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Liberia’s Ellen Sirleaf, others for Murtala Muhammed lecture in Abuja

Former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as well as her Botswana and Tanzanian counterparts, Festus Mogae and Jakaya Kikwete will, tomorrow in Abuja, deliver goodwill messages at the Murtala Muhammed Foundation Annual Lecture in memory of former Head of State, the Late General Murtala Muhammed.
A Tanzanian man was arrested in Bali after more than a kilogram of methamphetamine was found inside his stomach, Indonesian authorities said on Tuesday.

Bali officials finds kilo of meth in Tanzanian’s stomach

A Tanzanian man was arrested in Bali after more than a kilogram of methamphetamine was found inside his stomach, Indonesian authorities said on Tuesday.
INEC Chairman Mahmood Yakubu

Mamood Yakubu: INEC will always learn from international best practices

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it is committed to learning from international best practices to improve the country’s electoral processes.
Tanzania police

Tanzanian police arrest 10 businessmen over killing of children

The speaker of the Tanzanian National Assembly, Job Ndugai, on Monday said that Tanzanian police had arrested 10 businessmen in connection with the recent killing of 10 children in the country.

Four in court over slaughter of 148 people at university

A Kenyan court on Tuesday acquitted one suspect and ruled four others have a case to answer for the 2015 slaughter of 148 people at a university.
President John Magufuli. AFP Photo-Daniel Hayduk

President Magufuli orders CCTV cameras installed at tanzanite mines

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has given his newly appointed Minerals minister a 30-day ultimatum to install surveillance cameras round the tanzanite mines in northern Manyara region.
An image grab taken from AFP TV on January 21, 2019 shows a burning ship after a fire engulfed at two gas tankers in the Black Sea off Crimea. – Fourteen people were killed and five were missing off Russia-annexed Crimea in the Black Sea on January 21, 2019 after a fire engulfed gas tankers sailing under the flag of Tanzania, authorities said. (Photo by – / AFPTV / AFP)

20 presumed dead from ship fires off Crimea

Up to 20 people were presumed dead off Russia-annexed Crimea in the Black Sea after a fire engulfed two ships sailing under the Tanzanian flag, authorities said Tuesday.
President John Magufuli. AFP Photo-Daniel Hayduk

Tanzanian president urges ministers to ‘take advantage’ of refugee crises

Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Friday urged his ministers to "take advantage" of refugee crises and make money by selling food to international aid organisations.
Tanzanian President John Magufuli

World Bank, EU cut aid to Tanzania after human rights crackdown

Tanzania's tough-talking president John Magufuli has earned respect by fighting corruption, but international donors are now concerned by crackdowns on human rights.
President John Magufuli. AFP Photo-Daniel Hayduk

Tanzania dismisses travel advisory by US

Tanzania has reacted angrily to an advisory issued by the US to its citizens, against travelling to the East African country, terming the action malicious.
President John Magufuli. AFP Photo-Daniel Hayduk

Donors cut aid to Tanzania after rights crackdown

Tanzania's tough-talking president John Magufuli has earned respect by fighting corruption, but international donors are now concerned by crackdowns on human rights.

Diamond Platnumz banned from performing in Tanzania

Top African pop star Diamond Platnumz has been barred from performing in Tanzania after he played a song which the authorities had banned for being sexually suggestive.
Congo election eampaigning has been mostly peaceful until this week, when security forces opened fire at opposition events [Samuel Mambo-Reuters]

US orders non-emergency staff out of DR Congo before vote

The US Department of State said on Saturday it has ordered non-emergency government staff and family members of government employees to leave the Democratic Republic of the Congo a week before a presidential election that it fears could turn violent.

Supersand Eagles just one victory away from World Cup ticket

Nigeria’s beach soccer national team, Supersand Eagles, is again on the threshold of qualifying for the FIFA World Cup, after a 4-2 defeat of debutants Tanzania yesterday at the on-going CAF Beach Soccer Cup of Nations in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.
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HRW: Mozambique anti-jihadist forces involved in rights abuses

Security forces in Mozambique waging the fight against jihadists in the country's north are guilty of "serious abuses" of human rights including summary executions, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday.
President John Magufuli. AFP Photo-Daniel Hayduk

John Magufuli: Tanzania prefers ‘condition-free’ Chinese aid

Tanzania's President John Magufuli has said he prefers Chinese to Western aid as it comes with fewer conditions.
Lake Victoria boat tragedy

Uganda boat accident death toll hits 33

The death toll from a boat accident on Lake Victoria over the weekend rose to 33 on Monday, Ugandan police said, as survivors described moments of heavy drinking and raucous fun before the vessel, slammed by powerful waves, tilted and sank.
At least 29 people died when a boat capsized in poor weather in Lake Victoria near the Ugandan capital, Kampala, the country's deputy police spokesman has said.

At least 29 dead after boat capsizes in Lake Victoria

At least 29 people died when a boat capsized in poor weather in Lake Victoria near the Ugandan capital, Kampala, the country's deputy police spokesman has said.

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Miners at work in a mine shaft. AFP

About 40 people remain trapped in Liberian gold mine

Fellow miners have been using their bare hands to remove debris in an effort to free some 40 gold miners who have been trapped for a week, a spokesperson for Liberia's disaster management agency said on Sunday.

APGA alleges plot by PDP to rig Abia elections

The All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in Abia says it has uncovered the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) grand plot to rig the general elections in the state.

Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa: Movement restriction during elections is illegal

Activist lawyer, Mr Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, has warned the police against restricting human and vehicular movements on election days, saying it is unconstitutional.
INEC sensitive materials

Election: PDP, APC trade words over withdrawal of INEC sensitive materials

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti, on Sunday accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), of alleged plan to rig the Presidential and National Assembly elections in favour of the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC).

NCDC: Nigeria exceeds emergency threshold for Lassa fever

With 136 confirmed cases of Lassa fever, 31 death and 22.8 percent fatality rate, the Nigeria Center Disease Control (NCDC), said that Nigeria has exceeded the emergency threshold for Lassa fever.