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#61 COSMIC RHINO

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Posted 21 December 2016 - 07:41 AM

concerns are developing about  censorship  and civil rights 

 

 

please see the site of  committee  to protect journalists  http://www.cpj.org

 

they report that the police visited the offices  of the Jamii Forum , an online list for discussing  issues of public concern  with a view to identifying people who had been discussing corruption

 

they also arrested  Maxence Melo, a co founder of the forum .

 

the appropriate action for police to take with corruption is to investigate and prosecute it 

 

it is a very bad look when they attempt  to limit discussion of important issues like this  , the more it is discussed the less it will be tolerated and hopefully  something will be done to control it


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Posted 03 January 2017 - 05:26 AM

well said!


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Posted 23 January 2017 - 10:25 AM

http://allafrica.com...1701200251.html

 

I've been quite enthusiastic about President Magufuli's efforts at attacking corruption,waste,inefficiency and especially poaching in Tanzania,however,I'm quite worried about uranium mining in Selous because it is a world heritage site. Since when can one mine for uranium in a world heritage site? Is hunting allowed in a world heritage site? Is there a clear definition of just where will be mined for uranium,and where will be opened for wildlife tourism in the future? If nothing else this seems remarkably short sighted. 



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Posted 26 January 2017 - 08:36 AM

http://allafrica.com...1701250407.html

 

This is superb news not just for all of Tanzania,but for all of Africa. It isn't just showing the world that China respects Africa's elephants but the wishes of it's 

leaders and far more important it's people. In my own experience Africans are bitterly against poaching and realize very well that there is no money in it. It's a

victory for everyone. It couldn't come at a better time because some members of the hunting fraternity were claiming that the election of Mr.Trump would mean

an end to the ivory ban in the United States. Where would all this ivory come from? According to the hunters from more hunting,culls( I thought that culling was no longer 

taken seriously as a means of conservation), tusks which had been seized by the authorities in various countries and ivory which had come from dead elephants where 

microchips had been installed in the tusks. This is simply madness!!! I 



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Posted 27 January 2017 - 07:43 AM

http://allafrica.com...1701260275.html

 

I wish that Kenya could follow Tanzania's example,and build the roads more rapidly. It would increase investment in so many areas including of course tourism. Please expect lots more investment to go to Tanzania.



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Posted 29 January 2017 - 07:18 PM

As the article states, a glimmer of hope.  Agreed! :)


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Posted 28 April 2017 - 01:32 PM

Tanzania President John Magufuli sacks 10000 civil ... - Citizen TV

https://citizentv.co...-civil-servants

 

President Magufuli is again living up to his nickname  the "bulldozer"as he continues in his relentless drive to eliminate waste and corruption. There is no doubt that he

is sincere. It is now increasingly hard to find jobs with the government. 



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Posted 01 May 2017 - 07:21 AM

allafrica.com/stories/201704170225.html

 

This is yet more evidence of President Magufuli's drive to cut down on waste and inefficiency. If one can pay with a credit card it will not only enable visitors to pay directly,but it will cut down on waste because the money will go directly to the State's coffer. I wish that other countries would emulate Tanapa's example. I also feel that telephone banking would improve the situation.



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Posted 02 May 2017 - 07:31 AM

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I'm glad to see that the Tanzanian government is continuing to win victories in it's war against poaching. I was very encouraged to see this on Facebook. Where are those who claim to care so much about conservation? They are simply silent.



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Posted 05 May 2017 - 06:27 AM

http://china.org.cn/...nt_40717483.htm

 

The good news is continuing in Tanzania. I have no doubt that the numbers of elephants are gradually increasing especially in the areas where they've been the worst hit by poaching.



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Posted 05 May 2017 - 07:19 AM

http://allafrica.com...1705040609.html

 

This isn't just a bust, the point is that a major known trafficker has gotten a significant prison sentence. It's wonderful to see that President Magufuli's government is continuing to relentlessly wage war on poachers. 



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Posted 05 May 2017 - 08:00 AM

@optig As I understand it, this topic is for general Tanzania news, please post conservation news links and your comments in the Latest Conservation news and talk subforum.

 

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 07:11 AM

allafrica.com/stories/201705050247.html

​Again the Tanzanian government is continuing to make real progress in it's desire to improve the country's infrastructure. This can only lead to more investment both foreign and domestic. 

I'm sure that the economy will continue to boom.



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Posted 06 May 2017 - 11:21 AM

allafrica.com/stories/201705050247.html

 

This is another positive development because improved infrastructure in Tanzania will mean more investment both foreign and domestic. It will also undoubtedly lead to

more tourism. 



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Posted 08 May 2017 - 09:18 AM

http://allafrica.com...1705050247.html

 

I read this and had to think that I wished Kenya's government had the same commitment to improving Kenya's infrastructure. It's yet another sign of improvement which will only improve Tanzania;s attraction to investors.







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