Journalism Matters

How to fight 'fake news' in a post-truth environment

Though co-opted by US President Donald Trump, the 'fake news' phenomenon is global and weakening trust in media.

How to fight 'fake news' in a post-truth environment

Africa

Tanzanian police officers killed in ambush

Motive not apparent but home minister pledges to hunt down unnamed assailants targeting police officers and civilians.

Police officers die in ambush near Dar es Salaam

Health

Cataracts in Zanzibar, one boy's journey towards sight

Low-cost, easily treatable and preventable conditions cause blindness for millions of people worldwide.

Cataracts in Zanzibar, one boy's journey towards sight

Tanzania

In Tanzania, quake victims struggling to rebuild lives

At least 17 people killed in 5.9 magnitude tremor that injured more than 200 and left hundreds of families homeless.

Street Food

Zanzibar: Spices, slaves and the spirit of independence

An insight into the spice island's culinary heritage and its struggle for greater autonomy and a new identity.

Tanzania

Several killed after magnitude 5.7 quake hits Tanzania

Earthquake strikes western shore of Lake Victoria, with tremors felt as far away as western Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda.

Tanzania earthquake kills 11, injures more than 100

Africa

Increasing perils at Tanzania's Nyarugusu refugee camp

Sexual violence and environmental degradation threaten refugees seeking protection at Nyarugusu camp in Tanzania.

Increasing perils at Tanzania's Nyarugusu refugee camp

Politics

Burundi accused of hunting refugees in Tanzania camps

Government denies claims it is sending armed agents to UN-run refugee camps to kidnap and kill opposition supporters.

Wild Animals

Five Tanzanians arrested after British pilot killed

President denounces killing of conservationist after his helicopter was shot down by elephant poachers.

Five Tanzanians arrested after British pilot killed

Humanitarian crises

Thousands infected in Tanzania cholera outbreak

At least 222 are dead, while reported cases have risen to 14,303 since August as government battles to contain disease.

Thousands infected in Tanzania cholera outbreak

War & Conflict

Escaping Burundi: Life in refuge

Burundians displaced by continued violence persevere in cramped and under-supplied Tanzanian refugee camps.

Escaping Burundi: Life in refuge

Humanitarian crises

Unaccompanied child refugees flee Burundi

Feeling pressured to join in violent clashes between pro and anti-government forces, many Burundian children run.

Unaccompanied child refugees flee Burundi

Politics

Bah humbug in Tanzania as president cancels Xmas cards

'The Bulldozer' orders raft of cost-cutting measures, including Christmas cards, striking a chord with many Tanzanians.

Bah humbug in Tanzania as president cancels Xmas cards

War & Conflict

Burundi refugees: A life of displacement and despair

With the approach of heavy rains, refugees escaping violence in Burundi face more hardship in Tanzanian camps.

Burundi refugees: A life of displacement and despair

Elections

Zanzibar annuls recent election, new vote expected

Semi-autonomous islands' electoral commission cites 'violations', leading to government's poll annulment.

Zanzibar annuls recent election, new vote expected