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 main public hospital in Dodoma,” […]

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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 foreign financial institution of primary […]

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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 house,” police chief Dhahiri Kidavashari […]

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Tanzania

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 Kenya and Uganda; on the […]

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