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Tanzania withdraws from UN refugee programme

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has announced his country will pull out of the UN’s “comprehensive refugee response framework”, which provides lasting solutions for refugees, including integration into host communities. “Tanzania has decided to withdraw for reasons of security and lack of funds,” a statement said. President Magufuli announced the decision …

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Tanzanian president John Pombe Magufuli has tasked the Chief Justice to probe how some judges are able to go on expensive European vacations, The Citizen portal reports. According to him, knowing how much judges ordinarily earn, it was baffling that some judges are able to fly with their families abroad and …

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Tanzania’s beer drinking and kissing ‘prophet’ mentally ill – police.

Police Commander for Tanzania’s capital, Dadoma, says a self-proclaimed prophet who was detained earlier this week over his unconventional methods is mentally ill. Officer Gilles Muroto is reported by the BBC to have said a medical check-up conducted on Nabii Tito (Swahili for Prophet Tito) disclosed the condition. Real name Onesmo Machibya, …

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Tanzania Chief Justice warns politicians to stay off the judiciary.

Head of Tanzania’s judiciary, Chief Justice Ibrahim Hamis Juma, has cautioned politicians to stay off his ‘territory’ warning of grave consequences for those who do not. He reiterated that with the sole mandate of dispensing justice vested in the judiciary, it was not acceptable for anyone else to attempt tampering …

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Tanzania police arrests ‘prophet’ who preaches with beer in their hand

Police in the Tanzanian capital Dadoma on Tuesday arrested a preacher who reportedly roams the streets preaching with a bottle of beer. The regional police chief said that a statement will be issued on the arrest of Nabii Tito (Swahili for Prophet Tito) after interrogation. His real name the Citizen …

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Refugee children face challenges getting an education in Tanzania

A funding shortfall means that aid agencies are unable to provide refugee children in Tanzania with proper schools. Students in camps have been forced to attend classes out in the open and without enough teachers or learning materials. Tanzania hosts over 280,000 refugees and asylum seekers, mostly from the Democratic …

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