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Vol 60 No 15

Published 26th July 2019


One rule for the party

Factions are struggling for advantage within the ruling CCM. But outside it, opposition and dissent are dangerous

With 15 months to go to the 2020 general election, President John Pombe Magufuli faces blatant dissent from senior figures in the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM). Yusuf Makamba and Abdulrahman Kinana, who both served as CCM Secretary General, have accused him indirectly, through an open letter to party elders, of being behind a libellous campaign directed against them by the self-described activist Cyprian Musiba through a daily newspaper that Musiba edits, Tanzanite. The newspaper is widely rumoured to be backed by Tanzania Intelligence and Security Service (TISS).

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