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12 million risk being blinded

Over 12 million Tanzanians are at risk of contracting trachoma and the Ministry of Health wants to see the blinding disease eradicated by 2020. Global partners, including the UK’s Department for…


Push to bring 3G to rural areas

Three mobile network operators (MNOs) have committed to bring 3G Internet to 13 million offline people in rural areas. Airtel, Millicom (Tigo) and Vodacom are launching six pilot sites across the country…


New wings for tired Air Tanzania

Two new planes have been ordered in an attempt to boost Air Tanzania (ATCL), the cash-strapped national carrier. Bombardier, a Canadian company, announced on Monday, July 25, they had received an order…



Tax spooks thousands of tourists

Thousands of tourists are canceling their visits to Tanzania as the newly introduced VAT (value added tax) on tourism services comes into effect. News agency Deutsche Welle (DW) reports that about…



Possible MH370 debris found near Pemba

Possible wreckage from missing flight MH370 was found in Pemba late last week. Initial reports suggest that the debris is possibly from a Boeing 777, which is the same aircraft as flight MH370. The…


EU gives its final say on 2015 election

The EU has called for more transparency in Tanzania’s electoral commission, changes to the cybercrimes act & reiterated ‘great concern’ over the re-run of Zanzibar’s election. The report by the…



Glimmer of hope for more press freedom?

After the newspaper ban and implementation of ‘draconian’ laws in 2015, could better days be ahead for Tanzania’s press? Minister of Information Nape Nnauye has promised amendments to the cybercrimes…