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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Magufuli Snubs Critics of Stiegler's Gorge Hydropower Project
Posted: 29 June 2017
[Daily News] President John Magufuli yesterday dismissed as groundless criticisms against the eagerly awaited Stiegler's Gorge Hydropower project, saying the mega scheme will cover only three per cent of Selous Game Reserve.

Opposition Legislator Suspended for 'Telling Lies'
Posted: 29 June 2017
[Daily News] Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (CHADEMA) legislator, Ms Conchesta Rwamlaza, has been suspended from attending three parliamentary meetings after she was found guilty of telling lies.

It's Kibiti Again... Assassins Gun Down Two Village Leaders
Posted: 29 June 2017
[Daily News] It's Kibiti again! The nation woke up yesterday to infuriating news of people whose identities and motives remain veiled gunned down two local leaders, bringing the death toll in Coast Region to over 40.

Natural Gas Lined Up for More Consumers
Posted: 29 June 2017
[Daily News] Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) has finally completed a feasibility study for the construction of natural gas supply infrastructure in Dar es Salaam, Lindi and Mtwara regions.

Zanzibar Roads Renovated
Posted: 29 June 2017
[Daily News] At least 9.5bn/- has been spent on the renovation of roads in Zanzibar, thanks to Market Infrastructure, Value Addition And Rural Finance (MIVARF).

Report - Longido Kids Flee to Avoid School
Posted: 29 June 2017
[Daily News] John left Longido Secondary School in the middle of Form 3. He is from a traditional Maasai family. His father has four wives and a total of 30 children. (Project TEMBO)

State Won't Bring Back Dinosaur Fossils
Posted: 29 June 2017
[Daily News] The government is not planning to bring back dinosaur fossils from Germany because the country lacks the capacity and technology required to preserve and display the remains for tourism purposes, the Deputy Minister for Tourism and Natural Resources, Eng Ramo Makani, told the National Assembly yesterday.

Private Sector's Role Set in Sharper Perspective
Posted: 29 June 2017
[Daily News] The private sector has been cited as a major driving force in developing economies and a key partner in the type of work being done on tackling the most pressing development challenges.

Ecstasy As Seven Zanzibaris Feared Dead, Found Alive
Posted: 29 June 2017
[Daily News] Seven Zanzibari fishermen who on Monday went missing in the Indian Ocean were yesterday found alive in Mombasa, Kenya.

State Orders Confiscation of Poaching Weapons
Posted: 29 June 2017
[Daily News] Natural Resources and Tourism Minister, Professor Jumanne Maghembe, yesterday ordered special operation to confiscate all poaching weapons to keep the country's wildlife safe.

Church Leaders Challenge Govt to Produce Leaders Like Magufuli
Posted: 29 June 2017
[Daily News] Mwanza -The ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) and other political parties have been challenged to ensure they nominate competent and credible candidates for the post of president in order to sustain current performance displayed by President John Magufuli.

Water Body Works to Supply Water to At Least 95% of Dar es Salaam Residents
Posted: 29 June 2017
[Daily News] NINETY-five per cent of Dar es Salaam residents will have access to potable water by 2020, a senior official of the Dar es Salaam Water and Sewerage Authority (DAWASA) has said.

Bettering Old People's Homes Would Be Great
Posted: 29 June 2017
[Daily News] We believe that whoever would write off a nation that doesn't cherish its elderly citizens as utterly thankless wouldn't risk being branded an exaggerator. For the segment of people in that category are generally considered to be a repository of wisdom, onto which younger generation members regularly tap.

Football Federation Top Officials in Anti-Corruption Body's Hands
Posted: 29 June 2017
[Daily News] The Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) is holding the top officials with the Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) -- President Jamal Malinzi and Secretary General Mwesigwa Selestine over bribery charges, presumably abuse of office.

Govt Sets Aside Special Room for Lactating Legislators
Posted: 29 June 2017
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dar es Salaam -Women are routinely castigated in some countries for exposing their flesh to nurse

Sido Produces Coffee Processing Machines
Posted: 29 June 2017
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Small Industries Development Organisation (Sido) has started producing machines for coffee preprocessing.

Central Corridor Performs Badly in the First Quarter of This Year
Posted: 29 June 2017
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The Central Corridor's container trade contracted by 12 per cent in the first quarter of 2017 despite overall growth in East Africa, a report has shown.

Feeder Roads in Bad Condition As Repairs Delayed
Posted: 29 June 2017
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -It is 5am and most of city residents are busy, rushing to commuter bus stops, while those with vehicles are driving and others stuck in traffic jams.

Lessons in Big Results Now Cessation
Posted: 29 June 2017
[Citizen] Tanzania looks forward to being a middle-income economy by 2025 and to achieve that, we need workable participatory (bottom-up) approaches to development.

New Budget Sharpens Focus On Tanzania Industrial Activity
Posted: 29 June 2017
[Citizen] A new budget released in Tanzania this month emphasises capital projects as a means to further boost industrial activity in what is already one of Africa's fastest-growing economies.

Waiting for Kenya to Vote and Other Stories
Posted: 29 June 2017
[Citizen] One some days, for sure, the campaign rhetoric makes you think it would be wise to park a small bag. However, there's something philosophically satisfying about this Kenyan campaign.

Let's Speed Up Efforts to Boost Cotton Production
Posted: 29 June 2017
[Citizen] Blame-shifting among those involved in cotton production in the country is getting too common.

Return of Dinosaurs' Remains From Germany Not Profitable - Govt
Posted: 29 June 2017
[Citizen] Dodoma -The government has ruled out the possibility of returning to the country remains of two dinosaurs taken to Germany from Lindi region between 1909 and 1913.

Govt Directs Audit of All Water Projects in the Country
Posted: 29 June 2017
[Citizen] Dodoma -District Executive Directors have until July 20, 2017 to submit to the government an audit report on water projects in their jurisdictions.

President Magufuli Meets Power Experts From Ethiopia
Posted: 29 June 2017
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -President John Magufuli Wednesday met a delegation of electricity and dam construction experts from Ethiopia.

Two Local Leaders Shot in Kibiti Confirmed Dead
Posted: 28 June 2017
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Kibiti health care center medical officer in charge Dr Sadoki Bandiko has confirmed that two civic leaders, who were shot by unknown assailants on Tuesday night, have died.

'Kiswahili Is Making Huge Strides Globally'
Posted: 28 June 2017
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Minister for Youth, culture and Sports, Dr Harrison Mwakyembe has commended the ongoing efforts by various stakeholders in strengthening Kiswahili language.

This Is What Govt Can Still Do to Help Teen Mothers
Posted: 28 June 2017
[Citizen] Though President John Magufuli said it expressly-no pregnant girl will be allowed back to school under his rule; which is logical-still the government's duty is to make every effort to help such.

Tanzanian Runner Vows to Leave London As World Champ
Posted: 28 June 2017
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Highly-rated marathoner Alphonce Felix Simbu has vowed to become the second Tanzanian runner to win a medal at the IAAF World Championships.

Magufuli to Build Hydropower Dam at a World-Heritage Site
Posted: 28 June 2017
[Nation] Tanzania's President John Magufuli Tuesday met with a team of experts to discuss the building of a hydroelectric power dam at Stiegler's Gorge in Selous Game Reserve, despite concerns from environmental experts.