John Magafuli considers denying visas to countries whose development aid is drying up

Authoritarian President John Magafuli is considering denying visas to officials and their families of development partners who have cut aid to Tanzania. Donors are growing increasingly angry at the growing number of human and civil rights violations in Tanzania  John Magafuli’s intention is reported in the newsletter Africa Confidential by journalist Erick Kabendera who was […]

Mali election marred by violence and vote-buying

Mali’s parliamentary elections have been marred by vote rigging intimidation and a poor turnout. The violence-wracked West African state gambled on holding the poll during the COVID 19 pandemic hoping the poll would restore stability. On the eve of Sunday’s election, jihadists wrecked election material in the capital Bamako and the towns of Mopti and […]