Children die in stampede as Tanzania mourns leader

Some reports say the death toll could be high as 40 but officials have not confirmed this.

Tens of thousands of people had turned up at a stadium in Dar es Salaam to view the body of the former president.

Nicknamed the bulldozer, Mr Magufuli was popular with many Tanzanians for his no-nonsense governance style.

Critics, however, accused him of being an autocrat and of clamping down on dissent.

School bus crash kills 36 in Tanzania

The fatal crash happened in city of Arusha in Tanzania's northern Karatu District, on the edge of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

"The place where it happened is a hill, with a steep slope, and it was raining when the accident happened," Aruba Police Commander Charles Mkumbo said.

Mkumbo added investigators were still trying to determine exactly what caused the bus to leave the road. "We don't know if the driver was new or if there was a mechanical defect," he said.

Drone-based blood deliveries in Tanzania to be funded by UK

The goal is to radically reduce the amount of time it takes to send stock to health clinics in the African nation by road or other means.

The scheme involves Zipline, a Silicon Valley start-up that began running a similar service in Rwanda in October.

Experts praised that initiative but cautioned that "cargo drones" are still of limited use to humanitarian bodies.

Engan tells of his work at African orphanage

These were the pearls of encouragement from Jonathan Francisco Karato, an interesting young man from Enga province who used to volunteer at an orphanage in the far off rural districts of Tanzania, Eastern Africa.

Karato departed PNG for Tanzania on May 18, 2006, via Singapore-Johannesburg to Dar es Salaam. This was to work as a volunteer layman with the Monfort Brothers of Saint Gabriel, a Christian order of the Catholic Church.