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President John Magufuli. AFP Photo-Daniel Hayduk

Tanzania says anti-gay squads are not government policy

Tanzania's government has said that a call by a local official to create a surveillance squad to track down homosexuals "does not represent" official policy.
Paul Makonda

Tanzania: No plan to hunt down and arrest homosexuals

Tanzania says that a plan to hunt down and arrest suspected homosexuals in the country's economic capital was not official policy, distancing itself from a citywide crackdown slammed by rights groups.
President John Magufuli. AFP Photo-Daniel Hayduk

Amnesty slams Tanzania’s ‘dangerous’ anti-gay clampdown

Amnesty International said Thursday that plans by Tanzania's economic capital to hunt down and arrest suspected homosexuals were leading it down a "dangerous path".
Mohammed Dewji

Mohammed Dewji: Divine intervention saved my life

In his first personal tweet since his release from the hands of abductors, Mohammed Dewji, reputed as Africa’s youngest millionaire, said it took divine intervention to save his life.
MV Nyerere

More than 100 die in Lake Victoria ferry disaster

The death toll in a ferry capsize in Lake Victoria climbed to more than 100 on Friday, as Tanzanian rescue workers pressed on with searches to find scores of more people feared drowned.
President John Magufuli. AFP Photo-Daniel Hayduk

Tanzania’s John Magufuli accuses oil firms of profiteering

President John Magufuli of Tanzania has accused the international oil and gas companies of seeking huge profits at the expense of the country’s development.

Delta government insists hosting of athletics championship not waste of fund

The Delta State Government, on Wednesday, described the contents of an article ‘The Asaba Disgrace, What a big disgrace’ written by Dr. Rueben Abati, former media aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, as absolute falsehood heavily supported with unconfirmed reports.

Police: Suspected jihadists kill five in north Mozambique

Suspected jihadists killed five people using knives and machetes in an area of Mozambique that has been rocked by a spate of attacks blamed on radical Islamists, police said Thursday.

Suspected jihadists hack seven to death in Mozambique

Suspected jihadists hacked seven people to death with machetes and torched dozens of homes early on Tuesday in northern Mozambique, a region that has suffered a recent spate of similar attacks, police said.

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.

Mozambique deports 4,000 foreign nationals

Mozambique authorities deported at least 4,000 foreign nationals in a crackdown against illegal migration in 2017 alone, officials said.

Tanzania’s John Magufuli rules out extending presidential term

Tanzanian President John Magufuli will not seek to extend presidential terms in the country, his party said Saturday, moving to quash calls from his own party to prolong his rule.

Tanzania urges UN to probe killings of peacekeepers in Congo

Tanzania's government is urging the United Nations to conduct an independent investigation into the killings of 15 Tanzanian peacekeepers last week in eastern Congo.

Woman arrested for kissing another woman in Tanzania after video goes viral

A woman could face jail in Tanzania after a video of her kissing another woman and presenting her with a ring went viral.

Davido, Wizkid taking Afrobeats to next level

Pop star Davido gets the same reaction wherever he goes in Africa, whether it’s in Guinea or Mozambique, Botswana, Kenya or Sierra Leone: teeming crowds and adoring fans.

Tanzanian government bans Tanzania Daima newspaper

The Tanzanian government has banned a Swahili tabloid, Tanzania Daima, for 90 days for allegedly publishing false information.

Tanzania arrests 12 for alleged homosexuality in Dar es Salaam

Tanzanian police said Wednesday they had arrested 12 men, including two South Africans and a Ugandan, for presumed homosexuality as part of an ongoing crackdown against gays.

Falconets coach banks on experience to beat Tanzania

Nigeria women U-20 team, Falconets‘ Head Coach, Christopher Danjuma, believes the experience in his team will give them the advantage against Tanzania in their first leg First Round Clash of 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup qualifiers.‎

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