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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 opposition leader Tundu Lissu flees the country

– Advertisement – Tanzania’s opposition politician Tundu Lissu on Tuesday fled the country for Brussels, Belgium. He sort refuge at the German embassy since Friday after complaining about threat to his life. Lissu previously spent over two years in Belgium after surviving an attempted assassination in September 2017. A video has been posted on his Twitter handle showing him leaving for the airport accompanied by officials from the German embassy. ✌🏾🇹🇿 pic.twitter.com/8qOQf6nAk0 — Tundu Antiphas Lissu (@TunduALissu) November 10, 2020 After last month’s presidential election which he lost to incumbent…

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Tanzania’s opposition leader Tundu Lissu flees the country

– Advertisement – Tanzania’s opposition politician Tundu Lissu on Tuesday fled the country for Brussels, Belgium. He sort refuge at the German embassy since Friday after complaining about threat to his life. Lissu previously spent over two years in Belgium after surviving an attempted assassination in September 2017. A video has been posted on his Twitter handle showing him leaving for the airport accompanied by officials from the German embassy. ✌🏾🇹🇿 pic.twitter.com/8qOQf6nAk0 — Tundu Antiphas Lissu (@TunduALissu) November 10, 2020 After last month’s presidential election which he lost to incumbent…

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Tanzania’s opposition leader Tundu Lissu flees the country

– Advertisement – Tanzania’s opposition politician Tundu Lissu on Tuesday fled the country for Brussels, Belgium. He sort refuge at the German embassy since Friday after complaining about threat to his life. Lissu previously spent over two years in Belgium after surviving an attempted assassination in September 2017. A video has been posted on his Twitter handle showing him leaving for the airport accompanied by officials from the German embassy. ✌🏾🇹🇿 pic.twitter.com/8qOQf6nAk0 — Tundu Antiphas Lissu (@TunduALissu) November 10, 2020 After last month’s presidential election which he lost to incumbent…

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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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Tanzanian opposition leader ‘won’t accept poll results’

– Advertisement – The leader of Tanzania’s main opposition party Chadema, Tundu Lissu has said that he will not accept the results of Wednesday’s general election. He has alleged that there were voting irregularities and fraud in Wednesday’s general election. The head of the National Elections Commission, Semistocles Kaijage has however rejected those claims, saying there was no evidence to that. The opposition also said there were irregularities in the semi-autonomous archipelago of Zanzibar, where unrest marred early voting on 27 October. “Whatever happened yesterday (Wednesday) was not an election,”…

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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: Citizens to vote with driving licences, passports

– Advertisement – Tanzania’s electoral commission has announced that voters with missing identity cards can vote with their driving licences and passports. The electoral body said this will ensure that voters get the chance to exercise their democratic rights without limitation in next week’s general election. According to the commission the names of citizens voting with driving licenses and passports should tally with their details in the voters’ register. In a statement on Twitter the electoral commission said it can guarantee the sanctity of the electoral process. President John Magufuli,…

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500 volunteers still battling fire on Mount Kilimanjaro

– Advertisement – At least 500 volunteers continue to battle a fire on Africa’s tallest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzaia as they hope to bring it under control. The fire broke out on Sunday, according to the country’s National Parks service. Moto umezuka Mlima Kilimanjaro leo mchana na jitihada za kuuzima bado zinaendelea. Taarifa zaidi zitafuatia. #TANAPANEWS BY @PASCALSHELUTETE pic.twitter.com/Jcfj6QlCf8 — Tanzania National Parks (@tzparks) October 11, 2020 But the Tanzania National Parks service said in a statement that “efforts to extinguish it are still ongoing,” adding that volunteers have…

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Jumia is shutting down in parts of Africa in portfolio review

Online retailer Jumia Technologies has announced the shutting down of its portfolio in Tanzania. The company announced this decision weeks after shutting its office and operations in Cameroon. Widely regarded as “the Amazon of Africa,” the company said in a statement on Thursday that “As part of our ongoing portfolio optimisation effort, Jumia has come to the difficult decision to cease our operations in Tanzania effective on November 27.” Jumia this year listed 17.6% of its shares at $14.50 a share on the New York Exchange with hopes of raking in…

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