News & Analysis: Tanzania

Vaccine demand spirals as third wave hits home

“As the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic sweeps across Africa, the continent has become the most vulnerable region hit by the more transmissible Delta variant of the disease due to lack of vaccines and health facilities.”

via Africa Confidential

Health crisis as COVID-19 sweeps East Africa

“East Africa is in the throes of a public health crisis as its healthcare systems sag under the weight of a rapid third wave of COVID-19, largely blamed on the deadly Delta strain.”

via The East African

Burundi reopens borders with Tanzania, suspends mandatory quarantine

“Burundi on Monday said it would reopen its Kobero-Kabanga and Mugina borders with Tanzania, which were closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.”

via The Citizen

East Africa aims to spend its way out of the pandemic recession

“Budget day on 10 June in East Africa meant ‘borrowing’, as the region’s three biggest economies unveiled their tax and spending plans for the coming fiscal year.”

via Africa Confidential

Tanzania adds COVID-19 testing centers at Julius Nyerere International Airport

“The steps we have taken aims at reducing the duration of the testing process. Following these comments, improvements have been made with the addition of service delivery areas including from two to 10 testing centers.”

via The Citizen

COVID-19: Tanzania announces 14-day mandatory quarantine for travellers

“All travellers, whether foreign or returning, arriving from countries with new COVID-19 variants based on WHO daily updates or those who have travelled through those countries in the last 14 days regardless of route taken shall be subjected to rapid test at point of entry.”

via The East African

Tanzania Orders Mandatory 14-Day Quarantine for Visitors as Fight Against COVID-19 Takes Shape

“The Tanzanian government stated those who would be arriving from red countries would be required to undergo the COVID-19 test.”

via Tuko

AfDB says COVID-19 is giving East Africa chance to renegotiate debt

“East Africa was the continent’s most resilient region in 2020 due to less reliance on primary commodities and greater diversification compared with other parts of Africa… The region’s real GDP growth will rebound to 3% in 2021 from 0.7% in 2020, with Djibouti, Tanzania, and Rwanda as the potential top performers.”

via The Africa Report

“A short illness?” Why we deserve to know what kills our leaders

“Presidents may not be constitutionally required to report on their health, but the secretive nature of all these deaths robbed countries of timely opportunities for reflection and frank discussions of health and illness.”

via African Arguments

COVID-19 inflames election violence in Africa

“COVID-19 may have increased the risk of electoral violence in four key ways: facilitating clampdowns on political opposition, fueling the proliferation of disinformation, worsening economic fragility and delaying elections.”

via African Business Magazine