Obama visit puts spotlight on Tanzania

US President Barack Obama’s visit to  Tanzania on July 1st , three months after another visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping, shows that Tanzania commands global recognition despite being a developing country. His visit is part of his African tour after  Senegal and South Africa. The US leader will tour the Symbion gas-fired power plant at … Continue reading

Australia supports NGOs in Tanzania to reach MDGs

Five  Australian Non Governmental Organizations working in Tanzania- World Vision, Marie Stopes, WaterAid, CARE, and Caritas in Arusha, Coast, Dar es Salaam , Dodoma, Lindi , Mtwara, Singida, Tabora and Tanga regions  have received $90 million from the Australian government, towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). These goals  include reducing extreme poverty, maternal and … Continue reading

Major investment for cashew nut processing in Tanzania

  Tanzania is to invest 6 million US dollars to boost local cashew nut processing capacity. Tanzania is Africa’s largest cashew nut grower after Nigeria and Ivory Coast, and the world’s eighth biggest producer. The country exported  158,000 metric tonnes of cashew nuts in the 2011/2012 season. However, although 90% of the crop was harvested … Continue reading

Dar es Salaam port for major upgrade

    In a bid to be competitive with neighboring Kenya’s Mombasa port, Tanzania will invest $211 million over the next 12 months to upgrade Dar es salaam Port. These improvements will include strengthening and deepening seven berths, a new conveyor belt and silos, and construction of additional berths. Dar es Salaam is the fourth-largest … Continue reading

UAE looks at promising opportunities for Trade and Investment in Tanzania

A delegation of 50 investors from the United Arab Emirates focussed on  trade and investment have expressed interest in oil and gas discoveries and other promising sectors in Tanzania. In return they can look forward to ease of facilitation and significant investment incentives, coupled with a favorable economic environment  and a flexible legislative framework from … Continue reading

Tanzania-best safari country in Africa

The Netherlands-based website  safaribookings.com polled 1,000 safari tourists and 756 experts, including guidebook authors from Lonely Planet, Rough Guides, Frommer’s, Bradt and Footprint, over two years and Tanzania came up trumps. Tanzania is a clear favorite for novice and veteran safari-goers alike. The ratings out of 5 of Africa’s top safari countries as voted by … Continue reading

Dar to host First Ladies Summit

  Tanzania will host the First African Ladies Summit to be attended by  US First lady Michele Obama and some former first ladies from the US and Britain. The summit will take place in early July in Dar es Salaam. The summit will bring together at least 8 African first ladies focusing on the theme … Continue reading

Tanga Special Economic Zone to boost Economic Development

The Tanga Special Economic Zone project initiated by Tanga Economic Corridor Limited will be inaugurated by President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete tomorrow and is expected to boost economic development in the region and country in general. This public private partnership initiative is between Tanga City Council with 49 percent of the shares and Good PM Group, … Continue reading

Sutherland sign exclusive deal with Tanzania

The President of Tanzania His Excellency Dk. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete (centre) with Sunderland Football Club chairman Ellis Short (right) and Commercial Director Gary Hutchinson, during the Presidents visit to the Academy of Light on Sunday. Sutherland Football Club is to create a football academy program in Tanzania to help nurture the country’s sporting talent. The … Continue reading

Tanzania launches child helpline

Tanzania has recently launched a National Child Helpline service. This is a pilot service targeting 6 districts: Magu, Bukoba Rural, Musoma Municipal, Hai, Kasulu and Temeke. Currently the service is open between 1.00pm – 8pm Monday to Friday. Plans are underway to operate 24hours and receive calls from all over Tanzania. This service is free … Continue reading