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IMF Approves $567m For Tanzania Covid-19 Vaccination Campaign

IMF Approves $567m For Tanzania Covid-19 Vaccination Campaign

The International Monetary Fund, simply IMF, has approved $567m to support Tanzania‘s Covid-19 vaccination campaign. The executive board of IMF released a statement to confirm its key support to meet “the urgent health, humanitarian, and economic costs” of the pandemic. The current president, Samia Suluhu Hassan, as compared to her predecessor, has been greatly praised …

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First SGR trains to kickstart in Tanzania by November

Tanzania will be receiving the first batch of electric trains it ordered to arrive by November 2021 at the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR). According to TRC, Tanzania Railways Corporation, 42 electric trains will be on their way coming from Germany and South Korea to halt in Africa. With this development, the Dar es Salaam-Morogoro section …

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Samia Suluhu Hassan Takes A Different Approach In Responding To Covid-19

Samia Suluhu Hassan Takes A Different Approach In Responding To Covid-19

In March, Tanzania lost its president, John Magufuli to a mysterious illness and was buried in his ancestral village (northwest of Tanzania) before being succeeded by Samia Suluhu Hassan. Though, Tanzania’s late president John Magufuli lived as if Covid-19 was never declared a pandemic. He was one president never to be caught wearing a face …

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Tanzania, Uganda Signed $3.5B oil pipeline deal

Tanzania and Uganda signed an agreement to commence construction of a 1,445-kilometre (900 miles) oil pipeline through East Africa that conservation groups say threatens livelihoods and fragile ecosystems. The project focuses on oilfields in landlocked Uganda discovered in 2006 and proposes pumping the crude to the coast via a pipeline across Tanzania at an estimated …

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Magufuli, 14 others to contest Tanzania’s presidential election

Tanzanian President John Magufuli will face 14 challengers in elections scheduled for this October, the elections board announced.  Many analysts feel a divided opposition power will  likely lead to the victory of the not-too- popular incumbent president.  Reuters reports that his two main challengers are likely to be Tundu Lissu, who returned to Tanzania last …

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Gold Beats Tourism to Become Tanzania’s leading export

Gold is now Tanzania’s leading foreign exchange earner after overtaking tourism which has been hit by the Covid-19 global pandemic. A new report by the Bank of Tanzania (BoT) says that gold exports increased by 46.8 percent – to $2.5 billion – in the year to May, while tourism earnings slowed from $2.5 billion to …

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COVID 19:Tanzania to reopen universities in June

 Tanzanian President, John Magufuli said Thursday that universities and sports events would resume next month, after declaring that prayer had spared the country the worst of the coronavirus, even as critics say cases are soaring. Magufuli has repeatedly played down the gravity of the pandemic, and it has been three weeks since the country released …

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WHO condemns Tanzania’s lackluster response to COVID-19 pandemic

The World Health Organization (WHO) has chided Tanzania for its ongoing lack of cooperation and transparency in the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. After four days of silence, officials released its latest update on the number of COVID-19 infections last Wednesday. Almost all African countries release daily reports, including their current number of infections, …

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Tanzania frees 60 Nigerian prisoners for repatriation

The Nigeria Government said it has secured the release of 60 out of the 73 Nigerians serving various jail terms in Tanzanian prisons.It said arrangements were being made by the Nigerian ambassador to Tanzania for their repatriation.The Head, Media and Public Relations Unit, Nigeria in the Diaspora Commission, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, disclosed this in a statement …

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Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz Becomes First African Artiste to Hit 900 Million Views On YouTube

Bongo Flava artiste, Diamond could be under quarantine for the Covid-19, however, amid the gloom, there is something worth smiling at. The singer who has in recent years had a string of collaborations has become the first African artiste to reach 900 million views on Youtube. By early morning March 23, the singer who is …

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