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Tanzania’s President John Magufuli re-elected president with 85% votes, opposition reject results

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli won the presidential election, the National Electoral Commission said late on Friday, a contest dismissed by the opposition as a “travesty” because of widespread irregularities. Magufuli received 12.5 million votes (85 percent) in Wednesday’s election while his main challenger, Tundu Lissu of the Chadema party, got 1.9 million votes (13 percent) […]

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Goats and cheese test positive for coronavirus in Tanzania

Goats and pawpaw (cheese) have tested positive for the deadly coronavirus in Tanzania. As a result, the country’s President John Magufuli dismissed the testing kits as ”faulty”. The COVID-19 testing kits had been imported from abroad, the President said during an event in Chato in the north west of Tanzania, although he did not give […]

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Church stampede kills at least 20 worshippers in Tanzania

At least 20 people have been killed and others injured in a stampede during an outdoor religious service in Tanzania. Worshippers were attending a Pentecostal service at a stadium in the northern town of Moshi on Saturday evening when the incident occurred. Moshi district commissioner Kippi Warioba said attendees rushed forward to be anointed with […]

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World’s oldest rihno dies at 57

A rhino thought to be the oldest in the world has died in Tanzania, aged 57. Fausta, an eastern black rhino, was first sighted in the Ngorongoro crater in 1965, when she was three. She roamed the crater freely for more than 54 years, but health issues in her old age required her to spend […]