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Zanzibar Town Transformation Almost Starting

Zanzibar Town Transformation Almost Starting

President Ali Mohamed Shein yesterday met Engineering Consultants Group (ECG) officials from Egypt, a crucial step towards the commencement of works to develop Zanzibar town into a modern city. Reconstruction and building of the new structures under the new master plan are expected to dramatically change the Zanzibar historical town, developing a Smart City on […]

Tanzania ‘Seeking to Manufacture Plastic Bags…invest in Recycling Plant’

Tanzania ‘Seeking to Manufacture Plastic Bags…invest in Recycling Plant’

New plastic bag manufacturing factories in the country will have to install recycling facilities as the government moves to curb environmental degradation, the National Environment Management Council (NEMC) has announced. NEMC Coordinator for the Eastern Zone Jaffar Chimgege, speaking here over the weekend, said: “As a country, we face a serious challenge when it comes […]

Tanzania Among Top Best Countries for Investment in Africa

Tanzania Among Top Best Countries for Investment in Africa

Tanzania has featured in a list of top ten most attractive for investment flowing destination into African continent, emerging the only state from East Africa bloc. According to Africa Investment Index 2016, Tanzania was slotted on position eight ahead of Namibia and Burkina Faso, but below Algeria (on position 7), Cote d’Ivoire (6) and Zambia (5). […]

Tanzania’s Mahiga Leads SADC Team in DR Congo to Check Political Situation

Tanzania’s Mahiga Leads SADC Team in DR Congo to Check Political Situation

Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dr Augustine Mahiga has arrived in Democratic Republic of Congo to lead a contingency of foreign affairs ministers from Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Troika mission. Troika is made up of Tanzania, Angola and Mozambique, mainly as a body to spearhead peace finding missions in the region. Statement issued today by […]

President John Magufuli Stops Kenya Plan to Hire Tanzanian Doctors

President John Magufuli Stops Kenya Plan to Hire Tanzanian Doctors

President John Magufuli on Wednesday scuttled Kenya’s attempts to hire doctors from Tanzania after he ordered his administration to employ them instead. The order to absorb 258 doctors he had allowed to come and work in Kenya was prompted by the legal battles in Kenya which have blocked their employment. The announcement came from the […]

Tunisia Embraces African Court

Tunisia Embraces African Court

The Republic of Tunisia yesterday joined Tanzania and other states in the African continent to sign a declaration, enabling Non- Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and individuals to access the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (AfCHPR) directly. Tunisia becomes the eighth nation to sign such declaration. Other countries that have so far signed, apart from […]

DR Congo Tycoon Drags Vodacom Tanzania to Court Over Defamation, Demands 10 Billions

DR Congo Tycoon Drags Vodacom Tanzania to Court Over Defamation, Demands 10 Billions

The dispute on attachment of 1,092,000,130 shares of Vodacom has reached a new turn following a fresh move by businessman Moto Mabanga of DRC to demand over 10bn/-from Vodacom Tanzania Limited, for allegedly publishing defamatory statements against him. However, Vodacom Tanzania Limited have denied the claims by the businessman and their lawyers from IMMMA Advocates […]

Hands Off Helium, Tanzania Petroleum Development Company Advised

Hands Off Helium, Tanzania Petroleum Development Company Advised

Tanzania plans to create a giant state-owned helium entity – an establishment separate from the giant mining holding firm, the Tanzania Petroleum Development Company (TPDC) – which apparently doesn’t measure up to the powers that both domestic and global companies dealing in helium gas wield to date. As a result, TPDC is now to keep off […]

Contradictions of Africa’s Development Agenda

Contradictions of Africa’s Development Agenda

This story starts at a golf club in Nigeria. My former schoolmate and sometimes golf buddy started it. He sent a message to our chat group remarking how a well-to-do golfer’s arrival at the clubhouse had turned heads. Now when golfers turn heads at your arrival it means you must have turned up in serious […]

President John Magufuli Has Tied His Legacy to Infrastructures

President John Magufuli Has Tied His Legacy to Infrastructures

While launching the Dar es Salaam-Morogoro SGR line project, on the day Tanzanians remembered the passing of its former prime ministers, Edward Moringe Sokoine who perished in a road accident in 1984, President John Magufuli left no doubt, once again as to where his vision of the future of the country lies. Sokoine lived and […]

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