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Shrew’s who: New mammal enters the book of life this article opens in a new window

Source: AFP, Thu January 31, 2008
PARIS (AFP) - In a rare discovery of a new species of mammal, zoologists on Thursday said they had identified a shrew-like creature called a grey-faced sengi living in a small community in remote Tanzania.

Skies to be swept for alien life

Source: BBC News, Sat October 13, 2007
Hat Creek, California - The switch has been thrown on a telescope specifically designed to seek out alien life.

Al Gore & IPCC Share Nobel Peace Prize For 2007

Source: Scoop, Sat October 13, 2007
Oslo, Norway - The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 is to be shared, in two equal parts, between the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.

Gates Foundation tackles a giant that preys on Africa’s children

Source: Seattle Times, Wed October 03, 2007
Bagamoyo, Tanzania - On vaccination days, pharmacist Abel Mdemu unsnaps the padlock on the old Bagamoyo Hospital morgue after lunch.

Africa Wages War on Scourge of Plastic Bags

Source: ENN, Wed August 22, 2007
Nairobi, Kenya - They've become as much a symbol of Africa's landscape as the stereotypical lions and plains ... Discarded plastic bags -- in the billions -- flutter from thorn-bushes across the continent, and clog up cities from Cape Town to Casablanca.

Tanzania: Country Commits $952 Million to National Water Programme

Source: All Africa, Mon April 23, 2007
Dodoma, Tanzania - Tanzania has unveiled an ambitious programme to develop water resources and improve rural water supply and sanitation.

World Bank to Help East African Power Crisis

Source: Planet Ark, Fri July 14, 2006
Arusha, Tanzania - The World Bank is preparing funding for Tanzania and Uganda to help the east African countries cope with a power crisis triggered by a three-year drought, bank officials said on Thursday.

Exotic Animals Found in Tanzanian Mountains

Source: Live Science, Mon June 26, 2006
Rubeho Mountains, Tanzania - In the first field survey of the Rubeho Mountains in Tanzania, scientists have documented more than 160 animal species.

Tanzanian government in joint programme to eliminate child labour

Source: AND Network, Mon June 19, 2006
Dar es Salaam - The government in collaboration with the International Labour Organisation (ILO), is implementing a special programme on the elimination of the worst forms of child labour, according to the Minister for Labour, Employment and Youth Development, Professor Jumanne Maghembe.

New monkey species remarkable

Source: One News, Fri May 12, 2006
Washington, DC - A new species of monkey identified in Tanzania's highlands last year is an even more remarkable find than thought -- it is a new genus of animal, scientists said on Thursday.

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