The Tanzanian government has suspended another newspaper accused for “repeatedly publishing false information and deliberate incitement,” for 30 days, the government spokesperson has said.
Spokesperson Gerson Msigwa said Raia Mwema, a leading Swahili-language weekly cited three recent stories, including linking a gunman who killed four people in a rampage through a diplomatic quarter of Tanzania’s main city Dar es Salaam to the ruling party Chama.
The suspension is meant to give the publication time to change their operations.
This is the second publication to be banned in Tanzania since President Samia Suluhu took office.
Last month, the government suspended the Uhuru newspaper, owned by the CCM party, for publishing a story saying that the president would not vie in the 2025 elections.
President Samia Suluhu Hassan who took office in March pledged to uphold media freedoms quashed by her predecessor John Magufuli that banned several newspapers during his six-year rule.