Tanzania To Build Massive $3B Hydro Dam; Africanglobe.net

Tanzania on Wednesday signed a $3 billion agreement with two Egyptian companies to construct a huge hydroelectric plant in a game reserve that is a World…

Source: Tanzania To Build Massive $3B Hydro Dam • Africanglobe.net

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‘Selous Game Reserve dam rooted in geopolitics over Nile’; Rajat Ghai; Down To Earth

Conservationist says deal between Tanzania and two Egyptian firms to build a $3 billion dam on the Rufiji river that flows through the protected area is an inducement by Egypt to prevent Tanzania from damming the source of the Nile, Lake Victoria…

Source: ‘Selous Game Reserve dam rooted in geopolitics over Nile’

Tanzania picks Egyptian firms for controversial dam scheme; AFP

Tanzania on Wednesday awarded a $3-billion (2.64-billion-euro) contract to two Egyptian firms to build a hydro-electric dam in a renowned nature reserve. The 2,100-megawatt scheme will straddle the Rufiji River in the Selous Game Reserve, a 50,000-square-kilometre (19,000-square-mile) protected area…

Source: Tanzania picks Egyptian firms for controversial dam scheme

Top 7 World Heritage Sites in Africa you must visit before they disappear; Mildred Europa Taylor; Face2Face Africa

Source: Top 7 World Heritage Sites in Africa you must visit before they disappear – Face2Face Africa

Cultural heritage has a lot to teach us about climate change; Cathy Daly, Jane Downes & William Megarry; The Conversation

While extreme weather conditions represent a considerable challenge globally, some communities have been living with (and adapting to) similar events for centuries.

Source: Cultural heritage has a lot to teach us about climate change

A Tanzania Travel Guide For The First Time Traveler; AFK Travel

Are you looking for a holiday destination that is more than R & R? Do you want adventure, excitement, and a little bit of the unknown? Then visit Tanzania – the country of game parks, safaris…

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Sun, stones and Zanzibar; Chandana Ghosg; Hindu Business Line

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Life is both slow and busy on this archipelago in the Indian Ocean…

Source: Sun, stones and Zanzibar

Keep loggers out of Selous Game Reserve!; Rainforest Rescue

Tanzania’s government is moving ahead with its plans for a hydroelectric dam in Selous Game Reserve. A huge swath of the UNESCO World Heritage site and habitat of iconic African wildlife would suffer irreparable damage. 1,500 km2 – an area the size of London – has just been opened to logging. Please help us protect Selous.

Source: Keep loggers out of Selous Game Reserve!

These 18 Hotels Feature Breathtaking Views of UNESCO World Heritage Sites; Keith Flanagan; Architectural Digest

Many hotels cluster around these stunning destinations, but a select legion are close enough to capture them…

Source: These 18 Hotels Feature Breathtaking Views of UNESCO World Heritage Sites | Architectural Digest

The Bigger Hidden Cost Behind Tanzania’s $2B Hydropower Project; Kizito Makoye; Ozy

This project promises to solve the country’s energy woes. But it could wash away chunks of a prized wildlife reserve.

Source: The Bigger Hidden Cost Behind Tanzania’s $2B Hydropower Project