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Rescuers scoured choppy waters for survivors Thursday after a ferry sank off the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar, killing 37 people and leaving dozens missing, the Red Cross said.

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10 gyms with the most amazing viewsupdated: Thu Jan 12 2012 10:28:00

At these panoramic fitness centers there's no excuse to hang onto that post-festivity bulge

23 dead in Tanzania floodingupdated: Thu Dec 22 2011 22:44:00

Heavy rains and flooding have killed at least 23 people in Tanzania and displaced more than 4,000 others, state-run media reported.

Five rustic retreats worth a splurgeupdated: Wed Sep 21 2011 08:40:00

Vacation is a time to relax, revert to simpler times, disconnect from our 18 electronic devices and get back to the basics, but not so much that it means waking up to the rooster's crow at the break of dawn or shelling field peas all day.

Zanzibar to charge 5 in ferry capsizing that killed more than 200updated: Sun Sep 18 2011 07:41:00

Tanzanian authorities will charge five men with negligence after a ferry capsized off the island of Zanzibar this month, killing more than 200 people.

Hundreds dead in Tanzania ferry accidentupdated: Sun Sep 11 2011 04:45:00

An overloaded boat capsized of the coast of Zanzibar, killing at least 158 people. 521 people have been rescued.

Zanzibar in mourning after ferry capsizes, killing 200updated: Sun Sep 11 2011 04:45:00

The Tanzanian island of Zanzibar began three official days of mourning Sunday, a day after 200 people died when a ferry jammed with passengers and tons of cargo capsized amid strong waves.

Deaths mount in Tanzania ferry accidentupdated: Sat Sep 10 2011 18:57:00

The death toll stands at 200 in Saturday's ferry accident off the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar, a government official said.

Tanzania: Make the most of your photo safariupdated: Mon Aug 15 2011 11:59:00

A camera is one essential almost every traveler packs.

Nick Broomfield: Tanzania is the next movie hotspotupdated: Tue Jun 21 2011 11:17:00

It's a country known for its stunning safari landscapes, long beaches and towering Mount Kilimanjaro.

African champions Mazembe expelled from tournamentupdated: Sat May 14 2011 19:05:00

African football champions TP Mazembe have been thrown out of the continent's Champions League competition after fielding an ineligible player.

Second chances for "street boys"updated: Wed May 11 2011 08:42:00

In Tanzania, homeless boys on the street are seen as menaces. But the Watoto Foundation see them as young kids with potential.

Former street children run luxury safari lodgeupdated: Wed May 11 2011 08:42:00

In Tanzania, homeless boys living on the streets are seen by many residents as a menace, dangerous or trouble-makers.

African woman kept as slave, London court hearsupdated: Mon Mar 07 2011 21:16:00

A Pakistani woman went on trial in London Monday, charged with keeping a woman from Tanzania as a slave.

Explosions at military base kill 20 in Tanzaniaupdated: Thu Feb 17 2011 17:54:00

A series of explosions at a military base in Tanzania killed 20 people and displaced 4,000 residents, Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda said Thursday.

Guantanamo detainee sentenced to life for Africa bombingsupdated: Tue Jan 25 2011 18:54:00

A federal judge sentenced Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani to life without parole on Tuesday for his role in the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in East Africa, which left 224 people dead and thousands wounded.

Former Guantanamo detainee to face sentencingupdated: Tue Jan 25 2011 10:41:00

A former bodyguard and cook for Osama bin Laden faces sentencing Tuesday after he was acquitted on all but one charge in connection with the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania

Mobile banking boom in Tanzaniaupdated: Wed Dec 29 2010 07:09:00

CNN Marketplace Africa takes a look at the many ways mobile banking is changing business and saving lives in Tanzania.

Banking revolution saving lives in Africaupdated: Wed Dec 29 2010 07:09:00

In a clinic in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Dr. Robert Marenga employs an unusual but invaluable tool in his bid to treat patients: his mobile phone.

Hijacking off Tanzania shows expansion of pirate activity, Navy saysupdated: Fri Dec 10 2010 14:04:00

The hijacking of a container ship in the Indian Ocean Friday afternoon is evidence of a "constantly expanding area of pirate activity" off the Africa coast, military officials said.

Landmark terrorism trial ends in acquittal on all but 1 countupdated: Fri Nov 19 2010 07:18:00

Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani was acquitted Wednesday of all but one count of conspiracy-related charges in a landmark civilian trial involving the first Guantanamo detainee to be tried in civilian court.

Criticism over Ghailani verdictupdated: Fri Nov 19 2010 07:18:00

CNN's Brian Todd looks at the criticism of the Obama administration for trying Ahmed Ghailani in a civilian court.

New York jury mulling decision in landmark terror trialupdated: Wed Nov 17 2010 10:10:00

A federal jury that once appeared deadlocked in a landmark terror trial involving the first Guantanamo detainee to be tried in civilian court has asked the judge for clarification of a point related to charges in the case.

Jury deliberations to resume in terror trialupdated: Tue Nov 16 2010 05:14:00

Deliberations are expected to continue Tuesday in the case of the first Guantanamo detainee to be tried in a U.S. civilian court.

Jury to resume deliberations in terror trialupdated: Mon Nov 15 2010 22:49:00

The judge in the New York trial of an accused terrorist conspirator rejected a defense plea for a mistrial on Monday after a juror claimed to be chastised after disagreeing with the conclusions of fellow jurors.

Tanzania's first elected albino lawmaker: 'We deserve rights'updated: Wed Nov 10 2010 02:29:00

Tanzania's first elected albino lawmaker says his win is a major victory for the embattled minorities who are targeted for body parts believed to have special powers.

Jury to begin deliberations in trial of Gitmo detaineeupdated: Wed Nov 10 2010 01:25:00

The jury is expected to begin deliberations Wednesday in the trial of a man accused of conspiring to bomb U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998.

Landmark terror trial winding down in New Yorkupdated: Tue Nov 09 2010 20:41:00

Closing arguments concluded Tuesday afternoon in the trial of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, accused by the United States of conspiring to bomb U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998.

Kikwete heads into second term as president in Tanzaniaupdated: Mon Nov 08 2010 17:46:00

Jakaya Kikwete is heading into his second term as president of Tanzania, after elections left one opposition politician warning that voter apathy could threaten Tanzania's young multiparty democracy

Albinos see hope for protective law in Tanzaniaupdated: Wed Nov 03 2010 19:05:00

Now that there is a representative in the National Assembly with albinism, albinos hope to propose a law to ensure that the government guarantees their welfare and security, a representative said Wednesday.

Disease threatens Africa's livestock, UN agency warnsupdated: Wed Nov 03 2010 14:28:00

A potentially fatal sheep and goat disease could spread from Tanzania into southern Africa, a United Nations agency warned, threatening millions of people's livelihoods and food supplies.

Early reports show Tanzanian poll tightupdated: Mon Nov 01 2010 22:25:00

Partial election results Monday indicated a close race between Tanzania's ruling party and two challenging parties as the president of the relatively peaceful east African nation sought a second term.

Tanzanians vote in presidential electionupdated: Sun Oct 31 2010 12:34:00

Voting was underway in Tanzania on Sunday as the president seeks a second term in the relatively peaceful east African nation.

Study: Malaysians have the most friends, at least on social mediaupdated: Mon Oct 11 2010 14:28:00

Malaysians have the most buddies in online social networks, the Japanese have the fewest, and e-mail is now relatively passe in some parts of the world, according to a research project that spans 46 countries.

Serengeti on road to ruin, scientists warnupdated: Tue Sep 21 2010 11:07:00

Plans to build a highway through Tanzania's Serengeti National Park will destroy one of the world's last great wildlife sanctuaries, a group of conservation experts has warned.

East African states form common marketupdated: Thu Jul 01 2010 09:23:00

Five East African states entered into a common market this week, breaking down barriers to trade and employment throughout the region.

Bid to reopen elephant ivory trade rejectedupdated: Tue Mar 30 2010 09:02:00

Conservationists have welcomed the decision to reject a bid from Tanzania and Zambia to temporarily suspend a worldwide ban on trading in African elephant ivory so they can offload legal stockpiles in a one-off sale.

Ivory victoryupdated: Tue Mar 30 2010 09:02:00

Conservation groups are declaring victory after an important ivory trade vote. CNN's David McKenzie reports.

Report: Scores of albinos in hiding after attacksupdated: Sun Nov 29 2009 06:09:00

As many as 10,000 albinos are in hiding in east Africa over fears that they will be dismembered and their body parts sold to witchdoctors, the Red Cross said in a recent report.

Landslide kills 20 in Tanzaniaupdated: Fri Nov 13 2009 10:19:00

Four days of heavy rains triggered a landslide that killed 12 children and eight adults near Mount Kilimanjaro in northern Tanzania, authorities said Friday.

Four sentenced to hang for killing albino in Tanzaniaupdated: Fri Nov 06 2009 06:33:00

A court sentenced four people to death in northern Tanzania for the killing of an albino man who was targeted for body parts believed to have special powers, authorities said Friday.

FSB: A free lunchupdated: Tue Sep 29 2009 09:20:00

I'd always dreamed of exploring Africa, ever since I read my first Tarzan comic as a child. Finally, in 2004, to celebrate my 60th birthday, I went to Tanzania to experience a safari and climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Seated next to me on the flight from California was Tanzania's minister of water and wildlife development. We talked for thousands of miles, and he made arrangements for me to visit a school in the Monduli district, east of Kilimanjaro.

Feeding kids' minds: a moral obligation?updated: Fri Jun 19 2009 13:47:00

At first, the children's eyes light up with anticipation.

Dynamic leader, dynamic countryupdated: Sun May 31 2009 22:59:00

For Jakaya Kikwete growing up in Africa was tough, but his humble beginings serve him well as president of Tanzania.

Tanzania's dynamic leader: Jakaya Kikweteupdated: Sun May 31 2009 22:59:00

He's one of a new generation of African leaders, championing a free market, stronger ties to the West and the ultimate unification of Africa. Kikwete was elected president of Tanzania with 80 percent of the vote in 2005, and maintains strong support at home and abroad. However he faces some tough challenges combating poverty and growing Tanzania's economy. But ultimately he says his mission is focused and simple: "Essentially it is service to the people of Tanzania; this is my interest."

Gitmo detainee to face trial in federal court in New Yorkupdated: Thu May 21 2009 08:51:00

A terror suspect held at the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, will be tried on terrorism charges in a U.S. civilian court, the Justice Department announced Thursday.

Recession threatens Africa charitiesupdated: Tue Apr 21 2009 01:12:00

The world has seen banks and businesses fail spectacularly since the recession began, but other vulnerable organizations in the developing world face devastation.

Breast cancer message goes globalupdated: Tue Feb 10 2009 11:07:00

A nurse in Jordan who was diagnosed for breast cancer last year is dying because she didn't seek treatment. The family of a woman in Tanzania didn't know she was ill until her tumor started eating through her skin.

Cargo ship outruns pirates off Tanzaniaupdated: Sun Dec 07 2008 20:44:00

A Dutch-operated container ship outran pirates off the coast of Tanzania this weekend, an official with the International Maritime Bureau said Sunday.

SI.com: Luke Winn: Hasheem The Dreamupdated: Tue Nov 11 2008 12:20:00

Thabit Manka is up on the back step of his house in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, for good reason: If he posed on level ground with his eldest son, their height difference would be accentuated to the point of absurdity. Even like this, in the last photo they would ever take together, the top of Thabit's kufi only meets the giant boy's shoulders. It's April 2004, and the son, 17-year-old Hashim Thabit Manka, as his name was written then, is seven feet of limbs drowning in baggy jeans and a retro Philadelphia 76ers shirt, staring straight into the camera with only the faintest hint of a smile. The father's billowy kanzu and the gray edges of his facial hair give him a regal air at the age of 56; he is grinning, with his gaze fixed slightly off to the left.

Making a change for goodupdated: Wed Oct 01 2008 12:13:00

CNN's Richard Quest shows us how small donations on flights is helping women in Tanzania help their children to live HIV free.

Remembering Nyerereupdated: Tue May 13 2008 05:31:00

It is Nyerere Memorial Day, commemorating Tanzania's first president, who broke tribal boundaries to unify the country.

Maasai warriors run London marathonupdated: Thu Apr 10 2008 11:05:00

Six Maasai warriors have journeyed thousands of miles from their remote village in Tanzania to compete in the London Marathon. Their mission is to raise awareness and money for their village of Elaui, where two out of three babies die of water borne diseases.

Marathon for waterupdated: Thu Apr 10 2008 11:05:00

Maasai warriors from Tanzania become the toast of London, marathoning for water, as CNN's David McKenzie explains.

Crafting a Business Planupdated: Mon Mar 31 2008 05:40:00

Lizzie Cameron is in Musoma, Tanzania working with the Musoma Engineering Project.

Well thought outupdated: Tue Mar 11 2008 12:36:00

Lizzie Cameron is in Musoma, Tanzania working with the Musoma Engineering Project.

Bags of developmentupdated: Wed Feb 27 2008 11:16:00

Lizzie Cameron is in Musoma, Tanzania working with the Musoma Engineering Project.

Time.com: Bush Accents the Positive in Africaupdated: Tue Feb 19 2008 12:00:00

On his trip, the President highlights his success in fighting AIDS -- but avoids hot spots where his legacy is more vexed

Fresh thinking from Think Bigupdated: Mon Feb 18 2008 09:22:00

Lizzie Cameron is in Musoma, Tanzania working with the Musoma Engineering Project.

Obama buzz on Bush-Africa tripupdated: Mon Feb 18 2008 05:46:00

Even as a lame duck, President Bush flies above Obama in Tanzania. CNN's Ed Henry explains

Bush, first lady promote low-tech health solution in Africaupdated: Mon Feb 18 2008 05:46:00

President George W. Bush focused on a low-tech way to save the lives of African children Monday as he and first lady Laura Bush toured a Tanzanian clinic.

Seeing signs in churchupdated: Wed Jan 30 2008 11:38:00

Musoma is a very religious region of Tanzania and David goes to church every Saturday to translate for the deaf children.

Seeing signs in churchupdated: Wed Jan 30 2008 11:38:00

Lizzie Cameron is in Musoma, Tanzania working with the Musoma Engineering Project.

A close look at the local wildlifeupdated: Wed Jan 23 2008 12:09:00

Lizzie Cameron is in Musoma, Tanzania working with the Musoma Engineering Project.

Bike ride -- day threeupdated: Mon Jan 14 2008 06:55:00

Lizzie Cameron is in Musoma, Tanzania working with the Musoma Engineering Project.

Bike ride -- day twoupdated: Thu Jan 03 2008 11:16:00

Lizzie Cameron is in Musoma, Tanzania working with the Musoma Engineering Project.

Bike ride -- day oneupdated: Fri Dec 21 2007 07:32:00

Lizzie Cameron is in Musoma, Tanzania working with the Musoma Engineering Project.

Chacha's chance to seeupdated: Thu Dec 06 2007 12:17:00

Chacha is blind, but specialists in Mwanza, Tanzania, could tell him whether an operation will give him the power of sight.

Chacha's chance to seeupdated: Thu Dec 06 2007 12:17:00

Lizzie Cameron is in Musoma, Tanzania working with the Musoma Engineering Project.

Creating awarenessupdated: Thu Nov 29 2007 07:53:00

Lizzie Cameron is in Musoma, Tanzania working with the Musoma Engineering Project.

A model for mobilityupdated: Thu Nov 29 2007 07:14:00

Lizzie and Dennis visit the pediatric department of one of Tanzania?s largest hospitals to learn about mobility aids.

A model for mobilityupdated: Thu Nov 29 2007 07:14:00

Lizzie Cameron is in Musoma, Tanzania working with the Musoma Engineering Project.

The project and the beachupdated: Thu Nov 01 2007 05:59:00

Lizzie Cameron is in Musoma, Tanzania working with the Musoma Engineering Project.

All aboard in Tanzaniaupdated: Tue Oct 30 2007 09:32:00

Lizzie Cameron is in Musoma, Tanzania working with the Musoma Engineering Project.

Peter and the sisal plantupdated: Wed Oct 24 2007 08:42:00

Lizzie Cameron is in Musoma, Tanzania working with the Musoma Engineering Project.

The sign language classupdated: Fri Oct 19 2007 09:49:00

Lizzie Cameron is in Musoma, Tanzania working with the Musoma Engineering Project.

Getting to know the projectupdated: Mon Oct 15 2007 12:11:00

Lizzie Cameron is in Musoma, Tanzania working with the Musoma Engineering Project.

Gallery: Exploring the projectupdated: Mon Oct 15 2007 11:59:00

Lizzie Cameron is in Musoma, Tanzania working with the Musoma Engineering Project.

Making new friends in Tanzaniaupdated: Mon Sep 24 2007 11:35:00

Lizzie Cameron is in Musoma, Tanzania working with the Musoma Engineering Project.

Lizzie arrives in Tanzaniaupdated: Mon Sep 24 2007 11:35:00

Lizzie takes a trip to the town of Mwanza and then has a close encounter with a band of baboons in the Serengeti

Lizzie's blog: Arriving in Musomaupdated: Thu Sep 20 2007 07:36:00

Lizzie Cameron is in Musoma, Tanzania working with the Musoma Engineering Project.

Lizzie Cameron in Musomaupdated: Thu Sep 20 2007 07:36:00

Lizzie Cameron is a 26-year old graphic designer from Edinburgh, Scotland.

Refugees welcome 'bright' future in new homeupdated: Wed Jun 20 2007 07:45:00

Bonifasi Nahimana has traveled around the world for safety -- and for the first time in more than three decades, he says he's not afraid to go to sleep at night.

Dream trip: Climbing Kilimanjaroupdated: Tue Mar 14 2006 10:37:00

No one should miss out on certain experiences in this life -- and yet actually planning these trips can be intimidating, even paralyzing. We're here to help. It's time to spin the globe and think big. Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro is the first in a series of Budget Travel dream trip destinations. Check back each Tuesday for a new trip idea.

Business 2.0: A Real Angel Investorupdated: Mon Aug 01 2005 00:01:00

On the remote plains of Tanzania, about two hours from the city of Dodoma, a company called Iron Monger Group churns out farm tools handcrafted from spare truck springs. It was founded for a mere $...

E-mail appeals: Tanzaniaupdated: Tue Dec 28 2004 18:21:00

We received thousands of e-mails in the days after December's tsunamis from people seeking news of friends and relatives in areas affected by the disaster.

Chimp youngsters a lot like humans updated: Mon Apr 19 2004 17:04:00

Check out a day care center or ask parents raising boys and girls: Many will say little boys and little girls learn and do things differently.

Disabled climbers reach summitupdated: Mon Jan 19 2004 06:51:00

Four disabled climbers have reached the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro after nine days of tough mountaineering.

Climbers accept ultimate challengeupdated: Tue Jan 13 2004 13:58:00

An international team of four mountaineers has begun its ascent of northeast Tanzania's Mt. Kilimanjaro, the world's highest freestanding mountain at 19,335 feet.

Fortune: Safari So Good The FORTUNE guide to going on safari in Africa.updated: Mon Nov 27 2000 00:01:00

Hear the word "safari," and you might have visions of trekking through the bush in the heart of Africa, thousands of miles away from any sign of civilization, exhausted and grimy from several days'...

Money Magazine: INTO SOUTH AFRICA WE'LL DOUBLE IN A DECADEupdated: Fri Jul 01 1994 00:01:00

NEXT YEAR MARKS THE CENtennial of $6.7 billion South African Breweries, the nation's dominant beermaker and biggest consumer company with divisions in soft drinks (including a Coke franchise), fash...

Fortune: TRAVEL WARNINGS STILL IN EFFECTupdated: Mon Apr 08 1991 00:01:00

Better rethink that vacation trip to Tanzania's game parks, Thailand's temples, or Peru's Inca ruins. The State Department includes all three countries in a near-record listing of 72 destinations t...

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