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Freeman Mbowe

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The return of the hard men

But Samia's fence-mending strategy ('maridiano') with the main opposition dragged on fitfully until in October Chadema party leader Freeman Mbowe called a halt...

Samia builds her base and sets down markers

To her audience which included Chadema leader Freeman Mbowe who spent seven months in detention under her presidency she advocated 'politics without violence' remarking that both she and Mbowe had to contend with opposition within their respective parties...

On 4 March last year she met Chadema chair Freeman Mbowe on the day he was released from prison...


President Suluhu Hassan takes another step on political rights

The incrementalist approach of the last two years which started with the release of several opposition leaders including Freeman Mbowe the chair of the main opposition Chadema party and the gradual easing of media restrictions is set to continue (Dispatches 7/3/22 Freeing of opposition leader Mbowe reopens political arena)...



Hassan mends some fences with the opposition

The test case will be the fate of Chama Cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (Chadema) chairman Freeman Mbowe still on trial on terrorism charges widely viewed as trumped up (AC Dispatches 9/08/21 Trial of opposition activists will test President Hassan's reform credentials)...


Samia the securocrat

' Making 'terrorists' of the opposition Freeman Mbowe the leader of the opposition Chama Cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (Chadema) appeared in court on 31 August to face charges of conspiring to assault a police officer and paying individuals to blow up petrol stations and cut down trees to make road blocks prosecutors told the media...

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