How blue economy can boost Africa’s fortunes

By Alawi Masare @AMasare malawi@tz.nationmedia.comAsmara. Experts have urged African countries to pay close attention to marine resources which - they say - have the potential to fill economic gaps which currently challenge their economies.The blue economy - which covers fishing, offshore oil and gas, aquaculture, marine transportation services and salt…

Trump finally picks envoy to Tanzania

By The Citizen Reporter @TheCitizenTZ news@tz.nationmedia.comDar es Salaam. United States President Donald Trump has nominated a medical doctor as his choice of ambassador to Tanzania, ending three years of the country running without a substantive appointee in Dar.Mr Trump settled on Dr Don J. Wright of Virginia as his envoy…

Looks don’t matter at Air Tanzania, says Minister

By The Citizen reporter,Dodoma. One day after Kigoma South Member of Parliament Husna Mwilima shocked the house with claims that Air Tanzania’s air hostesses were not attractive enough to serve the national carrier, the ministry has responded.The deputy minister of the ministry of works, transport and communication Atastashta Nditiye has…

Magufuli urges Africa to emulate Nordic countries in development

By Frank Kimboy @frankkimboy fkimboy@tz.nationmedia.comDar es Salaam. President John Magufuli has called upon African countries to tap into their enormous potentials including natural resources.The head of state has made the statement when opening the 18th   meeting of Africa-Nordic foreign affairs ministers today October 10, 2019.Addressing the delegates at the Julius…

MP slammed over cabin crew looks remark-Video

By Habel Chidawali and Tumaini Msowoya @TheCitizenTz news@thecitizen.co.tzDodoma/Dar. Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL) has slammed Kigoma South lawmaker Husna Mwilima over her remarks that the airline’s cabin crews were not attractive.Ms Mwilima made the remarks yesterday in Parliament. ATCL responded by saying that its cabin crews were not chosen because…

US court to sentence Ibrahim Akasha

By Daily NationAn American court will issue a ruling that could finally dim the lights for Kenya’s most notorious drug trafficking family, when Mr Ibrahim Akasha is brought for sentencing three months after his brother Baktash was handed a 25-year jail term.Ibrahim, who has already confessed to multiple charges of…

Fingers crossed for Masha over fresh Fastjet licence

By Gadiosa Lamtey @gadiosa2 glamtey@tz.nationmedia.comDar es Salaam. Fastjet executive chairman Laurence Masha says he is keeping his fingers crossed over a fresh application to have the low-cost carrier ‘Fastkjet’ back in Tanzanian skies.The former government minister has filed a fresh application for an operating licence for the grounded operator, he…

Bank of Tanzania: Cashew exports stand at 40pc

By Julius Mathias/Mnaku Mbani @TheCitizenTZ news@tz.nationmedia.comDar es Salaam. Tanzania has so far exported a relatively paltry 90,000 tonnes of cashew nuts stock for the 2018/19 season, a Bank of Tanzania (BoT) report shows.The quantity is about 40 per cent  of the 225,000 tonnes of cashew nuts harvested during the previous…

Ever tasted a Camel? Read this!

By Business DailyI recently went on a culinary trip to taste camel produce-meat and milk. My curiosity took me to a restaurant dubbed Kulan Cuisine and Coffee along Kaunda Street in Nairobi’s CBD.Owned by a family of Kenyan-Somalis, Kulan which translates to ‘place to eat’ has two locations. The first…