Tanzanian news

This page provides latest Tanzanian news as curated by AllAfrica.com. The Britain-Tanzania Society does not itself update the news items featured in this list, and cannot be held responsible for the veracity of the articles.

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EAC Eyes Swimming Diadem in Cana III
Posted: 17 October 2017
[Daily News] SWIMMERS from Kenya are expected to land in Dar es Salaam today ahead of other three members of East African Community (EAC) confirmed to participate in CANA Zone III Championship, starting from October 19 to 21 at HOPACK School in the city.

Basketball - Savio First to Sail to Super Cup Semis
Posted: 17 October 2017
[Daily News] SAVIO were the first to book their place in the semifinal of the StarTimes Super Cup Basketball tournament following their 61-40 win over Tanzania Prisons at the Gymkhana Basketball courts in the city over the weekend.

Win-Less Tag Echoes Round 6
Posted: 17 October 2017
[Daily News] THE sixth round of the highly challenging Premier League climaxed with only 13 goals netted in the eight venues. The most notable, however, was seven draws with only one victory notched in all venues to end it as the least entertaining week for the fans, only Young Africans supporters left the pitch with a broad smile following their team's 2-1 win over Kagera Sugar.

Bid to Uplift Regional Textile Sector
Posted: 17 October 2017
[Daily News] EAST Africa is seeking to galvanise synergies of textiles industry players by linking the local cotton, textile and apparels industry to the untapped markets in the region, 'Daily News' has learnt.

Seven Die, 7 Injured in Post-Wedding Accident
Posted: 17 October 2017
[Daily News] Manyara -FANFARE was demoted to tragedy when seven people died and seven others were injured when a truck rammed into the vehicle in which they were travelling at Getasam Village, after a wedding ceremony in Hanang, in Babati District, on Saturday evening.

Actress Lulu's Manslaughter Trial Begins Today
Posted: 17 October 2017
[Daily News] THE manslaughter trial of Bongo Movie Actress, Elizabeth Michael Kimemeta, alias Lulu, who is alleged to have killed her lover, former local movie star Steven Kanumba in 2012, takes off on Thursday at the High Court in Dar es Salaam.

TCU Gives Room for More Varsity Study Applicants
Posted: 17 October 2017
[Daily News] THE Tanzania Commission for Universities yesterday opened yet another room for students who failed to secure admissions to higher learning institutions and others who received multiple admissions.

Maputo Envoy in Court On U.S.$133,000 Theft Charges
Posted: 17 October 2017
[Daily News] A FINANCE attaché at Tanzania's High Commission in Maputo, Mozambique, Joyce Moshi, appeared before Kisutu Resident Magistrate's Court in Dar es Salaam yesterday facing nine counts, including money laundering and obtaining over 300m/- by false pretences.

In Case North Sudan Joins the EAC Fold...
Posted: 17 October 2017
[Daily News] Arusha -THE letter which North Sudan wrote to the East African Community, bidding to join the now six-state regional bloc, may soon see Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and South-Sudan linked to the Red Sea.

Three Dismissed, 3 Suspended Over Farm Inputs Scam
Posted: 17 October 2017
[Daily News] Geita -THE minister for Agriculture, Dr Charles Tizeba, has sacked three senior officials and suspended three others over embezzlement of funds meant for agricultural inputs in Geita region.

Gender-Based Violence 'On the Decline'
Posted: 17 October 2017
[Citizen] The rate of gender-based violence has decreased compared to a few years ago, it has been said.

TRA Collects Sh64.65bn in First Quarter Revenue Boost
Posted: 17 October 2017
[Citizen] The Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA), Zanzibar Zone , has managed to collect a total of Sh64.65billion, equivalent to 108 per cent of collection estimates in a period of three months from July to September, 2017.

Probe Into Social Media Case Incomplete
Posted: 17 October 2017
[Citizen] Investigations in a case facing a resident of Chato District in Geita Region, Obadia Kiko, who is charged at the Kisutu Magistrate's court for allegedly publishing seditious content on a social media platform is not yet complete.

Majaliwa Leaves for Canada for Official Visit
Posted: 17 October 2017
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa on Monday October 16 left for Canada for an official visit.

NEC to Allow Voters to Use Alternative IDs During Re-Run Polls
Posted: 17 October 2017
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The National Electoral Commission (NEC) will allow voters who have lost their cards to use alternative cards in the by-elections in 43 wards.

Transport Stalls After Commuter Bus Operators Go On Strike
Posted: 17 October 2017
[Citizen] Transport in Tanga City stalled, when drivers and conductors of commuter buses went on strike on Monday October 16 to protest against bullying by the traffic police.

Demolition of 24 Prayer Houses On Monday Fails to Take Place
Posted: 17 October 2017
[Citizen] Muslims of Al-Masijid Kirumbi Islamic Centre, Kimara, have said they will not demolish or remove any property from their mosque because it is against Islamic faith.

VP Warns Traffic Police Against Demanding Bribes From Motor Vehicle Drivers
Posted: 17 October 2017
[Citizen] Moshi -Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan has warned the traffic police against demanding bribes from drivers of motor vehicles.

Tanga Transport in Limbo After Strike By Daladala Operators
Posted: 17 October 2017
[Citizen] Tanga: Transport in the Tanga City was put in a limbo when drivers and staff of buses operating in the city stopped delivering services in protest of actions they termed 'bullying tactics' by traffic police.

Tanesco Director Directed to Fix Turbines
Posted: 17 October 2017
[Citizen] Minister of Energy Medard Kalemani has directed Director of the Tanzania Electric Supply Company (Tanesco), Dr Tito Mwinuka, to remain in Mtwara Region for extra three days, while insisting on taking action against a power generation plant manager.

Turnout Excites Dar Tourism Expo Organizers
Posted: 17 October 2017
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The turn-out of exhibitors and tourist agents has thrilled the Tanzania Tourist Board --- organisers of the just-ended Swahili International Tourism Expo (SITE 2017) ---- energising the board into planning another expo next year.

Party Condemns Killing of Hundreds in Somalia
Posted: 17 October 2017
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -ACT-Wazalendo has said is saddened by the killing of more than 250 people in Mogadishu on Saturday October 14 and condemns the perpetrators.

Bail for Man Charged with Sedition for Facebook Post about Mining Negotiations
Posted: 17 October 2017
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Investigation of a case facing a Chato resident in Geita Region, Mr Obadia Kiko, who is charged at the Kisutu Resident Magistrates' Court with publishing seditious content on social media is not yet finished.

Land Minister Demolishes Own House
Posted: 17 October 2017
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The Minister for Lands, Housing and Human Settlements Development, Mr William Lukuvi, has demolished his three-room house, which is located at Mapogoro Village in Iringa Region, to allow for the expansion of the road.

Busy Weekend for Zari and Diamond
Posted: 17 October 2017
[Citizen] Zanzibar -The weekend was a busy one for the Diamond household, first was the Hamisa Mobeto party at King Solomon Hall, then the arrival of the Boss Lady for the Danube shopping mall launch and to cap it all Diamond's performance in Zanzibar.

Africa's Largest Wind Power Plant Could Relocate From Kenya to Tanzania
Posted: 16 October 2017
[This is Africa] Kenya's failure to approve the development of a 600MW offshore wind farm in Malindi, south-east of the country, has resulted in the developers considering moving the project to Tanzania.

Dangote, Dar Disagree Over Mining Laws
Posted: 16 October 2017
[East African] Tanzania's change of mining laws have come to the fore after Africa's richest man Aliko Dangote said that the new laws would potentially scare away investors.

Zari, Diamond Platinumz 'Rekindle Lost Love' in Zanzibar
Posted: 16 October 2017
[Nairobi News] Bongo musician Diamond Platinumz and his Ugandan socialite girlfriend Zari Hassan are in Zanzibar to repair a love relationship that broke up after claims of cheating

Agriculture Minister Orders Sacking of Three Officials
Posted: 16 October 2017
[Citizen] Geita -Agriculture and Livestock minister, Dr Charles Tizeba, has directed the ministry's Permanent Secretary, Mr Methew Mtigumwe, to sack three officials and suspend three others over corruption allegations.

'Family Planning Clinics Can Help Screen for Cervical Cancer'
Posted: 16 October 2017
[Daily News] AS cases of cervical cancer increase, screening services with existing family planning clinics can increase access to the services and treatment.