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Giraffes move closer to endangered species protection

Aug. 22, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Nations around the world moved Thursday to protect giraffes as an endangered species for the first time, drawing praise from conservationists and scowls from some sub-Saharan African nations. Thursday's vote by a key committee at the World Wildlife Conference known as CITES paves the way for...

Tanzanian police say 62 killed when siphoned tanker explodes

Aug. 10, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) — A damaged tanker truck exploded in eastern Tanzania as people were trying to siphon fuel out of it Saturday, killing at least 62 in one of the worst incidents of its kind in the East African country. Tanzanian state broadcaster TBC, citing police figures, said at least 70...

Police say at least 57 people killed in fuel tanker explosion in eastern Tanzania town

Aug. 10, 2019 4:25 AM EDT
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) — Police say at least 57 people killed in fuel tanker explosion in eastern Tanzania town.

Tanzania charges journalist with money laundering

Aug. 5, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) — A prominent investigative reporter in Tanzania was charged Monday with money laundering and will remain behind bars, a week after he was arrested in Tanzania for questioning about his nationality. Erick Kabendera, who writes for a number of local and international...

Prominent investigative journalist arrested in Tanzania

Jul. 30, 2019 12:18 PM EDT

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) — A prominent investigative reporter has been arrested in Tanzania for questioning about his nationality, prompting an outcry by fellow journalists over shrinking press freedom. Erick Kabendera was arrested Monday night at his home in a suburb of the East African nation's...

Tanzania inaugurates huge dam project in World Heritage Site

Jul. 26, 2019 9:23 AM EDT

DODOMA, Tanzania (AP) — Tanzania's president on Friday inaugurated a huge hydroelectric dam project in the country's largest wildlife reserve and UNESCO World Heritage Site, calling it the start of "economic liberation." Some wildlife groups have expressed dismay over the $2.9 billion Stiegler's Gorge...

Supreme Court agrees to hear 1998 embassy bombings case

Jun. 28, 2019 10:52 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear a case about billions of dollars awarded by a court to victims of the 1998 bombing of the U.S. embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. More than 200 people died in the attacks and more than 1,000 were injured. The justices are...