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Tanzanian MPs approve Philip Mpango as the new vice president

Dr Philip Mpango is set to be Tanzania’s next vice president after Parliament Tuesday approved his nomination for the post. President Samia Suluhu nominated him to fill the post that fell vacant when she was sworn in as Head of State following John Magufuli’s death. All the 363 MPs in ...

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US official warns of ‘impending doom’ amid rise in COVID cases

A top health official in the United States has warned of “impending doom” amid rising cases of COVID-19, even as the country continues to outpace expectations on vaccine distribution. During a news conference on Monday, Dr Rochelle Walensky, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said she was “going ...

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Who are the fighters launching attacks in northern Mozambique?

The latest attack in Cabo Delgado province kills dozens of civilians and forces thousands of Palma residents and IDPs to flee towards safety. Fighters stormed the strategic town of Palma in northern Mozambique last week in a dramatic escalation of an armed campaign that has wreaked havoc in the gas-rich ...

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