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Ex-Tanzanian PM Lowassa Launches Presidential Bid

Former Tanzanian prime minister Edward Lowassa, seen as frontrunner to become the East African nation's next leader, has launched his campaign for the ruling party's presidential nomination. The Chama Cha Mapinduzi party has ruled since independence in 1961 and the fractious opposition is not expected to challenge its position in a parliamentary and presidential vote on Oct. 25. "I have decided to run for president to tackle poverty," Lowassa told hundreds of...

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