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Tanzania To Build Massive $3B Hydro Dam

AFRICANGLOBE - Tanzania on Wednesday signed a $3 billion agreement with two Egyptian companies to construct a huge hydroelectric plant in a game reserve that is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Tanzania Adopts New Policy To Curb Land Grabbing By Foreigners

AFRICANGLOBE - Tanzania has adopted a new national land policy which, among others, lowers the ceiling under which foreign investors can lease land from the current 99 to 33 years. The new policy comes barely months after the East African nation embarked on a campaign to seize “idle” land and deter “rogue investors” from using it for speculative purposes.

No Foreigner Can Own Land In Tanzania

AFRICANGLOBE - Tanzania’s Land Act No. 4 of 1999 explicitly states that no foreigner can own land in the country. According to the former executive director of HakiArdhi, Yefred Myenzi, the Act spells out how land can be used, including leasehold. The Land Act is very clear that a non-Tanzanian is not allowed to own land, save for investment purposes only under the Tanzania Investment Act.

Tanzania’s President Orders Officials To Speed Up 30 Billion Dollar LNG...

AFRICANGLOBE - Tanzanian president John Magufuli ordered officials to speed up long-delayed work on a planned liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant, saying implementation of the project had taken too long. BG Group, recently acquired by Royal Dutch Shell, alongside Statoil, Exxon Mobil and Ophir Energy, plan to build a $30 billion-onshore LNG export terminal in partnership with the state-run Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) by the early 2020s.

Researchers Find Game-Changing Helium Reserve In Tanzania

AFRICANGLOBE - To put this discovery into perspective, global consumption of helium is about 8 BCf per year and the United States Federal Helium Reserve, which is the world’s largest supplier, has a current reserve of just 24.2 BCf. Total known reserves in the USA are around 153 BCf. This is a game changer for the future security of society’s helium needs and similar finds in the future may not be far away.’

The Amazing Story Of Tanzania’s New President John Magufuli

AFRICANGLOBE - John Magufuli is the Grinch who stole Uhuru, literally and figuratively. He’s also stolen a lot of other things since coming into office less than two months ago. Like luxury travel and other perks for public officials. Like free meals at official meetings. Like fat kickbacks for customs officials at Dar es Salaam port and in the Tanzanian Revenue Authority.

Tanzania’s Serengeti Voted World’s Best Safari

AFRICANGLOBE - Serengeti National Park, the second largest safari in Tanzania and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was voted the world’s best safari destination, beating 140 entries from 63 countries around the world.

Tanzania Plans To Ditch English For Swahili

AFRICANGLOBE - Tanzania will become the latest African country to drop European languages for local African one. The country's Ministry of Education has opted against the use of English as the medium of instruction in a bid to revolutionize the country’s primary and secondary education. The brazen new policy seeks to ensure that Kiswahili becomes the new lingua franca in Tanzanian schools.

Zanzibar, A Sustainable Touristic Destination

AFRICANGLOBE - The Zanzibar Archipelago, located in the Indian Ocean 15 miles off the coast of Tanzania, is a breathtaking spot to escape from the world. You’ll enjoy clear, turquoise-blue water; shallow sandbars perfect for wading; and many small, nearly deserted islands virtually unvisited by tourists.

Tanzania’s ‘Albino Island’

AFRICANGLOBE - Across central and eastern Africa, pale-skinned albinos are persecuted. As the attacks soared, albinos began fleeing to the remote Ukerewe Island, perched in the middle of Lake Victoria. With around 70 albinos, it has what’s thought to be the highest concentration of albinos in the world.

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.

Ivory Smuggled On China State Trip: Report

AFRICANGLOBE - Chinese officials and businesspeople used a state trip by President Xi Jinping and other high-level visits to smuggle ivory out of Tanzania, an environmental watchdog said Thursday, casting doubt over Beijing's efforts to end the illegal trade that has led to rampant elephant poaching throughout Africa.

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.

Africa’s Richest Man To Invest In Tanzanian Coal Mine

AFRICANGLOBE - Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, has announced new plans to invest an undisclosed sum in the development of a major coal mine in Tanzania, even as he continues to expand his business interests across the continent.

Tanzania Aims To Build A Megacity That Works

AFRICANGLOBE- Tanzania’s largest commercial city - one of the fastest-growing in Africa - has redrawn its master plan to try to become a megacity prepared for climate change,

Leaked Documents Shows Tanzania Being Plundered By Gas Firms

AFRICANGLOBE - When a Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) between the state-owned Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) and the Norwegian firm Statoil was leaked a couple of weeks ago, it revealed contract terms that are significantly less favourable to the government than had been expected.