Police arrest Tanzanian opposition leader Lowassa

2016-08-30 14:46

Tanzanian opposition Chadema party leader, Edward Lowassa has reportedly been arrested after police said he disobeyed a government order, reports say.

Tanzania bans lube in crackdown on gays

2016-07-23 08:34

The Tanzanian government has banned imports and sales of sexual lubricants in its latest move targeting the gay community, officials say.

'The fastest brother in Africa' - SA reacts to Gugu Zulu's death

2016-07-18 12:36

South Africans react to the tragic news of racing driver Gugu Zulu's death. The veteran driver was climbing Mount Kilimanjaro as part of an initiative with the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

Kenya's clampdown on civil society is against its self-interest

2016-07-12 12:04

In the three years since Uhuru Kenyatta became president of Kenya, relations between his government and non-governmental organisations have been repeatedly strained, writes Jennifer Brass.

India's Modi to visit four African nations

2016-07-01 20:53

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to Africa next week, New Delhi has said, seeking to boost India's influence on a continent where rival Asian power China enjoys significant clout.

Hide-and-seek on open waters

2016-06-29 12:39

SA’s ports are considered global hotspots of stowaway access. Sean Christie spent five years in the company of African stowaways investigating the business and what's being done to curb it.

Africa summit tackles violence against albinos

2016-06-20 21:33

A "Miss and Mister Albino" contest, heavy sentences for ritual murder and concrete graves to ward off tomb raiders, have all been discussed at a UN summit on albinism in Tanzania.

Teachers can do a great deal to help children with albinism thrive

2016-06-17 19:35

Schools in Africa have a role to play in making albino-school-going children feel accepted. Teachers can be trained in inclusive education to assist students who need special attention, writes Simon Ngalombe.

Elephants in Tanzania could be wiped out soon

2016-06-01 18:13

Elephants in Tanzania's sprawling Selous Game Reserve could be wiped out within six years if poaching continues at current levels, a report warns.

12 dead as Tanzania boat sinks in Lake Malawi

2016-05-23 13:27

Twelve people have died after a Tanzanian boat that was sailing from Mbamba Bay in Tanzania to Nkhata Bay in Malawi, sunk in Lake Malawi.


Climate change blamed for vanishing fish in Lake Tanganyika

2016-08-10 07:18

Fish are becoming more scarce in Africa's oldest and deepest lake, Lake Tanganyika, because of climate warming, not just overfishing, US researchers say.

'We’ve lost a true motorsport gem' - Wheels24 remembers #GuguZulu

2016-07-18 14:36

'I got to drive with one of my heroes', 'He was always humble'... Wheels24's Janine Van der Post and Sean Parker share their memories of the late South African racing driver Gugu Zulu.

Tales of a child bride: ‘My father sold me for 12 cows'

2016-07-12 13:14

When she was 12 years old, Grace was abducted and then raped and beaten every day for 11 months.

Indian PM Modi plays along in Tanzania

2016-07-10 20:30

Visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli have signed five agreements, including one to provide $92m credit to improve water on the island of Zanzibar.

Suspected MH370 debris to be analysed in Tanzania

2016-07-01 17:19

Aircraft debris found off the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar has been handed over to the authorities for analysis to determine if it is from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

'Game changer' helium gas field found in Tanzania

2016-06-28 19:40

A newly discovered helium gas field in Tanzania has been hailed as a "game changer" by scientists who say it could satisfy world demand for almost seven years.

An island refuge for Tanzania's albino people

2016-06-20 13:40

It's an hour after dawn on Ukerewe island in Lake Victoria and Alphonce Yakobo, face and hands withered by the scorching sun that has tortured his pigment-free skin for all of his 57 years, is vigorously sweeping the leaves outside his house.

Tanzanian opposition slams move by govt to ban political rallies

2016-06-09 14:10

Opposition parties and rights activists in Tanzania have criticised the move by police to ban political rallies "indefinitely", saying the development is a violation of freedom of speech.

Free sanitary towels could help keep girls in school

2016-06-01 17:33

In the world’s poorer countries girls who are menstruating usually can’t afford sanitary towels. Instead, they’ll use old rags.

Tanzanian president fires drunk minister

2016-05-22 07:21

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has fired his interior minister for turning up in parliament allegedly the worse for wear for drink, Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa says.

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