Tanzania and US sign agreements to deepen economic cooperation

  President Samia Suluhu Hassan said Tanzania and the United States have signed several agreements to deepen and broaden economic cooperation between the two countries as a result of the historic visit of U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris to Tanzania. The President said the agreements focus on USAID assistance to Tanzania, port cooperation, commercial dialogue […]

New laboratories boost capacity for testing products in Zanzibar

The President of Zanzibar and Chairman of the Revolutionary Council, Dr. Hussein Mwinyi (right) and First Lady, Mariam Mwinyi, listen to the Director General of Zanzibar Bureau of Standards (ZBS),  Yussuf Nassor Majid, after launching four modern laboratories at Maruhubi in Unguja Urban West Region.  

Dr. Mwinyi launches iGuide to attract investors

The Indian Ocean Islands of Zanzibar have officially launched an electronic investment guide (iGuide) to provide up-to-date business information for investors. Developed by the Zanzibar Investment Promotion Authority (ZIPA), the guide is an easy-to-use online platform for investors on available business opportunities and applicable laws and regulations. The platform is categorized in the themes of […]

Making quality education more accessible to persons with disabilities in Zanzibar

Education is a human right. Actually, every goal in The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development requires education to empower people with the knowledge, skills and values to live in dignity, build their lives and contribute to the development of their societies. However, not many parents of persons with disabilities (PWDs) recognise this, especially in Zanzibar’s […]

Better media laws stimulate development in Zanzibar

The Journalists have called upon the government to repeal all laws that suppress freedom of expression. The call was made recently when discussing the challenges they face in fulfilling their responsibilities and how the community can freely benefit from access to freedom of expression. They said that they welcome the government’s moves to repeal the […]

Zanzibaris should migrate to gas cooking to save dwindling forests

  Atendae Mkanga(35) always wishes to use gas for cooking but cannot do so because that source of energy is not available in her village; instead she finds herself using firewood and charcoal. The mother of three and living at Charawe village in Unguja South Region, she spends Sh25,000 monthly to buy firewood for cooking […]