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Tanzania's Sim card tax under pressure

15 July 2013 Last updated at 20:27 BST

Tanzania's government is under pressure to drop a new monthly tax on all mobile phone Sim cards which came into effect on 1 July.

The new tax - which is equivalent to $0.6 - will affect more than eight million low income users who spend less than that amount per month on mobile communications.

BBC Africa's Tulanana Bohela reports from Dar es Salaam.

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