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Tanzania police arrest several opposition figures ahead of protests

Tanzanian police have arrested several opposition figures including Freeman Mbowe, leader of main opposition party Chadema, and sealed off areas where a demonstration was to begin Monday morning over last week’s election that they claim was flawed.Emmanuel Mvula, campaign...

Tanzania’s Magufuli accepts official results, promise to work with rivals

Tanzania’s populist President John Magufuli has accepted the official certification of his victory in the country's election last week and promised to work with his rivals after securing a landslide victory.Magufuli, 61, was declared the winner with 12.5 million...

Tanzania asks for aircraft, helicopter to battle fire on Mt Kilimanjaro

Tanzania’s government is hoping helicopters and planes will help put out a fire raging on Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest mountain at 19,443 feet (5,926 meters).Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism Hamisi Kigwangalla said on Twitter Thursday that he has...

Tanzanian opposition candidate’s entourage blocked by police

VOAA convoy carrying Tanzania's leading opposition candidate was blocked for at least several hours Tuesday, days after the country's National Electoral Commission ordered a temporary halt to his campaigning because of alleged violations.Tundu Lissu, candidate for the Party for...

Lightning strikes again for Tanzanian miner with another huge gem find

Lightning has struck again for a small-scale miner in Tanzania Laizer Saninu, who became an overnight millionaire over a month ago when he unearthed two of the biggest rough tanzanite gemstones ever found.The now famous miner, Saninu struck it...

Tanzania opposition CHADEMA names Tundu Lissu as presidential candidate

Tundu Lissu, a fierce critic of President Magufuli, clinched the nomination for the leading opposition Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (CHADEMA) party ahead of the October elections.Lissu, who survived being shot 16 times in an apparent assassination attempt on...

Opposition politician back to Tanzania, 3 years after being shot

Tanzanian opposition politician and presidential hopeful Tundu Lissu returned to the country on Monday, three years after being shot 16 times. The gunmen have never been found.Immediately upon his arrival at the international airport in Dar es Salaam, the...

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...
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