Tanzania

August 10, 2019
August 10, 2019

Tanzania fuel tanker blast kills 60

At least 60 people perish in Tanzania when a fuel tanker overturned and then exploded as people rushed to syphon off leaking fuel.

April 8, 2019
April 8, 2019

Tanzania to ban single-use plastics by July

Tanzania plans to ban the production, importation, sale and use of all single-use plastic bags by July, to help tackle pollution from non-biodegradable waste.

July 15, 2017
July 15, 2017

Wild lion nursing leopard cub

While African lions have a habit of killing leopards, it is quite surprising to see a five-year-old lioness nursing a weeks-old leopard cub recently in Tanzania's Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

May 7, 2017
May 7, 2017

35 killed in Tanzania school minibus crash

Thirty-two schoolchildren, two teachers and a minibus driver are killed in Tanzania when their vehicle plunged into a roadside ravine in the northern tourist region of Arusha, a senior police official says.

August 12, 2016
August 12, 2016

Tanzanian rats with nose for trouble train to save lives

Africa's giant pouched rats have a lesser-known but equally critical vocation - saving lives by speeding up tuberculosis detection.

June 28, 2016
June 28, 2016

Helium discovery a 'game-changer'

Scientists have discovered a large helium gas field in Tanzania.

January 31, 2016
January 31, 2016

Tanzania poachers kill British pilot

A British helicopter pilot has been shot dead by elephant poachers in Tanzania, the conservation charity for which he was working has said.

May 14, 2015
May 14, 2015

Burundi president 'fails to return'

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza's attempt to return home to tackle a coup has failed and he has returned to Tanzania where he was attending a summit.