Tanzania

Volunteer Stories: Marine Conservation and Diving in Tanzania

Frontier | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Frontier

I chose the Frontier Tanzania Marine Conservation and Diving project as I am already a PADI Divemaster and very passionate about diving. I really wanted to take part in a project which incorporated this and also let me expand my knowledge of the marine world.

Voluntourism - Who Is Responsible?

Mark Topley | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK
Mark Topley

Volunteering has become sexy and big business. Check out any gap year websites and there are a load of opportunities there. Some make me cringe. For young people looking to do something next year, my advice is to make sure the ethos of your organisers checks out.

Will 2014 Be Another Year of Tears or the Beginning of Real Hope That We Will See an End to FGM?

Ann-Marie Wilson | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK
Ann-Marie Wilson

Later this week I am travelling to East Africa and I will spend a month meeting with anti-FGM campaigners, representatives from governments and non-governmental organisations working on development programmes and/or violence against women initiatives...

A Community Approach to Sanitation: World Toilet Day

Marie Staunton | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Marie Staunton

Now people are using indoor lavatories, teachers at the local school report no cases of diarrhoea among their pupils and on November 19th, World Toilet Day, Endashangwet will receive an award for being the first village in the area to be free from open defecation.

Plenty More Fish in the Sea: What is Being Done to Ensure Marine Sustainability?

Frontier | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK
Frontier

The Mafia Island Marine Park is the first of its kind in the world. Set up as collaboration between Frontier and the WFF, it is recognised as the firs...

Jessica Elgot

'Children Aren't Tourist Attractions'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK

Arriving in the crush of Kathmandu, Lucy Frankenburg wanted to do something worthwhile with her month in Nepal's capital. Her husband Guy Selby had bo...

How Red Nose Day Has Empowered Women in Africa

Kirstie Allsopp | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Kirstie Allsopp

Scolastica, a 33-year-old single mother and urban chicken farmer in Tanzania, set up her poultry business in 2005, itself a brave step for a woman to make in such a patriarchal society. Things ticked along relatively well. But when three years ago, a virus swept through her flock and killed 600 of her 900 birds in less than a week - even someone with the drive and determination of Scolastica thought her dream was over. That's when Comic Relief stepped in and her luck began to change.

Preventing Rabies: It's a Public Health Issue for Animals and People

Mike Baker | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK
Mike Baker

Rabies is one of the world's most tragic diseases, not only because of the dreadful effects it has on the people and animals who become infected but also because it is entirely preventable. Its greatest burden falls on poor rural communities across Africa and Asia, where it causes one death every 10 minutes and where tragically children under the age of 15 are at a particularly high risk of dying.

Football Means Much More on the Streets

Nick Hancock | Posted 22.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Nick Hancock

Growing up as a kid I have many fond memories of my granddad taking me to watch the Stoke City games, and now I take my son. Football can be such a great bonding experience, but for many children around the world it means something much more.

14 Schoolchildren Robbed At Gunpoint In Tanzania Ambush

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A school trip took a nasty turn after a group of 16 students were robbed at gunpoint during a roadside ambush on an expedition in Africa. Money, ca...

Enabling Mothers to Breastfeed: Key to Reducing Undernutrition

Sabrina de Souza | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sabrina de Souza

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) exclusive breastfeeding rates have stagnated, with less than 40% of infants under six months of age being exclusively breastfed.

Climate Changes Fuel Civil Strife And Global Conflict

PA | Posted 01.08.2013 | UK

Climate change has fanned the flames of global conflict throughout human history, according to new research. The study shows a similar pattern all ...

The Latest Tool for Women Entrepreneurs in Tanzania

Cherie Blair | Posted 30.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Cherie Blair

Only 4% of women in Tanzania work in formal employment and only 5% have access to financing from banks, leaving them with fewer resources to invest in their businesses. These challenges stem from a number of gaps where women tend to be left behind in East Africa, such as insufficient business management skills, marketing know-how, networks and access to capital. Often women are pushed into running a business as a last resort rather than making the choice themselves. There are huge demands placed on women in East Africa in particular and yet they are offered little support.

Switch Off: Low Key Locations for an Unplugged Holiday

HomeAway.co.uk | Posted 28.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
HomeAway.co.uk

As I sit typing on my laptop, I'm aware of an irresistible urge: to check my emails; check social networking sites; check whether there's been any update since I last checked five minutes ago! The thing is, I'm not crazy about technology, but if you're anything like me, you'll know it's easier said than done escaping it.

Surely People Don't Die From a Toothache?

Mark Topley | Posted 19.05.2013 | UK
Mark Topley

It is 2013 and people are still dying from untreated dental decay. Two of our teams have just returned from the regions of Musoma and Bukoba in Tanzania, where for 10 days they have been training local health workers in emergency dentistry.

How Private Capital Can Help Sustain Our Commitments to the Developing World

Lord Boateng | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK Politics
Lord Boateng

As a former treasury minister, I understand how markets can be used to benefit people around the world. We recognised that public funding, and specifically aid, alone could not solve all of the challenges faced by developing world countries. There was a clear need to harness private sector capital and expertise.

Mobile: The Enabler

Andrew Dunnett | Posted 06.02.2013 | UK Tech
Andrew Dunnett

For the Foundation, the enabling bit began with both the smartphone revolution and the wider penetration of mobiles in to developing economies. Before then, enabling meant providing emergency telecoms in a disaster situation.

Mobile Technology Starts to Ring the Changes in the Developing World

Justin Forsyth | Posted 05.02.2013 | UK Tech
Justin Forsyth

The world is at a tipping point in our battle to reduce child mortality and lift millions more children out of poverty. Never before have we witnessed such rapid progress in reducing child mortality. In 1990, 12 million children died before the age of 5; last year it was 6.9 million.

We Need Volunteers, but Not Knee Jerk Reaction

Mark Topley | Posted 03.02.2013 | UK
Mark Topley

Today we celebrate volunteers and volunteering across the world. But for us this is not just a celebration of volunteers as a token, 'useful' contribution to enable the paid staff to carry on with their work; but as true partners, fellow family members working together to bring lasting change to people who are in pain.

The Hard Facts: Weather Kills People in Africa and Asia

Peter Byass | Posted 24.01.2013 | UK
Peter Byass

What can't be emphasised too strongly here is that these are analyses of real deaths and actual weather. They are not simulations or models - and it reflects the great strength of the INDEPTH Network that it is possible to analyse factual information in this way from parts of the world where reliable data are usually in short supply.

Tanzania Under Fire For 'Ludicrous' Ivory Sale

PA | Posted 09.10.2012 | UK

Conservationists have hit out at a bid by Tanzania to hold a one-off sale of its ivory stockpile and downgrade the level of protection for the country...

Hauntingly Beautiful Photographs Of People With Albinism 'Put Outsiders In The Foreground'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 15.08.2012 | Home

An artist has captured a hauntingly beautiful set of pictures of men, women and children with albinism. Gustavo Lacerda has been photographing peo...

Changing the Lives of Child Brides and Young Mothers in Africa

Vanessa White | Posted 09.09.2012 | Home
Vanessa White

While I was studying at school, dreaming of all the things I might do in the future, young girls like 13-year-old Tanzanian Sikujua, were learning to take care of their husbands and babies. But while I was studying at school, dreaming of all the things I might do in the future, young girls like 13-year-old Tanzanian Sikujua, were learning to take care of their husbands and babies. Now 17, Sikujua explains that she was forced to marry a much older man because her father was sick and needed the money to go to hospital - it is common place for the groom to pay the father a 'bride price', which is usually a gift of cattle.

Somali Pirate Kidnap Couple To Finish Sailing Trip Despite Ordeal

PA | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.06.2012 | UK

The couple held hostage by Somali pirates for more than a year are planning to finish their round-the-world sailing trip. Rachel and Paul Chandler ...

Good News From A Newsman In Africa

Posted 04.04.2012 | UK

Cut through a wattle forest, the dirt track to Lupembe does not afford the visitor from Europe an easy ride. From the nearest main road, it's a three-...