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Tanzania: World Bank lifts aid embargo, approves new loan

The World Bank has approved a $450 million loan to Tanzania, the bank said on Friday. The move comes a year after the Bretton-wood institution sanctioned the East African nation because of concern over government policies including a law that made it illegal to question official statistics and expelling pregnant girls from public schools. The […]

Tanzania: ringleader in elephant poaching arrested, ivory tusks equivalent to killing of 117 elephants recovered

Tanzanian ministry of tourism has announced arrest of main suspect in the poaching of its elephant population and recovery of hundreds of ivory tusks that involved the killing of 117 elephants. Hamisi Kigwangalla, minister for Natural Resources and Tourism last week announced on Twitter the arrest of poacher Hassan Shaban Likwema, aka Hassan Nyoni, and […]

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More than 100,000 girls in Tanzania work in slave-like conditions

In Tanzania, more than 100,000 young girls have been tricked into a life of fear and, in effect, slavery. According to BBC, some of the girls are sold to households where they are forced to work from sunrise to sunset. Others end up being forced into prostitution. Their parents are usually told that the girls […]

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Tanzania on high alert following Ebola cases in neighboring Uganda

Tanzania on high alert following Ebola cases in neighboring Uganda

The Tanzanian Minister of Health has issued an “alert” on Sunday following the outbreak of Ebola cases this week in neighboring Uganda. The number of people in Uganda who have been exposed to the Ebola virus expanded significantly, from eight to at least 27. The disclosures, in a Ministry of Health update on its website, […]

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Tanzania eyes universal access with investment in thermal & renewable energy

Tanzania eyes universal access with investment in thermal & renewable energy

Tanzania aims to have six times its current power generation capacity by 2025 through investment in thermal and renewable energy, deputy energy minister Subira Mgalu told Parliament. According to Subira Mgalu, implementation of various power generation projects will increase the capacity of the national power grid from 1,602 megawatts presently to 10,000 megawatts by 2025. […]

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Tanzania to conclude talks for delayed LNG project

Tanzania plans to conclude talks on developing a liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in the East African country. Equinor, one of the companies involved in the talks, could be selected for the project, according to the Energy Ministry. The construction of the LNG export terminal near huge offshore natural gas discoveries in deep water, south […]

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Tanzania: 300MW wind farm taking shape

Urus Energy Holdings Corporation, one of Japan’s largest wind energy developers has acquired a share in Winlab Africa, a subsidiary of the Australian group Winlab Limited. With an investment of $10 million, Eurus Energy Holdings Corporation will finance several projects, including the Miombo Hewani wind farm in southwest Tanzania. Eurus Energy takes a 25% interest […]

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Tanzania to achieve universal access to electricity by 2021

All Tanzanian villages will be connected into the national electricity grid by 2021, local media reported quoting the Minister of Energy Medard Kalemani. Kalemani made the statement during an official tour in Northwestern Tanzania’s district of Geita. According to him, several villages had so far been connected in the first round under the third phase […]

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Tanzania: major power cuts due to maintenance

In Tanzania, residents of Zanzibar and Dar es Salaam will face power outages due to maintenance activities of three power generation machines at Ubungo II and Songas stations, local media reported. A public notice issued by the Tanzania Electric Supply Company Ltd (Tanesco) communications unit says the maintenance of the plants will be completed in […]

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Congo Decides: More than 100 killed in clashes days before vote

More than 100 people have been killed in clashes between rival ethnic groups in Democratic Republic of Congo, days before Sunday’s long-delayed presidential, legislative and provincial elections, in the war-torn mineral-rich nation. According to local media, the fighting between the Batende and Banunu ethnic groups broke out on Sunday over the disputed location of a […]

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