Gagging the watchdog
Think of Tanzania and you are drenched in a swirl of sweet memories because of its safari and rich wild life which attract almost a million tourists yearly.
Tanzania's Magufuli to seek re-election in October vote
Tanzanian President John Magufuli said Wednesday he would seek re-election in October, after a first term marked by accusations of narrowing freedoms and growing authoritarianism.
BBA Winner Idris Sultan Arrested For 'Bullying' Tanzanian President
Tanzanian actor and comedian, Idris Sultan who won the Big Brother Africa show in 2014, has been arrested for allegedly bullying the President of Tanzania, John Magufuli. A recent video clip showed him laughing at an old photograph of President Magufuli, wearing an over-sized suit. The photo has been making the rounds on Tanzania’s social…
Tanzania to reopen universities as virus silence persists
Tanzanian President John Magufuli said Thursday that universities and sports events would resume next month, after declaring that prayer had spared the country the worst of the coronavirus, even as critics say cases are soaring.
Tanzania opposition MPs to 'isolate' after string of deaths
Tanzania's main opposition party on Friday asked its lawmakers to stop attending parliament sessions and isolate themselves after three MPs died of unknown causes in the past 11 days.
Tanzania rejects calls for election commission reform
Tanzania's government on Thursday rejected opposition calls for a reform of the election commission, ahead of general elections later this year.
Tanzania president moves to ease fears over election
Tanzanian President John Magufuli has promised this year's general election will be "free and fair" and invited international monitors to observe proceedings amid concerns of a democratic crackdown in the East African nation.
Tanzania backsliding on freedoms under Magufuli: Amnesty, HRW
President John Magufuli has presided over a crackdown on media and civil society in Tanzania that has seriously undermined democratic freedoms as the country approaches elections, global rights groups said Monday.
Tanzania threatens to de-register churches who criticise president from pulpit
Tanzania has threatened to revoke the registration of religious organisations that “mix religion and politics” after a cleric criticised President John Magufuli’s leadership in a Christmas sermon.