Author: Zuweina Farah

Public Private Dialogue – Tax Presentation by PwC

PwC presented on tax issues at the Third Ministerial Dialogue in Dodoma on 19 January.  Click here to review the discussion points for this presentation. Public Private Dialogue – Dodoma – Jan 2018 – PwC Taxation Presentation – final

Strengthening Media and Civil Society in Tanzania

SOURCE: Voice of America The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development, or USAID, launched a civil society and media strengthening project in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in mid-January. It is called Boresha Habari, or “Better News”. Implemented in coordination with non-profit organizations Internews and FHI 360, the Boresha Habari project will…

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Escaping China’s Shadow

Finding America’s Competitive Edge in Africa SOURCE: Atlantic Council Africa Center Over the past decade, Africa has been cast as a new battleground for influence between the United States and China. China’s economy has experienced meteoric growth since the 1980s, and China has looked to Africa’s natural resources to help fuel this rise. In the…

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Leveraging a Large Capital Investment to Develop Local Value Chains

‘Local Content’ in the Construc on of Tanzania’s LNG Facility SOURCE: World Bank Group The discovery of large, deep-sea, natural gas reserves in Southern Tanzania and plans for their development have sparked a national discussion about how “local content” can be maximized in a way that benefits the economy as a whole. Energy production is…

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Annual General Meeting 2018

Dear Member, You are invited to our forthcoming Annual General Meeting, on Thursday 18 January, 5.30pm – 7.30pm, at the Kaskazi Room, Sea Cliff Hotel, Dar es Salaam. We do hope that you will be able to join us as we reflect over our activities of the last year. We are sure it will be…

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Lions (still) on the move: Growth in Africa’s consumer sector.

SOURCE: McKinsey&Company SOURCE: McKinsey & Company, By Damian Hattingh, Acha Leke, and Bill Russo Africa remains a high-potential region, but growth is concentrated in a few markets and income segments. To win, companies need a tailored, data-driven approach. Consumer spending across the continent amounted to $1.4 trillion in 2015, with three countries—South Africa, Nigeria, and…

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Scientists are using drones to fight malaria in Zanzibar

The Millennium Development Goals prompted a number of large scale campaigns across sub-Saharan Africa to combat malaria. Millions of bed nets were distributed. Insecticide was supplied to spray in homes across communities. The aim was to stop people getting bitten, interrupting the transmission cycle. It’s been a real success story, leading to a notable decrease…

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Africa Economic Outlook 2017

SOURCE: African Development Bank Group In 2017 and 2018, Africa will benefit from commodity prices which started to rise in the latter part of 2016, increasing private demand including in domestic markets, sound macroeconomic policy management now entrenched in many countries, a generally improving and favourable business environment, and a more diversified economic structure, particularly…

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Tanzania’s Macroeconomic Outlook: Less Growth, More Repression

SOURCE: CGDEV As economic indicators deteriorate, the Tanzanian government has jailed an opposition leader for questioning the Bank of Tanzania’s growth statistics. It’s time for the World Bank and the IMF to speak up. If it’s illegal to question a government’s statistics, why should anyone trust them? Last week Zitto Kabwe, an opposition member of…

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Building the grid of the future, today.

SOURCE: Gabriel Davies, The Brookings Institution Every evening, the sun drops behind the horizon and darkness falls. And, every evening, although 6 billion people reach out and switch on the lights, over 1.2 billion remain off-grid.  For over 100 years, since Thomas Edison’s coal-fired power station first lit up homes and offices in downtown Manhattan,…

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