There are four key elections taking place in East Africa this year: Burundi, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Somalia. Each of these countries faces its own unique set of political and security challenges that risk boiling over. Even if all four of
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,
Human Rights Watch (HRW) says Burundian refugees in Tanzania are being pressured into returning to their home country.
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.
A popular Tanzanian comedian is being held by police after sharing face-swap images of himself and President John Magufuli, according to his lawyer.
The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has repeated its stance that all refugees returning to Burundi must do voluntarily, without any pressure from the governments of Tanzania and Burundi.
Two prominent rights groups have criticised Tanzania President John Magufuli, accusing him of creating an increasingly repressive regime.
Barrick Gold Corp has reached a deal with Tanzania to pay the country $300 million, bringing an end to its long-running tax dispute.