MOZAMBIQUE AND TANZANIA AGREE TO JOINTLY FIGHT EXTREMIST GROUP

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Mozambican state media reported an agreement with neighbouring Tanzania to fight the growing Islamic extremism affecting both countries. Police chiefs from both countries met in the Tanzanian city of Mtwara to discuss a strategy on how to address increased violence that has claimed hundreds of lives in both nations. The two sides signed a memorandum…

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TANZANIAN GOVERNMENT CRACKS DOWN ON OPPOSITION AFTER DISPUTED ELECTION

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Several opposition leaders were arrested in Tanzania after the 28 October presidential election gave incumbent John Magufuli five more years in power. The integrity of the election was called into question as Mr Magufuli received 84% of the vote, which is suspiciously high, according to experts. Main opposition leader Tundu Lissu said he would not…

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TANZANIA COVID-19 LAB HEAD SUSPENDED, PRESIDENT QUESTIONS DATA

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The president of Tanzania, John Magufuli, has suspended the head scientist in charge of coronavirus testing after samples from non-human sources came back positive. A 10-person task force was appointed to investigate the laboratory, citing compromised methods of testing samples. Mr Magufuli has faced criticism for downplaying the effect of COVID-19 in Tanzania. Opposition chairman,…

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1 APRIL ’20 | PRAY FOR TANZANIA

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Dear prayer partners, On Wednesday 25 March, Col. Jimmy Matamwe of Tanzania’s Disaster Management Unit handed over aid to the flood victims in the Rufiji district. Tanzania has been plagued by heavy rain and flooding over the last few months. Flooding began in early February in the regions of Lindi, Mwanza, Morogoro, Manyara as well…

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