Tanzania, officially the United Republic of Tanzania derives from the country's two states, Zanzibar and Tanganyika. Tanganyika was a Germany territory in the 1880s to 1919 when it was handed over to Britain by the League of Nations during World War II in 1947 up to when it got her independence in 1961.
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A spike in anti-press attacks is sowing fear and self-censorship among journalists in Tanzania. The safety of journalists in the country is mostly challenged during political rallies and demonstration, where they are often targets of harassment and aggression.
The declining standard on safety and security of journalists in Tanzania is largely driven by widespread attacks by state agents such as the police and politicians targeting journalists and media houses.
Like it is always said that a leader is meant to serve than to be served, the 5th elected president of Tanzania Magufuli has reflected this analogy through involving himself in doing things beyond his jurisdiction
President Magufuli who was inaugurated as the president of Tanzania on 5th November 2015 made a record in Tanzania when he publically joined his people on Independence Day in 2015 to clean the community.