Conjoined twins set for university in Tanzania

2017-09-21 19:01

A pair of conjoined sisters are settling into campus life at a Tanzanian university, a first in a country where disabled people are often marginalised or abandoned at birth.

Tanzanian newspaper suspended for 'insulting president'

2017-09-19 19:00

An independent Tanzanian newspaper has been suspended for two years, a government spokesperson has said, accusing the publication of sedition and endangering national security.

'Magufuli's govt played a role in gun attack of critic', Tanzania opposition claims

2017-09-13 10:40

Tanzania's main opposition party has claimed that the government of President John Magufuli played a role in the gun attack last week that wounded an outspoken politician and shocked the country.

Tanzanian opposition figure recovering in Kenyan hospital

2017-09-09 14:56

Tanzanian politician Tundu Lissu, an outspoken government critic who was shot and wounded this week in an attack that shocked the country, is recovering in a Kenyan hospital, his party has said.

At least 300 Burundian refugees willingly return home from Tanzania

2017-09-08 12:06

The UN refugee agency has started repatriating hundreds of Burundian refugees back home from neighbouring Tanzania.

Outspoken Tanzanian opposition figure shot and wounded

2017-09-07 20:00

Prominent Tanzanian opposition politician Tundu Lissu, an outspoken government critic, was shot and wounded at his home in the capital on Thursday, his party has said.

UN calls for aid to feed 320 000 refugees in Tanzania

2017-08-27 17:55

The United Nations World Food Program says it has reduced food rations for 320,000 refugees in northwest Tanzania as a result of funding shortfalls

Tanzania urges UN to repatriate over 8 000 Burundi refugees

2017-08-26 09:17

Tanzania's government is urging the United Nations refugee agency to quickly repatriate thousands of Burundian refugees who it says want to return home.

Tanzania to use drones to deliver medicines

2017-08-24 18:01

Drones will soon be used in Tanzania to deliver medicines to health facilities across the East African country

SA conservationist killed in Tanzania after almost a decade of death threats

2017-08-18 10:06

A South African wildlife conservationist has presumably been shot dead by poachers in Tanzania after recieving death threats.


Tanzania president orders wall be built around tanzanite mines

2017-09-20 20:02

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has ordered the army to build a wall around the country's tanzanite mines to prevent smuggling and better control exports of the precious gems unique to the East African country.

Police in Zanzibar arrest at least 20 for 'homosexuality'

2017-09-16 14:00

Twenty people have been arrested on Tanzania's semi-autonomous archipelago Zanzibar for alleged homosexuality, a police official says, in the latest crackdown on the country's gay community.

Tanzania seizes $30m diamonds from British mining company

2017-09-11 11:35

The Tanzanian government says it has confiscated diamonds worth nearly $30m after accusing British company Petra Diamonds of having declared a lower value when trying to export the gems.

Tanzania: Police hold suspects in killing of conservationist

2017-09-08 20:23

Police in Tanzania say they are holding suspects in the killing last month of prominent South African wildlife conservationist Wayne Lotter.

Tanzania: Wounded opposition figure airlifted to Kenya

2017-09-08 10:22

An official says a Tanzanian opposition figure who was seriously wounded in a shooting has been transferred to a hospital in neighbouring Kenya.

Border dispute with Sudan could isolate Egypt in Nile talks

2017-08-31 21:25

A longstanding border dispute between Egypt and Sudan could hamper negotiations with Cairo over Ethiopia's massive dam on the Nile as the African country presses ahead with construction

Whistle-blowers charged in Tanzania

2017-08-27 05:59

A Tanzanian court this week began hearing a case against two co-founders of a whistle-blower website who are charged with obstructing justice by refusing to reveal the identities of users who post details of suspected corrupt officials.

Tanzania rights body slams govt 'harassment' of opposition

2017-08-24 19:59

Tanzania's main human rights group has criticised the government for its "harassment" of opposition lawmakers, three of whom have been arrested over the past week.

Tanzania: Elephant tusks seized from alleged traffickers

2017-08-19 09:00

Authorities in Tanzania say they have seized 368kg of ivory coast tusks that conservationists believe were taken from 15 slain elephants.

Tanzania police kill 13 'criminals' after attacks on officers

2017-08-12 15:59

Tanzania's police have said they had killed in a firefight 13 "criminals" involved in a series of deadly attacks in the country's east.

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