On the back cover

MWEMBECHAI KILLINGS
AND THE POLITICAL FUTURE OF TANZANIA

On Friday 13 February, 1998 at the instigation of a Catholic priest of Mburahati parish in Dar es Salaam, the Tanzania government ordered its para-military police force to open fire on unarmed Muslims at Mwembechai area, killing at least four of them. It was soon discovered that the seditious claims made by the Catholic priest and repeatedly broadcast on a Catholic radio that Muslims were ridiculing Jesus were a sheer fabrication. Muslimsí demands for an independent probe team to investigate the killings were immediately rejected by the Minister for Home Affairs. The government also banned a meeting organised by Muslim women to speak out about the sexual humiliations and indignities they suffered at the hands of male police officers while in remand prison.

In this book Dr. Njozi looks at the Mwembechai killings as a manifestation of a simmering political crisis in Tanzania. The book provides unsettling details about religious discrimination in a country which is thought by many as setting a shining example to rest of the world. Tha authorís analysis of the looming political tragedy in Tanzania is both illuminating and sympathetic.
 

Book information

Size: 5.5"x8.5"; Pages: 264
ISBN  1-894560-01-9
Cataloguing: DT448.2.N46 2000;   967.804'2;   C00-900782-2
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