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Daily News

Daily News is published by the Tanzania Standard Newspapers Ltd which is owned by the government of the United Republic of Tanzania that holds 99% shares and the Managing Editor hold 1% share. The Editor-in-Chief is the President of the United Republic of Tanzania, but the Managing Editor is the chief executive officer and contact person.

According to a Tanzania Audience Measurement report by GeoPoll, commissioned by MCT, Daily News is not as widely-read as it used to be, and thus not ranked in the Top Ten. However, because of its historical impact and as a must-read for opinion leaders and decision-makers in governmental agencies, it is included in the selection. Daily News rolled off the press on February 5, 1970 when the government of the United Republic of Tanzania nationalized the Tanganyika Standard Newspapers Limited and its newspaper, The Standard (Tanzania). Daily News is a merger between Standard (Tanzania) and The Nationalist that roled off the press on April 17, 1964. The Nationalist was a daily English tabloid that was owned by the political party Tanganyika African Nation Union (TANU) that speare headed the struggle for independence in Tanzania mainland and ruled the country until February 5, 1977 when it was renamed Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) and is still in power today.

However, the history of Daily News even further goes back to January 1, 1930 when the first issue of the Tanganyika Standard rolled off the press. From 1930 to 1967 Tanganyika Standard was published by East Africa Consolidated Holdings which was later acquired by the British business group London-Rhodesia (LONRHO). On November 7, 1954, the Sunday News appeared as a weekly edition of Tanganyika Standard.

Tanganyika Standard was renamed The Standard (Tanzania) after the Union of Tanzania mainland and Zanzibar to form the United republic of Tanzania. On February 5, 1970 the government nationalized The Standard (Tanzania) and on January 16, 1976 The Standard Tanzania was merged with The Nationalist to form the Daily News.

Key facts

Audience Share

Ownership Type


Geographic Coverage

National (mainland)

Content Type

Paid Content

Passive Transparency

upon request, ownership data is easily available from the company/channel

3 ♥

Media Companies / Groups

Tanzanian Standard Newspaper


Ownership Structure

Daily News is published by the state-owned Tanzanian Standard Newspapers Ltd.

Voting Rights

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Individual Owner

Group / Individual Owner

Managing Editor

is the respective managing editor, apponited by the government.

Media Companies / Groups

General Information

Founding Year

April 26th 1972


Government - nationalized the formerly privately owned Tanzania Standard.


Tuma Abdallah -was elected by the TSN Board of Directors as the company's Actring Managing Editor in August, 2018. She has been with TSN for more than 23 years and served in senior editorial positions including Editor, News Editor, Assistant Editor, Feat


Pudenciana Temba - she worked for TSN from the beginning of her career.

Other Important People

President - appoints the managing editor and the chairman of the board.


Tanzania Standard(Newspapers) Ltd

Daily News Building

Plot No. 11/4 Nelson Mandela Expressway

P.o.Box 9033

Phone: 073-2 923559


Financial Information

Revenue (in Mill. $)

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Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

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Advertising (in % of total funding)

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Market Share

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Further Information

Meta Data

Audience share based on GeoPoll survey (Aug 30 – Sep 1st, 2018), commissioned by MOM Tanzania. Special interest newspapers such as sport news were excluded of the ownership analysis.


Acting Managing Editor, Daily News (October 2018). Media Ownership Monitor Questionnaire Daily News.

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