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  • Tanzania opposition leaders granted bail

    Tanzania opposition leaders granted bail

    Seven opposition leaders in Tanzania were freed on bail on Thursday following their arrest last week. The Chadema party politicians are facing charges of sedition and incitement to violence and will reappear in court on 16 April.

  • Tanzania Scraps Customs Pact With DRC

    Tanzania Scraps Customs Pact With DRC
    It's now official. The government has scrapped its Single Customs Territory (SCT) arrangement with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as it seeks to attract more cargo to Dar es Salaam Port. Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) announced in a statement on Tuesday that the arrangement would come to an end Wednesday. "Notice is hereby given [...]
  • Tanzania Bans Hits From Its Biggest Artist, Diamond Platnumz

    Tanzania Bans Hits From Its Biggest Artist, Diamond Platnumz
    Tanzanian Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) has banned several songs by the country’s top musicians including hits songs from Diamond Platnumz. A statement from the ministry said that the list of banned songs was compiled by the state’s body in charge of arts and culture for depicting videos that promoted suggestive dancing and sexual innuendo, which [...]
  • Tanzania Jails Opposition Leader 5 Months For Insulting President

    Tanzania Jails Opposition Leader 5 months For Insulting President
      A Tanzanian court on Monday sentenced a lawmaker from the main opposition CHADEMA party, Joseph Mbilinyi to 5 months in jail for using abusive language on the country’s president John Magufuli.   According to a court document seen by Reuters, the court accused Mbilinyi of associating Magufuli with an alleged assassination attempt on vocal [...]