Dar Es Salaam

Dar es Salaam is an elusive city, and never so much as when you are a foreigner. It is not a capital city but it feels like one. It is not a tourist centre but its modern hotels host many visitors, always on their way to somewhere else. It is part bustling port, part white-sand beaches. It is an old...

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Tanzanian prime minister moves offices to Dodoma

Majaliwa moves to capital as part of government relocation plan. The Tanzanian prime minister Kassim Majaliwa has moved his offices to Dodoma as part of President John Magufuli's decision to transf...
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Tanzanian government to move offices to Dodoma

Tanzanian government to move from Dar es Salaam to country's capital. Tanzanian premier Kassim Majaliwa has confirmed that government offices will move from Dar es Salaam to the capital Dodoma by S...
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Tanzania purges 10,000 non-existent employees

Tanzanian president continues his anti-corruption drive. Tanzania has removed more than 10,000 "ghost workers" from its public sector payroll as part of an ongoing crackdown on corruption and waste...
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Tanzanian president disbands telecoms board

President Magufuli continues to combat corruption and waste. Tanzanian president John Magufuli has suspended the head of the regulatory body that governs the country's telecoms sector and disbanded...
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New Tanzanian president cuts costs

President scraps independence day celebration. Tanzania's newly-elected president John Magufuli has scrapped celebrations for the upcoming Independence Day on 9 December, marking the first time in...
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Tanzania's ruling CCM wins election

Opposition rejects presidential election results. John Magufuli of the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) has been declared the country’s fifth president despite the main opposition candidate Edward...
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Tanzania prepares for elections

Nation gears up for most competitive election in its history. Tanzania is preparing for its presidential and parliamentary elections on 25 October, in what are expected to be the most tightly conte...
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Tanzania election campaign underway

Tough fight expected by UKAWA opposition coalition Campaigning for Tanzania's presidential and parliamentary elections is in full swing ahead of the country's 25 October polls. The election is e...
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Tanzania's opposition parties name presidential candidate

Edward Lowassa to head opposition Edward Lowassa, originally seen as the possible presidential candidate for Tanzania's ruling party, has instead been chosen as the presidential candidate for the o...
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Tanzania selects presidential candidates

Presidential nomination process begins Presidential nomination process begins Tanzania's ruling party, the Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM), is poised to select its presidential candidate ahead of the...
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Tanzania sets general election for 25 October

Nation will select new president and parliament Presidential and parliamentary elections in Tanzania have been set for 25 October, according to a statement by the National Electoral Commission (NEC...
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Tanzanian referendum postponed

The referendum on the new Tanzanian constitution, which was to be held on 30 April, has been postponed indefinitely. The official reason is that there have been delays in the registration of voters....
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Tanzania celebrates 50 years of independence

Mainland Tanzania celebrates five decades of independence on 9 December with a series of events in Dar es Salaam and the other major cities. The national flag will be hoisted on the summit of Kilim...
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Kikwete returns to power in Tanzania

Jakaya Kikwete was sworn in for his second term as president of Tanzania on 6 November having won 5,276,827 votes or 61.1 per cent of the total turnout. Willibrord Slaa, Kikwete
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Vote counting slow in Tanzanian elections

With vote counting going slowly after the presidential and parliamentary elections in Tanzania on 31 October tension is rising across the country. The incumbent president, Jakaya Kikwete, for the...
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Tanzanians ready for 2010 elections

Tanzanians go to the polls on 31 October to elect the president and 232 new members of parliament, or Bunge. Jakaya Kikwete, the incumbent president, for the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi party (CCM)...
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Tanzania goes to the polls

Wilibrord Peter Slaa, born on 29 October 1948 at Kwermusi, Mbulu, in the region of Arusha, is the strongest opposition candidate for the presidency of Tanzania in the elections on 31 October. He repre...
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Kikwete loses ground to opposition parties in Tanzanian election campaign

With less than two weeks to go before the presidential and parliamentary elections in Tanzania on 31 October the polls disagree about how far the incumbent president Jakaya Kikwete is ahead in the rac...
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Independent candidates excluded from Tanzania elections

Independent candidates have been excluded from the forthcoming presidential and parliamentary elections in Tanzania following an appeal court ruling upholding the constitutional obligation for all con...

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