Africa Covid19 

WHO urges Tanzania to share Covid figures as travelers test positive

“This situation remains very concerning…there is a need for Tanzania to take robust action both to safeguard their own people and protect populations in these countries and beyond,” said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on the world health body’s website. Last Monday, Thailand reported that a Thai man coming from Tanzania tested positive for the highly contagious South African strain of Covid-19. Tanzanian authorities have repeatedly denied requests from the WHO and other regional health bodies to share information on the virus. The last Covid-19 statistics were released in May 2020.…

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Africa Government 

Tanzania’s ruling party launches Magufuli’s re-election campaign

Tanzania’s ruling party Chama Cha Mapinduzi on Saturday held a rally to mark the launch of President John Magufuli’s re-election bid in the nation’s capital Dodoma. Magufuli, who took office in Nov. 2015 after prospering previous President Jakaya Kikwete, is seeking re-election for a second and last five-year term in the Oct. 28 basic election. In his address at the rally, Magufuli guaranteed to complete unfinished tasks and start new ones aimed at making Tanzania “a great nation” if re-elected. Magufuli, who described accomplishments made by his administration in the…

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Information Services 

Digital technology increase and improve the quality of secondary education in Tanzania

Digital technology will increase access and improve the quality of secondary education in Tanzania This week, the government announced plans to implement a new initiative aimed at improving the quality of secondary education across Tanzania. Speaking at an education stakeholders’ forum in Dar es Salaam, Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Dr Leonard Akwilapo, emphasised the government’s commitment to Tanzania’s education system. In particular he stressed the government’s plans to both increase access to and improve the quality of secondary education across the country. Notably, Dr…

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Africa Covid19 Government Healthcare 

Kenya Airways Suspends Operations in 8 African Countries, Blames COVID-19

Kenya Airways (KQ) has suspended operations in eight African routes, after experiencing a deep downturn, which it attributes to the COVID19 Pandemic. In a statement to newsrooms, KQ said that the drastic decline in revenues has had a debilitating effect on the airline’s ability to continue operations. “The immediate outlook of the industry is not promising. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) projects that air travel will most likely take 2-3 years to recover to 2019 levels,” said KQ. Among the routes that have been suspended include Nairobi – Luanda,…

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Tanzania Mortgage Market Grew by 5% in March 2020

The mortgage market in Tanzania registered a 5% growth in the value of mortgage loans as of 31 March 2020 compared to its corresponding quarter ended 31 March 2019. This was indicated in the Tanzania Mortgage Market Update 31 March 2020 released by the Bank of Tanzania on 23rd July 2020. During the same period, total lending by the banking sector for residential housing was TZS 436.02 billion, equivalent to USD 189.47million. The outstanding mortgage debt stood at TZS 436.02 billion equivalent to USD 189.47 million compared to TZS 414.79…

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