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Tanzania arrests 12 for alleged homosexuality in Dar es Salaam

Tanzanian police said Wednesday they had arrested 12 men, including two South Africans and a Ugandan, for presumed homosexuality as part of an ongoing crackdown against gays. “We arrested the criminals at (the hotel) Peacock — they were promoting homosexuality. Two are South Africans, one Ugandan and nine Tanzanians,” Dar …

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Tanzania: Unknown thugs chop off left hand of 75-year-old Albino man and disappear with it

Mr. Nassor Mohammed, a 75 year old grandpa was attacked by unidentified thugs on Monday October 2, 2017. The thugs broke into his home located in Nyarutanga village, Morogoro region in Tanzania, mutilated his left arm and dissapeared with it. Albino people are hunted like animals in some parts of …

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Tanzania: Illegal alcohol kills nine people

At least nine people have died and several others have been hospitalized in Tanzania’s main city Dar es Salaam after consuming illicit alcohol. According to local authorities, the liquor contained an industrial chemical called ‘GV’ Gentian violet, an antiseptic dye normally used to treat infections of the skin, which is suspected to …

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Tanzania: Police killed in highway ambush

At least eight police officers have been killed by unknown gunmen in a late-night roadside ambush in Tanzania, according to the president’s office. The police were attacked while driving from patrols back to Bungu village, 110km (70 miles) south of the main city Dar es Salaam, local media report. Police …

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Tanzania approves extradition to US of alleged drug kingpin

A court in Tanzania has approved the extradition to the United States the alleged leader of a global drug trafficking ring. The court on Wednesday approved the Tanzanian government’s plan to extradite Ali Khatib Haji Hassan, or “Shkuba,” to face drug trafficking charges. He is accused of leading a drug …

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Tanzanians protest detention for 4 years without trial

At least 60 Tanzanian Muslims say they have been held for four years without trial on terror charges and have threatened to boycott any future hearings, local media reported Wednesday. The majority of the suspects, who include preachers, were arrested in the mainly Christian northern city of Arusha, following a …

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