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Wildlife slaughtered in West Kilimanjaro corridor
December 19th 2007
The wholesale slaughter of wildlife in the West Kilimanjaro district is threatening
the very existence of certain species in the region, according to a report in The
With two giraffes killed on the night of December 2, the total number of giraffes killed in West Kilimanjaro within the last 10 months has risen to a shocking 210. The giraffes are believed to have been particularly targeted due to a widespread misconception amongst locals that the marrow from their bones, mixed into a soup, can cure HIV-
New map for Kilimanjaro
December 18th 2007
A new map of Kilimanjaro has been produced by a small company with the self-
The maps (so far the company seems to have produced only two, with the new Kilimanjaro map joining last year's Aconcagua sheet) are drawn at a scale of 1:80,000 and, like most of the existing maps of Kilimanjaro, provide a brief overview of the major routes and the vegetation profile that one can expect to find on the mountain...
Tanzanite – the facts
December 16th 2007
Those of you who have climbed Mount Meru will have noticed, on that final nighttime
push to the summit, a large, brightly lit area far in the distance on the Tanzanian
plains below. This is actually a tanzanite mine, and the only known source of the
precious stone in the world!
Tanzanite has a violet-
Killings near Kilimanjaro blamed on Satanic cults
December 14th 2007
A series of bizarre killings, including one that took place in the Rombo district of Kilimanjaro, is being blamed on the stills-
Though details are sketchy, the victims have all been albinos, targeted because of a belief that albino body parts are somehow more potent when used in the black arts. Two albino males were recently linched in what is believed to have been a satanic-
Kilimanjaro Airport goes high-
December 4th 2007
Though not a major international airport, Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA) is going to be the first in the country to install the latest in airport technology: the Common Use Terminal Equipment (or CUTE).
CUTE itself is quite complex but essentially deals with the computer system at the check-
World AIDS day observed in Arusha
December 3rd 2007
According to a report in the Arusha Times, over 3% of residents who volunteered for
a HIV test between September and November of this year as part of World Aids Day
were found to be carrying the virus.
Although the local authorities in Arusha were aiming to test 160,000 of its inhabitants in the run up to World Aids Day, which took place last Saturday Arusha, in the end only just over 85,000 took part. Of those...