Tag Archive | Paul Makonda

US bans Tanzanian anti-gay official

US bans Tanzanian anti-gay official

(Reuters) – The United States said on Friday it banned from visiting the country a Tanzanian official, who had announced an anti-gay crackdown in Dar es Salaam in 2018. The US State Department said it was taking the action against Paul Makonda, administrative chief of the Tanzania capital, “due to his involvement in gross violations […]

Tanzania loses Denmark aid over rights and homophobic comments

Tanzania loses Denmark aid over rights and homophobic comments

Denmark said it would withhold $10 million worth of aid money to Tanzania, citing “unacceptable homophobic comments” made by a government official (Reuters) – Denmark, Tanzania’s second-biggest donor, said it would withhold $10 million worth of aid money due to concerns over human rights abuses, and what it called unacceptable homophobic comments made by a […]