Tanzania's Minister for Information Nape Nnauye. The Tanzanian government has banned a weekly local newspaper Mseto for three years on grounds that it breached the Newspapers Act. PHOTOS | FILE
Mr Nape Nnauye, the Minister for Information, said the newspaper had published a story that claimed the deputy minister for Works, Transport and Communication, Eng Edwin Ngonyani, had implicated President John Magufuli in corruption during elections.
He said that the newspaper has had a "tendency of reporting irresponsibly" and has been "warned several times for the last five years."
In the past, the government has banned numerous newspapers said to have breached the law.