Billions of shillings have spent on schools, water projects and an electricity over the past three months - money that wasn’t previously available
Tanzania opposition gamble on controversial ex-premier pays off with biggest slice of Parliament seats ever
The election was “a high-risk, high-reward game for the opposition,” and eventually the end justified the means.
Outgoing Tanzania president Jakaya Kikwete says concerned, directs talks after poll was dramatically nullified .
Tanzania's new man Magufuli strengthens era of Africa’s ‘baby boomer’ leaders, as a new order struggles to emerge
'Dinosaur' presidents remain in Uganda, Angola, Zimbabwe and even Mauritius. But Tanzania win could have other unexpected consequences.
Uneasy in Tanzania: Ruling party's Magufuli declared new president, but opposition rejects result, claims victory
Ruling party's Magufuli declared winner with 58.46% of the vote. Rival Lowassa rejects that, saying his party's own count gave him victory with 62%.
Blows, tears and jeers as Zanzibar vote cancelled in Tanzania polls; opposition wants entire election scrapped
Poll boss says Zanzibar electoral commissioners were partisan and even exchanged blows because of differences among them.
DEVELOPING STORY: Magufuli grabs early lead in Tanzania election, and ruling party claims 67% of parliament seats counted
In the result of another Sunday vote, in Congo strongman Sassou Nguesso looks set to win a referendum vote to extend his 30 years in power.
Ivory Coast and Tanzania together have nearly 70m people, with 30m registered voters, but only three women candidates were on the October 25 ballots.
In one region armed men attacked an electoral commission vehicle and burned ballot papers, but on the whole the election passed off peacefully.
Three votes on Sunday reveal Africa’s many faces, and could change the continent in rather unexpected ways
What do a 'third term Central Africa corridor', a long-ruling party and big infrastructure have in common? Plenty...
‘For the first time we don’t know who will win’: Tanzania ‘Bulldozer’ faces ex-premier in tight election
The suspense is unlike any other in east African country, despite 50-year history of consistent and peaceful voting. It is bruising.
This is an election campaign in which the opposition tore up their trump card – a powerful narrative against corruption.
Uganda's Museveni eyes easy win as rivals' coalition collapses; in Tanzania odds against opposition front
Coalitions in Africa are generally hit and miss, but in East Africa drama is never too far away, as happenings this week have showed.
Despite Tanzania’s tightest election race yet, ruling party man set for a landslide, says opinion poll
Such an lopsided outcome would buck perception that CCM was facing a major challenge, with the opposition receiving several high-profile defectors.
Tanzania poll boss in alarm after 'militia training' claims made ahead of country's closest election yet
The disturbing claim has emerged as campaigning heats up prior to the October 25 ballot in one of Africa's most stable countries.
What's democracy? In new study, unexpected answers from Nigeria, Burundi, Tanzania — things are not always what they seem
In a new study, on average, just over half polled in 28 African countries consider their country a “full democracy” or one with “minor problems”.
A quick round-up of the last few days to bring you up to speed on a continent that is never dull--all in one go.
Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) John Magufuli is hoping to succeed President Jakaya Kikwete and has waded into a controversial issue.
Coalition party says Its campaign events are being blocked as October 25 ballot nears.