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Vol 60 No 3

Published 8th February 2019


Tanzania

From bullet to ballot

Nearly 18 months after suspected government gunmen poured 40 bullets into Tundu Lissu, MP, outside the National Assembly in Dodoma, the most persistent thorn in the side of President John Magufuli plans to return home. Lissu, a leader of the Chama Cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (Chadema) opposition, told Africa Confidential he intends to contest the 2020 presidential election as soon as his doctors say he is fit. Lissu has been convalescing in Belgium for the past year and still faces one more surgery.

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