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Tanzania suspends leading newspaper over currency report
Tanzania suspends leading newspaper over currency report
Tanzania has suspended a leading newspaper and its website for a week accusing it of falsely reporting currency exchange rates.
No, Africa doesn’t need more strongmen
No, Africa doesn’t need more strongmen
The evidence is conclusive: over and over again, democrats trump dictators
Shot 16 times, but still defiant
Shot 16 times, but still defiant
Tundu Lissu is a Tanzanian MP and a member of Chadema, the main opposition party. In September 2017, two gunmen attacked him outside his house...
Tanzania suffers peril of populism
Tanzania suffers peril of populism
Tanzanian President John Magufuli is one of the most divisive leaders in Africa. People tend to either love his dynamic leadership and campaign...
EU to review its financial support for Tanzania over human rights concerns
EU to review its financial support for Tanzania over human rights concerns
On Thursday, the 28-member European Union said it was reviewing its financial support to Tanzania. "The EU and its member states are concerned...
Dirco confirms release of former M&G editor, colleague
Dirco confirms release of former M&G editor, colleague
Former Mail & Guardian editor Angela Quintal and her Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) colleague Muthoki Mumo were released by Tanzanian...
Tanzania government denounces governor's anti-gay witch-hunt
Tanzania government denounces governor's anti-gay witch-hunt
Tanzania says that a plan to hunt down and arrest suspected homosexuals in the country's economic capital was not official policy, distancing...
Tanzania ferry disaster toll rises to 151
Tanzania ferry disaster toll rises to 151
The death toll after a ferry capsized in Lake Victoria has risen to 151, state-run TV station TBC said on Saturday as rescue workers pressed on...
Ethiopia’s 100-day revolution
Ethiopia’s 100-day revolution
Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopia’s new prime minister, has made sweeping changes in his first 100 days in office. In this he is not alone: all new leaders...
Tanzania’s illiberal tilt
Tanzania’s illiberal tilt
During a recent phone call with a Tanzanian journalist and human rights activist whom I know well, many of my questions were met with uncharacteristic silence. My friend is bold, plucky, and usually talkative. But on this occasion, politics was too dangerous for her to discuss. With...
Tanzania’s latest clampdown takes decades of repression to new lows
Tanzania’s latest clampdown takes decades of repression to new lows
The United Republic of Tanzania has just turned...
Tanzanian journalist recounts his midnight flight from assassins
Tanzanian journalist recounts his midnight flight from assassins
In early October 2017, I received a death threat. It wasn’t the first but it was the most serious. Confidential information was leaked that three...

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