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Tanzanian Government Limits International Media Coverage of Upcoming Elections

President John Pombe Magufuli has passed a law that now limits international media coverage of the upcoming elections as the country's opposition receives increasing support.

President John Pombe Magufuli has tightened his grip on media by passing a set of laws that limit international media coverage of upcoming elections. Magufuli, who is running for president again, has officially banned international media from broadcasting news made without the government's approval. The Tanzanian Communications Regulatory Authority announced the new laws which will affect collaborative media reportage between domestic and international news outlets.

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Zimbabwean Political Activist Patson Dzamara Has Died

Dr Patson Dzamara passed away this Wednesday morning ahead of a scheduled surgery for colon cancer.

Local Zimbabwean media reports that prominent Zimbabwean political activist, Dr Patson Dzamara, has died. News of his death emerged this morning following an announcement by businessman and political aid Nigel Chanakira. Dzamara had reportedly been battling colon cancer and was scheduled for surgery before he tragically passed away just hours prior.

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Algerian President Concedes To Calls For Referendum On New Constitution

President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has announced an upcoming referendum to amend Algeria's constitution following ongoing protests and mass arrests.

SADC Meeting Leaves Zimbabwe Crisis Off African Union Summit Agenda

SADC failed to address the current Zimbabwe crisis and instead welcomed President Emmerson Mnangagwa to the four-day summit.

Algerian Journalist Handed Three Year Sentence For Coverage of Political Protests

The Algerian government has convicted journalist Khaled Drareni for his reporting on the Hirak anti-government protest movement.

South African Government Sends Envoy to Zimbabwe Amid Unrest

President Cyril Ramaphosa recently sent an envoy to meet with Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa amid the widespread arrests of journalists, opposition leaders and protesting citizens.

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Prominent Zimbabwean Journalist Hopewell Chinโ€™ono Arrested By Authorities

In a continued crackdown on those exposing corruption, Zimbabwean authorities have detained prominent journalist Hopewell Chin'ono and opposition leader Jacob Ngarivhume.