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Black Box Voting's Bev Harris on the IA Caucus Mess and NH Concerns: 'BradCast' 2/4/2016 5.2.2016 BradBlog
On today's BradCast, the Des Moines Register joins the fray to declare "something smells" in Iowa's Democratic caucus results and procedures. Bev Harris of Black Box Voting joins us to examine the concerns about "caucus integrity" on both the Democratic and Republican sides -- what we know, what we don't, ...
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Sanders Surges, the Dog Ate Trump's Homework: Iowa's Wild Night 2.2.2016 Truthout - All Articles
Supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders watch election returns in a caucus night event for Sanders in Des Moines, Iowa, February 1, 2016. (Photo: Todd Heisler / The New York Times) The outcome of last night's Iowa caucus on the Republican side was merely wild. On the Democratic side, it was positively astonishing. The New Hampshire primary is a week from today. If Iowa was any indication, it's going to be a hot time in the old town on Tuesday. Supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders watch election returns in a caucus night event for Sanders in Des Moines, Iowa, February 1, 2016. (Photo: Todd Heisler / The New York Times) Last night, Iowa delivered a strong argument for why it the hood ornament of election season, and did so in fine fashion. The people of Iowa ran through walls to cast their votes in record numbers, often on paper ballots and not on Diebold machines, and it was a hell of a thing to see. There are enough story lines from last night to fill a Robert Caro biography series, but you can bet an Iowa ...
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Diplomats condemn Zanzibar vote re-run, urging calm 29.1.2016 Yahoo: Politics
Diplomats in Tanzania criticised Friday a planned election re-run on Zanzibar, urging a "peaceful outcome" and warning of "intimidation and tensions" amid an opposition boycott. "We are deeply concerned that the unilateral declaration of a re-run may lead to an escalation of intimidation and tensions," said the statement signed by ambassadors in Tanzania including the European Union and the United States envoys. The October 25 elections, which were held across Tanzania, were scrapped on Zanzibar after the islands' election commission reported "violations of electoral law", claims dismissed by the ...
Tanzania opposition says to boycott Zanzibar vote re-run 29.1.2016 Yahoo: Top Stories
The opposition Civic United Front (CUF) says it won those elections and has warned of violence on the islands if the rescheduled ballot goes ahead. Tanzania has been one of Africa's most politically stable nations but Zanzibar has been a hotbed of opposition to central government, with strong secessionist and Islamist voices. Polls on the islands are usually closely fought and often ...
Will the 2016 Primaries Be Electronically Rigged? 28.1.2016 Truthout.com
(Photo: Voting Machine via Shutterstock) Secret computerized voting systems are in the hands of partisans, and according to cyber-security experts, they've distorted election results in the past. Election rigging in the 2016 primaries is all but assured if voters, candidates and democracy advocates don't take action to prevent it. Truthout will never hide stories like this behind a paywall or subscription fee. Help us continue publishing free and uncensored news by making a donation today! "You've heard the old adage 'follow the money.' I follow the vote, and wherever the vote becomes an electron and touches a computer, that's an opportunity for a malicious actor potentially to ... make bad things happen." — Steve Stigall, CIA cyber-security expert, in remarks  to the US Election Assistance Commission Primary election rigging in the coming weeks and months is all but assured if American voters and candidates don't take steps to prevent it now. Evidence that US voting systems are wide open to fraud and ...
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Tanzania sets March 20 as date for Zanzibar vote re-run 23.1.2016 Yahoo: Top Stories
Tanzania's semi-autonomous Zanzibar region will hold a re-run of its disputed general election on March 20, its electoral body announced on Friday, despite opposition calls for the poll to be scrapped on the grounds it might spark violence. Tanzania has been one of Africa's most politically stable nations but Zanzibar has been a hotbed of opposition to central government, with strong secessionist and Islamist voices. The Zanzibar Electoral Commission said it would hold presidential, legislative and local government elections on the same day.
Zanzibar president says regional vote re-run to go ahead 12.1.2016 Yahoo: Top Stories
By Fumbuka Ng'wanakilala DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - The president of Zanzibar said on Tuesday that a re-run of the vote for a new leader of the islands, a semi-autonomous region of Tanzania, would go ahead despite calls by the opposition to scrap the plan. Zanzibar's leader Ali Mohammed Shein did not announce a date, which will be set by the election commission. Tanzania has been one of Africa's most politically stable nations but Zanzibar has been a hotbed of opposition to central government, with strong secessionist and Islamist ...
Zanzibar opposition warns of violence if disputed vote re-run 11.1.2016 Yahoo: Top Stories
By Fumbuka Ng'wanakilala DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - The main opposition leader in Tanzania's semi-autonomous Zanzibar archipelago warned that violence could erupt if the government holds a re-vote in an election that was annulled and called for dialogue to resolve the dispute. Tanzania has been one of Africa's most politically stable nations but Zanzibar has been a hotbed of opposition to central government, with strong secessionist and Islamist voices. Votes on the islands are usually closely fought and often disputed.
Africa in 2015, the optimist's take: bye bye Ebola, hello democracy 28.12.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Nigeria’s election passed peacefully and Burkina Faso’s people made their voices heard. This year has been a triumph, says Simon Allison

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There was a moment in September when it looked like Burkina Faso’s popular revolution was in tatters. General Gilbert Diendéré, head of the presidential guard and right-hand-man to exiled president Blaise Compaoré, had thrown the interim government into jail and seized power for himself.

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Tanzanian president sweeps streets on independence day 9.12.2015 World
Tanzanian President John Magufuli surprised onlookers Wednesday when he walked out of State House to collect rubbish off the streets, after cancelling independence day celebrations for a national cleanup. Magufuli, who took power last month after winning October 25 elections, has introduced a swathe of austerity cuts and crackdowns on public corruption. Dozens of fishermen joined in the clean up with their president, who shovelled leaves and plastic rubbish close to a fish market near the presidential palace as a crowd of hundreds looked on, an AFP reporter at the scene ...
An insider's cultural guide to Dar Es Salaam: laid-back bustle and bongo flava 7.12.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

From cassava on Coco Beach to political cartoons and traffic jams, Gloria Kahamba guides us around Tanzania’s largest city

Congested, music, community, hot, peace

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Measuring up: how open data could spur drive to meet the global goals – podcast transcript 11.11.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Reporting from the Africa open data conference in Dar es Salaam, Mark Anderson looks at bold new methods of collecting data

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Zanzibar opposition to meet army chief over political crisis 2.11.2015 Yahoo: Top Stories
The main opposition leader in Tanzania's semi-autonomous Zanzibar archipelago will meet the country's army chief to discuss the political situation in the islands, amid unrest after a disputed election.    Tanzania held national elections on Oct. 25, which included a vote for local authorities in Zanzibar, traditionally a bastion of opposition to the central government.    But Zanzibar's election commission annulled the vote for the island's president, citing "gross violations". The main opposition Civic United Front (CUF) rejected the move, saying it had won that poll.
In Zanzibar, democracy, peace and unity are at stake after annulled elections 2.11.2015 Washington Post
In Zanzibar, democracy, peace and unity are at stake after annulled elections
Two bomb blasts on Tanzania's Zanzibar after disputed vote, no injuries 31.10.2015 Yahoo: Top Stories
By Fumbuka Ng'wanakilala DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Two bombs exploded minutes apart in the main city on Tanzania's semi-autonomous Zanzibar archipelago on Saturday without causing casualties, police and witnesses said, adding to tensions on the islands after a disputed election. Tanzania held national elections on Sunday, which included a vote for local authorities in Zanzibar, traditionally a bastion of opposition to the central government. No one was killed or injured," a Zanzibar police commander, Mkadam Khamis Mkadam, told Reuters, adding it was in a residential area of Zanzibar City, which lies on the main island of the ...
Tanzania's new leader calls for unity amid opposition fraud claims 30.10.2015 Yahoo: Politics
Tanzania's new leader John Magufuli called for unity Friday after winning hotly contested polls the opposition claimed to have won, and amid tensions after Zanzibar annulled polls. Let us strive for peace and national unity," Magufuli said in his first speech since being declared winner of the country's presidential poll. Officials announced Thursday that Magufuli had won Sunday's presidential elections with over 58 percent of votes, cementing the long-running Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party's decades-long grip on ...
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Tanzania: a history of troubled elections 30.10.2015 Yahoo: Politics
Tanzania, where ruling party candidate John Magufuli was on Thursday declared the winner of a hotly contested presidential vote, has a history of troubled elections since a multi-party system was introduced 20 years ago. On November 19 a new vote is held in the capital Dar es Salaam, but few voters turn out, considering that the election, already won in the provinces by the outgoing majority, is a foregone conclusion. Benjamin Mkapa, of the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party is elected president and his party wins the legislative elections by a wide ...
Ruling party wins Tanzania presidency, opposition challenges vote 29.10.2015 Yahoo: Top Stories
By Fumbuka Ng'wanakilala DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzania's ruling party candidate, John Magufuli, was declared winner on Thursday of a presidential election, after the national electoral body dismissed opposition complaints about the process and a demand for a recount. The election has been the most hotly contested race in the more than half a century of rule by the Chama Cha Mapinduzi Party, which fielded Magufuli, 56, a minister for public works. The main opposition parties united for the first time in a coalition to back a single candidate, former prime minister Edward Lowassa, 62, who had defected from CCM in July when the party snubbed his bid to be their ...
Tanzania's ruling party wins tight presidential election 29.10.2015 World
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) — Tanzania's election commission has declared ruling party candidate John Pombe Magufuli as the winner of the country's presidential election.
Tanzania’s ruling party wins tight presidential election 29.10.2015 Washington Post: World
Tanzania’s election commission has declared ruling party candidate John Pombe Magufuli as the winner of the country’s presidential ...
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