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2017-11-18 Jobs and Paid-for Schooling Can Keep Tanzanian Girls From Early Marriages
[The Conversation Africa] Sub-Saharan Africa is home to four of the top five countries in early marriage - or child marriage - rates: Niger, Chad, Mali and Central African Republic. Despite decades of campaigning to restrict or forbid early marriage, little has changed for the world's poorest women. The percentage of these particularly poor women who were in a conjugal union by the age of 18 has remained unchanged for the continent as a whole since 1990 - and has actually risen in East Africa.

2017-11-17 Chartered Plane Crash May Have Been Caused by Poor Visibility
[Citizen] Arusha -Bodies of 11 people, who on Wednesday perished, when a chartered plane belonging to Coastal Aviation crashed at Empakaai near Serengeti National Park were yesterday identified, it has been reported.

2017-11-17 Tanzania Telecoms Targets Greater Profits
[Daily News] TANZANIA Telecommunications Company Limited (TTCL) management has expressed optimism that it will meet its target for its envisaged super profit of between 7bn/- and 8bn/- in the 2017/2018 financial year.

2017-11-17 Why Court Jailed Actress Lulu for Two Years
[Daily News] There are number of questions from members of public as to why Actress Elizabeth Michael Kimemeta, alias Lulu, was sentenced to only two years imprisonment for an offence relating to killing of another person.

2017-11-17 Colossal Helium Reserves Found Along Lake Rukwa in Tanzania
[Daily News] MASSIVE Helium gas of almost 54-billion cubic feet have been discovered along Lake Rukwa, the Deputy Minister for Minerals, Mr Stanslaus Nyongo told the Parliament here yes terday.

2017-11-17 Controversy Over Tanesco HQ
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Tanzania National Roads Agency (Tanroads) said yesterday it marked an X on the headquarters of the state-owned electric supply firm, Tanesco, even as a check on the site revealed a different scenario.

2017-11-17 Tanesco Building to Be Demolished After One Month, Says Tanroads
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Demolition of the Tanzania Electric Supply Company (Tanesco) headquarters based in Dar es Salaam is expected to start after one month.

2017-11-17 Word Has It... Is Actress Lulu's Career Over?
[New Times] Tanzanian actress, Elizabeth Michael Lulu was slapped with a two year jail term after she was found guilty of killing fellow actor Steven Kanumba, whom she was dating in 2012.

2017-11-17 Rita Paulsen - From Bss to Television Show
[Citizen] Rita Paulsen made history when she came up with a talent search show Bongo Star Search, one that has shaped many music careers in the country, She has since moved on to another self titled TV show that airs on Azam TV weekly. This week the beat caught up with her for a chat.

2017-11-17 Magufuli Orders Demolition of State Electricity Firm Headquarters
[East African] Tanzanian President John Magufuli has ordered the demolition of the state-owned electricity supply firm, Tanesco's, headquarters in Dar es Salaam to pave the way for road construction.

2017-11-16 Domestic Workers Raped and Abused in Gulf States - Report
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Tanzanian domestic workers in the Gulf are beaten, sexually assaulted and deprived of pay, rights campaigners said on Tuesday as they called for an end to abusive employment rules.

2017-11-16 Eleven Killed in Plane Crash - Aviation Company
[East African] Eleven people have died in a plane crash in northern Tanzania, the aircraft's owners said Wednesday.

2017-11-17 Bandari Back in Netball Topflight
[Daily News] BANDARI Queens stole the show at the Second Division Netball League to win the title without losing a point and earned promotion to top flight for the first time after missing it for over a decade.

2017-11-17 Coastal Aviation Media Statement
[Coastal Aviation] Arusha -Further to our previous statement. Coastal wishes to thank the amazing support we have received from our colleagues and associates in the tourism industry and the relevant authorities, agencies and government departments. Their practical and physical support has been incredible.

2017-11-16 Africa Offers World's Fastest Growing ICT Market
[Daily News] THE ICT sphere has undergone distinct stages of evolution and has lately been focussing on going digital, which means shifting the paradigm from traditional business to an intelligent society.

2017-11-16 Govt Campaign Seeks to Control Elephantiasis
[Daily News] THE government has embarked on a campaign to control Lymphatic Filariasis, commonly known as elephantiasis, in Dar es Salaam Region through massive drug administration targeting 4.5 million people aged five years and above.

2017-11-17 Actress Lulu Ready to Serve Time
[Nation] Bongo actress Elizabeth 'Lulu' Michaels, who once drove Kenyan gospel musician Bahati crazy with love, has said that she will not be appealing against her two-year jail term sentence that was delivered early this week by a court in Dar es Salaam after she was found guilty of manslaughter.

2017-11-16 Kids Deserve Protection From Mental Disorders
[Daily News] THE National Assembly was told on Tuesday that too many children in this country miss balanced diet -- a critical anomaly that endangers their mental state. What many families do not know is the stark reality that unbalanced diets often trigger mental disorders.

2017-11-16 Girls Fleeing Deadly Genital Mutilation
[CAJ News] Dar -ES-SALAAM, (CAJ News) - TANZANIA girls are increasingly fleeing their homes and seeking refuge in safe houses amid the prevalence of female genital mutilation (FGM). Officials confirmed some safe houses were accommodating girls beyond their carrying capacities ahead of the peaking of the rite in December. Every high season, many girls die due to heavy loss of blood or infection after being cut. In Mugumu in the northwestern Mara region, the sole safe house buuilt to accommodate 40 girls is now providing sh

2017-11-16 Passengers to Kampala May Now Pass Through Kigali or Tanzania
[Iwacu] Passengers from Burundi to Kampala are no longer obliged to pass through Tanzania. Since two months, travel agencies can also go through Kigali. It is a huge relief for traders and passengers.

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