Gulf Times - Tanzania
20 arrested in hunt for Tanzania's kidnapped billionaire

20 arrested in hunt for Tanzania's kidnapped billionaire

Twenty people have been arrested as police press a manhunt for Africa's youngest billionaire who was kidnapped in Dar es Salaam two days ago, a minister said Saturday.

Families bury victims as Tanzania ferry disaster toll passes 200

Families bury victims as Tanzania ferry disaster toll passes 200

Grieving families were on Sunday preparing to bury victims of Tanzania's devastating ferry disaster, with more than 200 confirmed dead after the crowded boat capsized in Lake Victoria.

Survivor pulled from capsized Tanzanian ferry as death toll reaches 183

Survivor pulled from capsized Tanzanian ferry as death toll reaches 183

Divers rescued a man on Saturday as they searched for survivors from the wreck of an overcrowded Tanzanian ferry that capsized on Lake Victoria on Thursday, killing at least 183 people.

More than 100 die in Tanzania ferry disaster

More than 100 die in Tanzania ferry disaster

The MV Nyerere may have been carrying as many as 200 passengers when it capsized close to the pier on Ukara Island on Thursday.

Tanzania orders all unregistered bloggers to take down their sites

Tanzania orders all unregistered bloggers to take down their sites

Tanzania ordered all unregistered bloggers and online forums on Monday to suspend their websites immediately or face criminal prosecution, as critics accuse the government of tightening control of internet content.

Tanzania Day celebrated

Tanzania Day celebrated

Tanzania’s ambassador Fatma Mohamed Rajab is joined by Qatar’s Minister for Development Planning and Statistics HE Dr Saleh Mohamed Salem al-Nabit, Ministry of Foreign Affairs protocol chief Ibrahim Fakhro and other dignitaries in cutting a cake on the occasion of Tanzania Day celebrations

Opposition politician killed with machetes in Tanzania

Opposition politician killed with machetes in Tanzania

An opposition politician was hacked to death at his home in central Tanzania on Thursday night, police said Friday, as his party described the murder as a "political assassination."

Tanzania orders probe after stray police bullet kills student

Tanzania orders probe after stray police bullet kills student

Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Sunday ordered an inquiry after police admitted responsibility for the death of a 22-year-old student who was hit by a stray bullet as they sought to break up an opposition rally.

Tanzanian leader 'shocked' by killings of peacekeepers in DRCongo

Tanzanian leader 'shocked' by killings of peacekeepers in DRCongo

Tanzania's President John Magufuli said Saturday he was shocked by an attack on a UN base in the restive Democratic Republic of Congo which killed 15 Tanzanian peacekeepers.

11 killed in 'devastating' plane crash in Tanzania

11 killed in 'devastating' plane crash in Tanzania

The group had been flying from the town of Arusha to the Senegeti National Park on Wednesday morning when an "incident" caused the Cessna Caravan plane to crash near the Empakaai Crater, Coastal Aviation said.

Five Tanzanian children killed playing with grenade

Five Tanzanian children killed playing with grenade

At least five children were killed Wednesday while playing with a grenade at a school in northern Tanzania, a local official told AFP.

Tanzania seizes diamonds from British mining company

Tanzania seizes diamonds from British mining company

The Tanzanian government said Sunday it had confiscated diamonds worth nearly $30 million after accusing British company Petra Diamonds of having declared a lower value when trying to export the gems.