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How President John Magufuli Opened Eyes of Academicians And Legislators in Tanzania

How President John Magufuli Opened Eyes of Academicians And Legislators in Tanzania

Academicians and legislators have described the probe report on copper concentrate exports presented to President John Magufuli as an eye-opener, on how Tanzania has been losing billions of shillings in the mining sector, calling for transparency in contracts between the government and investors. Soon after findings of the scathing report were unveiled yesterday, share prices […]

Three Serengeti Boys Scouted by European Clubs

Three Serengeti Boys Scouted by European Clubs

They may be out of the tournament, but the national Under-17 soccer team players won many a heart at the 2017 Africa Youth Cup of Nations in Libreville, Gabon for the artistic way they approached the game. European club scouts are among those who were impressed by the Tanzanian boys during their Group B matches, […]

Tanzania’s Mining Giant Acacia to Lay Off Workers – Report

Tanzania’s Mining Giant Acacia to Lay Off Workers – Report

Acacia Mining is laying off about 100 people before the end of this year. That is happening at a time when the company is planning to close down its Buzwagi Gold Mine. An internal memo, released on May 15 (a copy of which The Citizen has obtained), quotes Buzwagi Gold Mine general manager Stewart Hamilton […]

Tread Carefully On Somalia, East African Community Told

Tread Carefully On Somalia, East African Community Told

With Somalia’s application to join the East African Community (EAC) key on the agenda of the heads of state summit in Dar es Salaam today, analysts have said the Horn of Africa country should be assisted to fix its insecurity issues first. “Before Somalia is brought on board, it has to be assisted to become […]

Tanzania Struggles to Finance Standard Gauge Railway

Tanzania Struggles to Finance Standard Gauge Railway

Tanzania is struggling to find financiers for its proposed $1.2 billion standard gauge railway as leaders continue to raise questions on the viability of the project. A group of MPs recently said the project is likely to stall due to lack of financing unless the government considers alternative sources of funds outside low-interest loans such […]

Regional Bloc Strikes Common Accord On Economic Partnership Agreement

Regional Bloc Strikes Common Accord On Economic Partnership Agreement

East African heads of state have jointly agreed that the EAC members that have not signed the European Union -EAC economic partnership agreement (EPA) will not do so pending clarification of outstanding issues. In a joint communiques of the EAC Heads of Summit concluded in Dar es Salaam on Sunday, the presidents agreed that Kenya […]

Railway Set to Revive Forgotten Lake Victoria Transport

Railway Set to Revive Forgotten Lake Victoria Transport

Rwanda’s decision to pull out of the Kenyan standard gauge railway in favour of Tanzania’s Central Corridor could have just been the saving grace for the collapsed Lake Victoria transport system, after both Kenya and Uganda indicated that they will be building new ports to carry cargo across the lake. In April 2016, Rwanda pulled […]

Special Report – Rufiji, Kilwa in Paralysis As Police Pursue Killers

Special Report – Rufiji, Kilwa in Paralysis As Police Pursue Killers

The fear over who would be the next target of mysterious killers, the intensity of police operation in the hunt for those responsible for the serial killings of police officers and local government leaders in Rufiji and Kilwa districts has paralysed social as well as economic activities in these areas. This state of security uncertainty […]

Malawi Threatens to Go to The Hague Over Lake Dispute

Malawi Threatens to Go to The Hague Over Lake Dispute

The dispute between Malawi and Tanzania over ownership of Lake Nyasa is turning into a fully fledged diplomatic row, with Lilongwe now threatening to go to The Hague. Malawi accuses Dar of sabotaging dialogue on the matter. Tanzania, on May 4, asked for postponement of the mediation talks slated for May 8 and 9 to […]

Uganda May Join Dar As Kenya Weighs Options of Extending SGR to Malaba

Uganda May Join Dar As Kenya Weighs Options of Extending SGR to Malaba

Uganda is considering abandoning the Kenyan standard gauge railway route and joining the Tanzania one if Kenya does not commit to building the Kisumu-Malaba section of the railway project. On Monday, Kenya announced that it was seeking a $3.59 billion loan from China to extend the SGR from Naivasha to Kisumu, leaving out the details […]

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