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Five Kenyans, one Tanzanian held over university massacre: Court

Nairobi - A Nairobi court on Tuesday ordered five Kenyans and a Tanzanian to be detained for 30 days while police investigate possible connections to last week's university massacre.

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.

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.

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.

Chinese officials 'on illegal African ivory buying sprees'

Bejing - Chinese diplomatic and military staff went on buying sprees for illegal ivory while on official visits to East Africa, sending prices soaring, an environmental activist group said Thursday.

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".

Attacks hit Tanzania and Kenya tourist sites

Arusha - Tanzania and Kenya were targeted in separate attacks in key tourist sites in the east African nations, police said Tuesday, the latest in a series of bombings and gun battles scaring off foreign visitors.

Poaching could wipe out Tanzanian elephants in 7 years: group

Dar Es Salaam - Poachers are slaughtering Tanzania's elephants for their ivory at such alarming rates that the population could be completely wiped out in just seven years, conservationists told a conference Friday.

Pope urges 'sexual responsibility' against AIDS

- Pope Francis called on Monday for fidelity and chastity to be used to fight the AIDS virus in Africa, in an address to visiting Tanzanian bishops that -- in line with Catholic doctrine -- did not mention the use of condoms.

Bomb blasts at Zanzibar cathedral and tourist bar

Zanzibar - Two homemade bombs exploded Monday on the popular Indian Ocean tourist island of Zanzibar, but with no casualties, police said, in the latest in a series of attacks."Investigations are ongoing to find out details of the blasts and the motive behind the...

Bomb blasts hit Zanzibar cathedral and tourist bar

Zanzibar - Two homemade bombs exploded Monday on the popular Indian Ocean tourist island of Zanzibar, but with no casualties, police said, in the latest in a series of attacks."Investigations are ongoing to find out details of the blasts and the motive behind th...

Primary health care must form basis of reform, Director says Special

Dar Es Salaam - " When we try to visualize the application of primary health care here at home, sometimes we really have to search tor examples that will convey the concept."

Tanzania Labor Party member bids farewell to politics Special

Mtwara - Leader of the provincial Tanzania Labor Party (TLP) between 2000 and 2010, Raj Bikku today announced that he will not seek re-election when his current term ends.

Tanzania's Lake Natron turns animals into statues

Most bodies of water around the world won't cause a lot of harm to animals. Deer can drink from the edge of stream, and loons can peacefully swim in water looking for food. There is, however, one that literally turns animals into statues.

Tanzania Research Chairs named Special

Dar Es Salaam - Interdisciplinary collaboration has been at watchword in post secondary institutions for years, but no-one's been taking notes on why - or if - it works, says Muhimbili university researcher Dr. Anne Mkama.

Malawi wants to take border dispute with Tanzania to court

Malawian President Joyce Banda announced that Malawi would renounce the mediation efforts with Tanzania currently conducted by the Forum of Former African Heads of State and Government and would appeal to the courts to solve the re-activated dispute.

Tanzanian building collapse update Special

A response from the Tanzania Red Cross Society outlines the needs of the local responders in trying to alleviate the suffering by those on the ground at the building collapse.

Building collapse in Tanzania

Dar Es Salaam - A building under construction in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania has collapsed with several fatalities and many missing, including workers and children.

Ontario woman killed in Tanzania

Susan Wells wanted to help young people in Tanzania obtain their education. The Toronto social worker had made several trips to the African nation before her last one on November 25. It would be her last.

Researchers say oldest dinosaur fossils found in Tanzania

Paleontologists have identified what they believe to be the oldest dinosaur fossils in existence. This new dinosaur discovery possibly challenges current beliefs on dinosaur history.

Op-Ed: Zanzibar is Sinking in Political Upheaval

Zanzibar - On Wednesday, October 17, hundreds of Uamsho (Awakening) supporters took to the streets of Zanzibar demanding police release the leader of Islamic movement Sheikh Farid Hadi who disappeared mysteriously the day earlier.

Toronto's Zanzibari distraught over ongoing violence (Updated) Special

Zanzibar - While sectarian turmoil continues to create havoc in parts of Zanzibar. Zanzibari who live in Toronto are worried for their friend and family’s safety in violent-stricken East African Island.

Kenya Airways forces woman to sit next to corpse on 10-hr flight

Kenya Airways partially reimbursed a Swedish woman after she was forced to sit through a 10-hour flight to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, next to a passenger who died during the flight.

Lake Malawi: At least 47 illegal immigrants drown

People trying to escape drought and war in Ethiopia and Somalia have drowned whilst trying to cross Lake Malawi in a small boat. At least 47 people are reported dead so far.

Lake Malawi: At least 47 illegal immigrants drown

People trying to escape drought and war in Ethiopia and Somalia have drowned whilst trying to cross Lake Malawi in a small boat. At least 47 people are reported dead so far.
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Mount Lengai seen from Lake Natron, Northern Tanzania
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Black Rhinos in Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania - a Red List critically endangered species
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