Tanzanian court rules terrorism trial of opposition leader Freeman Mbowe can proceed

The leader of Tanzania’s main opposition party, Freeman Mbowe, has a case to answer on charges of plotting acts of terrorism against government officials, a court said on Friday, prolonging a trial that some see as political. In a decision read by Judge Joachim Tiganga, the court found that the prosecution had submitted enough evidence… Read More Tanzanian court rules terrorism trial of opposition leader Freeman Mbowe can proceed

Tanzania signs $1.9billion railway contract with Turkish firm Yapi Merkezi

Tanzania on Tuesday signed a contract with Turkish firm Yapi Merkezi to build a 368 km section of standard gauge railway that is expected to cost $1.9 billion and will be funded by loans. It is part of a 1,219 km line which Tanzania is building to help boost trade with neighbouring countries and Yapi… Read More Tanzania signs $1.9billion railway contract with Turkish firm Yapi Merkezi

Tanzanian police arrest main opposition leader Freeman Mbowe

Tanzania’s main opposition party said on Wednesday its leader had been arrested with ten other party figures, in what it called proof that President Samia Suluhu Hassan was persisting with the authoritarianism of her late predecessor John Magufuli. The Chadema party said leader Freeman Mbowe and the others had been detained before dawn at a… Read More Tanzanian police arrest main opposition leader Freeman Mbowe

Tanzania swears in Samia Suluhu Hassan as first female president

Tanzania’s new President Samia Suluhu Hassan said on Friday the country should unite and avoid pointing fingers after the death of John Magufuli, her COVID-19 sceptic predecessor, urging the east African country to look forward with hope and confidence. Wearing a red hijab, she took her oath of office on the Koran in a ceremony… Read More Tanzania swears in Samia Suluhu Hassan as first female president

Tanzanian President John Magufuli dies at 61

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli, one of Africa’s most prominent coronavirus sceptics, has died aged 61, Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan said on Wednesday after a more than two-week absence from public life that led to speculation about his health. Magufuli, had not been seen in public since February 27, sparking rumours that he had contracted… Read More Tanzanian President John Magufuli dies at 61