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Tanzania: Country in East Africa
Tanzania, officially the United Republic of Tanzania, is a country in East Africa within the African Great Lakes region. It borders Uganda to the north; Kenya to the northeast; Comoro Islands and the Indian Ocean to the east; Mozambique and Malawi to the south; Zambia to the southwest; and Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west. Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain, is in northeastern Tanzania.


Tanzania crackdown: Government restricts foreign broadcasters [Video]

Tanzania crackdown: Government restricts foreign broadcasters

Tanzania's government cracks down on what journalists can report on the coronavirus pandemic.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:13Published
Few tourists show up to watch migration of Kenyan wildebeests amid COVID-19 pandemic [Video]

Few tourists show up to watch migration of Kenyan wildebeests amid COVID-19 pandemic

This year, few are witnessing the annual migration of thousands of wildebeest from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya — one of the seven wonders of the..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published
Tanzania opposition figure Tundu Lissu returns from exile [Video]

Tanzania opposition figure Tundu Lissu returns from exile

Lissu, who was shot 16 times in a 2017 attack, says he intends to contest October's presidential election.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:27Published
Tanzania COVID-19 response: Government accused of a coverup [Video]

Tanzania COVID-19 response: Government accused of a coverup

Tanzania's government is accused of sending out false messaging about COVID-19 and covering up a crisis.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:31Published
20 Pound Tanzanite Found By Small Mining Company [Video]

20 Pound Tanzanite Found By Small Mining Company

A small team of Tanzanian miners discovered the largest tanzanite stones in the country's history. Saniniu Laizer, 52, a Maasai miner, and his team found the two stones weighing 20.4 pounds and 11.3..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

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South Africa accounts for more than half of all cases, while Tanzania's lack of data is a "concern".
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Tanzanian president Magufuli dissolves parliament before vote, touts development record

Tanzanian President John Magufuli dissolved parliament on Tuesday ahead of elections in October, touting his government’s record in expanding infrastructure such as roads, electricity generation and..
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Diamond Platnumz and Africa's most popular YouTube stars

The Tanzanian is the first sub-Saharan artist to reach a billion YouTube views - how do Africa's other stars compare?
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Coronavirus in Tanzania: Has Covid-19 disappeared?

Several doctors in the country say Covid-19 is spreading fast despite the government's claims to the contrary.
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Tanzanian opposition leader attacked by unidentified people

Tanzania's main opposition leader Freeman Mbowe was attacked by unidentified people as he entered his home early on Tuesday, his party said, the latest misfortune to befall the opposition ahead of a..
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Coronavirus: John Magufuli declares Tanzania free of Covid-19

President John Magufuli says prayers have helped eliminate the deadly virus from the country.
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Tanzanian recycling plant starts making face shields from plastic bottles

A recycling plant in Tanzania's port city of Dar es Salaam has traded paper for plastic bottles and started making anti-coronavirus face shields that are being snatched up by hospitals and health..
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Tanzanian court finds opposition leader guilty of sedition, sets him free

A Tanzanian court ruled on Friday that an opposition leader was guilty of sedition and incitement on accusations that he falsely said some 100 people were killed in clashes between herders and police..
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U.S. reaches consensus with Sudan on 'contours' of future claims deal

The United States and Sudan have reached a common understanding on the "contours" of a future bilateral claims agreement linked to the 1998 al Qaeda bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania,..
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Rwanda genocide suspect Kabuga opposes transfer to U.N. tribunal: lawyers

Rwandan genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga has the right to be presumed innocent and opposes being transferred from France to a U.N. tribunal based in Tanzania, his lawyers said in a statement.
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Sudan 'must pay' US East African embassy attack victims

The US Supreme Court rules in favour of damages over the 1998 bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.
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U.S. Supreme Court heaps more damages on Sudan in embassy bombing cases

The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a legal setback to Sudan on Monday, ruling that the African nation cannot avoid punitive damages it was ordered to pay in lawsuits accusing it of complicity in the 1998 al..
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Kenya closes borders to Tanzania and Somalia over coronavirus

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday banned movement across the country's borders with Tanzania and Somalia to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.
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Kenya's president Uhuru Kenyatta bans movement to Tanzania and Somalia over COVID-19

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday ordered a cessation of movement between the country and neighbouring Tanzania and Somalia to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.
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Zambia reopens border with Tanzania to cargo after COVID-19 closure

Zambia reopened its Nakonde border with Tanzania on Friday for cargo after a five-day closure of the key transit point for copper and cobalt exports and fuel imports, but people were still not allowed..
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Coronavirus: Tanzania hospitals overwhelmed - US

President John Magufuli says the crisis is being exaggerated and has stopped publishing case numbers.
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Africa disease centre rejects Tanzania's allegation that its coronavirus tests faulty

The head of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday rejected an assertion by Tanzania's president that coronavirus tests it supplied are faulty.
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Night burials amid Tanzania's coronavirus defiance

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President queries Tanzania coronavirus kits after goat test

Coronavirus test kits used in Tanzania were dismissed as faulty by President John Magufuli on Sunday, because he said they had returned positive results on samples taken from a goat and a pawpaw.
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Tanzanian president promises to import coronavirus 'cure'

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Tanzania's President John Magufuli called on international creditors on Wednesday to cancel debts owed by African nations to enable them use the savings to battle the coronavirus.
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Tanzania confirmed its first coronavirus death on Tuesday, health minister Ummy Mwalimu said in a statement.
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U.S. blacklists Zimbabwe officials over human rights abuse

The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on Zimbabwe's state security minister and its ambassador to Tanzania, the U.S. Treasury Department said, accusing them of human rights abuses, including..
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Tanzanian opposition lawmakers found guilty of making seditious statements

A court in Tanzania convicted nine opposition leaders and legislators on Tuesday of making seditious statements and imposed five-month jail terms or a fine, which could heighten activists' fears that..
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Detained Tanzanian journalist freed after pleading guilty to financial crimes

A prominent Tanzanian journalist arrested in July was released on Monday after pleading guilty of tax evasion and money laundering in a case critics had said was politically motivated.
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Locust invasion: UN warns of famine in Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Somalia

The infestation devouring tonnes of crops in the region could create a food crisis, the UN says.
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At least 20 people killed in stampede at church service in Tanzania

At least 20 people were killed and more than a dozen hurt in a stampede as worshippers rushed to be anointed during a church service in northern Tanzania, officials said on Sunday.
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Tanzania church stampede kills at least 20 worshippers

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Tanzania said on Saturday it had not been officially notified by the United States about a travel ban after it was targeted alongside five other countries by President Donald Trump's expanded travel..
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Paul Makonda launched a surveillance squad dedicated to hunting down gay people in Dar es Salaam.
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The United States said on Friday it banned from visiting the country a Tanzanian official who announced a crackdown on homosexuality in Dar es Salaam in 2018.
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Tanzanian President John Magufuli fired his home affairs minister Kangi Lugola on Thursday, accusing him of mismanaging a 408 million euro ($453 million) fire department contract.
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The Trump administration is planning to add seven countries - Belarus, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania - to its travel ban list, U.S. media reports said on Tuesday.
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Villa hoping to finalise deal for £10m Tanzanian striker Samatta

Aston Villa are hoping to complete a £10m deal for Genk striker Mbwana Samatta as manager Dean Smith moves to strengthen his attacking options.
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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear Sudan's bid to avoid paying $3.8 billion in damages to family members of people killed or injured in al Qaeda's 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in..
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