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Has Tanzania passed “peak freedom”? Or is the latest Freedom House rating a temporary blip?

Tz Freedom House 2015Tanzania’s freedom rating has dropped. The latest annual report by Freedom House on political rights and civil liberties around the world showed that Tanzania’s score dropped from 3.0 to 3.5. It’s may sound like only a small change, but the scale of these ratings only goes from 1 to 7. (1 is the most free, 7 is the least.) More significantly, it is the first time Tanzania’s rating has dropped for over 20 years.

This chart shows Tanzania’s rating for each year since 1994, just as multi-party democracy was being reintroduced. Continue reading

Uhuru na Kazi – Independence and Work

Citizen cartoon 091215

It’s Tanzanian Independence Day, with a difference. President Magufuli has cancelled the usual official celebrations, to save money and focus on a national clean-up exercise instead.

From various sources, all on 9 December 2015, with President Magufuli leading from the front:

And now the cartoons:

And finally, another image seen today on social media, which may or may not be relevant:

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Election Day Report No.3 (6pm) from CEMOT #TanzaniaDecides @uchaguziwetu15

UPDATE 11.30PM 25/10/15

The data presented in this post has been updated with a data from a much larger number of polling stations. The new data is presented in another CEMOT brief, and is available in a new post on this blog.


 

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Apologies for the fact this is posted as a pdf rather than here within the blogpost, but time is short. And please note that this is preliminary data from a relatively small number (1,736) polling stations, it will be updated as more observers send their reports.

CEMOT election day brief no3 (corrected)

And here’s just one sample chart from the brief:

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Election Day Report No.2 from CEMOT #TanzaniaDecides @uchaguziwetu15

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More data from the CEMOT team (of which I am part).

These figures come from reports of 6,579 observers out of 9,000 (73%), collected up to 12 noon on polling day. The data are preliminary figures, and may be subject to later changes as more observers submit reports.

voting materials, voter register

procedures, secret, security, disability

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