• coronavirus Jul 8

    These Are the Most-Searched ‘Bucket List' Travel Experiences in the World

    Travelers regularly search for activities in New York, Paris and Rome — but the world’s most popular online travel search is in none of those places.

  • John Magufuli Mar 18

    Tanzania's Populist President John Magufuli Has Died at 61

    President John Magufuli of Tanzania, a prominent COVID-19 skeptic in Africa whose populist rule often cast his East African country in a harsh international spotlight, has died.

  • Tanzania Feb 2, 2020

    20 Dead in Stampede at Tanzania Church Service

    Tanzanian officials say 20 people have died and a dozen others were injured in a stampede during a church meeting in the northern city of Moshi

  • drowning Sep 22, 2019

    American Man Dies During Underwater Marriage Proposal in Tanzania

    An American man has died while proposing to his girlfriend underwater during a vacation in Tanzania, NBC News reported. Steven Weber drowned while asking Kenesha Antoine to marry him at an island resort off the east coast of Africa Thursday. Antoine shared the news of Weber’s death on her Facebook page, saying that he “never emerged from those depths.”

  • Associated Press Sep 22, 2019

    UN Agency: Tanzania Not Sharing Details on Ebola-Like Cases

    The World Health Organization has issued an unusual statement raising questions about whether Tanzania is covering up possible cases of the deadly Ebola virus, a significant cause for concern during a regional outbreak that has been declared a rare global health emergency. The statement Saturday says Tanzania’s government “despite several requests” is refusing to share the results of its investigations...

  • spokesman Aug 10, 2019

    Police Say 62 Killed in Tanzania Fuel Tanker Explosion

    A damaged tanker truck exploded in eastern Tanzania Saturday as people were trying to siphon fuel out of it, killing at least 62, in one of the worst incidents of its kind in the East African country. Citing police figures, state broadcaster KBC said a further at least 70 people were injured in the incident early Saturday in the town...

  • India Jul 20, 2019

    Want to Relax in Luxury? Report Ranks Top 100 Hotels in the World

    Want to know where you can relax in luxury? A newly released report ranks the top 100 hotels in the world.

  • official Sep 22, 2018

    Survivor Found Inside Capsized Tanzania Ferry; Death Toll Passes 200

    It was a stunning discovery. As rescue divers probed a capsized Tanzanian ferry two days after the disaster and the death toll soared past 200, a man was found in an air pocket, alive. He was an engineer, regional commissioner John Mongella told reporters. As the badly overloaded ferry overturned on Thursday in the final stretch before reaching shore, the...

  • The Associated Press Sep 21, 2018

    Tanzania Leader Orders Arrests as Ferry Death Toll Over 130

    Hundreds of solemn people watched Friday as body after body was pulled from a capsized ferry that Tanzanian authorities said was badly overcrowded and upended in the final stretch before reaching shore. The death toll was above 130 but horrified witnesses feared that would rise as a second day of searching neared an end. “This is a great disaster for...

  • Donald Trump Mar 19, 2018

    After 2016 Election, US Poised to Fight Fake News — in Kenya

    Just ahead of Kenya’s disputed 2017 election, video clips started spreading on social media of a slick-looking CNN broadcast asserting that President Uhuru Kenyatta had pulled far ahead in the polls. But the CNN broadcast was fake, splicing together real coverage from CNN Philippines with other footage with the network’s iconic red logo superimposed in the corner. It happened with...

  • author Mar 14, 2018

    Skiing, Saunas, Santa: Finland Tops 2018 UN's Global Happiness Index

    Fans of skiing, saunas and Santa Claus won’t be surprised to hear Finland is the happiest place to live. The World Happiness Report published Wednesday ranked 156 countries by happiness levels, based on factors such as life expectancy, social support and corruption. Unlike past years, the annual report published by the U.N. Sustainable Development Solutions Network also evaluated 117 countries...

  • New York Jul 14, 2017

    Lion Nurses Adorable Leopard Cub in Tanzania

    Newly released photographs from a Tanzanian wildlife area show an incredibly rare sight: a leopard cub suckling on a lion believed to have given birth to a litter last month. The five-year-old lion lies unperturbed as the small leopard, estimated to be a few weeks old, nurses in the photographs taken Tuesday by a guest at a lodge in the...

  • China Apr 13, 2017

    Tanzania Approves Extradition to US of Alleged Drug Kingpin

    A Tanzanian court on Wednesday approved the extradition to the United States the alleged leader of a global drug trafficking ring who was arrested after a two-year manhunt. The court in Dar es Salaam approved the Tanzanian government’s plan to extradite Ali Khatib Haji Hassan, or “Shkuba,” to face drug trafficking charges. He is accused of leading a drug trafficking...

  • author Mar 20, 2017

    There's a New Happiest Country, and It's Not the US: Study

    If you want to go to your happy place, you need more than cash. A winter coat helps — and a sense of community. A new report shows Norway is the happiest country on Earth, Americans are getting sadder, and it takes more than just money to be happy. Norway vaulted to the top slot in the World Happiness Report...

  • United States Oct 27, 2016

    Wildlife Populations Have Halved on Average Since the 1970s: Researchers

    Global wildlife populations have fallen an average of 58 percent from 1970 levels, with human activity reducing the numbers of elephants in Tanzania, maned wolves in Brazil, salamanders in the United States and orcas in the waters of Europe, researchers say. Deforestation, pollution, overfishing and the illegal wildlife trade, together with climate change, “are pushing species populations to the edge,”...

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