Owl in Tanzanian Parliament - bad omen for freedom of speech and assembly.
On 29 January, when the Tanzanian Parliament (Bunge) was assembled in Dodoma, an owl flew in and watched the assembly. The owl is seen in Tanzanian (etc.) culture as a warning of death and misfortune. It is difficult not to link the owl with the fact that the assembly then chose to amend to the Polical Parties Act, so that more power is cemented in the party that has ruled Tanzania since independence. It is a disaster for freedom of speech and assembly. Read more here. // Den