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Tanzania on high alert over reported new wave of locust swarms

Desert locust swarm

Tanzanian authorities have said they were on high alert after a warning by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) on a new wave of locust swarms in neighbouring Kenya. Desert locust swarm FAO said on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 in its latest update that new swarms of locusts spreading from northern Kenya have reached Taita-Taveta County and could reach ...

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AfDB approves $120m loan to build Malagarasi hydropower project in Tanzania

Akinwunmi Adesina

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a $120 million loan to fund the construction of a 50 MW hydropower plant in western Tanzania. AfDB president, Akinwunmi Adesina When operational, the plant will provide reliable renewable energy to households, schools, clinics and small- and medium-sized enterprises in the Kigoma Region. The Malagarasi Hydropower project has several components: a run-of-the-river hydropower ...

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World Giraffe Day: Saving the Masai giraffe in East Africa

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The Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF) dedicated the year’s World Giraffe Day (observed on Wednesday, June 21, 2017) to saving Masai giraffe in Kenya and Tanzania. Giraffe have recently been listed as Vulnerable to extinction on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Giraffe numbers in Africa are said to have plummeted by a staggering 40% over the last 30 years. “We estimate today that ...

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Tanzania, Rwanda, Ghana win $7m renewable energy projects award


Winners of the 2017 $7 million Access Co-Development Facility (ACF) competition have been unveiled. The announcement was made on Thursday, June 8, 2017 in Copenhagen, Denmark by Access Power , a developer, owner and operator of renewable power projects in emerging markets, in partnership with EREN Renewable Energy, a global independent power producer. The three winning projects, hailing from Tanzania, Rwanda ...

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Turbines at Tanzania power plant for upgrade


GE’s Power Services business (NYSE: GE) and Songas have signed a multiyear service agreement (MYA) to upgrade equipment at Songas’ Ubungo Power Plant in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The MYA encompasses GE’s Fleet360* platform of total plant solutions, helping Songas ensure the long-term, reliable operation of its power plant. The upgrades will help Songas increase the efficiency and the plant’s capacity at the ...

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Tanzania expels UNDP country head


Tanzania has expelled the head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the country, the foreign ministry has said in a statement. It blamed Awa Dabo, a Gambian national, for the “deteriorating performance” of her office, driven by what it called her “strained relations” with staff. Neither she nor the UNDP has commented. But local media have linked the ...

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World Elephant Day: Need to protect Tanzania’s Selous reserve

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As the World Elephant Day is observed on Friday, 12 August 2016, the Tanzanian government has been asked to protect its largest game reserve and the wild species that call it home – including elephants. Director General of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) International, Marco Lambertini, in a correspondence with Sara Thomas, the WWF Online Advocacy Manager, reflects upon his ...

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Tanzania intimidates Maasai landgrab protesters


Intimidation of land rights defenders in Tanzania must stop, says international human rights organisation Forest Peoples Programme Since 12 July, 18 Maasai elected officials, teachers, activists and community members who have been defending their lands from large-scale foreign safari companies have been arrested in Ngorongoro district, northern Tanzania. The Tanzanian government alleges that they pose a threat to national security. ...

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New Dar es Salaam roadmap targets water security, sanitation


Activities at the expansive Julius Nyerere International Conference Centre in Dar es Salaam hit a crescendo on Sunday (24 July, 2016) as over 30 African water ministers and high-level delegations from 53 African nations adopted a roadmap aimed at achieving sustainable and universal access to safe water and sanitation all over the continent. The adoption of the roadmap titled “The Dar ...

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DHL delivers Czech-born rhino Eliska to Tanzania


To ensure maximum comfort and minimal travel time, DHL provided a dedicated Boeing 757-200 freighter to transport female eastern black rhino Eliska from Czech Republic to Tanzanian sanctuary as part of a conservation project International express delivery provider, DHL, has completed what it describes as a “landmark transportation project” with the delivery of a black rhino from its birthplace in ...

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