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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...
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Expansion at Dar es Salaam airport

Dutch firm to carry out second phase of airport expansion. Dutch construction firm BAM International has won the contract to design and construct a new terminal for the Julius Nyerere International...
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Tanzania's ruling CCM wins election

Opposition rejects presidential election results. John Magufuli of the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) has been declared the country’s fifth president despite the main opposition candidate Edward...
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Dar es Salaam suffering serious cholera outbreak

WHO calls for urgent action to halt spread of disease. Tanzania is facing a major cholera outbreak, with nearly 5,000 cases recorded since August, with almost 70 per cent of them in Dar es Salaam,...
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Tanzania prepares for elections

Nation gears up for most competitive election in its history. Tanzania is preparing for its presidential and parliamentary elections on 25 October, in what are expected to be the most tightly conte...
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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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Tanzania newspaper returns after three-year ban

Mwanahalisi returns to print just a month before general elections A Tanzanian newspaper closed by the government published its first edition for three years on 22 September after a court lifted th...
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Tanzania election campaign underway

Tough fight expected by UKAWA opposition coalition Campaigning for Tanzania's presidential and parliamentary elections is in full swing ahead of the country's 25 October polls. The election is e...
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Tanzania's opposition parties name presidential candidate

Edward Lowassa to head opposition Edward Lowassa, originally seen as the possible presidential candidate for Tanzania's ruling party, has instead been chosen as the presidential candidate for the o...
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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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Tanzania selects presidential candidates

Presidential nomination process begins Presidential nomination process begins Tanzania's ruling party, the Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM), is poised to select its presidential candidate ahead of the...
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Tanzania reduces infant mortality

Deaths of children over one month on the decline Tanzania has reduced child mortality rates from 161 per 1,000 in 1990 to 54 per 1,000 today, reaching one of its Millennium Development Goals, accor...
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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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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 sets general election for 25 October

Nation will select new president and parliament Presidential and parliamentary elections in Tanzania have been set for 25 October, according to a statement by the National Electoral Commission (NEC...
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