Tanzania

Covid-19: EAC truck drivers tracking system to be launched next week

East African Community (EAC) partner states have agreed to start launching a regional electronic cargo and driver tracking system, mid next week, as one of the measures aimed at preventing further spread of the coronavirus disease, and minimize loss of lives. The launch will run from August 12...

Friday, August 7, 2020 - 4:54pm

Maasai tribesman finds large Tanzanite gemstones

DAR ES SALAAM, June 24 (Xinhua) -- A 51-year-old Tanzanian Maasai tribesman has discovered two large Tanzanite gemstones with a total weight of about 14 kilograms, authorities said on Wednesday. Doto Biteko, the Minister of Minerals, collected the gemstone from the small-scale miner and handed...

Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 2:17pm

Tanzania confirms first COVID-19 death

Tanzania on Tuesday, March 31, reported its first death from COVID-19. The deceased is a 49-year-old Tanzanian male, who had pre-existing health conditions, according to Tanzania's Health Ministry. The country so far recorded a total of 19 confirmed cases of COVID-19, of which one has...

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 1:09pm

Tanzania identifies, digitizes 274 new historical sites to spur tourism

Tanzania has identified and digitized 274 new historical sites in the east African nation in a bid to boost the national coffers through tourism industry due to their national and international recognition, a senior official said on Monday. Harrison Mwakyembe, Tanzanian Minister for Information,...

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 1:55pm

Tanzania to electrify all villages by 2021: minister

Tanzanian government on Wednesday expressed determination to achieve its target of connecting all villages to the national grid by 2021. Medard Kalemani, the east African nation's Energy Minister, made the statement during his official tour in north-western Tanzania's district of Geita....

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 12:31pm

Anthrax outbreak in southern Tanzania under control: official

An outbreak of anthrax in Tanzania's southern highlands region of Songwe that killed four people in January is now under control, a senior official said on Monday. Songwe Regional Administrative Secretary David Kafulila said since the outbreak of the disease in the region on Dec. 10, 2018,...

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 4:59pm

Tanzania installs CCTV cameras to control theft of minerals

Tanzanian authorities said on Sunday they have started installing CCTV cameras around the 25-kilometre Mirerani wall north of the country to control theft of tanzanite minerals. Dotto Biteko, the east African nation's Minister for Minerals, said the 24-hour surveillance CCTV cameras were the...

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 4:52pm

Tanzanian small-scale miners thank president over removal of nuisance taxes

Tanzania's small-scale miners on Monday thanked President John Magufuli after Parliament last week endorsed a bill designed to reduce taxes imposed on mining. "We thank President Magufuli on behalf of more than 6 million small scale miners across Tanzania for the recent mining taxation...

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 9:09am

Tanzania to upgrade 5 game reserves to national parks

Tanzanian Parliament on Saturday approved the upgrading of five game reserves to national parks. The approval, made in the capital Dodoma, brought to 22 the total number of national parks managed by the Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA). The lawmakers unanimously approved the upgrading...

Monday, February 11, 2019 - 10:09am

DJ Pius unveils collabo with Lady Jaydee

After the successful launch of his maiden album, ‘Iwacu Rwanda’ last month, DJ-cum-singer Pius Rickie Rukabuza has unveiled his latest single, ‘Manawe’ (Oh My God!). The launch event was held at Wankanda Villa, in Kabeza, Thursday evening. The love ballad song features...

Friday, September 28, 2018 - 9:08pm

MV Nyerere capsized, scores died but we all know this sad song

These days many of us experience the beauty of technology through the smart phones that we hold. For the music lovers the scenario where you heard a song and recognised it but could not seem to recall the title or the singer is quite a common one. The ones with good memories ease through the...

Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 1:18am

Survivor found alive in ferry air pocket in Tanzania

A survivor was found alive inside the capsized Tanzanian ferry in an air pocket on the third day of a grim recovery operation as the death toll from the disaster passed 200. An engineer was found near the engine of the vessel, Mwanza regional commissioner John Mongella told reporters on Saturday,...

Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 12:52am

Kagame commiserates with Tanzania over ferry accident

A Tanzanian ferry with hundreds of passengers Thursday capsized on Lake Victoria. The number of victims was by press time reported to be at least 136 people. According to Tanzanian Police boss, Simon Sirro, at least 100 bodies had been recovered by Friday mid-morning as the operation to recover...

Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 1:03am

Tanzania’s withdrawal from international arbitrations could scare investors - experts

A decision by the Go­­­vernment of­ Tanzania to amend public-private partnership (PPP) laws, and withdraw from international arbitrations will scare away investors, experts said on Thursday. The experts said the move will also make it difficult for Tanzania to do business with...

Friday, September 14, 2018 - 10:42pm

TMC speaks out on the controversy surrounding ‘Romeo and Juliet’ song

Dream Boys’ Claude Mujyanama, aka TMC, has opened up on claims that the group plagiarised ‘Sikinai’, by Tanzanian budding singer Beka Flavour (pictured), for their new single ‘Romeo and Juliet’ featuring rapper Riderman. Flavour’s ‘Sikinia’ was...

Friday, September 7, 2018 - 10:07pm

Ali Kiba rules out any collabo song with Diamond Platnumz

How beautiful would it be if Tanzania’s hottest properties on the music scene Diamond Platnumz and Ali Kiba did a collaboration? With Ali Kiba’s vocals and Diamond’s swag and equally stunning musical prowess, the song would almost certainly break the internet, right? A Diamond-...

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 11:43pm

I regret getting tattoos and ear piercings - singer Mr Blue

Revered Tanzanian musician Mr Blue has said that more than anything, he regrets falling into the pressure of pleasing people and conforming to the ways of the world just to look good. The singer opened up on how he wishes he never pierced his ears or got any tattoos on his body. “I started...

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 11:31pm

Tz plans to suspend Naspers’ Multichoice telecoms license

Tanzania’s telecommunications regulator intends to suspend the license of Multichoice, owned by South Africa’s Naspers, for continuing to carry free-to-air channels. A notice issued by Tanzania’s Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) said Multichoice had been instructed in...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 1:16am

Tanzania promotes nature-based tourism

Tanzania is set to venture into the hefty promotion of nature-based tourism in the east African nation's nature forest reserves, a senior official said on Thursday. Donsantos Silayo, chief executive officer of the Tanzania Forest Services (TFS), said that the move will boost the country's...

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 10:34am

AS Kigali sign Tanzanian striker Elias Maguri

Azam Rwanda Premier League side AS Kigali have completed the signing of Elias Maguri from Oman’s Dhofar SC on a two-year deal. The development was confirmed to Saturday Sport on Friday by AS Kigali team manager Joseph Nshimiye. “It is important to strengthen our team in preparation...

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 11:08pm

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