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Country profile: Tanzania

Location: Eastern Africa, bordering the Indian Ocean, between Kenya and Mozambique
Climate: varies from tropical along coast to temperate in highlands
Terrain: plains along coast; central plateau; highlands in north, south
Size: 945087 sq. km total (Land area: 886037 sq. km  Water area: 59050 sq.km)
Population: 40,213,162
Languages: Kiswahili or Swahili (official), Kiunguja (name for Swahili in Zanzibar), English (official, primary language of commerce, administration, and higher education), Arabic (widely spoken in Zanzibar), many local languages
Government: republic
Capital city: Dar es Salaam
Legal system: based on English common law; judicial review of legislative acts limited to matters of interpretation; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction
Currency: Tanzanian shilling (TZS)
Licensing:

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The Southern African Development Coordination Conference (SADCC), which evolved into the Southern African Development Community (SADC) , has been in existence since 1980. The original nine member-countries were Angola , Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. South Africa joined SADC in 1994 followed by Mauritius (1995), and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC, 1997). In 2005, SADC granted Madagascar membership. In addition to belonging to SADC, Angola, DRC, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe are members of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA).

Shortly after achieving independence from Britain in the early 1960s, Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged to form the nation of Tanzania in 1964. One-party rule came to an end in 1995 with the first democratic elections held in the country since the 1970s. Zanzibar's semi-autonomous status and popular opposition have led to two contentious elections since 1995, which the ruling party won despite international observers' claims of voting irregularities.

Energy production and consumption


Oil Gas
Production:    
Consumption: 25,000 bbl/day (2005 est.)  
Exports:    
Imports: 24,800 bbl/day (2005 est.)  
Reserves:    
Major fields:



Tanzania - recent news

19 Nov 19
Tanzania: Wentworth Resources announces production guidance and operational update
Wentworth Resources, the AIM listed independent, East Africa-focused natural gas company has announced an operational update.
06 Nov 19
Tanzania: Aminex provides corporate and operations update
Aminex has provided an update regarding the Company’s ongoing operations in Tanzania and other corporate matters.
24 Sep 19
Tanzania: Aminex provides Ruvuma farm-out update and acceleration of drilling operations
Aminex has announced that all the conditions precedent within the control of Aminex and ARA Petroleum detailed in the Ruvuma farm-out agreement have been satisfied and Aminex and ARA are now prepared to further advance certain pre-drilling operations for the Chikumbi-1 well.
19 Aug 19
Tanzania: Aminex provides Ruvuma farm-out, operations and corporate update
Aminex is still awaiting Tanzanian Government approval to move forward with the Ruvuma farm-out to ARA Petroleum of Oman, which upon completion will deliver a $5m cash inflow and a $35 million carry through the further appraisal and development of the Ntorya gas-field.
07 Feb 19
Tanzania: Aminex annouces Kiliwani work programme acceleration and capital raise
Aminex has taken the strategic decision to seek funds to accelerate development over its Kiliwani North Development Licence and Nyuni Area PSA to take advantage of depressed market conditions in the service industry.

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