Zanzibar

By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Dec 4th, 2012
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Cranes of Uganda  eliminated Ethiopia 2-0 in the quarter-final of the 2012 CECAFA Challenge Cup here today. The Cranes opened the score in the 4th minute through Geoffrey Kizito and Robert Ssentongo added a second 15 minutes into the second half. The two teams met in the group stage, where the Uganda...
By IndepthAfrica
In Tanzania
Nov 2nd, 2012
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Muslim protesters clashed with police in Tanzania’s commercial capital on Friday during a protest over the arrest of a hardline Islamic cleric, witnesses said. Police fired tear gas and at least 30 people were arrested. Similar demonstrations have erupted sporadically over the last few weeks, r...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Oct 23rd, 2012
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By Tom Savory and Subiro Mwapinga Things are changing in Tanzania. Large gas finds off the country’s coastline look set to shake up a country generally considered in continental economic analysis as stable but unexciting. With big players entering the Tanzanian market, the country finds itself the to...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jul 30th, 2012
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Tanzanian teachers went on strike on Monday to push for better pay joining doctors in demanding higher salaries as rising costs of living threaten to stoke social tension. Many public schools across Tanzania were forced to suspend classes as teachers stayed at home. The teachers’ strike comes o...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jul 21st, 2012
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Tanzania’s government has halted rescue operations for a ferry accident that appears to have killed 146 people. Government official Ali Juma Shamhuna said 69 passengers were confirmed dead and 77 were still missing, but the rescue efforts were called off because it was unlikely to still find any pass...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jul 20th, 2012
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Ottawa – A Canadian company said on Thursday it brokered the sale of the ferry that sank off the Indian Ocean island of Zanzibar killing at least 62 people – and that the ship was seaworthy at the time of sale. “Scope Community Consultants Ltd was asked to co-ordinate the purchase o...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jul 19th, 2012
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At least 28 people have been confirmed dead while some 108 others are still missing after a passenger ferry, whose name is yet to be established, capsized yesterday at Chumbe Island in Zanzibar. In Zanzibar, it is known as Mv Karama Starlet, while the Surface and Marine Transport Authority (Sumatra) ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Press Releases
Jan 5th, 2012
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OSLO, Norway, January 5, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ — To improve the health of mothers and newborn babies is the goal for a special partnership between Tanzania and Norway. This week the Norwegian Minister of Health, Ms Anne-Grete Strøm-Erichsen is here to learn about Tanzania’...
By benim
In East Africa
Jan 2nd, 2012
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Nairobi – At least seven people died and many more were feared missing after a boat carrying dozens of passengers hit another vessel and capsized off the Kenyan island of Lamu on Sunday evening, the Kenya Red Cross said. Nelly Muluka-Oluoch, a Kenya Red Cross spokesperson said 20 survivors had ...
By benim
In East Africa
Sep 17th, 2011
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Four people have been charged with causing the deaths of more than 200 people when a crowded ferry sank last week in Zanzibar, local media reported on Saturday. The captain of the MV Spice Islander I ferry, Said Abdallah Kinyanyite, 58, who remains missing, was charged in absentia at the Zanzibar Hig...