Tanzanian police arrest main opposition leader Freeman Mbowe

Tanzania’s main opposition party said on Wednesday its leader had been arrested with ten other party figures, in what it called proof that President Samia Suluhu Hassan was persisting with the authoritarianism of her late predecessor John Magufuli. The Chadema party said leader Freeman Mbowe and the others had been detained before dawn at a… Read More Tanzanian police arrest main opposition leader Freeman Mbowe

Tanzanian police arrests political opposition leaders, foil planned post-election protests

Tanzanian police on Monday thwarted planned opposition protests against last week’s election over alleged irregularities by arresting officials of the main opposition party, Chadema, its presidential candidate said. The opposition has demanded a re-run of the vote, citing what they called widespread suspected fraud, and called for protests against the outcome, which returned President John… Read More Tanzanian police arrests political opposition leaders, foil planned post-election protests