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Tanzania: Country in East Africa
Tanzania, officially the United Republic of Tanzania, is a country in East Africa within the African Great Lakes region. It borders Uganda to the north; Kenya to the northeast; Comoro Islands and the Indian Ocean to the east; Mozambique and Malawi to the south; Zambia to the southwest; and Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west. Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain, is in northeastern Tanzania.

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Delhi reported the first case of Omicron variant, traveler from Tanzania found infected| Oneindia News [Video]

Delhi reported the first case of Omicron variant, traveler from Tanzania found infected| Oneindia News

The first case of the Omicron variant of the Covid-19 virus has been reported in India’s national capital Delhi after a traveler from Tanzania was found to be infected with the new variant of the..

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Gunman kills four in diplomatic quarter of Tanzania's main city

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A gunman has killed four people during a shooting rampage in the diplomatic quarter of Tanzania largest city, Dar es Salaam.
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Two Tanzanian nationals arrested at Chennai airport with heroin worth Rs 100 crore

Senior officials said that the duo appeared nervous and gave evasive replies on being questioned, following which their baggage was examined.
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2 Tanzanians held in Mumbai, 2 kg cocaine worth Rs 13.35 crore recovered

The accused were formally placed under arrest on Thursday and produced before a local court, which remanded them in judicial custody.
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Tanzania's first female president sworn in after COVID sceptic's death

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Samia Suluhu Hassan has become Tanzania's first female leader after her predecessor, John Magufuli, was pronounced dead on Wednesday.
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COVID sceptic president of Tanzania dies after weeks of speculation about his health

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John Magufuli, the president of Tanzania and one of Africa's most influential COVID sceptics, has died.
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Speculation grows over 'missing' COVID-denying president of Tanzania

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Speculation is growing in Tanzania about the mystery whereabouts of the country's coronavirus-denying president after he failed to appear in public for more than a week.
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Tanzanian president Magufuli dissolves parliament before vote, touts development record

Tanzanian President John Magufuli dissolved parliament on Tuesday ahead of elections in October, touting his government’s record in expanding infrastructure such as roads, electricity generation and..
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Covid-19: PM Modi holds telephonic conversation with leaders of Tanzania and Lao PDR


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Tanzanian opposition leader attacked by unidentified people

Tanzania's main opposition leader Freeman Mbowe was attacked by unidentified people as he entered his home early on Tuesday, his party said, the latest misfortune to befall the opposition ahead of a..
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Tanzanian recycling plant starts making face shields from plastic bottles

A recycling plant in Tanzania's port city of Dar es Salaam has traded paper for plastic bottles and started making anti-coronavirus face shields that are being snatched up by hospitals and health..
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Tanzanian court finds opposition leader guilty of sedition, sets him free

A Tanzanian court ruled on Friday that an opposition leader was guilty of sedition and incitement on accusations that he falsely said some 100 people were killed in clashes between herders and police..
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U.S. reaches consensus with Sudan on 'contours' of future claims deal

The United States and Sudan have reached a common understanding on the "contours" of a future bilateral claims agreement linked to the 1998 al Qaeda bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania,..
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Rwanda genocide suspect Kabuga opposes transfer to U.N. tribunal: lawyers

Rwandan genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga has the right to be presumed innocent and opposes being transferred from France to a U.N. tribunal based in Tanzania, his lawyers said in a statement.
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U.S. Supreme Court heaps more damages on Sudan in embassy bombing cases

The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a legal setback to Sudan on Monday, ruling that the African nation cannot avoid punitive damages it was ordered to pay in lawsuits accusing it of complicity in the 1998 al..
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Tanzania's Magufuli plans to lift coronavirus restrictions

Tanzania's President John Magufuli said on Sunday he plans to re-open universities and allow the resumption of sports and international flights if the decline in new coronavirus infections continues.
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Kenya closes borders to Tanzania and Somalia over coronavirus

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday banned movement across the country's borders with Tanzania and Somalia to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.
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Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday ordered a cessation of movement between the country and neighbouring Tanzania and Somalia to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.
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Zambia reopens border with Tanzania to cargo after COVID-19 closure

Zambia reopened its Nakonde border with Tanzania on Friday for cargo after a five-day closure of the key transit point for copper and cobalt exports and fuel imports, but people were still not allowed..
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Africa disease centre rejects Tanzania's allegation that its coronavirus tests faulty

The head of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday rejected an assertion by Tanzania's president that coronavirus tests it supplied are faulty.
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President queries Tanzania coronavirus kits after goat test

Coronavirus test kits used in Tanzania were dismissed as faulty by President John Magufuli on Sunday, because he said they had returned positive results on samples taken from a goat and a pawpaw.
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Tanzania's president calls for debt forgiveness to help battle virus

Tanzania's President John Magufuli called on international creditors on Wednesday to cancel debts owed by African nations to enable them use the savings to battle the coronavirus.
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Tanzania confirms its first coronavirus death, health minister says

Tanzania confirmed its first coronavirus death on Tuesday, health minister Ummy Mwalimu said in a statement.
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U.S. blacklists Zimbabwe officials over human rights abuse

The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on Zimbabwe's state security minister and its ambassador to Tanzania, the U.S. Treasury Department said, accusing them of human rights abuses, including..
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Tanzanian opposition lawmakers found guilty of making seditious statements

A court in Tanzania convicted nine opposition leaders and legislators on Tuesday of making seditious statements and imposed five-month jail terms or a fine, which could heighten activists' fears that..
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Detained Tanzanian journalist freed after pleading guilty to financial crimes

A prominent Tanzanian journalist arrested in July was released on Monday after pleading guilty of tax evasion and money laundering in a case critics had said was politically motivated.
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At least 20 people killed in stampede at church service in Tanzania

At least 20 people were killed and more than a dozen hurt in a stampede as worshippers rushed to be anointed during a church service in northern Tanzania, officials said on Sunday.
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Tanzania says has not been officially notified about U.S. travel ban

Tanzania said on Saturday it had not been officially notified by the United States about a travel ban after it was targeted alongside five other countries by President Donald Trump's expanded travel..
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U.S. bans Tanzanian official who launched anti-gay crackdown

The United States said on Friday it banned from visiting the country a Tanzanian official who announced a crackdown on homosexuality in Dar es Salaam in 2018.
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Tanzanian home affairs minister fired over $453 million contract

Tanzanian President John Magufuli fired his home affairs minister Kangi Lugola on Thursday, accusing him of mismanaging a 408 million euro ($453 million) fire department contract.
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Trump administration plans to add Nigeria and six other nations to travel ban list: reports

The Trump administration is planning to add seven countries - Belarus, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania - to its travel ban list, U.S. media reports said on Tuesday.
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17 countries to attend Raisina Dialogue this week

External affairs minister S Jaishankar will play host to 17 ministers from across the world-from Russia and Iran to Latvia- here at the Raisina Dialogue. He is expected to hold bilateral meetings with..
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Tanzania charges rights activist with economic crimes

A Tanzanian human rights activist was charged on Tuesday with economic crimes amid growing concerns from rights groups and foreign governments over a crackdown on dissent in the East African nation.
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Tanzanian police arrest activist whose employers thought had been abducted

Tanzanian police said on Friday they had arrested a human rights activist in the commercial capital of Dar es Salaam hours after the rights group that employs him said he was snatched off the street by..
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Tanzania protests after plane seized in Canada over land compensation dispute

Tanzania summoned Canada's envoy to protest after an aircraft set to be delivered to state-owned Air Tanzania was impounded in a land compensation dispute, the East African country's government said on..
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Court postpones hearing for eighth time for Tanzanian journalist

A Tanzanian court on Wednesday postponed the hearing for the eighth time of a prominent Tanzanian journalist arrested in July in a case his lawyers and rights group say is politically motivated.
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Tanzania says gunmen kill six in ambush near Mozambique border

Unknown gunmen killed six farmers near Tanzania's southern border with Mozambique, a senior police official said on Wednesday, amid growing concerns over Islamist militants in a poor region where..
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Lawyer for imprisoned Tanzanian journalist seeks plea bargain

The lawyer for a prominent Tanzanian journalist arrested more than two months ago told a court on Friday he is pursuing a plea bargain, in a case that has attracted international attention to what..
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Tanzanian president backs official who beat students with a stick

Tanzanian president John Magufuli on Friday backed an official who sparked outrage and violated the country's rules by beating more than a dozen students with a stick, and Magufuli urged parents and..
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Nearly 600 Burundian refugees head home as mass repatriation starts

Nearly 600 refugees left Tanzania to return to their homes in neighboring Burundi on Thursday, the United Nations said - the first batch in a mass repatriation that some migrants fear could force them..
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