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Tanzania

Syrian refugee: I want to stay in Zanzibar until death

There are just a few hundred Syrians in Tanzania and while some have managed to settle in, others struggle to find work.

Zanzibar's tiny Syrian refugee community seeks slice of paradise

Africa

African countries ban secondhand clothes imports

African countries are trying to support their domestic textile industries, but pressure from the US and a flood of cheap clothing from China are making it difficult.

Opinion

The Black Panther pilgrimage

You think the Black Panther film is about "blackness"? No, it is about rage.

Elsie Eyakuze

by Elsie Eyakuze

Elsie Eyakuze

Tanzania

Tanzania leader rules out extending presidential terms

President Magufuli will not seek to extend presidential terms from five years to seven, his party says.

Tanzania leader rules out extending presidential terms

Opinion

Why is Tanzania so quiet?

Amid turmoil in East Africa, Tanzania has kept it cool. So is Tanzanian President John Magufuli doing a good job?

Elsie Eyakuze

by Elsie Eyakuze

Elsie Eyakuze

Press Freedom

'Extreme and unfair': Tanzania bans fourth newspaper

Critics accuse President John Magufuli of undermining democracy after fourth critical newspaper is shut down since June.

Tanzania Daima ban adds to press freedom concerns

Politics

Tanzanian president earns $4,008 a month

President John Magufuli's salary is a third of what former president Jakaya Kikwete was reported to be earning.

Tanzanian president earns $4,008 a month

Africa

Tanzanian MP's condition 'improving' after gun attack

Opposition MP Tundu Lissu's condition is improving at a hospital in Kenya's Nairobi, his party says.

Tanzania's Tundu Lissu recovering after gun attack

Africa

Tanzanian MP 'seriously wounded' after gun attack

Top opposition figure suffers multiple gunshot wounds by unknown attackers at his residence in Dodoma city.

Tanzania: Opposition MP Tundu Lissu wounded by gunmen

Al Jazeera Selects

Drugs: Cannabis country, heroin fix and India's addicts

Three short docs about prescription drugs in India, a cannabis connoisseur in Uruguay and heroin addiction in Tanzania.

Africa

'National tragedy': Tanzania bus crash kills 29 pupils

Bus veers off road and plunges into Arusha region river, resulting in the death of 29 pupils, two teachers and a driver.

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

REWIND

Spell of the Albino: Witchcraft and a gruesome trade

In 2011, Africa Investigates probed the trade in the body parts of people with albinism. REWIND revisits a survivor.

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