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Vol 46 No 10

Published 13th May 2005


Tanzania

Storm warning

The national presidency seems safe for Kikwete but Zanzibar remains uneasy

By a surprisingly wide margin, the ever governing Chama Cha Mapinduzi last week picked its candidate for October's presidential election: Foreign Minister Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete. Nobody expects him to lose. As usual, though, there could be trouble in Zanzibar, where tension is building up and the CCM is doing little to calm things, with its leaders confidently speaking of 'wiping out' the Civic United Front, the opposition party which many believe has twice been cheated of victory in the islands.

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