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Journalists ‘suffocating’ in Magufuli’s Tanzania

In Uganda, Police top list of perpetrators of attacks on journalists for fourth year Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | AFP | ¬†Press freedom in Tanzania is being squeezed under President John Magufuli, leaving journalists fearful. France-based watchdog Reporters Without Borders (known by its French acronym, RSF) ranked Tanzania 83rd out …

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Rwanda, DRC to explore oil in Lake Kivu

The Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda have signed a five-year joint exploration agreement for oil under Lake Kivu. The agreement follows a similar one between Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli and Congolese President Joseph Kabila in 2016. The two leaders signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly explore the …

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Magufuli crackdown on critics sends shockwaves

Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli started off as a darling of African people when he took office in 2015 with his drastic cuts on public expenditure but his stance on critics is starting to worry his admirers. The latest incident involved a Tanzanian rapper who was arrested for releasing a …

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Tanzanian TV journalists suspended over fake Trump news

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | AFP |¬†A top Tanzanian television presenter has been suspended, along with eight fellow employees of the main state-run channel, for relaying fake news in which US President Donald Trump praised his Tanzanian counterpart. In the fake news item, run this weekend, Trump describes Tanzania’s President …

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Magufuli, Museveni hatch Economic Partnership EPA plan

President Museveni, Magufuli to discuss EPA, Burundi Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni and Tanzania’s¬†President Dr. John Magufuli will meet February to agree on East Africa’s way forward on the controversial¬†Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).¬†The¬†EPA is supposed to be negotiated between the EU and member states of the East African Community (EAC). Kenya …

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