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Tanzania's opposition vows to review mining, gas contracts 30.8.2015 Yahoo: Top Stories
By Fumbuka Ng'wanakilala DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzania's main opposition presidential candidate said he would review mining and gas contracts, and also scrap "unnecessary" tax exemptions for mining companies, if elected president of the east African nation in October. Former prime minister Edward Lowassa, 62, snubbed as the ruling party's candidate last month, switched to become the opposition coalition's contender. "My government will review all major energy and mining contracts and rectify shoddy deals," Lowassa said late on Saturday in a televised statement, without giving ...
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Tanzania's main opposition coalition kicks off campaign 29.8.2015 Yahoo: Politics
A coalition of four main opposition parties in Tanzania launched their campaign for the October election on Saturday, vowing to end five decades of the ruling party's domination of the east African country's politics. Addressing a massive rally in the commercial capital of Dar es Salaam, the coalition's presidential candidate Edward Lowassa, said the time has come for Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party to go. "We must get rid of the inefficient and corrupt regime under system to bring about an end to poverty, massive unemployment and wanton plunder of the country's natural resources," Lowassa ...
Today: Biden Is No Ordinary Joe 28.8.2015 LA Times: Commentary
I'm Davan Maharaj, editor of the Los Angeles Times. Here are some story lines I don't want you to miss today. Subscribe to the newsletter TOP STORIES Time Is on His Side Will Joe Biden run for the presidency? Conventional wisdom might say it's too late for the vice president to go up against Hillary...
Salif Keita says Africa albino attacks 'unacceptable' 26.8.2015 Health
African music legend Salif Keita has called for people with albinism to be protected, as Tanzania begins campaigning for general elections with fears growing over a rise in witchcraft attacks. "It is completely unacceptable for humans to sacrifice other human beings, it comes from ignorance," the Malian musician, himself an albino, told AFP in an interview during a visit to East Africa. "Albinos are born, they grow up just like everyone ...
Virginia Finally Drops America’s ‘Worst Voting Machines’ 17.8.2015 Wired Top Stories
The move drives home the fact that severe security issues persist in the nation's voting machines ahead of the 2016 presidential ...
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Watch Out For the Most Tightly Contested Election in Tanzania's History 16.8.2015 Global Voices
"Lowassa is a Maasai Robin Hood. Or Tanzanian El Chapo. Look at the hands he touches and not the toes he stepped on."
Tanzanian opposition coalition nominates former PM for presidency 5.8.2015 Yahoo: Top Stories
By Fumbuka Ng'wanakilala DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzania's four main opposition parties on Tuesday named former prime minister Edward Lowassa - once seen as a leading contender for the ruling party nomination - as their joint presidential candidate ahead of October's general election. The Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party of outgoing President Jakaya Kikwete has ruled Tanzania since independence in 1961. "I have come to join you for a reason, to remove CCM from power," Lowassa told cheering delegates after being named by the coalition, including CHADEMA - Tanzania's biggest opposition party - in Tanzania's commercial capital, Dar es ...
A chat with Black Hat's unconventional keynote speaker 5.8.2015 Yahoo: Business
Rampant corruption in Tanzania keeps fruits of the many in hands of the few | Hannah McNeish 29.7.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Fears are growing that endemic graft in Tanzania will deny the majority of its people a fair share of the wealth generated by the country’s natural gas riches

In Dar es Salaam, framed posters of Tanzania’s president, Jakaya Kikwete, top the list of street-side bestsellers, outstripping images of Pope Francis, Jesus, Barack Obama and the country’s founding father, Julius Nyerere.

Related: Tanzania accused of making laws on the hoof in 'Kafkaesque' curb on free speech | Hannah McNeish

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Ex-Tanzanian PM joins opposition to challenge ruling party in polls 29.7.2015 Yahoo: Top Stories
Former Tanzanian prime minister Edward Lowassa joined an opposition coalition on Tuesday, posing a serious challenge to the ruling party's 54-year grip on power as the country nears elections in October. Lowassa becomes the highest profile figure from the ruling party to join the opposition camp in Tanzania, which has east Africa's second-biggest economy. The Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party has ruled since independence in 1961.
Tanzania's ruling party picks presidential candidate 12.7.2015 World
Tanzania's ruling party on Sunday anointed government minister John Magufuli as its candidate for presidential elections due to be held in October, party officials said. Magufuli, 55 and currently the east African nation's minister of works, will be widely expected to succeed President Jakaya Kikwete, who will be stepping down after his second and final term. The ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party has been in power since independence in 1964, and currently has two-thirds of seats in ...
Regional leaders urge Burundi to delay elections by 2 weeks 6.7.2015 Yahoo: Top Stories
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) — Regional leaders are urging Burundi's government to delay presidential elections by two weeks as the central African country grapples with violence sparked by the president's bid for a third term.
Burundi government tells UN mediator to go 5.7.2015 World
Burundi's ruling party and its allies on Sunday told a United Nations mediator to step down, just two weeks after he was sent to help resolve the central African nation's political crisis. Senegal's Abdoulaye Bathily was told to "resign from his post because he seriously lacked respect for the country's sovereignty," a spokesman for the ruling CNDD-FDD party, Gelase-Daniel Ndabirabe, told AFP. Bathily was sent to Burundi last month to replace UN mediator Said Djinnit, an Algerian diplomat, who quit after being branded as too pro-government by civil society ...
Tanzania's female politicians trained to campaign, avoid sexual pitfalls 18.6.2015 World
"Some women are easily tempted to offer sexual corruption to officials so their names are considered for nomination," Salum told the Thomson Reuters Foundation, adorned in the traditional green and yellow of the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party. According to training organizers, the candidates will receive training about topical political issues surrounding the elections, the role of parliament and local councils, and relevant election law rules and regulations. PRESIDENTIAL HOPES     Four female candidates have expressed interest in running for president on the CCM ticket, including the former Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Asha-Rose Migiro.
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Ex-U.N. deputy chief in race to be Tanzania's first woman president 16.6.2015 Elections
By Fumbuka Ng'wanakilala DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - A former U.N. deputy secretary general has joined the race to be the Tanzanian ruling party's presidential candidate, setting her sights on becoming the country's first woman president. Asha-Rose Migiro joins more than 30 other candidates from the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party. Numbers have been swelled from the usual dozen or so by the perception that President Jakaya Kikwete standing down leaves a more open field.
Burundi protesters on streets after African leaders seek poll delay 2.6.2015 World
By Clement Manirabarusha BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - Police fired on protesters who took to the streets of Burundi's capital on Tuesday in renewed protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to run for a third term in office, witnesses said. Protesters said they were angry that a weekend summit of African leaders had not urged Nkurunziza to halt his bid but only urged a delay in elections. Witnesses in Cibitoke and Musaga, two volatile districts of Bujumbura, said the police shot at protesters in the ...
East African leaders call for Burundi to delay elections 31.5.2015 World
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Burundi's government should postpone parliamentary and presidential elections for a six weeks because of unrest triggered by President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term in office, an emergency meeting for the heads of state from the regional East African Community urged Sunday.
Burundi president won't attend crisis summit: official 31.5.2015 World
Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza will not attend a summit of regional leaders in Tanzania on Sunday focusing on the crisis in his country, his spokesman said. "President Nkurunziza will not go to Dar es Salaam," Gervais Abahiro told AFP. "He will be represented there by his foreign ...
Term limits unlikely on agenda at Burundi crisis summit: experts 30.5.2015 World
East African leaders meet in Tanzania on Sunday for a summit on the political crisis in Burundi, though experts said the other nations were unlikely to raise the key issue: presidential term limits. The root cause of the tensions -- which have sparked weeks of civil unrest and a failed coup attempt -- is the controversial bid by Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza to seek a third consecutive term in ...
Burundi says elections will go ahead despite crisis 29.5.2015 World
Burundi's government insisted Friday that the first stage of controversial elections will go ahead next week despite the central African nation's ongoing political crisis. Interior Minister Edouard Nduwimana said that despite the withdrawal of support from the influential Catholic Church and the European Union, parliamentary polls will take place next Friday in "good conditions". "There isn't any electoral process that doesn't suffer from problems, in Burundi or any other ...
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