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    • Facts about Tanzania
      • Tanzania is in East Africa, south of the equator. It is near Uganda and Kenya.
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      • Capital: Dodoma Quality of Life: 82.43 Average Life Expectancy: 60.85 years Currency: Tanzanian Shillings (Tsh)
      • Tanzania was a German colony, but later came under British rule. It became independent in the 1960s. It was originally a dictatorship, but then became a democracy.
      • 10 % of the population live in cities. Most people live on the coast or near the northern border.
    • Trade
      • Transnational Corporations mine gold, copper and silver, run some of the banks, most telecommunications and energy.
      • Tanzania's Balance of Trade (difference between exported goods) is -6.2 million US$. They are losing money.
      • Tanzania exports a lot of metal, including gold, copper and magnesium. Raw Tobacco is also a big export.
      • Tanzania is popular with Transnational Corporations because it has lots of gold, diamonds and tanzanite. It also has lots of arable land.
    • Aid and Development
      • All children should get a primary education in Tanzania. However, only 80% attend school.
      • The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer.
      • 66% of people in urban areas don't have clean water.
      • 28% of the population are living in extreme poverty.
      • Better irrigation, so farmers can grow more crops.
      • Increase in mining means toxins are released into the atmosphere.
      • Not enough healthcare professionals.
    • Employment
      • Many Tanzanians work in the informal sector, which is expanding rapidly. The informal sector is small, normally roadside business. They don't pay tax or rent.
        • These provide 36% of employment and 48% of Tanzania's Gross Domestic Product.
        • The government are giving people in Dar-es-Salaam and Mwanza business training, so they can set up their businesses formally.
      • Oil and Gas have been discovered in Tanzania.
      • Agricultural sector is out of date.
      • Many people are uneducated, so there are few jobs for them in the tertiary and quaternary sector.
      • Skilled employees required in secondary industry.

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