Hopes for democratization in Tanzania following the death of President John Pombe Joseph Magufuli have been increasingly dashed. Recently, the government suspended a newspaper for a story on the incumbent President. This article is published by Reuters. Here is an excerpt:
The Tanzanian government on Wednesday suspended a local newspaper for running what it called a false story saying that President Samia Suluhu Hassan would not vie for office in 2025, the first newspaper suspension in Hassan’s tenure.
The suspended newspaper, Uhuru, is owned by the country’s ruling party Chama cha Mapinduzi (CCM), which has in effect been in power since 1961.
The ban came after Uhuru on Wednesday on Wednesday a front-page story, “I Don’t Have Intentions to Contest for Presidency in 2025 – Samia.”
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