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'Dress up well': Outrage as woman MP removed from Tanzanian Parliament for wearing ‘tight pants’

June 05, 2021 9:36 am

A group of women MPs insisted that the action was unfair and argued that there was nothing wrong with Sichwale’s clothing. They have also demanded an apology.

Tanzanian student succumbs to infection, MS University prepares to send body home

April 29, 2021 6:13 am

Ngowi Emanuel Harrison, 34, had joined the PhD course for business economics on March 27, and tested positive for Covid-19 on April 21.

Tanzania: 45 people died in stampede to see ex-president's body

March 30, 2021 10:28 pm

According to Tanzanian police, 45 people died in a stampede last week during a public viewing of the late President John Magufuli's body before he was buried.

Samia Suluhu Hassan sworn in as Tanzania's first woman President

March 19, 2021 6:01 pm

Hassan assumes the presidency two days after she addressed the nation to announce the death of John Magufuli, after a more than a two-week absence from public life that drew speculation he was critically ill with COVID-19.

Tanzania to swear-in new president on Friday after death of Magufuli

March 19, 2021 11:50 am

According to Tanzania's constitution, the vice president serves out the remainder of the term of a president who dies in office. Magufuli, who was first elected in 2015, secured a second five-year term in polls in October last year.

Tanzania's 'Bulldozer' president and Covid-19 sceptic dies at 61

March 18, 2021 7:10 am

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli was nicknamed “The Bulldozer” for his fondness for massive public works and a reputation for pushing through policies despite opposition - a hard-charging leadership style that won support from many Tanzanians.

Tanzania's COVID-19 denial risks pulling Africa back

February 09, 2021 5:48 pm

As President John Magufuli downplays the severity of the coronavirus, Tanzanians are waking up to the reality that the virus is spreading. Health experts now fear Tanzania's attitude could endanger the rest of Africa.

Report alleges Burundian refugees were disappeared, tortured

November 30, 2020 1:10 pm

The refugees said Tanzanian police hung them from the ceiling by their handcuffs, "gave them electric shocks, rubbed their faces and genitals with chilli and beat and whipped them," the report says.

Tanzania: Opposition leader in Zanzibar arrested briefly on eve of vote

October 28, 2020 12:59 pm

An opposition party in Zanzibar says its presidential candidate was arrested when casting his vote. But police disputed the party's claims that officers had killed nine people.

A ferry capsized. ‘I knew it was my turn to die.’

February 10, 2019 11:47 am

When the ferry capsized September 20, it was nearing its destination: the small island of Ukara in Tanzania. The ferry — the main link between remote islands in Lake Victoria — was overcrowded, with more than 265 passengers and crew members on board.