Wild Animals

Fausta, 'world's oldest rhino', dies aged 57 in Tanzania

Black female rhino died of 'natural causes' in a sanctuary after living most of her life in wild.

Fausta, 'world's oldest rhino', dies aged 57 in Tanzania

Tanzania

Alarm as Tanzania blocks cases from African rights court

Activists raise alarm as Dodoma bars individuals and NGOs from filing cases against it at the African rights court.

Alarm as Tanzania blocks cases from African rights court

Africa

US, UK call Tanzania elections 'irregular, lacking credibility'

The long-ruling CCM party ran almost entirely unopposed in local government polls held on November 24.

US, UK call Tanzania elections 'irregular, lacking credibility'

Tanzania

Landslide win for Tanzania ruling party in boycotted local polls

President Magufuli's ruling CCM party sweeps polls boycotted by opposition parties amid alleged gov't interference.

Landslide win for Tanzania ruling party in boycotted local polls

Tanzania

Why is Tanzania opposition boycotting local elections?

Poll to be boycotted by main opposition over allegations of government manipulation amid mass rejection of candidates.

Tanzania to hold local elections amid opposition boycott

Tanzania

Tanzania's opposition to boycott elections over 'cheating'

Rights groups say intimidation of political opponents has escalated sharply under President John Magufuli.

Tanzania's opposition to boycott elections over 'cheating'

Media

Rights groups accuse Tanzania's Magufuli over rising repression

In new reports, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch also say censorship is mounting in Tanzania.

Rights groups accuse Tanzania's Magufuli over rising repression

Burundi

Hundreds of Burundian refugees return home from Tanzania

Nearly 600 refugees volunteer to return home, weeks after Tanzania promised to repatriate all Burundians in the country.

Hundreds of Burundian refugees return home from Tanzania

Tanzania

Tanzania summons WHO representative over Ebola complaint

Government seeks answers from UN health agency which accused it of failing to share data on suspected Ebola cases.

Tanzania summons WHO representative over Ebola complaint

Ebola

Tanzania not sharing information on suspected Ebola cases: WHO

East African country yet to comment on WHO rebuke, but had previously told UN health agency it had no cases of Ebola.

Tanzania not sharing information on suspected Ebola cases: WHO

Tanzania

Arrested Tanzanian journalist tells court his health is declining

Rights groups have decried Kabendera's arrest, saying it is part of the president's crackdown on press freedom.

Arrested Tanzanian journalist tells court his health is declining

Africa

Dozens killed in DR Congo train accident

Minister says at least 50 killed after train derails in southeastern province of Tanganyika.

Dozens feared dead after train derails in DR Congo

Refugees

Tanzania to send back all Burundian refugees from October

Tanzanian and Burundian officials announce deal but UNHCR says Burundi conditions are not conducive to promote returns.

Tanzania to send back all Burundian refugees from October

Africa

Tanzania mourns as scores killed in fuel tanker blast

Funerals take place for the victims of explosion that took place near the eastern town of Morogoro.

Tanzania mourns as scores killed in fuel tanker blast

Africa

Tanzania fuel tanker explosion: Police launch investigation

Dozens in hospital, many with severe burns, as medics appeal for blood donors.