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African hospitals adopt SOPHiA artificial intelligence to trigger continent-wide healthcare leapfrogging movement

African hospitals adopt SOPHiA artificial intelligence to trigger continent-wide healthcare leapfrogging movement

African hospitals are adopting SOPHiA to – no matter their experience in genomic testing – get up to speed and analyze genomic data to identify disease-causing mutations in patients’ genomic profiles, and decide on the most effective care. As new users of SOPHiA, they become part of a larger network of 260 hospitals in 46 […]

Applying for a Birth Certificate in Tanzania Using a Phone: 650,000 Children Regestered in Geita and Shinyanga

Applying for a Birth Certificate in Tanzania Using a Phone: 650,000 Children Regestered in Geita and Shinyanga

Tanzania’s digital lifestyle company, Tigo, has continued to support the Tanzania government’s under-five birth registration initiative through an innovative mobile application that is massively accelerating provisioning of birth certificates for children under the age of five. The under-five birth registration drive, launched in Geita and Shinyanga regions along the Lake Victoria Zone early this week, […]

Graça Machel – Africa Will Not Move Till Women Are in Charge

Graça Machel – Africa Will Not Move Till Women Are in Charge

On Friday March 17, 2017, Ms Graça Machel, who is the founder of the Graça Machel Trust, launched in Dar es Salaam, a new initiative called Women Advancing Africa (WAA). As a former first lady, and the wife of South Africa’s iconic leader Nelson Mandela, she has taken a leading role the economic liberation of […]

Zanzibar Escapes Power Cut

Zanzibar Escapes Power Cut

Zanzibar government has paid 10bn/- as the initial settlement of the accumulated 121bn/- it owes the Tanzania Electric Supply Company (TANESCO) in power tariffs. Energy and Minerals Minister Sospeter Muhongo confirmed in Dar es Salaam yesterday that the Zanzibar government paid the amount in efforts to settle its outstanding debt to TANESCO and pledged to continue […]

World Bank President Jets in to Kickoff Ubungo Intersection Construction

World Bank President Jets in to Kickoff Ubungo Intersection Construction

THE World Bank (WB) Group President, Dr Jim Yong Kim, is expected to arrive in the country today for a three-day official visit, in which he will hold talks with President John Magufuli on robust development projects that are expected to be funded by WB. During his visit, Dr Kim will meet Dr Magufuli to […]

Putting the U.S. First, At Africa’s Expense

Putting the U.S. First, At Africa’s Expense

In November 2016, the United States (US) concluded one of the most divisive presidential elections in its history. It is also hard to identify any public policy issues around which there have been strong and stable bipartisan cooperation in recent years. However, US relations with Africa have, in large part, enjoyed just such cooperation. Since […]

TAZARA Council Of Ministers Calls For More Action From Board Of Directors

TAZARA Council Of Ministers Calls For More Action From Board Of Directors

The Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA) Council of Ministers (CoM), comprising the ministers responsible for transport, finance and industry in Tanzania and Zambia, held their 62nd meeting in Lusaka, Zambia, on 10 March. The CoM noted that TAZARA’s performance had begun to improve, following a change in top management and various technical adjustments in the operations […]

Korogwe District Destroys 25 Acres of Marijuana

Korogwe District Destroys 25 Acres of Marijuana

KOROGWE District Commissioner, Robert Gabriel, has led security organs in the district in a special two-day operation of searching for narcotic drugs and bhang growing farms, where they destroyed and burnt more than twenty five hectares of bhang at Nembwibwi village in the district. The security organs involved in the operation included prison police, police […]

I Will Not Be Silenced, Declares RC Paul Makonda

I Will Not Be Silenced, Declares RC Paul Makonda

THE Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner (RC), Paul Makonda, has come out with all guns blazing, lashing out at his critics in the self declared war against drugs in his region, stating categorically that he will not be silenced. He took the opportunity to outline key priorities for his second year in office that kicks […]

Nigerian Mogul Aliko Dangote Opens Coal Mine in Tanzania

Nigerian Mogul Aliko Dangote Opens Coal Mine in Tanzania

Aliko Dangote is now a coal miner as Tanzania has offered his Dangote Cement Company in the southeastern town of Mtwara, land to mine coal for its operations. Tanzania’s Ministry of Energy and Minerals at the weekend handed a 10-square-kilometre plot of land to the $500 million cement factory set up in 2015 by Aliko […]

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