Tanzania opposition leaders arrested on eve of election protests

Chadema chair Freeman Mbowe

In this file photo taken on March 14, 2020 Tanzania's Chadema party chairman Freeman Mbowe (C) arrives at the party's headquarters after being released from Segerea prison in Dar es Salaam.

Photo credit: Ericky Boniphace | AFP

What you need to know:

  • The two main opposition parties, Chadema and ACT-Wazalendo, rejected the ruling party's overwhelming victory and termed the elections “a fraud and travesty”.
  • Police say they have arrested top Chadema leaders, including national chair Freeman Mbowe, over the planned protests.

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