Tanzanian public broadcaster TBC has suspended nine staff after it aired a hoax story saying that US President Donald Trump had praised President John Magufuli’s performance.
The article appeared on a website called Fox Channel.
The story, which was broadcast last week, said Mr Trump called Mr Magufuli an “African hero” compared to other leaders who are “doing nothing”.
A statement from TBC said editorial procedures had not been followed.
The broadcaster’s Director General Ayub Rioba said that the station should have verified the information before broadcasting.
President Trump started this fake news problem. He tweeted fake news about wiretapping and many more lies that we are yet to uncover. Yet his fellow liars keep covering for him. The truth will eventually be uncovered.