The President and Prosecutor of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals has firmly criticised South Africa for its failure to execute an arrest warrant against a Rwandan fugitive believed to be hiding in the country. Addressing the United Nations Security Council that established the mechanism in 2010 to perform[…]
By Anees Teladia A Capetonian family has undertaken an exciting journey recently, travelling across Africa by car, with the niyaat (intention) to perform their Hajj (Islamic pilgrimage). Marwaan Jabaar, his wife and two children, left Cape Town on 13 June and have just recently arrived in Jordan. The journey has[…]
South African huffath continue to dominate the world stage and this time, a Mitchell’s Plain reciter has bagged third position at a prestigious international Quran gathering. Haafidh Muhammed Erefaan Samuels was announced as the third-place winner of the African Qur’an Recital Competition on Saturday 18 May in Dar Es Salaam,[…]
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[…]
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[…]
At least 11 people have been killed and more than a hundred injured after a magnitude 5.7 earthquake hit northern Tanzania. The quake struck 43km from Bukoba, a city on the western shore of Lake Victoria on Saturday, at a depth of 10km, the US Geological Survey said. Tremors were[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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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