Amnesty International condemns Tanzania’s ban on birth control commercials

Amnesty International condemns Tanzania's ban on birth control commercials

The new government directive to ban family planning advertisements in Tanzanian media has raised concern about birth control policies and lately Amnesty International rights group called it as an attack on the sexual and reproductive health of people. The John Magufuli administrative directed agencies funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to stop running of such commercials ...

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131 People Died; Ferry Overturned Between Ukara, Ukerewe Islands

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At least 131 people have been killed and the toll could rise further from the capsizing of a ferry, managed by Tanzania’s Electrical, Mechanical and Electronics Services Agency, on Lake Victoria while heading from Ukara to Ukerewe. The ferry between the two islands takes about an hour. Both are on the Tanzanian side of Lake Victoria shared by other two ...

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Publication of Data Without Permission to be Banned in Tanzania

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Data publication is now banned in Tanzania. The John Magufuli government wants media houses to seek permission before doing so. A bill was tabled in the parliament earlier this week to make amendments to the Statistics Act and the main focus of it is to criminalize collection, analysis and dissemination of data. If the bill is passed it will prohibit ...

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Precision Air airlines’ Loyal Customers Going To Enjoy Discounted Rates.

Tanzania carrier Precision Air has signed a partnership deal with two hotels that will see the airlines’ loyal customers enjoy discounted rates. The deal will see the airline’s frequent flyers enjoy a 20 per cent discount at the Akemi Restaurant and Southern Sun Hotel Dar es Salaam through its program ‘PAA ROYAL.’ Hillary Mremi, Precision Air’s marketing manager, said the ...

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Houses Cater To Jewish tourists, businessmen, aid workers To Get Opened In Tanzania

Chabad announced the opening of two Jewish centers in Africa, on the island of Zanzibar off Tanzania’s coast on the continent’s east and in Cote d’Ivoire. In Zanzibar, a predominantly Muslim former sultanate that used to have major roles in the slave trade and the international spice industry, Rabbi Shneor Shmulevitz and his wife, Mushka, set up shop earlier this ...

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Air Tanzania Ready To Fly Again To Entebbe-Uganda and Bujumbura- Burundi routes

AIR Tanzania is expected to resume passenger flights to Entebbe-Uganda and Bujumbura- Burundi routes on Sunday and Tuesday next week, respectively. The Company’s Chief Executive Officer Mr Ladislaus Matindi said in a statement issued in Dar es Salaam yesterday that ATCL will be providing four frequencies per week to Entebbe namely on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday connecting passengers from ...

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Neil Kemp’s Innovative Plan To Raise Funds To Help Tanzanian Children.

DJ, producer and filmmaker Neil Kemp, from Pontefract, and Nightmares on Wax star George Evelyn, aka Dr Ease, who is originally from Leeds but now lives in Ibiza, will climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzanaia next month. The trip has been organised by UK and Ibiza-based charity the Last Night a DJ Saved My Life Foundation (LNADJ), which enables people in ...

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