Tanzania seeks withdrawal of protocol at African Court

Through a notice signed by Tanzania’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation Prof. Palamagamba Kabudi on 14th November 2019, the Tanzanian government has allegedly sought to withdraw the right of individuals and NGOs to directly file cases against it at the Arusha-based African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights.

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Ugandan academic Stella Nyanzi jailed for ‘harassing’ Museveni

A prominent Ugandan academic has bared her breasts and screamed obscenities in protest as a magistrate sentenced her to 18 months’ prison on controversial charges of “harassing” President Yoweri Museveni. The verdict against Stella Nyanzi on Friday drew the ire of rights activists who accused the government of using laws about electronic communications to stifle […]

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Human and civil-rights bodies seek UN action on Tanzania

Thirty-eight human and civil-rights organisations across the globe want the Tanzanian government to address the deteriorating human rights situation in the country. In an open letter written this week to the Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the United Nations Human Rights Council, the organisations are asking for action against Tanzania at the […]

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Human Rights Watch Report: Tanzania Report of 2018

Since the election of President John Magufuli in December 2015, Tanzania has witnessed a marked decline in respect for free expression, association and assembly. Rhetorical Attacks on rights by authorities are increasingly accompanied by implementation of repressive laws and the harassment and arrest of journalists, opposition members and critics. Self-censorship and fear of reprisals have […]

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