[Column] Pedro Guerreiro: What East Africa can teach the rest of the continent about economic growth
The 21st century is widely touted as the ‘African Century’, a period promising unprecedented economic and technological growth for the continent. Africa’s future looks bright.
The East African Community has kicked-off national launches of the 50 Million African Women Speak Networking Platform.
DOB Equity, a Dutch family-backed impact investor in East Africa, has made a further investment in Tanga Fresh, the biggest dairy processor in Tanzania.
An upsurge in cases of malnutrition among children in rural Tanzania, combined with the issue of poor markets for farmers, inspired Jolenta Joseph to venture into the nutrition business in 2017.
Low-cost carrier Fastjet has announced that it is to de-list from the AIM market and will re-register as a private company in a last-ditch bid to survive.
CPTDC has been awarded a contract to design, supply, install and commission natural gas compressors for exploration company Orca Energy, to be used in the company’s Songas facility, on Songo Songo Island in Tanzania.
The Global Road Safety Facility (GRSF) and the United Nations Road Safety Fund (UNRSF) will jointly support a comprehensive evaluation of the first global deployment of the Ten Step Plan for Safer Road Infrastructure in Tanzania.
Entrepreneurs from Nigeria and Tanzania running innovative businesses to address malnutrition emerged winners in this year’s SUN Pitch Competition organised by the SUN Business Network.
Air Tanzania has selected Panasonic Avionics’ inflight entertainment (IFE) connectivity system to enhance the passenger experience onboard its Airbus A220 aircraft.
Incomes for hundreds of seaweed farmers will be improved and globally important coastal ecosystems will be restored with a new and innovative partnership in Tanzania between The Nature Conservancy and Cargill.
Neema Lugangira’s enterprise Healthy Maisha, meaning Healthy Life, operates in Tanzania’s commercial city of Dar es Salaam and seeks to bridge the nutrition gap, and iron deficiency in particular.
By cutting the crossing time to a maximum of half an hour, the One-Stop Border Post project has boosted trade and tourism between Kenya and Tanzania.
The Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs has granted €11.2 million to 4-year higher education partnerships to develop the capacity of distance learning at higher education institutions.
An African Development Bank project to enhance market infrastructure, value addition and rural finance (MIVARF) in Tanzania produced highly satisfactory results, according to a report released by the project team.
The African Energy Chamber expresses its concerns over the alleged arrest and detention of three energy executives in Tanzania last week.
Tanzania Vodacom customers to transfer and receive funds from across more than 200 countries worldwide
Tanzania’s leading mobile money service provider Vodacom M-Pesa announced the expansion of its International Money Transfer service portfolio and Vodacom customers will now transfer and receive funds from across more than 200 countries.
The National Aviation Services (NAS) has received its first IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) registration in Tanzania for its operations at Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro international airports.
FAO welcomed the decision by the Global Environment Facility Council to allocate a substantial $176 million to 24 of its projects that tackle the critical intersection between agriculture and environmental concerns.
The Government of Tanzania and the French Development Agency (AFD) signed a financing agreement for a 70M€ concessional loan aiming at improving water supply and sanitation services for the residents of Morogoro Municipality.
The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) and the Tanzania Institute of Bankers (TIOB) have signed an MoU with the aim of advancing professional standards in the Tanzanian banking sector.
AgDevCo has announced a long-term debt investment into Pee Pee Tanzania Limited (PPTL), a regional leader in the production of grain storage bags.
East Africa Fruits Co., a Tanzanian company addressing food distribution challenges to improve efficiencies in the farm-to-market sector, has closed Series A equity funding totaling $2.05 million.
The Japanese government has contributed $1.5 million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to support the implementation of the four-year Boresha Lishe nutrition project in rural areas of central Tanzania.
The Climate Resilient Agribusiness for Tomorrow project has co-invested € 2 million in grants to 14 private sector companies working in agriculture value chains in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.
Tanzania is well-positioned to integrate into the global digital economy, thanks to its growing economy and a rapidly developing innovation ecosystem, a new UNCTAD assessment says.
Mastercard has partnered with transportation solutions provider EYWA and leading financial institution NMB Bank to launch the EYWA Transit Solution in Tanzania.
Tanzania Breweries Limited has partnered with the Farm to Market Alliance (FtMA) and the World Food Programme (WFP) to support smallholder sorghum farming in Tanzania.
Tanzanian EdTech start-up Ubongo is using the $25,000 prize money they received in the Next Billion EdTech prize to launch the Building Brains Conference to improve early learning in Africa.
Tigo Tanzania, has launched a service that allows all Tigo Pesa customers to send and receive cash on their mobile money wallets from M-PESA in Kenya, MTN in Uganda and MTN and Airtel in Rwanda.
World Bank financing to make secondary education safer, better, more accessible for Tanzanian students
The World Bank approved a credit from IDA, the World Bank’s fund for the poorest countries, which will enable millions of young Tanzanians to access and complete secondary education in safer and better learning environments.
Botswana food delivery startup MyFoodness has rebranded as Yamee and announced its entry into the Tanzanian market with a launch in Dar es Salaam.
Indian sugar miller, Purandare Industries (T) Ltd, plans to establish a mega sugar processing factory in Tanzania’s capital, Dodoma.
WomenChoice Industries – a manufacturer and distributor of low-cost reusable sanitary towels has raised US$ 200,000 funding from Gray Matters Capital’s gender lens portfolio - coLABS
IITA partners with A-Z Textile Mills Limited on AflasafeTM manufacturing and distribution in Tanzania
IITA has signed a five-year Technology Transfer and Licensing Agreement (TTLA) with A-Z Textile Mills Limited for Aflasafe TZ01 manufacturing, distribution, and commercialization/ sale in Tanzania.
Mama Mbwilo is a Hub Agro dealer located Sumbawanga Municipal in Rukwa Region, Tanzania.
TOMRA has opened new regional headquarters in Johannesburg to strengthen its commitment to customers in South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania.
A group of Black Industrialists from South Africa will get an opportunity to seek investment and trade opportunities in Tanzania when they participate in a trade mission to Dar es Salaam this month.
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the non-profit search engine Ecosia announced a massive effort to replant some 900,000 trees in degraded landscapes in Tanzania.
The yield potential of an important cooking banana in Tanzania, known as Mchare, has exceeded expectations with yields of up to 51 tonnes per hectare per annum being obtained by a study team.
TanChoice, a meat processing firm in Tanzania is set to commence operation of its new meat processing plant in April this year.
ENGIE Africa has successfully accelerated the Access to Energy (A2E) strategy that it launched in 2018 through the development of its three A2E off-grid energy solution companies: Fenix International, ENGIE Mobisol, and ENGIE PowerCorner.
The Government of Tanzania Ministry of Finance has signed a facility agreement with Standard Chartered Tanzania for a $ 1.46 billion term loan financing to fund the construction of the Standard Gauge Railway.
Business Interruption (67% of responses) ranks as the most important business risk in Tanzania as larger and more complex BI losses continues unabated.
Facebook is partnering with nine non-profit organizations and government agencies throughout sub-Saharan Africa to raise awareness about Internet safety and security.
Absa Group Limited’s Barclays-branded subsidiaries in seven African countries - Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Seychelles, Tanzania and Zambia were renamed ‘Absa’, completing the name change across the continent.
UAE Exchange, a leading financial services brand in Tanzania and a Finablr company, has announced the rebranding of its operation as “Unimoni”.
TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) and the Mombasa County Government inked a US$2.7 million financing deal towards construction of the Mbaraki-Nyerere Road.
Clarke Energy, a Liverpool engineering company is helping African businesses reduce carbon emissions thanks to innovative hybrid engines.
SourceTrace is extending its farm management solution to Natural Extracts Industries Ltd (NEI), based in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania, thus supporting the income security of 5,000 vanilla farmers.
The Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) and the United Republic of Tanzania signed a loan agreement of US$ 13.5 million to contribute to the Construction and Equipping of Secondary Schools Project in Zanzibar.
African tech startups this year tapped millions of dollars by taking part in and winning startup competitions - at least over $6million collectively, by Ventureburn’s calculations.
Opera and Mdundo, a leading African music sharing platform, have announced that Opera Mini users can now, for free, listen to and download their favourite songs from the most recognized artists in nine African countries.
Over three million people from Tanzania and Kenya will benefit from a €345 million financing package for road construction support, approved by the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) board.
Leading digital money transfer service WorldRemit has partnered with Vodacom Tanzania to enable nine million M-Pesa customers to receive money directly to their M-Pesa wallets from friends and family living abroad.
JUA Technologies International, a Purdue University-affiliated startup developing solar-powered crop-drying devices, is partnering with BrazAgro Ltd., a supplier of Brazilian farm machinery, to distribute its solar-drying tray.
Many Tanzanian smallholder farmers fail to produce even 1 ton of maize grain per hectare. To improve crop yields, a farmer needs the right seeds and complementary inputs, including inorganic fertilizer.
The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) has launched a new project in six countries in East Africa to improve common bean varieties and provide shorter cooking time
Online retailer Jumia has exited the Tanzanian market, days after it closed shop in Cameroon over reducing fortunes that have negatively affected its profitability.
Global reforestation platform Tree-Nation is tackling climate change in four African countries, with projects set to regenerate local forests and provide employment for rural communities.
Absa Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) claimed top honours at the 12th EMEA Finance African Banking Awards, 2019 where it was awarded Best Investment Bank in Africa.
Key representatives from over 8 countries in Africa gathered at a workshop organized by Vodacom to look into trends and developments shaping the mobile money industry in Africa.
KaiOS Technologies, maker of mobile operating system for smart feature phones, together with Vodacom, Azumi and MediaTek have announced a partnership in Tanzania, launching affordable smart feature phone, Smart Kitochi.
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and its partners initiated the roll-out of 500,000 ethanol cook stoves to households in various wards of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Greenlight Planet partners with African telcos to reach 600 million consumers without electricity access
Greenlight Planet, a player in the rapidly expanding pay-as-you-go (PAYG) solar industry has partnered with major telecom operators in Africa.
The People’s Republic of China has made a commitment to give the East African Community (EAC) 12 cars worth US$400,000 to be used in various capacity building programmes at the Community.
National carrier Kenya Airways (KQ) has signed a one way codeshare agreement with Safarilink Aviation to open up Kenya by connecting domestic scheduled services to all the best safari destinations within Kenya and Tanzania.
Despite Tanzanian youth making up most of the country’s labor force, they are burdened with unemployment and struggle to access microcredit.
[Tanzania] NMB Bank partners with Mastercard to provide commercial motorcycle riders with digital payment solution
NMB Bank PLC has partnered with Mastercard to provide commercial motorcycle riders (boda-boda riders) and customers in Tanzania with a digital payment solution.
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) concluded a two-day workshop for its pilot phase of Quality Infrastructure for Trade Facilitation (QI4TF) e-tool in Tanzania.
In Malambo village, Ngorongoro district, the lush forests and livestock that once flourished and the rivers that flowed year-long are now a distant memory.
Diamond Trust Bank (DTB), has joined African payment services provider DPO Group, and Mastercard, the global payments technology company, in the rollout of a business to business (B2B) virtual payment card in Kenya and Tanzania.
Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom has appointed Hussein Kitambi as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Raha Liquid Telecom Tanzania.
“The urban opportunities far outweigh the challenges,” said Prof. Davis G. Mwamfupe, the Mayor of Dodoma, Tanzania, during his message to the Cities Leadership workshop, launching the City Diagnostics for five pilot cities in Africa.
Tourism sector vital in East African Community, EALA calls for embrace of single tourism visa, report
A report of the Assembly on the Oversight activity on the Performance of the Tourism Sector in the region, wants the East African Community (EAC), to fastrack the conclusion of the EAC Protocol on Tourism and Wildlife Management.
Siemens is committed to supporting and developing young, African innovators; Siemens extends its Eskom Expo partnership to schools in Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia.
Vodacom Tanzania has launched a campaign dubbed Supa Network, to increase awareness of the capacity of its network.
[Tanzania] Vodacom and Smart Lab partner to support business startups in new Vodacom Digital Accelerator programme
Telecommunication company Vodacom Tanzania Plc and Smart Lab have launched “Vodacom Digital Accelerator,” a program that intends to help early-stage and growth-stage technology startups become profitable and revenue generating businesses.
Airtel Africa has announced the appointment of George Mathen as managing director for Airtel Tanzania effective 01 October.
The African Development Bank and the African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership have signed two grant agreements to implement trade credit guarantees worth $5.4 million to support fertilizer value chains in Nigeria and Tanzania.
Tanzania’s leading Telecommunications Company, Vodacom Tanzania Plc, and Flickswitch have announced the availability of SIM Manager in the country.
Corteva Agriscience leads fight against fall armyworm with insect control solutions for African maize farmers
Corteva Agriscience has been introducing insect control solutions to Africa’s maize farmers to in maize in Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Tanzania, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
ENGIE has expanded its decentralized energy offering in Africa through the acquisition of Mobisol, a pioneer of off-grid solar solutions.
GE and Songas have announced they have successfully completed upgrades to the entire GE fleet of three LM6000PA and one LM6000PC gas turbines at the Songas Ubungo Power Plant in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
The technology group Voith is strengthening its hydropower service portfolio for Southern Africa.
Tanzania has signed a deal with Chinese groups China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation and China Railway 15th Bureau Group for the construction of a 3.2 kilometre bridge over parts of Lake Victoria.
Air Tanzania has received landing slots for the launch of flights to London's Gatwick Airport.
For Tanzania to generate future income and achieve sustainable development, it is essential for the country to invest in its citizens, both children and adults, according to the new World Bank economic analysis for the country.
From intercropping, mulching to relying on indigenous knowledge, smallholder farmers in East Africa are developing resilient techniques to insulate themselves from changing weather patterns at a time when studies show they will be among the most affected in years to come.
Tanzania needs to undertake important and urgent investments to accelerate progress in the health and education of its citizens, especially the youth, if the country is to improve its human capital for sustainable development.
AgDevCo has announced a multi-million Euro investment in Africado, a successful avocado company based in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania.
Precision Air is partnering with GSA representative TAL Aviation, to expande the airline's presence in Brazil and Mexico.
Wave of Mergers & Acquisitions strengthens banks’ credit profiles across sub-Saharan Africa, Moody's
The wave of mergers and acquisitions among banks in sub-Saharan Africa is credit positive for bank creditors and is set to continue, Moody's Investors Service said in a report published today.
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has awarded a grant to SEACOM for a feasibility study to evaluate the market for fiber telecommunications services in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Rwanda.
Optiva Inc.has announced that Vodacom Tanzania has expanded its partnership with Optiva for utilization of Optiva Charging Engine™ and Policy Control (PCRF).
The Tanzania government has actively embraced competition in the telecom market and has encouraged the private sector despite it having retaken control of the incumbent telco TTC.
TradeMark East Africa, Tanzania private sector ink $1.2 million deal to boost country’s competitiveness
TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) and Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF) have signed a grant agreement to support Public Private Dialogue (PPD) in Tanzania.
Anjarwalla & Khanna (A&K) Tanzania has taken over the practice of ATZ Law Chambers with new core leadership team.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has developed a four-year strategy in Tanzania with the objective of enhancing the resilience of agriculture-based livelihoods and local food systems.
Marriott International, Inc. has announced the opening of its second Four Points by Sheraton hotel in Tanzania, Four Points by Sheraton Dar es Salaam, New Africa Hotel.
The Inter-University Council for East Africa has completed the process of selection of Incubation Centers to be hosted at four of the Africa Centers of Excellence.