Tanzanians at the Uhuru Stadium in Dar es Salaam at the inauguration John Pembe Magufuli in November 2015. (Photo: GCIS)

Tanzania’s Civil Society Raises Alarm, But Magufuli’s Toe-Stepping Ways Are No Big Deal To Some In Africa

Public support for freedom of association is far from universal in Africa; one-third (32%) of citizens say the government should be able to ban any organisation that goes against its policies.

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A village meeting in Dirib Gombo, northern Kenya. (Photo/ Flickr/ CIAT)

You’ve Heard Of NGO Bans, But Even Forming A Village Association Is A Headache In Some African Countries

Although freedom of association is guaranteed in most African constitutions, in practice, it is often sharply limited particularly for political organisations, but also for small, local and community ones.