Human Rights Watch (HRW) warns that authorities in Tanzania are stepping up repression of opposition parties, nongovernmental organizations, and the media in the build-up to presidential elections later this year.
Tanzania has approved 15 candidates for the country’s upcoming presidential election who will compete against current leader John Magufuil.
Opposition groups in Tanzania have accused President John Magufuli of covering a major outbreak of Covid-19 in the country.
Tanzania President John Magufuli has called upon international creditors to write off debts owed by African nations to help them fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
Tanzanian journalist Erick Kabendera has been released, seven months after his arrest.
Activists in Tanzania are calling for the World Bank to scrap plans for a $500 million loan to the country over human rights concerns.
Police in Tanzania say they have arrested an activist who was reported as having been abducted by the rights group he works for.
Throughout 2019, Tanzania President John Magufuli has been accused of repressing political freedom and human rights in the country. This continues a worrying trend in Tanzania, following a string of measures in 2018 affecting the rights of political opposition, journalists,
Amnesty International has criticised the government of Tanzania for withdrawing the right of individuals and NGOs in the country to file cases against it at the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights.
The United Kingdom and the United States have both expressed concerns over the legitimacy of Tanzania’s landslide local elections that saw President John Magufuli’s ruling party won 99 percent of available seats.