Tag Archives: John Magufuli

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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15 February 19

Tanzania is starting to look a lot like a one-party state once again

At the end of January, Tanzania’s parliament granted the country’s ruling government sweeping powers over rival political parties. Opposition legislators were quick to criticise the amendments, arguing they cement a “one-party rule” Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) ruling party. For analysts looking at
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31 January 19

Tanzania: MPs grant government sweeping powers over political parties

Tanzania’s parliament has passed new amendments to legislation granting the government sweeping powers over political parties in the country.

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12 January 19

Tanzania President reveals he monitors officials’ phone calls

Tanzania President John Magufuli has revealed he monitors the phone conversations of his government officials and ministers.

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