Home News Tanzania warms up to South Sudan membership Saturday December 8 2012 South Sudanese during the celebrations of the independence from the Sudan on July 9, 2011 in Juba. South Sudan will soon be part of East Africa’s economic bloc. Photo/AFP In Summary This reflects a dramatic shift for Tanzania, which earlier in the year caused the decision on South Sudan to be deferred after it requested more time for consultation on the matter. Advertisement By TIMOTHY KAHOHO Special Correspondent Advertisement In the headlines Ndayishimiye unveils lean Cabinet He has formed a lean Cabinet of 15 members, down from 21. Tanzania attains lower middle income status five years early This ends its eligibility for low-cost loans and preferential access to regional trading blocs. EAC MPs miss salaries in cash crunch Explosion rocks Mogadishu Kenya to reopen its airspace despite increasing Covid-19 cases WHO says first alerted to coronavirus by its office, not China Kenyans could have had Covid-19 before March Unrest: Ethiopia points finger at 'external forces'