Tag: Tanzania

Tanzania President says female footballers are flat-chested, are not attractive for marriage

Tanzania President Samia Suluhu has ruffled some feathers in the sports industry and observers after she described football footballers as flat-chested women who are unattractive for marriage.  She made these remarks while hosting the country’s U23 men’s national team which triumphed at the recent Council for East and Central Africa[Read More…]

Tanzania’s first female President has been sworn in

Tanzania’s new President Samia Suluhu Hassan said on Friday the country should unite and avoid pointing fingers after the death of John Magufuli, her COVID-19 sceptic predecessor, urging the east African country to look forward with hope and confidence. She took her oath of office on the Koran in a[Read More…]

Tanzania’s President John Pombe Magufuli is dead

Tanzania’s President John Pombe Magufuli is dead. In a televised address on Thursday night, Tanzania vice-president Samia Suluhu Hassan said that Magufuli had died of heart complications. “It is with great regret that I inform you that today, 17 March 2021, at 18:00, we have lost our courageous leader, President[Read More…]

60 Nigerians To Be Released From Tanzanian Prisons

The Nigerian Government has finalized arrangement for the release of 60 out of the 73 Nigerians imprisoned in Tanzania. These Nigerians were imprisoned on different charges, says Mr Abdur-Rahman Balogun, Head, Media and Public Relations Unit, Nigeria in Diaspora Commission. According to the Commission’s spokesman, their repatriation was made possible[Read More…]

Tanzanian Govt Threatens to de-register Churches After the President was Criticised

Tanzania has threatened to revoke the registration of religious organisations that “mix religion and politics” after a cleric criticised President John Magufuli’s leadership in a Christmas sermon.    Opposition leaders in Tanzania say tolerance for dissent has been rapidly disappearing since Magufuli took office in late 2015 with pledges to reform[Read More…]

Fayose Hails Jonathan’s Appointment As Leader Of Tanzania’s Commonwealth Election Observers

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has hailed the appointment of former President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan as leader of a 33-nation observer mission to the Sunday, October 25, 2015 General Election to be held in Tanzania, describing it as “a global recognition of the former president’s democratic credentials.” He said; “Jonathan’s appointment to[Read More…]

Former President Jonathan To Lead 33-Nation Commonwealth Election Observers In Tanzania

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has been named to lead the a 33-nation observer mission to the Sunday, October 25, 2015 General Election to be held in Tanzania. The Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Yahya Simba made this known in Dar es Salaam, the[Read More…]

Tanzanian Court Passes Death Sentence On Four For Killing Woman With Albinism, As Wave Of Albino-Targeted Violence Hits The Country

By Chris Nomjov A Tanzanian court in the northwestern region of Geita has sentenced four people to death by hanging after they were convicted of killing a woman with albinism. The prosecution told the court on Friday in Gieta that the victim died after the accused people chopped off both[Read More…]

Tanzanian Police Arrests 23 Over Killing Of Seven ‘Witches’

Tanzanian police have charged 23 people with murder after seven villagers were burned alive on suspicion of witchcraft. BBC reports that though the attacks in Murufiti, a village in the western Kigoma region, happened on Monday, reports only surfaced with the arrests. The suspects were arraigned in court on Friday and[Read More…]