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The United Republic of Tanzania  is a nation in central East Africa bordered by Kenya and Uganda to the north, Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west, and Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique to the south. The country's eastern borders lie on the Indian Ocean.
The United Republic of Tanzania is a unitary republic composed of 26 mikoa (regions). The current head of state is President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, elected in 2005. Since 1996, the official capital of Tanzania has been Dodoma, where parliament and some government offices are located. Between independence and 1996 the major coastal city of Dar es Salaam had been the country's political capital. Today Dar es Salaam remains the principal commercial city of Tanzania and the de-facto seat of most government institutions. It is the major seaport for the country and its landlocked neighbours.
The name Tanzania is a portmanteau of Tanganyika and Zanzibar. The two states united in 1964 to form the United Republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar, which later the same year was renamed the United Republic of Tanzania.

Ongoing Project

  • Select to magnify the image Cooperative Facility for Africa - COOPAfrica
    The Cooperative Facility for Africa - CoopAfrica is a technical cooperation programme of the ILO, under DFID funding. From its office in Dar-es-Salaam (Tanzania), CoopAfrica covers 9 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa. ...
  • Select to magnify the image Improving Labour Law Compliance in the United Republic of Tanzania.
    Building on the achievements of the USDOL-funded Project on Strengthening Labour Relations in East Africa (SLAREA), the project on Improving Labour Law Compliance (ILLC) focuses on strengthening compliance with the revised national labour legislation. ...
  • illc United Nations Development Assistance Plan
    Tanzania is one of eight countries in the world where the United Nations has been piloting the Delivering as One (DaO) reform. The reform comes in response to the changing aid environment - an attempt to translate the Paris and Accra Principles of Aid Effectiveness into practice. Since January 2007, UN Tanzania has been developing new ways of working together with government to achieve a greater impact through results oriented actions, reducing duplication of efforts, being more efficient, using human and financial resources in effective way, and by harmonizing business practices across UN Agencies in Tanzania..
  • Select to magnify the image Unleashing African Entrepreneurship - Youth Entrepreneurship Facility (YEF)
    TThe vision for the “Unleashing African Entrepreneurship - Youth Entrepreneurship Facility”: is to enable African youth to turn their energy and ideas into business opportunities thereby increasing their incomes and creating employment. The promotion of youth entrepreneurship is one of the few feasible options to stimulate the demand side of the labour market and create income generating opportunities. ... Towards sustainable action for prevention and elimination of child labour in tobacco farming in Urambo district, Tanzania
    The project in Tanzania covers nine wards in the Urambo District of Tabora. These are: Usinge, Kaliua, Vumilia, Imalamakoye, Ukondamoyo, Songambele, Muungano, Kapilula and Itundu. The project is funded by the Elimination of Child Labour Foundation in Tobacco Growing (ECLT) based in Geneva, Switzerland. ...

United Republic of Tanzania

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  • Capital : Dodoma
  • Official Language : Swahili, English
  • Government : Republic
  • President : Jakaya Kikwete
  • Prime minister : Mizengo Pinda
Last update:15.08.2012 ^ top