Africa Business East Africa World 

Uganda, Tanzania sign $3.5bn deal with global oil firms

– – The governments of Tanzania and Uganda on Sunday signed a long awaited oil deal with international oil firms—French Total E&P, and China’s Cnooc. The deal worth some $3.5 billion gives way for the commercialization of an East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP). Officials of both countries and the oil firms have been engaged in years of protracted negotiations. This new deal now allows for the oil project for the next phases of development and production by earliest 2025. The 1440km export pipeline stretches from Western Uganda to the…

Read More
Africa East Africa World 

Tanzania’s President in Uganda for her first official state visit

– – Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan arrived in Uganda on Sunday for her first foreign trip and state visit since becoming President. President Hassan inspected a guard of honor shortly on her arrival, honoring an invitation from her Ugandan counterpart, Yoweri Museveni. The Tanzanian leader held talks with President Museveni ahead of the signing of a deal for the construction of the East African Crude Oil Pipeline which passes through Tanzania. Hassan’s predecessor, the late John Magufuli was due in Kampala last month for the three-way signing of the…

Read More
Africa East Africa Featured World 

Tanzania says lifting of media ban applies only to online TV

– – Tanzanian officials have issued out a clarification relating to the lifting of a media ban announced by the country’s new president. President Samia Suluhu Hassan on Tuesday ordered the lifting of ban on all media houses in the country. The President instructed the Ministry of Information, Culture, Arts and Sports to free media outlets that were banned and instead ensure they follow the rules set by the government. This was seen as a major statement that could define her presidency as a democratic leader who has nothing against freedom…

Read More
Africa East Africa World 

Tanzania President orders the lifting of ban on media outlets

– – President Samia Suluhu Hassan on Tuesday ordered the lifting of ban on all media houses in the country. The President has instructed the Ministry of Information, Culture, Arts and Sports to free media outlets that were banned and instead ensure they follow the rules set by the government. This is seen as a major statement that could define her presidency as a democratic leader who has nothing against freedom of expression. The president said “I am told you revoked licenses of some media outlets, including some online television…

Read More
Africa East Africa World 

Tanzania’s President orders creation of Covid-19 task force

– – Tanzania’s new President Samia Suluhu Hassan has ordered her government to form a special task force on the Covid-19 pandemic. President Hassan said the special task force will have to examine the trend of Covid-19 in the country. Speaking at the State House in Dar es Salaam on Tuesday, the President said Tanzania cannot stand alone at this moment. “On the issue of Covid-19, I think I should form a Committee of Experts to look at it professionally and then advise the Government, it should not be silenced…

Read More
Africa East Africa World 

Tanzania’s top hospital to still fight Covid-19 with steam therapy

– – Steam therapy will remain a key way of fighting the Covid-19 pandemic in Tanzania after the country’s top referral hospital, Muhimbili said it was still keeping the steam booths at the facility in Dar es Salaam. The news outlet the Citizen reported that, hospital officials said the booths will not be moved as expectations soar of a possible change in strategy in the fight against the pandemic. The steam therapy, was launched earlier this year as part of a national campaign by the Tanzanian government to fight coronavirus.…

Read More
Africa Business East Africa Featured World 

Tanzania: Sacked ports boss arrested for embezzlement

– – The dismissed Director-General of Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA), Deusdedit Kakoko has been arrested by authorities. He is accused of embezzling 3.6bn Tanzanian shillings ($1.5m). Deusdedit Kakoko was this week suspended by the new President, Samia Suluhu Hassan after an audit report showed embezzlement of government funds at the state corporation. This was the new president’s first key decision since assuming office after the death of John Magafuli. She has expressed concern that the ports authority had not accounted for about four billion Tanzanian shillings ($1.8m). – – President…

Read More
Africa East Africa World 

Tanzania’s President picks finance minister as her veep

– – Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan on Tuesday picked Finance Minister Philip Isdor Mpango as her vice-president. The Tanzanian parliament has subsequently confirmed Mpango’s appointment as the vice to President Hassan. Mpango’s appointment was made public by the country’s speaker of parliament and put to a vote for approval on Tuesday. President Samia Suluhu Hassan of Tanzania has nominated the Minister of Finance Philip Mpango for role of Vice-President.(Video: Azam TV) pic.twitter.com/7cbji8Uzu6 — Samira Sawlani (@samirasawlani) March 30, 2021 Dr Mpango now replaces Samia Suluhu Hassan who has taken a…

Read More
Africa East Africa World 

Tanzania’s new president sacks ports boss over $1.8m rot

– – Tanzania’s new President Samia Suluhu Hassan has suspended the Director-General of the country’s ports authority. Deusdedit Kakoko has been suspended after an audit report showed an embezzlement of government funds at the state corporation. This is her first key decision of President Samia since assuming office after the death of John Magafuli. She has expressed concern that the ports authority had not accounted for about four billion Tanzanian shillings ($1.8m; £1.3m). President Samia has also warned that action would be taken against other state corporations, including Air Tanzania, which reportedly made…

Read More
Africa East Africa World 

Tanzania’s former president John Magufuli buried

Instead of following science, he didn’t encourage the adherence to safety protocols, urging people to pray and consider the virus devilish. Last year, President Magufuli declared his country “coronavirus-free” saying the success was due to prayers by citizens. He told worshippers in a church that “The corona disease has been eliminated thanks to God.” President John Magufuli warned health officials in his country against acquiring coronavirus vaccines. Second term ended Just last year John Magufuli was declared winner of the country’s presidential election, securing over 12.5 million votes, with opposition leader Tundu Lissu…

Read More
RSS
Follow by Email