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Tanzania: Ikwiriri Students’ Riot Destroys Property, Headmaster Suspended

IKWIRIRI Secondary School has suspended its headmaster, Mr Humphrey Mapunjo, 55, after students rioted demanding his expulsion following poor results in the 2011 national form four examinations. Coast Regional Police Commander (RPC), Mr Ernest Mangu, said on Tuesday that the … Continue reading

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UDSM students strike over `elusive` board loans

Univarsity of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) students staged a strike yesterday to pressure the Higher Education Student Loans (HESLB) Board to pay their meal and accommodation allowances. The university compound turned into a battle ground after armed members anti-riot police … Continue reading

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Police arrest 15 over strike by bus drivers

Fifteeen people are in police hands here in connection with Monday’s strike by commuter bus drivers, conductors and touts that led to a commotion in which six vehicles were damaged. The chaos involved drivers and conductors who resumed work contrary … Continue reading

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Tanzania: Bus Operators’ Strike Renders City Chaotic

Arusha — Police here were forced to use teargas to disperse rioters during the early morning hours of yesterday following a strike by commuter bus operators over alleged harassment by the law keepers. Until late in the afternoon, however, there … Continue reading

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Striking Tanzanian truck drivers force Nakonde border to close

The Nakonde border in Northern Province has been temporarily closed following a strike action by striking Tanzanian truck drivers who have became violent this morning. There was tension at the border post as the irate drivers ran amock bringing business … Continue reading

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Trucks marooned at Tunduma border post as drivers strike enters day two

Hundreds of trucks loaded with goods destined for Zambia and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are marooned at Tunduma border on the Tanzanian side on the Zambia Tanzania border. This follows a strike action by the drivers pressing for increased … Continue reading

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Students hold demos in Dar, Dodoma varsities

Riot police officers set upon University of Dodoma students demonstrating yesterday to pressure the government to pay them allowances for practicals. (Photo: Omar Fungo) Over 500 Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (Muhas) students marched to the Ministry of … Continue reading

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Memorial for dead banned at Canadian gold mine in Africa

TARIME, TANZANIA—Families of the five men killed by security forces of a Canadian mine are furious after that were denied permission to hold a memorial service Tuesday at African Barrick’s gold mine in North Mara. “When you have lost your … Continue reading

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MP assaulted in his own constituency

Tarime. A mob yesterday stoned the motorcade of Tarime MP on the ticket of the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM), Mr Nyambari Nyang’wine and the district council chairman, Mr Amos Sagara.Mr Nyang’wine and Mr Sagara were attacked at Nyamongo Village … Continue reading

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Gold mine raid leaves seven dead

Dar es Salaam – Clashes between hundreds of villagers and police at a gold mine left seven people dead in north-west Tanzania, the mine’s owner African Barrick Gold said on Tuesday. The clashes happened on Monday when “a number of … Continue reading

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