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A woman walks past a billboard for then-presidential candidate John Magufuli in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. A Tanzanian woman walks past a billboard for then-presidential candidate John Magufuli, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Oct. 26, 2015 (AP photo by Khalfan Said).

Magufuli Is Bulldozing Human Rights in Tanzania

Friday, Nov. 1, 2019

Editor’s Note: Every Friday, Andrew Green curates the top news and analysis from and about the African continent.

The space for dissent in John Magufuli’s Tanzania is closing rapidly. Amnesty International issued a report this week accusing Magufuli, who was elected president in 2015, of creating a “climate of mounting fear with growing restrictions on the rights to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly.” ...

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