Ruvuma

Ruvuma

(ro͞ovo͞o`mə), river, c.450 mi (724 km) long, rising in N Mozambique, near Lake Nyasa and flowing E to the Indian Ocean. It forms most of the Tanzania-Mozambique border. In its lower course it is navigable for small craft.

Ruvuma

 

(Rovuma), a river in East Africa that for most of its length forms the border between Tanzania and Mozambique. The Ruvuma is approximately 800 km long and drains an area of 145,000 sq km. It originates in the mountains east of Lake Nyasa and empties into the Indian Ocean. The Lugenda River, a right tributary, is its largest tributary. The Ruvuma is fed by rain; maximum flow occurs at the end of summer, in March and May. Parts of the lower Ruvuma are navigable.

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In Tanzania, one study showed that tobacco farmers of Namtumbo District in Ruvuma Region, Southern Tanzania, have successfully adopted alternative crops.
In addition to the small boats that ply it between Tanzania and Mozambique, the lake is being serviced by two newly built cargo and passenger ships -- MV Njombe and MV Ruvuma -- built at a combined cost of TSh11.
The Ntorya gas project is a component of the Ruvuma PSA in the extreme south-east of Tanzania where the Company has already successfully drilled Ntorya-1 and Ntorya-2.
The move is also part of efforts by President John Magufuli's government to ease transport for residents living in Ruvuma, Njombe and Mbeya regions together with their neighbours in Mozambique and Malawi.
From the slopes of Mtandi Mountain, the cathedral overlooks the town of Masasi; away to the south, the savannah stretches for hundreds of kilometres to the Ruvuma River and Mozambique.
Aminex and Solo are already partners in the Ruvuma Production Sharing contract in Tanzania, with respectively 75% and 25% interests, where gas was discovered in 2012 at Ntorya-1.
MAPUTO (CyHAN)- The government of Mozambique announced on Thursday that explorations in the Ruvuma River Basin increased the country's known natural gas reserves to over 200 trillion cubic feet.
Other regions that have been earmarked for future development include Mwanza, Pwani, Ruvuma, Shinyanga, Singida and Tanga.
Kikwete, currently on a week-long tour of the southern Ruvuma Region, made the remark at a public rally after inspecting rural development projects undertaken by different communities and private institutions.
The nurses approached women who were visiting drug shops (regardless of the reason for their visit) in Tanzania's Ruvuma and Moro-goro regions and asked them to assess their eligibility to use oral contraceptives with the help of a poster.
Ruvuma Region: ca 5 km N of Songea, Luwila River, 10[degrees]37.
Becoming Muslim in Mainland Tanzania focuses on south-east Tanzania-the area between the Indian Ocean, the Rufiji River to the north, and the Ruvuma River and the Mozambique border to the south.