Tanzania intensifies repression ahead of polls, says report

Source: MSN International Edition - View Original Article
Published: Oct 13, 2020
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92% Liberal


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This article includes the following sentiments, providing an average bias score of 92% Liberal:

  • 1 negative sentiment for Criminal justice
  • 1 negative sentiment for Police funding


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90% "Tanzanian authorities have intensified repression to muzzle the opposition, civil society and the news media ahead of elections on Oct. 28, where the incumbent ..."
84% "-- Tanzanian authorities have intensified repression to muzzle the opposition, civil society and the news media ahead of elections on October 28, where the ..."
77% "Using his party's parliamentary majority, Magufuli's administration has passed several pieces of repressive legislation extending the government's control over the country's politics and society.""
-66% "Cumulatively, these changes have significantly eroded the rule of law and undermined respect for human rights, the report said.""
-86% "Magufuli has declared that Tanzania no longer has a problem with the coronavirus, as COVID-19 has been defeated by prayer.""
-88% "During this period there was an attempted assassination of leading opposition candidate Tindu Lissu, who was shot 16 times.""
-90% "(AP Photo/File)""
-93% "In this Saturday, July 11, 2020 file photo, President John Magufuli speaks at the national congress of his ruling Chama cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party ..."


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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

14% : "A July 2016 blanket ban on political rallies until the 2020 election campaigns has been selectively applied against opposition parties whose leaders have faced intimidation, harassment, arbitrary arrest and prosecution on trumped-up charges," the rights groups said.
34% : "Cumulatively, these changes have significantly eroded the rule of law and undermined respect for human rights," the report said.
90% : Tanzanian authorities have intensified repression to muzzle the opposition, civil society and the news media ahead of elections on Oct. 28, where the incumbent President John Magufuli is seeking a second term, an international human rights group said Monday, Oct. 12, 2020.
90% : Tanzanian authorities have intensified repression to muzzle the opposition, civil society and the news media ahead of elections on Oct. 28, where the incumbent President John Magufuli is seeking a second term, an international human rights group said Monday, Oct. 12, 2020.
84% : -- Tanzanian authorities have intensified repression to muzzle the opposition, civil society and the news media ahead of elections on October 28, where the incumbent President John Magufuli is seeking a second term, an international human rights group said Monday.
77% : The government's June 23 banning order accused the newspaper, which is owned by opposition leader Freeman Mbowe, of breaching the law and professional ethics without citing specific laws or stories that were allegedly illegal or objectionable.
77% : Using his party's parliamentary majority, Magufuli's administration has passed several pieces of repressive legislation extending the government's control over the country's politics and society.
14% : Magufuli has declared that Tanzania no longer has a problem with the coronavirus, as COVID-19 has been defeated by prayer.
12% : During this period there was an attempted assassination of leading opposition candidate Tindu Lissu, who was shot 16 times.
10% : (AP Photo/File)
10% : (AP Photo/File)
7% : In this Saturday, July 11, 2020 file photo, President John Magufuli speaks at the national congress of his ruling Chama cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party in Dodoma, Tanzania.

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