This month the ancient port city of Zanzibar in Tanzania, has been mourning the death of one of its great musical stars. No one knows exactly how old the singer and drummer Bi Kidude was when she died but she left a unique musical legacy.
Tanzania's recently become known for something macabre ? the killings and mutilations of members of Tanzania's albino population. They're spurred by a lucrative trade in albino body parts for witchdoctor rituals. The World's Jeb Sharp reports.
A practice that often goes along with child marriage is female genital mutilation — the tradition of cutting a girl's clitoris before she marries. It's estimated that 125 million women and girls have had that done to them. And advocates say you can’t address child marriage without addressing this practice.
Fifteen years ago today al-Qaeda bombed the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. Over 200 died; thousands were wounded. Anchor Aaron Schachter recalls the day with John Lange who was acting ambassador to Tanzania.
In East Africa, a development project using Islamic ethics has taught locals the Koranic imperatives of conserving natural resources. Some say eco-Islam has taken root. From Pemba Island in Tanzania, Matthew Brunwasser reports.
President Obama is in the East African country of Tanzania, on the last leg of his African tour. Trade and business are at top priorities of this trip. But in Africa, US companies have some stiff competition from China.
They farm on a set, but the stakes are high. These are the stars of a reality show called "Female Food Heroes," a Tanzanian TV show produced by Oxfam that aims to empower and educate rural women who feed most of the families in the African nation.