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Tanzania’s president, John Magufuli, came to power in 2015 after promising to improve the economy and fight corruption. Photograph: Ericky Boniphace/AFP via Getty Images

Ten countries, including Ireland, have jointly called for free and fair elections in Tanzania next month, as concerns about growing authoritarianism i(...)

Ugandan politician Robert Kyagulanyi, better known as pop star Bobi Wine: plans to run for president in January 2021. Photograph: Biko Macoins

As Africa tops 500,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, activists and opposition politicians are accusing the continent’s leaders of using the crisis to i(...)