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

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli wins re-election in controversial election, promises to work with rivals

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has promised to work with his rivals after a landslide victory in an election his leading opponent described as a travesty and the United States said was marred by widespread irregularities. The overture comes ahead of demonstrations that opposition has called for on Monday to protest against the poll’s results. “I… Read More Tanzania’s President John Magufuli wins re-election in controversial election, promises to work with rivals

Nine shot dead, opposition presidential candidate detained ahead of elections in Zanzibar

An opposition presidential candidate in Zanzibar detained as he tried to vote early on Tuesday has been released, after nine people were shot dead by security forces ahead of Wednesday’s elections, according to his party. Zanzibar, an Indian Ocean archipelago, is a semi-autonomous state of the East African country of Tanzania and both are due… Read More Nine shot dead, opposition presidential candidate detained ahead of elections in Zanzibar