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Heavy Rains, Landslide Kills 5 In Southwest District Of Rungwe

At least five people have been killed and many others injured due to landslide after heavy rains in the southwest district of Rungwe. The injured were taken to the Itete Lutheran Mission Hospital. Busokelo Division Officer James Mgumba said the landslide was caused by heavy rains on Wednesday midnight. The rain continued for eight long hours on the night. The ...

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Paramilitary Force To Fight Against Poaching

The Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA) has requested the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism to operate from the current civilian system to paramilitary for getting lasting solution to poaching. According to Permanent Secretary (PS) in the Ministry of Natural Resources, the change is valid due to the prevailing problem of poaching. The PS was speaking at the climax of ...

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Zambian National Burnt To Death Alleging Ritual Murders In Tanzania Put To Rest

The Zambian national burned to death last Wednesday has now been put to rest in Nakonde District of Muchinga Province. Simon Sinkamba was beaten to death in Mwaka Village in Tunduma of Tanzania by an angry mob. He was suspected of being ritual murderers. The body of 24-year-old man was taken back to his country and buried over the weekend. ...

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Magufuli Suspends Dar Es Salaam City Director

Dar es Salaam – Tanzanian President John Magufuli is known for taking some tough steps against corruption and this time he has suspended the appointment of Dar es Salaam City Director Wilson Kabwe. It is reported the director malpracticed his office when opening the Kigamboni Bridge. The Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner (RC) Paul Makonda allege Kabwe denied a levy ...

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John Magufuli Inaugurates Kigamboni Bridge

Kigamboni – Tanzanian President John Magufuli inaugurated earlier today the longest cable-stay bridge in East Africa in Kigamboni. The bridge took about four years to complete. It is 680 meters long and is build up with the internal funds under Public Private Partnership (PPP). The government contributed 40 percent of the expenses while National Social Security Fund (NSSF) arranged the ...

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Kyela District In Tanzania Hit By Worst Flood In Two Decades; Two Dead, Schools Closed

Schools in the Kyela district are flooded with water following heavy downpour for past one week and hence forced to be shut down. Hundreds of people have been displaced in the district bordering Malawi and two are reported to have been killed. At least 6,000 school students are affected. Kyela District Commissioner Thea Ntala said the transport for school children ...

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Zanzibar Newly Elected President Appoints Cabinet Ministers

Newly elected Zanzibar President Ali Mohammed Shein appointed fifteen new ministers and seven deputy ministers for his cabinet. The autonomous island of Tanzania went into re-elections on March 20 that were boycotted by the leading Civic United Front (CUF) opposition party. Seven of the appointed ministers are for the House of Representatives and six were constituency members of the House ...

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