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Opposition lawmaker Tundu Lissu shot, wounded in Tanzania: Party

September 7, 2017 5:30 pm
Opposition lawmaker Tundu Lissu shot, wounded in Tanzania: Party

Tanzanian opposition lawmaker Tundu Lissu Tanzanian opposition lawmaker Tundu Lissu, a fierce critic of President John Magufuli’s government, was shot and wounded by unknown assailants at his residence in the administrative capital Dodoma on Thursday, his party said. “Lissu has suffered multiple gunshot wounds and is being treated at the […]

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At least 29 schoolchildren killed in Tanzania bus crash

May 6, 2017 9:30 pm
At least 29 schoolchildren killed in Tanzania bus crash

Local people retrieve dead bodies and rescue survivors from a school bus that plunged into gorge in northern Tanzania’s district of Karatu on May 6, 2017. (Photo by Xinhua) At least 29 final year primary school pupils have been killed in a bus crash in northern Tanzania, the school’s director […]

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Tanzania’s ban on refugee groups hinders humanitarian assistance: UN

January 31, 2017 9:15 pm
Tanzania’s ban on refugee groups hinders humanitarian assistance: UN

Burundian families who fled their country wait to be registered as refugees at Nyarugusu camp in northwestern Tanzania on June 11, 2015. (Photo by AFP) The United Nations refugee agency says a recent decision by the Tanzanian government to ban refugees from entering the African country in groups could undermine […]

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US now sanctioning Tanzania’s largest commercial bank over suspected ties to money laundering

July 25, 2015 2:26 am
US now sanctioning Tanzania’s largest commercial bank over suspected ties to money laundering

FBME, one of Tanzania’s largest commercial banks, has been cut off from accessing the US financial system on suspicions that the bank has facilitated money laundering, terrorist financing, and organized crime. The action finalizes a 2014 ruling from the US Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) naming FBME “a […]

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Tanzania’s albinos are being ‘hunted down like animals’ and Sold by their own families for £50k

January 27, 2015 11:07 pm
Tanzania’s albinos are being ‘hunted down like animals’ and Sold by their own families for £50k

Tanzania has the highest number of killings and attacks of albinos in Africa and trade in body parts of the special people is driven by belief that they bring luck and wealth.  From UK Daily Mail Tanzania’s albinos are being ‘hunted down like animals’ as greed for money and influence drives […]

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After alleged adultery claims, Tanzanian man “beheaded and cooked”

10:41 am
After alleged adultery claims, Tanzanian man “beheaded and cooked”

A gang of men attacked and beheade a local Tanzanian leader last Friday night in the southern Katavi region, of the East African nation. They then cooked some of his body parts. The local police chief Dhahiri Kidavashari identified the dead man as 31-year old Richard Madirisha. “Five people stormed […]

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Richard Madirisha, Politician beheaded and cooked for committing adultery (Graphic)

January 26, 2015 4:20 am
Richard Madirisha, Politician beheaded and cooked for committing adultery (Graphic)

A Tanzanian politician had his head and genitals chopped off and then cooked after adultery claims on Friday, a local police chief told AFP. “Five people stormed Madirisha’s room wielding machetes, beheaded him, chopped off legs, hands and genitals. The assailants later cooked the chopped off body parts outside the […]

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Tanzania

December 20, 2012 1:14 pm

Tanzania, republic in East Africa, on the Indian Ocean. A diverse country in which close to 100 different languages are spoken, Tanzania was formed by the federation of the nations of Tanganyika and Zanzibar in 1964. The country’s name is a combination of the first syllables of the component territories’ names.Tanzania is bounded on the north by […]

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