TANZANIA

  • 27 new vertebrate species found in Tanzanian forests, most of these are amphibians and reptiles October 28, 2014

    Dar-es-Salaam: Twenty-seven new vertebrate species have been found in Tanzania's Eastern Arc Mountain forests, said a new study availed by Xinhua Monday. The study was conducted by an international team, including researchers from the Tanzania Forest Conservation Group (TFCG) and the MUSE-Science Museum in Italy, and was financed by the Critical...
  • Two suspected 'witches' hacked to death in Tanzania October 17, 2014

    Arusha (Tanzania): Two Tanzanian women were hacked to death by men who accused them of casting spells that made them sexually impotent, police said on Friday, in the latest killings of alleged "witches". The women, one aged in her 80s and her 45-year old daughter, were killed in the village of...
  • New dinosaur species unearthed in Tanzania September 9, 2014

    Washington: A rare discovery of dinosaur bones in Tanzania has led scientists to identify a new species of longextinct, leafeating dinosaur, according to research published on Tuesday. Named Rukwatitan bisepultus, the remains of the majestic creature were found in a cliff wall in the Rukwa Rift Basin of Southwestern Tanzania....
  • George Clooney takes girlfriend Amal Alamuddin, who is also WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's lawyer, on a wildlife safari March 20, 2014

    Los Angeles: George Clooney has reportedly taken his new girlfriend, British lawyer Amal Alamuddin, to Tanzania for a wildlife safari. The couple were photographed out and about during their first trip together to the country amid rumours that they were dating, reported People magazine. They were first spotted together in October but...
  • Watch: Obama shakes a leg during his African tour July 2, 2013

    The United States President Barack Obama was seen shaking a leg on his African tour in Tanzania. ...
  • Climate change may force India to import corn July 29, 2012

    Washington: Scientists have claimed that India and China, Asia's largest corn producers, will experience severe dry conditions due to climate change, prompting them to import corn from Tanzania which would face comparatively wet weather. Researchers from Stanford University, the World Bank and Purdue University found that in the years countries such...
  • Tanzania: At least 240 killed in ferry sinking September 11, 2011

    Stone Town, Tanzania: More than 240 people were killed when a crowded ferry sank off Tanzania's coast and some 600 have been rescued, officials said on Sunday, figures indicate that the boat was filled beyond capacity. Assistant police commissioner Mussa Ali Mussa, the head of police in Zanzibar, said Sunday that...
  • Ferry capsizes off Tanzania, nearly 200 dead September 11, 2011

    Stone Town: Nearly 200 people drowned when an overloaded ferry capsized off east Africa as it sailed from Zanzibar to Pemba island, police said on Saturday, Tanzania's worst maritime disaster in at least 15 years. Fishing boats, tour operators and diving instructors spent the night scouring the sea off the coast...
  • UN court refers genocide case to Rwanda June 29, 2011

    Nairobi: A UN Court trying the masterminds of Rwanda's 1994 genocide said on Tuesday it had for the first time referred one of its cases to be tried in Rwanda itself. Rwanda has in the past unsuccessfully sought to have the court hand it some of the cases. In 2007, Rwanda's...
  • Somalia: 1998 US Embassy blasts suspect killed June 12, 2011

    Nairobi: The alQaida mastermind behind the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania was killed this week at a security checkpoint in Mogadishu by Somali forces who didn't immediately realize he was the most wanted man in East Africa, officials said on Saturday. The death of Fazul Abdullah Mohammed...
  • India offers $ 190 mn credit line to Tanzania May 27, 2011

    Dar es Salaam: India on Friday announced a new line of credit and assistance of $190 million for Tanzania and signed an agreement on avoidance of double taxation as the two nations vowed to intensify cooperation to combat terrorism and piracy and work closely for comprehensive UN reforms. On a threeday...
  • PM leaves for Ethiopia, Tanzania on 6 day visit May 23, 2011

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday left on a sixday visit to Ethiopia and Tanzania during which he will discuss ways to effectively combat the twin threats of terrorism and piracy. Singh, who will first head for Addis Ababa, the seat of the African Union, for the Second AfricaIndia...
  • PM leaves for Ethiopia and Tanzania tomorrow May 22, 2011

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh leaves on Monday on a sixday visit to Ethiopia and Tanzania to inject a fresh impetus in India's strategic ties with African countries and discuss ways to effectively combat the twin threats of terrorism and piracy. Singh, who will first head for Addis Ababa, the...
  • Olympic torch arrives in Tanzania April 13, 2008

    Dar Es Salaam: The mayor of Tanzania's main city received the Olympic torch from a Chinese official and assured him its run through the East African nation would be smooth. Kenyan Nobel Peace laureate Wangari Maathai said, however, she had pulled out of the torch relay in Tanzania to protest China's...
  • US airstrike against alQaeda in Somalia January 9, 2007

    Washington: The US military has launched a strike in Somalia against alQaeda operatives suspected of playing a role in the bombing of the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998, CBS television reported on Monday. A Somali government source said that the air attack left "many dead". An AC130 gunship flying...