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.

Kenyan albino attack as Tanzania elections approach

2015-09-14 13:31

Attackers in Kenya tried to hack off body parts from a man with albinism to sell for witchcraft, report say, rising fears of cross-border attacks from neighbouring Tanzania.

Effort to fight African blindness wins $1.1m prize

2015-09-08 12:17

Three institutions that work together to fight blindness and poverty in Africa are sharing a $1.1 million prize from a Portuguese foundation.

Kidnapped Tanzanians in DRC escape

2015-09-01 22:00

Eight Muslim preachers from Tanzania who were kidnapped last month in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have escaped.

Tanzania suspends job agencies in crackdown on sex, labour trafficking

2015-08-20 14:52

Tanzania has suspended about a quarter of its recruitment agencies in a bid to crack down on human trafficking after complaints that girls sent as domestic servants to the Middle East are used as sex slaves.

Cash-starved farms in Tanzania to get a boost

2015-08-10 15:30

Tanzania will invest $380m in a new state-run agriculture bank to boost growth in the sector, which has long been stifled by a lack of financing.

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.

Brutal black magic in Tanzania's election

2015-07-22 14:26

To ensure success, Tanzanian politicians are said to seek out witchdoctors who use albino body parts to work their 'magic'.

Tanzanian police station raided - 7 dead

2015-07-13 20:01

Gunmen killed seven people and seized weapons and ammunition in a raid on a police station in Tanzania's commercial capital Dar es Salaam.

Islamist rebel handed over to Uganda from Tanzania

2015-07-12 14:22

A Ugandan Islamist rebel leader accused of heading a group that has killed hundreds of people has been handed over to Uganda after being extradited from Tanzania, an army spokesperson has said.


Warning in Tanzania over political militia groups

2015-09-19 22:23

Electoral authorities in Tanzania has called on police to investigate fears that some political parties are preparing to train militia groups ahead of next month's national elections.

African nations aim to brake surging trade in illegal timber

2015-09-09 14:00

Forest protection agencies in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique and Madagascar will step up joint efforts to combat the rapidly expanding trade in illegal timber under a new deal.

Politician promises land distribution

2015-09-06 22:09

Tanzania's ruling party candidate for the presidential election has promised to redistribute unused land, vowing to end years of conflict over land rights.

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.

Africa's hunted albinos get new limbs, hope

2015-08-18 19:35

Africa's hunted albino children have been offered false limbs and true hope by a US charity.

Tanzania opposition leaders step down

2015-08-06 20:02

Two senior leaders of Tanzania's new opposition coalition have resigned over the nomination of a former ruling party official as presidential candidate.

Tanzania's free SMS health campaign helps pregnant women

2015-07-29 14:02

Women in Tanzania are signing up to receive text messages on staying healthy during pregnancy as part of a government campaign to improve maternal and newborn health in the east African country.

Rwanda genocide court to close its doors after 21 years

2015-07-17 10:18

In 1994, up to one million people were slaughtered in the space of just 100 days in Rwanda. The court set up to try those responsible is to close its doors at the end of the year, as only one case is still being appealed.

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.

Collapse of Tanzania’s elephants justifies US ban on trophy imports

2015-07-08 19:03

The announcement that Tanzania had lost 60% of its elephants as well as Zimbabwe’s continued disregard of international opinion on the capture of baby elephants, have vindicated the US Fish and Wildlife Service decision to impose a year-long ban on the importation of elephant trophies.

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