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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...

Tanzania blocks Kenyan Airways passenger flights in response to Kenya blocking its cargo flights

Jan. 15, 2024 14:46 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tanzania on Monday announced it had withdrawn approval for neighboring Kenya's flagship carrier Kenya Airways to operate a passenger service between the countries beginning next week. A statement from the Tanzanian Civil Aviation authority said the move was in...

In Uganda, refugees' need for wood ravaged the forest. Now, they work to restore it

Jan. 13, 2024 23:16 PM EST

NAKIVALE, Uganda (AP) — Enock Twagirayesu was seeking sanctuary when he and his family fled violence in Burundi, and they found it in Uganda, the small East African nation that has absorbed thousands of refugees from unsettled neighbors. Twagirayesu’s family has grown from two...

Authorities say heavy rains and landslides in Tanzania kill at least 47 and hurt or strand many more

Dec. 04, 2023 07:31 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — At least 47 people are dead and 85 others injured following heavy flooding and landslides in northern Tanzania, authorities said Monday. The government has deployed the military to help rescue hundreds of people trapped by the flooding which has been described...