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Tundu Lissu's return prompts first opposition rallies for seven years

The opposition Chadema party celebrated Tundu Lissu's return to Tanzania after five years in effective exile in Belgium with its first mass campaign rally since 2016 weeks after President Samia Suluhu Hassan lifted the ban on political gatherings imposed by her predecessor John Magufuli in 2016 (Dispatches 21/3/22 Exiles return and investors take a look a year after Magufuli's death)...


President Hassan edges towards political reform and big gas

On a European tour she met Tundu Lissu former MP and Chadema chief legal officer who went into exile in Belgium after he was shot multiple times while campaigning ahead of the national elections in 2020 in which Magufuli claimed a landslide victory (Dispatches 7/ 3/22 Freeing of opposition leader Mbowe reopens political arena)...


Hassan mends some fences with the opposition

At the meeting Kabwe urged President Samia Suluhu to look at 'using all legal channels' to have the charges against the Chadema leader dropped phraseology that prompted an angry riposte from Chadema vice chair Tundu Lissu who demanded that the government 'simply scrap the charges without any conditions whatsoever'...


Life after the bulldozer

Mr So-and-so was likely an allusion to opposition leader Tundu Lissu in exile in Belgium believed to have been the first to say that Magufuli was gravely ill...


The Magufuli mystery

Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (Chadema) presidential candidate Tundu Lissu told Africa Confidential on 7 March he had been hearing rumours about Magufuli's health but nothing had been confirmed...


Bulldozing to victory

Later the same day the Chadema presidential candidate Tundu Lissu who was shot multiple times in September 2017 by gunmen believed to be intelligence officers was also arrested (AC Vol 58 No 20 Magufuli on the warpath)...

Leaders seek poll boost from pipeline deal

Tundu Lissu presidential candidate for the Chama Cha Demokrazia na Maendeleo (Chadema) opposition has been barred from campaigning for a week by the electoral commission after he suggested Magufuli would rig the vote...

A government walkover

The opposition's leading presidential candidate is Chama Cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo's (Chadema) Tundu Lissu (AC Vol 61 No 15 Lissu heads for home)...

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