Tanzanians go to the polls on 28 October to decide whether to re-elect the incumbent President John Magufuli or take a chance with one of the opposition contenders who have emerged on the scene in the last few weeks.
While Magufuli has been given credit for growing the economy and tackling corruption, his administration has passed many laws that curtail media freedom and other civil liberties. This seminar will discuss the upcoming elections and whether all the candidates stand a fair chance.
Chair: Ottilia Anna Maunganidze, Head of Special Projects, ISS Pretoria
Ringisai Chikohomero, Research Consultant, ISS Pretoria
Omar Rajabu Mjenga, CEO, Centre for International Policy, Dar es Salaam
Ansbert Ngurumo, independent journalist and democracy activist