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Africa's youngest billionaire kidnapped in Tanzania — police
Africa's youngest billionaire kidnapped in Tanzania — police
Africa's youngest billionaire was kidnapped on Thursday morning by gunmen in Tanzania's economic capital Dar es Salaam, officials said.
On Lake Victoria ferries, passengers pray and hope for the best
On Lake Victoria ferries, passengers pray and hope for the best
Time-worn and weather-beaten, the MV Mbita III tilts slightly to the left as it creaks out of its Kenyan port on Lake Victoria.
Tanzania ferry disaster toll rises to 151
Tanzania ferry disaster toll rises to 151
The death toll after a ferry capsized in Lake Victoria has risen to 151, state-run TV station TBC said on Saturday as rescue workers pressed on...
The fate of unique species in Tanzania’s coastal forests hangs in the balance
The fate of unique species in Tanzania’s coastal forests hangs in the balance
Tanzania is known for its tapestry of lush forests, expansive grasslands and tropical beaches, and abundant and diverse wildlife. Its coastal...
Land tenure is the foundation of people’s security
Land tenure is the foundation of people’s security
For most of the world’s poor and vulnerable people, secure property rights, including land tenure, are a rare luxury. Unless this changes, the...
SADC fiddles while the DRC burns
SADC fiddles while the DRC burns
When a home catches fire, neighbours dash out to fight the blaze. They are motivated not only by a concern for the occupants’ welfare but also...
Clampdowns in Africa carry a big cost
Clampdowns in Africa carry a big cost
The tactics of the Tanzanian government are still a far cry from the old-school, die-hard tactics in some other countries, where the government...
People colour a journey of book stops
People colour a journey of book stops
Two years ago, my family and I decided to do a road trip from Nairobi to Johannesburg using public transport, most of which resulted in my latest...
Vodacom increases revenue on strong customer growth, cheap data deals
Vodacom increases revenue on strong customer growth, cheap data deals
Mobile services operator Vodacom on Tuesday said it increased group data revenue by 9.6% in the quarter to end-June 2018 on the back of increased...
Ethiopia’s 100-day revolution
Ethiopia’s 100-day revolution
Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopia’s new prime minister, has made sweeping changes in his first 100 days in office. In this he is not alone: all new leaders...
East Africa’s heroin coast
East Africa’s heroin coast
Afghanistan is the home of high quality heroin, and is producing more of it than ever before. Last year an estimated 328 000 hectares of arable...
Tanzania’s illiberal tilt
Tanzania’s illiberal tilt
During a recent phone call with a Tanzanian journalist and human rights activist whom I know well, many of my questions were met with uncharacteristic silence. My friend is bold, plucky, and usually talkative. But on this occasion, politics was too dangerous for her to discuss. With...

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