Friday 26 May 2017
(The Citizen 05/23/13)
Mtwara/Dodoma. Violent demonstrations erupted in Mtwara yesterday after Prof Sospeter Muhongo, the minister for Energy and Minerals, announced in Parliament that construction of the Mtwara-Dar es Salaam gas pipeline would continue according to plan. Mtwara town had all the appearances of a ghost town earlier, with empty streets and businesses shut from dawn, but chaos erupted soon after Prof Muhongo’s speech mid-morning. Gangs of youths hurled stones and burnt down and vandalised houses belonging to Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) and its leaders. A TV journalist was also attacked. Other reports said four Tanzania People’s Defence Forces soldiers died and 20 were seriously injured in a car accident as they were rushing from Nachingwea in Lindi region to Mtwara to help...
(Bloomberg 05/22/13)
Tanzania plans to boost cargo volumes by 80 percent over the next two years at the Dar es Salaam Port by adding railway links and upgrading facilities to improve efficiency, Transport Minister Harrison Mwakyembe said. The port is expected to handle 18 million metric tons of cargo by 2015, compared with as much as 10 million tons this year, Mwakyembe said in an interview today in Dar es Salaam, the country’s commercial capital. “I am 100 percent sure we will reach 18 million tons by 2015,” he said. “The government is committed to taking serious measures to improving the port.” Dar es Salaam is the fourth-largest container port on Africa’s eastern seaboard after Durban in South Africa, Mombasa in Kenya...
(Ipp media 05/22/13)
The Swiss government through its Dodoma based Rural Livelihood Development Programme (RLDP) will later on this year conduct a socio- economic household survey in six regions in central corridor of Tanzania to assess rate of development. According to the Programme Manager, Francis Massawe, the objective of the survey is to collect appropriate information regarding the socio economic situation of the beneficiaries. The survey will be conducted later on this year in the RLDP areas of intervention namely Dodoma, Singida, Tabora, Shinyanga, Manyara and Morogoro regions. He said the household survey will give information on the changes in income, employment, sub-sector growth (micro and small enterprise) increase in farm production and gender perspective between 2011 and 2012 and to which RLDP...
(Ipp media 05/22/13)
Finland's Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade, Alexander Stubb, and the country’s minister for International Development Heidi Hautala are in Dar es Salaam for a three-day visit to explore new trade partnerships with Tanzania. A statement availed to The Guardian yesterday by Finish Foreign Affairs ministry on the joint trade and development trip said the two ministers are accompanied by a delegation consisting of representatives from businesses and civil society organisations. “Both development cooperation and trade play an important role in these countries. It’s time to look at things with fresh eyes. It’s good if our enterprises get a foothold in growing markets – and at the same time support the country's development,” minister Heidi Hautala said. At 7...
(In2 East Africa 05/22/13)
Dar es Salaam — Smile Communications (Tanzania), a subsidiary of Smile Telecoms Holding Limited has invested over $10m for the first commercial fourth generation long term evolution (4G LTE) broadband network. This will substantially speed up internet services in Tanzania. In less than four months, Smile successfully rolled out Africa's first such network in Dar es Salaam during the first quarter of 2012. Founded in 2007 and incorporated in Mauritius, Smile has subsidiaries in Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria as well as Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and an associated company in South Africa. Smile's Group Chief Executive Officer, Ms Irene Charnley told East African Business Week during the official launch in Dar es Salaam last week, Smile is a pioneer in...
(Ipp media 05/22/13)
US President Barack Obama is expected to unveil a new plan for distribution of electricity in Africa during a historic two-day visit to Tanzania in early July, a US Embassy press statement issued in Dar es Salaam yesterday said. According to the statement, President Obama and First Lady Michelle will visit Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania between June 26 and July 3. It said President Obama’s visit was principally meant to underscore the value placed by Tanzania and the United States on the need to consolidate diplomatic ties between the US and sub-Saharan Africa. “The visit will reinforce the importance the United States places on our deep and growing ties with countries in sub-Saharan Africa,” read part of the statement...
(Tanzania Daily News 05/22/13)
HE government, through the Ministry of Trade and Industry, will come up with a policy which will specify the standards for both imported and exported goods to ensure steady economic growth of the country. Speaking in Dar es Salaam at a workshop attended by various business experts, the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Ms Joyce Mapunjo, said the government was reviewing the existing Act for the necessary amendments to formulate a new document to monitor trade transactions. "We will make sure there will be no substandard products in the local market with a view to complying with the approved standards by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member states on the need for the production of high-quality goods," Mapunjo said...
(Tanzania Daily News 05/22/13)
THE Bank of Africa Tanzania yesterday launched the highly and latest e-banking technology known as B -Web Smart internet mobile service to its customers to enhance its online banking services. The B-Web Smart mobile banking service requires the Bank of Africa's group customers to carry out banking transactions through Smartphone by accessing the service by filling the B-Web application form available at any of the bank branches. Bank of Africa Tanzania e-banking Senior Manager Cyprian Massawe launched the service, saying the newly introduced service would enable the bank customers to access their account at any time, at any place. "B-Web smart customers are required to undergo a simple exercise by filling the B -Web application form available at all of...
(Tanzania Daily News 05/22/13)
Dodoma — ALLOWING farmers to sell their products abroad is for their own benefit and acts as a motivation for them to produce more, the Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives, Mr Adam Malima has said. Mr Malima told the National Assembly that since the government started allowing farmers to freely sell their serials especially maize, their livelihood has improved significantly and productivity has almost doubled. He was responding to a supplementary question by Rashid Ali Abdallah (Tumbe-CUF), who wanted to know why the government has been importing maize in case hunger strikes, whereas every harvesting season farmers are allowed to export the same. He also wanted to know whether the government's 'Kilimo Kwanza' initiative has proved to...
(Ipp media 05/21/13)
Tanzania is expected to achieve micro-economic stability in a few months to come following the government move to reduce inflation rate to single digit. “The inflation rate is now coming down...the decline shows that interest rates are going to come down systematically, which means there will be more stability in economy,” Phumelele Mbiyo, Regional Head, East Africa: Macroeconomic Research for Stanbic Bank Tanzania said during an economic forum organized by the bank. He said that micro economies are the fuels of growth in emerging economies; therefore Tanzania is assured of sustainable growth more than ever before. Mbiyo said that, over the course of this year, there is the possibility for the inflation rate to depreciate more due to the fact...
(BBC News Africa 05/21/13)
US President Barack Obama will visit Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania in June, the White House has said. Mr Obama is expected to meet lawmakers as well as business and civil society leaders and youth on his trip. The 26 June - 3 July visit will be Mr Obama's second to sub-Saharan Africa as president. He spent less than a day in Ghana in 2009. Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W Bush both visited Africa during their second terms in office. Mr Clinton visited six countries while Mr Bush went to five. "The president will reinforce the importance that the United States places on our deep and growing ties with countries in sub-Saharan Africa, including through expanding economic growth,...
(Voice of America 05/21/13)
The White House says U.S. President Barack Obama will travel to Africa this summer, visiting three countries. In a statement Monday, the White House says President Obama along with his wife, Michelle, will travel to Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania in late June and early July. The administration says Obama will meet with government officials as well as leaders from business, civil society and youth groups. It says the trip - from June 26 to July 3 - will reinforce the close ties between the United States and sub-Saharan Africa. President Obama, whose father is from Kenya, traveled to the region once during his presidency, visiting Ghana in 2009. Michelle Obama has also traveled to South Africa and Botswana during...
(In2 East Africa 05/21/13)
President Jakaya Kikwete has mourned the sad demise of a veteran politician and one of the champions of Tanganyika’s independence struggles, Mr Ali Abdallah Kleist Sykes, who passed away in Nairobi, Kenya on Sunday. A statement issued by the Directorate of the Presidential Communications said that the president received the death of Mzee Sykes, who was also one of the founders of the Tanganyika African National Union (TANU), with great shock and sorrow. The late Sykes — who formed TANU and held card number two, while his co-founder Mwalimu Julius Nyerere possessed card number one — passed on at the Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya after succumbing to heart attacks. In his condolence message to the late Sykes’ brother,...
(Ipp media 05/21/13)
The Njombe Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau has sued the Njombe District Administrative Secretary Evagry Keiya and the accounting officer with Njombe District Commissioner, Bory Saronge, at the Njombe District Court for allegedly abusing their power swindling at least 2,784,681m/- being public funds. According to the PCCB commander in Njombe region Charles Nakembetwa case number 44 of 2013 charged the accused for blotching the national economy as well as conspiracy and swindling the said amount of money illegally. He said the suspects were allegedly to have swindled the money to buy fuel for their different personal activities; the money was intended for implementation of various development activities in the district. "We have opened the case against the two district...
(The Star 05/21/13)
A major security operation is underway at the Kenya-Tanzania border to curb illegal firearms and criminal gangs. This follows recent's killing of five people in Naikarra after bandits believed to be from Sonjos community in Tanzania attacked them. They resolutions were reached on Wednesday by the leaders and the security team from both countries in a meeting held at Olderkesi area. Narok governor Samuel Tunai led Kenya delegation and accompanied by Women Representative Soipan Tuya, Narok west MP Patrick Ntutu, Narok County Commissioner Kassim Farah, Narok South DC Chimwaga Mwongo and Narok police boss Peterson Maelo while those from Tanzania were led by Ngorongoro DC Elias Wawa Lali and Immigration Officer Edward Nzogu. Mongo, who read the resolutions, said they...
(Tanzania Daily News 05/21/13)
PRESIDENT Jakaya Kikwete has mourned the sad demise of a veteran politician and one of the champions of Tanganyika's independence struggles, Mr Ali Abdallah Kleist Sykes, who passed away in Nairobi, Kenya on Sunday. A statement issued by the Directorate of the Presidential Communications said that the president received the death of Mzee Sykes, who was also one of the founders of the Tanganyika African National Union (TANU), with great shock and sorrow. The late Sykes -- who formed TANU and held card number two, while his co-founder Mwalimu Julius Nyerere possessed card number one -- passed on at the Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya after succumbing to heart attacks. In his condolence message to the late Sykes' brother,...
(Tanzania Daily News 05/21/13)
MOHAMMED Juma bought counterfeit electrical wiring cables unwittingly for his new multi-million shilling house at Sinza. All went well until the wiring job was complete. When the lights were turned on there was shocking explosion. The house went up in flames. Juma collapsed, but he survived. What Juma did not know was that most of the electrical paraphernalia he had bought from various shops in Dar es Salaam were counterfeit and substandard. These included the electrical main switch, the cutout, all cables and even the switch sockets, bulbs and the breathtakingly beautiful ceiling fans. Juma is not the only victim of counterfeiting. Most of the goods found in shops in Tanzania are counterfeit and substandard. The list includes most industrial...
(Business Day 05/20/13)
SMILE Communications Tanzania, a subsidiary of Johannesburg-based Smile Telecoms Holdings, said on Friday it had launched the long-term evolution (LTE) service, commonly called 4G, in Tanzania. Smile was founded by Irene Charnley, a former executive at MTN Group, who is its CEO. Ms Charnley said the true benefits of LTE "lie in the radically" improved user experience and the ability of this technology standard to enhance access to the most advanced form of communications whilst substantially reducing the costs of operations. "LTE is making the internet come alive for our customers. Surfing the internet, downloading music and movies without buffering, communicating via HD (high definition) voice or uninterrupted HD video calling — the internet experience has become better, faster, easier...
(Capitalfm Business 05/18/13)
ARUSHA, Tanzania, May 18 – Tanzanian police said Saturday they have arrested five people in possession of explosives in the economic capital Dar es Salaam. “Five people were arrested the day before yesterday (Thursday) in possession of explosives after a tip-off from patriotic citizens,” Dar es Salaam’s police chief Suleiman Kova told AFP. Asked if there was a link between the arrests and the May 5 deadly bombing at a church, Kova said: “Investigations are continuing into why these people had explosives and where they intended to take them.” The bomb attack at a Catholic church in the northern city of Arusha had killed three people and wounded 60. Tanzanian daily Habari Leo, which is close to the government, reported...
(BBC News Africa 05/18/13)
Tanzania has withdrawn from the forthcoming southern Africa football tournament, the Cosafa Cup, which takes place in Zambia between 6 and 20 July. Tanzania's Football Federation (TFF) Secretary General, Angetile Osiah, attributed the withdrawal to the Taifa Stars' engagement in their CHAN qualifiers against Uganda. CHAN is a Caf tournament that features home-based players and Tanzania is scheduled to play its home and away games against Uganda on 12 and 28 July. "We asked Uganda to reschedule the games but they refused. We therefore have no option but to withdraw from Cosafa," Osiah said. Tanzania would have participated as a guest team in Zambia, where they had been drawn to face South Africa, Namibia, Mauritius and Seychelles. Meanwhile, the TFF...

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