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# tanzania

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19 killed after plane plunges into Lake Victoria in Tanzania
It is thought two of the victims may have been rescue workers.
At least 23 people killed in collision between bus and lorry in Tanzania
Another 37 people are injured.
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First female president of Tanzania sworn in after death of Magufuli from mystery illness
Questions remain over the true cause of the late president’s death, after multiple rumours he had Covid-19 or had sought treatment abroad.
Tanzania’s Covid-sceptic President John Magufuli dies aged 61
He had said last year that Tanzania had eradicated Covid through three days of national prayer.
Tanzanian president begins second term after disputed election
Observers have noted allegations that call the vote’s results into question.
62 dead after tanker overturns and explodes as people tried to siphon off fuel in Tanzania
The region has “never experienced a disaster of such magnitude”, the governor said.
Diplomatic pressure results in Tanzania stating anti-gay crackdown is not government policy
Amnesty International reports that ten men have been arrested since last week’s announcement.
Tánaiste calls Tanzania's plans to target and arrest LGBT people 'shocking'
Amnesty International have said the so-called taskforce must be immediately disbanded.
'Negligence has cost us so many lives': Tanzania ferry death toll rises to over 200
The president has declared four days of national mourning and said the government would cover the funeral expenses of the victims.
Tanzania president orders arrests over Lake Victoria ferry disaster
The MV Nyerere may have been carrying as many as 200 passengers.
Turning the lion hunters into lion defenders
An NGO is attempting to convince a rural community in Tanzania to give up their old ways.
Debris from missing flight MH370 found on coast of Africa
The debris, found on Pemba Island, is the latest piece of wreckage to be linked to the Malaysia Airlines jet, whose disappearance remains a mystery.
Ukerewe: A haven for albinos in a country where they're murdered for their body parts
Albino body parts are sought after for potions and charms thought to bring luck and wealth.
Pilot killed after helicopter shot down by elephant poachers
The British man was killed trying to track down a group of poachers in Tanzania.
Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
The death of an Irishman in Tanzania, a crashed plane in Indonesia and the CAO points system had people talking.
How do you fix a country where a 6-year-old has his hand chopped off for good luck?
The president has described a spate of killings and maimings as an embarrassment.
African elephants could quickly "be driven to extinction locally", warns conservation group
CITES says that the number of elephants killed in the past three years is “far exceeding” the number born.
Orphanage in Ian McKeever’s name opens in Tanzania
The late McKeever died after being struck by lightning on Kilimanjaro. His cousin, Judy McKeever, travelled to Tanzania to see his legacy.
38 arrested for carrying out genital mutilation on girls as young as three
The practice has been outlawed in Tanzania but is still performed in some parts of the country.
Two British teenagers attacked with acid on volunteering trip to Zanzibar
Two teenagers volunteering at an orphanage on the African island had acid thrown at them as they walked through a popular tourist area.
Laura Bush: George once drove into a wall after I told him his speech was no good
The former First Lady has been sharing her memories of the White House alongside Michelle Obama at a forum in Tanzania.
ESB International announces €30 million contract win in Turkey
Details of the contract win will be announced at an event in Istanbul attended by the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore.
Five dead as 14-storey building collapses in Dar es Salaam
Dozens more were injured during the incident.
11 countries to sign DR Congo peace accord: UN
Eleven African countries have been invited to sign a UN-brokered accord aiming to end more than two decades of conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
Here's how Ireland distributed €159m among nine countries last year
The amount was 12 per cent less than the nearly €180 million given to countries including Ethiopia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Timor Leste and Vietnam in 2011.
Ian McKeever: Taoiseach's message of condolence recalls 'passionate' adventurer
Enda Kenny said McKeever was a passionate adventurer who was “driven in his belief that everybody can achieve their potential”.
Irish climber Ian McKeever dies on Mt Kilimanjaro
The well-known figure in adventure sports was leading a group of charity fundraisers up the mountain when lightning struck.
Pictures: Communities in Tanzania reap the benefits of Mpingo tree
The most expensive wood for carving figures and instruments, its certification last year has created huge opportunities for communities.
'Millions of lives' could be saved by new global subsidy for malaria drugs
The first independent evaluation of the international scheme shows promise.
Interview: 'If you give people half the chance to make the right decision, they will'
Sharon Corr recently travelled to Tanzania to campaign for women’s rights with Oxfam. She tells how it made her feel optimistic again after years of cynicism.
Tanzanian airport's only radar system out of order all month
Sources say the aviation authority was told about the radar’s defective power supply in 2010 but it took no action.
146 presumed dead in Tanzania ferry accident
Rescue efforts have been called off with 77 people still missing after the sinking in the Indian Ocean.
A quarter of the world's children do not have enough to eat - report
A major survey carried out by the charity Save the Children has highlighted the problem of child malnutrition.
Floods kill at least 23 in Tanzania
Days of consecutive rains in Dar es Salaam have caused the worst flooding in 50 years – leaving at least 23 people dead and thousands displaced.
More than 200 bodies recovered off Zanzibar coast after crowded ferry sinks
At least 200 people have been confirmed dead after a ferry sank off the coast of Zanzibar, an island off Tanzania in Africa. The country is to observe three days of national mourning for the victims of the tragedy.
Hundreds missing after ferry sinks off Zanzibar coast
Around 380 people are believed to be missing after the ferry sank between mainland Tanzania and the island of Pemba.
Al Qaeda chief in East Africa said to have been killed in Somalia
Fazul Abdullah Muhammad, thought to be responsible for the 1998 US embassy bombings, was killed in Mogadishu earlier this week it was reported today.
Gilmore begins three-day visit to Tanzania
The Tánaiste will meet with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Dar es Salaam as part of the visit.
Blasts in Tanzania military depot kill at least 20
The blasts forced local residents to flee the area as the government urged calm.