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Dar maintains place in military spending.

Tanzania maintained its position as the second largest military spender in East Africa last year as the global expenditure rose for a second consecutive year, a study said yesterday.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Tanzania losing too much forest cover, says minister.

The Minister of State in Vice President's Office , Mr January Makamba, yesterday told the Parliament that serious measures are required to save the country from environmental disaster.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Diamond production at Petra's operations flat during rainy season.

LSE-listed Petra Diamonds' production of 999 768 ct for the third quarter, ended March 31, was only marginally higher than the 995 905 ct it produced in the same quarter of 2016. However, run-of-mine production for the quarter increased 18% to 760 916 ct, as RoM grades improved owing to the ongoing ramp-up of underground ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

Korea-Tanzania Reaffirm Bilateral Cooperation Marking 25th Year of Establishing Ties.

The foreign ministers of Korea and Tanzania have reaffirmed their bilateral cooperation marking the 25th year that Seoul and Dodoma established bilateral relations.

- The Chosun Ilbo - KR

Land deals for Kenya, TZ powerline starts.

Kenya has started buying land from private owners to construct a high voltage power line connecting to Tanzania

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

Cooking gas shortage looms in Tanzania imports ban.

The Ministry of Energy has banned imports of cooking gas through the Kenya-Tanzania border.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

Tanzania's current account balance narrows nearly 50pc.

Tanzania's current account balance has narrowed by almost a half as importation of goods and services continues to decline.

- TheCitizen - TZ

900 teachers trained on road safety.

Over 900 teachers from 51 schools from Dar es Salaam have graduated from a 2-month training on road safety.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Simbu fifth at London Marathon.

Tanzania's long distance athlete Alphonce Simbu came close to giving Tanzanians an ideal weekend gift yesterday after finishing fifth at the 2017 London Marathon.

- TheCitizen - TZ

The burden of not being medically insured: testimonies.

It has been just two weeks since Francis Lucas, 66, was left unattended at the government hospital in Kigoma. He showed up at the hospital under the impression that his treatment will be done for free, assuming that the government recognised and authorised free treatment for old people .

- TheCitizen - TZ

With poverty comes severe depression.

On April 7 this year, the world together with Tanzania, marked the 'World Health Day' to increase awareness in the general public about depression. The theme translated into encouraging people to talk about depression and seek medical attention.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Majaliwa optimistic of victory on anti-narcotic war

Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa said on Monday that religious leader's involvement in anti-narcotic war was a sign that Tanzania's fight against drugs would yield positive results.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Tanzanian graphite project proves positive for Black Rock

A prefeasibility study into the Mahenge graphite project, in Tanzania, has estimated that the project cold produce some 167 000 t/y of high purity graphite over a mine life of 32 years. ASX-listed Black Rock Mining said on Monday that the project will require a capital investment of some $159-million and will deliver a ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

NYPD Deems Judge's Death 'Suspicious' After Leaning Toward Suicide

Sheila Abdus-Salaam, the first African-American woman to be appointed to New York's highest state court, the Court of Appeals, was found dead earlier this month in the Hudson River.

- NPR - US

Eala bills hang in the balance after rejection by Tanzania

The fate of three bills passed by the East African Legislative Assembly two years ago remains in limbo after they were rejected by Tanzania.

- TheCitizen - TZ

There is a way 'but no will' to get rid of weed

Unlike neighbours Uganda and Tanzania, Kenya has made little effort to get rid of the weed.

- Daily Nation - KE

Education in towards 2030: Where is Tanzania?

One great plus for the education sector across the world is that it has to be the number one priority in the thinking and development of the country.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Mwambusi: Bring on Simba SC in semis

Defending champions Young Africans made light work of Tanzania Prisons advance to the semi-finals of the Azam Sports Federation Cup.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Rally winners feted by AAT

Winners of the 2016 motor rally season were awarded by the Automobile Association of Tanzania in a brief but colourful ceremony held in Iringa on Friday night.

- TheCitizen - TZ

INTERGRITY FIRST : What politicians can learn from Nape

We are told by experienced politicians that, 'politics is a game of events', where no established rules may apply. In Tanzania, since Mwalimu Julius Nyerere's era, when there was political turbulence, particularly in Isles, we used say: 'the political weather has been polluted,' just like what happened in Zanzibar in 1984. ...

- TheCitizen - TZ

Mwitongo Lodge: The reason you should visit Butiama

For many travellers, Butiama is a stop over on a journey along the Serengeti National Park, which is 60 kms away and nearly 40 kms to Musoma, the regional capital of Mara. And it is about 190 K Rock City that lies along the shores of Lake Victoria, Africa's largest lake.

- TheCitizen - TZ

The Union of Tanganyika and Zanzibar and our past

About a month ago, an old photo circulated online. The explanation given on the identities of those on that photo was John Rupia, Mwalimu and Zuberi Mtemvu; all seated.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Thumbs-up for race that goes to plan

FINE weather helped to assure a successful 2017 Shanghai International Half Marathon yesterday. The event attracted 15,000 runners. It began at Pudong’s Oriental Pearl TV Tower at 7am, when the temperature was a comfortable 13 degrees Celsius. Two hours later, it was 20 degrees. Three water spray spots in the latter ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Rights abuses rampant in Tanzania, new report says

A new Amnesty International report shows that incidences of infringement of civil and political liberties in Tanzania are on a sharp rise.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Solar power now reigns supreme in rural areas

Solar power revolution is happening in Tanzania with a new study indicating that more than half of rural households that have access to electricity use solar.

- TheCitizen - TZ

33pc of Tanzanians have access to electricity: report

A total of 3,753, 615 households in Mainland Tanzania are electrified with any form of electricity out of 11,454,818 households, a new study indicates.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Sh107.5bn lost due to cassava diseases

Tanzania is reportedly losing $50 million annually because of viral diseases attacking the cassava crop.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Richmond suspect freed seven years on

A Dar es Salaam court has acquitted the man accused of forging documents to dupe Tanzanian authorities that Richmond Development Company had capacity to produce 100 MW of electricity to the national grid in the infamous multi-million power project that later claimed the scalp of then-Prime Minister Edward Lowassa.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Fresh blow for Acacia on share listing

Troubled Acacia Mining Company is facing a new hurdle, with reports indicating that the mining giant is required to offload 30 per cent shareholding in its three main mines in Tanzania by the end of August.

- TheCitizen - TZ

66 journalists shortlisted for excellence awards

The Media Council of Tanzania yesterday announced a list of 66 nominees for its eighth edition of Excellence in Journalism Awards 2016.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Explore the planet with Google Earth

GOOGLE Earth is getting a revival, as the 3D mapping service reorients itself to become more of a tool for adventure and exploration. A central feature in the new Google Earth is Voyager. Google has partnered with such groups as the BBC and NASA to add video clips, photos and text narratives to three-dimensional ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Special team investigates death of judge on New York's top court; widower disputes suicide theory

A special team of police investigators is investigating the death of Sheila Abdus-Salaam, a judge on New York's top court who was found dead…

- ABA Journal - US

Walk, climb and swim with wildlife in Google Earth

This week we're giving you a taste of what you can find in Voyager, a showcase of interactive tours and stories from experts, nonprofits and more in the new Google Earth.For 10 years, Google Earth Outreach has empowered nonprofits to create positive change in the world with Google's mapping tools. Learn more about the ...

- The Official Google Blog - US

It's dry by the lake

Half the lake lies in Kenya and the other half in Tanzania.

- Daily Nation - KE

Tanzania faces banana disease threat

A new disease poses a genuine threat to banana farmers in Tanzania, experts have warned.

- TheCitizen - TZ

TLS set to start work on Sh2.9bn premises

Work on a Sh2.9 billion Tanganyika Law Society building in Dar es Salaam is set to begin on May 1, this year, according to the bar association.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Dr Magufuli appoints Commissioner for Minerals

Dar es Salaam. President John Magufuli has appointed Mr Benjamin Mchwampaka a new commissioner for minerals.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Shanta reports higher Q1 production, improved margins

Aim-listed Shanta Gold's New Luika mine, in Tanzania, produced 20 416 oz of gold in the quarter ended March 31, improving the company's margins and keeping it on track to meet its 2017 guidance. Shanta had a promising start to the financial year with more ounces produced, at a greater margin than planned, ensuring the ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

Mysterious death of New York judge was initially called a suicide. Now, police think it's suspicious

The mystery of how a prominent African American judge came to be found floating dead in the Hudson River has deepened as her family and widowed husband disputed suggestions by the New York Police Department that she had committed suicide. What is known is that Sheila Abdus-Salaam, 65, a judge on...

- Los Angeles Times - US

New York judge's death was initially called a suicide. Now, police think it's suspicious.

The mystery of how a prominent African American judge came to be found floating dead in the Hudson River has deepened as her family and widowed husband disputed suggestions by the New York Police Department that she had committed suicide. What is known is that Sheila Abdus-Salaam, 65, a judge on...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Tanzania courts tourists from Israel as ties blossom

Tanzania targets Israel as its new tourist market. Next month, Tanzania Tourist Board managing director Devotha Mdachi will go to Israel to discuss a deal.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Health insurance cover for poor families launched

Zurich Insurance Brokers in partnership with Jubilee Insurance on Thursday launched health insurance scheme targeting families living below the poverty line in Tanzania.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Kibo Mining signs supply MoU with Mbeya Cement

Dual-listed Kibo Mining has signed a strategic memorandum of understanding with Lafarge Tanzania subsidiary Mbeya Cement, to develop regional collaboration and to allow for reciprocal supply of materials. The MoU includes discussions with regional development partners to allow socioeconomic and related development ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

Tanzania export ban weighs on Acacia's Q1 cash flow

The Tanzania Ministry of Energy and Minerals' decision to introduce a general ban on the export of metallic mineral concentrates has had a $33-million negative impact on Acacia Mining's cash flow for the first quarter, ended March 31. The Ministry announced the ban on March 3, following a directive from President John ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

Why Vodacom share offer has been extended

Vodacom Tanzania Plc is extending the deadline for its initial public offering by three weeks as it seeks to give local investors more time to take part in the share sale.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Police seek clues in death of judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam

NYPD calls on public to track final movements of Sheila Abdus-Salaam as her widower slams reports she committed suicide.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Video Shows Judge Walking Alone Before Her Death

New York police detectives have discovered a video showing Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam walking alone toward the Hudson River in Manhattan the night before police found her body floating in the water, a senior law-enforcement official said Wednesday.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Sheila Abdus-Salaam's Death Treated as Suspicious by NYPD

The death of Sheila Abdus-Salaam, a pioneering appeals court judge in NYC, is being treated as suspicious by the NYPD as questions remain about how she ended up in the Hudson where she was found dead last week.

- Newsmax - US

Tanzania Drafts $30B LNG Export Project Deal

Tanzania's government has prepared a draft agreement with international oil companies willing to take part in a $30-billion LNG export project, and has sent the draft for ministerial review, local media reported on Wednesday, citing a senior official at the Ministry of Energy and Minerals. The document—submitted to ...

- OilPrice.com - US

New coffee brand launched in response to financial crunch

A food and beverage company, Dar es Salaam Merchants Group , has launched an instant coffee brand.

- TheCitizen - TZ