ARUSHA - A Tanzanian newspaper closed by the government published its first edition for three years Tuesday after a court lifted the ban. The Swahili-language independent weekly newspaper Mwanahalisi was ordered to close in July 2012, but the ban was overturned after an appeal in the High Court in Dar es Salaam earlier this month. "We're back," the newspaper's headline read Tuesday, saying it would publish investigative articles without "favouring anybody."–AFP

The Committee to Protect Journalists has criticised Tanzania for often relying "on an arsenal of anti-media laws" that allows the information ministry "wide discretionary powers to ban" publications.