Tanzanian Govt Distances Itself from Proposed Anti-Gay Task Team
The Tanzanian government has distanced itself from sentiments against gays voiced by Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner Paul Makonda, who last week announced the creation of a surveillance squad to hunt down gay people. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation has said that Makonda was airing his personal views. "The United Republic of Tanzania will also continue to respect and uphold all human rights as provided for in the country's constitution," the statement said.
Citizen, 4 November 2018
The Government of the United Republic of Tanzania has distanced itself from sentiments against gays voiced by Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner Paul Makonda. Read more »
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VOA, 2 November 2018
Nearly a week after a local administrator called for a crackdown on gay people living in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's biggest city, the government is distancing itself from his… Read more »
Tanzania: U.S. Embassy Warns of Anti-Gay Crackdown
Deutsche Welle, 4 November 2018
US citizens in Tanzania should review "social media profiles" to avoid triggering anti-gay laws in the African state, US embassy has warned. Previously, a Tanzanian official… Read more »