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

Tanzania Summons WHO Over Accusations of Withholding Ebola Data

Posted by - September 24, 2019

Tanzania on Tuesday summoned the World Health Organization’s local representative, who over the weekend alleged that the government refused to share information on suspected Ebola cases. This is as transparency has been considered key in combating the deadly hemorrhagic fever because it can spread rapidly. Anyone deemed to have been in contact with potentially infected

Zanzibar Registers Traditional Rulers in Tanzania

Posted by - September 16, 2019

In Tanzania’s Zanzibar region, traditional healers are being registered by authorities keen to regulate the practitioners who treat everything from depression to hernias. About 340 healers have been registered with their toolkits of herbs, holy scriptures and messages, in accordance with the region’s Traditional and Alternative Medicine Act passed in 2009. There are an estimated