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Africa In 2015 – 10 Things To Consider

AFRICANGLOBE - Following the success of last year's 10 things [you need] to know about Africa in 2014 blog post, Policy Researcher Jamie Hitchen looks at what the year ahead holds in store.

There Will Be No Selling Of Masai Land To Arabs Vows...

AFRICANGLOBE - Tanzania’s president has vowed never to evict the Masai people from their traditional lands, which activists claimed were threatened by plans for a hunting reserve for wealthy Arabs. “There has never been, nor will there ever be any plan by the government of Tanzania to evict the Maasai people from their ancestral land,” President Jakaya Kikwete said in a message on Twitter on Sunday.

Tanzania Gets $1 billion Satellite City In New Chinese Investment Deal

AFRICANGLOBE - Tanzania has signed five investment deals with China which will see the Asian giant invest over $1.7 billion in the emerging East African country including to build a $1 billion satellite city and $500 million financial centre in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam.

South Sudan: Rival Leaders Accept ‘Responsibility’ For Conflict

AFRICANGLOBE - It was the first time the bitter rivals had met since signing a ceasefire agreement in August in Ethiopia. This time the two South Sudanese leaders said the now divided ruling party, the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM), should be reunited. The SPLM brought the country independence after a long war with Khartoum.

Tanzania Has Strong Potential for Economic Growth

AFRICANGLOBE - President Obama said he has confidence in Tanzania's future as its people work to strengthen their democracy and take advantage of new trade and development opportunities.

Saudi Arabians Arrested in Tanzania After Church Bombing

AFRICANGLOBE - Tanzania has arrested four men from Saudi Arabia and four Tanzanians in connection with the church bombing on Sunday that killed two people, an attack that some see as trying to stir up sectarian tensions among Tanzanians.