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.
The European Union said Saturday it has recalled its chief representative in Tanzania to Brussels for discussions, following reports he had been asked to leave by the government.
A Tanzanian opposition leader was charged on Friday with sedition and inciting hatred days after he said scores died in clashes between officers and herdsmen in his western home district.