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Uganda and Tanzania agree to build a more than 14,000 km pipeline to transport oil

It is a project feared by some for its consequences on tens of thousands of people who will have to be displaced and its impact on the environment, but desired by the Ugandan and Tanzanian leaders for its economic benefits. This Sunday, September 13, the presidents of the two countries signed an agreement on the […]

Terrorist threat in Mozambique: SADC holds a virtual summit today on the issue

Southern African heads of state are meeting in a virtual summit on Monday 17 August. At the centre of their concerns: the terrorist threat in Mozambique. On Wednesday, jihadists seized the port of Mocimboa da Praia, strategic for the immense liquefied natural gas (LNG) project of the region, one of the biggest investments in Africa, […]

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Tanzania: Tundu Lissu, main opposition party’s candidate for the October election

Lissu, 52, returned to Tanzania on July 27 with the ambition to “fight for the presidency”, after multiple surgeries and a long recovery in Europe. This former president of the Bar Association was shot several times in September 2017 at his home in Dodoma, the administrative capital, after participating in a parliamentary session. Lissu’s candidacy […]

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Togo: Resumption of air traffic

In Togo, the international airport Gnassingbé Eyadéma of Lomé has resumed its commercial flights since Saturday. Several measures are being taken to prevent the contamination or spread of the coronavirus disease. RFI visited the site. At the entrance to the terminal on the departure level, a hand-washing facility is in place and the floor is […]

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Football: Belgian coach fired in Tanzania after racist comments

The very popular Tanzanian football club Young Africans SC announced on 27 July 2020 the immediate dismissal of its Belgian coach. Luc Eymael had compared his own supporters to “monkeys or dogs” after a draw. “I’m not a racist, far from it,” he defended himself. “These fans know nothing about football… They sound like monkeys […]

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Tanzania: John Magufuli seeks a new five-year term

Tanzanian President John Magufuli will seek a new five-year term. He was unanimously nominated this Saturday, July 11, to be the candidate of his party, the Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM), for the next presidential election. All the members of the CCM, the ruling party, voted for President John Magufuli, 60 years old and his party’s […]

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After football, school to resume in Tanzania amidst virus concerns

Tanzania announced the reopening of schools closed for 3 months due to the Covid-19 epidemic. Primary schools will reopen in 10 days, June 29, President John Magufuli announced. The universities have already taken over since the beginning of June. This announcement raises questions, since the last time the government published the figures for the pandemic […]

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Football is back in Tanzania

This is the first African country to revive its domestic league. Four games were played this weekend and are the first to be played in three months, although they are subject to strict health protocols. Children and older supporters, considered the most vulnerable against Covid-19, are banned from the stadiums. “Well football coming back really […]

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Tanzania is declared COVID-19 “free” thanks to payers, fasting

Tanzanian President John Magufuli said Sunday in a church in the capital Dodoma that the country was “free of coronavirus” thanks to the prayers of its citizens. “We prayed and fasted for God to save us from the pandemic. And God has heard us,” he told the congregation. Magufuli has repeatedly said the health crisis […]

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Schools reopen in several African countries

Several African countries, including Niger, Cameroon, Burkina Faso and Tanzania, have started gradual reopening of schools. Primary school pupils were back to school on Monday June 1 in Niger, while Kindergartens remain closed. The schools had been closed since March 20 with the first coronavirus cases in the country. To ensure social distancing, the classes […]

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