Tanzanians dig for survivors after building collapse

A rescuer guides the hook of a crane to remove rubble from a collapsed building in Dar es Salaam. Photo: AP

A building under construction collapsed in the centre of Tanzania’s commercial capital Dar es Salaam on Friday and rescuers searched for survivors under the rubble, with conflicting reports about the number of dead.

Saturday, 30 March, 2013, 1:19am

President Xi to target energy and raw material supplies on African visit

China's President Xi Jinping. Photo: Reuters

President Xi Jinping's visit to three resource-rich African countries is part of a strategy to secure valuable supplies of energy and raw materials to fuel China's manufacturing sector.

26 Mar 2013 - 5:44am

Hot spots: Seronera Wildlife Lodge, The Serengeti

Hot spots: Seronera Wildlife Lodge, The Serengeti


26 Jan 2013 - 11:40pm

Big win for HK against Tanzania

Hong Kong thumped Tanzania by 134 runs to win their second successive game at the ICC World Cricket League division four tournament in Dar-es-Salaam, but coach Aftab Habib was still finding fault. 'We are playing some really good cricket, and it is not one or two guys but the whole team gelling,' Habib said.

7 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Scott Stevens

'I always told everyone what time they had to be up in the morning the night before. If it was going to be a long, hard slog up a mountain or through the desert, we'd try to get out of bed at 5.30am and have breakfast an hour later. Breakfast wasn't too complicated - bacon, toast, stuff the cooks could take care of.

3 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

End the stereotypes about Africa

New Africa films keep coming - this time it's the riveting Blood Diamond; last year the superbly acted The Last King of Scotland - while Out of Africa still vibrates in my mind almost 20 years after its release. But am I alone in being rather cross when my 16-year-old daughter asks me yet again: 'Is Africa really like that?'

19 Mar 2007 - 12:00am