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UN to investigate death of 14 Tanzanian peacekeepers

Kassim Majaliwa DAR ES SALAAM. — The government of Tanzania yesterday asked the United Nations to conduct a thorough investigation into an attack by rebels that killed 14 Tanzanian soldiers in a peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Kassim Majaliwa, the east African country’s Prime Minister, made the appeal when he led hundreds of mourners in paying their last respects to the slain Tanzanian soldiers at the headquarters of the Ministry of Defence and National Service in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam. “We call upon the United Nations to ensure an investigation is carried out...

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In Tanzania, UN peacekeeping chief pays tribute to ‘blue helmets’ killed in DR Congo

Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix takes part in a ceremony in Dar es Salaam honouring Tanzanian peacekeepers killed on 7 December in an attack on UN Stabilization Mission (MONUSCO) Company Operating Base at Semuliki in Beni territory. Photo/UNIC Dar es Salaam 14 December 2017 – The head of United Nations peacekeeping operations on Thursday attended a ceremony in the port city of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in honour of the country’s peacekeepers recently killed during their mission in a neighbouring country. “We are here today to honor 14 fallen peacekeepers from Tanzania who made the ultimate sacrifice in...

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Tanzanian leader ‘shocked’ by killings of peacekeepers in DRCongo

DR Congo’s huge eastern region has long been wracked by violence, but fighting between government soldiers and militia groups, as well as inter-ethnic clashes, has increased significantly this year Tanzania’s President John Magufuli said Saturday he was shocked by an attack on a UN base in the restive Democratic Republic of Congo which killed 15 Tanzanian peacekeepers. The soldiers were all members of the Tanzania People’s Defence Forces participating in a peacekeeping operation in the conflict-torn eastern region of the country. “I am very shocked and saddened to hear of the deaths of our young, brave soldiers and heroes...

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Tanzania’s Magufuli to launch nationalism campaign

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli will Friday launch a nationalism campaign at the University of Dodoma. The drive, organised by the Ministry of Information, Culture, Sports and Arts, is aimed at inculcating patriotism among Tanzanians. Dr Harrison Mwakyembe, the minister, briefing reporters in Dodoma on Thursday, said in recent days unity and solidarity had been diminishing among the people, including leaders, due to lack of nationalism. He added that the ‘Nchi Yangu Kwanza’ (My Country First) campaign, which is part of the Independence commemorations, will help revive the spirit of nationalism as espoused by the founding leader Mwalimu Julius Kambarage...

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Tanzania accused of arresting exiled Burundian rebel leaders

A Burundian rebel group says Tanzanian authorities have arrested four of its top leaders. The Popular Forces of Burundi said those arrested Saturday include the rebel group’s commander in chief, Maj. Gen. Jérémie Ntiranyibagira. Human rights activists condemned Tanzania’s decision to make the arrests, saying the Burundians face possible execution upon deportation to Burundi. Pacifique Nininahazwe, president of the human rights group known as FOCODE, said the arrests taint Tanzania’s image as a neutral mediator in Burundi’s peace process. It was not immediately possible to get a comment from the Tanzanian government and a spokesman for Burundi’s presidency said...

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