Tanzania
  • Magufuli congratulates DR Congo’s president-elect
    20 january 2019 18:02:32
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli on Sunday congratulated Mr. Felix Tshisekedi on his election as President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) following the judgement announced by the country’s High Constitutional Court.Full text...
  • SADC Chair congratulates DR Congo President-elect
    20 january 2019 17:51:38
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has congratulated the president-elect of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Mr Felix Tshisekedi, following the national election held on 30 December 2018 and the ruling of the Constitutional Court on 19 January 2019 upholding his victory. Full text...
  • World's first plastic dhow sails to Zanzibar to raise awareness about single-use plastic
    16 january 2019 14:45:51
    Lamu, Kenya (PANA) – A traditional dhow sailing boat made entirely from plastic trash collected from Kenya’s beaches and towns will on 24 January 2019 start its maiden voyage from Lamu in Kenya to Zanzibar Islea in Tanzania – a 500-kilometre expedition stopping at communities along the way to change mindsets about plastic waste.Full text...
  • Acacia Mining beats own gold production target in Tanzania
    14 january 2019 19:07:19
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) –Acacia Mining plc, one of the largest gold producers in Africa, announced on Monday that it beat its target in Tanzania in 2018 when gold production for the full year reached 521,980 ounces. Full text...
  • Will Africa make a difference in 2019? (Analysis by Anaclet Rwegayura, PANA Editor)
    02 january 2019 11:48:03
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Frankly put, crises are now ruling a large part of Africa and what is often referred to as the people’s good governance is at stake. There is no crisis that rocks one country without its reverberation being felt in adjacent countries. Full text...
  • Germany supports WFP's humanitarian assistance for refugees in Tanzania
    17 december 2018 12:04:39
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on Monday welcomed a €3.25 million contribution from the Federal Republic of Germany to support its work in favour of refugees and asylum seekers in Tanzania in 2018-19. Full text...
  • Peacekeeping chief honours Tanzanian troops killed in deadly DR Congo attacks
    15 december 2018 05:13:37
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - A year on from the brutal killings of 15 United Nations peacekeepers from Tanzania in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the head of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) paid a visit to some of the victims’ families on Friday, to honour the memory of the soldiers who died in what was the biggest single loss of ‘blue helmets’ in recent history. Full text...
  • Kenya, Tanzania launch single border stop post
    01 december 2018 20:07:05
    Namanga, Kenya (PANA) – Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Tanzanian counterpart John Pombe Magufuli pitched for small traders facilitation on Saturday during the launch of the Namanga One-Stop-Border Post. Full text...
  • EAC heads of state postpone ordinary session
    30 november 2018 19:33:56
    Arusha, Tanzan8a (PANA) - The 20th Ordinary Meeting of the Summit of the East African Community Heads of State that was slated for Friday at Arusha in northern Tanzanian has been postponed to a later date. Full text...
  • UN agency reports 9.6 million people severely food-insecure in Southern Africa
    26 november 2018 16:50:19
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The number of severely food insecure people in Southern Africa rose to an estimated 9.6 million at the start of the lean season (October 2018 to April 2019), due to an increase of 1.1 million people in Malawi, the Regional Office for Southern Africa of the UN Humanitarian Agency reported Monday. Full text...
  • Tanzania wins Best Tourist Destination award in Russia
    22 november 2018 08:58:52
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Tanzania has won the ’Best Destination in the World’ award in the category of Exotic Destination 2018 through the Russian version of National Geographic Magazine, after online voting that involved 263,000 online readers. Full text...
  • UN chief appoints Tanzanian as acting head of UN Environment
    21 november 2018 13:58:02
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – UN Secretary-General António Guterres, has appointed the Deputy Executive Director of UNEP, Ms. Joyce Msuya of Tanzania, as the Acting Executive Director of the UN Environment following the resignation of Erik Solheim. Full text...
  • EU puts Tanzania’s respect for human rights and rule of law on close watch
    15 november 2018 17:09:59
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Despite many years of close and fruitful relations with Tanzania, the European Union on Thursday said its Member States were getting concerned about recent political developments in the East African country. Full text...
  • Emerging, developing economies face challenges if global inflation rises – WB study
    07 november 2018 19:18:06
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Further upward acceleration of global inflation from record low levels may impair efforts in emerging and developing economies to sustain the low inflation environment achieved over the past several decades, the World Bank said Wednesday in a groundbreaking examination of inflation in the emerging and developing world. Full text...
  • EU underlines media safety and security to promote democracy
    01 november 2018 08:31:47
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - There is, in many countries, a worrying tendency to erode and shrink the space for free journalism, often by putting indiscriminately in question the credibility of media to discredit and weaken their work, the High Representatives of the European Union has said.Full text...
  • Alternative Learning and Skills Development Project launched in Tanzania (An AfDB Feature)
    31 october 2018 12:57:15
    Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Tanzania’s alternative learning and skills development centers were constructed with African Development Fund (ADF) loan and grant totaling US$32.7 million. Full text...
  • South Africans linked to abducted Tanzanian billionaire
    21 october 2018 09:39:10
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – There is growing speculation that South Africans may have been linked to the high-profile kidnapping of Tanzanian billionaire, Mohammed Dewji, outside a Dar es Salaam hotel last week. Full text...
  • Acacia Mining firm turns out over 136,000 oz of gold in third quarter
    19 october 2018 17:20:36
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Tanzania’s leading gold miner, Acacia Mining plc, announced Friday it produced 136,640 ounces of gold at an all-in sustaining cost of US$880 per ounce sold during the third quarter of 2018 and recorded a net cash position of US$74 million. Full text...
  • South African newsletter claims DRC, Tanzania taking extreme resource nationalist measures
    11 october 2018 10:35:27
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - Resource nationalist measures being implemented in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Tanzania are significantly more extreme than those being adopted and even considered in most other African countries, according to a mines-focused South African newsletter. Full text...
  • Rights group blasts Tanzania over decision to suspend family planning advertisements
    22 september 2018 05:18:14
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Human rights watchdog, Amnesty International, has blasted Tanzania for the government's decision to suspend family planning commercials on television and radio. Full text...
  • Guterres offers condolences, support to Tanzania as ferry tragedy claims scores of lives
    22 september 2018 05:01:43
    New York, US (PANA) - United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has issued a statement of condolence and solidarity after a passenger ferry capsized on Lake Victoria, in Ukurewe district of Tanzania, on Thursday. Full text...
  • Tanzanian official confirms 86 killed in Lake Victoria ferry mishap
    21 september 2018 10:28:09
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Rescuers have by early Friday retrieved 86 bodies from Lake Victoria, northwestern Tanzania, almost 24 hours after an overloaded ferry capsized on its voyage from Ukerewe Island to Bwisya Island, Mwanza Regional Commissioner John Mongella confirmed. Full text...
  • Clear external arrears first to get support for reform, IMF tells Zimbabwe
    21 september 2018 09:42:40
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) stands ready to help the authorities in Zimbabwe design a reform package that can help facilitate the clearance of the country’s external payment arrears to international development banks and bilateral official creditors, the Fund’s spokesman has said. Full text...
  • Ferryboat capsizes on Lake Victoria in Tanzania
    20 september 2018 18:58:46
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Several people are feared to have drowned after a ferryboat on which they were travelling between islands in Tanzania's Lake Victoria capsized on Thursday afternoon, the state-run Tanzania Broadcasting Corporation (TBC) television announced. Full text...
  • IMF seeks ways to stop debt vulnerabilities in low-income countries
    13 september 2018 17:14:02
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Maintaining a moderate level of borrowing is essential to lift incomes and living standards in low-income countries, the International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s chief said on Thursday urging creation of better prospects for the world’s poorest nations. Full text...
  • Graphite mining project in southern Tanzania secures environmental approval
    05 september 2018 11:21:28
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Tanzanian focused flake graphite development company, Volt Resources Limited, on Wednesday reported the completion of a key milestone in the development of its Bunyu Graphite Project in the south-east regions of Lindi and Mtwara, after receiving the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Certificate from the National Environment Management Council of Tanzania (NEMC). Full text...
  • Tanzania solicits China’s cooperation to improve its agro-processing industries
    04 september 2018 17:13:57
    Beijing, China (PANA) – Underlining the importance of improved technologies in the development of Tanzania’s agricultural sector, Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa has invited potential Chinese investors to focus on agro-processing industries in order to increase the value and find global markets for the country's farm products. Full text...
  • Australian energy developer clears final legislative hurdle in Tanzania
    31 august 2018 10:21:26
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Graphite developer Walkabout Resources, based in Western Australia, wants to advance project funding negotiations after a mining licence was granted for its Lindi Jumbo project, in southeastern Tanzania. Full text...
  • Tanzanian PM leads national delegation to Africa-China summit in Beijing
    31 august 2018 08:28:38
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Tanzanian Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa will head the country’s delegation to the 2018 Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) to be held from 1-4 September in the Chinese capital, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation said here on Friday. Full text...
  • 2019 CAF U-17 men's AFCON: Uganda beat Ethiopia 3-1, win Central-East Zone slot for Tanzania 2019
    27 august 2018 06:36:13
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Uganda defeated Ethiopia 3-1 on Sunday to win the Central-East Zone qualifying slot for the 2019 CAF Under-17 AFCON, which will take place in Tanzania next year. Full text...
  • 2019 CAF U-17 men's AFCON: Uganda vs Ethiopia in Sunday's Central-East Zone final match
    26 august 2018 07:23:47
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - It's Uganda versus Ethiopia on Sunday Full text...
  • 2019 CAF U-17 AFCON qualifiers: Uganda, Ethiopia reach Central-East Zone final qualifying match
    24 august 2018 17:35:44
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Uganda and Ethiopia on Friday reached the finals of the Central-East Zone qualifiers for the 2019 CAF Under-17 AFCON, which will take place in Tanzania next year. Full text...
  • ‘Gold price may bounce back amid currency depreciation’ – World Gold Council
    24 august 2018 09:35:40
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The gold price has fallen to a 20-month low amid sharp emerging-market currency depreciation, South Africa’s Mining Weekly reported on Friday quoting the World Gold Council (WGC). Full text...
  • 2019 CAF U-17 AFCON men's qualifiers: Semi-final matches in Central-East Zone qualifiers
    24 august 2018 06:47:28
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Here are the scheduled semi-final matches on Friday in the Central-East Zone qualifiers for the 2019 CAF Under-17 AFCON, which will take place in Tanzania next year. Full text...
  • 2019 CAF U-17 AFCON qualifiers: Ethiopia, Uganda advance to semi-finals
    22 august 2018 16:08:14
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Ethiopia and Uganda on Wednesday qualified for the semi-finals of the Central-East Zone qualifiers for the 2019 CAF Under-17 AFCON, which will be played in Tanzania. Full text...
  • 2019 CAF U-17 AFCON qualifiers: Tanzania, Rwanda confirm semi-final slots
    21 august 2018 19:35:07
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - It's now official that hosts Tanzania and Rwanda have made it to the semi-finals of the Central-East Zone qualifiers for the 2019 CAF Under-17 AFCON, which will be played in Tanzania.Full text...
  • Simba FC win Tanzania's Community Shield
    21 august 2018 15:45:48
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - League Champions Simba beat FA Cup winners, Mtibwa Sugar, 2-1 at the weekend at the CCM Kirumba stadium in Mwanza to win the Tanzanian Community Shield, a curtain raiser to the new football season. Full text...
  • 2019 CAF U-17 AFCON men's qualifier: Results of Group B matches on Sunday
    20 august 2018 02:01:31
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The following are results of the two Group B matches played on Sunday in the Central-East Zone qualifiers for the 2019 CAF Under-17 men's Nations Cup, to be played in Tanzania next year. Full text...
  • 2019 CAF U-17 AFCON men's qualifier: Group B matches on Sunday
    19 august 2018 03:31:07
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The following are the scheduled Group B matches on Sunday in the Central-East Zone qualifiers for the 2019 CAF Under-17 men's Nations Cup, to be played in Tanzania next year. Full text...
  • 2019 CAF U-17 AFCON men's qualifier: Results from Group B on Friday
    18 august 2018 05:10:59
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Here are some Group B results from matches played on Friday in the Central-East Zone qualifiers for the 2019 CAF Under-17 AFCON, which will take place in Tanzania next year. Full text...
  • Tanzania censures rumours on forceful repatriation of Burundians
    17 august 2018 10:56:07
    Dodoma, Tanzania (PANA) – Tanzania has called on the international community to ignore rumours on forceful repatriation of Burundian refugees, and instead support the ongoing voluntary repatriation exercise. Full text...
  • UNHCR official stresses freedom of choice for refugee returns
    17 august 2018 06:46:09
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Refugees should never be pressured to decide if they should return to their home countries, a senior UN official has said. Full text...
  • 2019 CAF U-17 AFCON men's qualifier: Some Group B results
    15 august 2018 13:58:16
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The following are results from matches played on Tuesday in Group B of the Central-East Zone qualifiers for the 2019 CAF Under-17 finals, to be played in Tanzania next year. Full text...
  • Mauritius set to invest in Tanzania’s sugar industry
    15 august 2018 10:19:43
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – A Mauritian government mission is visiting Tanzania to complete investment procedures for sugar production, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation said on Wednesday. Full text...
  • 2018 Central-East Zone U-17 men's qualifier: Group B fixtures on Tuesday
    14 august 2018 06:07:28
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Here are Tuesday's fixtures in Group B at the ongoing Central-East Zone qualifiers for the 2019 CAF Under-17 finals, to be played in Tanzania next year. Full text...
  • 2018 Central-East Zone U-17 men's qualifier: Opening Group B results
    12 august 2018 19:53:35
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The following are results from matches played on Sunday in Group B of the Central-East Zone qualifiers for the 2019 CAF Under-17 finals to be played in Tanzania next year. Full text...
  • World marks Youth Day as young people make a difference in communities
    12 august 2018 09:22:21
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Young people are the greatest resource for societies to thrive, the World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Sunday as different nations celebrated International Youth Day. Full text...
  • 2018 Central-East Zone U-17 men's qualifier: Opening Group A results
    12 august 2018 07:32:45
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Hosts Tanzania and Rwanda on Saturday Full text...
  • Study suggests specific roles for member states to make SADC more effective
    09 august 2018 12:10:57
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Leaders of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) are due to meet in Windhoek next week for their 38th annual summit when Namibia's President Hage Geingob will assume chairmanship of the organisation, taking over from his South African counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa. Full text...
  • Severe food insecurity stalks two Madagascar regions
    09 august 2018 09:30:06
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - About 1.26 million people are expected to be severely food insecure in the Grand Sud and Grand Sud-Est regions of Madagascar between July and September 2018, according to the results of the Integrated Phase Classification (IPC) food insecurity analysis conducted in June 2018. Full text...

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