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Coronavirus screening at borders slow down food deliveries in East Africa

30 May 2020, 10:58 AM

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 President Magufuli orders the resumption of schooling

21 May 2020, 4:22 PM

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.

US Supreme Court heaps more damages on Sudan in embassy bombing cases

19 May 2020, 2:53 PM

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 Magufuli plans to lift coronavirus restrictions

17 May 2020, 8:51 PM

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.

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.

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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.



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