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Vol 53 No 10

Published 11th May 2012


Tanzania

Lowassa plans his comeback

Although he resigned over the Richmond scandal, the former prime minister doesn’t believe his career is over

Chama cha Mapinduzi’s party machine is receiving its five-yearly overhaul. The governing party’s elections for leadership at neighbourhood, branch, ward and district, regional and national levels are spread throughout the year, culminating in October. They also constitute the qualifying heats for the CCM’s presidential nomination for the 2015 poll. All eyes are on former Prime Minister Edward Lowassa, who resigned in January 2008 over the Richmond-Dowans scandal.

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