Tanzania’s 2020 election was a watershed moment. The ruling party rigged the elections on a large scale as part of an oppressive campaign.
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Tanzania and its people remain in a desperate balancing act trying to advance into a more fair democracy and defeat the specter of poverty. According to Freedom House, "the president of Tanzania is elected by direct popular vote for up to two five-year terms. The unicameral National Assembly has 357 and serves as the legislature. Also check out our section on World Democracy.
President John Magufuli of Tanzania’s death was announced March 17 following which there has been admirable peaceful political transition.
Tanzania went from being a country where free expression was accepted to absolute tyranny during John Magufuli’s six-year rule.
Tanzanian President John Magufuli has officially won a second term, with a landslide victory of more than 84% of the vote in this week’s election.
Journalist Erick Kabendera, who was jailed last year after he criticized President Magufuli. A judge has ordered his release
Rights groups say Tanzania’s government has reduced the democratic space in the country by arresting critics and shutting down news outlets.
Committee to Protect Journalists callson the Tanzanian government to provide a detailed public account of the fate of freelance journalist Azory Gwanda.
CPJ urges Tanzanian lawmakers to revise a set of proposed legislative amendments, some of which would pose undue restrictions on freedom of expression.
A media rights group expressed indignation over statements made by officials in Tanzania and South Africa justifying the detention of two of its employees.
CPJ expressed indignation at statements from Tanzanian authorities justifying the detention of CPJ’s Africa team in Dar es Salaam on November 7.