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Nairobi (AFP) Tanzanian opposition number two Tundu Lissu was arrested on Thursday, three days after having called President John Magufuli a “dictator”, party sources said. No reasons were given for the arrest of Lissu, a member of the main opposition party Chadema who serves as the chief whip of the opposition in parliament and also leads Tanzania’s bar association. Government spokesman Hassan Abbas reacted to Lissu’s comments earlier this week by saying in a statement “the government will not accept that someone, or a group of people, abuse the freedomRead More
Press freedom watchdog Reporters Without Borders on Wednesday urged Algerian authorities to release a freelance journalist and fixer who was arrested and accused of spying.Read More
Two former rebel leaders in Ivory Coast were jailed Tuesday after the ex-fighters obstructed a road into the central city of Bouake over a pay dispute, a legal source said.Read More
Three people carrying a coffin marked with President Yoweri Museveni's name were arrested in western Uganda on Friday and will be charged with "illegal assembly", police said.Read More
Egyptian authorities have arrested "dozens" of students from China's Uighur Muslim ethnic minority "apparently to deport them" following a request from Beijing, Human Rights Watch said.Read More
A female Tanzanian MP has been arrested for allegedly insulting President John Magufuli, who is seen as increasingly authoritarian and unwilling to brook any dissent.Read More