New ICT Law Aims to Curb Cyber Crime in Tanzania


The Deputy Minister for Communications, Science and Technology, January Makamba, has described the current ICT policy as too old-fashioned to effectively tackle cyber crime, which police have said has been on the rise as computer-based transactions increase.
  • Tanzania:  Cyber Crime Targeted in New ICT Policy

    Tanzania Daily News, 26 November 2012

    THE government is reviewing the current Information and Communication Technology (ICT) policy in quest to incorporate other relevant issues, including addressing cyber crime, ... read more »

The Tanzanian government has moved to review the ICT policy in a bid to eliminate cyber crime(file photo).

  • Tanzania:  War Against Cyber Crime Stepped Up

    Tanzania Daily News, 22 August 2012

    INCREASED use of e-banking and other computer-based transactions has catapulted cases of cyber crime, which are often complicated in investigation and prosecution, it was said in ... read more »

  • Tanzania:  War On Cyber Crime Needs New Impetus

    Tanzania Daily News, 22 August 2012

    OPENING a four-day training for prosecutors and police officers in Dar es Salaam, the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), Dr Eliezer Feleshi, expressed concern over the ... read more »

  • Tanzania:  Law on Cyber Crime in Offing

    Tanzania Daily News, 14 July 2012

    THE government is putting final touches on the cyber law in a bid to check the increasing incidents of cyber fraud and crime, it has been announced. read more »

  • Tanzania:  Cyber Crime Worrisome, Says Opposition

    Tanzania Daily News, 26 July 2012

    THE Opposition has decried the escalating rate of cyber crime in the country, saying theft cases of money amounting to 2.2bn/- were recently reported to police. read more »

  • Tanzania:  Experts Warn On Cyber Crime

    Tanzania Daily News, 27 June 2012

    Experts have called on the government to come up with a comprehensive policy on cyber crime to cope with the challenges of rapid global technological advancement. read more »

  • Tanzania:  500 Held Over Cyber Crimes

    Tanzania Daily News, 26 June 2012

    OVER 500 Tanzanians have been apprehended by the Cyber Crime Unit between 2011 and 2012 over cyber crime, the House was told on Tuesday. read more »

  • Tanzania:  Cyber Crime: How Safe Are You?

    Arusha Times, 16 June 2012

    Cyber crime refers to any crime that involves a computer and a network. The computer may have been used in the commission of a crime, or it may be the target. Netcrime refers to ... read more »