Chama Cha Mapinduzi

By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 23rd, 2012
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By Tom Savory and Subiro Mwapinga Things are changing in Tanzania. Large gas finds off the country’s coastline look set to shake up a country generally considered in continental economic analysis as stable but unexciting. With big players entering the Tanzanian market, the country finds itself the to...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 12th, 2012
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Pius Muteekani Katunzi President Museveni is being misunderstood when he says that he has not seen anyone in the NRM who could steer the country in the right direction after him. And he has been consistent on that point. His dream of retiring to becoming a modern cattle keeper has been frustrated by ...
By benim
In East Africa
Nov 26th, 2011
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Tanzania’s ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party said on Saturday it would implement anti-corruption measures nationwide and publicly acknowledged for the first time that a succession dispute had split the long-dominant party. President Jakaya Kikwete, who must step down in 2015 at the end of ...
By benim
In East Africa
Sep 6th, 2011
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Tanzania’s presidency on Monday slammed allegations in a U.S. cable that President Jakaya Kikwete accepted gifts from an investor who also donated $1 million to the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party. A February 2006 U.S. cable published by WikiLeaks said Ali Albwardy, owner of a leading ho...
By benim
In East Africa
Jul 15th, 2011
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Dar es Salaam – A senior lawmaker from Tanzania’s ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi, or Party of the Revolution, who was once in President Jakaya Kikwete’s inner circle, has quit his seat amid accusations of graft. Kikwete, who has pledged to root out corruption, faces infighting in the CC...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
Jan 6th, 2011
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Police shot dead two anti-government protesters in Tanzania and arrested at least 10 leading opposition figures during a violent political demonstration, a senior police official said on Thursday. Riot police fired at crowds of opposition supporters in the northern town of Arusha on Wednesday after t...
By benim
In East Africa
Dec 28th, 2010
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Tanzanian police fired teargas and water cannon to disperse hundreds of opposition protesters marching in the commercial capital, Dar es Salaam, on Tuesday calling for a new constitution, police said. There have been growing calls from opposition parties, religious leaders, civil society organisation...
By benim
In Facts about Africa
Nov 6th, 2010
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Tanzania has been spared the internal strife that has blighted many African states. Though it remains one of the poorest countries in the world, with many of its people living below the World Bank poverty line, it has had some success in wooing donors and investors. Tanzania assumed its present form ...
By benim
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Nov 5th, 2010
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The 60-year-old incumbent’s closest rival, Wilbrod Slaa, was credited with 26 percent of the vote but snubbed the much-delayed announcement of the results after alleging the ballot was rigged. “I now declare Jakaya Kikwete to have been elected president of the United Republic of Tanzania,...
By benim
In East Africa
Nov 4th, 2010
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Tanzanian opposition parties criticised last weekend’s presidential and parliamentary elections on Thursday and there were accusations of vote rigging as results emerged at a snail’s pace. The Civic United Front (CUF) cited widespread failings in the electoral process, a day after Willibr...