Tag Archives: John Magufuli

10 June 18

Tanzania orders unlicensed bloggers to shut down websites

Tanzania’s government has ordered all unlicensed bloggers to shut down their websites following the introduction of new online publishing regulations.

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20 April 18

Tanzania has warned people against protesting – and it seems to be working

For weeks, the Tanzanian government has been warning citizens against taking to the streets in protest on April 26. A US-based activist had called for nationwide protests against John Magufuli’s government as complaints about suppressing civil freedoms increase. Despite this, the
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13 February 18

Tanzania: Church accuses government of hurting democracy

Tanzania’s Catholic Church has accused President John Magufuli’s government of hurting democracy by suppressing freedom of expression.

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12 December 17

Kenya president condemns killing of peacekeepers in DRC

Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta has condemned the killing of 15 Tanzanian soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), who were operating as part of a United Nations peacekeeping mission.

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12 October 17

Tanzania: Key investor accuses ‘Bulldozer’ president of scaring away investors

One of the biggest investors in Tanzania has accused President John Magufuli of scaring away foreign investors with his policies.

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27 August 17

LHRC tells Tanzania to stop harassing MPs after three arrested for insulting president

Tanzania’s leading rights group has called on the government to stop harassing MPs following the arrest of three opposition lawmakers.

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08 July 17

Tanzania: MP arrested for ‘insulting’ President Magufuli

A female MP in Tanzania has been arrested for allegedly insulting President John Magufuli.

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21 June 17

Tanzania: Paper banned for two years, editor threatened

Tanzanian newspaper Mawio is facing a two-year ban after reporting on a misconduct investigation that implicates two former presidents.

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04 May 17

Tanzania: Magufuli fires 9,932 civil servants

Tanzania President John Magufuli dismissed more than 9,900 civil servants on Friday for having forged educational certificates.

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05 April 17

Tanzania: President fires minister over press freedom row, sends warning shot to media

Tanzanian President John Magufuli warned the country’s media organisations to “be careful” on Friday after sacking a minister for defending press freedom.

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