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‘Magufuli’s govt played a role in gun attack of critic’ – Tanzania opposition

Tanzania’s main opposition party claimed Tuesday that the government of President John Magufuli played a role in the gun attack last week that wounded an outspoken politician and shocked the country. The lawmaker, Tundu Lissu, has had a series of run-ins with the government and has been arrested at least …

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Tanzanian opposition MP, Tundu Lissu shot by unknown gunmen

Tanzanian opposition lawmaker Tundu Lissu, a fierce critic of President John Magufuli’s government, was shot and wounded by unknown assailants in the administrative capital Dodoma on Thursday, a spokesman for his party said. “Lissu has suffered multiple gunshot wounds and is being treated at the main public hospital in Dodoma,” …

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Tanzania urges UN to repatriate over 8,000 Burundi refugees

Tanzania’s government is urging the United Nations refugee agency to quickly repatriate thousands of Burundian refugees who it says want to return home. Home Affairs Minister Mwigulu Nchemba said Friday that over 8,000 refugees are “pushing to be returned” after they registered for voluntary repatriation. UNHCR in Tanzania did not …

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Tanzania: Opposition MP arrested for ‘insulting’ president

A Tanzanian opposition MP has been arrested for insulting the president, his party said Wednesday, after revealing an aeroplane bought for the national carrier was being held in Canada over unpaid debts. It is the sixth time this year the opposition’s deputy leader, Tundu Lissu, has been arrested. Last week …

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Tanzania orders arrest of opposition MP for insulting president

Tanzanian authorities ordered the detention of an opposition lawmaker on Tuesday for insulting President John Magufuli, days after the president ordered officials to take action against ‘incitement’. The opposition has accused Magufuli, nicknamed “the Bulldozer” for his blunt leadership style, of presiding over an increasingly authoritarian government. Kinondoni District Commissioner …

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Tanzania: Teenage mothers ban from going back to school – President

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has placed a ban restricting school girls who get impregnated from going back to school. The President made this known while addressing Bagamoyo District residents during his three-day-tour of Coast Region on Thursday. Magufuli accused some of the nongovernmental organisations (NGOs), which have been urging the …

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