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Push-ups and pushback

The President wants to root out corruption and regain control of the economy but bad habits prove hard to break

This time last year, John Magufuli was on stage in Karagwe in the north-west doing push-ups before a mass rally of supporters. The idea was to show he had what it takes to be Presi...

Union at all costs

The CCM's determination to win the Zanzibar election has undermined stability by leaving the opposition out in the cold

President Ali Mohamed Shein begins his second five-year term leading a single party government for Zanzibar and his Chama cha Mapinduzi (CCM) is the sole occupant of the House of R...

Shein's tarnished win

The ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi finally got the electoral victory it wanted in Zanzibar after widespread intimidation, ballot-stuffing and an opposition boycott in the 21 March re-r...

How real the zeal?

The President has taken some notable scalps over corruption but if his campaign persists, he will face organised high-level resistance

Four weeks into President John Pombe Magufuli's new government, many are still scratching their heads. Some see him as a compromise candidate who is dependent on and subservient to...

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...

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