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Tanzania: Country in 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 north-eastern Tanzania.

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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

Videos for Tanzania

Tanzania mourns as scores killed in fuel tanker blast [Video]Tanzania mourns as scores killed in fuel tanker blast

Funerals take place for victims of explosion that took place near the eastern town of Morogoro.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:01Published

Tanzania fuel tanker explosion: Police launch investigation [Video]Tanzania fuel tanker explosion: Police launch investigation

Dozens in hospital, many with severe burns, as medics appeal for blood donors.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:42Published

Scores killed in Tanzania fuel tanker explosion [Video]Scores killed in Tanzania fuel tanker explosion

Officials say at least 60 people were killed and 70 others wounded in the explosion in Morogoro.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:24Published

At least 57 dead in Tanzania fuel tanker explosion [Video]At least 57 dead in Tanzania fuel tanker explosion

At least 57 people have died after a tanker truck exploded in eastern Tanzania on Saturday.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:30Published

Dozens feared dead in Tanzania fuel tanker explosion [Video]Dozens feared dead in Tanzania fuel tanker explosion

Police say at least 57 people were killed and 65 others wounded in the explosion in Morogoro.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:06Published

Ronald Reagan's Daughter Makes Statement On His Racist Language [Video]Ronald Reagan's Daughter Makes Statement On His Racist Language

Ronald Reagan's daughter Patti Davis wrote in a Washington Post op-ed published Thursday. She said her father would have "asked for forgiveness" for using racist language against Africans. In..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:51Published

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

Kenyans, Americans, a Briton and Tanzanians were among 26 people killed when Islamist gunmen stormed a hotel in the Somali port city of Kismayo, officials said on Saturday.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:10Published

 

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

Death toll in hotel attack in Somalia's Kismayo jumps to 26: regional president

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

Tanzania says does not know whether missing journalist is dead or alive

Tanzania does not know whether a missing journalist who disappeared two years ago while investigating a series of murders of police and ruling party officials is dead or alive, the country's foreign..
Reuters - Published

President urges Tanzania's women to 'set ovaries free', have more babies to boost economy

President John Magufuli urged Tanzania's women to "set your ovaries free" and bear more children as a way to help boost the economy into a regional powerhouse, a step critics said would instead worsen..
Reuters - Published

Mozambique says militants kill 11 in attack near Tanzania border

Eleven people were killed in an attack last week by an Islamist militant armed group in northern Mozambique near its border with Tanzania, Mozambican police said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

U.S. Supreme Court to mull punitive damages against Sudan over embassy bombings

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a bid to reinstate $4.3 billion in punitive damages against Sudan in a lawsuit accusing it of complicity in the 1998 al Qaeda bombings of two U.S...
Reuters - Published

Law passed to restrict foreign film production in Tanzania

Foreign companies filming in Tanzania must give the government the right to vet raw footage and let the country use the movie in promotional material, according to a bill passed by parliament on..
Reuters - Published

Senegal doesn't miss Mane as it starts African Cup with win

Senegal reinforced its status as one of the favorites to win the African Cup of Nations by starting its campaign in Egypt with a 2-0 win over Tanzania
USATODAY.com - 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

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

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

Tanzania opposition activist found beaten, dumped in village

A Tanzanian opposition activist has been found beaten and unconscious at a village in the country's southern highlands five days after unidentified people abducted him, stoking new fears of an..
Reuters - Published

Cyclone Kenneth batters Comoros as heads to Mozambique, Tanzania

Violent winds of up to 140 kph lashed the East African island nation of Comoros overnight, killing three people, authorities said on Thursday, as tropical Cyclone Kenneth swept toward flood-battered..
Reuters - Published

Landslide kills three in Tanzania, several injured

A landslide triggered by rains killed at least three people at a mine in the northern Tanzanian town of Arusha on Tuesday and left several people injured, a senior police official said. 
Reuters - Published

Tanzania to ban single-use plastics by July: environment minister

Tanzania plans to ban the production, importation, sale and use of all single-use plastic bags by July, to help tackle pollution from non-biodegradable waste.
Reuters - Published

Tanzania players rewarded with land for reaching African Cup

Tanzania players rewarded with cash and plot of land for reaching African Cup of Nations
USATODAY.com - Published

African Cup lineup confirmed as last 5 teams qualify

South Africa becomes last team to qualify for African Cup of Nations, Benin, Congo, Tanzania and Zimbabwe also make it on final day
USATODAY.com - Published

FIFA bans referee from Tanzania for life for taking bribes

FIFA says its ethics committee imposed a life ban on referee Oden Charles Mbaga of Tanzania for taking bribes
USATODAY.com - Published

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