Category: Business

Business Opportunities Galore at Africa’s Big Seven

Business Opportunities Galore at Africa’s Big Seven

As a showcase for new and exciting foods, beverages and equipment from around the world, Africa’s Big Seven (AB7) is the biggest and most spectacular exhibition on the continent. It’s also a versatile and highly effective platform for networking across the international food industry, and provides thousands of leads and opportunities for business – with more than 300 exhibitors from […]

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Nakumatt Takes Tanzania by storm

Nakumatt Takes Tanzania by storm

Tanzania: Regional retailer, Nakumatt Holdings, has kicked off a clearance sale campaign in Dar es salaam Tanzania, as it prepares to formally assume business at the former Shoprite locations in the country. The 50% Sale at Nakumatt Mlimani City, flagship store located at Mlimani Mall in Dar es Salaam, today attracted an overwhelming crowd of shoppers hoping to catch a […]

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Swala Oil and Gas (Tanzania) Plc Announces Launch of Initial Public Offer Prospectus (“IPO”)

Swala Oil and Gas (Tanzania) Plc Announces Launch of Initial Public Offer Prospectus (“IPO”)

*East Africa’s first public owned Oil and Gas Company* DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania,June 9, 2014/ *– *Swala Oil and Gas (Tanzania) Plc (http://www.swala-energy.co.tz) today announced the launch of its Initial Public Offer Prospectus (“IPO”) of 9,600,000 ordinary shares. The company will be selling each share at the price of Tanzanian Shillings 500 from June 9th 2014 to 4th July 2014. […]

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Tigo, Airtel and Zantel to enable mobile money payments between their customers in Tanzania

Tigo, Airtel and Zantel to enable mobile money payments between their customers in Tanzania

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, June 4, 2014/ — Tigo, Airtel and Zantel announced yesterday a pioneering agreement to allow customers of Tigo, Airtel and Zantel in Tanzania to send money to each other whether using Tigo Pesa, Airtel Money or EzyPesa on their mobile handsets. It is expected that the service will start by end of June. This is the […]

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New World Bank Group Small Business Finance Facility Makes First Loan to Tunisia

*Press Release No:*021/MNA *WASHINGTON, July 14, 2011* – Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the Middle East and North Africa are key to driving employment for millions of young citizens but businesses on the smaller end of the scale in this region have some of the lowest levels of access to finance in the world. Today’s approval of a […]

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Social Security Protection as a Fundamental Human Right

* By Michael Mjinja:* * * Social security is very important for the well-being of workers, their families and the entire community. It is a basic human right and a fundamental means for creating social cohesion… It is an indispensable part of government social policy and an important tool to prevent and alleviate poverty. The right to social security guarantees […]

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Be encouraged when the worst seems to have come

The only survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a small, uninhabited island. He prayed feverishly for GOD to rescue him, and every day he scanned the horizon for help, but none seemed forthcoming.* * Exhausted, he eventually managed to build a little hut out of driftwood to protect him from the elements, and to store his new possessions.* […]

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Yours truly as a poor monkey

By AM To begin with let me state that yours truly by all means, is not a racist neither an African bigot nor a rich fish (Fisadi) or a poor monkey. Yet, usually, he does not accept free gifts offered by George Bushians and Gordon Brownians. For your information, a rich fish can be translated into many things like ‘fisadi,’ […]

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The Role of Civil Society Organisations in Building Local Democracy

*By John Ulanga* *Executive Director,* *The Foundation for Civil Society, Tanzania* *A paper presented at the Annual Meeting of MS Tanzania,* February 19, 2008, MS TCDC Arusha, Tanzania 1 INTRODUCTION Over the last couple of years there has been a lot of discussions on the importance of the role of civil society organizations in the development processes. Attempts have been […]

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TANZANIA AFTER DOHA: Time to rethink conservation

By Felix Kaiza The Doha sitting of the United Nations Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) has declared a halt on the Tanzania and Zambia campaigns to pump ivory from their stockpiles into the market, purportedly to plough back some of the accrued revenues into elephant population conservation programmes. These essentially entail anti-poaching activities. On this one, CITES […]

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