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Tanzania's Chadema says several party members arrested

Tanzanian police have arrested several members of the country’s main opposition Chadema party, the latest crackdown on a group pushing for constitutional reform in the country.

It followed the detention of Chadema leader Freeman Mbowe on “terrorism” charges that his party has branded a bid by President Samia Suluhu Hassan’s government to muzzle the…

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Kenya extends Covid restrictions despite protests to end curfews

Kenya will extend existing restrictions, including its national curfew, to stem an exponential rise in Covid-19 cases, the government announced Wednesday.

The East African country is facing a spike in infections due to rampant mass gatherings and the increasing abandonment of barrier measures, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said in a statement.


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Crackdown as South Sudan braces for anti-government rallies

South Sudan security forces have arrested seven people, including a top religious figure, a civil society organisation said Saturday, as rights groups warn of a widening crackdown on critics in the East African nation.

The arrests, which police denied, come ahead of planned nationwide protests organised by the People's Coalition for Civil Action…

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Tanzania's opposition finds voice after 5 years in oblivion

Opposition political parties in Tanzania are beginning to find their voice again after being almost totally silenced over the last five years.

A few months after he was sworn in for his first term in office in 2015, former President John Pombe Magufuli, who died on March 17, 2021, banned opposition parties from conducting political activities until…

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