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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Researchers seek to improve cassava production in Nigeria, Tanzania

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Following a five-month progress report, the African Cassava Agronomy Initiative (ACAI) Project has established 137 limiting nutrient and 70 intercrop trials in a bid to crack the agronomy of cassava. Agronomy implies the science of soil management and crop production. Centered on improving cassava production, the project aims to improve the livelihoods and incomes of cassava farmers in Nigeria, Ghana, ...

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Tanzania to host 6th Africa Water Week

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The African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW) has announced that the sixth edition of its flagship water event, the Africa Water Week, will hold from the 18th to the 22nd of July 2016. The Africa Water Week, which represents a political commitment at the highest level for creating platform to discuss and collectively seek solutions to Africa’s water and sanitation ...

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