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Bernabe Concepcion beats Juma Fundi via 2nd round KO

Filipino bantamweight challenger Berrnabe Concepcion opted for an early knockout win against Juma Fundi of Tanzania on Friday at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City Philippines to bag the vacant WBO Oriental super bantamweight title.

Bernabe Concepcion eyeing title fight after Juma Fundi bout

After two failed attempts to win a world title fight, featherweight challenger Bernabe Concepcion of Virac, Catanduanes, Philippines aims to be a title contender again if he wins over Juma Fundi of Tanzania on Friday at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City

Burundi leader campaigns as region calls for poll delay

Dar Es Salaam - Burundi's embattled president skipped key regional talks Monday to campaign for a controversial third term amid renewed rebel threats and international calls to delay the vote.

For the first time in two decades, lions will return to Rwanda

Kigali - After being wiped out more than 20 years ago in Rwanda's horrific genocide that claimed an estimated 800,000 lives, lions will return to the country, wildlife officials say.

Tanzania elephants suffer 'catastrophic decline'

Arusha - Elephant census figures released by Tanzania show a "catastrophic decline" of around 60 percent over the last five years, leading wildlife trade monitoring group TRAFFIC said Tuesday.

Regional summit urges Burundi election delay, halt to violence

Dar Es Salaam - Elections in Burundi should be delayed by at least a month and a half and all violence must stop, East African leaders said Sunday after a regional summit on the crisis.

Burundi clashes as East African leaders hold crisis talks

Dar Es Salaam - Burundi police battled with protesters Wednesday as East African leaders gathered for crisis talks aimed at ending weeks of deadly violence over the president's controversial third term bid.

At least 19 killed in Tanzanian mine collapse

Dar Es Salaam - At least 19 Tanzanian gold miners were killed when the pit they were working in collapsed in the northwestern Msalala district, a local government official said Saturday.

200 witchdoctors arrested in Tanzania crackdown

Dar Es Salaam - Over 200 people have been arrested in Tanzania as part of a nationwide crackdown on witchdoctors linked to a wave of albino attacks and murders, police said Thursday.

At least 40 killed in bus, truck collision in Tanzania

Dar Es Salaam - At least 40 people were killed and 23 seriously injured on Wednesday in a collision between a bus and a truck in central Tanzania, officials said.

Seven held in Tanzania over latest albino attack

Arusha - Police in Tanzania said Tuesday they have arrested seven suspects over a vicious weekend assault in which a six-year-old albino boy's hand was hacked off with a machete.

Plague alert: How agriculture could trigger problems in Africa Special

A warning has been sounded that methods deployed to increase food production in East Africa could increase the risk of plague, possibly to epidemic levels.

Lions suffering from ‘dog disease’

The disease, commonly known to affect dogs, called canine distemper is more widespread among animal species than previously thought. This includes many lions.

Canadian feds pays $180,000 for mining watchdog that isn't there

Last year, the Harper government spent over $180,000 to run the office of a counsellor of corporate social responsibility for the Canadian mining industry. There's only one problem: There is no corporate social responsibility counselor.

Tanzania bans witchdoctors to stem grisly albino murders

Arusha - Tanzania has banned witchdoctors to try and stem a surge in murders of albinos, whose body parts are sold for witchcraft, officials said Wednesday.

Cheetah uses GoPro as chew toy when cameraman gets too close

Dodoma - An inquisitive cheetah turned into a cameraman's dream come true when the big cat playfully swiped the man's GoPro camera away from him. Boris von Schoenebeck was used to watching two of the big cats climb on his jeep while he filmed in the Serengeti.

Four held in Tanzania over albino girl kidnapping

Arusha - Police in Tanzania said Wednesday they have arrested four people over the kidnapping of an albino girl in the north of the country, where many are killed and their body parts sold as lucky charms.

Tanzania president vows never to expel Maasai

Dar Es Salaam - Tanzania's president has vowed never to evict the Maasai people from their traditional lands, which activists claimed were threatened by plans for a hunting reserve for the wealthy.

Tanzania threat to 'evict' 40,000 for hunting park: campaigners

Dar Es Salaam - Tanzania will evict thousands of members of the Maasai community from their traditional lands if it goes ahead with plans to create a hunting park, campaigners claimed Tuesday.

Two suspected 'witches' hacked to death in Tanzania

Arusha - Two Tanzanian women were hacked to death by men who accused them of casting spells that made them sexually impotent, police said Friday, in the latest killings of alleged "witches".
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