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Tanzania’s opposition head arrested in Dar es Salaam

The head of Tanzania's main opposition party was arrested Friday in Dar es Salaam, after twice failing to appear in court to face charges of illegal protest, a party official said.
Mohammed Dewji

‘No leads’ yet on Mohamed Dewji – family

The family of Africa’s youngest billionaire, Mohamed Dewji, who was abducted last Thursday, says it has not received any useful information that can guarantee his safe return.
Mohammed Dewji

Police releases 19 people held in connection to Mohamed Dewji abduction

Police have released 19 of 26 people who were being held for grilling in connection to the abduction of Tanzanian tycoon Mohamed Dewji.
Rescue workers examine the hull of a ferry that overturned in Lake Victoria, Tanzania September 21, 2018, in this still image taken from video. Reuters TV-via REUTERS

Tanzania ferry death toll rises to 151

The death toll after a ferry capsized in Lake Victoria has risen to 151, state-run TV station TBC said Saturday as rescue workers pressed on with the search to find scores more people feared drowned.
Rescue workers examine the hull of a ferry that overturned in Lake Victoria, Tanzania September 21, 2018, in this still image taken from video. Reuters TV-via REUTERS

Tanzania’s John Magufuli orders arrests as MV Nyerere death toll reaches 131

Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Friday ordered the arrest of the management of a ferry that capsized in Lake Victoria, as the death toll climbed to 131 and rescue workers pressed on with the search to find scores more people feared drowned.
Rescue workers examine the hull of a ferry that overturned in Lake Victoria, Tanzania September 21, 2018, in this still image taken from video. Reuters TV-via REUTERS

At least 126 dead in Lake Victoria ferry disaster

The death toll in a ferry capsize in Lake Victoria climbed to 126 on Friday, as Tanzanian rescue workers pressed on with the search to find scores more people feared drowned.
MV Nyerere

More than 100 die in Lake Victoria ferry disaster

The death toll in a ferry capsize in Lake Victoria climbed to more than 100 on Friday, as Tanzanian rescue workers pressed on with searches to find scores of more people feared drowned.
Freeman Mbowe

Tanzanian opposition boycotts elections

Tanzania's main opposition party on Wednesday said it would boycott the electoral process until further notice after by-elections that it said had been wrecked by "militarization" by the authorities.
Vincent Mashinji

Tanzania opposition members released on bail

At least 20 members of Tanzania's main opposition party, including an MP, were released on bail on Monday after being arrested over the weekend, police said.

Tanzanian opposition leaders on trial for ‘illegal’ protest

The head of Tanzania's main opposition party went on trial on Tuesday with eight other leaders on charges of holding an illegal protest in February during which a student died.

Tanzania opposition cries foul, church speaks out

The woes of Tanzania’s opposition continued last week, with six Chadema leaders, among them chairman Freeman Mbowe, sitting in jail over the East holiday after they were charged with sedition, incitement to violence and unlawful assembly.

Tanzania opposition leader charged for ‘inciting hatred’

The head of Tanzania's main opposition party was charged on Tuesday with inciting hatred and rebellion after being arrested alongside five other members of his party, a legal source said.

Court sentences two Tanzanian opposition leaders for insulting president

A court in Tanzania on Monday sentenced two opposition leaders to five months imprisonment each for insulting President, John Magufuli, a decision likely to fuel criticism that authorities are undermining democracy and stifling free speech.

EU warns violent attacks threaten Tanzania’s democracy

A recent spate of violent attacks in Tanzania threaten the country's democracy, the European Union has said.

Opposition politician hacked to death in Tanzania

An opposition politician was hacked to death at his home in central Tanzania on Thursday night, police said on Friday, as his party described the murder as a "political assassination."

Tanzania civil society decries ‘unprecedented’ violations

More than a hundred Tanzanian civil society groups raised their voices on Wednesday against "unprecedented" violations of human and democratic rights under the government of President John Magufuli.

Tanzania’s opposition accuse police of killing student

Tanzania’s main opposition party Saturday accused police of shooting dead a female university student and seriously injuring at least four other people while trying to disperse a peaceful demonstration in the country’s commercial capital Dar es Salaam.

Tanzania’s ‘dictator’ president threatening national unity – Catholic bishops

The Catholic Church of Tanzania denounced the violations of democratic principles and freedom of expression by the government of President John Magufuli, accusing him of endangering “national unity” in a pastoral letter published on Sunday.

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