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#61 COSMIC RHINO

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Posted 21 December 2016 - 07:41 AM

concerns are developing about  censorship  and civil rights 

 

 

please see the site of  committee  to protect journalists  http://www.cpj.org

 

they report that the police visited the offices  of the Jamii Forum , an online list for discussing  issues of public concern  with a view to identifying people who had been discussing corruption

 

they also arrested  Maxence Melo, a co founder of the forum .

 

the appropriate action for police to take with corruption is to investigate and prosecute it 

 

it is a very bad look when they attempt  to limit discussion of important issues like this  , the more it is discussed the less it will be tolerated and hopefully  something will be done to control it


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Posted 03 January 2017 - 05:26 AM

well said!


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Posted 23 January 2017 - 10:25 AM

http://allafrica.com...1701200251.html

 

I've been quite enthusiastic about President Magufuli's efforts at attacking corruption,waste,inefficiency and especially poaching in Tanzania,however,I'm quite worried about uranium mining in Selous because it is a world heritage site. Since when can one mine for uranium in a world heritage site? Is hunting allowed in a world heritage site? Is there a clear definition of just where will be mined for uranium,and where will be opened for wildlife tourism in the future? If nothing else this seems remarkably short sighted. 



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Posted 26 January 2017 - 08:36 AM

http://allafrica.com...1701250407.html

 

This is superb news not just for all of Tanzania,but for all of Africa. It isn't just showing the world that China respects Africa's elephants but the wishes of it's 

leaders and far more important it's people. In my own experience Africans are bitterly against poaching and realize very well that there is no money in it. It's a

victory for everyone. It couldn't come at a better time because some members of the hunting fraternity were claiming that the election of Mr.Trump would mean

an end to the ivory ban in the United States. Where would all this ivory come from? According to the hunters from more hunting,culls( I thought that culling was no longer 

taken seriously as a means of conservation), tusks which had been seized by the authorities in various countries and ivory which had come from dead elephants where 

microchips had been installed in the tusks. This is simply madness!!! I 



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Posted 27 January 2017 - 07:43 AM

http://allafrica.com...1701260275.html

 

I wish that Kenya could follow Tanzania's example,and build the roads more rapidly. It would increase investment in so many areas including of course tourism. Please expect lots more investment to go to Tanzania.



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Posted 29 January 2017 - 07:18 PM

As the article states, a glimmer of hope.  Agreed! :)


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