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9 people dead and 78 others hospitalized after eating sea turtle meat on Zanzibar's Pemba Island

Mar. 09, 2024 17:46 PM EST

ZANZIBAR, Tanzania (AP) — Eight children and an adult died after eating sea turtle meat on Pemba Island in the Zanzibar archipelago and 78 other people were hospitalized, authorities said Saturday. Sea turtle meat is considered a delicacy by Zanzibar's people even though it...

New attacks by IS-linked group in Mozambique leave over 70 children missing. Thousands have fled

Mar. 06, 2024 14:41 PM EST

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — A surge of new attacks by an Islamic State-affiliated group in Mozambique's Cabo Delgado province has left more than 70 children missing, with fears they may have drowned in a river or been kidnapped by militants as thousands of families fled, local authorities and...

Tanzania's main opposition party holds first major protest in several years, after ban was lifted

Jan. 24, 2024 12:51 PM EST

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) — Hundreds of supporters of Tanzania's main opposition party marched in the commercial capital Wednesday in the first such demonstration since political gatherings were banned several years ago. They seek changes to the constitution and election laws ahead of...

Tanzania says Kenyan authorities bow to pressure and will allow Air Tanzania cargo flights

Jan. 16, 2024 11:18 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan authorities will allow cargo flights from Tanzania after its neighbor threatened to ban Kenya Airways passenger flights to Tanzania's commercial capital. The Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority in a statement Tuesday said its Kenyan counterpart had given...

The shade-loving African violet is having its day in the sun

Jan. 16, 2024 08:53 AM EST

African violets, those cheerful, shade-loving houseplants native to Tanzania and introduced to the U.S. in the late 1800s, are finally having their day in the sun: the National Garden Bureau has named 2024 the Year of the African Violet. Violets in name only, the demure, 4- to...