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Omar Mohammed

A Tanzanian journalist based in the country's commercial capital, Dar es Salaam. He tweets @shurufu.

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Latest posts by Omar Mohammed

6 May 2017

A Bus Crash Claims the Lives of Dozens of Children in Northern Tanzania

The East African nation has one of the highest rates of road fatalities on the continent.

11 November 2016

America, I Used to Love You

The Bridge

The election of Donald Trump has broken the hearts of many around the world who love America.

23 October 2013

Only Football Divides Tanzania

The Bridge

Tanzania prides itself on its unassailable ethnic and religious unity. But on the day of the Dar es Salaam Derby, neutrality takes a back seat to passionate fandom.

23 September 2013

Global Voices Author Remembers Friends Slain in Nairobi Mall Attack

Shurufu, a Tanzanian journalist based in Dar es Salaam, lost friends Ross Langdon and Elif Yavuz, who were expecting their first child together.

How the Nairobi Mall Attack Unfolded on Social Media

Twitter captured the confusion of the attack in real-time as users, who first reported what they thought was an explosion, learned the horrible truth.

13 September 2013

Tanzania's Parliament Turns Into a Boxing Ring

Recently, a member of parliament became embroiled in a physical altercation with security officers. It's not the first time matters have ended in a brawl in Tanzania's parliament.

3 July 2013

Tanzanians Review Highly Anticipated Obama Visit

Dar es Salaam is getting back to normal after two days in which the city found itself playing host to arguably the most powerful man on earth: President Barack Obama...

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