Tanzania

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Wagner mercenary group recruits Africans held in Russian prisons

In recent months, reports have emerged that at least two men, one from Zambia and another from Tanzania, were killed while fighting for the Wagner group in Ukraine. Wagner reportedly recruited the men from Russian prisons, promising them amnesty. 

Wagner mercenary group recruits Africans held in Russian prisons
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Tanzania submits first Oscar entry in more than 20 years

Tanzania submits first Oscar entry in more than 20 years
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Ukrainian, Russian tourists stranded abroad

Ukrainian, Russian tourists stranded abroad
Vials of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines in Jackson, Miss.

Moderna to build manufacturing plant in Africa

Moderna to build manufacturing plant in Africa
Abdulrazak Gurnah during the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2017.

Nobel Prize winner Abdulrazak Gurnah: An introduction to the man and his writing

Nobel Prize winner Abdulrazak Gurnah: An introduction to the man and his writing
In this image made from video, Rwandan policemen patrol near the Amarula Palma hotel in Palma, Cabo Delgado province, Mozambique, Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021.

20 years after 9/11, global terror threats persist in Africa

The al-Qaeda-led terrorist attacks on 9/11 prompted the formation of Islamist militant groups across Africa that continue to wage deadly attacks.

20 years after 9/11, global terror threats persist in Africa
A Maasai man receives a call on his mobile phone.

'Wrong number? Let’s chat:’ Maasai herders in East Africa use misdials to make connections

Maasai in Tanzania use their mobile phones all the time — usually to communicate with people they already know. But dialing errors can also breed friendships and business opportunities.

'Wrong number? Let’s chat:’ Maasai herders in East Africa use misdials to make connections
John Magufuli wears glasses a green shirt and speaks at a podium with a green background

Tanzania's President John Magufuli has died at 61

After weeks of speculation about the health and whereabouts of Tanzanian President John Magufuli, he was pronounced dead on Wednesday night.

Tanzania's President John Magufuli has died at 61
A sign above a roadway is shown for Gold Spa as cars pass by on a rainy afternoon.

Asian American community on edge after deadly shooting in Atlanta

Top of The World: A white, 21-year-old man has been charged with killing eight people, including six Asian women, at several Atlanta-area massage parlors. And, Tanzania’s President John Magufuli, a prominent COVID-19 skeptic who has not been seen in public since the end of February, has died at the age of 61. Also, Ugandan opposition activist Bobi Wine told The World's Marco Werman that what keeps him going, despite repeated arrests, is his view that good always triumphs over evil.

Asian American community on edge after deadly shooting in Atlanta
In this March 26, 2020, file photo, a boy wears a mask as a preventative measure against the spread of the coronavirus, as he navigates floodwaters mixed with garbage following heavy rains, in the Kibera area of Nairobi, Kenya.

‘Connecting with God by caring for the environment’: Franciscan monk in Kenya shares Christmas message

Pope Francis's teachings about the moral urgency of the climate crisis are being spread from the Vatican all around the world by the Global Catholic Climate Movement. 

‘Connecting with God by caring for the environment’: Franciscan monk in Kenya shares Christmas message
Chadema presidential candidate Tundu Lissu casts his vote at Ntewa Primary School's polling station in Ikungi town Singida region, Tanzania, Oct.28, 2020. 

Tanzanian opposition leaders arrested following election

Tanzanian presidential candidate Tundu Lissu with the Chadema opposition party was arrested in the days following Tanzania’s contested presidential election on Oct. 28.

Tanzanian opposition leaders arrested following election
Three poll workers wearing white shirts and hats sit at a table together and sort through papers

Tanzania's internet restrictions during election are 'despicable,' digital rights activist says

The buildup to Election Day has been marred by widespread internet outages and social media going dark.

Tanzania's internet restrictions during election are 'despicable,' digital rights activist says
A nurse takes a swab sample at a drive-through coronavirus test site at the University of Texas El Paso in El Paso, Texas, Oct. 27, 2020.

El Paso and Ciudad Juárez face COVID-19 surge; Tanzania imposes internet restrictions; Iran building new centrifuges

A record surge in COVID-19 cases is stretching hospital resources in the adjacent border cities of El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. As millions of Tanzanians vote in the country’s general election, internet users have reported that WhatsApp and Twitter are being restricted. And, satellite images show that Iran has begun construction on an underground centrifuge assembly plant at the Natanz nuclear enrichment facility.

El Paso and Ciudad Juárez face COVID-19 surge; Tanzania imposes internet restrictions; Iran building new centrifuges
A long line of people are shown standing outside of a polling location in Tanzania.

Tanzania votes but 'widespread irregularities' are claimed

Long lines of voters in Tanzania went to the polls on Wednesday for a presidential election that the opposition warned is compromised by manipulation, deadly violence and a massive internet slowdown in a country once praised as a beacon of peace in Africa.

Tanzania votes but 'widespread irregularities' are claimed
Several white airplanes with Kenya Airways logo on them in red and green parked in airport.

International flights resume in East Africa

COVID-19 lockdowns in East Africa brought air travel to a halt for months. Now, airlines in the region are returning to the air.

International flights resume in East Africa