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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Multisectoral Initiative Contribution in Tourism Growth
Posted: 22 June 2017
[Daily News] In due course, ATC will have to wrestle a lot on competition and customer demands before the government can sigh with relief on this investment.

Add More Steam Into Uplifting Children's Lot
Posted: 22 June 2017
[Daily News] A baby's entry into the world is usually greeted delightfully by parents, broader family members and well-wishers.Their prayers and expectations are that the baby will enjoy good health, acquire a good education, a beneficial profession, and, ultimately, become a resourceful adult.

Tap the Potential of ICT Infrastructure in Place
Posted: 22 June 2017
[Citizen] The government of Tanzania constructed the national fibre optic cable network named as National ICT Broadband Backbone (NICTBB) with a view to achieving its ICT vision.

'Eating' Kenya's Standard Gauge Railway
Posted: 22 June 2017
[Citizen] As the stories on the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) recently launched by President Uhuru Kenyatta continued to bubble - the glory it will bring, the cost, which pocketed what and didn't - I have been intrigued by a less glamorous part of the tale.

Parents Urged to Fight Child Abuse
Posted: 22 June 2017
[Citizen] Mbeya -Parents and guardians in the country have been called on to support efforts made by non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the fight against child abuse.

280 Million Trees 'Needed Annually'
Posted: 22 June 2017
[Citizen] Dodoma -Over 372,000 hectares are deforested annually, the Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Tourism, Mr Ramo Makani, told Parliament on Wednesday.

Masai Communities Come Up With New Initiation Style
Posted: 22 June 2017
[Citizen] Handeni -Masai communities in handeni District, Tanga region have come up with new style of upgrading girls into womanhood without performing female genital mutilation (FGM) on them.

Review of the Budget 2017/18
Posted: 22 June 2017
[Citizen] The 2017-2018 budget was read out in a 2 hour session in Dodoma on June 8, 2017 by Finance Minister Dr Phillip Mpango.

Joyful Parents, Teachers Welcome Tanzanian Students Who Won Gold in U.S.
Posted: 22 June 2017
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -It was around 22: 00 pm, on Wednesday when the three students from Feza International School Rashid Kikwete, Abdulrazak Nkamia and Abdalah Alsaedy landed at Julius Nyerere International Airport and welcomed by their parents and teachers.

Are Slogans, Declarations and SDGs the Key to Development?
Posted: 22 June 2017
[Citizen] Tanzania is not poor, but it was poorly managed and that's the main reason for the prevailing poverty. The rich and developed nations did not have MDGs and SDGs yet they developed and more recently, BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) neither did they have these global slogans and declaration yet they are now recognised as middle-income countries.

Zonal Lands Office Collects Sh5.8 Billion Tax in 10 Months
Posted: 22 June 2017
[Citizen] Mbeya -The Office of the Assistant Commissioner for Lands in the Southern Highlands Zone, in cooperation with district councils, has collected Sh5.8 billion in land tax from July 2016 to May this year.

Govt Rules Out Paying Councillors Monthly Salaries
Posted: 22 June 2017
[Citizen] Dodoma -The government yesterday ruled out any possibility of paying Councillors monthly salaries.

Magufuli Mourns Ruling Party and Yanga Supporter 'Ali Yanga'
Posted: 22 June 2017
[Daily News] President John Magufuli has sent a condolence message to the family of Ally Mohamed , a staunch supporter of the ruling party CCM and Young Africans who died in a road accident in Dodoma on Monday.

Strategy to Curb HIV/Aids Prevalence in Southern Regions
Posted: 22 June 2017
[Daily News] Sumbawanga -The Walter Reed Program Tanzania (WRP-T)/ Henry M Jackson Foundation Medical Research International (HJFMRI) is a comprehensive HIV/AIDS research and prevention program based in the southern highlands regions of the country.

Tanzania Named Most Expensive Country to Send Money From UK
Posted: 22 June 2017
[Daily News] Tanzania has been named as the most expensive destination in Africa to send remittance form United Kingdom.

Ex-Tanzanian President Calls for Midwifery Global Policy Reforms
Posted: 22 June 2017
[Daily News] Retired President Jakaya Kikwete has called for urgent global policy reform on midwifery and recognition of the profession, saying skilled and educated midwives can provide essential healthcare needed during pregnancy.

Water Bill Dodgers Face Magufuli Wrath
Posted: 22 June 2017
[Daily News] In what can be termed as a replica of a directive he issued to the Tanzania Electric Supply Company Limited (TANESCO) three months ago, President John Magufuli has ordered the Dar es Salaam Water and Sewerage Company (Dawasco) to disconnect water from all government institutions with outstanding bills amounting to 40bn/-.

Brokers Welcome IPOs Opening to Foreigners
Posted: 22 June 2017
[Daily News] Stockbrockers have hailed the government plans to amend a telecom act in a bid to allow foreign investors during primary offers. The players said the intention was good to the people and the economy and would help to enhance integration of the EAC economies.

New Health Scheme Targets Moms and Babies
Posted: 22 June 2017
[Daily News] Nutrition International, formerly known as the Micronutrient Initiative, is launching a new health scheme for women, adolescent girls and newborn and young children to be known as the 'Right Start Initiative' to improve their nutritional status, all covered under a 4.7bn/- (2.8 million Canadian dollars) investment over the next five years to the year 2020.

Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda Risk Losing U.S.'s AGOA Deal
Posted: 22 June 2017
[Daily News] Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda risk losing access to the American market through the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) following plans by the East African member states to ban imports of second-hand clothes and shoes.

Top Golfer Goes to Namibia to Drill for EAC Tournament
Posted: 22 June 2017
[Daily News] National golf team ace Victor Joseph plans to use the Windhoek Lager Africa Jacket Golf Championship as perfect platform to sharpen his skill ahead of the East African Golf Challenge trophy.

Government Clears Air On Tax Exemption Policy
Posted: 22 June 2017
[Daily News] Dodoma -The  government has issued tax exemptions worth 11.8trl/- in the period of 10 years, which is an average of 1.18tril/- per year.

New Ngorongoro Livestock, People Census Next Month
Posted: 22 June 2017
[Daily News] Ngorongoro -The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in association with the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority (NCAA) will be conducting fresh population, settlement and livestock census within the Ngorongoro Division, from next July.

Yanga Throw in Towel On Niyonzima
Posted: 22 June 2017
[Daily News] Young Africans leadership has thrown in a towel and decided to let go their prized asset, Rwandese midfielder maestro, Haruna Niyonzima, after failing to reach an agreement on contract renewal.

Children's TV Programme Fears Allayed
Posted: 22 June 2017
[Daily News] The Tanzania Communication Regulatory Authority (TCRA) has allayed fears in some quarters, over the likelihood of Multichoice DStv to air unsuitable cartoon programmes. The fears have been relayed through various social media outlets for nearly one week now.

Kariakoo Businessman in Court for 'Hoarding' Over 5,000 Pieces of Military Uniforms
Posted: 22 June 2017
[Daily News] Businessman Casto Ngogo (35), based at suburban Kariakoo, was yesterday arraigned at the Kisutu Resident Magistrate's Court in Dar es Salaam for unlawful possession of 5,000 pieces of military trousers of the Tanzania People's Defence Forces (TPDF).

New-Look Taifa Stars Ripe for Cosafa Task
Posted: 22 June 2017
[Daily News] The Taifa Stars leave today for South Africa ahead of Cosafa Cup kick off this weekend. Stars go to the tournament full house after the arrival of the Qatar-based striker, Elias Maguli, who together with the Sweden based Thomas Ulimwengu are the only professional players in the squad picked by Coach Salum Mayanga to play in the forthcoming COSAFA Cup.

Controversy Hits Diamond Platnumz's Latest Song
Posted: 22 June 2017
[Nation] Bongo maestro Diamond Platinumz has released his latest hit Fire in collaboration with Nigeria's Tiwa Savage.

Police Successfully Curb Albino Killing, Legislators Told
Posted: 22 June 2017
[Daily News] Dodoma -Police have successfully managed to reduce the number of deaths that involve elders and people with albinism in Ushetu District, Shinyanga region in the period of seven years.

Magufuli Launches Upper Ruvu Water Treatment Plant
Posted: 22 June 2017
[Citizen] Ruvu -President John Magufuli has today launched the refurbished Upper Ruvu Water Treatment Plant (WTP) at Mlandizi, Kibaha District in the Coast Region. The project is worth Sh87 billion which is a soft loan from Exim Bank of India.