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Mama Samia Suluhu Underscores The Importance Of Educating Girls

Mama Samia Suluhu Underscores The Importance Of Educating Girls

Vice President Mama Samia Suluhu has asked girls to utilise the fee free education as the open opportunity to reach their career goals in future. She made the remarks when opening the 14th edition of the gender festival at the Tanzania Gender Networking Programme (TGNP) grounds today. She said some reports shows an increase in […]

TGNP Festival To Award Female Leaders

TGNP Festival To Award Female Leaders

Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan will award five women for their contribution to the country’s development during this year’s gender festival to be hosted by Tanzania Gender Networking Programme (TGNP). Others, who will be honoured for their notable contribution during the festival dubbed “The Transformation of Oppressive Systems for Gender Equality and Sustainable Development” are […]

Geita Girls’ Monthly Nightmare Force Them Out Of Classes

Geita Girls’ Monthly Nightmare Force Them Out Of Classes

Girls in Geita District are caught between a rock and a hard surface. Despite grappling with cultural norms and values that reduce them to mere sources of income upon marriage while on the other hand strive to dodge early pregnancies and marriage traps; they are disheartened by lack of sanitary facilities in schools. It is […]

Rukwa Men Fight Against Gender Violence In Tanzania

Rukwa Men Fight Against Gender Violence In Tanzania

TABLES have turned. This best describes the situation many men in the country find themselves in as they continue to suffer painful shame resulting from beatings they suffer at the hands of their spouses. And enough seems to be enough for about 20 married men in Sumbawanga municipality of Rukwa who decided to brave the […]

Tanzania: Oxfam, Stakeholders to Address Women Land Ownership Challenges

Tanzania: Oxfam, Stakeholders to Address Women Land Ownership Challenges

 OXFAM Tanzania has organised a two-day workshop that aims at discussing several challenges facing women in land ownership. The workshop aims at bringing together several NGOs like Tanzania Land Alliance (Tala), International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Tanzania Gender Networking Program (TGNP) and many others to have one voice on land rights. The Oxfam’s Head of […]

VP Calls For Economic Ties Among Women In Tanzania

VP Calls For Economic Ties Among Women In Tanzania

WOMEN in the country and Africa in general have been called on to advance women economic empowerment in unity. The call was made yesterday by Vice-President Samia Suluhu Hassan when inaugurating the Women Advancing Africa Forum (WAA) in Dar es Salaam, stressing that for decades women and girls had been ‘visibly invisible’ in the society. […]

Uganda, Tanzania Start Work On Construction Of $3.5bn Oil Pipeline

Uganda, Tanzania Start Work On Construction Of $3.5bn Oil Pipeline

  The leaders of Tanzania and Uganda laid a foundation stone on Saturday for the construction of a $3.55 billion-crude export pipeline that would pump Ugandan oil for international markets. The 1,445 km-project – set for completion by 2020 – will stretch from landlocked Uganda’s western region, where crude reserves were discovered in 2006, to […]

Tanzania: 5 Women Killed On Suspicion Of Being Witches

Tanzania: 5 Women Killed On Suspicion Of Being Witches

Four bodies of women have been burnt beyond recognition and one woman beaten up to death by unidentified assailants after they suspected them of being witches. The four women, whose names could not be immediately established, were beaten up to death and their bodies burnt on Tuesday at Undomo Village in Nzega District, Tabora Region, […]

Tanzania Hands Mining Company $190 Billion Tax Bill

Tanzania Hands Mining Company $190 Billion Tax Bill

Tanzania sent Acacia Mining Plc a tax bill equal to almost two centuries worth of the gold producer’s revenue. The government issued the company, which mines all of its gold in the African country, with a $40 billion tax bill and another $150 billion in interest and penalties, Acacia said in a statement Monday. The […]

Tanzania: More Than 800 Girls Appeal to Govt to End Teenage Pregnancy

Tanzania: More Than 800 Girls Appeal to Govt to End Teenage Pregnancy

More than 800 girls have asked the government to end early pregnancy and implement the High Court ruling, which struck off some sections of the Law of Marriage Act, 1971 which allows marriage of children below the age of 18. The girls from five regions – Mwanza, Shinyanga, Morogoro, Dodoma and Dar es Salaam – […]

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