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Africa: Stand with the Maasai


974,067 have signed. Let’s get to 1,000,000   Dear friends, We are elders of the Maasai from Tanzania, one of Africa’s oldest tribes. Yesterday, the government announced that it plans to kick thousands of our families off our lands so that wealthy tourists can use them to shoot lions and leopards. The evictions are to […]


Tanzania to join DR Congo war against M23 rebels

Members of the Tanzania People’s Defence Forces. PHOTO | THE CITIZEN

Tanzania is ready to send troops to the Democratic Republic of Congo to fight M23 rebels who are making advances to the capital Kinshasa, a minister has said. Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation minister Bernard Membe said Thursday that the country would, however, only send its troops if the UN headquarters in New York immediately […]


Mozambique beats Somali migrants, Tanzania frees them

Somali migrants freed from Tanzanian prison after Mozanbique abuse

NAIROBI — Tanzania has released a group of almost fifty Somali refugees and asylum seekers that activists say includes three females from Mtwara prison. The Somali embassy in Tanzania helped the group regain their freedom after it negotiated a deal with the country’s Ministry of Interior. Ahmed Abdulsamad Ahmed, one of the freed asylum seekers […]


Somaliland says has huge, unexplored oil potential

Hussein Abdi Dualeh, minister of mining, energy and water resources for the Republic of Somaliland

CAPE TOWN Nov 1 (Reuters) – The break-away African nation of Somaliland has huge hydrocarbon potential but is virtually unexplored, an African oil conference heard on Tuesday. Hussein Abdi Dualeh, Somaliland’s mining and energy minister, said the country was off investment radar screens not least because many people did not even know it existed. But […]


Ethiopia seeks to reassure Egypt over Nile waters

ADDIS ABABA (Somalilandpress) — Ethiopia has reassured Egypt that a new pact it signed with four other countries on the sharing of water from the River Nile will not harm Egypt. Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda in May signed the Nile Basin Cooperative Framework meant to replace a 1959 accord between Egypt and Sudan […]


The Nile: War Drums Begin Beating in East Africa

NAIROBI (Somalilandpress) — Kenya on Wednesday signed a new treaty for the equitable sharing of waters of the Nile after four other upstream countries inked the deal last week. Ethiopia, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda signed the Nile Basin Cooperative Framework on Friday despite strong opposition from Egypt and Sudan downstream. “We have all come to […]


Tanzania anger at ‘diplomatic spat’ with Canada.

TORONTO, 13 December 2009 (Somalilandpress)The Tanzanian Foreign Ministry has summoned the Canadian High Commissioner after a Canadian diplomat allegedly spat at a policeman and a journalist. A Tanzanian ministry spokesman condemned the incident, saying that his country is considering whether to expel the diplomat concerned. Reporters say the diplomat, angered by a traffic jam, wound […]


Tanzania launches bank for women

Dar es Salaam, 28 Jul 2009 (Somalilandpress) – Tanzania has launched a bank aimed specifically at women in what officials say will be an empowering move. The bank says women need only an ID card or passport to open an account, unlike other banks which require title deeds or other proofs of wealth. And applicants need […]