In Summary
  • Azory Gwanda's wife says he vanished on November 21, after he left in a white Toyota Land Cruiser with unknown people on an "emergency trip".
  • She became alarmed when he did not return home and could not be reached on phone.
  • He had reported on a string of murders of officials and police.

NAIROBI

A Tanzanian journalist who reported on a string of murders of officials and police has been missing for the past two weeks, the two newspapers he works for have said.

Azory Gwanda, a reporter for the Mwananchi and The Citizen newspapers, wrote several articles investigating attacks in Kibiti District in Pwani Province, which surrounds Tanzania's main city of Dar es Salaam.

VANISHED

Some 10 police officers and a similar number of local administrative officials have been killed by mystery motorcycle attackers.

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