Pioneering project uses drones to combat malaria in Tanzania
Drones have taken to the skies over Zanzibar, spraying paddy fields with a solution that drowns mosquito pupae and larvae to fight malaria.
One year to go for Tanzania's President Magufuli and the reviews are mixed
Tanzania’s President John Magufuli is facing criticism for cracking down on the opposition and the press. But he is supported by Tanzanians who feel their lives have improved since Magufuli was sworn-in four years ago.
Tanzanians react as president tells women to 'set ovaries free', have more babies to boost economy
President John Magufuli urged Tanzania's women to "set your ovaries free" and bear more children as a way to help boost the economy into a regional powerhouse, a step critics said would instead worsen inequality and poverty.
Wind power boosts energy supply in Tanzania
Tamimu Kifungu is a young innovator who wants to solve Tanzania's energy problem with renewables. He is part of a group of self-taught engineers that are designing windmills generating electricity and pumping water.
Boosting rice production in Nigeria
The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development has commissioned the second phase of the Competitive African Rice initiative which will be implemented in four countries; Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Ghana and Tanzania. Richard Ogundele, Founder and CEO of JMSF Agribusiness Nigeria joins CNBC Africa to explore ways Nigeria can take advantage of this move to boost its rice production.
Mercy Corps unveil $5mn AgriFin Digital Farmer initiative
AgriFin today launched the AgriFin Digital Farmer, a two year, $5 million initiative to support the expansion of high impact, digitally enabled services to at least 1 million farmers over two years across Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Nigeria.
German Africa Prize for environmental activists
They’ve sacrificed their lives to protect the environment in their home countries. That’s why Gerald Bigurube from Tanzania and Clovis Razafimalala from Madagascar are being awarded this year’s German Africa Prize – an award presented by the German Africa Foundation to “outstanding individuals” who have dedicated themselves to social causes in Africa.
Congolese rebel leader John Tshibangu extradited by Tanzania - file footage
A renegade Congolese colonel who had threatened to depose President Joseph Kabila has been extradited from Tanzania and will be prosecuted for rebellion, Congo's defence minister told Reuters on Monday (February 5).