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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.

Heavy rains hit Tanzanian capital

Over 13 people are said to have lost their lives in floods after strangely heavy rains hit Dar es Salaam, capital of the east African country of Tanzania.

Unique Roadshow Highlights Climate Change in Africa Special

With the UN Climate Summit barely two weeks away, Africa is abuzz with its biggest and most colorful road show ever to highlight the continent’s climate change woes: the ‘Trans African Caravan of Hope.’

Passenger Ship sinks near Zanzibar - updated

Bodies have now begun to wash up in the area of Zanzibar, an island in the nation of Tanzania, from a boat which has sunk nearby.

Tanzania voters head to the polls in presidential election

Arusha - The east African nation of Tanzania is holding a presidential election that will see incumbent President Jakaya Kikwete face off against five other candidates, including his closest rival Wilbrod Slaa.

EU naval forces break up pirate attack on tanker

Zanzibar - The EU’s counter-piracy operation scored a spectacular success against pirates Tuesday morning by its quick response to a tanker’s distress signal under fire from pirates off the east African coast.

Tanzania gives citizenship to 162,000 refugees from Burundi

In a move described as the largest naturalisation anywhere Tanzania had granted citizenship to 162,000 refugees from Burundi most of whom fled to Tanzania in 1972.

60 albinos killed for body parts in Tanzania, Burundi in 2009

The hunt for albinos in Tanzania and Burundi by witchdoctors, who use their body parts for the manufacturing of traditional medicine, has claimed over 60 lives over the past recent months.

Tiny toad gone for good; Red List of endangered species grows

The list of the world's endangered species has grown since last year. Of nearly 50,000 analyzed, 15,000 species, both plant and animal, are at risk of extinction. Sadly the world lost a tiny little toad.

Four Tanzanian Men to Hang, Albino Man Killed for Body Parts

A court in the Shinyanga region of northern Tanzania this week sentenced to death four men convicted of killing a 50-year-old albino man whose body parts the killers believed to have magical powers.

BBC crew member killed by an elephant

Anton Turner, who worked in Tanzania assisting with the filming of an episode of the CBBC series Serious Explorers, died after elephant's attack.
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A scene from Zanzibar
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Charlie Mkama  energy efficiency consultant for Dar es Salaam Water and Electric Board
Charlie Mkama, energy efficiency consultant for Dar es Salaam Water and Electric Board
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One among good preserved natural forests
One among good preserved natural forests
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Heavy rain near a school in Dar Es Salaam  Tanzania
Heavy rain near a school in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
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Black Rhinos in Ngorongoro Crater  Tanzania -  a Red List critically endangered species
Black Rhinos in Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania - a Red List critically endangered species
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Caravan of Hope is a roadshow that aims to draw world leaders  attention to climate change in Africa
Caravan of Hope is a roadshow that aims to draw world leaders' attention to climate change in Africa
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Lake Malawi  bordering Malawi  Tanzania and Mozambique
Lake Malawi, bordering Malawi, Tanzania and Mozambique
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Mount Lengai seen from Lake Natron  Northern Tanzania
Mount Lengai seen from Lake Natron, Northern Tanzania
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Dar es Salaam city
Dar es Salaam city
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Cafeteria building: Stella Maris Mtwara University College of Tanzania
Cafeteria building: Stella Maris Mtwara University College of Tanzania
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Female cheetah in Serengeti National Park  Tanzania
Female cheetah in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
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Wangari Maathai  the first ever African Woman to win the Nobel Prize for her commendable fight for t...
Wangari Maathai, the first ever African Woman to win the Nobel Prize for her commendable fight for the environment
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The USS Farragut executes a very fast turn.
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