Elections in Tanzania: A Model African Country Slides Toward Dictatorship








Candidate for president Tundu Lissu and his wife Magabe: He saw the Kalashnikovs.



Candidate for president Tundu Lissu and his wife Magabe: He saw the Kalashnikovs.


Foto: Sergio Ramazzotti / DER SPIEGEL





President John Magufuli:



President John Magufuli: “It’s a dictator’s playbook.”


Foto: AP





Campaigning in Tanzania - A Photo Essay by Sergio Ramazzotti


Foto: Sergio Ramazzotti/Parallelozero

Campaigning in Tanzania – A Photo Essay by Sergio Ramazzotti





Listeners at an ACT rally in Mtwara:



Listeners at an ACT rally in Mtwara: “Magufuli didn’t think that he would have to run a real campaign.”


Foto: Sergio Ramazzotti / DER SPIEGEL

The attack made Lissu a potentially more dangerous opponent to Magufuli, a martyr even.

“We have heard that they are assembling vigilante groups to intimidate opposition politicians, to kidnap them and murder them. There will be violence.”





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