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Tanzania president John Magufuli says his party will rule ‘forever’

Tanzania's President John Magufuli who has come under fire for his authoritarian leadership style has vowed that his ruling party will be "in power forever, for eternity".

CAF orders MRIs for teens ahead of U-17 AFCON qualifiers

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has directed all member nations to carry out magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) tests on their players ahead of 2019 U-17 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers.

Elephant tramples farmer to death in Tanzania

A 35-year-old farmer was trampled to death by an elephant in Southern Tanzania’s District of Tunduru, local leaders said on Wednesday.

Tanzanian opposition leaders on trial for ‘illegal’ protest

The head of Tanzania's main opposition party went on trial on Tuesday with eight other leaders on charges of holding an illegal protest in February during which a student died.

Flooding in Dar es Salaam leaves at least 14 dead

Fourteen people have died as a result of days of torrential rains and flooding in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's economic capital, police said Tuesday.

Floods kill Nine people in Tanzania

Nine people were killed in floods in the Tanzanian city of Dar es Salaam, officials said on Monday.

Tanzania opposition cries foul, church speaks out

The woes of Tanzania’s opposition continued last week, with six Chadema leaders, among them chairman Freeman Mbowe, sitting in jail over the East holiday after they were charged with sedition, incitement to violence and unlawful assembly.

Tanzania opposition leader charged for ‘inciting hatred’

The head of Tanzania's main opposition party was charged on Tuesday with inciting hatred and rebellion after being arrested alongside five other members of his party, a legal source said.

Tanzania road crash leaves 24 dead

Twenty-four people died after a bus collided with a truck in eastern Tanzania on Saturday evening, according to a witness and press reports.

US seeks Africa’s support against North Korea’s nukes, terrorism

The U.S. has sought for the cooperation of the African region in pressuring North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, to give up his nuclear weapons.

EU warns violent attacks threaten Tanzania’s democracy

A recent spate of violent attacks in Tanzania threaten the country's democracy, the European Union has said.

Opposition politician hacked to death in Tanzania

An opposition politician was hacked to death at his home in central Tanzania on Thursday night, police said on Friday, as his party described the murder as a "political assassination."

Eight charged in murder of SA wildlife conservationist in Tanzania

A US-based wildlife conservation group says authorities in Tanzania have arrested and charged eight people for the murder of the group's co-founder Wayne Lotter, who was shot in Dar es Salaam last year.

Tanzania, Kenya move to resolve trade disputes

Tanzanian President John Magufuli and his Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday directed their ministers to resolve disputes affecting trade between the two East African countries.

Tanzania civil society groups join bishops to decry dictatorial regime

Over a hundred Tanzanian civil society groups have added their voices to what they say are “unprecedented” violations of human and democratic rights under the President John Magufuli-led government.

Tanzania’s opposition accuse police of killing student

Tanzania’s main opposition party Saturday accused police of shooting dead a female university student and seriously injuring at least four other people while trying to disperse a peaceful demonstration in the country’s commercial capital Dar es Salaam.

Tanzania withdraws from UN refugee programme

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has announced his country will pull out of the UN’s “comprehensive refugee response framework”, which provides lasting solutions for refugees, including integration into host communities.

DR Congo govt confirms extradition of rebel colonel

The defence minister of Democratic Republic of Congo, Crispin Atama Thabe, confirmed on Friday that former army colonel John Tshibangu will be extradited from Tanzania to face charges of rebellion.

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