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V-Ball – Mutabazi Set for Trials in Greece

By Peter Kamasa

Rwanda international Yves Mutabazi is set to travel for professional trials with Greece volleyball league side Iraklis Halkida VBC.

The sensational left-attacker has been with Sammy Mulinge’s APR volleyball club since 2012 after crossing from Huye-based GSO Butare. The 22-year-old travelled to Greece on Tuesday.

During his send off ceremony, APR head coach Sammy Mulinge thanked Mutabazi for being a valuable member of the team.

“We cherish your contribution for the time you have been with the club. The players, coaches and the entire management wish you all the best in your new endeavours,” Mulinge said.

Mutabazi has left the club ahead of the Carre d’AS which is set to kick off on September 30.

Although the club will miss Mutabazi’s skills, Mulinge said he is not under any pressure, having bagged the Genocide Memorial and KAVC memorial titles. APR will play against Kirehe while Gisagara meet IPRC South in Carre d’As tournament.

The former, U17, U20 and U23 youngster, Mutabazi was named the MVP during the Genocide Memorial Tournament, and the KAVC memorial tournament in Uganda, Kampala.

Mutabazi is expected to return in three weeks to join the national team, which is preparing for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations scheduled for October 20-30 in Egypt.

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Tekno and Eazi Show Didn’t Live Up to Hype

By Andrew Kaggwa

The Tekno Miles and Mr Eazi concert that took place at Lugogo Cricket Oval on Friday was one of the most anticipated concerts this year.

From the way it was initially launched to the final press conference, the organisers, Talent Africa, alongside their sponsors, Bell Lager, promised heaven in a concert.

And you couldn’t blame them. Tekno, born Augustine Miles Kelechi, is one of the most exciting artistes from Nigeria at the moment, receiving a wide rotation of at least one of every twenty songs played off channels like MTV Base, Trace TV, Hip TV, Sound City and Afro Music, among others.

Since the release of his debut single, Holiday, in 2013, Tekno has slowly been a rising star in Nigeria. But for the rest of Africa, many started following the skinny artiste after the release of songs like Duro, Pana and Diana, among others.

Oluwatosin Oluwole Ajibade alias Mr Eazi, on the other hand, is a Ghana-based Nigerian artiste who pioneered Banku music, a fusion sound of Ghanaian bounces, highlife and Nigerian chord progression and patterns.

Much as he too has been around since 2013, it’s only after the release of his Skin Tight that he received international acclaim, later signing on with Wizkid’s Starboy Entertainment.

The two artistes have taken Africa by storm in the past year and to imagine a cocktail of them both was expected to be nothing less than the party of the year.

Much as the audience was cheering the list of curtain raiser acts that included Ykee Benda and Cindy, the energy was set to die with the appearance of the night’s hosts, Mc Kats and Anita Fabiola, who were not cut for the job.

Fabiola lacked the mettle to excite the crowd. She struggled to keep up with Mc Kats and it only got worse when he left her to do the rest of the job by herself.

You can imagine the looks on the producers’ faces after she announced Bebe Cool as the next performer yet he had been lined up as a surprise act!

Silk Events’ sound system couldn’t save the day, either. After being tremendous for half of the show, things just got messed up with some of the speakers going off during Mr Eazi’s performance and barely recovering.

With songs like Skin Tight, Dance For Me and Leg Over, he and the band got the audience dancing, but in bits. Being a new artiste on the scene, he lacked a catalogue to keep such an audience entertained all through.

Tekno, on the other hand, having had a slew of club bangers like Pana, Go, Diana and Yawa, could have owned the night.

Coming from a bad performance in Kenya just a week back, the artiste could have managed to get East Africa trust him even more, thanks to his stage presence.

However, performance lacked the feel. It’s like he was there just to finish the job and leave, as he kept signaling his DJ and band, ‘next song’ even before the crowd screams were down. The show ended a few minutes to midnight with Fabiola letting the crowd down once more – intentionally.

“Do you still need more of Tekno? I am sorry that can’t happen!”

South Africa: Nuclear Remains a Viable Option – Deputy Minister

The demand for nuclear power continues to grow, demonstrating that nuclear remains a viable option for countries around the world, Energy Deputy Minister Thembi Majola said on Tuesday.

“The report published by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on the ‘International Status and Prospects for Nuclear Power 2017’ indicates that there are 447 operational nuclear power reactors in 30 countries and 60 are under construction in 15 countries. It similarly illustrates that the demand for nuclear power is on a positive trajectory, demonstrating that it remains a viable option for member states,” said the Deputy Minister.

Speaking at the 61st Session of the IAEA General Conference in Vienna, Austria, the Deputy Minister said energy security is central to economic development across the world.

She said South Africa — which forms part of the atomic energy agency’s member states — has an excellent track record for safely operating its nuclear facilities for over 50 years, as nuclear power is an integral part of the country’s energy mix.

“Through our nuclear power plant Koeberg, the country has demonstrated its ability for long-term, safe operation. This is currently the lowest operating cost station in South Africa. In order to ensure energy security and mitigate the carbon footprint, we are engaged in efforts to expand our nuclear programme,” said the Deputy Minister.

Deputy Minister Majola said South Africa is looking forward to participating in the forthcoming IAEA International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century. The conference will provide an opportunity for discussion and the exchange of views on the key issues related to the development and deployment of nuclear power.

She said South Africa remains committed to ensuring and maintaining effective nuclear security measures in respect of all nuclear and other radioactive material.

“[This is] in accordance with our national and international obligations, and we therefore welcome the entry into force of the 2005 Amendment to Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material. National efforts are at an advanced stage to ratify the amended convention.”

Deputy Minister Majola said nuclear security remains a global concern, which requires international cooperation. In this context, South Africa welcomes the outcome of the International Nuclear Security Conference, held in December 2016, where member states reaffirmed their collective commitment to nuclear security, while recognising that it must be addressed in a comprehensive manner.

“South Africa further wishes to underscore that measures to strengthen nuclear security should not hamper member states inalienable right to pursue the peaceful uses of nuclear energy.

South Africa welcomes and supports the adoption of the IAEA Nuclear Security Plan for 2018-2021 by consensus at the recent Board of Governors meeting. Undoubtedly this Plan will go a long way in assisting the IAEA to support member states in their efforts to strengthen their respective nuclear security regimes.”

The Deputy Minister said South Africa will review its nuclear security plan to align it, where appropriate, with international best practice.

Ethiopia: Corbetti to Generate Power Next Month

The first phase of Corbetti Geothermal project is to start generating 20MW of electricity next month. The Geothermal project is located in Corbetti town of the Oromia Regional State.

Having a total electric generating capacity of 500MW, the project is estimated to cost around four billion dollars. The equity financing of the project is funded by Reykjavik Geothermal, an Iceland based company that mainly works on energy development projects.

The company had signed a framework agreement with Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) in October 2013. The agreement was facilitated by Power Africa Initiative, an initiative which works on increasing the power generation of the continent through Independent Power Producers.

The initiative is also currently supervising a bidding process held by the EEP for a Methara Solar project, currently at the financial evaluation phase and is expected to be concluded by mid-October.

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Minister Arrives in Tanzania for Liberation Heritage Talks

South Africa and Tanzania are expected to sign various agreements today aimed at preserving the history of the liberation struggle as part of the two countries’ implementation of the Roads to Independence in Africa project that is endorsed by the United Nations.

Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa, who arrived in Tanzania on Tuesday, is scheduled to meet his counterparts in that country for a bilateral meeting on the implementation of the project both in South Africa and Tanzania.

The Roads to Independence in Africa is a multi-country programme to be hosted by Tanzania in collaboration with African Union and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural organization (UNESCO). It is aimed at recognising the role played by Tanzania in providing material and moral support to the liberation movements that led the struggle for independence in Southern Africa.

The meeting between Minister Mthethwa and the Minister responsible for Culture in Tanzania is expected to provide an update on the status of the project in the two countries and how to further cooperate to ensure that the struggle history of South Africa and the country’s road to liberation is documented and the history is not lost.

This programme includes the construction of a museum, library and archives and aims at recognising the spirit of solidarity and cooperation amongst Africans in the context of the liberation movements. The Department of Arts and Culture says the Roads to Liberation project has the potential to strengthen people-to-people cooperation using culture.

Tanzania played a very important role in the fight against apartheid in South Africa and many of South Africa’s activists were based in Tanzania. The first National Consultative Conference of the now governing party, the ANC, was held in Morogoro, Tanzania, from 25 April to 1 May 1969.

On Monday, a South African delegation, led by Directors General from the Department of Arts and Culture, Government Communication and Information System (GCIS), Department of Labour, as well as Department of Public Works, visited various heritage sites in Tanzania that are crucial to the history of the liberation struggle on the continent.

The delegation visited camps that were used as a base by liberation movements such as the African National Congress, Mozambique’s FRELIMO and Angola’s AMPLA. The graves of activists who died in Tanzania were also visited. Three South Africans are still buried in the graves situated in Kwango, about 53 kilometres away from the town of Dodoma, Tanzania’s seat of government.

GCIS Acting Director General Phumla Williams, who is representing Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo, is in a meeting in Tanzania. She said the government of South Africa was serious about preserving the history of South Africa’s road to freedom and the crucial role played by African countries, including Tanzania, towards attaining that freedom.

“We are very passionate about keeping the history of South Africa’s road to liberation, which is intertwined with the SADC region and one of the countries that played a role in that fight is Tanzania. Our Minister of Arts and Culture is also passionate about this project and wants to see this history being documented to the point of being taught in our schools,” Williams said.

Meanwhile, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Information, Youth, Culture and Sports in Tanzania, Professor Elisante Ole Gabriel, has urged Southern African countries whose citizens are still buried in Tanzania to consider maintaining the area where these activists are buried.

“As you can see, the area is not really maintained as it should and we would like to appeal to all the countries to consider doing something to ensure that this area is maintained and that the dignity of those who lie here is recognised,” he said.

Zimbabwe: Solar Grid Keeps Harvests High, Hospitals Lit in Parched Rural Areas

By Tonderayi Mukeredzi

Mashaba — With worsening droughts drying fields and hydropower, solar energy is providing a way forward in rural areas

Until recently, farmers in this town in southern Zimbabwe struggled to water their crops, frustrated by poor rainfall and the regular breakdown of the diesel engines that powered their irrigation systems.

As in most areas of rural Zimbabwe, rain-fed agriculture provides most of the jobs in this part of Gwanda district, some 130km (80 miles) southeast of Bulawayo.

But sparse rains over the last decade, a worsening problem associated with climate change, have caused many harvests to fail, and cut into the country’s generation of hydropower, which provides much of its electricity.

In Mashaba, however, the community’s luck is turning. In 2015, the town installed a solar mini-grid power station that has helped green the hot, arid area transform into a hive of entrepreneurial activity.

The off-grid power system, with 400 solar panels that provide nearly 100 kilowatts of reliable power, has made it possible to effectively irrigate crops, boosting farming yields and fuelling economic growth. Local leaders say schools have become more productive and medical facilities safer.

The $3.2 million mini-grid was funded by the European Union, the OPEC Fund for International Development and the Global Environment Facility as part of a drive to promote universal access to modern energy in rural areas. Its construction was overseen by Practical Action Southern Africa, a development charity.

The plant powers the Mankonkoni and Rustlers Gorge irrigation schemes, which cover 32 hectares (79 acres) and 42 hectares (104 acres) respectively; the Mashaba Primary School; a business centre with three shops; the Mashaba Clinic; and the Masendani Business Centre, which has four shops and an energy kiosk.

A board of trustees selected by the community is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the mini-grid, and community members have been trained to maintain and operate it.

The mini-grid will be co-owned by an independent power producer and the community through the trust.

BIGGER HARVESTS

Thomas Makhalima, a Mashaba councillor, says an estimated 10,000 people are benefiting directly from the clean power grid.

In their area, often affected by drought, “we depend a lot on government relief aid. But the food donations have lessened because some people can feed themselves through the irrigation schemes”, he said.

Makhalima said a third irrigation project will soon be connected to the grid, and negotiations are advancing to connect a new border post with Botswana at nearby Mlambapeli as well.

Mpokiseng Moyo, a mother of three who grows winter wheat on a plot of 0.2 hectares (0.5 acres) at Rustlers Gorge, said that in the past she could barely produce a tonne of food.

Now, since the new power supply was installed, she can easily harvest 15 tonnes, she said.

Moyo is one of 41 farmers – 26 women and 15 men – who collectively own an irrigation plant that services the 42 hectares at Rustlers Gorge.

“Before being connected to the solar grid, we irrigated our crops using diesel pumps and travelled as far as Gwanda (more than 100km away) to buy diesel for the pumps,” she said.

“The pumps broke down many times, affecting productivity. But with solar energy we are able to farm throughout the year without any hassles,” Moyo said.

Selling the surplus harvest has made it possible for her to send her children to school and buy provisions for the family, she said.

POWER FOR SCHOOL, HOSPITAL

Obert Joseph Ncube, the deputy head of Mashaba Primary School, said the school’s enrolment figures and exam results have improved because the presence of a reliable power supply has dissuaded teachers from transferring to other schools.

“We’ve registered an improvement in Grade 7 (pass) results from 21.5 percent in 2014 to 53.9 percent in 2016, which is a positive upward trend premised on our retention of all qualified staff,” Ncube said.

At Mashaba Clinic, health workers no longer need to work by torchlight at night, including when delivering babies.

“It was difficult for us to operate or suture patients using candlelight or mobile phones, which meant procedures took longer to finish, or we had to wait till daylight or refer the patients elsewhere,” said a health official at the clinic, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Pregnant women who come to the clinic to give birth are no longer required to bring their own candles, kerosene lamps and matches.

According to the Ministry of Energy and Power Development, only about 40 percent of Zimbabweans have electrical power, and only 13 percent in rural areas.

Rural communities meet 94 percent of their energy requirements from traditional fuels, mostly wood.

The biggest test for the Mashaba community will be to keep their solar grid functioning. At present, community members do not pay for electricity while they await a determination on the tariff to be charged.

“We’ve installed a prepayment system but we are still working on the tariff system. Once a tariff is agreed with ZESA (the state-owned power utility), the energy regulator and the community, users will then start paying,” said Shepherd Masuka, Practical Action’s project officer for sustainable energy for rural communities.

The income will be used to maintain the grid, he said.

Ncube, who also serves as secretary for the Mashaba Board of Trustees and a spokesman for the grid, said that people are happy to pay to keep power coming.

“We’ve had meetings with farmers and they are already putting aside some grain reserves so that when they are asked to start paying for electricity they are ready,” he said.

– Reporting by Tonderayi Mukeredzi; editing by James Baer and Laurie Goering

Diamond Platinumz Admits to Cheating and Fathering Model’s Child

Photo: Diamond Platinumz/Instagram

Diamond Platnumz.

By Naira Habib

Tanzanian singer Diamond Platinumz has confirmed cheating on his wife, Ugandan Socialite Zari Hassan and fathering a son with model Hamisa Mobetto.

Diamond and Hamissa had previously repeatedly denied being in a intimate relationship, though they appeared in intimate scenes in the video of his hit Salome .

However, the singer confirmed on Tuesday in an interview with Clouds FM to being involved with Hamissa when his marriage was on the rocks.

“Baada ya kuachana wakati, mimi nikaendelea na maisha yangu na mpaka naanzisha mahusiano yangu na Zari. Shetani akanipitia na Tukaanza tena kuwa na mawasiliano ya kimahaba mpaka pale Hamisa Mobetto alipopata ujauzito, ” said Diamond.

“Nilimuambia mimi ni Baba mwenye familia yangu. Inabidi jambo hili libaki kati yangu mimi na wewe. Sikupenda kuikana Mimba, ni damu yangu na kila siku iendayo kwa Mungu nilikuwa nampatia matumizi.”

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Diamond added that he supported the model financially throughout her pregnancy by buying her a car and giving her a weekly allowance of 500,000 Tanzanian shillings.Kabla hajajifungua mimi nilimnunulia Rav 4 mpya kabisa sikupenda ateseke na mtoto. Na nilikuwa nampa pesa ya matumizi ya kiasi cha shilingi laki 5 kila wiki.He explained the reason for not coming out earlier to declare himself the father of the child as based on his desire to protect his wife Zari (whom they share two children) from attacks in social media.Niliporudi kutoka Uingereza nilienda kumuona mwanangu na nikakaa nae sana. Hakuna wakati wowote ambao nilitengeneza mazingira ya kumkataa mtoto. Nashangaa kuona kwenye mitandao wanasema nimemkataa mtoto. Nilichokuwa sitaki ni kuhakikisha mwanamke wangu Zari hatukanwi kwakuwa hana kosa lolote.Diamond also took the opportunity to ask for forgiveness from his wife who is living in South Africa.TELL-TALE SIGNSTell-tale signs that Diamond was having an affair with Hamissa emerged after the model added Diamond ‘ s surname on her baby ‘ s Instagram account.Before his confession, pictures emerged on social media of Diamond and Hamissa in bed.In the pictures, Diamond is asleep with his hand thrown over Hamisa’s chest while she lies on her back.TanzaniaState Injects U.S.$38 Million into Rural Communication

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Diamond Platnumz – Yes, I Cheated On Zari

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Diamond Platnumz.

By Thomas Matiko

Bongo flava heartthrob Diamond Platnumz has finally admitted that he cheated on Zari Hassan with Hamisa Mobetto, the star of the sexy video of the hit song “Salome”. The affair culminated into a pregnancy, which Diamond previously vehemently denied responsibility for.

The admission will finally put to rest the rumours that have been flying around in showbiz circles for a long time now.

Fans will recall that Diamond once referred to the beauty Hamisa as an attention seeker when she first claimed that he was carrying his child. He even went further and asked her to come out and name the man responsible.

However, on September 19, Diamond ate his words. Speaking during a radio interview with popular Tanzanian show Leo Tena, he admitted to being the father of one-month-old Abdul Latif Naseeb Abdul Juma who was named after the musicians’ father Abdul Naseeb.

ZARI KNOWS

According to Diamond, who is also involved currently in another cheating scandal with 2013 Big Brother winner Dillish Mathews, Zari was aware the whole time of what happened between him and Mobetto while she was busy taking care of her businesses in South Africa. The crooner says he was able to explain to Zari what transpired between him and Mobetto and she was fully supportive of him. “Katika maisha hivi vitu vinatokea, lakini jambo muhimu ni namna gani mtu unadili na suala kama hilo kama mwanaume. Hakuna sababu ya kutengeneza vita isiyokuwa na sababu ili hata hapo baadae watoto wote waje kukua pamoja na kufurahi kama familia,” he said.

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“These things happen in life but the most important thing is how you deal with it as a man. There is no need of creating a war where there is none. Later on in life, the children will grow up together and they will be happy as a family.”NOT A DEAD-BEAT DADIn the interview, Diamond also refuted claims that he wanted to be a dead-beat father by earlier own disowning the baby, accusing Mobetto of using the situation to destabilise his relationship with Zari. According to Diamond, he and the model had an agreement that he would provide for the child and in return Mobetto would remain silent on the issue so as not to hurt Zari but she decided to break the truce.He says he has done everything possible to ensure Mobetto and the baby are well taken care off including buying her a new car ( a Rav 4, just in case you were wondering) to ease her way around the town as well as paying an upkeep of TSh70,000 (Sh3,131) daily.His mother, Diamond says, was the first to visit the video vixen in hospital when she gave birth.”Nilifanya kila kitu ambacho mwanaume anapaswa kufanya, ikiwa ni pamoja na kumpatia Mobetto Shilingi elfu 70 kila siku na kumnunulia gari aina ya Rav 4 mpya kwa ajili ya kuendea kliniki na safari za mtoto za hapa na pale.””I did everything that a man is supposed to do, including giving her upkeep money and a Rav 4,” he added.More on ThisDiamond Platinumz Admits to Cheating and Fathering Model’s Child

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Well-Wishers Raise U.S.$47,000 for MP’s Hospital Bill

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Singida East Mamber of Parliament Tundu Lissu

By Louis Kolumbia

Dar es Salaam — A total of $47,547 (Sh106 million) has been raised for the treatment of Singida East MP and Tanganyika Law Society (TLS) president Tundu Lissu, who is still admitted to a Nairobi hospital after he was shot by unidentified assailants on September 7.

The money has been donated by Chadema and other people residing in and outside the country. Chadema supporters in the Diaspora have started an online fundraising campaign through https://www.gofundme.com/Lissumedicalcare/donate to raise funds to enable Mr Lissu to be flown the United States of America or further treatment.

As we went to the press yesterday evening, $17,812 (about Sh36.9 million) had been donated by Mr Lissu’s sympathisers through the online campaign. The amount was raised by 360 people since the campaign started five days ago.

Speaking to The Citizen in a telephone interview yesterday, Chadema Director of Foreign Communications and Foreign Affairs John Mrema said the party had raised $30,000 from well-wishers through bank accounts and mobile money banking.

After Mr Lissu was assaulted, Chademab well-wishers started raising funds to facilitate his treatment.

Chadema plans to raise $50,000 (about Sh111.25 million) for the purpose.

Some dignitaries, including retired Chief Justice Mohamed Othman Chande, have visited Mr Lissu in Nairobi.

Kigoma Urban Member of Parliament Zitto Kabwe, who was in Nairobi recently, writes on his Facebook account that he spoke to Mr Lissu. He says Mr Lissu told him that they had won. “I spoke to Lissu and he told me that we have won and we will win,” writes Mr Kabwe.

Mr Lissu was shot several times by unidentified assailants in his stomach and legs. On Friday Chadema denied reports in a section of Tanzanian media that the fiery Tanzanian opposition Chief Whip’s condition worsened after developing a chest infection, while receiving treatment in Nairobi.

Mr Lissu was flown to the Nairobi hospital after being briefly admitted to Dodoma Hospital as he sustained gun wounds that left him fighting for his life.

Journalists have not been allowed to see or speak to the leader, who was reportedly shot by between 21 and 25 bullets just after he arrived at his Dodoma resident and before he disembarked from his car.

Chadema National Chairman Freeman Mbowe told the media the politician was able to speak, eat some food and even receive some visitors under the strict supervision of a team of doctors attending to him.

“Mr Lissu is able to speak and has even been receiving some visitors although under the strict supervision of a team of doctors attending to him. Despite the large number of visitors wishing to see him, he is only allowed to see a limited number of them since the doctors would like him to have as much bed rest as possible for a speedy recovery,” Mr Mbowe, he was quoted as saying.

The Chadema party boss noted that Mr Lissu had sent greetings to well-wishers, his fellow parliamentarians and also asked people not to allow dictatorial regimes to exist in Africa.”Mr Lissu has sent his greetings to the people of East Africa, his fellow parliamentarians and all well-wishers. He has asked them not to allow dictatorial regimes to control the affairs and destiny of the nations of Africa since they have made the continent lag behind in development and democracy,” Mr Mbowe said.

Regional Rights Groups Call for Donation to Facilitate Mr Lissu’s Treatment

By Louis Kolumbia

Dar es Salaam — Regional rights groups have on Monday, September 18, called upon well-wishers, donors, development partners and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to financially support Singida East Member of Parliament Mr Tundu Lissu’s medical costs.

Also, a statement jointly released by the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders (DefendDefenders), the National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders of Kenya (NCHRDK) and the Protection International signed by NCHRDK programme officer, advocacy Yvonne Wamari, seeks intervention of the government.

“The government should conduct swift, thorough and transparent investigation the shooting, other attacks and threats against lawyers and Human Rights Defenders (HRD’s),” reads part of a statement whose copy was availed to The Citizen.

They condemn attacks and intimidation on the legal fraternity and human rights defenders, calling upon the government to protect rule of law and promote enabling environment for HRD’s to safely execution of duties.

According to a statement, lawyers and HRD’s have been facing threats, harassments and physical attacks, listing a number of incidents recorded in recent days.

“February, this year, the Bar Association of Tanzania faced deregistration threats by the former Minister of Constitution and Legal Affairs, Dr Harisson Mwakyembe, announcing that a new board to regulate the legal profession would be formed,” reads a statement.

Other listed incidents are; invasion of Prime Attorneys offices by gunmen and storming of IMMMA Advocates offices where security officers were abducted and were found unconscious.

“Intimidation to HRD’s isn’t unique to Tanzania but are dominant in the East and Horn of Africa region. We are concerned that governments are increasingly intolerant to voices of opposition, and have attacked or threatened to attack HRD’s and CSOs advancing human rights,” reads another part of a statement.

Mr Lissu is admitted at Nairobi hospital for treatment. Chadema supporters have launched an online fundraising campaign targeting to raise $50,000 enough to take him to the US for specialized treatment. A total of $17,812, (Sh39.9 million) has been contributed in five days.

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