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Vol 42 No 23

Published 23rd November 2001


Mkapa winds it up

As Zanzibar calms down, corruption and recession hit the mainland

From now on, I will sleep more soundly', said President Benjamin Mkapa at the signing, on 10 October, of an agreement between Zanzibar's warring political parties. The pact had been negotiated over eight months between the Secretaries General of the ruling Chama cha Mapinduzi and the Civic United Front (CUF), Philip Mang'ula and Seif Shariff Hamad. Yet, as with the similar agreement signed under Commonwealth auspices in May 1999, fractures are already beginning to appear and the CCM fears that it may have given too much away.

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