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Politics and Development in Tanzania: Shifting the Status Quo

From Chatham House Adjoa Anyimadu Research Associate, Africa Programme Tanzania’s leaders will need to increasingly rely on astute policy-making to maintain the country’s unique position in a region with numerous powerful national leaders, writes Adjoa Anyimadu. Magogoni ferry arrives at city full of commuters, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Photo: Charles Bowman/Getty Images. Summary Despite its long-standing […]

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Tanzania’s new president sacks hospital chief after surprise inspection

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) – Tanzania’s new president sacked the head of the main state hospital after finding patients sleeping on the floor during a surprise visit to the facility, his office said. President John Magufuli also broke up the governing board at Muhimbili National Hospital after discovering the main scanning and diagnostic machines were not […]

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Tanzania’s ruling party wins presidential election, to extend grip on power after 5 decades

by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania – Tanzania’s ruling party has won the country’s presidential election, defeating an opposition alliance that had hoped to end the party’s five-decade grip on power, the country’s election commission announced on Thursday. John Magufuli, the Chama Cha Mapinduzi (Revolutionary Party) candidate, won with 58 per cent of the […]

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Observers to issue first Tanzania poll report

By AFRICAREVIEW.COM | Tuesday, October 27 2015 at 14:12 Workers stack up ballot boxes at a polling station in Dar es Salaam on October 26, 2015. Votes were being counted in what is expected to be Tanzania’s tightest election race ever. PHOTO | AFP Foreign election observers are expected to commend Tanzanian authorities for a […]

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Tanzanian Residents Vent Anger Over Results’ Delay

From RFI By Laura Angela Bagnetto National police in full riot gear with a water cannon truck parked outside SandaliA and SandaliB wards in Tanzania’s capital, just one day after the vote, after voters came out to demand why they had not yet received general election results. We’ll wait for the results “Even for a […]

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Tanzania’s Ruling Party in Unpredictable Race to Keep Power

By RODNEY MUHUMUZA, ASSOCIATED PRESS KAMPALA, Uganda — Oct 24, 2015, 2:55 PM ET Tanzanians vote Sunday in an election that could end the dominance of the ruling party, which has held power for decades but faces a united opposition buoyed by growing discontent over official corruption. The apparent strength of a united opposition, led […]

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East Africa: Tanzanians Arrested in Anti-Terror Operation in Kenya

By Fred Mukinda Kenyan police have arrested two suspected terrorists from Tanzania in the ongoing operation in the coastal Boni Forest in Lamu County. The suspects were arrested at roadblocks erected by security personnel in Operation Linda Boni. The operation is being carried out in Boni Forest, where Al-Shabaab terrorists are said to have set […]

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The Real Farmers of Tanzania

From Foreign Policy The Real Farmers of Tanzania Oxfam is funding a reality TV show to try to empower women in the country’s anemic agricultural sector. But is it working? BY ALICE ROBB Carolina Chelele, a middle-aged farmer and mother of four, is making her way, blindfolded, through a hut in the rural Tanzanian village of […]

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On the campaign trail with Lowassa: “It is my turn to lead Tanzania”

From African Arguments Posted on October 8, 2015 by Mark Kapchanga With Edward Lowassa at the helm, Tanzania’s opposition looks set to do better than ever before in the upcoming elections. But could the former PM go all the way? In front of an ululating crowd, Edward Lowassa, the grey-haired 62-year-old who has brought Tanzania’s elections to life over the […]

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Tanzania cannot be allowed to be the new front for state-led Islamophobia

From African Arguments  by Nathalie Arnold Koenings The ruling CCM party has a record of dismissing opposition in Zanzibar as “Islamist”. With tight elections on the horizon, this divisive rhetoric has been turned up. For over 20 years, Tanzania’s ruling party, Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM), has attempted to maintain control of the islands of Zanzibar by linking […]

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