Opinion: Tanzania’s John Magufuli hid his tyranny behind a blame game
26 March 2021 | 12:54 pm
It's tempting to blame the West for all of Africa's problems. But it's an all too common tactic used by so-called benevolent dictators trying to cover their autocratic tendencies, says DW's Abu-Bakarr Jalloh.
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7 Nov 2022
At least 19 people died when a passenger plane crashed into Lake Victoria in north Tanzania on Sunday while trying to land at a nearby airport.
8 Nov 2022
Hundreds gathered to remember the 19 victims of Sunday's deadly air crash. French investigators, meanwhile, are heading to the African country to find out what caused the tragedy.
29 Nov 2022
Almost five decades after the death of Spain's right-wing dictator Francisco Franco, the country is making a fresh attempt to offer justice to his victims. A new Democratic Memory law, which came into force in October, makes the state responsible for the search for tens of thousands of those forcibly disappeared during the Spanish Civil War and subsequent dictatorship.
23 Dec 2022
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30 Dec 2022
Somalia and Ethiopia will be the world's biggest worries in the new year. Disastrous governance in these countries will likely lead the region deeper into crisis, says DW's Ludger Schadomsky.
Tanzania has increased its nationwide measles vaccination drive to prevent outbreaks among its population. The move by the East African nation comes after the World Health Organization warned the virus is becoming a global threat.
Tanzania's president has ended a ban on opposition rallies imposed by her autocratic predecessor, John Magufuli. The decision was cautiously welcomed as a win for democracy by human rights groups and opposition parties.
A Tanzanian teacher has won the hearts of many by giving classes for children suffering from long-term illnesses. Upendosia Peter Moshi helps kids at a pediatric hospital keep up with the state syllabus by embracing in-hospital schooling.
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The process of coming to terms with German colonial-era crimes in Tanzania is intended to strengthen relations. The two countries are also in talks on reparations.
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris left Ghana and flew to the Tanzanian commercial capital, Dar Es Salaam, where she was greeted by Vice President Philip Mpango.
Tanzania is more than two years into the presidency of Samia Hassan, who has departed from her predecessor's policies restricting freedom of the press. But do her efforts go far enough? DW's Charles Kombe spoke to Maxence Melo, an award-winning journalist on the front line of free speech.
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