Tanzania’s government on Tuesday won a court case against bloggers and activists attempting to block new online publishing regulations.
Tanzanian bloggers and online content creators won a temporary court order against government legislation forcing them to pay $900 per year in licencing fees.
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
Bloggers and other “online content creators” in Tanzania now have to pay $930 in licence fees per year to be approved by the government.
A female MP in Tanzania has been arrested for allegedly insulting President John Magufuli.
Tanzanian newspaper Mawio is facing a two-year ban after reporting on a misconduct investigation that implicates two former presidents.
Ethiopia has shut down internet access for its citizens as students in the country sit national exams.
Opposition member Yonatan Tesfaye has been sentenced to six and a half years in prison for criticising the Ethiopian government on Facebook.
An Ethiopian opposition politician has been found guilty of encouraging terrorism over comments he posted on Facebook.