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Coronavirus – Tanzania: U.S. donates an additional 1.6 million COVID-19 vaccines to Tanzania

The U.S. government has so far donated over 4.5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to Tanzania

Tanzania accepted delivery of over 1.6 million Pfizer BioNTech vaccines donated by the government of the United States through the global COVAX vaccine sharing initiative. Dar es Salaam Regional Medical Officer Dr. Rashid Mfaume officially received the donation from U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Health Office Director Ananthy Thambinayagam…

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Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information expresses his condolences to the families of victims of a road accident in Tanzania that included journalists

The group was travelling to Bunda for work when their vehicle collided with a public service vehicle

The Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information expresses his sincere condolences for the six journalists and eight others killed in a road accident in Simiyu, Tanzania, on Tuesday, 11 January. The journalists whose lives have been lost are Husna Mlanzi (ITV, IPP Media), Johari Shani (Uhuru Digital), Anthony Chuwa (Freelance),…

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UNCDF supports Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potato Factory to Leverage Local Economic development in rural Tanzania

Through its Local Finance Initiative (LFI), UNCDF supported Maswa DC with a US$ 100,000 seed capital grant to cover the cost of connecting the factory to the national grid electricity

Maswa District Council (DC) is among the six districts of the Simiyu region, the second poorest region in Tanzania with a population of 377,292 people (51 percent of which are women). Approximately, 57 percent of children under five (6-59 months) and 53.7 percent of pregnant women aged 19-49 years have…

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U.S. Seeks to Empower Women Business Leaders in Tanzania through Trade and Investment

During the event, a group of Tanzanian businesswomen shared market insights with more than 125 U.S. companies interested in exploring business opportunities in the region

On Tuesday, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for the Middle East and Africa, Camille Richardson, convened a virtual meeting to help facilitate the development of partnerships between women entrepreneurs in the United States and Tanzania. The “Connecting with Women Entrepreneurs in Tanzania & Beyond” event hosted by Deputy Assistant Secretary…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Tanzania |

U.S. Commits to the Fight Against Human Trafficking in Tanzania

Since the passage of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) in 2000, the United States’ commitment to combat human trafficking has only grown

On December 30, 2021, President Biden proclaimed January 2022 as National Human Trafficking Prevention Month. An estimated 24.9 million people are trapped in some form of human trafficking worldwide, including in the United States, and COVID-19 continues to make millions more vulnerable to exploitation by human traffickers. Human trafficking robs millions…

Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) |

SIDA-funded Project to Boost Science, Technology and Innovation Launches in Tanzania

Tanzania is one of six pilot countries taking part in the project, alongside Congo, Ghana, Namibia, Sierra-Leone and Zimbabwe

On 5 July 2021, the project Strengthening STI Systems for Sustainable Development in Africa got underway in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The project launched at a multi-stakeholder consultation meeting, attended by about 50 participants representing government ministries and policy-making bodies, research and ethics regulatory bodies, the private sector and local communities. The…

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3 African Presidents, 1 Football Star, others emerge winners in the 10th ALM Persons of the Year Award

Winners shall be decorated and presented with honour instruments on February 26th, 2022

The African Leadership Magazine Persons of the Year Awards committee has unveiled the President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, as the African Political Leader of the Year 2021; the President of Botswana, Mokgweetsi Masis, as the African Peace & Security Leader of the Year 2021; Egyptian Football Star, Mo Salah, as…

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Thousands join call to volunteer for our common future across East and Southern Africa

Thousands of volunteers, government officials, United Nations staff and other stakeholders joined hands across East and Southern Africa to mark International Volunteer Day 2021 (IVD), calling for urgent volunteer action for an inclusive common future.

Across the region, people only volunteered to raise awareness of the need for urgent action for humanity’s future. Thousands more pledged to continue volunteering every year. "UN Volunteers are important to our work with forcefully displaced persons in the region – thanks to them, we are able to reach people…

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UNESCO Marks Semi-centennial Anniversary of Biosphere Preservation

The UN cultural agency commemorated on Monday the 50th anniversary of its Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB), which created in 1971, has been promoting a long-lasting connection between people and nature

“This is really a programme for the people, because people are part of nature…so they are incorporated in nature protection but also in sustainable use of natural resources”, said Miguel Clusener Godt, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) MAB Programme Secretary. Where we stand Today 727 biosphere reserves integrate nature conservation and…

Source: Ambassade de France à Dar es Salaam, Tanzanie |

Concert of 8th December to fight against Gender-based violence

The objective of the event was to sensitize the society, government, NGOs, the private sector, associations of young people, religious authorities, etc to GBV issues

As part of the 16 days of activism against GBV, a charity concert organised by the French Embassy, 7 member states of the European Union, the European Union delegation in Tanzania, UNWomen and UNFPA was held on December 8th 2021 at the Serena Hotel in Dar Es Salam. The concert…