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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, […]

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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Tanzania to ink $3 bln power plant deal

Tanzanian President, John Magufuli, announced that his government will sign a deal this week for the construction of a $3 billion hydroelectric power plant. The power plant and dam will be built in the Selous Game Reserve, a UN-designated world heritage site in southern Tanzania. The project’s location has faced opposition from conservationists. In remarks […]

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Tanzania’s bulldozer president orders army to buy entire cashew harvest

Tanzania’s reformist President John Magufuli this week ordered a 94 percent increase of cashew nuts prices to protect farmers from effects of dwindling prices. According to a government statement, President Magufuli, aka as the Bulldozer, has ordered soldiers to buy up the estimated 220,000 tons of nuts at $1.44 per kg, higher than the price […]

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U.S. appoints Peter Pham as Special Envoy to Great Lakes region

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced the appointment of Peter Pham as the U.S. special envoy for Africa’s Great Lakes Region. According to a State Department’s statement, Peter Pham, director of the Africa Center at the Atlantic Council think tank, will coordinate U.S. policy in the region, with an emphasis on strengthening democratic institutions. […]

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