• FILE: Tanzania Chadema party chairman Freeman Mbowe. Picture: @freemanmbowetz/Twitter.

    Key Tanzanian opposition leader to face terror charges: party

    Chadema chairman Freeman Mbowe and 10 other members were rounded up in the dead of night Wednesday in a crackdown denounced as a throwback to the oppressive rule of the country's late leader. Police searched Mbowe's house in Dar es Salaam and seized his laptop and other devices from family members before transferring the Chadema chairman to the city's central prison, the party said Thursday.

  • In this file photo taken on 2 April 2021, a woman rests with her baby on the ground at the Pemba Sports center that is now a shelter in Pemba. On 24 March 2021 armed groups terrorised the port in the poor but gas-rich Cabo Delgado region, killing at least dozens of people.  Picture: Alfredo Zuniga/AFP.

    UN 'alarmed' by Tanzania return of fleeing Mozambicans

    Jihadists swooped on the coastal town on March 24. The attack marked a major intensification in an insurgency that has wreaked havoc across northeastern Cabo Delgado province for over three years as the militants seek to establish a caliphate.

  • In this file photo taken on April 16, 2020, a man washes his hands with chlorinated water at the Mabibo market in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The late Tanzanian President John Magufuli then called on citizens to turn to God and to keep the economy turning, but as coronavirus cases kept going up, calls were rising for the country to take stronger action. Picture: Ericky Boniphace / AFP

    Tanzania told to resume publishing COVID data

    Under its late leader John Magufuli, who downplayed the pandemic and shunned masks for the healing power of prayer, Tanzania stopped releasing COVID-19 data in April 2020 when it last showed 509 infections and 16 fatalities.