Dar es Salaam

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    Video caption: The artists and entertainers moving performances online

    Artists in Tanzania are using their time during the lockdown to create new work and put it online.

  2. Dar es Salaam life 'normal' despite Covid-19 alert

    Sammy Awami

    BBC News, Dar es Salaam

    A man wearing a face mask in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Image caption: Many residents of the city are wearing masks though other restrictions are not in evidence

    The US embassy in Tanzania has warned that there is a risk of "exponential growth" of Covid-19 cases in the country, at a time when the government is not releasing data on new cases.

    The health alert does not necessarily mean the relationship between Tanzania and the US is deteriorating.

    However, the unusually strong words used in the statement speaks volumes about what the US believes to be the magnitude of the disease in the country.

    The lack of daily updates from the government makes it difficult to know for sure whether the situation in the country really is out of control.

    Whatever the truth is, life has hardly changed from how it was before Tanzania reported its first Covid-19 case in March.

    Markets and shopping centres continue to be packed with people, raising concerns that the virus could be spreading fast.

    Many, however, wear masks and other face covering to protect themselves.

    Shops, market centres, pubs and places of worship have also put water buckets and soap at entrance points and demand people wash their hands before entering.

  3. Fighting floods with drones in Dar es Salaam

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    Video caption: Drone footage was used to map almost 2,000 informal dumpsites which were causing floods.
  4. Tanzania: Lack of info could mask 'hidden Ebola epidemic'

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    Video caption: There's still little known about a possible Ebola case in Dar es Salaam

    There's still little known about a possible Ebola case in Dar es Salaam

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    Video caption: The Tanzanian singer standing up to sexual harassment

    Tanzanian artist Mina Hussein won't 'offer her body' to music execs to be successful. She's standing up to a perceived culture of sexual harassment.

  6. Tanzanians asked to denounce homosexuals

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    Video caption: The regional commissioner of Dar es Salaam promised arrests

    The regional commissioner of Dar es Salaam promised arrests