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# tanzania - Friday 19 March, 2021

First female president of Tanzania sworn in after death of Magufuli from mystery illness
# Tanzania
# Tanzania

First female president of Tanzania sworn in after death of Magufuli from mystery illness

Mar 19th 2021, 8:29 AM 15,757 Views 12 Comments

Questions remain over the true cause of the late president’s death, after multiple rumours he had Covid-19 or had sought treatment abroad.

# tanzania - Thursday 18 March, 2021

Tanzania’s Covid-sceptic President John Magufuli dies aged 61
# Africa
# Africa

Tanzania’s Covid-sceptic President John Magufuli dies aged 61

Mar 18th 2021, 7:10 AM 32,418 Views 20 Comments

He had said last year that Tanzania had eradicated Covid through three days of national prayer.

# tanzania - Thursday 5 November, 2020

Tanzanian president begins second term after disputed election
# John Magufuli
# John Magufuli

Tanzanian president begins second term after disputed election

Nov 5th 2020, 2:37 PM 6,246 Views 1 Comment

Observers have noted allegations that call the vote’s results into question.

# tanzania - Saturday 10 August, 2019

62 dead after tanker overturns and explodes as people tried to siphon off fuel in Tanzania
# Morogoro
# Morogoro

62 dead after tanker overturns and explodes as people tried to siphon off fuel in Tanzania

Aug 10th 2019, 5:54 PM 18,390 Views 14 Comments

The region has “never experienced a disaster of such magnitude”, the governor said.

# tanzania - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

Diplomatic pressure results in Tanzania stating anti-gay crackdown is not government policy
# Gay Rights
# Gay Rights

Diplomatic pressure results in Tanzania stating anti-gay crackdown is not government policy

Nov 6th 2018, 7:06 PM 8,692 Views 4 Comments

Amnesty International reports that ten men have been arrested since last week’s announcement.

# tanzania - Friday 2 November, 2018

Tánaiste calls Tanzania's plans to target and arrest LGBT people 'shocking'
# Homophobic
# Homophobic

Tánaiste calls Tanzania's plans to target and arrest LGBT people 'shocking'

Updated Nov 2nd 2018, 9:32 PM 31,741 Views 79 Comments

Amnesty International have said the so-called taskforce must be immediately disbanded.

# tanzania - Saturday 22 September, 2018

'Negligence has cost us so many lives': Tanzania ferry death toll rises to over 200
# Lake Victoria
# Lake Victoria

'Negligence has cost us so many lives': Tanzania ferry death toll rises to over 200

Updated Sep 22nd 2018, 6:08 PM 17,502 Views 16 Comments

The president has declared four days of national mourning and said the government would cover the funeral expenses of the victims.

# tanzania - Friday 21 September, 2018

Tanzania president orders arrests over Lake Victoria ferry disaster
# Tanzania
# Tanzania

Tanzania president orders arrests over Lake Victoria ferry disaster

Updated Sep 21st 2018, 10:08 PM 24,855 Views 8 Comments

The MV Nyerere may have been carrying as many as 200 passengers.

# tanzania - Saturday 7 April, 2018

Turning the lion hunters into lion defenders
# Photo Essay
# Photo Essay

Turning the lion hunters into lion defenders

Apr 7th 2018, 9:00 PM 14,082 Views 7 Comments

An NGO is attempting to convince a rural community in Tanzania to give up their old ways.

# tanzania - Thursday 15 September, 2016

Debris from missing flight MH370 found on coast of Africa
# Tanzania
# Tanzania

Debris from missing flight MH370 found on coast of Africa

Sep 15th 2016, 8:52 PM 34,327 Views 19 Comments

The debris, found on Pemba Island, is the latest piece of wreckage to be linked to the Malaysia Airlines jet, whose disappearance remains a mystery.

# tanzania - Sunday 26 June, 2016

Ukerewe: A haven for albinos in a country where they're murdered for their body parts
# Tanzania
# Tanzania

Ukerewe: A haven for albinos in a country where they're murdered for their body parts

Jun 26th 2016, 10:00 AM 18,159 Views 13 Comments

Albino body parts are sought after for potions and charms thought to bring luck and wealth.

# tanzania - Sunday 31 January, 2016

Pilot killed after helicopter shot down by elephant poachers
# Tanzania
# Tanzania

Pilot killed after helicopter shot down by elephant poachers

Jan 31st 2016, 7:26 AM 15,739 Views 10 Comments

The British man was killed trying to track down a group of poachers in Tanzania.

# tanzania - Sunday 16 August, 2015

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Aug 16th 2015, 8:06 PM 16,098 Views 0 Comments

The death of an Irishman in Tanzania, a crashed plane in Indonesia and the CAO points system had people talking.

# tanzania - Sunday 15 March, 2015

How do you fix a country where a 6-year-old has his hand chopped off for good luck?
# Under The Same Sun
# Under The Same Sun

How do you fix a country where a 6-year-old has his hand chopped off for good luck?

Mar 15th 2015, 8:30 PM 63,146 Views 57 Comments

The president has described a spate of killings and maimings as an embarrassment.

# tanzania - Thursday 10 July, 2014

African elephants could quickly "be driven to extinction locally", warns conservation group
# Illegal Trade
# Illegal Trade

African elephants could quickly "be driven to extinction locally", warns conservation group

Jul 10th 2014, 7:30 AM 4,699 Views 9 Comments

CITES says that the number of elephants killed in the past three years is “far exceeding” the number born.

# tanzania - Saturday 4 January, 2014

Orphanage in Ian McKeever’s name opens in Tanzania
# In Memory
# In Memory

Orphanage in Ian McKeever’s name opens in Tanzania

Jan 4th 2014, 9:00 PM 18,181 Views 11 Comments

The late McKeever died after being struck by lightning on Kilimanjaro. His cousin, Judy McKeever, travelled to Tanzania to see his legacy.

# tanzania - Monday 16 December, 2013

38 arrested for carrying out genital mutilation on girls as young as three
# Tanzania
# Tanzania

38 arrested for carrying out genital mutilation on girls as young as three

Dec 16th 2013, 2:20 PM 11,579 Views 40 Comments

The practice has been outlawed in Tanzania but is still performed in some parts of the country.

# tanzania - Thursday 8 August, 2013

Two British teenagers attacked with acid on volunteering trip to Zanzibar
# Acid Attack
# Acid Attack

Two British teenagers attacked with acid on volunteering trip to Zanzibar

Aug 8th 2013, 3:22 PM 16,347 Views 72 Comments

Two teenagers volunteering at an orphanage on the African island had acid thrown at them as they walked through a popular tourist area.

# tanzania - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

Laura Bush: George once drove into a wall after I told him his speech was no good
# First Ladies
# First Ladies

Laura Bush: George once drove into a wall after I told him his speech was no good

Jul 3rd 2013, 12:10 PM 7,634 Views 27 Comments

The former First Lady has been sharing her memories of the White House alongside Michelle Obama at a forum in Tanzania.

# tanzania - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

ESB International announces €30 million contract win in Turkey
# ESB
# ESB

ESB International announces €30 million contract win in Turkey

Apr 10th 2013, 10:43 AM 6,277 Views 23 Comments

Details of the contract win will be announced at an event in Istanbul attended by the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore.

# tanzania - Friday 29 March, 2013

Five dead as 14-storey building collapses in Dar es Salaam
# Construction
# Construction

Five dead as 14-storey building collapses in Dar es Salaam

Mar 29th 2013, 5:57 PM 8,453 Views 5 Comments

Dozens more were injured during the incident.

# tanzania - Friday 22 February, 2013

11 countries to sign DR Congo peace accord: UN
# DR Congo
# DR Congo

11 countries to sign DR Congo peace accord: UN

Feb 22nd 2013, 8:29 PM 2,899 Views 3 Comments

Eleven African countries have been invited to sign a UN-brokered accord aiming to end more than two decades of conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

# tanzania - Saturday 19 January, 2013

Here's how Ireland distributed €159m among nine countries last year
# Irish Aid
# Irish Aid

Here's how Ireland distributed €159m among nine countries last year

Jan 19th 2013, 3:56 PM 10,642 Views 55 Comments

The amount was 12 per cent less than the nearly €180 million given to countries including Ethiopia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Timor Leste and Vietnam in 2011.

# tanzania - Thursday 3 January, 2013

Ian McKeever: Taoiseach's message of condolence recalls 'passionate' adventurer
# Tributes
# Tributes

Ian McKeever: Taoiseach's message of condolence recalls 'passionate' adventurer

Jan 3rd 2013, 1:23 PM 7,008 Views 10 Comments

Enda Kenny said McKeever was a passionate adventurer who was “driven in his belief that everybody can achieve their potential”.

Irish climber Ian McKeever dies on Mt Kilimanjaro
# RIP
# RIP

Irish climber Ian McKeever dies on Mt Kilimanjaro

Jan 3rd 2013, 7:35 AM 20,586 Views 21 Comments

The well-known figure in adventure sports was leading a group of charity fundraisers up the mountain when lightning struck.

# tanzania - Saturday 24 November, 2012

Pictures: Communities in Tanzania reap the benefits of Mpingo tree
# Tanzania
# Tanzania

Pictures: Communities in Tanzania reap the benefits of Mpingo tree

Nov 24th 2012, 1:00 PM 6,068 Views 5 Comments

The most expensive wood for carving figures and instruments, its certification last year has created huge opportunities for communities.

# tanzania - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

'Millions of lives' could be saved by new global subsidy for malaria drugs
# Malaria
# Malaria

'Millions of lives' could be saved by new global subsidy for malaria drugs

Oct 31st 2012, 6:45 AM 2,960 Views 4 Comments

The first independent evaluation of the international scheme shows promise.

# tanzania - Saturday 29 September, 2012

Interview: 'If you give people half the chance to make the right decision, they will'
# Sharon Corr
# Sharon Corr

Interview: 'If you give people half the chance to make the right decision, they will'

Sep 29th 2012, 9:30 AM 8,014 Views 17 Comments

Sharon Corr recently travelled to Tanzania to campaign for women’s rights with Oxfam. She tells TheJournal.ie how it made her feel optimistic again after years of cynicism.

# tanzania - Friday 17 August, 2012

Tanzanian airport's only radar system out of order all month
# Air Traffic Control
# Air Traffic Control

Tanzanian airport's only radar system out of order all month

Aug 17th 2012, 6:29 PM 6,924 Views 12 Comments

Sources say the aviation authority was told about the radar’s defective power supply in 2010 but it took no action.

# tanzania - Saturday 21 July, 2012

146 presumed dead in Tanzania ferry accident
# Indian Ocean
# Indian Ocean

146 presumed dead in Tanzania ferry accident

Jul 21st 2012, 1:11 PM 3,480 Views 3 Comments

Rescue efforts have been called off with 77 people still missing after the sinking in the Indian Ocean.

# tanzania - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

A quarter of the world's children do not have enough to eat - report
# Save The Children
# Save The Children

A quarter of the world's children do not have enough to eat - report

Feb 15th 2012, 3:14 PM 1,769 Views 26 Comments

A major survey carried out by the charity Save the Children has highlighted the problem of child malnutrition.

# tanzania - Friday 23 December, 2011

Floods kill at least 23 in Tanzania
# Tanzania
# Tanzania

Floods kill at least 23 in Tanzania

Dec 23rd 2011, 8:59 AM 627 Views 3 Comments

Days of consecutive rains in Dar es Salaam have caused the worst flooding in 50 years – leaving at least 23 people dead and thousands displaced.

# tanzania - Sunday 11 September, 2011

More than 200 bodies recovered off Zanzibar coast after crowded ferry sinks
# Zanzibar
# Zanzibar

More than 200 bodies recovered off Zanzibar coast after crowded ferry sinks

Sep 11th 2011, 2:24 PM 342 Views 1 Comment

At least 200 people have been confirmed dead after a ferry sank off the coast of Zanzibar, an island off Tanzania in Africa. The country is to observe three days of national mourning for the victims of the tragedy.

# tanzania - Saturday 10 September, 2011

Hundreds missing after ferry sinks off Zanzibar coast
# Tanzania
# Tanzania

Hundreds missing after ferry sinks off Zanzibar coast

Sep 10th 2011, 9:15 AM 851 Views 0 Comments

Around 380 people are believed to be missing after the ferry sank between mainland Tanzania and the island of Pemba.

# tanzania - Saturday 11 June, 2011

Al Qaeda chief in East Africa said to have been killed in Somalia
# Al Qaeda
# Al Qaeda

Al Qaeda chief in East Africa said to have been killed in Somalia

Jun 11th 2011, 5:18 PM 254 Views 4 Comments

Fazul Abdullah Muhammad, thought to be responsible for the 1998 US embassy bombings, was killed in Mogadishu earlier this week it was reported today.

# tanzania - Friday 10 June, 2011

Gilmore begins three-day visit to Tanzania
# Gilmore In Tanzania
# Gilmore In Tanzania

Gilmore begins three-day visit to Tanzania

Jun 10th 2011, 9:15 AM 341 Views 3 Comments

The Tánaiste will meet with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Dar es Salaam as part of the visit.

# tanzania - Thursday 17 February, 2011

Blasts in Tanzania military depot kill at least 20
# Tanzania
# Tanzania

Blasts in Tanzania military depot kill at least 20

Feb 17th 2011, 4:03 PM 549 Views 0 Comments

The blasts forced local residents to flee the area as the government urged calm.