Tanzania's Magufuli sworn in as president

2015-11-05 13:16

Tanzania’s new president John Magufuli has been sworn into office along with the east African nation’s first female vice-president to huge cheers from crowds.

Zanzibar opposition to meet army chief over political crisis

2015-11-02 11:04

The main opposition leader in Tanzania’s semi-autonomous Zanzibar archipelago is set to meet the country’s army chief to discuss the political situation in the islands, amid unrest after a disputed election.

Tanzania's ruling party looks set for poll win, opposition cries foul

2015-10-26 08:49

Tanzania’s ruling party looks set to win presidential and parliamentary elections despite a challenge to its five decades in power from former prime minister Edward Lowassa, who has voiced concerns the polls may not be free or fair.

Machete attack on Tanzanian albino ahead of polls

2015-10-23 16:38

Attackers in Tanzania have tried to hack the genitals off a man with albinism, reports say, just two days before elections.

Tanzania tense ahead of too-close-to-call election

2015-10-22 13:35

Past violence has Zanzibar residents wary ahead of Sunday's vote - the nation's tightest political contest to date.

Tensions rise ahead of tight Tanzania vote

2015-10-02 09:45

With three weeks left until elections in Tanzania, tensions are rising ahead of what is expected to be the tightest electoral race in the country’s history.

Tanzanian opposition pick ex-PM for president race

2015-08-04 20:48

Tanzania's four main opposition parties have chosen ex-prime minister Edward Lowassa as a joint presidential candidate.

Tanzania's ruling party to pick presidential candidate

2015-07-07 16:29

Tanzania’s ruling party is selecting its candidate ahead of presidential elections, with the winner expected to take the east African country’s top job after polls in October.

Tanzania to pick new leader, parliament in Oct

2015-05-25 18:02

Tanzanians are set to pick a new president and parliament, officials say, in a national election likely to be dominated by the ruling party despite anger at poverty and corruption.

Heavy gunfire heard in Burundi capital

2015-05-14 08:10

Heavy gunfire has been heard near the national radio and television station in the capital Bunjumbura after a Burundian general said he had deposed President Pierre Nkurunziza.


Zanzibar opposition urges calm amid political crisis

2015-11-02 13:25

Zanzibar’s opposition chief has called for calm, having previously threatened to lead protests if results of annulled elections were not released on the semi-autonomous Tanzanian islands.

Tanzania awaits tense presidential poll result

2015-10-27 09:18

Tanzanian officials are counting votes for a second day as the election commission calls for calm and warns only they can declare results.

Tanzania votes in tight election race

2015-10-25 07:12

Tanzania is voting in presidential and general elections, in what is expected to be the tightest race in the history of east Africa’s populous country.

Tight race, tensions as Tanzania readies for polls

2015-10-23 13:05

Tanzania is set to vote in presidential elections this weekend, with the race seen as the most open and expected to be the tightest in the East nation’s history.

Tanzania president warns against poll violence

2015-10-15 05:19

Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete has dismissed opposition accusations that his CCM party planned to rig a presidential vote next week.

Salif Keita says Africa albino attacks 'unacceptable'

2015-08-26 07:40

African music legend Salif Keita has called for people with albinism to be protected, as Tanzania begins campaigning for general elections with fears growing over a rise in witchcraft attacks.

Tanzania's ruling party picks works minister for presidential race

2015-07-13 09:55

Tanzania’s ruling party has named Works Minister John Magufuli as its candidate for this year’s presidential race, making him the most likely next leader of the east African country.

Tanzania resumes debate on contentious energy bill

2015-07-05 17:00

Tanzania's parliament has resumed debate on a long-delayed petroleum bill, after the speaker suspended around 40 opposition lawmakers for disrupting an earlier session.

Tanzanian leader says aid conditions degrading

2015-05-21 15:29

Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete says Western donors are setting degrading conditions for aid to the east African nation and he could be forced in time to tell them: “keep your aid.”

I'm looking forward to stepping down - Tanzanian leader

2015-04-08 16:31

President Jakaya Kikwete has reportedly described his presidential job as "stressful and thankless", saying he can't wait to step down when his tenure comes to an end in October.

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