Sixteen bullets and 27 operations later, Tanzania’s main opposition leader has recovered from a brutal assassination attempt – and is now in the middle of an even bigger fight
Having missed the chance to form a coalition, a so-called ‘endorsement’ may be the next-best step
In East Africa, truck drivers are being attacked, robbed and used as diplomatic footballs
Keorapetse Kgositsile played a vital part in elevating the position of the cultural worker
Discerning leadership is critical in the time of Covid-19 and John Magufuli’s decisions — or lack thereof — have put Tanzanians at greater risk
A commissioner’s threat of a crackdown has resulted in them going into hiding or fleeing the country
‘Journalists will not go down without a fight, even as it becomes ever more difficult to do so’
In 2013 Mohammed Dewji became the first Tanzanian to grace the cover of Forbes magazine, and was in 2015 named Forbes Africa Person of the Year
Two decades after terrorists bombed the US embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam, Kenya has implemented a slew of measures to counter terrorism
The 13 detained activists had been holding a meeting about health issues, not about homosexuality
Local governments may begin financing capital expenditure through municipal bonds from next year, says the head of the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange
A Tanzania official says rescuers pulled more bodies from the rubble of a building that collapsed in Dar es Salaam, bringing the death toll to 34.
<b>Lloyd Gedye</b> takes a musical journey through the streets of Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar’s Stone Town.
A series of blasts levelled several arms depots at a Tanzanian army base and killed at least 17 people, Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda said on Thursday.
Tanzania has charged two former ministers with impropriety over the award of a mineral audit tender in 2002, court documents showed.
Weddings are an expensive business in Tanzania, and everyone’s involved. Richard Mgamba explains what it takes to get a bride to the altar.
Tanzania’s first female crane driver shows Benjamin Thompson what gets her up in the morning.
Kenya on Thursday commemorated the 10th anniversary of explosions that tore through Washington’s missions in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam.
Tanzania lost its fourth minister this year on graft charges when Andrew Chenge resigned amid allegations that he took bribes, a statement said on Sunday. ”Chenge has written to the president asking for resignation and the president has accepted,” said a statement issued by communications director Salva Rweyermamu.
The mayor of Tanzania’s main city, Dar es Salaam, received the Olympic torch from a Chinese official on Saturday evening and assured him its run through the East African nation would be smooth. Kenyan Nobel Peace laureate Wangari Maathai said, however, she had pulled out of the torch relay in Tanzania.
United States President George Bush on Tuesday recognised the independence of Kosovo from Serbia and said it would bring peace to the Balkans. Bush said during an African tour in Dar es Salaam that the United States would soon establish full diplomatic relations with the majority Albanian country.
United States President George Bush on Sunday met Tanzania’s leader to discuss Africa’s political crises before signing a nearly -million grant to help stimulate economic growth. On the second stop of a five-nation trip where he has received a warm welcome, Bush will spend the day discussing projects to fight HIV/Aids and malaria.
A new, leaner Cabinet for Tanzania was sworn in Wednesday, its predecessor having fallen apart last week amid a corruption scandal. President Jakaya Kikwete dissolved his last Cabinet on February 7 after Edward Lowassa stepped down as prime minister. He and other lawmakers were implicated in a $179-million corruption scandal.
United States President George Bush will spend most of his time during a five-nation tour of Africa later this month in Tanzania, to spotlight development gains in the East African nation. "This is a success story," said US embassy public affairs officer Jeffery Salaiz of Tanzania, during a press conference held in Dar es Salaam on Tuesday.
Tanzania Prime Minister Edward Lowassa told Parliament Thursday he had tendered his resignation to the president after being implicated in a corruption scandal over an energy deal. "Because I have been linked to this scandal, I have decided to write to the president asking to be relieved of my duties," the premier told lawmakers.
Sudan underlined their growing strength in African football when their second-string team beat Rwanda pn penalties to retain the East and Central Africa Senior Challenge Cup on Saturday. Sudan won the penalty shoot-out 6-4 after the game ended 2-2 after extra time
African states should address the needs of local markets and of their regions before looking at what can be exported globally, and not the other way round as is currently the case. This proposal was made at a meeting of the Helsinki Process on Globalisation and Democracy, which was held in Tanzania from November 27 to 29.
The momentum towards regional integration in East Africa received encouragement from the United States this week, with US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson saying that it should boost economic growth in the five-member East Africa bloc. "This is a region that has showed great economic growth over the last couple of years," he said.
Tanzanian Health Minister David Mwakyusa has apologised for a recent surgical mix-up that resulted in a knee patient undergoing a complex and life-threatening brain operation. The error, caused by the confusion of the patients’ first name, sparked condemnation across the impoverished East African nation.
Tanzania will boost the proportion of citizens with access to electricity to 25% by around 2013, the country’s energy minister said on Friday. Only about 10% of Tanzania’s 40-million people currently have access to electricity, and the government plans to focus its efforts on the poorest living in rural areas.
At least 27 people were killed when a bus and a truck collided in southern Tanzania, local newspapers reported on Sunday. The accident on Saturday occurred near the town of Mbeya, about 630km south-west of Dar es Salaam. Newspapers carried photos of the bus with its metal twisted and passengers’ belongings strewn over the ground.