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Tanzanian government to endorse GM maize trial soon

Tanzanian seed experts are hopeful that the effort by government to allow field trials of genetically engineered maize which has already proved successful in confined laboratory trials at Makutupora in Dodoma region is a move in the right direction.

East African states to share agricultural research online

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The Association for Strengthening Research in Agriculture in Eastern and Central Africa (Asareca) has created an online portal through which scientists in member countries will share research on agriculture.

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Geologist Sospeter Muhongo appointed Tanzania’s minerals minister

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President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete of the United Republic of Tanzania has appointed Sospeter Muhongo, a renowned geologist as the country’s new minister of energy and minerals.

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Uganda revokes six telecoms licences

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Uganda has revoked the licenses of six telecommunication companies for failing to launch their services within the required time.

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Tanzania begins local production of ARVs

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Succour may finally be coming the way of HIV infected Tanzanians following the establishment of a new pharmaceutical plant to produce life-prolonging anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs) in Arusha, Tanzania.

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