Africa: De Havilland Canada Announces Firm Order for Dash 8-400 Aircraft from Air Tanzania

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De Havilland Canada announced that the United Republic of Tanzania, represented by the Tanzanian Government Flight Agency (TGFA), has signed a firm purchase agreement for a Dash 8-400 aircraft. The aircraft, which will be leased to and operated by Air Tanzania, will join three that are already in service and another previously ordered one, to increase the airline’s fleet of […]

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News: Tanzania Ranked Ninth in Africa’s Billionaire List, Says Report

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There are about 99 billionaires who were living in Tanzania last year, placing the country at number nine in a ranking of top African countries based on the super wealthy persons. The ranking shows Kenya was top in Eastern Africa with 356 billionaires; Ethiopia has 154 billionaires, Tanzania (99), Uganda (67) and Rwanda (30). The Africa Wealth report for 2019 […]

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Africa: Total investments in Tanzania decrease, but local ventures rise significantly

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The value of new investments dropped by 44.4 per cent last year, but the number of ventures funded by locals increased sharply, according to a new report. The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says in its report on the national economy for 2018 that the value of new projects registered by the Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC) fell to $2.82 billion […]

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Africa: Air Tanzania aircraft impounded in Johannesburg

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Frantic efforts are underway from the side of the Tanzanian government to obtain a release of one of Air Tanzania’s Airbus A220′ aircraft, which was impounded in Johannesburg and not allowed to take off for the flight back to Dar es Salaam. Informed sources have suggested that an unpaid loan by Air Tanzania to South African Airways – equally broke […]

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Africa: Tanzania, Kenya hotels forecast growth despite economy and security hurdles

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Tanzania and Kenya are among African nations where the hospitality industry is forecast to maintain a growth trajectory over the next five years, amid economic uncertainty, tempered foreign direct investment and threats of terrorism. A new report by audit firm PwC shows that growth in tourism numbers coupled by governments’ efforts to promote MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) infrastructure […]

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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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