Civic United Front

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 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
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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...
By benim
In East Africa
Nov 3rd, 2010
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Tanzania’s electoral authorities rejected on Wednesday a demand by the east African country’s main opposition leader to recount the presidential vote because of suspected fraud. “There could be irregularities in terms of arithmetic in the vote tallying, but not enough to change the ...
By benim
In East Africa
Nov 3rd, 2010
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The ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) had lost over 20 parliamentary seats to the opposition in the election results released by yesterday.The 26 seats the ruling party failed to win in Sunday’s General Election were among the 105 constituencies, whose results had been announced by the National Electo...
By benim
In East Africa
Nov 2nd, 2010
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Partial election results Monday indicated a close race between Tanzania’s ruling party and two challenging parties as the president of the relatively peaceful east African nation sought a second term. President Jakaya Kikwete of the ruling party CCM, or Chama Cha Mapinduzi, won by a landslide 8...
By benim
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Nov 1st, 2010
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Opposition supporters have held protests in several parts of Tanzania at the slow pace of announcing the result of Sunday’s general election. Police fired tear gas in Mwanza, while there have also been protests in parts of Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar. The head of the election commission told the...
By benim
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Oct 31st, 2010
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Tanzanians vote in a presidential election on Sunday that is expected to hand President Jakaya Kikwete a second and final five-year term in east Africa’s second largest economy. Kikwete was elected with 80.2 percent of the vote in 2005 and while early opinion polls gave him a commanding lead, i...
By benim
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Oct 17th, 2010
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A University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) lecturer said yesterday that there was no conducive environment for Tanzania to conduct a free and fair election. Professor Samuel Mushi made the remarks at a conference on peaceful election jointly organised by the National Electoral Commission (NEC) and the Unit...