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Vol 65 No 3

Published 1st February 2024


The return of the hard men

President Samia won praise for mitigating her predecessor's authoritarianism, but his loyalists are on the march again and she is accommodating them

The outspoken Paul Makonda, who has just been appointed to a key ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) post, is fast emerging as the leader of a new dawn for resurgent loyalists of the late 'bulldozer' President John Magufuli and the Lake Zone regions, especially Geita and Mwanza, from which they hail.

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