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Eleven dead in Tanzania plane crash: aviation company

NAIROBI: Eleven people have died after a plane belonging to a safari company crashed in northern Tanzania, according to the aircraft's owners, Coastal Aviation. "We are deeply saddened to report that eleven people have died after a…

Movie star jailed for death of famous lover

NAIROBI: A Tanzanian movie actress was on Monday sentenced to two years in prison for involuntary manslaughter, over the 2012 death of her lover, who was one of the country's most adored stars. Elizabeth Michael, 22, who goes by the…

Elephants pay unexpected visit to Tanzania university

DAR ES SALAAM: Four wild elephants from nearby forests paid an unexpected visit to a university in Tanzania's capital on Tuesday, triggering more entertainment than panic before being chased away by rangers. "When we saw them in the…

35 killed in school minibus crash in Tanzania

DAR ES SALAAM: Thirty-two schoolchildren, two teachers and a minibus driver where killed in Tanzania when their vehicle plunged into a roadside ravine in the northern tourist region of Arusha on Saturday, a senior police official said.…

29 schoolchildren killed in Tanzania bus crash

NAIROBI, KENYA: At least 29 schoolchildren were killed in a bus crash in northern Tanzania on Saturday, along with two teachers and the driver, the school's director said. "We lost 29 students and two of our staff, and the driver died…

Global helium supplies balloon

PARIS: World supplies of helium, the gas that makes your voice squeaky, may be on the ascent after scientists and a Norway-based exploration firm this week hailed a huge find of the rare element in Tanzania as a potential game changer.