Cabinet approves Kenya’s bid to host 2027 Cup of Nations

The Cabinet on Tuesday approved the proposal to have Kenya host the 2027 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) alongside other East African nations. In a statement to newsrooms, the Cabinet - which was chaired by President William Ruto said Kenya hosting the coveted continental showpiece alongside other EAC nations will…

Politician questions $55.6 million paid for SGR wagons

Dar es Salaam. The $55.6 million Tanzania has paid to buy 49 Standard Gauge Railway passenger wagons has come under scrutiny. Dr. Hamisi Kigwangalla, a member of parliament who also served as Tanzania's Minister of Tourism and Natural Resources, has spoken out over what he believes to be the overpricing…

Why Africa court dismissed case on schoolgirl mothers

Arusha. The African Court on Human and People’s Rights (AfCHPR) recently dismissed a case seeking to allow parenting girls in public schools, citing several reasons for the decision. The application by a local NGO said exclusion of pregnant and parenting schoolgirls was a violation of human rights. The much awaited…

Tanzania targets upper middle-income status by 2050

Dar es Salaam. A new development blueprint is on the cards as planners seek to propel Tanzania to upper middle-income status by 2050, the government revealed yesterday. Tanzania graduated from a low-income to lower middle-income country in July 2020 after its Gross National Income (GNI) per capita crossed the $1,036…

New efforts to shield smallholders from climate change blow

Arusha. New efforts are underway to help smallholder farmers in Africa weather the impact of climate change. Two global organisations have signed an agreement targeting the vulnerable groups reeling from the crisis. “We intend to promote projects that foster sustainable development and climate change,” said Dr Mithika Mwenda, the executive…

Top drivers set to kick up the dust in Mount Uluguru Rally

Dar es Salaam. Top drivers are expected to compete in the sixth round of the National Rally Championship (NRC) scheduled to take place in Morogoro on Saturday. The event was earlier scheduled for last Saturday as per Automobile Association of Tanzania (AAT) calendar before being rescheduled to the current date.…

Ronaldo eyes World Cup quarters as Morocco dare to dream

Doha. Cristiano Ronaldo will aim to fire Portugal past Switzerland and into the World Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday as Morocco bid to derail Spain's bid for a second global crown. Just two last-eight slots remain to be filled in Qatar after five-time winners Brazil swatted aside South Korea 4-1 and…

Ronaldo eyes World Cup quarters as Morocco dare to dream

Doha. Cristiano Ronaldo will aim to fire Portugal past Switzerland and into the World Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday as Morocco bid to derail Spain's bid for a second global crown. Just two last-eight slots remain to be filled in Qatar after five-time winners Brazil swatted aside South Korea 4-1 and…

Top drivers set to kick up the dust in Mount Uluguru Rally

Dar es Salaam. Top drivers are expected to compete in the sixth round of the National Rally Championship (NRC) scheduled to take place in Morogoro on Saturday. The event was earlier scheduled for last Saturday as per Automobile Association of Tanzania (AAT) calendar before being rescheduled to the current date.…