Tag Archives: John Magufuli

01 November 19

Tanzanian comedian arrested over Magufuli face-swap

A popular Tanzanian comedian is being held by police after sharing face-swap images of himself and President John Magufuli, according to his lawyer.

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30 October 19

Tanzania: Rights groups criticise Magufuli over increasing repression

Two prominent rights groups have criticised Tanzania President John Magufuli, accusing him of creating an increasingly repressive regime.

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16 October 19

Tanzania: Magufuli moves to new capital Dodoma

Tanzania President John Magufuli has moved his office to the country’s new capital of Dodoma, fulfilling his pledge to relocate his government to the city by the end of 2019.

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01 September 19

CPJ: Detained Tanzanian journalist needs urgent medical attention

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) says detained Tanzanian journalist Erick Kabendera needs urgent medical attention.

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29 August 19

Tanzania: National Bank of Commerce fined over data rules breach

Tanzania’s National Bank of Commerce has been fined 1 billion Tanzanian shillings (US$435,000) after failing to establish its own data centre.

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06 August 19

Tanzania charges journalist with money laundering, tax evasion

Authorities in Tanzania on Monday charged investigative journalist, Erick Kabendera, with money laundering, tax evasion and assisting organised crime.

29 May 19

Tanzania’s incredible transformation from ‘beacon of democracy’ to oppressive state

On October 25, 2015, Tanzania elected John Magufuli to become the country’s fifth president with more than 58% of the vote. During his 20-year career as a member of parliament, prior to being elected as president, Magufili built a reputation
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12 May 19

Tanzania: Activist found beaten, dumped in village

An activist has been found beaten and unconscious in a southern Tanzanian village, prompting fears of a crackdown on opposition politics.

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23 April 19

Tanzania blocks IMF report criticising government policies

Tanzania has refused to authorise the publication of a report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that criticises the government’s policies and their impact upon the economy.

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18 March 19

Tanzania: Opposition politicians call nation ‘police state’

Two opposition politicians in Tanzania say the country has become a “police state” under the rule of President John Magufuli.

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