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Accidents Top Subject in Zanzibar President Shein, Police Chief Sirro Discussion

Accidents Top Subject in Zanzibar President Shein, Police Chief Sirro Discussion

President Ali Mohamed Shein has expressed deep concern over the consistent increase in road accidents that claim several lives and maim many others, saying more should be done to minimise the problem. The sentiments featured in remarks he made at the State House yesterday, during a meeting with Inspector General of Police (IGP) Simon Sirro, […]

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 […]

Zanzibar Town Transformation Almost Starting

Zanzibar Town Transformation Almost Starting

President Ali Mohamed Shein yesterday met Engineering Consultants Group (ECG) officials from Egypt, a crucial step towards the commencement of works to develop Zanzibar town into a modern city. Reconstruction and building of the new structures under the new master plan are expected to dramatically change the Zanzibar historical town, developing a Smart City on […]

Beware Genocide, East African Community Warned

Beware Genocide, East African Community Warned

The East African Community (EAC) citizens have been advised to be on the look out for symptoms of looming genocide and take the preventive measures. Arusha Regional Commissioner Mrisho Gambo said the region should learn from the horrific killings that took place in Rwanda in 1994 during which nearly one million people got killed. “The […]

Zanzibar Escapes Power Cut

Zanzibar Escapes Power Cut

Zanzibar government has paid 10bn/- as the initial settlement of the accumulated 121bn/- it owes the Tanzania Electric Supply Company (TANESCO) in power tariffs. Energy and Minerals Minister Sospeter Muhongo confirmed in Dar es Salaam yesterday that the Zanzibar government paid the amount in efforts to settle its outstanding debt to TANESCO and pledged to continue […]

Zanzibar Spared Blackout Despite President John Magufuli Order

Zanzibar Spared Blackout Despite President John Magufuli Order

Tanzania has given Zanzibar up to the end of the month to settle Tsh121 billion ($57 million) in power bills that have accumulated over the years or be plunged into darkness. President John Magufuli ordered last week that the semi-autonomous archipelago be unplugged from the national grid run by Tanesco over the debt. However, talks […]

Cut Power to Zanzibar, Tanzania President John Magufuli Says

Cut Power to Zanzibar, Tanzania President John Magufuli Says

President John Magufuli yesterday directed Tanzania Electric Supply Company (Tanesco) to disconnect power to all defaulters owing huge sums, including the Zanzibar government. Speaking before laying the foundation stone for a new Tanesco substation in Mtwara, President Magufuli said all public institutions should clear their debts or be disconnected. He said the Zanzibar government alone, […]

Russia, Zanzibar for Stronger Bilateral Ties

Russia, Zanzibar for Stronger Bilateral Ties

Russia Ambassador in Tanzania, Mr Yuri Fedorovich Popov, has assured continued relations with Zanzibar on matters that will mutually benefit the two countries. Speaking at State House yesterday, the envoy who paid the Zanzibar president a courtesy call, stressed the need for two countries to enhance the historical bilateral ties. “We should boost trade particularly open […]

Bakhresa Group and Verde Hotels to build Zanzibar’s Greenest Hotel

Bakhresa Group and Verde Hotels to build Zanzibar’s Greenest Hotel

The Tanzanian based Bakhresa Group has appointed Verde Hotels from South Africa to develop and manage the total overhaul and upgrading of the old Mtoni Marine Hotel in Zanzibar, 2km from Stone Town. The brand new five star property will be known as Hotel Verde, Zanzibar’s greenest hotel. “ We are serious about being the […]

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