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Bill Gates invests $15 million to digitize Tanzania’s health sector
18-08-2017 | 11:40:00
Bill Gates has announced a $15 million investment to help digitize Tanzania's health information systems and improve health data in the country.
[Tanzania] Armadale completes first phase of drilling in the Mahenge Liandu graphite project
17-08-2017 | 14:23:14
Armadale, the AIM quoted Investment Company focused on natural resource projects in Africa, has announced the c ompletion of the first phase of Reverse Circulation drilling at its Mahenge Liandu Graphite Project in Tanzania
[Tanzania] AB Minerals Corp signs MoU with African Minerals & Geosciences Centre for Strategic Partnership
17-08-2017 | 10:21:00
AB Minerals Corp. is pleased to announce that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Africa Minerals and Geosciences Centre to establish a Strategic Partnership for the Company’s new Made for Africa Eco-Friendly coltan processing facility.
OPEC Fund for International Development and Tanzania sign $18 million loan for 51 kilometer road project
15-08-2017 | 15:07:23
OPEC Fund for International Development, OFID, and Tanzanian government have signed an $18 million public sector loan agreement for the Uvinza–Malagarasi Road Project.
Helios Towers Tanzania acquires Zantel’s mainland tower portfolio
14-08-2017 | 08:55:00
Helios Towers Tanzania Ltd, a subsidiary of Helios Towers Africa Ltd, has reached an agreement with Zanzibar Telecom PLC, Zantel, for the acquisition of all unique sites of their mainland tower portfolio.
Excellent Guides Tanzania opens its doors to the U.S travel market
14-08-2017 | 08:42:48
Excellent Guides Tanzania, Ltd., the only East African safari tour company that is fully owned and operated by local Tanzanian guides, has opened its doors to the U.S. Travel Market.
Tanzania Women of Achievement launches mentorship and learning on the go platform for girls and women in Africa
11-08-2017 | 09:01:11
Tanzania Women of Achievement (TWA) has launched Twaa Mentorship, an online portal and mobile app designed to provide mentorship and learning on the go for girls and women in Africa.
Uganda, Tanzania commence work on construction of $3.5bn oil pipeline
08-08-2017 | 15:00:00
The leaders of Tanzania and Uganda laid a foundation stone on Saturday for the construction of a $3.55 billion crude export pipeline that would pump Ugandan oil for international markets.
[Tanzania] Tigo customers to enjoy high-quality services with modernized network infrastructure
31-07-2017 | 09:16:00
Tigo Tanzania customers are now set to continue enjoying high-tech services following the announcement of a massive drive by the telecom operator to further modernize its network infrastructure.
[Tanzania] WFP in four year strategic plan to boost sustainable agriculture, improve markets
28-07-2017 | 15:13:01
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a four-year Country Strategic Plan in Tanzania. It is fully-aligned with the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which aims to end poverty, reduce inequality, tackle climate change and ensure sustainable agriculture and food security.
[Tanzania] REDAVIA begins operations on Shanta Gold’s eight container solar farm
27-07-2017 | 08:44:55
REDAVIA, a global market leader of cost-effective rental solar power for businesses and communities, has kicked off operations of its eight-container solar farm at Shanta Gold’s New Luika mine in the Chunya district, Tanzania.
[Tanzania] AgDevCo invests $225,000 in Kingchick Poultry
25-07-2017 | 08:29:33
AgDevCo, a social impact agribusiness investor has announced a $225,000 debt investment into a Tanzanian poultry business.
Tanzania wins $21.7 million from Climate Investment Funds to advance geothermal exploration and transform its energy sector
20-07-2017 | 08:05:03
The Climate Investment Funds (CIF) has approved US $21.7 million for the United Republic of Tanzania to finance its Geothermal Energy Development Project.
Farming financing programs set to secure international demand for produce from small farmers in Rwanda and Tanzania
19-07-2017 | 08:24:32
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) are launching smallholder farmer financing programs with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to improve food security among vulnerable people in Rwanda and Tanzania.
Merck Foundation commits to long term partnership with Government of Tanzania
17-07-2017 | 10:07:00
Merck Foundation will focus on providing one year and two years surgical and paediatric oncology fellowship program in India, Europe and University of Nairobi for Tanzanian doctors to improve the cancer care in the country.
Mobisol secures additional loan facility from Finnfund to light homes
17-07-2017 | 08:42:32
Mobisol has strengthened its capital base by an additional substantial senior loan facility from Finnfund (Finnish Fund for Industrial Cooperation Ltd.), following an already provided senior loan in 2016
Tanzanian dam huge risk to economy and environment, WWF
14-07-2017 | 14:00:00
A large-scale hydropower dam planned for Selous Game Reserve World Heritage site puts protected areas of global importance - as well as the livelihoods of over 200,000 people who depend upon the environment
East African musicians elaborate career ambitions on CNN African Voices
13-07-2017 | 09:30:00
East African musicians have been featured on the CNN African Voices as they elaborate their career ambitions and why they’re focusing on their roots for inspiration.
Court declines to stop East African Community member states from signing Economic Partnership Agreement
12-07-2017 | 07:32:00
The East African Court of Justice has declined to grant orders to stop East African Community Partner States which have not signed the European Partnership Agreement (EPA) not to sign the same.
Tanzanian Royalty Exploration Corporation finds 1 million ounces of gold to be mined at the Buckreef Project
10-07-2017 | 12:26:41
Tanzanian Royalty Exploration Corporation has filed on SEDAR, a feasibility study for the Buckreef Project which positively establishes that 1.064 Million ounces of gold reserves are available to be mined over a 15-year initial life of mine.
Bolloré Logistics set up Airtel Tanzania warehouse
03-07-2017 | 13:54:00
In March 2017, Bolloré Logistics Tanzania set up a fully-fledged warehousing service with Barthi Airtel Limited, a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa.
fastjet enters agreement to acquire brand intellectual property rights from Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou
03-07-2017 | 08:17:00
fastjet, the low-cost African airline, is providing an update on trading for the period from 1 January 2017 to date, ahead of its Annual General Meeting to be held.
World Bank approves $345m credit and $12m grant for new Dar es Salaam Maritime Gateway Project
03-07-2017 | 07:56:00
The capacity of the Port of Dar es Salaam will be increased to 25 million tons over the next seven years following the World Bank Board of Executive Directors’ approval of a $345 million credit.
Passenger demand drives increase in flydubai’s frequency to Tanzania
15-06-2017 | 11:51:00
Dubai-based flydubai has today announced the start of flights to Kilimanjaro from 29 October, 2017.
East Africa attracts Sh113.7b in private equity investments
15-06-2017 | 11:06:00
The East Africa region attracted more than Sh113.7 billion ($1.1 billion) funds from Private Equity (PE) between 2015 and 2016, a new study has revealed.
Tanzania, Rwanda and Ghana renewable energy projects emerge winners of $7m Access Co-Development Facility competition
09-06-2017 | 09:19:00
Access Power is delighted to announce the three winners of the 2017 US$7 million Access Co-Development Facility.
[Tanzania] GE Signs Multiyear Agreement to Upgrade Gas Turbines at Songas' Ubungo Power Plant
01-06-2017 | 14:33:00
GE’s Power Services business and Songas signed a multiyear service agreement (MYA) to upgrade equipment at Songas’ Ubungo Power Plant in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
[Tanzania] NMB launches first of its kind account for small businesses
31-05-2017 | 11:07:00
The National Microfinance Bank Plc (NMB) has launched the first ever business account for micro and small businesses named NMB FANIKIWA Account.
Bet Lion gaming set for East African launch in August
26-05-2017 | 08:34:57
Victor Chandler is back. After a 3-year hiatus, his first foray is set to be as part of a new sports betting and gaming company to be called Bet Lion, focusing on East Africa and launching in August.
Uganda and Tanzania sign oil pipeline agreement
25-05-2017 | 13:45:28
President Museveni and President Magufuli have signed the East African Crude Oil Pipe Line Agreement(EACOP) as an expression of intent to go ahead with the construction of the1400km oil pipe line from Hoima to Tanga port.
Zanzibar bets on electronic certificate of origin systems to boost trade efficiency
25-05-2017 | 06:15:00
Trade efficiency systems in Zanzibar are expected to become efficient with the launch of an NTB monitoring and electronic certificate of origin systems by the Zanzibar National Chamber of Commerce Industry and Agriculture (ZNCCIA).
Marriott International to debut The Ritz Carlton in the Zanzibar Archipelago
22-05-2017 | 12:02:34
Marriott International has announced the signing of an agreement with Pennyroyal Gibraltar Limited, to debut The Ritz-Carlton brand in the exotic Zanzibar Archipelago. Slated to open in 2021, the 90 room all-suite and villa resort will bring the defining luxury experience of The Ritz-Carlton to one of the most magical destinations in the world.
[Tanzania] Aotea Global Services announces start of US operations
17-05-2017 | 16:26:21
Aotea Global Services that has predominantly been in East Africa has announced it is expanding its operations into the US. The company provides clients with a unique value proposition: High quality, low-priced IT resources who work only for them and become an offshore extension of their in-house staff.
FBME Bank's Tanzania license terminated after money laundering investigation
16-05-2017 | 13:33:09
FBME Bank has been placed under further sanctions from international courts as part of a long list of problems caused by money laundering.
Fortumo expands African coverage, launches in Algeria, Ghana and Tanzania
10-05-2017 | 16:41:00
The mobile payments company Fortumo has announced that it has expanded its carrier billing services to 3 new African markets. More than 79 million mobile phone owners in Algeria, Ghana and Tanzania can now make payments for digital services.
[Tanzania] Terrapay money transfer service goes live
09-05-2017 | 10:10:59
Terrapay, an international payment company has launched an international money transfer service in Tanzania. The company received approval from the Bank of Tanzania (BoT) to send cross-border remittances to mobile wallets in Tanzania.
[Tanzania] NMB posts 4 per cent jump in profits on increased recoveries of bad loans
04-05-2017 | 07:10:00
National Microfinance Bank Plc. (“NMB”) has posted a 4 per cent increase in net profit. The bank’s profit after tax (PAT) for the three months ending March 31, 2017 grew to TZS 40.9 billion from TZS 39.3 billion recorded for the same period in 2016.
TerraPay launches cross border money transfer services in Tanzania
02-05-2017 | 15:09:00
TerraPay, a mobile-first international payment network has announced that it has successfully obtained regulatory approval from the Bank of Tanzania to launch International Money transfer services to mobile wallets in Tanzania.
AFD, KAM provide green energy financing in East Africa
02-05-2017 | 12:43:53
Agence Française de Développement (AFD) in partnership with Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) held a high level workshop on Sustainable Use of Natural Resources and Energy Finance Programme (SUNREF) East Africa to discuss among other things, the opportunities and challenges of SUNREF since its inception in Kenya in 2011.
EAC partner states undertaking reforms in implementing the Common Market Protocol, Scorecard
27-04-2017 | 11:08:49
The East African Community Partner States have undertaken a number of reforms over the past four years to facilitate implementation of the EAC Common Market Protocol, this is according to the East African Common Market Scorecard.
Octant Energy Corp to acquire key oil blocks in Kenya and Tanzania from Afren oil
25-04-2017 | 10:27:00
Octant Energy Corp has announced that it has entered into three agreements with subsidiary companies of Afren PLC to acquire assets in Kenya and Tanzania. The assets include Kenya Block L17/L18, Kenya Block 1, and in Tanzania, the Tanga Block.
[Tanzania] TPB Bank Profit rises 30% in 2016
19-04-2017 | 10:29:00
TPB Bank has posted a profit increase by slightly over 30 per cent to cement its bid to list at Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE) main market.
Tanzania sees 47% of GDP growth through Mobile Money Revolution
18-04-2017 | 11:03:58
When Vodacom introduced the mobile money transfer service, M-Pesa, in 2008 financial inclusion in the country was below 16 per cent.
[Tanzania] Tigo launches first of its kind call center
12-04-2017 | 13:22:00
Tanzania’s leading Digital Lifestyle company Tigo has announced the opening of a new state of the art Call Centre, the first of its kind in the country.
$13 million fund targets 15,000 Nigeria and Tanzania youth with agrifood employment
11-04-2017 | 07:41:00
A five-year, $13 million collaboration between Michigan State University and The MasterCard Foundation will help 15,000 young people access employment and entrepreneurship opportunities in the fast-growing horticulture, aquaculture, poultry, cassava and oilseed sectors in Tanzania and Nigeria.
Cross border trade between EAC member states and DR Congo eased with new agreement
10-04-2017 | 07:34:23
TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to facilitate projects that will improve cross border trade and enhance trade links between the country and East Africa Community member states.
Tanzania to unlock potential of natural gas resources with $29.8 million AfDB loan
06-04-2017 | 08:01:32
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a U$29.8 Million loan to Tanzania to help the country mobilize domestic resources and unlock the potential of its natural gas resources through leveraging domestic markets and local content initiatives.
[Tanzania] Halotel inks money transfer deal with NMB
05-04-2017 | 12:44:00
Halotel has partnered with NMB to allow five Million Halotel and NMB customers enjoy cash deposit and withdraw services from HaloPesa.
[Tanzania] Acacia Mining, Endeavour Mining merger talks halted
27-03-2017 | 11:00:00
ACACIA Mining, the largest mining firm in the country, has dumped a 3.0billion pound bid to acquire Canada’s Endeavour Mining.
[Tanzania] Tigo in continued mobile birth registration support
24-03-2017 | 13:36:00
Tanzania’s digital lifestyle company, Tigo has continued to support the Tanzania government’s under-five birth registration initiative through an innovative mobile application that is massively accelerating provisioning of birth certificates for children under the age of five.
[Tanzania] National Microfinance bank launches interbank money transfer service to improve customer convenience
23-03-2017 | 06:34:00
The National Microfinance bank (NMB) has launched a new service dubbed Mobile Tanzania Interbank Mobile System (TISS) that allows customers to transfer up to $1300 from one bank to another.
D.light reaches over 4800 off grid households with Pay-Go- Solar home system in six months
21-03-2017 | 11:38:41
With 120,000 units sold, almost all within the first six months of its October 2016 global launch, d.light's D30 Pay-Go solar home system is proving to be the fastest pay-as-you-go off-grid solar product to reach scale.
[Tanzania] Precision Air resumes flights to Uganda
14-03-2017 | 10:20:00
Tanzania’s privately-owned airline Precision Air Services Plc on Tuesday announced to relaunch flights to Uganda through Entebbe International Airport.
Mergers and Acquisitions action shifts from West to East Africa, report
13-03-2017 | 16:06:00
Despite market deal volumes being down by nearly a third for Africa Mergers and Acquisitions, M&A in 2016, international law firm Clifford Chance saw an increase in M&A instructions in Africa in the same period.
Tigo Tanzania awards $40,000 to support projects run by local social entrepreneurs
13-03-2017 | 08:24:41
Tigo Tanzania, in partnership with a non-profit organization, Reach for Change, has given an award of $20,000 each to two winners of the 5th edition of the Tigo Digital Changemakers Competition.
Ciru Miring’u appointed head of East Africa operations at Nestlé
10-03-2017 | 08:19:24
Nestlé has announced the appointment of Kenyan, Ciru Miring’u as head of the company’s operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan. Ciru becomes the first local manager to head the East African cluster of the Swiss based world's leading Nutrition, Health and Wellness Company.
[Tanzania] NMB to digitize agricultural sector with the Mastercard eKilimo mobile solution
09-03-2017 | 12:22:00
National Microfinance Bank Pic (NMB) has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Mastercard to ensure the digitization of the agricultural sector in Tanzania with the rollout of eKilimo, a mobile solution developed by the Mastercard Lab for Financial Inclusion.
East Africa Business Council endorses Africa’s first ever cross cultural summit for CEOs
07-03-2017 | 06:45:00
The East Africa Business Council, the region’s umbrella body for the business community, has endorsed the premier summit in Africa targeting CEOs, Managing Directors and heads of public institutions in East Africa.
Tanzania bans export of raw minerals
06-03-2017 | 07:09:51
Tanzania has banned the export of mineral concentrates and ores for metallic minerals such as gold, copper, nickel and silver with a view to promoting value addition in the country in line with the Mineral Policy of 2009 and Mining Act of 2010.
WorldRemit forays into Tanzanian market
02-03-2017 | 14:05:35
Digital money transfer service WorldRemit has set up shop in Tanzania as it seeks to tap into the the growing demand for instant remittances to the country from over 4 million expatriates living abroad.
[Tanzania] Eight cities get World Bank support to scale-up and modernize infrastructure
02-03-2017 | 10:38:41
Residents of eight rapidly urbanizing cities in Tanzania will benefit from funding to scale up infrastructure investments and promote growth, the World Bank Group announced today.
[Tanzania] Seven cities get support to scale up and modernize infrastructure
01-03-2017 | 07:04:25
Residents of seven rapidly urbanizing cities in Tanzania will benefit from funding to scale up infrastructure investments and promote growth, the World Bank Group has announced.
Agence Française de Développement launches Green Finance label in Tanzania
28-02-2017 | 10:23:03
Agence Française de Développement (AFD) has launched its green finance label SUNREF in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. In partnership with Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) and Confederation of Tanzania Industries (CTI), it hosted over 70 key energy players at the inaugural SUNREF East Africa launch in Dar-es-Salaam.
Microsoft East Africa and Liquid Telecom partner to accelerate cloud adoption in Africa
21-02-2017 | 10:24:21
Microsoft East Africa and pan-African data, voice and IP provider Liquid Telecom have announced a new partnership to develop the access and use of cloud services across the continent.
DHL Express makes global online shopping easier with On Demand Delivery in Sub Saharan Africa
21-02-2017 | 10:10:00
DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, has announced the launch of On Demand Delivery for the Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) region.
[Tanzania] Equity Bank deepens forays in East Africa with Zanzibar branch
21-02-2017 | 06:39:00
Equity Bank Tanzania, a scion of Kenyan lender Equity Group has unveiled its new Zanzibar branch bringing the number of branches under Equity Tanzania to 14.
[Kenya] Hashi Energy to sell its Tanzania retail business to Lake Oil Limited
21-02-2017 | 06:33:00
Oil marketing company Hashi Energy has announced plans to offload its petrol stations in Tanzania to Lake Oil Limited after a nod from the Competition Authority of Kenya.
[Tanzania] Vodacom in new strategy to grow mobile money customer base
20-02-2017 | 15:40:27
Tanzania’s telecommunication company Vodacom is looking at growing retailers numbers in its mobile payment platform as it sets out to use its market influence to lead the charge towards a cashless society.
WorldRemit sees huge growth in money transfers to Tanzania
20-02-2017 | 09:45:00
Digital money transfer service WorldRemit is consolidating its rapid expansion into Tanzania, supporting the growing demand for instant remittances to the country from over 4 million expatriates living abroad.
[Tanzania] Tigo launches data and voice bundle combo
17-02-2017 | 13:32:00
Following the launch of “Megamix” - the first ever Data bundle with Free Minutes and SMS, in October 2016, Tigo Tanzania launched another data and voice bundle combo.
East African youth embrace agriculture as a side hustle, survey
16-02-2017 | 12:58:00
Millennials in East Africa are turning to Agriculture as a side business, a majority have attempted to turn their side hustle into their main focus borrowing starting capital from banks and relatives.
Drought pushing food prices up in East Africa, FAO
15-02-2017 | 06:13:00
Drought throughout East Africa has sharply curbed harvests and pushed the prices of cereals and other staple foods to unusually high levels, posing a heavy burden to households and special risks for pastoralists in the region.
Kingdom Leadership Network Tanzania partners with Bill Winston Ministries to organize business summit
13-02-2017 | 14:42:02
The Kingdom Leadership Network Tanzania (KLTN) in partnership with US based Bill Winston Ministries plans a three-day economic summit in Dar es Salaam next month to promote business and good leadership in the country.
Turkish based Mota-Engil to build Tanzania’s $1 billion rail system
08-02-2017 | 12:04:00
Tanzania has picked Turkish construction company YapiMerkezi and Portuguese building firm Mota-Engil to build a railway at a cost of more than $1.1 billion to connect the East African country with landlocked neighbours.
Air Tanzania bets on electronic ticketing system to improve customers’ convenience
06-02-2017 | 08:35:00
Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL) has announced that it is set to unveil an electronic ticket booking system in a bid to improve customers’ convenience.