Uchaguzi 2020 US Senate on Tanzania: We are concerned by Magufuli’s use of increasingly repressive measures against opposition, CSOs and the Press


JF-Expert Member
Jul 29, 2006

Menendez Introduces Resolution Calling on Government of Tanzania To Ensure Free and Fair Elections​

Washington, DC — U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today introduced a Senate resolution calling on the Government of Tanzania and all parties to ensure free and fair elections ahead of the country’s October 2020 electoral cycle. Since President John Magufuli’s election in 2015, Tanzanians have witnessed significant erosions of political rights.

“The upcoming elections in Tanzania represent an opportunity for the Government and people of Tanzania to recommit themselves to democratic politics and the rights guaranteed in their constitution,” Menendez said. “I am concerned, however, by the deteriorating political conditions in the country and the Magufuli administration’s use of increasingly repressive measures against political opposition, civil society, and the press. Tanzanian authorities must ensure that the October polls meet accepted standards for free and fair elections, and the United States must support the Tanzanian people at this critical juncture. I urge my colleagues to endorse this common sense resolution and remain engaged on the issue of democratic backsliding in Tanzania.”

In recent months, Tanzanian authorities have deployed an escalating array of arbitrary and partisan legal actions against political opposition and the media that could further undermine the credibility of the October elections. The Senator’s resolution urges the United States Government, working alongside international partners, to remain engaged in promoting and defending the rights of the Tanzanian people.

A copy of the Senator’s resolution can be found HERE.









JF-Expert Member
Mar 31, 2020
Wajinga watapuuza wakijidanganya wao ni zaidi ya wazungu, endeleeni na ujinga wenu muone utakavyowa cost.

Mnalazimisha kuiba kura hata pasipowezekana, sijawahi kuona mwizi anaiba tu hata kama anaemuibia ameshamuona, hii Tume ya vilaza ni aibu kwa hili taifa.


JF-Expert Member
Nov 6, 2010
They have no moral authority on this matter!! What have they done to Saud Arabia, to their own people especially Latinos, Asians and African Americans!! Abusive of human rights of these groups of American citizens in most cases is part and parcels to them!

I urge Mr. Medenzes to restrain from actions, which do not serve the credibility of US to be a country leading some global matters by example!!


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Apr 16, 2015
Mikwara mbuzi hiyo, Seneta mwenyewe kwanza siyo Republican ni Democrat na siajabu harudi mjengoni.

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