Zanzibar's famed singer Bi Kidude, renowned for her haunting voice and energetic performances, has died.
Randu Nzai Ruwa is no stereotypical revolutionary. But the soft-spoken carpenter has a radical idea.
You don't have to go on a luxury package tour to enjoy what this tropical Tanzanian island has to offer
Four Tanzanians have been charged with negligence over last week's boat accident off the country's Zanzibar archipelago that killed 203 people.
A team of South African divers has arrived in Zanzibar to help find the bodies of around 200 people who drowned in a ferry accident early on Saturday.
Zanzibar has vowed stern punishment for those responsible for overloading a ferry that capsized off the coast of east Africa.
At least 190 people died on Saturday when a ferry capsized off the popular tourist archipelago of Zanzibar, a minister said.
The international relations department says South African companies in Tanzania are helping with rescue procedures after a ferry capsized in Zanzibar.
At least 43 people died when a ferry capsized off the coast of Zanzibar, but around 300 people are feared still missing, a Zanzibar minister says.
A ferry sank overnight between two islands in the Zanzibar archipelago, off Tanzania, and a number of people are feared dead, a minister says.
Police on Tanzania's Zanzibar archipelago seized 1 041 elephant tusks apparently being smuggled en route to Malaysia, say officials.
The revival of Zanzibar's cinema culture is being pinned on a bughouse and a handful a diehards.
Lloyd Gedye takes a musical journey through the streets of Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar's Stone Town.
Who would have thought? Even those who don't like sushi are digesting seaweed every day.
The secret serpent of heroin lurks in the undergrowth of this tropical tourist spot.
Tanzania await official poll results with federal president Jakaya Kikwete likely to clinch re-election.
Scarred Zanzibar shows it's possible to fashion elegant responses to the obligations of memory.
New hotel openings make the exotic Indian Ocean idyll of Zanzibar far more affordable, writes Poorna Shetty.
Zanzibar will soon privatise its clove industry in a bid to revive what was once the Indian Ocean Islands' main foreign exchange earner, the archipelago's finance minister said on Thursday. Cloves were once the main foreign exchange earner on the so called "spice islands", but the industry collapsed in the 1980's.
Last year, Maryam Juma marked the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in style. She spent $40 on a goat, roasted the beast to perfection and invited 10 relatives over for a feast to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the festival at the end of Ramadan. But this year, skyrocketing prices for staple foods and other goods have eaten into her budget.