Burundian President Evariste Ndayishimiye says his country is now safe and that its citizens have agreed on setting aside tribal differences.
Tanzanian opposition parties said on Friday that widespread irregularities had taken place in the enrollment of their candidates for elections scheduled for October.
Tanzanian president John Magufuli will face 14 challengers in elections scheduled for this October, the elections board announced on Wednesday, with analysts saying a divided opposition was likely to ensure he won a second term.
Tributes continue to pour in for Tanzania’s Former President, Benjamin Mkapa. President Cyril Ramaphosa is the latest leader to send a message of condolences to the government and the people of Tanzania.
Tanzania’s former President Benjamin Mkapa, who served between 1995-2005, died in the early hours of Friday, President John Magufuli said in a statement.
When the new coronavirus hit Tanzania in mid-April, President John Magufuli called for three days of national prayer to seek God’s protection from the scourge. Barely a month later, he claimed victory over the disease and invited tourists to return to his East African nation.
Bottlenecks at borders as government screen lorry drivers to contain the new coronavirus are putting the delivery of vital food supplies in East Africa at risk, the United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) warned on Friday.
Tanzania’s President John Pombe Magufuli has ordered the resumption of colleges, universities, partial secondary school learning as well as sporting activities beginning on 1 June.
The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a legal setback to Sudan on Monday, ruling that the African nation cannot avoid punitive damages in lawsuits accusing it of complicity in the 1998 al Qaeda bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 224 people.
Tanzania’s President John Magufuli said on Sunday he plans to re-open universities and allow the resumption of sports and international flights if the decline in new coronavirus infections continues.