Tanzania's main opposition demands independent poll body

2020-02-03 17:00

Tanzania's main opposition Chadema party has called for an independent electoral commission, amid concerns of a crackdown ahead of a general election later this year.

Tanzania extends eco-crimes amnesty after 467 requests

2019-10-01 21:31

Tanzania's president John Magufuli has announced an extension to an economic crimes amnesty after prosecutors were flooded with 467 requests in the initial seven-day period.

Tanzanian president urges ministers to 'take advantage' of refugee crises

2019-01-05 10:13

Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Friday urged his ministers to "take advantage" of refugee crises and make money by selling food to international aid organisations.

Denmark withholds aid to Tanzania over gay rights

2018-11-16 05:51

Denmark is cutting about $10 million in aid to the government of Tanzania over what it called "negative developments" in human rights in the east African country

World Bank cites 'deep concern' over Tanzania statistics law

2018-10-04 15:00

The World Bank says it's "deeply concerned" by new legislation in Tanzania that criminalises the collection and dissemination of information contradicting official statistics.

Tanzania president John Magufuli says his party will rule 'forever'

2018-07-18 13:06

Tanzania's President John Magufuli who has come under fire for his authoritarian leadership style has vowed that his ruling party will be "in power forever, for eternity".

Tanzania president orders harsher conditions for prisoners

2018-07-15 15:44

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has ordered that prisoners be made to work "day and night", that conjugal visits be ended and that lazy inmates should be "kicked".

Top Africa story: Moz terror group, Donkeys in Africa

2018-06-16 07:07

Panic has gripped northern Mozambique following a 'terrorist incident at a local supermarket', and donkeys are stolen and skinned in Africa to feed Chinese demand.

Magufuli hails Zim's 'peaceful transition', invites Mnangagwa to Tanzania

2018-05-25 12:00

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has reportedly commended Zimbabwe for its "peaceful transition" that took place last year, as he invited his counterpart President Emmerson Mnangagwa to visit his east African country.

Tanzania civil society decries 'unprecedented' violations

2018-02-22 09:58

More than a hundred Tanzanian civil society groups have raised their voices against "unprecedented" violations of human and democratic rights under the government of President John Magufuli.


Tanzania court charges rights activist with money laundering

2019-12-24 22:00

A Tanzanian court has charged rights activist Tito Magoti with money laundering and other offences after holding him in custody for four days, the organisation for which he works says.

Tanzania's Magufuli orders central bank to create gold reserve

2019-01-10 09:41

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has ordered the central bank to create a gold reserve as he urged the government to better control mineral exports from the country, Africa's fourth largest gold producer.

Tanzania opposition vows fight against Magufuli 'dictatorship'

2018-12-19 17:40

Tanzania's opposition parties have declared they would join forces in a campaign against the "dictatorship" of President John Magufuli.

Anti-gay crackdown 'not reflective of Tanzania's official stance', says govt

2018-11-05 13:31

The Tanzanian government has distanced itself from the local administrator who called for a crackdown on gay people in Dar es Salaam.

Tanzania rejects US criticism of local polls

2018-08-19 12:14

Tanzania is an "independent" country and will not be "intimidated", the ruling party says after the US expressed concern about the conduct of 70 recent by-elections.

Anger over 'callous' Magufuli remarks on prisoners

2018-07-17 11:29

Amnesty International has slammed Tanzanian President John Magufuli for ordering that prisoners be made to work "day and night" and be kicked if lazy.

Tanzanian pollster under fire over president's poor score

2018-07-12 21:04

Tanzanian authorities have said they had ordered a local advocacy group to explain itself or face legal action after it published a poll showing President John Magufuli's popularity had dived by 41 percent.

Tanzania's Magufuli expresses 'deep sadness' as 10 army reservists killed in bus crash

2018-06-15 10:06

Tanzania's president John Magufuli as expressed "deep sadness" following the killing of at least 10 army reservists after their overcrowded and dilapidated bus overturned in the south of the country, police and witnesses say.

Two Tanzanians arrested over call to protest 'dictatorship'

2018-03-22 10:48

Tanzanian police has said they had arrested a driver and a farmer accused of urging fellow citizens to protest against the increasing authoritarianism of President John Magufuli on social media.

Tanzania church accuses govt of harming democracy

2018-02-11 18:28

Tanzania's Catholic church has accused the government of President John Magufuli of violating democratic norms by limiting freedom of expression.

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