Wednesday, 24 May 2017

The Lake Malawi dispute between Malawi and Tanzania is far from over and worsening.

Tanzania has expelled the head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the country, the foreign ministry has said in a statement.

Police in Karonga have impounded 26 trucks ranging from 15 to 20 tonnes which are suspected to have been illegally exporting maize to Zambia and Tanzania.

Armyworms have destroyed about 20 000 hectares of maize and other crops in northern and south-eastern Tanzania.

Tanzanian public broadcaster TBC has suspended nine staff after it aired a hoax story saying that US President Donald Trump had praised President John Magufuli's performance.

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".

An earthquake of magnitude 5.7 struck the southern area of Lake Tanganyika early on Friday, the US Geological Survey said.


The threat to publish the names of suspected homosexuals in Tanzania has been defended by the deputy health minister in a fierce row on Twitter.


A tour guide at a Tanzanian game park has been arrested after wrongly translating a tourist's comments about the country and its people.

Maseko Ngoni Paramount Chief of Malawi, Gomani V has singled out corruption as the main contributor to the country’s under development.

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