Africa: Horn in the Eye of Desert Locusts

Africa: Horn in the Eye of Desert Locusts

ROME, 13 January 2021 – Another swarm of desert locusts is headed in the direction of Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Tanzania, the Food and Agriculture Orgaization (FAO) warned Wednesday. The FAO urged governments in the sub-region to do more to control and...
Mozambique-Tanzania: In Defense of Gas Projects

Mozambique-Tanzania: In Defense of Gas Projects

MAPUTO, 12 January 2021 – Tanzania and Mozambique are combining efforts to stamp out a cross-border insurgency that threatens gas projects worth about $60 billion. The president of Mozambique, Filipe Nyusi returned to Maputo Monday after meetings with his Tanzanian...
Tanzania: Thanks for Not Masking Up

Tanzania: Thanks for Not Masking Up

DODOMA, 9 January 2021 – Tanzanian President John Magufuli has thanked visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi for not wearing a mask, claiming it proves Tanzania is COVID-19 free. “I want to thank minister Wang Yi. He knows in Tanzania we don’t have Corona....
Tanzania: China Asked to Forgvie Debt

Tanzania: China Asked to Forgvie Debt

DODOMA, 8 January 2021 – Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Friday appealed to China to forgive part of Tanzania’s bilateral debt. The Tanzanian leader did not say the total amount in debt his country is seeking forgiveness for from China. Magufuli has made similar...
Tanzania: $1.32 Billion Rail Deal with China

Tanzania: $1.32 Billion Rail Deal with China

DAR ES SALAAM, 7 January 2021 – Tanzania on Thursday signed a $1.32 billion contract with two Chinese firms selected to build a section of the new standard-gauge railway network. The Chinese firms are China Civil Engineering Construction (CCEC) and China Railway...
Tamzania: Jailed Rights Lawyer Released

Tamzania: Jailed Rights Lawyer Released

DAR ES SALAAM, 6 January 2021 – A Tanzanian human rights lawyer, Tito Magoti, has been released from jail after spending a year behind bars. The court that set him free on Tuesday also fined him 17.3 million Tanzanian shillings (an estimated $7,500). Amnesty...
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