Tanzania: Latest News

  • Tanzania to Become Africa’s Leading Nickel Producer

    By Makula Dunbar, 1:32 am

    From The Citizen It will be producing more than 80,000 tonnes of the mineral annually within few years to come. The current nickel producing leader on the continent is South Africa, which accounts for two per cent of the world’s nickel production. It is followed by Botswana with more than one per cent contribution, according […]

  • Are Free Computers the Right Strategy for Tanzania’s ICT Breakthrough?

    By Makula Dunbar, 8:41 pm

    From The Citizen Tanzania can match the level of development that countries like India has attained only if it invests in Information Communication Technology (ICT) especially by training students from primary school level. This was noted by some participants of a one-day workshop that brought together ICT stakeholders from East Africa. The workshop themed ‘Dell […]

  • Vodafone to Dominate African Markets, Accelerates Spending

    By Makula Dunbar, 9:10 pm

    From Bloomberg Vodafone Group Plc (VOD), the second- largest mobile service provider, is boosting investments in its African businesses as higher growth rates promise relief from stagnant earnings in Europe. Vodafone’s biggest African partner and South Africa’s largest wireless carrier, Vodacom Group Ltd. (VOD), today said full- year earnings per share rose at least 25 […]

  • Tanzanian Troops Sent to DR Congo in Peacekeeping Effort

    By Makula Dunbar, 8:13 pm

    From All Africa The Tanzania People’s Defence Force (TPDF) will send 850 soldiers to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as part of a peacekeeping mission with a mandate from the UN Security Council, Tanzania’s The Guardian reported on Sunday (April 7th). Read more at allafrica.com

  • Worldreader Bringing African Literacy E-book Movement to Mobile Platform

    cell phones By Makula Dunbar, 9:20 pm

    From PR Web Worldreader (worldreader.org), the nonprofit aiming to boost literacy by providing digital books to children and families throughout Africa and the rest of the developing world, today announced a new method of getting e-books to millions of people on a device they already own: their mobile phone. Until now, Worldreader’s mission of getting […]

  • Inflation in Tanzania Down to 21-Month Low

    By Makula Dunbar, 8:53 pm

    From Africa Review The rate at which prices of goods and services increases in Tanzania slowed down to a 21-month low record of 9.8 per cent in March this year, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) announced Monday. Inflation reached double-digit levels in June 2011 when it was recorded at 10.9 per cent from the […]

  • Toyota Targets African Market, Appoints Local Chief to Africa Region CEO

    By Makula Dunbar, 8:06 pm

    From Business Day Live A global management shake-up at Toyota Motor has hit African shores, with local Toyota chief Johan van Zyl called in to head the new position of CEO of Toyota’s operations across Africa. Dr van Zyl, a “giant of the local motor industry” according to Econometrix chief economist Azar Jammine, is one […]

  • 10 Fascinating River Species of Africa

    bull shark By Staff, 8:07 pm

    The Nile monitor is an excellent swimmer with a muscular body, a set of sharp teeth, and quick legs for running on land when it is not swimming in a Central or South African river.

  • Satellite Towns to Soon Emerge in Tanzania

    By Makula Dunbar, 8:07 pm

    From All Africa The National Housing Corporation intends to establish two new satellite towns cities in Meru and Arusha-Rural Districts, the two precincts where NHC owns more than 1,000 acres of land. The state-owned and Tanzania’s oldest public real-estate developer, also has plans to build a total of 15,000 housing units countrywide, with 70 per […]

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