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Over 4,000 left homeless by torrential rains in southern Tanzania

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At least 4,500 people in six villages in Kilwa district in Tanzania's southern region of Lindi have been made homeless after their houses were...
arrested

Tanzanian police arrest opposition leader over illegal tour

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Tanzanian police on Sunday arrested a senior opposition leader over what they described as illegal tour. Police arrested Ibrahim Lipumba, chairman of...
Electricity

Over 130 rural gold processing plants in Tanzania connected to electricity

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Tanzanian Minister for Energy Medard Kalemani said on Sunday that 136 gold processing plants in rural areas across the country have been connected to...
Rain

Heavy rains to hit over 10 regions in Tanzania

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Tanzania's weather agency on Sunday issued its latest weather outlook warning of looming heavy rains in more than 10 regions, including the commercial capital...
John Magufuli

Tanzanian president says ruling party should stop reliance on few wealthy individuals

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The national chairman of Tanzania's ruling party, President John Magufuli, on Friday urged the party to stop relying on a few wealthy individuals which...
Tanzanian President John Magufuli

Tanzanian president appoints new home affairs minister

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Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Thursday appointed George Simbachawene new Minister for Home Affairs, replacing Kangi Lugola who was sacked earlier in the afternoon...
Court

East African law watchdog sues EAC Council of Ministers over violation of the bloc’s...

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The East Africa Law Society (EALS) on Thursday filed a case at the East African Court of Justice in Arusha against the Council of...
Tanzanian President John Magufuli

Tanzanian president assures diplomats of peaceful 2020 general elections

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Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Tuesday assured diplomats based in the east African nation of peaceful, free and fair October 2020 general elections. ...
gold

Fire damages gold processing plant in northwest Tanzania

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Fire damaged equipment at a gold processing plant at Buzwagi in Tanzania's northwest Kahama district in Shinyanga region, an official said on Tuesday. ...
education

Tanzania deregistered 9 universities over failure to improve academic standards

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The Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU) on Tuesday announced deregistration of nine universities after they failed to take corrective measures aimed at improving the...
mobile

Tanzanian regulator locks out over 650,000 mobile phone users

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At least 656,091 mobile phone users in Tanzania were locked out on Monday night after they had failed to register their SIM cards biometrically...
Minerals

Tanzanian parliament commends government over reforms in minerals sector

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Tanzania's parliamentary standing committee on energy and minerals on Monday commended the government's massive reforms that was undertaken in minerals sector. The...
SUGAR

Tanzanian PM takes move to protect local sugar producer

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Tanzanian Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa has banned importation of sugar in the Zanzibar archipelago to protect a local producer of the commodity from competition,...
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 ruling party predicts landslide victory in 2020 general elections

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Tanzania's ruling party, Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM), on Saturday predicted a landslide victory in the October 2020 general elections. Bashiru Ally, CCM's...
Person voting

Tanzania’s electoral body meets stakeholders ahead of 2020 general elections

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Tanzania's National Electoral Commission (NEC) on Wednesday convened a meeting with election stakeholders to discuss various issues ahead of the October 2020 general elections. ...
insurance over

75 percent of Tanzanians to be covered by national health insurance by 2025

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At least 75 percent of Tanzania's population of 55 million will be covered by the national health insurance by 2025, an official said on...
education

Tanzania gets US$90 million grant to support two education projects

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Tanzania on Wednesday received a 90 million U.S. dollar grant from the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) for funding two major education projects, the...
Teacher

Tanzanian FM urges new envoy to South Africa to speed up teaching of Kiswahili

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Tanzanian Minister for Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation Palamagamba Kabudi on Tuesday urged the east African nation's newly appointed envoy to South Africa...
railway

TAZARA urged to seek extra freight traffic

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The Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA) Board of Directors has urged the management of the railway to seek additional freight traffic in order to capture...
Corruption

Tanzanian anti-graft watchdog ordered to prosecute over 300 defrauders

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Tanzanian Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa on Monday directed the country's anti-corruption watchdog to take legal action against 300 officials who defrauded cashew nuts and...
Rain

Hundreds made homeless in central Tanzania after rains demolish over 100 houses

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Tens of hundreds of people in Tanzania's Bahi district in the central region of Dodoma have been made homeless after at least 120 houses...
Person voting

Tanzania’s anti-corruption body vows to stop electoral fraud

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Tanzania's anti-corruption watchdog on Tuesday vowed to stop electoral fraud in the forthcoming October 2020 general elections. "We will stop electoral fraud...
accident

2 killed, 7 seriously injured in road accident in NW Tanzania

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At least two people died on the spot and seven others were injured on Monday after a road accident at the Samuye village in...
Tanzania map

Tanzania completes updating of voter registration in 25 regions ahead of 2020 polls

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Tanzania's electoral body said on Friday it has completed updating its biometric voter registrar (BVR) in 25 regions across the east African nation. ...
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National ID registration facilities stolen in northern Tanzania

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Unknown people in Tanzania's northern district of Arumeru in Arusha region have stolen facilities for biometric registration of national identification cards, including two cameras...
Stone Town, Tanzania - September 9, 2015: View on typical narrow Stone Town street with souvenir shops on Zanzibar island. Man is sitting on a small chair in front of his shop. Bikes and motors are parked on the street.Typical buildings with Arabic and Indian influance.

Tanzania to deregister 3,436 cooperative societies over irregularities

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The government of Tanzania intends to deregister 3,436 cooperative societies across the country over irregularities, including lack of permanent addresses and lack of leadership,...
Fishing

Japan grants Tanzania US$1.8 million to support fisheries

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The government of Japan on Friday granted the government of Tanzania 200 million yen (about 1.8 million U.S. dollars) to support the revival of...
Rain

3 killed by heavy rains on Christmas day in northern Tanzania

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At least three people were killed by ongoing heavy rains and one injured in Tanzania's northern district of Serengeti in Mara region, an official...
Chama Cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (CHADEMA)

Tanzania’s main opposition party renews national leaders

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Tanzania's main opposition party, Chama Cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (CHADEMA), elected its national leaders on Wednesday night and Freeman Mbowe was re-elected as chairman,...
mining

Tanzania urges mining firms to observe laws on environmental recovery after closure of businesses

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Tanzanian authorities on Monday urged mining companies to observe laws on environmental recovery after they shut down their operations in the country. ...