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Tanzania’s flawed elections

It points to political class bent on retaining power | DAVID E KIWUWA | Elections are the quintessential arbiter of political contestation within democratic countries. This is a path Tanzania has followed for the past 25 years, since it first held its first multiparty elections in 1995. But elections are …

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11 presidential candidates

  What does each stand for? Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Following months of uncertainty, Uganda will hold the next presidential polls on Jan.14 next year with a record 11 candidates. President Museveni, who has been Uganda’s president since 1986, is seeking another five year term after successfully removing …

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Police violence scares voters

So why does President Museveni ignore it? Uganda, Uganda | MUBATSI ASINJA HABATI | Since scenes of violence being meted out in broad daylight against the most prominent presidential candidates challenging President Yoweri Museveni, most commentators and analysts have said the violence sets stage for the 2021 elections. Presidential nominees …

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Money and Politics Friends or Foes?

Examining the relationship between money and politics during elections in African countries and measures that could be put in place to eliminate inappropriate use of public money or fundraising from questionable sources NEW ANALYSIS | MATHIAS HOUNKPE AND OLIVIER BUCYANA | Since the 1980s and early 90s the majority of …

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Tourism gets Shs12bn

World Bank, Sweden support forest conservation and national parks Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | On Oct.28, the World Bank and the Swedish Government signed a partnership agreement that saw both extend US$ 3.3 million (Shs12.3 billion) to support conservation of nature-based tourism resources in Uganda. The grant which will …

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Money talks in American elections

Big business, political strategy and corporate involvement | RICHARD A. DEVINE AND MICHEAL HOLMES | Political spending by corporations is big business. As one corporate executive with experience in business-government relations says, “A company that is dependent on government that does not donate to politicians is engaging in corporate malpractice.” …

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WTO: Okonjo-Iweala facing block from US

Unclear if move is attempt to sabotage trade body much criticised by Trump | THE INDEPENDENT | The U.S. is blocking the appointment of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the next head of the World Trade Organization despite the former finance minister of Nigeria winning the overwhelming backing of the WTO’s 164 …

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