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Magufuli’s Govt Promises World Class Roads for Cities in Tanzania

Magufuli’s Govt Promises World Class Roads for Cities in Tanzania

The Prime Minister, Mr Kassim Majaliwa, has said that the government was planning to construct world class roads in all major cities including flyovers. He said that the government will start constructing flyovers in Arusha, as a tourist hub and then proceed to Mwanza and Dar es Salaam. The Premier made the statement while addressing […]

Interpol Tanzania Unaware of Jack Pemba Arrest in Uganda

Interpol Tanzania Unaware of Jack Pemba Arrest in Uganda

International Police (Interpol) in Tanzania is unaware of the arrest and claimed joint investigations with its Ugandan counterparts on businessman Jack Pemba on money laundering allegations. “Maybe there could be other state organs in Dar es Salaam working with law enforcement organs in Kampala on the said allegations, but the Interpol office in Tanzania is […]

Tanzania govt publishes list of shame after firing 10,000 civil servants over fake certificates

Tanzania govt publishes list of shame after firing 10,000 civil servants over fake certificates

A DAY after President John Magufuli announced the firing of nearly 10,000 civil servants over fake certificates; the President’s Office (Public Service Management) released the list of shame, with Dar es Salaam municipal councils ruling the roost, by having the highest number of employees with phony qualifications. The report, which was handed over to President […]

Tanzania Frees Rapper Mitego Arrested for ‘Insulting’ President

Tanzania Frees Rapper Mitego Arrested for ‘Insulting’ President

It was a double score for Emmanuel Elibariki, alias Ney wa Mitego, after he was released from police custody without any charges and the green light given to his new song that was the reason for his arrest in the first place. The rapper who found himself in trouble with authorities after releasing the song […]

Tanzanian Singer Diamond Platnumz Being Audited Over Drug Trafficking Links

Tanzanian Singer Diamond Platnumz Being Audited Over Drug Trafficking Links

Bongo star and Wasafi Records chief executive Diamond Platinumz was on Wednesday summoned by the Tanzania Revenue Authority to table a report on his source of wealth and a statement on his tax returns. The award-winning singer has been on the government’s radar barely a week after he was summoned by police who charged him […]

Tanzania’s VP Samia Suluhu Hassan Calls for Ironing Out of Nile Water Differences

Tanzania’s VP Samia Suluhu Hassan Calls for Ironing Out of Nile Water Differences

Nile River Basin Initiative member states have been advised to work together in attaining Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) number six on water security and sanitation, by ironing out any likely differences in the use of water resources. The world’s longest river, Nile River flows 6,700 kilometers through ten countries in Northeastern Africa namely Tanzania, Rwanda, […]

Telecoms Firms Warned Over New System To Be Introduced in Tanzania

Telecoms Firms Warned Over New System To Be Introduced in Tanzania

Mobile phone companies that are not ready to improve their services stand to lose out when subscribers will be able to change networks while retaining their numbers, the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) warned yesterday. The regulator officially announced in Dar es Salaam that mobile number portability (MNP) will officially start on March 1. TCRA […]

Police Arrest Tanzania’s ‘Most Wanted’ Suspected Drug Trafficker

Police Arrest Tanzania’s ‘Most Wanted’ Suspected Drug Trafficker

A man who police say is a “most wanted leader “of a heroin trafficking ring operating between Tanzania and China yesterday surrendered to authorities after an intensive two-week manhunt. Mr Ayubu Mfaume, alias Kiboko, presented himself at the headquarters of the Drug Control and Enforcement Commission (DCEC) on realizing the police had for the past […]

Alarm As Exports Fall By U.S.$272.4 million in Tanzania

Alarm As Exports Fall By U.S.$272.4 million in Tanzania

The value of exports of manufactured goods dropped by $272.4 million (Sh607.5 billion) last year amid a credit crunch, new data shows. If the trend continues it is likely to hit the endeavour to turn Tanzania into an industrialised middle-income economy as envisioned in the second Five-Year Development Plan whose implementation runs from 2016/17 to […]

Tanzanian Govt to Probe Mozambique’s Alleged Torture of 132 Deportees

Tanzanian Govt to Probe Mozambique’s Alleged Torture of 132 Deportees

At the count of 132, stories of torture and use of excessive force among Tanzanians being deported from Mozambique are gaining currency and the government has pledged full investigations into their claims. Speaking to journalists in Dar es Salaam yesterday, the Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation, Dr Suzan […]

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