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Tanzania vows to arrest those 'protecting' gay interests

Nairobi - Tanzania has threatened to arrest and deport those campaigning for gay rights and de-register organisations protecting homosexual interests, local media reported Monday.

Tanzania president says teen mothers should quit school

Nairobi - Tanzania President John Magufuli said students who become pregnant should not be allowed to finish their studies after giving birth, sparking outrage from women's rights campaign groups. "I give money for a student to study for free.

Morgue workers in Tanzania jailed for stealing drugs from corpse's stomach

Nairobi - Tanzanian police said Saturday that they had arrested two morgue employees in Dar es Salaam after they admitted to cutting open a dead man's corpse and stealing the drugs hidden in his stomach.

At least 29 schoolchildren killed in Tanzania bus crash

Nairobi - At least 29 final year primary school pupils were killed in a bus crash in northern Tanzania on Saturday, along with two teachers and the driver, the school's director said.

Burundi govt again refuses crisis talks with opposition

Nairobi - Burundi's government affirmed Tuesday it will shun peace talks with opposition figures planned for later this week in Tanzania, dragging out a political crisis that has stretched for over a year.

Erdogan asks Tanzania to act against Gulen network

Dar Es Salaam - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday asked his Tanzanian counterpart John Magufuli to take action against the network of an exiled cleric he blames for last year's failed coup.

Tanzania earthquake toll climbs to 14 dead, 200 injured

Dar Es Salaam - A 5.7-magnitude earthquake that struck northwest Tanzania, close to Lake Victoria and the borders of Uganda and Rwanda, has killed at least 14 people and injured 200, local authorities said Sunday.

Powerful 5.7 magnitude earthquake strikes in northern Tanzania

Bukoba - A powerful earthquake struck along the western shore of Lake Victoria in northern Tanzania Saturday afternoon, killing 11 people and injuring 192, but the actual death toll will probably be much higher say authorities.

Tanzania opposition postpones protests against 'dictatorship'

Dar Es Salaam - Tanzania's main opposition party on Wednesday postponed for a month promised protests against what it says are anti-democratic actions by President John Magufuli.

Shiny new buses challenge chaotic old ways in Tanzania

Dar Es Salaam - Sweaty passengers crammed into battered buses and stuck in traffic jams look on enviously as Tanzania's shiny new commuter buses fly by on the pristine asphalt of dedicated highway lanes.

Tanzanian rats with nose for trouble train to save lives

Morogoro - They have proven their worth in detecting landmines but Africa's giant pouched rats have a lesser-known but equally critical vocation - saving lives by speeding up tuberculosis detection.

'Highly likely' Tanzania piece from MH370

Sydney - A piece of debris found in Tanzania is "highly likely" to be from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, Australia's transport minister said Friday, as he defended the Indian Ocean search efforts.

Large wing piece in Australia to be tested for MH370 link

Sydney - A large piece of aircraft debris, believed to be a wing flap, has arrived in Australia for testing as part of the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, officials said Monday.

Huge helium gas field found in Tanzania could be a 'game changer'

A huge field of helium gas discovered in Africa could help to ease the global shortage of the precious element, vital to many of our high-tech applications, such as MRIs and yes, even those colorful party balloons.

Africa summit tackles violence against albinos

Dar Es Salaam - A "Miss and Mister Albino" contest, heavy sentences for ritual murder and concrete graves to ward off tomb raiders were all discussed at a UN summit on albinism concluding in Tanzania on Monday.

Elephants in Tanzania reserve could be wiped out by 2022

Nairobi - Elephants in Tanzania's sprawling Selous Game Reserve could be wiped out within six years if poaching continues at current levels, the World Wildlife Fund warned.

Seaweed farmers in hot water as Zanzibar struggles

Zanzibar - Waist deep in sparkling blue water off the white beaches of the Indian Ocean spice island of Zanzibar, seaweed farmer Mtumwa Vuai Ameir gently ties seedlings to wood poles.

Probe opens into UN troops' alleged sex abuse in DR Congo

Kinshasa - The United Nations and Tanzania have opened a joint enquiry into alleged sexual abuse by Tanzanian troops serving in the UN peace mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the head of the mission said Saturday.

UN opens probe into Congo sex abuse claims

Kinshasa - The United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo said Saturday it had opened an investigation into claims of sexual abuse against Tanzanian peacekeepers.

Zanzibar president warns against violence at swearing in

Zanzibar - Zanzibar's newly-elected President Ali Mohamed Shein called for unity and calm on Thursday after being sworn in following controversial re-run elections in Tanzania's semi-autonomous islands.

Zanzibar votes in re-run election as opposition boycott

Zanzibar - Voting began in Zanzibar on Sunday with security tight and an opposition boycott in place for the re-run of October's election in Tanzania's semi-autonomous islands, cancelled due to fraud allegations.

Tanzanians jailed for British wildlife pilot murder

Dar Es Salaam - Four Tanzanians facing trial for the murder of a British conservationist whose helicopter was shot down have been jailed for 20 years for possessing firearms, lawyers said Friday.

Five held after India mob beats, partly strips Tanzanian student

Bangalore - India police arrested five people Thursday over an enraged mob's attack on a Tanzanian student who was beaten, her shirt ripped off and car set ablaze in the city of Bangalore.Tanzanian High Commissioner John W. H.

Five Tanzanians arrested after British pilot killed: President

Dar Es Salaam - Tanzanian president John Magufuli has condemned the killing of a British conservationist after his helicopter was shot down while he chased suspected poachers, saying five people have been arrested.

A horrific fishing tactic in Tanzania is destroying marine life

Dar Es Salaam - The use of explosives in catching fish was outlawed some years ago in Tanzania, but recent reports confirm the practice is alive and well in the African country.

Five Tanzanian miners freed after 41 days trapped underground

Dar Es Salaam - Five Tanzanian gold miners have been rescued after spending 41 days trapped deep underground eating cockroaches and frogs to survive, the mining ministry and survivors said Tuesday.

Five Tanzanian miners freed after 41 days trapped underground: ministry

Dar Es Salaam - Five Tanzanian gold miners have been rescued after spending 41 trapped deep underground eating cockroaches and frogs to survive, the mining ministry and survivors said Tuesday.

Tanzania's Magufuli sworn in as president

Dar Es Salaam - Tanzania's new President John Magufuli was sworn into office Thursday along with the east African nation's first female vice-president to huge cheers from crowds.

Tanzania prepares president's inauguration, but Zanzibar to miss

Dar Es Salaam - Opposition leaders in Zanzibar said Wednesday they would not take part in celebrations for the inauguration of Tanzania's new president John Magufuli, after elections were annulled on the islands.

Zanzibar opposition urges calm amid political crisis

Zanzibar - Zanzibar's opposition chief called for calm Monday, having previously threatened to lead protests if results of annulled elections were not released on the semi-autonomous Tanzanian islands.
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