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TZ,DRC to curb L. Tanganyika challenges
Tanzania | 38 minutes ago
The First Ministerial Meeting of Ministers responsible for water resources from the United Republic of Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) met in Dodoma, Tanzania to step up efforts to curbing Lake Tanganyika Challenges.
TZ,DRC to curb L. Tanganyika challenges
Police beef up security ahead of Easter
Tanzania | 54 minutes ago
Police in Dar as Salaam has assured the citizens that all will be well, as security will be beefed up security across the city to prevent likely break down of law and order during the forthcoming Easter festivities
Police beef up security ahead of Easter
TZ tops Africa in seven natural wonders
Tanzania | 1 hour ago
Tanzania, with Mount Kilimanjaro, Ngorongoro Crater, and the Serengeti Migration, is home to three of Africa's seven wonders.
TZ tops Africa in seven natural wonders
Govt eases property, business registration
Tanzania | 11 hours ago
Reports from the property and business formalization programme under the State House office (MKURABITA) show that, having many laws and policies discourages people in the informal sector to formalize their businesses willingly.
Govt eases property, business registration
Govt installs System to track Public Funds
Tanzania | 16 hours ago
More than 133 Municipal Councils and 21 regions in Tanzania Mainland are now using the system of EPICOR in all the local governments for increased efficiency in the management and use of public funds.
Govt installs System to track Public Funds
Road contractors decry delayed payment
Tanzania | 18 hours ago
The Construction Association of Tanzania (CATA) has said that the contractors demand the government more than TZS 600 billion of which only TZS 200 billion has been paid to some of the contractors in the financial year of 2012/2013.
Road contractors decry delayed payment
Employment Agencies vital to Labour market
Tanzania | 19 hours ago
The Tanzania Employment Services Agency (TaESA) has bridged the gap between the employer and job seekers and served more than 14,608 customers, among them 13,531 job seekers, 993 employers and 84 private agents since its conception in February, 2014.
Employment Agencies vital to Labour market
One Stop Border Post to boost EAC Economy
Tanzania | 2 days ago
The Ministry of East African Cooperation has said that the Bilateral Agreement Draft for the operation of a One Stop Border Post (OSBP) between Tanzania and Kenya has been completed whereas procedures for its signatory are on track so that the draft once signed will enable the post to start its operations.
One Stop Border Post to boost EAC Economy
Govt to award best students, schools
Tanzania | 2 days ago
The government has said it will award students and schools that perform well in the primary and secondary school examinations as part of the implementation of the Big Result Now (BRN) project in the education sector.
Govt to award best students, schools
MSD embarks on apt Medicine delivery
Tanzania | 2 days ago
In its efforts to abide by the order from the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, the Medical Stores Department embarks on a program of direct delivery of medicines, laboratory apparatus, as well as other important tools in all health centers since July 2013.
MSD embarks on apt Medicine delivery
National Film Summit slated for June
Tanzania | 3 days ago
The Creative Company Limited is holding a National Film Summit (NFS) which will take place in June 2014; it is aimed at sensitizing the film sector stakeholders towards the importance of developing the sector for employment.
National Film Summit slated for June
President Kikwete awarded Gold Medal
Tanzania | 3 days ago
The symbolic highest level of appreciation -- Head of State Global Leadership Gold Medal Award from Lions Clubs International President Barry Palmer--was officially presented to President Jakaya M. Kikwete at the State House in Dar es Salaam.
President Kikwete awarded Gold Medal
Minister Salum engaged by CNN on startups
Tanzania | 4 days ago
Tanzania's Minister for Finance, Saada Mkuya Salum, on Monday engaged with CNN International on the role that the Government is playing in creating an environment that is conducive for investment in support of Small and Medium Enterprises (SME's) and Start Ups.
Minister Salum engaged by CNN on startups
DSE presses govt for more privatisations
Tanzania | 4 days ago
In a bid to help galvanise bigger private businesses to tap into Tanzania's capital market, Tanzania's stock exchange is pressing the government to sell shares in more state-controlled firms.
DSE presses govt for more privatisations
'Eurobond to be delayed if costs too high'
Tanzania | 4 days ago
President Jakaya Kikwete said recently that Tanzania aimed to launch its debut Eurobond worth at least US$700 million in the next financial year starting in July and could seek more if conditions were favourable or delay if costs were too high.
'Eurobond to be delayed if costs too high'
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Media experts seek end to hate speech
Rwanda | 18 minutes ago
The power of words channelled through the media was once again emphasised at a two-day media forum on hate speech that kicked off in Kigali yesterday.
  • Media experts seek end to hate speech
  • Cecafa launches Nile Basin Winners' Cup
    Rwanda | 21 minutes ago
    THE regional football governing body, Cecafa, has announced a new club competition that will have winners of cup competitions in the region compete against each other for the title.
  • Cecafa launches Nile Basin Winners' Cup
  • SMEs shy away from listing on the bourse
    Rwanda | 28 minutes ago
    Small-and-medium enterprises (SMEs) have shied away from the local bourse eight months since the Rwanda Stock Exchange created an alternative market segment for them and eased requirements to allow SMEs list on the stock market.
  • SMEs shy away from listing on the bourse
  • Equity's cash transfer service
    Kenya | 4 hours ago
    Equity Bank will launch a money transfer service in May after securing an operators licence last week.
  • Equity's cash transfer service
  • Closed air policy chokes Africa's aviation
    Kenya | 4 hours ago
    Africa's aviation industry is being crippled by closed air policies and visa requirements by respective nations.
  • Closed air policy chokes Africa's aviation
  • Easter holidays trigger exodus from Mombasa
    Kenya | 5 hours ago
    Moi International Airport and public transport offices in Mombasa were on Thursday inundated with thousands of people travelling to Nairobi and upcountry for Easter holidays.
  • Easter holidays trigger exodus from Mombasa
  • 58MW added to national grid
    Uganda | 8 hours ago
    The two turbines at the Kiira and the Nalubaale power plants that have been in disuse for up to eight years are now running, power generator, Eskom said yesterday.
  • 58MW added to national grid
  • Germany supports vaccination in EAC
    Uganda | 9 hours ago
    Germany has signed an intergovernmental agreement with the East African Community (EAC) to support vaccinations in the region.
  • Germany supports vaccination in EAC
  • 131 pieces of ivory seized in Nairobi
    Kenya | 20 hours ago
    Six suspects have been arrested with 131 pieces of ivory near T-Mall along Nairobi's Langata road.
  • 131 pieces of ivory seized in Nairobi
  • 131 pieces of ivory seized in Nairobi
    Kenya | 20 hours ago
    Six suspects have been arrested with 131 pieces of ivory near T-Mall along Nairobi's Langata road.
  • 131 pieces of ivory seized in Nairobi
  • APR edge determined Muhanga in shootouts
    Rwanda | 21 hours ago
    JEAN CLAUDE NDOLI made two saves in the penalty shoot-out as seven-time champions APR completed a dramatic 10-9 win over AS Muhanga on spot-kicks in the Peace Cup 1/8th round at Kigali Regional stadium after a goalless draw in regular time
  • APR edge determined Muhanga in shootouts
  • TelexFree members threaten legal action
    Rwanda | 21 hours ago
    A group of Rwandans who had invested in the former Telex-Free Rwanda Ltd are considering legal action against the company in a bid to recover their money, The New Times has learnt.
  • TelexFree members threaten legal action
  • KE,UG reach deal on cross-border call rates
    Kenya | 23 hours ago
    Kenya has struck a deal with Uganda and Rwanda over the lowering of roaming charges in an agreement that has left out Tanzania.
  • KE,UG reach deal on cross-border call rates
  • Museveni tours KCCA projects
    Uganda | 24 hours ago
    President Yoweri Museveni will today (Thursday) tour and commission a number of Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) projects.
  • Museveni tours KCCA projects
  • Teachers threaten action over pay
    Uganda | 1 day ago
    Teachers yesterday threatened "mayhem" if government does not live up to its promise to increase their salaries by 25 per cent in the new Budget.
  • Teachers threaten action over pay
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    Tunisian diplomat kidnapped in Libya
    Libyan Arab Jamahiriya | 8 hours ago
    A Tunisian diplomat was kidnapped Thursday in Tripoli in unknown circumstances, a Libyan security source told AFP, just two days after armed men seized Jordan's ambassador.
  • Tunisian diplomat kidnapped in Libya
  • Child soldiers in worsening South Sudan war
    South Sudan | 8 hours ago
    Brutal fighting has pitted President Salva Kiir's forces against those loosely allied with rebel chief Riek Machar, sacked as vice president in 2013.
  • Child soldiers in worsening South Sudan war
  • Families: Boko Haram still has our girls
    Nigeria | 15 hours ago
    Families of girls kidnapped from school by suspected Boko Haram militants are accusing the Nigerian military of lying. Despite the military's claims that nearly all the girls are now free, nearly all of them are still being held, the families said Thursday.
  • Families: Boko Haram still has our girls
  • Senegal's Karim Wade 'to face trial'
    Senegal | 15 hours ago
    A Senegalese court has ruled that Karim Wade, the son of ex-President Abdoulaye Wade, should stand trial on corruption charges, an official has said.
  • Senegal's Karim Wade 'to face trial'
  • Ebola stretches Guinea's health system
    Guinea | 15 hours ago
    EBOLA cases are stretching Guineas fragile health system as the death toll continues to rise in the West African state, warns childrens charity Plan International.
  • Ebola stretches Guinea's health system
  • AP Names Nigeria Chief of Bureau
    Nigeria | 2 days ago
    The Associated Press has named Michelle Faul, who has covered the major stories of Africa over the past three decades, as its bureau chief in Nigeria.
  • AP Names Nigeria Chief of Bureau
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    Hamilton top in second practice
    China | 5 minutes ago
    Lewis Hamilton beat Ferrari's Fernando Alonso as the Mercedes driver set the pace in practice at the Chinese GP.
  • Hamilton top in second practice
  • Mata backs Moyes to revive Man Utd
    United Kingdom | 14 minutes ago
    Manchester United's record signing Juan Mata is confident the team will become a force under manager David Moyes.
  • Mata backs Moyes to revive Man Utd
  • Madrid fans jam streets in Cup celebration
    Spain | 8 hours ago
    Thousands of cheering Real Madrid fans welcomed their team back to the Spanish capital early Thursday after winning the Copa del Rey with a 2-1 victory over arch rivals Barcelona.
  • Madrid fans jam streets in Cup celebration
  • Salsa legend dies in car wreck
    Puerto Rico | 15 hours ago
    Jose Luis "Cheo" Feliciano, a giant of salsa music and Puerto Rican legend, died in a car crash early Thursday morning in San Juan, police said. He was 78.
  • Salsa legend dies in car wreck
  • German media boss criticises Google
    Germany | 15 hours ago
    The boss of one of Europe's largest media companies has strongly criticised Google in an open letter printed in a German newspaper.
  • German media boss criticises Google
  • Tevez opts for Disney World over WC
    Italy | 20 hours ago
    Argentina striker Carlos Tevez has revealed that he will not watch his country participate in this years Fifa World Cup in Brazil, but will travel to Disney World with his family instead.
  • Tevez opts for Disney World over WC
  • FIFA WC trophy replicas seized in China
    China | 20 hours ago
    With a group that includes Uruguay and Italy, it might have been England's best chance of winning the World Cup.
  • FIFA WC trophy replicas seized in China
  • PS4 sold 7-million units since launch
    United States | 21 hours ago
    Sony Computer Entertainment yesterday announced that the PlayStation 4 (PS4) console has cumulatively sold through more than 7-million units globally as of April 6, 2014.
  • PS4 sold 7-million units since launch
  • PepsiCo quarterly profit rises 13%
    United States | 21 hours ago
    PepsiCo Inc. (PEP), under pressure from activist investor Nelson Peltz to split its foods and beverage units, said first-quarter profit rose 13 percent as snack sales in North America advanced.
  • PepsiCo quarterly profit rises 13%
  • 'FlySafair gets operating licence'
    South Africa | 21 hours ago
    FlySafair has been granted a licence to operate domestic flights, The New Age reported on Thursday. "This sends a clear message that FlySafair is here for the long run," FlySafair chief executive Dave Andrew was quoted as saying.
  • 'FlySafair gets operating licence'
  • IBM posts lower 1Q earnings
    United States | 21 hours ago
    IBM says its first-quarter earnings fell because of a large charge related to reorganising its work force. Revenue fell amid an ongoing decline in its hardware business.
  • IBM posts lower 1Q earnings
  • Weibo raises $286m
    China | 21 hours ago
    Weibo, the Chinese microblogging service owned by Sina and Alibaba Group, raised $285.6 million in its US initial public offering after pricing the shares at the low end of a marketed range, people with knowledge of the matter said.
  • Weibo raises $286m
  • Mulberry to sell "more affordable" product
    United Kingdom | 22 hours ago
    Luxury goods firm Mulberry has issued its second profit alert since Christmas and says it will look to introduce new "more affordable" products.
  • Mulberry to sell "more affordable" product
  • Weather blights S Korea ferry search
    Korea, Democratic People's Republic of | 22 hours ago
    Bad weather, murky water and strong currents are hampering the search for survivors of the South Korean ferry disaster.
  • Weather blights S Korea ferry search
  • Google shares fall on ad concerns
    United States | 23 hours ago
    Shares in Google have dropped 5% despite the technology giant reporting a first-quarter profit rise of 3%.
  • Google shares fall on ad concerns
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    Hamilton top in second practice
    China | 5 minutes ago
    Lewis Hamilton beat Ferrari's Fernando Alonso as the Mercedes driver set the pace in practice at the Chinese GP.
    Cecafa launches Nile Basin Winners' Cup
    Rwanda | 21 minutes ago
    THE regional football governing body, Cecafa, has announced a new club competition that will have winners of cup competitions in the region compete against each other for the title.
    Madrid fans jam streets in Cup celebration
    Spain | 8 hours ago
    Thousands of cheering Real Madrid fans welcomed their team back to the Spanish capital early Thursday after winning the Copa del Rey with a 2-1 victory over arch rivals Barcelona.
    Atlanta franchise to join MLS in 2017
    United States | 1 day ago
    Atlanta will be the newest league member of Major League Soccer in the United States.
    Khan signs with Mayweather advisor
    United States | 2 days ago
    Amir Khan appears to have improved his chances of landing a lucrative showdown with Floyd Mayweather by teaming up with boxing adviser Al Haymon.
    Wenger: Refreshed Giroud can lead EURO bid
    United Kingdom | 2 days ago
    Arsene Wenger believes Olivier Giroud's decisive contribution to Arsenal's vital 3-1 win over West Ham is a sign the France striker is back to his best in time to fire his side into the Champions League.
    Robert's 100th goal puts Dortmund in final
    Germany | 2 days ago
    Poland striker Robert Lewandowski hit his 100th goal for Borussia Dortmund to book their place in next month's German Cup final in Tuesday's 2-0 semi-final win over VfL Wolfsburg.
    KCB coach sacked over performance
    Kenya | 3 days ago
    A win-less streak of nine matches that has left KCB stuck at the basement of the Kenya Premier League standings table led to the sacking of coach Juma Abdalla on Sunday.
    Parliament opens athletics sex abuse probe
    Uganda | 3 days ago
    Uganda's parliament has opened a probe into the alleged sex abuse of elite female runners from the national team by a top coach, calling the affair a "national shame".
    PSG aim to bounce back after loss of form
    France | 3 days ago
    What a difference a week makes. Seven days ago, Paris Saint-Germain were riding the crest of a wave - 13 points clear at the top of the league and taking a two-goal cushion into the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final.
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    Scientists get 'cure' for altitute headache
    Tanzania | 1 week ago
    By monitoring blood flow in the brains of six climbers scaling Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, German medical researchers have identified a possible way to prevent the headaches that are a common feature of altitude sickness.
  • Scientists get 'cure' for altitute headache
  • US: When the president meets the pope
    United States | 3 weeks ago
    When President Barack Obama meets Thursday at the Vatican with Pope Francis, it will be the 28th time that a sitting American president has met with the man who leads the Catholic Church.
  • US: When the president meets the pope
  • Contract farming takes shape in Lake Zone
    Tanzania | 3 weeks ago
    Regional and district authorities across Lake Zone regions have responded well to the directives made by President Jakaya Kikwete and Premier Mizengo Pinda to preside over contract farming in their areas.
  • Contract farming takes shape in Lake Zone
  • West mad at anti-gays law,not violence;why?
    Uganda | 4 weeks ago
    A British politician Eric Joyce, MP for Falkirk, in the wake of the anti-gays law signing and the consequent donors aid-cut-backlash wrote: "Really why should people in Uganda and Africa as a whole do what we (West) tell them?"
  • West mad at anti-gays law,not violence;why?
  • WB Report: Empower women farmers
    Tanzania | 4 weeks ago
    Tackling the pervasive inequality faced by women farmers across Africa is critical if the continent is to reduce poverty, boost economic growth and feed its growing population, says a new report published on Thursday by the World Bank Group and The ONE Campaign.
  • WB Report: Empower women farmers
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