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Tanzania: New Law on Media Services

(Nov. 15, 2016) Tanzania’s legislature passed the Media Services Act, 2016, on November 5, 2016. (Tanzania: MPs Endorse Media Services Bill, ALL AFRICA (Nov. 6, 2016).) The text had been published as a bill in the country’s Gazette on August 26. (Media Services Act, 2016, 97 GAZETTE OF THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA (Aug. 26, […]

Tanzania: Cybercrimes Bill Enacted

(June 15, 2015) It was reported recently that Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete has signed into law the Cyber Crimes Bill, 2015. (Kikwete Signs Cybercrime Bill, PESA TIMES (May. 9, 2015).) As indicated in its “Objectives and Reasons” section, the legislation makes provision for “offences related to computer systems and Information Communication Technologies [as well as] […]

Tanzania: Parliament Passes Non-Citizens Employment Act

(Apr. 28, 2015) Tanzania’s 357-member unicameral Parliament recently passed the Non-Citizens (Employment Regulation) Act, which, as its name indicates, is aimed at regulating the employment of non-citizens in the country. (Foreign Workers Face Tougher Times in Dar, TRADE MARK (Mar. 23, 2015).) According to Gaudentia M. Kabaka, the Minister of Labour and Employment and the […]

Tanzania; United Nations: Protection Needed for Albinos

(Sept. 8, 2014) On August 25, 2014, the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) questioned the method adopted by the Government of Tanzania to protect children with albinism. The government has placed children with the condition in state-run care centers, to protect them from being targeted by those who believe […]

Tanzania: Law on Child Rights Enacted in Zanzibar

(Sept. 1, 2011) On August 25, 2011, Dr. Ali Mohamed Shein, the President of Zanzibar, a semi-autonomous island region in the United Republic of Tanzania, signed into law a comprehensive children's rights law. (Shane Keenan, Children's Act Provides New Tools for Protecting Child Rights in Zamzibar [sic], UNICEF (Aug. 25, 2011).) The Act is said […]

Tanzania: New Bill To Regulate Political Parties’ Finances

(Jan. 22, 2010) It was reported on January 17, 2010, that the Tanzanian government hass been preparing to propose a bill, The Election Expenses Act, 2009, to regulate the funding of political parties. (Bill to Control Funding of Dar Political Parties, EASTAFRICAN, Jan. 17, 2010, available at, The current language of the Bill provides […]

Tanzania: Government to Bail Out Distressed Companies

(June 16, 2009) It was reported on June 11, 2009, that Tanzania is gearing up to bail out companies hard hit by the global financial slowdown. In a speech to lawmakers and elders, Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete stated that the Tanzanian government has already allocated TZS1.7 trillion (about US$1.3 billion) in the budget to compensate […]

Tanzania: New Law on Human DNA

(Apr. 29, 2009) Tanzania's National Assembly passed a bill on April 22, 2009, that will make it possible to administer and regulate application of DNA technology in the country. According to David Msakyusa, the Minister for Health and Social Welfare, the Human DNA Law will make it possible for the government to control existing institutions […]

Tanzania: Workers’ Compensation Act

(Nov. 21, 2008) On November 4, 2008, Tanzania's National Assembly approved amendments to the Workers' Compensation Act. In particular, the revisions are aimed at assisting employees who become disabled or die as a result of employment-related injuries, thereby remedying flaws in article 263 of the Act that had led to some employees being deprived of […]

Tanzania: Initiative to Amend Marriage Law

(Aug. 28, 2008) It was reported on August 9, 2008, that several Tanzanian legislators are seeking to change laws and cultural practices that have a harmful impact on women. Dr. Gertrude Rwakatare, a Tanzanian MP, with the support of some of her colleagues, is set to change Tanzanian laws that “undermine the welfare of women.” […]