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Swedes no longer feared kidnapped

Swedish authorities say they’ve investigated the case of three Swedes thought to be missing in Tanzania and have not found any information to support earlier fears of kidnapping. “The Foreign…


Referendum poll shows ‘no’ vote rising

Recent polls show that the ‘no’ vote for the constitutional referendum, which was slated for April 30 and then postponed indefinitely, is rising, however ‘yes’ still has over 50 percent…


New Luku system ready next year

Tanesco says they plan to implement a new computerized Luku system by mid-2016. The new system is expected to allow customers to top up their electricity in seconds and is…


Swedes missing, presumed kidnapped

A trio of Swedes have been reported as missing and police are treating the case as a kidnapping, say Swedish media. It’s unclear exactly how long they’ve been missing and…


‘Draconian’ bill stuns rights groups

Being a journalist or researcher in Tanzania just got more dangerous. Already criticized by international rights groups for clinging onto ‘outdated and repressive laws that stifle the press,’ Parliament has…



Kabwe: ‘let the new beginning begin’

In what he called one of his ‘most important days’ in politics, popular opposition figure Zitto Kabwe has aligned with opposition political party¬†Alliance for Change and Transparency (ACT) after being…


KQ flights back to normal

After intervention by both Kenyan and Tanzanian heads of state, Kenya Airways flights are back to normal between Tanzania and Kenya effective immediately. In addition to Kenya Airways flights resuming…


Wood carving tax to be axed

Tanzania’s tourist tax on wooden carvings won’t last, says Minister for Tourism and Natural Resources Lazaro. Speaking to a group of Maasai carvers and traders in Arusha at their market,…


Economy larger than previously thought

After a two week mission, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) says Tanzania’s economy is much larger than previously thought, however implementing budgets will be a challenge. “The revised national accounts,…