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Five charts that may soon be illegal in Tanzania

| April 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

A man walks past a large pool of water following rains on March 22, 2015 that resulted in flooding around some residential areas of Dar es Salaam. The rainy season, which began this week, is expected to bring ‘normal to moderate’ rain levels to coastal Tanzania, says the Tanzania Meteorological Agency. (Daniel Hayduk/AFP/Getty Images) I […]

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Tanzania boosts PPP capacity

| March 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

A workshop highlighting public-private partnerships with a group from Tanzania. Photo by: Institute for Public-Private Partnerships Local governments are critical players in public-private partnerships, but many lack the skills necessary to successfully negotiate and close deals — a problem that Tanzania has recognized and is working to remedy. Tanzania, with World Bank support, recently trained a […]

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Tanzania dreams big with port project at former slave harbor

| March 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

BAGAMOYO, Tanzania (Reuters) – In its heyday, Bagamayo was a gateway to the heart of Africa for colonizers, with trade goods surging in from the Indian Ocean, and timber, ivory and countless slaves exported from the east coast harbor.     Then Bagamoyo, which looks out towards the island of Zanzibar, fell on lean times for […]

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Tanzania dreams big with port project at former slave harbour

| March 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

* Nations vie to build biggest East Africa port * Many doubt viability of Tanzania port project By Edith Honan BAGAMOYO, Tanzania, March 15 (Reuters) – In its heyday, Bagamayo was a gateway to the heart of Africa for colonisers, with trade goods surging in from the Indian Ocean, and timber, ivory and countless slaves […]

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Govt partners with US, WB to boost Southern circuit tourist attractions

| January 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

The government has teamed up with World Bank, US and Germany to boost Southern circuit tourist attractions, by raising the number of tourists visiting the area. Click here to read more

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E-Shopping Now Consumer Favourite

| December 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

By Masembe Tambwe MORE people are shopping online indicating that there are increased internet users and that they have faith in the different platforms currently available to that effect. In a random survey conducted by the ‘Daily News on Saturday,’ a number of middle class residents of Dar es Salaam admitted that they have used […]

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Tanzania AG Frederick Werema quits amid corruption row

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

17 December 2014 Last updated at 11:16 GMT The allegations against Mr Werema (top-centre) and other officials have dominated headlines in Tanzania Tanzania’s Attorney General Frederick Werema has resigned, making him the first casualty of a corruption scandal that has rocked the government. MPs last month called accused him of authorising the fraudulent transfer of […]

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Scandal in Tanzania: A little context and 3 lessons

| December 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Corruption charges show need for reform in oil and gas sector. James Morrissey is a researcher on extractive industries and governance at Oxfam America. I was in Tanzania last month as what may turn out to be one of the biggest corruption scandals in the country’s history was coming to light. Contained in these events […]

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Tanzania May Increase Borrowing to Fund Budget After Aid Cut

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Tanzania may borrow more to help finance its budget this year after foreign donors said they will withhold funding because of a corruption scandal, Finance Ministry Permanent Secretary Servacius Likwelile said. The U.K., Japan, Germany and other development partners including the World Bank announced last week they will keep back about four-fifths of the $558 […]

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UK and international donors suspend Tanzania aid after corruption claims

| October 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

International donors have suspended nearly $500m (£311m) in budget support to Tanzania in response to claims that senior government officials siphoned off funds from the country’s central bank under the guise of energy contracts. The chair of Tanzania’s public accounts committee, Zitto Kabwe, has said that several high-ranking officials colluded with corrupt businessmen to transfer […]

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