EU considers sanctions against Tanzania

As Denmark announced the withholding of $9.86 million aid to Tanzania over its human-rights record, the European Union — which recalled its ambassador — stated it was reviewing its policies with Dar es Salaam.

Denmark, the second largest development partner of Tanzania, was concerned by Dar es Salaam regional commissioner’s statement ordering a clampdown on gay people. The order was immediately disowned by the country’s Foreign Minister Dr Augustine Mahiga.

EU said it would resume dialogue with Tanzanian authorities once the review of policies was complete, and urged the authorities “to refrain from exerting undue pressure and limitations on diplomatic missions.”

Full article: The EastAfrican



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