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Natural Resource Governance Index 2017: What is Tanzania’s standing in the global rankings for Oil, Gas and Minerals Transparency?

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Although Tanzania has a mature mining industry and is Africa’s fourth-largest gold producer with revenues constituting 80% of the extractive industries’ 12% contribution to Tanzanian government revenues  based on data collected during 2016, the country scores 49 of 100 points and ranks 42nd  among 89 country assessments in the 2017 Resource Governance Index (RGI) on governance in the sector.

Hakirasilimali opinion on the Natural Resource Wealth Bills of 2017

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At a public hearing today, HakiRasilimali submitted to the parlimentary committees on Energy and Minerals and Constitutional and Legal Affairs its opinion on the following bills tabled in parliament on the 29th of June 2017:

1. The Written Laws (Miscellaneous Amendment) No. 4 Of 2017
2. Natural Wealth and Resource Contracts (Review and Renegotiations of Unconscionable Terms) Act 2017
3. The Natural Wealth and Resources (Permanent Sovereignty) Act 2017

HakiRasilimali Position on Presidential Committees' Reports on mineral exports

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Recently, the President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Dr. John Pombe Magufuli  constituted two high level committees of experts tasked with investigating potential under declaration of mineral content in the exportation of unprocessed mineral concentrates and ores largely from Bulyanhulu and Buzwagi mines both owned by Acacia Mining Plc and to provide recommendations on how to handle the subsector. Further, the committees were tasked to examine the fiscal aspects of the mining regime. The findings presented thereafter led to a meeting with the Barrick Executive Chairman Prof.

What has happened since the 2016 launch of the Stop the Bleeding Campaign?

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Members of the African Parliamentarians Network Against Corruption (APNAC) during the meeting held on June 8, 2017, Dodoma

Ascertain capacity of local providers in extractives to determine realistic local content targets

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Musambya Mutambala from STIPRO responding to the questions during the Breakfast Debate

Domestication of the AMV: government pledges to consider recommendations from Tanzanian stakeholders

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Double Taxation Agreements should be reviewed  to develop robust systems to curb illicit financial flows from mining

POLICY FORUM’S COMMUNITY RADIO PROGRAMMES ON EXTRACTIVE AND ACCOUNTABILITY

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In 2017 Policy Forum intends to use community radio stations to inform and raise awareness of the targeted community on issues related to extractive industry, gender, social development goals, accountability and policies related to public resources.

Four community radio stations located in Lindi, Mtwara, Iringa and Kahama have been employed to broadcast PF’s agenda through their programmes. The stations are Mashujaa FM (Lindi), Safari FM (Mtwara), Ebony FM (Iringa) and Kahama FM (Kahama). The radio programmes will commence from the mid-April to November 2017.

Civic Actors Have Urged the Tanzanian Government to Uphold Freedom of Expression

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                                                                     Photo:Participants discussing at their round tables

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