Dar Es Salaam

Dar es Salaam is an elusive city, and never so much as when you are a foreigner. It is not a capital city but it feels like one. It is not a tourist centre but its modern hotels host many visitors, always on their way to somewhere else. It is part bustling port, part white-sand beaches. It is an old...

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Dar es Salaam bans cash payments for parking fines

Penalties for parking offences to be paid by bank cards. The Dar es Salaam city council has banned cash payments for parking offences in the city, following media reports of motorists being harasse...
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New railway line between Dar es Salaam and Rwanda

Tanzania secures $7.6-billion loan from China for rail line to Kigali. The China Export-Import (Exim) Bank is providing Tanzania with a $7.6-billion loan to build a new 2,200-km rail line linking t...
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Tanzanian president Jakaya Kikwete on official visit to Kenya

Dedication to construction of Arusha-Mombasa road. On his three-day visit to Kenya the outgoing Tanzanian president, Jakaya Kikwete, officially marked the upgrade of one of the sections of the Arus...
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Dar es Salaam plans metro rail project

Tanzania requests funding from India Tanzania has requested funding from India to build a metro rail network in Dar es Salaam, according to the country's president Jakaya Kikwete. The official...
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New ferry between Dar es Salaam and Bagamoyo

Ferry service aimed at easing congestion around Dar es Salaam A new ferry is set to begin operating between Dar es Salaam and Bagamoyo, following a trial run attended by Tanzania's minister for wor...
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Direct flights from Dar es Salaam to Harare

Fastjet to become first operator of direct service Africa's new budget airline Fastjet is to launch services between Dar es Salaam and Harare in Zimbabwe, marking the third international route for...
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Major traffic changes in Dar es Salaam

Traffic shake-up aimed at reducing congestion Major traffic changes are expected in Dar es Salaam's Central Business District (CBD) where traffic flows will be changed in the coming months. The...
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New budget flights from Dar es Salaam to Johannesburg

African budget carrier FastJet is to offer low-cost flights between Dar es Salaam and Johannesburg in South Africa from 27  September. The airline will offer four weekly flights and the first...
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Dar es Salaam to boost railway services

The Tanzanian government has unveiled major plans to invest in the rail network in the Dar es Salaam region. As part of its Sh137.6bn investment in Tanzania Railway Limited (TRL) over the 2013/14 f...
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Third terminal at Dar es Salaam airport

The Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority has awarded the contract for a third terminal at Dar es Salaam's Julius Nyerere international airport to the Royal BAM Group of Holland’s BAM International....
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British Airways to pull out of Dar es Salaam

British Airways (BA) has announced that it is to cease operating its direct flights between London Heathrow and Dar es Salaam from 31 March. The airline said it is suspending the service, which cur...
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Revenue surges at Dar es Salaam port after investigations

The Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA) has seen a surge in revenue at the port of Dar es Salaam, from $18 million in November to $31 million in December, following the suspension of 16 port officers accus...
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Dar es Salaam bus owners fined for fare hikes

The operators of 13 buses and minibuses in Dar es Salaam have been fined for over-charging customers following a largescale operation by the Surface and Marine Transport Regulatory Authority (SUMATRA)...
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Dar es Salaam launches first commuter trains

The inaugural commuter train service in Dar es Salaam has been launched as part of the first phase of a government scheme to improve the city's transport network and to decrease its congested streets....
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Dar es Salaam commuter rail service stalled

The Dar es Salaam commuter railway services, originally scheduled to open in October, now look as though they might not be launched until a later date. The transport minister Harrison Mwakyembe has...
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One Stop Centre for Dar es Salaam port

The Dar es Salaam Port has launched the One Stop Centre (OSC) designed to increase efficiency by speeding up documentation and reduce the average time ships currently spend docked from nine to five da...
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Tanzanians against train fare increases

A request by Tanzania Railways Limited (TRL) to increase train fares by 50 per cent for third class and 25 per cent for first and second classes has been rejected by stakeholders and members of the pu...
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Dar es Salaam begins DART terminal

Construction of the Dar es Salaam Rapid Transit (DART) bus terminal has begun following the demolition of 53 houses in Gerezani, in the city’s Kariakoo district, to make way for the terminal....
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Charges over Zanzibar ferry disaster

Four people have been charged with causing the deaths of 203 people when an over-crowded ferry sank off Nungwi, a beach resort north of Zanzibar Island, in the early hours of 10 September. The capt...
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Dar es Salaam drivers running out of fuel

Vehicles in Dar es Salam are slowing to a halt as filling stations run out of petrol. Oil companies are refusing to re-supply service stations in protest against government-imposed cuts of 9.17 per ce...