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Tanzania: Elephant tusks seized from alleged traffickers

Authorities in Tanzania say they have seized 368kg of ivory tusks that conservationists believe were taken from 15 slain elephants. Tourism Minister Jumanne Maghembe says the tusks are from elephants killed between 2012 and 2014. A special task force made the seizures at two homes in the Dar es Salaam …

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Girl, 7, scarred for life after suffering chemical burns from a temporary henna tattoo

A 7-year-old girl has been left with horrific scars after suffering chemical burns from a temporary henna tattoo she got at a posh hotel salon while on holiday with her family. Madison Gulliver visited Egypt on holiday with her family and they stayed at a plush hotel in Hurghada. The family …

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Tanzania to get over $300m from Bill Gates for health, poverty reduction

Bill Gates and his foundation plans to spend more than $300 million in Tanzania this year on public health and poverty reduction programmes. In an interview, the billionaire said aid was now being spent “in a smarter way” in some parts of the world. “Some countries have made good progress in …

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Tanzania’s president turns down calls to extend two-term limit

Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Monday rejected calls from some of his supporters to extend his rule beyond the constitutional limit of two, five-year terms, bucking a trend in the region. Several leaders including Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni, Rwanda’s Paul Kagame and Burundi’s Pierre Nkurunziza have all tinkered with or …

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Uganda, Tanzania commence work on construction of $3.5bn oil pipeline

The leaders of Tanzania and Uganda laid a foundation stone on Saturday for the construction of a $3.55 billion crude export pipeline that would pump Ugandan oil for international markets. The 1,445 km-project set for completion by 2020 will stretch from landlocked Uganda’s western region, where crude reserves were discovered …

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Kenya and Tanzania end trade war

East African giants Kenya and Tanzania have ended months of trade restrictions which were a contravention of the East African Community trade protocol. Kenya enforced a ban on the importation of cooking gas from Tanzania in April after it had banned wheat flour from its neighbor citing low safety and …

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