Tourism: Tanzanian guide arrested for ‘fake translation’ of tourist’s remark

Tanzanian guide arrested for ‘fake translation’ of tourist’s remark A tour guide at a Tanzanian game park has been arrested after wrongly translating a tourist’s comments about the country and its people. In a widely circulated video clip, the guide says in Swahili that the tourist wants Tanzanians to stop “complaining” about hunger. The woman, in fact, says Tanzanians are […]

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B737-8 for Air Tanzania: Building an Airline a plane at a time the Magufuli style


Air Tanzania (TC, Dar-es-Salaam) will add a maiden B787-8 to its fleet next year Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has announced. Following a meeting with Boeing (BOE, Chicago O’Hare) Director of Sales, Jim Deboo, in Dar es Salaam this week, Magufuli said his government has already made an initial payment for the aircraft, which is expected to be delivered on June […]

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Aviation: Making a case for More planes for Air Tanzania

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President John Magufuli was at the Dar es Salaam International Airport Wednesday this week re-launching Air Tanzania, this country national flag carrier. The President was presiding over a ceremony to formerly receive and flag off two jet planes his Government has bought from Canada, which will beef up the fleet of an otherwise dying airline which was as good as […]

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African Education: China to build $40m Africa’s biggest university library in Tanzania

Tanzanian President John Magufuli, has on Monday laid the foundation stone for the construction of a new library worth 40 million dollars, at the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM), the biggest of its kind in Africa. He said the project, wholly funded by the Chinese government, had come at the right time as the government was working hard to […]

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Tanzania opens longest cable-stayed bridge in the East Africa


The 680m (2,230 ft) bridge worth $140M links the city centre with southern neighbourhoods across the Indian Ocean and is expected to ease over-crowding on ferries. Tanzania’s leader John Magufuli hailed it as a “liberation” for residents in the city of more than four million. The Chinese firm which built the $140m (£98m) structure says it is East Africa’s longest […]

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EAC launches New Intl. E-passport, Vision 2050

To further integrate the region and foster even development among member states, Heads of States of the East African Community (EAC) have agreed to launch a new internal e-passport for the region. East African will begin using new EAC electronic passports from January next year, after Heads of State from the member countries launched the international travel document at the […]

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