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Vol 49 No 22

Published 31st October 2008


Tanzania

Islamic alliance

The government proposes membership of the Organisation of Islamic Conference and splits national opinion

Foreign Minister Bernard Membe's announcement that the government was considering joining the Organisation of Islamic Conference has reopened a national controversy. A decade ago, then President Ali Hassan Mwinyi, a Muslim, began discussions on OIC membership, but heated opposition from Tanzanian Christians halted the move. Membe has now backtracked.

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