Tanzania: Magufuli Blocks Tanapa’s Plans to Kill Hippos

Dar es Salaam — President John Magufuli on Friday, October 11, blocked plans by the Tanzania National Parks Authority (Tanapa) to kill the hippos in Katavi Region, instead he advised the authorities to find alternatives to conserve the animals. This comes after the President learned that the authorities were planning to kill over 50 hippos

Go home, Tanzanian President tells Burundian refugees

DAR ES SALAAM, Oct 11 (Reuters) – Refugees in Tanzania must go home, President John Magufuli said on Friday, a week after officials began mass repatriations of Burundians despite concerns that they may face political persecution. Tanzanian officials have said that all repatriations will be voluntary but Magufuli warned in his speech that refugees in

Kenya: Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda Inflation Rates Down, Says NBS

THE annual headline inflation rates for Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda for the month of September, 2019 dropped compared to the corresponding period in August, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said. Addressing a press conference in Dodoma, NBS Acting Director of Population, Census and Social Statistics Ruth Davison said Tanzania’s annual headline inflation rate

WEEKAHEAD-AFRICA-FX-Ugandan shilling seen weakening after rate cut

NAIROBI, Oct 10 (Reuters) – Uganda’s shilling was seen weakening next week while traders said the Tanzanian and Zambian currencies would likely hold their ground. UGANDA The Ugandan shilling will likely weaken further next week, undermined by negative sentiment after the central bank trimmed its policy rate by 100 basis points on Monday, traders said.

Tanzania: JPM Praised for Improved Health Services

KARAGWE District residents have thanked President John Magufuli for his tireless efforts in improving social services, including healthcare. Mr Clement Nsherenguzi (83), who is also the chairman of Saidia Wazee Karagwe (Sawaka), noted that the construction of a district hospital would facilitate development. “A few years ago, Kagera Region was among the regions with the

Tanzania Cracks the Whip On Dangote

Hardly five years since its triumphant entry into the Tanzanian market in 2015, Dangote Cement has fallen out with a government that touted it as a model investor. This past week, the company was accused of not filing its operations report with the Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC) as per government regulations, and was given seven

Tanzania’s Magufuli praises official who caned students

By BBCMore by this Author Tanzanian President John Magufuli has praised a senior government official for caning a group of secondary school students who were accused of setting fire to their dormitories. A widely-shared video shows regional commissioner Albert Chalamila administering beatings to a group of students who were lying face down. Earlier, a government

Tanzanian president backs official who beat students with a stick

DAR ES SALAAM, Oct 4 (Reuters) – Tanzanian president John Magufuli on Friday backed an official who sparked outrage and violated the country’s rules by beating more than a dozen students with a stick, and Magufuli urged parents and school teachers to do the same to build a disciplined nation. “I congratulated the regional commissioner

Tanzania: Bobi Wine Supporters Detained Over Wearing Banned Red Berets

Kampala — Ugandan security personnel on Thursday detained six supporters of pop star and presidential hopeful Bobi Wine for wearing red berets, a banned symbol of his “People Power” pressure group, a spokesman for the movement said. Wine, 37, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi, has rattled the government since becoming a legislator in 2017