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Tanzanian Opposition Parties Campaign Against “Dictatorship” Of President Magufuli

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Tanzanian Opposition Parties Campaign Against "Dictatorship" Of President Magufuli

Opposition parties in Tanzania have declared they would join forces in a campaign against what they call “dictatorship of President John Magufuli “. Six groups said in a joint statement, the government has launched a war against opposition parties.

The meeting brought together the four opposition parties represented in parliament and two smaller parties. They said by 2019 they will fight for democracy and fight to recover their rights which have been trampled upon in breach of the law and the constitution

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They called on their followers to “overcome fear, be united to protect democracy in the country. The statement said the parties were legally recognized and would campaign within the limits of the law.

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Critics say Magufuli has unleashed a wave of oppression since his election in 2015, cracking down on opposition figures, and the media.

Last month, the united states accused the Tanzanian government of fostering “an atmosphere of violence, intimidation and discrimination”.

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The European Union, tanzania’s biggest development partner, also said it would comprehensively review its financial support – more than $100 million each year in response to moves undermining “human rights and the rule of law”.

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African Summit Gives Sudan Military Three Months To Implement Reforms

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African Summit Gives Sudan Military Three Months To Implement Reforms

African leaders have agreed, at a meeting in Cairo on Tuesday, to give Sudan’s ruling military council three months to implement democratic reforms, and a quick restoration of the constitutional system through a political process, amid pressure for a handover of power to civilians.

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The decision extends a 15-day deadline set by the African Union last week for Sudan’s Transitional Military Council (TMC) to hand over power or be suspended from the A.U. TMC took over after president Omar Al-Bashir was ousted earlier this month.

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The TMC has been under pressure from demonstrators to hand power to civilians immediately.

Egypt`s Abdul Fatah Al Sisi, who holds the rotating African Union presidency, said at the end of the summit in Cairo, they have agreed on the need to give more time to Sudanese authorities and Sudanese parties to implement required measures.

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Mozambican Authorities Warn Of A Possible Tropical Storm Hit

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Mozambican Authorities Warn Of A Possible Tropical Storm Hit

Mozambican authorities have warned of a tropical storm that could hit the country this week, just one month after cyclone Idai ravaged the nation. The next organized tropical cyclone, to be named Kenneth could also affect Tanzania.

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The National Institute for Disaster Management’s spokesman, Paulo Tomás says, they will keep abreast of the evolution of the weather system.

Last month, cyclone Idai killed at least 960 people in parts of Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, leaving some 3 million people in need of humanitarian assistance.

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Egypt Voters Approve Referendum Extending President’s Rule

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Egypt Voters Approve Referendum Extending President's Rule

Egypt’s election commission has announced, 88% of voters had approved changes to the constitution that could allow president Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi stay in power until 2030. The amendments would also give the president new powers over the judiciary.

The commission says, voter turnout during the three-day referendum was nearly 44 and a half percent and almost 90 percent approved the amendments while 11.17 percent voted no.

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The amendments will extend Sisi’s current term to six years from four and allow him to run again for a third six-year term in 2024 and to appoint one or more vice presidents.

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His critics questioned the credibility of the turnout figure announced and are asking how can a constitution be changed to fit one person.

Sisi’s supporters say he has stabilized Egypt and needs more time to reform and develop the economy.

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After the announcement was made, Al-Sisi sent the message quote “I am your god.”

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