10 Tanzania Newspapers Online for Latest News


Apart from offering one of the best safari tours and destinations in the world, the Country of Tanzania is surrounded by quite a lot of news events and activities and as such is only expected that a lot of newspapers go for circulation everyday or weekly. Tanzanian newspapers are mostly published in either of the two major and official languages spoken in the country: the English or Swahili languages. In recent times, more Tanzanian newspapers have made a leap into the growing internet community to satisfy the needs and curiosities of the news hungry citizens. This has resulted in reaching a wider audience, a more pragmatic and interactive news reporting and of course a more timely and prompt news delivery which is accessible from anywhere on the internet. Such enchanting contributions of information technology has seen more people reading Tanzanian newspapers online with the following newspapers being most preferred.

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Tanzanian Newspapers Online

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1. Mwananchi Newspaper

Mwananchi is a daily Tanzanian newspaper that is published in Swahili. It was registered on the 20th of  April, 2000 and on the 27th of May 2000, the 12-paged first copy of the Mwananchi newspaper was launche and retailed for Sh150. Mwananchi newspaper is distributed to all the major regions in Tanzania. It is estimated that 47% of all Tanzanian Swahili Newspaper readers read Mwananchi. The newspaper is published by the Mwananchi Communications Ltd, a media Company based in Tanzania which has been acquired to become part of the Nation Media Group: the largest news media company in East Africa. Mwananchi newspaper is available online on this link: www.mwananchi.co.tz

2. Arusha Times

Arusha times is also another newspaper in Tanzania that also has quite a large following, unlike other newspapers which are based in the capital city of Dar es Salaam, the Arusha Times has its headquarters and publications in the City of Arusha. Online versions of the daily newspaper is published in English language and is accessible via www.arushatimes.co.tz

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3. This Day

The daily newspaper which is published in the English language has its offices in the city of Dar es Salaam. The newspaper features local, national, regional as well as international news in social, political and economic sectors. This Day newspaper online version is available at the official news portal at www.thisday.co.tz

4. Raia Mwema

This daily newspaper is published in the local language of Swahili; “Raia Mwema” which stands for good citizen has a large following due to use of Swahili language. The newspaper which is based in Dar es Salaam covers local, national, international, business, entertainment as well as sports news. Logging into www.raiamwema.co.tz will enable you read the Raia Mwema newspaper online.

5. The East African

This is a bulky newspaper as compared to other newspapers; this is attributed to the fact that the newspaper covers all the countries in the east African region which include Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and also Rwanda. The newspaper which mostly focuses on the markets and economic news is published in Nairobi, Kenya by the Nation Media Group. Typically, the East African Newspaper website publishes some 20 stories a day, representing around one third of the newspaper’s content. It is accessible via www.theeastafrican.co.ke

6. Business Times

This is a weekly publication that is circulated every Friday of the week; “Business Times” head office is based in Dar es Salaam and is published in English. The newspaper focuses on the business activities taking place locally, regionally as well as internationally, an interested reader can access the Tanzanian newspaper using  www.businesstimes.co.tz

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7. Daily News Newspaper

This newspaper is one of the most popular newspapers in the region; the newspaper is published daily and is based in Dar es Salaam. The publications covers all information that range from social, political and also economics. Daily News Newspaper is published by the Tanzania Standard (Newspapers) Limited which is a print media house owned by the Government of Tanzania. The group also publishes other Newspapers like Sunday News, HABARILEO, HABARILEOJumapili and SPOTI Leo. To access the newspaper online one has to log in through their website at www.dailynews.co.tz

8. The Citizen

The Citizen newspaper, like most other Tanzania Newspapers, is based in Dar es Salaam and is also published in English; the newspaper covers all aspects of news which include local, national, regional, business, and entertainment as well as international news. The newspaper is available online at www.thecitizen.co.tz

9. The Express

The Express newspaper based in Dar es Salaam is published in English and covers all kinds of topics such as social, political, economy, sports and entertainment among other news features. The internet address used to read the newspaper is at www.theexpress.com

10. Mwanaspoti

Mwanaspoti is a sports newspaper published in Swahili, the newspaper focuses on sports activities locally, regionally as well as internationally. The newspaper meaning Sportsman is accessible via www.mwanaspoti.co.tz

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IPP Media

IPP Media is one of East Africa’s largest media companies and has an online news portal for latest news in Tanzania and East Africa at large. It is a private company based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. IPP Media aggregates news from its nine subsidiary nine newspapers, which are published in both English and Swahili. The media house also has 3 TV stations, and 4 radio stations (Radio One, SkyFM, Capital radio and East Africa FM). If you are looking for news coverage in Tanzania and the rest of East Africa, IPP Media provides such contents which can also be accessed online through its web site www.ippmedia.com.

Habari Leo

This daily newspaper has its offices in the Capital city of Dar es Salaam and is published in the Swahili language. The newspaper’s title stands for today’s news is a full newspaper publication that covers all information expected of a newspaper. Reading the newspaper through the internet is at www.habarileo.co.tz