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Tanzania’s President Magufuli says democracy ‘has limits’

– Advertisement – Tanzanian President John Magufuli said Friday that freedom and democracy have limits, after a disputed election which saw scores of opposition members arrested and his main rival leave the country. Magufuli was declared the victor of October 28 election with 84 percent of the vote, but the opposition and diplomats have dismissed the process as a sham. In the wake of the vote, leading opposition members, including main presidential candidate Tundu Lissu, were among around 150 arrested. Lissu eventually sought refuge at the German embassy before returning…

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Tanzania’s Magufuli sworn in after election win

– Advertisement – John Magufuli was sworn in Thursday for his second term as president of Tanzania after a landslide election victory dismissed by the political opposition as a sham. His inauguration in Dodoma, the Tanzanian capital, proceeded despite opposition demands that fresh elections be held after reporting widespread irregularities in the October 28 poll, allegations the US and others described as credible. The president urged national unity and promised to work for all Tanzanians, after taking the oath of office and waving a ceremonial spear and shield before a…

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Tanzania: John Magufuli wins presidential election

– Advertisement – President of Tanzania John Magufuli has been declared winner of the country’s October 28 presidential election. The electoral commission declared Mr Magufuli winner saying he secured over 12.5 million votes, with opposition leader Tundu Lissu coming in second with almost 2 million votes. Over 15 million out of some 29.7 million registered voters participated in the election which also say the ruling party winning 218 of the 220 seats. Just in:President Magufuli of Tanzania declared winner of 28th October elections.Acc to electoral commission Mr Magufuli secured 12,516,252…

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Tanzanians vote in crucial general elections

– Advertisement – Tanzanians are voting on Wednesday in general elections as they choose a president and members of parliament. It will be the sixth multi party general election being held in Tanzania. More than 29 million people are registered to vote in this election which featured 15 presidential candidates including two women. Incumbent President John Magufuli and opposition candidate Tundu Lissu from the Party for Democracy and Progress are the main contenders. Voters will end at 16:00 local time ( 13:00 GMT) with the final results expected to be…

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Tanzania’s presidency finally moves to new capital city

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has announced that he has moved the government base to the country’s new capital city, Dodoma. On Saturday the President said the eventual movement to Dodoma from the largest city of Dar es Salaam has taken place. Tanzania’s founding president Julius Nyerere hatched the idea of the movement of the presidency to Dodoma in 1973. It has taken decades for this dream of moving the capital from Dar es Salaam to a more central location to better serve the needs of the people to be fulfilled.…

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Tanzania: Magufuli wants men who impregnate schoolgirls jailed

The President of Tanzania, John Magufuli has said that men who impregnate school girls thereby distracting them from schooling should be jailed. Magufuli expressed shock at the rate of pregnancy among school girls in Tanzania’s south-western region of Rukwa. In the said region some 229 schoolgirls had been impregnated by men who were not punished. During his visit to the region Magufuli said “The government is providing free education and these men are busy making girls pregnant. Why has no action been taken against these men?.” In 2017 President Magufuli…

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Tanzania’s President Magufuli backs caning of students

The President of Tanzania John Magufuli has lauded a senior government official for caning a group of high school students. The students who were caned while lying face down were accused of setting fire to their dormitories. A regional commissioner, Albert Chalamila was seen in a video caning the students. The commissioner’s action was condemned by a government minister but President Magufuli thinks otherwise. He disagreed with opinions that physically punishing students is an abuse of their human rights. ‘’I have spoken to Mbeya regional commissioner [Mr Chalamila], and I…

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