John Magufuli

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Tanzania’s president, John Magufuli, came to power in 2015 after promising to improve the economy and fight corruption. Photograph: Ericky Boniphace/AFP via Getty Images

Ten countries, including Ireland, have jointly called for free and fair elections in Tanzania next month, as concerns about growing authoritarianism i(...)

 Family members wearing  PPE suits carry the remains of an elderly  relative who died from  Covid-19  at a graveyard in Johannesburg, South Africa. Photograph:  EPA/Kim Ludbrook

Confirmed coronavirus cases on the African continent are expected to hit one million this week, with experts raising concerns about the lack of testin(...)

Ugandan politician Robert Kyagulanyi, better known as pop star Bobi Wine: plans to run for president in January 2021. Photograph: Biko Macoins

As Africa tops 500,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, activists and opposition politicians are accusing the continent’s leaders of using the crisis to i(...)

A teacher measures the temperature of a pupil before school starts in Pretoria, South Africa. Photograph: Christiaan Kotze / AFP via Getty

Africa topped 200,000 confirmed coronavirus cases on Wednesday, less than three weeks after the continent passed the 100,000 mark, on May 22nd. South(...)

Yoga teacher Siri Ajeet Dipuo Banda (left) and her family walk  outside her family house in the Alexandra Township in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Wednesday. Photograph: Kim Ludbrook/EPA

One-third of African countries have managed to successfully contain the coronavirus, while another third have widespread community transmission, accor(...)

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(...)

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