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DAR ES SALAAM A court in Tanzania sentenced two opposition leaders to five months in prison on Monday for insulting President John Magufuli, a decision likely to fuel criticism that authorities are undermining democracy and stifling free speech.
DAR ES SALAAM Five more suspects were charged in a Tanzanian court on Friday for the murder of prominent conservationist Wayne Lotter, bringing to eight the total number of people arraigned over the killing.
DAR ES SALAAM Tanzania's police said on Wednesday they were investigating the death of an opposition campaigner in the country's commercial capital, while dissidents said the killing showed politically motivated attacks were continuing.
DAR ES SALAAM Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Friday put a temporary ban on the registration of foreign ships in the country and ordered over 400 vessels to be investigated for allegations of involvement in criminal activity.
DAR ES SALAAM, Jan 19 Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Friday put a temporary ban on the registration of foreign ships in the country and ordered over 400 vessels to be investigated for allegations of involvement in criminal activity.
DAR ES SALAAM Tanzania has threatened to revoke the registration of religious organisations that "mix religion and politics" after a cleric criticised President John Magufuli's leadership in a Christmas sermon.
DAR ES SALAAM, Dec 13 The International Monetary Fund (IMF) called on Tanzania to speed up reforms and spend more to prevent a slowdown in one of the world's fastest growing economies.
DAR ES SALAAM Tanzania's tourism minister ordered a corruption investigation into his predecessor on Monday, just two weeks after the former post-holder quit the ruling party and joined the opposition.
DAR ES SALAAM Two East African presidents on Saturday condemned a decision by the International Criminal Court to open a war crimes investigation into Burundi, saying it undermined regional peace initiatives.
DAR ES SALAAM, Nov 6 Tanzania is mounting a legal challenge against a construction firm's seizure of one of the country's new commercial planes in Canada as compensation for a disputed contract, President John Magufuli said on Monday.