Diamond Platinumz banned from performing in Tanzania

Diamond Platnumz has been banned from performing in Tanzania. Tanzania’s regulatory arts board said it had taken the decision because he had performed one of his songs that had been banned a few weeks ago. On Sunday the singer, who popularised "bongo flava", Tanzanian hip hop, performed the song Mwanza to big crowds during a festival

Tanzania’s Jamii Forums back online after shutting down

Popular Tanzanian website Jamii Forums is back online three weeks after shutting down over new online content regulations. Jamii Forums temporarily shut down last month after new regulations came into effect that required Tanzanian bloggers and online publisher required to pay an annual license fee of over $900. Those who will not

Tanzania’s best whistleblowing website has temporarily shut down

A Tanzanian website, described as the ‘Swahili WikiLeaks’, has shut down before new regulations come into force requiring online publishers to acquire licences and pay hefty amounts of money. Jamii Forums said on Twitter in Swahili that it was “saddened that we are forced to take this sudden action, but we hope

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