THE LONG HISTORY OF HANGING
Only 20 African countries have abolished the death penalty. In contrast, Egypt, Libya, Nigeria, Somalia and Sudan still execute those convicted. Death by hanging was introduced in Tanzania by the German administration in 1898 to punish African chiefs who resisted colonisation. 100 African chiefs were hanged by German commanders. These included 67 local leaders of the Maji Maji uprising, hanged in Songea in southern Tanzania on February 27, 1907.