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Pawpaws heavily infested by mealybug and (R) stumps of young pawpaw plants are all that is left of a plantation of the fruit in Bagamoyo after it was invaded by the mealybug. (Combo photo courtesy of IITA)
Dangerous pest destroying major food crops.
A new destructive pest is rapidly spreading through the coastal areas of Tanzania around Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar, attacking important food crops such as pawpaws and cassava as well as ornamental plants like hibiscus and frangipani.   The pest has been identified by scientists.
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23 Tanzanians at safety camp seeking shelter from xenophobic attacks in SA.
Twenty three Tanzanians are being sheltered from xenophobic attacks by South Africans against foreigners at Isipingo camp in Durban, South Africa.    Two Tanzanians among them had refused to be repatriated, the government has confirmed.   The Tanzania’s decision.
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