Tanzania

A Thousand Ukrainian tourists stranded in Zanzibar

Ukraine’s Ambassador to Kenya, Andrii Pravednyk, is scheduled to meet Zanzibar officials and Ukrainian tourists stranded on the island following Russia’s invasion of their country. The Zanzibar government on Monday evening said that it was working closely with the Ukrainian embassy in Nairobi to help the stranded tourists. They are in talks to help them fly to Poland, which is accommodating refugees fleeing the war in...

14 missing as Tanzania registered plane crashes off the Comoros

A light aircraft registered in Tanzania and owned by a firm based in Zanzibar has crashed off Comoros. The fate of the 14 people on board could not be immediately established following Saturday’s accident. The Cessna Caravan crashed into the sea as it was about to land. Captain Mohammed Mazrui, whose firm, Fly Zanzibar Limited, owned the aircraft, told The Citizen that the plane was leased to...

Tanzanian Opposition Chadema chairman Mbowe and co accused found with a case to answer

High Court’s Corruption and Economic Crimes Division, in Tanzania has found main opposition political party Chadema Chairman, Freeman Mbowe and other three co-accused with a case to answer, and will from March 04, start to defend themselves. Mbowe and co-accused face six counts which include conspiracy to commit acts of terrorism, whereas Mbowe alone faces a separate charge of financing acts of terrorism in the...

Tanzania President Samia holds face-to-face talks with opposition leader Tundu Lissu in Brussels

President Samia Suluhu Hassan and leading opposition figure Tundu Lissu held brief discussions on Wednesday in Brussels, Belgium. Lissu who is the Vice Chairman of opposition political party Chadema had made prior requests to meet the Head of State who is also the chairman of the ruling party- CCM. According to a statement issued by the Director of Presidential Communications, Zuhura Yunus on Wednesday, the discussions,...

Engineer working on Magufuli Bridge dies on construction site

One of the mechanical engineers working at the John Pombe Magufuli (JPM) bridge popularly known as the Kigongo-Busisi in Mwanza Region, Twalib Abas, 35, died after a crane he was operating plunged into a lake. The crane crashed after hitting the edge of a temporary bridge and his body was recovered by the fire and rescue force. Mwanza Regional Commissioner, Robert Gabriel has confirmed the tragic...

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