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Tanzania: Country in 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 at 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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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..
Reuters - Published

Court postpones hearing for seventh time for Tanzanian journalist jailed since July

A Tanzanian court on Thursday postponed the hearing for the seventh time of a prominent Tanzanian journalist arrested in July in a case his lawyers and rights group say is politically motivated.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Tanzania


Mosquito-drowning drones: the latest weapon against malaria [Video]Mosquito-drowning drones: the latest weapon against malaria

Drones have taken to the skies over Zanzibar, spraying paddy fields with a solution that drowns mosquito pupae and larvae in a bid to fight malaria. David Doyle reports

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:48Published

US Warns Off Travelers To Tanzania Amid Ebola Scare [Video]US Warns Off Travelers To Tanzania Amid Ebola Scare

The United States has warned its citizens to take extra care when visiting Tanzania amid concerns over the deadly Ebola virus. In an updated travel advisory issued Friday, the State Department said..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:45Published

 

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

Mass repatriation of Burundi refugees in Tanzania to start on Thursday - official

Burundi said on Tuesday that a first group of its refugees in Tanzania would return home on Thursday, as a mass repatriation planned by the two governments begins, a Burundian official told Reuters.
Reuters - Published

Lawyer for Tanzanian journalist appeals to president for pardon

The lawyer for a prominent Tanzanian journalist arrested more than two months ago called on Tuesday on President John Magufuli to pardon him as a court postponed a hearing into his case for a sixth..
Reuters - Published

First Burundi refugees in Tanzania to return home as mass repatriation starts: official

Burundi agreed on Tuesday that a first group of its refugees in Tanzania would return home on Thursday, as a mass repatriation planned by the two governments begins, a Burundian official told Reuters.
Reuters - Published

Canadian tourist killed in paragliding accident in Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro

A Canadian man has died in a paragliding accident in Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, a popular tourist hotspot in East Africa, a Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA) official said on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

Tanzanian leader suggests amnesty for financial crimes

Tanzania's president said on Sunday people held on charges of tax evasion, money laundering and other financial crimes should be freed if they confess and return the cash.
Reuters - Published

Tanzanian leader sacks spy chief ahead of polls

Tanzanian president John Magufuli has sacked the head of the country's intelligence service, the presidency said on Thursday, a move seen as indicating a shake-up of the intelligence network ahead of..
Reuters - Published

Tanzanian court adjourns case of prominent jailed journalist for fourth time

A Tanzanian court on Thursday adjourned the case of a prominent investigative journalist for the fourth time since he was arraigned more than a month ago, in a case that rights groups and Western..
Reuters - Published

Tanzania seizes ivory tusks equivalent to 117 elephants killed

Tanzania has seized ivory tusks equivalent to killing at least 117 elephants, its tourism minister said, part of its drive to stamp out organized criminal networks involved in years of industrial-scale..
Reuters - Published

Tanzania lawmakers protest against expulsion from parliament of critic of president

Opposition lawmakers in Tanzania on Tuesday boycotted the swearing in of a ruling party lawmaker who replaced a fierce critic of the president following his expulsion from parliament.
Reuters - Published

Tanzanian lawyers urge speedy trial, medical help for prominent jailed journalist

Lawyers for a prominent Tanzanian investigative journalist called on Friday for urgent medical attention for their client after a court adjourned his case for the third time since he was arraigned..
Reuters - Published

Amid safety fears, Burundi to repatriate 200,000 refugees from Tanzania

Burundi said on Tuesday it would start repatriating 200,000 of its refugees from neighboring Tanzania in October, sparking fears of forced returns among those who have crossed the border to escape..
Reuters - Published

South African court impounds Tanzanian plane in compensation case: lawyer

South African authorities impounded an Airbus 220-300 aircraft leased by Tanzania's national flag carrier following a court application by a retired farmer who is owed compensation by the Tanzanian..
Reuters - Published

Tanzania says South Africa impounds Airbus plane

South African authorities have impounded an Airbus 220-300 aircraft leased by Tanzania's national flag carrier, the Tanzanian government said.
Reuters - Published

Death toll from Tanzania fuel tanker blast climbs to 85, official says

The death toll from a weekend fuel tanker explosion in eastern Tanzania rose to 85 on Thursday, a regional official said.
Reuters - Published

Tanzania tanker blast kills dozens as crowd siphons fuel

A fuel tanker exploded in eastern Tanzania on Saturday killing at least 60 people, authorities said, as flames ripped through a crowd that had gathered to siphon petrol from it.
Reuters - Published

Fuel tanker blast kills 57 in Tanzania: state media

A fuel tanker exploded in Tanzania on Saturday, killing 57 people and injuring 65, many of whom were siphoning petrol from the vehicle, which had crashed, state broadcaster TBC Taifa said.
Reuters - Published

UK, U.S. urge Tanzania to respect 'due process' after journalist arrested

Britain and the United States urged Tanzania on Friday to guarantee due process of law for a journalist arrested on charges that his lawyer and rights groups called politically motivated.
Reuters - Published

Tanzania charges journalist, rights groups say case politically motivated

An investigative journalist in Tanzania has been charged with money laundering, tax evasion and assisting a criminal racket, according to a court document seen by Reuters, charges his lawyer and rights..
Reuters - Published

Tanzanian court charges investigative journalist with financial crimes

An investigative journalist in Tanzania has been charged with money laundering, tax evasion and assisting a criminal racket, according to a court document seen by Reuters, charges his lawyer said were..
Reuters - Published

Two South Africans killed in Tanzania plane crash, official says

A light plane crashed in western Tanzania on Saturday, killing two South Africans, officials said late on Saturday.
Reuters - Published

Tanzanian police arrest prominent investigative journalist

Tanzanian police have arrested a prominent investigative journalist, a senior official told Reuters on Tuesday, sparking calls for answers from authorities about the safety of journalists in the East..
Reuters - Published

Tanzania to shut part of wildlife preserve to big game hunters

Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Friday ordered the sprawling Selous Game Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage site, to be split in two to restrict the access of big game hunters.
Reuters - Published

Car bomb and all-night hotel siege kill 26 in Somalia's Kismayo

Islamist gunmen killed 26 people, including Kenyans, Americans, a Briton and Tanzanians, when they stormed a hotel in Somalia's southern port city of Kismayo, a regional state president said on..
Reuters - Published

Death toll in hotel attack in Somalia's Kismayo jumps to 26: regional president

Islamist gunmen killed 26 people, including Kenyans, Americans, a Briton and Tanzanians, when they stormed a hotel in Somalia's southern port city of Kismayo, a regional state president said on..
Reuters - Published

Greater Noida: Foreigners detained for lack of papers escape from police custody

Almost all of those held were from eight African countries, including Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Ivory Coast and Angola.
DNA - Published

Tanzania says does not know whether missing journalist is dead or alive

Tanzania does not know whether a missing journalist who disappeared two years ago while investigating a series of murders of police and ruling party officials is dead or alive, the country's foreign..
Reuters - Published

President urges Tanzania's women to 'set ovaries free', have more babies to boost economy

President John Magufuli urged Tanzania's women to "set your ovaries free" and bear more children as a way to help boost the economy into a regional powerhouse, a step critics said would instead worsen..
Reuters - Published

Mozambique says militants kill 11 in attack near Tanzania border

Eleven people were killed in an attack last week by an Islamist militant armed group in northern Mozambique near its border with Tanzania, Mozambican police said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

U.S. Supreme Court to mull punitive damages against Sudan over embassy bombings

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a bid to reinstate $4.3 billion in punitive damages against Sudan in a lawsuit accusing it of complicity in the 1998 al Qaeda bombings of two U.S...
Reuters - Published

Law passed to restrict foreign film production in Tanzania

Foreign companies filming in Tanzania must give the government the right to vet raw footage and let the country use the movie in promotional material, according to a bill passed by parliament on..
Reuters - Published

In rare surgery, doctors in Delhi remove tumour of the size of two footballs from Tanzanian man's abdomen

The procedure took six hours during which the patient lost close to four litres of blood.
DNA - Published

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