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 The city is also the headquarters of the flagging East African Community...

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HIV infection rate falls in Tanzania.

The rate of infection of the AIDS-causing virus HIV in Tanzania has dropped from 7 per cent in 2003 to 5.8 per cent last year, according to national bureau of statistics figures. This translates into...
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Beckham and Bono in Kilimanjaro climb.

English footballer David Beckham and rock star Bono of Irish band U2 are to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in northern Tanzania to raise money for the United Nations
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Power cuts in Arusha to continue.

The weekend power cuts that have plagued Arusha in recent months are to continue indefinitely, Tanzania Electric Supply Company (TANESCO) has told the
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First African wind farm in Singida.

Towering wind turbines could soon be competing with imposing rock formations on the Singida skyline in central Tanzania if a project to create the first commercial wind farm in sub-Saharan Africa goes...
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Karibu travel and tourism fair in Arusha.

The annual Karibu travel and tourism fair takes place in Arusha from 5-8 June. Jointly organised by the Tanzania Association of Tour Operators, the Tanzania tourist board and the ministry of natural r...
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Over 70 dead in Tanzania mine.

At least 70 mineworkers are thought to have died at Mererani near Arusha in northern Tanzania after heavy rains flooded the mine where they were working. The accident occurred on 29 March but the full...
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My childhood in Accra

I lived in Accra as a young boy from the age of eight until I was 14. My father, a British army warrant officer in the Army Physical Training Corps, was posted to what was then still the Gold Coast fr...
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Arusha-Nairobi road to get overhaul.

The governments of Tanzania and Kenya are to embark on an ambitious project to upgrade the main road connecting Arusha in northern Tanzania to Athi River and Nairobi in Kenya via the Namanga border po...
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New residential area for Arusha.

Terrat and Mkonoo in southern Arusha are set to become new upmarket residential areas according to a report in the
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New East African Community headquarters.

Construction of the new headquarters of the East African Community comprising Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and Burundi is due to begin in Arusha in May. The Tsh22.8 billion facility will go up on...
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African Travel Association congress.

The 33rd annual congress of the African Travel Association (ATA) will take place in Arusha from 19-23 May 2008. Over 500 representatives of the tourism and business communities will explore ways to de...
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Ghana gears up for African Cup of Nations.

On 20 January at 17.00 local time Ghana
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Accra, a friendly city on the sea.

Accra, the capital of Ghana, is a friendly city of about three million people. Its architecture ranges from traditional African buildings to large, elegant colonial houses and modern high-rise blocks....


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