Population: 62,092,761
Capital: Dar es Salaam (administrative capital), Dodoma (legislative capital)
Heads of govt: President President Samia Suluhu Hassan; Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa
Next elections: Oct 2025

Summary of Latest Report - Tanzania

  • 20151021 Tanzania Situational Analysis, Oct 02 – Oct 20, 2015

    Security developments:

    - Police arrest 37 people following the burning of churches in Kagera;

    - UNHCR and government relocate Burundian refugees from Nyarugusu to Nduta camps, Kigoma;

    - UN calls for coordinated action to tackle upsurge in attacks against persons with albinism;

    - Chinese national and two Tanzanians charged with smuggling approx. 1.9 tonnes of ivory;

    - Fifty-four people have died from cholera outbreak since August;

    - North Eastern, Central and Lake Victoria zone forecast to be more affected by El Nino rains.

    Political developments:

    - Heightened political tensions ahead of Oct 25 elections;

    - UKAWA challenges government order against people remaining at polling centres after voting;

    - NEC releases final list of registered votes;

    - Police investigate alleged Biometric Voter Registration machines intercepted in Dar es Salaam;

    - Election forecast and results schedule;

    - Three people charged for social media postings under the Cyber Crime Act 2015;

    - Bagamoyo Port construction begins;

    - Tanzania signs MOU with Uganda and Total E&P Uganda to assess feasibility of an oil pipeline.

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