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African Politics

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Polls apart? Seven parallels between Côte d’Ivoire and Tanzania

Some 7,000km and three time zones separate Côte D’Ivoire and Tanzania. As they both go to the polls on 25 October 2015 to elect a new president, Nick Branson suggests seven intriguing commonalities.
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Bunge Lenye Meno: A parliament with teeth for Tanzania By Samuel Sitta, Willbrod Slaa and John Cheyo

East Africa’s most populous nation has been a beacon of political stability in a troubled region. Yet for most of Tanzania’s post-independence history, ethnic and religious tolerance has been underpinned by the dominant governing party Chama Cha Mapinduzi. An...