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News24.com | Tanzania president sacks mines minister.

President John Magufuli has fired Tanzania's mines minister after a government report found minerals exports had been understated, causing a loss in tax revenue.

- News24.com - ZA

Sh6 million SportPesa Super Cup is born.

The eight-team tournament will involve Kenya, Tanzania and Zanzibar teams.

- Daily Nation - KE

Govt set aside Sh7.5bil to compensate Mtwara residents.

The government through the Unit Trust of Tanzania has set aside Sh7.5 billion to compensate Mji Mwema and Tangira streets residents, whose land was confiscated.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Golfers keen on top honours in Dar meet.

Tanzania Golf Union is soliciting funds for this year's edition of Africa Zone V Championship, it has been revealed.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Leave Tanzania out of Kenya's upcoming election.

Recent damning allegations made by the Majority Leader of the National Assembly of Kenya Aden Duale, that the country's opposition coalition National Super Alliance has established a pony-trekking centre in Tanzania are shocking. Up until now, I don't know the rationale behind such jaw-dropping allegations, made without ...

- TheCitizen - TZ

97 per cent of people with hearing impairment are not watching TV.

Ninety seven per cent of people with hearing impairment are not watching television in Tanzania because they can't follow up the programs and there is no one to interpret for them.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Graphex agrees to terms with Chinese partner.

Junior Graphex Mining has agreed to the terms of a joint venture and offtake agreement over its Chilalo graphite project, in Tanzania, with a Chinese syndicate led by CN Docking Joint Investment and Development Co. The syndicate would be required to make an equity investment of between $18-million and $20-million ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

Acacia's shares fall 15% as Tanzania committee says it under-declared concentrate exports.

Acacia Mining's share price on the LSE fell by 15% on Wednesday morning after it reported that a Tanzanian Presidential Committee that was set up to investigate if mining companies are paying their fair share of taxes, had found that the gold miner had not fully declared all minerals contained in concentrate. Tanzania ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

Tanzania leads regional peers in foreign direct investment.

A new United Nations report has said Tanzania is among the top ten recipients of foreign direct investment in Africa for 2016, sending the much-needed boost to President John Magufuli's industrialisation agenda.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Pipeline to be multipurpose project: TPDC.

The oil pipeline set to run from Hoima in Uganda to Tanga port will be a multi-purpose project that will serve to transport Tanzania's oil once it is discovered, according to Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation acting managing director Kapuulya Musomba.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Contribution of producers to GDP falls 10pc: EABC.

With the exception of Tanzania, the contribution of the manufacturing industry to the GDP in the rest of the East African Community economies shrunk by 10 per cent in the last 10 years.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Boost bus rapid transit to expedite Dar growth

Of the estimated 50,000 vehicles imported to Tanzania annually through the port of the Dar es Salaam Port, some 70 per cent of them remain the country's commercial capital.

- TheCitizen - TZ

TALKING POINT : Is Tanzania the least democratic nation in East Africa?

Some events and developments in East Africa have prompted me to seriously reflect on Tanzania's commitment to constitutional and electoral democracy. I recently almost concluded that Tanzania was the least democratic nation in the East Africa sub-region.

- TheCitizen - TZ

UNHCR renews warning over Burundi situation as funding dries to a trickle

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia With no sign of improvement in the political situation, the total refugee population is expected to grow to over half a million by end ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Uganda, Tanzania sign off Hoima -Tanga oil pipeline construction

President Museveni and his Tanzanian counterpart John Pombe Magufuli have signed the East African Crude Oil Pipeline Agreement , which now paves way for construction of the proposed crude oil export pipeline from Hoima, in mid western Uganda to Tanzania's Indian Ocean port of Tanga.

- Daily Monitor - UG


The days of build it, and they shall come' are well and truly over. There was a time when Tanzania could afford to be the lone Cinderella in the stormy sea that is the Great Lakes region. There was a time Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere could lecture world leaders on the travails of all ills, including the IMF and World ...

- TheCitizen - TZ

People of Kuwait concerned about Kibiti killings – envoy

The first secretary of the Embassy of Kuwait to Tanzania, Mr Mohammed Alamiri, has criticized offenders involved in the recent killings of residents of Kibiti.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Comics that provoke alternative thinking

The youth of today always wants to know more, explore and question more than any other generation. But in today's democracy, have we really understood the young people of Tanzania? Often times, we have left them out from our conversations to address their needs and talk to them about their future or their role in the ...

- TheCitizen - TZ

Varsity president suspended over letter to ministry

 The president of the St Joseph University College of Engineering and Technology, Dar es Salaam Campus, Mr Haruna Bachubila, has been suspended for one year.

- TheCitizen - TZ

TLS donates law-related braille booklets

Tanzania Law Society  has on Tuesday donated 40 braille booklets to people with vision impairment to help them gain understanding on legal issues when under police arrest. 

- TheCitizen - TZ

Over 15,000 women don't know they have Obstetric Fistula

More than 15,000 women who have signs and symptoms of obstetric fistula remain untreated because they lack information about the condition and cannot afford treatment, the Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania has confirmed.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Luxurious tourist resort set to boost business in Zanzibar

US-based hospitality company, Marriott International, yesterday inked an agreement with hotel investors in Zanzibar to build a luxury villa resort on the Indian Ocean Archipelago.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Volt secures Chinese partner for Tanzanian ore

Graphite developer Volt Resources has entered into a cooperation agreement with Chinese graphite group Aoyu Graphite Group, paving the way for the company to produce industrial size samples from its Namangale project, in Tanzania. Aoyu will process up to 100 t of Namangale ore in the third quarter of this year, under a ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

Shanta receives power station equipment financing

Aim-listed Shanta Gold has received $10-million in financing from Exim Bank Tanzania following the commissioning of a 7.5 MW power station, at its New Luika gold mine, in Tanzania. The four-year term loan will amortise quarterly, bearing variable interest at 7.25% a year.

- Mining Weekly - ZA

Mali, Niger book U-17 World Cup berths

Mali and Niger have qualified for the FIFA Under-17 World Cup, to be hosted by India from October 6-28. Their qualification also completed the line-up of 24 teams in the tournament and came following their victories in the final group matches of CAF U-17 Africa Cup of Nations.Mali and Niger have joined Ghana and Guinea, who ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Just how hygienic is the city's street food?

No matter what time it is, whether day or night, somewhere on the streets of Dar es Salaam there is a plate of fried cassava being served with kachumbari , or a glass of fruit salad made from the tropical fruits the city avails to quench thirst and energise the passersby.

- TheCitizen - TZ

End tourism curbs, govt urged

The Tanzania Association of Tour Operators has pleaded with the government to eliminate tariff and non-tariff barriers inhibiting growth of the tourism industry in its 2017/18 Budget.

- TheCitizen - TZ

US dishes out Sh1.2tril to Tanzania for combating HIV/Aids

 The United States of America has announced the renewal of support of 526million US dollars to the Tanzania government as assistance in combating HIV/Aids for the 2017/2018 period.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Meet the 'ambulance taxi' drivers saving lives of thousands of Tanzanian mothers and babies

With 11,500 maternal deaths in 2015, Tanzania has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

East African leaders press EU to lift Burundi sanctions

The presidents of Tanzania and Uganda called Saturday on the EU to lift sanctions on Burundi, but a diplomatic for the European bloc dismissed the appeal. The joint plea, by Yoweri Museveni and John Magufuli came at a meeting of the East African Community -- which also includes Burundi, Kenya and South Sudan -- in Dar es ...

- Yahoo! News - US

GO Cares fund donates €2,500

The GO Cares Employee Fund has donated €2,500 to the Daughters of the Sacred Heart to support their missionary work in Tanzania. The funds were raised by GO employees through a figolli sale last Easter. Josephine Grima, senior manager, HR Operations at GO, who presented the funds to Sr Antoinette Calleja, said: Every year ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Sh2 billion set aside to renovate Kilakala and Mzumbe secondary schools

Tanzania Education Institute will spend Sh2 billion to renovate two of the oldest schools in the country, Mzumbe and Kilakala, which are both located in Morogoro.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Youngest Kashmiri lad makes entry in Bollywood, dons a producer's hat

Marking their presence in all the fields, a young Kashmiri boy is making his entry in Bollywood as a film producer. Arbaaz Bhat, a well talented and youngest Kashmiri Bollywood film producer, is at present making a film named 'Hai Tuje Salaam India'. The film features Arya Babbar and Smita Goudkar, Aijaz khan and others. ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Tread carefully on Somalia, EAC told

With Somalia's application to join the East African Community key on the agenda of the heads of state summit in Dar es Salaam today, analysts have said the Horn of Africa country should be assisted to fix its insecurity issues first.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Man arraigned for allegedly sodomising an 18 year old

A resident of Kimashuku village in Hai District, Kilimanjaro Region, Mr Paulo Kimara appeared before Hai District court for allegedly sodomising an 18 year old man.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Japan contributes five new trucks to UNHCR to serve in refugees in camps

Japan has donate to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Tanzania, five new trucks which will be deployed in refugee camps.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda urged to harmonise laws to protect Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria stakeholders have been urged to push for harmonisation of laws to protect Lake Victoria for the betterment of present and future generations.

- TheCitizen - TZ

LOVE LETTERS TO TANZANIA: 'Mothers' who are forgotten on Mothers' Day

In Australia, it was near impossible to escape the expectation to spend big on Mothers' Day last Sunday. Advertisers made you feel utterly ashamed of yourself if – until watching commercials touting expensive gift options – you still thought that a phone call or visit may be enough to honour your mother.

- TheCitizen - TZ

RIP dogo Mfaume

It is a dark weekend in Tanzania's music as we are still to come to terms with the untimely death of singer Dogo Mfaume who passed away on Wednesday.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Nurses in Tanzania cautioned to renew practising licenses or risk jail

Nurses in Tanzania have been reminded to make sure that they renew their licences upon their expiry.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Over 100 youth to meet to discuss diplomacy and leadership skills

About 100 youth from different parts of the country are expected to attend Tanzania International Model United Nations conference, which will be held in Arusha from 22nd-26th May.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Uganda govt declares plan to revamp economy

As East Africa's third largest economy after Tanzania and Kenya, Uganda is facing a myriad of challenges that are slowing down its growth from the projected 5 percent to about 3.5 percent, according to the International Monetary Fund figures issued on Tuesday.

- TheCitizen - TZ

East African heads of State meet in Dar Es Salaam

East African Community heads of state are expected to meet in Dar Es Salaam, tomorrow for the 18th ordinary summit.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Edenville signs LoI with potential Rukwa customer

Aim-listed coal miner Edenville Energy has signed a letter of intent to initially supply just over 1 000 t/m of coal to a customer, from its Rukwa operations in Tanzania. The supply volumes could potentially rise to 7 000 t/m as the operation expands.

- Mining Weekly - ZA

Acacia Mining to lay off 100 Tanzania employees, close Buzwagi mine

Acacia Mining is laying off about 100 people before the end of this year.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

Govt congratulates Serengeti boys following their win over Angola

The government congratulates the national under 17 soccer team, Serengeti boys, for beating Angola in the ongoing Africa youth championship.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Govt to continue to bankroll Serengeti boys

The government has reiterated that it will continue to provide financial support to the National under 17 soccer team, which is currently participating in the CAF U-17 championship in Gabon.

- TheCitizen - TZ

CAG is also working in Zanzibar, says Makamba

Minister of State, Vice President's office, Union and Environment January Makamba has given assurance that the  office of the Controller and Auditor General mainland and that of Zanzibar are working closely to ensure effective auditing  in public institutions.

- TheCitizen - TZ


News that exports of manufactured goods dropped by a cool 37.5 per cent during the year ending March 2017 is bad for Tanzania's industrialisation endeavour.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Arusha Mayor arrested while visiting Lucky Vincent to give his condolences

The Mayor of Arusha Mr Kalist Lazaro has been arrested at Lucky Vincent School where he had gone to give his condolences on Thursday morning.

- TheCitizen - TZ