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Tanzanian attorney general resigns over graft

2014-12-17 11:40

Tanzania's attorney general has resigned, becoming the first political casualty in an energy corruption scandal in the east African country that has led Western donors to delay aid.

Four killed in anti-poaching helicopter crash

2014-11-29 22:38

A helicopter donated to the Tanzanian government to help with anti-poaching operations has crashed, killing all four people on board, police say.

Tanzania arabica coffee prices surge

2014-11-21 17:40

Average arabica coffee prices in Tanzania, Africa's No. 4 producer, have increased on tight supply, says the regulator Tanzania Coffee Board.

Tanzania threat to evict 40 000 for hunting park

2014-11-18 23:09

Tanzania will evict thousands of members of the Maasai community from their traditional lands if it goes ahead with plans to create a hunting park.

Tanzania LNG project could cost up to $30bn

2014-11-13 18:15

A planned liquefied natural gas export plant to develop Tanzania's vast gas reserves could cost up to $30bn, says the energy minister.

Ivory smuggled on China state visit - report

2014-11-06 18:52

Chinese officials and businesspeople used a state trip by President Xi Jinping and other high-level visits to smuggle ivory out of Tanzania, an environmental watchdog has said.

Google follows in Jane Goodall's footsteps

2014-11-03 13:34

Fans of Google Street View can now follow the same trails that Dr Jane Goodall famously walked when studying the chimpanzees in Tanzania.

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.

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.

2 suspected 'witches' hacked to death in Tanzania

2014-10-17 17:20

Two Tanzanian women have been hacked to death by men who accused them of casting spells that made them sexually impotent, police say, in the latest killings of alleged "witches".

Statoil finds more gas offshore Tanzania

2014-10-14 12:00

Norway's Statoil has found more gas offshore Tanzania, increasing its total for an eventual investment decision on a liquefaction plant with Britain's BG Group.

Tanzania arabica coffee prices rise

2014-09-23 15:15

Average arabica coffee prices in Tanzania have edged higher at auction after prices rose in the New York coffee market.

Tanzania receives $565m to expand port

2014-09-12 19:49

Tanzania signed a $565m deal with the World Bank and other development partners to expand its main port of Dar es Salaam.

UN: Children with albinism segregated in Tanzania

2014-08-26 07:58

The UN's human rights office says the Tanzanian government's system of rounding up children with albinism in education centres isn't adequately protecting them from widespread superstitious beliefs.

New Malawi president stakes claim to lake

2014-08-13 15:41

Malawian President Mutharika has affirmed his country's claim to Lake Malawi as a feud simmers with Tanzania over the vast territory where both sides are hoping to find oil.

Kerry quotes Mandela for Mideast truce

2014-07-28 20:40

US Secretary of State John Kerry evoked the memory of anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela to press his push for a ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinians.

Tanzanian restaurant blast injures 8

2014-07-08 12:40

Eight people have been wounded, one seriously, in a bomb blast in a restaurant in the northern Tanzanian town of Arusha, police say.

fastjet launches third international route

2014-06-23 10:40

Africa’s low-cost airline, fastjet, will be expanding its international route network from August.

'30 elephants killed every day in Tanzania'

2014-05-09 14:40

Poachers are slaughtering Tanzania's elephants for their ivory at such alarming rates that the population could be completely wiped out in just seven years, conservationists say.

Heavy Tanzanian floods kill 10

2014-04-12 22:30

At least 10 people, five of them children, have been killed by heavy floods in Tanzania’s economic capital, Dar es Salaam, officials say.

Tanzania jails ivory smuggler for 20 years

2014-03-19 21:04

A court in Tanzania has jailed a Chinese ivory smuggler for 20 years amid a crackdown to stem a surge in poaching.

Tanzania president - poaching threatens elephant

2014-02-14 06:00

Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete says his country's elephant herds face extinction following a wildlife poaching boom.

Ocean Basket expanding to East Africa

2014-02-04 13:57

Ocean Basket, South Africa’s largest chain of seafood restaurants, has signed a deal to expand its restaurants to certain other African countries.

fastjet reports strong performance in December

2014-01-15 15:16

fastjet is set to launch its second international route at the beginning of February and says it has serviced a record number of passengers in December, the highest since it began operations.

 

Tanzania parliament votes to sack ministers over corruption

2014-11-30 14:48

Tanzanian MPs have called for the sacking of several top officials including two cabinet ministers implicated in multi-million dollar energy sector graft scandal, officials say.

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.

Tanzanian PM tries to halt debate on energy sector

2014-11-21 10:04

Tanzania's government has asked parliament to cancel a planned debate on corruption allegations in the energy sector, angering some lawmakers who complained of a cover-up.

Chimpanzee study reveals the value of being a bully

2014-11-14 14:21

Scientists say a study of chimpanzees in Tanzania spanning 17 years found that males that subjected females to long-term aggressive behaviour, often including physical attacks, greatly improved their chances of fathering babies with them.

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.

Chinese officials 'went on illegal ivory buying sprees'

2014-11-06 08:49

Chinese diplomatic and military staff went on buying sprees for illegal ivory while on official visits to Tanzania, sending prices soaring, an environmental activist group says.

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.

African Barrick Gold reins in costs

2014-10-23 11:19

African Barrick Gold has reported a fall in overall expenses for the eighth consecutive quarter and expects full-year costs at the lower end of its target range.

Tanzanian police kill bombing 'mastermind'

2014-10-20 13:05

Tanzanian police say they have shot dead a man suspected of carrying out bomb attacks in the tourist town of Arusha, including targeting a church and restaurant.

Tanzania gives Burundi refugees citizenship

2014-10-14 18:10

Tanzania will grant citizenship to about 200 000 refugees from neighbouring Burundi.

7 witchcraft suspects burned to death in Tanzania

2014-10-10 14:40

Seven people accused of witchcraft have been burned alive in Tanzania, police say, adding they have arrested 23 people in connection with the crimes.

Tanzania receives finance to expand port

2014-09-14 16:30

Tanzania has signed a $565m deal with the World Bank and other development partners to expand its main port of Dar es Salaam.

Tanzania challenges Kenya as regional tourism hub

2014-08-28 17:30

Tanzania expects tourist numbers to double by 2017, says the state tourist board, challenging rival Kenya where Islamist attacks have scared away visitors.

Wildlife 'WikiLeaks' targets Africa poaching elite

2014-08-25 11:53

Poachers slaughtering Africa's wildlife with impunity are often shielded from police by connections, but a group of conservationists have turned to the anonymity of tip-offs to try to stem the killing.

Intelligentsia needed to help Africa - Mbeki

2014-08-01 09:29

Former president Thabo Mbeki has suggested that African intelligentsia be brought back into crucial processes, as was the case in the 1960s and 70s, to help with the continent's "pressing strategic" problems.

85 bags of body parts found in Tanzania

2014-07-22 21:20

Tanzanian police have arrested eight people after 85 bags stuffed with human body parts including limbs, fingers and skulls were found dumped in a landfill.

Residents fear oil discovery in Malawi

2014-06-27 09:53

No one knows for sure if Malawi has oil. But, as work gets underway, residents wonder whether the oil will be a blessing or a curse, which will destroy their life.

Tanzania to raise state spend to spur growth

2014-05-01 09:26

Tanzania says it plans to raise government spending by 7.7% in the fiscal year to $12bn, with a focus on expanding the agriculture and energy sectors.

Fastjet joins forces with Proflight Zambia

2014-04-03 12:58

Passengers are now able to travel to 15 destinations across Zambia, Malawi and Tanzania, following Pan African low cost airline fastjet's new alliance.

fastjet eyes daily Lusaka route

2014-02-18 14:36

Low cost pan-African airline fastjet says it is increasing capacity on its recently launched Dar es Salaam to Lusaka (Zambia) route in response to strong demand from its customers.

Tanzania nets 12 for 200kg heroin

2014-02-05 20:59

Tanzanian anti-narcotics police have arrested eight Iranians and four Pakistanis found with 200kg of heroin off the east African nation's coast.

Tanzania acquits 3 journalists for sedition

2014-01-29 21:05

A Tanzanian court has acquitted three journalists charged with publishing a seditious article against the East African country's government two years ago for lack of evidence.

Cape Town tops prestigious NY Times travel list for 2014

2014-01-10 23:16

One of the most anticipated travel lists has just been announced - and Cape Town is the top place to go in 2014.

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