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Tanzania Newspaper Banned

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Tanzania’s government has banned the opposition-linked Swhaili language newspaper, Tanzania Daima, for 90 days after accusing it of publishing false information.

The ban also applied to the daily newspaper’s online edition, government spokesman Abbas Hassan said.

Tanzania Daima’s publication company, Free Media, is owned by Chadema opposition leader Freeman Mbowe.

The government says the ban is because the paper published a false story, alleging that 67% of Tanzanians use anti-retroviral drugs.

This is the fourth newspaper to be suspended in a space of four months.

Source: BBC

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