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Pushing For Girl Education Among The Maasai Tribe Of Tanzania

Pushing For Girl Education Among The Maasai Tribe Of Tanzania

LIKE other Tanzanian tribes, which used to deny girl children the right to education, the Maasai in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority (NCAA), were also on the list. Girls were mostly assigned to look for cattle, on top of other home chores. Parents advanced such reasons as long distances from homes to schools as the […]

Tanzania Loses Constitutional and Legal Affairs Minister Augustine Mahiga

Tanzania Loses Constitutional and Legal Affairs Minister Augustine Mahiga

Tanzania’s Minister of Constitutional and Legal  Affairs Augustine Mahiga 74, has died today May 1 in Dodoma after a short illness, it has been confirmed. The Directorate of Presidential Communications announced his death in a statement released Friday, May 1. The statement said Dr Mahiga died suddenly at his home in Dodoma. “By the time […]

President Magufuli Declares Three Days Of National Prayers For COVID-19

President Magufuli Declares Three Days Of National Prayers For COVID-19

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has declared a three-day national prayers period to help combat the novel coronavirus as the reported cases in the country rose to 94. “Fellow Tanzanians, due to the pandemic, I urge to use these three days, from April 17 to April 19, to pray for God’s protection and healing,” the President […]

Tanzania Lets Pregnant Girls Attend School With World Bank Project

Tanzania Lets Pregnant Girls Attend School With World Bank Project

Thousands of pregnant girls will attend school in Tanzania as part of a $500-million World Bank loan which had been delayed for years due to the country’s ban on expectant students. Tanzania’s education minister Joyce Ndalichako said the loan aimed to improve access to and the quality of secondary education for all Tanzanian students – […]

Tanzania Mourns As 40 Killed In Church Stampede, Floods

Tanzania Mourns As 40 Killed In Church Stampede, Floods

 Tanzania president John Magufuli mourned the death of at least 40 people including 20 who died late Saturday following a stampede at an evangelical Christian church service in Moshi. The president said 20 others were killed in ongoing rains in Lindi, according to a statement issued on Sunday, February 2, 2020. The Moshi tragedy happened […]

Tanzania Signs New Implementation Deal With Barrick

Tanzania Signs New Implementation Deal With Barrick

Tanzania and the Canadian mining giant Barrick Gold Corp on Friday signed an agreement to kick-start their new joint venture company to oversee Barrick’s future gold mining operations in the country, as a way forward following a year-long impasse. “Being a year now, we have finally completed the long journey of negotiations and renegotiations and […]

Women Bear Brunt Of Work Without Pay

Women Bear Brunt Of Work Without Pay

Women in the region are spending long hours doing necessary but unquantifiable work, leaving them with little or no time for work that is economically productive and earns them money. In Tanzania, women spend 3.5 times more minutes per day on unpaid care and domestic work than men. It is three times more minutes per […]

GBV Cases Show Significant Drop In Tanzania

GBV Cases Show Significant Drop In Tanzania

UN Women, in collaboration with the government of Tanzania, has helped the country in the fight against gender-based violence (GBV) to women and children and so far cases have decreased significantly. Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Dr Faustine Ndugulile said during a seminar at the weekend that […]

Encourage Women To Grab Leadership Positions

Encourage Women To Grab Leadership Positions

THOUGH women are a vital and critical part of the society that for a long time has been driving change and development, gender inequality has been rearing its ugly head and shutting them out of their critical roles. On the other hand, stakeholders throughout the world have been fighting against traditional norms and values, and […]

To Uplift A Woman Is To Uplift A Village

To Uplift A Woman Is To Uplift A Village

Khadija Zuberi, 23, from Ruaha Mbuyuni village in Tanzania’s central highlands, is a single mother to her four-year-old son, Hashim. It has been a financial struggle for Zuberi – who have completed high school but has no further qualifications – to raise her son. While she is still in a relationship with Hashim’s father and […]