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Recent articles by Alex:

Why air travellers rise a no move

Dar es Salaam. Domestic air passenger traffic grew by a slight 2.8 percent, a trend aviation sector experts say was not promising for the industry’s development. → Read More

Tanzania government, StanChart in Sh3.3tr SGR loan deal

The government and Standard Chartered Bank yesterday signed a $1.46 billion (Sh3.3 trillion) loan agreement for financing the second phase of the standard gauge railway (SGR). → Read More

Vodacom product menu cut by 75pc to enhance customer experience

Vodacom Tanzania yesterday announced a cut down offering of its product menu by 75 percent in a move to enhance customer experience. → Read More

Telcos feel pinch of Sim card switch-off

Dar es Salaam. The impact of compulsory biometric registration of Sim cards is becoming clearer, with Vodacom Tanzania Plc projecting that its profits could be hit. → Read More

Tanzania revenues body told why tech is key to boosting tax

Dar es Salaam. A global Customs organization wants Tanzania to invest more in new technologies as a way of boosting tax revenue collections for the general good of the economy. → Read More

Swissport ground handling revenue sinks in four years

Swissport Tanzania’s revenue from ground handling segment decreased by half last year compared with 2015, the period before liberalisation of the business. The company’s chief executive officer, Mr Mrisho Yassin, said that, during the period reviewed, revenues dwindled to Sh17 billion compared to Sh34 billion in 2015. → Read More

NMB Bank, Fintech in new service strategy

The new programme aims at enabling Fintech startups, developers and IT/Computer Science students, among others → Read More

Minister triumphs 59pc mineral’s income

Dar es Salaam. Government’s revenue earned from royalties, inspection fees and annual rent in the mining sector increased to Sh242bn in the first half of the current financial year compared to Sh152bn that was collected during the similar period a previous year. → Read More

Online auctions by TRA bears fruits on kick off

Dar es Salaam. The use of Customs Online Auction to auction the abandoned products whose owners have failed to pay custom duty has started to yield fruits. → Read More

Aviation authorities heighten virus screening in airports

Dar es Salaam. Additional measures agreed by aviation stakeholders in Tanzania to curb the spread of deadly coronavirus will be start be implemented tomorrow. → Read More

Azania launches loan scheme for small-scale businessmen

Dar es Salaam. Azania Bank yesterday launched a new loans scheme that specifically targets small-scale traders. → Read More

Why low-cost airlines in Africa remain impractical

Dar es Salaam. In a 2007 interview with BusinessWeek, Precision Air’s founder and chairman, Michael Ngaleku Shirima shrugged off the idea of ‘low-cost airlines’, saying it made little business sense in the context of Tanzania and Africa at large. → Read More

Tanzania Clears Road for $200m Investment in Two Mines

The government has flashed the greenlight for two large-scale mining firms to proceed to the mineral extraction stage that would see them inject over $200 million (about Sh440 billion) in the local economy and create hundreds of jobs. One of the big mines may start operations as early as next year. → Read More

Tanzania clears road for $200m investment in two mines

Dar es Salaam. The government has flashed the greenlight for two large-scale mining firms to proceed to the mineral extraction stage that would see them inject over $200 million (about Sh440 billion) in the local economy and create hundreds of jobs. One of the big mines may start operations as early as next year. → Read More

TAA braces for ground handling 'war'

The Tanzania Airports Authority (TAA) is working to shield itself from the impact of a possible price war attributable to intense competition in the ground handling business. → Read More

Fastjet’s hope to return to Tanzanian skies fades further

The hope for the Fastjet Airlines Limited to return to the sky has faded as the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) has disapproved its operating license application after the once known low cost carrier was put under liquidation late last month. → Read More

Bank of Tanzania boss: Let’s get tough on fake notes

Bank of Tanzania (BoT) governor Florens Luoga yesterday called for tougher penalties against those printing and circulating fake currency notes. → Read More

Expedite issuance of drone permits, govt urged

Aviation stakeholders said yesterday that delays in issuance of drones operating licences were counterproductive and a hurdle to growth of the sub-sector. → Read More

Mufuruki’s unfulfilled dreams amid emotional farewell in Dar es

Dar es Salaam. Members of the business community, diplomats and government officials yesterday gave an emotional farewell to the late entrepreneur and business leader Ali Mufuruki, who left three of his dreams unfulfilled. → Read More

Ex-Mwananchi Communications Limited board chair narrates Ali’s

Dar es Salaam. Former Mwananchi Communications Limited (MCL) board chairperson Zuhura Muro (pictured) yesterday shared the last experiences she had with Ali Mufuruki on Saturday morning quoting him as saying “Zou, I want to die”. → Read More