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Fumbuka Ng'wanakilala

Tanzania raises $20 million from maiden wireless spectrum auction

Jun 23 2018

DAR ES SALAAM Tanzania has raised $20 million from a local subsidiary of South Africa's Vodacom Group and another telecoms firm in the country's first broadband spectrum auction that will help operators meet growing demand for high-speed networks. 

Tanzania orders all unregistered bloggers to take down their sites

Jun 11 2018

DAR ES SALAAM Tanzania ordered all unregistered bloggers and online forums on Monday to suspend their websites immediately or face criminal prosecution, as critics accuse the government of tightening control of internet content.

Tanzania charges telecoms executives with fraud in tax evasion crackdown

Jun 06 2018

DAR ES SALAAM, June 6 Tanzanian prosecutors on Wednesday charged two chief executives of mobile phone companies and four other suspects with fraud as part of a crackdown against tax evasion in the East African nation.

Tanzania to issue mining licences through cabinet approval

Jun 01 2018

DAR ES SALAAM Tanzania will issue large-scale mining licences only after cabinet approval, a senior official said on Friday, part of new measures aimed at further tightening control of the industry.

Tanzania government wins court case to impose online regulations

May 29 2018

DAR ES SALAAM Tanzania's government won a court case on Tuesday against bloggers and activists who sought to block the enforcement of tough, new online content regulations that require them to be registered and declare their financial backers.

Tanzania's central bank approves merger of two state-owned banks

May 16 2018

DAR ES SALAAM, May 16 Tanzania's central bank said on Wednesday it has approved the merger of two small state banks, Twiga Bancorp and TPB Bank PLC, as part of a plan to improve financial stability and reduce the number of state-run lenders.

Tanzania cancels license of Barrick, Glencore nickel project

May 12 2018

DAR ES SALAAM Tanzania has revoked a retention license for an undeveloped nickel project jointly owned by Barrick Gold Corp and London-listed miner Glencore Plc as part of enforcement of a new mining regime.

Tanzanian anti-government protests flop as Magufuli calls for peace

Apr 26 2018

DAR ES SALAAM Tanzanians largely ignored on Thursday a U.S.-based activist's call to stage nationwide protests against President John Magufuli's government.

Tanzania police threaten to beat protesters 'like stray dogs' to halt demos

Apr 25 2018

DAR ES SALAAM Tanzania deployed heavily armed police officers across major towns and cities on Wednesday in a bid to block anti-government protests called by a U.S.-based Tanzanian social media activist.

Tanzania sets two-week deadline for bloggers amid internet crackdown

Apr 24 2018

DAR ES SALAAM Tanzania's communications regulator has given bloggers two weeks to register their platforms under strict new online content rules, amid concerns that the government is cracking down on internet users.

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