Tanzania sees mixed messages on Zanzibar progress, political stability

Tanzania sees mixed messages on Zanzibar progress, political stability

Zanzibar’s economic growth is showing encouraging signs, with improvements in health and the transportation sectors – but some analysts say there is trouble brewing again in the self-governing region. “We are doing well so far economically, socially, and politically under President Dr. Ali Mohamed Shein,” said Mohamed Aboud Mohamed, during…

Zanzibar sets election rerun date

Zanzibar sets election rerun date

The chairman of the Zanzibar Electoral Commission, Jecha Salim Jecha announced that a date for the election rerun in Zanzibar is set for March 20. President John Magufuli was the winner in Tanzania however, Zanzibar remains in a confused state of affairs. The semi-autonomous archipelago went to vote on October…

Zanzibar: CCM call for election rerun

Zanzibar: CCM call for election rerun

While the situation remains calm in Zanzibar, the archipelago has not had a parliament since November last year due to questions over the validity of the presidential vote. Even though President John Magufuli was the winner in Tanzania, Zanzibar remains in a confused state of affairs. The semi-autonomous archipelago went…