South Sudan warring rivals in Tanzania for peace talks

2015-01-21 18:04

Warring South Sudanese factions have gathered in Tanzania in the latest peace efforts to end over a year of civil war which has claimed the lives of tens of thousands of people.

Tanzania president vows Maasai to stay

2014-11-24 17:11

Tanzania's president has vowed never to evict the Maasai people from their traditional lands.

Tanzania opposition agree united front for elections

2014-10-27 14:58

Tanzania's main opposition parties have signed a pack to mount a united challenge to the ruling party in presidential and general elections next year, they say in a statement.

Warring South Sudan rivals meet in Tanzania

2014-10-20 14:34

Warring South Sudanese factions are meeting Monday in Tanzania in the latest bid to end a 10-month civil war in which thousands have been killed, a presidential aide said.

Tanzanian anti-poaching drive to continue

2013-11-07 20:48

Tanzania will continue a controversial anti-poaching operation, President Jakaya Kikwete says, overturning a suspension following reports of rampant human rights abuses.

Leaders meet to broker end of DRC war

2013-09-05 13:15

Presidents from Africa's Great Lakes region have gathered in Uganda for a fresh bid to broker a deal to end fighting in resource-rich eastern DRC.

Few African leaders at Mugabe's inauguration

2013-08-22 12:52

Few serving African leaders have attended Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's inauguration ceremony in Harare where thousands of his supporters filled the 60 000-seater venue.

UK teens recovering after acid attack

2013-08-10 08:37

Two British teenage girls are being treated for burns at a London hospital after acid was hurled in their faces in the Indian Ocean island of Zanzibar.

Tanzania raises stakes in border spat

2013-07-26 10:38

Tanzania says its armed forces are ready to protect the country against any foreign threat to its territory, raising the stakes in an escalating border dispute with Malawi.

Obama set to end Africa tour

2013-07-02 09:57

President Barack Obama is set to end his Africa tour with an unusual double act with his predecessor George W Bush, whose HIV/Aids programme saved millions of lives on the continent.

Obama: new era of US-Africa relations

2013-07-01 21:21

Obama has proposed a new approach to Africa relations ahead of an unusual meeting with Bush.

Obama arrives in Tanzania

2013-07-01 14:09

US President Barack Obama has arrived in Tanzania for the final leg of his three-nation Africa tour, after paying homage in SA to his ailing idol Nelson Mandela.

Obama heads to Tanzania

2013-07-01 09:00

US President Barack Obama has left Cape Town, heading to Tanzania on the last leg of his African tour.

Bombing: Tanzania frees 3 Emiratis

2013-05-13 10:57

Three Emiratis arrested in Tanzania after a deadly attack on a church there a week ago have been freed and are back home, a report says.

Rajoelina to run in vote, breaks promise

2013-05-03 16:09

Madagascar's president Andry Rajoelina will run in July's election, an official list of presidential candidates shows, reneging on an agreement he would not do so.

Southern Africa to discuss DRC crisis

2013-02-08 07:49

Leaders from southern African countries are set to gather in the Mozambican capital for an extraordinary summit to discuss the crisis in DRC, an official says.

Regional leaders meet on DRC unrest

2012-10-08 10:39

Regional heads of state have gathered ahead of a summit on the chronic unrest in the east of the DRC, the latest attempt to end the violence there.

Zimbabwe's Tsvangirai to tie the knot

2012-09-07 12:19

Zimbabwean PM Morgan Tsvangirai has invited nearly a dozen African leaders to his wedding on 15 September, according to a report.

Kikwete denies doctors' leader torture

2012-07-02 15:13

Tanzania's President Jakaya Kikwete has denied any government involvement in the kidnap and torture of Steven Ulimboka, the leader of a medical group co-ordinating a doctors' strike.

Tanzania elephant numbers drop

2012-01-03 22:29

The number of elephants in two wildlife sanctuaries in Tanzania has fallen by nearly 42% in just three years.

Opposition says Kikwete unfair on reforms

2011-11-22 14:21

A Tanzanian opposition group has accused President Jakaya Kikwete of influencing constitutional reforms to favour his ruling party.

Tanzania opposition chief surrenders to cops

2011-11-09 17:37

A Tanzanian opposition leader has surrendered to police after leading a protest calling for the release of one of its members and the resignation of President Jakaya Kikwete.

Somali drought: Tanzania donates food

2011-08-10 11:22

Tanzania pledged 300 tons of maize for Somalia’s drought-hit people during a visit by Somali President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, a statement says.

Tanzania pardons 3 000

2011-04-26 22:28

Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete has pardoned more than 3 000 prisoners, mostly those convicted of minor offences and the sick.

Tanzania police break up demonstration

2010-12-28 16:38

Tanzanian police have fired in the air to disperse hundreds of opposition supporters in Dar es Salaam who tried to stage a demonstration to demand a new constitution.


Tanzania ready to take on DRC rebels - Kikwete

2015-01-14 16:17

Tanzania is ready to take on Rwandan rebels in eastern DRC, President Jakaya Kikwete says, suggesting a joint offensive with the UN-backed, South African forces is imminent.

Tanzania president undergoes surgery in US

2014-11-10 13:29

Tanzania's President Jakaya Kikwete has undergone successful prostate surgery at a US hospital, the presidency says.

Tanzania to vote on new constitution

2014-10-23 16:53

Tanzania will hold a referendum next year on a constitution, the government has announced, a move rejected by the opposition.

Your grief is Tanzania’s, says Kikwete

2013-12-15 12:56

South Africa's grief following the death of former president Nelson Mandela is shared by Tanzania, President Jakaya Kikwete says.

Zanzibar acid attack: 15 suspects held

2013-09-17 09:13

Fifteen people, including suspected Islamist militants and individuals linked to an acid attack on a clergyman, have been arrested in Zanzibar, police say.

Tanzania, Rwanda tension may worsen

2013-08-28 08:53

A war of words between Rwanda and Tanzania is enflaming tensions in Africa's resource-rich Great Lakes region, adding a new, potentially dangerous dimension to one of the continent's longest-running conflicts.

SA: Our work in Zimbabwe is done

2013-08-12 11:24

President Jacob Zuma is expected to inform SADC next weekend that the four-year facilitation process, which he headed, is over, following the conclusion of Zimbabwe’s elections.

Zanzibar question two over acid attack

2013-08-09 22:37

Police on Zanzibar are holding two people for the acid attack on 2 UK women.

'Improve UN protection capacity in Darfur'

2013-07-23 09:47

Tanzania's president has called for the beefing up of the protection capacity of peacekeepers in the hybrid UN/AU force in Sudan’s Darfur region, after seven peacekeepers were killed there.

Spying on nations' allies is common: Obama

2013-07-02 08:03

President Barack Obama has dismissed European criticism, suggesting that all nations spy on each other as the French and Germans expressed outrage over alleged US eavesdropping.

Teeming crowds greet Obama in Tanzania

2013-07-01 15:58

Teeming crowds and blaring horns have welcomed US President Barack Obama to Tanzania, as he arrives on the last leg of his tour of Africa.

Obama, Bush in Africa – will they meet?

2013-07-01 10:00

President Barack Obama and former president George W Bush are both heading to Tanzania's capital city, but the question is whether they will meet.

Tanzania: 90 held after gas pipeline protest

2013-05-23 10:49

Tanzanian police have made sweeping arrests after a day of protests in which one person was killed in a south-eastern town over a gas pipeline project, the government says.

3 Emiratis held after Tanzanian blast

2013-05-08 12:05

Tanzania has arrested three Emirati men and a Saudi national over a deadly church bombing, officials say.

Southern African leaders mull DRC force

2013-02-08 12:22

Southern African leaders meeting to discuss the DRC crisis are at an advantaged stage of military planning but there are still disagreements about whether to send a stand-alone SADC force or join the UN mission.

Ravalomanana 'won't contest polls'

2012-12-12 10:39

Madagascar's ex-president Marc Ravalomanana will not contest elections next year but wants to return home from exile in SA, Tanzanian leader Jakaya Kikwete says.

Regional leaders meet on DRC unrest

2012-09-08 17:40

Regional heads of state have begun talks in an effort to find a lasting solution to chronic unrest in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo but less than a third of those invited turned up.

No war with Tanzania, says Banda

2012-08-15 11:23

Malawian President Joyce Banda says her country will not “go to war” with Tanzania over a border dispute in Lake Malawi, now poised to become a new oil and gas frontier.

Obama invites African leaders to G8 summit

2012-05-04 07:33

President Barack Obama has invited the leaders of Benin, Ethiopia, Ghana and Tanzania to take part in a session of food security in Africa at the G8 summit this month, officials say.

Tanzanian deluge kills 23

2011-12-23 12:07

The Tanzanian economic capital Dar es Salaam's heaviest rainfall in more than half a century has caused at least 23 deaths and displaced 5 000 people, officials say.

Tanzania police ban protests

2011-11-10 16:15

Tanzania police have slapped a ban on protests, as the opposition planned to rally for the release of some of its members and the ruling party prepared its own counter-demonstration.

Prince Charles, Jakaya Kikwete meet

2011-11-07 19:49

Britain's Prince Charles toured Tanzania on the second day of a visit to the east African nation, and held talks with President Jakaya Kikwete.

Senior Tanzania MP quits

2011-07-14 21:00

A senior lawmaker from Tanzania’s ruling Chama Cha Mapinduza, or Party of the Revolution, who was once in President Jakaya Kikwete’s inner circle, has quit his seat amid accusations of graft.

United States of Africa, first steps

2011-03-15 22:36

As Libya's leader struggles to keep power, one of his pet projects, the United States of Africa, appears to be moving ahead.

Tanzania unveils new cabinet

2010-11-24 21:11

Tanzania’s President Jakaya Kikwete has appointed a new cabinet, with most senior ministers retaining their positions from the previous government.

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