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Tanzania law punishing critics of statistics ‘deeply concerning’: World Bank

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) – The World Bank said it was deeply concerned about new Tanzanian legislation which would punish anyone who questions official statistics, saying the law would undermine the production of useful and…

Darem 1aLawmakers last month passed amendments to the Statistics Act that would impose fines, at least three years jail time, or both, on anyone who questioned the accuracy of official figures. The attorney general said the changes were needed to…

Opposition groups and other critics have said the changes were part of a…

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