UN, Tanzania in partnership to fight gender-based violence: official

DAR ES SALAAM, Nov. 10 (Xinhua) -- UN Women, the United Nations organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women, is working in partnership with the government of Tanzania in the fight against gender-based violence, a senior official said on Sunday.

"Since this collaboration has started to be implemented cases of gender-based violence have started to drop down significantly," said Faustine Ndugulile, Tanzania's Deputy Minister for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children.

Canadian tourist killed in paragliding accident in Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - A Canadian man has died in a paragliding accident in Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, a popular tourist hotspot in East Africa, a Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA) official said on Sunday.

He fell to his death after his parachute failed to open, Paschal Shelutete, senior assistant conservation commissioner at the state-run TANAPA told Reuters.

Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, is nearly 6,000 meters (20,000 ft) above sea level.

Tanzanian, Ugandan presidents inaugurate Chinese-built building

DAR ES SALAAM, Sept 7 (NNN-Xinhua) — Tanzanian President John Magufuli and Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Friday inaugurated the Mwalimu Nyerere Foundation (MNF) Building built by China Railway Construction Engineering Group (CRCEG).

Both presidents commended CRCEG for its “excellent job for putting up such a magnificent structure.” The 30-story building is a cooperative project of CRCEG, MNF and International Finance Corporation with a total investment of 150 million U.S. dollars.

Tanzania's minerals share in GDP to hit 10 pct by 2025: official

DAR ES SALAAM, June 17 (Xinhua) -- A Tanzanian government senior official said on Monday that the contribution of minerals to the east African nation's gross domestic product (GDP) will reach 10 percent by 2025 given the current growth trend.

Dotto Biteko, Minister for Minerals, said the mineral sector's contribution to the GDP hit 5.07 percent in 2015 from about 3.5 percent in 2010 because of the reforms taken in the sector.

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