Coronavirus now in Tanzania, Somalia as E.Africa starts closures

2020-03-17 11:05

Tanzania and Somalia on Monday became the latest East Africa countries to confirm their first cases of coronavirus, as neighbouring countries shuttered borders and schools as fears of contagion rose.

Tanzanian journalist freed after pleading guilty to economic crimes

2020-02-24 20:00

Tanzanian journalist Erick Kabendera, who was held in jail for seven months in a case that prompted international concern, has been freed after pleading guilty to economic crimes.

Gay community targeted and cut off from healthcare in Tanzania

2020-02-03 15:43

Tanzanian gay activist Tee, 34, recalls with nostalgia a time when Tanzania was like 'paradise' for LGBT people – before the 2015 election of President John Magufuli ushered in fear and persecution.

Tanzania president moves to ease fears over election

2020-01-22 12:36

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has promised this year's general election will be "free and fair" and invited international monitors to observe proceedings amid concerns of a democratic crackdown in the East African nation.

Tanzania court charges rights activist with money laundering

2019-12-24 22:00

A Tanzanian court has charged rights activist Tito Magoti with money laundering and other offences after holding him in custody for four days, the organisation for which he works says.

Six killed in Tanzania attack near border with Mozambique

2019-11-13 19:21

Six Tanzanians were shot dead and seven others injured in an attack carried out by unidentified assailants in a village bordering a region in Mozambique known for jihadist activity, a police official says.

Trump is pondering a ban on hunting trophies - but not all Africa's animal lovers are convinced

2019-10-02 21:29

As US president Donald Trump mulls the signing into law of an act that would restrict imports of hunting trophies from African countries, wildlife experts and animal rights groups are at odds over the economic impact and its ultimate effect on conservation.

WHO investigating possible unknown illness in Tanzania

2019-09-12 21:56

The World Health Organisation is sending a team to Tanzania to urgently investigate a "rumour" linked to the death of a person over an unknown illness.

Tanzanian arrested with tusks from 117 elephants

2019-09-05 22:05

A Tanzanian man has been arrested after authorities found a stash of ivory buried under his house, estimated to come from around 117 elephants, authorities say.

Tanzania lays to rest dozens killed in fuel tanker blast

2019-08-11 22:24

Tanzania laid to rest most of the 71 people who died while trying to collect leaking petrol from an overturned fuel tanker that exploded.


Coronavirus arrives in Tanzania as regional cases rise

2020-03-16 16:59

Tanzania has become the latest east African country to confirm its first case of coronavirus, as neighbouring countries shuttered borders and schools, as fears of contagion rose.

Tanzania's main opposition demands independent poll body

2020-02-03 17:00

Tanzania's main opposition Chadema party has called for an independent electoral commission, amid concerns of a crackdown ahead of a general election later this year.

At least 20 people killed in church stampede in Tanzania - official

2020-02-02 14:15

At least 20 people in Tanzania have been trampled to death at an open-air evangelical Christian church service in the north of the country, according to officials.

Tanzania to relocate 36 lions who attacked humans and cattle

2020-01-20 08:12

Tanzania will give rehouse 36 lions following a slew of attacks by the big cats on people and cattle, environmental authorities said Saturday.

Outcry as Tanzania blocks cases from African rights court

2019-12-04 18:30

Human rights activists have raised alarm over Tanzania's plans to block individuals and NGOs from directly filing cases against the government to the African rights court.

East Africa reels from deadly floods in extreme weather

2019-11-02 10:38

A powerful climate phenomenon in the Indian Ocean stronger than any seen in years is unleashing destructive rains and flooding across East Africa -- and scientists say worse could be coming.

Tanzania extends eco-crimes amnesty after 467 requests

2019-10-01 21:31

Tanzania's president John Magufuli has announced an extension to an economic crimes amnesty after prosecutors were flooded with 467 requests in the initial seven-day period.

9 black rhinos from SA relocate to Tanzania in a bid to protect species

2019-09-11 10:56

Nine black rhinos from SA have arrived in the Serengeti as part of efforts to repopulate the park with the critically endangered species, Tanzanian authorities say.

South Africa court releases impounded Air Tanzania plane

2019-09-05 17:32

A South African court has ordered the release of an Air Tanzania jet after it was impounded over a farmer's $33-million compensation claim, Tanzania's government says.

Tanzania mourns 64 killed in fuel tanker blast

2019-08-11 11:52

Tanzania is in mourning, preparing to bury the dead after 64 people perished when a crashed fuel tanker exploded as crowds rushed to syphon off leaking petrol.

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