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Issue No. 0821
July 6 - August 1, 2014

Hadzabe community members. They are indigenous hunters and gatherers who depend mainly on wild fruits, roots, honey and wild meat as their main foods. Now they are under threat as they are encroached by farmers.
(Photo by Charles Ngereza).




Front Page 1

Hadzabe starve as farmers deplete forest
An Hadzabe community living in a remote Eyasi valley in Karatu district, Arusha region is facing a serious food crisis, frightening the survival of a rare ethnic group.
An indigenous hunter-gatherers community depends on wild fruits; roots, honey and wild meats as its staple food, but farming, tree felling for charcoal and mining activities in Eyasi valley have robbed them of ther natural forest, a key source for their foodstuff. ..Read more


Front Page 2

Works ‘complete’ on Namanga’s one-stop border post
The construction works for the One Stop Border Post  (OSBP)at Namanga is expected to be completed in August, with officials here reporting that 99 percent of the project has so far been executed.
The Kenya-Tanzania, One Stop Border Post premises at Namanga being built under the East African Community  costs nearly US $13 million with funds from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and African Development
Bank, to complement the 250 kilometres’ road project linking Arusha City with Kenya’s Athi-River township via Namanga......Read more

Front Page 3

Arusha exports maize to Kenya
Arusha, one of Tanzania's breadbaskets, will soon be dispatching a total of 1700 semi-trailer trucks carrying a consignment of 50,000 metric tons of grain across the border into Kenya, now suffering an acute food shortage.
According to the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperative Mrs Sophia Kaduma, the grain shipment set to be trucked from Arusha to Nairobi through the Namanga Border, this month is
part of the 201,800 metric tons of maize that Kenya had requested to buy from Tanzania....Read more


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