Zanzibar's seaweed farmers in hot water

2016-05-01 14:00

Seaweed is one of Zanzibar's key exports, but now the vital industry is struggling with warmer waters killing the crops.

Tanzania marks 52nd Union Day amid political tension

2016-04-26 13:43

A time of retrospection and celebration has been marred by political tension in Tanzania, with opposition parties airing their grievances against the country's ruling party.

Tanzania president backs new Zanzibar polls

2016-02-09 18:37

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has backed an election re-run for Zanzibar despite an opposition boycott and international fears that a fresh poll could trigger violence.

Zanzibar to hold new presidential vote in March

2016-01-22 18:05

Zanzibar's election commission says new presidential polls for Tanzania's semi-autonomous islands will be held on March 20.

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.


Cholera outbreak hits Zanzibar, kills at least 45

2016-04-27 19:59

A Zanzibar health official says a cholera outbreak on the island archipelago has killed at least 45 people since March.

Zanzibar's ruling party wins presidential re-run

2016-03-21 22:50

Zanzibar's election commission says Tanzania's ruling party has won the presidential vote re-run in the semi-autonomous archipelago.

Opposition to boycott Zanzibar election rerun

2016-01-28 20:26

Zanzibar's main opposition party says it would not take part in a planned rerun of last year's elections in Tanzania's semi-autonomous islands which were scrapped after alleged irregularities.

Masked gang torch radio station in Zanzibar

2015-12-03 15:48

Masked men have torched a radio station in Zanzibar amid negotiations to strike a political deal on Tanzania's semi-autonomous islands.

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.

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