Tanzania: Ending Exports of Raw Gold

Tanzania: Ending Exports of Raw Gold

DAR ES SALAAM, 17 June 2021 – The Tanzanian government has inaugurated a $5.2 million gold refining plant under an initiative aimed at ending exports of raw gold. The Mwanza Precious Metals Refinery factory is the third such new factory established in the east African...
Tanzania: CPJ Advocates for a Free Press

Tanzania: CPJ Advocates for a Free Press

DODOMA, 17 June 2021 – The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called on Tanzania to adopt reforms to guarantee press freedom. “We write to urge you to take all necessary steps to ensure a free and safe environment for journalists,” the CPJ said in an...
Tanzania: Petition Wants Platnumz Off BET Awards

Tanzania: Petition Wants Platnumz Off BET Awards

DAR ES SALAAM, 8 June 2021 – An online petition asking that a Tanzanian music star be dropped from the BET Music Awards has garnered over 20,000 signatures. Diamond Platnumz was recently nominated alongside Nigerian stars, Burna Boy and Wizkid, in the Best...
Kenya: No Fees for Tanzanian Processed Foods

Kenya: No Fees for Tanzanian Processed Foods

NAIROBI, 3 June 2021 – Kenyan revenue officials are no longer collecting fees for the inspection of processed foods imported from neighboring Tanzania. The move is one in a series of actions agreed during talks held between delegations of the two countries meeting in...
Africa: Three Artists Nominated for BET Awards

Africa: Three Artists Nominated for BET Awards

NEW YORK, 31 May 2021 – Three African artists – two from Nigeria and one from Tanzania – are among those nominated for this year’s American BET Awards. One of the three – Nigerian-born Burna Boy – was already crowned winner of the international...
EAC: Cross-Border Maize Trade Still Blocked

EAC: Cross-Border Maize Trade Still Blocked

ARUSHA, 30 May 2021 – Tanzanian maize exporters are facing new obstacles meeting quality control guidelines to get their goods into the Kenyan market. Dozens of lorries ferrying maize from Tanzania to Kenya are stranded at Namanga, considered the busiest border post...
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