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Tanzania was recently condemned in the East African business community after its decision not to sign the East African Community's environmental and natural resource management protocol.1 This protocol holds every country in the region to a certain environmental standard and Tanzania's move is being interpreted as a way of getting out of having the community have a say in the methods that Tanzania uses in environmental management.2 One controversial project that Tanzania is trying to launch is a plan to begin highway construction in the certain protected areas of the Serengeti, which would disturb animal migration patterns.3 Though there was a ruling that prohibited the construction the country launched an appeal.4

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1 http://conservationaction.co.za/recent-news/tanzania-refuses-to-sign-environment-protocol/
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Tanzania News

BBC News 
Tanzania's President John Magufuli has been condemned for comments that girls who give birth should not be allowed to return to school. An online petition has been set up and a pan-African women's organisation is mobilising to get the president to ... See more..
Sioux City Journal 
Iowa 4th District Rep. Steve King, middle, and STEMM president Steve Meyer talk with Wilson, one of three children who survived a deadly school bus crash in Tanzanian and were brought to Mercy Medical Center -- Sioux City for treatment. On Thursday ... See more..
The Sun 
French star Morgan Schneiderlin fell for the former shop girl back in 2015, as the pair tied the knot before jetting off to Africa for amazing trip. See more..
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Liverpool Echo 
Blues kick-off pre-season campaign with friendly against Gor Mahia. See more..
gulfnews.com 
Tanzania will allow foreign investors to buy shares in telecommunications companies listing on the domestic stock exchange, after an initial public offering by the country's biggest mobile operator stalled. Changes will be introduced in the legislation ... See more..
AllAfrica.com 
Bella Bird who is in charge of World Bank issues in Tanzania, Burundi, Malawi and Somalia said reforms are needed to entrench the crackdown against corruption and ensure the war on the vice galvanizes everyone if it is to bear long term benefits. See more..
Nasdaq 
By Fumbuka Ng'wanakilala DAR ES SALAAM, June 23- Tanzanian security forces have arrested at least 66 people this week after hundreds of villagers. See more..
BBC News 
Teams around the world are competing to develop tablet software to replace a teacher in developing countries. See more..
Nasdaq 
DAR ES SALAAM, June 23- Tanzania's central bank has revised the rules for operating retail foreign exchange bureaus as the east African country. See more..
AllAfrica.com 
Families around the world celebrated Father's Day last weekend, and an increasing number of Tanzanians are now also embracing this special day. Multiple theories exist about where Father's Day, the third Sunday in June, originated. Some believe a ... See more..
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Geography

Eastern Africa, bordering the Indian Ocean, between Kenya and Mozambique
Area

Total 947,300 sq km
Land 885,800 sq km
Water 61,500 sq km

***NOTE*** includes the islands of Mafia, Pemba, and Zanzibar
Climate

varies from tropical along coast to temperate in highlands
Natural Resources

hydropower, tin, phosphates, iron ore, coal, diamonds, gemstones, gold, natural gas, nickel ;
Natural Hazards

flooding on the central plateau during the rainy season; drought

volcanism: limited volcanic activity; Ol Doinyo Lengai (elev. 2,962 m) has emitted lava in recent years; other historically active volcanoes include Kieyo and Meru limited volcanic activity; Ol Doinyo Lengai (elev. 2,962 m) has emitted lava in recent years; other historically active volcanoes include Kieyo and Meru
Current Environmental Issues

soil degradation; deforestation; desertification; destruction of coral reefs threatens marine habitats; recent droughts affected marginal agriculture; wildlife threatened by illegal hunting and trade, especially for ivory

Demographics

Nationality
Tanzanian
Population
48,261,942 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

Tanzania is one of the world's poorest economies in terms of per capita income, however, it has achieved high overall growth rates based on gold production and tourism. Tanzania has largely completed its transition to a liberalized market economy, though the government retains a presence in sectors such as telecommunications, banking, energy, and mining. The economy depends on agriculture, which accounts for more than one-quarter of GDP, provides 85% of exports, and employs about 80% of the work force. The World Bank, the IMF, and bilateral donors have provided funds to rehabilitate Tanzania's aging economic infrastructure, including rail and port ...See More infrastructure that are important trade links for inland countries. Recent banking reforms have helped increase private-sector growth and investment, and the government has increased spending on agriculture to 7% of its budget. The financial sector in Tanzania has expanded in recent years and foreign-owned banks account for about 48% of the banking industry''s total assets. Competition among foreign commercial banks has resulted in significant improvements in the efficiency and quality of financial services, though interest rates are still relatively high, reflecting high fraud risk. All land in Tanzania is owned by the government, which can lease land for up to 99 years. Proposed reforms to allow for land ownership, particularly foreign land ownership, remain unpopular. Continued donor assistance and solid macroeconomic policies supported a positive growth rate, despite the world recession. In 2008, Tanzania received the world''s largest Millennium Challenge Compact grant, worth $698 million, and in December 2012 the Millennium Challenge Corporation selected Tanzania for a second Compact. Dar es Salaam used fiscal stimulus and loosened monetary policy to ease the impact of the global recession. GDP growth in 2009-12 was a respectable 6% per year due to high gold prices and increased production. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$75.07 billion (2012 est.); $70.26 billion (2011 est.); $66 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

25.1% of GDP (2012 est.); 17.6% of GDP (2011 est.); 20.1% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

coffee, sisal, tea, cotton, pyrethrum (insecticide made from chrysanthemums), cashew nuts, tobacco, cloves, corn, wheat, cassava (tapioca), bananas, fruits, vegetables; cattle, sheep, goats
Industries

agricultural processing (sugar, beer, cigarettes, sisal twine); mining (diamonds, gold, and iron), salt, soda ash; cement, oil refining, shoes, apparel, wood products, fertilizer