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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 at 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.


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.
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Tanzania

‘Pencil tip-sized’ chameleons hatch at British zoo [Video]‘Pencil tip-sized’ chameleons hatch at British zoo

Three pygmy chameleons, among Africa’s smallest reptiles, have hatched at Britain's Chester Zoo

Credit: Reuters - Viral Video     Duration: 01:09Published


Trump expands controversial travel ban restrictions to six new countries

Officials will suspend overseas visas for nationals of Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar and Nigeria. Sudanese and Tanzanian nationals face restrictions.
USATODAY.com - Published

Trump Administration Adds Six More Countries to Travel Ban

President Trump adds Africa’s biggest country, Nigeria, as well as Myanmar, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Sudan and Tanzania, to his restricted travel list.
NYTimes.com - Published Also reported by •Reuters

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.
Reuters - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

U.S. Supreme Court rebuffs Sudan bid to limit damages over embassy bombings

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..
Reuters - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

Nature: Elephants

We leave you this Sunday Morning among the elephants of the Ngorongoro Crater in the highlands of Tanzania. Videographer: Lee McEachern.
CBS News - Published

Jane Goodall and Her Chimps

Jane Goodall brings Lara Logan and "60 Minutes" cameras back to the forests of Tanzania, where she began her love affair with chimpanzees 50 years ago, to remind the public that chimps are endangered.
CBS News - Published

60 Minutes Presents: Into the Wild

In a special hour devoted to the natural world, Scott Pelley visits Kenya to witness the great wildebeest migration; then, Bob Simon listens to the secret language of elephants; lastly, Lara Logan..
CBS News - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

Strike-through, Fintech, The Children's Village

60 Minutes investigates medical gear sold during Ebola crisis; then, Lesley Stahl reports on what's being called the financial technology revolution; and, Bill Whitaker meets a "Mom" and "Dad" who have..
CBS News - Published

Life After Death Row, Top of the World, The Children's Village

Scott Pelley hears the story of three people who were exonerated after spending years in prison; then, Sharyn Alfonsi reports one of the most significant efforts to study climate change; and, Bill..
CBS News - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

Tanzania says South Africa impounds Airbus plane

South African authorities have impounded an Airbus 220-300 aircraft leased by Tanzania's national flag carrier, the Tanzanian government said.
Reuters - Published

Death toll from Tanzania fuel tanker blast climbs to 85, official says

The death toll from a weekend fuel tanker explosion in eastern Tanzania rose to 85 on Thursday, a regional official said.
Reuters - Published

Tanzania tanker blast kills dozens as crowd siphons fuel

A fuel tanker exploded in eastern Tanzania on Saturday killing at least 60 people, authorities said, as flames ripped through a crowd that had gathered to siphon petrol from it.
Reuters - Published

Fuel tanker blast kills 57 in Tanzania: state media

A fuel tanker exploded in Tanzania on Saturday, killing 57 people and injuring 65, many of whom were siphoning petrol from the vehicle, which had crashed, state broadcaster TBC Taifa said.
Reuters - Published

UK, U.S. urge Tanzania to respect 'due process' after journalist arrested

Britain and the United States urged Tanzania on Friday to guarantee due process of law for a journalist arrested on charges that his lawyer and rights groups called politically motivated.
Reuters - Published

Tanzania charges journalist, rights groups say case politically motivated

An investigative journalist in Tanzania has been charged with money laundering, tax evasion and assisting a criminal racket, according to a court document seen by Reuters, charges his lawyer and rights..
Reuters - Published

Tanzanian court charges investigative journalist with financial crimes

An investigative journalist in Tanzania has been charged with money laundering, tax evasion and assisting a criminal racket, according to a court document seen by Reuters, charges his lawyer said were..
Reuters - Published

Two South Africans killed in Tanzania plane crash, official says

A light plane crashed in western Tanzania on Saturday, killing two South Africans, officials said late on Saturday.
Reuters - Published

Tanzanian police arrest prominent investigative journalist

Tanzanian police have arrested a prominent investigative journalist, a senior official told Reuters on Tuesday, sparking calls for answers from authorities about the safety of journalists in the East..
Reuters - Published

Tanzania to shut part of wildlife preserve to big game hunters

Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Friday ordered the sprawling Selous Game Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage site, to be split in two to restrict the access of big game hunters.
Reuters - Published

Car bomb and all-night hotel siege kill 26 in Somalia's Kismayo

Islamist gunmen killed 26 people, including Kenyans, Americans, a Briton and Tanzanians, when they stormed a hotel in Somalia's southern port city of Kismayo, a regional state president said on..
Reuters - Published

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