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  • 02:00 Tanzania Begins Construction Of A 300 Kilometre Railway

    Tanzania Begins Construction Of A 300 Kilometre Railway

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    The Tanzanian President John Magufuli laid the foundation stone for a 300 kilometre railway that will link two of the country's major hubs. He hopes it's the start of a project that will see all of Tanzania's cities linked by rail, with the goal even to b

  • 01:53 Weekly Turnover On The Dar Stock Exchange Drops 90%

    Weekly Turnover On The Dar Stock Exchange Drops 90%

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    Turnover on Tanzania's Dar Stock Exchange has fallen by more than 90% over the past two weeks. Last week the country announced a new audit into the tax affairs of mining companies. But brokers say investors may also be selling stock to raise funds to inve

  • 03:00 Loggers Pose Threat To Tanzania's Precious Trees, Wildlife And Communities

    Loggers Pose Threat To Tanzania's Precious Trees, Wildlife And Communities

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    CGTN has found evidence that illegal loggers have set up sites to slash and burn hundreds of trees in some of Tanzania's most precious wildlife areas. Their aim is to burn charcoal, oblivious of the threat their activities are putting on communities and w

  • 04:30 President Magufuli Orders Audit Of Mining Sector To Plug Loopholes

    President Magufuli Orders Audit Of Mining Sector To Plug Loopholes

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    Tanzanian president John Magufuli has directed the Controller and Auditor General to conduct an in depth audit of the mining sector to plug out loopholes that occasion massive losses from the country's rich mineral reserves. Dr Magufuli issued the directi

  • 03:15 Giant Tortoise Of Zanzibar

    Giant Tortoise Of Zanzibar

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    Zanzibar is known the world over for the beaches and its people's rich culture. But did you know that the group of islands are also home to some quite astounding wildlife- including giants? As CGTN's Soni Methu found out, the giants are quite old. Take a

  • 02:11 World Bank President Launches Flyover Project In Tanzania

    World Bank President Launches Flyover Project In Tanzania

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    The president of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, has been in Tanzania to lay the foundation stone of a new flyover, at the country's busiest road junction. The construction should ease congestion in Dar es Salaam, the commercial capital. The city has notori

  • 01:19 Rare Whistling Bush Cricket Discovered In Tanzanian Mountains

    Rare Whistling Bush Cricket Discovered In Tanzanian Mountains

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    Scientists have made a startling discovery in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro. It's a cricket that whistles. The bug uses the strange technique to attract mates. But there are so few of them, they may soon be listed as endangered. CGTN's Dan Ashby has

  • 02:42 Scavengers Harass Locals, Kill Small Animals In Dar Es Salaam

    Scavengers Harass Locals, Kill Small Animals In Dar Es Salaam

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    Something that sounds like a plot from a horror movie. A city under siege from millions of brazen birds. But that's the plight of Dar es Salaam. Crows are harassing residents and killing off other animals. Experts say the scavengers may soon target nation

  • 01:49 China Issues Inspection Scanners To Tanzania Ports Authority

    China Issues Inspection Scanners To Tanzania Ports Authority

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    China has handed over three cargo inspection and security scanners to the Tanzanian Ports Authority. The TPA project is a grant aid agreement between the two nations. It’s expected to boost the port's influence in the region and increase revenue collectio

  • 05:23 President Magufuli Likens Proposed EPA Deal To Colonialism

    President Magufuli Likens Proposed EPA Deal To Colonialism

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    The future of a proposed trade deal between the East African Community and the European Union is in doubt after Tanzania's president called it a form of colonialism. John Magufuli says he doesn't believe the proposed economic partnership agreement will be

  • 02:22 Nutrition Campaign In Tanzania Encourages Healthy Eating, Lifestyle

    Nutrition Campaign In Tanzania Encourages Healthy Eating, Lifestyle

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    Tanzanian nutritionists are urging more people to improve their diets and lifestyles by changing their habits. But progress varies across income groups. In recent months, the health campaign has stepped up, as Daniel Kijo reports.

  • 01:39 Tanzanian Court Sentences Couple To 20 Years For Ivory Possession

    Tanzanian Court Sentences Couple To 20 Years For Ivory Possession

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    A Tanzanian court has sentenced a married couple to 20 years in jail each for possessing ivory from nearly 100 poached elephants. More than 60% of Tanzania's elephants were killed in the five years to 2014, but authorities say they are now turning a corne

  • 01:45 Controversial List Of Drug Trafficking Suspects Causes A Stir In Tanzania

    Controversial List Of Drug Trafficking Suspects Causes A Stir In Tanzania

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    The war on drugs in East Africa has stepped up a gear. A Tanzanian politician has published a controversial list of suspects - including film stars, musicians, politicians and police officers. Regional Commissioner Paul Makonda says he wants to deal with

  • 01:50 Hundreds Attend

    Hundreds Attend

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    Every February, Zanzibar -- a semi-autonomous archipelago off the coast of Tanzania-- hosts one of Africa's most revered music festivals. Known as 'Sauti za Busara' -Swahili for "Sounds of Wisdom" the event brings together people from around the world to

  • 02:01 Tanzanians Capitalise On Social Media Platforms To Earn Cash

    Tanzanians Capitalise On Social Media Platforms To Earn Cash

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    There's been significant growth in social media in East Africa over the past couple of years. Tanzania is one of the highest-ranked when it comes to users. Smartphones are becoming cheaper and more people are familiar with the different apps and platforms

  • 02:05 Miner Trapped Underground Emerges Alive After 80-hour Rescue Effort In Tanzania

    Miner Trapped Underground Emerges Alive After 80-hour Rescue Effort In Tanzania

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    A video clip showing the moment a miner emerges after being trapped underground for four days has emerged in Tanzania. Rescuers dug for more than 80 hours to save him. The man is one of 15 miners who were stuck 35 metres underground after a shaft collapse

  • 02:38 New Exhibition In Tanzania Looks At Country's Years Under German Rule

    New Exhibition In Tanzania Looks At Country's Years Under German Rule

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    In Tanzania, a new exhibition at the National Museum, examines the brutal role German occupiers played in the country's history. The display includes depictions of executions and videos highlighting the exploitation of millions of people. It's also raised

  • 01:59 Tanzanian Government Denies Dry Weather Is Causing A Food Scarcity

    Tanzanian Government Denies Dry Weather Is Causing A Food Scarcity

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    Tanzania's government has denied that dry weather is responsible for a food crisis in the country. Instead, the Agriculture Minister says producers are stockpiling supplies to drive up prices. The opposition has, meanwhile, threatened to bring a motion of

  • 01:22 Chinese FM Promises To Revamp Tazara Railway

    Chinese FM Promises To Revamp Tazara Railway

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    Earlier in Tanzania, the Chinese foreign minister has promised to 'revamp and improve' the famous Tazara railway, and fund projects in infrastructure, education and healthcare. China's foreign direct investment in the country rose by 53% last year, and Ta

  • 00:51 IMF Warns Forcast Growth Could Shrink Due To Slow Progress

    IMF Warns Forcast Growth Could Shrink Due To Slow Progress

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    The International Monetary Fund has warned Tanzania that the country's economic policies threaten its forecast for growth in the 2016-2016 fiscal year...the country has projected growth of 7.2 percent for 2016, up from 7.0 percent in 2015. The government

  • 01:29 Tanzania, China Celebrate 40-year Anniversary Of Railway

    Tanzania, China Celebrate 40-year Anniversary Of Railway

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    2016 marked the 40th anniversary of the completion of the TAZARA Railway - one of the most ambitious infrastructure projects in east Africa. And, it's considered to be a testament of the friendship between Tanzania and China. The anniversary was celebrate

  • 00:41 Chinese Foreign Minister Visits Tanzania

    Chinese Foreign Minister Visits Tanzania

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    Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi spent the afternoon in Tanzania, where he said that Chinese investment is helping 200 factories and will create 200 thousand new jobs by 2020. But some of China's biggest investments there are facing difficult times, as Da

  • 02:04 Tanzania: Government Imposes Complete Ban On Plastic Bags, So Far Little Change

    Tanzania: Government Imposes Complete Ban On Plastic Bags, So Far Little Change

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    A total ban on all plastic bags has come into effect in Tanzania, as the country tries to solve its pollution problem. The government wants to encourage companies and consumers to turn to greener alternatives. But as Dan Ashby reports, so far the embargo

  • 01:53 Two Women Face Prison In Tanzania For Performing FGM On Teenage Girl

    Two Women Face Prison In Tanzania For Performing FGM On Teenage Girl

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    In Tanzania, two women have been sentenced to three years in prison for performing female genital mutilation on a teenage girl. One of the women was the victim's grandmother. It could mark a shift in attitudes towards FGM, as Lucy Taylor reports

  • 01:23 Tanzania To Carry Out Test On Rhino Carcass To Establish Identity

    Tanzania To Carry Out Test On Rhino Carcass To Establish Identity

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    Tanzania will perform DNA tests on a rhino's remains to prove whether or not it is the carcass of one of the country's most famous animals. The Prime Minister has accused officials in the country's parks of selling 'John the Rhino' to make money - but it

  • 01:35 Tanzania Fair Showcases Work By Blind Artists To Raise Awareness

    Tanzania Fair Showcases Work By Blind Artists To Raise Awareness

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    A project in Tanzania is showcasing work by blind artists, to raise money and awareness about the plight of those living with disabilities. People with mental or physical handicaps are often stigmatised or marginalised. This exhibition aims to give blind

  • 00:54 Vodacom In Tanzania Files Prospectus With Capital Markets Regulator

    Vodacom In Tanzania Files Prospectus With Capital Markets Regulator

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    Vodacom in Tanzania has filed a prospectus with the country's capital markets regulators for an initial public offering. Pricing of the share sale is confidential until the regulator approves it. The country's eight operators are required by law to have 2

  • 01:57 Rodents Help Screen Patients For TB In Tanzania

    Rodents Help Screen Patients For TB In Tanzania

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    Rats are saving lives in Tanzania. The rodents can sniff out signs of tuberculosis in samples from patients who haven't been diagnosed by conventional tests. A laboratory is opening in Dar es Salaam which promises to speed up results. Researchers say the

  • 01:18 Underwater Hotel Room In Tanzania Garnering Global Interest

    Underwater Hotel Room In Tanzania Garnering Global Interest

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    If you're a fan of the Little Mermaid and sleeping with fish is your idea of a perfect honeymoon, then this could be the luxury location for you. A remote holiday resort off a Tanzanian island boasts an underwater room where guests can sleep surrounded by

  • 01:04 Tanzania Authorities Arrest Women, Children At 'terrorist Training Camp'

    Tanzania Authorities Arrest Women, Children At 'terrorist Training Camp'

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    Eight women and children have been arrested on suspicion of being part of a terrorist training camp on the outskirts of Tanzania's biggest city Dar es Salaam. It is the latest in a number of high-profile arrests in East Africa that have led to concerns th

  • 02:01 Young Tanzanians Make Their Voices Heard

    Young Tanzanians Make Their Voices Heard

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    A network of young reporters in Tanzania is making radio and television news programmes about health, education and the environment. The children and teenagers interview leaders, their parents and people who live in the areas around them, to make their vo

  • 01:26 Tanzania Hosting Over 110,000 Burundians In Two Camps

    Tanzania Hosting Over 110,000 Burundians In Two Camps

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    Refugees are a concern in Tanzania too. In fact, a leading medical charity says the country's facing the biggest refugee crisis in Africa. Tens of thousands of Burundians continue to cross the border into Tanzania. Charity group MSF says there will be 280

  • 01:55 Tanzania Lowers Work Permit Fees For EAC Members

    Tanzania Lowers Work Permit Fees For EAC Members

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    Tanzania is lowering the cost of residency by three quarters for people from other East African countries, to attract more investment. It's part of the East Africa Community's plans to encourage free movement of labour across the region. But as Dan Ashby

  • 02:49 Tanzania's Kilwa At Risk Of Coastal Flooding

    Tanzania's Kilwa At Risk Of Coastal Flooding

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    One of the topics of discussion in Morocco is the rising sea levels. Kilwa in Tanzania is one of Africa's oldest and most famous world heritage sites, but the United Nations says it's at risk of coastal flooding. Dan Ashby travels to the millennium-old ru

  • 02:31 Tanzanian President Marks One Year In Office

    Tanzanian President Marks One Year In Office

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    President John Magufuli has been marking his first year in office. He's been answering the media's questions for the first time at a special ceremony at State House. President Magufuli has gained a reputation for fighting corruption and for hard work duri

  • 03:38 Tanzania Out To Woo Tour Operators In Mauritius

    Tanzania Out To Woo Tour Operators In Mauritius

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    The Tanzania Tourist Board was invited by the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority and Air Mauritius to present the destination to Mauritian tour operators today, Wednesday 26th October. www.ionnews.mu

  • 01:16 Tanzania  Set To Record 7.2% Growth In 2016

    Tanzania Set To Record 7.2% Growth In 2016

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    Tanzania's economy is on track to grow by 7.2% this year, buoyed by investment in mining, transport and gas. President John Magufuli has been leading a campaign to cut waste and end corruption in government since he took office. He says the savings from t

  • 03:02 Tanzania's Tourism Board Encourages Locals To Visit Game Parks

    Tanzania's Tourism Board Encourages Locals To Visit Game Parks

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    Tanzania has witnessed some of the worst poaching in the world. It's prompted the country's tourism board to encourage locals to visit the parks right on their doorstep, and join the fight to save elephants. Our reporter Dan Ashby accompanied one couple t

  • 01:03 Tanzania Struggling National Carrier Plans To Relaunch

    Tanzania Struggling National Carrier Plans To Relaunch

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    Tanzania is in the process of relaunching its national carrier, after buying two new aircraft and advertising a number of new jobs. Air Tanzania was once the hope of the nation, but in recent years its business has dwindled to just one national route. Dan

  • 01:52 Tanzania Set To Ban Plastic Bags

    Tanzania Set To Ban Plastic Bags

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    Tanzania will ban the use of plastic bags from the start of 2017, as part of efforts to address a massive pollution problem. However, as Dan Ashby reports, plastic bags are widely used across the country and it's going to take a lot of work to get rid of

  • 00:55 Group Of Armed Men Kills Four Officers In Tanzania

    Group Of Armed Men Kills Four Officers In Tanzania

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    A manhunt is under way in Tanzania for a group of armed men who shot dead four police officers outside a bank in Dar es Salaam. Police say the men didn't take any money, and that the attack was a direct assault on police. Dan Ashby has this update from th

  • 02:08 Tanzania’s Simba Football Club In $10 Million Buyout Talks

    Tanzania’s Simba Football Club In $10 Million Buyout Talks

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    One of Tanzania's biggest football clubs is getting a new owner. Simba Football club has agreed to let billionaire Mohammed Dewji buy a controlling stake, paving the way for investment worth millions.

  • 01:07 Rwanda, Tanzania Concerned Over Jihadist Recruitment

    Rwanda, Tanzania Concerned Over Jihadist Recruitment

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    Somalia isn't the only country struggling with jihadists. Regional body IGAD warned last week that al-Shabaab is active in five other countries. And in Rwanda in recent days, police have killed four terror suspects. CCTV's Dan Ashby has more.

  • 01:17 Chilli Powder Condom Firecrackers Protect Humans And Elephants

    Chilli Powder Condom Firecrackers Protect Humans And Elephants

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    Condoms are usually used for safe sex but in Tanzania, conservationists have come up with a creative way to keep elephants from wandering into human settlements.

  • 02:32 New Initiative Ensures Teenage Tanzanian Girls Go To School

    New Initiative Ensures Teenage Tanzanian Girls Go To School

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    Education remains a serious challenge for teenage girls across many parts of the developing world - and it's especially true in Tanzania. One American NGO estimates that just 4-percent of girls in the country complete secondary school. And it's determined

  • 01:56 Schools In Tanzania Include Mandarin In Curriculum

    Schools In Tanzania Include Mandarin In Curriculum

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    China has been running pilot programmes to teach Mandarin in Tanzanian secondary schools. For six months, pupils have been learning Chinese. We take a look at how they're getting on.

  • 00:44 Thousands Who Fled To Tanzania Returned To Burundi

    Thousands Who Fled To Tanzania Returned To Burundi

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    Thousands of Burundi refugees have returned home from Tanzania. Authorities in Burundi say more than 34-thousand people who fled the violence have made their way back home. Tanzania hosts the largest number of refugees from Burundi, an estimated 144,000.

  • 01:29 Tanzanians Still Reeling After Mass Disconnection

    Tanzanians Still Reeling After Mass Disconnection

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    A month ago, Tanzania joined several other African countries in switching off counterfeit mobile phones. The country's Communications Regulatory Authority led that disconnection campaign. Mobile phone users and dealers across Tanzania are still reeling fr

  • 01:57 30 Year Jail Sentence for Impregnating underage girls

    30 Year Jail Sentence for Impregnating underage girls

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    Men in Tanzania will get up to 30 years in jail, if they marry or get a school girl pregnant. The country has some of the highest child marriage rates in the world, but the new law is part of a Government crackdown.

  • 01:56 Tanzania To Hand Down Harsh Punishments For Underage Marriage

    Tanzania To Hand Down Harsh Punishments For Underage Marriage

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    Men in Tanzania will get up to 30 years in jail, if they marry or get a school girl pregnant. The country has some of the highest child marriage rates in the world, but the new law is part of a Government crackdown. Dan Ashby has this report