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.

Tanzania orders probe into 'ghost' government workers

2015-03-29 08:58

Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete has ordered a probe into "ghost workers" on the public sector payroll after a new audit revealed the government paid about $76.6m to fake workers over the past year.

100s of witchdoctors rounded up in Tanzania crackdown

2015-03-12 15:43

Over 200 people have been arrested in Tanzania as part of a nationwide crackdown on witchdoctors linked to a wave of albino attacks and murders, police say.

Tanzania arrests 32 witch doctors over albino murders

2015-03-07 08:06

Police in Tanzania say they had arrested 32 witch doctors as part of a campaign against ritual killings of albinos.

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.


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.

Tanzania warns of violence in Burundi

2015-03-20 22:35

Peace mediator Tanzania has warned of the risk of renewed violence in Burundi if politicians do not abide by a new constitution that would prevent the president there running for another term.

7 held in Tanzania over latest albino attack

2015-03-10 17:29

Police in Tanzania say they have arrested seven suspects over a vicious weekend assault in which a 6-year-old albino boy’s hand was hacked off with a machete.

Albino killers sentenced to death in Tanzania

2015-03-06 13:13

A court in Tanzania has sentenced four people to death for the murder of an albino woman who was killed so her hacked-off limbs could be used in magic, officials say.

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.

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