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Water Security And Girls Education – A Big Deal

Water Security And Girls Education – A Big Deal

It is break time and a group of young girls in their school uniforms have just reached the pond where many others have also come to fill their buckets with water. Since the class hours are not over yet, they fill their containers, and then places them on their heads for the walk back to […]

Communities Team Up Against Early Marriages

Communities Team Up Against Early Marriages

AT long last the multicultural communities of Mbuguni ward in Arusha region’s Arumeru have embraced the idea of waging war against early marriages and pregnancies. Speaking at huge World Vision organised festival at Mbuguni Primary School grounds here, stakeholders appreciated the importance of the campaign to root out the rot. Pupils from preschool to secondary […]

Acacia Says Can’t Pay $300 Million Upfront That Deal with Tanzania Calls For

Acacia Says Can’t Pay $300 Million Upfront That Deal with Tanzania Calls For

Acacia Mining said it could not immediately pay the $300 million that its majority shareholder agreed to hand the government of Tanzania to settle a dispute that has crippled the company’s operations in the east African country. Acacia’s majority owner, Barrick Gold, said on Thursday it had agreed with Tanzania for Acacia to hand over […]

Barrick Gold To Give Tanzania Mines Stake And $300 Mln To End Dispute

Barrick Gold To Give Tanzania Mines Stake And $300 Mln To End Dispute

Barrick Gold will give Tanzania a 16 percent stake in three gold mines, a 50 percent share of revenues from those mines and a one-off payment of $300 million to resolve a dispute that has hit its operations in the country, the two sides said. The Canadian miner and the Tanzanian government have been in […]

Bill Gates Support For Fight Against Cancer Among Women

Bill Gates Support For Fight Against Cancer Among Women

AS cases of cervical cancer increase, screening services with existing family planning clinics can increase access to the services and treatment. Marie Stopes Tanzania Country Director, Anil Tambay, made the remarks in Dar es Salaam yesterday to mark the end of the Bill and Melinda Gates cervical cancer screening and preventative therapy project. Mr Tambay […]

Girls Still Forced Into Marriage

Girls Still Forced Into Marriage

When you arrive at Ilkurot Village in Arumeru District, the first thing you notice is dust and cattle grazing although there is no grass. A few steps further, there is a mini-market, where there are shops and women selling some fruits and a bar, where customers socialise. But few steps away lies a village, and […]

Tanzania In Media Crackdown, Closes Third Newspaper

Tanzania In Media Crackdown, Closes Third Newspaper

Tanzania on Friday shut down another newspaper, the third since June. The action is coming on the heels of the warning by President John Magufuli earlier in the year that the days of newspapers his government viewed as unethical were numbered. Hassan Abbasi, the Director-General of the state-run Tanzania Information Services, said in a statement […]

Fresh FGM Concerns Raised

Fresh FGM Concerns Raised

 Tanzania is among the nations that outlawed the Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) for girls below the age of 18. It was a good idea and has saved thou-sands of young girls from suffering health and psychological effects of the practice. Some tribes, however, still cannot let go of the tradition, which has claimed the lives […]

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 […]

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