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Wall Around Tanzanite Mines Has Started Paying Off

[East African] Tanzania has recorded increased revenues from sales of tanzanite, which authorities attribute to the 24km perimeter wall surrounding the mines in Mirerani in the northern Manyara Region, constructed in April to curb smuggling of the rare gemstone. (AllAfrica)

Dar es Salaam Ties Up Cashews Loose Ends

[Daily News] As efforts by the government to search for reliable buyers of cashewnuts in and outside the country continue, Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa has issued a four-day ultimatum to 35 buyers, to write a letter and submit to his office, stating their intent and the amount of cashews they are planning to purchase. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania's High Commissioner to Canada Sacked, Loses Diplomatic Status

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -President John Magufuli has sacked and recalled Tanzanian High Commissioner to Canada Alphayo Kitada with affect from Monday, November 5. (AllAfrica)

Alphayo Kidata's Shinning Star Comes Down Crushing

[Citizen] The rise of Alphayo Kidata, Tanzania's High Commissioner to Canada who has had his tour of duty abruptly ended by President John Magufuli, could be described as meteoric. His fall equally sharp. (AllAfrica)

Two Freed Journalists Have Safely Left Tanzania - CPJ

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has released a statement saying that two of its staff; Angela Quintal, Africa program coordinator, and Muthoki Mumo, Sub-Saharan Africa representative, "have safely left Tanzania." (AllAfrica)

Tanzania Under Fire Over Detention of Committee to Protect Journalists Staff

[Deutsche Welle] Two CPJ representatives were in Tanzania to probe the case of a missing investigative journalist when they were detained, stripped of their passports and phones, and interrogated by government agents. (AllAfrica)

Govt Hunts for Reliable Cashew Nut Markets

[Daily News] AS the government conducts direct talks with developed nations to secure reliable and profitable market for cashew nuts, farmers and traders have been assured of permits to export maize to other countries. (AllAfrica)

Over 4,100 Children Rescued From Ggml 'As Trespassers'

[Daily News] OVER 4,100 children have been rescued from Geita Goldmine site after attempting to trespass to collect gold ores from waste dumps in the last four years. (AllAfrica)

Govt Forms Taskforce to Quell Land Conflicts

[Daily News] LIVESTOCK and Fisheries Minister, Luhaga Mpina has launched a nationwide strategy aimed at providing lasting solution to recurring land disputes pitting livestock keepers and other land users in many parts of the country. (AllAfrica)

Residents Throng Court As Murder Case Rages

[Daily News] HUNDREDS of anxious Bukoba Municipal residents, recently, thronged the Resident Magistrate's Court here to have a glimpse of five people alleged to have murdered two children from the same family. (AllAfrica)

Aga Khan, MNH Get U.S.$118,000 for Women, Children Surgery

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The Aga Khan Hospital and Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) have partnered with religious leaders and non-governmental organisations to raise Sh268 million that will fund plastic and reconstructive surgery for 40 women and children who had suffered incidents that caused them to lose their original appearances. (AllAfrica)

Magufuli Joins Mourners to Bid Farewell to Mercy Anna Mengi in Dar

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -President John Magufuli was among mourners at a church service to pay last respects to Mercy Anna Mengi at Azania Front ELCT Church in Dar es Salaam. (AllAfrica)

Magufuli Asks Israel to Invest in Drug Industries in Tanzania

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -President John Magufuli has appealed to Israel government to assist Tanzania in building pharmaceutical manufacturing plants, saying the country spends huge sums of money on essential medicines and medical supplies abroad. (AllAfrica)

Hamisa Mobetto Parades Her New Boo After Dumping Diamond

[Nairobi News] Tanzanian model Hamisa Mobetto has found a new man whom she says is making her love life in America. (AllAfrica)

Court Orders Arrest of Mbowe and Matiko for Jumping Bail

[Daily News] THE Kisutu Resident Magistrate's Court in Dar es Salaam yesterday ordered the arrest of Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (Chadema) National Chairman, Freeman Mbowe and Member of Parliament (MP) for Tarime Urban, Ester Matiko for jumping bail. (AllAfrica)

NGO Launches Fundraising to Support GBV Victims

[Daily News] A DAR ES SALAAM based Non-Governmental Organisation has launched a fundraising campaign aimed at collecting 286m/- to support 40 women and children who have been affected by gender based violence. (AllAfrica)

Frequently Check Your Health Statuses, RC Urges Residents

[Daily News] THE Kagera Regional Commissioner (RC), Brig Gen Marco Gaguti has appealed to people to invest in their health by frequently checking their health statuses, hinting that weak and sickling people can not positively contribute in economic growth of the country. (AllAfrica)

Shilling Stable As Volatility Subdues

[Daily News] THE shilling continued to experience low volatility yesterday thanks to supply of US dollar from corporate and development organisations. (AllAfrica)

GM Crops Good for Tanzania - Experts

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Tanzania's agriculture is dominated by small-scale farmers, who however produce ample food to feed the nation. (AllAfrica)

Canada Offers Lessons On LNG Project for Tanzania

[Citizen] When LNG Canada said it would go forward with a $31-billion energy megaproject in Kitimat, Canadian energy industry was already hoping that it will be the first of many such plants on the country's Pacific Coast. (AllAfrica)

South African Journalist Angela Quintal, Colleague Back in Their Hotel

[News24Wire] Former Mail & Guardian editor Angela Quintal is safe and is back at her hotel after being detained by Tanzanian authorities on Wednesday night, the Department of International Relations has confirmed. (AllAfrica)

South African Journalist Angela Quintal Issues SOS From Tanzania

[News24Wire] Well-known South African journalist Angela Quintal appealed for help on Facebook on Wednesday, saying she was being taken for interrogation in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. (AllAfrica)

Task Ahead Is Huge for New Simba Leaders

[Daily News] SIMBA SC has finally conducted leadership election over the weekend, with a new crop of leaders ascending to the throne, while many football stakeholders are hoping for major reforms in running the club. (AllAfrica)

Immigration Official Explains Reasons for 'Arresting' CPJ Journalists

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The Tanzania's Immigration Department has eventually admitted that it 'arrested' and interrogated two officials from the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ Africa) saying they violated their stated purpose of the visit to Tanzania. (AllAfrica)

Air Tanzania to Launch China Flights in February

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Air Tanzania's new Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner will start flying to Guangzhou in China via Bangkok, Thailand in February next year. Guangzhou is the third largest city in China, after Beijing and Shanghai and one of the world's oldest and busiest trade hubs. (AllAfrica)

Delays At Zanzibar Port Frustrate Importers, Exporters

[Daily News] MEMBERS of the business community here say inefficiency in cargo handling at the Zanzibar's main seaport of Malindi, Stone Town has been frustrating their business and driving away international cargo ships. (AllAfrica)

What Proposed Change in Tazara Law Means for Tanzania

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The government is in the final stages to finalise a draft law to amend the Tanzania and Zambia Railway Authority (Tazara) Act so as to make it possible for a Tanzania national to serve in the capacity of authority's managing director. (AllAfrica)

EA Bloc Urged to Increase Local Drug Manufacturing

[Citizen] Arusha -Renewed calls were made here early this week for the East African region to mobilise resources for increased investments in drug manufacturing. (AllAfrica)

Speaker Turns Down MP's Question On EU-Tanzania Relations

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The speaker of the National Assembly Job Ndugai on Thursday November 8 said he found it difficult to allow a question directed to Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa from an MP who sought to determine the government's stance on the recalled European Union (EU) envoy to Tanzania, Mr Roeland van de Geer. (AllAfrica)

A Woman Online, in Tanzania

[African Arguments] Tanzanian twitter has lost its chill. It's become a scary place for women and dissenters. But we're not yet ready to give it up. (AllAfrica)

SA Journalist and Media Activist Angela Quintal Interrogated in Tanzania

[Daily Maverick] South African former editor, Angela Quintal, current Africa Programme Co-ordinator for the Committee to Protect Journalists, was taken by unknown people from her hotel in Dar Es Salam, Tanzania, on Wednesday night to be interrogated. (AllAfrica)