Category: News

It’s Much Ado About Nothing as Tanzania Frets Over Credit Rating

via Bloomberg Tanzania may be less than enamored with its first credit rating, but there’s little to suggest the gas-rich East African nation would be blocked from the Eurobond market that it’s long been tempted to tap. After discussing plans to get a rating for at least a decade, Tanzania obtained one of B1, four steps into…

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Tax and Development: Beyond the Big Numbers

SOURCE: Center for Global Development In New York, on Valentine’s Day, 450 tax professionals will gather for a major conference on tax and development. The Platform for Collaboration on Tax, a joint effort of the IMF, OECD, World Bank, and the UN, will bring together finance ministers and senior tax officials, development agencies, foundations, International NGO…

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New Study: Grid Electricity and Off-Grid Solutions Alone Are Not Meeting Many Africans’ Energy Demands

SOURCE: Centre for Global Development On-Grid Customers Still Rely Heavily on Off-Grid Energy Technologies, and Off-Grid Customers Want On-Grid Electricity Washington – A new study released today by the Center for Global Development found that either grid electricity or off-grid solutions alone are currently inadequate to meet many African consumers’ modern energy demands. The survey of consumers…

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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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