Arusha

Arusha is an attractive city nestled on the lush southern slopes of Mount Meru in northern Tanzania. It is the tourism and safari capital of the country and has good road and air links to Nairobi and Dar es Salaam. The city is also the headquarters of the flagging East African Community (EAC) and th...

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Tanzania opens first geopark

Tanzania is launching its first geopark with the creation of the 12,000sq-km Ngorongoro-Lengai Geopark in the north of the country, in an effort to attract geology-based tourism. The landscape of the...
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Identity cards for Maasai in northern Tanzania

Electronic identification for communities in Ngorongoro. Maasai pastoral communities living within the confines of north Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) are to be issued with electronic...
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African Court in Arusha celebrates 10 years

Symposium to mark decade of African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights. The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (AfCHPR) in Arusha celebrates its tenth anniversary with a two-day symposium o...
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Tanzania combats poaching with drones

Pilot scheme introduced in Tarangire National Park near Arusha. The Tanzania goverment has sanctioned the use of drones in Tarangire National Park in an aerial surveillance battle against poachers...
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Tanzania orders foreign livestock to leave Arusha region

Drought leads to livestock trespassing into national parks in Arusha area. The Tanzanian government has ordered that the estimated five million livestock that have crossed into Tanzania's northern...
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East African electronic passports

E-passport will give citizens easier access around East African Community. The East African Community (EAC) is set to introduce e-passports, facilitating easier movement around the trading bloc who...
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Lake Victoria water unsafe to drink

Polluted Lake Victoria has become breeding ground for disease. The millions of people using Lake Victoria as a source of drinking water are at risk of diseases such as cholera, typhoid and dysenter...
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Rwandan genocide tribunal to close in Arusha

International court in Arusha dissolved after 20 years. The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) in Arusha is being formally dissolved on 31 December, 20 years after it was established...
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Tanzania jails Chinese poachers for 20 years

Tanzanian president gets tough with poachers. Tanzania sentenced four Chinese men to 20 years in jail each, on 18 December, after they were convicted of smuggling rhino horns. In addition the four...
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Tanzanian opposition makes gains in Arusha

Although the ruling CCM held on to the presidency by a large margin in the Tanzanian elections on 25 October, the opposition coalition made gains in its heartland in northern Tanzania as well in Dar E...
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Serengeti voted world's best safari

Six Tanzanian destinations in top 50 African safaris Tanzania's Serengeti National Park has been voted the world's best safari destination in an online survey conducted by Safari Bookings, a leadi...
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Tanzania estimates voting figures

About 24 million people eligible to vote Tanzania's Bureau of Statistics has estimated that about 24 million people out of a population of 48,522,230 people are eligible to vote in the coming gener...
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Arusha-Tengeru highway construction begins

Part of the Arusha-Holili road project After years of promises the Tanzanian National Roads Authority (Tanroads) has announced the start of construction on the 14.2 km Arusha-Tengeru section of the...
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Arusha to open baby elephant orphanage

Tanzania copes with oprhans of poached elephants Tanzania is set to open its first baby elephant orphanage in Arusha to deal with young elephants orphaned following the deaths of their mothers due...
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Tanzania and Kenya sign deal to tackle illegal timber trade

Countries join forces to battle illegal cross-border trade Tanzania and Kenya have signed an agreement to combat the illegal logging and timber trade across the borders of both countries. The m...
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Tourist disputes continue between Kenya and Tanzania

Talks between Kenya and Tanzania on the organisation of cross-border tourism have broken down again. The meeting in mid-March proved as inconclusive as the one in February and at present both sides...
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Tanzania sentences albino killers to death

32 witch doctors arrested in Tanzania A court in north-west Tanzania has sentenced four people to death for the murder of an albino woman who was killed so that her limbs could be used for black m...
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Arusha tourist meeting postponed

Tanzania's decision to postpone a top level meeting of Kenyan and Tanzania's tourist industry ministers and operators, which was set for the first week in February, has caused an immediate tough react...
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South Sudan breakthrough at Arusha summit

 Rival factions sign agreement during peace talks in Arusha There was a major breakthrough in the ongoing South Sudan peace talks on 22 January when the three rival factions of the ruling Sud...
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Arusha tackles noise pollution

Plans to ban noisy activities in the city Authorities in Arusha are proposing new by-laws to control noise pollution from loudhailers promoting businesses, political rallies and amplified singing...