John Magufuli

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UN soldiers at  an ebola treatment centre in  the North Kivu province of  the Democratic Republic of Congo. Photograph:  Alexis Huguet/AFP/Getty Images

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has publicly criticised Tanzania for withholding information on suspected cases of ebola, complicating the battle (...)

Tanzanian president John Pombe Joseph Magufuli in Dar es Salaam on January 23rd, 2017 Photograph: Kayhan Ozer/Anadolu Agency/Getty

Campaigners have given a cautious welcome to comments from Tanzania’s government that disown a plan by the administrator of the country’s biggest city(...)

Rescuers retrieve a body from the water near Ukara Island in Lake Victoria, Tanzania. Photograph: AP

Divers rescued a man from the wreck of an overcrowded Tanzanian ferry on Saturday, two days after it capsized on Lake Victoria killing at least 218 pe(...)

Rescuers search to retrieve bodies from the water after a ferry overturned off the shores of Ukerewe Island on Lake Victoria, Tanzania. Photograph: Reuters

The captain of a ferry which sank on Lake Victoria has been arrested as the death toll from the disaster climbed above 130. Tanzania’s president John(...)

Supporters celebrate after Zimbabwe’s president Emmerson Mnangagwa was declared the winner in the country’s landmark election, in the Harare suburb of Mbare on Friday. Photograph: Luis Tato/AFP/Getty Images

Zimbabwe’s opposition alliance vowed on Friday to legally challenge the disputed election results that saw the ruling Zanu-PF party hold on to power(...)

The new crude pipeline will connect Uganda’s Hoima oilfields in the west to the port of Tanga in neighbouring Tanzania.  Photograph: iStock

Standard Bank Group’s Ugandan unit plans to raise $3 billion (€2.56bn) for a crude pipeline by the second half of next year as the east African countr(...)

Arusha is a city in Tanzania, located at the base of volcanic Mount Meru.

Thirty-two schoolchildren, two teachers and a minibus driver have been killed in Tanzania after their vehicle plunged into a roadside ravine. The inc(...)

 Zanzibar: the chairman of Zanzibar Electoral Commission annulled the results of a general election in October. A new election takes place on Sunday March 20th

All is not what it seems in Zanzibar. Coconut trees sway in the breeze, kitesurfers parade up and down the eastern shore, and local beach boys mingle (...)