Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan has reneged on her promise to back democracy. Her regime suspended a second newspaper Sunday.
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Tanzania has suspended a local newspaper for publishing that President Samia Suluhu Hassan would not run for re-election in 2025.
Tanzania’s opposition leader was arrested last week and charged with plotting to kill state officials, dashing hopes for a democratic turn.
Tanzania’s 2020 election was a watershed moment. The ruling party rigged the elections on a large scale as part of an oppressive campaign.
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.