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Population: 50.8 mn.
GDP: $36.6 bn.
Debt: $13.0 bn.

Polls will dominate. A constitutional referendum is slated for 30 April, while elections for councillors, MPs and the presidency take place in October. Sandwiched between them is the most keenly contested competition, the governing Chama cha Mapinduzi's presidential nomination process. A candidate will be selected by July.

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Big bad John

In the fortnight since his swearing in, President John Pombe Magufuli has made his presence widely felt, dropping in unexpectedly at the Ministry of Finance and asking pointed ques...

Zanzibar faces poll re-run

Although the CCM won two-thirds of votes on the mainland it risks unrest by annulling the election results on the islands

The status of Chama cha Mapinduzi as one of the continent's grand old parties was cemented this week. Victory in the presidential and parliamentary polls on 25 October sees John Po...


CCM faces close vote

Demands for change resonate widely ahead of the elections but history and organisation favour the incumbents

In the presidential, parliamentary and local elections on 25 October, the governing Chama cha Mapinduzi party faces its toughest political challenge since Independence in 1961. Thi...

'Lowassa fever' catching

The sheer size of opposition political rallies in recent weeks shows that the defection of former Prime Minister Edward Lowassa to the opposition Chama cha Maendeleo na Demokrasia ...

CCM springs surprise

The governing party has found a presidential candidate with managerial skills and a reputation for getting things done

In a move reminiscent of the ‘rise without trace’ in 2010 of Nigeria’s ex-President Goodluck Jonathan in 2010, Tanzania’s governing party, Chama cha Mapinduzi, has nominated a virt...

LNG plant held up

The immediate future of the liquefied natural gas project may rest with one of Africa's richest people, Tanzanian businessman Mohammed Gulam Dewji, whose fortune is estimated at ov...

CCM faces apathy

Elections dominate the calendar, as will the groundwork for the LNG project, whose economics are now less certain

The party in power since the advent of multi-party democracy in 1995, Chama cha Mapinduzi (CCM), is virtually certain to win the presidential election in October or November. That ...

Power scandal rocks ministers

The President returns to find Parliament and people alike outraged by the latest corruption scandal. The CCM is looking for a way out

Having spent much of November convalescing in the United States after prostate surgery, President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete came home to find a country in turmoil over the escrow accou...

Power fraud unravels

How the government handles the latest power sector scam could have a major impact on President Kikwete’s political legacy

Heads may be about to roll after revelations about the contested transfer of 200 billion Tanzania shillings (US$124 million) from an escrow account in the central bank, the Bank of...

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