Govt to appeal UK court ruling against Air Tanzania

The government said yesterday it will appeal the ruling by a United Kingdom court that ordered the national carrier ATCL to pay $30.1 million (Sh69.23 billion) in compensation to a Liberian firm for breach of contract in an aircraft leasing deal. The case involved a 2013 agreement between Willis Trading...

Tanzania named Best International Wildlife Destination

Tanzania has cemented its status as one of the world’s best tourism destinations after scooping the Best International Wildlife Destination award at the Outlook Travellers Awards held in India at the weekend, its embassy said. The East African country achieved the feat ahead of its wildlife tourism rivals Kenya and...

Wema Sepetu keeps her spot in the limelight

Wema Sepetu, Tanzanian actress and beauty contestant, was crowned Miss Tanzania in 2006. Since then, she has undergone a transformation before our eyes and maintained her relevance in the showbiz industry. Be it through social media, her love affair with the celebrated Tanzanian artiste Diamond Platnumz or even for the...

Zanzibar women mean business

Once a destitute housewife with no steady source of income, everything changed for Faida Mohammed Shaib in 2016. The up-and-coming entrepreneur is today an economically empowered lady, traversing the East African region and minting money from her agricultural produce processing business. "I have no problem with the market. I sell...

Bad weather and election fever hits East African economies

Economist Razia Khan warns that locust invasion, excessive rainfall and political tensions in Tanzania and Uganda will negatively impact East African economies. While bumper agricultural production is tipped to be a key growth driver for Kenya, the locust menace has created a near-term uncertainty on the final harvest of the...

Magufuli promises free and fair elections

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has invited international monitors to observe proceedings at this year’s general election and promises a “free and fair” democratic process amid concerns of a potential crackdown in Tanzania. Magufuli’s long-ruling CCM party won 99 percent of seats in local government polls in November that the US...