8 Oct 2021
Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah, 72, won the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature for his writing on the “effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee," the award-giving body said on Thursday. Born in 1948 on the island of Zanzibar, now part of Tanzania, Gurnah moved to Britain as a young refugee in 1968.
3 Apr 2021
No sooner had Samia Suluhu Hassan been sworn in as Tanzania's first female leader did people start debating whether to call her "Mama Samia." Mama shows respect and doesn't reduce presidential powers, says Grace Kabogo.
22 Mar 2021
Residents in Dar es Salaam say they are "proud" that Samia Suluhu Hassan has been sworn in as Tanzania's first female president after John Magufuli's sudden death.
14 Oct 2020
Tanzanian authorities have intensified a clampdown on opposition parties and media organizations ahead of nationwide voting on October 28, according to a new report by Amnesty International.
29 Feb 2020
Rights groups say the Tanzanian leader is raising the bar on media suppression. This week, investigative journalist Erick Kabendera was let out of prison under a plea deal that came with a $118,000 fine.
23 Sep 2018
Divers continue to search and and around the wreck of an overcrowded Tanzanian ferry that capsized on Lake Victoria on Thursday, killing at least 207 people.
23 May 2018
Tanzanian conservationist Gerald Bigurube has spent his life fighting against poaching and protecting the environment. Together with Madagascar's Clovis Razafimalala he is the 2018 recipient of the German Africa Prize.
12 Feb 2018
Fmr. Tanzanian Pres. dissuades Nigeria from signing EU's economic partnership agreement.
13 Jul 2017
Maasai warriors in the Tanzanian capital meet Wayne Rooney, Morgan Scheiderlin and other Everton players.
8 Jun 2017
Four Tanzanian children with albinism visit the U.S. to get prosthetic limbs to replace those hacked off in superstition-driven attacks in their home country.