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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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Preparation On The Way For Ali Mohammed Shein To Take Oath In Zanzibar

Unguja – Zanzibar President-elect Ali Mohammed Shein will be taking oath of office in a ceremony led by Union President John Magufuli at Amaan Stadium. The sworning is expected to be by Zanzibar’s Chief Justice Othman Makungu. Preparations are in full swing and security personnel are seen giving final touches on rehearsals for the ceremony. The Zanzibar Electoral Commission (ZEC) ...

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Boko Haram Facing Food Crisis: Report

Since 2009 the Boko Haram extremist group has been attacking villages in Nigeria, Cameroon and some more of the neighboring countries, but lately they have been facing food crisis due to of their own making. The group has terrorized the region for about half-a-decade and now is suffering from a food crisis. If believed to a report published in The ...

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Tanzania Bans Weekly Newspaper Mawio For Covering Political Crisis Of Zanzibar

Tanzania has announced Friday a permanent ban the print as well as online edition of weekly newspaper Mawio. Two of its editors, Jabir Idrissa and Simon Mkina, were briefly detained too. According to the information minister Nape Nnauye, the weekly newspaper has been banned under the 1976 Media Act, Government Announcement 55. It is alleged articles in it have incited ...

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Devergy Lighting Up Tanzania’s Melela Mlandizi Village With Solar Power

The one forgotten village in Tanzania, Melela Mlandizi, with about 200 inhabitants for past two years has a better reason to rejoice. It has received installation of a solar power system to harness down the hot sun and light up the homes. Very far from city infrastructure and about 45 kilometers away of the regional hug Morogoro, the village earlier ...

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Zambia Vows To Work With New Tanzanian President

Zambia President Lungu stresses he will be working with the newly elected Tanzanian President John Magufuli and will be strengthening the relationships between the two countries too. Magufuli was sworn in as the 5th President of Tanzania yesterday and eight African heads of state were invited at the inauguration ceremony. After the swearing-in ceremony Lungu said he will be working ...

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