Tanzania’s president on Friday ordered the military to build walls around its tanzanite mines and directed the central bank to buy the precious stone to boost reserves - the latest twist in a spat with mining firms over alleged tax evasion.
Tanzania said on Saturday it planned to nationalise diamonds whose value it put at $29.5 million belonging to a mine majority owned by London-listed Petra Diamonds after it accused the miner of under-declaring its mineral exports.
A senior Tanzanian member of parliament, Tundu Lissu was shot on Thursday by unknown assailants and has been admitted at a health post in Nairobi, Kenya where he is receiving medical attention.
A Tanzanian minister, George Simbachawene on Thursday resigned following the outcome of an investigation into a diamond mining contracted awarded to Petra Diamonds Ltd.
The President of Tanzania John Magufuli has ordered the resignation of senior public officials in his country following a probe into a mining contract awarded to Petra Diamonds Ltd.
A Tanzanian court has sentenced six men to 20 years in jail each for chopping off the hand of an albino boy in the hope of selling it as a witchcraft charm.
32 people have been charged by a court in Tanzania for killing five women they suspected to be operating with Witchcraft, according to the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
A former female genital circumciser has revealed that she undertook the practice in Tanzania in order to receive money and the tail of a cow.
Tanzanian officials have put off a meeting intended to iron out outstanding trade disputes with Kenya amid concerns Dar es Salaam was maintaining a hardline stance in the spat.
The President of Tanzania, John Magufuli has rejected appeals from his supporters for him to extend his term limit beyond the two terms of five years stipulated in the country’s constitution.