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Tanzania election: President Magufuli hoping to secure 2nd term

Polls have opened in Tanzania’s presidential and parliamentary elections. President John Magufuli is seeking a second term but his strongest challenge comes from his main opponent Tundu Lissu. Voting has been marred with violence in the run-up to the election day on semi-autonomous islands of Zanzibar. Al Jazeera’s Catherine Soi …

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Tanzania election: Government accused of political repression

Human rights organisations and political opponents have accused the Tanzanian government of political oppression ahead of this month’s general election. President John Pombe Magufuli has been accused of presiding over a government that is intolerant of dissent and has curtailed rights of expression and the media. Al Jazeera spoke with …

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