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New Habari (2006) Ltd

New Habari (2006) Ltd

New Habari (2006) Limited is one of the media houses in Tanzania. It owns print media including Mtanzania, The African, Bingwa, Dimba, and Rai newspapers. The newspapers use mainly Kiswahili, and English for some papers.

According to Business Registrations and Licensing Agency (2018) New Habari (2006) LTD is owned by two shareholders namely Hassan Haidari (750 shares) and Gulam Abdulrasul (750 shares), who operate also as directors. According to BRELA (2018), the Company is required to update the records on the online registration system (ORS).

New Habari (2006) LTD publishes the newspapers that were formerly published by Habari Corporation Limited which ceased its operation for unknown reasons. According to BRELA (2018), Habari Corporation Limited was incorporated on October, 1 1996 by a group of five prominent journalists namely Jenerali Ulimwengu, Salvatory Rweyemamu, Johnson Mbwambo, Gideon Shoo and Shaban Kanuwa, who were also shareholders. Politician and businessman Rostam Aziz purchased their shares in Habari Corporation Limited in 2006. Consequently, he renamed the company to New Habari Corporation (2006) Limited.

Although he does not hold shares in the company any longer, he is referred to as owner in several occasions.

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Limited Liability Company

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Gulam Abdulrasul Chakkar

keeps a low profile. Is according to the whistleblower website Jamii Forum associated with Rostam. He also appears as one of the shareholders in the controversial Tanzania International Container Terminal Services (TICTS).

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General Information

Founding Year

1st October, 1996


Habari Corporation Ltd. Was aunched by the
Dimba-Mtanzania-Rai-consortium of which Jenerali Ulimwengu was chair. In that group also were amongst others i. Jenerali Ulimwengu ii. Salvatory Rweyemamu iii. Johnson Mbwambo iv. Gideon Shoo v. Shaban Kanuwa. Later re-registered as New Habari (2006).


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Plot No. 236, Bibi Titi Mohamed Street, Dares salaam

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BRELA incorporation n°: 30858

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Executive Board

Hussein Bashe

Managing position. Member of Parliament for CCM. Prior to that position, he has worked in several positions within the party, e.g. in the General Comitee and as Secretary for Economic and Finance. He has worked for Mwananchi Communication..

Other Influential People

Rostam Aziz - Tanzania’s first billionaire and former MP of the governing party CCM, Rostam Aziz, is known as owner and investor.

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