Tanzania


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.

Tanzania fuel tanker blast: Death toll stands at 60

2019-08-10 15:43

At least 62 people died and about 70 others injured in Tanzania on Saturday when a crashed tanker exploded while a crowd was trying to siphon off fuel, the police said.

17-year-old pilot back in SA following dad's deadly Tanzania plane crash

2019-08-06 08:59

Megan Werner, 17, pilot and founder of the U Dream Global project, is back in South Africa following the death of her father, Des, 49, in a plane crash in Tanzania.

Missing or murdered: the grim fate of Tanzania dissidents

2019-07-28 07:05

Some turn up dead or injured. Others are never heard of again: A wave of kidnappings in Tanzania that appears to target critics of the government has set the nation on edge.

Media freedom groups seek answers over missing Tanzanian reporter

2019-07-13 09:47

Press freedom groups have demanded answers from the Tanzanian government following contradicting statements by the country's foreign minister about the fate of a journalist who vanished two years ago.

Elephant, rhino populations finally on the rise in Tanzania after rampant poaching

2019-07-11 08:21

Rhinos, elephants benefiting from anti-poaching crackdown on organised criminal networks.

Silence is golden for a Tanzanian mine

2019-06-19 06:09

In Tanzania, reporters trying to investigate violence, environmental damage and other wrongdoing connected to a gold mine in the north of the country are trapped between the silence of a mining giant and the lies of a repressive government.

 

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.

Tanzania fuel tanker blast kills 57

2019-08-10 12:34

Fifty-seven people have died in Tanzania when a fuel tanker exploded after overturning on a road west of the capital Dar Es Salaam, police said.

WATCH: Two killed as SA plane crashes in Tanzania

2019-08-04 10:22

Two project directors were killed when a light aircraft registered in South Africa crashed in Tanzania on Saturday, the company said on Sunday.

Tanzanian press champion hopes prize 'lifts veil' on abuses

2019-07-17 17:47

A Tanzanian journalist awarded a prestigious prize for press freedom said he hoped the recognition will "lift the corner of the veil" on the plight of reporters in his homeland.

'Set your ovaries free:' Tanzania leader seeks population growth

2019-07-11 08:24

President Magufuli, citing India and China, said having a big population helps build the country's economy.

Soweto mom summits Kilimanjaro to help young burn victims

2019-07-11 05:12

A Soweto mother has made good on her promise to summit Mount Kilimanjaro to help young burn victims.

Tanzania latest African nation to ban plastic bags

2019-05-31 20:00

A plastic bag ban comes into force in Tanzania as Africa leads efforts to stem the tide of plastic blighting the farthest reaches of the globe, and depths of the ocean.

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