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Tanzania attempts to justify detention of SA journalists

JOHANNESBURG, November 9 – Following an international outcry and negative media headlines in the wake of the arrest of South African journalists, Angela Quintal and Muthoki Mumo from the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) ,the Tanzanian authorities have attempted to justify their detention claiming the two misrepresented their intentions for visiting Tanzania, the Nation reported […]

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SA National Editors Forum says arrest of journalists worrying

CAPE TOWN, November 8  – The South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) on Thursday called on the international relations department to ensure local journalist Angela Quintal and her colleague, Muthoki Mumo’s passports were returned immediately..   The duo were returned to their Dar es Salaam hotel early on Thursday morning after being detained by Tanzanian […]

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Barclays Africa to continue under old name in nine African countries

JOHANNESBURG, May 15 (ANA) – Barclays Africa Group Limited (BAGL) said on Tuesday that its Barclays-branded banks in nine African countries will continue to trade under the same name even after the group name changes to Absa in July. Barclays Africa’s shareholders on Tuesday, approved that the group changes its name to Absa Group Limited as part of […]

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Tanzanian child rapists walk free

JOHANNESBURG, December 11– Two Tanzanians serving life sentences for raping primary school children have walked free from a Tanzanian prison after receiving a presidential pardon, the BBC reported on Monday.   The two popular rhumba singers, Nguza Viking, known by his stage name Babu Seya, and his son Johnson Nguza, known by his stage name […]

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‘Tanzania free my daughter’, activists in SA demand lawyers’ release

PRETORIA, October 25 – The Tanzanian High Commission in Pretoria was on Tuesday flocked by a crowd of protesters, demanding the release of 13 people, including two South African human rights lawyers, arrested for allegedly promoting homosexuality in the capital Dar es Salaam. Lawyers for Human Rights’ Sharon Ekambaram said their detained “comrades”, led by Sibongile Ndashe, […]