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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...
A boy runs with a flag during a ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) rally in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on October 21, 2015. CCM's party's candidate John Magufuli hopes to succeed President Jakaya Kikwete in what is seen as the tightest electoral race in Tanzania's history, as the main opposition parties unite around ex-prime minister Edward Lowassa, 61, who recently defected from the CCM. AFP PHOTO / DANIEL HAYDUK (Photo credit should read Daniel Hayduk/AFP/Getty Images)

Tanzania’s ruling party launches Magufuli’s re-election campaign

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Tanzania's ruling party Chama Cha Mapinduzi on Saturday held a rally to mark the launch of President John Magufuli's re-election bid in the country's...
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Egyptian firm to build US$15 million electrical equipment factory in Tanzania

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An Egyptian firm has pledged to build a 15-million-U.S. dollar electrical equipment factory in Tanzania's commercial capital Dar es Salaam, a statement released by...
Chinese ambassador to Tanzania Wang Ke (L) and Tanzanian Health Minister Ummy Mwalimu displays signed documents during a donation ceremony in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, April 8, 2020. The Chinese embassy in Tanzania on Wednesday donated the first batch of medical supplies to Tanzania to help enhance the capacity of the east African nation to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. (Xinhua)

Swahili version book on history of Tanzania-Zambia Railway launched in Tanzania

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China and Tanzania on Thursday launched a Swahili version book documenting history of the Tanzania-Zambia Railway titled "A Monument to China-Africa Friendship." ...
Tanzanian President John Magufuli

Tanzania hands over SADC chair to Mozambique, commends bloc’s COVID-19 fight

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Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Monday handed over the chair of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to his Mozambican counterpart Filipe Nyusi and...
In this photo taken Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 and released by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), civilians fleeing violence seek refuge at the UNMISS compound in Bor, capital of Jonglei state, in South Sudan. Less than three years after its creation, the world's newest country is beginning to fracture along ethnic lines in violence that has killed hundreds of people and what could come next, some warn, is ethnic cleansing. (AP Photo/UNMISS, Hailemichael Gebrekrstos)

Tanzanian minister to start inspection on refugee camps

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Tanzanian Minister for Home Affairs, George Simbachawene, will start a five-day inspection visit to refugee camps in three western regions in the country, a...
gold

Tanzania urges financial institutions to support artisanal mining

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The government of Tanzania on Sunday urged banks and other financial institutions in the east African nation to issue loans to artisanal miners to...
DR Congo

SADC meets over peace restoration in DR Congo

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The Southern African Development Community (SADC) officials met on Wednesday to discuss ways of restoring peace and security in the Democratic Republic of the...

Major agricultural fair opens in Tanzania

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Tanzania's Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan on Saturday inaugurated a week-long agricultural exhibition show in the country and urged farmers to use the show...
former president Benjamin Mkapa

Tanzanians pay tribute to former president Mkapa

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Tanzanians on Sunday paid tribute to the country's late former president Benjamin Mkapa who died at the age of 81. At Uhuru...
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Two dead in western Tanzania’s mine accident

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At least two miners have been killed from suffocation in a 21.5-meter-deep gold mine in Tanzania's western highland region of Rukwa, police said on...
former president Benjamin Mkapa

Tanzania to hold burial for former president Mkapa next week

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Tanzania's former President Benjamin Mkapa, died at the age of 81, will be buried on July 29 in his native village of Lupaso in...
Photo taken on Jan. 22, 2020 shows an exterior view of the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO on Wednesday night extended to Thursday its emergency talks on whether the novel coronavirus outbreak in China constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

Tanzania’s Zanzibar thanks WHO for support on COVID-19

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Tanzania's Zanzibar authorities on Friday thanked the World Health Organization (WHO) for its huge support during the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. ...
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 alerts African countries to COVID-19-related crimes

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Tanzanian authorities on Thursday alerted African countries over a wave of crimes using the COVID-19 crisis to commit offences, including selling fake medical supplies...
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Policeman killed in road accident in southern Tanzania

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Tanzanian police said on Thursday a police officer has been killed and two other civilians seriously injured in a road accident in Tanzania's southern...
former president Benjamin Mkapa

Tanzania’s former president Benjamin Mkapa dies aged 81

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Former president of Tanzania Benjamin Mkapa has died, the presidency announced on Friday. Mkapa, 81, died in hospital in the city of Dar es Salaam,...
Tanzanian President John Magufuli

Tanzanian president urges electoral body to oversee elections

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Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Wednesday urged the National Electoral Commission (NEC) to ensure peaceful, fair and free elections slated for Oct. 28. ...
China’s new reforms to fuel anti-corruption campaigns

Tanzanian PM urges public to give information on corrupt practice

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Tanzanian Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa on Wednesday urged the country's anti-graft watchdog to protect those who gave information on corrupt practices. Speaking...
Dollars

Tanzania to issue loans of about US$200 million for university students

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Tanzania's Higher Education Students' Loans Board (HESLB) announced on Tuesday that it will issue 464 billion Tanzanian shillings (about 200 million U.S. dollars) for...
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1 killed, 3 injured in traffic accident in southern Tanzania

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At least one person was killed and three others seriously injured on Tuesday after a lorry knocked down three vehicles and a three-wheeled motorcycle...
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Tanzania’s general election set for October 28

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Tanzania's National Electoral Commission (NEC) announced on Tuesday that the country's general election will be held on Oct. 28. A statement signed...
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Tanzania mulls over boosting vegetable production

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In a bid to boost production of vegetables, Tanzania on Monday signed an agreement with the World Vegetable Center, an international nonprofit institute for...
Ummy Mwalimu, Tanzania's Minister of Health addresses journalists in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, March 16, 2020. Tanzania confirmed its first case of COVID-19 on Monday, according to the country's Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children. (Xinhua)

Tanzania announces fees for COVID-19 clearance certificates for travelers

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Tanzanian health authorities on Monday announced new guidelines for obtaining COVID-19 clearance certificate for both nationals and foreigners living in the country with plans...