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Gunman kills police and private security personnel near French embassy in Tanzania, 5 dead

A gunman shot dead three police officers and an employee of a private security company near the French embassy in the Tanzanian commercial capital Dar es Salaam on Wednesday, President Samia Suluhu Hassan said. Hassan said on Twitter that the attacker had been “neutralised” and “calm has returned”. “I send my condolences to the police […]

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Jobo becomes first tropical cyclone to make landfall in Tanzania after nearly seven decades

Tanzanian authorities warned people to avoid coastal areas as Tropical Cyclone Jobo made landfall on Saturday night. The Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA) said the storm weakened as it entered the mainland south of the coast region and Dar Es Salaam. Earlier, the agency had estimated that Jobo would reach wind speeds of between 50 and […]

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Rare tropical storm approaches Tanzania after nearly seven decades

A rare tropical storm was approaching Tanzania and could become the first cyclone to make landfall in the nation in modern records. Tropical Cyclone Jobo, located near Madagascar in the South Indian Ocean, is currently equivalent to a strong tropical storm with winds just shy of 100km/hr. Although Jobo is churning over the very warm […]