Tanzanian miner becomes millionaire after 14kg gemstone find
A miner in Tanzania has become a millionaire after finding the biggest tanzanite gemstones in history. ... Saniniu Lazer discovered the two dark violet-blue gemstones in one of the mines near his home. He sold the gems to the country's government for an enormous £2.4m.
Coronavirus Pandemic : Tanzania lifts flight restrictions and quarantines
Tanzania has lifted flight restrictions and quarantine for travellers from abroad in an effort to revive tourism. We’ll being you more on this from our regional correspondent. Also, a key suspect in the Rwandan Genocide was arrested in France and brought to a Paris court on Tuesday. Félicien Kabuga had been a fugitive for 25 years before being caught. Finally, Human Rights Watch has accused DR Congo of using excessive force against the separatist religious group Bundu dia Kongo. At least 55 people were killed in a crackdown in April but the rights organisation says the number is much higher.
Twenty killed in Tanzanian church stampede
Twenty people in Tanzania were trampled to death at an open-air evangelical Christian church service in the north of the country, officials said on Sunday.
Nigeria, six other countries likely to be affected by US travel ban
The Trump administration is planning to add seven countries - Belarus, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania - to its travel ban list, U.S. media reports said on Tuesday.
One year to go for Tanzania's President Magufuli and the reviews are mixed
Tanzania’s President John Magufuli is facing criticism for cracking down on the opposition and the press. But he is supported by Tanzanians who feel their lives have improved since Magufuli was sworn-in four years ago.
Taking the bus to environmental success in Tanzania
Tanzania’s biggest city Dar es Salaam suffers from big traffic problems – but a bus rapid transit system plans to get residents moving again. The current buses are also being phased out for more eco-friendly vehicles.
Tanzanians react as president tells women to 'set ovaries free', have more babies to boost economy
President John Magufuli urged Tanzania's women to "set your ovaries free" and bear more children as a way to help boost the economy into a regional powerhouse, a step critics said would instead worsen inequality and poverty.
Wind power boosts energy supply in Tanzania
Tamimu Kifungu is a young innovator who wants to solve Tanzania's energy problem with renewables. He is part of a group of self-taught engineers that are designing windmills generating electricity and pumping water.
Plastic bans proliferate in 2019 as planet drowns in trash
When the EU finally committed to banning an array of single-use plastics in March, it became part of a growing plastic-free movement that is seeing similar bans imposed from Vanuatu to Canada and Tanzania.
Boosting rice production in Nigeria
The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development has commissioned the second phase of the Competitive African Rice initiative which will be implemented in four countries; Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Ghana and Tanzania. Richard Ogundele, Founder and CEO of JMSF Agribusiness Nigeria joins CNBC Africa to explore ways Nigeria can take advantage of this move to boost its rice production.