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President questions Tanzania coronavirus kits after goat test

3 May 2020, 8:19 PM

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.

Augustine Mahiga

Tanzania’s Justice Minister Augustine Mahiga dies

1 May 2020, 4:36 PM

Tanzania’s Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister Augustine Mahiga has passed away at the age of 74.

Preacher arrested following Tanzania church stampede

3 February 2020, 6:29 AM

Tanzanian Pastor Boniface Mwamposa was arrested after at least 20 people were killed and dozens were hurt in a stampede as worshippers rushed to be anointed during a church service in northern Tanzania, officials said on Sunday.

Air Tanzania postpones maiden flights to China over coronavirus

30 January 2020, 6:03 AM

Tanzania’s national carrier said on Wednesday it will have to postpone its maiden flights from commercial capital Dar es Salaam to China, citing concerns over the spread of a coronavirus that has killed 133 people.

Tanzanian police arrest activist whose employers thought had been abducted

21 December 2019, 9:24 AM

Tanzanian police said on Friday they had arrested a human rights activist in the commercial capital of Dar es Salaam hours after the rights group that employs him said he was snatched off the street by men in civilian clothes.

Tanzania state carrier aims to double fleet to 14 planes by 2022

27 October 2019, 2:43 PM

Tanzania’s state carrier plans to double the size of its fleet to 14 aircraft by 2022 and is exploring new routes and code-sharing agreements with other airlines, a senior government official said on Saturday.

Tanzania denies hiding information on suspected Ebola cases

4 October 2019, 6:12 AM

Tanzania denied on Thursday it was withholding information from the World Health Organisation (WHO) on suspected cases of Ebola, saying it was not hiding any outbreak of the deadly disease in the country.

Abdalla Hamdok

After US talks, Sudan sees path to lifting sanctions soon

29 September 2019, 12:23 PM

Sudan’s Prime Minister said he had held useful talks with United States officials while at the United Nations this week, and expressed hope Khartoum could reach an agreement to be removed from Washington’s state-sponsored terrorism list “very soon.”

US travel warning adds to pressure on Tanzania over suspected Ebola cases

29 September 2019, 9:50 AM

The United States has warned its citizens to take extra care when visiting Tanzania amid concerns over Ebola, adding to calls for the East African country to share information about suspected cases of the deadly disease there.

Health workers dressed in protective suits

Tanzania tells WHO it has no Ebola cases

19 September 2019, 3:16 PM

Tanzania has formally told the World Health Organization (WHO) that it has no cases of Ebola after a woman died there earlier this month from an unknown illness following Ebola-like symptoms, the organisation said on Wednesday.



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