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Tanzanian police arrest four over spreading COVID-19 misinformation

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Tanzanian police said on Monday they have arrested four people in connection with disseminating false information on deaths caused by COVID-19, leaving the public...
Lightning

Four children killed by lightning strike in southern Tanzania

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At least four children, three of whom were from the same family, have been killed after they were hit by lightning in Tanzania's southern...
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Mobile phone operators in trouble over poor service in Tanzania

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Tanzania's telecommunications regulator on Wednesday imposed fines amounting to 38.1 billion Tanzanian shillings (about 16 million U.S. dollars) for what it described as poor...
Seif Sharif Hamad

Tanzania’s Zanzibar First Vice-President Hamad dies at age 77

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Tanzania's Zanzibar First Vice-President Seif Sharif Hamad died on Wednesday at the Muhimbili National Hospital where he was admitted for treatment. Zanzibar President Hussein Ali...
Uhuru Kenyatta

AU chalks huge success in combating malaria amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

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Launches initiative to engage youth and a new digital platform for data-driven malaria responses on the continent President Uhuru Kenyatta, chair of the African...
Farming

Tanzania cancels key annual agricultural show to fund farming extension services

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Tanzanian authorities on Wednesday announced cancellation of this year's Nane Nane National Agricultural Exhibitions, saying funds for running the exhibitions will be used to...
elephants

Stray elephants storm villages and destroy crops in southern Tanzania

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A Tanzanian Member of Parliament (MP) told the National Assembly Monday that stray elephants were causing devastation in parts of the country's southern villages. ...
Locals wear face masks as a preventive measure against coronavirus, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, April 20, 2020. Tanzanian health authorities on Monday announced 84 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in three days, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 254 from 170 reported on Friday last week. (Xinhua)

Tanzanian health authorities refute reports on outbreak of strange disease

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Tanzanian health authorities on Sunday refuted local media reports on an outbreak of a strange disease in the country's southern highlands that has already...
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Tanzanian authorities arrest 46 illegal immigrants

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At least 46 Ethiopian illegal immigrants have been arrested in eastern Tanzania, immigration authorities said on Friday. Angela Shija, a senior immigration...
Tema Port

Tanzania and Oman sign pact on ports master plan development

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Tanzania's Zanzibar and the Oman Investment Authority on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at implementing a ports master plan development along the...
pigs

Number of pigs killed by African swine fever in Tanzania rises to 1,155

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The number of pigs killed by the African swine fever in northern Tanzania has risen from 500 to 1,155, an official has said Hezron Nonga,...
European Union

EU pledges continued support for Tanzania’s investment drive

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The European Union (EU) has pledged continued support to Tanzania's efforts aimed at improving the investment environment in the east African nation, a statement...
Locals wear face masks as a preventive measure against coronavirus, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, April 20, 2020. Tanzanian health authorities on Monday announced 84 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in three days, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 254 from 170 reported on Friday last week. (Xinhua)

Tanzania warns immigration officials against facilitating illegal immigrants

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Tanzanian authorities warned on Sunday they will take punitive measures against immigration officials who facilitate illegal immigrants to gain entry in the east African...
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Game rangers charged in Tanzanian over facilitating invasion of protected area

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Three Tanzanian game rangers, six farmers and a village leader were on Friday charged with invading the Kilombero game-controlled area, posing a threat to...
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Tanzanian leader pledges support to Zanzibar’s Government of National Unity

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Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Thursday pledged support for Zanzibar's newly formed Government of National Unity (GNU) that looked forward to making the archipelago...
Tanzanian President John Magufuli

Tanzania, and Mozambique pledge to strengthen economic, trade ties

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Tanzanian and Mozambican leaders on Monday pledged to strengthen economic, trade and security cooperation between the two neighboring countries. Tanzanian President John Magufuli and his...
Wasafi Tv

Tanzania suspends private television station over airing offensive content

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The Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) on Tuesday suspended a private entertainment television station Wasafi for six months after it aired offensive content. ...
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JUST IN: Train accident kills 3 in central Tanzania

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Three people were killed and 66 others injured after a passenger train derailed in central Tanzania on Saturday evening, said the Tanzania Railways Corporation...
Kassim Majaliwa

Tanzanian PM suspends senior ports officials over misuse of funds

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Tanzanian Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa on Sunday suspended two senior officials with the Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA) and ordered thorough auditing of five ports...
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At least 4 injured as Tanzania’s Zanzibar landmark historic building collapses

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At least four people were injured on Friday when a section of Tanzania's Zanzibar historic landmark building collapsed. The four, part of...
Kassim Majaliwa

Tanzanian PM orders creation of database for bridge engineers

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Tanzanian Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa on Tuesday ordered relevant authorities to create a special database for engineers dealing with construction of bridges. ...
Corruption

Tanzania’s Zanzibar leader pledges to fight corruption, misuse of public funds

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Tanzania's Zanzibar President Hussein Ali Mwinyi on Thursday appealed for patience before he made hard decisions on people involved in corrupt practices, embezzlement of...
Hussein Ali Mwinyi

Tanzania’s Zanzibar president picks new cabinet

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Tanzania's Zanzibar President Hussein Ali Mwinyi on Thursday announced his new cabinet following last month's landslide presidential victory. Mwinyi, who won the presidency by 76.27...
Tanzanian President John Magufuli

Tanzania’s president inaugurates parliament, pledges to remove investment hurdles

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Tanzania's newly re-elected President John Magufuli on Friday inaugurated the 12th parliament and pledged to remove hurdles that faced investors wishing to do business...
Hussein Ali Mwinyi

Tanzania’s Zanzibar new leader inaugurates House of Representatives

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Tanzania's Zanzibar newly elected President Hussein Ali Mwinyi on Wednesday inaugurated the 10th House of Representatives and pledged to appoint a hard working cabinet...
Opposition Leaders

Tanzania police arrest opposition leaders for illegal protest plans

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Tanzanian police have arrested several opposition politicians for allegedly planning illegal demonstrations after accusing the ruling party of rigging last month's general election. Among those...
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Tanzania arrests 42 people over attacks on police

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Simon Sirro, Tanzanian Police Chief, said on Tuesday that 42 people were arrested after allegedly attacking police officers who were overseeing distribution of...
Tanzanian President John Magufuli

Backgrounder: Tanzania’s incumbent president John Magufuli seeks re-election to complete his agenda

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More than 29 million eligible voters in Tanzanian will choose a president, members of Parliament and councilors on Wednesday in the next general elections. Incumbent...
Kilimanjaro

Foreign mountaineers evacuate as Kilimanjaro burns for fifth day

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Tanzanian authorities said on Thursday that they are planning to bring in helicopters to start fighting a fire on Mount Kilimanjaro that has been...
Crown Forest

Over 230,000 hectares of forest under threat in central Tanzania

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At least 230,000 hectares of forest in Tanzania's central region of Singida are under threat following encroachment by people and grazing of livestock in...