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Tanzania

Tanzania

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

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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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...


Constitutional disassembly

Tanzania's constitutional review process has finally ground to a halt. What was to have been President Jakaya Kikwete's shining legacy will now become a throbbing headache for his ...


MPs demand answers

The government refused to give in to parliamentary demands for an answer about strange goings on at the power suppliers

Investigations into the controversial release of US$122 million from an escrow account to the new owners of Independent Power Tanzania Limited (IPTL) are running into heavy weather...


The MIGs of Mwanza

Tanzania has sent home the North Koreans who were supposed to be restoring some of the Tanzanian People’s Defence Force’s Soviet-era military equipment following secret...


Electrical storm

Some of the government's electricity supply deals – what Energy Minister Sospeter Muhongo called 'shoddy contracts that are a burden to Tanzanians' – are back in the ne...


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