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October, 2017

  • 31 October

    Tanzania:Tourism Minister Nullifies Hotel Gradings

    THE Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, Dr Hamis Kigwangalla, has nullified all results from recent hotel grading, citing complaints that the entire exercise was dubious. Addressing stakeholders in travel, tourism, conservation and hospitality industries at the climax of his weeklong tour of Arusha Region, the minister said the 'hotel grading exercise,' whose

  • 31 October

    Tanzanian prominent politician quits ruling party to join opposition

    Tanzanian prominent politician Lazaro Nyalandu announced on Monday that he is relinquishing his membership of the ruling party Chama Cha Mapinduzi and joining leading opposition party Chama Cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo . Nyalandu said in a statement that he had written to the Speaker of the National Assembly, Job Ndugai, informing him of his resignation as a Member of Parliament for Singida North constituency where he has served as an

  • 31 October

    Ruling Party MP Resigns, Defects to Opposition

    [Daily News] The Singida North Member of Parliament, Mr Lazaro Nyalandu has just tendered in his resignation and used the occasion to cross over from the ruling party-Chama Cha Mapinduzi to the opposition camp-Chama Cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (CHADEMA).

  • 31 October

    Iranians in the Dock For Smuggling 100kg of Heroin

    [Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Ten Iranians and two Tanzanians were yesterday charged with smuggling into Tanzania over 100 kilos of heroin through the Indian Ocean.

  • 31 October

    Tanzania:Banks Told to Be More Innovative to Survive

    Financial institutions need to come up with products that are relevant with local realities and banking needs instead of adopting products from abroad which fail in the market, Kilimanjaro Regional Commissioner Ms. Anna Mghwira has said.

  • 31 October

    Tanzania:Iranians in the Dock For Smuggling 100kg of Heroin

    Dar es Salaam - Ten Iranians and two Tanzanians were yesterday charged with smuggling into Tanzania over 100 kilos of heroin through the Indian Ocean. The 12 men were intercepted in a dhow off the Zanzibar coast last Tuesday during a midnight operation conducted by the Drug Control and Enforcement Agency in cooperation with other defence and security organs and international agencies supporting Tanzania in the war against drugs.

  • 31 October

    SADC States Agree to Standardise Road Networks

    [Daily News] Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries have agreed to standardise their national road networks to accommodate motorists crossing from one state to another.

  • 31 October

    Opposition MP Arrested for Sedition

    [Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Police in Temeke district have arrested ACT- Wazalendo party leader Mr Zitto Kabwe for allegedly uttering seditious words in a recent campaign rally in Kunduchi.

  • 25 October

    PCCB Interventions Save 78bn/ – in Two Years

    [Daily News] THE Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) has during the past two financial years saved 78.2bn/- which could have ended up in wrong hands through corrupt practices.

  • 25 October

    Charg d’Affaires Inmi Patterson Travels to Mbeya

    From October 17 to 19, the Charge d'Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam Dr. Inmi Patterson traveled to Mbeya, Tanzania to visit, and raise awareness of, U.S. efforts to empower local Tanzanians to develop healthy and educated communities, promote local and regional economies, and to support natural resource management. "The U.S. Government is proud to work with Tanzanians, supporting local efforts to build a peaceful, prosperous, secure, and healthy Tanzania,"

  • 25 October

    .com | OR Tambo dreamt big

    Liberation struggle hero Solomon Mahlangu greets you on your entry to Mazimbu military camp in the Tanzanian town of Morogoro, where the late liberation struggle heroes' spirit was invoked and taken back to South Africa's Freedom Park, just outside Pretoria. Picture: Aleksandra Bergstein Through the efforts of the Solomon Mahlangu Freedom College Trust supported by the National Heritage Council I, together with 36 other South Africans, visited Somafco.

  • 25 October

    Zanzibar to Refurbish Historical Building to Boost Tourism

    [Daily News] Tanzania's semi-autonomous archipelago of Zanzibar is set to refurbish the largest and tallest building in its world heritage site stone town to woo tourists.

  • 25 October

    People from 6 New Countries in Africa Are Now Able to Receive Mobile…

    Anyone can now send mobile credit in seconds to family in Malawi, Burkina Faso, Tanzania, Botswana, Uganda and Lebanon, on MobileRecharge.com.(PRWeb October 25, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/10/prweb14840348.htm

  • 25 October

    Ordnance Survey International partners with Tanzania and the World…

    OSI will do this through capacity building in data collection, data management and data application skills as well as transferring knowledge about geospatial principles and standards. It will run practical training workshops in both Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar.

  • 25 October

    Tanzania:Dar Port Efficiency Pays Off

    DESPITE an unprecedented drop in the number of ships arriving at the Dar es Salaam Port, Tanzania Ports Authority 's monthly revenue collection continues increasing, as efficiency and transparency equally go up. TPA Director General, Engineer Deusdedit Kakoko told the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee here yesterday that as of June 2017, the authority had collected 728bn/- above the 623bn/- target for the financial year ending June 30, 2017.

  • 25 October

    Plight of Activists, Lawyers Held Without Charge Sparks Protest in South Africa

    [Daily Maverick] A group of about 100 people gathered outside the Tanzania High Commission in Pretoria to protest against the Tanzanian government's detention of 13 individuals, two of whom are South African citizens. The East African nation accused the arrested individuals of promoting homosexuality, seized their passports and has held them in jail without charge for a week. By IHSAAN HAFFEJEE.

  • 25 October

    Govt Bans Swahili Newspaper for 90 Days

    [Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The government has banned a Swahili tabloid Tanzania Daima for 90 days for allegedly publishing false information.

  • 24 October

    Tanzania:Farmers Urge Cashwenut Board to Open Agro-Input Shops

    The leadership of the Cashewnut Board of Tanzania has been asked to expand its scope of services including opening shops for selling agro-inputs in a move aimed at empowering farmers to acquire insecticides for spraying their cashew trees on time. The appeal was made by farmers from Madangwa and Mandawa wards in Ruangwa, Lindi Region, during the auctioning of cashews in Chiuta Village and Mandawa Ward in Ruangwa District Council.

  • 24 October

    Warwick man’s Kilimanjaro climb raises thousands for charity

    Father-of-one Martin Saul, 51, decided earlier this year to trek up Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania in aid of the Myton Hospices. He was also aiming to raise 5,895 as part of the challenge, which is 1 for every metre climbed.

  • 24 October

    Govt Repossesses 10 Hotels Over Owners’ Breach of Contract

    [Citizen] Dodoma -Natural Resources and Tourism minister Hamisi Kigwangalla has announced termination of hunting licences effective Sunday, October 22.