Amnesty International urges Tanzania to drop charges against comedian

Posted by - July 9, 2020

The human rights campaign group, Amnesty International, has urged Tanzania to drop charges against a comedian linked to a viral social media post two months ago. “It is a travesty that Idris Sultan is being subjected to judicial persecution simply for exercising his right to freedom of expression. Laughing is not a crime,” Amnesty’s director

Tanzania shuts down COVID-19 treatment centres

Posted by - July 6, 2020

Tanzania has closed most centres designated to handle Covid-19 patients. The government said that a significant drop in the number of coronavirus infections led to the closure of the treatment centres across the country. On Friday, Health Minister Ummy Mwalimu said there are now only 11 centres, including private health centres, that are open. These

The US raises alarm over high risk of contracting coronavirus in Tanzania

Posted by - May 13, 2020

The US embassy in Tanzania has said there is an “extremely high risk” of contracting coronavirus in Dar es Salaam, the country’s commercial hub. In a health alert, the embassy cautioned there was an exponential growth of the Covid-19 pandemic in the East African country. It alleged that hospitals in Dar es Salaam were overwhelmed

Tanzanian MPs to Hold Debate Online

Posted by - March 31, 2020

Tanzania’s parliament resumed proceedings on Tuesday under new guidelines for its 394 members in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. Some of the new measures include allowing only a maximum of 150 members in the chamber, which is based in the capital, Dodoma. Those not in the chamber will follow the sessions electronically through their

UN Predicts Famine in East Africa over Locusts Infestation

Posted by - February 26, 2020

The United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Agency on Tuesday warned of a “major hunger threat” in East Africa, as a small group of desert locusts entered the Democratic Republic of Congo. This is the first time the voracious insects have been seen in the Central African country since 1944. Kenya, Somalia and Uganda have been

Crooner, Diamond Platinumz to Partner Footballer, Samuel Eto’o in Building a Football Academy

Posted by - January 13, 2020

Tanzania celebrated musician, Nasib Abdul a.k.a Diamond Platnumz, has said that he is in talks with International football star, Cameroonian footballer, Samuel Eto’o to build a football academy in Tanzania. According to the report by Daily News the megastar recently performed at the CAF awards gala that got FIFA boss, Gianni Infatino on the dance floor among football stars.

Alarm as Tanzania Blocks Cases from African Rights Court

Posted by - December 6, 2019

Human rights activists raised an alarm on Wednesday over Tanzania’s plans to block individuals and NGOs from directly filing cases against the government to the African rights court. In an official notice published earlier this month, the government said it was withdrawing from a protocol allowing this, adding it had been implemented “contrary to the reservations” submitted

US, UK slam Tanzania’s ‘one-sided’ local election

Posted by - November 29, 2019

The United States and United Kingdom on Wednesday branded local elections, in which Tanzania’s ruling party won 99% of seats, as irregular and lacking credibility. The polls held last Sunday were boycotted by the opposition citing violence and a repressive legal environment. Analysts said the local polls have set the tone for the 2020 general

Tanzania’s Executive set to Shift Presidential Base to Dodoma

Posted by - October 15, 2019

Tanzania’s president John Magufuli has fulfilled his pledge to have the entire government relocate to the country’s new capital of Dodoma by the end of 2019. Dodoma, which was elevated to city status last year, was designated as the capital city by the country’s founding president, Mwalimu Julius Nyerere in 1973. Its central location, compared