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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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LA TANZANIE CHOISIT UN CONSORTIUM DIRIGÉ PAR IGN FI POUR LA CONCEPTION ET MISE EN PLACE DE SON SYSTÈME D’INFORMATION FONCIER INTEGRÉ

En juillet 2016, IGN FI a remporté le projet financé par la Banque Mondiale portant sur la conception, la création, l’installation et la mise en service du système d’information foncier intégré (ILMIS) de la Tanzanie.

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African Sustainable Extractives Summit

African Sustainable Extractives Summit will lead conversation on Reducing operational risk through social and environmental performance in the extractives sector with topical issues on local content strategy, water risk management, human rights and labor issues, community investments, measuring and reporting of social investment, post COP 21 world and other topics around sustainability in the extractives sector.

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Mahindra Comviva and Airtel Tanzania awarded GTB Innovation Award for “Tap Tap” NFC Merchant Payments

Mahindra Comviva, the global leader in providing mobility solutions, and Airtel Tanzania, one of the leading telecom provider in Tanzania,  announced that they have jointly won the Global Telecom Business (GTB) Innovation Award for  Airtel Money “Tap Tap” NFC payments in the “customer service” category. The awards were presented recently at the GTB Telecoms Innovation & Technology Summit 2016 at the Sheraton Park Lane in London.

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Tanzania International Forum For Investments, Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania

12-14 July 2016 | Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre

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How a 17-year-old started a poultry business in the slums of Dar es Salaam

Sirjeff Dennis was five when he witnessed a neighbour lose her seven-month-old son. Living in the slums of Tanzania’s capital city Dar es Salaam, the mother had spent much of her pregnancy hungry and her son was born underweight and too weak to survive his first year.

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Tigo leads the deployment of 4G LTE technology in Tanzania

Tanzania’s digital lifestyle telecom operator, Tigo (Tigo.co.tz), is now the leading mobile telephone company with the fastest and widest 4G LTE network in the Tanzania.

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Stanford University Business Program Takes Root in East Africa

Building on the success of its program in West Africa, Stanford Seed (gsb.stanford.edu/seed/home), the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies, has announced the launch of the Seed Transformation Program in East Africa (gsb.stanford.edu/seed/transformation-program/east-africa).

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Social Entrepreneurs provide sustainable solutions for Africa’ development priorities

Is social entrepreneurship the new face of development? A recent impact report released by Reach for Change (www.Africa.Reachforchange.org) suggests it might be.

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Clarke Energy Chosen to Supply GE’s Gas Engine Technology to Combined Heat and Power Plant in Tanzania

GE’s Distributed Power business (NYSE: GE) (http://www.GE.com) today announced that Clarke Energy (www.Clarke-Energy.com), GE’s authorized distributor of Jenbacher gas engines, is supplying one of GE’s high-efficiency Jenbacher gas engines to Said Salim Bakhresa & Co Ltd (Bakhresa) for a combined heat and power (CHP) plant, which will support the Azam flour mill in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The deployment of this high-efficiency, gas-fueled CHP plant will help Bakhresa reduce its yearly operating costs. 

“We selected GE and Clarke Energy for our site in Dar es Salaam due to the efficiency performance of similar units in Tanzania and their service support available in the country,” said Mr. Rajesh Nair, technical manager, Said Salim Bakhresa & Co ltd.

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