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Fumbuka Ng'wanakilala

Tanzania sets up mineral trading centers to curb illegal gold exports

Mar 18 2019

DAR ES SALAAM Tanzania has ordered all mineral-producing regions in the East African nation to set up government-controlled trading centers by the end of June, accelerating efforts to curb illegal exports of gold and other precious minerals.

Tanzania orders cleanup at Acacia gold mine, threatens closure

Mar 08 2019

DAR ES SALAAM Acacia Mining Plc must halt waste water pollution at its North Mara gold mine in Tanzania by March 30 or the facility will be shut down, the country's mining minister said on Friday.

Chinese 'Ivory Queen' smuggler sentenced to 15 years jail in Tanzania

Feb 20 2019

DAR ES SALAAM A prominent Chinese businesswoman dubbed the "Ivory Queen" was sentenced to 15 years in prison by a Tanzanian court on Tuesday for smuggling the tusks of more than 350 elephants, weighing nearly 2 tonnes, to Asia. | Video

Tanzania hunts child abductors over suspected witchcraft-linked killings

Jan 30 2019

DAR ES SALAAM Tanzania has launched a manhunt for suspects in the abduction and murder of up to 10 children this month in cases believed to be linked to witchcraft, the home affairs minister said on Wednesday.

Tanzania MPs grant government sweeping powers over political parties

Jan 30 2019

DAR ES SALAAM Tanzania's parliament passed amendments to legislation late on Tuesday that give sweeping powers to a government-appointed registrar over political parties, a move that opposition legislators say will cement "one-party rule".

Tanzania court rejects plea to halt draft law curbing opposition

Jan 14 2019

DAR ES SALAAM Tanzania's High Court on Monday rejected a petition from some opposition leaders to halt parliamentary debate on draft legislation they say would criminalize many legitimate political activities and cement "one-party" rule.

Bharti Airtel to give Tanzania bigger stake in local telecoms firm

Jan 11 2019

DAR ES SALAAM, Jan 11 India's Bharti Airtel has agreed to give part of its stake in Airtel Tanzania to the government, raising the East African nation's holding in the mobile phone operator to 49 percent from 40 percent, the president's office said on Friday.

Tanzania names latest mining minister in ongoing industry clash

Jan 08 2019

DAR ES SALAAM Tanzania named a new mining minister on Tuesday amid a prolonged spat between the government and gold producer Acacia over a $190 billion tax bill, which has severely limited the London-listed company's operations in the East African nation.

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.

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