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TANZANIA

During elections, there have been reports of sites going down, and the government has required media users to register their details with the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority.

The 2015 Cybercrimes Act has resulted in the prosecution of numerous social media users. The government was also in talks with the company Hacking Team (Hacking Team is an Italian based company that provides intrusive surveillance tools to a number of countries noted for their extensive surveillance of political activists) in an effort to purchase an oppressive surveillance system called Galileo.

During elections, there have been reports of sites going down, and the government has required media users to register their details with the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA).

Although internet penetration in Tanzania is 5.4%, mobile penetration is over 80% and mobile networks have become the leading internet service provider in the country.



Earlier Event: January 1
NAMIBIA
Later Event: November 1
ZIMBABWE