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African Novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah Shocked at Nobel Prize Win

When the Swedish Academy called to inform Author Abdulrazak Gurnah of his Nobel Prize win, the 73-year-old dismissed the caller as a prankster while...

Tanzania’s President Appoints Country’s First Female Defense Minister

Tanzania's President Samia Suluhu Hassan ruffled a few feathers when she appointed Stergomena Tax as defense minister. Tax is now the first woman to hold...

Samia Suluhu Hassan Sworn in as Tanzania’s First Female President

Samia Suluhu Hassan has been sworn in as Tanzania's first female president following the death of President John Magufuli. Hassan took the oath wearing a...

Tanzanian President John Magufuli Dies at 61

President John Magufuli of Tanzania died on Wednesday in the port city of Dar es Salaam. He was 61. https://twitter.com/AfricaFactsZone/status/1372488220643106819?s=20 His death was announced by the country's...

Tanzanian Opposition Leader Tundu Lissu Returns to Exile in Belgium

Tanzanian main opposition leader Tundu Lissu is back in exile in Belgium amid a barrage of death threats against him and his loyal supporters. Lissu...

Tanzania’s Magufuli Sworn in for Second Term

Tanzania's President John Magufuli has been sworn in for his second term as president -- taking an oath for a final five-year term. Magufuli delivered...

Democracy Hangs in the Balance as Tanzania Election Begins

Tanzanians are voting in a presidential election. Many Tanzanians believe democracy itself hangs in the balance, and the tension is palpable. The vote comes amid allegations...

Office of Tanzania’s Opposition Party Fire-Bombed

The office of Tanzania's opposition party, CHADEMA, has been firebombed. Party leader, Tundu Lissu announced the news via his Twitter account. "Our Northern Zone party...

Tundu Lissu Named Tanzanian Opposition’s Presidential Candidate

Tundu Lissu has been named as the presidential candidate for the opposition party, CHADEMA. Lissu secured endorsements from all delegates present after beating out...

Tanzania’s Exiled Opposition Leader Tundu Lissu Returns

Opposition leader and presidential hopeful Tundu Lissu has returned to Tanzania nearly three years after he fled the country following an assassination attempt. Lissu was...

Tanzania’s Former President Benjamin Mkapa Dies

Benjamin Mkapa, the former president of Tanzania, has died. Mkapa, 81, was lauded as a peacemaker and worked hard to resolve conflicts in East Africa....

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