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Vol 52 No 13

Published 24th June 2011


Tanzania

The battle to succeed Kikwete

Internal divisions are deepening within the governing party over corruption and political ambition

Ructions in the Chama cha Mapinduzi over corruption and the succession to President Jakaya Kikwete are intensifying, while the party dithers over the expulsion of some senior members (AC Vol 52 No 9, New brooms, old handles). CCM is riven into factions. On the one side are the businessman and former CCM Treasurer Rostam Abdulrasul Aziz, former Attorney General Andrew Chenge and former Prime Minister Edward Lowassa and their supporters. On the other are the reformers or ‘conservatives’ led by Samuel Sitta, former Speaker of the National Assembly and current Minister for East African Cooperation.

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