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SANDF hosting Military Skills Competition 2023

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The South African Army Armour Formation will be hosting the Military Skills Competition 2023 in Potchefstroom, with international military participants from Angola, Botswana, Germany,...

Tanzania now part of Mozambique Channel patrols – SADC maritime committee

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Southern African regional maritime security has long been led by South Africa evidenced by ongoing – although irregular – patrols in the Mozambique Channel. This...

Another step on the SADC road to improved disaster management

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A working Southern African Development Community (SADC) regional humanitarian and emergency operations centre in Mozambique is the forerunner of a similar one covering the...

UAE’s EDGE signs cooperation agreement with the Tanzania People’s Defence Force

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The United Arab Emirates’ EDGE group has signed a cooperation agreement with the Tanzania People’s Defence Force (TPDF) during the IDEX defence show underway...

EAC peace research centre operational after 10 year break

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The Nyerere Centre for Peace Research in Tanzania is back in operation following a relaunch by the East African Community (EAC). The relaunch is part...

Tanzania receives patrol boats donated by US

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The United States has donated two patrol boats worth over $1 million to Tanzania, the latest of several recent donations to African navies. The two...

EAC CIMIC week in Tanzania

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Fifteen Rwandan military medics were integral to an EAC (East African Community) armed forces civil military co-operation (CIMIC) week in Tanzania. They worked alongside soldiers...

USS Hershel “Woody” Williams arrives in Tanzania

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The US Navy ship USS Hershel “Woody” Williams has arrived in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania for a port visit. The visit will include engagement opportunities...

SA-Tanzanian Tactical Intelligence Unit gearing up for next rotation

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The joint South Africa-Tanzania Tactical Intelligence Unit is gearing up for its next rotation to the Democratic Republic of Congo later this year, and...

SADC regional counter terrorism centre launched

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The Southern African regional bloc now has a Regional Counter Terrorism Centre (RCTC) as “a dedicated structure to co-ordinate regional efforts”. The RCTC officially came...

Tanzanian military using innovative Gilboa DBR Snake assault rifles

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The Tanzania People’s Defence Force (TPDF) has taken into service an unusual weapon in the form of the Israeli Gilboa DBR Snake double-barrel assault...

Tanzania displays new tank during anniversary parade

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Tanzania’s military has revealed its acquisition of the Norinco VT2 main battle tank (MBT) from China during a parade marking the 60th anniversary of...

As pressure increases, Cabo Delgado militants scatter into East Africa

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Shaky cellphone videos captured the scene of a lone terrorist engaged in a shootout with police on the streets of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania,...

Tanzania suspends second newspaper in less than a month

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Tanzania suspended on Sunday another newspaper accused of false stories even though President Samia Suluhu Hassan had pledged to uphold media freedoms quashed by...

Tanzania says gunman who killed four people last month was a...

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Tanzanian police said on Thursday that a slain gunman who killed three police officers and a private security guard on a rampage through a...

Gunman kills four in attack near French embassy in Tanzania

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A gunman killed three police officers and a private security guard on a rampage through a diplomatic quarter of Tanzania's main city Dar es...

President Samia’s halo is slipping

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The arrest of Tanzania’s main opposition party leader raises doubts about the new president’s commitment to democracy. The recent arrest of Freeman Mbowe, chairperson of...

Tanzanian military transport spotted in Mozambique

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The Tanzanian Air Force has been transporting troops and equipment to Mozambique, presumably as a contribution to the Southern African Development Community (SADC) intervention...

Africom Commander participates in Cutlass Express, JCET opening ceremonies during East...

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US Africa Command leaders including commander, US Army General Stephen Townsend, and US Marine Corps Sergeant Major Richard Thresher, command senior enlisted leader, conducted...

Tanzanian court charges opposition leader with terrorism-related crimes

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A court in Tanzania has charged the leader of the main opposition party with terrorism-related crimes, police said on Monday, following his arrest while...

Tanzania arrests leader of main opposition party

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Tanzania’s main opposition party said on Wednesday its leader had been arrested with ten other party figures, in what it called proof that President...

Close to 10 000 Mozambicans fleeing violence forcibly removed from Tanzania...

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Almost 10 000 Mozambicans have been forcibly removed from Tanzania so far this year after fleeing a deadly Islamist insurgency in their homeland, a...

Tanzania goes back on decision to lift media ban

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Tanzania revised a decision to lift a ban on all media in the country, clarifying that only online television would benefit from the measure,...

UN warns Tanzania not to reject people fleeing Mozambique violence

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United Nations teams have received “worrying” reports that Tanzania has rejected over 1 000 people seeking refuge from an Islamic State-claimed attack on a...

Tanzania’s new president lifts media ban

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Tanzania’s new President Samia Suluhu Hassan said on Tuesday she would lift a ban on all media in the country, a radical shift from...

ISS: Filling Magufuli’s big shoes – or scrapping them

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Can Tanzania’s new President Samia Suluhu Hassan emerge from her predecessor’s deep shadow? Tanzania’s controversial President John Magufuli was officially declared dead on 17 March...

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli dead at 61

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Tanzania’s President John Magufuli, one of Africa’s most prominent coronavirus sceptics, has died aged 61, Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan said on Wednesday after...

Tanzania’s opposition presidential candidate leaves for Belgium

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Tanzania’s opposition presidential candidate left for Belgium on Tuesday where he said he will campaign for democracy following a disputed election that the incumbent...

Tanzanian opposition leader takes refuge in German ambassador’s residence

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Tanzanian opposition presidential candidate Tundu Lissu said on Saturday he had taken refuge at the German ambassador’s residence in the commercial capital Dar es...

Tanzania arrests opposition leaders, foiling post-election protests

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Tanzanian opposition presidential candidate Tundu Lissu was briefly detained on Monday, his Chadema party said after police foiled planned opposition protests against last week’s...

Tanzania arrests opposition leaders, foiling post-election protests

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Tanzanian police on Monday prevented planned opposition protests against last week’s election by arresting officials of the main opposition party, Chadema, its presidential candidate...

Tanzania’s president says he will work with rivals after poll win...

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Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has promised to work with his rivals after a landslide victory in an election that his leading opponent described as...

Tanzania’s opposition candidate calls election a ‘travesty’

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Tanzania’s leading opposition presidential candidate on Thursday asked countries around the world not to recognise the eventual results of an election held the previous...

Tanzania president Magufuli seeks second term as polls open

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Tanzanians headed to the polls on Wednesday for presidential and parliamentary elections that President John Magufuli hopes will hand him another five-year term despite...

Militants from Mozambique staged deadly attack in Tanzania, police say

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About 300 militants from Mozambique attacked a village in southern Tanzania and killed an unknown number of people last week, Tanzania’s top police officer...

Zanzibar opposition campaign manager says he was threatened by armed men

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An opposition party campaign manager in semi-autonomous Zanzibar said on Sunday that he had been seized and threatened by armed men, while a parliamentary...

ISS: Tanzania elections set to widen Africa’s democratic deficit

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With the 28 October election around the corner, Tanzania’s opposition has mounted a spirited campaign despite numerous impediments and attempts to discredit them. Their...

Trump: US to remove Sudan from state terrorism sponsors list after...

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President Donald Trump announced on Monday the United States would remove Sudan from its list of state sponsors of terrorism. as soon as Khartoum sets...

Kenya court convicts two for helping deadly jihadist attack on shopping...

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A Kenyan court convicted two men on Wednesday for helping al Qaeda-linked gunmen storm Nairobi’s Westgate shopping mall and kill at least 67 people...

Tanzania opposition leader says facing repression as elections near

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Three weeks before elections, the Tanzanian government is getting scared and will do all in its power to stop the opposition, according to Tundu...

Belgium arrests three Rwandans in connection with 1994 genocide

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Belgium’s federal prosecutor’s office said on Tuesday it had arrested three people of Rwandan origin who were charged with serious violations of international law...

ISS: Economic growth or civil liberties: the choice facing Tanzanian voters

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Tanzanians vote in a month’s time for a president and parliamentarians for both the mainland and Zanzibar. Under the shadow of COVID-19, they will...

Tanzanian president Magufuli to face 14 challengers in October elections

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Tanzanian president John Magufuli will face 14 challengers in elections scheduled for this October, the elections board announced on Wednesday, with analysts saying a...

SADC against FIB reconfiguration

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South Africa, along with Malawi and Tanzania, the three Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries making up the sole United Nations peacekeeping force with...

Tanzania opposition names presidential candidate who survived shooting

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A politician who survived being shot 16 times in an apparent assassination attempt will challenge Tanzania’s president in October elections, his party said as...

Tanzanian opposition leader who survived 2017 gun attack returns from exile

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Tanzanian’s opposition leader and potential presidential candidate Tundu Lissu arrived home on Monday from Belgium where he took exile and underwent treatment after being...

Tanzania urged to end civic space crackdown

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Tanzania should allow peaceful gatherings ahead of elections in October and step back from “draconian” laws, UN appointed independent rights experts said. In a written...

Tanzanian court finds opposition leader guilty of sedition, sets him free

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A Tanzanian court ruled on Friday that an opposition leader was guilty of sedition and incitement on accusations that he falsely said some 100...

Tanzania/Zambia border re-opening on the cards

Zambia, which closed its border with Tanzania to stem the spread of coronavirus, could reach an agreement with its neighbour over passage of cargo...

Concerns about coronavirus secrecy in Tanzania

Tanzania released its latest update on coronavirus infections after four days of silence from officials on Wednesday, drawing opposition criticism that the government is...

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