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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.
Somali forces have brought to an end an all-night siege on a hotel in which at least 26 people were killed.

Somali forces end hotel siege that left at least 26 dead

At least four al-Shabab extremists attacked the Asasey Hotel in the southern port city of Kismayo on Friday evening.
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.
President John Magufuli. AFP Photo-Daniel Hayduk

President Magufuli urges Tanzania’s women to ‘set ovaries free’, have more babies to boost...

President John Magufuli urged Tanzania’s women to “set your ovaries free” and bear more children as a way to help boost the economy into a regional powerhouse, a step critics said would instead worsen inequality and poverty.
Emmanuel Amuneke

Afcon: Emmanuel Amuneke confirms termination of contract with Tanzania

Emmanuel Amuneke, ex-Super Eagles winger, says his two-year contract with the Tanzanian Football Federation (TFF) has been terminated.
Tanzanian President John Magufuli

Tanzania’s Magufuli dismisses concerns over dam in nature park

Tanzanian President John Magufuli downplayed fears Tuesday that a hydro-electric dam planned for a fabled nature reserve would affect the environment, despite Unesco expressing "grave concern" over the scheme.
Tanzanian Bongo Flava recording artist and dancer, Diamond Platnumz has disclosed that he is expecting his 4th child with his girlfriend, Kenyan radio presenter, Tanasha Donna.

Diamond Platnumz expecting fourth child with Kenyan girlfriend

Tanzanian Bongo Flava recording artist and dancer, Diamond Platnumz, has disclosed that he is expecting his 4th child with his girlfriend, Kenyan radio presenter, Tanasha Donna.
Emmanuel Amuneke

Afcon: Emmanuel Amuneke attributes Tanzania’s poor run to inexperience

Tanzania head coach Emmanuel Amuneke has blamed inexperience and lack of exposure for his side’s poor performance at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
Charles Njagua Kanyi

Kenyan MP threaten foreigners, arrested

A Kenyan MP has been arrested after saying he would beat up foreign traders if they did not leave the country.
Senegal midfielder Idrissa Gueye is eager to welcome Sadio Mane into the squad after he missed their opening 2019 Africa Cup of Nations game against Tanzania on Sunday.

Premier League stars Riyad Mahrez, Sadio Mane renew rivalry at Afcon

Riyad Mahrez and Sadio Mane resume an English Premier League rivalry Thursday on a different stage when Algeria and Senegal clash at the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
Keita Balde of Senegal celebrates his goal with teammates Moussa Waque and Idrissa Gana Gueye of Senegal during the Africa Cup of Nations 2019 Finals game between Senegal and Tanzania at 30 June Stadium in Cairo, Egypt on 23 June 2019. © Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix.jpg

Afcon: Senegal’s Teranga Lions crush Tanzania

Senegal defeated Tanzania 2-0 in their opening 2019 AFCON game as the Teranga Lions put up a convincing display against Emmanuel Amuneke’s team on Sunday evening in Egypt.
Tanzania vice-president Samia Suluhu is heading a fundraising campaign for the Taifa Stars who will be competing in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Egypt.

Tanzania launch fundraising campaign for Taifa Stars

Tanzania vice-president Samia Suluhu is heading a fundraising campaign for the Taifa Stars who will be competing in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Egypt.
Mohamed Salah’s introduction played a major role in Egypt defeating Guinea 3-1 in Alexandria in their final friendly before the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) on Sunday.

Mo Salah, Egypt set for AFCON bow in stifling heat

All eyes will be on Mohamed Salah on Friday as the Egypt star looks to help the Africa Cup of Nations hosts launch their bid for a record-extending eighth title in style against Zimbabwe in the opening match of a tournament expanded to 24 teams for the first time.
Tanzanian women have reacted with surprise and anger at the news that Finance Minister Philip Mpango is introducing a 25 per cent tax on imported wigs and hair extensions.

Tanzanians react to 25 per cent tax on imported wigs

Tanzanian women have reacted with surprise and anger at the news that Finance Minister Philip Mpango is introducing a 25 per cent tax on imported wigs and hair extensions.

Timi Frank: President Buhari benefiting from corruption

Timi Frank, political activist and former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari was benefiting from corruption and therefore has lost moral right to continue the so-called anti-corruption fight.
Reginald Mengi

Tanzania media mogul Reginald Mengi dies in Dubai

Tanzanian self-made media magnate and philanthropist Reginald Mengi has died in Dubai at the age of 75.
Hussein Mwinyi

Tanzania rules out banning use of artificial nails, eyelashes

Tanzanian authorities on Monday said they would not impose a ban on the use of artificial nails and eyelashes after the Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority (TFDA) assessment revealed that they caused no human health problems.

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