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16 Nov 2017 description
report APOPO

MOROGORO, Tanzania — The charity famed for its use of specially trained rats in landmine and tuberculosis detection celebrates its 20th anniversary this week.

Harnessing the highly attuned sense of smell in the African giant pouched rat, the international organization APOPO has spent the last two decades training these affectionate rodents in detecting two of the deadliest threats on the planet: landmines and tuberculosis. Each gives off its own unique smell, undetectable to humans, something which the rats are able to quickly sniff out.

03 Oct 2017 description

Moshi – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, with cooperation from the Intergovernmental Authority for Development (IGAD), organized a capacity building training from 18 to 29 September at IOM’s African Capacity Building Centre (ACBC) in Moshi, Tanzania. The training aimed to enhance migration governance and migrants’ protection in the IGAD region, which comprises Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda.

22 Jun 2015 description

Director-General meets Rabobank board to enlarge FAO’s flagship partnership

22 June, 2015, Utrecht - FAO and the Dutch Rabobank Foundation will scale up their collaboration after two years of successful initiatives in East Africa.

"This is a flagship partnership for FAO," Director-General José Graziano da Silva, said in an address today to the foodFIRST conference here, which this year is focused on the future of farming and food security in Africa.

07 Nov 2014 description

Tanzania - IOM Tanzania this week convened a three-day “Migration Dialogue” conference to respond to the ever-evolving and complex dynamics of migration flows from the Horn of Africa, through Kenya and Tanzania to South Africa.

Twenty-four senior representatives from the governments of Tanzania, Kenya, South Africa and Ethiopia, and from IOM and UNCHR, met in Zanzibar to discuss the migration challenges facing the region and how to address them. The event was funded by the Government of Japan, as part of IOM’s ‘Voluntary Return Assistance to Migrants in Tanzania’ project.

10 Oct 2014 description

Tanzania - This week, over 450 Ethiopian migrants held in Tanzanian prisons for immigration offenses will take a step closer to returning home to their families with the help of IOM and the Government of Japan.

The operation, in close cooperation with the Tanzanian Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is part of IOM’s Japanese-funded ‘Voluntary Return Assistance to Migrants in Tanzania’ project.

20 May 2014 description

IOM has begun an operation to allow 220 Ethiopian irregular migrants held in six Tanzanian prisons to return home.

The project, carried out in close cooperation with the Tanzanian Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is funded by the United States and Japan and will be completed by the end of May.

It follows a one-week joint verification mission by IOM, Ethiopian and Tanzanian officials to prisons holding Ethiopian irregular migrants in Tanzania’s Coastal, Iringa, Mbeya, Morogoro, Moshi and Tanga regions.

25 Jan 2013 description
report AlertNet

By Lucas Liganga

LONDIGO, Tanzania (AlertNet) – The loss of more than half their livestock in the 2009 drought has led Maasai pastoralists in northern Tanzania’s Arusha region to breed fewer, stronger cattle and end their traditional focus on numbers alone as symbols of wealth and status.

The impact of that devastating drought, which dealt a blow to the whole nation’s economy, is still visible in the small number of cattle in many villages of Engarenaibor in Arusha’s Longido district.

22 Feb 2012 description

Tanzania - Tanzania will, on Wednesday and Thursday, inaugurate new immigration and police premises in Kilwa Masoko, Lindi region, and Kilambo, Mtwara region, constructed by IOM as part of a migration management project funded by the Government of Japan.

The USD 2.4 million Japanese-funded project was established to help vulnerable, stranded irregular migrants, mainly from the Horn of Africa transiting Tanzania in search of work in South Africa.

28 Sep 2011 description
report IRIN

JOHANNESBURG, 28 September 2011 (IRIN) - Abdul worked as a journalist in Somalia before death threats from Al-Shabab militia drove him to leave his native country and head for Mozambique where friends told him he would receive help at Maratane refugee camp in Nampula Province.

The boat he boarded in Mombasa had 110 other passengers - some Somalis with stories similar to his own, and others Ethiopians, either fleeing their own armed conflicts or drought or both - all crammed together in one vessel by a smuggler aiming to maximize profits.

21 Sep 2011 description

Famine, food shortages, malnutrition, massive loss of livestock and skyrocketing food prices continue to affect more than 11 million people in East African countries as drought and hunger spread across the region.

19 Sep 2011 description
report IRIN

MTWARA, 19 September 2011 (IRIN) - Near the coastal town of Mtwara, Tanzania's border with Mozambique is marked only by the River Ruvuma which is wide and relatively shallow at this point just before it drains into the Indian Ocean. Young men loll in small, wooden boats checking their cell phones and waiting for passengers to ferry across to the other side, but business has been slow in the last two months since groups of migrants desperate to complete a journey that began thousands of kilometres to the north stopped arriving at the river's banks.

23 Nov 2009 description
report World Bank
  • Despite critical links between agriculture and the MDGs, agricultural statistics remain weak

    - World Bank, Gates Foundation now collaborating to improve household surveys in Sub-Saharan Africa

    - Plan includes active dissemination of results and open access to data

    The World Bank's World Development Report 2008 highlighted the key role of agriculture in meeting the 2015 targets laid out by the Millennium Development Goals.

07 Sep 2009 description
report EastAfrican

By ESTHER NAKKAZI

Countries affected by malaria in sub Saharan Africa are to benefit from a new campaign involving distribution of 700 million bednets to people living in the region to reduce deaths caused by the disease by 2015.

A number of organisations led by the World Health Organisation have already mobilised $5 billion for the campaign, which will involve setting up more factories to make bednets.

Currently, only factories under a company called A-Z with plants in Tanzania, Nigeria and Ethiopia are making nets for the region.

The campaign is geared at increasing the use …

22 Apr 2009 description
report Africa Action

Wednesday, April 22, 2009 (Washington, DC) - Just three weeks after the London Summit of the Group of 20 countries decided to make the International Monetary Fund (IMF) the primary vehicle for global economic recovery, civil society critics are charging that the programs it has instituted since the crisis struck could do more harm than good.

On the eve of the semi-annual ("spring") meetings of the World Bank and IMF, they are demanding that the finance ministers gathering in Washington change IMF rules so that emergency funds are delivered to vulnerable countries without …

25 Apr 2007 description
  • Heavy rains in western and northern Kenya have helped to alleviate dryness in the region, though portions of eastern and southern Kenya remain dry.

    - Flooding along the mid to lowewr Shebelle Basin in Somalia should decrease throughout the week as rainfall diminishes.

21 Dec 2005 description

Update of Seasonal Outlooks at One-Month Lead

January -- March 2006 Southern Africa

The outlook for Jan-Mar 2006 southern Africa rainfall at one month lead shows a low to moderate tilt in the odds favoring below average rainfall over Namibia, portions of southern Angola, southern Botswana, Swaziland, portions of southern Mozambique, the Maize Triangle and the Western Cape Province of South Africa, and locally over southern Madagascar.

01 Sep 2004 description


Weekly Introduction:
Southern Africa CCA Guidance for November -- January at Four Month Lead

The outlook for southern Africa rainfall at four months lead indicates a tilt of the odds for below normal rainfall over northern Mozambique, southern Malawi and southwestern Tanzania. There is a tilt of the odds toward above normal rainfall over much of southern Africa and limited regions of Angola and Zaire. Climatology is expected elsewhere.

28 Jul 2000 description

By Charles W. Corey, Washington File Staff Writer