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Tanzanian police detained 20 over homosexual practices

Authorities in Tanzania have arrested 20 people accused of homosexuality in the East African nation’s semiautonomous region of Zanzibar. Twelve women and eight men were arrested in a hotel where they were receiving training on HIV/AIDS education programs, local media reports. “We rounded them up because we suspect that they were engaged in homosexuality in […]

Tanzania seizes British miner’s diamonds

The Tanzanian government has seized British Petra Diamonds’ ores worth nearly $30m amid a government investigation, the company said on Monday. “Petra confirms that a parcel of diamonds (71,654.45 carats) from the Williamson mine in Tanzania has been blocked from export to Petra’s marketing office in Antwerp and certain key personnel from Williamson are currently […]

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Tanzania: Gold miner Acacia reduces operations, cuts workforce

The Canadian gold miner, Acacia, on Monday, announced that is has reduced operations and cut its workforce in Tanzania, few months after the East African nation banned export of gold and copper concentrate . Acacia, which is majority-owned by Canadian firm Barrick Gold, has said the continuation of the ban will hurt its ability to […]

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Bill Gates Foundation grants Sh777 billion to Tanzania

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on Thursday, announced plans to disburse about Sh777 billion ($ about 350 million) to finance agriculture, health and Information Communication Technology (ICT) sectors in Tanzania. Bill Gates, co-chair of the Foundation and the world’s richest man made the statement at Dar es Salaam State House shortly after meeting with […]

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Tanzania’s first quarter growth slows to 5.7 %

Tanzania’s economic growth slowed to 5.7 percent in the first quarter of this year from 6.8 percent previously, the statistics office of the East African nation said on Thursday. Tanzania’s annual GDP growth rate averaged 7% over the past 5 years, making it one of the 20 fastest growing economies in the world and beating […]

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Tanzania: About 479 people accused of witchcraft killed

Human Rights watchdogs are calling on authorities in Tanzania to take action as about 479 people accused of being witches have been killed in the East-African nation this year by vigilance groups. According to a report released on Monday by the Dar es Salaam-based Legal and Human Rights Centre (LHRC), some 80 people, accused of […]

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Fertilizer industry: Zambia seeks to attract Moroccan investors

Zambia, which remains a net importer of fertilizers, has called on Moroccan operators to invest in the fertilizer industry, to help curb the high cost of crop production. The call was launched by Minister of Agriculture Dora Siliya at a meeting in Lusaka Monday with a Moroccan delegation, led by Secretary of State for Foreign […]

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South Sudan seeks assistance to adopt Swahili as official language

The South Sudanese government on Wednesday announced plans to introduce Swahili language in school curriculum ahead of its adoption as an official language. In a statement quoted by the News portal, The Citizen, South Sudanese Vice President Taban Deng Gai has called on Tanzania to send Swahili teachers to the World’s youngest nation. The war […]

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Tanzania to get $4 million from Holland to boost potato production

The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs will inject about $4 million in Tanzania to finance the construction of a center for the development of the potato industry in the East African nation. Nine Dutch companies active in the sector will also contribute to the construction of the infrastructure, which is scheduled to be completed by […]

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Morocco’s Ciments de l’Afrique opens new cement plant in Chad

The Moroccan cement giant Ciments de l’Afrique group (CIMAF) has officially inaugurated a new cement plant in Chad this week as the group, led by the Moroccan Businessman Anas Séfrioui, continues its expansion in Sub-Saharan Africa. This new unit, located in the Lamadji district at the northern exit of the Chadian capital N’djamena, will start […]

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