Articles by: The Continent Observer

Zitto Kabwe:The birth of Tanzania’s “new politics”

October 10, 2015 7:31 pm0 comments
Zitto Kabwe:The birth of Tanzania’s “new politics”

Walking around villages and towns in Tanzania I encounter two major opinions: ‘you are a spoiler’ and ‘you are the future’. Both views are relevant to the current state of affairs our country is going through.

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Tanzania retaliate after Fastjet forced to delay planned entry to Kenyan market

March 18, 2015 5:15 am0 comments
Tanzania retaliate after Fastjet forced to delay planned entry to Kenyan market

In a response to the Kenyan government’s unwillingness to allow Fastjet to Kenyan sky; Tanzania has notified Kenya’s aviation authorities it decisions to cut the number of Nairobi to Dar es Salaam flights by Kenya Airways airlines with effect from 18th March 2015.

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Samuel Sitta Named Chairman Elect of Tanzania Constituent Assembly

March 12, 2014 4:54 pm0 comments
Samuel Sitta Named Chairman Elect of Tanzania Constituent Assembly

DODOMA- Tanzania Constituent Assembly(CA) members have chosen former Speaker of the National Assembly to be its permanent Chair.

Sitta led the election with 487 votes, or 86.5 percent of total votes cast to Hashim Rungwe’s 69 votes, or 12 percent of the total.

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Same Bed, Different Dreams as Climate Change Tightens Grip

November 15, 2013 3:20 pm0 comments
Same Bed, Different Dreams as Climate Change Tightens Grip

The Uganda government is highly concerned about the prevailing food security situation in the country as effects of Climate Change take toll on Agriculture and Trade.
This as the country’s delegation gathers in Warsaw Poland for the annual discussions on Climate Change. It says there is increased water logging challenges in flat plains that often result into flooding.

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South Africa ‘Bureaucratic Hurdles’ Delay FastJet flight between Dar es Salaam and Johannesburg

September 26, 2013 2:46 pm0 comments
South Africa ‘Bureaucratic Hurdles’ Delay FastJet flight between Dar es Salaam and Johannesburg

Bureaucratic red tape by South African authorities have led to last minute cancellations of FastJet first international flight between Dar es Salaam and Johannesburg, which was previously scheduled to take place on Friday 27 September 2013.

A statement released by the company said. “The postponement was due to unexpected administrative delays caused by the South African Department of Transport this week requesting additional documentation very late in the licensing and regulatory process.”

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ASCO enters Tanzania with BG win

September 13, 2013 11:26 pm0 comments
ASCO enters Tanzania with BG win

ASCO has won a major contract to provide Supply Base services to BG in Tanzania.
The international oil and gas services company has been awarded the three year contract, valued at around $100m

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Japan investors set their sights on Tanzania

August 11, 2013 12:50 am0 comments
Japan investors set their sights on Tanzania

Japan has made an unprecedented commitment to invest in Tanzania in a move aimed to make Tanzania as a model for Japan trade and investment in Africa.
This was announced yesterday by Japan’s Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Toshimitsu Motegi who is visiting Tanzania with a delegation of representatives from 13 private and five state companies.

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UANI Applauds Reported Action by Tanzania to end Ties with Philtex Corporation

August 6, 2013 12:23 am0 comments
UANI Applauds Reported Action by Tanzania to end Ties with Philtex Corporation

On Monday, United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) applauded the government of Tanzania for announcing that it will break its contract with the Philtex corporation. Philtex, based in the UAE and run by American Chris E. Warren, has been improperly registering Iranian vessels under the Tanzanian flag, while operating the Tanzania Zanzibar International Register of Shipping.

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‘The People Are Waking Up’: Is CCM’s Grip Slipping? Tanzanian politics through the eyes of the diaspora

July 30, 2013 9:35 pm0 comments
‘The People Are Waking Up’: Is CCM’s Grip Slipping? Tanzanian politics through the eyes of the diaspora

This Research presents the findings of a study carried out, through qualitative interviews with members of the UK-based Tanzanian diaspora, in the summer of 2012. The central research question of the study was as follows: “to what extent do members of the Tanzanian diaspora believe that CCM’s position as the governing party is threatened by political opposition

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Obama name Mark Childress as a new ambassador to Tanzania

July 9, 2013 1:10 am0 comments
Obama name Mark Childress as a new ambassador to Tanzania

Mark Childress will be U.S.  top diplomat in Tanzania, the White House said Monday. Currently Mark Childress is the  Deputy Chief of Staff for Planning in the administration of President Obama. His nomination continue to highlight the strategic interests of U.S. in Tanzania. The nomination require Senate confirmation.

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