The Chanzo Morning Briefing – November 25, 2022.

In our briefing today: Samia: The future of the DRC cannot be separated from the rest of the nations in the EAC; Zanzibar seeks cooperation with Bangladesh in the area of blue economy; India calls for strengthened cooperation in education, skilling with TZ. 
The Chanzo Reporter25 November 20225 min

Dar es Salaam. Good morning! The Chanzo is here with a rundown of major news stories reported in Tanzania on Thursday, November 24, 2022.

Samia: The future of the DRC cannot be separated from the rest of the nations in the EAC

Speaking during the annual conference of the East Africa Law Society (EALS)on November 21,2022, President Samia has urged lawyers of East Africa to assist DRC in every way possible.

“Since the DRC is now a member of the East African Community, I want your association to look at the DRC based on its historical, legal and cultural experience as well as its challenges, and opportunities”, said Samia as she addressed representative from the EALS .

“And most importantly, we as East Africans, we have to think carefully about the future of our brothers in the DRC” explained President Samia as she urge the law society to sit down and see how they can also assist the DRC.

President Samia address comes a day after an agreement have been reached in the Angola mini-summit for a cease fire and for M23 to withdraw from the captured territories in the Eastern Congo.

“They have many challenges, the security situation on the eastern side is not very good. We all have security challenges but they’re not as big as those of our colleagues in the DRC”, emphasized President Samia in her 45 minutes speech.

While EAC have agreed to send a Joint Regional Force to Eastern Congo, various media reports have indicated that Tanzania would not contribute its army to the Joint Regional Force. So far Kenya has deployed 900 troops, Burundi has deployed 1000 troops and Uganda has also committed 1000 troops.

 

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“They are now in the EAC so we should help them overcome these challenges” expound President Samia on DRC, a nation of more than 90 million residents, “because their future cannot be separated from the rest of the nations in the East Africa Community”

Zanzibar seeks cooperation with Bangladesh in the area of blue economy

Zanzibar’s Blue Economy and Fisheries Minister Suleiman Masoud Makame said this week that the semi-autonomous archipelago is interested to establish cooperation with Bangladesh in the blue economy.

Mr Suleiman during his meeting with Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen who suggested that both countries could sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the area, according to reports by Bangladesh media. The meeting took place on the sidelines of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) conference in Dhaka on Wednesday.

Suleiman was accompanied by the Permanent Secretary from the Ministry of Blue Economy and Fisheries while Mr Momen was accompanied by the secretary (east) and other officials of the foreign ministry.

Thanking Suleiman for joining the Council of Ministers (COM) meeting, Momen said Bangladesh has attained remarkable achievements in agriculture, including fisheries, health and other socio-economic areas.

He proposed that Bangladesh and Tanzania work together to achieve food security. Suleiman said Tanzania would offer contract farming opportunities to Bangladesh entrepreneurs.

Mr Suleiman also proposed that Bangladesh can share the ecotourism experience of Tanzania. Momen invited Tanzanian entrepreneurs to invest in Bangladesh’s economic zones. He suggested that there may also be cooperation in the IT sector.

The foreign minister sought the support of the Tanzanian government on the Rohingya issue as well as in different elections on international platforms where Bangladesh would have candidature.

India calls for strengthened cooperation in education, skilling with TZ

India has said that it remains committed to working with Tanzania to strengthen the two countries’ cooperation in education and skilling.

The commitment was expressed on Thursday by India’s Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan during bilateral talks with the Zanzibar Minister for Education and Vocational Training Lela Muhamed Mussa in the Indian capital of New Delhi.

According to reports by the Indian press, Mr Pradhan assured his counterpart that India is happy to assist Tanzania with the Industrial Innovation in Transition (IIT) project.

“India is happy to assist Tanzania with the IIT project. IIT in Tanzania can be a hub for technology education in Africa,” Mr said in a Twitter post. “I put forward the support required for the implementation of the project & also shared India’s willingness to establish a 21st-century skill centre in Zanzibar.”

He also said that National Education Policy 2020 is creating new avenues for education in India.

Pradhan invited Tanzanian and African students to Study in India.

On her part, Ms Musa assured of all the requisite support to make education and skills cooperation more vibrant and also for the prosperity of Tanzania and Zanzibar.

Both ministers had meaningful conversations on strengthening our traditionally close and cordial relations and making knowledge and skills partnerships a key pillar of our bilateral relations.

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