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Tanzania: Opposition leader Mbowe charged with terrorism

Tanzania's opposition leader, Freeman Mbowe has been charged with terrorism-related offenses during a court hearing on Monday. The leader of the main opposition party, Chadema...

Covid-19: Tanzania secures 1 million vaccine doses for citizens

Tanzania's government has announced plans to vaccinate at least 60 percent of the population against Covid-19. The country last Friday secured one million doses of...

Tanzania’s opposition party leader Freeman Mbowe arrested

Tanzania's main opposition party Chadema has said its leader, Freeman Mbowe and other members have been arrested. The arrest on Wednesday, according to the party...

Tanker explosion kills at least 13 people in Kenya

At least 13 people have been killed in Kenya a when a petrol tanker overturned and exploded. The truck collided with another vehicle on a...

Ugandans paying new tax for using the internet

Ugandans are now paying a new tax rate for using the internet as the government rolls out a 12% excise duty on mobile data. The...

Uganda’s parliament shut for disinfection over Covid-19

Uganda’s parliament has been shutdown temporarily for two weeks due to the surge in coronavirus cases. The country is now battling a second wave of...

Abiy Ahmed faces first test as Ethiopians vote

Ethiopians are voting in regional and parliamentary elections as ethnic tensions deepen and hunger worsens. It is the first test of the popular vote for the Ethiopian...

IMF says Tanzania must publish Covid-19 data to get $574 mln loan

The International Monetary Fund has asked Tanzania to publish data on the spread of Covid-19 before getting approval for a $574 million emergency loan. Since...

Uganda shuts down schools to contain COVID-19 spread

Schools in Uganda have been shut down with public gatherings also suspended to contain a surge of infections in a second Covid-19 wave. Public transport between...

UN says over 2.73m people face food crisis in Somalia

Drought and a rain deficit is pushing more than 2.73 million people in Somalia toward the crisis level of acute food insecurity, UN humanitarians...

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