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# tanzania - Thursday 5 November, 2020

Tanzanian president begins second term after disputed election

Observers have noted allegations that call the vote’s results into question.

# tanzania - Saturday 10 August, 2019

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.

# tanzania - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

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.

# tanzania - Friday 2 November, 2018

Tánaiste calls Tanzania's plans to target and arrest LGBT people 'shocking'

Amnesty International have said the so-called taskforce must be immediately disbanded.

# tanzania - Saturday 22 September, 2018

'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 - Friday 21 September, 2018

Tanzania president orders arrests over Lake Victoria ferry disaster

The MV Nyerere may have been carrying as many as 200 passengers.

# tanzania - Saturday 7 April, 2018

Turning the lion hunters into lion defenders

An NGO is attempting to convince a rural community in Tanzania to give up their old ways.

# tanzania - Thursday 15 September, 2016

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.

# tanzania - Sunday 26 June, 2016

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.

# tanzania - Sunday 31 January, 2016

Pilot killed after helicopter shot down by elephant poachers

The British man was killed trying to track down a group of poachers in Tanzania.

# tanzania - Sunday 16 August, 2015

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.

# tanzania - Sunday 15 March, 2015

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.

# tanzania - Thursday 10 July, 2014

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.

# tanzania - Saturday 4 January, 2014

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.

# tanzania - Monday 16 December, 2013

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.

# tanzania - Thursday 8 August, 2013

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.

# tanzania - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

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.

# tanzania - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

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.

# tanzania - Friday 29 March, 2013

Five dead as 14-storey building collapses in Dar es Salaam Construction This post contains images

Five dead as 14-storey building collapses in Dar es Salaam

Dozens more were injured during the incident.

# tanzania - Friday 22 February, 2013

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.

# tanzania - Saturday 19 January, 2013

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.

# tanzania - Thursday 3 January, 2013

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.

# tanzania - Saturday 24 November, 2012

Pictures: Communities in Tanzania reap the benefits of Mpingo tree Tanzania This post contains images

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.

# tanzania - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

'Millions of lives' could be saved by new global subsidy for malaria drugs

The first independent evaluation of the international scheme shows promise.

# tanzania - Saturday 29 September, 2012

Interview: 'If you give people half the chance to make the right decision, they will' Sharon Corr This post contains images

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.

# tanzania - Friday 17 August, 2012

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.

# tanzania - Saturday 21 July, 2012

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.

# tanzania - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

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.

# tanzania - Friday 23 December, 2011

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.

# tanzania - Sunday 11 September, 2011

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.

# tanzania - Saturday 10 September, 2011

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.

# tanzania - Saturday 11 June, 2011

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.

# tanzania - Friday 10 June, 2011

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.

# tanzania - Thursday 17 February, 2011

Blasts in Tanzania military depot kill at least 20

The blasts forced local residents to flee the area as the government urged calm.