This Breakfast Briefing will analyse:
- The challenges facing Tanzania and issues at play in the elections
- The two leading election candidates
- Predictions of the outcome of the polls
- How the CCM may react to a defeat, or what its victory would mean
Stefano Ghirardi is Menas Associates’ Regional Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa. Stefano lived in Tanzania for over 12 years, both in Dar es Salaam and Dodoma. He has an MA in African Studies from SOAS where he focused on the politics of the country and studied Swahili. He wrote his dissertation on the role that religious identity plays in Tanzanian national politics. He has been helped in his research by Peter Bofin, who is the author of Menas’ East Africa Politics & Security report and who lives in Tanzania.