Tanzanian opposition lawmaker Tundu Lissu, a fierce critic of President John Magufuli's government, was shot and wounded by unknown assailants at his residence in the administrative capital Dodoma on Thursday, his party said.
Chadema opposition party supporters were out in full force under the blazing heat on the last campaign day before voters go to the polls on Sunday in what has been termed as the tightest presidential race in Tanzania's history.
The Tanzania People's Defense Forces (TPDF) on Sunday announced the appointment of a team of experts to investigate the killing of seven Tanzanian soldiers on a peacekeeping mission in Sudan's Darfur region.
Tanzania has allocated 100 million Tanzanian shillings (62,500 U.S. dollars) as cash reward for all whistle blowers who provide helpful information that will facilitate arrest of the perpetrators of Saturday's Arusha bombing.
The March 23 movement (M23) rebels have told Tanzania that they will attack and kill its troops if they join a UN mission aimed at neutralizing armed groups in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzanian Foreign Minister Bernard Membe says.
Activists say Tanzania's government is preparing to kick Maasai tribesmen off their land near the country's most famous wildlife park to allow a company from the United Arab Emirates to use the land for hunting.
Tanzania has expressed its intention to build an ultra-modern and purpose-built structure for the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights in Arusha, the northern safari capital, that will reflect justice for the whole of Africa.
20120904 AP JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Media Institute of Southern Africa says a prominent journalist has been killed in a confrontation with Tanzanian police who were clashing with rallying supporters of the country's biggest opposition party.
20120724 AFP Zanzibari authorities said Monday the number of bodies recovered after a ferry sank last week had risen to 78, with at least 66 others still missing, as a minister resigned over the tragedy.