Tanzania reverted to single-party state

Tanzania single-party state

Tanzania is once again looking like a one-party state following granting of ruling government sweeping powers over rival political parties by parliament in January. The opposition leaders however criticized the amendments but analysts said the move is not surprising as President John Magufuli has restricted opposition rallies, banned certain newspapers and intervened strongly into major industries including agriculture and mining. ...

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Ministries to completely shift to Dodoma by June


Shifting of ministries from Dar es Salaam to capital city Dodoma is in rapid process and it is expected the move to Ihumwa area is to be done by June this year. According to government spokesperson Dr Hassan Abbasi about 700 staff, 86 percent of the total, have been already shifted to Dodoma. Ihumwa is government’s township and Abbasi added ...

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Tanzanian president reshuffles cabinet slightly

Tanzanian president magufuli

Tanzanian president John Magufuli made some crucial changes in his cabinet, though a mini reshuffle, and explained it was based on his monitoring over the telephone conversations of his ministers. Magufuli offered promotion to Dotto Biteko and made him head of the Minerals ministry. He was earlier serving as deputy of the same. Similarly Angella Kairuki is now Minister of ...

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President rewards pilot who stole plane from Kenya in 1977

President John Magufuli rewarded the pilot defining his act as the epitome of patriotism who tracked the JKIA officials and stole a Kenyan government plane in 1977 after the collapse of the East African Community that managed the East African Airways. Following the exit of Uganda the East African Airways was managed by Kenya and Tanzania even though both the ...

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Zanzibar launches helpline to curb student sexual corruption

Zanzibar - sexual corruption

Zanzibar has launched a free helpline number to help curb sexual corruption in institutions of higher learning. Victims and others in related matters may now make a phone call to 116 to the assistant and support. A desk at the State University of Zanzibar (SUZA) too has been set up for the same purpose. Government said the new measure will ...

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UN honors Tanzanian lawyer Rebeca Gyumi for overturning child marriage

child marriage

Girls should not marry at the age of fourteen. Tanzania has understood this and overturned a low that allowed child marriage. United Nations has honored the country. Lawyer Rebeca Gyumi received the UN human rights prize award and said, “This is a testament that girls, whereever they are, can by anything without limits.” The 31-year-old added activists are striving to ...

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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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