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July, 2017

  • 15 July

    Tanzania Diary: Day Two

    A close encounter with a pride of lions, a lesson on Maasai culture and a visit to the 'eighth wonder of the world' were just some of the highlights on day two of Leon Osman's African adventure. Having embarked on a cycle tour of Dar es Salaam the previous day, Ossie headed to the north of Tanzania to take in some of the most spectacular sights this enchanting land has to offer.

  • 15 July

    Mother jailed for faking own death in Tanzania in 136,000 insurance scam

    Arafa Nassib, 48, who has been has been jailed for two and a half years after faking her own death A mother who faked her own death in Tanzania and told her teenage son to lodge a A 136,000 life insurance claim has been jailed for two and a half years. Arafa Nassib was found out when investigators couldn't find any trace of her supposed grave in Zanzibar.

  • 15 July

    Buoyant Amavubi Head to Tanzania for Chan Clash

    [New Times] Amavubi head coach Antoine Hey has said his side is in buoyant mood ahead of the first leg of the 2018 CHAN qualifiers against Tanzania scheduled for Saturday at CCM Kirumba Stadium in Mwanza.

  • 15 July

    Prisons’ Leather Factory to Produce 400 Pairs of Shoes Per Day By 2018

    [Citizen] Moshi -The leather factory of the Prison's Department in Moshi town is expected to increase production from 150 pairs of shoes per day to 400 per day by the year 2018, it has been revealed when ministers toured the factory.

  • 14 July

    Tanzania to improve working conditions for small-scale miners

    Tanzanian authorities, through a 3.7-million-U.S.-dollar loan from the World Bank, have embarked on a program to improve working conditions for small-scale miners, a senior official said Thursday. Alex Rutagwelela, acting director of exploration and drilling with State Mining Corporation , said the program will address challenges facing small-scale miners, including poor mining methods.

  • 14 July

    Mother who faked death in Africa and told son to claim life insurance jailed

    A mother who faked her death in Africa and instructed her teenage son to lodge a A 136,000 life insurance claim has been jailed for two and a half years. Arafa Nassib was rumbled when investigators found no trace of her supposed grave in Zanzibar, off the coast of Tanzania, and were told she was living in Canada.

  • 14 July

    ‘After Getting Pregnant, You Are Done’ – No More School for Mums-to-Be

    [Bhekisisa] This country's president just told public schools to kick out teen mothers, tens of thousands of whom have already lost out on education.

  • 14 July

    Miners, Govt to Benefit From Resource Estimation Project

    [Citizen] Butiama -The government is expected to spend a whopping Sh8.2 billion for mineral resources estimation, a project that would end challenges facing small scale miners.

  • 13 July

    Tanzania: Why 2017/18 Fiscal Year Will Be Tough for TRA

    Dar es Salaam - The Tanzania Revenue Authority will be under intense pressure in the current financial year as it seeks to collect an amplified amount in tax revenue against a backdrop of missed targets in 2016/17. Much as the money was 7.67 per cent higher than the Sh13.3 trillion which was garnered during the

  • 13 July

    Students travel to Tanzania for social innovation course

    UB students visiting Tanzania will have an opportunity to participate in a guided safari through the Serengeti Game Preserve. Alison Balind, then a UB MSW student from Canada, speaks with a local student during a trip to Tanzania in January 2016.

  • 13 July

    Authorities Shut Down Sahara Media Offices Over Debt

    [Citizen] Offices of Sahara Media Group, owner of Star TV, Radio Free Africa (RFA) and Kiss FM has been closed by Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) following a debt amounting to Sh4.5 billion.

  • 13 July

    Fury As British Paper Calls Dar es Salaam a ‘Fishing Village’

    [Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Social media users have reacted angrily to a UK-based Daily Mail online for referring to Tanzania's commercial city as 'fishing village of Dar es Salaam' following the arrival of Everton Football Club.

  • 12 July

    President Cautions Public Officials Against Financial Indiscipline

    [Citizen] Dar es Salaam -President John Magufuli yesterday cautioned regional administration and local government officials against financial indiscipline in public procurement and implementation of projects in their areas.

  • 12 July

    Sending Money to Tanzania From UK ‘Most Costly in East Africa’

    [Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Sending money to Tanzania is the most expensive in the Eastern and Southern Africa, a London based consultancy organisation, Developing Markets Associates (DMA) June global report shows.

  • 11 July

    Party’s Women’s Leader Mdee Charged with Insulting President

    [Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The chairperson of Chadema's women's wing, Ms Halima Mdee, has been charged with insulting the President.

  • 11 July

    Mother’s Joy As Son Hears for First Time

    [Citizen] Dar es Salaam -It was an emotional moment for Ms Agnes Ngoye (33) as her son, Jordan (2) cried after hearing for the first time.

  • 10 July

    Africa’s women still waiting for equal inheritance rights

    I was 12 years old when I first saw a woman forced out of her house with her two children, guilty only of being recently widowed. Her in-laws said she did not contribute anything to the estate of her husband; others accused her of killing him.

  • 10 July

    Stiegler’s Gorge Project Is Inevitable, UN Told

    [Daily News] TANZANIA has officially notified the UN cultural agency that execution of Stiegler's Gorge hydroelectric project is inevitable.

  • 10 July

    Police Ban On Peaceful Demos Condemned

    [Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Tanzania Human Rights Defenders Coalition (THRDC) yesterday condemned the police's ban of peaceful countrywide demonstrations they organised to denounce the increasing killings in Coast Region, saying they planned to file a constitutional case to challenge the powers of the Police Force.

  • 9 July

    Here’s what happened to a professor of genetic…

    Mounting evidence suggests that the richer and more diverse the community of microbes in your gut the lower your risk of disease. Diet is key to maintaining diversity and was strikingly demonstrated when an undergrad student went on a McDonald's diet for ten days and after just four days experienced a significant drop in the number of beneficial microbes.