The arrest of Tanzania's Freeman Mbowe - who heads the largest opposition party Chadema - on terrorism charges is one that has no basis says ... Anna Henga, the director general of the Legal and Human Rights centre (LHRC). Speaking to The Africa Report, she explains a string of worrisome incidents that have occurred since Samia Suluhu Hassan took over as president.
It concluded that all political parties were able to campaign freely and ‘the election process was conducted in a credible manner’.
Now staying in the Flemish hinterland of Belgium, Lissu agreed to have a virtual coffee with The Africa Report. A considered yet battle-hardened campaigner, Lissu is a difficult politician for journalists. Where is the Achilles’ heel? You might conclude that Lissu’s flaw is that he is too much of a gentleman for the blood sport of 21st-century politics.