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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...

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