Tag Archives: Tanzania

12 November 18

Tanzania: President threatens to deploy army in cashew nut crisis

Tanzania President John Magufuli has threatened to deploy the army amid a dispute between farmers and traders over the price of cashew nuts.

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07 November 18

Tanzania: 10 men arrested for being gay in government crackdown

Ten men in Tanzania have been arrested on suspicion of being gay, the same week a new task force was created by the government to identify homosexuals.

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01 November 18

Tanzania: Thousands of gay people reported to authorities

Regional commissioner for the Tanzanian capital of Dar es Salaam, Paul Makonda, says authorities have been handed the names of thousands of suspected gay people, after calling upon the public to report them to the government.

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31 October 18

Tanzania: Dar es Salaam forms anti-gay surveillance squad

Dar es Salaam governor Paul Makonda has announced the formation of a surveillance squad to hunt down gay people in the capital.

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23 October 18

Tanzania’s youngest billionaire released unharmed, 9 days after kidnapping

Tanzania’s youngest billionaire Mohammed Dewji has been released unharmed, nine days after he was abducted by gunmen.

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15 October 18

Africa’s youngest billionaire abducted in Tanzania

Africas youngest billionaire has been abducted by gunmen in the Tanzanian capital of Dar Es Salaam.

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28 September 18

Burundi: 37,000 refugees have returned from Tanzania since January

The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) says 37,000 Burundian refugees have returned to the country from Tanzania since January – bringing the total to 48,930 since September 2017.

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24 September 18

Tanzania: Ferry death toll hits 224, ship’s managers questioned

Authorities in Tanzania say the death toll from last weeks ferry incident has risen to 224 while the ship’s managers have been detained for questioning.

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12 September 18

Tanzania President calls for an end to birth control

Tanzania President John Magufuli has called upon couples in the country to stop using contraception.

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04 September 18

Tanzania: Schoolboy, 13, dies after being beaten by teacher

The death of a 13-year-old boy in Tanzania, after he was beaten by his teacher, has reignited the debate over corporal punishment in the country.

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