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Tanzania complains of being sidelined in east African bloc

By Fumbuka Ng'wanikilala DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzania has complained to the five-nation East African Community that it is being sidelined in discussions on future integration by members Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda, highlighting strains in one of Africa's main economic blocs. Tanzanian officials demanded an explanation after the three states agreed on a new railway that would link them up, but without connecting Tanzania, and on moves to create a single customs area in a series of meetings that excluded Tanzania.

Four Saudis held over Tanzania church bombing

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzania has arrested four men from Saudi Arabia and four Tanzanians in connection with the bombing of church on Sunday that killed two people, an attack that has heightened sectarian tensions in the east African nation. Investigators said they were still determining the type of device used in the attack on the Catholic church in Arusha, a town in the north of the nation of about 45 million people that is roughly evenly split between Muslims and Christians.

Tanzanian church blast kills one, wounds 57

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - A suspected bomb attack on a new Catholic church in the northern Tanzanian town of Arusha killed at least one person and wounded dozens of others on Sunday, police said. The Vatican's ambassador to Tanzania, Archbishop Francisco Montecillo Padilla, was attending the official opening of the church when the explosion occurred, but escaped unharmed. If a bomb blast is proven, it will mark an escalation in sectarian tensions in east Africa's second biggest economy.

At least 30 wounded in blast at Tanzanian church

At least 30 people were injured, three seriously, in a suspected bomb attack Sunday at a packed new Catholic church in the northern Tanzanian city of Arusha, police said. Witnesses said at least one person had been trampled to death in the stampede after the blast. The Vatican's ambassador to Tanzania, Archbishop Francisco Montecillo Padilla, was attending mass at the church but was not harmed, officials said. "There have been 30 people wounded, three in a serious condition, and one person has been arrested," said regional police chief Liberatus Sabas.

At least 30 wounded in blast at Tanzanian church

At least 30 people were injured, including three seriously, in an explosion Sunday at a church in the northern Tanzanian city of Arusha, police said. "There have been 30 people wounded, three in a serious condition, and one person has been arrested," said regional police chief Liberatus Sabas. It was not immediately clear what caused the explosion. "This a sad day, our security forces are mobilised, and the culprits will be arrested and brought to justice," said Arusha's commissioner Magesa Mulongo. "For the time being we don't know if it is a bomb," he added.

At least 30 wounded in blast at Tanzanian church

At least 30 people were injured including three seriously in an explosion Sunday at a church in the northern Tanzanian city of Arusha, police said. "There have been 30 people wounded, three in a serious condition, and one person has been arrested," said regional police chief Liberatus Sabas. It was not immediately clear what caused the explosion. "This a sad day, our security forces are mobilised, and the culprits will be arrested and brought to justice," said Arusha's commissioner Magesa Mulongo. "For the time being we don't know if it is a bomb," he added.

Three dead, 11 missing in Tanzania's mine accident

Three people died and 11 others were missing when a gravel mine collapsed on Monday in Moshono area of Arusha Region, northern part of Tanzania, APA reports quoting Xinhua.Police in Arusha confirmed the accident, as rescue team was busy working on the ground to rescue the trapped people in the collapsed mine.

Three dead, 11 missing in Tanzania's mine accident

Three people died and 11 others were missing when a gravel mine collapsed on Monday in Moshono area of Arusha Region, northern part of Tanzania.Police in Arusha confirmed the accident, as rescue team was busy working on the ground to rescue the trapped people in the collapsed mine.

13 killed in Tanzania quarry collapse: local official

At least 13 people were killed in the northern Tanzanian city of Arusha when the sides of a quarry caved in, a local official said Tuesday. "There are 13 dead but rescuers managed to save two people," said Mulongo Magessa, governor of Arusha province, of the accident that took place on Monday, days after a building collapse killed 36 people in the east African nation's commercial capital. er/pjm/yad
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