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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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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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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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...
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Arusha march for elephants and rhinos

Arusha protest to coincide with national event The internationally-celebrated march to save elephants and rhinos is being held in Tanzania ten days after World Animal Day, so that it will coincide...
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Serengeti saved

The East African Court of Justice has blocked the plans of the Tanzanian government to build a road through the north of the Serengeti national park. The grounds for its injunction are that it woul...
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Save the Serengeti

The Facebook page of Stop the Serengeti Highway has reported that the Tanzania government has indicated that it will now consider a German feasibility study to route the controversial Serengeti Highwa...
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Arusha volcano to become geo-park

UNESCO to declare volcano a global geological heritage site The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) is to declare Ol Doinyo Lengai, Tanzania's active volcano, a site of gl...
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Serengeti road case in court

The submission of arguments for and against a permanent injunction on the construction of the Serengeti highway have now been made to the East African Court of Justice. The court has not yet set a tim...
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Lake Natron expects good year for flamingos

The area around Lake Natron in northern Tanzania is set to experience the most significant breeding season for flamingos since 2007, according to early reports by British scientists from the Universit...
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Joint anti-poaching policies in eastern and southern Africa

Coordinated policies to combat poaching and the rise in the illegal trade of wildlife have been drawn up for eastern and southern African countries. The plans were announced by Tanzanian minister o...
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Work to begin on Serengeti road

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Meru deforestation report

A report on the deforestation of the Meru forest reserve due to human activity has been published by Tanzania
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World Bank offers to help re-route Serengeti road

The Tanzanian branch of the World Bank has confirmed that it is ready to help Tanzania in financing an alternative southern route for the controversial $480 million Arusha-Musoma highway through Senap...
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Arusha to channel water from Lake Duluti

The Arusha Urban Water Supply and Sewage Authority (AUWSA) intends to channel water into Arusha from Lake Duluti in the Meru district. The water authority stated that it is taking the measure to m...
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Controversy continues over Serengeti road

Despite pressure from international environmental groups the Tanzanian government is pushing ahead with its construction plans for the 480 km Arusha-Musoma commercial highway through the Serengeti nat...
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Save the Serengeti

Opposition to the proposed road through the Serengeti to connect Lake Victoria to Arusha is growing and possible suggestions for another route are now being studied. According to eturbonews, a usu...
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Controversy mounts over Serengeti road

Contradictory reports are coming out of Tanzania about the proposed road across the Serengeti to link Arusha in the north with towns on Lake Victoria. The proposed road would link Arusha and Musoma on...