IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has launched the Finance2Equal Tanzania Initiative aimed at increasing women’s participation across businesses by reducing gender gaps.
Belfrics Group,in association with Dar Es Salaam Institute of Technology (DIT) have announced a joint initiative to develop a pool of talented and skilled technology professionals for blockchain as a domain.
Women entrepreneurs working in agricultural processing in the Kigoma Region have seen a boost to their income and social position thanks to a programme led by Energy 4 Impact.
Economic growth in East Africa is soaring ahead of other regions on the continent at close to 7 percent while the overall outlook for the rest of Africa is cautious, but positive.
Africa Healthcare Network has over the years worked to change the landscape of renal care and education in Sub-Saharan Africa through the provision of dialysis services, education of clinicians and patients.
Jiji and OLX announced that both companies have reached an agreement under which Jiji will acquire OLX businesses in Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, pending certain regulatory approvals.
The National Aviation Services (NAS), has partnered with Wanzl and ICT.aero to launch state-of-the-art electronic gates (E-gates) at its Pearl Lounge in the Marrakech Menara Airport departures area, Morocco.
Tanzanian start-up Ubongo, a localised educational media platform that reaches millions of families through accessible technologies, has won the ‘Next Billion’ Edtech Prize.
The government of Tanzania has selected HID Global®, a worldwide leader in identity solutions’ citizen ID solutions to add e-Visa and e-Permit capabilities to its e-Passport.
Tanzania’s mobile industry is contributing significantly to the realization of the country’s economic and development goals, according to a new GSMA report dubbed Digital Transformation in Tanzania.
Bidco Africa, the largest manufacturer of FMCG in East Africa, migrates to SAP HANA Database to gain real-time and in-memory computing capabilities to improve its delivery to customers.
Global payment technology company Visa, is set to unveil a mobile app in Tanzania that will allow free of charge and cross border transactions.
Bidco Africa, with the support of its implementation partner, Seal Infotech, has completed the migration of its operations to SAP HANA.
[Kenya] Banking industry enhances payments efficiency with automated direct debits and foreign currency clearing
The banking industry through the Kenya Bankers Association has completed three key projects to increase efficiency of the Automated Clearing House.
Inhabitants of Kenya,Tanzania, Uganda and Ethiopia will enjoy uninterrupted supply of electricity with the upcoming commissioning of a power transmission line to interconnect Kenya and Ethiopia, powered by the AfDB.
Standard Chartered has completed a simultaneous multi-market launch of its digitally-led retail banks in Tanzania and Ghana, with Kenya’s roll out scheduled to occur shortly.
Advisory and fund management group, MafAfrique, has committed to raising and investing up to $7 Million in Tankaz minerals, Tanzania.
AngloGold Ashanti achieved guidance for the sixth consecutive year, with improved margins driving significant growth in free cash flow generation.
Armadale has signed an MOU for a proposed offtake agreement with the Matrass Group for high quality graphite products produced at the Company’s Mahenge Liandu Graphite Project in Tanzania.
Tanzania leading airline Precision Air, has announced that it will commence its flights from Dar es Salaam to the capital city Dodoma effective from 1st April 2019.
East African Community leaders have lauded the regional body for the role it has played towards improving the economies of member countries.
Standard Chartered launches second wave of digital-only retail banks across Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana and Kenya
Standard Chartered bank has announced the start of the second phase of its digital-only retail bank across Africa.
Tanzania, South Africa and Kenya benefit most from investments in local seed business activities, Index shows
Global seed companies are adapting their products to combat the impact of climate change and address nutrition needs.
An intergovernmental ministerial committee meeting between the governments of Uganda and Tanzania agreed to sign the Host Government Agreement for the East Africa crude oil pipeline by the end of June.
With over 40million mobile network subscriptions reported in Tanzania, the telecom sector forms the backbone of a dynamic and inclusive digital economy.
The number of mobile money subscribers rose by 4.7 per cent during the third quarter of last year as telecommunication operators intensified their competition amid changing market sentiments.
Scenes of traders, travelers, fishermen and women crossing the Zambezi river on floating planks, ferries, rickshaw boats, and canoes will soon come to an end.
Oil and gas company Wentworth has announced that it intends to relinquish the onshore Tembo block in Rovuma Basin.
ZOLA Electric, FMO and Symbiotics have announced a $32.5 million facility to finance the growth of ZOLA’s Tanzania operations over the next 5 years.
Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. and Air Tanzania have welcomed the delivery of the airline's first A220 aircraft.
This year, reports and news articles have been awash with stories of a dysfunctional EAC bloc stagnated and in near-crumbling state.
Ireland has launched a new $1.14 million partnership with TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) to facilitate increased trade for Tanzania.
GreenTec has announced its investment in Afrilife, a Tanzania-based producer of organic honey and bee products.
Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, the United Republic of Tanzania, and Uganda have agreed to make trade between them and with other countries cheaper, faster and simpler.
Elanco Animal Health and Farm Radio International have partnered to produce a 13-week series of radio programs to educate small-scale livestock farmers in North Tanzania.
The Government of Norway has announced its contribution to the Farm to Market Alliance, a global private-sector led initiative with the aim to make markets work better for smallholder farmers.
The Boards of Directors of the African Development Bank Group have approved S$322.35 million loans and grant to Burundi and Tanzania.
With an average growth rate of 6.7% between 2013 and 2017 - double the African average - East Africa is one of the fastest growing regions in the world, accompanied by rapid social improvements
The East Africa cement market reached a volume of 14.4 Million tonnes in 2017.
Irfan Mirza is an IT consultant, project manager and strategist who co-founded Trend Solar, a power solution for rural communities in Africa.
Visa, the global payments technology company, has announced a strategic partnership with Halotel to enable Visa on mobile payments on Halotel’s HaloPesa wallet in Tanzania.
A new project aiming to reduce carbon emissions in Africa, The Urban Pathways project, has been launched by UN-Habitat in partnership with UN Environment and the Wuppertal Institute.
Australian mining company Volt Resources (ASX:VRC) has formally received mining licenses ML 591/2018 and ML 592/2018 from the Mining Commission of the Ministry of Minerals of Tanzania.
Elanco Animal Health Incorporated is progressing a groundbreaking project to provide sustainable development solutions to address food insecurity in East African countries – Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda.
East Africa Business Council, EABC, has appointed Hon. Peter Mathuki as the acting Executive Director following the resignation of Ms. Lilian Awinja.
East Africa Legislative Assembly is adding its voice to the debate on greening the environment.
The Dar es Salaam Corridor Group (DCG) and the Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA) have entered into a partnership agreement for the development of a Dry Port at the terminal end of TAZARA in New Kapiri Mposhi, Zambia.
Global professional services company Accenture is helping AB InBev, the world’s largest brewer, better manage its sales and distribution operations in Africa with the Accenture NewsPage Distributor Management System.
Trend Solar, the Tanzanian PAYGO off-grid energy provider, is a next generation power solution for rural African Communities. The innovative start-up has introduced a 4G Smartphone supplied with its solar home kits; a world first.
Marsh has provided a $95 million innovative bank surety solution to Yapı Merkezi Construction and Industry Inc., to support the construction of a new high-speed electric railway line in Tanzania.
Tanzania’s digital lifestyle company Tigo, has heightened the availability of ultra-fast digital experience for data customers in the country with the launch of 4G+ network.
Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group has completed the acquisition of a majority stake in AK Life Sciences, Abacus, a pharmaceutical company in East Africa.
The new Arusha offices are in addition to its offices in Zanzibar and Dar Es Salaam as the company seeks to support its growth strategy particularly in the hospitality and retail segment.
Mr. Joe Watson Gakuo is the Chief Executive Officer of Oleum Holdings Limited, and the founder of Upstream Awards.
The leading mobile network operator, Vodacom Tanzania has signed a partnership deal with Google to give customers the option to pay for content on the Google Play Store using Vodacom Airtime balance.
Mastercard has partnered with Vodacom and BancABC to introduce the first online card in Tanzania – the M-Pesa virtual card.
The Stock Exchange of Mauritius has approved the listing of Swala Oil & Gas from Tanzania which will now see the listing of the company’s $50 million corporate bonds.
Graphite exploration company Volt Resources Ltd has signed a second binding offtake agreement for graphite from the company’s pre-production Bunyu project in Tanzania.
Multinational German-based transportation company Hapag-Lloyd has continued to focus on the growing market in East Africa.
Visa has today announced a strategic partnership with Maxcom Africa PLC to enable more than 30,000 retailers in Tanzania to accept Visa on mobile payments.
Oil and gas executives and business leaders drawn from the oil and gas value chain will be gathering in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on Friday, 17th August 2018, for the launch of the Upstream Oil & Gas Awards.
South Korea's largest telecommunications company, completed a new digital system for national identification in Tanzania, marking major progress for the company in Africa as KT continues to tap into new business opportunities throughout the continent.
Mastercard has partnered with Selcom to enable local businesses and merchants to accept interoperable digital payments, many for the first time.
UAE Exchange, a global money transfer, foreign exchange and payment solutions brand, has announced the rebranding of its Africa operations as “Unimoni”.
Tanzania’s ongoing macroeconomic reform program has received a boost from the African Development Bank through a $40 million budget support loan to be provided by the African Development Fund, the concessional arm of the Bank Group.
Tanzania Minerals Corp. has announced the closing of a private placement offering of $629,993.88 of gross proceeds based on the issuance of 6,999,932 units at a price of $0.09 per unit.
Africa’s hotel sector has the potential for further growth over the next five years. An increase in the number of travelers, and an expansion in a number of hotel chains reinforces the hotel sector’s untapped potential for business growth.
Tanzania’s Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment (MITI) has announced the upgrading of the services provided by its Industrial Research and Development Organization.
ICS Financial Systems has announced that Guaranty Trust Bank Tanzania, subsidiary of Guaranty Trust Bank, has successfully gone live on ICS BANKS Universal Banking Solution.
Mastercard and Selcom have expanded their collaboration by signing a seven year strategic partnership agreement to introduce a variety of payment solutions in the country, thus supporting Tanzania’s goal of becoming a cashless economy.
Amani Institute is launching the Amani Leadership and Management for Impact program (ALMI) in Uganda.
Vodacom, Tanzania’s leading mobile network operator has welcomed the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority’s announcement of the 700 MHz spectrum auction, which was carried out on 08 June 2018.
Ongoing improvement in East Africa’s economic prospects is forecast by Ecobank’s research team in the newly published East Africa section of its flagship financial website, AfricaFICC.
More than sixty women and women’s groups involved in agricultural processing in the most impoverished areas of Tanzania will receive commercial and technology training to boost their productivity and profitability.
Techno Brain has partnered with Microsoft Corporation to launch a Digital Agriculture Platform in Africa to help farmers improve crop yields and increase income.
A consortium led by SNV Netherlands Development Organisation is set to roll out a five year Climate Smart Agriculture programme in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda following a €39.5 million,grant from The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In a significant milestone for mobile technology and healthcare access, the first baby “born on the blockchain” is due to be delivered in Tanzania.
Tanzania’s government has signed into law the Public Service Social Security Act, 2018, hereinafter referred to as the PSSS Act, which joins all pension funds into two major entities.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has announced a $60 million investment in a regional risk-sharing facility to support Bank of Africa Group’s lending to small and medium enterprises in eight African countries.
Africa boasts huge potential for social and economic development, with agribusiness poised to play a major role.
Mastercard and Tigo have announced that Tanzanian’s can now use their Tigo Pesa app to make quick, easy and secure payments with Masterpass QR.
Tanzanian operator Smile Communications has introduced its high-speed 4G internet services in Arusha
Avanti Communications bridges digital divide for 18,000 teachers and 216,000 students in Tanzania with iKnowledge project
Avanti Communications Group plc, a provider of satellite data communications services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa has been feted for its role in deepening ICT and digital skills for teachers and students in Tanzania.
The Africa Panel session at ITW challenged African policymakers to proffer incentives to encourage the deployment of broadband infrastructure of scale to support the rollout of much-needed infrastructure to rural areas.
Accra, Addis Ababa, Dar es Salaam, Johannesburg, Lagos, other African cities commit to delivering their share of the Paris Agreement
Accra, Addis Ababa, Cape Town, Dakar, Dar es Salaam, Durban, Johannesburg, Lagos, & Tshwane today revealed their commitment to bold climate action and pledged to deliver on their share of the Paris Agreement.
Electricity access rate in Kenya is the highest in East Africa according to the latest report from the World Bank tracking global achievements in sustainable energy for all.
The African Development Bank is expanding access to reliable and affordable electricity with funding support for the construction of the Zuzu substation in Dodoma, connecting 121 villages to the power supply in the capital city.
Tanzanian businessman Ali Mufuruki is seeking to take over control of Wananchi Group Holdings by acquiring a 50 percent shareholding.
Eastern Africa continues to grow rapidly. As a result, the region’s average per capita income reached $740 in 2016, double the figure ten years earlier.
Etihad Airways offers free stopovers to all Economy Class guests from the Middle East, Africa, Pakistan
Etihad Airways is offering one night’s free accommodation in Abu Dhabi to all guests travelling in Economy Class from destinations* in the Middle East, Africa and Pakistan, and stopping over in the nation’s capital.
USAID, Technoserve and Partners in Food Solutions in new alliance to point African farmers to profitable markets
The United States Agency for International Development and the nonprofit organizations Partners in Food Solutions and TechnoServe have announced the launch of the Alliance for Inclusive and Nutritious Food Processing.
Africa Business Communities will be developing a Tech Platform on its website and is therefore looking for a freelance journalist/webmaster
The project, Breeding Better Bananas, seeks to deliver to farmers much-needed improved high-yielding and disease-resistant hybrid banana varieties that are expected to have 30% higher yield compared to the current varieties grown by farmers under the same conditions.
The President of Tanzania, John Pombe Magufuli, and the President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, commissioned the Dodoma-Babati road project on Friday.
Swiss-Belhotel International signed has signed a management agreement with Zanzibar Crown Hotel and Resort Limited to operate the beautiful Swiss-Belresort Zanzibar expected to open for business in 2019.
Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry opens Tanzania office to foster business relations
To promote and facilitate business relations between Germany and Tanzania, the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK) has opened an office in Dar es Salaam under the name of “AHK Services Eastern Africa Ltd.”
Tigo Tanzania’s mobile financial services business, Tigo Pesa, has received the GSMA Mobile Money Certification, recognizing Tigo’s ability to deliver safe, transparent, reliable and more resilient services that promote consumer rights and prevent malicious transactions.
“Acacia continued to demonstrate resilient operating performance and delivered solid production of 120,981 ounces of gold in the first quarter across the Group, which sets us in good stead to deliver against our full year guidance of 435,000-475,000 ounces.”
The regulation activities of food, drug, cosmetics and medical devices in Zanzibar will now be done online.So, will be the issuance of import and export permits for the said goods.
Despite daunting challenges, several economies in Sub-Saharan Africa are making progress in enacting laws that promote equality between men and women, says the World Bank Group’s Women, Business and the Law 2018 report.