Tanzania: President Suluhu Hassan Gets the Jab

Tanzania: President Suluhu Hassan Gets the Jab

DODOMA, 28 July 2021 – Tanzanian President, Samia Suluhu Hassan, has been vaccinated against the new coronavirus at the start of her country’s mass vaccination campaign. Her inoculation took place in front of television cameras and the 61-year-old president...
Tanzania: Opposition Leader Accused of Terrorism

Tanzania: Opposition Leader Accused of Terrorism

DAR ES SALAAM, 28 July 2021 – Detained Tanzanian opposition leader Freeman Mbowe has been charged with terrorism-related crimes, according to reports and a tweet by his party. The opposition Chadema party confirmed Monday on Twitter that its leader was facing...
Tanzania: Reviewing Levy on Mobile Money

Tanzania: Reviewing Levy on Mobile Money

DODOMA, 26 July 2021 – The government of Tanzania says it is reviewing a new levy on mobile money which has triggered a public outcry. The levy imposes additional charges every time that payments are sent or received via cellular phones. Tanzania’s parliament approved...
Tanzania: First Data on COVID-19 Shared

Tanzania: First Data on COVID-19 Shared

DAR ES SALAAM, 30 June 2021 – Tanzanian officials have shared some statistics on the new coronavirus in the country, the first time they have done so in over a year. Seventy Tanzanians infected with the virus are on oxygen at hospitals in the country, President Samia...
Tanzania: Third Wave of COVID-19 Hits

Tanzania: Third Wave of COVID-19 Hits

DAR ES SALAAM, 27 June 2021 – The president of Tanzania, Samia Suluhu Hassan has said her country is battling a third wave of the new coronavirus. “Prevention is better than cure; let’s not stop using anything that may protect us from the pandemic to avoid mass...
Burundi: Borders with Tanzania Reopened

Burundi: Borders with Tanzania Reopened

BUJUMBURA, 23 June 2021 – Burundi has reopened its land border with neighboring Tanzania at the Kobero-Kabanga and Mugina border crossings. “The border of Kobero and Mugina is now open for travellers and they will have to test for COVID-19 as well before...
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