World Aug 24, 2019

Tanzania says South Africa has impounded one of its Airbus planes

South African authorities have impounded an Airbus 220-300 aircraft leased by Tanzania's national flag carrier, the Tanzanian government said. The plane had been scheduled to fly from the Oliver Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg to Dar es Salaam on Friday. "The plane was impounded following an ...

World / Crime & Legal Aug 18, 2019

Teenage albino boy found dismembered in Burundi

A 15-year-old albino boy has been found dismembered in Burundi a week after going missing, the first such killing in the country in three years, a local albino group said Sunday. Albinos, who have white skin and yellow hair as a result of a genetic ...

World Aug 10, 2019

Nearly 60 people killed after crashed Tanzania fuel tanker explodes

Fifty-seven people perished in Tanzania on Saturday when a fuel tanker exploded after overturning on a road west of the country's economic capital Dar es Salaam, police said. The disaster took place near the town of Morogoro, with police saying the blast may have been ...

Tanzanian 'beast' sheds light on gigantic dinosaur group

World / Science & Health Feb 14, 2019

Tanzanian 'beast' sheds light on gigantic dinosaur group

A relatively complete skeleton of a long-necked, long-tailed plant-eater excavated from a rocky cliff above a Tanzanian river is providing insight into the early evolution of a dinosaur group that later included Earth's largest-ever land animals. Scientists on Wednesday announced the discovery of fossils of ...

Tanzanian ferry disaster toll rises to 151

World Sep 22, 2018

Tanzanian ferry disaster toll rises to 151

The death toll after a ferry capsized in Lake Victoria has risen to 151, state-run TV station TBC said Saturday as rescue workers pressed on with the search to find scores more people feared drowned. "Operations resumed early this morning," TBC said. Late Friday, the toll ...

World Sep 21, 2018

Overloaded Lake Victoria ferry sinks, killing at least 79

At least 79 people died when a ferry capsized in Lake Victoria, Tanzanian state media said Friday, citing a regional governor, as the search for survivors continued. "At the moment the death toll is 79," said Mwanza Gov. John Mongella, quoted on state television. The number ...