Apart from offering one of the best safari tours and destinations in the world, the Country of Tanzania is surrounded by quite a lot of news events and activities and as such is only expected that a lot of newspapers go for circulation every day or weekly. Tanzanian newspapers are mostly published in either of the two major and official languages spoken in the country: the English or Swahili languages. In recent times, more Tanzanian newspapers have made a leap into the growing internet community to satisfy the needs and curiosities of the news-hungry citizens. This has resulted in reaching a wider audience, a more pragmatic and interactive news reporting and of course a more timely and prompt news delivery which is accessible from anywhere on the internet. Such enchanting contributions of information technology has seen more people reading news online with the following newspapers being most preferred Tanzania newspapers
Online Tanzania newspapers
1. Mwananchi Newspaper
Mwananchi is a daily Tanzanian newspaper that is published in Swahili. It was registered on the 20th of April, 2000 and on the 27th of May 2000, the 12-paged first copy of the Mwananchi newspaper was launched and retailed for Sh150. Mwananchi newspaper is distributed to all the major regions in Tanzania. It is estimated that 47% of all Tanzanian Swahili Newspaper readers read Mwananchi. The newspaper is published by the Mwananchi Communications Ltd, a media Company based in Tanzania which has been acquired to become part of the Nation Media Group: the largest news media company in East Africa. Mwananchi newspaper is available online at this link: www.mwananchi.co.tz.
2. Arusha Times
Arusha times is also another newspaper in Tanzania that also has quite a large following, unlike other newspapers which are based in the capital city of Dar es Salaam, the Arusha Times has its headquarters and publications in the City of Arusha.
3. This Day
The daily newspaper which is published in the English language has its offices in the city of Dar es Salaam. The newspaper features local, national, regional as well as international news in social, political and economic sectors.
4. Raia Mwema
This daily newspaper is published in the local language of Swahili; “Raia Mwema” which stands for good citizen and it has a large following due to use of Swahili language. The newspaper which is based in Dar es Salaam covers local, national, international, business, entertainment as well as sports news. Logging into www.raiamwema.co.tz will enable you to read the Raia Mwema newspaper online.
5. The East African
This is a bulky newspaper compared to other newspapers; this is attributed to the fact that the newspaper covers all the countries in the east African region which include Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and also Rwanda. The newspaper which mostly focuses on the markets and economic news is published in Nairobi, Kenya by the Nation Media Group. Typically, the East African Newspaper website publishes some 20 stories a day, representing around one-third of the newspaper’s content. It is accessible via www.theeastafrican.co.ke
6. Business Times
This is a weekly publication that is circulated every Friday of the week; “Business Times” head office is based in Dar es Salaam and is published in English. The newspaper focuses on the business activities taking place locally, regionally as well as internationally.
7. Daily News Newspaper
This newspaper is one of the most popular newspapers in the region; the newspaper is published daily and is based in Dar es Salaam. The publication covers all information that ranges from social, political and also economics. Daily News Newspaper is published by the Tanzania Standard (Newspapers) Limited which is a print media house owned by the Government of Tanzania. The group also publishes other Newspapers like Sunday News, HABARILEO, HABARILEOJumapili and SPOTI Leo. To access the newspaper online one has to log in to their website at www.dailynews.co.tz
8. The Citizen
The Citizen newspaper, like most other Tanzania Newspapers, is based in Dar es Salaam and is also published in English; the newspaper covers all aspects of news which include local, national, regional, business, and entertainment as well as international news. The newspaper is available online at www.thecitizen.co.tz
9. The Express
The Express newspaper based in Dar es Salaam is published in English and covers all kinds of topics such as social, political, economy, sports, and entertainment among other features. The internet address used to read the newspaper is at www.theexpress.com
Mwanaspoti is a sports newspaper published in Swahili, the newspaper focuses on sports activities locally, regionally as well as internationally. The newspaper’s sports content can be accessed via www.mwanaspoti.co.tz
More Online Tanzania Newspapers For Current News
IPP Media is one of East Africa’s largest media companies and has an online news portal for the latest news in Tanzania and East Africa at large. It is a private company based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. IPP Media aggregates news from its nine subsidiary newspapers, which are published in both English and Swahili. The media house has 3 TV
stations, and 4 radio stations (Radio One, SkyFM, Capital radio and East Africa FM). If you are looking for news coverage in Tanzania and the rest of East Africa, IPP Media provides such contents which can also be accessed online through its website www.ippmedia.com.
This daily newspaper has its offices in the Capital city of Dar es Salaam and is published in the Swahili language. The newspaper’s title stands for today’s news and is a full newspaper publication that covers all information expected of a news organization. You can check their content at www.habarileo.co.tz.
There goes the list of the most popular Tanzania newspapers you can rely on for tidings on happenings in and around Tanzania.