Govt Finally Admits Over One Million Tanzanians Face Hunger
Despite refusing reports of impending famine and assuring the world of adequate supplies, the agriculture ministry and World Food Programme report revealed that at least 55 municipal councils across the country were facing food shortages.
Tanzania's Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa attending food stock.
Daily News, 1 February 2017
Food distribution to hunger stricken citizens has started, with the government announcing the possibility of missing the 2017/18 food production target. Read more »
East Africa: Over 17 Million People Face Food Crisis
Citizen, 31 January 2017
Over 17 million people in the Horn of Africa face food crisis, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (Fao). Read more »
Exchange, 17 January 2017
Distribution of food across regions currently hit by skyrocketing prices is about to start, the government announced in Dodoma, insisting that over 1.5 million metric tonnes (MT)… Read more »
Citizen, 18 January 2017
Ruling party, Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) has blamed the opposition for misleading members of the public on the shortage of food in the country. Read more »
The president says dishonest businessmen, politicians and the media have created an artificial food shortage in order to influence the government's decision on imports tax. Read more »