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Free land for Dar es Salaam flood victims

Government plans to move 2,500 families from Dar flood zones The Tanzanian government is offering free plots of land to residents living in the poor Kinondoni district which has suffered extensive...
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International forum in Dar on electronic IDs

The three-day international conference on electronic identity cards in Dar es Salaam (2-4 June) focused on the theme of how national IDs can affect social and economic development in Africa. The confe...
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Tanzania shuts The East African

Major Nairobi weekly accused of negative agenda against Tanzania The Tanzanian government has suspended the publication of a major regional newspaper, The East African, 20 years after it began cir...
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Dar es Salaam's Garden Avenue renamed Hamburg Avenue

Street renaming part of twinning with German city Dar es Salaam's Garden Avenue has been renamed Hamburg Avenue as part of a twinning agreement between the two port cities, in place since 2010....
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No fireworks in Dar es Salaam for New Year

The police department in Dar es Salaam has banned the use of fireworks to celebrate New Year’s Eve. So far it has turned down requests from eleven companies for permission to stage fireworks dis...
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Tanzania included in United States Power Africa initiative

Programme to aid construction of Kirwira River Hydro Project in southern Tanzania Tanzania has been selected to be part of Washington's billion-dollar Power Africa Initiative whose objective is to ad...
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Building collapses in Dar es Salaam

A 16-storey building collapsed on Indira Gandhi Street in central Dar es Salaam on the morning of 29 March, trapping dozens of people under the rubble. There are conflicting reports about the numbe...
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Ferry disaster in Zanzibar

Three days of national mourning have been declared in Zanzibar after a Tanzanian ferry carrying an estimated 290 passengers capsized near the main island of Zanzibar on 18 July. The tragedy has lef...
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ID cards for Dar es Salaam residents

  Tanzania’s National Identification Authority (NIDA) is preparing to register residents in the greater Dar es Salaam area for national identification cards at the end of June. The ex...
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Postal codes for Dar es Salaam

The Dar es Salaam region is to introduce postal codes as part of Tanzania's National Policy on Posts, 2003. The project is being overseen by the Tanzanian Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (T...
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New Tanzanian diplomatic base in Nairobi

A major building complex, funded by Tanzania's National Social Security Fund (NSSF), is to be built in Nairobi to house the Tanzanian diplomatic mission in Kenya. The initial cost of the project i...
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Harambee Plaza opens in Dar es Salaam.

Kenya has a smart new high commission in Dar es Salaam. The so-called Harambee Plaza building in the upmarket Oyster Bay area north of the central business district was formally opened by Kenyan presi...
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Alfonso Lenhardt designated new US ambassador.

Retired army officer Alfonso Lenhardt has been nominated by president Barack Obama as the new United States ambassador to Tanzania. The nomination must be confirmed by the US senate before the new env...
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New British high commissioner to Tanzania.

Diane Corner is the new British high commissioner to the Republic of Tanzania. She replaces Philip Parham, who leaves Tanzania at the end of January after three years in post. Corner is a career dip...
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Tanzania gets new rules for UK visas.

Tanzanians wishing to travel to the United Kingdom will have their visa applications processed out of Nairobi as of 1 December as part of an overhaul of visa-issuing procedures worldwide. Under the ne...
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New conference centre for Dar es Salaam.

A new state-of-the-art conference centre is under construction as part of the ongoing Milimani City development project near the University of Dar es Salaam. The facility will be able to accommodate 2...
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ID card project put out to tender.

Over 100 local and international companies have expressed interest in producing the long-awaited national identity cards following the opening of international tenders for the $155 million project at...
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