Tanzania holds local elections, without opposition
Tanzania on Sunday held local government elections, viewed as a test case ahead of national polls next year, with the main opposition party boycotting the ballot citing violence and intimidation.
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 shuts down another ‘days numbered’ newspaper
The moves appear to cement President John Magufuli’s pledge in January that the days of newspapers his government viewed as unethical “were numbered” — a statement that triggered concerns about censorship.
Tanzania’s President Magufuli threatens to close mines if talks delayed
Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has threatened to close down all gold mines in the country if mining companies delay talks with his government aimed at resolving allegations of tax evasion.
Tanzania on track to hit 7.2 per cent growth in 2016: Central Bank
Tanzania’s economy is on track to expand by 7.2 percent in 2016, up from 7 percent in 2015, boosted by construction, an anti-corruption drive and better management of public resources, the central bank governor said on Wednesday.
Tanzania opposition postpones protests against 'dictatorship'
Tanzania's main opposition party on Wednesday postponed for a month promised protests against what it says are anti-democratic actions by President John Magufuli.