April 18, 2024



Leader of Tanzania’s main opposition party arrested

Yahoo News – AFP


The head of Tanzania’s main opposition party was arrested Wednesday ahead of a planned forum to demand constitutional reform, a move denounced as a throwback to the oppressive rule of the country’s late leader.

Chadema chairman Freeman Mbowe and 10 other members were rounded up in the dead of night in the northwestern port city of Mwanza, but Mbowe’s whereabouts are unknown, the party said on Twitter.

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