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Vodafone's M-Pesa transactions reach record 614 mln in Dec.

Vodafone Group said a record 614 million M-Pesa transactions were processed during December 2016 as the global operator marked its 10th anniversary. During 2016, the service processed around 6 billion transactions, peaking in December 2016 at 529 transactions every second. Vodafone now offers M-Pesa services in ten ...

- Telecompaper - NL

Tanzania called on to ratify convention against torture.

It aims at preventing torture and other acts of cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment

- TheCitizen - TZ

Mbowe arrested while heading to Central Police Station.

Police yesterday arrested Chadema national chairman Freeman Mbowe for failing to comply with a call to report at the Central Police Station as directed by Dar es Salaam Special Zone Commander, Mr Simon Sirro.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Specialists at MNH perform rare surgery.

Specialists at Muhimbili National Hospital , in collaboration with a paediatric surgeon from King Faisal Hospital in Saudi Arabia, Prof Zacharia Habibu, yesterday for the first time performed a rare surgery on a child aged 10 from Unguja, Zanzibar, who was suffered from a serious condition whereby his lower oesophageal ...

- TheCitizen - TZ

Tanzania: Innovative collaboration targets early childhood teachers.

In partnership with the Tanzania Teachers’ Union, Education International has launched the “Developing teachers, improving early learning in Tanzania” project, which aims to improve the professional knowledge, skills, and competence of early childhood teachers.

- Education International - BE

Equity to roll out agency banking in Zanzibar expansion plan.

Equity Bank is set to roll out agency banking in Zanzibar, where it commenced operations last week with its first branch on the island.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

Tanzanian firm cleared to acquire fuel retail unit of Kenya's Hashi Energy.

Tanzania's energy firm Lake Oil is set to acquire the petroleum retail business of Hashi Energy.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

Tanzania fights illicit drugs, but at what expense?.

Tanzania continues to fight against illicit drugs. A recently-released list of "drug pushers," including the names of politicians and artistes, has raised questions about the role of the government in such a crackdown.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

News24.com | Tanzania threatens to publish 'list of gay people'.

Tanzania has announced plans to publish a list of gay people allegedly selling sex online -- just days after shutting dozens of Aids clinics accused of promoting homosexuality.

- News24.com - ZA

PHARMACIST : Let us be open about Alzheimer's.

You may not have heard about Alzheimer's Disease in Tanzania but it does exist—and it affects elderly men and women of this country.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Researchers set to determine medicinal value of aloe vera plant.

Five years ago, John Ezekia, a resident of Kimara in Dar es Salaam was a regular user of products made from aloe vera plants—not until he changed his mind.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Tanzania threat to list gay people

A Tanzanian politician takes to Twitter to defend his threat to publish the names of suspected homosexuals.

- BBC - UK

Is China eroding the bargaining power of traditional donors in Africa?

Haley J. Swedlund In this article, the author explores whether the growing presence of Chinese financial assistance is decreasing the bargaining power of traditional donors vis-àvis African governments. The article relies on data from an original survey of high-ranking donor officials working in multiple African countries, ...

- Chatham House - UK

Pupils at risk as schools lack toilets

Nearly 100,000 primary school children in Kilimanjaro Region are in danger of contracting communicable diseases due to the shortage of toilets, a recent report presented to the United Nations Development Programme has indicated.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Save lives by making gym equipment affordable

Cases of non-communicable diseases in Tanzania are on the rise, and there is a great need for intervention. Diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, cancer, heart disease and gout are messing up people's lives.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Star athletes to register for Kili Marathon

Preparations for this year's Kilimanjaro Marathon are on course, says the event's organising committee.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Save lives of 35m lake Victoria basin people

East African Community member states increasingly appear to tilt at windmills as pollution, overfishing and ecological destruction are wreaking havoc on Lake Victoria, pushing 35 million people in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda at the precipice of poverty.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Turning your organic waste into nutritious chicken feed

Two years ago, Kigen Compton, an entrepreneur, approached 'the recycler', a waste management and recycling solution company in Dar es Salaam with the idea to turn organic waste into chicken feed.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Tanzania to publish 'list of gay people'

The country's deputy health minister Hamisi Kigwangalla said on Twitter that the government was investigating "the homosexuality syndicate" and would arrest and prosecute those involved in the gay sex business

- Daily Monitor - UG

Bujumbura asks Dar to arrest rivals in Arusha

Burundi's government on Friday asked Tanzania to arrest several leaders of the main opposition attending peace talks in Arusha in a bid to resolve a nearly two-year political crisis.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Mbowe given till Monday to report

Police in Dar es Salaam have given Chadema national chairman Freeman Mbowe until tomorrow to report at the Central Police Station, failure of which he risks being arrested.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Magufuli commissions 165 new army officers

The Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces, President John Magufuli, yesterday commissioned 165 army officers to the rank of second lieutenant at the State House in Dar es Salaam.

- TheCitizen - TZ

MSD to build 4 modern warehouses

The Medical Stores Department will in June construct at least four modern warehouses called warehouse in a box in Luguruni, Kinondoni District in Dar es Salaam, according to MSD Director General Laurean Bwanakunu.

- TheCitizen - TZ

PEOPLE IN THE NEWS : General who comes from family of top police officers

He is a disciplinarian and truly professional and that was probably why he stayed at the helm of the Tanzania People's Defence Forces for 10 years and four months.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Tanzania threatens to publish 'gay list'

Tanzania announced plans on Saturday to publish a list of gay people allegedly selling sex online. This comes just days after the government shut down dozens of AIDS clinics accused of promoting homosexuality.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

ECONOMIC MADE SIMPLE: Is Big Results Now initiative a solution to future donor aid cut?

The withholding of budgetary support to Tanzania by donors was among the leading news in October and November 2014 in general and in the Parliament in particular. At the core of the matter are a number of issues that brought the nation to this embarrassing situation. These include Tanzania's inability to mobilise enough own ...

- TheCitizen - TZ

PROPERTY GUIDE: Foreigners' right of access to land in Tanzania

Following the East African Community Common Market on July 1, 2010, land is one of the major concerns or points of disagreement that causes fear of additional competition for land resources from citizens of other partner states during negotiations on the East African Community Common Market. Other points include free ...

- TheCitizen - TZ

INSIGHT: Drought now drives food price spike in East Africa

In some parts of Tanzania, maize prices have almost doubled since early 2016, a United Nations report shows

- TheCitizen - TZ

Tanzania faces acute shortage of radiology, imaging experts

Tanzania is facing acute shortage of radiology and imaging experts and tools, making related treatment especially in the rural areas more challenging.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Plan to end child marriage

A five-year plan has been adopted by Plan International organization to prevent over 12,000 young girls in four regions in Tanzania from child marriage.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Govt, Airtel yet to agree on share sale

Planned initial public offerings for Airtel Tanzania and Tigo Tanzania will take longer than expected as shareholders grapple with decision-making on the right numbers and values of shares to offload,The Citizen understands.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Burundi seeks arrest of opposition at Tanzania peace talks

It affects nearly the entire CNARED delegation of seven leading opposition figures.

- Daily Nation - KE

News24.com | Burundi seeks arrest of opposition at Tanzania peace talks

Burundi's government has asked Tanzania to arrest several leaders of the main opposition attending peace talks in Arusha in a bid to resolve a nearly two-year political crisis.

- News24.com - ZA

From Mbeya to Dar in a bicycle to raise road safety awareness

He braved all kinds of weather – from cold temperatures to humid conditions – cycling nearly 1,000 kilometres from Mbeya to Dar es Salaam.

- TheCitizen - TZ

News24.com | Two killed, several missing in Tanzania mine collapse

Two miners were killed and several others are believed missing after an illegal gold mine collapsed in northern Tanzania, says the mining ministry.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | Tanzania stops 40 health centres from offering Aids services

Tanzania's government has stopped 40 privately run health centers from providing Aids-related services, accusing them of catering to homosexuals in a country where gay sex is criminalised.

- News24.com - ZA

Chinese envoy: How to hit 7pc

Tanzania needs to attract more foreign direct investment to realise its goal of attaining seven per cent economic growth, according to the Chinese ambassador to Tanzania, Dr Lu Youqing.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Surge of 'battery eggs' and easy money for Tanzania

A few months ago I received an email from someone in Tanzania praising the easy way of making money with battery eggs.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Two killed, several missing in Tanzania mine collapse

DAR ES SALAAM, Feb 17 — Two miners were killed and several others are believed missing after an illegal gold mine collapsed in northern Tanzania, the mining ministry said today. At least 18 miners were illegally digging for gold in the town of...

- The Malay Mail - MY

News24.com | Burundi's government boycotts resumption of peace talks

Burundi's government has announced it will not attend the latest effort at peace talks with the opposition in neighbouring Tanzania, eroding hopes for a negotiated settlement to the East African nation's often violent political crisis.

- News24.com - ZA

Daredevil who surfed for 9 days

George Issaias just got back from a unique first-of-its-kind kite surfing expedition. Together with seven other East African boardriders, they spent nine days— and 900 kilometres of water —surfing between Lamu and Zanzibar to raise money for the Local Ocean Trust and The African Billfish Foundation.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

Ceos' approach to growth of economy most laudable

A new initiative—in which the chief executive officers roundtable is engaging a renowned economist who will analyse the country's economic developments and advise the government accordingly—is good for Tanzania.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Antibiotic resistance is the next global epidemic

Recently in The Citizen an article was published entitled; Powercef: Medicine widely used and 'abused' in TZ. The scientific name of Powercef is Ceftriaxone. This prompted me to write this article and put the issue of antibiotic resistance in perceptive by an infection diseases expert from a developing country like ...

- TheCitizen - TZ

Tanzania: Competence profile a key step towards quality early childhood education

Together with Education International’s Dennis Sinyolo, Prosper Lubuva, from the Tanzania Teachers’ Unions discusses challenges in early childhood education, and increasing early childhood educators’ professionalism through the development of a competence profile.

- Education International - BE

In paradise, battling hell in a sober house

To many, Zanzibar seems like a picture-perfect paradise. Yet heroin is endemic. Faced with international drug cartels, the government is struggling to stem the flow of drugs flowing into the country.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Burundi's government boycotts resumption of peace talks

BUJUMBURA, Burundi — Burundi's government has announced it will not attend the latest effort at peace talks with the opposition in neighboring Tanzania, eroding hopes for a negotiated settlement to the East African nation's often violent political crisis.

- Yahoo! News - US

Boosting premium tourism in Zanzibar

A new luxury hotel whose development began this year will be among leading tourist facilities with a world-class golf course.

- eTurboNews - US

How to prepare to climb Kilimanjaro

Listen to your body.

- Matador Network - US

Burundi government will not attend planned peace talks

The government of Burundi has said it will not attend peace talks scheduled to resume in Tanzania on Thursday, although the main opposition alliance has confirmed its participation.

- The Daily Star - LB

Nodding Syndrome: Parasitic worm found to trigger mysterious, incurable and fatal disease

Nodding Syndrome was first documented in Tanzania in the 1960s and until now, no cause had ever been identified.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

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