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clean cooking tanzania
  • Firewood is responsible for killing at least 33,000 people yearly in Tanzania.
  • A person who is exposed to firewood smoke for an hour has similar health risks as a person who smokes between 200 and 300 cigarettes.
  • Tanzania is estimated to lose nearly 470,000 hectares of forest each year due to the rampant acts of cutting down trees for charcoal and firewood.

The use of clean cooking energy is no longer a luxurious thing. It is a necessity, Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan noted recently during the launch of the 10-year National Clean Cooking Strategy in Dar es Salaam. However, this assertion comes at a precedented moment when women such as Magreth are seeking alternative energy.

“We ask President Samia to help us in any way possible with alternative ways of cooking such as gas,” says Magreth Ngole, a resident of Njombe and a frequent user of firewood for cooking

Tanzania railway
  • New investment in Tanzania’s railways sector is expected to directly benefit nearly 900,000 people and indirectly impact an estimated 3.5 million.
  • Tanzania operates two railway systems, totaling 3,682 km in length.


Tanzania railway sector is poised for immense growth as the World Bank poured significant funding by approving $200 million in financing from the International Development Association (IDA) which is a part of the bank.


According to available information from the World Bank statement made on Friday, the bank said the financing for the second phase of the Tanzania Intermodal and Rail Development Project (TIRP-2) will improve safety, climate resilience, and operational efficiency along this railway segment.


Read also: AfDB approves $696.4M financing for Tanzania-Burundi-DRC railway project

Tanzania railway plan anchored on Dar- Morogoro SGR

The funding comes a few weeks after Tanzania Railways Corporation (TRC) began its inaugural trial journey of the electric Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) train

  • By 2030, partners of the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT) aim to cultivate 350,000 hectares of land for profitable production.
  • Using the SAGCOT model, Tanzania aims to achieve self-sufficiency in food production to feed Africa by the same year.
  • Agriculture in Tanzania currently contributes nearly 30 percent of the country’s GDP and employs over three-quarters of the nation’s workforce..

The Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT) has achieved significant success over the last decade since its establishment in 2010. Tasked with promoting inclusive, sustainable, and viable agricultural value chains in southern Tanzania, the organization has notably enhanced agricultural productivity.

SAGCOT has established production clusters, including Ihemi, Mbarali, and Kilombero, in southern and Morogoro. Through these agricultural clusters, SAGCOT has successfully increased food production, developed value chains, and elevated household income for farmers.

“I am truly impressed with the work of the SAGCOT Centre Limited and its …

Tanzania economy
  • Tanzania is significantly scaling up regional integration through cross-border trade.
  • The East African country is also banking on a rebound in the tourism industry with receipts doubling to $2.7 billion in February 2023.
  • Overall the number of investments powering Tanzania economy increased by 128 percent by February 2023.

Tanzania is poised to emerge as a premier investment destination not only in East Africa but across the entire continent, driven by its robust economic growth. The recent International Monetary Fund (IMF) report underscores this positive trajectory, indicating that the nation’s GDP is expected to grow from the current 5.2 per cent to an impressive 6.1 per cent next year.

Remarkably, Tanzania’s economy is resilient, overcoming the challenges posed by the global COVID-19 pandemic that hindered growth in various regions. The World Bank’s economic overview for Tanzania reflects a notable GDP growth rate of 4.6 per cent in 2022, with expectations of …

Mozambique-Tanzania Road
  • The Negomano-Roma Road was financed by the African Development Bank.
  • President Nyusi finds the road reminiscent of the two nations’ Pan-Africanism aspirations.
  • Road will facilitate residents with transportation services for health, education and local economic needs.

Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi has commissioned a critical cross-border link road, Negomano-Roma connection that was financed by the African Development Bank.

The road, which stands to be a key link for intensifying regional integration with Tanzania, stretches from the nation’s northern province. At the moment, the road is facilitating residents with decent transportation services for health, education and local economic needs.

Mozambique-Tanzania Pan-Africanism aspirations

Constructed under 42 months, and with the inclusion of 417 local workers under the framework of promotion and inclusion of local content, President Nyusi finds the road reminiscent of the two nations’ Pan-Africanism aspirations.

“The road is a great gain for the viability and maximization of regional integration. It is …

samia pic
  • 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 …

President Samia and Chadema Mbowe Political

Politics in Tanzania are now taking a different shape compared to the past five years. Opposition parties in Tanzania, such as CHADEMA  and ACT are collaborating with the main leading party CCM to put the nation in the right economic boost trajectory.

Over the past two decades, East Africa has witnessed how political instability has dealt a blow to economic growth. During the 2007/2008 post-election violence in Kenya, the country recorded its worst economic performance. The ripple effects spread to neigbouring countries of Uganda and as far as Rwanda and DRC.  

Tanzania had its own political turmoil between 2015 and 2020 where human rights and press freedom were often infringement. 

However, Tanzania, which has ambitions of becoming an industry-driven economy, is tuning its economic pro-growth policies in the right way to attract the necessary investors and environment for sustainable development. 

This economic vision is now being backed by President Samia

Tanzania President Samia Suluhu Hassan arriving at the the 36th ordinary Session of the AU Assembly that is been held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Photo/ZanziNews
  • The move makes Tanzania among the first seven African countries to start making the best of the single African market.
  • Tanzania plans to export no less than 10 different products under the AfCFTA deal starting with coffee and marble.
  • The AfCFTA Secretary General is confident that the deal will result in higher paying jobs and also sees the deal favouring women who are expected to get the larger portion of wage gains.

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is at the centre of discussion again as African Heads of State and Government meet in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for two days to iron out the complexities of the Africa-wide trade zone.

The focus of the summit is on the intra-Africa trade going by the theme; The Year of AfCFTA: ‘Acceleration of the African Continental Free Trade Area Implementation.’

At the 36th ordinary Session of the AU Assembly, President Samia Suluhu

Bolt Tanzania, Uber Tanzania Ride share Indrive, Indrive Tanzania

Moving from one point to another has never been easier and more convenient as transportation or mobility applications have come to play. In Tanzania, where internet penetration stands at around 25 percent, digital mobility services simplify transportation, thanks to Bolt and bber ride-hailing services.  

However, this was not always the case, as in early 2022, Uber decided to leave Tanzania. Bolt also limited its operations due to regulatory concerns and the increase in transportation taxes imposed by authorities.    

With population expansions in cities such as Dar es Salaam, Arusha, Mwanza, Kilimanjaro, and Dodoma, digital mobility services are again getting attention and usage over time and space. 

Tanzania is witnessing the stark rise of locally developed solutions such as Paisha, Twende, and Linkee, which are challenging the status quo established by Uber and Bolt, which are progressively resuming their services. 

READ:Bolt Food revamps app, incorporates mobile money

Tanzania President Samia Renewable Energy ambition

Tanzania is now executing several energy projects, including the East African Crude Pipe Line Project (EACOP), which brought several international attention fighting its realization.

The widely followed meeting is occurring in the continent for the fifth time and attracting thousands of participants engaging in serious conversations that might lead to the realization of climate targets.

The 27th meeting of parties calls for moving from negotiations (which occurred in COP26) and “planning for implementation” for all these promises and pledges made (United Nations -UN).

As Samia presents the ambitious deal on behalf of a dozen southern African nations – the pressure lies upon the developed economies to jump in and support the common cause.…