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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 […]

Zanzibar: Men suspected of ‘being gay’ released on bail

Zanzibar: Men suspected of ‘being gay’ released on bail

Ten men arrested on suspicion of being gay in Zanzibar were released on bail on Thursday, said a senior police official, and their lawyer, adding that the incident was still being investigated, and the men could be charged in the future. The men were arrested late on Saturday, when police raided a party at a […]

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 […]

Tanzania: US warns its citizens before anti-gay crackdown

Tanzania: US warns its citizens before anti-gay crackdown

(Reuters) – The United States has warned its citizens in Tanzania to be cautious, after the commercial capital, Dar es Salaam, announced a crackdown on homosexuality, a criminal offence in the country. In an alert on its website late on Saturday, the US Embassy in Tanzania advised Americans to review their social media profiles and […]

Tanzania Suspends Some HIV Programmes For Gay Men

Tanzania Suspends Some HIV Programmes For Gay Men

Tanzania has suspended community-based HIV/AIDS prevention programmes for gay men, the health minister said on Monday (31st Oct) in the latest crackdown on the high-risk group. Ummy Mwalimu, Tanzania’s Minister for Health, said the government had received reports that some local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) were promoting and normalizing same-sex relationships, as part of their HIV […]