Tanzania

3 Mar 2022

Maasai protestors shut down Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Maasai protestors shut down Ngorongoro Conservation Area A number of local Maasai people last week blockaded the entrance to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA), a famous UNESCO World Heritage Site in […]
31 Jan 2022

Walkabout forges ahead in Tanzania despite shipping delays

Walkabout forges ahead in Tanzania despite shipping delays   While global shipping delays have slowed down progress at Australian company Walkabout Resources’ Lindi Jumbo Graphite Project in Tanzania, fewer rainy […]
16 Jan 2022

Kabanga Nickel in Tanzania is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week

Kabanga Nickel in Tanzania is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week With Tanzania fast becoming the darling of East Africa again, and with nickel on a high, Kabanga in Tanzania is […]
2 Jan 2022

Elevating women in water

Elevating women in water A new council of high-level water professionals from across Africa will transform how women’s interests in water are respected. Building on experience from the Nile basin, […]
16 Dec 2021

2022 African hotspots

2022 African hotspots For an optimist, there are many opportunities in Africa. However, a handful of countries stand out more than others, writes WhyAfrica founder and editor Leon Louw. Africa’s […]
8 Dec 2021

Bulyanhulu in Tanzania is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week

Bulyanhulu in Tanzania is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week Twiga Minerals is batting on a good wicket in Tanzania. The JV between Barrick Gold and the government of Tanzania recently […]
26 Nov 2021

Water management key to Kenya’s mining sector

Water management key to Kenya’s mining sector Kenya’s mining industry, which generated an estimated Ksh22.7- billion in 2020, is expected to grow as more operators are set to begin production […]
15 Sep 2021

West African Gas Pipeline a model for Intra-African trade

The West African Gas Pipeline (WAGP) is a good model for Intra-African trade that could be adopted by other emerging natural gas regions across Africa.   The WAGP comprises a […]
22 Aug 2021

Supporting smallholder farmers amidst the pandemic

22 August 2021 – Nozizwe Mhlongo farms on 10 hectares of land in Sehlakoane, a rural area in Limpopo. Some of this land she uses for maize production which recently […]
3 Aug 2021

Zambia elections: Commonwealth observer group to be headed by former President of Tanzania

03 August 2021 – The Zambian general elections, scheduled to take place on 12 August 2021, is expected to be a close affair. A Commonwealth observer group to be headed […]
25 Jul 2021

All roads lead to Durban

By Leon Louw founder and editor of WhyAfrica 25 July 2021 – All roads lead to Durban in KwaZulu-Natal. A sobering and perplexing thought, but a fact that will change, […]
18 Jul 2021

Calls to remove Selous Game Reserve from UNESCO’s list of World Heritage sites

Calls to remove Selous Game Reserve from UNESCO’s list of World Heritage sites By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica 18 July 2021 – The development of the Rufiji […]
15 Jul 2021

Why ESG underpins Africa’s agricultural prospects

15 July 2021 – The agricultural sector in Africa remains significantly under-invested, but more support from international lenders and investors will come with stringent environmental, social and governance (ESG) requirements. […]
10 Jul 2021

AGF signs MoU with TADB to boost agribusiness in Tanzania

10 July 2021 – The African Guarantee Fund for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (AGF) this week signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Tanzania Agricultural Development Bank (TADB) that […]
18 Apr 2021

Where to invest in Africa?

By Leon Louw founder of WhyAfrica 18 April 2021 – Africa has a young population, there is a severe lack of infrastructure, and the continent hosts some of the best […]
22 Mar 2021

WhyAfrica’s Hawks Eye is on Adavale’s Kabanga in Tanzania

22 March 2021 – ASX listed Adavale Resources has released results of its initial exploration program at the Kabanga nickel deposit in Tanzania. This week, WhyAfrica’s Hawks Eye is on […]
22 Mar 2021

Covid-19 cuts down two big African trees.

By L.M. Louw 22 March 2021 – Covid-19 has cut down two big African trees. John Magufuli (61) passed away as president of Tanzania last week, while the Zulu monarch, […]
19 Mar 2021

Tanzania poised for a U-Turn.

19 March 2021 – After the untimely death of President John Magufuli this week, Tanzania might be poised for a U-Turn on Covid-19 policies and improved relationships with foreign investors. […]
12 Jan 2021

Montero takes legal action in Tanzania

12 January 2021 – The arbitration case about the Wigu Hill rare earth element project is coming to a head as Montero takes legal action in Tanzania.   The arbitration case […]
1 Nov 2020

Big men, little people

By LM Louw 01 November 2020 – The big men are back. While democracy in Africa has strengthened over the past 20 years or so, there are worrying signs that […]
24 Oct 2020
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Twiga’s gold mines in Tanzania is pick of the week

By LM Louw  24 October 2020 – As Tanzania enters the final straight before general elections, my pick of the week is Twiga Minerals, a joint venture between Barrick Gold […]
4 Jan 2020

East Africa emerging as oil and gas hotspot

04 January 2020 – Even if the global tide is turning in favour of renewable energy, oil and gas will continue playing a prominent role in the energy mix. East […]