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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Illegal Miners to Be Deported to Tanzania
Posted: 19 August 2017
[AIM] Maputo -A court in the northern Mozambican province of Niassa has ordered the deportation to Tanzania of 10 Tanzanian citizens found guilty of looting mineral resources inside the Niassa National Reserve.

World Mourns Elephant Warrior Wayne Lotter
Posted: 18 August 2017
[Nation] Wildlife enthusiasts across the globe are in mourning after a man who has been fighting poaching in Tanzania, amid death threats, was shot dead in Dar-es-Salaam.

Tazara, Zambia Railways Sign Deal to Ply On Each Other's Line
Posted: 18 August 2017
[Citizen] The Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (Tazara) is currently undergoing a massive transformation process as it seeks to tweak its operational efficiency, the company has said.

Demolition Victims Told to Remove Graves
Posted: 18 August 2017
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Tanzania National Roads Agency (Tanroads) has directed residents living along Morogoro Road, whose houses have been earmarked for demolition, to remove the graves of their loved ones which are in their compounds.

Joy As Karatu School Accident Survivors Touch Down At Kilimanjaro Airport
Posted: 18 August 2017
[Citizen] Samaritan Purse Aircraft carrying three survivors of the Karatu School bus accident touched down at Kilimanjaro International Airport(KIA) at 9:30 am East Africa Local time.

Diamond Platinumz Caught in Claims of Fathering Model's Baby
Posted: 18 August 2017
[Nation] Tanzanian model Hamisa Mobetto excited the grapevine after revealing her baby's name.

Milk Exports to Tanzania Slide 80% as Trade Row Festers
Posted: 18 August 2017
[Nation] Protracted trade dispute between Nairobi and Dar es Salaam has hit the dairy sector hard with the value of exports to Tanzania dropping by 80 per cent between 2014 and last year.

Challenges of Teacher Education
Posted: 18 August 2017
[Fahamu] Tanzania's famous founding president Julius Nyerere was a teacher. But despite the government's commitment to education in its development agenda, many young people shun the teaching profession. Salaries are low, classes big and teaching has little prestige among the professions.

Is Music Production a Talent or Career?
Posted: 18 August 2017
[Citizen] The music industry is fast growing in Tanzania and Africa in general thanks to the availability of technology that now makes it possible for musicians to acquire studio equipment.

Rapper Chidi Benz in Trouble Again
Posted: 18 August 2017
[Citizen] Just when you thought his troubles were over, rapper Chidi Benzi is in fresh trouble after it was reported that he has been put on probation alongside five others by Ilala Court.

Govt Seizes Ex-PM's Farm in Crackdown On 'Idle' Land
Posted: 18 August 2017
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dar es Salaam -Tanzania's former prime minister Frederick Sumaye has accused the government of unfairly taking almost 800 acres of farmland he and his wife owned, as it presses ahead with a campaign to seize idle agricultural land for redistribution to poor farmers.

Zanzibar Raises Retiree Pensions By 120 Per Cent
Posted: 18 August 2017
[Daily News] ZANZIBAR has upped minimum civil servant pension by 120 per cent in a new review announced by treasury. According to Ministry of Finance and Planning, now retirees from public service will earn a uniform 50,000/- increment.

JKT Decorates Victorious Simbu
Posted: 18 August 2017
[Daily News] NATIONAL Service (JKT) yesterday feted national athletics team, following their recent feat at the 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships in London, UK, pledging to rollout more quality athletes.

Organisations Donate Books to Dar School
Posted: 18 August 2017
[Daily News] TWO organisations have chipped in to address the shortages of primary school libraries and textbooks, which hamper delivering of quality education.

Stop Arbitrary Imports of Chemicals, State Directs Dealers
Posted: 18 August 2017
[Daily News] Importation of chemicals by unregistered, uncertified and unpermitted dealers was suspended yesterday, with consumers directed to source the substances from qualified suppliers.

Tanga Airport for Major Expansion
Posted: 18 August 2017
[Daily News] THE authorities are planning to expand Tanga Airport runway and other facilities to handle traffic in 24 hours.

Fish Prices Shoot Up As Stocks Tumble At Ferry Market
Posted: 18 August 2017
[Daily News] FISH prices have gone up at Magogoni International Market in Dar es Salaam after fish supplies sharply declined.

Cellphones Generate More Tax than Beer - Report
Posted: 18 August 2017
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -It is official: mobile phones are now leading generators of excise tax, overtaking beer.

Tazara, ZRL Seal Deal to Boost Business
Posted: 18 August 2017
[Daily News] CARGO haulage through the railway line within the country and beyond borders is set to increase by 30 per cent, thanks to the just signed accord.

Golf Team Depart for Tanzania Ahead of Regional Challenge
Posted: 18 August 2017
[New Times] Rwanda national golf team will depart for Dar es Salaam on Friday ahead of this year's East African Golf Challenge, which will be held at the 18-hole Gymkhana golf course in Dar es Salaam from August 22-26.

Opposition MP Urges President Magufuli to Emulate Kenyatta
Posted: 18 August 2017
[Citizen] Arusha -Arusha Urban MP (Chadema) Godbless Lema has called on President John Magufuli to borrow a leaf from Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta to allow his political rivals to practice politics freely.

Grand Reception For 3 School Bus Accident Survivors
Posted: 18 August 2017
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -A grand reception awaits the three pupils of Arusha-based Lucky Vincent School, who survived the fatal bus accident in Karatu District in May, as they arrive today at the Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA) from the United States where they were receiving treatment.

Funfairs As Lucky Vincent Accident Survivors Jet in Today
Posted: 18 August 2017
[Daily News] Arusha -THREE Standard VII survivors of Lucky Vincent Primary School bus accident return home today from the US as their fate in the national examinations hangs in balance.

Karatu Road Tragedy Survivors On Their Way Home From the US
Posted: 18 August 2017
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The survivors of a fatal bus accident in Karatu District, Doreen Elibariki, Wilson Tarimo and Sadia Ismail on Thursday started their journey to Tanzania from the US where they have been receiving specialised medical attention.

Cattle Moved Out of Forest Reserve on Minister's Order
Posted: 17 August 2017
[Daily News] Sumbawanga -More than 50,000 heads of cattle in Kiteta and Kilangwana wards in Sumbawanga District, Rukwa Region, have been moved out of Uwanda Forest Reserve.

Students' Ingenuity to Make Food Much Safer
Posted: 17 August 2017
[Daily News] Arusha -BAD weather, infections, diminishing immunity or simply calamities? Well, while all these could be the causes, many diseases affecting most Tanzanians have been discovered to originate from dinner tables.

Over 50,000 Students to Benefit From NGO Loans
Posted: 17 August 2017
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Over 50,000 students who have missed sponsorships for studies will receive scholarship from two NGOs - the Tanzania Social Support Foundation (TSSF) and Cosmopolitan Development Foundation (CDF International).

New Fears of Demolitions Along Key City Road
Posted: 17 August 2017
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Murmurs greeted the news that the government was planning an eight-lane expansion of the Morocco-Mwenge road in the city, with fears the mushrooming high rise buildings along the 4.3 kilometres stretch may be affected.

Chinese Military Ship Docks At Dar Port
Posted: 17 August 2017
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -A Chinese military ship docked at the Dar es Salaam port on Wednesday signifying the military relationship that Tanzania has with the far-East country.

Minister Calls for Salary Increase At the Postal Corporation
Posted: 17 August 2017
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The Deputy Minister of Works, Transport and Communication Mr Edwin Ngonyani has called on the Tanzania Postal Corporation (TPC) to upgrade its salary scales and motivate staff with better pay.