Tanzania

“Burkini Island” Zanzibar: Where Muslim girls are learning how to swim
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Politics and Society “Burkini Island” Zanzibar: Where Muslim girls are learning how to swim

Conservative Islamic culture and the absence of modest swimwear have discouraged girls from swimming, even when they live their lives surrounded by water. This has been true for the female inhabitants of Tanzania’s Zanzibar Island. Now the Panje Project is breaking the mold to teach women and girls swimming and aquatic safety.

Tanzanian police arrest 10 men for sitting in pairs
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Politics and Society Tanzanian police arrest 10 men for sitting in pairs

Anti-gay rhetoric has steadily been on the rise in Tanzania since President John Magufuli took office. It is not the rhetoric that citizens need to be mindful of, however. The government is taking surveillance and intimidation action towards perceived homosexual activity. Now, it seems, the mere act of sitting in a pair is being viewed as criminal.