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24 May 2018 description
report EastAfrican

In Summary
- The ministry sets up special health facility zones in communities near Lake Tanganyika.
- A team of experts has been dispatched to the six regions bordering DR Congo to help in surveillance and control.
- The deadly virus outbreak has so far killed 27 people in DRC.


Tanzania has intensified its surveillance at all points of entry following the Ebola outbreak that has so far killed 27 people in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.

03 Dec 2017 description
report EastAfrican

In Summary

  • Political uncertainty has risen after the postponement of elections.

  • President Kabila had already exceeded the constitutional two-term limit, but a court ruled that he could stay in office until a new election.

  • Since August 2016, violence in the Kasai region has claimed the lives of nearly 5,000 people and displaced around 1.4 million.


08 Feb 2017 description
report Voice of America

By Lisa Schlein

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — The U.N. refugee agency warns conditions in camps for Burundian refugees in countries of asylum are deteriorating and more land is urgently needed to accommodate the growing number of new refugee arrivals.

Tanzania, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo are hosting more than 386,000 Burundian refugees. The U.N. refugee agency expects that number to exceed 1.5 million this year as refugees continue to flee political instability and abuse in Burundi.

22 Jan 2008 description

By George Obulutsa

NAIROBI, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Hungry refugees in Tanzania are eating chimpanzees and other endangered species in order to supplement their meagre diet, international conservation group Traffic said on Tuesday.

It said refugees living near national parks in northwestern Tanzania were also illegally hunting buffalo, topi, eland, elephant and waterbuck.

In neighbouring Kenya, aid and conservation groups said refugee camps housing thousands of people who fled violence after disputed Dec.

26 Jul 2006 description
report Xinhua

DAR ES SALAAM, Jul 26, 2006 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Tanzania was still hosting 530,555 refugees from neighboring Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), said reports reaching here on Wednesday from the ongoing Tanzanian National Assembly session in Dodoma.

19 Jan 2006 description
report Le Potentiel

Par Véron-Clément Kongo

Ces hommes, femmes et enfants ont été accueillis le mercredi 18 janvier 2005 dans la matinée au port de Kalundu. Ces retournés constituent le premier convoi du Haut commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (Hcr) à arriver directement à Uvira, a constaté radiookapi.net. Pour la première fois, le bateau tanzanien Mogozo a accosté mercredi matin au port de Kalundu.

16 Oct 2003 description

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - International donors should give Tanzania financial support for hosting hundreds of thousands of refugees who have fled wars in the region, a university research paper said on Monday.

08 Jan 2002 description
report Xinhua

DAR ES SALAAM, Jan 8, 2002 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa Tuesday asked the international community to reexamine global conventions and laws governing refugees to ensure the burden of providing care to asylum seekers does not solely fall on the host countries.

23 Jul 2000 description

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (PANA) - There are growing fears among refugees in Tanzania following a recent decision by the World Food Programme (WFP) to cut their food rations by 40 percent.