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Tanzania

Tanzania shuts down another “days numbered” newspaper

Tanzania’s government closed a critical newspaper for the second time in three months, banning the weekly MwanaHalisi for two years after accusing it of inciting violence.

UN probing North Korean arms embargo violations in Africa

The United Nations is investigating reports that North Korea violated arms embargoes and supplied weapons to a number of African countries, including air defence systems to Mozambique and Tanzania.

Magufuli critic wounded in shooting

Tanzanian opposition lawmaker Tundu Lissu, a fierce critic of President John Magufuli’s government, was seriously wounded in a gun attack on Thursday, police and party officials said.

Jail for Tanzanians who chopped albino boy’s hand off

A Tanzanian court sentenced six men to 20 years in jail each for chopping off the hand of an albino boy in the hope of selling it as a witchcraft charm.

Buzz as world's biggest drone drug deliveries take off in Tanzania

Tanzania is set to launch the world’s largest drone delivery network in January, with drones parachuting blood and medicines out of the skies to save the lives of women giving birth and children struck by malaria, in a country larger than Nigeria.
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