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Tanzania: President, Govt move to new capital Dodoma

Tanzanian President John Magufuli and the entire government have relocated to the country’s new capital of Dodoma. The new capital Dodoma, which was elevated to city status last year, was designated as the capital city. Its central location, compared to the coastal Dar es Salaam is considered ideal for bringing government services closer to the […]

Tanzania starts mass repatriation of Burundian refugees

Tanzania starts mass repatriation of Burundian refugees

Burundi has announced a return of its refugees from Tanzania this week as part as a mass repatriation planned by the two governments. According to Nestor Bimenyimana, the Burundi government’s general manager for repatriation, about 1,000 refugees are in the first group. Burundi and Tanzania agreed in August that repatriations of 200,000 Burundi refugees in […]

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Tanzania: WB releases $4.5 million for drinking water supply to 165 villages

The World Bank has awarded a $4.5 million grant to Tanzania to build drinking water supply networks using solar off-grid systems in rural areas. Only 50 percent of Tanzania’s population of 53 million have access to an improved source of safe water, and only 34 percent of Tanzania’s population has access to improved sanitation. Under […]

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Tanzania fines five banks for breaching anti-money laundering rule

Tanzania’s central bank has fined five commercial banks for breaching anti-money laundering rule. According to local media, the move aims at tightening regulation in the financial services sector in the East African nation. In a statement released on Monday, the Bank of Tanzania (BoT) said the fines were imposed “for failure to conduct proper customer […]

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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 […]

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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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