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We’re in Process of Retrenching Workers – Acacia Mining

We’re in Process of Retrenching Workers – Acacia Mining

Acacia Mining has confirmed that it is in the process of retrenching its workers mostly in the security section. Acacia communications and public relations manager Nectar Foya informed The Citizen in an email that the company will be outsourcing its security function at all three of its mines to a specialist security provider. Acacia owns […]

Why Africa Doesn’t Need Strongmen

Why Africa Doesn’t Need Strongmen

Consistent evidence show that when dictators establish themselves over their gullible populations, they rule uninterruptedly by internal opposing forces. With few exceptions, (for example Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi), all dictators drive their nations to economic downfall and over dependency on foreign aid. The wisdom of African strongmen rule in Africa is an utter contradiction with no […]

Tanzania Govt Says No to Prado, Prefers Toyota Land Cruiser VX

Tanzania Govt Says No to Prado, Prefers Toyota Land Cruiser VX

The State prefers Toyota Land Cruiser VX to Prado due to safety, cost of maintenance, durability and its prototypical ability to hit the road, the Minister for Works, Transport and Communications Prof Makame Mbarawa stated yesterday. Prof Mbarawa noted that before deciding to purchase anything, the government has a lot of factors to consider other […]

Tanzania’s U.S.$14.21 Billion Budget Tops in the Region

Tanzania’s U.S.$14.21 Billion Budget Tops in the Region

Tanzania tops the three East African Community’s (EAC) member states that tabled their 2017/18 fiscal plans yesterday in revenue collection and expenditure. Finance and Planning Minister Philip Mpango presented the 31.7tri/- budget, beating by far his Rwanda and Ugandan counterparts, Claver Gatete and Matia Kasaija, respectively. While Rwanda put its budget at 5.656tri/-, Uganda had 17.4tri/-. […]

Tanzania Opposition Suspicious of President John Magufuli’s Job Offers

Tanzania Opposition Suspicious of President John Magufuli’s Job Offers

The opposition party, ACT-Wazalendo, yesterday said it was concerned by the growing trend of President John Magufuli to give government jobs to its senior cadres, noting that this threatens the strength and image of the party. President Magufuli on Saturday appointed ACT chairperson Anna Mghwira the Kilimanjaro Regional Commissioner. Ms Mghwira’s appointment comes barely two […]

Why Mineral Wealth Not a Blessing for Africa

Why Mineral Wealth Not a Blessing for Africa

Tanzania is one of the most abundantly endowed with natural resources just like most of other African countries, but is still ranked high amongst the 25 poorest countries in the world. Private investment in mineral sector in Tanzania is in place for almost 20 years since the country opened its doors for foreign direct investment […]

Global Hotel Chains Venture Into Zanzibar

Global Hotel Chains Venture Into Zanzibar

Global hotel chain Marriott International has announced that it will open a hotel in Zanzibar to tap into the isle’s tourism business. The planned $330 million hotel will be part of the Amber Resort complex, and the largest accommodation facility occupying 1,750 hectares of Indian Ocean coastline in the northeast of the island. It is […]

Servicing of Tanzania’s National Debt to Gobble Up Sh9.5 Trillion in 2017/18

Servicing of Tanzania’s National Debt to Gobble Up Sh9.5 Trillion in 2017/18

The government plans to spend Sh9.46 trillion on servicing the national debt, including paying contributions to social security funds in the next financial year, Finance and Planning minister Philip Mpango said as he tabled his ministry’s budget yesterday. In the current financial year, the government set aside Sh8 trillion for the same purpose and up […]

Why Tanzania Will Not Burn Illegal Ivory

Why Tanzania Will Not Burn Illegal Ivory

After several attempts by conservation groups to push the government of Tanzania into burning a huge stockpile of ivory, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism says it won’t happen, with Minister Jumanne Maghembe saying the tusks will be used for scientific research. “Our position is clear, that, we are keeping them for scientific research […]

President John Magufuli Wins Global Accolades… For ‘Job Well Done’ At SADC

President John Magufuli Wins Global Accolades… For ‘Job Well Done’ At SADC

President John Magufuli has won accolades from the international community for his impeccable leadership of the SADC organ on politics, defence and security cooperation, even as the Community ushers Lesotho into yet another parliamentary election, the third within five years. Representatives from international organisations operating within SADC region, and Lesotho in particular, including the United Nations […]

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