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Illegal Immigration From Syria, Yemen, Middle East Raises Concern

Dar es Salaam – Illegal immigrants have increase largely and this is a matter of concern for the Immigration Services Department, which said the issue is mostly from hotspots of civil and political unrest in the region as well as in Middle East. Briefing to the press the Deputy Commissioner of Immigration Wilson Bambaganya said between January and February this ...

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China Funds Building Biggest Library In Tanzania

Dar es Salaam – Chinese government is set to fund 40 million USD to Tanzania in the building up of a new library at the University of Dar es Salaam. President John Magufuli laid the foundation stone on Thursday and the library is said to be the biggest in Tanzania. It will house state-of-the-art facility equipped with more than 800,000 ...

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Government To Switch-Off All Counterfeit Mobile Devices After June 16

Dar es Salaam – The government has made it clear would not be extending the date of switching-off of all the counterfeit mobile devices in the country. June 15, 2016, will be the last day for the operation of such electronic equipments, said the Minister for Works, Transport and Communication, Professor Makame Mbarawa. From the stroke of the First Hour ...

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Billions Of Looted Shilling Offshored By Corrupt Government Officials, Politicians Over Years

Money in billions has been offshored from Tanzania in illegal ways over the years. Those are looted in the country through various scandasl such as EPA Account, Tegeta Escrow Account, BAE Systems Radar scandal, Mereremeta and Mwananchi Gold. Between 2005 and 2006 about Sh133 billion was irregularly paid by Bank of Tanzania to dozen of firms under External Payment Arrears ...

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Rwanda Opts Tanzania For Kenya In Developing Rail Links

Rwanda Finance Minister Claver Gatete said developing of proposed rail links through Tanzania to ports on the Indian Ocean would be cheaper and shorter compared to the Kenya route. According to studies the Tanzania option to cost somewhere between $800 million and $900 million where as the Kenyan route to cost $1 billion. Gatete said, “We are working on the ...

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Kenya’s Ephedrine Case Linked To Tanzania: Police

The ephedrine case of Kenya has been linked to Tanzania, reveals latest investigation. It is found the country was drug manufacturing destination as Kenyan drug-cartel had planned setting up a unit to help processing of ephedrine powder as well as convert it into Meth Amphetamine. A chemist, Dr Abdul was roped in by Akaska brothers of Kenya and their Indian ...

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People Keeping High Expectations From Magufuli’s First Budget

People are keeping high expectation from the first Magufuli budget. It is said there will be an increase of 13 percent in funding for development projects and the government would be arranging those through tax rises and cuts in spending in some areas. Information Minister Nape Nnauye said the government will start implementing whatever has been promised in the election ...

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