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Tanzanians go to the polls in 2025: President Samia has changed the landscape, but Magufuli’s legacy persists

Tanzanians go to the polls in 2025: President Samia has changed the landscape, but Magufuli’s legacy persists

IT'S been three years since the death of Tanzania’s president John Magufuli and the rise to power of the current president Samia Suluhu Hassan. Magufuli was Tanzania’s fifth president. He came to power in 2015 and was re-elected in 2020 in a poll that was marred by controversy. Magufuli brought lasting changes to Tanzania’s political landscape during his six-year tenure. His approach sparked differing opinions, both within the country and on the international stage. Inside the country, he was loved and loathed almost in equal measure. To his detractors, his administration was marked by a decline in political and civic…
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Ivory Coast President Ouattara to meet predecessors in reconciliation drive

Ivory Coast President Ouattara to meet predecessors in reconciliation drive

LOUCOUMANE COULIBALY IVORY Coast President Alassane Ouattara will hold a rare meeting with his predecessors and longtime rivals Laurent Gbagbo and Henri Konan Bedie in an effort to reconcile the West African nation ahead of elections in 2025. The three men have dominated Ivory Coast's fractious political scene since the 1990s. Bedie was president from 1993 until his ouster in a 1999 coup. Gbagbo governed from 2000 until his election defeat to Ouattara in 2010. Tensions came to a head most dramatically after the 2010 election. Gbagbo refused to concede defeat, leading to a brief civil war that killed about…
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