Thursday, April 18

Tanzania

direct flights to Zanzibar
  • Data shows direct flights to Zanzibar have hit 34 from around the world.
  • Talks underway to launch direct flights to Zanzibar from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
  • Kenya-based budget carrier Jambojet is set to start Zanzibar-Mombasa flights from July.

Zanzibar President Dr. Hussein Mwinyi has been steadfast in his push for the economic growth of the Spice Islands and a globally renown tourist hub. Among his major focuses has been the introduction of direct flights to Zanzibar, an archpelago off the Indian Ocean.

Zanzibar’s crown airport is Zanzibar’s Abeid Amani Karume International Airport which now the government is revamping, expanding, and modernizing to meet the demand of a growing number of visitors.

Complete with almost all modern facilities, the airport also has several duty-free and commercial outlets at its terminals, enhancing its appeal for airline operators eyeing direct flights to Zanzibar.

For example, its newly-built international Terminal 3, which exclusively serves international

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Tanzania mining

With its recent multimillion-dollar mining agreements, Tanzania is positioning itself as a key player in the global quest for critical raw materials. President Samia Suluhu Hassan expressed optimism: “These minerals are promoting Tanzania’s name worldwide.” Tanzania is open to investments in other areas, such as entertainment and leisure. Australia is one of the leaders in this niche, offering plenty of online entertainment, including online casinos. There are a lot of great online casinos out there, but if we had to choose one as the best, we would visit this website to find it. The Tanzania mining agreements not only enhance the country’s economic standing but also mark a shift towards sustainability, reducing dependence on global giants like China.

Mining Agreements

In a move towards becoming a mineral production hub, Tanzania signed agreements with three Australian mining companies – Peak Rare Earths, Evolution Energy Minerals, and EcoGraf.

Palamagamba Kabudi, chair of …

Kenya-Germany cooperation on climate action.
  • As temperatures keep rising and emissions soar, the planet, too, continues to break (dangerous) new records.
  • Climate change is a shared problem that the global community must solve by working together.
  • With a strong partnership between Africa, Europe, and the rest of the international community, Kenya, can make significant contributions to the global transition to a net-zero economy.

NAIROBI – Last year in Berlin, the great Kenyan long-distance runner Eliud Kipchoge broke the world marathon record, clocking 02:01:09 and beating his previous time by 30 seconds. His success has made him a legend not only in Kenya but globally. It offers a useful lesson for everyone involved in the fight against climate change. Kipchoge’s winning strategy is rooted in the science of running (as well as 120 miles of hard work every week), and our own approach to the climate crisis must involve the same level of commitment and …

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  • Tanzania gives six months tax break to domestic start-ups, usually Small and Micro Enterprises (SMEs).
  • Foreign companies in Tanzania enjoy a five-year tax holiday as permitted by the investment law.
  • At the moment, new Tanzanian businesses are required to full tax payments despite the availability of this six months’ tax break provision

Start-ups in Tanzania are given six months of tax holiday as the government looks to boost the private sector competitiveness but a quick survey on the ground by The Exchange shows the program still lags behind.

The move to extend a tax holiday comes in the wake of persistent outcry by the private sector over the unfair competition by foreign companies that can afford to offer lower prices for their services and/or products.

However, does a reduction in taxes equate to improved productivity, increased efficiency and higher quality of services or products?

There is an overarching argument

fertilizer
  • Africa Development Bank (AfDB) has launched the Africa Fertilizer Financing Mechanisms (AFFM) to boost purchase of the critical farm input across the continent.
  • The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warns that Africa is spending less on agriculture development than the rest of the world.
  • AFFM has already secured $10.15 million in new funding from the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD).

Shortage of fertilizer in Africa continues as the war between its main suppliers Russia and Ukraine enters the second year. To increase food productivity and security, African countries need increased access to fertilizer, nut until this dilemma is resolved, food security is off the table.

Access to fertilizer in Africa is very limited, where available, this basic agro-input for increased production is simply too expensive for effective use.

Such shortcomings were meant to be addressed by progressive initiatives such as the Maputo Agreement that was signed in Mozambique in …

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  • 71 LGAs paid $4.3 million (TZS10.08 billion) to various suppliers and clients without demanding receipts.
  • About $32.7 million in revenue from rental charges for shops and houses located at the council’s bus stands and markets was not collected.
  • Audit has prompted President Samia Suluhu Hassan to dissolve the board of Tanzania Government Flight Agency (TGFA).

An audit in Tanzania has exposed massive corruption and misuse of public finances across Local Government Authorities (LGAs) that led to the loss of billions of shillings, yet another pointer to why the country of nearly 65 million people still ranks high globally on corruption.

Tanzania Controller and Auditor General (CAG) 2021/22 report shows a total of 71 LGAs paid $4.3 million (TZS10.08 billion) to various suppliers and clients without demanding receipts while another 40 authorities wired $725,711 or TZS1.70 billion to beneficiaries without proof of the relevant supporting documents.

A total of $4.7 million …

Using microbes, Kenyan scientists have developed an animal feed supplement that can help improve Tanzania's low performing dairy industry. Photo/FarmbizAfrica
  • Microbe animal feed supplement doubles milk production in 24hrs
  • Bacterial solution solves aflatoxin problem in animal feed
  • Tanzania dairy industry to benefit from Kenyan feed supplement

Kenyan dairy farming scientists have developed a molasses-based animal feed supplement that is capable of doubling milk production in just 24 hours.

Using naturally occurring microbes, scientists have figured a way to ‘pre-ferment’ or ‘pre-digest’ animal feed which in turn allows for the cow’s body to easily and quickly absorb nutrients and in turn produce more milk much faster.

Cows, like most other ruminant herbivores, do not have the time to properly chew their feed in the field, this could be a natural self-preservation adaptation i.e. quickly collect the feed when in a hazardous environment filled with predators and only process it later in the safety of their resting places.

Grass is stored in one of the four chambers (four stomachs) before being regurgitated …

Saudia Airlines on Sunday made its maiden direct flight to Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and back to King Abdulazz International Airport in Jeddah. The direct flight is now less than 5 hours. Photo/ArabiaBusiness
  • Saudia Airlines launches direct flights to/from Tanzania
  • Saudia Airlines direct flights to Tanzania less than 5 hours
  • According to the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority, the number of international travellers to Tanzania increased by 55 percent in 2022

Saudia Airlines on Sunday 26th March made its maiden flight to Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, cutting travel time and reducing travel costs to the Kingdom by more than half.

This inaugural flight by the Saudi Arabian carrier marked the start of direct flights to and from Jeddah to Dar es Salaam four times a week. With the commencement of these direct flights, travel time between the two countries has been cut down by more than half.

Before the Air Saudia direct flights, passengers had to endure a flight time of up to 10 hours. Now, the same distance will be covered in only 4 hours and 40 …

Kamala Harris
  • US Vice President Kamala Harris pledges increased US trade with Tanzania
  • This visit by VP Harris is expected to encourage US investment in Tanzania through trade, which already the office of the Vice President has pledged to do.
  • US Lifezone Metals to set up second cobalt, nickel refinery plant in Tanzania

The trip to Tanzania by US Vice President Kamala Harris is already bearing fruit with the US announcing plans to increase trade with the country.

Air Force 2 landed in Tanzania late Wednesday where the US second in command was received in a colourful ceremony at the Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA) in the commercial port city of Dar es Salaam.

Her host, Tanzania president Samia Suluhu Hassan who was herself Vice President less than two years ago, hosted Vice President Harris at the State House fondly known in Swahili as Ikulu. Vice President Kamala Harris is in Tanzania …

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