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Tanzania: John Magufuli sworn in for a second term despite opposition’s contestation

Re-elected with 84% of the votes on October 28, the outgoing president of Tanzania John Magufuli was sworn in on Thursday, November 5, in the presence of national and international dignitaries and regional heads of state including Presidents Museveni of Uganda, Azali Assoumani of the Comoros and Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe. Many fear that the […]

Tanzania: Opposition members arrested for contesting election results

The first results of the presidential, legislative and local elections in Tanzania began to fall on Thursday, October 29. Almost all the candidates close to the ruling regime have emerged as clear winners. Several members of the opposition were arrested after demonstrating against these results, which they do not recognize. Internationally, the credibility of the […]

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Sudan announces transfer of $335 million intended to compensate U.S. victims of terrorism

Sudan claims to have transferred money intended for the victims of the 1998 and 2000 attacks against US interests. Al Qaeda had attacked the American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, as well as the ship USS Cole, killing several hundred people. Khartoum said yesterday that it had transferred the $335 million intended to compensate the […]

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Tanzania: Fourteen Opposition candidates contest presidential election with John Magufuli in dispersed order

On October 28, the Tanzanians will elect their president and members of parliament. Current President John Magufuli is running for a second term. Since his accession to power in 2015, he has been accused of authoritarianism, but the opposition is dispersed in front of him. In the October 28 election, John Magufuli will face 14 […]

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Uganda and Tanzania agree to build a more than 14,000 km pipeline to transport oil

It is a project feared by some for its consequences on tens of thousands of people who will have to be displaced and its impact on the environment, but desired by the Ugandan and Tanzanian leaders for its economic benefits. This Sunday, September 13, the presidents of the two countries signed an agreement on the […]

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Terrorist threat in Mozambique: SADC holds a virtual summit today on the issue

Southern African heads of state are meeting in a virtual summit on Monday 17 August. At the centre of their concerns: the terrorist threat in Mozambique. On Wednesday, jihadists seized the port of Mocimboa da Praia, strategic for the immense liquefied natural gas (LNG) project of the region, one of the biggest investments in Africa, […]

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Tanzania: Tundu Lissu, main opposition party’s candidate for the October election

Lissu, 52, returned to Tanzania on July 27 with the ambition to “fight for the presidency”, after multiple surgeries and a long recovery in Europe. This former president of the Bar Association was shot several times in September 2017 at his home in Dodoma, the administrative capital, after participating in a parliamentary session. Lissu’s candidacy […]

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Togo: Resumption of air traffic

In Togo, the international airport Gnassingbé Eyadéma of Lomé has resumed its commercial flights since Saturday. Several measures are being taken to prevent the contamination or spread of the coronavirus disease. RFI visited the site. At the entrance to the terminal on the departure level, a hand-washing facility is in place and the floor is […]

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Football: Belgian coach fired in Tanzania after racist comments

The very popular Tanzanian football club Young Africans SC announced on 27 July 2020 the immediate dismissal of its Belgian coach. Luc Eymael had compared his own supporters to “monkeys or dogs” after a draw. “I’m not a racist, far from it,” he defended himself. “These fans know nothing about football… They sound like monkeys […]

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Tanzania: John Magufuli seeks a new five-year term

Tanzanian President John Magufuli will seek a new five-year term. He was unanimously nominated this Saturday, July 11, to be the candidate of his party, the Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM), for the next presidential election. All the members of the CCM, the ruling party, voted for President John Magufuli, 60 years old and his party’s […]

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