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Focus on irrigation, IFAD tells Tanzania

IFAD: Irrigation will improve Tanzania agriculture

Targeted investments in Tanzanian agriculture contributed to increasing yields in paddy, maize, or tomato from a range of 60 to 120 percent in areas where irrigation and extension activities are carried out at a considerable level.

CUF criticises police for 'too much force'

CUF criticises police for 'too much force'

Dar es Salaam: CUF has said the police force is used by the government of CCM to undermine opposition parties activities in the country.

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Bugando drops heart surgery service charges

Tanzanians with heart problems expect to benefit from heaper charges of heart surgery from Bugando hospital which dropped from TZS 3.8 Million up to TZS 50,000, this year.

UN backs Africa force to fight Boko Haram

The UN Security Council urged central African countries on Monday to step up plans for a multinational force to fight Boko Haram, in its first overall response to the threat posed by the Nigerian jihadists.

IMF cuts 2015-2016 world growth forecast

The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday sharply cut its 2015-2016 world growth forecast of only six months ago, saying lower oil prices did not offset pervasive weaknesses around the globe.

How Zziwa lost trust of EALA members

When interviewed by media last week about the impeachment of Ms Margaret Zziwa, East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) Speaker Dan Kidega said: "Unfortunately, the information available to the Ugandan public has been scanty. There has been a lot of blackmail, slander and lies about what was going on in EALA."

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Lack of professionalism and expertise in transportation sector are the source of accidents in the country, players say.

Li Ka-shing set to buy UK's O2 for $15.4bn

Asia's richest person Li Ka-shing is in talks to buy Britain's second-largest mobile provider O2 for up to £10.25bn ($15.4bn) from Spain's Telefonica.

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India's Minister for Small and Medium Enterprises, Kalraj Mshra, yesterday paid a courtesy call on President Paul Kagame.

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West Ham football club sponsor and currency broker Alpari has shut its UK arm following the Swiss National Bank's decision to end its capping of the Swiss franc against the euro.

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A report that Korean smartphone giant Samsung had offered to buy struggling rival BlackBerry for as much as $7.5bn (£4.92bn) saw the Canadian firm's shares rise 30% in US trade.

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