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A Tanzanian opposition leader was arrested briefly amid human rights concerns

Sep. 11, 2023 12:54 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tanzania’s opposition leader Tundu Lissu was arrested and later released on bail by the police who accused him of unlawful assembly and obstructing police officers. Lissu was barred from attending a human rights rally Sunday in Ngorongoro, in the north of...

Rights group denounces Tanzanian government for detaining critics and urges freedom of expression

Aug. 07, 2023 05:06 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — An international human rights group denounced Tanzania's government on Monday for detaining critics and urged it to respect freedom of expression and the right to protest. Human Rights Watch said 22 people have been detained since June for criticizing a...

As temperatures rise, mosquitoes are also on the move. Scientists worry that could mean more malaria

Jul. 20, 2023 16:04 PM EDT

As the planet warms, mosquitoes are slowly migrating upward. The temperature range where malaria-carrying mosquitoes thrive is rising in elevation. Researchers have found evidence of the phenomenon from the tropical highlands of South America to the mountainous, populous regions of...