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Police in Zambia Arrest a Tanzanian for trafficking in heroin

Police in Zambia Arrest a Tanzanian for trafficking in heroin

THE Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) in Lusaka has arrested a Tanzanian national for trafficking in heroin.DEC public relations office Theresa Katongo stated that Ibrahim Malango, 39, of Dar-es-Salaam in Tanzania has been arrested for trafficking in over 480g of heroin. The suspect was intercepted in Chirundu District.Ms Katongo also stated arrested in Lusaka District is […]

Dar es Salaam, Maputo Relax Visa Protocol

Dar es Salaam, Maputo Relax Visa Protocol

Tanzanians wishing to visit Mozambique for holiday and business have been exempted from applying for visa for stays of up to 90 days – the same applying to citizens of Mozambique.This has been made possible following the signing, at the State House, of an amendment to the agreement between the governments of Tanzania and Mozambique […]

Bernard Membe Says Farewell to Ministry

Bernard Membe Says Farewell to Ministry

FOREIGN Affairs and International Cooperation Minister Bernard Membe officially bid farewell to his ministry’s employees, expressing contentment on achieving his goal to return home all retired embassy officers and ambassadors. Mr Membe promised to ensure all those appointed to fill the positions left vacant by the retired officers and ambassadors take up offices before he […]

Tanzania Suspends Private Companies From Conducting Survey Work

Tanzania Suspends Private Companies From Conducting Survey Work

Dodoma — The government has suspended the use of private companies in surveying land for individuals in the country. Deputy Minister for Lands, Housing and Human Settlements Development, Ms Angela Kairuki, told the National Assembly here that they have been receiving a lot of complaints from people on malpractices by private surveyors. “We are getting […]

North Mara Gold Mine Pledges Communal Aid

North Mara Gold Mine Pledges Communal Aid

Tarime — North Mara Gold Mine is committed to continuing its support to development projects in the surrounding villages, the Mine’s Sustainability Manager, Mr Abel Yiga, has said. But the gold mine needs continued cooperation with local communities in order to achieve the goal without unnecessary delays, according to Mr Yiga. The mine official said […]

Tanzania to settle nurses salary arrears

Tanzania to settle nurses salary arrears

Dodoma — THE government is determined to settle all claims for nurses in Kisarawe District Council which are still pending, the Deputy Minister for Regional Administration and Local Government, Mr Aggrey Mwanri, told the National Assembly. He said that in the 2014/2015 financial year, the government paid a total of 55,150,728.95 to nurses with different […]

Glencore, Barrick Gold Considering Selling Tanzania Nickel Project

Glencore, Barrick Gold Considering Selling Tanzania Nickel Project

Mining giants Glencore PLC and Barrick Gold Corp. are looking to sell a joint nickel development project in Tanzania, according to people familiar with the matter, in a sales process that may struggle amid volatility in the pricing of this metal. The two mining giants each own half of the Kabanga nickel project in northwest […]

Tanzania gets $45m World Bank loan to aid mining sector

Tanzania gets $45m World Bank loan to aid mining sector

The World Bank has approved a $45 million loan for Tanzania, Africa’s fourth-biggest gold producer, to help improve its mining sector especially among small-scale producers. The funds will help to create a viable domestic mining industry in poor, rural areas where unregulated artisanal and small-scale mining takes place, Philippe Dongier, the Bank’s country director for […]

DRC requests extradition of Islamist rebel from Tanzania

DRC requests extradition of Islamist rebel from Tanzania

Kinshasa – Democratic Republic of Congo has sent a delegation to Tanzania to request the extradition of the leader of a Ugandan Islamist group blamed for massacres in eastern Congo, Congo’s justice minister said on Monday. Jamil Mukulu, head of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), was arrested in Tanzania in late April. His group was […]

Burundians flock to Tanzania, fleeing political violence

Burundians flock to Tanzania, fleeing political violence

KIGOMA, Tanzania (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When heavily pregnant Hadija Mchume saw everyone in her Burundian village packing up to flee political violence, she knew she had to join them. “It was a terrible moment for me, but I was strong enough to run away because I wanted to spare the life of my unborn […]

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