Tanzania: How Red Ribbon Fashion Gala Marked World Aids Day in Style

Today, December 1, the world commemorates World Aids Day. Across the globe, different activities take place to mark the importance of this day and also recognize efforts being made to continue the fight against HIV/AIDS. The theme for this year’s commemoration is; “Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Community by Community”. It highlights the role of communities

Tanzania: Diamond’s Mum is Stingy, Says Her Ben 10

By now you are well aware that bongo flava star Diamond Platinumz, 48-year-old mother Bi Sandra aka Mama Dangote has been married to her young lover for about two years now. Well the narrative has been that Rally Jones nicknamed ‘Ben 10’ or Uncle Shamte, is with Mama Dangote for the money. However, the two

Guess the rain: Kenya gamifies climate change to help farmers

NAIROBI, Nov 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Kenya is gamifying climate change – challenging farmers to guess the rain in a bid to reach a remote audience with agricultural advice and ensure yields stay steady as climates change. Created by The Mediae Company, the “Let it rain” challenge launches on Feb. 1, when farmers will

UPDATE 1-South Africa’s Vodacom CFO to step down

(Adds details on departure, quotes, and background) JOHANNESBURG, Nov 28 (Reuters) – South African mobile operator Vodacom Group said on Thursday its Chief Financial Officer Till Streichert will leave the company in June 2020 to pursue an external opportunity. The news came in just two days after the company said its Group Chief Technology Officer

Tanzania: Exploring New Frontiers for Economic Diplomacy Strategy

In order to build our economy steadily and sustainably, we need investment, re-investment, trade (export markets), value addition, productivity, tourism etc.; not aid. Aid creates dependency. After all, being voluntary and given at the discretion of the donor, aid is inherently unpredictable and scarce. Sharp declines in official development assistance (ODA) witnessed lately illustrate this

Tanzania secures $1 bln syndicated loan from TDB bank for infrastructure

DAR ES SALAAM, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Tanzania has received a $1 billion syndicated loan arranged by the Trade and Development Bank for infrastructure projects and is seeking an additional $500 million from the regional lender, the presidency said. The government said in 2016 it had agreed a $7.6 billion loan from China’s Export-Import Bank

Tanzania: Theft Haunts Dar’s Embassies

TANZANIA’s embassies abroad will soon be subject to impromptu financial audits as part of government efforts to curb theft and enhance accountability in public resource management. The government has opted for the strategy amid claims of financial fraud at Tanzania’s embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) is currently

Tanzania protests after plane seized in Canada over land compensation dispute

DAR ES SALAAM, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Tanzania summoned Canada’s envoy to protest after an aircraft set to be delivered to state-owned Air Tanzania was impounded in a land compensation dispute, the East African country’s government said on Saturday. The case relates to a lawsuit filed by a retired Tanzanian farmer who has claimed compensation

Tanzania: Maxence Melo Mubyazi – International Press Freedom Awards

New York — Maxence Melo Mubyazi, Tanzania CPJ is honored to present its 2019 International Press Freedom Award to Tanzanian journalist Maxence Melo Mubyazi. Melo is the owner and co-founder of Jamii Forums, a popular East and Central African website and discussion forum that is a source of breaking news and a secure whistleblowing platform

Tanzanian Reporter Must Be Freed and Given Medical Care, RSF Says

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns Tanzania’s persecution of Erick Kabendera, a reporter who has been held arbitrarily for more than three months, although in poor health, and who is due to appear in court again tomorrow in a repeatedly adjourned trial. He must be freed and must be given immediate access to the medical care