Tanzania

Tanzania says to receive $305 million World Bank loan for Dar es Salaam port expansion

The World Bank has agreed to give Tanzania a $305 million loan to expand the port of Dar es Salaam located in the main commercial city. The loan is part of a $785 million loan from the Bank that the Tanzanian government is seeking to execute development projects in the east African economy. “The World […]

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Drone-based blood deliveries in Tanzania to be funded by UK.

The UK government is to fund a trial of drone-based deliveries of blood and other medical supplies in Tanzania. The goal is to radically reduce the amount of time it takes to send stock to health clinics in the African nation by road or other means. The scheme involves Zipline, a Silicon Valley start-up that […]

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Teachers ‘filmed beating boy’ in Tanzania

Authorities in Tanzania have ordered an investigation into a video which appears to show a group of five teachers savagely beating a student. The headteacher of the school, in the town of Mbeya in the southwest of the country, has been suspended. In the short video clip, which was widely shared on social media, several […]

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Tanzania Magufuli fires officials over ‘fake’ earthquake account

Tanzania’s president has sacked two senior officials for opening a fake account to siphon money from an earthquake fund, his office has said. An accountant had been suspended for being part of the plan to take money collected for earthquake victims, John Magufuli’s office added in a statement. At least 16 people died and 200 […]

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