Kenyans collect used plastic bags from Nairobi River to resell in marketplaces near the Mukuru slum in Nairobi. Anyone selling, producing, or even carrying a plastic bag there now risks a €35,000 euro fine or up to four years in prison. Photograph: Wendy Stone/Corbis/Getty

Tourists are being warned to avoid bringing plastic bags to Tanzania from June 1st, when a ban will go into force throughout the country. The Tanzani(...)

Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. The East African country is  more than 10 times the size of the Republic, and has  an estimated population of about 60m

Preparations are under way for an Irish trade mission to Tanzania following the establishment of a new business organisation that is hoping to encoura(...)

Aminex has signed a farm out agreement related to its flagship Ntorya project in Tanzania. Photograph: iStock

Shares in oil and gas company Aminex rocketed 31 per cent on Wednesday afternoon after the company signed an agreement which will accelerate developme(...)

The Tanzanian government has set up  a new ePassport service for its  56 million citizens that is modelled on the Irish system

It is a long way from Dublin to Dar Es Salaam but Tanzanian citizens looking to acquire a new passport will soon receive documents that have been prod(...)

Suleiman Abdullah Salim, a Tanzanian man who was tortured for years in a prison in Afghanistan run by the CIA. Photograph: Bryan Denton/New York Times

At first, the Americans seemed confused about Suleiman Abdullah Salim. They apparently had been expecting a light-skinned Arab, and instead at a small(...)

Tina Turner has lived in Switzerland for nearly two decades and gave up her US citizenship in 2013.

Secret documents reveal that global banking giant HSBC profited from doing business with arms dealers who channeled mortar bombs to child soldiers in (...)