Deterioration of Civil Liberties and Human Rights in Tanzania

https://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2018/11/287242.htm Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC November 9, 2018 The United States government is deeply concerned over escalating attacks and legislative actions by the Government of Tanzania that violate civil liberties and human rights, creating an atmosphere of violence, intimidation, and discrimination. We are troubled by the continued arrests and harassment of marginalized ...
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The United States Launches Landscape Conservation Activity in Western Tanzania

Dar es Salaam: On November 5, 2018, U.S. Charge d’Affaires Inmi Patterson and Minister of State for Union Affairs and Environment January Makamba launched a five-year, $20 million USD activity to improve large-scale landscape management across western Tanzania. The Landscape Conservation in Western Tanzania activity, funded by the United States government through the U.S. Agency ...
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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Event:  Reports of Tanzanian Government Officials Calling for the Arrest of LGBTI People and Monitoring Activity via Social Media   Location:  Dar es Salaam   Actions to Take:    Employ sound security practices including monitoring local and international news.   Review internet footprint and social media profiles.  Remove or protect images and language that may ...
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United States Government Issues Grants to Create Businesses and Jobs for Rural Youth

Iringa, Tanzania – October 31, 2018, Terhi Majanen, Director of the United State Agency for International Development’s Economic Growth Office at the Embassy of the United States of America in Dar es Salaam, disbursed six grants worth $527,000 to small businesses and private organizations from Iringa, Mbeya and Zanzibar. The U.S. Embassy’s Advancing Youth program ...
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The United States Embassy and The Government of Tanzania Commission Water Supply Schemes in Morogoro and Iringa Regions

October 30, 2018, the Government of Tanzania and the U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), commissioned a community-supported water supply scheme in Msowero village in Kilosa District Council, Morogoro Region. This scheme is part of a broader program to improve water systems in the Morogoro and Iringa regions. It will ...
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U.S. Embassy Provides Vehicles to the President’s Office of Regional Administration & Local Government

Dar es Salaam – The U.S. Government through a United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Boresha Afya program provided two Toyota Land cruiser vehicles to the President’s Office of Regional Administration and Local Government (PORALG). The two vehicles will be used by Regional Health Management Teams in Lindi and Mtwara to help support monitoring ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Dr. Inmi Patterson, at the Ambassador’s Fund for HIV/AIDS Relief (AFHR) awards ceremony

Venue: American Corner at the National Library, Dar es Salaam Date: September 21, 2018 Karibuni, kila mmoja, kwenye hafla ya kutoa tuzo chini ya Mfuko wa Balozi wa Kusaidia Mapambano Dhidi ya VVU/UKIMWI nchini Tanzania. Hafla ya leo ni ya kipekee,  kwa kuwa tunaadhimisha miaka kumi ya Mfuko wa Balozi wa Kusaidia Mapambano Dhidi ya ...
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U.S. Ambassador’s Fund for HIV/AIDS Relief Enables Community Groups and People Living with HIV to Address Local Challenges

Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA.  At a ceremony at the American Corner in the National Library in Dar es Salaam on September 21, 2018, United States Chargé d’Affaires Dr. Inmi Patterson awarded grants from the U.S. Ambassador’s Fund for HIV/AIDS Relief (AFHR) to 19 community groups and nonprofit organizations from across Tanzania that help people affected ...
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U.S. Peace Corps Swears in Fifty-Nine Education Volunteers

Korogwe, TANZANIA. On September 19, 2018, the United States Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Dr. Inmi Patterson presided over a swearing-in ceremony for fifty-nine United States Peace Corps Volunteers committed to two years of service in the Education sector. The Volunteers will be stationed in 35 districts across Tanzania. Dr. Patterson administered the official oath of service ...
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U.S. Embassy Graduates English Language Program in Moshi

Moshi, TANZANIA. On September 18, 2018, 40 students participated in a graduation ceremony of the U.S. Embassy’s English Access Microscholarship Program at the Kilimanjaro Information and Technology College (KIT – Moshi) for Form Three and Four students. The students (22 male and 18 female) successfully completed their two-year biweekly after-school English classes at KIT College.  ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam: August 24, 2018

Location:  Julius Nyerere International Airport, Kilimanjaro International Airport, and border crossings Situation:  An outbreak of the Ebola Virus has been reported in the remote northeastern provinces of North Kivu and Ituri in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Tanzania does NOT share a border with the area of DRC affected by the outbreak. However, as ...
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United States and Government of Tanzania Launch the National Advancing Youth Advisory Council

Iringa, Tanzania – U.S. Chargé d’Affaires, Dr. Inmi Patterson, and the Honorable Anthony Mavunde, Deputy Minister for Labor, Youth, Employment and the Disabled, today launched the national Advancing Youth Advisory Council, a youth-led advisory body established by Feed the Future Tanzania Advancing Youth, an activity funded by the United States through the U.S. Agency for ...
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Statement of Concern on By-Elections on August 12, 2018

The United States is concerned by the conduct of by-elections that took place in Tanzania on August 12, 2018. Credible accounts of election violence and irregularities include refusal by National Election Commission authorities to register opposition candidates, intimidation by police of opposition party members, unwarranted arrests, and suppression of freedoms of assembly and speech in ...
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The United States Commemorates the 20th Anniversary of the East Africa Bombings and Dedicates a New Memorial Honoring Victims

Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA. On Tuesday, August 7, the U.S. Embassy and the National Museum of Tanzania hosted a 20th anniversary commemoration program to honor victims of the August 7, 1998 attacks against Embassies Dar es Salaam and Nairobi. At the conclusion of the program, family members of the deceased and survivors joined United States ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Event:  In light of information pointing to the likelihood of imminent attacks on government and commercial centers in the district headquarters of Palma, Cabo Delgado Province in Mozambique, the Embassy there advised American citizens in the district headquarters of Palma to consider departing the area.  The risks are close to the Tanzanian border in the ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam: May 30, 2018

Locations:  Julius Nyerere International Airport, Kilimanjaro International Airport, and border crossings   Situation:   Following a reported outbreak of the Ebola Virus in a remote northwestern province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Tanzania’s Ministry of Health recently issued a statement to remind Tanzanians that local authorities conduct routine screenings of all travelers arriving ...
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The United States and Tanzania Recognize 15 Years of Partnership Combatting HIV/AIDS #PEPFAR15

Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA. On Wednesday, May 30, Chargé d’Affaires of the Embassy of the United States of America Inmi K. Patterson and Prime Minister Honorable Kassim Majaliwa, formally launched a campaign recognizing the 15-year anniversary of the United States and Tanzania’s partnership on the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR.  During a ...
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Notice of Funding Opportunity: The English ‘Access’ Microscholarship Program

The Regional English Language Office (RELO) of the U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam, Tanzania announces an open competition for grant proposals for the administration of the English Access Microscholarship Program (‘Access’), which provides English-language instruction to 13 to 20 year-old economically-disadvantaged students. The Access cooperative sub-agreement is expected to fund two years of after-school classes ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Inmi Patterson on Visit to Mnazi Mmoja Hospital, Dar es Salaam

Habari za Asubuhi. Niwashukuru sana Naibu Waziri wa Afya, Dr. Faustine Ndugulile na Mkurugenzi wa Hospitali, Dr. Sophiani Ngonyani kwa kunikaribisha mahali hapa. Nimefurahi sana kuona hiki kituo na huduma zinazotolewa mahali hapa na kukutana na watu wanaofaidika na upimaji wa virusi vya Ukimwi, ushauri nasaha na matibabu. Niko hapa asubuhi ya leo kuzungumza na ...
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United States Renews its Commitment to Combat HIV/AIDS in Tanzania

Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA. On Friday, May 4, Chargé d’Affaires of the Embassy of the United States of America Inmi Patterson announced during a visit to Mnazi Mmoja Hospital with Tanzanian Deputy Minister of Health Dr. Faustine Ndugulile, that the United States Government, through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), has committed an ...
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On the Occasion of the United Republic of Tanzania’s Union Day

Press Statement John J. Sullivan Deputy Secretary of State Washington, DC April 26, 2018 On behalf of President Trump and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Tanzania as you celebrate the 54th anniversary of the United Republic of Tanzania. Over the past five decades, Tanzania and the United States have ...
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U.S. Peace Corps Swears in Fifty-Five (55) Health and Agriculture Volunteers

Fifty-five Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) committed to performing two years of service in a swearing-in ceremony at the Morogoro Women Training Center today.  The volunteers, who will work in the health and agriculture sectors, will be stationed in 20 districts across Tanzania. Country Director for Peace Corps Tanzania, Dr. Nelson Cronyn administered the official oath ...
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Attend this year’s American Food Fair (AFF) and Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show (RHMS)

The U.S. Embassy encourages Tanzanian importers of premium food and beverages products to attend the 2018 American Food Fair and the 2018 Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show organized by the National Restaurant Association.  The AFF/RHMS is the largest food and beverage conference in the Western Hemisphere, bringing together buyers, suppliers and industry experts in a high-energy environment.  ...
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Tanzania’s African Growth and Opportunity Act Out of Cycle Review

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce President Trump’s decision to continue Tanzania’s African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) duty free import benefits as a result of steps Tanzania has taken toward eliminating prohibitive tariff rates on imports of used clothing and footwear and Tanzania’s commitment not to implement a ban of these products. The ...
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United States and Tanzania Cooperate to Combat Poaching and Illicit Wildlife Trafficking

Dar es Salaam: On April 4, 2018, Chargé d’Affaires Dr. Inmi Patterson presented officials of the Tanzania Wildlife Management Authority (TAWA) three Toyota Land Cruisers as part of the U.S. Government’s Wildlife Anti-Trafficking and Counter-Illicit Trade Training and Capacity Building Program. The hand-over to TAWA of three Toyota Land Cruisers increases the rangers’ ability to ...
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USAID Mission Director Andy Karas Visits Mbeya and Songwe Regions

Mission Director Andy Karas of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Tanzania met with local government officials and conducted site visits to U.S. government-supported programs in the Mbeya and Songwe Regions from March 12 to 16, reviewing activities that support Tanzanian efforts to develop informed and empowered communities, benefitting from sustainable agriculture ...
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Offshore Technology Conference: April 30 – May 3, 2018

The U.S. Commercial Service Tanzania, in cooperation with the organizers of the Offshore Technology Conference, invites you to register as an International delegate for OTC 2018. Celebrating 50 years since 1969, the Offshore Technology Conference is the world’s foremost event for the development of offshore resources in the fields of drilling, exploration, production and environmental ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Dr. Inmi Patterson Travels to Moshi and Arusha

From February 28 to March 2, the Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam Dr. Inmi Patterson travelled to Moshi, Monduli and Arusha, Tanzania to visit, and raise awareness of, U.S. efforts to empower Tanzanians students, improve health services, and protect natural resources and wildlife. Chargé d’Affaires Patterson brought 24 soccer balls, ...
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International Women’s Day 2018

In celebration of International Women’s Day, on March 7, the U.S. Embassy and University of Dar es Salaam’s Gender Center held a panel discussion titled “Leave No Woman Behind” for 300 women at the prestigious Nkrumah Hall on the University of Dar es Salaam campus.  The U.S. Chargé d’Affaires, Dr. Inmi Patterson, and University of ...
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Building Environment and Natural Resource Management Resilience in East Africa

Arusha, March 2, 2018: The East African Community (EAC) Secretariat in collaboration with the Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), held the Regional Learning Event and Investors Forum/Donors Roundtable on Environment and Natural Resources Management under the theme: Building Resilience in East Africa: Bridging the Gaps in ...
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USAID Mission Director Andy Karas Visits Programs in Kigoma

Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA. Mission Director Andy Karas of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Tanzania met with local government officials and conducted site visits to U.S. government-supported programs in the Kigoma Region from January 29 through February 2, reviewing activities that support the Tanzanian government’s efforts in renewable energy, conservation, integrated ...
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Black History Month 2018

Black History Month, also known as African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. In observance of African American History Month, we’re highlighting African-American individuals who dedicated their lives to public service and broke barriers to ...
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New Media and Civil Society Project to Build Access to Information and Strengthen Reporting

Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA. The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), commenced a civil society and media strengthening project Boresha Habari (“Better News”) during a launch event on Wednesday, January 17 in Dar es Salaam.  Implemented in coordination with non-profit organizations Internews and FHI 360, the Boresha Habari project will ...
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Registration for the Gulfood 2018 Show and Conference

WELCOME TO THE 2018 SHOW! The U.S. Embassy Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania is recruiting a delegation to participate in the Gulfood 2018 Show and Conference. This event is the largest American-focused food and beverage trade show. The show’s goal is to assist companies in growing their market share and increasing two-way trade within the U.S. ...
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Statement by Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert on the Attack on MONUSCO

Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC December 8, 2017 The United States strongly condemns last night’s attack against MONUSCO, the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which killed at least 14 Tanzanian peacekeepers and wounded more than 50 others, in addition to at least five members of the ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Regarding Caution After The Jerusalem Announcement

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Regarding Caution After The Jerusalem Announcement December 7, 2017 The recent announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and plans to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem may spark protests, some of which have the potential to become violent.  The U.S. Embassy in ...
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Registration for the World of Concrete International Conference

Join us for the World of Concrete 2018 Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The U.S. Department of Commerce is recruiting a delegation to attend the World of Concrete 2018, scheduled for January 23-26, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV. World of Concrete (WOC) is the commercial construction industry’s most important ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Inmi Patterson Travels to Mwanza

Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA. From November 26 to 28, the Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam Dr. Inmi Patterson traveled to Mwanza, Tanzania to visit, and raise awareness of, U.S. efforts to empower local Tanzanians to develop healthy communities, promote local and regional economies, and support education. “The U.S. Government is ...
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USAID Country Director Andy Karas Visits Programs in Morogoro

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: Andy Karas, Country Director of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Tanzania traveled to sites throughout Morogoro October 17-20 to observe USAID’s programmatic impact in the region and to engage with partners and beneficiaries. The visits to USAID programs in the region reflected the wide reach of U.S. ...
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New American Space at the Corner of Education and Innovation

Dar es Salaam (September 29) – Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam Dr. Inmi Patterson and Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology Eng. Stella Manyanya officiated the launch of a new American Corner in partnership with the National Library in Dar es Salaam. Joined by the Director ...
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Fifty-Seven Peace Corps Volunteers Sworn-In for Two Years of Service

Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA. On September 21, 2017, at the United States Peace Corps Office in Dar es Salaam, United States Chargé d’Affaires, Dr. Inmi Patterson swore-in 57 Peace Corps Volunteers to their two years of service in Tanzania.  The American volunteers, who will work in the education field, will be stationed in Iringa, Mufindi, ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Inmi Patterson at Peace Corps Education Volunteer Swearing-in Ceremony

Wednesday, September 21, 2017 It is a pleasure to take part in this year’s swearing in ceremony. The Peace Corps has special significance in Tanzania, as the President who established the Peace Corps in 1961, President John F. Kennedy, was the same President who welcomed Tanganyika’s first President to the White House two years later. ...
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U.S. Embassy Graduates English Language Program in Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA.  On September 14, Public Affairs Officer Brinille Ellis welcomed over 100 students, parents and teachers to the JOMAK School in Bahari Beach for a graduation ceremony of the English Access Microscholarship Program.  The 25 Form Three, Four and Five students began twice-weekly after-school English classes at JOMAK School in September 2015.  ...
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Statement on the Shooting of Tanzanian Member of Parliament Tundu Lissu

The United States is deeply saddened by the shooting of Tundu Lissu, Member of Parliament and President of the Tanganyika Law Society. We condemn this senseless act of violence and join Tanzanians in expressing our sincere hopes for his full and speedy recovery. Marekani imesikitishwa sana kuhusu kupigwa risasi kwa Tundu Lissu, Mbunge na Rais ...
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U.S. Ambassador’s Fund for HIV/AIDS Relief Empowers Local NGOs

Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA.  United States Chargé d’Affaires Inmi Patterson awarded grants from the U.S. Ambassador’s Fund for HIV/AIDS Relief (AFHR) to 18 community groups and nonprofit organizations that work to help people affected by HIV at a ceremony at the U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam on September 6, 2017. The grant recipients applied ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Inmi Patterson at the Awarding of Grants from the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for HIV/AIDS Relief (AFHR)

Septemba 6, 2017 Tangu ulipoanzishwa mwaka 2008, mpango huu umetoa ruzuku ndogo ndogo zenye thamani ya zaidi ya Dola za Kimarekani milioni moja kwa mashirika madogo ya huduma kwa jamii ndani ya Tanzania. Dola milioni moja ni kiasi cha kushangaza, lakini cha kushangaza zaidi ni watu na mashirika ambayo yamepewa ruzuku hizo.  Ni mtu wa ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Inmi Patterson at Launch of PLANREP and FFARS Systems in Dodoma

September 5, 2017 Honorable Prime Minister Majaliwa; honorable ministers; esteemed guests. It is a pleasure to take part in the launch of these information management systems, both of which will contribute to efficient and transparent public service delivery and provide a clear mechanism for accountability. Transparency and accountability at all levels of government, can reduce ...
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New Government of Tanzania Information Systems to Improve Delivery of Public Services

Dodoma (September 5) – Prime Minister of the United Republic of Tanzania, Kassim Majaliwa officiated the launch of the Government of Tanzania’s redesigned Planning, Budgeting, and Reporting (PlanRep) System and the new Facility Financial Accounting and Reporting System (FFARS) today at a ceremony in Dodoma. He was joined by U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Dr. Inmi ...
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U.S. Government Renews Commitment to Combat HIV/AIDS with Tanzania Peoples Defense Forces

Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA. The U.S. Government through the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) renewed a cooperative arrangement with the Tanzania Peoples Defense Forces (TPDF) on Tuesday, 29 August, 2017 at a signing ceremony to reaffirm their joint efforts to fight HIV/AIDS. WRAIR is a component of the U.S. Army Medical Research and ...
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Former U.S. Ambassador to Tanzania Confirmed as USAID Administrator

On August 3, 2017, the United States Senate confirmed Ambassador Mark Andrew Green as Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). As USAID Administrator, Ambassador Green will oversee the U.S. Government’s lead development agency, which operates in over 100 countries to end extreme poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Inmi Patterson Visits U.S.-Funded Programming in Iringa

Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA.  From July 20 to 21, the Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam Inmi Patterson traveled to Iringa, Tanzania to visit, and raise awareness of, U.S. efforts to empower local Tanzanians to develop healthy and educated communities, promote local and regional economies, strengthen stable and democratic institutions, and ...
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U.S. Embassy Partners With Zanzibar International Film Festival

Last week from July 9-16, 2017, as part of the 20th year of the Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF), the U.S. Embassy brought over Judd Ehrlich, an Emmy-winning American documentarian, to conduct a workshop for up-and-coming Tanzanian documentary filmmakers and screen his movie Keepers of the Game to more than 400 people in Pemba and ...
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Solar Power International Exhibition

The U.S. Embassy in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania is currently recruiting a delegation to attend Solar Power International, September 10-13, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Solar Power International is expected to attract over 650 exhibitors and over 18,000 attendees from more than 100 countries.  Focused on providing the latest updates and information on the solar industry, SPI ...
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United States Renews Support to the Tanzanian People to Combat HIV/AIDS

Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA. The United States Government, through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), has approved plans to provide US$526 million over the coming year to combat HIV/AIDS in Tanzania.  This support will bring the total number of Tanzanians on HIV treatment up to 1.2 million and will advance the fight against ...
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U.S. Embassy Partners With Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) On Cultural Exchange Program

Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA. On May 17, the U.S. Embassy formalized its partnership with the Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a week-long cultural exchange program that will bring American film director Judd Ehrlich and American film expert Debra Zimmerman to Tanzania from July 9-16, 2017.  U.S. Chargé d’Affaires ...
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Civil Society Organizations Help Give Citizens a Voice

Several Tanzanian non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government institutions of accountability, and other stakeholders met today to review progress made and lessons learned during the life of the Pamoja Twajenga Project funded by the U.S. Government through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Since 2013, Pamoja Twajenga implementers have worked hand-in-hand with civil society organizations and ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Visits Partners in Mwanza

Highlights Cooperation Between the American and Tanzanian People Mwanza, TANZANIA. On May 3, Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy to Tanzania and the East Africa Community (EAC) Virginia Blaser visited Mwanza for a full-day of activities with a variety of partners, highlighting the strong cooperation that exists between the American and Tanzanian people across a ...
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U.S. Peace Corps Swears in Fifty-One (51) Health and Agriculture Volunteers

Fifty-One Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) committed to two years of service in a swearing-in ceremony at the Peace Corps office in Dar es Salaam today.  The volunteers, who will work in the health and agriculture sectors, will be stationed in 20 districts across Tanzania, including Iringa, Mufindi, Kondoa, Mbinga, Masasi, Ludewa, Lushoto, Songea, Kishapu, Makete, ...
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Local Impact Innovation Challenge

On March 3, 12 Tanzanian innovators received a combined 568,575,000 TSh and entry into a valuable mentorship program to turn their ideas into reality. The first round of the ongoing Data for Local Impact Innovation Challenge (DLIIC), which is funded by the U.S. Government’s President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), selected projects around the ...
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U.S. Government Sponsors Anti-Corruption Training in Tanzania

Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA.  From February 27 to March 3, U.S. trainers with expertise in rule of law conducted anti-corruption training for 15 Tanzanian investigators and prosecutors from the Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) and 12 prosecutors from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).  Entitled, “A Team Approach – The Investigation and Prosecution of Corruption Cases,” ...
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Embassy Statement Regarding HIV/AIDS in Tanzania

We are aware that the Government of Tanzania has recently announced changes in the guidelines regarding HIV/AIDS interventions for the most vulnerable and highest HIV prevalence populations. The Government of Tanzania has not provided to the United States any official notification of these changes, which could impact U.S. Government funded programs and impede progress made ...
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U.S. Government Sponsors Visit of American Musician Natalia Zukerman and Her Ensemble

Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA.  The U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam is proud to host renowned American folk and blue grass musician Natalia Zukerman and her ensemble for a robust musical program from February 7-12.  Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State as part of the American Music Abroad initiative, the ensemble’s visit to Tanzania ...
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U.S. Government Supports Mobile Phone Messaging Initiative

On 18 January 2017, the U.S. Government-funded Henry Jackson Foundation Medical Research International (HJFMRI) launched the HIV Pediatric text messaging platform to improve identification, linkage, and retention of HIV–infected children in care and treatment. Supported through the U.S. Department of Defense, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (DOD-WRAIR), the free messaging platform will promote improved ...
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Check out Our New Site!

Yes, we have a brand new website! Have a look around! The new-look website has seven sections representing broad topics that may be of interest to you. The sections are broken down further into sub-categories to assist you in finding specific information.
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Remarks by President Barack Obama on AIDS-Free Generation

“As more countries take ownership of their HIV/AIDS programs, the United States is setting two new bold goals.  Over the next two years, we’ll increase the number of people that our funding reaches — so that nearly 13 million people with HIV/AIDS get lifesaving treatment — and we’ll invest $300 million to help achieve a ...
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U.S. Embassy Honors 2016 International Women of Courage Laureate Ms. Vicky Ntetema

U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam today honored Vicky Ntetema, Executive Director of Under the Same Sun Tanzania, as a recipient of the 2016 International Women of Courage award. Ms. Ntetema originally received the award from Secretary of State John Kerry on March 29 at a ceremony in Washington.
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U.S. Government conducts wildlife crime scene investigation training in Tanzania

Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA.  From December 5-8, the U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Office of Law Enforcement, conducted a hands-on Wildlife Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) Course at the Police Academy in Dar es Salaam to provide enhanced skills to target and disrupt ...
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U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Launches Tanzania Youth Alliance (TAYOA) Treatment Helpline And Mobile Outreach Bus

Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA.  In anticipation of World AIDS Day on December 1, Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy to Tanzania Virginia Blaser visited the Tanzania Youth Alliance (TAYOA) on November 29 to launch the organization’s National Health AIDS Helpline (117) and mobile outreach bus.  TAYOA CEO Peter Masika and Board Chairman Ambassador Charles Sanga ...
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U.S. Embassy and Tanzania Library Services sign Memorandum of Understanding

U.S. Embassy Public Affair Officer, Marissa Maurer, and Director General of the Tanzania Library Services Board, Dr. Alli Mcharazo, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on November 23 to open a new American Corner in downtown Dar es Salaam.  Watch this space for more details on this exciting new partnership!      
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Arusha Welcomes Chargé d’Affaires for Wide-Ranging Two-Day Visit

Arusha, TANZANIA. On November 15-16, Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy to Tanzania and the EAC Virginia Blaser visited Arusha for a variety of engagements with a broad range of people and organizations in the area. The visit highlighted the strong and enduring partnership between the Tanzanian and American people, and touched on joint programs ...
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U.S. Government and EAC Sign $194 Million Partnership Agreement to Strengthen Regional Development

Arusha, TANZANIA. Today, the U.S. Government and the East African Community (EAC) launched a Regional Development Objectives Grant Agreement at the EAC headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania. On behalf of the U.S. Government, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will contribute approximately $194 million over a five year period to shared development goals, deepening ...
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U.S. Embassy Response to the Ministry of Health’s October 25 Statement

Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA. The United States highly values its long-standing and successful partnership with Tanzania in the health sector, particularly the progress Tanzania has achieved in the global HIV/AIDS response with support from the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). We remain committed to working with Tanzania to combat the totality of the ...
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United States Diversity Visa Program Now Open

The U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam announces the opening of the 2018 Diversity Visa Program (DV-2018).  This program annually awards up to 55,000 U.S. immigrant visas to people from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United States.  Interested and qualified Tanzanians are invited to apply for this immigration program before November ...
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U.S. Government Announces New Support for Girls’ Education in Tanzania

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today a new program in Tanzania that will increase access to and quality of education for adolescent girls. This announcement follows an October 11 event at the U.S. Embassy celebrating International Day of the Girl, where 50 Tanzanian girls joined First Lady of the United States Michelle ...
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U.S. Government Hosts 50 Tanzanian Girls for Online Conversation on Girls’ Education with U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama

In celebration of International Day of the Girl on October 11, and in partnership with Plan International, U.S. Government representatives in Dar es Salaam joined First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama, Tanzanian music star Vanessa Mdee, and 50 Tanzanian adolescent girls in a digital global conversation about the importance of girls’ education. First ...
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U.S. – Sponsored “Team of Champions” Training to Support Tanzania’s Anti-Poaching Efforts at Home and Abroad

Marking the latest step forward in global anti-poaching efforts, the United States Government is supporting a Team of Champions training program for members of Tanzania’s National and Transnational Serious Crimes Investigative Unit—often referred to simply as the “Task Force.” The Team of Champions program, held in the United States for three weeks from September 4–23, ...
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51 Peace Corps Volunteers Sworn in for Two Years of Service in 33 Districts in Tanzania

Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA – At the U.S. Peace Corps Office today, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Virginia Blaser swore in 51 Peace Corps Volunteers for two years of service.  These American volunteers will work in the field of education.  In the past year, 110 Peace Corps Volunteers in the Education Program taught in 108 secondary ...
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U.S. Government Supports Community-Based Organizations to Improve Lives of 30,000 Tanzanians

On September 19, 2016, at a ceremony at the U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam, United States Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Virginia Blaser awarded community grants to 22 organizations working to improve the lives of Tanzanians.  The grants awarded today will directly benefit more than 30,000 people in 16 regions across the country and will improve ...
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EducationUSA Facilitates Education Fair

On September 16, 2016 representatives from Duke, Northwestern, and Vanderbilt universities, in partnership with EducationUSA, facilitated an education fair for students at the U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam. Over 150 students participated, along with their guidance counselors. The information session covered admission policies, the application process, campus life, and financial aid packages offered at ...
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Routine Message: September 1 Protests Postponed

Tanzanian media report that opposition political leaders have postponed nationwide protests previously scheduled for September 1, 2016. The Embassy urges all U.S. citizens in Tanzania to stay current with media coverage of local events.  U.S. citizens are encouraged to avoid demonstrations or protests and exercise caution when in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations. For further information: See the  State Department’s travel website ...
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U.S. Army and National Guard Train 50 Tanzanian Game Scouts

Rungwa Game Reserve, TANZANIA.  On Wednesday, Ambassador Mark Childress observed a training demonstration of field techniques learned by Tanzanian game scouts to increase their capacity to combat wildlife poaching and trafficking in Rungwa Game Reserve. The game scouts have been participating in a training conducted by U.S. military experts from U.S. Army Africa Combined Joint ...
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Statement on Bilateral Agreement for Continued USAID Development Assistance in Tanzania

Today (1st August 2016), Ms. Sharon Cromer, Mission Director, representing the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and Dr. Servacius Likwelile, representing the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania, signed a five-year strategic assistance agreement.  Through the agreement, the United States, in full coordination with the Tanzanian Government, aims to support Tanzania’s socioeconomic ...
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Local Students Learn about Wildlife Conservation

On Monday June 20th, the U.S. Embassy’s Wildlife Anti-Trafficking Coordinator Shana Tischler facilitated a session on Wildlife Conservation with students from Kondo Secondary School.  The presentation kicked off a week long program focused on environmental and wildlife conservation. The students engaged in a discussion on what has caused Tanzania to lose nearly 60% of its ...
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Eastern Accord 2016 (EA16)

Eastern Accord 2016 (EA16) is an annual, combined, joint military exercise that brings together partner nations to practice and demonstrate proficiency in conducting peacekeeping operations. Participants from Djibouti, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Germany, the Netherlands, the UK, the Eastern Africa Standby Force, African Union and United Nations, in addition to the U.S. military members and ...
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U.S. Ambassador to Tanzania Mark B. Childress on the occasion of U.S. Independence Day

By U.S. Ambassador to Tanzania Mark B. Childress | July 4, 2016 As the United States celebrates the 240th anniversary of our Independence, I am reminded that America, like Tanzania, strives for peace, stability and economic growth for all its citizens.  On the 4th of July, we celebrate our Constitution, a cherished document that guarantees ...
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U.S. Government Launches $14.5 Million Project to Protect Tanzania’s Environment and Promote Conservation and Tourism

On Monday, June 22 the U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), officially launched the PROTECT Project (“Promoting Tanzania’s Environment, Conservation, and Tourism.”)  The launch, which took place at the Treetops Lodge in the Randilen Wildlife Management Area (WMA) adjacent to Tarangire National Park, was presided over by U.S. Ambassador Mark ...
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Tanzanian Secondary Students Return from Academic Year in the United States

Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA.  Nineteen Tanzanian secondary school students who recently completed a year-long academic exchange in the United States visited the U.S. Embassy this week and met with Deputy Chief of Mission Virginia M. Blaser.  The students attended U.S. secondary schools through the Department of State’s Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) program.  The ...
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U.S. Army Cadets Visit Tanzania in CULP Program

U.S. Army Cadets this month are participating in the Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency (CULP) program in Tanzania. The Army Cadets are demonstrating various activities to Tanzanian youth. The CULP program provides the Cadets with real-world missions where they can practice leadership. They immerse in learning languages, cultures and socio-economic situations so they can learn ...
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U.S. Government Calls on Government of Tanzania to Expand Investments in Health Commodities

June 1, 2016 – Speaking today at an end-of-project event in Dar es Salaam for the Supply Chain Management System  (SCMS) and USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Health Office Director Janean Davis emphasized the need for the Government of Tanzania to prioritize health commodities and the national public health supply ...
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U.S. Government Sponsors Four-Day Workshop and Festival For Athletes with Disabilities

Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA.  The University of Kentucky and the Tanzanian Paralympic Committee launched at the National Stadium a four-day workshop and festival for Tanzanian and Kenyan athletes with disabilities.  Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the festival features a team of American, British, and Canadian coaches, who are conducting athletic trainings in track ...
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A Call for Proposals on Combating Wildlife Trafficking

To advance the U.S. National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking and its associated implementation plan, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), in coordination with U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam, will support training and other technical assistance in Tanzania to increase investigative and law enforcement capacity.  INL is ...
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2016 U.S. General Election Embed Program for Journalists

Call for applications – Deadline June 6, 2016, 17:00hrs United States Embassy in Dar es Salaam is accepting applications from Tanzanian journalists for the 2016 General Election Embed Program for Journalists.  The program will be implemented by the Washington based International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and will take place in the United States from October ...
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African Land Forces Summit 2016

U.S Ambassador to Tanzania Mark Childress with the participants of the African Land Forces Summit (ALFS), a weeklong seminar bringing together land force chiefs from across Africa for candid dialog to discuss and develop cooperative solutions to regional and transregional challenges and threats.   ALFS 2016 was held in Arusha, Tanzania from May 16-19, 2016 and ...
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Amb. Childress Inaugurates Pizza Hut Restaurant in Dar Es Salaam

On May 11, 2016, U.S. Ambassador Mark Childress joined the official inauguration of the first Pizza Hut Restaurant in Dar es Salaam.  Pizza Hut is an American franchise operating more than 16,000 restaurants in 100 countries across the globe.  In his remarks, Ambassador Childress highlighted the contribution that American companies can make to the Tanzanian ...
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U.S. Trains Tanzanian Officials on Wildlife Crime Scene Investigations

On May 6, 2016, U.S. Ambassador Mark Childress gave remarks at the closing ceremony for the “Wildlife Crime Scene Investigation Course.”  Trainers from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service conducted a five day  course for twenty-two investigators who work with Tanzania’s National Transnational Serious Crimes Investigation Unit.  The diverse class included investigators from Tanzania Police Force, the Wildlife Division of the Ministry of Natural ...
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U.S. Government Initiative Will Help More Tanzanian Girls Achieve a Quality Education

Tanzania and Malawi will both receive funding as the first two priority countries under the Let Girls Learn initiative, launched in 2015 by U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. At a workshop held from May 10-12 at the White Sands Hotel in Dar es Salaam this week, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) convened ...
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5KM – Malaria Safe Walk

To commemorate World Malaria Day the Government of Tanzania in collaboration with Malaria Safe, a coalition of international and local private companies, held a 5 km “Malaria Safe Walk” on Saturday, April 23, to raise awareness about malaria treatment and prevention. Photo (left): USAID Director Daniel Moore offers remarks at the conclusion of a 5-kilometer ...
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President’s Malaria Initiative Releases Annual Report Detailing Progress in Tanzania

The U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), led by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented in coordination with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), released last Wednesday its tenth annual report documenting progress across its programs, including in Tanzania. The report is available at the following URL:  http://goo.gl/g4IrDn .  Since 2004, Tanzania ...
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Forty-Three American Peace Corps Volunteers Sworn In

Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA.  U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam’s Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., Virginia M. Blaser swore in 43 Peace Corps Volunteers today into to their two years of service to Tanzania.  The Volunteers will serve two years in Tanzania and will be stationed in 19 districts, including:  Iringa, Mufindi, Kondoa, Mbinga, Masasi, Ludewa, Lushoto, Songea, ...
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Embassy Statement on Meeting Between U.S. Embassy and Ministry for Foreign Affairs, East Africa, Regional and International Cooperation

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, East Africa, Regional and International Cooperation, Dr. Augustine Mahiga, and the U.S. Ambassador to Tanzania Mark Childress, along with their senior teams, met on April 13, 2016 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Dar es Salaam.  During the cordial and productive meeting they discussed the full range of bilateral issues and ongoing partnership, including ...
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Statement of congratulations from U.S. Ambassador to Tanzania Mark B. Childress to 2016 International Women of Courage awardee Ms. Vicky Ntetema

On behalf of the American people, I would like to offer my heartfelt congratulations to Ms. Vicky Ntetema, the Executive Director of Under the Same Sun Tanzania, upon her receipt yesterday in Washington of the Department of State’s 2016 International Women of Courage Award.  We at U.S. Mission Tanzania were incredibly proud to see Ms. ...
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Statement from Ambassador Mark B. Childress on Decision by Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Board to Suspend Tanzania’s Compact Eligibility

The Board of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) met on March 28, 2016, and voted to suspend development of a second compact with the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania. I fully support the Board’s decision to suspend development of a second compact. The United States and Tanzania have long-standing and deep relationships across ...
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Statement on Election Re-Run in Zanzibar

The High Commissioners and Ambassadors to Tanzania of Belgium, Canada, Denmark, the European Union, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States, today issued the following statement regarding the election re-run which took place in Zanzibar on March 20th, 2016: “We regret the Zanzibar Electoral ...
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Zanzibar Elections

The State Department alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to Tanzania of the announced re-run of Zanzibar elections for Sunday, March 20, 2016.  Violence has accompanied elections in Zanzibar in the past and the current political situation is tense.  Over the past weeks, there have been reports of arrests, small explosions, and isolated acts ...
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mHealth Tanzania Public-Private Partnership

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the prime investor in a collaboration with Tanzania’s Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, the Elderly, and Children that funded the creation of the mHealth public private partnership.  Along with investments of over 1 million USD from private companies, this partnership developed a text messaging ...
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Treasury Sanctions Tanzanian Kingpin and his East Africa-Based Drug Trafficking Organization

Action Targets the Hassan Drug Trafficking Organization, a Key Cocaine and Heroin Smuggling Organization WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) identified Tanzanian national Ali Khatib Haji Hassan (a.k.a. “Shkuba”) and the Hassan Drug Trafficking Organization as significant foreign narcotics traffickers pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation ...
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Worldwide Caution

The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Current information suggests that ISIL, al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, al-Shabaab, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions.  Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those ...
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U.S. Government Advances Public-Private Partnership to Help Save Thousands of Pregnant Mothers and Babies in Rural Tanzania

On March 2, representatives of the Government of Tanzania, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Vodafone Foundation, and other partners gathered in Sengerema to celebrate a pioneering new toll-free emergency line and ambulance taxi service that could help save at least 2,700 lives of pregnant mothers and babies in rural Tanzania each year. In ...
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United States and Tanzania Inaugurate Canine Program to Detect Illegal Drugs and Ivory at the Port and Airport

On March 2, 2016 at the Port of Dar es Salaam, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., Virginia Blaser, Minister of Natural Resources and Tourism Hon. Professor Jumanne Maghembe, and Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Hamad Masauni inaugurated “Canine Detection Program Tanzania.”  The event marked the culmination of an intensive training program for four Tanzanian police officers ...
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CDC Director visits Tanzania

February 22, 2016 – U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director, Dr. Tom Frieden, shown here at a Bowser Filling Station with two Tanzanian water truck drivers, examines new pathways to improve chlorination in Dar es Salaam’s water supply by targeting bowsers (trucked water tanks). CDC has supported the Government of Tanzania’s efforts to ...
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U.S. Government-Funded iWASH Program Helps More Than 200,000 Tanzanians Access Water Supply

On January 28, 2016, Tanzanian organizations working in the water sector joined members of the development community at the Seascape Hotel in Dar es Salaam to mark the successful completion of the USAID-funded Tanzania Integrated Water Sanitation and Hygiene (iWASH) program, which supplied water to more than 200,000 Tanzanians and helped another 40,000 gain access ...
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U.S. Concerned About Electoral Situation in Zanzibar

Press Statement John Kirby Department Spokesman Washington, DC January 29, 2016 ________________________________ The United States regrets the decision of the Zanzibar Electoral Commission to announce a date for a new election on Zanzibar without achieving an inclusive, negotiated agreement on the way forward. We call on the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania and ...
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Statement on Announcement of Election Re-Run in Zanzibar

The High Commissioners and Ambassadors to Tanzania of Belgium, Canada, Denmark, the European Union, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States, today issued the following statement regarding the recent announcement of an election re-run in Zanzibar: “We reiterate our concern with the Zanzibar Electoral Commission’s ...
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Alumni Engagement – She Codes for Change

Two 2014 Mandela Washington Fellows, Rose Funja and Abella Bateyunga, just completed a four-week training program funded by a grant won through the annual Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund competition (AEIF).  The project took place at COSTECH (Commission for Science and Technology) and involved 45 girls from 11 secondary schools who were trained on basic computer ...
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Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Board Defers Vote on Tanzania Compact

Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA. The Board of the U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) met on December 16 and yesterday issued a statement available here . In the statement, the MCC Board said it chose to not vote on compact eligibility for Tanzania, pending resolution of ongoing governance concerns. To request more information, please email Japhet ...
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Statement from Ambassador Mark B. Childress on decision by the Millennium Challenge Corporation to defer vote on Tanzania compact eligibility

On Wednesday, December 16, the Board of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) did not select Tanzania for a second compact. The Board deferred the vote on a second compact pending the resolution of governance concerns. The Board may revisit Tanzania’s eligibility over the course of 2016. I remain hopeful that the Government of Tanzania will ...
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Tanzania and U.S. Celebrate Significant Progress in the Fight Against Malaria after 10 Years of U.S. Government Investment in Tanzania

On Tuesday, December 15, 2015, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Government of Tanzania, and RTI International convened at the Hyatt Regency Hotel to celebrate significant reductions in malaria morbidity and mortality in mainland Tanzania and Zanzibar, which have resulted in the protection of up to 8.5 million people annually. This progress ...
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World AIDS Day Statement from the Ambassador on behalf of the Development Partners Group

As we commemorate World AIDS Day 2015, on behalf of the Development Partners Group for AIDS, I am pleased to join the people of Tanzania to reflect on the progress made toward our shared vision for achieving Tanzania’s AIDS-free generation. Development partners have continued to support the HIV response in Tanzania, providing both technical and ...
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The Time to Act is Now to Achieve an AIDS-Free Generation

By U.S. Ambassador Mark Childress | December 1, 2015 A year ago on the occasion of World AIDS Day, I wrote about working towards an AIDS-free generation in Tanzania. Since then, we have together made important strides in that direction, targeting resources and activities at the places where they are most needed throughout the country. ...
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Joint Local Statement on Human Rights Infringements

The European Union Head of Delegation, the Heads of Mission of Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the Heads of Mission of Canada, Norway, Switzerland and the United States of America issue the following statement in the United Republic of Tanzania The Heads of Mission of ...
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Statement from Secretary of State John Kerry on Elections in Tanzania

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC November 5, 2015 On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of the United Republic of Tanzania on their presidential and parliamentary elections, reaffirming Tanzania’s strong democratic record. As President John Pombe Magufuli and his administration assume their ...
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Statement from the U.S. Embassy in Tanzania

The United States Embassy is closely following the electoral process throughout Tanzania.  We continue to monitor the tabulation of votes, including the ongoing work of the Zanzibar Electoral Commission (ZEC) to tally results of the Zanzibar presidential election, and urge that the process be concluded in a timely and transparent manner.  We call on all ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement on Elections in Zanzibar

The United States Government is gravely alarmed by the recent statement of the Chairman of the Zanzibar Electoral Commission in which he announced his intent to nullify the results of the Zanzibari presidential election.  This action halted an orderly and peaceful election, as evaluated by observer missions from the U.S. Embassy, European Union, Commonwealth, and ...
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Open Season: Applications Are Now On-Line for the 2016 YALI Mandela Washington Fellowship

DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA,   The United States Embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania is pleased to announce the opening of the on-line application for the 2016 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders (YALI). The application will close on November 11, 2015. The Mandela Washington Fellowship is an outstanding opportunity for 1,000 young African leaders ...
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United States Diversity Visa Program Now Open

The U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam announces the opening of the 2017 Diversity Visa program (DV-2017).  The Diversity Visa (DV) Program annually awards up to 55,000 U.S. immigrant visas to people from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United States.  We invite interested and qualified Tanzanians to apply for this immigration ...
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Development of MCC Compact with Tanzania To Continue

DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA – September 26, 2015.  The U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) has released a statement indicating that Tanzania will pass the FY 2016 Control of Corruption Indicator.  The statement is available below and on the MCC website here:  https://www.mcc.gov/news-and-events/release/pressstmt-092615-tanzania-passes-fy16-corruption-indicator The $472.8 million compact, when approved by the Board, will promote increased access ...
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Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Board Applauds Tanzanian Reforms but Expresses Concern About Corruption

DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA –  At its quarterly meeting on September 17, 2015, the Board of Directors of the U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) discussed a proposed new $472.8 million compact with Tanzania designed to increase access to reliable electricity, strengthen utilities and utility management, help Tanzania implement its reform plan for the energy ...
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Fifty-Nine American Peace Corps Volunteers to Work in Education in Thirty-One Districts in Tanzania

Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA.  U.S. Ambassador to Tanzania Mark Childress swore in this morning at U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam 59 new Peace Corps Volunteers, launching their two-year tours of service in Tanzania.  The swearing-in ceremony was attended by Dr. Edicome Cornel Shirima, the Assistant Director of the School Quality Assurance Division at the Ministry ...
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Political Rally at Jangwani Grounds on August 29

The U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam advises U.S. citizens in Tanzania of a planned political rally to be held on Saturday, August 29 at Jangwani Grounds in central Dar es Salaam.  Large crowds are expected and disruptions of traffic flow are likely. The U.S. Embassy recommends U.S. citizens avoid political rallies, polling centers, demonstrations, ...
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U.S. Government Supports Training on Energy Tariffs

Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA.  The Tanzanian Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (EWURA) and other energy sector stakeholders gathered from August 17-20, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Dar es Salaam to participate in an interactive workshop on cost-reflective tariffs. The training was organized by the U.S. based, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) with ...
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501st Maintenance Battalion TPDF Graduates 80 Soldiers from Specialized Vehicle & Equipment Maintenance Training

The 818th Mobility Support Advisory Squadron (MSAS) conducted a Vehicle & Equipment Maintenance Assistance Team Phase II with the Tanzania Peoples Defense Force (TPDF) 501st Maintenance Battalion 31JUL2015-15AUG2015.  The training focused on providing the TPDF with fundamentals to repair their High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) fleet with drivers training being a Point of Instruction ...
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U.S. Government Awards $61Million to Help Strengthen Public Sector

Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA.  The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) recently announced the award of a contract for $61 million to Abt Associates, Inc. for the Public Sector System Strengthening (PS3) project.  Through this award, USAID aims to support the Government of Tanzania to strengthen the public system to promote the delivery, quality, and use ...
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USAID Supports Tanzania Health Sector with $49 Million Grant

Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA.  The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) recently announced support of the Government of Tanzania’s Results Based Financing (RBF) Initiative in the health sector through a $49 million grant. Through a single donor trust fund administered by the World Bank, Tanzania will receive $49 million over the next five years. Tanzania’s ...
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Obama’s Remarks During His Recent Visit to Kenya

Safaricom Indoor Arena Nairobi, Kenya 12:00 P.M. EAT PRESIDENT OBAMA: Hey! AUDIENCE:  Hey! PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Habari Zenu!  (Applause.)  Wakenya mpo?  (Applause.)  It is great to be back in Kenya.  Thank you so much for this extraordinary welcome.  I know it took a few years, but as President I try to keep my promises, and I ...
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2015 Mandela Washington Fellows

U.S. Ambassador Mark B. Childress with the 2015 Mandela Washington Fellows at his residence in Dar es Salaam on June 17, 2015.  On the Ambassador’s right is Tanzania’s Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Ambassador Liberata Mulamula.  The 21 Fellows are part of a 500-team of dynamic young African leaders ...
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Assistant Secretary Christopher Smith meets Tanzanian Energy Minister

On June 2, 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy, Christopher Smith, speaking with the Tanzanian Minister for Energy and Minerals, George Simbachawane (right).  The meeting was part of a broader visit that included ten American companies exploring trade and investment in Tanzania’s energy sector. (Photo:U.S. Embassy, Dar es Salaam)
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MCC, 10 American Companies Explore Opportunities in Tanzania

Today, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the Department of Commerce and 10 American companies successfully concluded the first half of a trade and investment mission to explore business opportunities in Tanzania’s energy sector. The mission, the first in MCC’s 11-year history, promotes U.S. exports and expands U.S. companies’ presence in Africa by introducing American firms to ...
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United States and Tanzania Launch Dog Program to Detect Illegal Drugs and Ivory

On May 5, 2015 at the Port of Dar es Salaam, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), along with the Ministry of Transport, the Ministry of Home Affairs, and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism announced the launch of a new “Canine Detection Program” in Tanzania.  Through this program, Tanzanian police officers with specially-trained ...
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Thirty-Six American Peace Corps Volunteers to Work on Health Education and Sustainable Agriculture in Sixteen Districts

Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA. On April 22, U.S. Ambassador Mark Childress swore in thirty-six Peace Corps Volunteers to their two years of service in Tanzania. The volunteers will work in community health education and sustainable agriculture in sixteen districts throughout Tanzania.  The swearing-in ceremony took place at the U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam and ...
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USAID gets accolades for supporting Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs)

On Monday, March 30, the Authorized Association Consortium (AAC) of Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) kicked off a 2-day Constitution and Strategic Plan Workshop at the Kurasini Training and Conference Centre in Dar es Salaam. At the opening of the workshop, Acting Wildlife Director Herman Kerario expressed gratitude to the United States Agency for International Development ...
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Selous Park Rangers Conclude Anti-Trafficking Training with U.S. Marines

Selous Game Reserve, TANZANIA.  On March 27 U.S. Chargé d’Affaires, Virginia Blaser, attended the graduation ceremony of 50 Park Rangers, who successfully completed a month long anti-trafficking training.  The training was conducted by U.S. Marines and Sailors from Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa.  Faustin Masalu, Assistant Director for Anti-Poaching in the Ministry of ...
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U.S. Marines Train Selous Park Rangers

Selous Game Reserve, TANZANIA.  Ambassador Mark Childress observed on Monday a training of 50 Park Rangers by a team of U.S. Marines and Sailors.  This month long training is aimed at helping the Rangers combat illicit trafficking across the reserve.  The Marines and Sailors are from Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa and are ...
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Ambassador Mark Childress Discusses Wildlife Conservation in Tanzania [TBC interview – Youtube]

On March 4, 2015, the U.S. Ambassador to Tanzania, Mark Childress, gave an interview to TBC presenter Agnes Tuniga. It was broadcast on the weekly program “International Sphere” that same night. The interview focused on wildlife issues, the importance of wildlife conservation in Tanzania and the need to improve anti-poaching efforts. The event was in ...
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U.S. Embassy Launches Video to Promote Protection of Tanzania’s Wildlife

In commemoration of World Wildlife Day on March 3, 2015, U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam today launched a video that highlights the importance of wildlife conservation in Tanzania and the need to improve anti-poaching efforts and wildlife conservation.  The video is available on YouTube at the following URL:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwSVt4tkb0Q , and on the U.S. Embassy’s Facebook ...
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Tanzania and U.S. Celebrate Distribution of 2.5 Million Secondary School Textbooks Throughout Tanzania

DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA.  President of the United Republic of Tanzania Jakaya Kikwete and U.S. Ambassador Mark B. Childress celebrated yesterday the delivery of 2.5 million secondary school textbooks to the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training (MOEVT). The textbooks were requested by President Kikwete during President Barack Obama’s June 2013 visit to Tanzania, and ...
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Transcript of Ambassador Childress’ Remarks at Donation of Science Textbooks

Ingawa naendelea kujifunza lugha ya Kiswahili, ningependa kusema kwamba… Ili kujifunza, lazima msome.  Na vitabu kama hivi ni ufunguo wa maendeleo ya siku zijazo – elimu ya sayansi na teknolojia ni msingi wa ustawi wa kiuchumi.  Uwekezaji wetu kwa watoto Watanzania ni muhimu zaidi kuliko wowote, kwa sababu wao wanabeba mustakabali wa Tanzania.  (Translation:  Although ...
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US Mission team up with Center Stage, Alliance Française to empower local performing artists

On February 17, 2015 a team of three visiting American art administrators from US State Department sponsored Centre Stage Cultural Exchange Program facilitated a workshop on marketing and branding for Tanzanian performing artists, producers and art administrators at the Alliance Francaise in Dar es Salaam.  The one day workshop was organized by US Mission Dar ...
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Launch of the Great Lakes to Great Lakes Initiative

The United States Special Envoy for the African Great Lakes and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Russell Feingold, in collaboration with the Lake Tanganyika Authority (LTA), launched a unique initiative this week to bring together experts from the North American Great Lakes with counterparts from the African Great Lakes to address sustainable management ...
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American and German Governments Partner with Tanzanian Government and Frankfurt Zoological Society to Save Elephants in the Selous

SELOUS GAME RESERVE, TANZANIA.  To combat the very serious threat of poaching in the Selous Game Reserve, the governments of the United States and Germany transferred on Wednesday a significant amount of field equipment for use by Tanzanian game wardens patrolling the reserve.  The equipment included small and large tents, torches, maps, binoculars, cameras, uniforms, ...
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Worldwide Caution

The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution to provide information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those affiliated with terrorist entities, copycats, or individual perpetrators, serve as a reminder that U.S. citizens need to maintain a high ...
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Tanzania’s Maternal Health and Early Child Care Text Messaging Service Enters its 3rd Year with Half a Million Registrants

“These text messages makes Tanzanian women come early for checkups and makes our work easier,” says midwife Getrude Justin Mushi.  Getrude is one of the 1,500 Tanzanian health care workers who registers pregnant women and their supporters to the Healthy Pregnancy, Healthy Baby Text Messaging Service service.  In November 2013, over 500,000 Tanzanian men and ...
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Young Manager Leads Regional Lab Team to WHO 3-Star Rating

PEPFAR-supported Lab Mentorship Initiative Yields Remarkable Improvements in Quality of Service at Temeke Hospital Laboratory in Tanzania Having successfully led Temeke Hospital Laboratory from a zero to 3-Star rating, Lab Manager Grace Maliva isn’t resting until the lab achieves full accreditation, hopefully by the end of 2015. After that, she has her eyes set on ...
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‘It’s About the People’ Film Premieres at the Zanzibar International Film Festival

Stone Town, Zanzibar — A documentary on voluntary male circumcision (VMMC) in Tanzania premiered at the 2014 Zanzibar International Film Festival on Sunday. The short film showcased how Tanzania is successfully scaling up VMMC services, with the potential to avert more than 3 million future HIV infections in the country. The film was funded by ...
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World AIDS Day Commemoration

It is my privilege, as the donor countries’ representative, to join you as we commemorate World AIDS Day here in Dar es Salaam. We stand here together today to mourn the world’s losses as a result of HIV and to celebrate its many brave heroes, who have fought in ways big and small against this ...
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PEPFAR’s Ten Years of Progress; Millions of Lives Saved

Ten years ago in 2003 the world was in the midst of an AIDS pandemic and Africa was the epicenter. Nearly 30 million people had the AIDS virus, including 3 million children and over 8,000 people were dying every day. In Africa, AIDS was wiping out an entire generation. The American People saw the need ...
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