The Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) program, operated by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), just announced 18 new grantees. These grantees come from Brazil, India, Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zambia.
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According to a new report by Baker McKenzie and Silk Road Associates, China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is increasing BRI-related projects with up to US $350 billion over the next five years. Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Egypt are among the major African economies which may benefit from this substantial investment.
Tanzania is a very much underserved market with respect to formal financial services, with access in the rural areas only 8.5% in the rural areas and 23% in the urban areas.
MultiChoice Tanzania (MCT), the first Pay TV company in Tanzania, is celebrating 20 years of changing lives and delivering entertainment through innovative content delivery.
Chicago-based Hyatt Hotels & Resorts just announced plans to double the number of Hyatt Hotels in Africa by 2020. That will bring six new hotels in total in Africa, including ones in Algeria, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Senegal and Marrakech.
Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), a nonprofit company and a subsidiary of Merck KGaA Germany, will be conducting the Fourth edition of their annual 'Merck Africa Asia Luminary' event on the 24th and 25th of October 2018.
With sanctions tightening around North Korea as it continues testing more missiles and nuclear weapons, the United Nations has launched investigations into charges Uganda and Tanzania may have violated UN sanctions against the country.
Hong Kong-based QNET (www.QNET.net), a player in the US $200 billion global direct selling industry, announced it is entering the Eastern African direct selling sector with its first local agency in Tanzania.
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.
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.