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Zuma joins other regional leaders in Angola to discuss Zim crisis

2017-11-21 11:24

Four regional countries are meeting on Zimbabwe's crisis. President Jacob Zuma is joining the Angola-hosted summit of the SADC, along with the leaders of Zambia and Tanzania.

Jobs and paid-for schooling can keep Tanzanian girls from early marriages

2017-11-17 16:11

Many girls in Sub-Saharan Africa drop out of school because of the costs involved. This, however, makes getting married at a young age look like a more attractive and viable option than continuing their studies.

Albino attacks drop in Tanzania, but grave vandalism rises: NGO

2017-11-16 10:33

Tanzania has seen a decrease in attacks on albinos, whose body parts are often sought for witchcraft, but has seen an increase in their bodies being exhumed, a local NGO says.

Tanzanian domestic workers in the Gulf face abuse, exploitation: group

2017-11-14 14:55

Female domestic workers from Tanzania are being physically and sexually abused and exploited by employers in the Gulf, a rights group says.

Tanzanian cholera outbreak kills 18: ministry

2017-11-12 09:55

An outbreak of cholera in Tanzania has left 18 dead in two months, the health ministry says, warning the situation could worsen as the rainy season continues.

Nine children drown as boat capsizes in DRC lake: official

2017-11-09 20:14

Nine children died and another was missing after a canoe capsized on Lake Tanganyika in the southeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo. a local official has said.

Cows and chickens cause spat between Kenya and Tanzania

2017-11-08 21:29

A diplomatic spat over cows and chickens has worsened already frosty ties between Kenya and Tanzania, with Nairobi lodging a formal protest against its neighbour, the foreign minister has said.

Tanzanian police raid opposition party offices

2017-11-08 10:00

Tanzanian police have carried out a raid night on the headquarters of an opposition party which recently criticised the state of the economy under President John Magufuli.

Magufuli has been president for two years: how he's changing Tanzania

2017-11-03 09:41

Tanzania's president John Magufuli has brought dramatic change and his intolerance for corruption won him worldwide admiration. But his repressive means to stay in power are being questioned, writes The Conversation.

Tanzania deports SA human rights lawyer and 2 others

2017-10-27 22:09

South African human rights lawyer Sibongile Ndashe and two others who were arrested and detained in Tanzania 10 days ago have been deported.

 

Kenya summons Tanzanian envoy over cow row

2017-11-20 18:38

Tanzania's ambassador was summoned to explain why Kenyan cows had been forcibly auctioned after crossing into Tanzania, say officials, the latest development in a spat between the east African neighbours.

Eleven dead in Tanzania plane crash: aviation company

2017-11-16 15:58

Eleven people have died after a plane belonging to a safari company crashed in northern Tanzania, according to the aircraft's owners, Coastal Aviation.

New book details decades of African investigative journalism

2017-11-16 09:08

Her first stories on the 1994 Rwandan genocide weren't published. Her editor couldn't believe them. No one could.

Tanzanian movie star jailed for death of famous lover

2017-11-13 19:30

A Tanzanian movie actress has been sentenced to two years in prison for involuntary manslaughter, over the 2012 death of her lover, who was one of the country's most adored stars.

Tanzania, Uganda leaders condemn ICC Burundi probe

2017-11-11 20:45

Tanzanian President John Magufuli and his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni have criticised the ICC for launching a probe into alleged crimes committed during Burundi's political crisis.

Top Africa stories: Mugabes son, Mnangagwa, Tanzania

2017-11-09 08:30

Zimbabwe's sacked vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa says he has fled the country, and a video has emerged of President Robert Mugabe's youngest son, Bellarmine Chatunga, pouring champagne over his 'expensive watch'.

5 children killed when bomb explodes at Tanzania school

2017-11-08 20:14

An official says at least five children have been killed and 24 others injured in a bomb explosion at a primary school in Tanzania.

Tanzania's Ismael Juma killed in motorbike crash

2017-11-03 20:36

Tanzanian marathon runner Ismael Juma died when his motorbike collided with a lorry, Athletics Tanzania has announced.

We were held hostage at a Tanzanian police station - SA Human Rights lawyer

2017-10-28 16:06

Tanzanian police and prosecutors asked the courts for an order to perform an anal examination on a South African lawyer and 12 other detained in the country for “promoting homosexuality”, the lawyer says.

Bail granted to SA lawyer arrested in Tanzania for 'promoting homosexuality'

2017-10-26 23:12

South African human rights lawyer Sibongile Ndashe and her 12 colleagues, who were arrested by Tanzanian authorities for 'promoting homosexuality', have been released on bail.

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