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Tanzania’s Zanzibar halts marine transport over looming tropical cyclone

Tropical cyclone Jobo

Tanzania’s Zanzibar on Saturday, April 24, 2021 announced the temporary suspension of marine transport due to the looming tropical cyclone, Jobo. Tropical cyclone Jobo hits Seychelles This is contained in a statement from the Minister of State in the Office of Zanzibar’s Vice-President. According to the Tanzania Meteorological Authority (TMA), the cyclone is expected to make a landfall in Tanzania’s ...

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How Greenpeace, Western Anti Africa Energy Groups take wrong approach to EACOP

Greenpeace EACOP

If someone were to put me on the spot and ask me to name an environmentalist group, I’d probably blurt out the first thing that comes to mind, Greenpeace. There are obvious reasons for this: Greenpeace has been around for more than 50 years, and it has done a masterful job of bringing environmental concerns to the world’s attention and ...

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Tanzania moves to bring back smuggled chameleons seized in Austria


Tanzanian authorities said on Saturday, March 6, 2021 that they had set in motion a process of bringing back smuggled chameleons that were seized in Austria in January. The chameleon Allan Kijazi, the deputy permanent secretary in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, said the government had started applying permits from the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species ...

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Tanzanian police seize 160 firearms, arrest 68 poachers in forest reserve

anzania Wildlife Management Authority (TAWA)

Tanzanian Police, on Monday, February 8, 2021 said they have seized 160 firearms and arrested 68 suspected poachers in the last two months in a forest reserve in the country’s southern region of Ruvuma. anzania Wildlife Management Authority (TAWA) patrol game wardens The firearms and suspected poachers were respectively seized and arrested in special crackdowns, jointly conducted by the Police ...

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Tanzania cancels GMO trials again

Prof Adolf Mkenda

Newly appointed Tanzania Agricultural Minister, Prof Adolf Mkenda, has announced the cancellation of research trials involving genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the country and the decision to put in place extra biosafety scrutiny of imported genetically modified (GM) seed. Tanzania Agricultural Minister, Prof Adolf Mkenda According to the minister, the decision was taken in order to conserve the country’s genetic resources and ...

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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

global giraffe population

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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