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Tanzania Country Profile 2015: Heads turned by the scent of gas

altWith general elections planned for October 2015, the months ahead promise higher political stakes than ever before in a country long dominated by the heavy hand of the former single party, Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM).

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Edward Lowassa: Popular, despite eveything

Photos© Richard Drew/AP/SipaA veteran politician and a former friend of President Jakaya Kikwete, Edward Lowassa defected from the ruling party to the opposition coalition this year, throwing Tanzania's political scene into uproar.

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Travel: Tanzania's southern comfort

Photos©Peter Cheek/ Alexander’s hotel; Kisolanza; KimangoExperience local hospitality in some of Tanzania's charming boutique hotels in the capital and the country's highlands 

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Tanzania: 25 percent cargo capacity increase for Dar es Salaam port

Photo©ReutersCargo volumes at Dar es Salaam port are expected to rise as much as 25 percent this year, helped by expanded capacity and improved efficiency, Tanzanian president Jakaya Kikwete said in his last address to parliament before an election in October.

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Oil and Gas: Construction of Tanzania gas pipeline complete

A pipeline connecting offshore natural gas fields to Tanzania's commercial capital Dar es Salaam is complete, but technical setbacks will keep it from going online until November, officials said on Tuesday.

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Tanzania, Zambia to invest $80 million in cash-strapped rail firm

Tanzania and Zambia plan to inject $80 million to bail out a jointly owned railway firm suffering from decades of under-investment, the company said on Tuesday.

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Kenya's main port hit by worker action over pay

President Uhuru Kenyatta has pledged to cut red tape to help keep the country's status as a regional trading hub. Photo©ReutersWorkers at Kenya's main port of Mombasa stopped operations for hours on Thursday, demanding more pay and paralysing dock work at the region's main gateway, union and management officials said, with the possibility of more disruptions this week.

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Ubunto values compel Africa's rich to give

Mo Ibrahim (right), Chair of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, delivers the keynote address at the meeting of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) on “Partnering for innovative solutions for sustainable development”. Photo©UN/Eskinder DebebeThe rise of high profile philanthropy across the continent sheds light on the grassroots culture of giving in Africa, with calls for both to become more strategised in order to make real impact.


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Gas-rich Tanzania to start power exports in 2015

Tanzania, which has made big natural gas discoveries, plans to start power exports to its energy-starved east African neighbours in 2015 after the completion of a gas pipeline.

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Big boards make room for the little guys at the Stock Exchange

Kenyan Stock Exchange/Photo©ReutersStock exchanges from Nairobi to Accra are aiming to boost growth by creating market segments with scaled down entry requirements.

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