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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/
2-4 Ibid
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Tanzania News

Capital FM Kenya (press release) (blog) 
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, Mar 23 - Tanzania's information minister was fired on Thursday after he criticised an ally of President John Magufuli who had stor ... See more..
AllAfrica.com 
Gaborone — The senior national football team, the Zebras jetted off to Dar es Salam on March 23 for an international friendly match against their Tanzanian counterparts. Coach Peter James Butler's squad face Taifa Stars at the National Stadium in ... See more..
The Star, Kenya 
A policeman in plain clothes pointed a gun at Tanzania's sacked minister of information, Nape Nauye, in a bid to prevent him from holding a press conference at a hotel in the main city, Dar es Salaam. There was also a scuffle involving plain clothes ... See more..
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Proactive Investors UK 
But until then Acacia said it will focus on negotiations with authorities in Tanzania to resolve the stoppage of the exports. The news comes just days after Acacia Mining and Canada's Endeavor Mining said they suspended merger talks following the ... See more..
Africa Intelligence (subscription) 
Tanzania's government is clearly unhappy with the Chinese firm Sichuan Hongda Group that formed a joint venture with the National Development Corp (it holds 20%) to develop iron ore projects at Liganga and coal fields at Mchuchuma in the Rudewa ... See more..
Proactive Investors UK 
Shanta Gold Limited (LON:SHG) has raised its expectations for gold production growth as it announced a revised mine plan that will extend the life of the New ... See more..
AllAfrica.com 
The president was shown some containers whose documents indicated they had second-hand clothes and shoes but inside had craftily packed brand new posh vehicles. He commended the Port and Tanzania Revenue Authority officials for their bold move to ... See more..
AllAfrica.com 
ARUSHA Region's Meru, Longido and Arusha Rural districts have been identified as having the highest concentration of fluoride in their water bodies in the ... See more..
The Sun 
THESE incredible portraits illustrate the beauty of Tanzania's albinos who are hunted and killed for their body parts to be used in horrific black magic rituals. In Tanzania, if you are born with albinism then you start life with a price tag on your ... See more..
Voice of America 
Tanzania has announced a plan to send 500 doctors to Kenya after a doctors' strike paralyzed health services in the neighboring country for months. Kenyan doctors, however, say the government should not hire any foreign doctors but instead employ the ... 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