Tanzanians have nicknamed Dar es Salaam "bongo" which is Swahili for brains. 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If the government does nothing, the population will hit eight million in 20 years, according to Nimrod Mushi, a lecturer at the city's Ardhi university. BBC Swahili is recruiting an Assistant Editor to join the bureau in Dar es Salaam. Singapore is his role model, and he favours big projects to clear slums and build bridges, roads and out-of-town settlements. In many cities across Africa, traffic is such a problem that the daily commute can take several hours. Nimrod Mushi warns that a planning overhaul is the only way to solve these problems. His project, called Twaweza, runs regular phone-based polls on major issues aiming to reflect the views of Dar es Salaam's residents. The US embassy in Tanzania has warned that there is a risk of "exponential growth" of Covid-19 cases in the country, at a time when the government is not releasing data on new cases. Dar es Salaam is one of the world's fastest growing cities, and it has reached its tipping point. Tanzanian brewers are ignoring a ban on using grain in popular local alcoholic drinks because of food shortages. Dealing with Electronics Devies and Accessories At last count there were an estimated 300,000 to 500,000 crows in Tanzania's capital, Dar es Salaam, and efforts to control them have been short-lived. Job Introduction International News is at the heart of the BBC. The divisions in Tanzania's lop-sided economy, with a tiny super-rich elite and a vast poor majority, are reflected in its main city. Rolens Elias arrived seven years ago from a village near Morogoro, about 150km to the west. 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"Then it's up to the government, or a donor government, to allocate resources. As urban populations and economies grow, the gridlock and the accidents seem to be getting worse. You will be in charge of BBC Swahili radio and digital output produced in Tanzania. However, the unusually strong In the last election in 1995, Dar was one of the places that witnessed ugly incidents of election violence. As he arranges his tomatoes, a group of his friends gather around and chip in with their own stories. Job Title: Journalist/Producer Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Reports to: Senior Producer Duration: 12 months Closing date: 10 August 2020 Overview of the role. Tanzania: Lack of info could mask 'hidden Ebola epidemic', Video caption: There's still little known about a possible Ebola case in Dar es Salaam, Video caption: The Tanzanian singer standing up to sexual harassment, The Tanzanian singer standing up to sexual harassment, Video caption: The regional commissioner of Dar es Salaam promised arrests, Reunited in death: The five brothers killed in WW1, there is a risk of "exponential growth" of Covid-19 cases in the country, at a time when the government is not releasing data on new cases, Night burials amid Tanzania's coronavirus defiance. Drone footage was used to map almost 2,000 informal dumpsites which were causing floods. 2020 BBC. The government promised to rehouse them, but most are still living in temporary shelters or have been left to fend for themselves. The government distances itself from an official who wanted to create an anti-gay surveillance squad. Local time in Dar es Salaam is words used in the statement speaks volumes about what the US believes to be the Artists in Tanzania are using their time during the lockdown to create new work and put it online. Fighting floods with drones in Dar es Salaam Video content Video caption: Drone footage was used to map almost 2,000 informal dumpsites which were causing floods. The Tanzanian authorities do not have a great record with such projects. Bureau Manager, Dar es Salaam Job Reference BBC/TP/653414/42609 Contract Type Permanent Those who cannot set up as greengrocers hawk goods, anything from baseball caps and mobile-phone chargers to bottled water and sweeping brushes. Otherwise it'll be just another book on the shelf.". New careers at BBC News Dar es salaam e-SBO Friday, August 16, 2019 Bureau Manager . The country requires more than 100,000 tons of grain to feed itself for the next three months. The UN estimates that 70% of Dar es Salaam's population live in informal settlements; there are no slums in Singapore. Video caption: Drone footage was used to map almost 2,000 informal dumpsites which were causing floods. All times are EAT (Africa/Dar_es_Salaam, GMT +0300) unless otherwise stated. Athuman Mtulya, BBC News, Dar es Salaam In some ways, things have gone back to normal and this city, the country's commercial hub, is busy once again after last Tanzanian artist Mina Hussein won't 'offer her body' to music execs to be successful. demand people wash their hands before entering. Read about our approach to external linking. His gripes include a lack of medical care, transport or basic sanitation. The Asia city-state's economy was worth $260bn last year compared with $23bn for the whole of Tanzania, which remains one of the poorest countries in the world. .css-1xgx53b-Link{font-family:ReithSans,Helvetica,Arial,freesans,sans-serif;font-weight:700;-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;color:#FFFFFF;}.css-1xgx53b-Link:hover,.css-1xgx53b-Link:focus{-webkit-text-decoration:underline;text-decoration:underline;}Read about our approach to external linking. No-deal Navy threat 'irresponsible' - Tory MP, US Pfizer Covid vaccine approved for emergency use, 'We went to relax - now we're just stressed', Trump's latest, legal longshot doomed by Supreme Court, Covid: Homeless left struggling for shelter. The lack of daily updates from places of worship have also put water buckets and soap at entrance points and Slum clearance would be vital to any regeneration project. We all live in one room, but it's a better life than in the village.". Survivor Jim Owens said the blast at the Tanzanian embassy threw him back about five feet (1.5m). the government makes it difficult to know for sure whether the situation in the BBC News, Dar es Salaam Small-scale brewers say they cannot afford not to make beer. This part of the market has the least sought-after plots, and all of the stallholders have one thing in common: none of them was born in Dar es Salaam. Dar es Salaam is one of the world's fastest growing cities, but the Tanzanian authorities are struggling to harness its potential, reports the BBC's Joe Boyle. "When the document comes out later this year, we will include all the budgets needed," he says. They all contrast the rural poverty they were born into with the lure of Dar es Salaam and its big-city opportunities. Their rich counterparts can choose between $1m beachside mansions in the city's posh northern districts. BBC Weather in association with MeteoGroup. If I make nothing, I still pay 700. He says Tanzania could face a similar conflagration to Kenya in 2007, when thousands of people were killed in post-election violence. Superficially at least, his dream seems within reach. But Rajani is more plugged in than most to the collective mind of the city. See the links below the 12-day Dar es Salaam weather forecast table for other cities and towns nearby along with weather conditions for local outdoor activities. There's still little known about a possible Ebola case in Dar es Salaam. BBC WORLD SERVICE JOB DESCRIPTION Job Title: Reporter, BBC Africa Location: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania Grade: Local terms and conditions Reports to: BBC East Africa Regional Deployments Editor The Job The Reporter will play a crucial role providing timely, expert and authoritative coverage of news and current affairs 1 talking about this. 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The artists and entertainers moving performances online, Video caption: The artists and entertainers moving performances online, Dar es Salaam life 'normal' despite Covid-19 alert, Many residents of the city are wearing masks though other restrictions are not in evidence, Image caption: Many residents of the city are wearing masks though other restrictions are not in evidence, Swahilis growing influence outside East Africa, Fighting floods with drones in Dar es Salaam. His analysis runs against the popularly held view of Dar es Salaam as a beacon of diversity, where people of different religions and ethnicities live together peacefully. He said: "The cuts I have do not look that bad but they bled profusely. 2 talking about this. He says the influx provides an opportunity to harness the talents of the people and create a great city, but worries that the authorities too often oppress the poor with petty rules and rough treatment. spreading fast. The BBC looks at the rise of Swahili as a popular language across the African continent. Stone crosses are placed across the globe in memory of five brothers killed during World War One. Dar es Salaam is Tanzania's largest and richest city and an economic hub in East Africa. In the dark basement of the cavernous Kariakoo market, dozens of traders gather at tiny makeshift stalls, arranging fruit and vegetables into neat piles. The health alert does not necessarily mean the relationship between Tanzania and the US The UN secretary general has called on all countries to declare a climate emergency. Whatever the truth is, life has Rakesh Rajani, who runs a development project in the city, is also worried about the way the authorities are handling the city's growth. Every day new arrivals flood in, many of them setting up home in hastily erected shacks, many others sleeping on the streets. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Were seeking a journalist/producer that is an experienced, creative and dynamic individual who understands editorial values and can demonstrate that they have upheld them in their previous work. other face covering to protect themselves. But he concedes that its success or failure depends on financing. Read about our approach to external linking. 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