style[amp-boilerplate] Tanzania rapper Nay wa Mitego freed after Magufuli criticism
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Tanzania rapper Nay wa Mitego freed after Magufuli criticism

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Tanzanian rapper Emmanuel Elibariki, known as Nay wa Mitego, has been

released just a day after he was arrested for releasing a song deemed

insulting to the government.



The song emerged last week and has been

widely shared on social media.



One line in it asks: "Is there still freedom of expression in the

country?" and refers to a "doctor" who can't tolerate criticism.



The information minister said President John Magufuli "loves" the song.



He also suggested that it be "improved" to take on other issues, such

as tax evaders, corrupt business people and drug traffickers, said

Information Minister Harrison Mwakyembe.



Nay wa Mitego's arrest came days after President Magufuli warned media

to be careful about exercising freedom.



"Media owners, let me tell you: 'Be careful. Watch it. If you think

you have that kind of freedom - not to that extent,'" Mr Magufuli

said.
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