania's president Magufuli is perhaps the most striking similarity with the legacy of Nyerere as the country marks another independence anniversary.

- The Conversation - UK

Pakistani female cyclist Samar Khan summits Africa’s highest peak

 Cyclist and athlete Samar Khan has become the first Pakistani woman to summit Africa’s highest peak Mount Kilimanjaro. Photo: Samar Khan/Facebook TANZANIA: Cyclist and athlete Samar Khan has become the first Pakistani woman to summit Africa’s highest peak Mount Kilimanjaro, Geo News reported Sunday.After ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Sisal farming takes root in 2 drought-prone districts

A gradual transformation of sisal production from the traditional hedge to sisal field production is being reported in the Lake Zone of Kishapu and Meatu following theimplementation of a project to support smallholder farming in those districts by Oxfam GB Tanzania.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Why Kili Stars eliminated

Tanzania's renowned tactician Mshindo Msolla has said Mainland national soccer team Kilimanjaro Stars technical bench is to blame for the side's floppy performance in the Senior Challenge Cup.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Corsaletti: UK training was just the beginning

Despite undergoing training by world class coach Dr Noel Rousseau, Dar es Salaam Gymkhana Club professional golfer Philippe Corsaletti has said he is not yet satisfied, and there is still work to do before he competes in next year's European Senior Tour.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Activists condemn disappearance of reporter

 Media stakeholders and the Tanzania Human Rights Defenders Coalition have issued a statement to condemn the disappearance of Mwananchi Communications Limited journalist Azory Gwanda.

- TheCitizen - TZ

56yrs on, war against 3 enemies persists

As Tanzania celebrates its 56th independence anniversary today, analysts say the war that the founding father of the nation Julius Nyerere launched against what he described as the country's three major enemies – poverty, ignorance and disease – is far from being won.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Thousands flock to Jamhuri stadium during independence fete

Thousands of people flocked the Jamhuri stadium as Tanzania commemorated its 56th independence anniversary.

- TheCitizen - TZ