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TANZANIA: A 14-year-old arrested for sodomising 19 children

Police in Iringa Region are holding a 14-year-old boy (name withheld) on suspicion of sodomizing 19 other children. The boy is alleged to have used candy and biscuits as a way to lure his classmates in order to fulfill his sexual misconduct. Iringa Regional Police Commander Allan Bukumbi said the child was arrested after Kihesa Kilolo Ward Executive Officer Elizabeth Lugenge reported that three children from...

Tanzania bus and lorry collision kills at least 22

At least 22 people died after a bus crashed into a lorry in eastern Tanzania on Friday, the presidency said. The accident also injured 38 people, the presidency said in a statement. A police chief in the eastern region of Morogoro, Fortunatus Muslim, said the accident occurred in Melela Kibaoni, some 200 kilometers west of the coastal city and economic hub Dar es Salaam. He said the...

Tanzania’s President Suluhu appoints Polepole ambassador to Malawi

Tanzania's President Samia Suluhu Hassan has appointed Humphrey Polepole Tanzania's ambassador to Malawi, the presidency has said. Prior to the appointment Polepole was a member of parliament and before that he was CCM's Secretary of Publicity and Ideology. In another appointment, former Chief Minister (CM) of Zanzibar and Defence and National Services minister Shamsi Vuai Nahodha has been appointed as a member of parliament. In 2020, Nahodha...

Tanzanian Self-Exiled Opposition leader Lissu praises Samia, plans to return home

A firebrand Tanzanian opposition figure, Tundu Lissu, is set to return home sooner rather than later after being satisfied with the leadership of President Samia Suluhu Hassan. Lissu, who survived an assassination attempt in 2017 in Dodoma, lives in Belgium in a self-imposed exile. Speaking in an interview with a local television--- Start TV on Saturday, the opposition leader said he would return home soon because...

Mbowe: Meeting President Suluhu was a milestone

Dar es Salaam. Chadema chairman Freeman Mbowe on Tuesday, March 8, said the meeting with President Samia Suluhu Hassan shortly after being freed from remand prison was an opportunity the party was looking for since the fifth phase government. He allayed fears to party cadres, members, and supporters, saying they met to set the framework that would enable the country to conduct peaceful and just...

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