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Tanzania opposition figure freed after months in detention

– – Tanzania opposition figure, Freeman Mbowe has been freed by a court after months of staying in detention. Mbowe, the chairman of the main opposition party was facing prosecution alongside other party members but the state prosecutors have said they have no interest in pursuing charges against him. Mr Mbowe was arrested in July 2021 in the north-western port… Read More
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Tanzania’s opposition party leader Freeman Mbowe arrested

– – Tanzania‘s main opposition party Chadema has said its leader, Freeman Mbowe and other members have been arrested. The arrest on Wednesday, according to the party took place ahead of a planned conference to demand constitutional reform. On Twitter the political party said Mbowe and 10 Chadema members were arrested in the northwestern port city of Mwanza. “We condemn… Read More
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Tanzania’s President angry with MPs on Magufuli comparison

– – The President of Tanzania Samia Suluhu Hassan is angry with the country’s lawmakers who have been comparing her to the late former leader, John Magufuli. During debates in parliament, MPs have been comparing President Hassan to John Magufuli who died in March this year. Among the issues raised in the debates is the differences she has with Magufuli… Read More
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Tanzania’s President in Uganda for her first official state visit

– – Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan arrived in Uganda on Sunday for her first foreign trip and state visit since becoming President. President Hassan inspected a guard of honor shortly on her arrival, honoring an invitation from her Ugandan counterpart, Yoweri Museveni. The Tanzanian leader held talks with President Museveni ahead of the signing of a deal for the… Read More
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Tanzania President orders the lifting of ban on media outlets

– – President Samia Suluhu Hassan on Tuesday ordered the lifting of ban on all media houses in the country. The President has instructed the Ministry of Information, Culture, Arts and Sports to free media outlets that were banned and instead ensure they follow the rules set by the government. This is seen as a major statement that could define… Read More
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Tanzania’s President orders creation of Covid-19 task force

– – Tanzania’s new President Samia Suluhu Hassan has ordered her government to form a special task force on the Covid-19 pandemic. President Hassan said the special task force will have to examine the trend of Covid-19 in the country. Speaking at the State House in Dar es Salaam on Tuesday, the President said Tanzania cannot stand alone at this… Read More
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Tanzania: Sacked ports boss arrested for embezzlement

– – The dismissed Director-General of Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA), Deusdedit Kakoko has been arrested by authorities. He is accused of embezzling 3.6bn Tanzanian shillings ($1.5m). Deusdedit Kakoko was this week suspended by the new President, Samia Suluhu Hassan after an audit report showed embezzlement of government funds at the state corporation. This was the new president’s first key decision… Read More
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Tanzania’s President picks finance minister as her veep

– – Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan on Tuesday picked Finance Minister Philip Isdor Mpango as her vice-president. The Tanzanian parliament has subsequently confirmed Mpango’s appointment as the vice to President Hassan. Mpango’s appointment was made public by the country’s speaker of parliament and put to a vote for approval on Tuesday. President Samia Suluhu Hassan of Tanzania has nominated the… Read More
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Tanzania’s new president calls for unity after Magufuli’s death

– – Tanzania has received a lot of global attention for months now due to its approach towards fighting the coronavirus pandemic, but the death of its former president, John Magufuli climaxed that. John Magufuli was not willing to embrace science to fight the pandemic and attracted a lot of criticisms from his critics. Now the country’s new President, Samia… Read More
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Meet Tanzania’s first female President Samia Hassan Suluhu

Tanzania now has its first female President with the ascension of Samia Hassan Suluhu to the high office. Until Wednesday night, she was the vice president of the country that has been led for the past five years by John Magufuli. Following the death of President Magufuli, which was announced by Suluhu, she now becomes the country’s first female president… Read More