Posts Tagged ‘Tanzania’

Fifteen rail passengers were killed in a train¬†crash Sunday in Tanzania. A passenger train crashed into a cargo train that was standing still in the eastern African country’s central region of Dodoma. Local officals fear the death toll may rise as the wreckage is cleared. Sadly, a deadly train crash in the same region in […]


Update (3/9/09): Teza, a film set in Ethiopia that explores the African nation’s brutal past under the Mengistu Haire Mariam regime from 1974 – 1991 won the top prize Saturday at FESCAPO, the African continent’s top film festival and biggest cultural event. The film was directed by U.S.-based, Ethiopian-born director Haire Gerima. The video clip […]


Since 2007, more than 40 Tanzanians, born with albinism, an inherited disorder that causes a lack of pigmentation in hair, eyes, and skin, have been murdered by gangs of men, who¬†chop off their arms, legs, even genitalia and heads, to sell to fellow East Africans who apparently believe the widespread rumors (in that region) that […]