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World Bank grants Tanzania $300 million to support education sector

The World Bank on Friday said that it had granted $300 million to Tanzania to support its education sector, a statement from the country’s Directorate of Presidential Communication said.
Rescue workers examine the hull of a ferry that overturned in Lake Victoria, Tanzania September 21, 2018, in this still image taken from video. Reuters TV-via REUTERS

Families bury victims as Tanzania ferry disaster toll passes 200

Grieving families were on Sunday preparing to bury victims of Tanzania’s devastating ferry disaster, with more than 200 confirmed dead after the crowded boat capsized in Lake Victoria.
Rescue workers examine the hull of a ferry that overturned in Lake Victoria, Tanzania September 21, 2018, in this still image taken from video. Reuters TV-via REUTERS

Tanzania ferry death toll rises to 151

The death toll after a ferry capsized in Lake Victoria has risen to 151, state-run TV station TBC said Saturday as rescue workers pressed on with the search to find scores more people feared drowned.
Rescue workers examine the hull of a ferry that overturned in Lake Victoria, Tanzania September 21, 2018, in this still image taken from video. Reuters TV-via REUTERS

Tanzania’s John Magufuli orders arrests as MV Nyerere death toll reaches 131

Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Friday ordered the arrest of the management of a ferry that capsized in Lake Victoria, as the death toll climbed to 131 and rescue workers pressed on with the search to find scores more people feared drowned.

Tanzanian conjoined twins die aged 22

Tanzanian conjoined twins Maria and Consolata Mwakikuti have died after suffering heart failure aged 22.

Tanzania president inaugurates wall around gem mines

Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Friday inaugurated a 24km wall around the country's tanzanite mines to prevent smuggling of the precious violet-blue stones, which are unique to the East African country.

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.

Rwanda bans shisha trade and smoking after Tanzania

Rwanda has banned smoking of water-pipe tobacco, popularly known as shisha, starting Friday.

Tanzania president orders wall be built around tanzanite mines

Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Wednesday ordered the army to build a wall around the country's tanzanite mines to prevent smuggling and better control exports of the precious gems unique to the East African country.

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