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Local miner becomes millionaire after biggest tanzanite find

A Tanzanian small-scale miner has become multi-million dollars richer after uncovering two of the biggest of the country's precious tanzanite stones ever found and selling them to the government.Saniniu Kuryan Laizer, 52, found the stones weighing 9.27 and 5.1...

Tanzania opposition says attack on leader ‘politically motivated’

Tanzania's main opposition party on Tuesday said its chairman had been hospitalised after being beaten up in a "politically-motivated" attack as police said they would investigate the assault.Freeman Mbowe was ambushed by unknown assailants as he returned home late...

Tanzania main opposition party in disarray, loses 6 serving MPs in one week

Tanzania main opposition party CHADEMA, has lost six serving members of parliament in a space of one week, two parliamentarians, Susan Masele and Joyce Sokombi in joint statement said that, they are leaving over party leadership violation of MPs...

Tanzania takes delivery of Madagascar’s Covid-organics

Tanzania says it has received its first shipment of Madagascar's self-proclaimed, plant-based "cure" for coronavirus, despite warnings from the World Health Organization that its efficacy is unproven.The announcement on Friday came days after Madagascar said it would begin selling...

Tanzania questions coronavirus kits after goat and pawpaw test positive

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.Magufuli, whose government has already drawn criticism...

Tanzania opposition MPs to boycott sitting after 3 MPs deaths

Tanzania's leading opposition party has called for a suspension of Parliament after three legislators died of unknown causes in the past 11 days.Freeman Mbowe, chairperson of the opposition Chadema party, has repeatedly accused the government of covering up the...

Tanzania grants visa extensions for stranded tourists

Tanzania’s immigration department has extended visas for foreign nationals who can't leave the country because of the coronavirus pandemic.Foreign visitors, who applied online, were given visa extensions of three months.The extension starts from the date the traveller arrives in...

Couple arrested on bus in Tanzania for claiming coronavirus a hoax

Police in Tanzania's commercial capital Dar es Salaam are holding a couple for allegedly spreading false information that coronavirus is a hoax from government.Dar es Salaam's police chief Lazaro Mambosasa said that the husband and wife ridiculed the government...

Coronavirus: Tanzania’s Magufuli and opposition Sharif Hamad share foot greeting

Tanzania's State House has shared a picture of President John Magufuli exchanging a foot greeting with opposition politician Maalim Seif Sharif Hamad, observing new measures by the health ministry to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.The deadly virus, which...

Tanzania signs $1.46B loan for standard gauge railway construction

Tanzania has signed a $1.46 billion loan agreement with Standard Chartered Bank Tanzania to fund the construction of 550 km (341.75 miles) of standard gauge railway running between the commercial capital and central Tanzania.Tanzania is building a network of...
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Malawi’s new President Lazarus Chakwera pledged to clamp down on corruption on Monday, as he delivered his inauguration speech in a scaled-down ceremony dampened...

Wave of political arrests trail protests over death of Ethiopia’s Oromo singer

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USA set to offer Zimbabwe $60m in food aid

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