Tanzania’s electricity grid is fed by a mixture of natural gas, diesel and hydropower; however, over the past few years the country has experienced severe blackouts and power rationing in urban areas due to drought and subsequent low-water levels.
Ten regions have been affected by armyworms and more are in danger of being invaded by the dreadful pests, threatening the welfare of farmers and the ‘Kilimo Kwanza’ initiative.
Susanna Solomon is still tending her shamba, but she won’t eat the harvest from her farm when it’s ready.
MWANZA Regional Football Association (MZFA), has embarked on massive efforts to rescue Toto African from being relegated from the top flight football.
WOMEN in Lugoba ward in Msoga village have all the reasons to smile after the Cooperative Rural Development Bank (CRDB) launched a village community Bank (VICOBA) aimed at supporting them and other people in the area with capital and entrepreneurial skills to realize their production potential.
THE government’s decision to separate the functions of prosecution and investigation of criminal cases in all lower courts in the country that was previously done by the police, was a positive decision.
The Tanzania Sports Writers Association (TASWA) has picked Kilimanjaro Stars goalkeeper Muharami Mohamed as the best sports personality of the month for November.
PRESIDENT Jakaya Kikwete has challenged Tanzania athletes for next year’s Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, India to win medals, and should not come back with excuses for any failure.
Armyworms have invaded two districts in Lindi and Morogoro regions, threatening the welfare of farmers.
THE Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) has announced that the just ended Tusker Challenge Cup was a big success to the country’s soccer development.
IT was like the end of the world when Joyce Hakimu, 23 year old customer attendant heard over a colleagues’ shoulders that, GTV pay television network which had taken the country by storm in 2007, was closing down.
Although some quarters of society continue faulting the Kilimo Kwanza drive, the government and other stakeholders peg hopes of revival of the economy, which has considerably suffered from the great recession, on the initiative.
Plans by the Arusha Technical College to introduce new agriculture-related course programmes should be supported.
A prolonged drought is ravaging various parts of the country, but one is bound to ask whether leaders from the district to the regional levels are really in control of the situation.
Smallholder cocoa farmers in the southern highlands of Tanzania have adopted an ambitious programme that is expected to raise incomes by 60 per cent, through improved farming techniques.