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Tanzania: Edward Lowassa calls for recount of presidential votes

Tanzanian presidential candidate Edward Lowassa today called for a recount of Sunday’s presidential poll, declining the result because of voting irregularities.

“We want the National Electoral Commission (NEC) to immediately halt the announcement of results of the presidential election,” Lowassa, who leads the Ukawa opposition coalition, told a news conference in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam. 51 more words

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Dispatches From Africa

Change They Can’t Believe In

Julian Fisher writes from Dar es Salaam:

As I write, it appears that Tanzania’s Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM – Party of the Revolution) is about to demonstrate once again a truth that Africa’s post-independence ruling parties seem to grasp instinctively and opposition parties forget too readily: that it’s older and rural voters that win elections, not excitable, noisy, urban youths. 661 more words

East Africa

A Tale of Two Elections: Ivory Coast and Tanzania

It’s a busy election weekend.

Tanzanians and Ivorians are going to the polls to vote in presidential elections this Sunday 25th October 2015.

In Ivory Coast, seven candidates are vying for the presidency, including the incumbent Alassane Ouattara. 369 more words

Tanzania's 2015 Elections

If you’ve read A Girl Called Problem, then you know a good deal about Tanzania’s early political history. In fact, you should be able to tell a friend: 406 more words

A Girl Called Problem

Ujinga, umasikini na maradhi mwisho Oktoba - Lowassa

Mgombea urais kwa tiketi ya Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (CHADEMA) akiwakilisha Umoja wa Katiba ya Wananchi (UKAWA), Edrwad Lowassa, amewahakikishia Watanzania kuwa maadui watatu waliotangazwa tangu nchi hii inapata uhuru, yaani njaa, ujinga na maradhi, atawashinda ndani ya awamu ya kwanza ya uongozi wake, mara akiingia madarakani kufutia uchaguzi wa tarehe 25 Oktoba. Endelea hapa…

Habari

Dk Slaa: Niko salama, nitazungumza muda ukifika

Siku tatu baada ya Baraza Kuu la Chadema kuridhia kumpumzisha kwa muda Katibu Mkuu wa chama hicho, Dk Willibrod Slaa baada ya kutofautiana na Kamati Kuu kwa kumkaribisha waziri mkuu wa zamani, Edward Lowassa, kiongozi huyo amesema yupo salama na wakati mwafaka ukifika atazungumza ya moyoni. 491 more words

Habari

LIPUMBA, SLAA KUJIUZULU "SO WHAT?"

LOWASSA KUHAMA CCM IMELETA MAFURIKO CHADEMA CUF NA CCM

Je kujiuzulu kwa Padre Slaa na Professor Lipumba kutaleta mafuriko wapi?

Wengi tunasema uroho wa madaraka wa Lowassa umehatarisha uroho wa madaraka wa Slaa na Lipumba. 64 more words