Tanzania

Six Tanzanian children killed ‘for body parts’

Six children in south-western Tanzania have been killed and had their ears and teeth removed, the authorities say. Some of the bodies of the children, aged between two and nine years old, were also missing limbs. “This is all about superstitious beliefs and many believe they will get help from[…]

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Two South Africans held in Tanzania for homosexuality

Two South Africans are among 12 men arrested for presumed homosexuality in Tanzania as part of an ongoing crackdown against gays, police said on Wednesday. “We arrested the criminals at (the hotel) Peacock – they were promoting homosexuality. Two are South Africans, one Ugandan and nine Tanzanians,” Dar es Salaam[…]

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Uganda, Tanzania plan oil pipeline

Uganda and Tanzania are planning to build a pipeline from Ugandan oil fields to the Tanzanian coast in a move that could strike a blow to Kenyan pipeline plans. Statements issued after Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and his Tanzanian counterpart John Magufuli met on Tuesday did not mention the fate[…]

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Albinos ‘hunted like animals’ in Malawi

A lucrative black market exists for the body parts of albinos, who are believed by some to possess magical powers that can bring good luck. But as police in Tanzania crack down on the grisly trade, activists in neighbouring Malawi say attacks have spiked. Albinos are living in fear of being[…]

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41 dead in Tanzania road accident

At least 41 people have died after a long haul truck rammed into a bus in the Iringa region of Tanzania, officials said Wednesday. It’s not clear how many people are injured, said regional police commissioner Ramadhan Mungi, but survivors had been rushed to Iringa Hospital. Efforts to free some people[…]

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