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, Kenyatta Tout Smooth Trade
Posted: 25 February 2018
[Daily News] President John Magufuli and his Kenyan counterpart, Uhuru Kenyatta, yesterday instructed their ministers to resolve issues that emerge in the course of conducting business between the two countriesThe two Heads of State gave instructions after holding talks at Munyonyo Hotel in Kampala, shortly before commencement of the East African Community (EAC) Heads of State meeting.

Tanzanians Uproar Over State of the Nation
Posted: 24 February 2018
[East African] Political parties, religious and civil society groups in Tanzania are protesting insecurity, human-rights abuses and curtailing of freedoms by the government.

Kenya, Tanzania Agree to Settle Tiff
Posted: 24 February 2018
[Nation] President Uhuru Kenyatta and President John Pombe Magufuli have directed their ministers to meet quickly to resolve "small vexing" differences between Kenya and Tanzania.

Second Opposition Politician Killed
Posted: 24 February 2018
[East African] A politician of Tanzania's main opposition party Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (Chadema) was killed with machetes on Thursday night at his home.

Taxman Reveals Outspoken Bishop Avoided Paying Tax
Posted: 24 February 2018
[East African] Tanzania Revenue Authority has revealed that Zachary Kakobe, a self-proclaimed bishop and founder of the Full Gospel Bible Fellowship Church, had evaded to pay Tsh20.8 million (about $9,300) in taxes.

Queries Raised Over Swala Business Deal
Posted: 23 February 2018
[Daily News] CONTROVERSY lingers over the intended acquisition of 40 per cent stake at US $130 million dollars (about 286bn/-) by Swala Oil and Gas Tanzania in Mauritius based PAE PanAfrican Energy Corporation (PAEM), the parent company of Pan- African Energy Tanzania (PAET).

Kilimanjaro Airport Introduces Dog Unit to Intensify Security At Airport
Posted: 23 February 2018
[Daily News] Kilimanjaro -FEW weeks after the installation of the high-tech scanning machines at the Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA), security at the airport has been strengthened following the introduction of the Police Dog Unit.

Magufuli's Dos and Don'ts Tips
Posted: 23 February 2018
[Daily News] PRESIDENT John Magufuli yesterday volunteered tips to fellow East African Heads of State, saying unless governments in the region cultivated a judicious financial expenditure culture, donor dependency would never end.

Sombre Mood Ahead of Akwilina's Requiem Mass
Posted: 23 February 2018
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Emotions are running high at the St Theresa Catholic Church in Rombo District after the body of Akwilina Akwiline arrived for the last requiem mass.

Magufuli Meets Kenyatta to Discuss Trade Row
Posted: 23 February 2018
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -President John Magufuli and his Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta have instructed their ministers to work on the challenges that have sparked a trade war between the two neighbours.

Gone Too Soon - Akwilina Laid to Rest
Posted: 23 February 2018
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The body of Akwilina Akwiline has been laid to rest at her home village of Marangu in Rombo District, Kilimanjaro.

South Sudan Infrastructure Projects Get EAC Nod
Posted: 23 February 2018
[Citizen] Arusha -Infrastructure development projects, including roads, will be among the early benefits to South Sudan, a new entrant to the bloc, from the East African Community (EAC).

Police Confirms Murder of Chadema Councillor
Posted: 23 February 2018
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Police in Morogoro have confirmed the murder of Namwawala Ward councillor Godfrey Lwena, a member of the main opposition Chadema.

Tenga sees new dawn in Fifa executive summit
Posted: 23 February 2018
[Daily News] Mbonile Burton -TANZANIA Football prominent figure, Leodger Tenga has commended a move by the International Football Federation (FIFA) to bring its Executive Football Summit (EFS) to Tanzania.

Historic day as Tanzania hosts FIFA Executive Summit
Posted: 23 February 2018
[Daily News] ALL is set for the World Football- governing body, FIFA Executive Football Summit (EFS), which the country hosts today at the Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre (JNICC) in Dar es Salaam.

Presidents Kenyatta, Magufuli Direct Ministers to Resolve Vexing Differences
Posted: 23 February 2018
[Capital FM] Kampala -President Uhuru Kenyatta and President John Pombe Magufuli on Friday directed their ministers to meet quickly to resolve small vexing differences between Kenya and Tanzania.

FIFA Package to Usher in New Tanzania Football Era
Posted: 23 February 2018
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Fifa will construct modern stadiums in nine regions in the country, the world soccer governing body's president Gianni Infantino pledged yesterday.

BoT Eyes Credit Recovery Growth
Posted: 23 February 2018
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The Bank of Tanzania has said it will continue to maintain the accommodative monetary policy stance to stimulate the recovery of growth of credit to private sector.

EAC Budgets U.S.$78 Billion for Infrastructure Projects
Posted: 23 February 2018
[Citizen] Kampala -The East African Community (EAC) needs $78 billion (about Sh175.5 trillion) in the next 10 years to fund more than 200 infrastructure projects in the five-member states.

Zitto Granted U.S.$22,000 Bail After Night in Police Custody
Posted: 23 February 2018
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -ACT-Wazalendo leader Zitto Kabwe has been granted bail and asked to pay a Sh50 million bond after spending the night under police custody since his arrest Thursday February 22 in Morogoro, his lawyer Emmanuel Mvula says.

Preliminary Hearing of Tido Mhando's Case Starts
Posted: 23 February 2018
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Former Tanzania Broadcasting Corporation (TBC) director general, Mr TidoMhando, appeared before the Kisutu Resident Magistrate's Court on Friday, February 23, for preliminary hearing of economic sabotage and abuse of power charges facing him.

FNB Bank Portrays Bullish Outlook for Tz's Economy
Posted: 23 February 2018
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Tanzania's economy will perform well over the next two years despite regulatory hurdles that may derail investor confidence, a meeting heard yesterday.

Akwilina's Body Brought to St Theresa Catholic Church in Rombo Ahead of Burial
Posted: 23 February 2018
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The body of former National Institute of Transport (NIT) student, Akwilina Akwiline has been brought to the St Theresa Catholic Church in Rombo district for the requiem mass.

How Far Will Emerson's Vision Take Z'bar Music?
Posted: 23 February 2018
[Citizen] At a time when music awards in Tanzania have taken a long-term hiatus, hearing of any award that targets musicians is something that's greeted with both joy and a bit of uncertainty. Recently in Zanzibar, a beacon of light was left gleaming as the Sauti za Busara festivities came to a close.

Veteran Musician Samba Mapangala Plans Major Comeback
Posted: 23 February 2018
[Citizen] Legendary musician Samba Mapangala is planning a comeback to the music world with a new album. Mapangala, based in the US, is famous for the Vunja Mifupa hit song. For many years, Samba lived in Nairobi, where he led Les Kinois and, later, Virunga bands. He plans to release a new album later in the year.

Inspection of Private Vehicles to Start On March 1
Posted: 23 February 2018
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Inspection of private vehicles will start on March 1, the Home Affairs ministry has said.

PM - Use Barcodes to Simplify Revenue Collection, Boost Exports
Posted: 23 February 2018
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa has directed local industries to start using barcodes made by Global Standard One (GS1) as a way of simplifying revenue collection and boosting exports.

Tanzania Rises in Latest Graft Survey
Posted: 23 February 2018
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Tanzania has been ranked slightly higher in the Corruption Perceptions Index 2017 (CPI 2017) vindicating President John Magufuli's zealous fight against graft.

Tanzania Mining Law to Lock Out Foreign Banks
Posted: 23 February 2018
[East African] The ongoing reforms in Tanzania's mining sector could lock foreign commercial banks out of the mining sector as new regulations require miners to use the financial services of local banks.

Congolese Refugees Pour Into Tanzania
Posted: 23 February 2018
[East African] More than 2,000 refugees fleeing violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo have entered Tanzania through Kigoma since December.