Leader of Tanzania's main opposition party arrested

Leader of Tanzania's main opposition party arrested

The leader of Tanzania's main opposition party Chadema and other members were arrested early Wednesday, the party said, ahead of a planned conference to demand constitutional reform.

Tanzania ambassador affirms depth of Qatar relations

Tanzania ambassador affirms depth of Qatar relations

Tanzania ambassador to Qatar Fatma Mohamed Rajab affirmed that her country highly values friendly relations with Qatar in an atmosphere of trust and mutual understanding existing between the two countries, expressing her government's sincere gratitude to Qatar for its stance and firm support for Tan

Tanzania's opposition calls mass protests against contested polls

Tanzania's opposition calls mass protests against contested polls

Tanzania's opposition on Saturday called on supporters to take to the streets to protest President John Magufuli's landslide election victory, which it says was fraudulent, demanding a fresh vote.

Tanzania eyes Qatari investments in its ICT, energy, other sectors, says envoy

Tanzania eyes Qatari investments in its ICT, energy, other sectors, says envoy

The United Republic of Tanzania is seeking Qatari investments in various sectors following a ‘massive reform’ to transform the East African nation into an industrial economy, its top diplomat in Qatar has said.

Amir condoles with Tanzanian president

Amir condoles with Tanzanian president

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and His Highness the Deputy Amir Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad al-Thani sent Monday cables of condolences to Tanzanian President Dr John Pombe Joseph Magufuli

Former Tanzanian president Mkapa dies aged 81

Former Tanzanian president Mkapa dies aged 81

Former Tanzanian president Benjamin Mkapa, hailed as a peacemaker in East Africa, has died aged 81 in a Dar es Salaam hospital, the government announced Friday.

Tanzania holds local elections, without opposition

Tanzania holds local elections, without opposition

Tanzania on Sunday held local government elections, viewed as a test case ahead of national polls next year, with the main opposition party boycotting citing violence and intimidation.

Six killed in Tanzania attack near border with Mozambique

Six killed in Tanzania attack near border with Mozambique

Six Tanzanians were shot dead and seven others injured in an attack carried out by unidentified assailants in a village bordering a region in Mozambique

World Health Organisation: Tanzania not sharing information on Ebola

World Health Organisation: Tanzania not sharing information on Ebola

Tanzania is refusing to provide detailed information on suspected Ebola cases, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said, a rare public rebuke as the region struggles to contain an outbreak already declared a global health emergency.

Tanzanian arrested with tusks from 117 elephants

Tanzanian arrested with tusks from 117 elephants

A Tanzanian man has been arrested after authorities found a stash of ivory buried under his house, estimated to come from around 117 elephants, authorities said Thursday.

Tanzania mourns 69 killed in fuel tanker blast

Tanzania mourns 69 killed in fuel tanker blast

Tanzania was in mourning on Sunday, as the East African nation prepared to bury 69 people who perished when a crashed fuel tanker exploded as crowds rushed to syphon off leaking petrol.

Tanzania fuel tanker blast kills 62

Tanzania fuel tanker blast kills 62

Sixty-two people perished in Tanzania on Saturday when a fuel tanker overturned and then exploded as crowds of people rushed to syphon off leaking fuel.