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Charles Kombe

Charles Kombe is a freelance journalist and a researcher based in Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania. With more than 5 years of experience in the media, he has worked with national and international organizations including DW, VOA, BBC, and Vice News among others. He's now working with the Voice of America and Deutsche Welle. Kombe can work as a producer on an assignment across Africa and overseas. Locally, Kombe has worked as a freelance radio producer for various national programs including Tanzania National Parks, Ngorongoro Area Authority as well as Workers Compensation Fund.

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Challenges facing women in sports in Tanzania


Women challenges in Rural Tanzania


It’s been a month since Tanzania’s commercial capital, Dar es Salaam, put residents on water rations after a drop in the city’s main water source, the Ruvu River.


Despite endorsements by some public officials, medical experts warn no treatments should be taken at face value until scientifically tested


Opposition and demiocracy in Tanzania


My story regarding the death of Tanzania's President John Magufuli


Tanzania during Covid 19 pandemic. I worked with Vice News on this story as a local producer in Dar es Salaam and we ended up with this fantastic piece.


As cases of gender-based violence have increased in Tanzania during the pandemic, some women are learning ways to fight back — including using their fists.


Despite government efforts to rein it in, the practice of female circumcision continues secretly in the country's cattle-raising rural areas


While many countries with Muslim populations have imposed coronavirus restrictions during the holy month of Ramadhan, Tanzania, which is more than a third Muslim, has not. Despite President Samia Suluhu Hassan's shift away from her predecessor's Covid den


In Tanzania, women often die in childbirth. Poor basic health care during pregnancy and delivery places the country toward the bottom of global rankings for maternal mortality. But, for people living in the Simiyu region, this is changing


Tanzania Opening Up Tourism Despite Pandemic


Ramadan Gatherings Continue in Tanzania amid COVID-19


COVID Cases Increase in Tanzania, Despite Government Denial


Magufuli Obit


Shortly after being sworn in, Tanzania's new president, Samia Suluhu Hassan, declared there would not be a U-turn in Tanzanian politics.



Tanzania Preparedness to halt the spread of Covid 19


Ever since Tanzania’s president endorsed inhaling steam to prevent coronavirus, some have flocked to shops selling steam-machines – even though health experts say there is no evidence the method has any impact on COVID-19

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