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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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Tanzanian referendum postponed

The referendum on the new Tanzanian constitution, which was to be held on 30 April, has been postponed indefinitely. The official reason is that there have been delays in the registration of voters....
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New ferry between Dar es Salaam and Bagamoyo

Ferry service aimed at easing congestion around Dar es Salaam A new ferry is set to begin operating between Dar es Salaam and Bagamoyo, following a trial run attended by Tanzania's minister for wor...
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Tanzania drops English as language of instruction in schools

Tanzanian schools to teach through Swahili Tanzania is to replace English with Swahili as the language of instruction in the country’s schools, as part of a major shake-up of its primary and...
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UK resumes issuance of visas in Dar es Salaam

Tanzanians no longer required to travel to Kenya for UK visa Tanzanians wishing to travel to the UK can now submit visa application documents in Dar es Salaam without having to travel to Kenyan cap...
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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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Tanzania bans witch doctors to halt albino murders

Witchcraft blamed for brutal murders of albinos Tanzania has banned witch doctors in an attempt to halt the increasing attacks on albino people who are murdered for black magic purposes. The mo...
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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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Dar es Salaam's Old Boma to be restored

European Union providing funds to restore heritage centre The Old Boma cultural and heritage centre in Dar es Salaam is currently being restored thanks to an agreement between the European Union an...
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Dar es Salaam losing water to leakages and theft

 Water authority says half of its supply is lost Dar es salaam Water and Sewerage Authority (DAWASA) says that half of the city's water supply is lost due to leakages and thefts. The state...
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Direct flights from Dar es Salaam to Harare

Fastjet to become first operator of direct service Africa's new budget airline Fastjet is to launch services between Dar es Salaam and Harare in Zimbabwe, marking the third international route for...
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Dengue fever in Dar es Salaam

Government allocates funds to combat dengue outbreak The Tanzanian government has allocated emergency funds to combat the outbreak of dengue fever in Dar es Salaam, where the mosquito-borne tropic...
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Major traffic changes in Dar es Salaam

Traffic shake-up aimed at reducing congestion Major traffic changes are expected in Dar es Salaam's Central Business District (CBD) where traffic flows will be changed in the coming months. The...
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Dar es Salaam to get more administrative areas

City plans to improve services for increasing population The number of administrative areas in Dar es Salaam may increase in July as part of efforts to improve services for the city's 4.5 million r...
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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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Dar es Salaam to increase power supply

20 new power stations planned Five new substations and 15 mini-substations are to be built around Dar es Salaam as part of plans to stabilise the city's power supply. The new plants will supplem...
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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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Tanzania suspends two newspapers for sedition

Tanzania has suspended two leading Swahili-language daily newspapers on charges of sedition, according to a statement issued by the government on 1 October. The action against the newspapers occure...
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Water systems inspected in Dar es Salaam

The government has ordered the National Environment Management Council (NEMC) to carry out an inspection of water facilities in high-rise buildings in Dar es Salaam. The measure is designed to ensure...
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