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Vol 54 No 12

Published 7th June 2013


Tanzania

CCM circles the wagons

The governing party worries about the next elections and some old hands, once out in the cold, are back on the scene

Once shunned for their association with notorious corruption episodes, two of Chama Cha Mapinduzi’s wealthiest grandees are making their way back into the political spotlight. One is former Prime Minister Edward Lowassa, who resigned in February 2008 after he was linked to the Richmond power scandal. He had ordered acceptance of a bid from Richmond to supply power, even though the shell company in Houston had no power plant and had never supplied any.

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