Tanzanian Newspaper Suspended For ‘Insulting President’
An independent Tanzanian newspaper has been suspended for two years, a government spokesman said on Tuesday, accusing the publication of sedition and endangering national security.
The critical Mwanahalisi newspaper was shut after publishing a letter on Monday from a reader containing “insults” against President John Magufuli and his government, said spokesman Hassan Abbasi.
Abbasi said the paper had received several warnings. The daily has been shuttered on several occasions in the past, for three months in 2008 and then three years between 2012 and 2015.
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