Tanzania: Latest News
Staff, 10:24 am
Females influence up to 80% of spending, and companies with gender diversity are better able to understand women’s needs. Even so, just 5% of CEOs and 29% of senior managers are women in Africa — not exactly cause for celebration. Getting there has more to do with willpower than with gender diversity initiatives, McKinsey said. Common characteristics of female African leaders include persistence, willingness to take risks and commitment to professional development. They also seek mentors, become mentors themselves, and encourage other senior women to do the same.
Staff, 7:37 am
The world of giraffe conservation just got turned upside down. The identification of new giraffe species reveals how endangered some of these populations have become. There are less than 4,750 northern giraffe in the wild, and less than 8,700 reticulated giraffe, making them them some of the most endangered large mammals in the world. This requires doubling protection efforts to secure these populations, a stakeholder said. Of the four species, only two appear to be fairly healthy.
Lillian Mutiso, 3:58 am AFKI Original
Obesity is a health condition where a person has high levels of cholesterol, sugar or salt and insufficient nutrients. Poor dieting regimes, genetics or lack of physical exercises are major causes of the condition. In Africa, obesity has been on the rise in recent years due to a rapidly growing urban population across the continent. The continent accounts for nearly 25 percent of the global population of 41 million children under five years who are obese.
Kevin Mwanza, 9:18 am
Volkswagen Group, a German automobiles manufacturer and the leading car-maker in Europe will start an assembling plant in Kenya, the biggest economy in East Africa 39 years after it closed operations there. The plant will be set up at the Kenya Vehicle Manufacturers (KVM) plant in Thika, a small town 30 kilometers outside Nairobi. The first car, a Polo Vivo, will be released to the market in December.
Kevin Mwanza, 11:56 am
Asoriba, an internet-based application for church administrators with detailed information on the leaders and church operations is set to revolutionize the way people worship across Africa. The software that was developed by Nana Agyeman-Prempeh and three of his Christian colleagues in 2014 is already changing religion in West Africa with the ease of communication between religious leaders and their congregations
Kevin Mwanza, 5:10 am
A cheap electricity deal that attracted Africa’s richest man to set up a cement plant in Ethiopia could have a big impact on the cement market in East Africa as the Adaberga wereda-based plant start exporting cement at almost 40 percent less than regional manufacturers. To attract Dangote to the East African country, the government offered to supply his company with electricity at a discounted rate
Lara Moses, 6:32 pm
Deciding where to have your wedding is no easy business. But if you want something truly exotic (that will probably impress your friends), you should definitely consider having it in Africa. From the heart of the Kenyan savanna to the middle of the desert, to the most romantic island you can imagine, here are some of the best places for an African destination wedding.
Joe Kennedy, 7:19 am
Most people who have traveled to Tanzania know that flights into and out of the country can be rather expensive. Instead of booking a plane ticket, a cheaper (and more scenic option) to travel with is the TAZARA train if you’re going to or from Zambia to Tanzania. Fortunately, many travelers going to East Africa are trying to explore several countries at a time, so the connection makes sense.
Tom Jackson, 4:58 am
Traditional banking in Africa has failed – 80% of the continent’s 1.2 billion people do not have a bank account or access to formal financial services. So mobiles and web-based services are stepping in to fill the gap. But there is much more to Africa’s financial services story than M-Pesa, the wildly successful mobile banking platform launched in Kenya and Tanzania in 2007. For example, Nigeria’s Social Lender looks at borrowers’ social media profiles to assess their creditworthiness.
Africa is a continent where, at least outwardly, we like to celebrate our diversity—the rich variety that can be found in our many cultures, languages, fashions, flora and fauna. That’s why it’s perplexing to see such a large segment of the African population depending on a very small number of food crops, like maize, rice and wheat. And it’s more than just boring to the palate. It’s severely diminishing the quality of our diets and making our farming systems more vulnerable, especially during severe droughts like the one that hit Southern Africa this year.
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