Tanzanian police say 62 killed when siphoned tanker explodes
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) — A damaged tanker truck exploded in eastern Tanzania as people were trying to siphon fuel out of it Saturday, killing at least 62 in one of the worst incidents of its...
Tanzania charges journalist with money laundering
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) — A prominent investigative reporter in Tanzania was charged Monday with money laundering and will remain behind bars, a week after he was arrested in Tanzania for...
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) — A prominent investigative reporter has been arrested in Tanzania for questioning about his nationality, prompting an outcry by fellow journalists over shrinking...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear a case about billions of dollars awarded by a court to victims of the 1998 bombing of the U.S. embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es...
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) — Tanzania's government has scolded the United States for issuing a terror alert warning American citizens about rumors of impending attacks in an area of Dar es...
Tanzania’s government announces outbreak of dengue fever
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tanzanian authorities have announced an outbreak of the mosquito-borne dengue fever in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam and Tanga region along the coast.
Denmark, citing human rights, withholds some aid to Tanzania
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Denmark is cutting about $10 million in aid to the government of Tanzania over what it called "negative developments" in human rights in the East African country.
Ulla Tornaes, Denmark's minister for development cooperation, said on Twitter she is "deeply concerned" by developments such as a Tanzanian official's "completely unacceptable homophobic statements."
EU recalls Tanzania ambassador amid call for gay arrests
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) — The European Union has recalled its ambassador to Tanzania, citing "the deterioration of the human rights and rule of law situation" in the East African country where one regional official last week called for the outing and arrests of homosexuals.
A statement emailed to The Associated Press Monday said the EU will be conducting a broad review of its relations with Tanzania.
Tanzania to crack down on gays; asks public for information
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Tanzanian regional official says authorities are cracking down on homosexuality as part of a wider drive against prostitution and immorality.
Paul Makonda, Regional Commissioner for Dar es Salaam, said they had received an overwhelming response for their call to the public to out gays and prostitution rings.
Africa’s youngest billionaire free 9 days after abduction
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) — The man described as Africa's youngest billionaire said Saturday he is free more than a week after his abduction from a luxury hotel in Tanzania's commercial capital, while police suggested his captors came from South Africa.
Gunmen seize Africa’s youngest billionaire in Tanzania
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) — A man who has been described as Africa's youngest billionaire was abducted from Tanzania's commercial capital as he arrived at a luxury hotel for a workout, police said Thursday.
The 43-year-old Mohammed Dewji was seized by two masked gunmen who fired into the air before driving away from the hotel in Dar es Salaam, Regional Police Commander Lazaro Mambosasa said.
8 charged in murder of wildlife conservationist in Tanzania
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A U.S.-based wildlife conservation group says authorities in Tanzania have arrested and charged eight people for the murder of the group's co-founder Wayne Lotter, who was shot in Dar es Salaam last year.
The PAMS Foundation on Friday congratulated police and prosecutors in the East African nation and said it is relieved that the suspects have been arrested.
UN promises justice in Congo against peacekeeper attacks
DODOMA, Tanzania (AP) — The bodies of 15 United Nations peacekeepers killed last week in eastern Congo arrived home in Tanzania on Monday, as a U.N. official vowed military offenses will be launched against rebels who carried out the attack.
The bodies were received in the commercial hub of Dar es Salaam by Tanzanian defense and military officials. The killings shocked many in this East African country that is known for its relative stability in a region often wracked by violence.
Journalist reported missing in Tanzania
DODOMA, Tanzania (AP) — A news organization in Tanzania says one of its journalists is missing after he was kidnapped from his home.
Francis Nanai, executive director of Mwananchi Communications Limited, said Monday their reporter Azory Gwanda, 42, was reportedly kidnapped Nov. 21 in Kibiti town near the commercial hub of Dar es Salaam.
Nanai said "last contact" with the Mwananchi newspaper reporter was Nov. 20 and "all his three mobile numbers are not available."
Tanzania arrests 12 suspected of promoting homosexuality
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) — Tanzanian police say they are holding 12 men, including two South Africans, for questioning over allegations of promoting homosexuality in this East African country.
Dar es Salaam Police Chief Lazaro Mambosasa said Thursday that authorities are gathering evidence and will arraign all the suspects in court to face criminal charges. He said the suspects include two South Africans, a Ugandan and nine Tanzanians
Tanzania: Elephant tusks seized from alleged traffickers
DODOMA, Tanzania (AP) — Authorities in Tanzania say they have seized 368 kilograms (811 pounds) 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 suburbs of Mbezi beach and Mbagara. Police detained six people including an alleged leader of ivory traffickers.
South African conservationist shot and killed in Tanzania
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A U.S.-based conservation group says its South African co-founder has been shot and killed in Tanzania.
The PAMS Foundation said Thursday on Facebook that Wayne Lotter was killed Wednesday night in the Masa-ki district of Dar es Salaam. It says Tanzanian police are investigating.
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) — A prominent opposition figure in Tanzania has been charged with using abusive language after he called the president a dictator.
Tundu Lissu of the Chadema party had been in police custody since Thursday. A magistrate's court in Dar es Salaam denied him bail Monday and remanded him to jail.
It is not immediately clear what sentence the charge carries.
Tanzania: Opposition figure arrested for rebuking president
DODOMA, Tanzania (AP) — Tanzanian authorities said Friday they are holding an opposition figure who is accused of calling President John Magufuli a dictator.
Tundu Lissu of the opposition Chadema party was arrested Thursday at the airport in the commercial capital, Dar es Salaam, before he could board a plane for Rwanda, said Lucas Mkondya, the acting Dar es Salaam Special Police Zone commander.
Lissu is being questioned over making anti-government speeches that could lead to unrest, Mkondya said.
8 police officers killed by unknown gunmen in Tanzania
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) — Officials say eight Tanzanian police officers have been ambushed and killed while returning from patrol outside the commercial hub of Dar es Salaam.
The attack happened Thursday night in an area called Jaribu.
Police chief Ernest Mangu said Friday the identities of the assailants are unknown.
Tanzania approves extradition to US of alleged drug kingpin
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) — A Tanzanian court on Wednesday approved the extradition to the United States the alleged leader of a global drug trafficking ring who was arrested after a two-year manhunt.
The court in Dar es Salaam approved the Tanzanian government's plan to extradite Ali Khatib Haji Hassan, or "Shkuba," to face drug trafficking charges.
Turkey’s Erdogan urges Tanzania to end Gulen ties
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday talked about trade and security on the first stop of an African tour, urging Tanzania's leader to shut institutions linked to a Muslim cleric who is accused by Turkey of leading a failed coup.