Tanzania has held a mass funeral for people who died when an overturned fuel tanker exploded on Saturday. Officials have said people were trying to siphon fuel from the vehicle on a main road in the Morogoro region when it exploded, killing 71. Correspondents say disasters like this have happened all too frequently in parts of Africa where some people are willing to take huge risks to remove fuel from tankers and pipelines.
A crackdown on LGBT communities in Tanzania is underway as the regional governor of the country’s largest city vowed to arrest people suspected of being gay by next week. Surveillance teams have been created to find and arrest people in same-sex relationships. Homosexual acts are illegal in Tanzania and anti-gay sentiment has increased since 2015.