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World Press Freedom in Arusha

2-3 May. At a time when journalists are under attack in many parts of east Africa, World Press Freedom day on 3 May will be marked in Arusha with a conference on the theme of Media Freedom for a Bett...
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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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Laetoli site to be managed by Ngorongoro Conservation

Archaeological site and Olduvai Gorge Museum to be managed by NCAA The Tanzanian government is in the process of transfering the management of Tanzania's ancient Laetoli archaeological site to Ngo...
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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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Tanzania to build airport near Serengeti National Park

Government partner with American billionaire to build airport for safari tourists Tanzania is to construct an airport in a town near the Serengeti National Park this year, according to reports in l...
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Four arrested in Arusha for wildlife poisoning

Poachers use poison to kill elephants for their ivory Tanzania's wildlife authorities have arrested four suspects for poisoning a range of wild animals in a game reserve located near Arusha. The s...
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AICC to run Julius Nyerere Centre in Dar

Arusha's AICC takes over management of Dar es Salaam's JNICC The Arusha International Conference Centre (AICC) has assumed the management of the Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre (JNIC...
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Arusha tackles traffic congestion

A number of busy two-way thoroughfares in Arusha are soon to be changed into one-way streets as part of efforts to decongest the traffic-clogged city centre. The biggest initial changes will affect...
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Swine fever outbreak in Arusha

Arusha city council has imposed a quarantine on the movement of livestock in a bid to halt the spread of the African swine fever virus (ASFV) following the deaths of hundreds of infected pigs around t...
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Bombed Arusha church to become pilgrimage site

The Catholic archdiocese in Arusha has declared the Olasiti church, where three people lost their lives in an explosion on 5 May, as a pilgrimage site. In addition to the three casualties, 60 peopl...
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Bomb attack on Arusha church

A bomb attack outside a Catholic church in Arusha on 5 May has killed two people and injured at least 30, according to police. Four Saudi Arabian citizens and two Tanzanians have been arrested in c...
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Arusha to upgrade water supply

The Arusha Urban Water Supply Authority (AUWSA) plans to invest $158 million to upgrade its water services to meet increasing demand. The water authority says it needs at least five years to upgrad...
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Major loans for Arusha-Holili highway

The road project connecting Arusha with Voi in Kenya has received two major loans totalling $232.5m from the African Development Bank (AfDB). The loans constitute almost 90 per cent of the total pr...
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Arusha quarry collapse

At least 14 people were killed in a quarry in the Moshono district of Arusha, some nine km from the city centre, on 1 April. The accident happened after the sides of a quarry collapsed while worker...
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Satellite towns for Arusha

Tanzania's National Housing Corporation (NHC) has announced plans to establish two new satellite towns outside Arusha, in the north-eastern districts of Arumeru and Arusha-Rural. The state body, wh...
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Tanzania national parks increase fees

Entry fees for Tanzania's national parks are being increased by the Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA), the wildlife management agency which controls 15 parks across the country. The new en...
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Arusha eyes Bangata as tourist attraction

Bangata Falls just outside Arusha could become the latest venue to be promoted by the city as part of efforts to publicise itself as a tourist destination in its own right, rather than being a gateway...
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Animal sanctuary in Arusha

Arusha is planning to turn the Kimandolu section of Suye Hill in the city's eastern suburbs into an animal sanctuary aimed at the tourist market, according to the mayor Gaudence Lyimo. Lyimo said t...
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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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Arusha attains city status

The municipality of Arusha has been was upgraded to "city" status, becoming Tanzania's fifth city after Dar-es-salaam, Mwanza, Tanga and Mbeya. Tanzanian president Jakaya Kikwete commemorated Arush...


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