Somaliland conflict takes a regional turn
Somaliland, long seen as a haven of stability in a troubled region, is facing increasing unrest as fighting continues around the town of Las Anod between the breakaway province's army and militias loyal to Somalia and backed by al-Shabaab fighters.
Plot thickens in Helin International money laundering investigation
In a case involving allegedly misappropriated funds from the wealth management fund being investigated in several jurisdictions, it has emerged that Russian-Swiss investor Aleksei Korotaev recently attempted to capture assets from these Helin International accounts, despite being scrutinised by US investigators.
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Tanzanian army secures border area in Cabo Delgado
A new Tanzanian contingent took up position in the restive Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado in early December in a bid to shore up a struggling military coalition battling jihadist rebels. A Rwandan army unit was meanwhile redeployed further south to try to contain attacks by armed groups.
Zanzibar national unity government increasingly disunited
The president and first vice president of Zanzibar's national unity government are at loggerheads over the appointment of the archipelago's electoral commission boss. The spat could rekindle tensions that led to violent unrest after the 2020 general elections.
Macron and Suluhu look forward to closer business ties
Ahead of Emmanuel Macron's expected visit to Tanzania in late 2023, the French government is already preparing the ground. The hope is that France will win contracts in the maritime sector, including a particularly promising one for the construction of a new port in Bagamoyo.
Airline industry crisis exacerbates ruling party rifts
An accident involving a commercial aircraft has revived the debate about the airline sector policies of successive Tanzanian governments. Within the president's party, the choice of the home town of the late John Magufuli as the location for a new airport has been singled out for criticism by his successor's supporters.
Dar es Salaam banks on Williamson mine to develop diamond industry
British firm Petra Diamonds wants to gradually reduce its 63% stake in the country's leading diamond site. The Tanzanian government, meanwhile, is planning to change its tax system to encourage local trading and cutting of precious stones.
Azali, Ruto set to seal Sharm el-Sheikh pact on 2023 AU chairmanship
The presidents of Kenya and the Comoros, the two candidate countries for the vice-chairmanship of the AU bureau, a position whose occupant automatically takes over the chairmanship of the organisation the following year, were quick to mention the vacancy at the bureau's virtual summit on 2 November.
US midterms could rob Senate of Africa expertise
Republican Senators Jim Inhofe and Rob Portman will retire when the United States heads into its midterm elections. The US Senate will be losing two senior Africa experts. Those specialised in African matters in Washington are worried about what that loss could mean.
Magufuli's posthumous revenge at the East African Court of Justice
Sauda Mjasiri, the judge who the former Tanzanian president appointed to the regional court three years ago, has been confirmed in her position. The decision sets an important precedent that has East African lawyers' groups concerned about the independence of the supranational court.
Xi Jinping's new ambitions for China-Africa trade take shape
Ahead of the CCP congress in November, the Chinese leader wants to breathe new life into its business ties with Africa. As frictions rise with Washington over tensions in the Taiwan Strait, Beijing is also trying to cement ties with friendly African nations.
Emirates prepare Tanzania comeback after years in wilderness under Magufuli
Dubai-based OBC group had its game reserve management activities frozen under former president Magufuli, who died in 2021. It may be about to make a comeback as Tanzania's business climate becomes more open to Emirati investment.