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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.


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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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U.S. Supreme Court open to more damages against Sudan over embassy bombings

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday appeared open to reinstating $4.3 billion in punitive damages against Sudan in lawsuits accusing it of complicity in the 1998 al Qaeda bombings of two U.S. embassies in..
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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

Worshippers at the service in Moshi rushed forward to be anointed with blessed oil.
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Tanzania says has not been officially notified about U.S. travel ban

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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Tanzania 'anti-gay' force official Paul Makonda banned from US

Paul Makonda launched a surveillance squad dedicated to hunting down gay people in Dar es Salaam.
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U.S. bans Tanzanian official who launched anti-gay crackdown

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 home affairs minister fired over $453 million contract

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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Trump administration plans to add Nigeria and six other nations to travel ban list: reports

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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Maxence Melo's Jamii Forums: Tanzania’s 'accidental journalist'

Maxence Melo, the online freedom champion in Tanzania is apprehensive of what might happen in an election year
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'World's oldest rhino' Fausta dies in Tanzania aged 57

Fausta, a female eastern black rhino, lived in the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania.
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Tanzania charges rights activist with economic crimes

A Tanzanian human rights activist was charged on Tuesday with economic crimes amid growing concerns from rights groups and foreign governments over a crackdown on dissent in the East African nation.
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Bees send footballers diving in Tanzania

A football match in Tanzania is briefly stopped when a swarm of bees invades the pitch.
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Tanzanian police arrest activist whose employers thought had been abducted

Tanzanian police said on Friday they had arrested a human rights activist in the commercial capital of Dar es Salaam hours after the rights group that employs him said he was snatched off the street by..
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'I was kicked out of school for being pregnant'

Debra Emmanuel is one of 23 who have graduated from a new college for teenage mothers in Tanzania.
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Tanzania protests after plane seized in Canada over land compensation dispute

Tanzania summoned Canada's envoy to protest after an aircraft set to be delivered to state-owned Air Tanzania was impounded in a land compensation dispute, the East African country's government said on..
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A third of tropical African plants face extinction

An assessment shows rapid loss of trees, shrubs and herbs in countries such as Ethiopia and Tanzania.
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Court postpones hearing for eighth time for Tanzanian journalist

A Tanzanian court on Wednesday postponed the hearing for the eighth time of a prominent Tanzanian journalist arrested in July in a case his lawyers and rights group say is politically motivated.
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Tanzania says gunmen kill six in ambush near Mozambique border

Unknown gunmen killed six farmers near Tanzania's southern border with Mozambique, a senior police official said on Wednesday, amid growing concerns over Islamist militants in a poor region where..
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Tanzanian Idris Sultan 'held' for Magufuli face-swap

Idris Sultan is being held under Tanzania's controversial Cybercrimes Act, his lawyer says.
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Tanzania billionaire Mohammed Dewji told kidnapper to shoot him

Tanzanian businessman Mohammed Dewji talks about last year's abduction for the first time.
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Lawyer for imprisoned Tanzanian journalist seeks plea bargain

The lawyer for a prominent Tanzanian journalist arrested more than two months ago told a court on Friday he is pursuing a plea bargain, in a case that has attracted international attention to what..
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Tanzanian president backs official who beat students with a stick

Tanzanian president John Magufuli on Friday backed an official who sparked outrage and violated the country's rules by beating more than a dozen students with a stick, and Magufuli urged parents and..
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Nearly 600 Burundian refugees head home as mass repatriation starts

Nearly 600 refugees left Tanzania to return to their homes in neighboring Burundi on Thursday, the United Nations said - the first batch in a mass repatriation that some migrants fear could force them..
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Mass repatriation of Burundi refugees in Tanzania to start on Thursday - official

Burundi said on Tuesday that a first group of its refugees in Tanzania would return home on Thursday, as a mass repatriation planned by the two governments begins, a Burundian official told Reuters.
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Lawyer for Tanzanian journalist appeals to president for pardon

The lawyer for a prominent Tanzanian journalist arrested more than two months ago called on Tuesday on President John Magufuli to pardon him as a court postponed a hearing into his case for a sixth..
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First Burundi refugees in Tanzania to return home as mass repatriation starts: official

Burundi agreed on Tuesday that a first group of its refugees in Tanzania would return home on Thursday, as a mass repatriation planned by the two governments begins, a Burundian official told Reuters.
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Canadian tourist killed in paragliding accident in Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro

A Canadian man has died in a paragliding accident in Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, a popular tourist hotspot in East Africa, a Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA) official said on Sunday.
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U.S. travel warning adds to pressure on Tanzania over suspected Ebola cases

The United States has warned its citizens to take extra care when visiting Tanzania amid concerns over Ebola, adding to calls for the East African country to share information about suspected cases of..
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Tanzanian leader suggests amnesty for financial crimes

Tanzania's president said on Sunday people held on charges of tax evasion, money laundering and other financial crimes should be freed if they confess and return the cash.
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Ebola virus: Tanzania failing to provide details, WHO says

The World Health Organization says it has not been given reports on possible cases.
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Man drowns during underwater marriage proposal on Tanzania trip

Video shows Steven Weber proposing through the window of a submerged cabin off Tanzania.
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Tanzanian leader sacks spy chief ahead of polls

Tanzanian president John Magufuli has sacked the head of the country's intelligence service, the presidency said on Thursday, a move seen as indicating a shake-up of the intelligence network ahead of..
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Tanzanian court adjourns case of prominent jailed journalist for fourth time

A Tanzanian court on Thursday adjourned the case of a prominent investigative journalist for the fourth time since he was arraigned more than a month ago, in a case that rights groups and Western..
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Tanzania seizes ivory tusks equivalent to 117 elephants killed

Tanzania has seized ivory tusks equivalent to killing at least 117 elephants, its tourism minister said, part of its drive to stamp out organized criminal networks involved in years of industrial-scale..
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Tanzania lawmakers protest against expulsion from parliament of critic of president

Opposition lawmakers in Tanzania on Tuesday boycotted the swearing in of a ruling party lawmaker who replaced a fierce critic of the president following his expulsion from parliament.
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Tanzanian lawyers urge speedy trial, medical help for prominent jailed journalist

Lawyers for a prominent Tanzanian investigative journalist called on Friday for urgent medical attention for their client after a court adjourned his case for the third time since he was arraigned..
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Amid safety fears, Burundi to repatriate 200,000 refugees from Tanzania

Burundi said on Tuesday it would start repatriating 200,000 of its refugees from neighboring Tanzania in October, sparking fears of forced returns among those who have crossed the border to escape..
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South Africa seizes Air Tanzania plane in Johannesburg

A farmer claims the plane was impounded because Tanzania's government hasn't paid him compensation.
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South African court impounds Tanzanian plane in compensation case: lawyer

South African authorities impounded an Airbus 220-300 aircraft leased by Tanzania's national flag carrier following a court application by a retired farmer who is owed compensation by the Tanzanian..
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