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Tanzanian journalist missing after murder reports

A Tanzanian journalist who reported on a string of murders of officials and police has been missing for the past two weeks, the two newspapers he works for have said. Azory Gwanda, a reporter for the Mwananchi and The Citizen newspapers, wrote several articles investigating attacks in Kibiti district in …

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Tanzania: Power restored partially after nationwide blackout

Tanzania’s power utility said on Friday it had started to restore electricity to parts of the country after the East African nation was hit by a country-wide blackout on Thursday morning. “Efforts are ongoing to make sure that power supply is restored to all parts of the country,” the state-run …

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Tanzania: Woman arrested for kissing another woman after video goes viral

A woman could face jail in Tanzania after a video of her kissing another woman and presenting her with a ring went viral. Homosexuality is illegal in the East African country as it is considered “against the order of nature”, and the woman was arrested in the northwestern town of …

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Tanzania plunged into darkness after nationwide blackout

A technical fault at Tanzania’s national electricity supply company plunged the East African nation into total darkness. Tanzania Electric Supply Company (TANESCO), the supply company said on Thursday that it was working to normalize the situation which left households and businesses without power. TANESCO confirming the incident on Thursday said in …

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Tanzania offers $4,500 reward for arrest of anti-graft official on the run

Tanzania offered a reward of 10 million shillings ($4,500) on Tuesday for the arrest of a former chief accountant of its anti-graft watchdog, part of a new drive to root out corruption. President John Magufuli, in office since November 2015, has launched a crackdown on high-level corruption that has already …

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Tanzanian actress, Elizabeth Lulu Michael sentenced to 2 years in prison for manslaughter

Beautiful 22-year-old Tanzanian actress,  Elizabeth Michael ‘Lulu’ has been sentenced by a Dar es Salaam court for the death of Steven Kanumba whom she was dating until his death. The ugly incident occurred on April 7th, 2012 when Lulu was 19 years old while Kanumba was 28 years. Steven Kanumba …

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