Govt Denies Human Rights Crisis in Tanzania
The government says the situation is not as bad as it is being portrayed by activists. This comes after 38 human and civil-rights organisations across the globe wrote an open letter to the Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the UN Human Rights Council urging the government to address the deteriorating human rights situation in the country including President John Magufuli's ban of pregnant school girls from ever going back to school.
In a judgment on an application filed by three Tanzanian non-governmental organizations, the Arusha-based East African Court of Justice has found that multiple sections of ... Read more »
The Committee to Protect Journalists and 64 civil society groups from around the world want the Tanzania and Kenya governments to address the deteriorating environment for media, ... Read more »
Eight men and 12 women were arrested in a hotel where they were attending a training session organized by an NGO that works on education programs for HIV/AIDS.
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The country's deputy health minister Hamisi Kigwangalla said on Twitter that the government was investigating "the homosexuality syndicate" and would arrest and prosecute those ... Read more »