Tanzanian Muslim Protesters Deny Charges

Sheikh Ponda Issa Ponda, the secretary of the Council of Muslims Organizations, has, along with his followers, pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy, trespass and theft.
  • Tanzania:  Sheikh Ponda Pleads 'Not Guilty' Once Again

    Tanzania Daily News, 16 November 2012

    MKADAM Swalehe appeared before the Kisutu Resident Magistrate's Court for the second time on Thursday, joining the Secretary of the Council of Muslims Organization, Sheikh Ponda ... read more »

The secretary of the Council of Muslims' Organisations Sheikh Ponda Issa Ponda and 49 followers have pleaded not guilty to all charges.

  • Tanzania:  Secessionist Groups Threaten Tourism and Hydrocarbons

    This is Africa, 2 November 2012

    Concerns for Zanzibar's crucial tourist sector have been reignited by the threat posed by Islamist secessionists, following rioting and the arrest of 51 supporters of Muslim cleric ... read more »

  • East Africa:  Crackdowns and Coincidences - Tension High As East Africa Confronts Muslim Groups

    Daily Maverick, 23 October 2012

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  • Tanzania:  Cleric in Court Over Riots

    Tanzania Daily News, 19 October 2012

    THE secretary of the Council of Muslims' Organizations, Sheikh Ponda Issa Ponda with his 49 followers were on Thursday arraigned at the Kisutu Resident Magistrates' Court accused ... read more »

  • Tanzania:  Chief Sheikh Touts Muslim Solidarity

    Tanzania Daily News, 21 September 2012

    THE Chief Sheikh, Mufti Issa bin Simba, has refuted claims that there is a rift between the National Muslim Council of Tanzania (Bakwata) and Muslims in the country. read more »