Tanzania

In this report, Peter Wobst considers how Tanzania's structural adjustment reforms of the late 1980s and early 1990s affected agriculture, as well as growth, equity, and poverty alleviation--in others words, the economic well-being of the people in this extremely poor country. The report also presents a computable general equilibrium model of the Tanzanian economy and an updated social accounting matrix.

The Tanzania government has formed a four-man task force to investigate a massive corruption scandal involving government officials suspected to have pocketed millions of Tanzania shillings in compensation to some 900 people relocated from a gold mining area in Geita, Mwanza, on the shores of Lake Victoria.

Tanzanian refugees who fled to Kenya from the islands of Pemba and Zanzibar have told UNHCR that they would be ready to return home "if talks between the government and the opposition [Civic United Front (CUF)] lead to a declaration that would ease tensions on the islands".

Young man in Tanzania is drowned due to the failure to pay the “poll tax” amounting to Tshs.5000.00 (about US$ 6), reports ForDIA- Kagera.

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