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 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.

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.

Zanzibar opposition claims victory in tense Tanzania poll

2015-10-26 12:14

Zanzibar’s main opposition presidential candidate has declared himself the winner of elections on the semi-autonomous archipelago of Tanzania, ahead of an official announcement of results.

Zanzibar police beef up fight against abuse of women

2015-05-27 10:51

Zanzibar has started to roll out gender and children desks in all police stations in Unguja and Pemba islands to help curb the rising wave of sexual assaults against women and children.

Kenya Airways reintroduces Zanzibar flights

2014-06-03 09:42

Kenya Airways has re-introduced direct flights to Zanzibar from its Nairobi hub, as it opens up tourist attractions within the region.

New Protea hotel opens in Zanzibar

2014-01-15 11:24

If you're planning to visit one of Africa's most popular island escapes, you may want to check out the Protea Hotel Mbweni Ruins.

Zanzibar police seize 12m container of ivory

2013-11-14 07:35

Police in the semi-autonomous Indian Ocean island of Zanzibar say they have seized a 12m container hiding an estimated several tons' worth of ivory.


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 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.

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".

Tanzania: Presidential hopefuls in a tight race

2015-10-24 12:55

East Africa's most populous country Tanzania will hold elections in what is expected to be tightest electoral race in the country's history.

Inside Bonang's epic Zanzibar trip

2015-05-21 10:00

Everything she touches turns into cool...

Bomb blasts at Zanzibar tourist bar, cathedral

2014-02-25 07:43

Two homemade bombs have exploded on the popular Indian Ocean tourist island of Zanzibar, but with no casualties, police say, in the latest in a series of attacks.

Zanzibar's religious tensions threaten unity

2013-12-15 07:32

Zanzibar and its palm-fringed beaches appear idyllic, but rising religious tensions marked by brutal killings and acid attacks are threatening the tourist industry upon which the east African archipelago depends.

Stop using Tanzania tanker call signs, Iran told

2013-09-19 09:05

Tanzania has asked Iran to ensure its oil tankers do not identify themselves as Tanzanian nearly a year after the east African country says it de-registered all Iranian vessels flying its national flag.

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