Tag Archives: John Magufuli

27 May 20

Tanzania: Magufuli accused of covering up Covid-19 outbreak

Opposition groups in Tanzania have accused President John Magufuli of covering a major outbreak of Covid-19 in the country.

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22 April 20

Tanzania president calls for debt relief to aid coronavirus battle

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.

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25 February 20

Tanzania: Journalist Erick Kabendera freed, seven months after arrest

Tanzanian journalist Erick Kabendera has been released, seven months after his arrest.

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27 January 20

Tanzania: Calls for World Bank to scrap $500m loan over rights concerns

Activists in Tanzania are calling for the World Bank to scrap plans for a $500 million loan to the country over human rights concerns.

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21 December 19

Tanzania: Police arrest ‘abducted’ activist

Police in Tanzania say they have arrested an activist who was reported as having been abducted by the rights group he works for.

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19 December 19

A review of John Magufuli’s Tanzania in 2019

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,
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04 December 19

Tanzania: Amnesty criticises withdrawal of individual, NGO rights

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.

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29 November 19

UK, US say Tanzania elections lack credibility

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.

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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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