Twelve people have been killed in a suspected Islamist attack in northern Mozambique, with thousands of villagers fleeing the area into neighbouring Tanzania, police sources said Sunday.
The soldiers started fanning out in the cashew nut growing regions of southern Tanzania – a jolting sight for traders and, campaigners say, a watershed moment for a country once held up as a darling of development groups.
Denmark will withhold a large part of the aid money it pays to the country amid concerns over human rights and “unacceptable homophobic comments” made by a government official.
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.
The South African National Editors Forum (Sanef) has called on the Tanzanian authorities to release the passports of a South African journalist Angela Quintal and her Kenyan colleague Muthoki Mumo, who were detained Wednesday night.