Monthly Archives: May 2014

Project Improves Health of Women, Children

Funding Improves Prenatal, Infant Care MAISHA is a Kiswahili word that means life, but under a programme being undertaken in Tanzania by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), it stands for Mothers and Infants, Safe Healthy Alive project. The … Continue reading

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Africa Selling Its Heritage, Future For Pennies

Land Grabs and Natural Resources Africa is up for sale by the acre to the highest bidder. But how can rice exports from Ethiopia to Saudi Arabia be justified? Land grabs have grabbed global attention. It’s on the agenda at the World Economic … Continue reading

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Elephant Gone From Tanzania Within 5-7 Years

Poachers Killing Tanzania’s Tourism Industry For Ivory Poachers are slaughtering Tanzania’s elephants for their ivory at such alarming rates that the population could be completely wiped out in just seven years, conservationists told a conference Friday. The two-day UN-backed conference, … Continue reading

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UNDP Supports Sustainable Agriculture in Tanzania

Agriculture Critical To Sustainable Economy UNDP  Tanzania  in collaboration with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) through the President’s Office, is supporting the establishment of the Agriculture Delivery Division (ADD) within the  President Delivery Bureau (PDB) which, is charged with spearheading transformation of … Continue reading

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Emergency Elephant Summit In Tanzania Friday

Elephant Extinction Just A Few Years Away Without Cease Fire Organised by the Government of Tanzania in collaboration with the International Conservation Caucus Foundation (ICCF) of the United States of America and the United Nations Development Programme, the summit is … Continue reading

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United Nations Turns Up Heat On Climate Change

Climate Action Requires Global Cooperation By UN Secretary Ban Ki-moon Three decades from now the world is going to be a very different place. How it looks will depend on actions we take today. We have big decisions to make … Continue reading

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Calls to Legalise Tanzania’s Charcoal Trade to Save Forests

Deforestation In Tanzania Taking Its Toll Tanzania’s government has been urged to embrace sustainable charcoal production to protect the country’s forest cover amidst failed attempts to abolish the local charcoal trade. “Biomass [charcoal] is a predominant source of energy, we … Continue reading

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