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Thursday, 05-28-15, 11:12Fighting Heroin Addiction in Conservative Zanzibar[Al Jazeera] Zanzibar, Tanzania -Jackie held her one month old child to her chest. If for no other reason, the new life pressed against her had to be why she stopped using. After eight years of heroin addiction, she'd been clean for three weeks. read more...
Thursday, 05-28-15, 9:54Zanzibar Police Beef Up Fight Against Sexual, Physical Abuse of Women[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Zanzibar, Tanzania -Natasha Ali was devastated when she realised the man accused of snatching her 14-year-old daughter off a street in Zanzibar and raping her had been freed for lack of evidence. read more...
Wednesday, 05-27-15, 10:27Plastic Bags Banned[Daily News] Dodoma -THE government has banned manufacturing of plastic bags in the country and those still producing the bags should be reported to authorities. read more...
Wednesday, 05-27-15, 8:50Tanzanian Medic Appointed WHO Deputy Head[Daily News] The Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr Margaret Chan, has appointed Dr Winnie Mpanju- Shumbusho from Tanzania as the Assistant Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO). read more...
Wednesday, 05-27-15, 8:07Legislator Calls for Sex Work Ban in Zanzibar[Daily News] Zanzibar -AMID fears that HIV prevalence in Zanzibar is increasing, Ms Ashura Sharif Ali (Special Seats- CUF) has suggested that women and men engaged in commercial sex should be banned in the islands. read more...
Tuesday, 05-26-15, 7:33Burundi Refugee Crisis Tests Tanzania's Refugee Policy[Al Jazeera] Kigoma -In late 2014, the Tanzanian government approved a plan to offer citizenship to the 200,000 former Burundian refugees living in the country since the 1972 civil war. It is the most generous offer of naturalisation to date. read more...
Monday, 05-25-15, 11:06Cholera Epidemic Grows Among Refugees[Al Jazeera] Kigoma -The cholera epidemic in the remote Tanzanian fishing village of Kagunga where about 50,000 refugees are still stranded on the shore of Lake Tanganyika is worsening, the UN refugee agency has said. read more...
Monday, 05-25-15, 11:05Cholera Outbreak Among Burundian Refugees[MSF] A cholera outbreak has struck overcrowded camps where thousands of Burundian refugees are gathering in Tanzania. According to the World Health Organization, 31 people have died of the disease, and more than 3,000 acute diarrhoea cases have been reported among the refugees. In collaboration with local authorities, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is opening rehydration points and cholera treatment centres read more...
Saturday, 05-23-15, 18:38Taifa Stars' Debacle - Very Little to Do With Coach[Daily News] TAIFA Stars are virtually out of the run for the COSAFA (the Council of Southern African Football Associations) tournament after going down 0-1 and 0-2 to Swaziland and Madagascar respectively. read more...
Friday, 05-22-15, 14:51Health Sector Improving Despite Many Faults[Daily News] Zanzibar -DESPITE progress in improving health care in the Isles, backbenchers in the House of Representatives say challenges are still too many. read more...

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