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Nyangali has reappeared, but this is no time to relax - 6 days ago, 12:55

Charles Onyango-o ...

Last week, masked armed men, believed to be security officers, abducted Mdude Nyangali, a fierce critic of Tanzania President John Magufuli.

Nyangali was snatched off the road by the gunmen in Mbozi, in south Tanzania. He had been denouncing Magufuli, and labelled him a "hypocrite" in a Twitter post a few hours before his disappearance.

Nyangali reappeared days later, battered, but his disappearance echoed the case of journalist Azory Gwanda, who went missing in November 2017. The whispered – and still unconfirmed – story in Tanzanian media circles, is that someone finished him off and threw his body in the crocodile-infested Rufiji River.

Ironically, at the time he disappeared, Gwanda, who was a journalist with Mwananchi Communications, had just published a series of articles on a string of unsolved murders of local government officials and police officers by unidentified assailants on motorcycles.

Gwanda’s disappearance, critics say, is part of a ...
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