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Vol 47 No 14

Published 7th July 2006


Tanzania

Zero tolerance, so far

The new President is pleasing the people with a crackdown on crime and corruption

A barnstorming campaign last December and victory with 80 per cent of the national vote left President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete with much to live up to. So far, he has kept the public on side and won applause for a crackdown on crime and corruption managed by a new and vociferous police chief. More quietly, but so far skilfully, Premier Edward Lowassa has shown toughness too.

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