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Tanzania picks Egyptian firms for controversial dam scheme

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Tanzania on Wednesday awarded a $3-billion (2.64-billion-euro) contract to two Egyptian firms to build a hydro-electric dam in a renowned nature reserve. The 2,100-megawatt scheme will straddle the Rufiji River in the Selous Game Reserve, a 50,000-square-kilometre (19,000-square-mile) protected area which was designated a UNESCO …

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Tanzania president orders army to buy nuts

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Tanzanian President John Magufuli has ordered the army to buy up the entire country’s crop of cashew nuts after private companies refused to pay the price fixed by his government. The move comes just days after Magufuli fired Agriculture Minister Charles Tizeba and Trade Minister …

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Press freedom advocates freed after detention in Tanzania

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Two press freedom advocates taken from their hotel in Tanzania by security officers and questioned were released on Thursday, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) campaign group said. South African journalist Angela Quintal, who is the CPJ’s Africa programme coordinator, and her Kenyan colleague Muthoki …

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EU recalls envoy from Tanzania

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | The European Union said Saturday it has recalled its chief representative in Tanzania to Brussels for discussions, following reports he had been asked to leave by the government. Roeland van de Geer “has been recalled by his headquarters to Brussels to meet next week with …

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Burundi govt to miss last round of crisis dialogue

Arusha, Tanzania | AFP | Burundi’s government said on Wednesday it would miss a last round of crisis talks in Tanzania that aimed to set up elections for 2020. “Since October is a month of mourning in Burundi, the government has suggested that talks scheduled for October 24 be delayed,” …

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Tanzania billionaire Dewji found safe, back home

  Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT & AFP | Tanzanian billionaire Mohammed ‘Mo’ Dewji, who was abducted over a week ago, has been found and is safe back home, a family member has confirmed. In a Saturday 3.15 am tweet on the MeTL Group handle, Dewji said, “I thank Allah that …

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Family of kidnapped Tanzanian billionaire Dewji offer reward

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  The family of Tanzania’s only billionaire Mohammed Dewji, who was kidnapped last week in Dar es Salaam, on Monday announced a reward of nearly half a million dollars for information on his whereabouts. Gunmen snatched Dewji, 43, listed by Forbes as Africa’s youngest billionaire, as …

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