Tanzanian news

This page provides latest Tanzanian news as curated by AllAfrica.com. The Britain-Tanzania Society does not itself update the news items featured in this list, and cannot be held responsible for the veracity of the articles.

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CCM Cadre Held Over U.S.$894 000 Bribery Allegation
Posted: 13 December 2017
[Citizen] Singida -The Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) has arrested a CCM cadre, who was running for the party's nomination for Singida North parliamentary seat in connection with Sh2m bribery allegation.

JPM Orders Closure of Poor Performing Banks
Posted: 13 December 2017
[Daily News] President John Magufuli has just ordered BOT to close all banks that are performing poorly and insisted there must be proper assessments of all financial institutions.

Young Learners Offered Educational Tablets
Posted: 13 December 2017
[Daily News] UNESCO has thanked the government of Tanzania, through its Ministries of Education, Science and Technology and the President's Office, Regional Administration and Local Government (PORALG) for giving Global Learning XPRIZE competition a chance to function in the country.

Teacher Seeks PM's Intervention in Repayment of U.S.$126,000 Salary Deduction
Posted: 13 December 2017
[Citizen] Mwanza -A Mwanza secondary school teacher, Mr Edwin Ndyamukama, has written a letter to Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa, seeking his intervention after Sh284, 000 was wrongly deducted from his salary to repay the Higher Education Students' Loans Board (Heslb).

JPM Directs U.S $44 Million Gift From CRDB Bank to Be Used for Ward Construction At Dodoma Hospital
Posted: 13 December 2017
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -President John Magufuli has directed that Sh100 million issued by CRDB Bank as a gift to him to be used for the construction of a ward at Dodoma General Hospital.

Tazara Resumes Operations As Unionised Workers Call Off Strike
Posted: 13 December 2017
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Tanzania Zambia Railway Authority (Tazara) has resumed its operations after unionised employees in Zambia, who had gone on strike since December 5, this year, called it off.

U.S. $66 Million Arrears Cause of Teachers' Poor Performance - Revealed
Posted: 13 December 2017
[Citizen] Mwanza -The government failure to pay arrears of Sh150 million to primary school teachers is the cause of their poor performance, it has been revealed.

SAUT Student in Court Over Murder
Posted: 13 December 2017
[Daily News] A 26-YEAR old student at St Augustine University of Tanzania (SAUT), identified as Anold Albert, was arraigned before the Karagwe District Magistrate's Court on Monday charged with the murder of a police constable.

No Plans to Curb Imports - Minister
Posted: 13 December 2017
[Daily News] LOCAL manufacturers should strive to improve quality of their products so as to compete in the market as the government will not curb imports to protect them, the Deputy Minister for Industry, Trade and Investment, Ms Stella Manyanya, has cautioned.

CCM Wings Should Heed JPM's Warning On Graft
Posted: 13 December 2017
[Citizen] CCM's powerful wings have suddenly found themselves in very unfamiliar territory. The parents', women's and youth wings of the ruling party were until recently not used to being lectured about or accused of corruption, but that is exactly what the CCM chairman, President John Magufuli, is doing.

JPM Decries Moral Decay
Posted: 13 December 2017
[Daily News] PRESIDENT John Magufuli, who is also CCM National Chairman, emphasizes a point while opening the party's 9th Parents' Wing general assembly at Jakaya Kikwete Conference Centre in Dodoma, yesterday.

Govt Set to Unveil Plan for Hunters
Posted: 13 December 2017
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The government has announced that by next week a special committee formed to review the hunting blocks licenses will come up with recommendations on the best way of allocating them to hunters.

Police Warn Illegal Arms Dealers
Posted: 13 December 2017
[Citizen] Kigoma -Inspector General of Police Simon Sirro has warned illegal arms dealers in the Lake Zone, saying they would be dealt with.

No Bias in Appointing Cadres, Says Magufuli
Posted: 13 December 2017
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The CCM chairman, President John Magufuli, yesterday ruled out bias in appointing to government positions members of the ruling party's three wings.

Matonya Speaks Out After Release
Posted: 13 December 2017
[Citizen] Mr Mganga Matonya a -k.a Chigoma, one of the prisoners who were granted a pardon by President John Magufuli on Uhuru Day says he harbours a secret, which he would wish to reveal to the Head of State and that if he doesn't get a chance to let it out, he would continue holding it.

Unpaid Teachers Arrears Cited As Reason for Shoddy Performance
Posted: 13 December 2017
[Citizen] Education stakeholders in Mwanza region have expressed their concerns that poor performance in primary schools was caused by government failure to pay teachers a total of Sh150 million arrears. Tanzania Teachers' Union chairman Mr Sibora Kisheri said, the arrears had negatively impacted on teachers' accountability. Mr Kisheri revealed that the arrears were due to the outstanding unpaid allowances, transfer grants, medical treatment and holidays allowances since 2016, to mention but few.

UDSM Students Land Barclays Scholarships
Posted: 13 December 2017
[Citizen] Twenty four university students have won full scholarships from Barclays bank in a new skills development programme targeting the youth.

Concern As Rwandans Evade Dar Port Charges
Posted: 13 December 2017
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The Tanzania Freight Forwarders Association (TAFFA) has raised concern over failure of some members of the Rwanda Business Community to pay demurrage after exceeding 30 days for clearing shipment.

Two Candidates Removed From the Nomination Process Over Allegations of Corruption
Posted: 13 December 2017
[Citizen] The ruling party, CCM, has cancelled the primary election for the Singida North constituency over allegations of corruption.

Misa-Tan Calls On Authorities to Find Missing Mcl Journalist
Posted: 13 December 2017
[Citizen] The Media Institute of Southern Africa Tanzania Chapter (Misa-tan) has expressed its concern over the disappearance of Mwananchi Communication Ltd (MCL) journalist, Mr Azory Gwanda.

World Bank Unease Over Tanzania's 2,100W Power Project
Posted: 13 December 2017
[East African] The World Bank wants plans for the construction of the 2,100MW Stigler Gorge hydropower project suspended, saying the plant would result in severe water shortages.

Misatan Calls On Authorities to Find Missing MCl Journalist
Posted: 13 December 2017
[Citizen] The Media Institute of Southern Africa Tanzania Chapter (Misatan) has expressed its concern over the disappearance of Mwananchi Communication Ltd (MCL) journalist, Mr Azory Gwanda.

Combat Weapons Worry Ngorongoro Officials
Posted: 13 December 2017
[Citizen] Loliondo -Government officials in Ngorongoro district, Arusha region are worried by the increasing number of combat weapons recently seized near the border with Kenya.

Z'bar Exports Fall By U.S. $30 Million
Posted: 13 December 2017
[Citizen] Zanzibar exports have decreased by $36.4 million.

U.S.$84 Million to be Raised for Crude Oil Pipeline
Posted: 13 December 2017
[Monitor] Japan's Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe Ltd (SMBCE), Standard (Stanbic) Bank, and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited (ICBC), the three financial advisors for France's Total E&P, Uganda-Tanzania, and China's Cnooc, are said to be carrying out "market sounds to gauge financing appetite" for the proposed East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP).

44,700 Maswa Cattle to Be Branded
Posted: 13 December 2017
[Citizen] Thirty -six wards will be involved in branding 44,732 cattle in Maswa District, Simiyu.

50 Vehicles Cleared At Port to Implement JPM Order
Posted: 13 December 2017
[Citizen] Police have cleared 50 vehicles which overstayed at the Dar es Salaam.

Campaigners March Peacefully in Dar for Universal Health Coverage
Posted: 13 December 2017
[Citizen] Campaigners for Universal Health Coverage (UHC) yesterday camped at Mwananyamala Regional Hospital in Dar es Salaam as they raised voices high for people who fail to access healthcare services due to financial constraints.

Activists Call On Govt to Educate Tobacco Growers
Posted: 13 December 2017
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Anti-tobacco activists have asked the government to invest more in educating tobacco farmers on the hazards associated with the crop instead of encouraging them to make money out of it. The Executive Director of Tanzania Tobacco Control Forum (TTCF), Ms Lutgard Kagaruki said yesterday that the government stands to lose more financial resources on treating people harmed by tobacco compared to the income generated from the business. The TTCF's remarks come after a recent statement by minister for Agriculture

Teacher in Court Over Assaulting Boss
Posted: 13 December 2017
[Citizen] A Kitarungu Primary School teacher has been arraigned for allegedly attacking his boss Thomas Marwa.