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Energy and Mines Ministry Joins the Exodus to New Capital Dodoma

The first phase of 47 out of 340 workers of the Ministry of Energy and Mines, have left for Dodoma in response to the government's plan to move to the designated capital. Among those who moved in this phase are the top leaders and chief executives in the ministry, including the Minister, Deputy Minister, Permanent Secretary and Deputy Permanent Secretaries. Speaking during flagging off of vehicles carrying office equipment, the Ministry's Deputy Permanent Secretary, Dr Juliana Pallangyo, said the selected workers have responded positively. "Many workers are remaining here in Dar es Salaam and we expect to work through e-government without any problems," she noted.

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Outlook for Africa's sleeping giant, Tanzania

Despite an abundance of minerals and natural gas, and an impressive growth forecast of 7 per cent, Tanzania has yet to reach its full potential. All eyes are on its new president, John Magufuli, who took office in November, and has committed to rooting out corruption and correcting socioeconomic imbalances in this East African nation. Joining CNBC Africa to discuss the outlook for Africa's sleeping giant is Finweek Journalist, Jana Jacobs.

Source: CNBC Africa

Dewji Remains Youngest Billionaire

Despite reduced number of billionaires in Africa and size of their fortunes, Tanzanian's richest man, Mohammed Dewji, has continued retaining his status-- emerging the youngest billionaire in the continent. Mr Dewji (41), having a $1.4bn wealth, outshines the other 20 billionaires in 6 countries: South Africa, Egypt, Nigeria, Morocco (which have three billionaires each), and Algeria (1 billionaire), Angola (1) as the youngest billionaire, well below the average age of 63 years, according to Forbes magazine. "I plan to donate well above half my net worth to various organizations and individuals for philanthropic purposes, similar to what I have done thus far," said Mr Dewji as he commented on this year's ranking of Africa's billionaires.

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Inspirational African Women: Rahel Mwitula Williams

There is a great focus right now on socially responsible brands that not only make a statement in the world, but also make a difference. Entrepreneur Rahel Mwitula Williams and her proudly African lifestyle brand, ILAVA(which translates as IT CAN BE DONE), is passionate about making women feel empowered through fashion, whilst at the same time positively impacting the lives of others.

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