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Kidnapped Tanzania journalist still missing

Date: Dec 5, 2017

Tanzanian news organisation says one of its journalists is still missing weeks after he was kidnapped from his home.

Tanzanian news organisation executive director Francis Nanai said on Monday that Azory Gwanda, 42, was reportedly kidnapped on November 21 in Kibiti town near the commercial hub of Dar es Salaam.

The last contact with the journalist was on November 20. Since then attempts to contact him on all three of his mobiles have been unsuccessful. Gwanda had published a series of stories on the mysterious killings of civilians and police officers in the area.

Lazaro Mambosasa, Dar es Salaam’s police chief, said the police were shocked by these latest developments and that the disappearance was being investigated.

Meanwhile, Maltese authorities announced on Monday that they have arrested 10 people in connection with the murder of a prominent journalist that sent shock waves around the world.

Daphne Caruana Galizia, who was killed in a car bomb attack on October 16, was one of the Mediterranean island's most prominent public figures thanks to a widely-read blog she used to campaign against corruption. 

--ANA--

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