Tag Archives: Tanzania

02Dec/15

Tanzania’s cost cuts go viral

Tanzania’s new president has been given a comic hashtag on Twitter:#WhatWould MagufuliDo? after introducing a radical programme of government cutbacks just days into the job. As Hayley Platt reports he’s even banned government Christmas cards to cut back on costs. Continue reading

01Dec/15

#WhatWouldMagufuliDo? Twitter reacts to the campaign against corruption initiated by the Tanzanian president

The new President of Tanzania has already made a name across the continent with a drastic reduction program. During his first three weeks in office, John Magufuli banned officials to travel abroad, canceled the annual celebrations of Independence Day and even put an end to the budget spent on Christmas cards, all before naming his government. Today, social media, to Nigeria and South Africa, have picked up the story and gently make fun of this austerity, with the hashtag #WhatWouldMagufuliDo.

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28Sep/15

Tanzanian scientist invents low-cost water filter

ARUSHA, TANZANIA (REUTERS) – It’s good enough to drink, but just seconds before this water was full of dirt and bacteria.

Tanzanian scientist Askwar Hilonga has created this filter. He says it removes 99.9 percent of bacteria, micro-organisms and viruses.
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14Jul/15

Tanzania sets up special school to protect albino teenagers from killings

China Central Television (CCTV)- The Tanzanian government has recently set up anoher special school to protect albino children to bring the total number up to ten, but many more albino children need proection.
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02Mar/15

Visa and Airtel Extend Mobile Payments to Seven African Countries

BARCELONA, Spain–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) and Bharti Airtel, a leading telecommunications services provider with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, today announced a partnership to bring innovative mobile payment services to seven markets in Africa including Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, Seychelles and Tanzania.
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