Jump to navigation

Vol 58 No 22

Published 3rd November 2017


Laying down the law

Arrests of dissidents and plans to restrict political freedom show Magufuli's authoritarian intent

Tanzania's experiment with multi-party democracy may be drawing to a close after 25 years and five general elections. A draft Political Parties Act proposing significant new restrictions on political activity is shortly to reach parliament. It builds on a series of legal and extra-legal measures against free speech and political freedoms and presages a return to the darker side of the Julius Nyerere years and the one-party state.

End of preview - This article contains approximately 1331 words.

End of preview

Subscribers: Log in now to read the complete article.

Account Holders: Log in now and use your Account Credit to buy this article. No Credit? Top up your Account now.

If you are logged in, but still cannot access the full text of this article, email customer services or telephone us on +44(0)1638 743633.