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25 Sep
Tanzania's President Samia Suluhu Hassan caused a stir after she appointed Stergomena Tax as defense minister. She becomes the first woman to hold the critical portfolio since the country's independence.
18 Sep
More than 90 percent of fishers and seafood processors from the world's deepest lake Tanganyika, lack refrigerators for storing fish stocks. With the FISH4ACP project, the UN food agency FAO, the EU, and the German government want to help unlock the economy of fishing communities in Tanzania and other countries.
27 Aug
A lone gunman killed three police officers and a private security guard before being slain. Police say they don't yet have a motive in the shooting.
23 Jul
Tanzania's main opposition party says its leader and other members could be charged with terrorism after sweeping arrests that have drawn international concern. Also, Madagascar says it has foiled an attempted assassination plot targeting President Andry Rajoelina. Two French citizens are among those arrested in the probe.
4 Jul
President Samia Suluhu Hassan has charted her own course since the death of John Magufuli. But Tanzania still operates under her predecessor's directives. Tanzanians are eager for a new path, DW's Sylvia Mwehozi writes.
28 Jun
In her first 100 days, President Samia Suluhu Hassan is steadily steering Tanzania to tackle COVID-19 after months of inaction. She has also pledged to promote freedom of expression. Will that cost her politically?
6 May
Tanzania says that it want's to work on media freedoms to develop the industry. The position is in stark contrast to that of the administration of the late president John Magufuli.
1 May
Residents in Tanzania's Mtwara region still hold many traditional beliefs. Visitors may hear the story of "Grandpa Livembe," a giant snake that protects the village of Nanguruwe. But doubters beware!
15 Apr
Ugandans are making disparaging comments on social media about the multibillion-dollar oil pipeline deal that the country has signed with Tanzania and Total. The secrecy surrounding it has raised fears of corruption.
27 Mar
John Magufuli has been buried nearly 10 days after passing away at the age of 61, officially from heart complications. The late head of state was an ardent coronavirus skeptic.
27 Mar
Romeo Mihaly is just 13 years old, but is already training to become a world-class swimmer. His family has his back, and Mihaly has won 37 medals at national and international competitions. The talented swimmer has his heart set on becoming an Olympian.
26 Mar
It's tempting to blame the West for all of Africa's problems. But it's an all too common tactic used by so-called benevolent dictators trying to cover their autocratic tendencies, says DW's Abu-Bakarr Jalloh.

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