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Zanzibar’s Football Heroes Win Hearts Despite Loss to Kenya in CECAFA Cup

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 11:07:01 +0000

Zanzibar Heroes shocked everyone when they made it to the CACEFA Senior Challenge Cup finals against Kenya's Harambee Stars. They lost, but Zanzibar is still cheering for its heroes.

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Burundian Refugees Face a Difficult Choice: Stay in Overburdened Camps or Return to Uncertainty

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 09:47:40 +0000

Some refugees are beginning to return, but the core problems of political and economic insecurity that led so many to flee remain unresolved. Life in camps, meanwhile, is challenging.

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In Tanzania, Hepatitis Is a Serious Concern, but HIV/AIDS Remains Deadlier

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:47:33 +0000

Data shows that while infection and transmission rates for hepatitis are growing, HIV/AIDS causes more deaths overall.

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Dear Tanzanian Cinephiles, Your Local Film Industry Needs Your Support

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 06:34:15 +0000

Tanzania is blessed with countless stories and young people who are craving to tell them. But they need their compatriots' support in order to succeed.

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Banning School-Going Mums Probably Won't Reduce Teen Pregnancy in Tanzania

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:05:20 +0000

President John Magufuli has chastised NGOs in Tanzania for encouraging teenage mothers to go back to school, stating that they were leading to a state of "moral decay" in Tanzania.

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Even the Best Dancer Leaves the Dance Floor: African Strongmen and Political Transition

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 00:01:58 +0000

"The fear of challenging leaders who cling to power is, for some Africans, rooted in anxiety about alternatives—alternatives which remain unknown because they are never allowed to emerge and develop."

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Tanzanian Media Misrepresent the Dispute Between the Government and the World's Third Largest Gold Mining Company

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 16:12:00 +0000

The chairman of the mining company Barrick Gold said one thing, but the media said something completely different.

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A Bus Crash Claims the Lives of Dozens of Children in Northern Tanzania

Sat, 06 May 2017 19:54:50 +0000

The East African nation has one of the highest rates of road fatalities on the continent.

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Tanzania's President Fires 10,000 Civil Servants Over Forged Qualifications

Wed, 03 May 2017 15:41:52 +0000

The decision is part of President John Magufuli's stated drive to reform the civil service.

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#FreeMaxenceMelo: Authorities Charge Tanzanian Whistleblowing Website Owner Under Cybercrimes Law

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:31:53 +0000

"Mentioning 'Tanzania' and 'democracy' in the same sentence amounts to subjecting the term 'democracy' to ridicule."

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Netizen Report: Discussion Platform Founder Arrested in Tanzania

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 14:56:12 +0000

Global Voices Advocacy's Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.

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These East African Countries Show How Teamwork and Technology Can Thwart Illegal Fishing

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:00:37 +0000

Innovation sparks success as nations collaborate to identify and take action against fishing vessels suspected of illegal fishing.

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Expand Your YouTube Horizons With These Award-Winning African Online Video Creators

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 11:49:54 +0000

From music videos and animated cartoons to a 6-year-old comedian, discover the winners of the inaugural Sub-Saharan African YouTube Awards.

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In Tanzania, Expressing Political Opinions on Social Media is Becoming Increasingly Dangerous

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:54:31 +0000

Since President John Magufuli won the presidential election in October 2015, 14 people have already being arrested and charged for insulting the president on social media.

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