The International Working Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA), a major international organization supporting indigenous people's struggle for human rights and self-determination, is warning of forced evictions and human rights violations involving indigenous Maasai people in Tanzania's Loliondo region.
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The first Women Advancing Africa Forum (WAA), a new flagship conference on women's contributions to Africa's development, its founders and organizers, was convened earlier this month in Dar Es Salaam. The African Legal Support Facility used the event as a major promotional opportunity for the African Mining Legislation Atlas (AMLA).
The TED group, well-known globally as the organization devoted to 'Ideas Worth Spreading', opened its TEDGlobal event on August 27 in Arusha, Tanzania, for a program of 45+ speakers and performers in TED's signature format of short, powerful talks -- no longer than 18 minutes.
Rory Stewart MP, the United Kingdom's Minister of State for Africa, announced this past week that the UK government will be providing almost £350 million ($450 million) to Tanzania over the next three years.
Dublin-based Emerging Markets Power (EMP) recently provided an update on two Tanzanian wind projects expected to begin construction in 2019.
A new analysis from PwC of South Africa says Africa's hospitality sector, especially in its emerging markets, has the potential for high profits thanks to increasing foreign investment and a related growth in the number of foreign travelers coming to the continent.
Twaa Mentorship (http://TWA.or.tz), a new online portal and mobile app aimed at providing mentorship and learning resources on the go for girls and women in Africa, was just launched by Tanzania Women of Achievement (TWA).
Heifer International, a nonprofit organization based in Little Rock, Arkansas, is partnering with the Mastercard Foundation to help 25,000 of Africa's youth start small businesses or find jobs in East Africa's agricultural industry.
Over a year after Uganda and Tanzania signed the formal agreements to make it happen, the first foundation stone for the almost 1500 kilometer Uganada-Tanzania oil pipeline was finally laid in place on August 5 in Tanga, on the coast of Tanzania along the Indian Ocean.
Mateso Abana Kasian, the notorious head of a well known East African ivory poaching network, was arrested on July 27 in Mozambique.
Orca Exploration Group, based in Canada but with principal operations headquartered in Dar es Salaam, just announced it has received approval from the Government of Tanzania for its 'Second Additional Gas Plan' (AGP-2). This will more than double the available volume of Additional Gas for sale from the Songo Songo field.
Healthymagination's Mother and Child Programme just unveiled the 14 social enterprises selected as its second cohort in Africa. Each emerging enterprise is focused in one way or another on improving and accelerating maternal and/or child health outcomes in Africa.
Tanzania's Geothermal Energy Development Project has received approval for a total of US $21.7 million to be provided from the international Climate Investment Funds (CIF).
As a means to improve food security in Rwanda and Tanzania, the Washington, D.C. based International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP), a fund coordinated by the World Bank, are launching smallholder farmer financing programs with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).
The fall army worm has expanded so rapidly in southern Africa that its presence is behind a cut in this year's regional maize harvest forecast by up to 10 percent. A new multi-part plan to increase surveillance and research to contain the worm may help push back the agricultural menace.
BASF (www.BASF.com) of Germany has introduced a new class of mosquito insecticide in the form of its Interceptor® G2, a long-lasting insecticide-treated mosquito net (LN) based on chlorfenapyr. After tests in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, and Tanzania, the World Health Organization (WHO) is now recommending its use within Africa.
Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), the charitable arm of pharmaceutical company Merck, based in New Jersey, has made a formal long-term commitment to a partnership with the government of Tanzania.
Drought conditions in East Africa are worsening rapidly, leaving crops scorched, pastures dying with water, and thousands of livestock dead. So says an urgent alert warning issued by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization on July 14.
Xpress Money, a global world money transfer service and one of the businesses created and operated by UAE Exchange of the United Arab Emirates, now allows money transfers into mobile wallets in Africa via Amsterdam-based TerraPay.
Baker McKenzie, a global law firm headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, reports in its later Cross Border IPO Index that there were ZERO cross-border Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) from African companies during the first half of 2017. This is the first time in five years of tracking that this has occurred.
The Vice President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Her Excellency Samia Suluhu Hassan, will be taking a major role and giving a keynote address at the upcoming Tanzania Oil & Gas Congress (CWCTOG.com), happening from September 11-12 in Dar es Salaam.
Ireland's Africa Agri-Food Development Programme (AADP), a programme developed to support partnerships between Irish and African agri-food companies, just announces a call for applications to participate in the program.
Representatives from the Indian Ocean Islands and East Africa met in a major two-day planning session on June 27-28, to discuss the Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI), an initiative to attack the growing global problem of illegal fishing.
In spite of the volatile economic climate expected in much of Sub-Saharan Africa over the next five years, inbound travelers will continue to visit the region in higher numbers. This should mean a real boom in the hospitality sector during that period.
Nairobi-headquartered Resolution Insurance has signed a contract with SSP Worldwide (www.SSP-Worldwide.com), a United Kingdom-based provider of software services solutions for the insurance industry, to provide a new, flexible IT system to support planned expansion in Africa.