National

3/4th Children In Tanzania Under Multidimensional Poverty: Report

poverty children tanzania

Child Poverty 2016 Report reveals more than 74 percent of children in the country are under multidimensional poverty. Themed as “Family planning is a human right,” the Advance Family Planning (AFP) commemorated World Population Day on July 11. Addressing to the reporters the AFP programme advocacy technical manager James Mlali said at least 74 percent children in Tanzania lives under ...

Read More »

Online Content Creators Turning To Offline Due To High License Fees

Online Content Creators

Bloggers in Tanzania have lost an appeal and it is mandatory for them to pay a fee for blogging and even to apply for a license to do so. This is now pushing most of the content creators, probably the poorer ones, to go offline with their creativity. Tanzania‘s Electronic and Postal Communications (Online Content) Regulations, 2018 requires online content ...

Read More »

Opposition MP Joseph Mbilinyi Warns Magufuli Government To Sue On Rap Song Ban

Joseph Mbilinyi

Tanzanian member of parliament Joseph Mbilinyi has warned the government to seek help from court in the wake of ban of his rap song in the country. According to Basata the rap song consists such words which can incite public violence. Basata banned the song. It is Kiswahili acronym for arts council in Tanzania. The rap song was leaked lately ...

Read More »

On World Refugee Day The Nyarugusu Refugees Complain About Poor Facilities

world refugee day

Those who are taking shelter in the Nyarugusu refugee camp in Tanzania are celebrating World Refugee Day with drums, laughter and fun amid grave concerns and worries. United Nations have set aside the day as World Refugee Day to recognize plights of millions of people who were uprooted from their own countries. Nyarugusu refugee camp houses hundreds of thousands of ...

Read More »

Unregistered Bloggers Shutting Down Websites With Immediate Effect

tanzanian blogger

All the unregistered bloggers in Tanzania need to shut down their website with immediate effect and those who will fail to do so would be facing criminal prosecution. The order has been passed by John Magufuli government which had earlier levied annual fees on bloggers and other online media houses. Critics have accused the government for the move trying to ...

Read More »

John Magufuli Government Reveals Plan For Repaying National Debt

national debt

The John Magufuli government has a good plan to pay the debt. Available data reveals Sh64 or more out of every Sh100 collected by the Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) this year, FY2018/19, will be spent in repaying. Data available in April shows Sh11.78 trillion was collected in the three quarters of the financial year, which means about Sh1.3 trillion collected ...

Read More »

John Magufuli Government To Issue Mining License Only Through Cabinet Approval

mining

Tanzania is furthr tightening the control of mining industry in the country. A senior official announced Friday large-scale licences will be issued only after approval of cabinet unlike issued through ministry. The John Magufuli government is seeking for a bigger return from mining. The country has vast mineral resources and is also fourth-largest gold producer in Africa. Addressing to the ...

Read More »