Tag Archive | President John Magufuli

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 […]

Tanzania: US concerned by rising attacks on human rights, incl. LGBT+ rights

Tanzania: US concerned by rising attacks on human rights, incl. LGBT+ rights

(Reuters) – The United States has spoken out against Tanzanian moves to cut back human rights and civil liberties, including arrests and harassment of ‘marginalised’ people such as homosexuals. President John Magufuli’s government has been criticised by opposition politicians and international rights groups, for what they say is growing authoritarianism and intolerance of dissent. The […]

EU reviews relations with Tanzania over homosexuality crackdown

EU reviews relations with Tanzania over homosexuality crackdown

(Reuters) – The European Union has recalled its envoy in Tanzania and will review its relations with the country in response to a planned crackdown homosexuals. Brussels also criticised what it saw as growing human rights violations in Tanzania. “The EU regrets the deterioration of the human rights and rule of law situation in Tanzania […]