Tag Archives: Tanzania

03 September 20

HRW: Tanzania freedoms threatened ahead of elections

Human Rights Watch (HRW) warns that authorities in Tanzania are stepping up repression of opposition parties, nongovernmental organizations, and the media in the build-up to presidential elections later this year.

28 August 20

Tanzania election: 15 candidates approved for presidential vote

Tanzania has approved 15 candidates for the country’s upcoming presidential election who will compete against current leader John Magufuil.

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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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10 February 20

HRW: ‘Free Speech Again Under Attack in Tanzania’

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has accused Tanzania’s ruling party of threatening opposition leaders in the latest report from the organisation criticising the government’s attack on free speech.

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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 January 20

Amnesty calls upon Tanzania to release rights lawyer Tito Magoti

Rights group Amnesty International has called upon authorities in Tanzania to release rights lawyer Tito Magoti.

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16 January 20

Four elections in 2020 that will shape East Africa for the next decade

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
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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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