Tanzania
  • AfDB President graces Tanzania’s Union Day anniversary
    25 april 2018 10:12:05
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – African Development Bank (AfDB) President Akinwumi Adesina will be a rare guest at this year’s Tanzanian Union Day celebrations on Thursday where he is scheduled to address a mass rally in the country’s new capital Dodoma.Full text...
  • Uganda hosts world’s fastest growing refugee crisis
    24 april 2018 16:12:15
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Across the Great Lakes region, some 7.4 million people are uprooted, with Uganda now hosting the fastest growing refugee crisis in the world, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) said on Tuesday. Full text...
  • Mining sector in sub-Saharan Africa faces illegal mining challenges, regulatory risks
    04 april 2018 09:34:51
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Widespread illegal mining activity and rising regulatory risks are two leading challenges that will face the sub-Saharan Africa mining sector in the coming months, Creamer Media Online, a South Africa-based industry news medium, reported on Wednesday quoting research and analysis firm BMI Research. Full text...
  • IMF directors welcome growth in LIDCs, express concern over rising debt distress
    22 march 2018 19:20:14
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Against the background of a climbing number of low-income developing countries (LIDCs) at high risk or in debt distress, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board has assessed economic prospects and policy challenges facing these countries. Full text...
  • Tanzania, UNIDO sign joint declaration on cooperation
    09 march 2018 16:52:09
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Tanzania’s efforts to propel industrial development forward, including through infrastructure development, are very commendable, the Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Mr. LI Yong, said on Friday at the conclusion of a three-day official visit to the East African country. Full text...
  • Africa can tackle its “severe learning crisis” - says World Bank study
    05 march 2018 18:18:22
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Africa faces a “severe learning crisis” that undermines economic growth and the well-being of its citizens, according to a new World Bank study released here on Monday. Full text...
  • Southern Africa countries assess impact of severe drought
    27 february 2018 19:49:55
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – In the aftermath severe rainfall deficits recorded by the end of January 2018 across the Southern African region, countries are undertaking assessments to ascertain the impact, which is expected to be significant, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) said on Tuesday. Full text...
  • Kenyatta, Magufuli direct ministers resolve inter-state trade disputes
    23 february 2018 13:50:15
    Nairoibi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Tanzanian counterpart John Pombe Magufuli on Friday directed their ministers to move with speed in removing minor vexing differences between the two neighbouring countries.Full text...
  • FIFA holds 12th Executive Football Summit in Dar es Salaam
    22 february 2018 19:28:12
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Tanzanian on Thursday hosted the FIFA Executive Football Summit (EFS) in Dar es Salaam chaired by the organization’s president Gianni Infantino. Full text...
  • EAC leaders hold summit on infrastructure, health financing and development
    21 february 2018 13:17:16
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli arrived in Kampala on Wednesday to attend the 19th Summit of the East African Community (EAC) leaders holding in the Ugandan capital on Friday.Full text...
  • Tanzania set to open world’s largest graphite mine
    01 february 2018 15:05:31
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Volt Resources, an Australian Securities Exchange (ASX)-listed company developing a graphite mine in Bunyu area of southern Tanzania, on Thursday said the project’s funding pathway provides for local investment in the largest graphite project in the country and one of the largest in the world. Full text...
  • Tanzania’s leading gold miner enters price protection measures
    01 february 2018 10:20:54
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Acacia Mining Plc, Tanzania’s largest gold miner, on Thursday announced that it has bought additional put options covering 120,000 ounces of gold at a strike price of US$1,320 per ounce for a cost of US$2.0 million.Full text...
  • Tanzania launches electronic passport for citizens
    31 january 2018 13:51:44
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Tanzanian President John Magufuli, on Wednesday launched the country’s electronic passport, directing the Immigration Department to devise strategies that would show results in stemming the tide of illegal immigrants entering the country. Full text...
  • World Bank report finds rise in global wealth, but inequality persists
    30 january 2018 21:00:23
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Global wealth grew significantly over the past two decades but per capita wealth declined or stagnated in more than two dozen countries in various income brackets, says a new World Bank report. Full text...
  • Thousands flee violence in eastern DR Congo
    30 january 2018 19:07:41
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) – Surging violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is driving thousands of people into neighbouring Burundi, Tanzania and Uganda, the United Nations refugee agency said Tuesday. Full text...
  • Violation of child rights increases in Horn of Africa region
    29 january 2018 19:40:58
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Violations against civilians, including sexual and gender-based violence, remained significant in the Horn of Africa region in 2017, according to a new report by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA).Full text...
  • Political instability drives humanitarian needs in Horn of Africa countries
    29 january 2018 19:01:56
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Conflict and political insecurity in the Horn of Africa, notably in South Sudan, are expected to continue to drive humanitarian needs—sometimes compounding, or caused by the impacts of climatic shocks—in the first six months of 2018, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA). Full text...
  • Drought, conflict drive high humanitarian needs in Horn of Africa
    29 january 2018 16:32:02
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Persistent drought, complex conflict and political dynamics continue to drive high humanitarian needs and serious protection concerns in the Horn of Africa, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) said in a new report released on Monday. Full text...
  • Tanzanian President Magufuli accents economic cooperation to incoming ambassadors
    16 january 2018 17:28:37
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli on Tuesday received credentials of six ambassadors urging them to promote bilateral relations with emphasis on economic cooperation between Tanzania and their respective countries. Full text...
  • Acacia’s Q4 gold production in Tanzania slumps on export ban
    16 january 2018 09:07:00
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Gold production by Tanzania’s industry leader and LSE-listed Acacia Mining for the fourth quarter in 2017 was slightly ahead of expectations at 148,477 ounces, but 30% lower quarter-on-quarter as a result of its flagship Bulyanhulu mine scaled-down operations. Full text...
  • IMF points to weakening economic activity in Tanzania
    11 january 2018 19:02:09
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Tanzania’s gross domestic product (GDP) data point to continued strong growth, but other high frequency data suggest a weakening of economic activity, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Thursday. Full text...
  • Road crashes hold back economic growth in developing countries - WB report
    09 january 2018 18:13:50
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Reducing road traffic deaths and injuries could result in substantial long-term income gains for low- and middle-income countries, according to a new World Bank study released on Tuesday. Full text...
  • Tanzanian president appoints deputy minister of minerals
    06 january 2018 08:46:57
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli on Saturday announced the appointment of Bukombe constituency Member of Parliament, Doto Mashaka Biteko, as Deputy Minister for Minerals. Full text...
  • UN peacekeeping chief pays tribute to ‘blue helmets’ killed in DR Congo
    14 december 2017 21:20:01
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – The head of United Nations peacekeeping operations on Thursday attended a ceremony in the port city of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in honour of the country’s peacekeepers recently killed during their mission in a neighbouring country. Full text...
  • Tanzania reaffirms position on Jerusalem
    14 december 2017 10:24:29
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Tanzania on Thursday reaffirmed its position regarding the historic city of Jerusalem following what it regarded as "speculations and misrepresentation in some media". Full text...
  • IMF approves three-year policy coordination instrument for Seychelles
    14 december 2017 09:46:52
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Seychelles has not only become the first International Monetary Fund (IMF) member country to request a Policy Coordination Instrument (PCI) but also got it approved by the Fund’s Executive Board. Full text...
  • Tanzania, IMF staff complete talks on macroeconomic policies
    13 december 2017 09:42:02
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Tanzania needs to enhance its budget credibility and set realistic revenue projections to underpin implementable budget spending estimates, according to an International Monetary Fund (IMF) team that has just concluded a two-week visit to the East African country. Full text...
  • AfDB accelerates development pace in Tanzania with ‘High 5’ priorities
    09 december 2017 09:25:37
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The African Development Bank’s 2017 Country Results Brief on Tanzania, released recently, says Tanzania’s economic situation as that of a country at the crossroads that has maintained an average growth rate of 6% over the last decade — supported by the industrial sector and agricultural exports — with human development gains. Full text...
  • UN moves country offices to Tanzania’s new capital
    08 december 2017 08:43:25
    Dodoma, Tanzania (PANA) - The United Nations became the first international organization to move its country offices from Dar es Salaam to Tanzania’s new capital, Dodoma, on Thursday where it has, so far, relocated eight of its 23 agencies currently operating in the country.Full text...
  • Friday's exchange rates for Tanzania Shilling
    08 december 2017 07:32:44
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The following are Friday's exchange rates for the Tanzania Shilling as issued by the Bank of Tanzania.Full text...
  • Thursday's exchange rates for Tanzania Shilling
    07 december 2017 06:51:39
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The following are Thursday's exchange rates for the Tanzania Shilling as issued by the Bank of Tanzania. Full text...
  • Wednesday's exchange rates for Tanzania Shilling
    06 december 2017 06:18:18
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The following are Wednesday's exchange rates for the Tanzania Shilling as issued by the Bank of Tanzania. Full text...
  • Monday's exchange rates for Tanzania Shilling
    04 december 2017 06:52:40
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The following are Monday's exchange rates for the Tanzania Shilling as issued by the Bank of Tanzania. Full text...
  • Tanzania, Finland sign 20.8m Euros pacts for sustainable development
    01 december 2017 09:40:59
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Tanzania and Finland have signed three agreements under which 28.8 million Euros will be made available to Tanzania in support of sustainable development. Full text...
  • USADF, Citi Foundation provide seed capital for youth-led enterprise in Africa
    01 december 2017 09:00:25
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - On the occasion of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), held in India, the U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) and the Citi Foundation announced late on Thursday their commitment of over US$1 million dollars in seed capital funding for youth-led enterprises in Africa. Full text...
  • Germany provides critical humanitarian aid for refugees in Tanzania, Rwanda
    30 november 2017 18:33:57
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Germany has contributed EUR 2 million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in order to maintain food assistance for almost half a million refugees and asylum seekers residing in Tanzania and Rwanda, it was disclosed here on Thursday. Full text...
  • Thursday's exchange rates for Tanzania Shilling
    30 november 2017 06:52:28
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The following are Thursday's exchange rates for the Tanzania Shilling as issued by the Bank of Tanzania. Full text...
  • Wednesday's exchange rates for Tanzania Shilling
    29 november 2017 06:24:55
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The following are Wednesday's exchange rates for the Tanzania Shilling as issued by the Bank of Tanzania. Full text...
  • Tuesday's exchange rates for Tanzania Shilling
    28 november 2017 06:07:09
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The following are Tuesday's exchange rates for the Tanzania Shilling as issued by the Bank of Tanzania. Full text...
  • Southern Africa recovers from El Niño-induced drought – OCHA report
    27 november 2017 17:01:56
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Southern Africa continues to recover from the disastrous 2015/2016 El Niño-induced drought, which by January 2017 affected about 41 million people across the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on Monday. Full text...
  • Monday's exchange rates for Tanzania Shilling
    27 november 2017 08:48:20
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The following are Monday's exchange rates for the Tanzania Shilling as issued by the Bank of Tanzania. Full text...
  • Friday's exchange rates for Tanzania Shilling
    24 november 2017 05:39:51
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The following are Friday's exchange rates for the Tanzania Shilling as issued by the Bank of Tanzania. Full text...
  • Thursday's exchange rates for Tanzania Shilling
    23 november 2017 06:30:49
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The following are Thursday's exchange rates for the Tanzania Shilling as issued by the Bank of Tanzania. Full text...
  • Wednesday's exchange rates for Tanzania Shilling
    22 november 2017 06:47:04
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The following are Wednesday's exchange rates for the Tanzania Shilling as issued by the Bank of Tanzania. Full text...
  • Monday's exchange rates for Tanzania Shilling
    20 november 2017 06:32:16
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The following are Monday's exchange rates for the Tanzania Shilling as issued by the Bank of Tanzania. Full text...
  • SADC holds extraordinary summit to consider Zimbabwe’s political crisis
    17 november 2017 06:44:38
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – An urgent extraordinary summit of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) is due to be held on Friday in Gaborone, Botswana, to consider the situation in Zimbabwe following the military takeover of the country’s administration on Tuesday.Full text...
  • Friday's exchange rates for Tanzania Shilling
    17 november 2017 06:13:23
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The following are Friday's exchange rates for the Tanzania Shilling as issued by the Bank of Tanzania.Full text...
  • Wednesday's exchange rates for Tanzania Shilling
    15 november 2017 06:28:06
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The following are Wednesday's exchange rates for the Tanzania Shilling as issued by the Bank of Tanzania. Full text...
  • Tanzanian migrant domestic workers in Oman, UAE abused - says rights group
    14 november 2017 09:54:42
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Tanzanian domestic workers in Oman and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) face excessive working hours, unpaid salaries, and physical and sexual abuse, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on Tuesday. Full text...
  • UN office cautions on protracted humanitarian crises in Great Lakes region
    14 november 2017 09:14:14
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Conflict is likely to remain the dominant driver of protracted humanitarian crises in Central African Republic (CAR), Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and South Sudan, with increasing regional implications, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) cautioned on Tuesday in its quarterly Regional Outlook for the Great Lakes and Beyond, Full text...

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