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MPs Urge Government To Renegotiate On EPA With EU

The signing of Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between East African Community (EAC) and European Union (EU) is in the final stage and amid such situation the Members of Parliament (MPs) in Tanzania have urged the government to retreat as of now and re-negotiate. The negotiations between EAC and EU started in 2007 and in 2015 an agreement was finally reached. ...

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Magufuli Urges Improving Economic Ties In Meeting With Kenya In Nairobi

Nairobi – President John Magufuli has taken the first step to improve ties with neighboring nation Kenya. On his visit to capital Nairobi he directed the Foreign Affairs minister to ensure the Kenya-Tanzania Joint Commission for Cooperation issues are met by the year-end. The same was also directed by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to improve relations betweet the two nations ...

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Magufuli’s Visit To Kenya May Improve Ties

Tanzanian President John Magufuli will be on a visit to Kenya on Monday and Nairobi is expected to roll out the red carpet to initiate resetting relations with Dar es Salaam. It is learned the top agenda of the meet would be trade relations between two neighbors. Lately ties between the two countries have been strained due to several high-profile ...

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Tanzania Offers Cheapest Data Cost In Africa: Report

A report by ICT Africa reveals Tanzania has the lowest mobile data cost in the continent. The #DataMustFall campaign has gained traction in Africa and rate for one gig in the country is at 0.89 US dollars. In South Africa it is high at 5.26 US dollars. The other markets with higher mobile data cost are Kenya, Egypt and Nigeria. ...

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Tanzania Bans Complete Plastic Bags Starting Jan 1

To make environment friendly Tanzanian government has banned use of plastic bags and issued a statement for businesses to either adopt new technologies or to shut down facilities. The total ban on plastic is to start on January 1, 2017, said the government, led by deputy Minister in the Vice President’s Office (Union Affairs and Environment) Luhaga Mpina, before Parliamentary ...

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Revenue Collection Jumps 3x With NMB Electronic System

Revenue collection has doubled or tripled in most of the district, municipal and city councils after the introduction of National Microfinance Bank (NMB) e-revenue collection system. The new system has been adopted by over 150 councils of 185 and significant changes have been noticed. NMB Chief Internal Auditor Augustino Mbogella said huge change has been seen and in some areas ...

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How Demand For Ivory Could Be Reduced Globally To Save Elephants

One elephant is lost in every fifteen minutes and data reveals their population has dropped drastically by about a third since 2007. The official figure further is shocking as in past nine years the numbers of African elephants have highly fallen. Published in August this year the Great Elephant Census discovers only 352,271 Savannah elephants across the 8 countries surveyed ...

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