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Tanzania’s Magufuli decries airing of immoral TV programs

Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Tuesday castigated local television stations for airing unethical and immoral programs. Addressing the 9th meeting of the parents' wing of the ruling party Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM), Magufuli said such programs were against the East...

Tanzania authorities overhauls environmental watchdog over graft allegations

Tanzanian authorities on Monday announced leadership changes in the National Environment Management Council (NEMC) following corruption allegations facing the body. January Makamba, the Minister of State in the Vice-President's Office responsible for Environment, also dissolved NEMC's seven-member Board of Directors...

Oversea miners in Tanzania fells the heat as parliament pass state stake law

Tanzania put more pressure on foreign mining companies on Tuesday by amending mining and tax laws to make it mandatory for the state to own at least 16 percent of mining projects, while also raising export royalties. Parliament passed the...

Parliament passes laws on renegotiation of mining, gas contracts in Tanzania

Tanzania's parliament passed two laws on Monday allowing the government to force mining and energy companies to renegotiate their contracts, despite pleas from the mining association for more time. Businesses have complained that they feel President John Magufuli is unfairly...

20,000 ghost workers discovered in Tanzania public service

Tanzania government is losing at least Sh19.8 billion (8.9 million USD) in salaries every month as the number of ghost workers in public sector rise to 19,708 in January 2017. Public sector ghost workers stood at 16,137 in August...
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Pirates attack Turkish ship off W. Africa; kill 1, kidnap 15

Pirates attacked a Turkish cargo ship off the West African coast, kidnapping 15 sailors and killing one of them,...
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