Tag Archives: Tanzania

21 June 19

Rights groups call on Tanzania to drop pregnant student ban

Human rights groups are rallying to pile pressure upon Tanzania’s government to drop a ban against pregnant schoolgirls and teenage mothers from attending school.

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04 June 19

Tanzania, Zambia agree $1.5 billion oil pipeline deal

Tanzania and Zambia have settled plans to build a $1.5 billion oil pipeline between the two countries, according to Tanzania’s energy minister.

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03 June 19

Tanzania bans plastic bags to curb pollution

Tanzania is the latest East African nation to implement a ban on plastic bags in a bid to clean up the environment.

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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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10 April 19

Tanzania: IMF cuts 2019 economic growth forecast to 4 percent

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has cut its forecast for Tanzania’s economic growth for this year and 2020 to four percent, down from previous expectations.

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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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28 February 19

Tanzania suspends newspaper over story on falling shilling

Tanzania has suspended newspaper The Citizen for seven days after the publication ran a story on the falling value of the Tanzanian shilling.

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24 February 19

Tanzania aims to electrify all villages by 2021

Tanzania is aiming to connect all villages in the country to the national grid and provide them with electricity by 2021, Energy Minister Medard Kalemani said on Wednesday.

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