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US warns against travel to Tanzania over same-sex unions row

The US State Department on Tuesday urged travellers to Tanzania to “exercise increased caution” due in part to threats that gay people may experience there.
Opposition party Chadema said more than 90 percent of its candidates were disqualified [Sadi Said-Reuters]

Tanzania’s ruling party set to sweep council polls after opposition boycott

Tanzania on Sunday held local government elections, viewed as a test case ahead of national polls next year, with the main opposition party boycotting the ballot citing violence and intimidation.
The Bombardier Q400 plane is among new aircrafts procured by the government for the national carrier-Air Tanzania Corporation Limited.

Tanzanian plane impounded in Canada

A Tanzanian plane has been impounded in Canada, the country’s Foreign Affairs Minister Palamagamba Kabudi has revealed.
The University of Dodoma, Tanzania's biggest public learning institution, on Thursday conferred an honorary doctorate degree to President John Magufuli in recognition of his outstanding leadership.

Tanzania’s John Magufuli gets honorary PhD for outstanding leadership

The University of Dodoma, Tanzania's biggest public learning institution, on Thursday conferred an honorary doctorate degree to President John Magufuli in recognition of his outstanding leadership.
President John Magufuli. AFP Photo-Daniel Hayduk

Tanzania: Money recovered from economic crimes to finance roads network – President Magufuli

Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Wednesday said that money to be recovered from economic crimes would be used to build nationwide road networks.
President John Magufuli. AFP Photo-Daniel Hayduk

Tanzanian president recommends amnesty for financial crimes

Tanzania’s president John Magufuli said on Sunday people held on charges of tax evasion, money laundering and other financial crimes should be freed if they confess and return the cash.

UK brands Robert Mugabe an autocrat as allies hail him

Several countries hailed Zimbabwe's late ex-president Robert Mugabe on Tuesday as a liberation hero -- though his fierce critic, former colonial power Britain, recalled the suffering and repression of his rule.
Robert Mugabe, the guerrilla leader who led Zimbabwe to independence in 1980, died Friday at age 95, two years after the army brought an ignominious end to almost four decades of his iron-fisted rule.

Reaction to the death of former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe

Robert Mugabe, the guerrilla leader who led Zimbabwe to independence in 1980, died Friday at age 95, two years after the army brought an ignominious end to almost four decades of his iron-fisted rule.
Air Tanzania Airbus A320-214

South Africa seizes Air Tanzania’s Airbus

South African authorities have impounded an Airbus 220-300 aircraft leased by Air Tanzania, the national flag carrier.
Joseph Gandye, who works for local station Watetezi TV, was arrested Thursday in the financial capital Dar es Salaam and held in police custody overnight.

Tanzanian journalist arrested for publishing ‘false’ news

A Tanzanian journalist has been arrested for “publishing false information” after broadcasting a story about police brutality, his lawyer said Friday, the latest crackdown on free press in the country.
Tanzania on Sunday laid to rest most of the 71 people who died while trying to collect leaking petrol from an overturned fuel tanker that exploded.

Tanzania lays to rest dozens killed in fuel tanker blast

Tanzania on Sunday laid to rest most of the 71 people who died while trying to collect leaking petrol from an overturned fuel tanker that exploded.
Tanzania was in mourning on Sunday, preparing to bury the dead after 64 people perished when a crashed fuel tanker exploded as crowds rushed to syphon off leaking petrol.

Tanzania mourns 64 killed in fuel tanker blast

Tanzania was in mourning on Sunday, preparing to bury the dead after 64 people perished when a crashed fuel tanker exploded as crowds rushed to syphon off leaking petrol.
Two men carry the remains of a burnt out motorbike after a fuel tanker exploded on August 10, 2019, in Morogoro, 200 kilometres west of the Tanzanian capital Dar es Salaam. It was a scene of horror. PHOTO - STRINGER - AFP

Bodaboda riders bore the brunt of Tanzania fuel tanker fire

It was at around 8.30am on Saturday when hell broke loose in the busy Tanzanian town of Morogoro, about 200 metres from the municipality’s Msamvu bus station.

Tanzania tanker blast kills 60 as crowd siphons fuel

A fuel tanker exploded in eastern Tanzania on Saturday killing at least 60 people, authorities said, as flames ripped through a crowd that had gathered to siphon petrol from it.
Tanzanian investigative journalist, Erick Kabendera, sits inside the Kisutu Residents Magistrate Court in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Aug. 5, 2019. (Reuters)

Arrest of journalist: UK, US urge Tanzania to respect ‘due process’

As a result of the arrest and arraignment of a freelance investigative journalist in Tanzania, Erick Kabendera, both the United Kingdom and United States have urged the authorities in the country on Friday to guarantee due process of law in the case.
Tanzanian President John Magufuli

President Magufuli orders Tanzanian prisons to reduce overcrowding

Tanzanian President John Magufuli ordered prison authorities Thursday to reduce crowding in the country's jails, saying there were too many people awaiting trial indefinitely who should not be incarcerated.
Tanzanian police officers

Tanzania demotes 54 police officers over indiscipline

At least 54 Tanzanian police officers were demoted between January and June 2019 over lack of discipline, the East African Nation Inspector General of Police (I-G), Simon Sirro, revealed on Monday.
Azory Gwanda

Media freedom groups seek answers over missing Tanzanian reporter

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.

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US warns against travel to Tanzania over same-sex unions row

The US State Department on Tuesday urged travellers to Tanzania to “exercise increased caution” due in part to threats that gay people may experience there.

Convicted Orji Kalu: 2023, here we come

Former Governor of Abia State, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu, who was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment, over N7.65billion fraud, by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, while being led out of the court by the Correctional Service officers on Thursday said ‘2023, here we come’.