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Tanzania to build hydro-electric power plant at Selous Game Reserve

Tanzanian President John Magufuli closed a deal worth $3bn for a hydro-electric power plant construction on the Rufiji River in the Selous Game Reserve, which is a Unesco World Heritage site, amid widespread criticism fro environmentalists. The East African country cites after the completion of the dam the total power supply will double up. However, conservationists argue the plant will ...

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Kidnapped Africa’s youngest billionaire Mohammed Dewji freed

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Kidnapped Indian-origin Tanzanian billionaire Mohammed Dewji in Dar es Salaam was freed nine days later, today. He was abducted by gunmen outside a gym in the morning of October 11. He is now back home safe, said police. Dewji is the CEO of METL Group family conglomerate and his new tweet reads, “I have returned home safely.” The statement came ...

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Amnesty International condemns Tanzania’s ban on birth control commercials

Amnesty International condemns Tanzania's ban on birth control commercials

The new government directive to ban family planning advertisements in Tanzanian media has raised concern about birth control policies and lately Amnesty International rights group called it as an attack on the sexual and reproductive health of people. The John Magufuli administrative directed agencies funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to stop running of such commercials ...

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131 People Died; Ferry Overturned Between Ukara, Ukerewe Islands

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At least 131 people have been killed and the toll could rise further from the capsizing of a ferry, managed by Tanzania’s Electrical, Mechanical and Electronics Services Agency, on Lake Victoria while heading from Ukara to Ukerewe. The ferry between the two islands takes about an hour. Both are on the Tanzanian side of Lake Victoria shared by other two ...

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Publication of Data Without Permission to be Banned in Tanzania

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Data publication is now banned in Tanzania. The John Magufuli government wants media houses to seek permission before doing so. A bill was tabled in the parliament earlier this week to make amendments to the Statistics Act and the main focus of it is to criminalize collection, analysis and dissemination of data. If the bill is passed it will prohibit ...

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Precision Air airlines’ Loyal Customers Going To Enjoy Discounted Rates.

Tanzania carrier Precision Air has signed a partnership deal with two hotels that will see the airlines’ loyal customers enjoy discounted rates. The deal will see the airline’s frequent flyers enjoy a 20 per cent discount at the Akemi Restaurant and Southern Sun Hotel Dar es Salaam through its program ‘PAA ROYAL.’ Hillary Mremi, Precision Air’s marketing manager, said the ...

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Houses Cater To Jewish tourists, businessmen, aid workers To Get Opened In Tanzania

Chabad announced the opening of two Jewish centers in Africa, on the island of Zanzibar off Tanzania’s coast on the continent’s east and in Cote d’Ivoire. In Zanzibar, a predominantly Muslim former sultanate that used to have major roles in the slave trade and the international spice industry, Rabbi Shneor Shmulevitz and his wife, Mushka, set up shop earlier this ...

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