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Tanzania: World Merit Gains 150% YoY growth in 2016.

World Remit, has announced a 150 per cent Year on Year growth in 2016 and 10,000 unique transactions performed in December last year. The digital money transfer, World Remit, has grounded its presence in Tanzania and providing money transfer services and the growing demand for instant remittances of over 4 million expatriates living outside the country. The services provided by World Remit allows customers to transfer money from abroad directly to Mobile Money services in Tanzania. The Mobile Money platforms such as Tigo Pesa, Vodacom M-Pesa and Zantel Ezy Pesa Mobile Money accounts makes it easy and convenient for residents in Tanzania to access money from clients, family, and friends in abroad. People in more than 50 countries can send instant, secure transfers to more than 140 destinations through the platform. World Remit According to the announcement, the biggest senders to Tanzania include migrants currently living in the UK, Sweden, Australia, Norway and Canada, among others.

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BLK Super Speciality Hospital inks pact with Tanzania’s leading Orthopaedic Institute

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In an ongoing pursuit of delivering paramount medical services and health care facilities to the African nations, India (New Delhi) based BLK Super Speciality Hospital has announced signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Muhimbili Orthopaedic Institute (MOI), which is one of the largest orthopaedic hospital in Tanzania. The pact would help promote cooperation and mutual understanding between the two countries.

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Integration Efforts in the EAC

Otavio Veras, Researcher of the NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies

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UK to boost jobs and trade in Tanzania

The UK will sharpen its focus on economic development in the world’s poorest countries to help create the economic growth that will sustain rapidly growing populations, provide a long term solution to poverty and deal with the root causes of problems that affect Britain and Tanzania, International Development Secretary Priti Patel announced on January 31st, 2017.

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2017 Travel Goals; Explore Six of Africa’s Most Exotic Islands

No one talks of safari without mentioning the great treks that crisscross the African continent. So popular is this cradle of mankind for its magic-ridden sunsets and vast plains teeming with wildlife, that many seem to awe away at the bush ideal, totally ignoring that the continent also takes pride in mothering some of the world’s most blissful and unpolluted islands. This year, maybe it’s time to spice up your travelogues by exploring at least one of these exotic and scenic African islands.

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Huge agri invasion expected in Arusha this week as Agritech Expo Tanzania comes to town!

“The event promises to be a game changer for the agri sector in Tanzania”

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Economic Growth of Tanzania Projected at 7% after 5th IMF PSI Review

Under the Policy Support Instrument which is designed for countries that do not need balance of payments financial support, IMF Executive Board Completes the Fifth Review of Tanzania’s economic performance under the program supported by a three-year PSI. The review indicates a great economic performance of the Tanzania economy during the first half of 2016 and is projected to remain at about 7 percent this fiscal year.

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Finalists for the Africa Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF) Entrepreneurship Award 2017 announced

Six African projects with big economic and social impact will be presented during the AFIF 2017, convened by EMRC in Nairobi, Kenya (13-16 February)

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Experts discuss land governance to increase agricultural investment

Representatives of farmers and of civil society organisations, providers of small, low-interest loans and Rwanda government officials met this Tuesday in Kigali to discuss how to mainstream land governance in agricultural strategies and plans

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Feature: Transforming Africa through Social Entrepreneurship

Faraja Nyalandu assists a school girl using Shule Direct platform

Faraja Nyalandu assists a school girl using Shule Direct platform

Social entrepreneurs are individuals whose innovative solutions help solve society’s most pressing social challenges. They draw on business techniques to find solutions to the everyday challenges that confront us in society but unlike regular entrepreneurs their primary aim is to create impact and improve lives, not to make profit.

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IMF Staff Holds Review Mission to Tanzania

A team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), led by Mauricio Villafuerte, visited Tanzania from October 18–28, 2016 and held discussions with the authorities on the fifth review under the Policy Support Instrument (PSI) program that was approved on July 16, 2014.[1]

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Public interest factors in merger control are creating uncertainty for investors in Africa

Xolani Nyali, senior associate, Competition & Regulatory Practice, Bowmans

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Zambia Tanzania buz links

By Hicks Sikazwe

Zambia and Tanzania share many business and cultural similarities. They share transport links   and   enjoy   common banking services in some border towns.

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Digital payments could boost tax revenue by nearly US$500 million each year and drive economic modernization in Tanzania

A new study (APO.af/kUWsh0) from the United Nations-based Better Than Cash Alliance (UNCDF.org/en/btca) provides findings about the large potential gains for governments, businesses and citizens when digitizing payments.

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Maiden East Africa Roadshow by Dubai Tourism included flydubai

About 14 Dubai based organizations exhibited their products and businesses during the maiden roadshow done in East Africa by the Dubai Tourism. From 24th to 30th August, the event was targeted to give local companies a direct access to diverse services provided by operators from the Emirate. flydubai, which was announced half a decade ago, is set assist to contribute to the vision of the Emirate to be identified as a global centre for aviation and tourism. At the event, flydubai, exhibited their business services in Uganda and Tanzania.

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International Day of Youth: Reach for Change Africa calls for strengthened social entrepreneurship sector to increase opportunities for innovative youth

Reach for Change Africa is calling on social entrepreneurs, NGOs and government to play their role in strengthening the social entrepreneurship sector in Africa on International Day of Youth 2016. Reach for Change Africa, which runs innovation competitions, incubators and accelerators to support innovative African social entrepreneurs, affirmed that the best way to empower youth to create positive change in Africa is by building a strong social entrepreneurship ecosystem that attracts the most talented, innovative young people to the field.

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Tanzania Selects a Consortium Led by IGN FI to Design And Install Its Integrated Land Management Information System

In July 2016, IGN FI was awarded the project funded by the World Bank, to design, supply, install and commission the Integrated Land Management Information System (ILMIS) of Tanzania.

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