Unaccompanied child refugees flee Burundi

2015-12-01 12:28

A bright purple bus roars into the dusty compound carrying scores of Burundians who have left their country to seek refuge in neighbouring Tanzania.

Tanzanian president scraps independence party for clean-up day

2015-11-24 12:40

Newly elected Tanzanian President John Magufuli has scrapped independence day celebrations to spend the money on a clean-up campaign, an official statement says.

5 Tanzanian miners freed after 41 days trapped underground

2015-11-17 11:11

Five Tanzanian gold miners have been rescued after spending 41 trapped deep underground eating cockroaches and frogs to survive, the mining ministry and survivors say.

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 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.

Small blasts hit Zanzibar after poll annulled

2015-10-31 14:50

Two small blasts have rocked streets in Zanzibar in the latest unrest following the annulment of polls on the semi-autonomous Tanzanian archipelago.

Tanzania opposition rejects election result

2015-10-29 18:38

Tanzania's main opposition candidate has rejected official results handing victory to the ruling party.

Diplomats 'alarmed' by Zanzibar vote annulment

2015-10-29 09:41

Foreign embassies in Tanzania have raised concerns after the semi-autonomous Zanzibar archipelago annulled polls over irregularities, sparking tensions on the islands.

Zanzibar vote annulled in Tanzania poll

2015-10-28 14:04

Zanzibar’s electoral commission has annulled elections on the semi-autonomous Tanzanian archipelago citing "violations of electoral law".

Tension in Tanzania poll count as ministers lose seats

2015-10-27 22:03

Tanzania's ruling party presidential candidate has taken an early lead as election officials counted votes in a close race for a second day.


Burundi refugees pour into Tanzania

2015-11-25 17:57

More than 110 000 Burundian refugees have fled to Tanzania since April.

Tanzania names little known bureaucrat as prime minister

2015-11-19 11:33

Tanzania’s new president has named a little-known politician to be the east African country’s prime minister to lead a parliament dominated by the ruling party, a report says.

Zanzibar faces fresh elections amid crisis talks

2015-11-12 13:45

Zanzibar has formally annulled October’s elections meaning a rerun appears more likely, despite continued negotiations to strike a political deal on Tanzania’s semi-autonomous islands.

Zanzibar to miss Tanzania president's inauguration

2015-11-04 19:45

Opposition leaders in Zanzibar will not take part in celebrations for the inauguration of Tanzania's new president John Pombe Magufuli.

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.

Zanzibar poll annulment raises stakes

2015-10-29 20:41

International election observers have called for transparency following Zanzibar’s poll annulment, calling political leaders to find resolution.

Tanzanian ruling party eyes victory despite Zanzibar annulment

2015-10-29 12:44

Tanzania’s ruling party is on track for victory in the country’s hardest fought elections since independence, despite concern at the semi-autonomous Zanzibar archipelago’s decision to annul polls.

Tensions high in Zanzibar as vote annulled

2015-10-28 21:40

The electoral commission of the semi-autonomous archipelago says the elections must be held again after alleged violations.

Ruling party holds lead in Tanzania election

2015-10-28 09:37

Tanzania’s ruling party presidential hopeful has held a narrow lead with around half the votes counted in the country’s tightest ever election.

Ministers lose seats as Tanzania counts polls

2015-10-27 17:59

Tanzania’s ruling party presidential candidate has taken an early lead as election officials counted votes for a second day, while several key ministers lost their seats.

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