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Magufuli Government Attempting Rooting Out Corruption Completely

The John Magufuli government in Tanzania is looking ahead to throw out corruption from its root in the country and lately it is learned amendment will be made to the Prevention and Combating of Corruption Act as well as to the whistle blowers legislation. Valentino Mlowola, Director General of the Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) said both the ...

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Tanzania, Uganda Signs Agreement On Energy, Civil Aviation At JPC Meet

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Tanzania has signed an agreement with Uganda for the enhancement of energy and civil aviation. Augustine Mahiga, Minister for Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation, said the agreements were signed at a Joint Partnership Commission (JPC) meeting on Wednesday in Arusha. Uganda too is a member of East African Community (EAC). JPC was established in 2007 in Uganda and the ...

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Bank Of Tanzania Reduces Discount Rate By 4%

Bank of Tanzania (BoT) has lately cut down on discount rate by 4 percent and this is expected to improve the credit sector in the private sector. The current discount rate is 12 percent and it is believed the lending rates too will be reduced by commercial banks. This will further improve in money supply to the national economy. Since ...

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Passports Of Water Project Employees Confiscated

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Tanzanian President John Magufuli is well praised by Western donors for pushing his policies of anti-corruption drive and lately he has ordered the confiscation of passports of those foreign employees of an Indian infrastructure company, Overseas Infra-structure Alliance (India) Private Limited, which manages a water project and that is said to be running late. Nicknamed as “the Bulldozer,” the president ...

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Tanzania Backs Down. Not To Publish Names Of Online Gay People

Tanzania has taken a U-turn and lately said not to be publishing the list of gay people who are not abiding to the law that selling sex online is barred. The government had earlier shut down several AIDS clinics which were accused of promoting homosexuality and threatened to publish names of gay people who are alleged of selling online sex. ...

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Magufuli Facing Hatred From LGBT Following Crackdown On HIV Clinics

Tanzanian President John Magufuli is facing huge hatred from the LGBT community lately following the crackdown of authorities on several HIV/AIDS health clinics across the nation accusing those are promoting homosexuality. Earlier Magufuli was seen more as a progressive ruler, but now it seems the strongman is changing mentality too. Her threats to be clamping down more on gays has ...

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Police Raids Hotels In Dar Es Salaam In Illicit Drugs Crackdown

The government has lately targeted tourist hotels in Dar es Salaam to crack down heavily on illegal drugs citing these places are connected with drug dealers, drug abusers and narcotics barons as well. Tourist recreational facilities too are alleged involved in such illicit drugs trade. Governor of Dar es Salaam, Paul Makonda, said more than sixty hotels and about twenty ...

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