Burundi-Tanzania: Still No Plans to vaccinate

Burundi-Tanzania: Still No Plans to vaccinate

NAIROBI, 23 February 2021 – Burundi and Tanzania are the only members of the six-nation East African Community (EAC) bloc who still have no plans to inoculate against COVID-19. The four other EAC members – Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, and Uganda have already...
Tanzania: WHO Wants COVID Data Shared

Tanzania: WHO Wants COVID Data Shared

DODOMA, 21 February 2021 – The World Health Organization (WHO) has asked Tanzania to take COVID-19 more seriously, including acknowledging it is real and sharing data on it. The east African nation is one of only a few countries in the world to not share data, to...
Tanzania: Two High-Profile COVID Deaths

Tanzania: Two High-Profile COVID Deaths

ZANZIBAR, 18 February 2021 – The Vice President of Zanzibar and a top aide of the president have become the most high-profile officials to succumb to COVID-19 in Tanzania. The first vice-president of the country’s semi-autonomous islands of Zanzibar, Seif Sharif...
Burundi: Aid Agencies Seek $222 Million

Burundi: Aid Agencies Seek $222 Million

BUJUMBURA, 16 February 2021 – The United Nations Refugee Agency and 33 partners have launched an appeal for $222 million to attend to over 315,000 Burundian refugees in 2021. The funds will enable humanitarian organizations to provide critical needs: food, shelter and...
Tanzania: Cable Car for Kilimanjaro

Tanzania: Cable Car for Kilimanjaro

ARUSHA, 14 February 2021 – The Tanzanian government has approved construction of a cable car on Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest summit. Although the project was first approved in May 2019 in an effort to boost tourists’ visits to Kilimanjaro by 50 percent, actual...
Tanzania: COVID-19 Deaths Blamed on Pneumonia

Tanzania: COVID-19 Deaths Blamed on Pneumonia

DODOMA, 11 February 2021 – A Tanzanian lawmaker on Thursday expressed concern at the rising number of deaths, likely linked to COVID-19, blaming pneumonia instead. An MP for the ruling CCM, Zacharia Isaay (Mbulu Urban) asked the government bench to explain the deaths...
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