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
Tanzania’s parliament has passed new amendments to legislation granting the government sweeping powers over political parties in the country.
In Tanzania, the government is stepping up its efforts to criminalise homosexuality, prompting a number of foreign donors to withhold aid to the East African nation in light of recent developments and comment from senior officials. On Tuesday, President John
Denmark is withholding almost $10 million in aid to Tanzania over “unacceptable homophobic comments” from a senior politician in the African nation.
Tanzania President John Magufuli has threatened to deploy the army amid a dispute between farmers and traders over the price of cashew nuts.
Ten men in Tanzania have been arrested on suspicion of being gay, the same week a new task force was created by the government to identify homosexuals.
Regional commissioner for the Tanzanian capital of Dar es Salaam, Paul Makonda, says authorities have been handed the names of thousands of suspected gay people, after calling upon the public to report them to the government.
Dar es Salaam governor Paul Makonda has announced the formation of a surveillance squad to hunt down gay people in the capital.
Tanzania’s youngest billionaire Mohammed Dewji has been released unharmed, nine days after he was abducted by gunmen.