Africa East Africa World 

Outrage as middle-aged woman in Tanzania rapes 8 year- old boy

There is outrage in Tanzania after a middle-aged woman was found to have raped an eight-year-old boy. The woman is also accused of infecting the boy with sexually transmitted diseases. Desderia Mbwelwa, 57, has been sentenced to 29 years in prison at a court on Friday but details of the verdict have not been widely reported until now. On the… Read More
Africa Ghana World Zambia 

Africa’s impact: US Vice President’s visit to Ghana, Tanzania and Zambia

In late March 2023, the United States (US) Vice President Kamala Harris visited Ghana, Tanzania and Zambia to discuss, among other things, increasing investment between the US and African countries, the economic empowerment of women, girls and young businesspeople, digital inclusion and food security. On her arrival in Ghana in March 2023, Vice President Harris noted that she was “very… Read More
Africa Ghana World Zambia 

US Vice-President Harris to visit Ghana, Tanzania and Zambia

US Vice-President Kamala Harris will visit three African countries this month, in what will be her first trip to the continent since becoming vice president. Ms Harris will visit to Ghana, Tanzania and Zambia from 25 March to 2 April. Her visit will focus on efforts to “expand access to the digital economy, support climate adaptation and resilience, and strengthen… Read More
Africa East Africa World 

Tanzania bans sex education books for children

Tanzanian has banned children books on sex education from schools. The government said the books violate “cultural and moral standards” of the country. Some critics say the sex education books promote same sex orientations in schools. Homosexuality is criminalized in Tanzania. In Tanzania, homosexuality is punishable by a minimum sentence of 30 years to life imprisonment. President Samia Suluhu Hassan… Read More

Opinion: Unity of purpose, unity in deed called for in Africa

By Janet Karim I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected completed into one, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and have loved them, just as You have loved Me.  — John.17.23 If there is one thing among all the other natural endowments that Africa has plenty of, it… Read More
Africa East Africa World 

Tanzania: Water rationing begins due to drought

– – Tanzanian authorities have started rationing water in the economic capital Dar es Salaam due to prevailing drought. The rationing which started on Thursday was after water levels dropped in its main source, the Ruvu River, dried up. Residents in the city have been struggling to access water and would now be without running water for 24 hours on… Read More
Africa East Africa World 

Tanzania’s President starts birth control campaign

Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan has expressed concern over the high birth rate in the East African country as she urges citizens to take up birth control measures. It is a major reversal from the position of her predecessor, the late John Magufuli, who openly encouraged women not to use contraception. President Samia confronted the country’s baby boom over the… Read More
Africa Business East Africa World 

Gaming Market Statistics in Tanzania: The Rise of the Gaming Industry

– – Tanzania’s gaming business has established itself as a vital industry that contributes significantly to the country’s GDP. This article examines the primary findings of a market report on the Tanzanian gaming sector. The study seeks to provide unique and important insight into all sorts of commercial gaming operations in Tanzania, covering growth patterns, key market players, consumer behavior,… Read More
Africa East Africa World 

Tanzania opposition figure freed after months in detention

– – Tanzania opposition figure, Freeman Mbowe has been freed by a court after months of staying in detention. Mbowe, the chairman of the main opposition party was facing prosecution alongside other party members but the state prosecutors have said they have no interest in pursuing charges against him. Mr Mbowe was arrested in July 2021 in the north-western port… Read More
Africa East Africa World 

Tanzania probes gun attack near French embassy after 5 deaths

– – Tanzania’s president on Wednesday ordered investigations into the gun attack that took place near the French embassy in Dar es Salaam. Five people died in the incident, including three police officers and a soldier when a gunman opened fire near the Embassy. According to Tanzania’s head of police operations, Liberatus Sabas the gunman attacked two police officers, took… Read More