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Tanzania Stands to Pocket $280,000 From Rents in Maputo, Says House Team

Tanzania Stands to Pocket $280,000 From Rents in Maputo, Says House Team

The nine-storey Tanzania Embassy building in Maputo, Mozambique, could earn the government an annual $280,000 (616m/-) in rent if its rehabilitation is completed in time. This emerged from key points of the Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Security, which were yesterday put to debate on estimates for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and […]

Diamond – Collabo With Zari? Not Me

Diamond – Collabo With Zari? Not Me

Bongo Flava star Diamond Platinumz has said he would rather do a collabo with his nemesis Ali Kiba than with his romantic partner. Zari is not just a shrewd businesswoman but also a budding musician, having released songs like “Toloba”, “Hotter Than Them” and “Nkaaba the Boss Lady”. She put her musical career on hold […]

President John Magufuli Visits the Man Who Claims to Have Drawn the National Emblem

President John Magufuli Visits the Man Who Claims to Have Drawn the National Emblem

President John Magufuli has paid a hospital visit to Mzee Francis Maige Kanyasu (Ngosha). Recent media reports identified Mzee Ngosha as the man who drew the national emblem, although this is yet to be verified. The president and his wife, Mama Janeth Magufuli, paid the visit at 7am when they were coming from St Peter’s […]

How Uganda Oil Firms Plan to Raise Shs12 Trillion for Pipeline

How Uganda Oil Firms Plan to Raise Shs12 Trillion for Pipeline

Just days after signing with the Tanzanian government a landmark agreement for construction of the Hoima-to-Tanga oil pipeline, Ugandan officials are scratching their heads on how to raise the country’s chunk to the $3.5b (approx.Shs12trillion) kitty required for the capital development. Industry sources say that with no special allocation in the 2017/18 budget, Kampala has […]

Uganda, Tanzania Ink U.S.$3.6 Billion Oil Pipeline Agreement

Uganda, Tanzania Ink U.S.$3.6 Billion Oil Pipeline Agreement

Uganda and Tanzania have signed a framework agreement on their proposed $3.55 billion crude export pipeline, a key milestone for the project. Tanzania’s Minister for Constitution and Legal Affairs, Prof Palamagamba Kabudi and Uganda’s Energy minister Irene Muloni signed the intergovernmental agreement in Dar es Salaam Friday. Uganda is expected to start pumping its oil […]

Young Rescuer of School Mates From Lake to Be Rewarded

Young Rescuer of School Mates From Lake to Be Rewarded

A brave young child, Tisekwa Gamungu, who sacrificed himself to rescue nine schoolmates from drowning in Lake Victoria after the dhow they were sailing capsized. A brave young child, Tisekwa Gamungu, who sacrificed himself to rescue nine schoolmates from drowning in Lake Victoria after the dhow they were sailing capsized, is now to be rewarded […]

President John Magufuli’s Mineral Sands Probe Findings Shake Tanzania

President John Magufuli’s Mineral Sands Probe Findings Shake Tanzania

A day after President John Magufuli ordered security organs to investigate parties involved in the mineral sand saga, the Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) and the Police are already on their toes implementing the directive. President Magufuli issued the instruction on Wednesday following revelations of massive thieving within the mining sector, apparently engineered […]

Kudos to John Pombe Magufuli for Fake Certificates Crackdown, But…

Kudos to John Pombe Magufuli for Fake Certificates Crackdown, But…

Congratulations, President John Pombe Magufuli, for terminating workers with fake certificates. There is no such precedence globally, and perhaps you will go down in history for the bold decision. Terminating about 10,000 workers at a go is no small decision, but it had to be done. After ghost workers, ghost students, ghost scholarships, etc, the […]

Why Museveni Chose Tanzania Over Kenya for Oil Pipeline

Why Museveni Chose Tanzania Over Kenya for Oil Pipeline

President Museveni and his Tanzanian counterpart John Pombe Magufuli have signed the East African Crude Oil Pipeline Agreement (EACOP), which now paves way for construction of the proposed crude oil export pipeline from Hoima, in mid western Uganda to Tanzania’s Indian Ocean port of Tanga. The agreement, signed on Sunday almost a year after Uganda […]

Tanzania’s John Magufuli Fires Energy Minister

Tanzania’s John Magufuli Fires Energy Minister

President John Magufuli wants energy and mineral minister Prof Sospeter Muhongo to reconsider his position after he was implicated in the mineral sand saga report. The president was responding to recommendations made to him in the report by a special committee he formed to investigate gold and cooper consentrate in mineral sand. “The minister is […]

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