Charles Kombe is a freelance based in Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania. He is a Voice of America's stringer from Tanzania. Charles has also worked as a freelance radio producer for Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA) as well as Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority's Documentaries; programs based on creating awareness to the community on national reserves and tourism.
The Tanzanian government has brought tremendous changes to the country since President John Magufuli comes into office in 2015. He has made government officials responsible to the citizens as well a crackdown on corruption. But there has been criticism from activists and media stakeholders to have diminished press freedom in the country something that the government denies.
Human rights defenders in Tanzania unites to raise their voices wanted the government to give clarification over the missing journalist, Azory Gwanda who went missing since November 2017. The action comes after a recent statement made by the minister of foreign affairs Palamagamba Kabudi that Azory Gwanda is dead
Tanzania is planning to build a car cable service on Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's tallest peak and a world heritage site. The country wants to boost tourist numbers but a quarter-million porters and mountain guides worry the quick ride up the mountain is a threat to their livelihoods.
Albino Killings in Northen Tanzania
Tanzanians are grappling with a hike in tomato prices, as some customers in the country's biggest city, Dar es Salaam, say they have seen almost a threefold increase in tomato prices around February an march this year. The shortage said to be caused by poor infrastructures especially roads that many are destructed by the ongoing rain that hinder transportation to the market. Here is my report from Dar es salaam - Tanzania