Tanzania

Tanzania electoral body demands proof of violence from US.

Tanzania’s electoral commission has tasked the United States to prove allegations made on Wednesday, saying elections held on August 12 were ruined by violence and intimidation. In a statement published on Wednesday, the US embassy in Dar es Salaam said the National Electoral Commission has refused to register opposition candidates and that they has been […]

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Tanzanian government prevails over bloggers in court.

 Tanzania’s government won a court case on Tuesday against bloggers and activists who sought to block the enforcement of tough, new online content regulations that require them to be registered and declare their financial backers. Earlier this month, six human rights watchdogs, media organisations and bloggers successfully applied for a temporary court injunction against the […]

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Ramadan: 9 people arrested for eating in Zanzibar

In Zanzibar, the semi autonomous region of Tanzania, East Africa, nine people have been arrested and sentenced to one month in prison for eating in public during Ramadan. FOLLOW US ON:  INSTAGRAM, LINKEDIN, YOUTUBE, TWITTER & FACEBOOK Well, if you are surprised about the news, it’s that time of year again, 1.84 billion Muslims around the world are fasting in […]

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Tanzanian court stops govt from making online content regulations

Tanzanian High Court on Friday restrained the government from starting to regulate online content, which was to begin on Saturday. Neville Meena, secretary of the Tanzania Editors Forum (TEF), said the court’s decision followed submissions made by six institutions on April 30 asking the court to restrain the government from making online content regulations. Meena […]

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