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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.

Small blasts hit Zanzibar after poll annulled: Police, AFP

Zanzibar - Two small blasts rocked streets of Zanzibar on Saturday but caused no casualties, police and an AFP reporter said, in the latest unrest following the annulment of polls on the semi-autonomous Tanzanian archipelago.

Tanzania's new leader calls for unity amid opposition fraud claims

Dar Es Salaam - Tanzania's new leader John Magufuli called for unity Friday after winning hotly contested polls the opposition claimed to have won, and amid tensions after Zanzibar annulled polls."I promise to deliver my election pledges, but we need to work together....

Tanzania ruling party's Magufuli wins presidential vote

Dar Es Salaam - Tanzania's ruling party candidate John Magufuli won hotly contested presidential elections, officials announced Thursday, but the opposition said the vote was rigged and also claimed victory.

Zanzibar poll annulment throws Tanzania results into doubt

Dar Es Salaam - Tanzania's elections were thrown into doubt Wednesday after the semi-autonomous Zanzibar archipelago annulled polls, sparking tension on the islands and raising questions about national presidential results due Thursday.

Tension in Tanzania poll count as ministers lose seats

Dar Es Salaam - Tanzania's ruling party presidential candidate took an early lead Tuesday as election officials counted votes in a close race for a second day, while several key ministers lost their seats.

Tanzania counts votes as opposition claims fraud

Dar Es Salaam - Votes were being counted Monday in what is expected to be Tanzania's tightest election race ever, with the governing party facing the first major challenge to its dominance in decades.
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