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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Tanzania launches electronic passport

E-passport will give Tanzanians easier access around East African Community.Tanzania has launched a new electronic passport for use within the five-member regional bloc of the East African Community (...
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Tanzania threatens to shut churches after criticism of president

Religious organisations in Tanzania face having licenses revoked. Tanzanian churches whose preachers "mix religion with politics" face being closed down according to a statement issued by the country...
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Tanzania uses giant rats to detect tuberculosis

Specially-trained giant rats help Tanzania detect TB.Tanzania's use of giant pouched rats to sniff out the potentially lethal tuberculosis (TB) is proving so successful that authorities are set to dou...
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Tanzania cracks down on media

Fourth newspaper ban in Tanzania in less than a year. The Tanzanian government has ordered a three-month suspension of a tabloid newspaper Tanzania Daima on charges of publishing false information....
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New sewerage scheme for Dar es Salaam

City to improve sanitation and curb ocean contamination.Dar es Salaam authorities are implementing a new sewage network to improve sanitation services as well as reduce contamination of the Indian Oce...
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Tanzania plans hydroelectric plant in game reserve

Critics say dam proposal would be detrimental to wildlife.Tanzania has invited bids to construct a 2,100-megawatt (MW) hydroelectric plant at Stiegler’s Gorge in the UNESCO-designated Selous game rese...
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Major expansion for Dar es Salaam port

The port at Dar es Salaam is to undergo a major expansion following the approval of a $345 million loan from the World Bank.The Dar es Salaam Maritime Gateway Project will also receive a $12 million g...
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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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Dar es Salaam port expansion

World Bank to fund $305 million expansion works. The port at Dar es Salaam is to go under a major expansion thanks to Tanzania's $305 million loan from the World Bank. The works are designed to...
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Tanzania gets tough with poachers

Tanzanian president tells security forces to pursue wildlife poachers. Tanzanian president John Magufuli has ordered the security forces to tackle the well-armed criminal networks behind the illlic...
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Moroccan king funds mosque in Dar es Salaam

Mohammed VI Mosque signals new cooperation between Morocco and Tanzania. King Mohammed VI of Morocco is funding the construction of a mosque in Dar es Salaam as part of a series of bilateral agreem...
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Tanzanian prime minister moves offices to Dodoma

Majaliwa moves to capital as part of government relocation plan. The Tanzanian prime minister Kassim Majaliwa has moved his offices to Dodoma as part of President John Magufuli's decision to transf...
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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 government to move offices to Dodoma

Tanzanian government to move from Dar es Salaam to country's capital. Tanzanian premier Kassim Majaliwa has confirmed that government offices will move from Dar es Salaam to the capital Dodoma by S...
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Major helium gas find in Tanazania

Discovery will alleviate global helium gas shortage. Geologists from British universities have discovered 1.5 billion cubic metres of helium in the alkaline Lake Rukwa in south-west Tanzania. Th...
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Tanzania purges 10,000 non-existent employees

Tanzanian president continues his anti-corruption drive. Tanzania has removed more than 10,000 "ghost workers" from its public sector payroll as part of an ongoing crackdown on corruption and waste...
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Tanzanian president disbands telecoms board

President Magufuli continues to combat corruption and waste. Tanzanian president John Magufuli has suspended the head of the regulatory body that governs the country's telecoms sector and disbanded...
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Dar es Salaam opens major new bridge

Nyerere Bridge links centre of Dar es Salaam linked to Kigamboni. A Chinese-built $135 million bridge linking the centre of Dar es Salaam with the southern Kigamboni district was opened by Tanzania...
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Tanzania gets free secondary schooling

Tanzania's private schools told to reduce fees. From January all children in Tanzania will have access to free primary and secondary school education, as part of a major overhaul of the education s...
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New Tanzanian president cuts costs

President scraps independence day celebration. Tanzania's newly-elected president John Magufuli has scrapped celebrations for the upcoming Independence Day on 9 December, marking the first time in...