Africa: Air Tanzania lands on Indian soil after 20 years

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Nearly after two decades, Air Tanzania has launched flights to Mumbai, India and will be operating three times a week initially. Air Tanzania is currently providing direct flights along this route and welcomed 147 passengers on board. The first flight, a B787-8 Dreamliner took off on July 18 from Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA) to Mumbai. This is the airlines’ […]

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Africa: Tanzania to buy new Airbus, De Havilland planes for national carrier

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Tanzania’s government will buy two new Airbus jets and one plane from De Havilland Canada as part of a fleet expansion plan for the national flag carrier, the president said on Thursday. President John Magufuli has personally taken charge of the revival of Tanzania’s loss-making state carrier Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL), spending hundreds of millions of dollars purchasing eight […]

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Africa: Tanzania calms public after MP Jaguar’s xenophobic remarks

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Tanzania has appealed for public calm following an uproar over xenophobic remarks attributed to Kenyan lawmaker who threatened foreigners who live in his country, including Tanzanians. A video clip shows Starehe Constituency MP, Mr Charles Kanyi who is popularly known as Jaguar threatening to forcefully eject foreigners he accused of “taking up businesses meant for Kenyans.” The video which went […]

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Aviation: Air Tanzania set for South Africa flights

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Looking to attract South African tourists and other business travelers, the state-owned Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL) is set to revive its passenger schedule route connecting four major airports in Tanzania with the O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg on Friday, June 28. The four direct flights per week will be launched by ATCL’s recently-acquired Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner jet which […]

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Africa: Zara scoops three Awards at the Tanzania National Park’s prestigious Tourism Awards

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In advocacy of conservation for sustainable development, Tanzania National Parks Authority introduced the first of an annual edition of Awards and recognition of Key contributors to its agenda dubbed “Tanapa Tourism Awards” Tourism is currently the leading contributor to Tanzania’s foreign exchange earnings. The objective of these awards is to recognize and motivate the key players in the multi-million dollar […]

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Africa: The strange and worrying rise of oil-covered rapists in Kigoma, Tanzania

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One night earlier this year, Elizabeth was asleep in her home in western Tanzania when she realised someone else was in the room. She tried to scream, but the intruder attacked her and slashed her neck. He raped her before escaping. “He broke into the house naked,” says Elizabeth*, still wearing bandages. “He’d applied oil all over his body. Therefore […]

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Africa: Confusion at Tanzania-Kenya border as agency imposes new charges

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Freight forwarders at the busy Namanga border town are up in arms against new charges on cargo recently imposed by the Weights and Measures Agency (WMA). They have appealed for the quick intervention of Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa to end the confusion which has led to long queues of cargo trucks plying both sides of the Tanzania/Kenya border. The freight […]

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Africa: Tanzania to commence enforcement of plastic bag ban June 1st

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In a bid to protect the environment and make it friendlier for its citizens and tourists, the Tanzanian government has said henceforth travellers to the East African country will not be allowed to come in with plastic carrier bags. The government said from 1st June 2019, all plastic carrier bags, regardless of their thickness will be prohibited from being imported, […]

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Africa: Tanzania awaits 10,000 East Asian visitors

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Landing at the Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA) on Sunday evening, more than 350 tourists from China kicked off their itinerary by sampling Northern Zone attractions, including the Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park. They were received at the terminal by Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa, who described the entourage as yet another indication that Tanzania is becoming a lucrative destination for […]

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Africa: Tanzania Plans Cable Car For Mount Kilimanjaro

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Tanzania wants to boost tourist numbers by putting a cable car on Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest mountain, and is in talks about the project with a Chinese and a Western company. Around 50,000 tourists climb Kilimanjaro annually. A cable car could increase tourist numbers by 50 percent by providing access to the mountain for those unable to climb it, Constantine […]

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