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Tanzania backs out of plan to publish ‘list of gays’

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | AFP |  Tanzania on Monday backed out of its plan to publish a list of names of gay people accused of selling sex online, saying this would “destroy evidence”. Deputy health minister Hamisi Kigwangalla had called a press conference on Monday to publicise the list, …

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Museveni in Dar as Uganda eyes alternative routes to sea

President Yoweri Museveni is in Dar es Salaam to inspect improvements on Tanzania’s main port so that it can be used as an option for Uganda’s exports and imports. According to Augustine Mahiga, the Tanzania Minister for Foreign Affairs,  Museveni’s visit to the Dar es Salaam port was to encourage Ugandan businessmen to …

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Tanzania to host 2017 Nile Basin Day event

Representatives of the 10-member states of the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) converge in Dar-es-Salaam on Wednesday to celebrate 18 years of cooperation. Since February 22 1999, NBI has focused on activities aimed at assisting Member States to achieve their development objectives through Nile Cooperation. “That day, in 1999, marked a …

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Intel hub set up in Uganda to fight shadowy rebel group

Kasese, Uganda | AFP | Countries in Africa’s Great Lakes region launched an intelligence nerve centre in Uganda Saturday to better coordinate the fight against a rebel group responsible for massacres in neighbouring DR Congo. A string of bloody killings in which civilians have mostly been hacked to death around …

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Burundi seeks arrest of opposition at Tanzania peace talks

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Burundi’s government on Friday asked Tanzania to arrest several leaders of the main opposition attending peace talks in Arusha in a bid to resolve a nearly two-year political crisis. The talks are the latest effort by former Tanzanian president Benjamin Mkapa to mediate the crisis …

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Burundi govt again refuses crisis talks with opposition

Mediator Benjamin Mkapa and Burundi’s  foreign minister Nyamwite at previous talks.Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Burundi’s government affirmed Tuesday it will shun peace talks with opposition figures planned for later this week in Tanzania, dragging out a political crisis that has stretched for over a year. The talks are intended …

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Magufuli, Museveni hatch Economic Partnership EPA plan

President Museveni, Magufuli to discuss EPA, Burundi Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni and Tanzania’s President Dr. John Magufuli will meet February to agree on East Africa’s way forward on the controversial Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). The EPA is supposed to be negotiated between the EU and member states of the East African Community (EAC). Kenya …

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