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LESSONS IN BRN CESSATION.

Tanzania looks forward to being a middle-income economy by 2025 and to achieve that, we need workable participatory approaches to development.

- TheCitizen - TZ

News24.com | Tanzania to speed up hydropower project on Unesco site.

Tanzania's President John Magufuli plans to speed up the building of a hydroelectric dam in one of Africa's largest game reserves, despite criticism from environmentalists and Unesco.

- News24.com - ZA

Airtel launches new shop to ease provision of services.

Airtel Tanzania has opened a retail shop here as part of the mobile operator's efforts to take services closer to consumers. The company's Tanga regional sales manager, Mr Habibu Kiango, said:

- TheCitizen - TZ

More households to be connected to TPDC's natural gas for domestic use.

Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation will - next month - start rolling out a project of connecting upcountry households to its natural gas network as the country promotes usage of clean energy sources, the Parliament heard this morning.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Arusha golfer wins Monthly Mug tourney.

Arusha Gymkhana Club player Kermalli Aliraza beat over 80 golfers to win of the CMC June Monthly Mug golf tournament at the Arusha Gymkhana.

- TheCitizen - TZ

TFF's Malinzi and Mwesigwa interrogated for allegedly abusing office.

Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau is interrogating Tanzania Football Federation President Jamal Malinzi and its Secretary General Mr Celestine Mwesigwa for allegedly misusing their powers.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Sh4.6 billion set aside to construct modern markets.

The government through Market Infrastructure, Value Addition and Rural Finance is planning to spend at least sh4.6billion to construct three new storey modern market in Kinyasi-Unguja, Tibirizi and Konde-Pemba in Zanzibar.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Saba Saba starts with low turnout.

The 41st Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair , popularly known as Sabasaba, kicked off on Wednesday with many pavilions still closed.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Hope for Tanzania's 50,000 seafarers as Parliament ratifies international laws.

Tanzania has joined 91 other countries across the world to ratify international laws on the work of seafarers, sending a ray of hope to over 50,000 Tanzanians who work in various ships in and outside the country.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Foreign investors allowed in Tanzania IPOs.

It's now official that foreign investors will be allowed to participate in the initial public offerings of telecommunication companies after the government amended law to open the stock market.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Tanzania eyes hydropower project in world-heritage site Selous reserve, ignores criticism.

The Selous Game Reserve, one of the largest protected game reserves in Africa, is a Unesco world heritage site.

- Daily Nation - KE

IMF: Revenue targets too optimistic

The International Monetary Fund has warned Tanzania over what it termed over-optimistic revenue projections, which may force the country to delay the construction of some of its major infrastructural projects.

- TheCitizen - TZ

30 maize trucks seized in Moshi

The police in Kilimanjaro have seized 30 trucks allegedly loaded with maize, which was being smuggled into Kenya a day after Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa raised concern over the amount of food, which had been exported to neighbouring countries.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Central Park Five Finally Get Their Graduation Day

Nearly three decades after their wrongful conviction for the rape of a jogger, three members of the Central Park Five walked onstage Monday in New York to receive their high-school diplomas. The New York Times reports Yusef Salaam, Kevin Richardson, and Raymond Santana Jr. were presented with honorary diplomas from...

- Newser - US

Tanzania Eyes Hydropower Project in Game Reserve Despite Criticism

Tanzania said Tuesday that it planned to build a long-delayed 2,100-megawatt hydroelectric plant in a World Heritage site renowned for its animal populations and variety of wildlife habitats despite opposition from environmentalists. The East African nation considers the project at Stiegler's Gorge in the UNESCO-designated ...

- Voice of America - US

We can produce competitive products - EABC chairperson

East African Business Council elected Uganda's clearing and forwarding expert, Kassim Omar as the new chairperson. Mr Omar, the president of Uganda Clearing and Industry Forwarders Association, will chair the Council of 22 members from the five East African member states of Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya and Tanzania. ...

- Daily Monitor - UG

Fully exploit economic potential of Lake Victoria

Crossing the Tanzania/Rwanda border, I observed the mighty Kagera River snaking into the lake.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

victor Wanyama Street post in Tanzania pulled down on 'orders from above'

Signpost bearing Tottenham Hotspur midfielder's name pulled down, on "orders from above"

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

How Victor Wanyama landed street to nowhere in Tanzania

Signpost bearing Tottenham Hotspur midfielder's name pulled down, carted away.

- Daily Nation - KE

Tanzania revenue forecast too optimistic, could delay projects, says IMF

Like neighbouring Kenya, Tanzania wants to take advantage of its long coastline and upgrade outdated railways

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

PICS: Mutilated albinos get new limbs

Youngsters from Tanzania have received treatment and free prosthetic limbs in Philadelphia, U.S, after losing their limbs in a shocking tradition.

- IOL - ZA

Ugandan traders turn to Dar port as Kenya elections near

With about six weeks left for Kenyans to go to the polls, businesses in neighbouring states are beginning to look at the Dar es Salaam Port as an alternative route to import and export goods.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Agoa row is wake up call on agriculture

In recent days, the big story in the East African region has been the US threat to withdraw export benefits enjoyed by Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda and Burundi through what is popularly known as Agoa.

- TheCitizen - TZ

FLY ON THE WALL : Something substantive, please; not rhetoric

The path to democratisation for Tanzania and much of the Third World is still unclear.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Tanzania Threatens Crackdown on LGBT Advocates

Tanzania has threatened to arrest and expel activists, as well as de-register all non-governmental organizations that campaign for gay rights. Homosexuality is a criminal offense in the East African nation, where the law states that suspects convicted of having "carnal knowledge of any person against the order of nature" ...

- Voice of America - US

Safarilink set to launch Zanzibar flights on Saturday

Regional aviation firm Safarilink is on July 1 set to launch weekly flights to Zanzibar Island.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

Tanzania to arrest those 'protecting' gay interests

Dozens of men suspected of being gay have been detained and taken to hospital for anal exams to confirm their homosexuality

- Daily Monitor - UG

News24.com | Tanzania vows to arrest those 'protecting' gay interests

Tanzania has threatened to arrest and deport those campaigning for gay rights and de-register organisations protecting homosexual interest, reports say.

- News24.com - ZA

Accurate test for TB in children on its way

The detection of childhood tuberculosis has been a challenge in Tanzania, but research experts are now in a surge to come up with a better, rapid test for many children with TB to be identified and treated.

- TheCitizen - TZ

How WhatsApp is used to fight cancer in Tanzania

There is a sickening upsurge of fake cancer information in Tanzania, yet not many people fully understand the disease, its symptoms and how to surmount the barriers of seeking medical help.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Joy as 8 babies are born at Muhimbili on Eid Day

As Muslims in Tanzania and the community celebrates Eid el Fitr to mark the end of Ramadan, eight babies were born last night at Muhimbili National Hospital .

- TheCitizen - TZ

Zanzibar's Shein urges on protection of natural gas on Eid Day

The President of Zanzibar, Dr Ali Mohamed Shein, who is also the Chairman of the Revolutionary Council of Zanzibar, has insisted that great care was needed in preparing, overseeing and following-up mineral and natural gas contracts to avoid unprofessionalism, saying the resources belong to all Zanzibaris.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Tanzania vows to arrest those 'protecting' gay interests

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 26 - Tanzania has threatened to arrest and deport those campaigning for gay rights and de-register organisations protecting homosexual interests, local media reported Monday. “I would like to remind and warn all organisations and institutions that campaign and pretend to protect homosexual ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Tanzania vows to arrest those 'protecting' gay interests

Minister says foreigners involved in such campaigns would be deported.

- Daily Nation - KE

Victor Wanyama Street in Tanzania axed after a day

The Tottenham and Kenyan midfielder has a street named after him in Tanzania - but not for long.

- BBC - UK

Rio continues with Strandline earn-in

The exploration arm of mining major Rio Tinto is expected to make its first $500 000 payment to ASX-listed junior Strandline Resources after completing a due diligence on that company's heavy mineral sands tenements in Tanzania. Rio Tinto and Strandline in April this year inked an earn-in and joint venture agreement ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

TaCRI launches scheme to increase coffee production

The Tanzania Coffee Research Institute has embarked on a training programme for farmers on modern crop husbandry in order to enable coffee to regain its lost glory.

- TheCitizen - TZ

THE SILENT VOICE : Practising multipartyism with one party system mentality

Tanzania reintroduced multiparty democracy in the 1990s, thanks to Mwalimu Julius Nyerere's influence. Being himself a staunch supporter of a one party system, he was open to global political developments of the time.

- TheCitizen - TZ

TZ upbeat ahead of Cosafa Cup

Tanzania's Taifa Stars today face an uphill task as they play against Malawi's The Flames in the opening match of the Cosafa Cup at Moruleng Stadium in North West Provice, South Africa.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Singida set to host Olympic Day

Tanzania Olympic Committee has organised 2.5-kilometre and five-kilometre races to spice up the Olympic Day in Singida Region today.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Swimmers start tough schedule for C' Games

Tanzania's up and coming swimmers Celina Itatiro and Collins Saliboko have increased their training programmes aiming to record the personal best results in the Youth Commonwealths Games scheduled to take place in Nassau, Bahamas from July 18 and 23.

- TheCitizen - TZ

TRAVEL : Joyful time as women footballers climb Mount Kilimanjaro

From Arusha in a small group, we recently travelled towards Moshi and within the boundaries of Boma, a popular town along the highway, we branched over to take the road up to Lemosho.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Anticipated population boom raises benefits issue

East African countries' populations will surge in the coming decades with Tanzania and Uganda's anticipated rates of increase so steep that they will be among the 10 countries in the world that are collectively expected to account for more than half the projected global population increase in the next three decades.

- TheCitizen - TZ

OBLIQUE ANGLE : Police actions must be checked

June 16, this year saw some police officers using excessive force against people with disabilities in Dar es Salaam. The latter were demonstrating demanding free use of tricycles in the city centre.

- TheCitizen - TZ

ETHICS : Win for Tanzania, win for Barrick

I heard last week that discussions between JPM and Prof John Thornton, Barrick Gold Corporation Executive Chairman, was not only extensive, but very productive. I think it is true; spot-on because unlike the previous engagements in contracts between our fellow citizens and Barrick, this time the moral concept of win–win ...

- TheCitizen - TZ

Changing times, changed priorities, changed attitudes

A Twaweza brief titled 'The Beginning of the End? Priorities, performance and politics in Tanzania' suggest that those who were interviewed listed different priorities compared to previous years. They are not alone in changing priorities, as the proposed government budget for the financial year 2017/2018 as presented by ...

- TheCitizen - TZ

Tanzania's teen mums: Nchemba warns critical NGOs

The Minister for Home Affairs, Mr Mwigulu Nchemba, has warned Non-governmental organizations against campaigning for the rights of children that any student, who is made pregnant should return to school.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Dr Shein to lead Moslem faithful in Eid-el-Fitr prayers

The President of Zanzibar, Dr Ali Mohamed Shein, is tomorrow expected to lead believers of the Islamic Religion in special prayers to celebrate Edd-el-Fitr after the end of the Holy Month of Ramadhan.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Majaliwa arrives in Kilimanjaro for Eid ul-Fitr prayers

Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa has arrived in Kilimanjaro where he is expected to be the guest of honour during national Eid ul-Fitr prayer and Eid Baraza on Monday.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Zanzibar exports down over 52 per cent on clove decline

The decrease in volume of clove exports and the fall of the traditional crop prices in the world market has hit Zanzibar's export of goods which declined by 52.4 per cent in the year ending April 2017.

- TheCitizen - TZ

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