Mohammed Dewji, CEO of the METL Group family conglomerate, was seized in Tanzania's commercial capital Dar es Salaam last week.
Bodies continued to float to the surface around the vessel, which initial estimates suggested had been carrying more than 300 people.
Tanzanian President John Magufuli has ordered the arrest of the management of ill-fated ferry as scores more are still feared missing as rescuers continue to search for survivors the day after the disaster.
Kenya has set a small, but great, example of how governments on the African continent can empower women to realise the immense potential of agriculture on the continent.
Catherine was 18 when she was tricked into leaving her job in Dar es Salaam on a promise of a better one in India. Upon arriving in New Delhi, she was sold into prostitution.
Taarab is the traditional music of Zanzibar but it almost disappeared. Iolo ap Dafydd reports on how the island's only music academy is trying to preserve its unique sound, and how technology seems to be hitting the right note.
Twenty years ago two bomb blasts killed more than 250 people and wounded thousands more at two US embassies in Tanzania and Kenya. Those attacks heralded the arrival of Al Qaeda on the global stage.
The weather at Lake Victoria is unlike any other place on earth with thunderstorms and lightning strikes killing around 5,000 people a year.
The new bed net has a special chemical that blocks mosquitoes resistance to insecticides and in a test has proven to cut malaria prevalence by as much as 44 percent.
The move has been labelled an attempt to stifle freedom of expression, but the government of President Yoweri Museveni says it needs the revenue so that there is electricity for people to use social media.
An estimated 500,000 black people live in Germany, but for some parts of society, being black means you can’t be German. Here, Jana Pareigis, the country's first female black anchor on public TV, describes the racism she has experienced there.
The law removes the age limit of 75 years imposed on presidential candidates, allowing 73-year-old Museveni to stand again in the country's next election, due in 2021.
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