Tanzania

 
Finding Rhapta, East Africa’s lost Roman-era city
Finding Rhapta, East Africa’s lost Roman-era city
Forgotten by history, the ancient city of Rhapta is among Africa’s most enduring archaeological mysteries. But a barnacle-encrusted wall,...
The case for investment in Zimbabwe’s economic rebirth
The case for investment in Zimbabwe’s economic rebirth
Legend has it that the Zambezi river god, Nyaminyami, was angered by the construction of the Kariba dam. If so, he must have been enraged by the 30...
Tanzania’s flags of inconvenience
Tanzania’s flags of inconvenience
The Andromeda has seen better days — the cracked deck and inoperable lifeboats attest to that.
Tanzania arrests a sign of ‘autocracy’
Tanzania arrests a sign of ‘autocracy’
A week after their South African and Ugandan colleagues were deported from the country — after being arrested for “the promotion of...
SA human rights lawyers arrested in Tanzania get bail, but still no charges
SA human rights lawyers arrested in Tanzania get bail, but still no charges
More than a week after their arrest in Tanzania for “the promotion of homosexuality”, human rights lawyers have finally been granted bail...
UPDATE: SA lawyers arrested in Tanzania for 'promoting homosexuality' get bail
UPDATE: SA lawyers arrested in Tanzania for 'promoting homosexuality' get bail
Two South African human rights lawyers and 11 others arrested in Tanzania last week have reportedly received bail. This story will be updated...
Mercury rising: Gold mining’s toxic side effect
Mercury rising: Gold mining’s toxic side effect
Across Africa, from Mali to Tanzania to Zimbabwe, millions of people, including children, work in small gold mines. Artisanal and small-scale gold...
Secondhand clothes are going out of style
Secondhand clothes are going out of style
In Kenya, it’s mitumba. In Rwanda, chagua. In eastern Zambia, salaula. Most African languages have a word for them:...
Angelina Jolie takes on her biggest role — as a TB-sniffing rat
Angelina Jolie takes on her biggest role — as a TB-sniffing rat
Oblivious to the cameras and probing eyes, Angelina Jolie sniffs hard, her nostrils flaring. She is in heroine mode. Moving swiftly in the glass...
Tanzania steps up fight against queer rights
Tanzania steps up fight against queer rights
“Everyone is afraid. We’re all afraid. We don’t know what will happen tomorrow. Nobody knows.”
The Tanzania Albinism Collective
The Tanzania Albinism Collective
It’s not easy for people with albinism in Tanzania. Quite the opposite: their problems are immense, and some are life-threatening. Since 2000, at...
China’s success in Africa depends on peace in South Sudan
China’s success in Africa depends on peace in South Sudan
In less than one week, Chinese president Xi Jinping will convene a summit of roughly 30 global leaders to discuss what is arguably China’s most...

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