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Some aspects of share transaction in Tanzania.

The months of February and March 2017 in Tanzania have been dominated by, among other things, sales of shares by Vodacom, one of the telecommunication companies operating in the country. There also have been sales of Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture Investment Company. Shares of these companies have ...

- TheCitizen - TZ

Sh870m set to boost Dodoma water supply.

The Dodoma Urban Water Supply and Sewage Authority has set aside at least Sh870 million to extend its provision of water services to more areas amid an anticipated rise in demand. Authorities say they foresee a significant rise in water demand as the government moves its administrative seat from Dar es Salaam to Dodoma.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Rwanda fails to answer Victoire Ingabire's appeal.

The Unified Democratic Forces , a political party opposed to the regime of Rwanda's ruling Rwandan Patriotic Front , would like to inform the public that the Rwandan state did not show up on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights in Arusha, Tanzania, to defend itself in the appeal case ...

- San Francisco Bay View - US

Mwakyembe speaks out on Clouds report.

The newly appointed minister of Information, Culture and Sports, Dr Harrison Mwakyembe, has asked to be given time for him to probe the raid of Clouds Media Group studios by Dar es Salaam Commissioner Paul Makonda

- TheCitizen - TZ

Wounded veteran conquers Mount Kilimanjaro for a cause.

Wounded veteran Kirstie Ennis recently hiked to the summit of Africa's Mount Kilimanjaro to raise awareness for East Africa rural communities' need for clean drinking water.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Crucial Tanesco machinery held at port over Sh4bn tax.

Tanzania Electric Supply Company has been ordered to pay Sh4 billion in tax to the Tanzania Revenue Authority in order to recover machineries meant for gas power project at Kinyerezi in Dar es Salaam.

- TheCitizen - TZ

We need to 'reduce, reuse and recycle'.

A measure of a nation's wealth is the amount of rubbish it creates, some say. As Tanzania's economic growth indeed corresponds to increasing waste management challenges, perhaps this is true.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Address confusion, chaos surrounding jnia project.

Tanzania's aviation industry is growing fast despite several policy and operational challenges. The government's declared vision to make the country a middle-income economy by the year 2025 is one that will require a modernized and efficient aviation sub-sector.

- TheCitizen - TZ

'When lawyers speak, the nation listens, and the rulers also listen'.

The Tanganyika Law Society elected its new president Tundu Lissu for a one-year tenure. The run-up to the election, which were held in Arusha on March 18

- TheCitizen - TZ

TFF, football stakeholders congratulate new minister.

Tanzania Football Federation has congratulated newly appointed minister for Information, Culture and Sports Harrison Mwakyembe and is looking forward to working closely with him.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Youngsters seek to steal show at Africa meet.

Tanzania tennis players will be looking to sparkle at this year's Africa Junior Championship, which roars into life on Sunday in Pretoria, South Africa.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Tanzania President warns media they 'don't have as much freedom' as they think

Comments come amid an apparent increasing restriction of basic freedoms in Tanzania.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Tanzania gold export ban costing Acacia $1m a day in lost revenue

The recent implementation of a gold and copper exports ban by the Tanzanian government is costing its largest gold miner, Acacia Mining, an average of $1-million a day in revenues. LSE-listed Acacia Mining on Friday said it was now taking a range of actions' at its Bulyanhulu and Buzwagi mines to manage this financial ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

NGO urges UK, Germany to present apologies and compensations for colonial atrocities in Tanzania

Germany already in talks over reparations for Herero and Namaqua massacres in former colony Namibia.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Drop is worrying sign for industrialisation agenda

The Bank of Tanzania's monthly economic review for February – which covers the year ending January 2017 – has some figures that need immediate response from policy makers.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Concern over industrialisation as importation of capital goods falls

Tanzania's imports are declining significantly including that of capital goods, raising concerns over the direction of investment in the country which is gearing-up for industrialisation.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Losses in forest business alarm WWF

Tanzania is heavily losing economically from forests while deforestation is escalating, the World, Wide Fund for Nature has warned.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Tanzanian minister sacked after condemning TV intrusion

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, Mar 23 - Tanzania's information minister was fired on Thursday after he criticised an ally of President John Magufuli who had stormed into a television station accompanied by armed men. The sacking comes amid an uproar over the incident at one of Tanzania's main private broadcasters, seen as yet ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Armyworm outbreak threatens food security in southern Africa

Source: Famine Early Warning System Network, Southern African Development Community, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, World Food Programme, UN Children's Fund, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, World Vision Country: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Coach Mora climbs Kilimanjaro to bring clean water to East Africans

A few weeks ago, UCLA head football coach Jim Mora took time out of his busy schedule recruiting athletes and hiring staff to fly to Africa on a mission that had nothing to do with sports.


RC Makonda 'threatened Clouds staff'

Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner Paul Makonda threatened Clouds Media Group staff with blackmail and jail when he stormed the private broadcaster's premises last week, the committee that investigated the incident said yesterday.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Editors impose media blackout

Tanzania Editors Forum and the Union of Dar es Salaam Press Clubs have announced media blackout against Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner Paul Makonda following his raid of Clouds Media Group studios at the weekend.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Armyworm outbreak threats food security in Southern Africa

Source: Famine Early Warning System Network, Southern African Development Community, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, World Food Programme, UN Children's Fund, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, World Vision Country: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Tricky choice for Stars, Zanzibar Heroes players

Playing for Taifa Stars or Zanzibar Heroes is a tricky choice Tanzanian players now have to make when called up for national duty, it has been revealed.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Graça Machel: Africa will not move till women are in charge

On Friday March 17, 2017, Ms Graça Machel, who is the founder of the Graça Machel Trust, launched in Dar es Salaam, a new initiative called Women Advancing Africa .

- TheCitizen - TZ

Media in Dar to boycott RC Makonda events

Tanzania Editors Forum and Union of Tanzania Press Club has today announced a decision to boycott coverage of events and activities organized by Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner Paul Makonda.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Bishop Gwajima consoles Clouds media workers

Glory of Christ Tanzania Church leader, Bishop Josephat Gwajima, has urged Clouds Media employees to continue with their work unperturbed.

- TheCitizen - TZ

On Makonda, JPM has taken a leaf from the CCM script

President John Magufuli's public show of support for the Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner, Mr Paul Makonda, has elicited strong reactions from various stakeholders.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Premier Majaliwa charms Mauritius investors

Prime Minister, Mr Kassim Majaliwa, has appealed to invest in Mauritius to come and establish their ventures in Tanzania noting that the country has favourable investment climate.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Committee asks Dar RC Makonda to apologise for storming media house

A committee formed by Information minister Nape Nnauye to look into Dar es Salaam regional Commissioner Paul Makonda storming of Media Clouds offices has asked the Regional top boss to apologise publicly.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Farmers complain over influx of cheap Tanzania produce at border market

Taveta farmers say the flood of cheap Tanzanian goods has resulted in poor prices for local produce.

- Daily Nation - KE

Master Drilling boasts strong order book

The launch of new projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone and Tanzania, paired with increased investment in human resources, has resulted in a 12.1% drop in JSE-listed Master Drilling's gross profit to $23.5-million for the 2016 financial year. However, the company noted that conservative provisions ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

KPC bets on Kisumu jetty to reclaim oil market

Kenya is looking to use the planned Kisumu oil jetty to push more petrol cargo in the neighbouring countries and win back market share lost to Tanzania.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

Kenyan doctors seek to delay deployment of TZ medics

KMPDU asks Medical Association of Tanzania to delay deployment of its members to Kenya by two months.

- Daily Nation - KE

Chorus of condemnation grows after Makonda TV raid outrage

Pressure continued to mount on President John Magufuli yesterday, a day after he declared his unwavering support for embattled Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner Paul Makonda.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Ending gender violence, inequality

As the world celebrated the International Women's Day early in the month, Tanzania, like many other developing countries, continues to grapple with the nightmare of gender-based discrimination and violence.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Social workers in Tanzania and their key role in HIV/Aids care

As we mark World Social Work Day, the ever-expanding role of social work in HIV/Aids interventions in the country is remarkably striking.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Tanzania gets Sh110bn loan for road

The government and the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development yesterday signed an agreement in which the latter will give Sh109.69 billion in loan to Tanzania.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Bank marks 100 years of service in Tanzania

Standard Chartered Bank Tanzania is, this week, hosting over thirty of its Top Management Team members from its Africa and Middle East Region, the bank said yesterday.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Qatar Airways marks ten years of flying the Dar-Doha route

Qatar Airways said yesterday that it will continue flying between Doha and Tanzania as it seeks to play an increasingly important role in growing tourism globally.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Tigo donates 1,200 phones for birth registration plan

A mobile birth registration campaign in Geita and Shinyanga regions has received a shot in the arm from Tigo Tanzania, whereby the mobile telecom company has provided 1,200 mobile phones worth more than Sh113 million for use by registration assistants.

- TheCitizen - TZ

U.S. firm seeks $561 million from Tanzania in power supply dispute

DAR ES SALAAM,  - Symbion Power is seeking $561 million from Tanzania's state power supplier TANESCO via international mediation, accusing it of breach of contract, the U.S.

- Stabroek News - GY

Govt to set up Shs1 trillion unitary oil pipeline

Energy minister Irene Muloni has said government is set to construct a unitary pipeline worth $3.35b that will transport the country's crude oil from Hoima to Tanga Port in Tanzania

- Daily Monitor - UG

It's not just Norway – some developing countries are seeing gains in happiness index, too

The World Happiness Report, an index that rates nations based on factors such as income and life expectancy, released its 2017 list Monday at the United Nations. The list doesn't contain any surprises among the happiest or least happy nations, where Norway, Denmark, Switzerland, Iceland, and Finland rounded out the top and ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Endeavour ditches £3bn merger with Acacia

FTSE 250 gold miner Acacia has terminated negotiations with Canadian firm Endeavour over a £3bn merger. Both firms revealed talks had broken down this evening in separate statements. Acacia and Endeavour said progressing with a deal would not have been in the best interests of shareholders. The news follows reports earlier ...

- City AM - UK

Hire more doctors locally

Plan to recruit 500 doctors from Tanzania raises fundamental questions.

- Daily Nation - KE


President John Magufuli yesterday caught almost everyone by surprise with his spirited defence of embattled Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner Paul Makonda. The President expressed his steadfast support for Mr Makonda, who has in recent days captured national attention for both positive and negative reasons.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Don't send docs to Kenya: MAT

As Kenya yesterday laid down procedures for recruiting the 500 doctors from Tanzania, the Medical Association of Tanzania demanded that the whole process be reversed.

- TheCitizen - TZ

OPINION: Doctors move a step in the right direction

There are lessons to be learnt from the outcome of Kenya's request to Tanzania for 500 doctors after a protracted doctors' strike recently came to an end in the neighbouring country.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Reuters Video: Tanzania's 'witches' fight for land and rights

Thousands of elderly Tanzanian women have been strangled, knifed to death and burned alive over the last two decades after being denounced as witches. — Reuters

- The Malay Mail - MY